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Jason Frandrup
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I really enjoy board games that use a set of cards( standard playing cards or otherwise) for moving pawns or pieces on and around a board. Examples of those i know of are "Dog Royal/ pegs and jokers/parcheesi"...Formel fun/devil takes the hindmost"...Canyon and the great migration are a couple of others. Just wondering if anyone knows of any other games along these lines, or could at least point me in the right direction to find some more. Thanks!
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John Breckenridge
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Lost Cities: The Board Game does that, although perhaps not in the way you're looking for.

And there's always Candy Land.
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jbrecken wrote:
And there's always Candy Land.

Beat me to it.
 
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How has this thread been on here for 45 minutes without a Mage Knight Board Game response?
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Elfenland uses cards for movement ... not a deep game but an enjoyable one.
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If you don't mind wargames, many in the Campaign / Battle Card Driven (CDG) category use cards for movement. Washington's War and is a great starting point, but you could really pick almost any era of history and find a great CDG representing it. 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis was specifically made to be a great intro/filler for games of this type. I haven't had the chance to try it, but initial reports are fantastic.

Commands & Colors is another branch of battle games that range from Ancients, Napoleonics, WWI, fantasy, and others. These frequently have simpler rules than CDGs mentioned above. Check out Commands & Colors: Ancients or Memoir '44 as great entry points.

There's also König von Siam and The King Is Dead which are basically the same game with different maps. In this one, you have 8 cards total, identical to your opponents' and only get to take 8 prescribed actions (in the order you wish) during the entire game.

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Wings of Glory, and Ave Caesar.
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Hoot Owl Hoot!
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Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension
Jamaica ...sorta
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Race! Formula 90
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If your're up for 1vs1 or 2vs2 (need to buy another game board for that) players game, can consider Summoner Wars: Master Set, you play the cards like moving chess pieces and each card has their own ability.
 
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Guantanamo wrote:


We especially love K2...and Fast Flowing Forest Fellers
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Ray R.
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The Rose King uses cards with direction and distance on them to limit where you're able to move the shared pawn. It's a clever and tense 2 player game.
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+1 K2
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Keltis: Das Orakel (or really any in the Keltis/Lost Cities family)
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Lewis & Clark hasn't been mentioned yet, although it might not be exactly what you're looking for.

El Grande to some extent too, as you have to play cards to be able to move pieces onto the board.
 
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Direct Movement from cards:
Battlelore
Memoir '44
Command and Colours: Ancient

Programmable Movement:
Colt Express

There are a few worker placements/area control which work through a card system for placement/control as well, such as (Not sure if that's the sort of thing you are looking for though):

Mission for Red Planet
El Grande

Are a few I've played recently. There are heaps out there though.
 
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TundraThunder wrote:
Guantanamo wrote:


We especially love K2...

Also by the creator of K2, see Drako (2-player asymmetric fight between a dragon and 3 dwarves, using cards to move and attack).
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Martin Wallace's Toledo
 
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Sails of Glory you have to queue up cards for your movement (depending on size of vessel) to control how your ships move around the table...
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Very maths based and more educational than fun in my mind Hare & Tortoise. More enjoyable and a little more tactical in my mind is Tales & Games: The Hare & the Tortoise.
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negatrev wrote:
Very maths based and more educational than fun in my mind Hare & Tortoise. More enjoyable and a little more tactical in my mind is Tales & Games: The Hare & the Tortoise.


Confusingly Around the World in 80 Days was called Hare and Tortoise. I'm not sure whether it's really what the OP means since you're paying to move and the money takes to form of cards, it could easily be paper money or coins (and may well be in Around the World in 80 Days). I enjoy Hare and Tortoise.

Get Bit!? Though it doesn't have a board.
 
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