Talk me into a game on my wishlist!
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The idea of this geeklist is to talk each other into purchasing games on our wishlists. First, someone should add an item and convince me to buy that game on my wishlist. The next guy should recommend another game for the previous recommender and so forth. Tell the reason why that guy should absolutely, definitely MUST buy that game!

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1. Board Game: Neuroshima Hex! [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:211] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Gunther Schmidl
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There's a lot of good games on your wishlist, but I'm going to go for this one.

The rules are super-easy to learn, taking all of 5 minutes to explain to someone who's not played before.

It comes with 4 armies, there are already two official expansions if you want more, and there are tons of homebrew armies if that's still not enough.

It's fast, it's a brain-burner, and it's fun. What's not to like?
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2. Board Game: Power Grid: Factory Manager [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:691]
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Lutz
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Because it's on your Wish List ranked as "Must Have".


What more excuse do you need?

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3. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:102]
Alan Fluck
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Baltimore
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Because it's one of the all-time classics. This is a game I think everyone should own.
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4. Board Game: Richard III: The Wars of the Roses [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:1250]
Glen Oberhauser
United States
Golden
Colorado
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You're obviously curious about block games and have someone to play with whom to play longer 2-player games. This is a great first block game. The rules are short, the play-time is short and there is just enough going on to make the game very replayable (unlike, say, War of 1812). A few attempts at historical details add a couple too many rules, but it also lets you learn something about the Wars of the Roses.
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5. Board Game: 1989: Dawn of Freedom [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:418]
 
Judit Szepessy
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Tamas, you know you have to get this game! First thing, before any other game in your wishlist. You can still preorder it. A very exciting game because of the theme. What fascinates me about 1989: a. how extremely well researched the game is and how accurate the cards are b. how well the mechanics fit the theme; whatever you do you relieve history c. tons of replayability d. very engaging gameplay and lots of decision making. e. CDG mechanics! The bestest game I have ever played so far! I am in total awe. Lots of thanks and respect go to the designers! Kudos to Ted for taking TS and shaping it brilliantly in a new direction, with new historical detail. When you play the game, you are in the middle of history.

Meanwhile, you can play the game on wargameroom,com. Ted, the designer is happy to teach/play the game. You and I could play it too one day, I will let you know when I feel comfortable to teach you. The game is great, but has a learning curve.
Go for it!
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6. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:79]
Warren Adams
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Mt Lawley
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judit, you need to give this one a go.

I have never seen it not work with new people, and those that have played before are pretty happy to play again.

Plus, with the regular group you play with, this should be a popular choice.
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7. Board Game: Wits & Wagers [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:509]
Albatros
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Because it's on your list and Dom's Geeklist on his company's history is just so freaking interesting.
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8. Board Game: Automobile [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:326]
 
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I played with Automobile only twice at a friend's house, but found it an absolutely brilliant game. It is strong in theme and well-balanced. Lots of opportunities to screw over your opponent.

The only reason it's not on my wishlist is that it doesn't support only 2 players.
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9. Board Game: Manoeuvre [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:647] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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This is a fun and light war game for 2 players. Games go by quick and replayability is high. I need to play this more.
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