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Daniel Mendez
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One of my goals for the year is to play and review a game for every letter of the alphabet. However, my gaming group is missing games from a couple of letters!

That's where you guys come in!

Please write to me your favorite games from a letter on the alphabet (specifically one that is missing). If you REALLY want to mention a favorite of yours that's letter has already been taken, I won't flip a table or anything, so go ahead.

I'm currently missing games from: J, K, O, Q, U, V, W and X. But, I will leave it open to all letters at first so I can see what everyone likes! Feel free to mention multiple letters.

#: 7 Wonders
A: Agricola
B: Betrayal at the House on the Hill
C: Civilization: the Board Game (or Carcassone if you count it as Sid Meier's Civilization)
D: Dominion: Intrigue (w/ Prosperity or Seaside, preferably)
E: Eminent Domain (only E game I have played, but I do enjoy it a lot)
F: Fairy Tale (Re-themed)
G: A Game of Thrones: Board Game (Ghost Stories a close second)
H: -- (I've played H games, but I can't put Hoity Toity as a favorite)
I: -- (Friend owns but hasn't played Indonesia, looking forward to it)
J: --
K: --
L: Last Night on Earth (only L game I have played, but I do enjoy it)
M: Munchkin (only M game I have played, but I do enjoy it)
N: -- (Looking forward to playing Nightfall, same situation as Indonesia)
O: --
P: Pandemic: On the Brink (Power Grid a close second)
Q: Race for the Galaxy
R: Shadow Hunters
S: The Twelve Doctors: Doctor Who Card Game
T: --
U: --
V: --
W: --
X: --
Y: Yggdrasil
Z: -- (Played Zombie Dice, but not a favorite)

EDIT: I was asked what my top games were for every letter, so I decided to toss some up for what I have played so far.
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Jamaica
King of Tokyo
Quarriors!?
Urban Sprawl?
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Please don't flip a table ^^

7: 7 Wonders
A: Agricola
B: Bohnanza
C: Carcassonne
R: RoboRally
T: Ticket to Ride

Hmmm.. That was what I could think of for now
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I recommend Union Pacific for U.
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Slapz wrote:
Please don't flip a table ^^

7: 7 Wonders
A: Agricola
B: Bohnanza
C: Carcassonne
R: RoboRally
T: Ticket to Ride

Hmmm.. That was what I could think of for now


I was just about to, but since you asked so nicely!

7 Wonders and Agricola are two of my favorite games of all time! Thanks for your suggestions, folks!

Have some Geekgold for answering so quickly!
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I filtered all my ratings to 7+ and sorted by name, this is what showed up:

J - Java, a slightly older game that has lots of elements that only came en vogue a few years later
K - King of Tokyo, rather light but fun dice game, and Kingsburg which oddly enough uses dice as well
O - Origins: How We Became Human, a somewhat complex but very awesome game, some player confrontation and some luck elements
Q - Quoridor, a semi-abstract two player game, quick and cutthroat
U - Undermining, just came out this Essen, both fast and fun
V - Viktory II, the game Risk always wanted to be
W - oups, nothing, sorry

Keep in mind that I often don't really like traditional Euros and am more of an Ameritrash gamer, roughly speaking.
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haslo wrote:
I filtered all my ratings to 7+ and sorted by name, this is what showed up:

J - Java, a slightly older game that has lots of elements that only came en vogue a few years later
K - King of Tokyo, rather light but fun dice game, and Kingsburg which oddly enough uses dice as well
O - Origins: How We Became Human, a somewhat complex but very awesome game, some player confrontation and some luck elements
Q - Quoridor, a semi-abstract two player game, quick and cutthroat
U - Undermining, just came out this Essen, both fast and fun
V - Viktory II, the game Risk always wanted to be
W - oups, nothing, sorry

Keep in mind that I often don't really like traditional Euros and am more of an Ameritrash gamer, roughly speaking.


All games are created equal on my table! Thanks for the suggestions, lovin' it!
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Antiquity for A
Roads and Boats for R
Indonesia for I
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Sounds like fun. Here's my current favourite game for each letter.


#: 7 Wonders
A: Alien Frontiers
B: Battle Line
C: Citadels
D: Discworld: Ankh-Morpork
E: Eminent Domain
F: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game
G: Guards! Guards! A Discworld Game
H: Hive
I: Innovation
J: Jambo
K: Kill Doctor Lucky (or maybe King of Tokyo)
L: Lost Temple
M: Medici
N: Notre Dame
O: Olympos
P: Pandemic:On the Brink
Q: Quarriors
R: Rolling Stock (or maybe Revolution!)
S: Settlers of Catan
T: Troyes
U: Undermining
V: Vinhos
W: Wallenstein
X: Xanth (I admit that no X game has ever crossed my mind but I looked some up and I’m a least a fan of the novels upon which this poorly rated game is based)
Y:Yomi
Z: Zombies!!
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E: Eclipse

