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Benjamin von Allmen
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hello everyone.
i love to play tzolkin and yesterday i played trajan. whats a blast!
now i search for games with innovative mechanics. no "more-the-same" workerplacement or roll the dices.

good examples are:
-tzolkin (wheels)
-trajan (bowl)
-galaxy trucker (build a ship to fly)

dont:
-games with cd (space alert, escape)
-most of workerplacement (agricola ...), dungeoncrawler (descent ...), dicepartys (king of tokyo ...), auctions (power grid) - i mean games with mechanics thats nothing "new"
-print-out games
-avaible in europe
-no troyes, tournay or castles of burgundy

did you have recs?
 
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Adrian Iordache
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What are your 'Innovative Games'?

Wow, haven't seen anything like this before! - Innovative games of all times.
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Derry Salewski
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Keyflower.
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Village and Keyflower have Worker Placement, but add nice new mechanisms to it.
As a card game Rapa Nui is quite original and unique.

Ah, and then there's Primordial Soup you should try. Not brandnew anymore, but still quite unique..
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Scott Nelson
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Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization comes to mind.
Indonesia
The Great Zimbabwe
almost any Splotter game fits this bill.
Terra Mystica
Chinatown
Genoa
Die Macher
Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Goa
Lost Valley or Goldland
Medieval Merchant
Vino
Trollhalla
Coup
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The Scepter of Zavandor or Phoenicia
and of course my own [thing=107669][/thing]
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Dixit - I can't think of any game that resembles this game. I'd assume you've already played this game, though.

Fealty - Doesn't resemble any other abstract game I've played. A somewhat underrated game, in my opinion.

Go Goblin, Go! - I'd guess the mechanisms, or at least the combination of mechanisms, is unique. Only a filler, though.

Hanabi - Doesn't resemble anything I've ever played. Fantastic, little game.

Innovation - The splaying mechanism is, as far as I know, unique. I love this game, but it's certainly not for everyone.

The Name of the Rose - The only game I can think of that resembles this one is Quicksand. Excellent game, but almost impossible to find, unfortunately.

Survive: Escape from Atlantis! - There are probably games that resemble this one, but I don't know of any, for sure. Always fun to play.
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David B
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My recommendations are:

Troyes

Tournay

The Castles of Burgundy

Power Grid







But in all seriousness, if you are simply looking for the shiny brand new mechanics, you will tire of those just like all the rest. Yes, Trajan has an innovative mechanic in the mancala wheel (but, on the other hand, mancala is actually thousands of years old), but when you look past the mancala wheel on the player boards, is the rest of the game all that innovative? I contend that a game with a shiny new mechanic and little else will grow stale much quicker than a game with familiar mechanics but a better design. An interesting mechanic is nothing but a novelty if it does not have a good game around it. Also, be careful that some games go to such great length to shove in innovative mechanics that the design becomes bloated. A good game needs to leave breathing room for creativity from the players.
 
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The Secret of Monte Cristo uses gravity.
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Something kinda of funny that I thought I would mention here-

Don't confuse "innovative" with "one of a kind".

There a lot of games with mechanics that are unique unto themselves and unseen from other games, but it doesn't necessarily mean they are innovative.
 
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Filthy Rich - the binder flipping changes in visibility in this game is a really neat mechanic. It's a shame that the overall game is poor.

The Duke - has a pretty neat piece flipping where "chessmen" alternate between a pair of moves, with each move of that piece changing which move is legal next.

Plague & Pestilence - has a really simple mechanic which I have yet to see anywhere else in the timing of the Plague Ship.

 
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You want...Khronos!!!!!!
 
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Macao

If you liked Trajans bowls you probably will like Macao's Windrose
 
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