Games that won you over with one single image.
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Games. I love them. You love them. Cats love them. Estonian women love them. Babies love them.

Sometimes we fall in love with them because of their intricate and beautiful gameplay. Sometimes we fall in love with them because of the 930 plastic miniatures that come with them.

But sometimes it's love at first sight.

This is a list to celebrate those games that have caught our attention with just ONE image here at BGG. The game may not even be out yet, or the game may actually be rubbish, but still that one image sent you utterly, head over heels, in gaming love.
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76. Board Game: Return of the Heroes [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1211] [Average Rating:6.52 Unranked]
Blazing Apostle
United Kingdom
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For me, as soon as I saw it, had to have a copy, and the expansion too.
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77. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:43]
Blazing Apostle
United Kingdom
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Fell first for the box cover art..then opened it up..excellent art throughout...then played..bliss confirmed.Don`t just take my word...
25 zillion flies cannot be wrong !
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78. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:94]
Andrew Garttmeyer
United States
Warminster
Pennsylvania
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Thought this game looked just as cool as the first one on this list!
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79. Board Game: Cleopatra and the Society of Architects [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:563]
Chad Matlick
United States
Morgantown
West Virginia
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I bought this game for my niece, based almost entirely on photos like this one. Not a bad game, either.
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80. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:70]
Torbjörn Josefsson
Sweden
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The first time I saw a Go-board in play was when I was looking for Othello-pictures... I immediately had the feeling that something profound had been done with those black and white pieces, in order for them to form the pattern they did.

I had to know more about it, so I found a local Go-club, and joined it for a while. A lovely game - pure, ancient and merciless like a shark
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81. Board Game: Formula D [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:303]
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Little cars racing, fast approaching the turn... a beauty.
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82. Board Game: Dragonmaster [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:2062]
Chad Matlick
United States
Morgantown
West Virginia
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I convinced my parents to buy me this game for me based entirely on the box cover. The artwork is by Bob Pepper, of Dark Tower fame.

The cards really are gorgeous.
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83. Board Game: Wings of War: Famous Aces [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:553] [Average Rating:6.89 Unranked]
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A beauty, when you play it with the miniatures.

In fact, those small plastic planes led me to buy the game.
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84. Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:80]
Doug Bass
United States
Winston-Salem
North Carolina
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Who bought Age of Empires III after seeing this awesomeness?



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85. Board Game: Labyrintus [Average Rating:7.41 Unranked]
Mike Kollross
Canada
Carvel
Alberta
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First game I thought of.

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86. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:170]
Nick P.
United States
North Hollywood
California
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Who didn't want this after spending their youth playing Heroquest?
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87. Board Game: Forbidden Island [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:408]
Milvus
Ireland
Wicklow Town
Co. Wicklow
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I was won over by the cover of Forbidden Island. Lovely little game and the whole thing just looks amazing.
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88. Board Game: Dixit [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:119] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Andrew Snyder
United States
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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There are games with good art, and there is good art with games.
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89. Board Game: HeroQuest [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:495]
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Finland
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It's been a long time since I got this, but when I saw the cover of this game as a child I just had to have this game. But I'm glad to notice that nothing has changed. I would still get this game because of it's cover


And as I'm fond of 'damsels in distress' -scenarios, or as it is in this case 'hunks in peril'. Return of the Witch Lord was a no-brainer.


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90. Board Game: Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:355]
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United States
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Seeing the game set up...

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91. Board Game: The Hanging Gardens [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:845]
Kevin Shillinglaw
Canada
Kitchener
Ontario
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The box art caught the attention of my wife and then it caught mine. Still love the art on all the components of this game and really enjoy playin it.
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92. Board Game: Tales of the Arabian Nights [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:228]
Kevin Shillinglaw
Canada
Kitchener
Ontario
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To be fair, I played this game before I bought it, but a big part was the art.
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93. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:647]
Kevin Shillinglaw
Canada
Kitchener
Ontario
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This really grabbed my attention too. And a completed game looks pretty nice as well. And, while I'm in the minority in this aspect, I enjoy playing as well.
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94. Board Game: 1856 [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:519]
Kevin Shillinglaw
Canada
Kitchener
Ontario
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Really, any 18XX game. Something about all the tiles forming the rail systems. Hypnotic almost. Probably helps that I also enjoy looking at maps and atlases.
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95. Board Game: Dungeon Lords [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:115]
Craig Brooks
United States
Framingham
Massachusetts
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I'm sort of surprised this hasn't been added yet. Between the fun cover art and the pictures of the awesome little imp bits (and the great game designer), I was totally sold.
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96. Board Game: Tide of Iron [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:359]
Jon Badolato
United States
Connecticut
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Forgive me if it was already listed but Tide of Iron was an impulse purchase for me when I saw the box cover and then further images of the boards, plastic, and other components.
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97. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:139]
Kris Moulton
Canada
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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This one got me. I hope it's as good as it looks.
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98. Board Game: Viceroys [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:4425]
Joshua Gottesman
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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I've always been a sucker for Blaue maps. Viceroys used one for their map. How could I not love it?

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99. Board Game: Warhammer: Invasion [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:269]
Jason W
United States
Hilliard
Ohio
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How could you go wrong with a cover like this?
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100. Board Game: Villa Paletti [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1043]
Cody Walker
United States
Bastrop
Texas
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Saw this pic... bought the game online 2 minutes later.



Totally worth it as this is a great game.
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