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My brother-in-law is a geek like myself. He loves playing video games and watching sci-fi. He is 35. Doesn't really like LoTR.

We have started to play the Battlestar Galactica CCG, but not buying all the cards falling into the CCG money pit.

I am trying to "nuture" his gaming geek side and need a suggestion for what to introduce him to next. I am open for playing nearly anything.

Ideas?
 
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OGRE might be a good next step.
 
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If he likes sci-fi, there are different kinds of games he may like depending on his tastes... Merchant of Venus if the idea of exploring space, discovering alien cultures and trading goods while upgrading your ship appeals to him (There's a more modern game with a similar theme: Smugglers of the Galaxy that I'd like to try someday). Or a game like Attack Vector: Tactical about tactical space battles with a few ships. There are other tactical games and if he likes Star Trek there are lots of them....

Also, if he's into Star Wars, Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit is a card driven game that represents the battles in the final part of the first of the new movies. I haven't played it, but from what people say here, it seems good.

And well, maybe he'd like Duel of Ages Set 1: Worldspanner. It mixes sci-fi with other genres (Ancients, Modern time, Colonial and Future) and is all about two teams of randomly selected characters trying to complete as many missions as possible while making it as hard as possible for the other team. Read about it, and see if you might like it. I find it lots of fun too.

 
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Sci fi?

It you can get 4 people or more together battlestations is the best sci fi game ever.

Two player you might try fed commander.
 
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I'd go for something fast, fun, and easy on the eyes. Or a game with those qualities for that matter, such as:


Space Hulk or the more recent Doom: The Boardgame are both about alien-hunting in claustrophobic star bases.

Federation Commander: Klingon Border is a very replayable space battle game that is complete- no minis to buy or anything.

If you swing by eBay you could look for the classic Assault on Hoth: The Empire Strikes Back and relive The Empire Strikes Back. Whatever you end up with, best of luck with exposing your CCG-fan to the wide world of board games!




[edited for my atrocious typing skillz]
 
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