Best Tile Placement Games - Short List Cuz I'm New to Gaming
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Best tile placement games for beginners.
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1. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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The obvious choice for many, but for good reason. This is the game that recently got me started in gaming.
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2. Board Game: Vikings [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:312]
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Cool game, different from Carcassonne, best with 3 players, too easy with 2, a nice challenge with 4.
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3. Board Game: Seeland [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:1102]
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Haven't actually played, but looks (by reviews) very nice. Just can't get excited about tulip fields though. Someday, I'll probably own this.
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4. Board Game: Fjords [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1106]
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Looks cool, I'd like to find a copy of this sometime.
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5. Board Game: Taluva [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:413]
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Recommended to me, but haven't played it.
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6. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:70]
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This one fulfills the first 21 letters of your geeklist title. It has no peer. I learned it long before I ever saw Carc, Ticket to Ride, Settlers, or any of the standard gateway games. The learning curve is a bit steeper (but only a bit for the essential mechanics), but the payoff is that you then know one of the top 10 games of all time.
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7. Board Game: Cities [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2271]
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Simple and satisfying. Also, I purchased two sets and it plays up to 8 players in a pinch.
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8. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:397]
Wally Jones
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Windermere
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Another oldie but a goodie.
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9. Board Game: Maharani [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:2458]
John Breckenridge
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If you want a more literal theme, here the tile laying is simulating tile laying.
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10. Board Game: DungeonQuest Revised Edition [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:1373]
Andrew Shegda
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Greenville
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Place tiles & then die.
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11. Board Game: Keyflower [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:43]
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Auctioning and tile laying game with potential for a deeper strategic gameplay. Also great: up to 6!!! players may participate.
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12. Board Game: Akrotiri [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:599]
Martin Larouche
Canada
Longueuil
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I'm not generally a fan of tile-laying games, nor am i a fan of pick-up-and-deliver.

This game is both of them combined and somehow, i love it.

Awesome game, really thinky yet lasts only around 30 to 45 minutes.
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13. Board Game: Drakon (third edition) [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1512]
Zozimusque Romanus
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Hull
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Such a good game. I'm glad they're putting out a new edition.
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