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Robert Thurman
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Someone recommend me a game that:

-is 2 player/or more
-involves eliminating the other player/players
-has a modular board
-has no violence or gore whatsoever
-no mythological themes or mythological creatures(things similar to pokemon/digimon are okay, as they don't use spells)

Thanks for all your help
 
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How does one eliminate players without violence?
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Maybe trap them, or something like this. I think Robert try to find a game with miniatures for children. Unfortunately I do not know any.
 
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Are you talking about games that use miniatures (like Descent: Journeys in the Dark)? or table top miniature games (like Warhammer)?

Any games can have minis added to them (well - many games can). I might be easier to find a game that fits your requirements and then add minis as you see fit.

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You might look at Fuzzy Heroes and related games. This is a miniatures game to be played with stuffed animals, so there is no board, and the figures are only as mythological as the plushies you already own. IIRC the combat outcomes aren't described in any more violent terms than a little loosened stitching and such, although I don't own the game myself and can't confirm that. And I suppose a little parental (I assume) bowlderizing wouldn't be difficult.

(Of course, you aren't intended to actually damage the stuffed animals: that's just the description of the battle's aftermath.)
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Bwian wrote:
You might look at Fuzzy Heroes

It can't possibly get any less violent than that laugh
 
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/69279/checkerboard-do...
 
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How about Heroclix (Marvel or DC)

None of the super powered folks ever die. They just get ko'ed!

Very kid friendly and you can easily modify the rules to fit your needs. Besides, how can anyone resist having a knock out type battle
between Doc. Ock and Spiderman?!
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Would the new Wiz-War (eighth edition) work?
 
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iamwilly wrote:
Someone recommend me a game that:

-is 2 player/or more
-involves eliminating the other player/players
-has a modular board
-has no violence or gore whatsoever
-no mythological themes or mythological creatures(things similar to pokemon/digimon are okay, as they don't use spells)


I too am unsure whether you mean "board game with miniatures" or "miniatures game". I'm leaning towards "board game with miniatures" though because you mentioned "has a modular board" and a miniatures game typically has no board at all. It just has a tabletop surface, which is of course infinitely modular. However, I know much less about these so I'll talk about actual miniatures games.

There are lots of different themes available, it's not difficult to avoid fantasy/magic ones even though those are quite popular.

I do want to point out three possible issues in your request though:
1. Pretty much all minis games use violence. They are games about things fighting other things. That doesn't necessarily mean things die, as in the superhero example, but knocking someone out is still violent.

2. Several things like Superpowers, dragons breathing fire, etc.., or even enhanced technology are functionally equivalent to spells. All are just shorthand for "something ordinary people can't do".

3. Most actual minis games are optimized for 2p. Doesn't mean you can't have a third player, but it may be a little odd.

I'm imagining this is probably for kids since you mention Pokemon, etc... which means you may want to avoid metal minis for breakage reasons.

I'd probably look first at Monsterpocalypse, then something like Heroclix. If you DO want metal minis, then Pulp City - which is a superhero themed minis game.

Monsterpocalypse is basically like a Godzilla movie in game form. Giant monsters stomp around a city flattening buildings and beating up each other. It's violent, but somewhat comic violence and not gory at all.
 
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This is the second IDENTICAL thread he's started in less than a week! In the last one, with the SAME question, someone linked to another thread he posted before (again, with the same question). Sorry, but people obviously can't help you and you are never happy with the replies you get. Enough already.
 
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Might as well try Formula Dé or it's newer incarnation Formula D. Car racing game with little plastic car models. The only violent bit is when you crash.
 
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Robert, could you please clarify what you mean by "no violence or gore whatsoever" The Pokemon example confuses me, as that is essentially a game about gangs of 10 year old runaways competing in dogfights. Its incredibly violent, so as I said, I'm confused.

Here's last week's very similar question: Easy miniature battle game?
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Before everyone gets too involved here, I suggest checking out this thread:

http://boardgamegeek.com/article/8519871#8519871

Anyhow...

What you're asking for seems to be more like a thought exercise than an actual question, especially considering the lack of player examples and vague generalities of what you don't want.

Sure, you might be able to find something that fits your criteria, but you're effectively asking for the best chocolate cake recipe that doesn't include flour, baking powder/soda, and cocoa.

You're passing up a lot of great games, assuming you're actually looking for something. IMO, you'd be much better off finding a game that's GOOD, and censoring/adjusting the thematic content. Spells become special skills or powers. "Killing" becomes "elimination."

I see no reason why you couldn't take something like Heroscape, cut off the swords, and pretend they're just challenging each other to a game a of rock-paper-scissors.
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Heroscape, but be picky about which figures you buy/choose? For example, is an orc riding a dinosaur allowed? Dragons? Vikings? The main drawback with Heroscape is the limited availability these days, but it is a great game for anyone aged about 7 and upwards IMO.

Though the "No mythological figures", "no spells" and "no violence" stipulations makes it something of a challenge to suggest *any* miniatures game which includes player elimination.
 
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Forbidden Island (and a little imagination?).
 
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timlillig wrote:
Robert, could you please clarify what you mean by "no violence or gore whatsoever" The Pokemon example confuses me, as that is essentially a game about gangs of 10 year old runaways competing in dogfights. Its incredibly violent, so as I said, I'm confused.

Here's last week's very similar question: Easy miniature battle game?


