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Go to the Brass page

Brass

65 out of 147 gamers thought this was helpful

This is too complex for my time constraints. If you want to finish a similarly themed game, try Wallace’s Tinner’s Trail.

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Go to the Battlestar Galactica: Exodus Expansion page
18 out of 42 gamers thought this was helpful

It is hard enough to beat the Cylon threat with the base game.This gives the Cylons IMHO greater advantages. It makes the victory sweeter but the defeats more numerous. Just a caveat that money shouldn’t be sucked out of your wallet until you’ve mastered the base game.

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Go to the Apples to Apples page

Apples to Apples

59 out of 117 gamers thought this was helpful

I don’t even consider this as a gateway game when SoC is an option.

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Go to the San Juan page

San Juan

46 out of 142 gamers thought this was helpful

Don’t waste your time on this if you want replayability. Like Puerto Rico it gets mechanical and the game begins to play you.

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Go to the 7 Wonders page

7 Wonders

31 out of 135 gamers thought this was helpful

If you have Dominion or Race for the Galaxy, you don’t. If you lack those two than maybe this is the one for you. The mechanic is not quite the same but how much money and time you have will determine if “you really need this.”

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Go to the StarCraft: Brood War Expansion page
51 out of 87 gamers thought this was helpful

More scenarios for more ways of playing

 
Go to the Betrayal at House on the Hill page
27 out of 73 gamers thought this was helpful

You have to be playful and love B horror movies to like this.

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Go to the BattleLore page

BattleLore

61 out of 114 gamers thought this was helpful

My son loves this game! I’m always getting him expansions. He is a fantasy oriented player. It allows a historical simulation oriented guy like me to play Poitiers and Crecy while he is moving his dwarves or goblins.

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Go to the Arkham Horror: Curse of the Dark Pharaoh page
0 out of 28 gamers thought this was helpful

and why wouldn’t you? This is an expansion, people. My son, a twenty something loves this game

 
Go to the Carcassonne page

Carcassonne

48 out of 97 gamers thought this was helpful

My daughter is an excellent abstract, spatial oriented gamer; this game is a for her so that’s why I got it. if you are a resource management, area control, conflict( battle?) oriented person it’s probably not for you

 
Go to the Cosmic Encounter page

Cosmic Encounter

56 out of 96 gamers thought this was helpful

I have AH version. You can “theme” this to Cthulhu or Star Trek with lots of player add ons. It’s good for mid level ( after you introduce newbies to gaming) game

 
Go to the Catan: Seafarers – 5-6 Player Extension page
1 out of 24 gamers thought this was helpful

If given a choice between this and Cities and Knights go with C and K.

 
Go to the Shadows over Camelot: Merlin's Company page
57 out of 81 gamers thought this was helpful

O.K. makes it really tough but where would your satisfaction be if you couldn’t boast you had beaten the best?

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Go to the UNO page

UNO

3 out of 35 gamers thought this was helpful

but other than that avoid like the plague

 
Go to the Ticket to Ride: The Card Game page
56 out of 76 gamers thought this was helpful

Railways of the World:The Card Game is what Ticket to Ride: The Card Game” wishes it was. Cards for paying track, improving trains for longer routes, shipping goods to cities that you’ve collected

 
Go to the Tales of the Arabian Nights page
42 out of 76 gamers thought this was helpful

You need “hams” to enjoy this and you must add optional rule that allows interaction so that opponents can not act with impunity.

 
Go to the Stone Age page

Stone Age

36 out of 89 gamers thought this was helpful

Why did I buy this? I had amazon credits and I have friends and family who are not intense gamers. Also it works for resistant girlfriends who say they’ll only play a game if it includes “baby making”.

 
Go to the Ticket to Ride: Europe page
31 out of 69 gamers thought this was helpful

Another game bought to cement family contact

 
Go to the Mansions of Madness (1st ed) page
41 out of 87 gamers thought this was helpful

We older gamers need our sleep so…..

 
Go to the Hive page

Hive

44 out of 108 gamers thought this was helpful

And for that reason I like it since it is an entry game.

