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Chris Wood
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Both are brain burning and for many, the perfect game. If you have played both, which do you prefer, and why?
 
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Maybe you didn't know this, but the Swiss Bankers and the Satan's Provosts are rival boardgame gangs with a long history of shockingly violent clashes. There's no way anyone with any sense of self preservation would play both games!

In his book Swiss Bankers, Hunter S. Thompson wrote:
Many of their "assault victims" are people who have seen too many Western movies; they are victims of the John Wayne complex, which causes them to start swinging the moment they sense any insult. This is relatively safe in some areas of society, but in game stores frequented by outlaw boardgamers it is the worst kind of folly. "They're always looking for somebody to challenge them," said a San Francisco policeman. "And once you're involved with them, it's all or nothing. A stranger who doesn't want anything to do with them, if one of the bums says something to his woman, he can't take offense or he'll have to fight four or five Bankers, not just the one. People should understand this."

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The Bankers have never fought a pitched battle with the forces of law and order, but they have attacked individual cops or as many as three and four so often that police in most towns either treat them gently or confront them with as much force as possible. The outlaws don't share the middle-class respect for authority and have no reverence for "the badge." They measure a cop's authority by his power to enforce it. Some of the stories from the original Fort Worth fracas, in 2005, tell of local police being locked in their own jail by rampaging boardgamers who then "took over the town." But the only Swiss Banker now gaming who was actually present at Fort Worth discounts most of the tales that have grown up over the years. "We were just here for a convention," he explains. "As far as punching on the citizens and stuff like that, we didn't do it. Sure, we made a lot of noise, and we chased some people who started throwing meeples at us. When the cops got panicky we put a couple of them in garbage cans and stacked their bikes on top of them, that's all."
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I thumbed your post, even though it confused the hell out of me.
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Myoman wrote:
even though it confused the hell out of me.

What confuses the hell out of me is that no one's given your question a serious answer. I figured we'd see at least one full page of fans of both games chain-whipping each other.
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Caylus, Caylus, CAYLUS!
 
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I've only played Imperial, so my vote goes to Imperial. Not very helpful, I know. Imperial is pretty f'ing fantastic, though, if you like heavier economic games.
 
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mlcarter815 wrote:
I've only played Imperial, so my vote goes to Imperial. Not very helpful, I know. Imperial is pretty f'ing fantastic, though, if you like heavier economic games.


This is my opinion for Caylus. I heard of Imperial and that's about it. But Caylus has an especially interesting "investing in buildings" mechanic.
 
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Played both - I vote for Caylus
 
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Forgive my earlier outburst. I should qualify my response with disclosure that I have only played Imperial 2030 and not the original Imperial. I prefer Caylus but it would be a matter of taste.

In Lieu of Imperial, perhaps you should take a look at Antike?
 
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Both are good. Neither is the perfect game, or even close to it. If I had to choose one, it would be Imperial -- there are other worker-placement games out there, including some (forgive me, provostheads) that I like better than Caylus, but there's nothing out there quite like Imperial. But they're so different from each other that it's hard to do a fair apples-to-apples comparison.
 
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I'm not sure how answers here would help you? These games are nothing alike...

Can you tell use what heavy games you like and why? Might be able to give you better advice this way
 
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