Arcane Wonders in Top 10 Lists 2017

Posted on: January 18, 2018

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We understand that it can be hard to find the time to keep up with news and reviews, ESPECIALLY during the holiday season! We have put together this article with news, reviews, and articles highlighting our games that made the TOP GAME LISTS OF 2017!

With the flood of board gaming news that is coming out daily, we understand it can be easy to miss things. This is a special “IN REVIEW” article highlighting what media outlets have put our games on their end-of-year top game lists!


The Sheriff of Nottingham is a fun and engaging game for all where each player will have the chance to step into the shoes of the Sheriff himself while other players, acting as Merchants, attempt to bring their goods into the city for profit. Sheriff of Nottingham: Merry Men expansion launched this year, allowing up to 6 players, and adding an assortment of additional game play options!

1. Joey’s Favorite Things of 2017

Joey Fameli of Tested lists Sheriff of Nottingham as his “go to friends and family game.” Check out his Favorite Things of 2017 video (at 2:30) to hear his thoughts about Sheriff of Nottingham:

2. Popular Mechanics – The 50 Best New Board Games

The honorable Sheriff of Nottingham also made an appearance on Popular Mechanics – The 50 Best New Board Games list found here: CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE


Viral is a strategic two-to-five player game where you take on the role of a deadly virus that has just infected a patient. Your objective is to mutate, infect organs, and traverse the body to cause as much havoc as possible!

Debuting at Gen Con 2017, Viral appeared on the highest number of “Top Game Lists” this year, and caught the eye of quite a few reviewers and gamers alike. Viral appeared on The Dice Tower, Man Vs Meeple, Married with Board Games, Actualol, Roll for Crit, and Broken Meeple’s lists for top games of 2017.

Also, we have one public service announcement this week: We have received a number of inquiries concerning availability for the Sheriff of Nottingham “Pig Promo Pack” that debuted as a new promotional item at Gen Con 2017. We are out-of-stock of this promotional item; however, it is available in The Dice Tower’s 2018 Kickstarter! At this time, this is the only avenue where the promo pack will be available until late this year.

That’s all we have for now, but we’ll be sure to share more news about our games in the weeks to come! To keep up-to-date with everything about Arcane Wonders (and not miss anything): Like our page on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Join our Newsletter by entering your email address into the crystal ball below!