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Chris Ruhlander
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Hi Guys,
I like area control games a lot (not only). My favourite games are blood rage, chaos in the old world, game of thrones, forbidden stars, cry havoc and so on. All the games have the same, the player interactions are only combat related. So i'm looking for area control games with more interaction between the players, especially trading. Scythe is a great game, but to steal recources from other players is not trading and not the kind of interaction i'm looking for.
The only game i found was Mare Nostrum, with a trading phase between players. I definitely will check this one out. But it can't be the only one!

So what would you recommend?

Thx for now!

Thx so far. To be more specific. I like the combats in the type of games i already mentioned a lot. But i'm looking for a similar game with kind of trading or other player interactions. Like mare nostrum.

Best suggestions so far:
Polis (unfortunately a 2 player only game)
 
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Re: Looking for area control games with trading between players
Take a look at Inis. I haven't played it, but I have learned that you can actually move into an opponent's region, then decide if you want to fight. I'm not sure of a mutual benefit to not fighting, but I assume there is one if the two players can choose to be friendly.

Can anybody else shed some light on this mechanism in Inis?
 
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Re: Looking for area control games with trading between players
El Grande if your looking for the best area control game with the most ruthless player interaction you need to try this. No trading or combat but lots of interaction.

Belfort plays like a worker placement and scores as an area control / majority control. No trading or combat but very different style.
 
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Re: Looking for area control games with trading between players
Thanks, but don't get me wrong. I like combat in area control games! So, im looking for a game that combines combat and trading (or other kind of player interaction) like in Mare Nostrum. It seems a quite rare type of game.
 
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Re: Looking for area control games with trading between players
Advance search: area control + trading
 
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Re: Looking for area control games with trading between players
The trading in Mare nostrum may not be what you are looking for. Players generate their resources and then there is a phase where there is a forced exchange of the produced resources.

Look into Lords of Vegas. It definitely involves both area control and trading, and is a great game! There is no combat, but there is huge interaction as players build up casinos and try to wrest control from each other.
 
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Re: Looking for area control games with trading between players
SirRuhlander wrote:
So i'm looking for area control games with more interaction between the players, especially trading.
Polis: Fight for the Hegemony might qualify. It's 2-players only, though.
 
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Re: Looking for area control games with trading between players
SirRuhlander wrote:
Thanks, but don't get me wrong. I like combat in area control games! So, im looking for a game that combines combat and trading (or other kind of player interaction) like in Mare Nostrum. It seems a quite rare type of game.


You should definitely check out Imperial and/or Imperial 2030. Both are area control games, but you're not bound to one particular nation. Leadership changes and you can be involved in several nations. I think it's a really clever game and is quite different from common area control.
 
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Chris Ruhlander
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Thx so far. To be more specific. I like the combats in the type of games i already mentioned a lot. But i'm looking for a similar game with kind of trading or other player interactions. Like mare nostrum.

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Polis (unfortunately a 2 player only game)
 
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Fief: France 1429 might fit your bill here. Even though there is no trading between players there is a lot of diplomacy and intrigue between the players. Beside that there are elections for different secular and clerical positions that add a lot of interaction between the players.
 
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Fief: France 1429 might fit your bill here. Even though there is no trading between players there is a lot of diplomacy and intrigue between the players. Beside that there are elections for different secular and clerical positions that add a lot of interaction between the players.


sounds interesting but the theme turns me off.
 
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