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Jeff Szekely
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Ok, so I'm in need of some suggestions for my next game quest where I lust after a game wantonly, learning everything about it, buying it flowers, taking it out on dates, and then finally ask it to marry me. Ok, so maybe it's not as serious as all that, but I'd still like some suggestions. Here's a list of my current game collection, games with the most plays listed first.

Pandemic - love the whole Co-Op thing and I have OTB

Stratego - gets a bad wrap but I love it

Diplomacy - love the whole screwing people over factor

Battlelore - fun, easy, a little luck, but fun.

History of the World - already want Brief History

Axis and Allies 1942 - love this game but takes a little long to set up

Ticket to Ride - quick, easy, and fun also have TTR Europe

Blokus - also have Duo and 3D - my wife loves abstract games, me? not so much.

Spy Ally - very easy and luck based.

Acquire - don't usually go for econ games, but this one was fun

New World: A Carcassonne Game - Love the theme! more competitive than Carcassonne I think.

Settlers of Catan - Love it, but need to play it more to really get it.

Pirateer - easy luck based roll and move but fun

Axis and Allies D-Day - Not as cool as the original, but takes less time

Risk - classic and revised.

Star Wars Epic Duels - I love me some Star Wars!

Othello - CLASSIC!

Quarto - abstract but has that whole screw other people over thing.

Ringgz - Played three times, never could figure out how to win, my wife has however.

Modern Art - played when I was younger, but have only played once recently.

Castle Keep - too much for the kids, but it was only ten bucks

Scrabble - I can't spell

Bananagrams - see above

Clue - meh

Yahtzee - good for laundry day

Monopoly - yes, I do have a copy. Many copies in fact, eventhough I too despise this waste of time.

Rocketville - haven't played yet - it was two bucks

Clue Secrets and Spies - haven't played yet

Halo ISG - haven't played yet, but hope too.

I think that's most of them anyway. I love a good theme, but unique mechanics will suck me in everytime. I'd like something that can be played by two to six players. Playing pieces are a must - even if they are just little pawns or meeples. A board is also a nice thing, just makes me feel better about spending 20-50 dollars on a game. I don't know why, it just does. I'd been thinking about Agricola, but the theme is throwing me - is it actually cool or is it all hype? Anyway, I await the knowledge of the Geeks.

cheers,
Jeff

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Nathan James
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Game Teacher 1 wrote:
I'd been thinking about Agricola, but the theme is throwing me - is it actually cool or is it all hype?


I would not have said that if I were you!

Pillars of the Earth is one of my favorite games. So I would recommend checking it out.
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Ralph T
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Watch the Board Games with Scott video review of Agricola to get a good idea of the rules and whether it will be the game for you. Agricola is more complex than any of the games you have,, though not terribly complex.
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Choubi Gogs
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I'd check out Imperial

edit: not good with 2 players, best with 3-4 players, good with 5, 6 may be too much...

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