Battle between similar games: which is best?
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Ok, I need to keep track of my ever-growing collection.
It's getting out of hand. The closet doesn't close anymore.
There's no shelf-space left to pile up boxes.
In short: I have to pick my games carefuly and thus I need your help to
pick the better one of thse dynamic duo's.

So, be harsh. Pick one of the two to praise, the other to
throw on the ground and step on it. Make it easy for me to
pick the one that outshines the other.

So here we go....
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1. Board Game: Lost Valley [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1341]
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Game-duo 1: Lost Valley VS goldland

This one looks so much fun. I just love the visuals.
Somehow they are at least for me far more charming than
that of it's twin brother "Goldland", not because they are more professional (far from it) but because they radiate a sort of naieve cosiness....do I make sense? No....? Though so.
Anyway, it looks like it has some very clever mechanics.
 
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2. Board Game: Goldland [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1768]
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Maybe it's the visual lay-out of the squares but somehow this looks a bit more abstract and less dominated by it's theme.
Oh yes...did I tell you I love theme in a game?
 
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3. Board Game: Risk 2210 A.D. [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1056]
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Game-duo 2: Risk 2210 VS Nexus Ops

Yes, make fun of me. Realy...I don't care
I love Risk. Maybe it's nostalgia (it was the first game that fired my interest in boardgames) but I think it's one of those
games that somehow doesn't get old if played, and only when..played with the right group of people.
This one is considered the ultimate Risk-variant/version.
 
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4. Board Game: Nexus Ops [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:354]
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And then Avalon Hill published this similar themed game...basicaly a light mixture between Risk and Axis & Allies...
The rules-set is certainly lighter and the game shorter, but if this results in an inferior or superior game-experience...you tell me.
 
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5. Board Game: Space Hulk [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:452]
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Game-duo 3: Space Hulk 1st edition VS 2nd edition

First edition might look visualy inferior, some claim the rules-set is still the better one. Is this true?
In what sense is it superior?
 
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6. Board Game: Space Hulk [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:452]
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I like the idea using special dice to resolve combat.
Visualy it realy outshines it's younger brother.
But like we all know, it's all about gameplay.
So is this realy inferior?
 
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7. Board Game: The Fury of Dracula [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1616]
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Game-duo 4: Fury of Dracula 1987 version VS 2005 version

I just love the look of the old edition.
It might not have the polish of the fancy FFG treatment, but it just oozes character.
The map-based deduction somehow seems more interesting and themed than the card-driven mechnic of the new version. But of course, I can be totaly wrong.
 
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8. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (second edition) [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:414]
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Aaah the sweet lure of luxuous graphics and a bigger map.
No, I won't give in...I love that small box of the original....aargh...but those lovely cards...no, I won't give in...that's just icing on a cake....

No realy, is this version more streamlined than the older supposedly more "fiddly" version?
 
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9. Board Game: Pueblo [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1051]
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Pueblo vs. Aztec

Which one would you recommend? Which one is heavier? How are they different?
 
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10. Board Game: Aztec [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:8422]
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Aztec. How would you compare this to Pueblo?
 
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11. Board Game: Aztec [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:8422]
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Aztec. How would you compare this to Pueblo?
 
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