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  • #80 Babel

    Babel

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Mesopotamia was home to many tribes and many golden ag es as each tribe had its season in the sun. During its season, a tribe would start new temples or continue working on temples begun by other tribes. Thus, with the help of various tribes, the…

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    [Strategy]
  • Cosmic Encounter

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    The cosmos are laid out before you. Myriads of planets and potential colonies for your alien brethren to conquer, the vastness of space to fill. You conquer five planets without resistance, yet as you look beyond you are met with a multitude of foes.…

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    [Strategy]
  • Chaos in the Old World

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Morrslieb, the evil moon, shines down over the walls of the slumbering castle. A lone creak resounds through the air as the front gates are drawn open. Suddenly, screams fill the night as the hordes of Chaos rampage through the city. Huge red…

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    [Fantasy]
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  • Augsburg 1520

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    In the 16th century Jakob Fugger built an impressive trading empire centered in Augsburg. He earned so much money, that he was able to loan large amounts to royals in need of cash. As the royals were often unable to repay the loans, Jakob was more…

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  • #84 Aton

    Aton

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    The whole of Egypt is in uproar – Akhnaton, who has just acceded to the throne, wants to ban the old deity Amon from the temples of the land. Aton is to be worshipped as the new God.But the priests of the land are not willing to give up their temples…

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  • #85 Asteroyds

    Asteroyds

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    The Ujitos system: A tiny inhospitable planet and an erratic asteroid field – the Lost Swarm – orbit a deadly red star.The most dangerous, ferocious and prestigious race against death of the Independents Circuit is born…Six of the thirty top…

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    [Family]
  • Entdecker: Exploring New Horizons

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Land Ho! After your journey through chartless seas, a crewman has sighted land! But what kind of land? Will there be pirates? or gold? Can you harvest the fruits of this jungle paradise? Resources are limited, so you must take care when selecting…

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    [Family]
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  • Dos Rios: Valley of Two Rivers

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Two mighty rivers wind their way down from the mountains. The fields through which they flow are fruitful, bringing wealth to their owners. Harvest fields with campesinos, gathering riches to build homes and create a prosperous estate. The rivers…

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  • #88 Domaine

    Domaine

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    The king shall return...But before he does, the realm falls into anarchy and chaos. The lords of the kingdom struggle to improve their place and standing. New borders are drawn, and expanded through strength of arms and subtle maneuver. Each duke…

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  • #89 Assyria

    Assyria

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    2000 BC. A new empire is about to emerge in the north of Mesopotamia. Nomadic tribes gather under the leadership of Assur, a city-state dedicated to the cult of the powerful mountain god. But life in the desert is precarious, and before…

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  • #90 Antike

    Antike

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Antike is a challenging strategy game about evolution and competition among ancient civilizations. Ancient nations create cities, build temples, sail the seas, and discover new principles of science and technology. Their legions and galleys open new…

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  • #91 Amyitis

    Amyitis

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    590BC. Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, marries themagnificent Amyitis, the king of Media’s daughter. But thebeauty languishes for the lush vegetation of her land. Nebuchadnezzarwants to have splendid hanging gardens built forher. Now, the city…

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  • Beowulf: The Movie Board Game

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Beowulf: The Movie Board Game is a game of mead, heroism, and peril for two to four players. It features art and graphic design from the film Beowulf, from director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriters Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary. …

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  • #93 Balanx

    Balanx

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    This Terrific German import is like two player Chinese Checkers but with a very nasty twist. You have to get your 10 marbles from the far side of the board to your side so that they occupy the places your opponents marbles started on. A marble can…

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  • #94 Android

    Android

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    Android is a board game set in the distant future, in the city of New Angeles and the Moon colony of Heinlein. 3-5 players take on the roles of investigators, all competing to either solve the case, unravel the conspiracy, or simply find…

