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I'm looking for games which are designed to be played in several mini-games, or campaigns, or what have you. The basic attributes of the game would be: having clearly delineated ending points to scenarios or games which are easily recorded and where the game "progresses" from scenario to scenario. Ideally the mini-games would be playable in a few hours.
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1. Board Game: The Siege of Jerusalem (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:2226]
Steve Hope
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This is the game that made me start this list--a little too big/intense for me until the kids leave home, but a great game. I just don't think I can reliably clear the 6+ hours to play an assault phase in any given gaming session these days.
 
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2. Board Game: Imperium [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:2547]
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Here's one I've been interested in but heard mixed things about...I understand there has been another version released recently which many feel is a worse game.
 
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3. Board Game: Space Hulk [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:430]
Brian Schlichting
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At least 4 books of scenarios are available for the first edition with all of the expansions, which cover 6 or more contiguous campaigns. There is a scenario book for the second edition, which is divided into 3 campaigns.
 
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4. Board Game: Starship Troopers [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:2314]
Tim M-L
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This (and the latter AH starship troopers game) has a series of sequential scenarios that build upon the rules or the previous ones.
 
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5. Board Game: Starship Troopers: Prepare For Battle! [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:10031]
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Similar in structure (sequential scenarios, see above) but not game play, to the earlier starship troopers game.
 
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6. Board Game: HeroQuest [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:547]
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Heorquest and its expansions have scenarios meant to be played in order. The expansions themselves also have a sort of order.
 
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7. Board Game: Napoleon in Europe [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:2911]
Brett David Spain
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Several scenarios covering the span of Napoleon's career.
 
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8. Board Game: Risk: Édition Napoléon [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:4961]
Sean Swart
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This game fits the description quite well. If you play the historical campaign there are no less than 14 different scenarios that should be played in order. After each scenario points are scored, and then the next scenario describes what players must do, and if any territories are return to original players. I made a simple chart to keep track between scenarios positions, troops and victory points.

 
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9. Board Game: Ambush! [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:677]
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You guide your squad through a series of missions.
 
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10. Board Game: Doom: The Boardgame [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:805]
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there is a lot of chatter at the manufactuers forums by fans making all kinds of mods and new scenarios .
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11. Board Game: Dark World [Average Rating:5.24 Overall Rank:15071]
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while not eposodic in the traditional way , the 2 sequils are additional chapters , and meant to be played in a certain order .
 
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12. Board Game: Dark World: Dragon's Gate [Average Rating:5.99 Unranked] [Average Rating:5.99 Unranked]
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13. Board Game: Dark World: Village of Fear [Average Rating:5.48 Unranked] [Average Rating:5.48 Unranked]
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14. Board Game: Space Crusade [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:1065]
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15. Board Game: Space Crusade: Eldar Attack [Average Rating:6.93 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.93 Unranked]
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16. Board Game: Space Crusade: Mission Dreadnought [Average Rating:7.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.02 Unranked]
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17. Board Game: Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1669]
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18. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: The Fantasy Adventure Board Game [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:2102]
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19. Board Game: Fury of the Clansmen [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:8447]
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20. Board Game: Blood Berets [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:9929]
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21. Board Game: Formula Dé [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:578]
Andy Cassola
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Piacenza
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You can make a whole championship campaign
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22. Board Game: Circus Maximus [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1588]
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The campaign game is a lot more fun and more strategic.
 
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23. Board Game: Strat-O-Matic Baseball [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:1136]
Dale Stephenson
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Baseball games should always be played as part of a complete season, as God and Henry Chadwick intended.
 
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24. Board Game: Robin Hood [Average Rating:5.56 Overall Rank:12418]
Michael Debije
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Each mini-game is 15-60 minutes; supposed to play 3 or 4 to get the final winner.
 
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