Board Games

  • Terraforming Mars (the simplified Ares Expedition version fixes many issues with the original)
  • The Crew
  • SET
  • Ricochet Robots
  • The Search for Planet X
  • Root

Video Games

  • Braid
  • Monument Valley
  • Portal
  • The Witness
  • Her Story
  • Case of the Golden Idol
  • Chants of Sennaar

TV Shows

Dark: Excellently acted, written, produced, and scored, Dark was the best thing I saw in 2021. Go in blind, keep a sketchpad handy, and watch in the original German with subs - NOT the dub. Pro-tip that I wish I’d discovered before the end: the official Netflix site lets you look up info spoiler-free by telling it the latest episode you’ve seen.

Black Mirror: Anthology series about how technology will bring out the worst of human nature. It’s an anthology, so quality varies: the first three seasons were the best (quality has tanked since Netflix took over), but there are still a few gems in the later seasons.

Best episodes:

  • The Entire History of You
  • USS Callister
  • San Junipero
  • Nosedive

Fleabag: Biting, witty, and intimate.

Battlestar Galactica: The reboot, not the original. Mid-aughts classic that I’ve rewatched many times, and love deeply.

Attack on Titan