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Carl Frodge
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I love 7 Wonders and Greed. Sushi Go!/Sushi Go Party! and Fairy Tale are decent.

What are some other good card drafting games?

Some criteria:
-No 2 player games (so no Tides of Time or 7 Wonders Duel)
-Card drafting has to be the main focus, not just one part of the game (so no Seasons or Imperial Settlers)
-I'm not looking for draft formats of TCG's or anything like that.
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Among the Stars might be worth looking into.
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Eeeville wrote:
Among the Stars might be worth looking into.

Oh, yeah I've played it. it's too similar to 7 wonders for me, like if I had the choice between the two, I'd always pick 7 Wonders.
 
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thedacker wrote:

Please reread my criteria. Also, there's no drafting in Broom Service.
 
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Between Two Cities - pretty close to pure drafting.
Steampunk Rally - about half drafting and half racing (I know you said pure drafting).
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Medieval Academy and Nevermore come to mind.
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A lesser-known small game I backed on KS that fits the criteria: Keep
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Fenderbass124 wrote:
Medieval Academy and Nevermore come to mind.

Oh yeah, I've been wanting to try Medieval Academy. I've played Nevermore, it's very interesting.

JadedGamer wrote:
A lesser-known small game I backed on KS that fits the criteria: Keep

I'll definitely check that out, thanks!

I just remembered, I've also played Overlord, which is a Gamecrafter game. It's pretty cool.
 
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Fenderbass124 wrote:
Medieval Academy and Nevermore come to mind.


Yup, medieval Academy.
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Biblios
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glouie wrote:

Oh yeah, I like Biblios! It's a weird sort of draft though.
 
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Elysium

It has a neat card drafting mechanic where you start each of the rounds (epochs) with 4 coloured columns, and you can only draft a card if you have the appropriate colours left. After you draft a card, you must discard one of your columns (not necessarily the one(s) you used). All cards to be drafted are seen by all players. Give it a look.
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you can check out Abyss
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Quadropolis has an excellent drafting system... its not cards, per se... but it is the main focus of the game and you might enjoy it.
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klopu wrote:
you can check out Abyss

No drafting in Abyss.

MistaRau wrote:
Elysium

It has a neat card drafting mechanic where you start each of the rounds (epochs) with 4 coloured columns, and you can only draft a card if you have the appropriate colours left. After you draft a card, you must discard one of your columns (not necessarily the one(s) you used). All cards to be drafted are seen by all players. Give it a look.

Yeah, I've played it, I think I should have specified in the OP that I am not looking for open-drafts. I like Elysium, but it's not what I'm looking for.

sao123 wrote:
Quadropolis has an excellent drafting system... its not cards, per se... but it is the main focus of the game and you might enjoy it.

It's on my radar, but it's not what I'm looking for in this thread.
 
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+1 Steampunk Rally
Drafting, dice placement, and racing
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I recommend London by Martin Wallace, although it's a not a "pure" card-drafting game; there's also the hand/resource management aspect. But I would say the main focus of the game is drafting.

The game is a favorite of mine because it's a great middle-weight game; it's rule set and gameplay is simple but it has enough complexity and replayability to keep it interesting each time I play.
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How about Greed. I wish it was more popular, that way we could have more of a good thing.
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dice roll wrote:
How about Greed. I wish it was more popular, that way we could have more of a good thing.

I mentioned it in the OP. I love it!
 
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I forgot to mention one of the best card drafting games out there: Saint Petersburg! Not only is card drafting the main mechanic of the game, it has many paths to victory and I believe it's essential to any engine-building Euro collection.
 
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Oceanos but it is not out yet. Another drafting game by the same designer as 7 Wonders. I watched a video and it looks like an interesting spin on it as the placement of your cards is very important during the drafting.

+1 Medieval Academy - Along the lighter side so closer to Sushi Go than 7 Wonders but plenty of interesting choices and interaction. I also like the aspect that you end up with a hand of 5 cards but can only play 4 so it forces you to figure out which cards are more important.

+1 Nevermore - A lot of people call this a hate-drafting mechanic as you are trying to get more of a suit than other players while giving them crap. It is very fun but be wary of the take that mechanics.
 
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