 
Go to the Junta page

Junta

61 out of 75 gamers thought this was helpful

If you can put on Spanish accents and screw people with a smile, this is your game. Caveat: I played this with “serious folks” and they didn’t get it. You need table talk, “jaunts” –my invented word which is a combination of jibes and taunts– to make this work.

 
Go to the Battle Cry page

Battle Cry

58 out of 87 gamers thought this was helpful

I like my Civil War games with at least the “sophistication” of a House Divided (Phalanx)

 
Go to the Carcassonne: River I page
40 out of 72 gamers thought this was helpful

I just play this to interact with daughter. We find other games that empty my wallet when we need expansion variability.

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Go to the Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game page
57 out of 88 gamers thought this was helpful

For me a civ game needs a map. This one provides it and the desired element of “discoverability”. The unknown element is what I enjoy in exploring. The fact that there are three ways to win is attractive. That way a militaristic bully has to be careful that while beating up on one opponent, another doesn’t sneak in with a win.

 
Go to the Arkham Horror page

Arkham Horror

34 out of 96 gamers thought this was helpful

I prefer a “finishable” Cthulhu theme like Mansions of Madness or Call of Cthulhu LCG. We older gamers don’t have time for this but my son, a twenty something stole it from my collection

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Go to the Pandemic page

Pandemic

23 out of 77 gamers thought this was helpful

I prefer to play without the expansion for a more “relaxing” environment.

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Go to the Puerto Rico page

Puerto Rico

27 out of 92 gamers thought this was helpful

I’ve played this so often on the computer that it has become automatic. It’s also easier on the computer because the accounting is diplayed for all players. You don’t have to keep looking at your opponents boards to figure out what’s going on so I prefer the computer version.

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Go to the Agricola page

Agricola

32 out of 84 gamers thought this was helpful

I felt like there was very little interaction–there’s always an alternative enhancement to choose if someone takes your first choice. Maybe if played with more than 3 there would be competition for the improvements.

 
Go to the Arkham Horror: The Dunwich Horror page
63 out of 115 gamers thought this was helpful

This is a lenghty, social game for me. My son likes it so I buy expansions to keep family contact. For me, I’d rather play Mansions of Madness ’cause it is “finishable”.

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Go to the Through the Ages page

Through the Ages

55 out of 168 gamers thought this was helpful

I want to try this game but no friends have it. I hesitate to purchase it because:
1. I like my civ games with a cartographic element, i.e, a board with a map and

2. It’s pretty expensive for what’s in the box, i.e., I think the price is excessive for the components relative to so many other games of quality

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Go to the Pandemic: On the Brink page
36 out of 86 gamers thought this was helpful

I know this will sound unusual but I find the core game because of its cooperative nature very relaxing but this adds a competitive element that changes my impression of the game. If you want traitor/cooperative games, I recommend Shadows over Camelot with the expansion or Battlestar Galactica.

 
Go to the Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm page
46 out of 75 gamers thought this was helpful

I got this to substitute for San Juan since it has more variety and flexibility. I guess I’ll play it soon and get drubbed by daughter and boyfriend.

 
Go to the Dominion page

Dominion

62 out of 134 gamers thought this was helpful

This is a game for my daughter and boyfriend whose minds are more card play oriented. Give me a board and toys, i.e., miniatures and I’m as happy as a lark.

 
Go to the Call of Cthulhu LCG: Core Set page
76 out of 135 gamers thought this was helpful

This game is fun and tense. It has some of the same attractions as Magic but with a core set as a living card game (LCG) it doesn’t drain your wallet. I recommend playing not just 2 player but 3. you will need to trade for or buy an extra core set and make some more plot cards but the interactive dynamic of having to beat up on one player while not allowing the other to take advantage of being ignored adds greater tension.

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Go to the Kingsburg: To Forge a Realm page
3 out of 34 gamers thought this was helpful

Too often there would be non risk games and no one would lose a building. The army point chits fixes this.

 
Go to the Power Grid page

Power Grid

44 out of 112 gamers thought this was helpful

O.K. it can burn your brain but it is fun, too.

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