Top 10 Games of 2015

Starlit Citadel’s Top 10 Games list of 2015 is now up.   As always, it’s a list of great games that are releasing (or have released) that we think most gamers will love. It’s a pretty broad range this year, with a few games currently out of stock though we expect there to be restocks for most of them before XMas.

As always, it’s worth noting that the Top 10 list is based off sales on in the site and some personal tastes in the company.  This is not the Top games list by Kaja & Joanna of the video review, they’ll be filming that list at the end of the month and it should be listed before the end of the year.

Top 10 of 2014

Well, here’s our annual Top 10 list of 2014. As always, it’s a list of great games that are releasing (or have released) that we think most gamers will love. It’s a pretty broad range this year, with a few games currently out of stock though we expect there to be restocks for most of them before XMas.

In addition, don’t expect there to be many business posts coming up to the holiday season, it’s already beginning to be pretty busy as it stands. My job right now is mostly support and ordering, so I’ll be helping deal with e-mails, adding new products to the site and just getting the backend caught up.

Bestselling Board Games & Pre-Orders : July 2011

Alright, the June 2011 most desired pre-orders & bestsellers are now on the site.

As always, here’s a record of the May 2011 bestsellers & pre-orders.


7 Wonders
7 Wonders

1. 7 Wonders

2. Lord of the Rings LCG Core Set

3. Twilight Imperium : Shards of the Throne

4. A Game of Thrones Core Set

5. Dixit

6. Dominion

7. Dominion : Big Box Edition

8. Settlers of Catan 4th Edition

9. Survive : Escape from Atlantis

10. Troyes
Dominion : Cornucopia

1. Dominion : Cornucopia

2. Pandemic

3. Twilight Struggle : Deluxe Edition

4. Catacombs

5. Dixit : Odyssey

6. Carcassonne 10th Anniversary Edition

7. Rails of New England

8. 1830s : Railways & Robber Barons

9. None But Heroes

10. Gosu : Kamakor

Top 10 Science Fiction Games

Science Fiction explores the worlds that could be, pushing the boundaries of the future and alternate realities to make us question the world that we live in. In the following list, we provide a review of the some of the best science fiction board games currently available in-stores – games dripping with theme and great mechanics.

Dust10. Dust

Starting off our list is Dust, an alternate reality board game where World War I never ended, and alien technology has infiltrated our lives. Now, a never ending battle rages over our planet. Often described as a streamlined, well designed Risk, Dust is geared for those looking for just a little more science fiction in their wargames.

Doom9. Doom : the Board Game

Doom helped launch the first-person shooter video game. Now, in board format, players take on the role of the Space Marines in an attempt to escape the base. Dripping with theme from the computer game, the Marines are short on ammo and armour and will need to find the exit fast.


Space Alert 8. Space Alert

Space Alert is a team survival game: a type of cooperative game. Players become crew members of a small spaceship scanning dangerous sectors of galaxy. The missions last just 10 minutes (hyperspace jump, sector scan, hyperspace jump back) and the only task the players have is to protect their ship.  Of course, it’s easier than it sounds as calamity after calamity hit the spacefarers.  Can you work together long enough to survive?


Race for the Galaxy7. Race for the Galaxy

Race for the Galaxy is somewhat light on theme, with only cards representing the various galaxies, technologies and economy the players have, but makes up for it by far with exemplary gameplay. Years in the making, Race for the Galaxy plays fast and uses the ‘role choice’ system made popular in Puert Rico. Highly strategic, Race for the Galaxy only gets better with its expansions.


Starcraft the board game6. Starcraft the Board Game

Another computer game turned board game, Starcraft is a big box, galaxy spanning game where players take control of one of the races and must balance building and unit production. In addition, using an order marker system, players activate individual galaxies for conquest, production or just to bluff their opponent out!


Cosmic Encounter5. Cosmic Encounter

Cosmic Encounter has been reprinted multiple times since its initial release, with various publishers editing and changing the game slightly. Yet the core, highly popular racial abilities and simple, but fun, combat system has stayed the same. A game that plays quite fast and provides players with few, but significant decisions throughout the game, its no wonder that Cosmic Encounter continues to be reprinted.


Galactic Emperor4. Galactic Emperor

In Galactic Emperor, you are vying for control over the recently opened Galactic Throne. Using a series of role cards, players will have to balance the economic and technological development of their empire with military conquests and diplomacy. With multiple routes to victory and a highly balanced system, Galactic Emperor provides an immersive; galactic wide struggle in two to three hours.


