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Yesterday I started a thread about the Mount Rushmore of Deck Building. It has given me some great suggestions for other great deck-builders or games with a strong deck-building mechanic. Today let's try out the Mount Rushmore of Worker Placement games.

Again, if you feel it belongs on the Mount Rushmore suggest it. You decide what gets your vote, your favorites, most influential, most popular, it's up to you.

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Viticulture
Agricola
Keyflower
Lewis & Clark
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Viticulture Essential Edition
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Viticulture Essential Edition
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Russian Railroads
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Lancaster
Lords of Waterdeep
Stone Age
The Pillars of the Earth
Raiders of the North Sea
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Tariff wrote:


I forgot about that one. It's a blast to play.
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My four

A Feast for Odin
Russian Railroads
Viticulture
Raiders of the North Sea
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Caverna: The Cave Farmers
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Lords of Waterdeep
Stone Age
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My favourite 4 (alphabetically):

Argent: The Consortium
Raiders of the North Sea
Village
Yedo
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I'm not particularly a worker placement fan and so am not well-versed in them, but I'm shocked Caylus hasn't been mentioned yet.
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Caylus
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1) Lords of Waterdeep (It's not that complex, but fun.)
2) Alchemists (Perhaps the puzzle is the more important mechanic, but I absolutely loves this game.)
3) Dominant Species (A very tense and fun game.)
4) Tokaido (Once again perhaps not the best fit, but a great gateway game.)

Can I also cast an anti-vote for Stone Age? It really doesn't appeal to me.
 
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Meiere01 wrote:
Yesterday I started a thread about the [thread=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1657034/mount-rushmore-...]Mount Rushmore of Deck Building[/thread].


Just use the thread number and not the whole link.

Agricola
Caylus
Dominate Species
Lords of Waterdeep

I need more plays of Viticulture, but I found it merely decent in my initial play.
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The Voyages of Marco Polo
Empires: Age of Discovery
Argent: The Consortium
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Caylus, Stone Age, Agricola, Lords of Waterdeep
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Spyrium
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Agricola
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Lords of Waterdeep
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
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Tzolk'in
Dominant Species
Puerto Rico
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In my collection I think it's:

Lords of Waterdeep
Stone Age
Fresco
Kingsburg
 
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Stone Age
The Pillars of the Earth
Caylus
Village


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Raiders of the North Sea is my game.
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This thread would be a lot better if people were actually making some connection to Mount Rushmore, otherwise it's just another generic "What are your top X games?" thread, and what's the point of using Rushmore as an analogy then. The presidents up there were chosen for a reason, and they each symbolize something about America and its history.

I feel like all 4 have to be heavy hitters. Well known and well liked by many.

Washington, the founder and pioneer: Caylus. A major figure in the foundation of worker placement as a loved and respected mechanism. You could also put Pillars of the earth here. Caylus 2005, Pillars 2006.

Jefferson, fellow founder and influential policy maker: Agricola. Jefferson was Agrarian, and this game came out only 2 years after Caylus and was very influential.

Lincoln, freeing of slaves: I went with Lords of Waterdeep, as a gateway game it frees people from the slavery of horrible chain store games.

Roosevelt, conservation and business regulation, also was the sculptor's personal favorite: Although it's not a personal favorite of mine, I really feel like Lewis and Clark belongs here just off of its looks and theme (purely focusing on the conservation and wilderness aspect of Roosevelt). The connection to the land and the thrill and challenge of exploration ties in well.
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lords of waterdeep
tzolkin



I like both of these titles.
 
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Drtaco wrote:
This thread would be a lot better if people were actually making some connection to Mount Rushmore.


Now I get the seemingly odd analogy.

I wondered...

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Lords of Waterdeep-8
Stone Age-7
Tzolkin: The Mayan Calendar-7
Agricola-6
Viticulture-4
Dominant Species-4
Caylus-4
Raiders of the North Sea-4
Pillars of the Earth-3
Argent: The Consortium-3
Village-2
Keyflower-2
Russian Railroads-2
Champions of Midguard-2
Age of Empires: Age of Discovery-2
Caverna-2
Voyages of Marco Polo-2


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Lewis & Clark
Dungeon Petz
Lancaster
Feast for Odin
Yedo
Manhattan Project
Alchemists
Tokaido
Steam Time
Spyrium
Belfort
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
Puerto Rico
Orleans
Fresco
Kingsburg
Gallerist
Kanban
Trickerion
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