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Billy Compton
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Ok, this is my first GeekList.. so if anything doesn't look right, don't shoot me, just let me know.
I will soon be buying some new games. Help me figure out which ones I need to get. I'd also like to get a game or two to play with my wife who really doesn't like most games, so help here is needed. She does like Knizia's Lord of the Rings and Friends and Foes, and is a big Tolkien fan. She also played the LOTR: The Search game with me and found it ok. She likes the Moods game too, although I find it so-so.
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1. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:84]
Billy Compton
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I have read great things about this one. I love wargames and tolkien so this is a no brainer to me. Now if I can just get the wife interested in this one too. She loves Tolkien, but the war game aspect of it will probably turn her off. Besides, my other gaming buddies will jump on this one too.
 
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2. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:114] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
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I've played this one a time or two, and although simple, it is a lot of fun and quick to play!
 
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3. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:132] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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From what I've seen mentioned, the girls like this one. Maybe this one is a good one for the wife.. but she balked at the Mayfair EXPRESS train card game and hasn't even played it. So maybe the train element will throw her off.
 
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4. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:204]
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I think Hive is a pretty super two-player game. I plan on buying this one and playing it when we get tired of Lost Cities.

Plus, the bits are great, especially for a self-published game.
 
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5. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:234]
 
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I think the wife just might like this one. I've played a game or two of Puerto Rico, but this one is similar and all cards.
 
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6. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:293]
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This is a very fun game. My wife and I play like it a lot and sometimes the choices you have to make can be agonizing. Get it and you're guaranteed to have a great time. Also, it works well with 4. Each person has four cards and you work in teams of 2 without letting your teammate know what you have in your hand.
 
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7. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #1 [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:429]
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An additional option to consider besides BoH. Whole new approach to rules learning. Very accessible. Retail $24.
 
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8. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:433]
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If she likes LOTR this is a must buy! So much better than the Search it's not even funny. I even liked it quite a lot better than Knizia's other LOTR. The Deluxe edition is coming out soon but I'm not sure how necessary that one is or if it just adds unneeded complexity.

This one is cheap too! Probably $15 or so online.
 
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9. Board Game: World of Warcraft: The Boardgame [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1202]
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So, what are the initial impressions on this one? Has anyone played a demo of this at a convention? It hasn't been released yet, right?
 
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10. Board Game: Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:1804] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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Ok, time for my grognard feelings to step up. I LOVE tactical level wargames, and this one just looks awesome. I've ran through the example of play at http://www.locknloadgame.com/ and the system looks good. AND as a PLUS, it comes with a VASSAL mod to play over the internet!
 
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11. Board Game: Dungeoneer: Tomb of the Lich Lord [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:2722]
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Another card based game. Since I like fantasy dungeon delving, ala Warhammer Quest, I think this one I'll like too. Faster play is what I'm looking at. Warhammer Quest takes too long.
I'm looking to buy several of these.
 
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12. Board Game: Runebound (First Edition) [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:3060]
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I'm an old RPG'er too... so this one appeals to me as well. I have played Warhammer Quest and the likes and I think this one will be right up my alley. I'm looking to buy the second edition and several expansions.
 
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13. Board Game: Star Fleet Battle Force [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:5089]
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The wife and I are somewhat Trek fans. I love the old modern naval battles too, and I hear this game using the same mechanics.
 
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