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Games that FIRED other Games....
Andrew Young
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Wellesley
Massachusetts
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Happy New Year, Geeks!

I'm curious. What game basically fired/pink slipped another game for you?

I.E. You enjoyed Candyland and played it a lot but when you got Chutes and Ladders, CL was tossed out the door.

How could this happen? Well, the above example isn't that great but maybe you learned a new game that was similar in mechanics but better than the game you were playing. So, you tossed the older one out!

I'm going to list the game that did the firing and mention which game was fired in the body of the text.

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7/1/12 Adding a link to
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mirror list:

Games that ***GOT FIRED BY*** other games

Nice work, Simon!


6/6/11 WOW, this GL has been a ton of fun b/c of all those that have contributed thoughts. Nice going! There was a suggestion to edit the list alphabetically. I thought it a great idea at this point for searching, etc. So, done.

1/5/10 1:30pm EST EDIT: I think this geeklist is going to get me FIRED...

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601. Board Game: Wiz-War (eighth edition) [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:445]
Austin Andersen
United States
Berrien Springs
Michigan
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Fired:



I'm sure Mage Wars could be very enjoyable with the right game group, but it just doesn't work with my game group (my family) at the moment. It is too heavy for my family. Turns drag out as AP sets in... I also only have enough bits, and pieces for a 1 vs. 1.

Wiz-War plays nice and quick, is relatively easy to explain, and supports more players right from the box. Even my wife enjoys playing it. For now, Wiz-War is the clear winner.
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602. Board Game Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
D L
Malaysia
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Fired


No other game could've fired this one, except its very own publisher. Sad indeed...
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603. Board Game: World in Flames [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:695]
Kevin Bernatz
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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Final Edition fired...
, 5th Edition

...................which fired
, 4th Edition

........................which fired
, 3rd Edition

.............................which fired
, 2nd Edition

..................................which fired
, 1st Edition.


And like the crazy fool that Wendell and I both are, I'm waiting for World in Flames: Master Edition (I guess "final" doesn't mean "final", huh?) to fire WiF:FE....

-K

Edit: typo fixed
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604. Board Game: World War 5 [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:5945]
D. B. Gaston
United States
Texas
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Fired Risk.

Retains the core of what I enjoy about Risk and plays way quicker.
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605. Board Game: WWE Superstar Showdown [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2805]
Steve
United Kingdom
Milford Haven
Pembrokeshire
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Fired...
Wrasslin'


A wrestling game from the designers of Spartacus, Firefly & Sons on Anarchy was a no-brainer, but it's totally annihilated the only half-decent wrestling game I've ever played. I can't wait to see more expansions for this one to up the roster!
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606. Board Game: Wyatt Earp [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:664]
Слава Zordok
Russia
Санкт-Петербург
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Fired
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607. Board Game: Yedo [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:338]
Arbitrary Ranger
United States
Wisconsin
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fired...


Lords of Waterdeep

Yeah I know... agree or complain below - but secretly you know it's true. (I'm not saying LoW is bad, Yedo is just better)
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608. Board Game: Yggdrasil [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:489]
TS S. Fulk
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Örebro
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Fired Witch of Salem (which fired) and Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game for solo "co-op" playing. The theme is more immersive. Set up takes a little longer & play time is about the same. But the main difference is that WoS randomly punches you in the face from time to time and the die can kill off your best guys in the FIRST round in SH: DA (making it pointless to continue), while Yggy feels more like controllable chaos. Plus, I just love Norse Mythology.

I prefer Ghost Stories when playing with others, but Yggdrasil is now my solo game.


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609. Board Game: YINSH [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:119]
Sanders
United States
Tallahassee
Florida
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Fired: Othello


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610. Board Game: Ys [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:669]
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Gainesville
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For me Ys definitely fired the crap out of Aladdin's Dragons. I love these type of blind bidding games no doubt about it but the way it's put together in Ys is just a much more interesting game to me. I love the added market speculation aspect and...actually having POINTS for victory conditions. In AD it seems it's always a tie and whoever has the most scrolls then wins. I got tired of that.
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611. Board Game: Yspahan [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:329]
Ben Bateson
United Kingdom
Ross-on-Wye
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This completely fired Livingstone for our game group. Despite being an older game. Way to go, old guy!
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612. Board Game: ZÉRTZ [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:365]
Keith S.
United States
Dallas/Fort Worth
Texas
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Fired: Checkers



ZERTZ and TZAAR make me wonder why I ever played anything on a checkerboard, but it's ZERTZ that really booted checkers out of its tenuous hold on the lightweight piece-jumping abstract. TZAAR is one better, so I just had to hire it as well; there was enough left over from Checkers' bloated salary to bring in both of these newcomers.
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613. Board Game: Zombicide [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:208] [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked]
Brian M
United States
Thornton
Colorado
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Fired Zombies!!!

Now, it's not that Zombies!!! was really in need of firing; it was already in my 'For Trade' category. But I kept thinking "but...it could be useful to have a ton of zombie minis for some other game!"

Zombicide has a ton of much better sculpted zombie minis. Zombies!!! is now completely obsolete.

Unless, of course, what I really want is a zombie conga-line.
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614. Board Game: Zombicide [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:208] [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked]
Dennis McCarthy
United States
Dundalk
Maryland
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fired Last Night on Earth.

My group is so big on playing cooperative games that Zombicide immediately took over our zombie game slot.
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615. Board Game: Zombicide [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:208] [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked]
Vivienne Raper
United Kingdom
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Fired Arkham Horror.



Zombicide delivers the same amount of thematic dice rolling as Arkham Horror with 0.1% of the rules and random chits/cards.

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616. Board Game: Zooloretto [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:476] [Average Rating:6.89 Unranked]
Jason Matthews
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Alexandria
Virginia
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Fired . . .




I am a sucker for the Sim/Tycoon world building computer games. Both of these kinda scratch that itch. However, there can be little doubt that Zooloretoo does so in a more elegant and charming manner. I was never going to miss the blind bidding and inane title, but I do kinda miss some of O Zoo le Mio's nice bits.
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617. Board Game: Zooloretto Junior [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:2042] [Average Rating:6.91 Unranked]
Patrick Reynolds
United States
Vermontville
Michigan
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Fired



because it's almost the same exact game, just streamlined, simplified and shortened.

Zooloretto Mini removes the single biggest obstacle that keeps Zooloretto from being a fantastic gateway game - the coins. Gone. And honestly, not missed. Everything else not related to coins is here - you're doing the same thing on your turns and your ultimate goal is the same. Scoring is simplified. It plays in about half the time.
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