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Got to put my things somewhere. Either it was a notebook at home, or it was a geeklist. Here hopefully I can get some tips and idéas from other people as well.

I'm looking for:
* small games, simple but elegant rules that anyone can learn
* Storytelling and creating imaginary worlds
* Really innovative game design. New rules and especially new ways of interacting with the game or between the players


Do you know anything you think I would like? I appreciate any input I can get.
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1. Board Game: 51st State [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:996] [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
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2. Board Game: Battle Sheep [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1218]
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Small, abstract and wood.
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3. Board Game: Black Friday [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1942]
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4. Board Game: Braggart [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:2903]
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"You sit in The Heroes Return, a tavern famed for its heroic clientèle. You're not a hero, but you talk a good game. You and your friends are holding court, regaling the crowds with your tales of derring-do. Can you fight your way through a drunken haze to concoct the best boast? The most believable? Or at least ones that are funny? Or will you be called out as the liar you are?

In Braggart, each round players play cards from their hand which each contain a part of their story to combine them into a compelling tale. Stories are by turns hilarious or awe-inspiring and other players can accept them or accuse them of lying, downgrading their boast into something much less impressive (though usually much funnier!).

This game is quick to pick up - a hoot to play and visually appealling.

Publishers - Spiral Galaxy Games UK"
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5. Board Game: Caravelas [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:7177]
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I dont know. Maybee.
 
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6. Board Game: Catan Histories: Settlers of America – Trails to Rails [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:1214]
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Settlers, America and trains.
 
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7. RPG Item: Changeling Cantrip Cards [Average Rating:5.50 Overall Rank:7620]
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Try to find the few I'm still missing.
 
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8. Board Game: Fabula [Average Rating:5.81 Overall Rank:8037]
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Storytelling, one of the few, and on the top ten list of storytelling games. Sounds interesting!
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9. Board Game: A Fist Full of Coins [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
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Actually, no. But I want nice looking game money. Preferably metal. Found some last year, but didn't buy them.
 
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10. Board Game: Funfair [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:7153]
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Lots of interesting game designers in one game.
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11. Board Game: Hau La [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:10107]
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Japanese foam-stacking-game. Can only bee crazy good!
 
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12. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:203]
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Old (well) game, but new expansion and new carbon edition
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13. Board Game: The Hobbit [Average Rating:6.01 Overall Rank:3555]
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Has nothing to do with the old Hobbit game. But probably a lot with the Lord of the Rings game.
 
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14. Board Game: Onirim [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:970]
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Escape from dreams co-op game with feverish layout. Must have!
 
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15. Board Game: Planet Steam [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:713]
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Didn't buy it before. Maybe this time.
 
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16. Board Game: Plateau X [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:10677]
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Small, simple, and builds upwards. What more can you want?
 
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17. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:188]
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The good things about Mafia.
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18. Board Game: Rivals for Catan [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:670]
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New version of the Catan card-game. Not sure if there is an english version.
 
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19. Board Game: Super Comics [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:11413]
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Comics, torytelling and stupid dexterity things. What more can you want? Seems a bit strange, probably not that good, but a nice strange game to own.
 
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20. Board Game: Wacky Wacky West [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:2320]
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