Your favourite game which does not have an expansion
Adrian Iordache
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I highly prefer getting a new game, rather than an expansion for a game that I have. I do own several expansions, but the percentage is quite low in total number.

I could found some geeklists about games without expansions that would need/[be improved if they had] expansions, or about games with expansions that are better without them.

But I'm curious what's your favourite game which does not have official expansions.
Something like "as good as it gets".
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1. Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:35]
Adrian Iordache
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One of my favourite games is Brass. I think it's perfect as it is. Alas I don't play it as much as I'd like.
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2. Board Game: Trajan [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:71]
Dorks GoneWild
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Wheat Ridge
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No expansion needed.
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3. Board Game: Rex: Final Days of an Empire [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:604]
Jordan S.
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Plano
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A very self-contained game. I think any expansions would just disrupt the core symmetry going on here. It was clearly designed to be played with exactly 6 players, using exactly the abilities that each player possesses.

I know that Dune actually had 2 mini-expansions for it but from my understanding, their impact on the overall game was very small.
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4. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:70]
Ken
United States
Portland
Oregon
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No expansion needed for this masterpiece.
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5. Board Game: Medici [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:442]
Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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My favorite 18xx game for six players is two games of 1846 with three players each.
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My favorite game has no published expansions.
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6. Board Game: Libertalia [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:299]
Scott Russell
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Sale Creek
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Great game but don't think an expansion would do much for the game or how one would even work. I can see adding a 31-40 but I can't see much else.
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7. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:173]
Laszlo Molnar
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Budapest
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All I've seen is a few fan-made maps... This game is as perfect as it gets, so no expansion.
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8. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:4]
Toms Leikums
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If promo cards don't count, Twilight Struggle qualifies. At least until some point in 2015, when expansion comes out. And it is definitely between my favorite games.
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9. Board Game: Pergamon [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:967]
Andrew Gorz
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Grand Forks
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I really enjoy this mid level euro. I am not sure if an expansion could be employed without gumming up the works.
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10. Board Game: Flat Top [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:1505]
Lee Massey
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Teachey
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Wonder why AH never did an expansion for FT?
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11. Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:239]
Corey Hopkins
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I can't imagine what an expansion would improve about this game.
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12. Board Game: Yedo [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:448]
Phil Triest
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Sydney
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This game is crying out for more cards. This is the one game in my collection that needs an expansion!
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13. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:122]
David P
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Vancouver
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Can you even imagine a Tichu expansion?
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