My collection of hard to find, complex games is finished
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About two years ago I decided to begin collecting the rare board games that were supposed to be great, elusive gems or 'grails' or for some other reason extremely interesting to me. I especially wanted to find deep and complex games as it seems they are longer made (at least as much as in 'the good old days'). Well, now I have reached the point where all of these games I set out to find are a part of my collection (admittedly some are still in the mail). After this I plan to buy only new, easy-to-obtain games. What do think? Am I still missing some crucial gem? (BTW this isn't my whole collection, I have also bought a great number of the easier to find gems.)
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1. Board Game: Titan [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:790]
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The crown jewel of my collection. I even made my own play copy.
 
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2. Board Game: Tales of the Arabian Nights [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:1636]
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A pretty unique storytelling game.
 
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3. Board Game: Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:135]
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A lovely two player wargame.
 
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4. Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:337]
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A complex game about ancient Rome.
 
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5. Board Game: Freedom in the Galaxy [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:2606]
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Is this the most complex science fiction board game?
 
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6. Board Game: Successors (second edition) [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:2395]
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A multiplayer card-based wargame on an interesting subject.
 
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7. Board Game: Warrior Knights [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:2830]
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A deep game of conquering knights.
 
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8. Board Game: Rommel in the Desert [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:1037]
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A classic of block wargaming. I am waiting to get the 2nd edition copy.
 
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9. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:100]
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Another praised wargame. I am also waiting for the 2nd edition copy with this one.
 
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10. Board Game: Mythology [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:6402]
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Mythology fascinates me so this one was a must.
 
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11. Board Game: Quest for the Faysylwood [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:10018]
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I really like this fantasy card game with RPG-like qualities.
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12. Board Game: Dune [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:215]
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An interesting subject for a game.
 
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13. Board Game: TAMSK [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1505] [Average Rating:6.79 Unranked]
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I love every game of the GIPF series. I'm glad I got this in time. While the rules of these games aren't very complex the game play certainly can be.
 
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14. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:185]
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Not that hard to get but an impressively deep game.
 
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15. Board Game: Tyranno Ex [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:3446]
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Another game by Karl-Heinz Schmiel. A fascinating subject.
 
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16. Board Game: Magic Realm [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:932]
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A board game RPG of impressive complexity.
 
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17. Board Game: Buck Rogers: Battle for the 25th Century Game [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:2978]
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A great retro-science fiction game.
 
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18. Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:696]
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A very interesting space trading game.
 
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19. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:227]
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A superb auction game. I'm glad I have the Mayfair edition with nice components.
 
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20. Board Game: Dragon Pass [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:3122]
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A nice fantasy wargame. I bought this way back in the 80s.
 
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21. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:237] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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Another old purchase. I like the subject.
 
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22. Board Game: Kings & Things [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1773]
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A fun fantasy wargame.
 
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