M: Magic the Gathering
N: Ninjato
S: Stone Age/Small World
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A: Arkham Horror (massive thematic co-op) or Apples to Apples (fun, light, party game)
B: Battlestar Galactica (best... co-op... ever...)
C: Citadels (classic role selection and mind-torturing psychological warfare)
D: Dominion (classic deck-building gameplay with many expansions)
E: Evo (breed, evolve, conquer!)
F: Flash Point: Fire Rescue (thematic co-op about firefighters)
G: Ghost Stories (complex co-op game) or Galactic Emperor (lighter scifi civ game)
H: Hero Clix (miniatures battle game with superheroes and clix dials)
I: Innovation (awesome card game for 2-4 players with a civ theme)
J: Jaipur (light trading game for 2 players)
K; Kingsburg (I haven't played it, but its been recommended to me)
L: Last Night on Earth (the best zombie game out there)
M: Modern Art (quick, portable, fun, classic auction game)
N: Nexus Ops (thematic sci-fi wargame, but relatively light)
O: Outpost (I haven't played this, but I've heard its good.)
P: Pandemic (classic co-op) or Puerto Rico (original role selection)
Q: Quelf (my wife recommended this one. 'nuff said.)
(Shameless plug: You can also play my free PnP game, Queens of Fate.)
R: Resistance (fun party game with spies)
S: Settlers of Catan (my premier gateway game of choice)
T: Twilight Imperium (epic sci-fi civilization game)
U: Uno Flash or Upwords (interesting variants of classic family games)
V: Vegas Showdown (build your own casino)
W: Winner's Circle (horse racing/betting game)
X: (X-Wing is due out this year and has some people looking forward to it.)
Y: Yggdrasil (co-op game based on norse mythology)
Z: Zombie in my Pocket (free PnP game)

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7 Wonders
A la Carte
Bohnanza
Ca$h 'n Gun$
Dixit
Eminent Domain
Forbidden Island
Gloom
Heroscape
Intruder
J
King of Tokyo
Last Night on Earth
Memoir '44
Nightfall
Ogre
Pandemic
Quarriors
Race for the Galaxy
San Juan
Thunderstone
Ultimate Werewolf
Vampire: the Eternal Struggle
Wits and Wagers
X
Y
Zombie Dice
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I'm missing Q, V, and X:

7 Wonders
Agricola
Battle Line
Cosmic Encounter
Dominant Species, Dungeon Pets, Dominion
Earth Reborn, Eclipse
For Sale
Grande (El), Glory to Rome, Galaxy Trucker
Hansa Teutonica
Innovation
Jungle Speed
Keythedral
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation, Loopin' Louie
Mage Knight
Navegador
Onirim
Puerto Rico
Quarriors (never played, it doesn't interest me)
Resistance, The
Stone Age, Space Alert, Space Hulk
Through the Ages, Troyes, Twilight Struggle, Tigris & Euphrates
Up & Down the River
Vinhos (never played, but it's the most interesting-looking V-game)
Wits & Wagers, War of the Ring
X
Yomi
Zombie in my Pocket

EDITS: Added Q and V.
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A while ago a bunch of us posted our ABC's if we could have only one game per letter:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/67226/item/1673008

My updated list (* are on my wishlist):

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A: Agricola
B: Bohnanza!
C: Carcassonne
D: Dominion*
E: Eclipse
F: Forbidden Island
G: Gears of War
H: Hive
I:
J:
K: Kingsburg
L: Lord of the Rings
M: Memoir' 44
N:
O:
P: Power Grid
Q: Qwirkle
R: Railways of the World
S: Space Alert
T: Ticket to Ride
U:
V:
W: War of the Ring*
X:
Y: YINSH*
Z:
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I did a GeekList on the subject with a poll a couple of months ago: The ABCs of Gaming - The Most Essential Games
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I've done this before but I'm interested to see if anything has changed anyway!

#: 7 Wonders
A: Alien Frontiers
B: Brass: Lancashire
C: Chaos in the Old World
D: Dixit
E: Eclipse
F: Fairy Tale
G: GOSU
H: Haggis
I: Inca Empire
J: Jungle Speed
K: Cockroach Poker
L: Loopin' Louie
M: Mage Knight Board Game
N: Neuroshima Hex! 3.0
O: Onirim
P: The Pillars of the Earth
Q: Quarriors!
R: Race for the Galaxy
S: StarCraft: The Board Game
T: Two by Two
U: Unspeakable Words
V: Valdora
W: Warrior Knights with Warrior Knights: Crown and Glory
X:
Y: Yspahan
Z: Zooloretto
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A- Arkham Horror
B- Betrayal at House on Haunted Hill
C- Clue Master Detective
D- Descent
E- El Grande
F- Fury of Dracula
G- Game of Thrones
H- Heroquest
I- Imperial 2030
J- Java
K- Killer Bunnies
L- Letters from White Chapel
M- Mansions of Madness
N- Nexus Ops
O- Omega Virus
P- Power Grid
Q- Quiddler
R- Race for the Galaxy
S- Settlers of Catan
T- Twilight of the Imperium
U- Urban Spraul
V- Valley of the Pharoahs
W- War of the Ring
X- X-Wing
Y- Yahtzee
Z- Zooloretto
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Some of you guys have awesome tastes in games, btw.
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A - Acquire

EDIT: I decided to request from my list of games I'm interested in, but not sold on. typically these games are under reviewed which is maybe why I'm on the fence about them.

