Dominion - boardgame
I know there are a few boardgamers out there in the GWJ community, and I've recently stumbled across the latest darling of BoardGameGeek: Dominion
Not strictly a boardgame, as it has no board and is played entirely using cards. Each player starts with an identical deck of 10 cards (a mix of money and victory points) and can use it to purchase cards from the communal stacks which are then added to their play deck, therefore over time you construct your own unique deck. The aim is to have the most victory points and this is achieved by the use of money to buy action cards which enhance your decks purchasing capabilities.
Being a Magic: the Gathering player the build your deck as the game progresses is incredibly appealing, much like drafting in M:tG. The game plays very quickly, and caters well for 2-4 players. The best thing is that you can play it free online at BrettSpielWelt
I've got through about 10-15 plays in the past two days!