Days of Wonder: Are All Their Games Worth A Look?
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So, I made the statement "All Days of Wonder games are worth a look."


Landstander told me to prove it.

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1. Board Game: BattleLore [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:287]
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I have not played Battlelore. It is also based on the system that I am very interested in. I am not totally intrigued by the fantasy trappings, but it is certainly worth a look.
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2. Board Game: Cargo Noir [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1683]
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I was cruising around Kublacon looking for a game to play and I stumbled up on a table looking for more players for Cargo Noir. I had never really paid any attention to it before, but figured I should try it out. I had a good time. I really enjoyed the theme and the mechanics are solid. Worth a look.

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3. Board Game: Cleopatra and the Society of Architects [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:837]
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I have not played Cleopatra & The Society of Architects. It looks fantastic. The game seems pretty solid too. Definitely worth a look.
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4. Board Game: Colosseum [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:380]
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I love this game. Colosseum is on the cusp of making my Top Ten, if only I could get it played more often. Great theme, wonderful mechanics. Worth a look!

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5. Board Game: Fist of Dragonstones [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:2687]
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I used to own this game. There are plenty of things I liked about it. I just couldn't get past the blind bidding. I do not like that mechanic and it is central to this game. So, I traded it away. Still, it was worth a look.

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6. Board Game: Five Tribes [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:55]
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People love this one. I do not. I'm not a fan of the mancala thing and I don't like waiting for the start of my turn to make any plans. It was worth a look though.

Current rating = 3
 
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7. Board Game: Gang of Four [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1653]
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I am a fan of games like Wizard and Tichu. Gang of Four scratches the same itch for me. I have played a couple times, but I really need to give it another look.

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8. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:122] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
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Memoir is based on a system I am really interested in. The WWII theme I find less compelling. I tend to like my war gaming in the WWI and earlier arenas. Still, I would certainly like to give Memoir 44 a look.
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9. Board Game: Mystery Express [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1570]
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Another deduction game I need to play. I love murder/mystery books and films. Mystery Express is absolutely worth a look.
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10. Board Game: Mystery of the Abbey [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1171]
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I love deduction games. The Abbey setting adds extra points for me too. Worth a look.
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11. Board Game: Pirate's Cove [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1120]
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I used to own this. I love the art. I didn't particularly enjoy the conflict aspect. So, I traded it for Ra. Still, it was certainly worth a look.

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12. Board Game: Quadropolis [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:283]
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This one is certainly worth a look.
 
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13. Board Game: Queen's Necklace [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1885]
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I really like Queen's Necklace. I like set collection games. The art and theme are really great. And I played it with my wife, the night we first met. Absolutely worth a look.

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14. Board Game: Relic Runners [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1588]
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The game which inspired my comment that led to this list. Relic hunting! Set collection! Hell yeah, this is worth a look!
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15. Board Game: Shadows over Camelot [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:350]
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The Original: often copied, rarely bettered. Shadows is tons of fun. I need to get it played more. Everyone should give Shadows another look.

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16. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:206] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
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I have not played Small World. That is because I am an idiot. I have this unnecessary attachment to the original version, Vinci, another game which I have not played. Vinci just seems more serious and Small World more fluffy. This is a completely bogus judgement on my part and I will certainly be giving Small World a look.

Update: Played it. It was fine. I'm not generally attracted by the area-control stuff in games, but this one is mildly interestng.

Current rating = 6
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17. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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Ticket to Ride. I almost don't need to say anything else. It is my #4 game of all time. I have it ranked as a 10. It is my most played game. If any board game ever was worth a look, this is the one.

As for the expansions, I am almost completely unfamiliar with them. Someday I will give them all a look.

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