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  • Merchants and Marauders

    Rating: 4.00/5 (6 votes)

    Merchants & Marauders lets you live the life of an influential merchant or a dreaded pirate in the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. Seek your fortune through trade, rumor hunting, missions, and of course, plundering.…

    Cats:
    [Strategy]
    [Travel]
  • Dragonriders

    Rating: 4.00/5 (3 votes)

    Climb aboard your trusty steed and lift off for the race of your life! The players race their dragons on a course in a deep and winding canyon. You have some magic to use to aid your cause, or hinder your opponents, but the real test is your skill…

    Cats:
    [Family]
    [Fantasy]
  • Iron Dragon

    Rating: 4.00/5 (2 votes)

    Fantasy and reality meet in this exciting offshoot of our popular game system. A must for any Empire fan looking for a new twist! Science, fantasy, and trains mix in the popular game of fun and finances, Iron Dragon. Players lay track…

    Cats:
    [Fantasy]
    [Strategy]
  • #20 Albion

    Albion

    Rating: 4.00/5 (1 vote)

    Albion is what the Celts used to call England. This fascinating game recreates the conquest and defence of ancient Albion.The game focuses on clever decisions on the order of development:More movement, more resources, better defences, or more patricians…

    Cats:
    [Strategy]
  • 5th Avenue

    Rating: 4.00/5 (1 vote)

    Building in New York City is booming and everyone wants to get in on the new fad - building that touch the sky: skyscrapers! Players compete to build their sky scrapers in the best locations, but what is a good location? One with shopping - and the…

    Cats:
    [Strategy]
  • Twisted Fish

    Rating: 3.89/5 (9 votes)

    Twisted Fish takes the old favorite “Go Fish” and casts it into the 21st century. The game offers guaranteed laugh-out-loud fun for the entire family and features outrageously humorous fishy characters, as well as tantalizingly unpredictable Zinger…

    Cats:
    [Strategy]
    [Family]
    [Childrens]
  • #23 Rollick!

    Rollick!

    Rating: 3.78/5 (18 votes)

    The Hysterical Game of Clues and Collaboration. Rollick! is a new hit party game that’s a fast and furious team competition. With Rollick!, the entire team works together to act out clue words for one person to guess. It’s a hysterical,…

    Cats:
    [Family]
  • Survival Camp

    Rating: 3.75/5 (4 votes)

    Survival Camp is a dice and card game based on survival of the fittest. A zombie outbreak has occurred in your town and you must grab what you can and run. You’ll never be able to come back. It’s time to build your survival camp.  …

    Cats:
    [Family]
    [Fantasy]
    [Strategy]
    [Travel]
  • #25 Nightfall

    Nightfall

    Rating: 3.75/5 (4 votes)

    Nightfall is the all-new deckbuilding game from Alderac Entertainment Group. Designed by David Gregg and releasing in early 2011, Nightfall puts players in control of minions of the night, fighting one another for control of an Earth shrouded in eternal…

    Cats:
    [Fantasy]
  • #26 Alhambra

    Alhambra

    Rating: 3.67/5 (6 votes)

    In Granada, one of the most impressive building projects of the Middle Ages has begun: the construction of Alhambra. A palace, fortress, and a small city -- all-in-one -- Alhambra is made up of the world’s most beautiful gardens, pavilions, chambers…

    Cats:
    [Family]
    [Strategy]
  • #27 Intrigue

    Intrigue

    Rating: 3.67/5 (3 votes)

    A Game of Bribery, Bluffing, Betrayal, and Banishment. Intrigue - a secret scheme... To achieve or force a result by manipulation, scheming, or underhanded means. Can you suppress your integrity and honor? Will only the money in your coffers have…

    Cats:
    [Strategy]
  • Cadwallon: City of Thieves

    Rating: 3.67/5 (3 votes)

    In the dark of a moonless night, a lonely militiaman shuffles along a deserted alley. The sound of a small stone striking the pavers brings him about just in time to see a black-clad figure vanish around the corner. “Stop! Thief!” Kornak hollers.…

    Cats:
    [Fantasy]
  • Battlestar Galactica

    Rating: 3.67/5 (3 votes)

    The Cylons were created to make life easier on the Twelve Colonies. And then the day came when the Cylons decided to kill their masters. After a long and bloody struggle, an armistice was declared and the Cylons left for another world to call…

    Cats:
    [Strategy]
    [War]
  • China Rails

    Rating: 3.67/5 (3 votes)

    For centuries, trade has been a crucial factor of life in China. From the ancient "Silk Road" to modern ocean trade, the flow of goods and cargo was the very lifeblood of the great "Middle Kingdom." Once, bearers traveling on foot or carts pulled…

    Cats:
    [Family]
    [Strategy]
  • 20th Century

    Rating: 3.67/5 (3 votes)

    In the 20th Century, every region strives to develop. Some become financial leaders, others become centers of learning. Science and commerce propel nations into the future – but what kind of future? Growth produces waste, and advances come with…

    Cats:
    [Strategy]
  • Descent: Journeys in the Dark

    Rating: 3.60/5 (5 votes)

    Across the land, courageous heroes delve into shadowed dungeons, journey to lost cities, and explore forgotten ruins. In the darkest corners of the world, these heroes confront deadly and terrifying monsters. For those few who survive, the rewards…

    Cats:
    [Fantasy]
  • Civilization: The Board Game

    Rating: 3.60/5 (5 votes)

    Designed by Kevin Wilson, Civilization: The Board Game is inspired by the legendary video game series created by Sid Meier. Players are tasked with guiding an entire civilization throughout the ages, taking ownership of your people’s technology,…

    Cats:
    [Strategy]
  • Puerto Rico

    Rating: 3.60/5 (5 votes)

    Prospector, captain, mayor, trader, settler, craftsman, or builder?Which roles will you play in the new world? Will you own the most prosperous plantations? Will you build the most valuable buildings? You have but one goal: achieve the greatest prosperity…

    Cats:
    [Family]
    [Strategy]
  • #35 Dominion

    Dominion

    Rating: 3.50/5 (8 votes)

    You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety…

    Cats:
    [Strategy]
  • #36 Gangster

    Gangster

    Rating: 3.50/5 (6 votes)

    "You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun." -Al Capone Throughout the 1920's and 1930's, rival gangsters compete in a life or death struggle for control of the gleaming city on the shores of…

    Cats:
    [Strategy]
  • Hey! That's My Fish!

    Rating: 3.50/5 (2 votes)

    Look for hungry penguins in this fast playing and exciting board game. Hey! That's My Fish! is highly suitable for families and strategy gamers. At the pole your penguins are jumping from ice floe to ice floe hunting fish. They’re…

    Cats:
    [Family]

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