One Gem to Rule Them All
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With so many games being published these days, it's inevitable that we will have component crossover between titles.

One I've noticed lately involves identical molds of this little crystal gem... You know the one! Help me make a list of all its appearances!

(please use image ID of the actual gem)

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1. Board Game: Ubongo [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:828]
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Ubongo, the earliest game I know of to use them, and the one that made me notice the trend.
 
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2. Board Game: Ascension: Deckbuilding Game [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:498] [Average Rating:7.03 Unranked]
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"Honor Crystals" in Ascension
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3. Board Game: Spyrium [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:483]
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"Spyrium" in... Spyrium
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4. Board Game: Compounded [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:1125]
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"Elements"? "Compounds"? "Crystals"? I haven't actually played this game...
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5. Board Game: Caverna: The Cave Farmers [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:15]
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The ore isn't as crystal-looking as the ruby, but they definitely have that similar shape.
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6. Board Game: Istanbul [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:91]
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Just happened to see this this morning in the latest review at The Dice Tower.

Plus this is extra topical because it won the Kennerspiel for 2014.
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7. Board Game: Diamant [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:621]
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Obsidian, turquoise and gold, I believe are the resources.
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8. Board Game: Dig Down Dwarf [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:4974]
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I think this fits the mold as well.
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9. Board Game: Fantastiqa [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:1427]
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10. Board Game: Niagara [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1098]
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Lots of gems in lots of different colours...

Susie_Cat.
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11. Board Game: Escape: The Curse of the Temple [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:424]
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