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Which one would you choose Runebound 2nd,Conquest of the Fallen lands,Return of the Heroes,Prophecy board game or another along these lines. My family and I enjoy a wide variety of games from Arkham to Bang.Thanks for any help.
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Re: Which one would you choose Runebound 2nd,Conquest of the
    I'd say buy the lot. Just too close to call.

    You people need to get over your concerns about owning too many games.

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I like Prophecy the best of those you mentioned. Runebound 2nd may have more longevity given all of its expansions, but the gameplay in Prophecy is clean and quick (even though the game still takes a long time to complete).
 
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Return of the Heroes is maybe the more faminly friendly game. It costs a little less than Runebound, and if Runebound is PG-13, RotH is just PG. Plays shorter, too, with shorter player turns, so it moves quicker.

If you want a little game more steeped in Theme, just get Runebound. Even with it's faults, I still think it's the best fantasty adventure game/system currently being printed.
 
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If you are looking for a thematic adventure game, I wouldn't recommend Conquest of the Fallen Lands. While I enjoyed the game, it's all about placement and math (like Knizia's Samurai, but I don't know if you've ever played that). Runebound is more involved than Return of the Heroes, but both are low on player interaction. I haven't played Prophecy yet, but I started reading the rules and think I would recommend it over Return of the Heroes. With RotH it seems we spent most of the game trying to get to another part of the board, whereas Prophecy has a more streamlined movement system.
 
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If you're looking for something with staying power, I'd go with Runebound. There are plenty of expansions relatively cheap. I haven't played all of them, but I know some of them increase player interaction. You'd probably want to research which ones you want if money is a problem though.
 
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abhslh wrote:
Which one would you choose Runebound 2nd,Conquest of the Fallen lands,Return of the Heroes,Prophecy board game or another along these lines. My family and I enjoy a wide variety of games from Arkham to Bang.Thanks for any help.
Aaron

Looking at the four people that rated all four games and their average ratings:

Prophecy (7.75)
Return of the Heroes (7.75)
Conquest of the Fallen Lands (7.75)
Runebound, second Edition (7.875)

I am not making this up!
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Re: Which one would you choose Runebound 2nd,Conquest of the
For those knocking Prophecy for its expandability, see

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/147978

My daughter likes Return of the Heroes most.

My son likes Runebound.

I like Prophecy and am happy to play any of them.

RotH is more euro in its mechanisms and has some interesting deeper quests (get A - do x with A to get B - take B to y - Get C and go home to turn C to D). Not sure how it compares to the new Runebound expansion: Sands of Al-Kalim.

I really like Conquest of the Fallen Lands too, but once you place a unit, it does not move or level up, it just helps you attack adjacent squares. it is a bit of a cascading/mathy/puzzly game with a great veneer for those who need/want theme. Also, try it with a variety of the basic and advanced rules, as they are really all variants, rather than two discrete games.

You cannot go wrong.
 
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