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So I have a pretty good sized order at CoolStuffInc already that is waiting for 7 Wonders to come in stock before it ships. Last night I got $50 out of the blue from a friend as a gift, so I am thinking of adding another game to the order, but I am having a hard time deciding what to get.

Mostly I play games with my game group and that is only once a month, so it is tougher for our group to get in to heavier/long games vs shorter lighter games. I have owned Through the Ages for over a year, and have yet to get it to the table because the rules/play time are too intimidating for most of the guys I play with.

So that being said, my order right now is:
Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
7 Wonders
Cyclades
For Sale
Egizia

So what should I add to the order (for $50)? Originally I was going to purchase Dominant Species, but after reading reviews I don't think it would ever get played. Similarly Dungeon Lords was a strong candidate, but it might be another one that is hard to get to the table.

Other suggestions are welcome, but I don't want to add another "pre-order" to my order, I already am dying waiting for 7 Wonders to finally come in and ship!

 
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you probably won't regret any of the three choices, but you can't go wrong with AOE III for a good mix of accessibility, depth, and really nice bits. It also scales well.
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l0de wrote:
Tough to go wrong with Hansa Teutonica. I think you can probably nab it and the east expansion for under $50.


Already have it in our game group, and it has been played 4 times in the last 2 months, so I would love to hear other recommendations from you, as that has been a big hit for my group
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If it were me, I would go with a couple of the expansions for Railroad Tycoon. Railways of England (the advanced game is great) and Railways of the West. You can never go wrong with train games.
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rsmithx wrote:
Poll
What should I add to my CSI order?
Navegador
Age of Empires III
Amun-Re + Innovation
      41 answers
Poll created by rsmithx


Last night I got $50 out of the blue from a friend as a gift, so I am thinking of adding another game to the order, but I am having a hard time deciding what to get.



Put the money in the bank. In 32 years you'll have $51.
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Out of your 3 choices I have only played AoE III. I have only played 3 games of it so far (all in the last 3 weeks), but it is really fun.

I've played twice with 3 people and once with 2 and it really seemed to scale well. There are lots of choices to make and you'll never get to do everything you want to do on a turn because the spots are limited.

I found the instructions a little hard to understand, but once I set up a 3 player game and played all 3 players myself for a few turns it all clicked. Then it became very easy to explain to others.

Good luck with whatever you choose.


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AOE3, hands down.
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rsmithx wrote:

Mostly I play games with my game group and that is only once a month


This is what made me vote for navegador.

I really liked how quickly a guy could ramp-up to this relatively deep game.
 
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merchants and marauders or tales of arabian nights. I think if you get only once a month chance, that a heavily themed, immersive game would be ideal.
 
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Merchants and Marauders was at the top of my list, but unfortunately it is out of stock at CSI, so that was a no go. Haven't checked out Arabian Nights, will research it.
 
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