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Review 3 games and receive a total of 40 positive review ratings.
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7 Wonders

32 out of 98 gamers thought this was helpful

This is one of the best fillers out there! This derives mainly from two factors of the game: It’s fast (30 minutes) and the playing time doesn’t vary significantly by player amount. Meaning that 3 player and 7 player games play in about that 30 minutes. Table space requirements will vary!
The big box limits its portability though.

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Agricola

32 out of 85 gamers thought this was helpful

Replay value is high, solely for the great amount of different Occupation and Minor Improvement cards (the base game comes with a lot of them)
Components value is average. This is not alone because of the default tokens of the game (discs and cubes. Though I understand the need to **** the game.), but the cards are also a bit thin. The artwork on the other hand is top notch!
Easy to Learn value is average. The Family Game is easy to teach, sure, but once you’re thrown into the deep end with 14 cards in your hand, you can easily feel daunted. Just breathe, you’ll do just fine 😉

Agricola is one of my personal gateway games, and boy what a ride it was the first times I played.

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Earth Reborn

67 out of 111 gamers thought this was helpful

“A tactical miniature skirmish battle game set in a post-apocalyptic world, you say. I’ve heard enough, where can I buy this game?” -me, last May
Quite seriously one of the most awesomest miniature games out there. The action point allowance system is elegant, there’s a meaningful interruption system, and there’s a minigame where players build the map on which to play*! How crazy is that!
Characters in the game are really varied, and the rooms have distinct functions in the game. Combine that with the deck of Objective Cards, and you’ve got yourself quite the replay value.
I’ll leave you with this notion: You. Can. Break. Down. Walls!

* On the map building: It’s not like this is anything ground braking, but it is pretty fun.

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Cosmic Encounter

56 out of 116 gamers thought this was helpful

Cosmic Encounter is a great, chaotic, bluff-ilisious game for the whole family. Quite simply one of the best ways to spend friday night with friends.
The basic rule framework is pretty easy and simple, but the game’s kicker are the alien powers. The game comes with a myriad of aliens, each of which bends and out-right breaks the rules of the game, forcing the players to re-adjust their strategies and tactics at the start of each game.
Great!

 
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7 Wonders: Leaders

10 out of 42 gamers thought this was helpful

This is one of the best fillers out there! This derives mainly from two factors of the game: It’s fast (30 minutes) and the playing time doesn’t vary significantly by player amount. Meaning that 3 player and 7 player games play in about that 30 minutes. Table space requirements will vary!
The big box limits its portability though.

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Power Grid

44 out of 99 gamers thought this was helpful

With all the different maps out there, this game hits the table easily and repeatedly.
While the game is easy to learn per se, to truly beat your friends in this game requires experience and number crunching.
Very good game!

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