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What are the best games that feature as their theme the destruction of the earth/cities/governments/wildlife/pets etc?

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1. Board Game: Supremacy [Average Rating:5.55 Overall Rank:9821]
Mike Ricotta
United States
Norfolk
Virginia
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Has the game every really ended where the world wasn't destroyed??
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2. Board Game: Hecatomb [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:2913]
Stefano Castelli
Italy
Rome
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Same says it all.

Good game.
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3. Board Game: After the Holocaust [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:5778]
Moritz Eggert
Germany
Munich/Germany
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This seems to be a no-brainer
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4. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:136] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
brian
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Cedar Lake
Indiana
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One acronym = GOO
'Nuff said.
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5. Board Game: Escape from Atlantis [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1432]
Niall O'Gorman
Ireland
Dublin 14
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The island falls into the sea in this one.
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6. Board Game: Nuclear War [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:1776]
Niall O'Gorman
Ireland
Dublin 14
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Last one with any population left wins!
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7. Board Game: Time Agent [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:2763]
Xavier Salvador

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Catalonia
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Quote:
You win by always having been the winner when time travel is uninvented


Time travel uninvention is quite apocalyptic!
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8. Board Game: Classic Warlord [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:2920]
Doug Palmer
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Birmingham
Michigan
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First, the name says it all.

Second, it's not that bad of a game. A game where the purpose is blowing up Europe can't be ALL that bad, can it? laugh
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9. Board Game: Nuclear Armageddon [Average Rating:7.20 Unranked]
John Di Ponio
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Yep.....more of the same....death and destruction beyond imagination!
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10. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:40]
Yoki Erdtman
Sweden
Södertälje
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Pandemic qualifies in my book as it's about trying to stop the world from going under as four virulent diseases spread across our world.
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11. Board Game: Neuroshima Hex! [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:157] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Marco Marandola
Canada
Mirabel
Quebec
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Post Apocalyptic game should be there!
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12. Board Game: Mwahahaha! [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:5162]
Christopher Onstad
United States
Donald
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The nice thing about this one is it features the destruction of cities, states, nations & the world. If you are fortunate.
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13. Board Game: Trias [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1177]
Russ Williams
Poland
Wrocław
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The continents drift, your dinosaur herds breed ... but then a meteorite hits and wipes everyone out.
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14. Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:322]
Laszlo Molnar
Hungary
Budapest
Hungary
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The volcano erupts...
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15. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:343] [Average Rating:7.10 Unranked]
Daniel Leitl
United States
Park Falls
Wisconsin
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My guess is that the last night on earth would qualify as apocalyptic
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16. Board Game: World War 3 [Average Rating:4.76 Overall Rank:10714]
Jonathan Townsend
Italy
Roma
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subtitled- '1976-1984'! so it is a historical study, of sorts...

The nuclear strike rules are optional. If a player advances aggresively after combat, or the USSR uses ICBM with nuclear warheads a check is made to see all out nuclear war is triggered, ending the game immediately (and the person causing the triggering being the nominal 'loser').
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17. Board Game: Sushi: Jalapeño War [Average Rating:4.44 Unranked]
 
Jonathan Townsend
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Roma
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Each player (out of 4 nations) has 1 to 3 nukes which can devastate a whole region. To use a nuke you must first muster (roll) enough 'intestinal fortitude' to do so. Each nation has different intestinal strength.

I know you wanted the 'best games', well this one has the potential to be a great game (it has some super bits). apparently the publishers/developers mangled the designers rules on the way to production.
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18. Board Game: Monsters Ravage America [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:5052]
Paul Drury
United Kingdom
Newcastle upon Tyne
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This game has a lot going for it. Monsters, city destruction, mutations and ballistic missiles. If it included UFO's it would be better in my opinion, but that is a matter of taste. I think that the best aspect of this is the monster sound effects that the players are encouraged to make as this adds a lot to the enjoyment.robot
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19. Board Game: Supernova [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:3414]
Todd
United States
Phoenix
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Awesome! A game about civilizations rushing to leave their planetary systems and find new home planets before their dying star blows up. Sweet.
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20. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:1]
Sean Shaw
United States
Idaho
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Well, if you aren't careful...BOTH players can lose this one!
 
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21. Board Game: Gheos [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1182]
Paul Drury
United Kingdom
Newcastle upon Tyne
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This game is apocalyptic as the players are cast as Gods with the power to place and replace continents and islands. This can easily lead to the downfall of civilizations.

Just what the doctor ordered: "A continent a day keeps the voices away!" robot


 
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22. Board Game: Tomorrow the World [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:6803]
Mark Mokszycki
United States
Snohomish
Washington
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Alt-history post-WWII game where the Nazis and Imperial Japan fight it out for world domination! Scary premise...
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23. Board Game: Raid & Trade [Average Rating:7.76 Unranked]
Michael Andresakis
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Raid & Trade - a post apocalyptic game of negotiation and resource management for 3-5 players. From the ashes of a devastating third World War, a precious few golden cities emerge offering hope to those who struggle for survival in the wastelands. Players explore the ruins of the modern world completing quests, honing their skills and maneuvering for social status in order to claim a precious spot as a citizen with a Golden City.

To enter the golden city you must:
•Become an expert: Reach 20 skill points.
•Serve the city: Fulfill three secret quests.
•Become a nobleman: Get the most possible character points.

In each turn, the players can spend action points to do several actions such as moving through the city, raiding buildings, attacking other players, and more. Each player has a specific skill — mechanic, trader, electrician, bodyguard and medic — and has his own unique items to build; those items can be traded off against other items or resources.
 
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24. Board Game: The 5th Land [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
Andreas Katelanos
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A post apocalyptic War & Resources game, set after the polar ice caps melted and the oceans drowned our cities...


"...it's the year 2099.

The polar ice caps melted 10 years ago, resulting in a rapid increase in the world's sea level.
Cities drowned, the world's plains turned into lakes, mountains became islands.
Whole populations were wiped out.
The food shortage brought the wars...

Now we are all divided into 6 main alliances, where each one fights for the last remaining pieces of land.
Each one struggles to reach the pivotal point and control... The 5th Land"
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