Medium/Heavy 5p games without a ton of direct combat/politics
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This list is for games that play in a reasonable amount of time that lean towards the middle on the scale of time/complexity.

Would prefer to leave out the super heavy/super light ends of the spectrum.


Too Fighty/Political:
Cosmic Encounter(maybe?)
Cyclades
Kemet
Game of Thrones
Twilight Imperium


Too Light:
I'm the Boss
Bohnanza
Mysterium
Dixit
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1. Board Game: Terraforming Mars [Average Rating:8.38 Overall Rank:5]
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If everyone knows how to play.
 
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2. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:16]
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3. Board Game: Concordia [Average Rating:8.07 Overall Rank:23]
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Might run a bit long?
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4. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:28]
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Excellent at 5, good with 6
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6. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:54]
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7. Board Game: Roll for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:58]
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8. Board Game: Railways of the World [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:97] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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9. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:114]
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10. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:116]
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Best at 5 by far
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11. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:208]
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13. Board Game: Santiago [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:523]
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Awesome at 5, but mean
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14. Board Game: Container [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:583]
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15. Board Game: 1846: The Race for the Midwest [Average Rating:8.09 Overall Rank:560]
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It is possible to "attack" people by dumping a trainless company on them, or by buying/selling shares of the companies they are President of, but it's pretty indirect, and often not worth the trouble.

Might be pushing heavy but it's one of the shortest and lightest 18xx's that you're going to see.
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16. Board Game: On the Underground [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:953]
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17. Board Game: Bus [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:1870]
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