Games that have caught my eye so far:
The one where you build an ocean liner like Titanic
and see it through its maiden voyage is refreshingly
different ... the one about city building and democracy
in Ancient Athens ... trick-taking fot two is different,
and not easy to achieve ... a merchant game ...
the Crusades ... also the Ming Dynasty ... the
lost colony at Roanoke ... the unusual subject of
Martin Luther .. or the colony of New Sweden ...
the harbor trading town in Finland ... finally a
political game of the run-up to the second world war.