GenCon is the premiere convention for board games in the country. Taking place this weekend in Indianapolis, many companies release their newest games at the event. What are the hottest games for 2019?

Games on the list are broken into two categories. First up, the writers picks. 11 games that were demoed or look entertaining by the author. Following that, the top 12 anticipated games as chosen by members of the website BoardGameGeek.com. These games received the most positive votes in their annual preview.