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Joey Larsen
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My birthday is approaching and I'm looking to get a great game. I've looked at Eclipse, Super Dungeon Explore, Lord of the Rings the dice-building game and Seasons closely and I think I am decided against. What should I get that will fulfill all my birthday wishes!
 
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Get the Imperial Assault Campaign module for Vassal from http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Star_Wars:_Imperial_Assault
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Get some time to play all of the wonderful games you already have!
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Since you have nothing on your wishlist...

Cthulhu Wars

Its the only game you rate a 10 that you haven't marked "owned".
 
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I have actually already purchaes Cthulhu Wars but it hasn't hit the market yet. Hopefully by the end of May I'll get it in.
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How about Eldritch Horror since you enjoy Arkham Horror so much?

Nations is a really good Civ game that streamlines the experience that Through the Ages offers.

Some other various suggestions based on your collection:

Defenders of the Realm
Ghost Stories
Pirates vs. Dinosaurs
Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin
The Manhattan Project
 
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Looking at how you've ranked the games you've owned, I'm gonna give a hearty recommendation to Middle-Earth Quest.

You've already got some LotR games on your list, so I assume you enjoy the theme, but this one will be different than some of the other games you own.

This is a game not so much about the warfare of Middle-Earth, but about the power plays between the heroes and Sauron.

One player takes control of Sauron, and works towards a hidden objective (Acquiring the ring, corrupting the leaders of Middle-Earth, Bringing the Naz'gul to the Shire, etc.) by spreading his influence, placing monsters and soldiers in key locations, and engaging in plots to further his objectives.

The heroes have their own hidden objective, such as escaping with less than two corruption cards per hero, defeating all of Sauron's generals, etc. The "hook" is in the gameplay. The heroes all cooperate against Sauron, but must discuss their plans openly (The rulebook explains this is as "He has spies everywhere"). Each hero has strengths and weaknesses different than the other heroes.

Combat is interesting in that the both sides play cards face down, and reveal them at the same time. Battles can end with one side dead and the other limping away, or with both parties becoming exhausted and unable to fight anymore.

There's more rules than that, and I'm probably not doing them justice, but you should at least look into it. Watch Shut Up and Sit Down's video review of the game, or perhaps a let's play if you can find one. I think it might be right up your alley.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_g30_BQVX4
 
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You are very right. Unfortunately I apparently have not been keeping my collection up to date because I already own it, though I do feel like pulling it out now. Eldritch Horror is enticing. I'll have to think about that one.
 
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Perhaps something like the COIN Series as a kind of gateway to wargames.

Also, I see you have Mage Knight, but not the expansion. It's pretty cool.
 
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+1 to Ghost Stories.

It's just such a well made game, that you really do owe it to yourself to play it.
 
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The Battle of Five Armies!
 
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Man! If The Battle of Five Armies were out I'd get it right now.
 
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