Games requiring an entirely different game to play
Scott Davenport
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Dickson City
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What games require you to own an entirely different game in order to play them?

Games should be an entirely different game. This disqualifies most if not all expansions to existing games.

Games that use a common set of pieces also do not qualify. This eliminates most if not all card games that use a standard 52 card deck. If someone invented a game that used Mille Borne cards Mille Bornes but played differently, then it would make the list since those cards are not a common item.
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1. Board Game: U.S. Rails [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Scott Davenport
United States
Dickson City
Pennsylvania
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The one that started it all. US Rails doesn't play anything like Rail Barons but you need the board and cards from Rail Barons in order to play.
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2. Board Game: Civilization CHR [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked]
Bruno D
United States
East Northport
New York
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Not entirely different, but I think it does meet your criteria for the list.
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3. Board Game: Landyland [Average Rating:4.65 Overall Rank:9959]
Paul Sauberer
United States
Hendersonville
Tennessee
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This requires land cards from Magic: The Gathering.
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4. Board Game: Knightmare Chess [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1611]
Stefano Castelli
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You need a full chess set to play this.
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5. Board Game: Mighty Empires [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:3727]
Stefano Castelli
Italy
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If you want to play Mighty Empires at full you'll need other GW games.
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6. Board Game: Case Blue [Average Rating:8.27 Overall Rank:1517]
Justin Hoffman
United States
Ashburn
Virginia
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Want to play the full campaign?

You're going to need

to do it.


You'll also need about 11 feet of conference table too as the set-up ends up something like this:


(Not actually sure if that's the full set-up or not; I thought I had a picture of it saved locally, but I can't find it now)
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7. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:125]
Robert Wilson
Canada
Riverview
New Brunswick
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For this, you were required to own the original version of Squad Leader to get the first 4 mapboards

so you needed a game that was 8 years old, the good news was SL sold 50,000+ copies
 
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8. Board Game: Death & Destruction: The Russian Front 1942-44 [Average Rating:6.83 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.83 Unranked]
Bill Lawson
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Rutland
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This game is unplayable without its parent or partner Proud Monster. It needs the maps and counters and is really just an expansion. Nice pair of games or should I say nice game!
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9. Board Game: Nuclear War Bonus Pack #2: Expansion to India Rails and Nuclear War [Average Rating:5.96 Unranked] [Average Rating:5.96 Unranked]
Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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This game requires two other games to play. It's listed as an expansion, but I'm not sure whether that's an accurate characterization.
 
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10. Board Game: Mana Burn [Average Rating:5.02 Overall Rank:9583]
Darren Dew
United States
Savannah
Georgia
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This must be one of my favorite GeekLists. And as I recently let go of my India Rails/NW expansion, it came to my mind.

And so did this little gem! It requires specific quantities and named Magic the Gathering cards to be played! I think it meets the list's requirements perfectly!
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