Abstract strategy games with a dash of luck
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At their heart these are abstract strategy games, often very good ones, but they add just a dash of random luck too.

I look forward to seeing what games are added here.

I will suggest the initial four I seeded list with are all very good games from experience with three of them and reviews of fourth.
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1. Board Game: The Duke [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:392] [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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Tiles are pulled randomly from bag. Still excellent game.
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2. Board Game: Element [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:2008]
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Bag draw again
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3. Board Game: Epigo [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:3617]
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Hidden set up and command sequence too
 
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4. Board Game: Onitama [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:177]
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Random draw of move tiles to start
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5. Board Game: Blockers! [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1374]
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Players are dealt a set of tiles to play from, drawing another to refresh the played tile. Wild tiles can be mixed into the draw pile, but we prefer to keep them out and available at any time.

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6. Board Game: Hyle [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:4813]
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One player draws a stone and places it. The other player moves any one of their stones like a rook in an attempt to form palindromes. There's a simultaneous-like version where both players have a set and one player draws and places on the opp's board and opp takes the same color stone and places on the initiating player's board. Both move as before.
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7. Board Game: Chex [Average Rating:6.99 Unranked]
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Perhaps Hive's distant sibling/parent? It predates it by 19 years!

Players randomly select one of their pieces when introducing them to play.
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8. Board Game: Lumis: Der Pfad des Feuers [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:7451]
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Looks like Hex (and has the same objective) but feels like partnership Ticket to Ride!
 
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9. Board Game: Tatsu [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:3754]
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You are rolling dice
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10. Board Game: OX the Game [Average Rating:8.67 Unranked]
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Dice used
 
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11. Board Game: ILIOS [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:9609]
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Blind tile draw
 
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12. Board Game: Capere [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked]
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Cards drawn for movement
 
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13. Board Game: For the Crown (First edition) [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:8045]
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14. Board Game: Tintas [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:4767]
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Bag draw for initial setup.

I am not sure if this counts, as it is a random setup, but nothing after that. Does Chess 960 belong on this list?
 
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15. Board Game: Abstract Network [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked]
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16. Board Game: Eternal Kings [Average Rating:8.91 Unranked]
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17. Board Game: Seikatsu [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:2276]
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Tiles are drawn from a bag
 
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