Area Control Games: Your favourites and why
The BGG page for the area control category describes it as follows:
The Area Control mechanic typically awards control of an area to the player that has the majority of units or influence in that area. As such, it can be viewed as a sub-category of Auction/Bidding in that players can up their "bids" for specific areas through the placement of units or meeples.
In El Grande, for instance, players earn their score in a region by having the most caballeros in that region.
What are some outstanding examples of area control games? How well does this mechanic work in those games? And what is it that you like about it? These are the kinds of questions I'm interested in, and here's where I need your help and input.
Please add to this list any particularly good games with a strong area control element. If you add a game to the list, please share something about how area control works in the game in question, and what you like about it. I'll get things started with a couple of my personal favourites. I know that there are many other great area control games out there, but I'll leave them to be added by people who are more familiar with them and can comment on the game-play. If one of your favourites has already been added, please just comment under that item rather than having multiple entries of the same game.
I look forward to reading the comments and contributions from my fellow gamers about some great area control games!
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