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This is a list of the games I'll be bringing to VT! arrrh
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1. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:174]
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This is a great video of web celebrities showing the rules and playing The Resistance!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_QRczGzXqw&feature=share&lis...

5-10 players makes this game massive and full of espionage!
 
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2. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1018]
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Get ready for some classic Western Spaghetti action in this glorified game of 7-up with a twist!

"The Outlaws hunt the Sheriff. The Sheriff hunts the Outlaws. The Renegade plots secretly, ready to take one side or the other. Bullets fly. Who among the gunmen is a Deputy, ready to sacrifice himself for the Sheriff? And who is a merciless Outlaw, willing to kill him? If you want to find out, just draw (your cards)!"

This card game recreates an old-fashioned spaghetti western shoot-out, with each player randomly receiving a Character card to determine special abilities, and a secret Role card to determine their goal.

Four different Roles are available, each with a unique victory condition:
Sheriff - Kill all Outlaws and the Renegade
Deputy - Protect the Sheriff and kill any Outlaws
Outlaw - Kill the Sheriff
Renegade - Be the last person standing
A player's Role is kept secret, except for the Sheriff. Character cards are placed face-up on table, and also track strength (hand limit) in addition to special ability.

4-7 players
 
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3. Board Game: Mascarade [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:878]
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Here is a video review if you'd rather watch the rules as oppose to reading this little blurb under the video link ;p

This game is a massive mind fuck and great drinking game!
2-13 players!

http://youtu.be/lnF17P46oV0

Players in Mascarade start with six coins and a randomly dealt character card. Characters stay face up just long enough for players to more or less memorize them, then are turned face down. Your goal is to be the first player to hold 13 coins, and while you start nearly halfway to that goal, you can go down just as surely as you can go up!

On a turn you take one of three actions:

1) Announce your character: Claim the power of a certain character and take the associated action. You don't have to have that character card in front of you to take this action, but if someone else says that they're that character and reveals the card to prove it, that player takes the action instead while you lose one coin to the tribunal.

2) Swap cards or not: Take another player's character card along with yours, place them under the table, shuffle them around a bit, then give one card back to the other player while keeping one for yourself. You (presumably) know whether you changed characters and can have some idea of who you are now, but that other player might be in the dark.

3) Secretly look at your character: Look at your character card to make sure of who you are.

Play continues until one player obtains 13 coins and wins!
 
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4. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:316]
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In Citadels, players take on new roles each round to represent characters they hire in order to help them acquire gold and erect buildings. The game ends at the close of a round in which a player erects her eighth building. Play as characters like the assassin, the king, and even a bishop! they all have their own powers!

2-8 players
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5. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:101]
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Fast Forward until around 26:30 for the review of this wicked fun game!
http://shutupshow.tumblr.com/post/14610891282/episode-7-the-...


Build a galactic empire... In the depths of space, the alien races of the Cosmos vie with each other for control of the universe. Alliances form and shift from moment to moment, while cataclysmic battles send starships screaming into the warp. Players choose from dozens of alien races, each with its own unique power to further its efforts to build an empire that spans the galaxy.

Many classic aliens from earlier editions of this beloved game return, such as the Oracle, the Loser, and the Clone. Newly discovered aliens also join the fray, including Remora, Mite, and Tick-Tock. This classic game of alien politics returns from the warp once more.
 
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6. Board Game: Dixit: Quest [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked]
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I've never met anyone who didn't love this game;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6UlbxeDE0w&feature=share&lis...

One player is the storyteller for the turn and looks at the images on the 6 cards in her hand. From one of these, she makes up a sentence and says it out loud (without showing the card to the other players).

Each other player selects the card in their hands which best matches the sentence and gives the selected card to the storyteller, without showing it to the others.

The storyteller shuffles her card with all the received cards. All pictures are shown face up and every player has to bet upon which picture was the storyteller's.

If nobody or everybody finds the correct card, the storyteller scores 0, and each of the other players scores 2. Otherwise the storyteller and whoever found the correct answer score 3. Players score 1 point for every vote for their own card.

The game ends when the deck is empty or if a player scores 30 points. In either case, the player with the most points wins the game.
 
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7. Board Game: Forbidden Island [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:584]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxG_ahmF1uM&feature=share&lis...
 
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8. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:227]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGaCjM2hal4&feature=share&lis...
 
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9. Board Game: Once Upon a Time: The Storytelling Card Game [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1278]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vbA7Bk6-pI&feature=share&lis...

Blah Blah
 
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10. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytK1zDPPDhw&feature=share&lis...

cough* cough*
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11. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:125] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHmf1bau9xQ&feature=share&lis...

choo choo!
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12. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:50]
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