# - 6-Tage Rennen (i'd really like to see some more reviews on this one.
A - Atlas & Zeus
B - Breaking Away
C - Cambria
D - Democrazy
E - Enemy Chocolatier
F - Feudal
G -
H - Hansa
I -
J -
K - Kupferkessel Co.
L - Leaping Lemmings
M - Montana
N - NHL Ice Breaker: The Card Hockey Board Game
O - Outdoor Survival
P - Pig Tickler (please)
Q - Quo Vadis?
R -
S - Schoko & Co.
T - Tycoon
U -
V - Valley of the Mammoths
W - Windschatten
X - The Uncanny X-Men Alert Adventure Game
Y -
Z -
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On the wargame forum, many players would say:

C=Case Blue arrrh
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7 Wonders
Agricola
Blokus
Carcassonne
Dominion
Eat Poop You Cat
F
Glory to Rome
H
Innovation
J
K
L
Das Motorsportspiel
N
Oregon
Puerto Rico
Q
Race for the Galaxy
Samurai
Twilight Struggle
U
V
War of the Ring
X
Y
Z
Heavy
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Arimaa
Brass
(Advanced) Civilization
Dune
Earth Reborn
F
Go
High Frontier
I
J
K
Le Havre
Die Macher
N
O
P
Q
The Republic of Rome
Scotland Yard
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Off the beaten path
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Alien City
Barba★rosa
Cuba
Divided Republic
Entrapment
Fjords
GoSu
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Inca Empire
Jambo
Key Harvest
The Legend of Robin Hood
Magnate
Netrunner
Origins: How We Became Human
Pit
Quoridor
Roll Through the Ages: The Late Bronze Age
StreetSoccer
Take Two (Speed Scrabble)
Up and Down the River
V
War Galley
X
Yomi
Zendo
Wargame
2 de Mayo
Advanced Tobruk System: Arnhem: Defiant Stand
Birds of Prey
Civil War Express
OCS: DAK2
Elusive Victory: The Air War over the Suez Canal, 1967–1973
For the People
G
Here I Stand
I
J
The Korean War
L
MasterFront
Napoleon's Triumph
O
Pacific War
Q
Rommel in the Desert
Space Empires: 4X
The Third World War
Up Front
Valor and Victory
Wings of War: WWI
X
Y
Z
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D: Dominion
E: Expedition
F: Finca
I: Innovation
K: K2
L: Loot
M: Manila
N: Notre Dame
P: Puerto Rico
S: Stone Age
V: Voltage
W: Wok Star
Y: Yspahan
Z: Zooloretto
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lordrahvin wrote:
Some of you guys have awesome tastes in games, btw.


I agree! A lot of you like the same games I do, which is very nice to see! Thank you all for your assistance, I think I can reach my goal with the help you've provided!
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Here are my picks of those I have played:

#: 7 Wonders
A: Agricola
B: Botswana
C: Carson City
D: Dixit
E:
F: For Sale
G: Glen More
H:
I: In the Year of the Dragon
J: Jaipur
K: Kayanak
L: Lord of the Rings coop, LCG or confrontation
M: Memoir '44 or Merchants and Marauders
N: Ninjato
O: Outdoor Survival!!!
P: Princes of Florence
Q: Queen's Necklace
R: Race for the Galaxy
S: Sylla, Streetsoccer
T: Troyes, Thebes, Traders of Carthage (all of these are great)
U: Um Reifenbreite
V:
W: Winner's Circle
X:
Y: Yspahan
Z:
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I shall play.

#: 7 Wonders
A: Age of Renaissance
B: Balam
C: Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas
D: Dominant Species
E: Eclipse
F: Funkenschlag
G: A Game of Thrones
H: High Frontier
I: I'm the Boss!
J: Java
K: Kaivai
L: Legions of Steel
M: Die Macher
N: Neuroshima Hex!
O: Olympos
P: Princes of the Renaissance
Q: Quarriors!
R: Rise of Empires
S: Struggle of Empires
T: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
U: Uruk: Wiege der Zivilisation
V: Vinci
W: War of the Ring
X: N/A
Y: Yspahan
Z: Zoff in Buffalo
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