What would make a Gipf Series II?
Calvin Daniels
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Gipf is likely the most successful abstract strategy publishing effort ever.

Of course it was solidified by the genius of Kris Burm

But there was more to it too. The games were sort of an exploration on a theme, with diversity within that mix. Zertz and Punct are very different, but fit the series when it is taken as a whole.

Standardized packaging and approach to production of game elements was another major factor. The six boxed game look great on a shelf.

So while Burm has been relatively quiet, and no scuttlebutt on a new series from him, I am surprised the publisher did not jump on board and create a 'Gipf Series II'.

There are games out there now that would probably work as a series if brought together.

So what six would make it?

Let's focus on games created this millennium, the renaissance of abstracts anyway.

I will start the list but hoping it organically grows to find the 'right 6' for an imagined series.

NOTE I collected the Deiter Stein games at top of list as a viable 5-game set in my mind.
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1. Board Game: Volo [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:4933]
Calvin Daniels
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Volo was the game which inspired this list, so I'll start there.

My board in pic red & black stones (Cardinals & Crows)
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2. Board Game: Abande [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:4211]
Calvin Daniels
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In the nature of Dvonn/Tzaar
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3. Board Game: Attangle [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:5662]
Calvin Daniels
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4. Board Game: Ordo [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:4836]
Calvin Daniels
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I add Ordo not that I think it fits gipf idea all that well, but to point out designer Dieter Stein is nearing Kris Burm status in my mind.

When you look at Ordo, Volo and Abande as a trio of games they are extremely good.

Abande was actually part of a trilogy of similarly-themed games, and arguably the best of the three, although Stein prefers Attangle.

Accasta is the third game, and not as elegant in my mind.

Still looking at his games I am left to wonder how Burm gets famous on Gipf and Stein games are barely published, getting none of the exposure they are due, and that a larger publisher would afford?

My game board in pic.
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5. Board Game: Mixtour [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked]
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would round out a Dieter Stein set nicely with Volo, Ordo, Abande and Attangle.
 
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6. Board Game: Avverso [Average Rating:6.90 Unranked]
Björn Hansson
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This has a lot of Gipf-y feel.
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7. Board Game: Tix [Average Rating:7.04 Unranked]
Martijn Althuizen
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Tix isn't much like the Gipf games. But I was inspired by the fact that Kris Burm published all the games of the project. It's what really got me into boardgaming (again) around the turn of the century.

So here's to Kris! thumbsup
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8. Board Game: Coerceo [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:4682]
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Capturing pieces and a shrinking player area are reminiscent of GIPF
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9. Board Game: Terra Nova [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1468]

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I'll throw this one out there. Abstract the graphic design, like mine below, and it might be GIPFy.

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10. Board Game: Abalone [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1151]
Andy Andersen
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This might be adaptable
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11. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:474]
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If you ditched the penguins and fish, I could easily see this being a Gipf game.
 
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12. Board Game: Limit [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:6031]
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Limit, by Cameron Browne reminds me of Zèrtz.
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13. Board Game: Pilare [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
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In the nature of Dvonn.
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