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Akshay Anand
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The initial portion of the Francis Drake game looks really cool to me - going along a one way track, competing for specific resources/bonuses, before moving to a different game phase. Do any other games incorporate this? Thank you!
 
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Carson City seems the most similar.

Other games that come to mind as at least somewhat similar (that there's a planning/competition phase of some sort, followed by a separate and/or different sort of gameplay):

Yunnan
Vanuatu
Craftsmen - though my memory's vague on this one
Caylus - sort of?

You should also look at Dominant Species, just because.
 
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Deja vu!
This question was asked three days ago in General Gaming. Didn't get many responses.
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Great Western Trail?

You don't see many games with a "board" — a la Monopoly — in this hobby (that come to mind at the moment anyway).
I think that's one of the big draw cards of GWT; it's an old mechanic that feels new.

Edit: the point-to-point movement in GWT isn't about competing, as the buildings can be used by everyone, but the building placements and the choices with regards to speed are really neat and are a large part of the game.
 
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It's hard to get, but Egizia
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acklevoy wrote:
Great Western Trail?

You don't see many games with a "board" — a la Monopoly — in this hobby (that come to mind at the moment anyway).
I think that's one of the big draw cards of GWT; it's an old mechanic that feels new.

Edit: the point-to-point movement in GWT isn't about competing, as the buildings can be used by everyone, but the building placements and the choices with regards to speed are really neat and are a large part of the game.


You mean the neutral buildings can be used by everyone, right?
 
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First half of Francis Drake is pretty much a straight rip of Egizia (though not as good). Second half is a bit of Aladdins Dragons. Drake is an amalgam of these two, and while I like it, I think the other two are better at what they are doing.

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gen1400 wrote:
It's hard to get, but Egizia


I bought it years ago as I love Egyptian themed games...it is exactly like Francis Drake but I dig the theme wayyyy more.

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Shock6822 wrote:
The initial portion of the Francis Drake game looks really cool to me - going along a one way track, competing for specific resources/bonuses,.....

Tutankhamen, although here, it's set collection, and not really a resource thing.

Shock6822 wrote:
..... before moving to a different game phase. Do any other games incorporate this? Thank you!
None I can think of that weren't already posted by others.
 
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