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Chris Wood
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Looking for an discovery game. Which of these would you recommend and why?
 
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Lacombe
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Neither Entdecker nor Mississippi Queen are really exploration games, so I guess that leaves Lost Valley.
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Ted Groth
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I like Mississippi Queen, in part because of the way the river develops with the race. So there is an element of discovery but it isn't really an exploration game.

If you do play this game take a look at the rules for the NPC boat in the Black Rose expansion. This is a marked improvement in the game, and doesn't really require purchase of the expansion, just designate one of the boats to be the Rose. The expansion is difficult to find these days.

I haven't played the other two games
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Larry Rice
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There is an element of exploration in Neue Entdecker but you'll get a greater feeling of exploration from Lost Valley and perhaps even more so from Goldland if you can find a copy. Mississippi Queen isn't about exploration - it is totally a race that the leader never knows which way the river will turn...
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Brad Miller
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Depends on what you mean by "exploration" as others have said. I prefer the Old Entdecker->Lost Valley->New Entdecker.

Goldland isn't worth what you are going to have to pay for it, as it is long OOP.
 
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Chris Wood
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Actually, discovery is the operative word I was looking for, instead of exploration. I've edited my op to show it.
 
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Martin G
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I played Lost Valley once and it was awesome. Mississipi Queen is a fun-enough race game but doesn't have much of a discovery feel. I'll throw Tikal into the mix too.
 
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Lou Moratti
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Hey Chris: I'd say Entdecker and I have it for trade. I'll trade you that for Jambo and the expansions you have straight up.
 
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