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Sean Tipping
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Hi! I'm wanting to get into board games as a hobby and at some point design my own but for now any suggestions as to some less linear options out there?

So far Xia seems deep and interesting
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Keith B
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Terraforming Mars
 
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On the Euro front, Uwe Rosenburgh's games are described as sandbox stlye, especially:

Caverna: The Cave Farmers
Le Havre
Ora et Labora
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John Burt
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Research Uwe Rosenberg's bigger post Agricola games. Nearly all of them are sandboxes. My personal favorite is Fields of Arle, though his newest game, A Feast for Odin might take that spot.
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If you want no sci-fi, then Merchants & Marauders are perfect.
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The undisputed King O' the Sandbox is this guy: Phil Eklund.

Almost any of his games would be great: High Frontier, BIOS Megafauna, Pax XXX, Lords of the YYYY, Neanderthal, Greenland, Origins, etc., etc., etc.

Beware though, they are not the easiest to assimilate the first time through but oh so worth it.
 
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Joris Karpavicius
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love Merchants & Marauders but Xia: Legends of a Drift System might be better
as for euros they're great but point salad
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Sean Tipping
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Thanks for all the great suggestions! Can't wait to get my first non-casual board game xD! Odin one looks great.
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May be a bit early in your board game journey, but Magic Realm is a fantatic sandbox style game.
 
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Sean Tipping
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Thanks for the suggestion!
 
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