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Three Board Games you Need to Play this Month

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Welcome back to the Randolph Towers Blog! In today’s post, we’ll be sharing two board games that we love and one board game that we can’t wait to play. Enjoy checking these out in your Arlington, VA apartment before the month is through.


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…”


Wingspan is a card-driven board game with colorful components and stunning artwork. If you like birds, you won’t want to miss out on playing this game which releases this month. Here’s a description from Stonemaier Games:

“You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). These habitats focus on several key aspects of growth…”