Best of 2021 Episode Spoiler List

The following is a list of the selections from History on the Table’s ‘Best of 2021’ episode. If you don’t want to be spoiled, check out Episode 33 of the Podcast first. Games that were published in 2021 or played new to us in 2021 were eligible for ‘Best of’ consideration.


Wargames: Ancients Era to Pre-American Revolution

Matt’s Selections

  • Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242
  • Bayonets & Tomahawks
  • Sword of Rome

Rich’s Selections

  • Prague: The Empty Triumph
  • Empire in Arms
  • Sword of Rome

Wargames: American Revolution to Pre-WWII

Matt’s Selections

  • Imperial Struggle
  • The Civil War 1861-1865
  • Hood Strikes North: The Tennessee Campaign, Fall 1864

Rich’s Selection

  • Washington’s Crossing

Wargames: WWII

Matt’s Selections

  • Buffalo Wings
  • Atlantic Chase

Rich’s Selections

  • Flat Top
  • Panzers Last Stand: Battles for Budapest, 1945

Wargames: Post WW2

Matt’s Selections

  • Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ?
  • Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble

Rich’s Selections

  • Korea: The Forgotten War
  • Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ?
  • Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble

Sci-Fi Fantasy

Matt’s Selection

  • High Frontier 4 All

Rich’s Selection

  • Divine Right

Wargames: Magazine and Small

Matt’s Selection

  • Buffalo Wings

Rich’s Selections

  • Table Battles
  • Battle for Galicia, 1914

Wargames Best Game of 2021

Matt’s Selection

  • Atlantic Chase

Rich’s Selection

  • Panzers Last Stand: Battles for Budapest, 1945

Wargames: Expansions/ Modules

Matt’s Selections

  • Last Hundred Yards Volume 2: Airborne Over Europe
  • Forgotten War: Korea 1950-1953

Board and Card Games

Matt’s Selections

  • Magic the Gathering – Commander/EDH Play
  • Pax Pamir
  • Innovation

Rich’s Selections

  • Pandemic: Fall of Rome
  • Innovation

18xx and Train games

Rich’s Selection

  • Irish Gauge

Non-Fiction

Matt’s Selections

  • Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944 by Antony Beevor
  • Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  • Valley of the Shadow: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu by Kevin Boylan

Rich’s Selections

  • Normandy ‘44 by James Holland
  • Washington’s Immortals by Patrick O’Donnell
  • Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides

Fiction

Matt’s Selections

  • Strugatsky Brothers Science Fiction: Roadside Picnic, The Dead Mountaineer’s Inn, Definitely Maybe
  • The Ocean at the End of the lane by Neil Gaiman
  • Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Rich’s Selections

  • Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows by James Lovegrove
  • The Elementals by Michael McDowell

Drinks

Matt’s Selection

  • The Godfather

Rich’s Selections

  • The Godfather
  • Jefferson’s Ocean

RPGS

Matt’s Selection

  • Call of Cthulhu

Rich’s Selection

  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

Movies

Matt’s Selection

  • Fear Street Parts 1 and 2

Rich’s Selection

  • Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

TV

Matt’s Selection

  • Midnight Mass

Rich’s Selections

  • The Expanse
  • The Haunting of Hill House

Podcasts

Matt’s Selections

  • Old Gods of Appalachia
  • Voluminous

Rich’s Selection

  • Old Gods of Appalachia

Music

Matt’s Selections

  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • The Lowest Plan – The Perfect Pair

Rich’s Selection

  • Fleet Street – Dressed in Red

Let us know your best of 2021 in the comments below!

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