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Anon Ymus
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Hello,

I'm looking for a present for my brother, who loves board games in which he can build things. Think the building portion of Settlers of Catan on steroids - in that game building was fun, but in the end there wasn't a lot of variety. It should include "3D building", meaning it shouldn't exclusively be about buying/building tiles.

I've never played it, but he mentioned he really liked Through the Ages, although it's too long and so he has only tried it twice. From what he told me, in this game you build your empire through cards, which apparently he is also fine with. I just thought I'd mention it so as not to completely exclude that mechanism.

Average playing time should be a minimum of ~1h and a maximum of 2.5h. Complexity, player count etc. are secondary.


TL;DR: Looking for games in which you can or have to build a lot, which ideally should include some 3D models (of cities, roads, whatever).
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Not actual 3d, but do look at Ground Floor
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Jeff Johnson
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If he likes civilization-building games, Terra Mystica fits the criteria.
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Patrick Meyer
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Take a look at New York 1901 or Urban Sprawl
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Joe Salamone
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Andy D
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Would Santorini fit the bill?
 
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Challie Coppel
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Terra Mystica
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Marc Nelson Jr.
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