How I Ended Up With an Awesome Game Group
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A few months ago myself and three friends started a weekly game group. We meet at the same place every Thursday, I bring a few different games each week and we pick a couple to play.

We've all played games together before, but usually in a much more social setting.

Our weekly gathering is more focused an "hardcore" gaming. I know these guys will try any game that I bring and probably enjoy it, which is a great thing for an aspiring collector/gamer such as myself. Almost every "designer" board game I own has made it to the table since we started these weekly sessions !

There is still one or two games I own that we have yet to play on our Thursday night group. We'll get to those eventually.

If you have any suggestions of games that we might just love to death, feel free to add items to this list.


Without further ado, I dedicate this geeklist to our new found group, long may we run !
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1. Board Game: Cyclades [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:138]
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One of the first games we played. Everyone really likes this, including myself. We've probably gotten 5 or 6 plays of this in so far. I think each of us has won this at least once.

A pretty light game overall, but with a decent amount of strategy. A well written rulebook made this super easy to learn.

Bonus point: You get to say "Unleash the Kraken!"
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2. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:43]
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We've played this a few times, it makes for a great filler game. The first play or two was a bit slow, as usually happens with this game due to all the different icons involved. Since then, everyone has gotten a firm grasp on the game and it goes quickly, as it should.

It often ends up as an arms race, as some people have difficulty passing up those awesome looking red cards. Even though I've won without dominating the military, instead utilizing the massive point gain possible with Science, the red cards still remain the hottest choice.

Bonus Point: I get to play it smart by correctly pronouncing "caravanserai".
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3. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:333]
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Another great filler game. I love the mechanics of this game. The difference between our weekly group and the weekend social gaming is very evident with this game. We're way more cutthroat !

Bonus Point: Awesome Artwork !
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4. Board Game: Ninjato [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:657]
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Purchased this soon after we started our weekly group. I wanted something new and fun that would add a bit of a challenge. Everyone loved it ! We play this one at least once or twice every few weeks.

One of the better games I've played. A variety of strategies on how to win. The rulebook is also one of the best I've seen.

Bonus Point: Yelling "Bonzai"
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5. Board Game: Road Kill Rally [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:2591]
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Played this one a couple times. I'm not super crazy about this one, but it's good for some laughs. Everyone seems to like it about the same as I do. It hasn't received any requests for replays in several weeks as we are having more fun with other, better games.


Bonus Point: Tossing a grenade into the car beside you is always fun !
 
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6. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:205]
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One of the greats. Everyone simply loves this game. How could you not ? We've only played a couple times though, due to the length of time it takes. It's due for a return to the table very soon, and is requested fairly often.

A game that everyone should try at least once. I love action point mechanic games. The components are top notch. The theme is spot on.


Bonus Point: Pirate Speak. Arrrr!
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7. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:349]
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A game that I've had forever, and played a bunch. I've always enjoyed this one. We only played it once, went over okay. It'll hit the table again, some day.


The randomness of the card draw coupled with the craziness of the actual resolution of played cards makes it difficult to say there is a lot of strategy here. But it's fun.


Bonus Point: Who doesn't enjoy pushing their opponents into a bottomless pit ?
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8. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:192] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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We only have one game of this in, but it went well and everyone liked it. I think it's a great game. I also think that our level of "mastery" isn't exactly top notch. Yet. Further plays should develop our skills. This is next in line for the first play at our next meetup.

A great game all around. I just love the way variable powers are matched up randomly with variable races, allowing for a ton of possiblities. I'm looking into an expansion, but I'm not sure which one would be the best next step.

Bonus Point: It's a wargame !
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9. Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:749]
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One of my favorites. We only have one play of this in, again due to the length of time involved. Everyone really liked it though, and we ran late the night we played this because we just had to see who would win ! I can't wait for the upcoming expansion to come out.

A thoroughly enjoyable romp. Flying Frog is a fantastic company !

Bonus Point: Getting the Adventure Plane, not because you need it, but because you want it !
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10. Board Game: Runebound (Second Edition) [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:717]
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We played this one last week. I figured it would be well received, as the other guys all play Skyrim. It was. I house ruled the amount of XP needed to get the "level ups" in order to make it go a bit faster. We still ended up house ruling the movement in the last hour to speed things up even further. I'll be looking for a expansion for this... so many to choose from !

One of the players came up with his own variant which we also used. The "bounty" variant. I posted it to the game threads, and lo and behold, it got some good feedback ! Another reason why I am lucky to have such a great group.

Bonus Point: The Bounty Variant. On undefeated challenges, we added extra gold to the reward for each player knocked out by that challenge. It was suggested in the game threads to use the challenge level to determine how much gold was added, which is another great idea !
 
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11. Board Game: Space Alert [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:160]
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My newest addition. We played for the first time last night and had a blast ! I don't see this game making it with the "weekend gamers". As has been said, you have to have the right group for this one. We'll probably play this again next week. We did great on the simulator, but have yet to survive an actual mission...

A frenzied and chaotic game. Lots of tension, lots of laughs.

Bonus Point: Taking time to look out the window while everything around you is coming apart at the seams! (Even if you didn't mean to.)
 
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12. Board Game: Space Dealer [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1720]
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This one should be arriving with the fat man in the red suit. Another space game ! Eager to try this one out as soon as possible.
 
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