Next Game Day - Gateway Day!
Corey Downum
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This was another possibility for a themed day which was an idea that I had.

So far we've mostly been playing the bigger games that are pretty deep into the hobby. I thought it might be fun as hardcore gamers to have a day where we play the non-hardcore games so that we can finally play them as brutal and cutthroat as we possibly can.

Most of these are my first purchases when I started getting into the hobby.
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1. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:284] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
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Ah Settlers (of course now it's just Catan, but whatever). It's been almost two years since I've played this but I did enjoy my last play. It's not my favorite game but it did get me started down this rabbit hole and I thought it might be fun to play it with the group. Plus I have the board that keeps the map in place and I haven't broken that in yet. I thought we could play with the Cities and Knights expansion as I prefer to play the game with that expansion.

Insert wood for sheep joke here.
 
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2. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:137] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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I know there's a billion expansions to this one but I only have a few of them (what I consider the good ones - so no dragon) and I thought it might be fun to play this with the group. I also wanna play with a few house rules that should make it go quick and be more strategic. It would be nice to have some decent challengers at this game.
 
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3. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: 10th Anniversary [Average Rating:8.30 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.30 Unranked]
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In more recent years this game is more responsible for people getting into the hobby than Catan. I've had a lot of fun playing this one with various groups but I haven't played it with this group and this would be a good time to do so.
 
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4. Board Game: Alhambra: Big Box [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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This is also considered one of the classic gateway games. It also has a bunch of expansions (all contained in my one Big Box edition) but they're all interchangeable modules. We're probably the least familiar with this game so I'll just show you guys the base game.
 
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5. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:228]
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Another great gateway and we haven't played it in a while. I have the Halloween expansion now too so I think this would be a good day to bring this one out again.
 
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6. Board Game: Forbidden Desert [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:265]
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One of the gateway cooperative games. This one plays pretty quickly and could be something we could throw on the end.
 
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