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Neil Carr
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Any help would be appreciated. I'm trying to match up games with various ethnic groups and cultures. Can anyone match up a game that would involve any of these groups in a pre-modern setting either explicitly or implicitly within the game?

Mongols
Huns
Kushite/Nubian
Bantu (Zulu)
Egyptian
Persians
Alans
Germanic
Viking
Thracians
Phoenician
Sumerian
Scythians
Xiongnu
Native Americans
Kurgan
Saxon
Basque Celt
Iberian Celt
Scot/Irish Celt
Continental Celt
Khoisan
Bayaka (Mbuti Pygmies)
Ryukyu
Tibetian
Ainu
Amazigh/Berbers
Indian
Siberian Yakut
Ancient China
Vietnam/Malaysia
Gojoseon (Korea)
Medieval Japan

 
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History of the World features many of them.

A good ancients miniature rules system should also cover many, though I cannot recommend any one in particular.
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I thought at first you meant "games that my korean neighbours would like", then as I read through the list, discovered you must be living in a very multicultural place indeed
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Ainu wargaming??
 
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echoota wrote:
Alans

Ticket to Ride - Alan R. Moon


But seriously:
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Gojoseon (Korea)


King Of History
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Mongols - war games on Genghis Khan, not much else
Huns - war games on Attila
Kushite/Nubian - I don't recall seeing much
Bantu (Zulu) - a few war games on wars with the British
Egyptian - http://spotlightongames.com/list/egypt.html
Persians - many war games set in the ancient world, also Oil War, Raid on Iran, etc.
Alans - they appear in Hispania
Germanic - as barbarian invaders in many Roman empire games
Viking - many games about their activities, esp. Viking Fury
Thracians - they appear in Civilization
Phoenician - titles by Wallace, Lehmann, more from Carthaginians
Sumerian - Tigris & Euphrates, Sumera, History of the World, ...
Scythians - in Maharaja, History of the World, some Roman war games and not much else
Xiongnu - ancient Chinese settings have them: http://spotlightongames.com/military/china.html
Native Americans - fair number of titles
Kurgan - I would lump this with Sycthians
Saxon - History of the World, viking games, etc.
Basque Celt/Iberian Celt - in Hispania
Scot/Irish Celt - in Britannia
Continental Celt - see History of the World, some Celtic-themed games
Khoisan - haven't seen aught
Bayaka (Mbuti Pygmies) - not aware of any
Ryukyu - not aware of any
Tibetan - tiny role in History of the World
Ainu - not aware of any
Amazigh/Berbers - in Italia, Hispania, some other war games
Indian - Maharaja and others
Siberian Yakut - nothing comes to mind
Ancient China - http://spotlightongames.com/list/china.html
Vietnam/Malaysia - you may find something at http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/504
Gojoseon (Korea) - in some war games about China
Medieval Japan - check http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/550
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7 Ages has some of these groups I'm pretty sure.
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xmfcnrx wrote:
Ainu wargaming??


Yeah, I know... It doesn't have to be a wargame, but I thought my best bet would be to approach the wargaming crowd as they to tend to stick to historical elements more closely.

If the Ainu pop up in ANY game, I'd definitely like to know about it.
 
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J.L.Robert wrote:
History of the World features many of them.

A good ancients miniature rules system should also cover many, though I cannot recommend any one in particular.


Ah yes! HotW does a great job of highlighting a lot of them, I forgot about that, thanks!
 
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Quote:

Gojoseon (Korea)


King Of History[/q]

Cool, that's the kind of off-beat game that I'm looking for!
 
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I think they're in the new Sekigahara: Unification of Japan game.

Ainu and Jomon culture are pretty much being equated now so you can try both in keyword searching, e.g. at google using

site:boardgamegeek.com jomon
 
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