Many of the gaming blogs I read have picked a Game of the Year, and now it’s my turn. The game of the year for The Parent Trope is…

Civilization VI.

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You might not be surprised, since I did blog about the game, or you might be surprised, since this was a game released in 2016. But I have a kid, a full-time job, and a handful of other hobbies. I get behind. I just started getting into playing Fallout 4. I like the idea of the Parent Trope Game of the Year being something parents could play with their kids. My son did watch me play Lord of the Rings Online a bit (I’m still deciding if I want to resub for the legendary server) but mostly he watches my husband play slither.io if anything. “I wanna watch snakes, Daddy!”

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Modeling the snake I knit my son for Christmas, via Instagram.

I like snakes. I knitted my son a snake for Christmas. I find slither.io to be incredibly creepy. I think something about it hits the same switch as clusters of small circles. Ick.

But I digress. I had more fun with Civ 6 than any other game in 2018. Nothing else brought me back to my PC for “just one more turn!” I’m sure I’ll be playing more of it in 2019. I don’t think I’ve ever purchased a Civ expansion, but the recent one Gathering Storm appeals to me. I love the concept of the new Civ that starts off on water.

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Runners up are Life Is Strange, Northgard, and The Sims 4. I’m not sure what it says about me and the year I had that I found simulation games particularly appealing. Looking forward to what 2019 brings!

Cover photo by prwilliams on Reddit. It’s the Civ 6 menu background.

2 thoughts on “The Parent Trope Game of the Year 2018

  1. As a long time Civ fan, I just couldn’t quite get into Civ VI. I bought it on sale back during the summer and did not end up playing it all that much. It did, however, get me in that “one more turn” mood and I went back and played a bunch of Civ V instead. And RimWorld. While it isn’t turn based, RimWorld very much has a “I have to see what happens next” aspect to it.

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