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  • #17 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…

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    [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: 3.90/5 (10 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…

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    [Strategy]
    [Family]
    [Childrens]
  • #20 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,…

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    [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.  …

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    [Family]
    [Fantasy]
    [Strategy]
    [Travel]
  • #22 Attika

    Attika

    Rating: 3.75/5 (4 votes)

    Each player oversees the building of his city-state. Temple, theater and oracle, a harbor with ships, vineyard with vintner, and many more must find space on the islands. Players must move fast to get the best land for themselves while blocking their…

    Cats:
    [Strategy]
  • Aqua Romana

    Rating: 3.75/5 (4 votes)

    It is Rome and they do not have enough drinking water. Master builders oversee their workers as they build the necessary aquaducts to bring the people the water they need. The winner will be they player who best manages his workers to build the longest…

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    [Family]
  • #24 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]
  • #25 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]
  • Empire Builder

    Rating: 3.67/5 (3 votes)

    Epic Railroad Building in North America! View the new Empire Builder® Pronto (Computer Game) below this product page! Discover a modern North American classic. Celebrate one of our most vital and enduring passions: railroads. Use your…

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    [Strategy]
  • 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…

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    [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…

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    [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]
  • #34 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…

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    [Strategy]
  • #35 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]
  • Family Business

    Rating: 3.50/5 (2 votes)

    Be the boss in this fast-paced card game of survival on the mean streets. "Family Business" pits mobsters against each other - all working to make sure theirs is the last family standing! Your gang members get placed on the Hit List.…

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    [Family]
  • Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel

    Rating: 3.50/5 (2 votes)

    Storms of Steel! makes you a witness to the greatest tank battle in history! After their stinging defeat at Stalingrad, the Germans mass their best forces for an all-out attack against the growing Soviet bulge at Kursk. The Soviets’ network of master…

    Cats:
    [Strategy]
    [War]

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