Evolving Geeklist (read instructions first)
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Thought I'd have a go at creating an "evolving" geeklist, just to see where it ends up...let me explain:

To play along, add a new game entry that hasn't been in the list yet. Your new entry should share something "new" in common with the previous 2 entries on the list - and in your entry comments, list those previous games + your own, and describe what they have in common. For example, if the final two entries are Settlers of Catan and RoboRally, you might add Heroscape with the comment "Settlers, RoboRally and Heroscape: These 3 have modular boards". Someone else can then add something that shares a common idea with RoboRally and Heroscape. Basically, any theme that might have a geeklist of its own. And on it goes.

I'll start the list with a couple of "seed" items.
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1. Board Game: Evo [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:756]
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Seed item 1
 
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2. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
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Seed item 2. Where to now? That's up to you.
 
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3. Board Game: Vinci [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:595]
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Evo, Puerto Rico and Vinci all use round wooden discs to represent animals (dinosaurs and people, of course).
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4. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:393]
Eric Landes
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All three: Puerto Rico, Vinci, and Alhambra involve pulling tiles out of a bag.
 
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5. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:54]
Shawn Bowers
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Portland
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Vinci->Alhambra->El Grande

All three have scoring tracks
 
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6. Board Game: Cartagena [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:845]
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Alhambra, El Grande, Cartagena. All based in Spain.
 
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7. Board Game: Caribbean [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:2538]
Mitch Willis
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El Grande, Cartagena, Caribbean. All English editions were published by Rio Grande Games.
 
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8. Board Game: Plunder [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:3902]
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Cartagena, Caribbean, Plunder. All have a Pirate theme.
 
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9. Board Game: Tonga Bonga [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:3308]
Charles Hasegawa
United States
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Caribbean-->Plunder-->Tonga Bonga

All have plastic coins
 
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10. Board Game: Carcassonne: The River II [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked]
David Pugh
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Plunder -- Tonga Bonga -- Carcassonne Der Fluss II

All have playing a time listed as 45 minutes.
 
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11. Board Game: Input [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:11811]
Steffan O'Sullivan
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The number 12: Tonga Bonga has twelve dice; Carcassonne Der Fluss II has twelve tiles; Input has twelve pieces.
 
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12. Board Game: Metro [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:1453]
Paul Boos
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Carcassonne Fluss II has the river following a predertemined path as you lay each tile out. Input has a programmed path the pieces must follow, and Metro uses tracks that follow paths you wany to maximize on.
 
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13. Board Game: Duell [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:3103]
Robert Kelsey
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Input>Metro>Duell all have 5 letters in the name.
 
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14. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
Jonathan Hessler
United States
Oregon
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Metro, Duell, Memoir '44 are all based on earlier games

Linie 1 ------> Metro

En Garde -----> Duell

Battle Cry ----> Memoir '44
 
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15. Board Game: Busen Memo [Average Rating:4.80 Overall Rank:15116]
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Busen Memo features Dual '44s
 
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16. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:336]
Bill Koens
United States
Watsonville
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Memoir '44, Busen Memo, and RoboRally all have cards with 'lefts' and 'rights'
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17. Board Game: BattleTech [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:850]
Mike Perry
United States
Champaign
Illinois
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Busen Memo, Robo Rally and Battletech all feature Big'uns

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18. Board Game: Monkey, Ninja, Pirate, Robot [Average Rating:4.58 Unranked]
Matt Davis
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New Concord
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RoboRally, BattleTech, and Monkey, Ninja, Pirate, Robot all have Robots, of course.
 
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19. Board Game: Kung Fu Samurai on Giant Robot Island [Average Rating:5.78 Overall Rank:8228] [Average Rating:5.78 Unranked]
Karl Benisch
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Stockholm
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Same as above, Robots (but I felt that the list needed something to get it started again)
 
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20. Board Game: Samurai & Katana [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:6996]
Karl Benisch
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"Monkey, Ninja, Pirate, Robot", "Kung Fu Samurai on Giant Robot Island" and "Samouraï et Katana "

Japanese fighters in all three games (Ninjas and Samurais)
 
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21. Board Game: Cloud 9 [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1647]
Jeff Wolfe
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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"Kung Fu Samurai on Giant Robot Island", "Samouraï et Katana", and "Cloud 9" are all designed for up to 6 players.
 
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22. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:28]
Nick Fisk
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Stoke on Trent
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That's weird. This bit used to mention Shire Games, and tell you all how wonderful we are. But it seems to have got deleted. Let's see what happens this time ....
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OK ... I think this works.

When you look at the BGG pages for Samurai & Katana, Cloud 9, and Power Grid, three of the four GoogleAds are nothing to do with board games
 
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23. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
Mikko Karvonen
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Cloud 9, Power Grid and Memoir '44 all have pictures with headless people playing the game in their respective picture galleries.
 
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24. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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Power Grid, Memoir '44 and Settlers all ...
-come in a square/rectangular box
-are ranked in the top 20
-require resource managment (resource=cards in M44)
-all use some version of green on the board
-all have towns/cities
 
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25. Board Game: Evo [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:756]
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Memoir '44, Settlers and Evo ...
-all require dice rolls
-all have cards that allow you to place/move pieces on the board
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