Rotating Roles
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These are games in which there are a limited number of possible roles or actions. Each round the players will choose which role they want, but only one player can do each job. What other games use this mechanic?
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1. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:16]
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The unique thing about the role selection mechanism is that it determines what order game phases happen in. Each player will get a chance to add colonists, ship goods, buy a building, etc., but only the chooser of the role will get the privilege it entails.
 
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There are several actions like build a bank, build a jail, and attack other cowboys. Each is available a limited number of times per round (most only once) so your choice affects what other people can do later.
 
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Players choose priviliges that only they can do this turn like upgrade their train or build extra track.
 
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I previously had these next three games in a list called "Hidden Identities" since the roles start out secret. But of course they also fit here.
 
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The second "secret rotating roles" game.
 
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AKA Ohne Furcht und Adel. Inspired by the previous two.
 
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In a roundabout way, this game has rotating roles. In the phase A auctions, only one player is allowed to buy each of the items up for auction. Evo is another auction game that has a similar feature.
 
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Thanks for the suggestion.
 
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