The BEST wargame under 90 minutes (Future designers think hard about this question)
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1. Board Game: Married! The Game of Marriage and Money [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
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You have a spouse, your time is limited there is no weekend long battle or leaving the game up on the kitchen table for a week.

What is the BEST wargame under 90 minutes?
 
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2. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:208]
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You have a career. Not just a job at the local mall but a CAREER, with benefits and a family that depends on thos benefits:

What is the BEST wargame under 90 minutes?
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3. Board Game: Family Business [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:2423]
Preston Fuller
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You have a family (or at least pets).

They have demands on your time.

What is the BEST wargame under 90 minutes?
 
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4. Board Game: Friends [Average Rating:4.07 Overall Rank:15085]
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You have friends, gaming friends. However, they have the same above obligations as you.

What is the BEST wargame under 90 minutes?
 
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5. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:98]
Kent Reuber
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My vote.
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6. Board Game: Men of Iron [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:2511]
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The shorter scenarios apply. Some go longer, but not by much.
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7. Board Game: Ancients [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:4640]
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Very small footprint. Multiple scenarios. Easily playable under 90 minutes. And free to print-and-play.
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8. Board Game: Hold the Line [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:1861]
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9. Board Game: Up Front [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:380]
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I know it's almost useless to suggest something that's not in print, and hasn't been for a while, but Up Front to me is the best wargame, AND it's under 90 minutes.
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10. Board Game: Manoeuvre [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:646]
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One of my favorite.
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11. Board Game: 2 de Mayo [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:1036]
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You should be able to play this twice, maybe even three times, in 90 minutes.
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12. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:186] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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That's weird. This bit used to mention Shire Games, and tell you all how wonderful we are. But it seems to have got deleted. Let's see what happens this time ....
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13. Board Game: Ogre [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:984]
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An oldie but a goodie - and under 90 minutes.
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14. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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60 minutes and tons of fun.
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15. Board Game: Battle Cry [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:625]
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45 minutes
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16. Board Game: Duel in the Dark [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1693]
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17. Board Game: BattleLore [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:252]
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If you liked Memoir and love fantasy, you will also like this.

60 minutes.
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18. Board Game: Ace of Aces: Handy Rotary Series [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1516]
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Maybe not the best wargame under 90 minutes--but certainly the best wargame under 15 minutes!

You can fit a campaign game in 90 minutes!
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19. Board Game: Viktory II [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:2699]
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I know others are watching this list so I will add a few games that I think are enjoyable wargames that clock under 90 minutes.

VII is no historical simulation but it is very enjoyable. I love the fact that in each game the land tiles are upside down so you have an exploratoty phase before the full war gets moving.

I have added a one variant for two players that eliminates the problem of the first to lose a city loses the game.

I highly suggest this game to anyone who wishes that Settlers of Catan could have an all out wargame built into it. devil
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20. Board Game: Lightning: D-Day [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:6386]
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I just picked up this game for $5 from a friend. I have only two games down but I am enjoying this one. the rules were only one page long, probably should have been two as they leave some questions in the air.

But BGG saves the day with a great FAQ on file that covers the issues left out in the rules.

I have not played any of the other Lightning series but if they are like D-Day I would be interested in them.
 
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21. Board Game: Totensonntag [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:3587]
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Definitely worth a mention.
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22. Board Game: Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! – Russia 1941-42 [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:394]
 
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depending on the scenario.
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