A while ago I did a post recommending video games based on your zodiac sign. So I asked if anyone would be interested in a board game equivalent, and responses were positive. So here is that post!
I am pulling the personality descriptions from Horoscope.com. Mainly for clarities sake, since there may be discrepancies between other descriptions out there. Also, I am no expert in the zodiac at all, so take what I say with that in mind.
March 21st – April 19th
You’re the most courageous and ambitious sign, the leader of every pack.
Your determination is unmatched when it comes to getting what you want.
You work hard but also play hard—you’re the life of every party!
You’re easygoing and enjoy the company of all kinds of people.
You’re impulsive. Sure, sometimes acting first and thinking later is risky, but more often than not, it leads to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
April 20th – May 20th
Persistent and hardworking, once a Taurus sets a goal, it will get done—despite any obstacles that may come up. While becoming friends with a Taurus can be tough since they’re so particular about who they want in their social circle, once you’re in, you’re in for life. Taurus doesn’t get pulled down by gossip or petty drama. They’ll always see the best in their loved ones and buoy them up when they’re feeling down.
For Taurus, puzzle games are a great option. They will set the goal to get through this game and will work through any obstacles in the way. Options for puzzle games include the Unlock! series and Calico.
May 21st – June 20th
Gemini is intelligent, quick-witted and can read a room or situation in an almost supernatural way. Without saying very many words, a Gemini soon knows who has an agenda, who’s a good ally, and who may need someone to bolster them up. Because of this, Gemini is an amazing friend, leader, and person everyone should be lucky to have in their lives. Equipped with almost uncanny emotional intelligence, Gemini can easily read a room and know exactly what other people want to hear from them.
Area Control is a good choice for Gemini’s because of their ability to read the room and strategize around what they learn. They can potentially predict what other players will try to do and make allies to help get more of what they need. Settlers of Catan and Small World are good area control games.
June 21st – July 22nd
With off-the-charts emotional intelligence, Cancer quickly cuts through the BS and noise to the heart of an issue. Crabs don’t need all the facts and figures to know the right course of action, and their ability to trust intuition without judgment can aid them well. This gift is one that other Zodiac signs can learn from and be inspired by.
Social Deduction is great for Cancer since they can quickly sort out who is lying and who isn’t. Games like Coup, The Resistance, and One Night Ultimate Werewolf are games Cancer will excel at.
July 23th – August 22nd
Bold, intelligent, warm, and courageous, fire sign Leo is a natural leader of the Zodiac, ready to blaze a trail, vanquish injustice, and make a name for themselves along the way. Blessed with high self-esteem, Lions know that they possess enviable traits—and they’re proud of them. They don’t believe in false modesty and will be the first to praise themselves for a job well done. But Leo isn’t self-aggrandizing or unwilling to roll up those sleeves and do the work: this sign knows that in order to be respected and admired, he or she needs to put in the effort worthy of a leader.
Deckbuilding games are a good option for Leo because they want to be the hero and will put the work into doing it. Star Realms and Aeon’s End are some games worth checking out for Leos.
August 23rd – September 22nd
Graceful, harmonious, and obsessed with making things the very best they can be, Virgo is notorious for being type A but that’s only because this sign knows that everything good can be made great, and that everything great can be perfect. Smart and intensely curious, Virgos are passionate about uncovering the why which is why a Virgo’s friends consider him or her their own personal encyclopedia. Known for their grace, Virgos can always talk their way out of sticky situations, and everyone is charmed by their wit and ability to put others at ease.
Legacy games are great for Virgo because it is a type of game they can really invest in doing great. Pandemic Legacy and Charterstone are good legacy games that Virgo should check out.
September 23rd – October 22nd
Libra’s everyday vibe is this gentle reminder: “Let’s just all get along.” For this sign, compromise is key. Librans don’t do well when anyone in their orbit isn’t happy, and they’re especially adept at inviting other signs to see things from a different perspective. A Libra doesn’t strong arm or use coercion, but rather relies on his or her communication prowess to help everyone see another side to a story.
For Libra, co-op games are perfect because the focus is on working together to defeat the game. Hanabi, the Forbidden series, and Mysterium are great co-op games that Libra will enjoy.
October 21st – November 21
So many other signs spend valuable time and energy beating around the bush, desperately trying to find an approach that makes the fewest waves when it comes to confronting a conflict. Not Scorpio. Blessed with a deep sense of self, Scorpio is always able to say exactly what’s on their mind, even if it’s not what people want to hear. Scorpio is forthright and honest, and those two characteristics commandeer a ton of respect, both at home and at work.
Scorpio should check out wargames because they will strive to work through conflict scenarios in particular ways. While Risk is a well-known option, Axis and Allies and Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan are other options worth investigating.
November 22nd – December 21st
Sagittarius is adept at blazing their own paths, and can always go it alone. Sagittarius doesn’t need a roadmap, and can easily conceptualize ideas and opportunities that others may not easily “see.” Sagittarius doesn’t need permission or approval, and has a strong sense of self that allows them to always feel sure-footed, even where others may be unsure or insecure.
Press Your Luck is a great option for Sagittarius since they love to blaze their own trail and will do what they feel is what they want. Fire in the Library is a great option, as well as Welcome to the Dungeon and King of Tokyo.
December 22nd – January 19th
Capricorn is intelligent, detail-oriented, and will not take no for an answer when they want something. Their hard working attitude is an inspiration to all, and they truly believe they can achieve anything with hard work. Capricorn is always ready to learn new skills, and sees something they don’t know—like changing a tire or boiling the perfect egg—as a challenge they must undertake. This attitude makes them a master of all trades, and they have esoteric knowledge that is impressive to all who know them.
Thematic games, also known as America-style games, are good for Capricorn because they love to learn new skills and undertake the challenge of the familiar. So playing thematic games with themes of new and unfamiliar things are great. Suggestions include Arkham Horror-themed games, Modern Art, and The Fox in the Forest.
January 20th – February 18th
Aquarius is intellectual and analytical, but don’t mistake these attributes for aloofness. Aquarians have deep passion, but they know jumping into something too quickly can cause more harm than good. Aquarians are often big-picture thinkers who can see connections in a way that eludes others. Aquarians have energy, warmth, and a deep desire to get things done. They feel they’re on the planet to change the world and they will do so. Aquarians are idealistic, and will never accept “good enough” until they truly believe it’s good enough.
For Aquarius, Worker Placement is great because of the need to be analytical and thoughtful with decisions to best help them out. Champions of Midgard, Stone Age, and Lords of Waterdeep are all games worth checking out.
February 19th – March 20th
Pisces may seem quiet but they are incredibly strong and have a very strong sense of right and wrong. Their moral compass, along with their gut, guides them well. When a Pisces speaks up, people listen. Pisces tend to take in everything around them, and they are great people to ask for advice on pretty much anything. While Pisces has strong convictions about the best way for them to live, they have a “live and let live” approach when it comes to others, and are accepting and nonjudgmental of all.
Last but not least, Pisces will enjoy playing Eurogames. Eurogames focus on strategy and mechanics more. Their nonjudgemental outlook means they will focus on the best ways to play a game from their perspective and the theme is secondary. Recommended Eurogames include Agricola, 7 Wonders, and Five Tribes.
Do you agree with what your sign got? Let me know with a comment!