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Destrio Dai
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Anyone have thoughts and suggestions for competitive and interactive traditional fantasy themed board games? Lately a lot of buzz surrounds sci-fi themed games or cooperative fantasy games and that's reflected in my collection. A lot of what BGG lists as fantasy can also be more categorized as mythology, Viking, horror, or other subgenre which I consider to be different. Thanks

And yes I already own Mage Knight
 
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Well, when you break fantasy down into all its subgenres there tends to be nothing left

War of the ring, runewars, lots of skirmish/army games, Clank, Super Dungeon Explore, Argent the consortium, barony, broom service, ethnos, a game of gnomes, lord of the ice garden, magic, middle earth quest, terra mystica, wizard kings.
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I find this bizarre as I see fantasy competitive games as by far the most common theme out there.
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scifiantihero wrote:
Well, when you break fantasy down into all its subgenres there tends to be nothing left

War of the ring, runewars, lots of skirmish/army games, Clank, Super Dungeon Explore, Argent the consortium, barony, broom service, ethnos, a game of gnomes, lord of the ice garden, magic, middle earth quest, terra mystica, wizard kings.


I guess I'm looking for basic fantasy or high fantasy (e.g. dragons, and other fantastical creatures), but I see your point. I do have a lot of the ones you mention and hopefully I've done my research on what got buzz in the last several years.

Geosphere wrote:
I find this bizarre as I see fantasy competitive games as by far the most common theme out there.


I see a bunch of cooperative games but not competitive games that are highly rated.
 
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Destrio wrote:

Geosphere wrote:
I find this bizarre as I see fantasy competitive games as by far the most common theme out there.


I see a bunch of cooperative games but not competitive games that are highly rated.


8: Terra Mystica
12: War Of The Ring 2e
14: Caverna
21: Blood Rage
32: Kingdom Death
50: Lords Of Waterdeep
51: Five Tribes
57: Dominion: Intrigue
59: Clank!
72: Dominion
76: Descent
77: Kemet
81: Alchemists
82: War Of The Ring 1e
84: Game Of Thrones
85: Resistance Avalon
86: Arcadia Quest
94: Charterstone
95: Chaos in the Old World

Not counting horror fantasy and edge cases like Santorini, there's now 19 non-coop fantasy games in the top 100.
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Actually I have access to 14 of them but it just seems to me that there is a lot more successful generic Sci-fi than generic fantasy, like Terraforming Mars, eclipse, TI, Gaia Project, Forbidden Stars, etc

 
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Destrio wrote:
Actually I have access to 14 of them but it just seems to me that there is a lot more successful generic Sci-fi than generic fantasy, like Terraforming Mars, eclipse, TI, Gaia Project, Forbidden Stars, etc



Do you like fantasy more? Cause when you start breaking things down into hard sci fi, space opera, military sci fi, near future sci fi, steampunk, etc, the "generic" sci fi games disappear too
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Destrio wrote:
Forbidden Stars,


Not even remotely generic.

I think you need to really define your parameters.
 
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Geosphere wrote:
Destrio wrote:
Forbidden Stars,


Not even remotely generic.

I think you need to really define your parameters.


Whoops yep that was a mistake on the list. Still quite a good game though which was why I added it.

scifiantihero wrote:
Destrio wrote:
Actually I have access to 14 of them but it just seems to me that there is a lot more successful generic Sci-fi than generic fantasy, like Terraforming Mars, eclipse, TI, Gaia Project, Forbidden Stars, etc



Do you like fantasy more? Cause when you start breaking things down into hard sci fi, space opera, military sci fi, near future sci fi, steampunk, etc, the "generic" sci fi games disappear too


Hmm true. I see there could be a difference in hard and soft sci-fi. I haven't seen too many hard sci-fi games but I am not having trouble filling the collection with compelling sci-fi games.
 
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Geosphere wrote:
57: Dominion: Intrigue
72: Dominion


I see the point, but that feels far from a fantasy themed game when playing it.

 
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