Bought Just for the Box Art Alone
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Did you ever buy a game without knowing anything about it other the art on the box?

Ok, maybe you're not that impulsive, but are there any games where seeing the art made you want to buy it almost immediately?

This list is meant to also be a shout out to great board game artists.
Please add any games with box art you fell in love with immediately.
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1. Board Game: Vikings: Warriors of the North [Average Rating:5.41 Overall Rank:14349]
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I was so excited about this when I first saw it on a poster at a convention. I don't know why, but the quality of artwork blew my mind at the time for what board game box art could be.
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2. Board Game: Yedo [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:450]
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I actually played this game before I saw the box art, but when I did see it I loved the drama and emotion captured in the artwork.
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3. Board Game: Iron Dragon [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1279]
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I loved this game even before opening the box. A dragon fused to a train?! How awesome is that!

I'm happy that Mayday is reprinting it, but I will miss the original artwork greatly.
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4. Board Game: Qin [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1259]
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I didn't buy it exclusively for the box art (I think I saw a review that made me want to buy it). But I really like the colors used in the cover artwork.
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5. Board Game: Eight-Minute Empire: Legends [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:657]
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This one I actually bought just based on the box -- it's a small game, and it was not very expensive.

It is also a really good little game, so it was a winner!
I have since bought a bunch of other games from the same designer and publisher, Ryan Laukat & Red Raven Games, and it was kind of what got me into researching and buying games more, being on BGG and overall being a major board game addict.
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6. Board Game: Lorenzo il Magnifico [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:170]
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I definitely first got interested in this game because of the cool box art.
However, I only bought it much later, after having watched a number of videos and read reviews -- the gameplay looked really cool, too!
I can now confirm that it is in fact a really nice take on the worker placement genre. Looking forward to playing it again!
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