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I have San Marco (by Ravensburger) and it has a nice little red wooden piece (see below) that represents the Doge. Today reading another GeekList I saw a picture of Master Labyrinth (also by Ravensburger) and noticed the similarity between the wizards in this game and the Doge. Is anyone else aware of "component reuse"?
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1. Board Game: San Marco [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:512]
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Winchester
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Publisher: Ravensburger
Component: Doge
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2. Board Game: Master Labyrinth [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:2073]
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Publisher: Ravensburger
Component: Wizard
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3. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:116]
Massimo B.
Italy
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Publisher: Ravensburger (Alea)
Component: Prince (score marker)

There isn't a closeup image of these, but they are exactly the same as in San Marco
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4. Board Game: Jagd der Vampire [Average Rating:5.35 Overall Rank:13300]
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Ravensburger again. I think the vampires from here...
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5. Board Game: Duell [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:3103]
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Massachusetts
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...were employed as duellists here.
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6. Board Game: Entdecker: Exploring New Horizons [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1604]
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Café Race is a race game set in a business office. The players take the role of office workers going upstairs to the first floor to get a cup of coffee who then improvise a race while they are going back downstairs… with a cup full of coffee.
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Publisher: Kosmos
Component: Ship
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7. Board Game: Catan: Seafarers [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked]
Fran F G
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Café Race is a race game set in a business office. The players take the role of office workers going upstairs to the first floor to get a cup of coffee who then improvise a race while they are going back downstairs… with a cup full of coffee.
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Publisher: Kosmos
Component: Ship
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8. Board Game: La Squadriglia degli Assi [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
Andrea Angiolino
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Rome
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Not really a component, maybe, so if you do not see as a fitting contribute please erase. Anyway...

Publisher: Italian Air Force Ministry
Component: artwork
 
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9. Board Game: Wings of War: Famous Aces [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:787] [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
Andrea Angiolino
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Publisher: Nexus Editrice (and others)
Component: artwork

The artwork is by Dario Calì, on historical documentation from Gregory Alegi.
 
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10. Board Game: Vulkan! [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:10479]
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I am not sure if "Vulkan!" applies for this list - but in fact it reuses ALL components of the game "Feurio!".

Actually the "Vulkan!" rules are downloadable for free and create a new and different game for all owners of the "Feurio!" box.

(I am the author)
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11. Board Game: Karawane [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:7476]
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See the nice little camels?
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12. Board Game: Marco Polo Expedition [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:3337]
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Here they go again...

No need to produce different ones, they are just perfect.
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13. Board Game: Big Boss [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:2582]
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Look at the building blocks for this....
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14. Board Game: Terra Turrium [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:9310]
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...and this
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15. Board Game: Silent Death [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:2757]
Andrea Angiolino
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Publisher: Iron Crown Enterprises
Component: little nice plastic starships
 
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16. Board Game: Over the Trenches [Average Rating:2.75 Unranked]
Karl Benisch
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Stockholm
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Publisher: Guild of Blades
Component: Map
 
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17. Board Game: The War to End All Wars: Box Set Edition [Average Rating:4.81 Unranked]
Karl Benisch
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Publisher: Guild of Blades
Component: Map
 
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18. Board Game: Nemesis [Average Rating:6.05 Unranked]
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Publisher: Oberon Games & Nexus Editrice
Component: little nice plastic starships

The Italian edition by Oberon Games is just a rule booklet with cardboard components. The boxed edition co-produced with Nexus Editrice in English is a little box including the plastic starships from "Silent Death".
 
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19. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:622]
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The stop markers used in this....
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20. Board Game: Advance to Boardwalk [Average Rating:5.36 Overall Rank:14773]
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..came from the same die as the hotel markers in this, but in different colors.
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21. Board Game: Enchanted Forest [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:5165]
Ben Vögel
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I've been on this site for 15 years now, and I'm far from sick of games, but I think I prefer a better balance of favorites to new games. I'm also tired of playing 4+ hr multiplayer games, but I'll still happily play really long games 2 player.
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Publisher: Ravensburger
Component: Player Marker

This Alex Randolph kid's game uses the same player marker as the first three games in this list.
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22. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:217]
Mike N.
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Brunswick
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Publisher: Ravensburger & Rio Grande
Component: Archaeologists

Those little archaeologists that run around (some of them corn and almost tobacco-colored)...
 
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23. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
Mike N.
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Brunswick
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Publisher: Ravensburger/Rio Grande
Component: Goods

...are the same pieces as the shipped goods in Puerto Rico (though the colors are mostly changed).
 
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24. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:28]
Matthew Webster
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Publisher: Rio Grande
Component: Resources

... and they look a lot like the uranium, garbage etc. Also the houses look a lot like (I don't have the game) ...
 
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25. Board Game: Doge [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2567]
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Publisher: Rio Grande
Component: Houses

... those in Doge (which I do own).
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