Battlestar Galactica3. Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica brings the struggles of your popular TV characters to life on this board. A (mostly) co-operative board game, players take on the roles of their favourite TV characters in an attempt to guide the Battlestar Galactica and the rest of the human race to Earth. Be warned though, anybody can be a Cylon – even you as ‘sleeper’ Cylons get activated halfway through the game!


Galaxy Trucker2. Galaxy Trucker

Galaxy Trucker is a riot to play. Players must first build their space ships and then fly them through a hostile galaxy to cash in on the ship at the other end. However, there’s a time limit on building your ship and you’ll never know what tile you’ll draw, so decisions have to be made fast in how to build it. A bellyful of laughs, Galaxy Trucker is heart pounding fun and amusement for the whole family.


Twilight Imperium1. Twilight Imperium

Twilight Imperium continues to be the board game that all other science fiction games measure up against. A Fantasy Flight, big box game, Twilight Imperium can play for a staggering 11 hours, but players will be enthralled all through the game. You’ll take control of an alien race with their own special abilities, technologies and ships and must trade, negotiate, develop and battle your way to galactic dominance.

Bestselling Board Games & Pre-Orders : June 2011

Our most recent best-selling board games are on the site. As always, we’re keeping track of the previous months (April) as an indicator of what is happening.

At the Gates of Loyang

1. At the Gates of Loyang

2. Lord of the Rings LCG Core Set

3. Dungeon Lords

4. The Golden City

5. 7 Wonders

6. Dominion

7. Alien Frontiers

8. Innovation

9. Ticket to Ride Europe

10. Carcassonne : Big Box 3

And this is the hot pre-order list for April 2011 as well:

Dominion : Cornucopia

1. Dominion : Cornucopia

2. Pandemic

3. Catacombs

4. Twilight Struggle : Deluxe Edition

5. Dixit : Odyssey

6. Rails of New England

7. 1830s : Railways & Robber Barons

8. None But Heroes

9. Twilight Imperium : Shards of the Throne

10. Gosu : Kamakor

Current Bestselling Board Games & Pre-Orders : May 2011

The current best-selling board games for April are listed on the main site.

As a comparison you can find March’s bestselling list.


1. Dominion

2. Mansions of Madness

3. Settlers of Catan

4. Dominant Species

5. Dominion : Prosperity

6. Innovation

7. Pandemic

8. Lord of the Rings LCG Core Set

9. Power Grid

10. Small World : Be Not Afraid

Also here’s the list of our March Pre-Orders:

Lord of the Rings LCG

1. Lord of the Rings LCG Core Set

2. Dominion : Cornucopia

3. Alien Frontiers

4. Catacombs

5. Saboteur 2

6. Troyes

7. None But Heroes

8. Dixit : Odyssey

9. Red November

10. Struggle for Catan

Current Bestselling Board Games : April 2011

We have our most recent bestsellers list up on the site.  In addition, we’ve created a new pre-order list for our Most Popular Pre-Order Board Games.

As a comparison; here’s the bestsellers from the month of February2011.


1. Innovation

2. Pandemic

3. Dominion

4. Dominion : Prosperity

5. Forbidden Island

6. Dixit

7. Glory to Rome

8. Labyrinth : War on Terror

9. Bang : the Bullet

10. Dixit 2

Bestselling Board Games of 2011 for January

New bestseller’s list is out now.

Following are Starlit Citadel’s bestsellers from the month of December 2010 as a comparison. We’re back to the usual suspects mostly.

Ticket to Ride

1. Ticket to Ride

2. Settlers of Catan 4th Edition

3. Ticket to Ride Europe

4. Pandemic

5. Dominion

6. Sid Meier’s Civilization the Board Game

7. Castle Ravenloft : Dungeons and Dragons Board Game

8. Forbidden Island

9. Dixit

10. Dominion : Prosperity

New Bestsellers List for December 2010

We have a new bestsellers list for December 2010 so you can check out what sold well over XMas. Mostly, the usual suspects. It looks like we forgot to do November’s bestsellers list, but here’s October’s as a comparison:

Betrayal at the House on the Hill

1. Betrayal at the House on the Hill

2. Carcassonne

3. Ticket to Ride

4. Bang the Bullet

5. Pandemic

6. Settlers of Catan 4th Edition

7. Castle Ravenloft : Dungeons and Dragons Board Game

8. Dominion : Prosperity

9. Pandemic on the Brink

10. Dominion