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Planet Earth... but not as we know it - Games set in alternate histories and scenarios.
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Sometimes our own planet is not fascinating enough so that writers and designers thought about ways to make it more... interesting. Here are some games based on stories or backgrounds set on our own planet, but with a slight twist of history and events. Maybe you know some more?

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26. Board Game: Marvel Heroes [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1304]
Noshrok Grimskull
Germany
Bremen
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Superheroes are always fun.
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27. RPG Item: Necessary Evil Explorer's Edition [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:495]
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But Supervillains are even more fun!
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28. Board Game: X-Men Alert [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:4045]
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Speaking of superheroes... here goes another.ninja
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29. RPG Item: Geisterjäger John Sinclair: Das Abenteuerspiel [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:5179]
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Armed with his wits and a cross, ghost hunter John Sinclair is fighting the battle of good vs evil - with gruesome results and decisions sometimes. Now it's up to you to follow his footsteps and protect mankind from hell's forces.
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30. Board Game: Dust [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1396]
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The Alternate history of post-WWII.
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31. Board Game: World at War: Eisenbach Gap [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:937]
Erich Vereen
United States
Leland
North Carolina
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Studies the possible beginning of WWIII in the late '80s, simply from the firing of a single cannon.
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32. Board Game: Fortress America [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:931]
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Silver Spring
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I'm calling this one close enough as it depicts an alternate "near-future". Think of it as the Red Dawn that never happened with modern weapons never fielded by Coalitions of countries that don't exist invading a Star Wars Defense Initiative wielding U.S. Good stuff.
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33. Board Game: Ogre [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:663]
Mark Saya
United States
Los Angeles
California
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Battling super tanks in 2085 AD. Hmm, not so far off . . .
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34. RPG Item: GURPS Horseclans [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Everett Warren
United States
Marietta
Pennsylvania
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Most of the novels (and thus the game) takes place on Merikah, a post-apocalyptic US controlled by the witchmen (US scientists) and... going by memory here... Ehlhenee? Basically, Greeks that had reverted back to an ancient Hellenic society. Also with a (growing, as time goes by) number of undying folks and a few other tribes and so forth.
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35. Board Game: Great War at Sea: U.S. Navy Plan Crimson [Average Rating:7.94 Unranked]
Matthew Lohse
United States
San Francisco
California
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Ah, the longed for but never fought American-Canadian war... the naval battles on the Great Lakes.
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36. Board Game: War Plan: Crimson [Average Rating:6.49 Unranked]
Matthew Lohse
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Another American-Canadian wargame... this one focusing on the land battles.
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37. Board Game: World at War: Operation Garbo [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
Matthew Lohse
United States
San Francisco
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Another WWIII game, this one focusing on the battles between the Swedish and the Soviets.
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38. Board Game: Nuklear Winter '68 [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:2238]
Matthew Lohse
United States
San Francisco
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Set in an alternative 1968, after WWII went a bit more nuclear.
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39. Board Game: Great War at Sea: U.S. Navy Plan Orange [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:4559]
Matthew Lohse
United States
San Francisco
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No Washington Naval Treaty and a Pacific War in 1931. Close, but still a different world.
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40. Board Game: North German Plain [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:5859]
Matthew Lohse
United States
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Yet another WWIII in Europe game... and my favorite from the S&T series.
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41. RPG Item: Shadowrun [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1562]
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Another classic, set in a not-so-far dystopian future....
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42. Board Game: Car Wars [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:1627]
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Germany
Bremen
Bremen
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Set in the not-to-distant future, this dystopian vision is the pinnacle in road rage.
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43. Board Game: Horus Heresy [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:722]
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Bremen
Bremen
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It's Earth, about 30,000 years from now.
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44. Board Game: Marine: 2002 [Average Rating:5.78 Overall Rank:8026]
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Soviets and USA fight on the surface of the moon.
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45. Board Game: Invasion: America [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:3684]
Darrell Hanning
United States
Jacksonville
Florida
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The inspiration for Fortress America (even the same invading factions!), but a much deeper game.
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46. Board Game: SS Amerika [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:7405]
Darrell Hanning
United States
Jacksonville
Florida
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Hypothetical invasion of the U.S., by Nazi Germany. Scenarios cover various dates, from (IIRC) 1939-on.
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47. Board Game: Objective Moscow: The Death of Soviet Communism [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:5763]
Darrell Hanning
United States
Jacksonville
Florida
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The reverse of the hypothetical Warsaw Pact invasions of western Europe - the invasion of Russia by NATO forces, covered for varying points in time (including the then future).
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48. Board Game: NATO: The Next War in Europe [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:2422]
Darrell Hanning
United States
Jacksonville
Florida
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Warsaw Pact invades Western Europe, in the eighties.
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49. Board Game: The Next War [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:2710]
Darrell Hanning
United States
Jacksonville
Florida
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Warsaw Pact invades Western Europe, in the eighties.
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50. Board Game: Dixie [Average Rating:4.36 Overall Rank:10676]
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United States
Jacksonville
Florida
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Hypothetical second war between the North and South, in the 1930s, based on the assumption that the South won its independence in the first ACW.
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