Mapology 101
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Board Games! They appeal to us for many different reasons. Some have fantastic components. Some have brain burning decisions. Some have mechanics that impress. But to truly be a "board" game, they must have an environment to play on top of. Some games feature a beautiful map and/or map tiles to explore, or just move around on.

This GeekList is devoted to those beautiful environments that we find ourselves living in for a short, imaginative time.

Feel free to add your own, and try to include an image of the "map" that impresses you. Be sure to give a thumb if you've enjoyed this GeekList!
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1. Board Game: Legends of Andor [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:287] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
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Arguably the most beautiful board out there.
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2. Board Game: Claustrophobia [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:188]
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Beautiful map tiles.
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3. Board Game: Cross Hares: Testing Ground [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:8771]
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A current Kickstarter effort.
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4. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:18]
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More tile goodness.
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5. Board Game: Cthulhu Wars [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:222] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
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Multiple map choices will adorn this successful Kickstarter project.
 
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6. Board Game: Runebound (Second Edition) [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:693]
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Lots of fun places to explore.
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7. Board Game: Magic Realm [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:930]
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Just gorgeous, especially when some tiles are enchanted.
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8. Board Game: Giants [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:886]
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Beautiful looking board, but even more - components.
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9. Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:133]
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Game board called unfunctional by many (and it is actually), but it looks so great. Especially with all the units on it.
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10. Board Game: The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1084]
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Love the interactive nature of this board!
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11. Board Game: Carnival Zombie [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:1605]
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Busy, busy...but functionally cool!
 
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12. Board Game: Chaos in the Old World [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:95]
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Ahhh, the map of stretched skin....unique to say the least.
 
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13. Board Game: Concordia [Average Rating:8.07 Overall Rank:23]
Bruno Valerio
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Now this is a lovely map!

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14. Board Game: Risk: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1717]
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A beautiful land of Risk.
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15. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:198]
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Just a lovely board. And big. I am such a sucker for boards that look like maps. This is one of the best.
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16. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Conquest of Nerath Board Game [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:1353]
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This is a nice map as well.
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17. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:48]
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Tiles, but still eye candy in my opinion.

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18. Board Game: Star Wars Miniatures [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1469] [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
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Besides the Minis, the maps really create the atmosphere.

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19. Board Game: Lewis & Clark [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:138]
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Another map that is fun to stare at...

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20. Board Game: Napoleon in Europe [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:2911]
Jan Ozimek
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Must resist M:tG. Boardgames are my methadone :)
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One of the best looking boards in my collection:

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