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Arjun Taheem
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Hi

I'm doing a SS and I'm looking for a good board/card game which has the best art on the cards. Particularly the wording. I havent played all that many board games apart from games like flux, munchkin and cards against humanity as well as carcassone digitally. Any suggestions would be great thanks!
 
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I don't know exactly what you mean by wording, but the best artwork I've ever seen on cards would have to be from the game Dixit. The expansion Dixit: Quest also has artwork from the same artist, after that they switched artists. The other games also have fabulous art, but (in my opinion) the original artist is the best.
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SS stands for Secret Santa, right? What else do you know about your target's interests besides the fact that you want to get them a board game with nice art? (In other words, do you know what kind of board games they like?)

What is your budget for buying a game? You can find great art in games of many sizes, but Flux/Munchkin/etc are in a very different price tier than other games.
 
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How about 7 Wonders
and Dixit is an obvious choice like others said.

I'm not sure what you mean by "Particularly the wording."

Also check out http://www.dicetower.com/top_ten_lists/current-top-ten-list-...
for a Dice Tower's top ten games with good artwork. This was a recent episode (from this year I think)
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Citadels has some good full-card art.
 
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I also don't think that I understand the request entirely, but still, games with beautiful card artworks are:

Magic: The Gathering (unmatched in this aspect)
7 Wonders
Android: Netrunner
Elder Sign
Chronicle (I somehow really like the stained-glass window-is style)
Jaipur
Shadows over Camelot
Dixit

Hope that helped. In some kind of way.
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To me, there's no better card art than Blue Moon. It's being reprinted as Blue Moon Legends early next year, but the original has tarot sized cards, and although it's OOP, the price has dropped dramatically since the reprint was announced and can be found for a reasonable price.
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Seasons has what is probably my favorite artwork on the cards as well as some great overall design, aside from the scoring track.

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game also has some really nice painted style artwork on the cards.
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I'll go with:

Ascension: Storm of Souls most imaginative I have ever seen

Battle For Souls

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Best artwork?

Android: Netrunner

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Star Wars: The Card Game

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The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

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Best artwork? Android: Netrunner /thread


I would disagree with that, on the whole i preferred the original Netrunner art.
 
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The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Hands down.

Magic also has phenomenal art. These two are without a doubt head and shoulders above the rest.

+1 Seasons
+1 Ascension (this is a love it or hate it)

And a huge recommendation goes to Omen: Olympus Edition from Smallbox games!
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Blue Moon Legends is nice, so is MTG. I think Berserk: War of the Realmscompetes with both.

Kickstarter Page
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1194220798/berserk-war-o...
 
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I have recently been very impressed with Forbidden Island. I am sure Forbidden Desert is also top notch.
 
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No words on them but Koryŏ has the most beautiful cards
 
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Star Wars: The Card Game

There is none other.
 
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Arjun Taheem
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ElAdoranSureshot wrote:
SS stands for Secret Santa, right? What else do you know about your target's interests besides the fact that you want to get them a board game with nice art? (In other words, do you know what kind of board games they like?)

What is your budget for buying a game? You can find great art in games of many sizes, but Flux/Munchkin/etc are in a very different price tier than other games.


Yes thats correct, apparently he said he has "Catan and Pandemic are about it. I also have all the netrunner cards" so I've plenty of options of games I could get him. I know that they like Sci fi and DOTA 2 if thats of any help and they like nice writing along with the art. I was looking to spend around £20-30 if that was possible.
 
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How has no one mentioned Ashes or Abyss? Amazing card art!
 
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Of Dreams & Shadows has gorgeous card art and amazing components in general.
 
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My favourite is Lewis & Clark. The whole game has amazing art.
 
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