What rulebook is in your bag right now ?
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With so many unplayed games in my collection, I've usually got several rulebooks on the go, and I tend to travel to work with one in my bag, to read in the office or on my 35-minute train journey. What's in your bag ?





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1. Board Game: Napoleon at the Crossroads [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:5753]
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Having played Arcola last week, I thought I'd give this a go, as the game system is identical, albeit with some additions. Rules reading and setup are virtually complete : I hope to start very soon.

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2. Board Game: Runewars [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:147]
 
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Just about done with these...now waiting for the game to arrive!!!!!

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3. Board Game: Rattus [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:769]
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The game has not yet been released, but the rules are online.
I read them in the train today on the way home.

Yes, I will get me this game!
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4. Board Game: Seeland [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:1106]
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Also not yet released, but these rules are also in my bag. Read them this morning in the train, but want to re-read them tomorrow, and also still need to read the advanced rules.
But from what I read I think I will get this game too!
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5. Board Game: Hybrid [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:2837]
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I recently got a copy of this game at a nearby FLGS for a steal as it had been standing on the shelves and back storage for years and they wanted to get rid of it.

It's the french version and even if the rulebook seems to be clearer than the well-knows humongously unintelligible english translation, it still is difficult to approach for someone whose most complicated miniatures games is Descent. Well it's not that bad but the organisation could be improved as i need to cross reference a lot to understand all the subtleties of the combat system.

It was also in my bag so i could carry it to my lab (i'm a grad student) and protect/laminate it with my personal method, involving contact paper and a laboratory vacuum gel dryer .
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6. Board Game: Roads to Gettysburg [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:2363]
Michael Lavoie
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Right now I've got this one, as well as issue number 1 of MMP's The Skirmisher, which included updated standard rules for all games of the Great Campaigns of the American Civil War series. I'm looking to compare the two rulesets and see what changes have been made. It has been a long time since I've played any game in this series.
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7. Board Game: PQ-17: Arctic Naval Operations 1941-1943 [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:3882]
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Reading it again

Actually have setup at home also.
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8. Board Game: BattleLore [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:252]
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A Christmas present from my brother that had been on my wishlist for a long time.

I understand most of the basic rules and am waiting for my first medieval adventure (Agincourt) with my girlfriend this week before taking on the more advanced Lore and War Council rules.
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9. Board Game: Cuba [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:419]
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Penultimately, I was toting the Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game rulebook (along with the official and unofficial faq) in my bag during the hour-long commuter rail line to and from work, but I finally got that game to the table. Now, it's Cuba's turn.
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10. Board Game: Dungeon Lords [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:182]
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Just got my first game under my belt, and want to understand the finer points before I introduce it to friends.

I know it's not an original point, but once again, this game is AWESOME.
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11. Board Game: Liberty Roads [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:1525]
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I just got this game and I'm getting ready to play!
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12. Board Game: Descent: The Road to Legend [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
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Selling some of my old MTG trading cards at a local game store gave me some credit and i used some of it to buy this.

Still waiting to be played as assembling a regular group is proving more difficult than i thought.

Still don't understand some of the mechanics and rules of the game (i guess trying the game is a must to get everything) but trying to remember all those rules has given me a whole new sense of respect for my D&D 3.5 game master who can answer any D&D rules question in no time.

I usually read a few pages at a time in the metro, amused at the weird glances i get when people notice the back cover or interior pictures.
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13. Board Game: 1853 [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:2535]
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A group of 18XXers invited me to join them for a game of 1830 last month. It was my first time playing any 18xx game. I can see why many consider this genre of game a "must play". It's just hard to stake out the time to do so.
This weekend, it's 1853, and I believe that they have a lot less experience with this one. So, I'm going to study the rules and hope for the best on Sunday.
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14. Board Game: Dicke Kartoffeln [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:6755]
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I agreed to participate in a Play By Forum game of this next week, so I printed out the rules for a reread. I've read the rules before, but never played. I think I'm a little crazy to agree to play with experienced players!! How badly could I lose????

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15. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:26]
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got this one recently and went through the rules for the Simple game but need to read it again, so I can try to understand the Advanced game, and invite some friends!

very high on our Want-to-Play list!
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16. Board Game: Warmachine [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:1298]
Jason Tuttle
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Specifically the Prime Mark II rulebook. My absolute favorite miniatures game and the customer support of Privateer Press makes the game a joy.



PS-The Privateer Press main site is blocked from by my work and that's why the link is to the book at the Paizo site.
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17. Board Game: Ambush! [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:684]
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Read through the rules a couple times already, but I'm part way through the first mission and I only get to play a bit every few days and keep forgetting parts here and there. Whenever I have a spare moment I flip through to keep brushed up.
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18. Board Game: The Killing Ground [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:4136]
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I have the game coming in from a trade, so I donwloaded the living rules to read at work.
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19. Board Game: Hammer of the Scots [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:301]
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I never paid this game much mind and don't own it sicne I don't have anyone to play war games with. My wife sat down and played a game of Battle Cry with me and decided she loved it. Of course, being the game nerd that I am I immediately set out in search of some light, simple war games that might interest her aside from BC.

This one has potential, at least from reading the rules.
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20. Board Game: Battle Above the Clouds [Average Rating:8.09 Overall Rank:2364]
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At least through Thursday. If I lose too quickly I'll have another rulebook in my satchel by Friday.
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21. Board Game: Pax Baltica [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:2733]
Scott Muldoon (silentdibs)
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I pretty much always keep a copy of the Pax Baltica rules on me, mainly in case I think of something that needs changing. You never know when inspiration will strike!
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22. Board Game: Marlborough's Battles: Ramillies and Malplaquet [Average Rating:5.84 Unranked]
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I also have a copy on hand of my reformatted rules for Marlborough's Battles. I took the S&T eRules and prettied them up, splashing in some of the asides from Berg's BSO edition (Marlborough Man) and adding in those other two scenarios, as well as a couple of my own homegrown variants. Hoping to get this on the table again soon.
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23. Board Game: Europe Engulfed [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:901]
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Still trying to get through them and the player aids to do a Vassal with a fellow geek. Would also love to find ftf play of it and Asia Engulfed (this one goes in the bag once EE reading is finished).
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24. Board Game: Combat Commander: Pacific [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:439]
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I've got both the Rulebook and Playbook in my bag. I've played CC:Europe once before, but I really hope to get this edition actively on the table within the next couple of weeks.
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25. Board Game: Flames of War: The World War II Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:1743]
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I have been reading the FoW rules for quite some time now. Have also accumulated some models and hope I will be able to get started with this game soon.
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