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Alexander K
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Hello. I'm really pretty new to boardgames, but one I recently picked up and enjoyed was the dice based game Airships. I know there are a lot of games with dice mechanics, but I enjoyed the fact that Airships is pretty light, yet offers some interesting decisions. I've seen it listed as being similar to games like To Court The King and Alea Iacta Est which look interesting as well.

Besides those, are there any other games like this that would be fairly similar but not too heavy?

Thanks for your help!
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Luftschiff (Airships at War)

Sorry--just kidding. Similar theme, but a completely different kind of game.
 
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We really like Airships as well, for the same reasons you do. The majority of our games are light to mid-weight games that play in around 1 hour.

For a dice game that's about the same length, I'd recommend Dice Town.

For a light but intersting/interactive boardgame, I'd suggest The Downfall of Pompeii.
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Alexx9811 wrote:
Hello. I'm really pretty new to boardgames, but one I recently picked up and enjoyed was the dice based game Airships. I know there are a lot of games with dice mechanics, but I enjoyed the fact that Airships is pretty light, yet offers some interesting decisions. I've seen it listed as being similar to games like To Court The King and Alea Iacta Est which look interesting as well.

Besides those, are there any other games like this that would be fairly similar but not too heavy?

Thanks for your help!


Try Alien Frontiers, it's a hoot, with lots of meaty decisions.

It does vary from AS in one significant matter - you roll the dice, THEN decide what you'd like to do, rather than deciding in advance, thereby risking a wasted action. AS has a rather nice "push your luck" element, that AF lacks. AF uses dice, but has its own distinct flavor.

Hope this helps.

Joseph

 
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I've seen Alien Frontiers come up in other discussions as well. I'll give it a look. Thanks for the suggestion!
 
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Here's a good dice game:

Alea Iacta Est
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For two players, Roma or Arena: Roma II are fun, quick, and lightly strategic with dice.
 
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These all look great. I have previously looked for Roma and Roma II, but every store I looked at seemed to be out of stock. Is this one out of print? That would be a shame, as it looks really great.

I think Alea Iacta Est is a sure thing for me, and will likely be one of the next games I buy.

Thanks again for all the input, everyone.
 
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falloutfan wrote:
Try Alien Frontiers, it's a hoot, with lots of meaty decisions.

I haven't played Airships, but AF is quite a bit heavier (BGG voted weight of 2.5 vs. 1.9)

AF is also a fairly high-conflict game. Cutthroat. Dice games like Yspahan have moderate interaction, while lighter (but not featherweight) dice games like Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age and Ra: The Dice Game (which are both great, btw) have relatively little interaction. Personally I prefer indirect/subtle interaction, but that's just a matter of taste.

My impression is that Airships has more indirect interaction, which case you might also prefer games along those lines.
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