If I own Game X, do I need Game A B or C?
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Trying to get an understanding of what games are inferior play-alikes to others...I am by no means a game guru yet, so this list is here to gather your opinions!

AND PLEASE, COME UP WITH SOME NEW COMPARISONS

-No more "BUY THEM ALL" comments, I'm aiming to keep my collection at 50-
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1. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:53]
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San Marco
 
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2. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
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Einfach Genial, Samurai
 
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3. Board Game: Goa [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:107]
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Puerto Rico
...Apparently some people believe Goa is better despite the increase luck factor?
 
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4. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:116]
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Goa
 
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5. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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Battle Cry
 
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6. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:121]
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Through the Desert
 
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7. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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TransAmerica
 
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8. Board Game: YINSH [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:131] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
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Any other GIPF games
 
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9. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:207]
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Monopoly
 
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10. Board Game: Dune [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:215]
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Game of Thrones
 
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11. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:217]
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Mexica, Java
 
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12. Board Game: Civilization [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:225] [Average Rating:7.52 Unranked]
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La Citta, History of the world, Mare Norstrum, vinci...
 
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13. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:229]
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San Juan
 
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14. Board Game: Amun-Re [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:260]
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15. Board Game: Schotten Totten [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:370]
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Or Battleline . . . . . Or Lost Cities

All very similar games. Battleline has an advantage in that if you own it you can actually play the other two games with the same cards. However, I prefer Scotten Totten to Battleline for its cleaner play and better cards. As far as between Scotten Totten and Lost Cities, that's a toss up - I like both but they are very similar games.

By the way, GMT has just put Batteline on their P500 list for a reprint!
 
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16. Board Game: Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:390]
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Original Carcasonne
 
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17. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:413]
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Stratego
 
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18. Board Game: Union Pacific [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:468]
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Acquire
 
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19. Board Game: Genoa [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:497]
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If you have Traders of Genoa you don't need Bohn Hansa (aka Bean Trader).
 
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20. Board Game: Genoa [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:497]
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Chinatown?
 
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21. Board Game: Maharaja: The Game of Palace Building in India [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:506]
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medina?
 
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22. Board Game: Web of Power [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:508]
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Hansa?
 
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23. Board Game: Britannia [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:541]
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Maharaja
 
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24. Board Game: Domaine [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:647]
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Lowenherz
 
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25. Board Game: Medina [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:732]
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