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Drew Duke
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Please help me select three or four items from the following. Here are a couple of things to know about us. We love Stone Age, Waterdeep, Dominion, and Carcassonne. We like Village and Power Grid. We're not huge fans of Kingsburg or 7 Wonders (though we have not given up on it). Here is what we are considering:

Tzolk'in
Keyflower
Pillars of the Earth
Suburbia
Alhambra Big Box
Lancaster
Snowdonia
Small World
Libertalia
Seasons
Euphoria
Cyclades

It seems like we are most comfortable with games weighted in the 2.5 area. I worry that some of these are too heavy, but would love to hear your thoughts. Also, I am certain that I am vulnerable to appeal of the 'Cult of the New.' Looking forward to hearing the wisdom of experience.
 
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Carmine Migliore
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of the 8 games you have listed, I only own Carcassone and 7 Wonders. I think they are fine, nothing special.

I've played Stone Age and it is good, Village is on the way (should arrive tomorrow).

Of the other games you are requesting a recommendation I own Tzolkin, Keyflower, Suburbia and Seasons; played Small World and want to try Cyclades.

Keyflower is just amazing, not heavy and scales well with any numbers.
Same for Seasons, they just have completely different mechanics. The first is auction and worker placement above all, the latter is deck building.

Suburbia is not bad but I wouldn't recommend it. I found it not so re-playable, after two plays you already know what to buy and when. The secret goal didn't let me sell the game.

Tzolkin in my opinion is the heaviest of the list, you need at least a couple of plays before going into it but in the end it is a really good game.

Since you didn't give any clue about your tastes, I would recommend on mine. So get:

Keyflower
Seasons
Tzolkin
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David B
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You should really enjoy Alhanmbra Big Box.


You may also want to consider Kingdom Builder. It's light and plays quickly but still has some good decisions along the way.


Lancaster is really good, but you need 3 or more.

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Drew Duke
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Thanks for the responses! I think Keyflower has to be one. Kingdom Builder would have been on the list except I know that it's big box will be released soon. Pillars is one that I'm leaning toward because we love games that look great. I've heard pillars is beautiful.
 
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chris thatcher
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Id suggest for you..

Pillars of the Earth
Stoneage
Cyclades

I would add Lancaster but you probably dont want to many worker placements and Lancaster really plays best 4-5 players.
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Dmitrijs Zulenkovs
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okduke wrote:
Kingdom Builder would have been on the list except I know that it's big box will be released soon.


Isn't it on Kickstarter right now? Or maybe it's over already.

okduke wrote:
we love games that look great


Then go for Cyclades (if constant conflicts are ok for you, certainly this is not a family game) and Tzolk'in (You like Waterdeep, so you will like this one I guess), they're not heavy. Both have beautiful components. If you take Cyclades, don't forget Hades expansion, makes it even more interesting to play and adds lots of good-looking stuff as well.
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Snowdonia is a great game.

It's not too heavy and is fairly easy to learn. What makes it nice is the weather changes and the middle man mechanic of a third party advancement which keeps the tension up. You can also play this game solo for fun with each train card that comes with the game, just to see what kind of a score you can get.

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