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Adam

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I've been looking for a good engine building game to add to my collection. I would like to find a game that has multiple different systems going at once with multiple different paths to victory. I would also like it if there was some form of player interaction, whether it's direct conflict or just simply outmaneuvering and playing off your opponents.

I've been thinking about picking up Food Chain Magnate, it seems to have everything that I'm looking for. The price is a bit of a deterrent though. I've also been hearing good things about Teraforming Mars but, when I watched some video reviews, the game didn't really hook me as much as Food Chain Magnate did.
 
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Michael Drog
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Food Chain Magnate.
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Keith B
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Both that you listed are very good choices. TM has some of the best game engine building out there, IMHO.
 
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Russian Railroads - its an engine building game about trains and engines!
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Matthew Vantries
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texascpa wrote:
Both that you listed are very good choices. TM has some of the best game engine building out there, IMHO.

I'm also looking for good engine-builders. This statement has put TM on my radar. Thanks.
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Adam

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texascpa wrote:
Both that you listed are very good choices. TM has some of the best game engine building out there, IMHO.


What's the player interaction like in TM?
 
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Jordan Booth
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Deraygon wrote:

What's the player interaction like in TM?

There is a small amountnof "take that", but it is completely optional, meaning you can still play the cards for their other effects and choose not to be mean. Most of the interaction comes from outmaneuvering on the map for the best spots, exploiting your opponents hard work for a few easy points, and toming your plays so that you get extra bonuses for terraforming that they miss out on. There are also public goals that you are all competing for. There are 10 different goals only 6 of which can be claimed. Sometimes you may even be able to trick your opponent into paying for a goal they think they might win and then snipe it from them in the endgame.
 
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Le Havre would be my recommendation.
 
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Adam

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Thanks for all the great info, I'll look into Russian Railroads and La Havre too. Another quick question: how does FCM, TM, and the others play at two?
 
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Deraygon wrote:
Thanks for all the great info, I'll look into Russian Railroads and La Havre too. Another quick question: how does FCM, TM, and the others play at two?


TM is awesome with 2. No limitations, also there is a very good one player variant.
 
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