Welcome, and happy “24th Anniversary of a computer beating a Grand Master at chess” week! You may all celebrate by realising that Kasparov still won the best-of-six series of chess games, and then laughing at Siri when she mishears you. It’s OK, humans are still totally fine, dominant, and not at all obsolete!
This is a list of my personal favourite games of the decade—not the “most influential” or “most innovative.” As such, a few of my picks are sequels that refined a formula after the previous title had done the hard yards of evolving the genre. Iteration! My picks also reflect the fact that I became a parent this decade, turning me into a big baby gamer.
Welcome, and happy “359th Anniversary of the execution of Oliver Cromwell” week! I don’t usually shout out executions in this opener, but this one stands out because it was done 2 years after Cromwell had actually died. You may all celebrate by playing a game with a grave-looting mechanic.