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Board games you must play before you die

category: residue [glöplog]
since a friend recently introduced me to the new breed of "Eurogame" boards games, i have become a board game fan. they are not mind numbing like popular retailstore games Monopoly, cludo, meeh) or a life sinkers like DnD (a game only played by nerds and paedophiles).

no, these new bopard games are actually fun, dynamic, challenging and have some very ingenious boardgame mechanics behind those dry rule-pages. anyone playing these games will know what i mean.

two i have been playing recently:

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and Conflict of Heroes

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so, what's your game ???
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added on the 2011-02-24 03:08:46 by xernobyl xernobyl
I thought Puerto Rico was pretty lame, compared to Settlers & others, so be excited, there's a lot of good stuff out there.

Favourite: Settlers of Catan. The Settlers Seafarers extension is obligatory, for those who haven't tried it, it's really a must-try. The Cities and Knights extension is also AWESOME, but it changes Setters into a totally different game, and takes a lot of time to get into.

My second favourite boardgame is Carcassone. My GF and I play it regularly, and it doesn't get stale. There's also a bunch of extensions, most of which are pretty good.

Third suggestion: Agricola. It's not as replayable as Settlers and Carcassonne, but it's alright -- better than Puerto Rico.

added on the 2011-02-24 10:24:43 by revival revival
Ah yes Carcassone. Played it every day at lunch at work for 2 years. It's excellent.
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@cg_: Really?? How long is your lunch? A game generally takes an hour for us, with some extensions.

Ticket to Ride is not one of my favourites - it depends too much on luck. The 3 route cards you (randomly) get at the beginning will either set you up our tear you down. (Maybe it's different in the Europe version, only tried the US one?)

And a bonus link:

added on the 2011-02-24 10:46:21 by revival revival
For those of you how like Puerto Rico, have a look at Caylus, too.


It's a welcome change from Puero Rico, and also quite good. But as there is no trading, like Puerto Rice, it could theoretically played in complete silence (like PR)
added on the 2011-02-24 14:04:39 by Joghurt Joghurt
Oh, and Diplomacy is also quite nice. It might even give you a better sense of international diplomacy.
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added on the 2011-02-24 14:32:56 by Tigrou Tigrou
Pandemic - a great game of cooperation.

Settlers of Catan and Ticket to ride are also great.
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Tantrix :)
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added on the 2011-02-24 15:24:18 by ho ho
okkie: that's not a game!
added on the 2011-02-24 15:34:46 by noby noby
@revival: lunch was about 30-45minutes but we left all the pieces made notes and continuted the next day etc :)
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Noby: Who cares, it still plays good! XD

And yes Okikie I have that album also. :D
Space Alert is quite fun :)
Rasende roboter aka Ricochet Robot in French
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added on the 2011-02-24 21:08:57 by baah baah
CAYLUS! especially the Deluxe version.
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