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This is a list of my favorite game expansions. Many game companies make expansions just to get more money out of me and those like me. But some expansions really add to the playability of the game, or the enjoyment of it. The best that I have owned or played is here on my list.
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1. Board Game: Memoir '44: Pacific Theater [Average Rating:7.87 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.87 Unranked]
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The best M44 expansion in my opinion. You gotta love or hate Japanese infantry in caves!
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2. Board Game: Memoir '44: Eastern Front [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked]
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Russians battling it out in the Great Patriotic War! What's not to like?
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3. Board Game: Memoir '44: Mediterranean Theater [Average Rating:7.87 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.87 Unranked]
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The early war in the desert provides some of my favorite battles. I have several wwii movies about Monty chasing Rommel across the desert!
 
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4. Board Game: Memoir '44: Terrain Pack [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked]
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I like this because it allows me to add elements to the game that are there in the battles like railroads and fortresses like Ft Driant. I feel this is the most misunderstood expansion for M44.
 
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5. Board Game: Memoir '44: Breakthrough [Average Rating:8.24 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.24 Unranked]
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I was really glad that they released this one! I had been debating getting the campaign bag (the only M44 expansion I don't own, except the winter scenario) just for the breakthrough map. This adds a lot of dimension to your M44 games. I immediately re-wrote my Battle of the Bulge scenario for this. (I had used the original board sideways for this one).
 
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6. Board Game: Memoir '44: Operation Overlord [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
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Not wanting to pluck down another $40-$50 for a second base set, I pounced on this one! I have been playing overlord at conventions for three years (using mine and my friends base games). The cards and dice alone are worth it.
 
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7. Board Game: Memoir '44: Tigers in the Snow [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked]
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Tigers are my second favorite wwii tanks (panthers are better), so I couldn't wait to get this. I have my own rules for tigers because of the mighty 88mm!
 
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8. Board Game: Memoir '44: Air Pack [Average Rating:7.59 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.59 Unranked]
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Loved the planes and the cards, hated the rules. I made my own rules in thirty minutes while taking a break at a game convention.
 
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9. Board Game: Catan: 5-6 Player Extension [Average Rating:6.99 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.99 Unranked]
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Needed for more players.
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10. Board Game: BattleTech: CityTech [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:3515]
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This is the first battletech
I ever bought. I played the crap out of it for about four years. But haven't played since getting Memoir 44.
 
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11. Board Game: Catan: Traders & Barbarians [Average Rating:7.01 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.01 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.01 Unranked]
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I like the variations on Settlers. If you like Settlers, get this expansion which includes Fisherman of Catan, and River of Catan. I bought it last week and only played four variations so far.

 
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12. Board Game: Tide of Iron: Normandy [Average Rating:7.81 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.81 Unranked]
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This expansion to Tide of Iron adds more armor, including Jagdpanzer IV, Panther, STUG III, and Kingtiger tanks for the Germans, and anti-tank guns. For the Americans, it adds M10 Tank Destroyers. It has maps for battle in the hedgerows, and for those Normandy beach landings. Great weather rules, leadership decks, and all around MUST for the TOI fan.
 
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13. Board Game: Tide of Iron: Fury of the Bear [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked]
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This expansion gives you year round battles between Russia and Germany. It includes double sided map boards and overlays with winter on one side, and the other seasons on the other. You get Panther tanks and anti-tank guns for the Germans, and T34, KV-1, and SU122 tanks and anti-tank guns for the Russians, plus the Russian troops. There are special rules for ammunition, sabotage, and infiltration. Great for either Russian battles, Russian-German battles in Germany, Winter War battles, or Bulge battles between the Americans and the Germans. What's not to like?
 
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