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What would be the first games I would purchase again?

Sure, I only own a paltry 100 games compared to many people on here, but what of those would I rush out to replace if something happened to my collection?
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1. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:50]
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The first one is pretty easy. I still love this game after 50 plays. I'd have to have a copy on hand to play. Just so many ways to win and so many interesting decisions in such a short play time.
 
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2. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:434]
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I just love the plastic camels. I have a soft spot for positional abstracts like this one and Go. Go is a bit harder to get played and not as cute. And heck, the silver line edition of this game is so darn cheap.
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3. Board Game: Schotten Totten [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:367]
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My absolute favorite quick simple 2-player card game. I could make do with a copy of Battle Line if this one were hard to acquire. I'd just miss the cute graphics of the scotsmen.
 
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4. Board Game: Blokus Trigon [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:902]
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Remember that whole spatial abstract bit above? Yea, I'd need at least 2 of them back. And you can pick this one up at any decent department store.

I'd probably go ahead and pass on some of the lesser played ones I own like Uptown and Hey, That's My Fish! Those are good, but Blokus and TtD just get yanked more often.
 
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5. Board Game: Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:799]
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Well crap. This one's a glitch eh? So maybe I have some scanned images lying around on my hard drive. And maybe I'd just have them printed up at ArtsCow. Who'd blame me for such a great game?
 
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6. Board Game: Wits & Wagers [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:506]
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Gotta have the best party / trivia game ever. I'd miss my old nice edition with the cubes, but I'd get over it. Besides, then I'd have the increased payout ratios from the new mat.
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7. Board Game: Jambo [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:496] [Average Rating:7.04 Unranked]
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One more 2-player economic card game to play with the wife. This one is always such a nail biter.

I didn't put Dominion on here, and my current feelings are that I could pass. It was good for 50ish games, and I'll continue to play it because I have it, but I wouldn't rush out and buy it again.
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8. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:134]
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Because it's awesome. And because you can play it with only two players just fine.

This is what an auction game is supposed to be.
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9. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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Just the base game please. I have a big box edition right now, and it's just too much. Hell, I tell ya what, if anyone reading this would want to make me even a half decent trade, I'd get rid of the big box right now. It's the first big box with T&B, I&C, Tower and Dragon in it. I'd even toss in the River II.
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10. Board Game: Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:572]
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Tough call on this one. It isn't cheap and it's still new... but I just enjoy playing it so much. It puts almost all the other dice games to shame. There's strategic paths and reasons to play again.

It's worth the money and I'd spend it again.
 
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11. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:208]
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Man, I'd hate to be stuck with the current edition, but I'd still do it. It's not the best game ever, but it's a family favorite that can still be a blast.

I enjoy my custom payout chart that blends the bonuses over 1st 2nd and 3rd. Tends to keep everyone in the game for quite awhile longer.
 
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12. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:481]
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And one last filler. I'd lean towards For Sale most days, but not at the current price tag. Coloretto is just as good and a good bit cheaper. And I'd probably be pretty happy with my collection at that point and call it good there. At least, I'd hope I could call it good there for awhile
 
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13. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:370]
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Ack! Forgot one that would have to be in that first game order. It's a great social experience and I have certain friends that just enjoy it too much not to play it.
 
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14. Board Game: The Rose King [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:994]
 
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Since I play my games mostly 2-player, I'd be replacing The Rose King, Carcassonne (w/ I&C + T&B), and Race for the Galaxy. After those I'd get back a few gateway games, probably Catan and Bohnanza. As far as multiplayer gamer's games, I could easily live off my fellow gamers' collections.
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