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Randolph Bookman
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Amyitis
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Hermagor
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Yspahan is the only one I own and play. Love it. Quick game that's easy to pick up. Couple different routes to victory so if one isn't working so well, you can change strategy and still make a go of it.

It's a prtty light euro so if you are looking for soemthing deeper, maybe the other titles have that to offer.
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I've played Amyitis and Yspahan, and I prefer Amyitis. I dislike the dice-rolling aspect of Yspahan and it didn't othewise really click for me.
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Augsburg, it's the only one that doesn't sound like a disease.
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Wow. Your tastes run all over the place, judging by your rankings.

So (of the two I have played):

Amyitis is a stunningly gorgeous game. It is it is on the mid-heavy side. The game's mechanics take a little getting used to, as it is not a straight linear equation of X does Y does Z; that is to say, the parts are interconnected. Also you have to pay attention to what the other players are doing so as to stop or interrupt their plans -- this is not multiplayer solitaire. It is well worth the time you put into it. The gameplay is deep and it has lots of interesting decisions. Highly recommended.

Yspahan is a light-medium game that is fun and well worth playing. Is it a great game? No. But it is a nice change-of-pace from all the superheavy games that seem to be touted on BGG. While there are dice used, the luck element within this game is minimized in the way that the dice are used, as well as by buying certain buildings and taking certain actions. You will always have a choice to make, so your options will not be limited as with some games. Some other poster called this a filler, but I feel that this game has a little bit more meat than that -- just a little. Recommended, only try before you buy (but that is good advice about anything).
 
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Augsburg 1520 is my vote from this list...solid enough ALEA small box game with nice player interaction....a good challenge and we always enjoyed playing it.....doesn't get on the table enough with all the newer games ..the others didn't impress me that much from my first run thrus
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shieldwolf wrote:
Amyitis
Yspahan
Hermagor
Augsburg 1520


Are any of them worth getting?


Yspahan, most definately.
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Hermagor is great; recommended.

Augsburg we've played once, with 3 players. Didn't go over that well, but I believe it will be better with 4/5.
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