Riding Coattails... (Card Games derived from Board Games and vice versa.)
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There are a number of good board games that have been translated into card game format over the years. This is a list of such games. I will also include games that have gone the other way, from card game to board game.

Please make additions or comments. Annotations about the quality of the sequel game to the original would be most appropriate...

Can it be long before we are commenting on "Carcassonne: The Card Game?"
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1. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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A logical place to start. Many people in this hobby claim to have gotten their start on the Island of Catan. The original game is a classic.
 
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2. Board Game: Catan Card Game [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:736]
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The Settler's Card Game has an ardent following. I enjoy the resource management part of this game, much like in the original board game version. However, I find the knights a little annoying and the "searching through the card stacks" to be a chore.
 
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3. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
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Another highly respected game, #1 in many people's books. This is one of my favorites.
 
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4. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:228]
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I was thrilled to hear about San Juan, the Puerto Rico cardgame, when it first came out. My first 10 plays or so left me feeling a little lukewarm to the concept and the game sat on the shelf for months and months.

Recently, however, I have been enamoured with the idea of resource management card games and have taken this back off of the shelf. While not a perfect game, San Juan is fun and there are some good decisions to be made regarding the many possible paths to victory. An added bonus is the fact that the game can be played three times in an hour, if the players stay on their toes. I like that...
 
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5. Board Game: San Marco [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:512]
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Another game in my collection with a card game attached to it. I am not a huge San Marco fan. Although the board is very attractive and the "card choosing" mechanism is cool, it just doesn't get my game juices flowing the way it does for some others.

However, it does have a card game...
 
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6. Board Game: Canal Grande [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:3141]
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...which I have never played. I hear that the game is good, though...
 
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7. Board Game: Capitol [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:1374]
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Another game that I have heard good things about, but do not own, is Capitol. I hear that the board is nice, that the bits are attractive and that the gameplay is very entertaining.

Currently on my wantlist.

A derivative of Capitol is...
 
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8. Board Game: Clocktowers [Average Rating:5.72 Overall Rank:7220]
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...Clocktowers, which is supposed to be a simplified version of the same "building stories, colored roofs" mechanism as above.

I think that the game sounds pretty good and am interested in trying it out.
 
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9. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:366]
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Here is one pair that goes the other direction. Bohnanza was a big hit, followed by numerous sequels and additions, one of which is...
 
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10. Board Game: Bean Trader [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:5700]
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...Bohn Hansa. I haven't tried this and don't really have an urge to do so. Bohnanza is enough "beaning" for me, thanks...
 
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11. Board Game: 6 nimmt! [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:573]
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+ Hornochsen + Tanz der Hornochsen
 
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12. Board Game: UNO Wild Tiles [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:14573]
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Well, this is just silly.
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Um... not very good.
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13. Board Game: Titan [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:790]
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Titan: the Arena barely out-rates Titan. The exception to the rule...and a fine exception it is!
 
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14. Board Game: Monopoly: The Card Game [Average Rating:5.55 Overall Rank:12775]
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Monopoly: the Card Game also out-rates it's namesake. Not such a fine exception to the rule...
 
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15. Board Game: Starship Catan [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:810]
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Not only "based on," but, "Better than."
 
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16. Board Game: Up Front [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:373]
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Avalon Hill originally billed this game as "the Squad Leader card game." However, that wasn't exactly truth in advertising, since they're significantly different, starting with the scale (individual soldier vs. squad).
 
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17. Board Game: Star Fleet Battle Force [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:4860]
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Based on Starfleet Battles.
 
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18. Board Game: BattleTech [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:849]
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Popular wargame that went on to spawn cartoons and countless computer games, and not forgetting...
 
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19. Board Game: BattleTech CCG [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:3026]
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The CCG that was derived from the boardgame.
 
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20. Board Game: Mechwarrior: Dark Age [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:3708]
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... which then evolved into the miniature game...
 
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21. Board Game: A Game of Thrones (first edition) [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:312]
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I believe this decent boardgame is descended from a CCG (as well as the original book of course).

True?
 
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22. Board Game: Clue [Average Rating:5.65 Overall Rank:7554]
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Here the board game was first.....
 
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23. Board Game: Clue: The Card Game [Average Rating:5.81 Overall Rank:6227]
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but here the card game is ranked higher.
 
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24. Board Game: Razzia! [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1224]
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Since Ra is the greatest game ever, I can't imagine this one could possibly be better. I think they were trying to fill the market gap left by Ra when it was OOP, but thankfully the original is almost back again!
 
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25. Board Game: Labyrinth [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:1425]
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