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Play More Games Together in 2019

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One of our favorite resolutions of 2019 is this: play more board games with loved ones. Welcome to the Artistry Blog. Today we’ll be sharing a short list of board game recommendations for your pleasure. Already own a bunch of great games? No worries. Comment below with your top picks of “must-haves.” We’re sure that the residents of our apartment community in Indianapolis, IN will be happy to read about them!

Ticket to Ride

Millions of copies of Ticket to Ride have been sold all over the world. Travel from coast to coast in the United States, Nordic Countries, Asia, and more — there are over 10 different maps that you can choose to play on! Here’s a short description from the publisher, Days of Wonder:

“Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure where players collect cards of various types of train cars that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities in various countries around the world.”


Charterstone is a fun game for up to six players. You’ll construct buildings, inhabit a shared village, place stickers on the board, remove cards from the game, and permanently alter the gameplay in unique ways. We highly recommend this beautiful and fun gem of a game. Here’s a quick description from Stonemaier Games:

“The prosperous Kingdom of Greengully, ruled for centuries by the Forever King, has issued a decree to its citizens to colonize the vast lands beyond its borders. In an effort to start a new village, the Forever King has selected 6 citizens for the task, each of whom has a unique set of skills they use to build their charter.”

Railroad Ink

Railroad Ink is a beautiful little game for one to six players. It plays in about 30 minutes, takes seconds to learn, and is (in our opinion) one of the best games to come out of 2018. Here’s a description from the publisher, CMON:

“New lands have opened up and the race is on to create the best network of rail and road lines through it. In Railroad Ink, players roll the Route dice and must then draw the subsequent results on their individual Route boards. Players score points for having long interconnected Routes, as well as connecting the entry points to their board, plus having Routes through the center of their boards. But beware, they’ll lose points for leaving unfinished lines…”