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26. Board Game: Pirate Versus Pirate [Average Rating:6.04 Overall Rank:4826]
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Link to pictorial review: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/627194/my-first-attempt-...

I am considering a series of pictorial reviews. I decided to pick an easy game to start with, Pirate vs Pirate. Please let me know what you think.
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27. Board Game: Cyrano [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:3042]
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Link to video: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/5687/cyrano/castelli-revi...

Cyrano is a party game all about making poems, so I thought I'd do the whole review as a poemlaugh.
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28. Board Game: Rising Kings [Average Rating:4.85 Unranked]
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Link to video: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/5648

Rising Kings is a simple 2-5 player card game, a nice little filler.
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29. Board Game: Mob Ties: The Board Game [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:3414]
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Link to video: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/5333/mob-ties-the-board-game/...

This game went through kickstarter.com and succeeded in getting funded. It's a mafia themed negotiation game with similarities to the classic OOP game Mall of Horror.

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30. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:94]
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Link to video: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/5255/alien-frontiers/castelli...

Alien Frontiers was a successful Kickstarter project. It is a worker placement, dice rolling, resource management, area control game with card play. Unfortunately I couldn't get into this one. I have played it once since this review and will be trading it onshake.
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31. Board Game: Rallyman [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:503]
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Link to video: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/4763/rallyman/castelli-re...

This is a really well designed racing game, it has a lot of great features and truly does the theme justice. This has become a favorite of mine.
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32. Board Game: Pyramid [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:943]
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Link to video: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/4496/pyramid/castelli-rev...

This was my pick for a great Christmas gift for the family. It is a really unique game.

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Merry Christmas everyone.....I just wanted to thank you all for supporting my reviews, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. It's been a year packed full of gaming for me, which is the best kind of year there can be. Here's to 2011 hopefully another year full of great games....Cheers. Have a great Christmas and a happy new year.
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33. Board Game: Nostra City [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:2906]
 
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Link to video: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/4237/nostra-city/nostra-c...

Mafia themes are greatly appealing to me. Nostra City is a mafia themed semi co-op game with a traitor. Designed by the designers of Cold War: CIA vs. KGB.
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34. Board Game: Telestrations [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:185]
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Link to video: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/4030/telestrations/telest...

Telestrations is a party game for 4 - 8 players, This game is all about the experience, sit back and just laugh until it hurts so bad you have to leave the room (or are asked to by other people at the club). I did shoot some footage of us playing this game but I had the setting on a really low resolution (accidentally) .I was devastated when I got home and found out .
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35. Board Game: Founding Fathers [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:706]
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Link to Video: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/3576/founding-fathers/fou...

This is a card driven board game designed by the duo that designed 1960:The Making of the President. Founding fathers is a game about the U.S constitutional convention.
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36. Board Game: Witch of Salem [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:1134]
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Link to video: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/3371/witch-of-salem/castelli-...

Witch of Salem is a Co-op game with a Cthulu theme. This game has since left my collection, it was a real disappointment. To many unnecessary random elements for me.
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37. Board Game: Ugg-Tect [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1543]
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Link to video: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/3324/aarghtect/aargh-tect-a-r...


Aargh! Tect is a party game that has players acting and speaking as cavemen. This is one hilarious game, lots of fun with the right crowd.

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38. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:311]
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Link to video: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/2832l

Alhambra is a quite a simple family game. Not the best game I've played but not the worst, somewhere in between.

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39. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:1]
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Link to video: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/2326
Link to written review: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/554187/twilight-struggle...-

Twilight Struggle is a two player game about the Cold War. I had concerns that this game would not get much play. As a result of this review a user contacted me who lived near by and we play it regularly. This is one tense game.
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40. Board Game: Neuroshima Hex! [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:159] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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Link to video: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/1909

Neuroshima hex is set in a post apocalyptic world, where surviving factions are at war. It's one of my favorite great 2 player games.

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41. Board Game: Portobello Market [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1274]
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Link to video: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/1752

Portobello Market has players placing market stalls at locations depicted on the board, by doing this players will gain victory points when customers arrive at their stalls.
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42. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:113]
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Link to video: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/1338

Players in this game will take on the role of either Nixon or Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election. This is a card driven area control game.

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Link to video: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/212/opera/castelli-video-revi...

Opera is a game about booking famous composers into opera halls across Europe. I really enjoy this game.

Also check out my Video Variant below "(R)o(CK)pera":


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Link to video: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/213/fresco/castelli-video-rev...

Fresco is a worker placement game about painting a fresco on the ceiling of a cathedral. A very pleasant easy going game that includes 3 expansions to keep things interesting.
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Link to video: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/217/ticket-to-ride/a-music-vi...

Ticket to ride is one of my favorites. Although it has been reviewed enough, I thought I'd have some fun with this one. I am working on another Music Video Review at the moment.
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Link to video: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/218

Red November is a co-op game about drunken gnomes trying to survive on a doomed submarine.

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Link to video: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/235

Hart an der grenze, Translates loosely to "Close to the border". This game has become very rare. It's a negotiation/bluffing game where players are trying to smuggle goods across a border.



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Link to video: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/215

Memoir 44 is a 2 player WW2 game. It is a very accessible game and one of my favorites. I have since painted my miniatures.



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Link to video: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/220

Carson city is a great western game, it's a worker placement game where you build Carson City. After more plays of this game I wish I could redo this video, a fantastic game.
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Cuba is a resource management game where you will produce goods for export. The El Presidente expansion makes it even betterthumbsup.
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