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John Callahan
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Fort Collins
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I'm interested in games that, through elements of theme or mechanic, strongly capture and convey the essence of a specific location. An example, though maybe not a great one, would be Monopoly and its use of Atlanic City NJ street names. I'm interested in examples that would be more immersive of the locale, and only interested in real locations on earth (as opposed to space-based or fantasy-based locations.)

Appreciate the assistance.

 
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Jay Sachs
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Tammany Hall?
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Karan R
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Any historic wargame?

Twilight Struggle is a good start
100+ cards with historic events that effect a particular country in the corresponding way
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Clem Fandango
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This would be a good geeklist, if it's not already.
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Ladson
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Bruges?
 
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Lane Taylor
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Tucson
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Hamburgum. It's got London on the other side of the map as well. I have yet to get it to the gaming table, but I've played a couple of 'solo' games to get the rules down. I rather like the mechanics and it seems there's a real variety in means of winning/scoring points.

I can say that this captures the feel of Hamburg to me. I lived there for a bit over a year.
 
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Dan King
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Fairmount
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Park and Shop. Based on downtown Allentown PA.
 
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1 Lucky Texan
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Arlington
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Giants (Island of Rapa Nui - Easter Island)

The Downfall of Pompeii


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Gregor Terrill
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Someone made a google map a while ago with a bunch of games on it that take place in the real world, you might want to check it out: http://goo.gl/votYn
 
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Paul K.
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Bridgetown Races - Portland, OR
 
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