Reviewed by Chris Wray
PHANTOM INK (Resonym, 4 to 8 players, ages 8 and up, 10-15 minutes; $27.95)
Phantom Ink, designed by Mary Flanagan and Max Seidman, was released earlier this year by independent publisher Resonym. This deduction and word game mashup was arguably the star of 2022’s Gathering of Friends, with it being in near-continuous play. Phantom Ink is a tense, engaging, approachable title that can be played in 10-15 minutes. With streamlined mechanics that will appeal to gamers and non-gamers alike, it is a game to watch in the coming months.