Oldies but goodies - what have you played recently...that WASN'T published in the last 5 years?
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A simple Geeklist really. In today's "the newer the better" society - or "cult of the new" as it's known on the Geek, the oldies but goodies are all too often forgotten. Well we dug out a few older games this past weekend - mainly because we had short time spans to play (we did play some 7 Wonders though).

Add oldies but goodies you've played recently - perhaps it will inspire other to dig out the forgotten gems too!
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1. Board Game: Diamant [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:633]
Greg Gresik
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This one made a reaapearance thanks to our 7 year old. This has been a favorite of his since last Christmas. Tonight's 4 player affair concluded with me scoring 58, with 56 for my wife and 55 for my eldest. The 7 year old checked in with but 33 - he pressed on a little too often - but a good time was had by all.

In all, this was played at least 4 times this weekend.
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2. Board Game: Loot [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:1655]
Greg Gresik
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This one was brought out by my teenage daughter. We taught the 7 year old, who promplty begged for several more plays. He must have payed attention as he won a 4 player game earlier this morning. This one saw the table 3 times - and we've added a "new" player, so will likely start to see a little more time for lighter times.
 
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3. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:211]
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Played this recently. It's one I try to play multiple times every year. Classic Kramer.
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4. Board Game: Antiquity [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:196]
Harry Readinger
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Busted it out, but there were still new players so I played another "Nice" game. Was still fun, all four people (me included) really had a blast.
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5. Board Game: Winner's Circle [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:687]
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This betting game almost always comes out at Christmas with family. So much fun. Classic Knizia.
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6. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:224]
Clive Lovett
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Finally got to learn and play this classic auction game.
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7. Board Game: Escape from the Hidden Castle [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:2090]
Clive Lovett
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Kramer's simple roll and move game. Playing it with my daughter and her friends.
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8. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:234]
Jordan S.
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Introduced this to family and everyone had a great time. 30 years old and still a great game.
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9. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:262]
Jordan S.
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Got my family (especially my father) hooked on this game recently. Dad wants to know where he can get his own copy.
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10. Board Game: Bucket Brigade [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:4516]
Mark Saya
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Approaching 20 plays of this cute but challenging Knizia from 1998.
Red bear must win!

Also recently twice played Logistico (2003), a colorful pick-up-and-deliver game by Corné van Moorsel (Factory Fun, Powerboats, Streetsoccer), one of my favorite designers.

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11. Board Game: Lord of the Rings [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:717]
Mike Fox
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12. Board Game: Bridge [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:519]
Joe Huber

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Of the last 10 different games I've played, 6 qualify as not having been published in the last 5 years - but that's a mix of 4 published prior to 2008 (in addition to Bridge, Infinity, Fast Food Franchise, and King's Breakfast) and 2 which haven't been published at all.

(The 4 which have been published in the past five years are Power Grid: Factory Manager, The City, Ginkgopolis, and Panic on Wall Street!, FWIW.)

This actually represents an _increased_ focused on new games; of the ten different games I played before this group, only one (Keyflower) was published in the last five years...
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13. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:210]
Steve McIlhatton
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Kicking myself for taking so long to try this one.

Such a clever, simple, elegant game.

Sid Sackson was a genius...
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14. Board Game: Liar's Dice [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:580]
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Simple but escellent bluffing game. Always a good game night starter to get the competitiveness going.
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15. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:116] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
Teemu Laaksonen
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Almost ten years old! Playing with my girlfriend semi-regularly. At the moment I'm waiting for the first expansion, so we get something new to play.
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16. Board Game: Lines of Action [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:2606]
David Molnar
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An old game (1969) on a new board...
 
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17. Board Game: Divine Right [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:2572]
Wendell
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Memoir '44 isn't an oldie. THIS is an oldie - printed in 1979! Very fun game, have played it several times since getting it for Christmas.
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18. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:50]
 
Martin Larouche
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yes... it's already almost 8 years since this was released.

Time flies.
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19. Board Game: Notre Dame [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:217]
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This probably isn't quite five years old as it was published in 2007. I've owned it for years but we just learned it a couple of weeks ago. Fun game. We've only played it three times and I can see a couple of really strong strategies. We'll see if they hold up or not.
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20. Board Game: The Sorcerer's Cave [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:4432]
J. Alan Henning
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1978! My seven year old is really loving this classic dungeon crawler. It's a step up from playing Lego Heroica with him -- next I'm going to see if he can handle Castle Ravenloft.
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21. Board Game: Goa [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:114]
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Last I played Goa and Citadels with some friends.

My main game group has a 10-year rule once a month/6 weeks or so. No one can bring a game newer than 10 years old. As a result I've played lots of Tigris & Euphrates, Union Pacific, Ra, and Catan this year.
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22. Board Game: Kill Doctor Lucky [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:2085]
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Nothing exclusive, but nice, easy and fun game. On of our gaming group bought it recently and 3 plays already.
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23. Board Game: The Mysteries of Peking [Average Rating:5.72 Overall Rank:7216]
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Published in 1988.
This is a game I played a lot as a teenager. And I am very proud that we own this now.
We played it with a friend who was also addicted to this game as a teenager.
 
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24. Board Game: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:611]
Jonathan Harrison
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Total semi-recent plays for all titles I've got to the table within about the last year or so:

127 1867 Crokinole
027 1––– Up and Down the River
008 19–– Take Two (Speed Scrabble)
002 1977 Flat Top
002 1979 Circus Maximus
001 1979 CV
003 1980 Advanced Civilization
001 1982 Rommel in the Desert
001 1984 The Third World War
091 1996 Netrunner
011 1996 Top Race
019 1997 Quoridor
007 1998 Samurai
001 1999 Blue vs. Gray
001 1999 Paths of Glory
019 2000 Carcassonne
018 2000 Citadels
008 2002 Clans
005 2002 Puerto Rico
003 2002 Cannes: Stars, Scripts and Screens
001 2004 Antiquity
019 2005 Glory to Rome
017 2005 Twilight Struggle
008 2005 Fjords
028 2006 Through the Ages
001 2006 Aton
001 2006 Traders of Carthage
176 2007 Race for the Galaxy
027 2007 Biblios
021 2007 Oregon
018 2007 Agricola
007 2007 Brass
007 2007 Notre Dame
004 2007 Neue Heimat
004 2007 Origins: How We Became Human
002 2007 Key Harvest
001 2007 In the Year of the Dragon

I chose Netrunner because it has more F2F plays than any other modern game in this list.
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25. Board Game: In the Shadow of the Emperor [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:874]
Blake Morris
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This size viola da gamba is like a cello with frets. I started playing at age 48.
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The first time I played this (2012) I disliked it. Three plays later I think it's one of the best and most varied strategic Euros. The consensus is that it is great with four, passable with two, not workable with three. Influence, elections, and area control blend into a pleasing whole.
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