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Jed Litwiller
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One of my friends at work asked me yesterday "if I was going to buy one board game, which one should I get?

I've played a few games with this guy, but not too many- stuff like Carcassonne, Forbidden Island, and Power Grid.

I asked him a few questions: he said he'd like a game that plays well with a wide # of players (2-?) and wouldn't mind something with some fighting or combat. The guy is really into collecting guns and he plays games like CoD: Black Ops on his Xbox 360 so I thought of:

Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
Earth Reborn
Dust Tactics

He may want something a little more family friendly (although he and his wife don't have any kids) but I'll show him these today and see if the theme appeals to him.

Anybody have any other suggestions?

Thanks!
Jed
 
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Erik Szpyra
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I'd say Gears of War.

It's light enough that NBG's (non-board gamers) can enjoy it, particularly if he is an Xbox (and likely Gears) player.

Better yet, it has less fiddly components and better board sections than Earth Reborn, and is a better game for the general player than LNoE, in my opinion (my wife will play gears but hates LNoE...)

I'm honestly not even sure Dust Tactics belongs in the list, as it really is more of a mini's war game that happens to have a board. At least that is the way it strikes me (with all the expansions etc...)



 
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Joseph Cesare
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Two Player Geo-Political/War:
Twilight Struggle
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12333/twilight-strugg...
Labyrinth
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/62227/labyrinth-the-w...
1960: The Making of the President
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/27708/1960-the-making...

Great to play with the wife:
Mr. Jack
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/21763/mr-jack
Empire Builder
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/168
Thebes
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30869
Ticket To Ride
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9209
Cuba
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30380/cuba
The Pillars of the Earth
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/24480
 
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Dan O'Brien
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I have not played Gears the board game yet but I would bet that is a great choice.
 
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