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Themistoklis Dakanalis
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I have not any miniatures game in my collection and I am planning to buy one soon. However, since my main gaming partner is my wife I am looking for something family friendly / euro style miniatures game.

Any suggestions?
 
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Warhammer Battle for Vedros: Starter Set looks to be pretty fun (very simplified Warhammer 40K rules), pretty cheap, and expandable. Not sure what would qualify as family-friendly: in my house it means no nudity, sex, or excessive language; this set is actually designed to get kids into the hobby so it should be ok. I plan to pick it up soon.

If a fantasy theme appeals to you more than sci-fi (or you prefer hammers to guns), you could also try the cheap Warhammer Age of Sigmar intro set: Warhammer: Age of Sigmar – Storm of Sigmar, also expandable. As far as the family-friendliness, however, the Sigmar bad guys are all about bloodlust whereas the 40K orks are just good ol'-fashion war-crazed killers.
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By saying family friendly I mean, in addition to what Charles mentioned, no war games.
 
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Maybe High Heavens. It's worth a look to see if it might be of interest.
 
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I think "miniature game" has two distinct meanings for this site.

For some people it's the traditional meaning, ie, games that can only be played with minatures. Typically tactical battles, where line of sight can be very literal. Increasingly though it's things like to base to base and the value of the miniature is to hold a very definte point a map.

Increasingly, people use it to mean a game with production values that got out of hand. Not red and blue pawns, but differently shaped lumps of gray plastic.

I think there are very few true miniature games that aren't war games. There are increasing numbers of games with miniatures that are family friendly though. None I've played that I'd particularly recommend though.
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Mice and Mystics was the first game that came to mind.

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How about either of:The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac or The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus
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Zouave wrote:
Mice and Mystics was the first game that came to mind.



Or even Tail Feathers.
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Zouave wrote:
Mice and Mystics was the first game that came to mind.




...which is, in a cute way, for a big part a war game.
 
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matthean wrote:


Or even Tail Feathers.


This was the first one that came to mind for me.
 
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Mad Math wrote:
Zouave wrote:
Mice and Mystics was the first game that came to mind.




...which is, in a cute way, for a big part a war game.


By what definition of war game?
 
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cormor321 wrote:

By what definition of war game?


Well, to be more precise I mean a peaceful theme.
 
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FlashFlood52 wrote:


The theme is OK but I would rather something more strategic.
 
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There musts be a set of miniatures war game rules with either role-playing elements or you can do other things in it than justs hitting other miniatures, so dose anybody know a set which you could simple drop the combat rules.

For example, I own a set of the role-playing game rules; Call of Cthulhu. I always through if you droped the Mythos background you could use them to run a Agatha Christie based game.
 
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Mad Math wrote:
Zouave wrote:
Mice and Mystics was the first game that came to mind.




...which is, in a cute way, for a big part a war game.


At best it is a fantasy themed combat game, which is hardly a war game.
 
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If fantasy themed monster-slaying is ok, Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) has a gob of great looking minis and has tons of expansion. If pre-painted appeals to you and fighting (knocking out vs. killing is better), you could do worse that Krosmaster: Arena. You could even try one of the cheap 2-figure "duel pack" sets like Krosmaster: Arena – Duel Pack 1 to test the waters.
 
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Maybe Raptor? It does not have a war theme and has miniatures. Granted it is not a true miniatures.

Also Spector Ops has very detailed miniatures, but once again not many.
 
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FlashFlood52 wrote:


Also search on "non-violent miniatures game".

TMP: http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=319880
BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/586914/any-non-violent-mini...

fwiw, Various racing games use miniatures. Disney, My Little Pony, and various "girls" games have detailed figures, though not the man-dollies. Sports games are not considered violent by some people.

Scythe *looks* like a combat game, but much of it is posturing and positioning, rather than actual warfare.
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My wife and I have played and loved Robo Rally for many years.
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Wow... miniature games and "no war" is an odd request.

That's kinda like asking for meatless sausage (it can be done, but the results are less than enviable.)

Maybe My Little Pony Rainbow Magic?

It has no war, and is has some nice miniatures.
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Specter Ops
Tokaido as deluxe edition or buy minis separately
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matthean wrote:
Mad Math wrote:
Zouave wrote:
Mice and Mystics was the first game that came to mind.




...which is, in a cute way, for a big part a war game.


At best it is a fantasy themed combat game, which is hardly a war game.


Agreed, but reading between the lines in OP's first and second post, I dare call this a war game in the sence that this is not a game that qualifies for the OP.

Nothing more, nothing less.
 
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