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Looking for a deck building game. have played battle tech in the past and nothing seems to be as good. have summoner wars and have seen 30-12,Mage wars. are theses any good.

Lokking for a non CCG game .


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1. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:43]
Jason W
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THis game hits the table at our game group about every week. Its either the opener or closer to the evening. If it is not this game then it is.....
 
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2. Board Game: Ascension: Deckbuilding Game [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:507] [Average Rating:7.04 Unranked]
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My family and I love this deck builder and game play is incredibly easy.
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3. Board Game: Core Worlds [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:528]
Scott Coggins
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Very good deck building game with a drafting and action point allowance mechanic. New expansion looks good as well.
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4. Board Game: DC Comics Deck-Building Game [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:700] [Average Rating:7.02 Unranked]
Jason W
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Newly released but loving the theme. Simpler of the deck building games but again with the theme and the fact that we can play and easily socialize it makes this a winner.
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5. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked]
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While known for lacking in theme compared to the others, it is the granddaddy of them all.
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6. Board Game: Eminent Domain [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:426]
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Very fun and easy to learn. Great deck builder with a sci-fi theme. One of my personal favorites.
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7. Board Game: Heroes of Metro City [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:9430]
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This one is coming soon after a successful funding on Kickstarter. It is very tense, and semi-cooperative (in that everyone loses or there is one winner).
 
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8. Board Game: Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:126] [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
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This is my favorite game right now; it's the only thing I want to play!
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9. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:105]
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I know you're not looking for CCG's, but you may want to check out some of Fantasy Flight's LCG's such as Lord of the Rings or Android: Netrunner.

Both allow for great deckbuilding and a variety of options and scenarios, but without the trappings of a CCG.
 
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10. Board Game: Nightfall [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1339] [Average Rating:6.52 Unranked]
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This is a great deck-building game. It's similar to Dominion, but it's way more fun because of the theme and combat.
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11. Board Game: Penny Arcade: The Game – Gamers vs. Evil [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:2485]
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My gf and I enjoy this deck builder with a sense of humor. With cards like "scrotuum" and "touch wiener" how can you go wrong. There is even a card in the expansion that requires someone to balance a negative vp card on their head until their next turn. If it falls they add it to their deck. Great fun!
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12. Board Game: Puzzle Strike (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:895] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
Guido Gloor
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This and Puzzle Strike Shadows combined, it's the most interactive deckbuilder I know. It uses chips instead of cards, which makes them slightly easier to shuffle, and has the victory mechanisms decoupled from the deck building itself.

See this blog post of mine for a comparison of Puzzle Strike to Dominion:

Face/Off! Puzzle Strike vs. Dominion
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13. Board Game: Quarriors! [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:697] [Average Rating:6.79 Unranked]
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Comes across as too random for me but others have said expansions and or house rules makes it better. If the random factor and balance was dealt with, I would like this one a lot.

Technically a pool of dice builder versus a deck builder.
 
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14. Board Game: Resident Evil Deck Building Game [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1986] [Average Rating:6.54 Unranked]
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This was my first deck builder and enjoy it for its theme.
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15. Board Game: Rune Age [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:884]
Marko Dobranic
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Fantasy deck-builder with 4 scenarios of play (co-op, semi-co-op, race, confict) and 4 different races.
Expansion Rune Age: Oath and Anvil adds new races and new scenarios and makes game even better.
Very easy to learn and play, and lots of fun.
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16. Board Game: Serica: Plains of Dust [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:9860]
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This is a deck builder and card drafter, but there is a limited supply of each card, and only four available for purchase at any time. Enemy cards also appear in the supply, both attacking players and taking a slot from the available cards. Print and Play.
 
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17. Board Game: Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Next Generation [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:2332] [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
Dan Vore
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I love this game. It has a terrible rulebook, but I find the gameplay fun and enjoyable and the cards pretty nice. Plus I love Trek. I have not tried the TOS version, but I hear it is better. It is on my wishlist.
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18. Board Game: Tanto Cuore [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1363] [Average Rating:6.88 Unranked]
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I've heard this is deck building and remarkably similar to Dominion, with a couple of its own unique features.

I watched a couple review videos of this.
Apparently some of the art work is slightly risque and
may understandably put some people off.

But it is deck building - from what I hear.
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19. Board Game: Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:329] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
Fernando Robert Yu
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I just got this late November last year, and I have enjoyed it so much that I have also got the Thunderstone Advance: Caverns of Bane, Thunderstone Advance: Root of Corruption, and Thunderstone Avatars expansions.

The game really gives me the "old school" RPG feel where you level up your characters as well as buy equipment and items in order to give you a chance to fight the monsters. In addition, soloplay is a challenge and is a great experience in itself!
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20. Board Game: Trains [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:377] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
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Harder to find as there is no US distribution yet. Adds route building to add some theme to it. I haven't played it yet, but Dice Tower's positive review has me wanting to try it.
 
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21. Board Game: Wireheads [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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"When two wireheads test their skills against eachother several factors decides the outcome; the ability to learn and adapt fast to changes, flexibility in strategy and tactics when necessary, master of both attack and defense, courage to try the unknown and wits to outsmart the other combatant."
- Enigma, also known as TripWire (Legendary Y-Gen wirehead)

Wireheads is a two-player deck building game set in a cyberspace environment. Players takes the role of a wirehead. Each character in the game has different strengths and abilities. Wireheads connect to the virtual world through an interface which may be upgraded or loaded with powerful software to be better prepared for the unknown.

Wireheads is unpublished but you can download the files and print the cards in order to play it.
 
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