I remember the Anime RPG Big Eyes, Small Mouth, finally made a Pokemon style monster fighting game, after saying they didn't like the genre but the requests were too numerous. They called it Cute and Fuzzy Seizure Monsters .
 
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Escape from Monster island is a game of giant monster fights, with expansions covering Human armies and Aliens saucers as well. It is about fighting, but we were using a 6 inch godzilla toy, and human armies made up of Axis & Allies tanks. No board though, we used a table, and a lot of paper buildings.
 
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Shadow Hunters is a good one.
 
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RDewsbery wrote:
Heroscape, but be picky about which figures you buy/choose? For example, is an orc riding a dinosaur allowed? Dragons? Vikings? The main drawback with Heroscape is the limited availability these days, but it is a great game for anyone aged about 7 and upwards IMO.

Though the "No mythological figures", "no spells" and "no violence" stipulations makes it something of a challenge to suggest *any* miniatures game which includes player elimination.


Maybe a "make friends" Heroscape variant. The goal is for your miniatures to get up close to others and "make friends" with them by rolling more happy red faces then blue shields. Once you place enough red "love" tokens on a figure, they are out of the game because they have to go get dressed for Sunday dinner.

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iamwilly wrote:
Someone recommend me a game that:

-is 2 player/or more
-involves eliminating the other player/players
-has a modular board
-has no violence or gore whatsoever
-no mythological themes or mythological creatures(things similar to pokemon/digimon are okay, as they don't use spells)

Thanks for all your help


Sorry what I meant is no gore, or violence involving weapons,
Stuff like Pokemon, Digimon, MonsterApocalypse , BattleBall, or anything with Robots, dinosaurs, bugs, creatures(non-mythical) are fine

 
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iamwilly wrote:
Someone recommend me a game that:

-is 2 player/or more
-involves eliminating the other player/players
-has a modular board
-has no violence or gore whatsoever
-no mythological themes or mythological creatures(things similar to pokemon/digimon are okay, as they don't use spells)


I too am unsure whether you mean "board game with miniatures" or "miniatures game". I'm leaning towards "board game with miniatures" though because you mentioned "has a modular board" and a miniatures game typically has no board at all. It just has a tabletop surface, which is of course infinitely modular. However, I know much less about these so I'll talk about actual miniatures games.

There are lots of different themes available, it's not difficult to avoid fantasy/magic ones even though those are quite popular.

I do want to point out three possible issues in your request though:
1. Pretty much all minis games use violence. They are games about things fighting other things. That doesn't necessarily mean things die, as in the superhero example, but knocking someone out is still violent.

2. Several things like Superpowers, dragons breathing fire, etc.., or even enhanced technology are functionally equivalent to spells. All are just shorthand for "something ordinary people can't do".

3. Most actual minis games are optimized for 2p. Doesn't mean you can't have a third player, but it may be a little odd.

I'm imagining this is probably for kids since you mention Pokemon, etc... which means you may want to avoid metal minis for breakage reasons.

I'd probably look first at Monsterpocalypse, then something like Heroclix. If you DO want metal minis, then Pulp City - which is a superhero themed minis game.

Monsterpocalypse is basically like a Godzilla movie in game form. Giant monsters stomp around a city flattening buildings and beating up each other. It's violent, but somewhat comic violence and not gory at all.


Tabletop game would be just as good, and I have no problem with killing/defeating characters, just no gore or horror, and no mystical stuff, spells, shamans, demons, witches, vampires, etc.

Having said that, I still like monsters like you would get in Monsterpocalypse, Pokemon, Digimon, or Monster Ranchers.

I also like robots like transformers, or other.
But I am really looking forward to an easier miniature game(wheither board or tabletop) and not to expensive either(no more then $100)

I also like trading, betting, waging, card drafting in the game, but it does not matter.

I would love a game with animals, but does not matter,
also something similar to the pc game The Settlers or Age of Empires where you have to gather resources and battle using armys and stuff.

When I say Gory I mean no marines, for me roman infantry is okay though, that's just my taste is all.

Thanks for all your help guys
 
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iamwilly wrote:


Tabletop game would be just as good, and I have no problem with killing/defeating characters, just no gore or horror, and no mystical stuff, spells, shamans, demons, witches, vampires, etc.

Having said that, I still like monsters like you would get in Monsterpocalypse, Pokemon, Digimon, or Monster Ranchers.

I also like robots like transformers, or other.
But I am really looking forward to an easier miniature game(wheither board or tabletop) and not to expensive either(no more then $100)

I also like trading, betting, waging, card drafting in the game, but it does not matter.

I would love a game with animals, but does not matter,
also something similar to the pc game The Settlers or Age of Empires where you have to gather resources and battle using armys and stuff.

When I say Gory I mean no marines, for me roman infantry is okay though, that's just my taste is all.

Thanks for all your help guys


This may seem like the stupid, obvious answer... but have you seen Catan? That seems to hit exactly the criteria you're looking for.
 
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Age of Mythology: The Boardgame?

I have yet to play it, but you gather resources to build up your army so you can fight other players, which gives you more resources. You also build buildings.
 
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Bipf wrote:
Age of Mythology: The Boardgame?

I have yet to play it, but you gather resources to build up your army so you can fight other players, which gives you more resources. You also build buildings.


Looks like a perfect game except for the mythological creatures and gods.
 
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