What is the most beautifully rendered game?
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For me, one of the major selling points when thinking about purchasing a game is how beautifully it is illustrated and well-crafted the pieces are. With this in mind, which game is the best looking game? Or, which game was so attractive in its packaging and pieces that you were persuaded to buy it?
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1. Board Game: Carcassonne: Wheel of Fortune [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:1493] [Average Rating:7.07 Unranked]
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Believe it or not, I find the in-game art and pleasantly-old-fashioned wooden pieces of Carcassonne: Wheel of Fortune simple and elegantly appealing. One could say the same about any Carcassonne base set, but I especially enjoy how well the Wheel of Fortune is rendered.

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2. Board Game: Takenoko [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:216]
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Bought Takenoko knowing nothing about it, mainly because the components were so beautiful (not to mention kawaii).
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3. Board Game: Kill the Overlord [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:5842]
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Love these cards.
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4. Board Game: Napoleon's Triumph [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:408]
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I own and love plenty of games that have lots of chrome - Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game with its great-looking minis, Ghost Stories with its impressive illustrations, Cyclades with an astounding look ... but this one stands out.

It has a simple and understated elegance, every piece is just right. The metal flagpoles, the perfectly matching stickers, the huge, unobtrusive yet informative map mounted on thick, solid cardboard, the honest feel of the wooden blocks - it's a piece of art.



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5. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:53]
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beautiful art work on board, cards. Wood bits.
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6. Board Game: Medici [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:453]
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Definitely not the American version, which is butt-ugly, but this lovely French version. (PS: if you have this version and want colored stickers to make your ship movers more colorful, geek mail me with an address. Free to US. And next few days to France as ill be able to post them from Paris next week)
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7. Board Game: Dungeon Petz [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:144]
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I love the artwork from Dungeon Petz and Dungeon Lords and not only the artwork as the games are really great as well.
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8. Board Game: Keyflower [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:44]
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Love the artwork from the Key-series!
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9. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:564] [Average Rating:6.99 Unranked]
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I really enjoy artwork in this game. All the photos of zombie people and heroes. Well thought out and certainly looks like scenes from horror movie (or maybe even real life in some dark imaginable future after apocalypse).
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10. Board Game: Tobago [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:395]
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A really beautiful game
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11. Board Game: Niagara [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1129]
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This is probably the only game I have bought simply because its beauty wowed me so completely. Those sparkling gems, the waterfall, the 3D look to it, the canoes... it's a gorgeous looking game.
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12. Board Game: War of the Ring Collector's Edition [Average Rating:8.63 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.63 Unranked]
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Behold the holy grail of most beautiful games!!
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13. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:43]
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I like the artwork in 7 Wonders. thumbsup
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14. Board Game: San Marco [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:542]
 
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San Marco has always been my favorite board art. I've thought about buying a copy just to frame the board and hang it on the wall.
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15. Board Game: The Road to Canterbury [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:1811]
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No single picture can do justice to the beauty of this game's artwork. Everything from the money tokens to the cards is beautifully done. It really shines with three players, although it works for two. The best-looking game in my collection!
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16. Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:152]
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Best evar
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