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Cpt Witness

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Innovation

58 out of 103 gamers thought this was helpful

This game wrapped me around its finger as soon as I learned it was a civilization game. However, it is not like any other civilization game I have ever played. My first impression of the game was that if you took the tech tree from any other civilization game, and made that its own game, you would have just created Innovation. This was a big hit for me, because the tech trees are always my favorite parts of other civilization games. However, while this game does have a great deal of strategy, you have to be equally prepared for insanity to ensue. The special abilities of many of the cards, especially late game, will leave your head spinning. So be prepared to see the game end in an entirely unexpected way once you start drawing high level cards. It is a really enjoyable game for me though, and it is worth trying at least once. Personally, I am ready to play it many more times!

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Talisman

21 out of 41 gamers thought this was helpful

Talisman was the first ‘real’ board game I ever played as a child. I still remember the magical feeling I got each time I opened the box. Obviously, this has made me biased in favor of the game, but regardless I still enjoy a play every now and again. I realize that the game is completely based on luck, but I think it is a fun light game to play with friends or family when you want to enjoy a fantasy story, and not have to think hard about strategy. It is a great game to play with kids, but the theme makes it enjoyable for all. It will always have a place in my heart!

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Cosmic Encounter

56 out of 84 gamers thought this was helpful

This game is advertised as ‘The Game of Infinite Possibilities,’ and this is exactly what it is! The replay value is this game’s strongest aspect. With 50 alien powers to choose from in the base game and an additional 20 in each expansion, I have never seen the same combination of aliens in all of my 30+ plays! This game is a blast to play with your friends, as long as you play it for the experience, and not for the win. There are so many wacky things that can happen, you can never be sure who is going to win. This is one of my favorites, and will be until I see the same game twice!

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7 Wonders

31 out of 65 gamers thought this was helpful

7 Wonders has been a great game to satiate my civilization building hungers in one quarter of the time that other Civ games take. In addition, it supports 7 people and is easily taught, so it is a great group game as well. Players get all of the aspects of other Civ games: economy, science, military, culture, but, once again, the game only takes 30 minutes! Not 3 hours! Also like other civilization games, it helps to have a sense of balance. A player should not neglect any aspect of his civilization. The replay value is fairly good as well. Kids can enjoy it as well. A great game for all!

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Rune Age

40 out of 52 gamers thought this was helpful

I love most of the games in the Runebound universe, but I don’t always have 3+ hours to play them. I also love most of the deck building games that I have played. This is a wonderful bridge between these two elements. It is easy to teach, and my buddies and I have had a lot of fun playing it. There are several mechanics that separate it from other deck building games, including the different scenarios and the ability to store cards in your hand instead of discarding them. The scenarios let you play a different style of game depending on what kind of game you feel like. You can play an all out death match, a heavy gold accumulating scenario, or others. This makes the replay value much higher, which is one of the most important factors in a game for me. It only takes roughly an hour or so too, but that Runebound feeling is still present. All in all, a great edition to any gamer’s library!

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Arkham Horror

41 out of 60 gamers thought this was helpful

When I was first introduced to this game by my brother at the age of probably 12, it was love at first play. I love games with an older 20s or 40s theme, and when you mix that with adventure, combat, and mystery, a great game is produced. The Lovecraftian theme is wonderful too! I’ve made many great memories with my buddies late at night playing this game, when the monsters seem more real than ever. I have also played it countless times with my brother and father, and I have never seen an identical game of it played. With all of the expansions, the replay value is off the charts. Even the 48 investigators themselves would be enough replay for me, and that’s only a small element. The set up gets to be somewhat tedious, especially with the expansions, but in my experience, great games usually take time to prepare. The rules are not horrible to explain, and as a cooperative game, you can help new players throughout the game without ruining the experience. It really is indeed in the lead as a contestant for my all time favorite board game.

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