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Go to the Quarriors! page

Quarriors!

50 out of 89 gamers thought this was helpful

If you are tired and want a change from the standard fare of deck building card games then look no further. Quarriors plays just like Dominion or Thunderstone with a market of cards in the middle that you purchase from to make your own deck. Except here you are buying dice. The cards you see offer the details on what the dice do for each face that can be rolled.

There are a lot of different cards with multiple versions of each one so that the game changes a lot from one to the next. The dice are fun if a bit small. I see lots of fun expansions coming out for this one.

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Go to the Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game page
44 out of 55 gamers thought this was helpful

This is a board game centered around role playing. Everyone starts off with loyalty cards. Human or Cylon. No one but you knows where your loyalties lie. Then half way through the game another round of loyalty cards are handed out. You could become a sleeper agent.

The goal of the game is to get the fleet to new earth in more or less on piece. Along with a nasty event deck that brings out Cylon base ships and raiders you also have to worry about which of your friends are working against you.

For sure play with the full amount of people. It gets really fun accusing or denying whose a Cylon. The game also come with nice plastic ships to move around the board. If your so inclined to get an expansion you can get plastic Cylon base ships as well.

I give this one two thumbs up.

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Go to the Ascension page

Ascension

32 out of 41 gamers thought this was helpful

Ascension is a deck building game akin to Domnion and Thunderstone. It differs in the fact that unlike Dominion and Thunderstone, both of which have a set number of cards to purchase from a center field, Ascension has a ever changing card buying field. This is a nice change up from the other kinds of deck builders. It is also a lot faster to set up and clean up than the other games as well.

My one complaint about this game is what seems like a limited number of kinds of cards. It’s strange because there are a lot of different cards but for some reason it seems like I am always seeing the same cards. Maybe if I played with the expansion included I would feel different.

In the end though, I enjoy this game. The set up/ clean up, and the changing card buying field make this a win in my book.

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Go to the Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game page
40 out of 69 gamers thought this was helpful

I had heard that this was an alright game and being a fan of the Ravenloft series since I was a kid, picking this up was a no brainer. The only thing this game seemed to have going for it was the figured. Lots of neat miniatures. The game board tiles, cards, and other components were a bit lackluster. The rules, maybe I over thought them, were confusing to me. There was so little in the rule book I was not quite sure what was going on. I also found the game very difficult. Like I said maybe I missed something critical somewhere, but for me this game was a pretty big miss.

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Pandemic

23 out of 69 gamers thought this was helpful

This game is loads of fun. Hardly do we ever win yet still we play it. A lot. That is the mark of a great game.

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Cosmic Encounter

56 out of 95 gamers thought this was helpful

I tend to have a lot of people over when I game. This one works great if you have the expansions since it can accommodate up to seven. Really like the mass of aliens you can be and getting little flying saucers is really cool. Only down side is there can be a bit of a wait for your turn if no one draws you to attack. Otherwise a fun game.

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Small World

28 out of 69 gamers thought this was helpful

This is a good one to get non-gamers to game. A fun and light area control game. Like Risk but with out the dice rolling. The way the races and powers are set up make for a good amount of replay value. The many expansions really amp that up.

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Kingsburg

52 out of 85 gamers thought this was helpful

This is another good game to introduce new gamers to. With a simple worker placement mechanic and a fun board and components this is a great way to hook ’em on gaming. The expansion really adds a lot to the game, helping it to stay varied and fresh.

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Go to the Mansions of Madness (1st ed) page
41 out of 62 gamers thought this was helpful

This game takes the one versus many mechanic and really makes it shine in a survival horror format. With five story settings each with a few endings and one print on demand expansion out with another on the way make this a game you wont get tired of of. The only draw back is the set up time. Get past that though and you are in for a good time. Paint your minis for an even more immerse experience.

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Thunderstone

11 out of 30 gamers thought this was helpful

I really like Dominion but I have to say this is more my speed. In Thunderstone you are building your deck with the purpose of exploring a dungeon and killing monsters. It is so much more satisfying seeing the deck you just built up killing off a particularly nasty monster than just seeing a Province added to your deck.

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Ticket to Ride

22 out of 62 gamers thought this was helpful

This is the game use to get people who are not really gamers into playing at least some games. Easy to learn and play. Nice components that are colorful and fun. A good title for the whole family. Might suggest the European version if you quickly tire of this. Train cards are larger and there are more elements like tunnels and train stations.

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Arkham Horror

34 out of 84 gamers thought this was helpful

This is one of the best there is. This game has great theme, can accommodate up to eight players, has loads of expansions and looks great. While the rule book is hefty, once read through the game is quite simple to play and teach. I have brought many a person to board gaming with this title. Can not recommend enough.

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7 Wonders

39 out of 83 gamers thought this was helpful

One of my new favorites. Great for when I have a lot of friends over as it can accommodate seven people. Also easy enough to teach to the new players. Since it also a quick game you can get a few games in with one sitting, letting you all try out different strategies.

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Dixit

32 out of 54 gamers thought this was helpful

This is one of the games I use to hook people into playing board games. Easy to play, learn, and teach it is a great entryway to gaming. Every person I have shown this game to has since gone out and bought a copy of their own. I only gave the replay value a 4 since you really need all of the expansions so you don’t keep seeing the same cards.

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