Pick one game you would play tonight if you could
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It's the weekend!

Maybe you're playing games tonight, maybe you aren't. Even if you are, maybe it isn't your turn to choose! Maybe you don't even own the game you really want to play.

What would you play if you could?

More importantly, why?
Is it your game of the moment? Did you play it years ago and never had a chance since? Whatever the reason, I want to know!
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1. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:173]
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Definitely a game of the moment for me. A tricky one to get to the table with it's lengthy duration but if I got the chance, I'd play it tonight
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2. Board Game: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:285]
 
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Probably not very original, but we just got it, and played our first scenario yesterday evening (to try out the game). I really want to see how it plays when you keep your character and develop her/him.
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3. Board Game: Britannia [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:540]
Richard Smeltzer
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I own this, but have only played it once.

I love the history-spanning idea, but it's a bit too long to play at my usual game night.
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4. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:63]
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SO SAY WE ALL!

never played this game and only just finished all over BSG, so it owuld be nice to play it. I reaaaallly want to be a cylon though, and im a crap liar so im not sure id be a good one.

Argh no, maybe I want to play dungeon petz actually...(knowing that we are playing games tonight, im sure there is room for both)
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5. Board Game: Europa Universalis [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:4065]
Michael Debije
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THE game I would choose if I had total freedom. Would love to get this puppy played.
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6. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.24 Overall Rank:8]
Chris Buhl
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I just played this a couple of weeks ago, and I really liked it. It wouldn't be the game I most want to play in a vacuum, but I'm currently hoping to get to play it again soon.

If we lived in the same neighborhood, I'd be just as keen to drop in at Michael Debije's house for an impromptu game of Europa Universalis.
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7. Board Game: Giants [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:886]
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Actually we are having game night today.
And this one would be my choice. I've played it only couple times and the dust pile on this one is way too big. But I doubt it will happen. There still are dominions and 7 wonders, ticket to rides and other more popular stuff.
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8. Board Game: Macao [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:243]
Mike K
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About to leave for my gaming group today. Three games I'd love to play if possible:

Macao
Vegas Showdown
Automobile

One other: Terra Mystica
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9. Board Game: Innovation [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:277]
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I've just discovered this game and I'm already heavily addicted. The fast gameplay and difficult decisions remind me of 7 Wonders, but Innovation is definitely a brainier game. We will most probably play this game tonight, so I'm a content junkie for the moment being.
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10. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:17]
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I've been on a business trip, and I lugged this around hoping to get a solo game in. Unfortunately, there was not time so if I could play a game now this would be it, so that I could justify the effort of bringing it!
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11. Board Game: Nothing Personal [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:763]
Jordan S.
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With any luck, hopefully I'll be playing this and Cosmic Encounter tonight and, if it happens, I couldn't be happier. Nothing Personal has been consistently excellent for me thus far and Cosmic Encounter is still my very favorite game, so one could hardly ask for more.
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12. Board Game: Chaos in the Old World [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:96]
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This one. Civ wouldn've been a good choice as well, but I'm just into this right now. I like just about everything about it.
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13. Board Game: Francis Drake [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:331]
Kevin Garnica
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I would play Francis Drake right now if I could. I mean, just look at that beauty...



Close runners-up would be Rattus Cartus or Firenze
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14. Board Game: Combat Commander: Pacific [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:434]
Mark Paul
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WWII just like it was in the B movies.
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15. Board Game: Trajan [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:71]
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This one narrowly beats out Tikal and Antike Duellum as the one game I want to play tonight.

I've only played it a handful of times and I'm just starting to figure out the nuances of the game, so I want to keep exploring the game.

However, I'm at work and won't be done until 11 pm tonight, I'm probably not going to play today.

Tomorrow, however, is another day.
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16. Board Game: A Distant Plain [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:664]
Lee Massey
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My copy hasn't arrived yet but I would definitely play this if it was here! It is a challenging game to play, probably more so than Andean Abyss. Don't have Cuba Libre yet.
 
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17. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:101]
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Between work being bananas and my parents visiting next weekend I probably won't be able to play any games at all for over a week!

If I had my way I'd have friends over tonight and play Cosmic Encounter until we all pass out.

(Man, I'd also be happy playing my other two favorite games, Innovation and Castles of Burgundy with just my wife but they've already been listed.)
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18. Board Game: A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:84]
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I played this for the first time last week, with the full six players, and was blown away. 3.5 hours has never gone so fast so intensely and so brutally; this game works on every level for me and if I could get six around a table for another chunk of the weekend, I'd be begging/bullying/bribing for this to come out again.
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19. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:52]
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Absolutely amazing game, but I never seem to have the time or the right group.
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20. Board Game: Bios: Megafauna [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:1782] [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked]
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Probably this game.

I bought it after Sierra Madre Games' High Frontier with its totally awesome game board, which I also wouldn't mind playing. They have interesting science games - when they don't veer off into ideology.

But I don't think I've played an entire game of Bios Megafuana yet. We made it through 3 or 4 rounds one time. But never finished. Reason: Sierra Madre Grames' games take a long, long, long, long...., time. And a pile of rules that take some time to digest. One friend I play with has a health condition and gets tired early. So things have to fall in the right place to play SMG's games.

I also wouldn't mind playing the old CCG Illuminati: New World Order
 
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21. Board Game: Krosmaster: Arena [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:924] [Average Rating:6.90 Unranked]
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Picked up the base game and first three expansions (plus promos) last weekend at PAX. Read rules during the week. Unboxed, sorted, Plano-boxed, sleeved, &c this weekend. Super-jazzed to get it all set up and start playing!
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22. Board Game: Amyitis [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:794]
Susan F.
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Currently sitting on the ledge of the kitchen island waiting for a chance to hit the table next time it's my turn to pick the game and we have time for it. (Hubby hasn't played before, so I'll have to teach him. That's not happening if we only have half an hour.)

I've really enjoyed 3- and 4-player games. It looks like it should scale down to 2-player decently well.
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23. Board Game: Goldbräu [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:2139]
Kirk Groeneweg
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I would play this in a heartbeat. I got this from a math trade and was really excited to try it. It's been months and I haven't gotten a chance to play it. I haven't got the right group together to give it a go. #1 on my "haven't played yet" list.
 
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