For Someone Who Doesn't Believe In God, I Sure Do Build a Lot of Churches
Dave Lartigue
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1. Board Game: The Pillars of the Earth [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:177]
Dave Lartigue
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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I helped build this the other night. In the first round the roof collapsed, killing craftsmen. Can't say they'll be missed, since they had the brilliant idea of starting a building with the roof.
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2. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:159]
Dave Lartigue
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Springfield
Massachusetts
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"Thanks for building us this Chapel, Dave! What's in the basement?"

"No! Don't go down there!"

"What the hell? There are two Libraries and a Guild Hall down here!"
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3. Board Game: Antike [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:351]
Dave Lartigue
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Springfield
Massachusetts
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I never quite build enough of these temples in Antike.
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4. Board Game: Roma [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:558] [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
Dave Lartigue
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Springfield
Massachusetts
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Surely with all these Temples I'm building, Rome will NEVER fall!
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5. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:207]
 
Dave Lartigue
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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Cathedral, Temple, Church...man, I don't know where to begin!
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6. Board Game: Catan Card Game [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:518]
Dave Lartigue
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Springfield
Massachusetts
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As the history of England teaches us, Churches prevent Civil Wars.
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7. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:151]
Dave Lartigue
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Springfield
Massachusetts
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I sure do have a lot of churches to choose from when upgrading my useless ol' Hospital.
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8. Board Game: Elasund: The First City [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:759]
Dave Lartigue
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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"We're constantly being harassed by pirates! Quick, build a church!"
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9. Board Game: Khronos [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1407]
Dave Lartigue
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Springfield
Massachusetts
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I personally can think of no better use for time travel than going back through the ages, building churches!
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10. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:56]
Dave Lartigue
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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"Signor! What a beautiful chapel!"

"Hey! Quit yer yappin' and build me an organ!"
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11. Board Game: Rheinländer [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1124]
Dave Lartigue
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Springfield
Massachusetts
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Seriously. How many freakin' Cathedrals does this place need?
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12. Board Game: Keythedral [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:411]
Dave Lartigue
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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"A Keythedral is being built in the fields near Keytown, in the middle of the Keydom." Key-rist!
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13. Board Game: Cathedral [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1055]
Dave Lartigue
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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"So what am I doing in this game other than building a Cathedral?"

"Uhh...nothing."
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14. Board Game: Wallenstein (first edition) [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:176]
Scott A. Reed
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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I built a church to appease my people, but instead I got plundered by a neighboring army that wanted to go to Mass.
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15. Board Game: Krieg und Frieden [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:2505]
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Milwaukee
Wisconsin
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So I helped the king feed the starving masses, fight a war, and meet his fiscal deficits.

And my reward is that I get to pay him again to build his Cathedral? I need to get a new boss...
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16. Board Game: La Città [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:346]
David Stephens
United States
St. Louis
Missouri
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I built a Cathedral but my neighbor built a public bath and stole my citizens. Didn't matter, I couldn't feed them anyway.
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17. Board Game: Big City [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:640]
Scott A. Reed
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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"Well, you can go to St. Bernard's in Downtown, or take the streetcar down to St. Xian's in Chinatown"
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18. Board Game: Gheos [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1139]
Steven Packard
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California
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Since I believe in God, I hope I'm not disqualified from participating in this Geeklist.

When I play Gheos, not only are the civilizations building temples, but I and each of my opponents are playing gods ourselves.

Uh-oh....
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19. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:89]
 
Michal Vit
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If you want to please the God of Sun, you should build all the monuments including the temple.

And I'm also joining the "believers" who hope not to be kicked-out
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20. Board Game: Augsburg 1520 [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1401]
Daniel Corban
Canada
Newmarket
Ontario
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In this game you must build a church and a cathedral if you want to have any chance of winning.
 
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21. Board Game: Carcassonne: Inns & Cathedrals [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked]
Daniel Danzer
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Stuttgart
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Well - at least there is an alternative in this one

And you could play a lot of games in these inns or meet more people without a god or something ...

Hey, where is the Carcassonne expansion: Atheists and Revolutionaries?
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22. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Boardgame [Average Rating:5.60 Overall Rank:8557]
Scott Lewis
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Thornton
Colorado
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You can build various types of religious buildings in this one, including a Cathedral.
 
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23. Board Game: Taluva [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:302]
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Surprised this one isn't on the list yet... another game where the victory conditions require players to build the most temples.
 
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24. Board Game: Tahuantinsuyu [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:1360]
Marc P
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Seattle
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First I have to find an ruined city site and build a road to it, then I have to build a city of reddish glass on top of the rubble, and then, finally, I can build a glorious wooden temple to Pachamama, as shown. If the ruined city site is of particular note, historically, then more pilgrims will visit my temple there, making it more valuable. meeple
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25. Board Game: Antiquity [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:142]
Mike Jones
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Gainesville
Florida
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We HAVE to build a Cathedral in order to win.

(But you can have fun during the game and RAZE your cathedral by building a college of Theology)ninja
 
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