My Desert Island Games List
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These are the top 10 games I would bring on a Desert Island that I absolutely love. They're in no particular order and I will be adding them as time allows. Being a full time Dad to a special needs child takes priority.
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1. Board Game: Dead of Winter: The Long Night [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:159] [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
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This to me is the definitive Zombie Survival game. All others compare to it, due to its depth, rich story, and feel of actually being there.
 
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2. Board Game: Star Trek: Ascendancy [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:609] [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked]
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This is the world of Star Trek in a box. The variation of the factions and how each achieve victory in a unique way, the accuracy to the world of Star Trek in this game, and while it is a 4X game, it is not as complex as Twilight Imperium 3.
 
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3. Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:29]
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I feel this is the tactical squad combat game that outshines any others. The ability to play in 2 modes; campaign and Skirmish, using tactics cards, equipping your characters, gaining experience, it feels like an RPG. The quality of the components is top shelf. I believe every gamer needs this in their collection
 
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4. Board Game: Star Wars: Rebellion [Average Rating:8.46 Overall Rank:6]
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Think of Axis and Allies in the Star Wars Universe, and you have an idea of what this one is. It looks at the conflict between the Rebels and Empire on Galactic scale. The objective is for the Empire to locate and destroy the Rebels base, while the Rebels attempt to gather influence and free systems all the while keeping their base hidden.
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5. Board Game: Star Wars: Armada [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:191]
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I may get some flack for this one, but I used to play the old WOTC SW space ship battles, and I didn't get into X-Wings because I had so many of thoseach. Then I watched a video review of Armada, and fell in love with the components and the movement tool. In addition, missions and fighters as well as the Capital ships was the final confirmation for me. I bought it and am not disappointed in the least.
 
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6. Board Game: Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:400]
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I am an old MTG player, who got out of it based on the cost required to stay current. I also felt that it was broken when you either could have too mUchiha or too little mana and be frozen for several turns. Then I see this one, it comes complete 244 cards, and your mana is dice, and you roll them every turn, and you can modify them, it was almost too good to believe, I bought it, and my wife and I play this almost every night. This has got to be our number one game to play together.
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7. Board Game: DC Comics Dice Masters: Justice League [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:859] [Average Rating:7.49 Unranked]
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I'll add this one, as it is the first I bought, but I have since added dice from both all the current and past Marvel and DC sets to my collection. I LOVE THIS GAME it was an affordable answer to hero clix to me, and I love Dice games. My wife and I have played several nights of this game and I have had fun making up the teams of heroes and villians.
 
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8. Board Game: Elder Sign [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:472]
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I am a huge fan of Lovecraft and I knew my wife would not sit down for Arkham Horror, but this one, she enjoys a lot. I call it Yahtzee from hell, as you try to stop the awakening of the ancient one by exploring the Arkham museum and solve obstacles by rolling exact combination's of dice to solve them.
 
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9. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:74]
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This is the definitive cooperative gaming experience I can think of. It absolutely requires teamwork in order to succeed. I love the thematic elements to it, and the tension you feel, as time is ticking away, outbreaks are spreading, and you pray for a miracle to not just contain them, but cure them. An incredible experience.
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10. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:203]
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I love pirates and sailing ships, and this one has it all in a box. You sail and trade and can plunder and search for lost gold while avoiding the fleets of the Spanish, french, or Dutch. As you make your way to glory and riches.
 
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