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Mr. Frothingslosh
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Recommendations wanted please for a 'building' game. Physically build structures and admire.

Considering World Monuments, but looks pretty light. Perhaps Medina (second edition), although that may be leaning towards too much abstract for our tastes.

We already own Arkadia, Cubist, and Blueprints among others.

Anything cool I may have missed?
 
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If you are looking for the 3-D building aspect, there's a few city building games, like Manhattan or Burano.

Cleopatra and the Society of Architects has you building a pretty impressive 3-D structure.

The Pillars of the Earth has a cathedral being built, but the actual building of the cathedral with the physical components is more of a timekeeping piece.
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Cubist uses dice to build "art installations."

Junk Art builds stuff that falls down eventually.

I think Cathedral is probably a classic in this genre.

I know there's a game that builds structures on the board with cubes besides Burano, but I can't think of what it is.
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A little off the beaten path, but hard to get more literal than Master Builder.
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Taluva
Tikal with Mini-Tikal variant if needed.
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Suburbia, okay, not really structures per say.
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La Boca
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Dimension maybe doesn't quite fit

These are all favorites of ours...
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s3kt0r wrote:
If you are looking for the 3-D building aspect, there's a few city building games, like Manhattan or Burano.

Cleopatra and the Society of Architects has you building a pretty impressive 3-D structure.

The Pillars of the Earth has a cathedral being built, but the actual building of the cathedral with the physical components is more of a timekeeping piece.


Already own Pillars and Cleopatra. I was thinking more along the lines that the building was more central to gameplay.

I will definitely check out Burano. Never heard of it!
 
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Kwill2 wrote:
Cubist uses dice to build "art installations."

Junk Art builds stuff that falls down eventually.

I think Cathedral is probably a classic in this genre.

I know there's a game that builds structures on the board with cubes besides Burano, but I can't think of what it is.


Junk Art looks seriously funny, but is definitely more of a dexterity game than I was looking for. Already own CUbist - it is excellent
 
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cweiss20 wrote:
A little off the beaten path, but hard to get more literal than Master Builder.


Hmm, possibly! Ratings are rather low but it does look nice
 
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matthean wrote:
Taluva
Tikal with Mini-Tikal variant if needed.
Mexica
Suburbia, okay, not really structures per say.
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I like the way you think but yes, Suburbia, while an excellent spatial tile laying experience is getting away from the actual building your city up, if you what I mean.

Taluva is a possibility too. But is it an abstract at heart?
 
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hawkeyept wrote:
La Boca
Wonky
Animal Upon Animal
Dimension maybe doesn't quite fit

These are all favorites of ours...


La Boca looks interesting. A real time building exercise? Hmm...
 
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Medina (second edition) is a beautiful game where you are building a city.
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Check out Saloon Tycoon. You build a 3-D old west town based around a corner saloon.
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+1 for Saloon Tycoon
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