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Ok, there are tons of geeklist for beautiful games with tons of great looking components such as Twilight Imperium or Galaxy Trucker.

However, this list is not about these games. Here we'll focus on smaller games because there are some games out there which are really nice to look at and don't come up so often because they still suffer from comparison to those monster boxes.

So let's make a geeklist about those games which are fairly small, don't have tons of components but are gorgeous.

Here are some restrictions:

-for size, let's say, boxes smaller than Race For The Galaxy's. (so RFTG doesn't fit the criteria, its expansions would however but... I mean, let's not include expansions either, ok?).

-No abstracts: just because there are many geeklists just for these ones too. Doesn't matter if the theme is stretched thin, but it doesn't have to be openly an abstract.

That's it.
Please add those you thnik fit the bill!

Edit: I deleted several items:
-Condotierre (56) as it had already been added before
-Taluva, though gorgeous, the box is too big to fit the criteria

I also changed the criteria and added that it's the boxes that have to be small (I realized afterwards that wasn't so much clear)
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51. Board Game: Wizard's Gambit [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:4843]
Joe Norris
United States
Dublin
Ohio
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There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone. Ripple in still water, when there is no pebble tossed, nor wind to blow.
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To seek the sacred river Alph, to walk the caves of ice, to break my fast on honey dew and drink the milk of paradise... I had heard the whispered tales of immortality, the deepest mystery, from an ancient book I took a clue.
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Yet another card game, but with very nice artwork.
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52. Board Game: Anima: Beyond Good and Evil [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:3001] [Average Rating:6.39 Unranked]
Joe Norris
United States
Dublin
Ohio
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I love the artwork on these cards and enjoy the game also.
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53. Board Game: Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:393]
Karim Chakroun
France
Besançon
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Nice chunky dice, a wooden peg boards with colored pegs (in 1st ed.)
and great game at that
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54. Board Game: Wings of War: Famous Aces [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:550] [Average Rating:6.89 Unranked]
Karim Chakroun
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Besançon
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great illustrations, components are top notch, and small
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55. Board Game: Verräter [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:905]
Karim Chakroun
France
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large as a deck of cards, nice "1st person" graphics with a "board" made by the cards arranged in circle; and a great game.
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56. Board Game: Aton [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:554]
Rick Kimmel
United States
Waconia
Minnesota
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57. Board Game: Intrigue [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:1376]
gregory duff
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Texas
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Beautiful, mean cuthroat game in an itty-bitty box jammed with components and bigtime fun!!!!!
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58. Board Game: Dirge: Carnage in Crimson [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:5572]
John Mendenhall
United States
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DE
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Ahhh, the perfect small game. Recently re-released in a second edition the 1st is hard to find (but well worth it if you can), and wonderfully designed by John Clowdus. The cooldown factor in the creatures movement is a tough calculation and it's a lot harder than you think to beat someone that knows your creatures weakness. It's a brilliant little game that has a sacred spot in my collection.


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59. Board Game: Seii Taishogun [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:6596]
John Mendenhall
United States
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DE
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No. 2 favorite in my picks for best small games, is Seii Taishogun a terrific strategy poker style game which has been released with a revised set of rules for a smoother gameplay. The minor bugs that were in the first release have been fixed and it is always a favorite for family vacations.

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60. Board Game: Once Upon a Time: The Storytelling Card Game [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:929]
Camelorn
Germany
Koblenz
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This is a nice storytelling game that leads to hilarious fairy tales. Can be lots of fun when played with the right players. With the wrong ones, it's a catastrophe...

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61. Board Game: Off to the Tower [Average Rating:5.22 Overall Rank:9506]
Camelorn
Germany
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Okay, it's only a kid's game, but it is small, beautiful and i loved it as a kid! The tower is a great implementation for a simple game mechanic.

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62. Board Game: Fairy Tale [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:521]
Sergey Nikolenko
Russia
St. Petersburg
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The artwork is nice, even though I don't particularly like manga. And don't get me started on the gameplay...
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63. Board Game: Meuterer [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:525]
Sergey Nikolenko
Russia
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Verrater is already here, but this is his younger brother that plays better, IMO. And the first-person artwork is brilliant.
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64. Board Game: Duck, Duck, Bruce [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:2755]
Darren Witt
Canada
Smithers
British Columbia
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Great little family game... actually, its good with kids, adults, and alcohol. But not all 3 together...
 
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65. Board Game: 1936: Guerra Civil [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:1768]
Arturo García

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I believe the archive images from the Spanish civil war used in every card make the game gorgeous.
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66. Board Game: Jaipur [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:90]
Blake Morris
United States
Henrico
Virginia
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This size viola da gamba is like a cello with frets. I started playing at age 48.
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Not only beautiful, but an excellent two-player game as well.
 
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67. Board Game: Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:414]
Ian Noble
United States
El Dorado Hills
California
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Artwork on the front and back of every card is very detailed and thematic. I was very impressed when first opening the box.


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68. Board Game: Yomi [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:417] [Average Rating:7.26 Unranked]
Walter McCormick
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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Exceptional art all around with the highlights being the playmats and the Face Cards / Aces.







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69. Board Game: Day & Night [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1749]
Guido Gloor
Switzerland
Ostermundigen
Bern
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This game has a really meditative quality to both its board and in particular the two decks' cards.





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70. Board Game: GOSU [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:934]
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Portland
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Just picked this up and plan to play it with my group next week. Card artwork is great and the token are nice and thick. Box could def be smaller though...
 
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71. Board Game: Let's Catch the Lion! [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:2142]
Justus
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Las Vegas
Nevada
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Doesn't get much cuter than this!

Played a couple times, and even though I don't particularly care for 2P perfect info abstracts, I think this one is light enough to get a purchase!
 
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