Expanding My Boardgaming Horizons
John
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I created an id here on BGG back in mid July looking to really get involved in gaming. This place is really wonderful, lots of action and always interesting reading and learning.

So from there I started picking up some of the old Avalon Hill classics and looking into some of their not so well know titles. As I moved around BGG I became interested in other types of games and publishers and moving into games I would not have given the time of day to back in July.

I recently joined a gaming group and everything has really fallen into place as I can play what I enjoy and try new games that would not be on my rader otherwise. These folks are really a great bunch of new friends.So here is my somewhat diverse list of games.
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1. Board Game: Antiquity [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:202]
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I played this the first time I attended by new gaming group night. This is not a game I would go out and buy however It was interesting and very tense and a solid strategy game. Made a bunch of mistakes and ended up out of wood on filling up my second city with freshly dug graves each turn. Driving home I vowed to seek revenge the next time we play this game.
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2. Board Game: Biblios [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:293]
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This was the first game we played at gaming night. I must say is was a lot of fun. Looking forward to playing this again and adding to my Christmas list.
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3. Board Game: The Longest Day [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:2713]
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I noticed this on BGG on a Monster Geeklist and was fascinated by it, bought it soon afterward and enjoy everything about the game. OK, maybe I won't play the campaign game but playing the scenarios solo is terrific.I plan on using the Jedi mind trick to get this to the table when my group meets again!
 
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4. Board Game: TurfMaster [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:1386]
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This is another game not on my rader until bumping into it on BGG. Never played any racing games before but could not get this game out of my mind. I ended up going through the hassle of ordering it from Germany. Turfmaster is now one of my favorite games, the unequaled king of the Horse racing games. This game contains the best components of just about any game on the market, truly outstanding playing pieces.
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5. Board Game: Terrible Swift Sword [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:2736]
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Another Monster that caught my eye, just received it and working through the rule book now. This might be a solo experience, great looking map and box cover artwork.
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6. Board Game: Tomb [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:2372] [Average Rating:6.34 Unranked]
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Played this last night and really enjoyed it, reminded me of the days long ago when my wife and I would put the kids to bed and play Heroquest until the wee hours. I want to play again soon and hope to get it at some point. My game last night was going well until I walked into a room containing two powerful monsters that all but wiped out my group of adventurers sending my running back to the inn.
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7. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:64] [Average Rating:7.81 Unranked]
 
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One of the guys brought this to gaming night and we all had a lot of fun playing. How did I do? Let's just say I am no Luke Skywalker and the Force was not with me.
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8. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:31]
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This seemed like an interesting game, have not played it yet.
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9. Board Game: Amateurs to Arms! [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:3296]
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I was happy to see this game on BBG because I read the book and am I big fan of the author, the late Colonel John Elting.Played it two weeks ago and loved it. Took total control of the Great Lakes until my buddy captured Albany and is now on my doorstep!looking forward to finishing the game, down with the British!
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