RHIT Boardgame Club Want List
Matthew Bozarth
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The new boardgame club at my university, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, is starting to look at buying new games. We are currently waiting to get club status, but once we do we will be buying many games.

I am the secretary and will be in charge of purchasing games. I have played more boardgames than anyone else and have spent a bit of time on this site. I want to know what sort of games we should look into.

This list will include games we play now, and what we are looking at.

Please add games you think we might like. I'm mostly looking for games with 4-6 players. Length can be several hours. Just tonight we played three games from 7:00pm to 5:00am.
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1. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
Matthew Bozarth
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I of course brought my copy of Settlers, and it gets a lot of playing because its one of two games that support 6 players. Everyone likes it.
 
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2. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
 
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I also brought this and it is a favorite. Most of the players are still in the phase where they are trying to figure out how to play it best. I also have the expansion.
 
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3. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:316]
Matthew Bozarth
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We have played this many times, probably because it seems to have the shortest play time. But with 7 people its not very short. We like this a lot.
 
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4. Board Game: A Game of Thrones (first edition) [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:312]
Matthew Bozarth
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Most of us really enjoy Game of Thrones. I am planning on getting the expansion so we can play with 6 people and to fix a few minor problems.
 
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5. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:501]
Matthew Bozarth
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We played Diplomacy once and most of us really enjoyed it, but it is such an ordeal to play we haven't played it again. Comparing and contrasting with Game of Thrones, some appreciate the added complexity of Thrones and think Diplomacy is too simple, others think Diplomacy is more pure and Thrones is too complex for complexity's sake.
 
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6. Board Game: War! Age of Imperialism [Average Rating:5.60 Overall Rank:12814]
Matthew Bozarth
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To be fair, we didn't give this an honest chance. The game has numerous rules and we tried to play the simplest rules first, which are terribly flawed. I have tried to steer the group away from games that use a lot of dice (Axis and Allies etc...) and I think many appreciate the lack of dice. The numerous dice rolling in this was annoying. I don't think we will ever give it another chance.
 
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7. Board Game: Evo [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:756]
Matthew Bozarth
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I will be bringing this from home after quarter break. I enjoy this one a lot, its fairly simple but you can really think about it. I think the group will enjoy it.
 
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8. Board Game: Amun-Re [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:260]
Matthew Bozarth
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The group really enjoys the bidding aspect of Game of Thrones, and so I am convinced I should pick up my copy of Amun-Re with me over quarter break. My previous experience with it was less than stellar. Hopefully I will come to appreciate it along with this group.
 
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9. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:47]
Matthew Bozarth
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I have always wanted this (for at least a year and a half) and now there are enough people to play it. I don't think the playing time will be too much of a problem. Tonight, Friday, we played from 7:00pm until almost 5:00am, although we did play 3 different games.
 
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10. Board Game: 6 nimmt! [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:574]
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Easy card game that can join until 10 players...quick, fun and light...
 
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11. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:393]
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Classic game I think that this game will improve your
games list
 
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12. Board Game: Vinci [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:595]
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Excellent game probably the best of three that I suggest
hte problem is the time to play a little bit longer...
 
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13. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
Travis Easton
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A Rose-Hulmanite! Very cool. I live in Casey, IL, just a half hour from Terre Haute. We should get together and play games sometime!

Anywho, we've been playing Ticket to Ride recently and we really enjoy it. It's not complex at all but there is ample room for strategy and is great fun. We especially like the "screw another player" tactic.
 
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