The Only List of Gateway Games You'll Ever Need
Tom Russell
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This list should be pretty self-explanatory.

EDIT: Or not. I forget sometimes that dry humor doesn't translate well on the internet.

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1. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:275] [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
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Dearborn
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2. Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:816]
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3. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:331] [Average Rating:7.19 Unranked]
Skaboy Green
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i think this is a good start for a lot of newbies
it has helped me
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4. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:76] [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked]
Skaboy Green
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as far as deck building games that arnt Magic: The Gathering

this is the king 9 or so it seems )
of them
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5. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:77]
Skaboy Green
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in terms of co op games asside fro ah this is as good of entry point as any
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6. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:22]
Skaboy Green
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another classic and easy to learn and teach
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7. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:48]
Skaboy Green
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new kid on the block
but it is so quick and almost no down time
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8. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:221]
Skaboy Green
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this is my Fav of the moment
plus my 6 year old just brought the "soccer ball" and wants to play
woot woot
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9. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:26]
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another one that seems to be the standard for others to follow
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10. Board Game: MarraCash [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:2001]
Mark Saya
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Los Angeles
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This game has what you're looking for (in the north, south and west walls).
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11. Board Game: Elder Sign [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:500]
Doug Click
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Bristol
Tennessee
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Arkham's little brother...
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12. Board Game: Stargate SG-1 [Average Rating:4.45 Overall Rank:17146]
 
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Great gateway!
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13. Board Game: Gateway to the Stars [Average Rating:5.50 Overall Rank:14517]
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One of four "obvious" Gateway games here.
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14. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:251] [Average Rating:7.97 Unranked]
patrick stevens
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Los Angeles
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And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
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This is good fare if you like warfare.
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15. Board Game: The Pearly Gates [Average Rating:2.50 Unranked]
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After my gaming career is over, I want to try this gateway.
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16. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:51]
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What a marvelous gateway! You can go anywhere from here!
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17. Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:267]
eric hogan
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Salem
Oregon
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18. Board Game: The Golden City [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1970]
Kent Pritchett
Canada
Calgary
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An actual gateway game with gates
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19. Board Game: Weed! [Average Rating:5.40 Overall Rank:15552]
Kelly Bass
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Venice
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Said to be a gateway.
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20. Board Game: Enemy at the Gates [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:3335]
Danger Mike
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Fenton
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Or should that be "Enemy at the Gateways"?

 
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21. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:148] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
Andy Andersen
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All these games and no TtR? It was my gateway game.
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