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Nick Yount
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We are in the process of finishing our basement and I want to frame some boards for the art in the room.

I wanted to collect some opinions on what folks think are the best looking board games.

The only restriction I have is the game must still be in print.

Thanks for any suggestions!
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Everyone has different tastes. What are some examples of what you consider gameboards suitable for framing?
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There's so many you might as well start listing restrictions like theme, color scheme, etc.
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Legends of Andor has an awesome-looking board.
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Yedo is my personal fave



Other nominees:
Kingdom Builder
Tokaido
Dixit collage
7 wonders collage
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Tzolkin the mayan calendar


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Fury of Dracula (second edition):


or

Archon: Glory & Machination:
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These games have the 'awesome faux map look' going on.







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Anything by Michael Menzel! His boards are beautiful and detailed. I love Santa Cruz especially. The back of the board even looks great! See:


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Purposely left off restriction because I didn't want to limit suggestions.

But looking at earth tones nothing too vibrant.
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Glue together Carcassonne tiles
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Earth tones and not too vibrant?


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High Frontier

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Edit: 2 minutes too late
So I'll +1 High Frontier

High Frontier has a beautiful map in my opinion. The expanded/larger map is even available on Zazzle as a poster print.



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I'm a sucker for beautiful maps. As wall art too.

Navegador:



Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas:



Polis: Fight for the Hegemony:



Indonesia:



1775: Rebellion:



Twilight Struggle:



El Grande:

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epilepticemu wrote:
Earth tones and not too vibrant?



Yes. Human flesh as the canvas too. laugh
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Android:

Or just the background:

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In addition to some of the already great suggestions, a few I like include...

Cuba


Pillars of the Earth


Imperial 2030



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Legends of Andor.
Front:

Back:


Merchant of Venus (second edition)
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Wars of the Roses: Lancaster vs. York
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First, I think wargames are a great option. Lots of nice maps available in different styles, and often easy to get framed as they are paper maps anyway. Not sure if that's your thing though.

Some other, more specific, suggestions that will totally depend on your interests/tastes:

Star Trek: Catan – Federation Space Map Set



Lord of the Rings (four boards, images below show the differences between larger old version and smaller new version)







Worth noting that I also love the Navegador board that was mentioned earlier.
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I'll also toss up Mice and Mystics. The "board" is actually a bunch of large double-sided tiles, but this seems ideally suited to framing if you like the art.

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Elfenland

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iheartmuseums wrote:
Anything by Michael Menzel! His boards are beautiful and detailed. I love Santa Cruz especially. The back of the board even looks great! See:




this. generally his works look like painting so it would works well for room artwork
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