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Subject: Looking for suggestions for myself + my gaming group rss

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Zane Alan
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Hiya there.

I've been trying to amass my board game collection, but there are so many options!

So... I thought I'd come here and ask for some recommendations.

I love:

- Above and Below (ideally, I'd like to find more games similar to Above and Below). [Bonus: Recommendations for games similar to A&B]
- Seasons
- Catacombs (Third edition)

I'm a sucker for art, but I really enjoy being able to get invested in a game. I'm not (nor is my group) very adept at heavy games. I'm probably a medium-light... ish? Probably a 2-3.5 (at max) kinda person -- based off what I've seen. I like theme a bunch.

My gaming group loves:
- Citadels
- Munchkin
- Thunderstone Advance
- Settlers of Catan
- Sheriff of Nottingham
- Risk
- Treasure Hunter

(To note, I was the one who exposed my group to all the glories of not-Monopoly boardgaming.)

I hope I've posted enough to help.~

(Thank you in advance!)
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Justin R
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Any player count restrictions?

I'd say RollftG would probably work for anything less than 5.

I'd highly suggest ONUW for hidden roles, decent with 4 but better with 5 or 6. And if you have 7 or more I'd go with The Resistance: Avalon.

Maybe Eldritch Horror for a coop?
 
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Zane Alan
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Ooo, I forgot to mention the player count. I typically have 3-4. So 3-5 players would be ideal, 5 doesn't happen too often though.

I'll peek at those. I haven't been brave enough to try coop or team games with them yet, besides 4-player Apotheca.
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Jason Brown
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If you loved Above and Below, try some of Ryan Laukat's other games like City of Iron: Second Edition, Islebound, Artifacts, Inc. and The Ancient World.

If it's pure story that you liked, check out Agents of SMERSH and Tales of the Arabian Nights.

Some other fun, not too complex games to check out:
Takenoko
Champions of Midgard
7 Wonders
Tokaido
Viticulture Essential Edition
Arcadia Quest
 
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Zane Alan
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I've definitely added more of Ryan Laukat's games to my list.~ (Super excited for Near and Far.)

Thank you.

I actually own 7 Wonders and Takenoko. Tokaido looks up my alley though, and Champions of Midgard looks neat.

 
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Daniel B
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judging from what your group likes, maybe Small World?
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Zachary Pickel

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Cosmic Encounter and Risk Legacy are probably worth a go.
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Zane Alan
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@NelagMacdahmer

I thought that too, but no. They didn't really get into it. I was surprised. I guess I should've asked what they didn't like about it -- considering we they like Risk and are a-okay with magic-y fantasy stuff.

@Zachary

I'll peek at both! I've seen Risk Legacy before (and it'd be my first legacy game if I got it, and I've been thinking about getting a legacy game.)

Thank you both!
 
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Sarah
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Some fun thematic ones might be

Betrayal of house on the hill (just because has some narrative in it?)
Colt express
Mission Red Planet
Galaxy truckers

Our favourites easy games are Survive:escape from atlantis and downfall of pompeii.

I'm just about to buy
Room 25

I mention these as some of the games you mention have a little take that in it
 
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Justin R
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If you frequently get 4, definitely Pandemic: Legacy.
 
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Tomas Dymacek
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I can recommend Moonriser. Definitely check it out.
 
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