The leaves are turning colors, there’s a crisp breeze in the air and your fridge is host to a dozen new items with “Pumpkin Spice” in the title. Yes, the Fall season is here. In our house, there’s nothing better than opening the window and dropping a cozy game on the table. In this feature, I’ll give you 4 chill games that are perfect for your Autumn game sessions.
Nothing can be more cozy than knitting something by the fire. In ArchRavels, players are taking this scarf making past time to a whole new level. Players compete to create the most knitted items, earning money from their creations as they fill orders. You can earn even more money by creating a custom piece that will wow your customers.
ArchRavels is all about drafting and managing the yarn during the game. Players have 4 actions that they swap between as they try to fulfill order cards before their opponents. The cute and nerdy yarn creations on the cards are fantastic. This is a game that adults and kids can enjoy and the components in the game are top-tier. Grab a blanket, some friends and get to knitting.
Few games have a table presence like BOSK. This game is broken up into two distinct phases with scoring happening after each one. Players will plant trees around the map using trees that have numbers on them. Points are awarded in rows and columns based on who controls these lines. In the second phase, trees shed leaves across the map based on the direction of the wind.
BOSK is a really unique area control game where planning is key. The wooden player leaves and 3D trees really pop. The game board shifts based on 2, 3 or 4 players, and each of these player counts feel really good. Every aspect of this game screams Fall and it’s a great game to hit the table as soon as there’s a crisp breeze outside.
In Leaf, the leaves are creating ground cover on the forest floor. Players use cards to add leaves to the central display, earning points based on their positions. This game gives players lots of opportunities to collect points through growing mushrooms, collecting woodland creatures, advancing the game tracker and more.
Actions are given based on the number of points that touch the different colored leaves. With 6 different leaf shapes, players are always looking for just the right leaf to add to the display. Games of Leaf can be tight and the color palette for the game is outstanding. As the leaves start to fall this season, Leaf is a great new buy for your weekend gaming.
I’ve described Creature Comforts as “board game comfort food” before and this still rings true today. This worker placement game from KTBG has players managing their family of critters as they prepare for Winter. There’s food to collect, clothes to create and even buildings to construct before the cold sets in.
Players are using their own two dice along with community dice to make decisions on their turn. Everything in this game is beautifully illustrated by Shawna Tenney for ultimate cuteness. While the game is competitive, there’s a rhythm to turns that are chill and relaxed as you collect all that you need to get ready for Winter. If you have the time, Creature Comforts is the epitome of cozy games and one that will hit the table often this season.
What cozy games will you bring to your table this season. Comment below and help us find a new favorite to add to our collection.