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While windmills are very popular in computer games (The Settlers 1-3, Stronghold/Crusader and Anno 1503 just to scratch the surface), there seems to be very few boardgames with windmills, and none where they make more than a token appearance.

This list is the current meager scraps out there for windmill fans.

For the future Splotter Spellen has had "A game about land use in Medieval Holland." in the works for 2+ years now with no sign of ever being produced. And of course Francis Tresham's "The Dutch Revolt" may be released some year this century. Maybe. And it maybe will have a few token windmills in it too. Or probably not.

I'm still waiting for a game where you build windmills to drain farmland from the sea, then grow tulips to auction off for cash during the height of the Dutch Tulip Mania. Map area control, agriculture and growing, a technology tree, and a auction SELLING mechanism are all right there. Come on boardgame designers. Where are your windmills?
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It's the largest windmill in any boardgame I've seen. And completely extraneous to the game, which is just a hack and slash romp.
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It's just the 1VP token that moves between the two players. Whoopie.
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Buried in the deck are a few (very modern) windmills. And they actually have a function in the game!
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There's a small token windmill on the playerboard. You never get to build or use it, it's just window dressing.
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Three are shown on the game board, to depict Holland I guess, but in this shot they're hiding under the cards.
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You want windmills? Here you go. Nice bits and artwork.
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Map spaces of value 2 and 3 have a windmill printed on them in this Microgame.
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The Schmidt 1991 re-release of "Venture" as "Die Bosse" has renewable energy as one of the six industries. The cards for this industry group featured pictures of windmills (wind turbines) and solar cells.
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A large windmill (back right in this picture) is used to mark which region of the map has special scoring.
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Real windmills that actually do something in the game! I'm looking forward to this purchase.
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No direct windmill references but if you want to play a game that's a lot like Don Quixote, this is it.
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Area 2 is a windmill.

Placing workers at this wollen mill provides income.
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