Keywords (or terms) for your favorite games
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I tend to be quite long-winded in my comments and explanations, so I thought I'd try something different for a change. I'm trying to find the one word or term that would crystallize the reason why I like some of my favorite games. To give myself a fair, sporting chance, I'm allowing a maximum of three words for each game.

Feel free to give it a shot.
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1. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:54]
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Creativity of moves.
 
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2. Board Game: Genoa [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:498]
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Freeform trading.
 
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3. Board Game: Colossal Arena [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:752]
 
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Controllable uncertaintity.
 
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4. Board Game: Lord of the Rings [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:699]
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Extremely atmospheric.
 
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5. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:414]
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Out-thinking.
 
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6. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:135]
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Dynamic situations.
 
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7. Board Game: Stephenson's Rocket [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:1022]
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Collective merge-building.
 
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8. Board Game: Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:798]
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Girlfriend
 
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9. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:114]
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Tough resource management.
 
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10. Board Game: Maharaja: The Game of Palace Building in India [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:505]
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Adjusting constantly.
 
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11. Board Game: Rise and Decline of the Third Reich [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1425]
Paul Denhup
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Alexandria
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Infinite possibilities.
 
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12. Board Game: Dune [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:215]
Tim Thorp
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"Come on! Come on! Come and get it, baby! Come on! I don't got all day! Come on! Come on! Come on you bastard! Come on, you too! Oh, you want some of this? "
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Dammit, this is harder than it seems!
 
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13. Board Game: GIPF [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:719] [Average Rating:7.13 Unranked]
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Dynamic Elegance
 
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14. Board Game: Union Pacific [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:468]
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Just plain fun
 
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