Oh it's like .... (But not really at all)
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I had one of those odd moments at our last game night where I compared a mechanic in the game being explained to a similar mechanic in another game. Not unusual, except that the two games involved couldn't be any more different, except in that one small mechanic. I have no idea why the other game came to mind, and I got a strange look when I said it, but we all agreed that in this one case that it was an accurate comparison.

What odd but accurate comparisons between two completely unrelated games have you made or would you make?
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1. Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:330]
Jason Maxwell
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sbauer9 was explaining the game to us first-time players. When he got to the actions each round somebody asked if we all took one action and then all took our second action, or if we took both our actions at the same time before the next player went. He explained that we took both our actions at the same time. At which point I said "Like The Princes of Florence"



After Steve gave me a strange look and thought about it he said "No its nothing like Princes of Florence, except in that teeny-tiny way"

Thus the inspiration for this Geeklist.
 
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2. Board Game: Union Pacific [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:468]
Charles Hasegawa
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Matthew Frederick's favorite - Its like Acquire. I leave this to him to define why this annoys him.
 
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3. Board Game: StarCraft: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:341]
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My new favorite - Its like A Game of Thrones (first edition).
Um yeah, in that you have cardboard order tokens that you place face down. Other than that, its not like AGoT...
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4. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:204]
Sean Norville
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It's kind of like chess...without a board, killing, or territory control.
Wait, did I say this game is like chess?
 
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Gary Sonnenberg
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It's like Sequence.



...ninja...

We still don't know either.


(Anyone else have trouble getting the Game button to work within this text area?)
 
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Jason W
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Playing in our game last night this was referred to as a real fancy Go Fish! Still love the game and cant wait to play the expansions
 
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