Good board games released in 2014 include Sheriff of Nottingham, Dead of Winter and One Night: Ultimate Werewolf. These games span many categories of board games and use elements of bluffing, cooperation and deduction.
Other excellent board games released in 2014 were Roll for the Galaxy, King of New York and Pandemic: the Cure. These games all involve innovative use of dice.
2014 also produced great card games, including Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck-Building Game and Star Realms. While both of these deck-building games take place in space, Star Realms is more focused on space combat while Legendary Encounters takes place in the universe of the "Alien" movies.