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Getting back into gaming after a hiatus of a few years. Been on a buying spree the last couple of weeks. Here's what I've purchased. What do you think?
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1. Board Game: Age of Napoleon [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1656]
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Age of Napoleon. I'm more into "lite" wargames today than in my younger past. This game covers a favorite period of history and it looks playable to boot. I also like that it is designed as a two player game. I haven't played it yet, but I like what I've heard and read about the game so far.
 
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2. Board Game: Diceland: Ogre [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:6989]
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Diceland: Ogre. I'm a sucker for most anyting Ogre. A favorite game since it's first publication. (Heck, I even wrote an Ogre short story once for a English class...) Another game I haven't played yet, but just seeing the size of the Ogre compared to the other dice is impressive.
 
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3. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:270] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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Bought this based entirely on the BGG buzz. Glad I did! Supposedly hard to get. The Walmart I checked had two copies. Maybe I should have bought both of them? The game itself is fun to play, but setting up (and taking down) the board takes too long to make this an easy "spur of the moment" game. Looking forward to the expansion packs.
 
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4. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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Memoir '44 - Weird name but a fun game! I like the card based mechanics. Maybe not a "true" wargame, but I'm tending towards "lite" wargames these days anyway. The DOW web site, with it's logging of scenario results and AARs is a great idea! Would like to see this game playabe online.
 
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5. Board Game: Pirates of the Spanish Main [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:3321] [Average Rating:6.02 Unranked]
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Pirates of the Spanish Main - Just what was needed, another collectible game, right? The buzz on this game is that there is "no game" there, but I bought a few packs just to have the neat looking ship models. Anyone think this is a "must play" or "must have" game?
 
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6. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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Ticket to Ride - It was just sitting on the shelf, and I heard it would be hard to find after receiving the Game of the Year award, so I had to get it! Haven't played it yet, but it looks interesting. Just have to convince my wife to give it a try!
 
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