Looking back helps one look forward and prepare for exciting things. I always enjoy retrospective pieces, so here we are. 2012 was a big year for my board game hobby. I really hope 2013 is even bigger, with a second game being licensed (hopefully!) and more unforeseen excellence.
It is quite common (and enjoyed) for bloggers to write about the best games of the year, or their recommended holiday purchases. I'm not quite qualified to do either, nor did I play enough 2012 games to really feel comfortable filling a list.
I just returned from an amazing 4 days in Indianapolis, which is where GenCon 2012 was held. You probably know what GenCon is if you're on this site, but if you don't, it's the biggest board game convention in the United States.