Top 10 Games I Want to Try Someday
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Ok this list is now almost three years old. I haven't been updating them as much as I should, but I do my best! You'll notice my tastes tend to lean toward non traditional wargames and strategy game for the most part. The more obscure, the more curious I get. Of course there has to be something interesting to me!
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1. Board Game: Assyrian Wars [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:8124]
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An upcoming card driven wargame set in the ancient world this game looks very interesting. Unfortunatly the graphics look pretty bad so I can't bring myself to pre-order it. We'll see how it turns out first...
 
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2. Board Game: Rise and Fall [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:6152]
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Notice a trend yet? I like history, and I'm a sucker for an ancients theme. This looks interesting... heavy, can play with 6 players and is relativly unknown (I like a good mystery). I'll be keeping my eye out for this
 
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3. Board Game: The Siege of Jerusalem (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:2223]
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Just got this new in shrink. I'm not usually a big wargame buff, but this just looked right up my ally and I remember wathing people play the really old version years ago thinking that I had to play this one day. Looking forward to trying it out.
 
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4. Board Game: Empires of the Middle Ages [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:2500]
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This old game gets great rateings and it sounds like something I'd like. I'm anxious to test out the new version that is coming out soon.
 
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5. Board Game: Pax Romana [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:1688]
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Ahhh the love-hate relationship I have with Berg games. Every so often he gets it right, so here is me hopeing! Any "playable" game that covers this sort of vast timeframe makes me nervous.... but we will see.
 
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6. Board Game: Carthage: The First Punic War [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:2782]
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Another Berg game - but this one I'm much more enthused about. His Rise of the Roman Republic was a very interesting game marred by excessive chrome (as usual) but still - good enough for me to enjoy playing and recommend. The rumor on this one is that the crazy chrome has been tuned down (or made less fiddly), the scenerios vaster and the rulebook improved. I have a copy in my hands and I really want to give it a go!
 
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7. Board Game: Epic of the Peloponnesian War [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:9587]
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A Wargame with cards that isn't a card driven game. The history here and the examples of play I've read so far have made me really want to try this one. Clash of Arms is taking it's sweet time in releasing it, but I'm looking forward to trying it.

Interesting side note - This is the sort of game I don't mind pre-ordering. I don't think anyone I know will ever order it and I relish the chance to discover a hidden gem. That and I'm a theme sucker - put out a good looking game that looks like it could be good about the subjects I love and well... you probably have an instant customer . Obviously if the game is a stinker I'm stuck trying to pawn off the game... but we'll see.
 
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8. Board Game: Hellenes: Campaigns of the Peloponnesian War [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:1866]
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I've always enjoyed Hammer of the Scots and recently I have been trying to cram in more plays of Crusader Rex so this really is a no brainer for me. I love the theme (Peloponnesian War - a hobby on the side for me) and the track record of the block games from colombia have been outstanding.
 
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9. Board Game: Russia Besieged [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:4221]
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I've been very impressed with L2 - playable and great looking games. This grabbed my interest because of the subject matter. One day...
 
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10. Board Game: Iberos [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:11247]
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I've owned this game for way too long. I've talked to a few who have played it and liked it...
Now to just find an opponent...
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