User Votes: Best Game of Mechanic Area Control / Area Influence
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This geeklist is one of several in a large project to determine which games do BGG users consider the best of each game mechanic. Over the next month or so I will add several lists every few days for you to vote on which game you think is the best for any given game mechanic.

Sometime in August I will close the voting and present the results in one final Geeklist to present to the world BGG User's Top Games of Each Game Mechanic. For each list I have started with the top 5 ranked games. If you feel there is a better game for that mechanic than please add your own entry and thumb away.

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1. Vote for one game only by thumbing its entry
2. Add another entry only if you consider it the best game of that category
3. If you have added an entry but then change your mind, just leave it
4. Voting closes in August
5. In order for a game to be considered eligible it must rely heavily on that specific mechanic. It should not simply contain that mechanic.

Individual entries will be sorted alphabetically for easier searching.

Game Mechanic: Area Control / Area Influence
Description on BGG: The Area Control mechanic typically awards control of an area to the player that has the majority of units or influence in that area.

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1. Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:137]
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2. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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3. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:55]
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4. Board Game: Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:138]
 
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5. Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:1007]
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6. Board Game: Revolution: The Dutch Revolt 1568-1648 [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:1266]
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Tough category due to it being a popular mechanic incorporated into some excellent games.

My choice is Revolution: The Dutch Revolt. It uses area control throughout the game for provinces and cities, as well as regions to an extent. Area control not only gives a faction the benefits of a city or a province, but having a majority (without necessarily control) also gives the faction preferential choice in locating resources. The mechanic is used quite heavily and quite well in this game.
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7. Board Game: Shogun [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:127]
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8. Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:335]
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