Identical Decks of Cards
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This is a list of games in which players each have a personal deck of cards, and in which each deck is comprised of the same cards.

This is not a list for games where players start with the same small deck of cards, and then build their deck over the course of the game.

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1. Board Game: Artus [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:2866]
Jeff Binning
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Rollinsville
Colorado
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Each player has an identical deck composed of Knight cards, Royalty cards, and Scoring cards.
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2. Board Game: Aton [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:862]
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Las Vegas
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Each player has their own deck of cards worth 1 to 4 action points. Each turn the players will use 4 cards. Because the game usually goes through the deck slightly more than once, the first part of the game is essentially fair, though some geeks have complained about the potential for unfair draws due to a reshuffled deck in the last couple turns.
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3. Board Game: Ca$h 'n Gun$ [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:929]
kelsith
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Bloomington
Illinois
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everyone has the same number of clicks, bangs and bang bang bangs. Each player may have a different ability but he action cards in the guns remain the same.
 
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4. Board Game: Caylus Magna Carta [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:696]
Laszlo Molnar
Hungary
Budapest
Hungary
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An identical set of building cards at each player.
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5. Board Game: Court of the Medici [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:2291]
Tom Russell
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Dearborn
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One player has a red deck, and one a black deck. The illustrations and flavor text differ, but each deck has the same number of the same types of cards.
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6. Board Game: Dragonheart [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1350]
Laszlo Molnar
Hungary
Budapest
Hungary
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2 players, 2 decks of 50 cards.
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7. Board Game: Giro Galoppo [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:2732]
Wolfgang Zelller
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Schramberg
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Every player starts with 6 cards numbered from 1-6.

One of the games of my 6 year old son I also enjoy playing.
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8. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:57]
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Each player has a small, color-coded deck of cards which are used to determine turn order (highest number goes first) and the number of followers come to your Court from the Provinces. Naturally, the cards with lower numbers allow you to bring more followers to your Court.
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9. Board Game: Great Wall of China [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2343]
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Hungary
Budapest
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Identical sets of wall cards at each player.
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10. Board Game: Hera and Zeus [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1478]
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Seattle
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While the names and art are different, the effects are the same between the two decks.
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11. Board Game: Hoity Toity [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1253]
Andrew Hodkinson
Canada
Owen Sound
Ontario
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Does this qualify?

Each player has the same cards but there are different values on the money cards and thief cards to break ties.




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12. Board Game: In the Year of the Dragon [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:225]
Roel van M.
Netherlands
Tilburg
The Netherlands
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Everybody starts with the same cards for the selection of people.

Great game!
 
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13. Board Game: K2 [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:466]
Russ Williams
Poland
Wrocław
Dolny Śląsk
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Each player has an identical deck of 18 cards.
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14. Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1041]
Russ Williams
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Wrocław
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Each player has an identical deck of 8 cards.

The game is somewhat unusual in that a player will do at most 8 actions in the whole game, one for each of their cards.
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15. Board Game: Krysis [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:7512]
Laszlo Molnar
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Budapest
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Identical decks, although the game variant allows building up your own deck using more or less special cards.
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16. Board Game: Olympus [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1430]
Nicolas Leduc
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Laval
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Each player has a the same deck of cards that consist of the possible building they can construct during the game
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17. Board Game: Perry Rhodan: The Cosmic League [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1375]
Hertzog van Heerden
South Africa
Johannesburg
Gauteng
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Except for some illustrations and the card backs, there are two identical packs of cards to play with; one for each player.

You even cancel your opponent's card by playing an identical copy from your own hand (except for 'Passenger' cards...)
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18. Board Game: Popular Front [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:3275]
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Players each have an identical 20-card deck (with unique, original propaganda posters actually used in the war) that results in the use of your cards being more important than the luck of the draw. If one side gets all their strong cards early, and the other side doesn't, then, though they have probably gained quite an advantage, they will be at a distinct disadvantage for a few the ensuing turns.
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19. Board Game: Prepotent [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Tom Russell
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Dearborn
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The game that made me think of doing this list is also one of my own design.

Each player has a deck in their color of 18 trait cards. When they breed a new stallion, they find four of these cards to use as that stallion's trait cards.
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20. Board Game: Probe [Average Rating:5.74 Overall Rank:7901]
Nicolas Leduc
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Laval
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An old game where every player has the same deck of letter card to let them create words that others must find
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21. Board Game: Runewars [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:156]
Kelly Fischer
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Ellendale
North Dakota
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Every player holds the same 8 command cards that drive the game play in Runewars.

 
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22. Board Game: Samurai: The Card Game [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:4177]
Laszlo Molnar
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Budapest
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Actually Samurai also fits this list but those are technically not cards but tiles. This time they are cards!
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23. Board Game: Schachen [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:7483]
Heinrich Glumpler
Germany
Koeln
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Both players use identical "cards" (representing chess pieces).

One could argue that these "cards" are "pieces" in fact - but the cards/tiles/pieces are used just like cards (hold in hand, drawn from a personal redraw pile).
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24. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:184]
Nicolas Leduc
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Each player has the same deck of card to construct his own tech tree.
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25. Board Game: Snow Tails [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:617]
Klaus Brune
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Torrance
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1-5, four times, for sled movement.
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