RESISTOR has an interesting theme and mechanics but has a leader problem which creates a solid but unspectacular game.
All The King’s Men does a good job at simplifying Chess but in the process eliminates some of things that make Chess enjoyable.
Terzetto is a solid simple game which leads to it being kind of boring.
Every once and a while you come across a board game that truly surprises you. Square Off is one of those games.
King’s Court doesn’t revolutionize Checkers but it succeeds in being the best Checkers variant that I have ever played.
Chess on the Loose tries to add some interesting mechanics to Chess but ends up making Chess a worse game.
Game of the Generals has some interesting tweaks for Stratego with some improving the game and others making it worse.
While Jarl: The Vikings Tile-Laying Game really innovates on the Chess formula, an analysis paralysis problem prevents it from being as good as it could have been.
Shove Off has one interesting mechanic but doesn’t really distinguish itself from the other “get x number of items in a row” games.
With time I could see Seejeh being a great abstract strategy game but it is too dull to put in the time necessary to master the game.