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Brad Musil
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OK, all, I really need your help! This might be my last purchase for a while, and I've been stewing over what to get for weeks now with little progress. As soon as I cross something off of my list, something else gets added (I'm sure you can all relate). Anyway, any suggestions/input would be much appreciated. Ideally, you'd give me a list of games (from those I've provided) that falls under $222 (yeah, it's inched up from the $200 I told my wife...). However, ANY input really is appreciated. Also, the sooner the better, as I really do want to pull the trigger asap. Alright, here goes:


-Toledo: $39.20

-Portobello Market: $24.32

-Queen's Ransom: $4.00

-Innovation: $16.25

-Sylla: $26.97

-Power Struggle: $21.99

-Mykerinos: $17.96

-Nautilus: $39.20

-Onirim: $6.00

-Kingsburg: $31.78

-Ubongo Extreme: $17.99

-Rattus: $23.99

-The Swarm: $19.98

-Airships: $24.28

-Imperial 2030: $38.36

-Asara: $38.36

-Troyes: $32.99

-Castles of Burgundy: $23.40

-Navegador: $38.36

-Elfenland: $25.62

-Through the Desert: $23.40

-Metropolys: $31.96

-Carson City: $38.96

-Fresco: $38.36

-Amyitis: $26.97

Thanks in advance to all those who contribute advice!!!
 
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Brad Musil
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FYI: the total for all of the above sits at $685.61. Thus, I have a long way to go
 
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Must buys..

Innovation
The Castles of Burgundy
Carson City
Navegador
Fresco

Edit: Troyes

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Paul Nowak
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I have open and I think unplayed copies of Amytis and Rattus (with Jester promo card) that I can sell you for less than those prices - if you decide to go with them.

Oh, and Airships but I just added that to my cheapskate auction this afternoon.

Sorry I don't have any actual recommendations, your tastes differ from mine - it just jumped out at me that I have a bunch of those games...
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Shayne Gray
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This is what I would get. Just under your limit

Innovation: $16.25
Power Struggle: $21.99
Mykerinos: $17.96
Kingsburg: $31.78
Troyes: $32.99
Castles of Burgundy: $23.40
Navegador: $38.36
Carson City: $38.96

Total 221.69
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Curt Carpenter
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-Power Struggle: $21.99
-The Swarm: $19.98
-Imperial 2030: $38.36
-Troyes: $32.99
-Castles of Burgundy: $23.40
-Navegador: $38.36
-Through the Desert: $23.40
-Amyitis: $26.97
=$225.45

I'll lend you the $3. laugh
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The Other Tom
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CM Randall wrote:

^^^This + Kingsburg
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Greg Frank
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I would go with:

-Toledo: $39.20

-Mykerinos: $17.96

-Nautilus: $39.20

-Kingsburg: $31.78

-Rattus: $23.99

-Through the Desert: $23.40

-Metropolys: $31.96

-Queen's Ransom: $4.00

Total of 211.49
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-Nautilus: $39.20

-Imperial 2030: $38.36

-Navegador: $38.36

-Metropolys: $31.96

-Carson City: $38.96


These would be my choices.
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Jim McMahon
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-Innovation: $16.25

-Kingsburg: $31.78

-Rattus: $23.99

-Asara: $38.36

-Castles of Burgundy: $23.40

-Navegador: $38.36

-Carson City: $38.96

Total: $211.10
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Kingsburg but you should also pickup the expansion Kingsburg: To Forge a Realm
The Castles of Burgundy
Carson City
Fresco
Rattus

IMO Portobello Market is meh compared to the above.

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Richard Urich
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Innovation - $16.25
Power Struggle - $21.99
Kingsburg - $31.78 or Troyes - $32.99 (I'd choose Kingsburg, but just because of number of players)
Carson City - $38.96

That's a little over $100 (still $2 shipping) with a nice variety. Please the wife coming in under budget, and place another order later letting you have shiny new games to play again later.

I like the smaller order sizes so that I know better which type of game needs some extra variety in the collection, otherwise I wind up with a dozen very similar games and only ever play 1 or 2 of them.
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Brad Musil
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Thanks, all! I really appreciate the input. I'll be sure to let y'all know what the verdict is
 
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Charles Bone
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$111 or so for a satisfying game collection

Here's a list I put together that will help you spend exactly half of that. Only TtD is also on YOUR list! In retrospect, I'd replace Pickomino with Glory to Rome. And everyone should own Parade. And Glen More. Have fun.
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Peter Loop
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Castles of Burgundy - $23.40
Fresco - $38.36
Kingsburg - $31.78
Mykerinos - $17.96
Portobello Market - $24.32
Queen's Ransom - $4.00
Rattus - $23.99
Through The Desert -$23.40
Troyes - $32.99

Total - $220.20
 
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Can't believe that none of the lists above include Onirim. A unique game and at $6 it's the only no brainer on your list . . .

Of the rest Metropolys (fascinating and compelling gameplay) is the standout for me.
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Through the Desert is the only must-have on the list: stood the test of time and still ranks.

Portobello Market and Innovation are the most overrated. The latter in particular I expect will fade into dusty closets in a decade.

Metropolys is excellent and hard to find, and Onirim is 6 bucks. Both worth grabbing.
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Troyes: $32.99
Kingsburg: $31.78
Through the Desert: $23.40
Innovation: $16.25
Fresco: $38.36
Navegador: $38.36
Imperial 2030: $38.36

Total $219.50 and 7 great games.

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Brad Musil
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And the Verdict Is...
Carson City (Eagle Games) $38.96 (moldy components!!! )
Metropolys (Rio Grande Games) $31.96
Through the Desert (Fantasy Flight Games) $23.40
Troyes (Z-Man Games) $32.99
Rattus (Z-Man Games) $23.99
Onirim (Z-Man Games) $6.00
Innovation (Asmadi Games) $16.25
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Quick note, I think Kingsburg is only really playable with the expansion. YMMV. It's not -bad- without it, but it gets -SO- much better with it.
 
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Based on your ratings of your collection:

-Carson City: $38.96
Caylus in the old west! Worker placement where the workers have guns! Yeehaw!

-Castles of Burgundy: $23.40
You love Macao, Notre Dame, Year of the Dragon... you need more Feld!

-Fresco: $38.36
-Troyes: $32.99
Gorgeous games that are deep (if you play with all of Fresco's packed in expansions)

-Navegador: $38.36
-Imperial 2030: $38.36
YOu have no Gerdts!

-Onirim: $6.00
Lovely little game, not for everyone, but can't beat the price
 
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