Suggestions for Vegan-friendly Resource Management Games
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I play frequently play board games with my girlfriend and her friends. The only hiccup is that she is vegan, as are many of her friends, which means that some board game themes are unappealing to them. Agricola and Le Havre are unlikely to hit the table any time soon, for example. At The Gates of Loyang, on the other hand, has had some success.

While I realize that the vast majority of games have themes which are vegan-friendly, I'm specifically looking for economic games where resources are produced/consumed/traded/sold/collected, and where the resources are plant-based (e.g. vegetables, tea, wood) or inorganic (e.g. minerals, water). I'm also looking for games that are worth playing. Please add your suggestions.

Note: I've turned off the comments, as people seem to want to vent against the perceived slights my great girlfriend's tastes in games inflicts upon them more than they want to contribute to the geeklist. Feel free to go vent somewhere else. Thanks for stopping by.
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1. Board Game: Meatbot Massacre [Average Rating:5.64 Unranked]
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I'll keep track of the games I own that can't be brought to the table with this group, and the reason why, under this item.

Disqualified games
Agricola: Livestock.
Le Havre: Meat.
Bombay: Silk.
Chinatown: Fish market.
Before the Wind: Cheese.
Zooloretto: Zoo.
Jambo: Pelts.
Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers: Hunting/fishing.
Traders of Genoa: Silk.
Settlers of Catan: Wool.
Stone Age: Hunting (could make a case for "gathering" instead).
Wasabi: Fish.
Sushi Express: Fish.
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2. Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:239]
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The only game in the Rosenberg Harvest trilogy that I can bring to the table. Unfortunately, I don't find it as engrossing as Agricola or Le Havre.
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3. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:371]
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Planting and harvesting beans. This has hit the table once.
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4. Board Game: Darjeeling [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1915]
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Growing and harvesting tea. Haven't had a chance to bring this to the table yet.
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5. Board Game: Cuba [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:419]
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Your plantation can grow sugar, tobacco and citrus. We've played this game once so far.
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6. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:16]
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Indigo, tobacco, coffee, sugar and corn. We've played once or twice now.
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7. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:229]
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Same goods as Puerto Rico. We haven't played this together yet.
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Gathering and distributing fruit (technically, the donkey cart is a no-no). We've played this a few times now.
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Collecting and selling spices. We haven't tried this one yet.
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Harvesting and selling coffee beans. We haven't played this yet.
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Resources include vegetables, water, stone, wood, grapes, gold, iron, and stained glass. We played this once or twice.
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Resources include cabbages, apples, wine, wheat, and another grain. This hasn't hit the table yet.
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Resources include a generic "food", cloth, wood, stone, and gold. We haven't played this yet.
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Same resources as Caylus: "food", "cloth", stone, wood, and gold. We haven't tried this yet.
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Goods are pretty abstract in this game. Haven't played this with her.
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Resources include coffee, bananas, peppers, potatoes, and sugar cane. Haven't tried this with her yet.
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Buying precious gems. Haven't played this with her yet.
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18. Board Game: Chicago Express [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:361]
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Train games in general seem like a safe bet: Chicago Express, Ticket to Ride, Age of Steam, Transamerica, etc.

The only one of those that even uses "goods" is Age of Steam, but the goods are only referred to by color. Though you have to be careful about some of the expansions. The Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico expansion introduces a new color of cube that specifically represents cattle.
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19. Board Game: Galactic Emperor [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1652]
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There are 3 types of resources:

- Metal
- Energy
- Food

Food is represented by green cubes, and isn't really detailed about what it is. Being green, though, it can be safely assumed that the Galactic Empire's citizens live off of salad.
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20. Board Game: Dicke Kartoffeln [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:6755]
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It's about organic potato farming.
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21. Board Game: Hamburgum [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:692]
 
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Beer, Sugar, and Cloth.
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22. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:210]
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Building hotel chains.
 
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23. Board Game: Cavum [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1580]
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Carving out tunnels through a mountain to gather gems to sell or fulfill "order" cards seems pretty Vegan-friendly. That is if you don't think too much about the killing of dirt dwelling critters when the dynamite explodes.
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24. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:119]
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Let me add one more that is more like Agricola.

In Princes of Florence players have florins that they invest in scenery, buildings and artisans with the hope that the artisans will produce wonderful works of art. When produced the art provides florins and victory points for the player who hired the artisan. The new florins are then invested in more scenery, buildings and artisans.
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25. Board Game: Masters of Venice [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:2681]
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I think this might qualify. It isn't about production at all, but there is a nice mix of trading mechanisms. The only iffy commodity might be the unspecified "fabrics." Definitely worth playing, and list price is only $35.
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