Brawling: Man vs. Man in close quarter combat
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I just noticed, that there is apperently no Geeklist covering all those brawling games out there.

So, what are the criteria for a brawler?

- First of all, it's a combat oriented game (well .. duuh)
- Each player plays only a few fighters (1 up to 5 or so)
- You win the game by defeating the opponent(s)
- Close quarter combat: There is only little room to move (if movement is an option anyway)
- Though anything might be used as a weapon (fists, bottles, chairs), weapons usually are comparatively small

I've put this GL into each domain, since there are a couple of boardgames on that topic, I'm not sure about RPGs but I guess there are some, too, and videogames .. well .. each and every beat em up is a valid entry!

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1. Board Game: Bakugan Battle Brawlers [Average Rating:4.84 Overall Rank:15590]
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From the game's site:
A hybrid of CCG, Marbles and Transforming Robots, this dexterity game represents a battlefield, with competing forces battling for control.
 
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An old fashioned tavern brawl with simple rules complete with sobriety levels, table slams and the infamous "bar slide".
Contains lots of drinking!
 
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3. Board Game: Brawl [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:2606]
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A classic:
Two (or more) fighters are pitted versus each other in this real time combat cardgame.
 
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Orcs versus Orcs turning a simple bar into a slaughterhouse.
Back from the time, when GW games were meant to be fun.
 
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You cannot name Brawl without mentioning it's cousin "Button Men" leading the players away from the cards and towards a quick and brutal dice fest
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This little dicefest brawler has characters whack and slay each other quite fast.
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Oooooh .. look .. dice .. shiney ..
And they are used to kick your opponent's butt .. with fists and flying feet and lots of cookie-fu!!
 
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The gamers choose their cards in elimination rock-paper-scissors-lizard-spock-something else, and resolve their attacks with Initiative, Attack Speed, Hi-Lo mechanism, Blocking and Evading, and special characters. Health is tracked with cards themselves, and some moves change as you sustain damage, while your moves change as you use them up -- sooner or later, you will have to take a breather to recover your utilized cards, but what if the opponent chooses That Slow Plowdriver Attack That Wipes Lazy People Out?

A game that does not need a table and really tickles the mind.
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One of the purest man vs. man combat card-games. An Elf and an Human fight against each other improving their experiences in sword, bow and magic.

Minimalist rules but very deep.
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Similar to En Garde, in Flash Duel two players try to bash each other away. To the cards that let them step forwards or backwards come special powers, that give this little brawler a bit more variance.
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A geeklist I made way back in September 2004. It has several RPG's on it, even though RPG Geek was still years away. It was also posted before thumbs were even invented!

Most amusing entry: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.
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THE BEST OF THEM ALL. ONE ON ONE. TO THE DEATH. UNLESS THE EMPEROR SPARES THE LOSER (MORE LIKELY IF A HEROIC EFFORT WAS GIVEN).
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2 to 6 players pick a Master Card which determines their fighting discipline. Deal out 7 combat cards and let the fight begin. Sort of a Bloodsport card game minus Jean Claude Van Damme.
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More than just gunfighting, this game has some fine brawling rules in it. A classic to be sure...
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So .. A paladin, an elf and a dwarf walk into a bar ..
Says the barkeep: "Hey - want to hear a short story?"

And suddenly a fight brakes loose ..

Dicey fantasy flaired combat in a D&D environment
 
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Aaaah .. the good old Wild West.
For no apparent reason a free-for-all erupts and the players pit their wits, their cards and some lucky dierolls versus each other
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THE MOST DETAILED AND REALISTIC MAN TO MAN COMBAT SYSTEM. AMAZINGLY USABLE DESPITE LEVEL OF DETAIL. REPLACED D&Ds RIDICULOUS AND COUNTERINTUITIVE ARMOR CLASS BASED COMBAT SYSTEM FOR ME IN THE EIGHTIES.
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Let us not forget...
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Kung Lao vs. Shang Tsung started this epic series ..
This entry is representative for all the other existing Mortal Kombat episodes.
 
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Robot Carnage at its best.
The combination of pilot skill and robot performance make for some very deadly combinations.
 
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Badda-bing, badda-bang.
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22. Video Game: Punch-Out!! (2009) [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:719]
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So in this video game series you're in a ring with another man. The goal is to punch him a lot. Sometimes he tries to punch you though so it is harder than it sounds. Sometimes he is a Japanese fox demon or Bruce Lee, and that makes it even worse.
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23. Board Game: Puzzle Strike [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1467]
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As much as I get it, this is a game that simulates a beat 'em up videogame.
Included are:
10 fighters
tons of chips
cards from which you build your deck while playing
 
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24. Board Game: Ragadorn Alehouse Brawl [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
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This seems to be a Swedish publication where each player plays 1 to 5 characters that are fghting each other in a fantasy tavern
 
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25. Board Game: Rise Again: Honest Brawls Between Folk [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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From the game's site:
Firefly-themed card based fighting game somewhat based on Kung Fu Fighting.

Looks like a PnP to me, however the links to the download sites are dead at the moment
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