I've been thinking about whether to create this thread, since I didn't want to seem self-indulgent. I've recorded a 'first impressions' video of a boardgame called Earth Reborn and wanted to let people know about it.
Earth Reborn is the first boardgame that I wished was a videogame. It's also the first game that has ended up containing several ideas that I thought videogames should have, but never expected to see. It's the first boardgame I've told (at least one) videogame designer about.
If it were a videogame, it'd be a shooter, let's imagine an FPS. An FPS with: asymmetrical teams, squad-based tactics, destructible terrain, Metal Gear Solid-style gadgets, Fallout-cum-Borderlands ambience, objective-based gameplay and procedurally generated maps.
It's a game whose rules I think videogamers should read. Yet, despite having all of this, I still can't recommended it without caveats.