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    [Fantasy]
  • #95 Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    In the distant future, Homo Sapiens has slowly colonized its solar system and over the course of centuries has evolved and adapted, diverging into five new races, suited to life in different planetary environments. But…

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    [Travel]
  • Alexander the Great

    Rating: 3.00/5 (1 vote)

    In Alexander the Great: Birth of an Empire by Ronald Hofstaetter the players follow in the path of Macedon´s famous king. With his army they move all the way to Persia and found important cities and temples. In the end, Alexander ruled over a world…

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  • Age of Napoleon

    Rating: 2.80/5 (5 votes)

    Introduces 2 players to the Napoleonic times—an era of military conquests and diplomatic rivalries. One player represents France and its allies, the other the Coalition led by Britain. The game contains two shorter scenarios starting in 1809…

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    [War]
  • #98 Dracula

    Dracula

    Rating: 2.67/5 (3 votes)

    Count Dracula has left his home in Transylvania to travel by ship to London, where he plans to hunt for innocent victims. The famous Dr. van Helsing got wind of Dracula’s plans and immediately caught the next carriage to London. It is a race against…

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  • Hey! That's My Fish!

    Rating: 2.67/5 (3 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…

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  • Alea Iacta Est

    Rating: 2.67/5 (3 votes)

    Each player tries to be Caesar and then works to prove he is indeed Caesar by collecting fame points. The challenge is to intelligently allocate your eight rolled dice among the five buildings to acquire the fame you need to win the game. Clever Caesar…

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  • Review: Millennium Blades

    Thrower: The table is a wreck of cards, tokens and wads of cash. One player has collapsed on the sofa, eyes closed, exhausted. Another feverishly sorts their deck, cards held close to face, unable to understand what went wrong. Someone else has walked out, professing a desire for space and calm.

    I’m wondering where the last two hours went and how I didn’t notice we now have an audience of a new visitor and a cat. I realise, suddenly, that on this cool spring evening I’m bathed in sweat. This is the aftermath of Millennium Blades.

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  • RPG Review: Trail of Cthulhu

    Cynthia: It is a little known fact I accompanied Paul Dean during his fearless investigations into the horrific Mythos Tales affair earlier this spring. I witnessed some of those same horrors, unearthed dark revelations couched in official documents, grappled with non-euclidean maps, and ventured alongside him into spaces where our accustomed rules of time and space seemed to break down.

    None of that prepared me for the bizarre investigations that I commenced upon my return to Minneapolis –– investigations that continue as I write. Therefore, while I still retain enough of my mind to write, I find it imperative to tell you all this:

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  • SU&SD Take on The Board Game Geek Top 100: 10-1

    Paul: Gawd, I love BGG. It’s one of my favourite gaming places on the internet and this has been a fascinating journey.

    Quinns: It’s an astonishingly rigorous database. As if IMDB was combined with a… an educated mosh pit, but with a set of scales in the corner that told you how much every actor weighed.

    As we close out this feature, I’m simply left wanting to play more board games. Which is surely the best possible result.

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    Quinns: Matt, we have to abort this feature! Reddit’s disapproval is reaching critical levels.

    Matt: That’s not the Reddit alarm, that’s my egg timer. I’m making everybody lunchtime eggs to keep up our strength.

    Quinns: Wow! I could kiss you.

    Matt: Don’t kiss on me, daddy-oats, kiss on these great games.

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    Paul: Matt it’s nearly Friday, how are we only now poking our way into the top 40? Why did we take on this challenge?

    Matt: Trains.

    Quinns: He’s a goner, Paul. There’s nothing we can do for him now. PRESS FORWARD.

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    Quinns: As we continue our marathon-like jog through Board Game Geek’s top 100 games ever, today I can reveal that we’re out of the weeds. We’ve played every single board game in the 60-41 slot!

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    A mobile game makes an infectiously good transition to tabletop, a card game richly rewards smart selection and a domino-strategy mashup is a quickfire winner

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