Desert Island Discs...er, Games!
Justin Robben
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O.K.
Everyone knows the old "desert island discs" list.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring 10 games, which would they be. Do not worry about the "reality" of it, you will never lose any pieces, have need of outside product (like pen&paper, more dice, etc) and the salt water will not ruin your gameboard!
Expansions are allowed but do count as a game.
Add your own or comment on my 10 that follow!
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1. Board Game: A Game of Thrones Collectible Card Game [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:2293]
Justin Robben
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I need to have a CCG and this is one of my few all-time favorites. Since I won't take the boardgame, Ill take the card game. Great CCG that (as is custom with these types) will make you spend your money, but at least you get a rich theme-filled experience with many, many decisions to be made and many different deck types to face/create.
 
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2. Board Game: Strat-O-Matic Baseball [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:1136]
Justin Robben
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#9
I need a sport related game and fill it with this great baseball sim. Many, many hours of enjoyment have been had since 1981 when I got my first set of this classic.
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3. Board Game: Oasis [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:1245]
Justin Robben
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O.K....the boardgames start.
This is somewhat overlooked imho, as a nice, easy to learn/play multiplayer funfest. Every time I play I think, oh I should have done something a little differently and that would have set the game in a totally different direction.
Subtle strategy, knowing when to quit while you are ahead, so to speak makes this one of my favorites.
 
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4. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:393]
Justin Robben
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#7
Similar in depth to Oasis, this one plays quick, painlessly and allows for 6 players. I play this, without regret, often.
 
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5. Board Game: Age of Mythology: The Boardgame [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:2485]
Justin Robben
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#6
There is just something I really like about this game. Almost hard to explain, but everytime I play I want to play more and more.
 
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6. Board Game: Colossal Arena [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:752]
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#5
The heavy hitters start now.
Although not a brain-burner this is a heavy hitter because of the designer and the staying power of its appeal. Will also help quench my CCG fix as it is card based
A real treat from such a simple mechanic!
 
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7. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:226]
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#4
This guy again...
Knizia is such a genius and has a real feel for making the simplistic, strategic.
Ill never bore of this "boring themed" game.
 
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8. Board Game: Duel of Ages Set 1: Worldspanner [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1738]
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#3
If there was room, I would take all of its expansions as well. I love this game and the choices between combat, adventure or the fine line between both that are needed. I also cannot get enough of having Sir Gwain using a bazooka in some alien's den...awesome.
Plus as an added bonus for me personally, I am credited with the creation of character "Tomiji Hamaki" from the Scrye Pack released a couple of years ago.
 
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9. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:16]
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Did you suspect/expect this one to be here?!?!?!?
Well, it is a masterpiece, is it not?
 
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10. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:135]
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My all-time favorite. I wouldn't leave home without it if I was venturing so far as to be possibly lost at sea.
 
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11. Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1236]
JEREMY PAQUETTE
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ATTLEBORO
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I'll need a solo game after I've eaten the last my fellow survivors for sustenance! devil
 
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12. Board Game: Titan [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:794]
John Shanahan
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Time passes slowly on a desert island...so I'd want a game that passes just as slowly: Titan. As the days turn into weeks, my fellow survivors and I can chase each other around the maze of a board, figuring that maybe within the next two or three hours, two of us might actually bump into each other.

I just hope a ship doesn't come by in the middle of a good melee....
 
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