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Paulo Augusto
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Are there any decent mining games? That is, games where you are actually mining the land in search of, for example, gems, diamons, gold.
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http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9220/saboteur

It's a card game. It's got mining. And it's got a saboteur!
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Undermining is a nice little system.
In all honesty, I wasn't blown away with my first play, but it has a nice little C64/nintentdo-feel to it i quite appreciate.
Not a deep game, but fun in the digging genre of games.

A game that is somewhat about mining on a planet surface and so much more is "Planet Steam". One of the best 4-players I know. Incredibly deep gameplay with lots of elements interlocking.
A game were you not only have to carefuly consider each move you make but also the moves of the other players that have a direct influence in your situation. I refuse to see it as an economic game because that makes it sound somewhat dry, while in reality it is an exciting game with lots of backstabbin' possibilities as player block the placement of minin pods on the planet and try to influence the market price of resources by timing their diggs/sells. Sadly it is not easy to get hold of a copy outside europe it seems.

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Magnum Sal is about salt mining and yes you uncover dig up different resources.
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Thebes (though it is more about archeology).

A good game if lighter side with somewhat big luck factor.

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The Gnomes of Zavandor includes acquiring plots of land to mine. I can't claim to have played it but if you want an economic game that includes mining this may be along the right lines.

Oddly enough, it seem to have more of a mining theme than The Mines of Zavandor.
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Consider Tinners' Trail.
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well, it's not about gems, diamonds and gold but it is a mining game about salt: Magnum Sal
 
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Fireball Island? devil
 
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Charades! Oh wait. MiNing. I'll just go now.whistle
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Digger gold, diamond, emerald, ruby
 
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Silverton is about mining for coal, copper, silver, and gold in the Colorado mountains (and "mining" lumber from lumber camps). It's also about building railroads to get your mine output to market, and about the variance in market price that happens due to your and your opponents' sales.

If it's the experience of digging or tunneling that you want, Silverton may not be a good fit. The mining part is mostly just rolling dice, and looking up the results in a table. But it's a very historically accurate game, and a lot of fun.
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johnnyspys wrote:
Magnum Sal is about salt mining and yes you uncover dig up different resources.


Yea sorta you can push aside water you get to dig up different salt types... But I love this game as does my entire gaming group. It comes up as a must play at least once when we game so I always have it with me.
 
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Not easily available, but you might be able to find it.

Freya's Folly
 
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Asmor wrote:


First thing that came to my mind, too!

Not sure if OP is looking for a serious simulation type thing or what, but Magdar is an easy to learn, quick to play game of pushing your luck and screwing your opponents as you race your team of dwarves through the mines, grabbing up as much gold and gems as you can before the big-bad-demon-dude gets you...

Have you checked out Dwarven Dig!? I've never played it myself, but the (relatively) recent 2nd edition supposedly has some better components and clearer rules.

Good luck!

 
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Paulo Augusto
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I was more looking for mining games aimed at lower ages, which was exactly what i found.

Thanks for the answers.
 
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