Science Adventure in the FMG Library
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Another private-use list, this time to highlight the titles in the FMG Design Library suitable for play with oldskool science-oriented geeks, i.e., the sorts of people for whom my friend Phil Eklund makes games.

This list includes several attributes to make selection for a particular circumstance easier:

Durable: Components better than the typical microgame (or FMG game, for that matter) in case we're playing at an eating/drinking establishment.

Portable: Box can fit in my bag.

Small: Playable in a relatively small space.
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1. Board Game: High Frontier [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:818]
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2. Board Game: Erosion [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:5506]
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3. Board Game: Bone Wars: The Game of Ruthless Paleontology [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:12048]
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4. Board Game: NASA: The Space Place Collectible Card Game [Average Rating:3.67 Unranked]
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5. Board Game: American Megafauna [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:2997]
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6. Board Game: Origins: How We Became Human [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:2628]
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7. Board Game: Moonshot the Game [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:11571]
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8. Board Game: Triplanetary [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:5214]
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9. Board Game: Mayday [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:10212]
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(Like Triplanetary with only one planet and a much higher tech level, but vector movement is the same.)
 
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10. Board Game: Liftoff! [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:4663]
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11. Board Game: Insecta [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:7232] [Average Rating:6.25 Unranked]
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12. Board Game: Space Race [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
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(Actually, no components at all -- that rarest of items, the pure paper & pencil game.)
 
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13. Board Game: Bios: Megafauna [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1876] [Average Rating:6.97 Unranked]
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