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jay cutler
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I love the games enough heavy as Agricola, Puerto Rico, Le Havre, Brass: Lancashire, Eclipse. I would like some recommendation on my next game, considering that:
- must play well 2-4 players
- no auctions, no abstract, no coop
- with mechanical quite different from the games mentioned above

Thanks in advance
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I've heard very good things about Trajan, and it seems to fit your criteria.

I'm a big fan of Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game, and it is definitely heavy and different from your other games. But it might be "too" different, so check it out before you dive in.
 
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Through the Ages, for sure. It may look abstract but it ain't. With 4 it may go on a bit long (~4 hours). My favorite game
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I've been looking at Vanuatu lately, and it's gotten pretty high on my wishlist. I have yet to play it, but it might be what you're looking for.
 
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Hansa Teutonica.

This game is more confrontational than the ones you have. You need another game that cannot be accused of being multi-player solitaire.
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Terra Mystica is awesome.
So is Caylus, unless you feel that worker placement is too close mechanics-wise to what you already have.
Navegador is worth a look, too.
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Check out In the Year of the Dragon.

Also At the Gates of Loyang and Ora et Labora since you like Agricolaand Le Havre.

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+1 for Vanuatu

This one is full of competition for resources, and my initial take was "This has got to be the meanest Euro game I've ever played. That was vicious. Bring this back next week. We're playing again."

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+1 for Hansa Teutonica
This one is a Euro with tons of what I consider abstract game play, or at least very different from most Euro game play. Very direct conflict and competition for board position. I think maybe better with four or five than with three, but a lot of fun regardless. I note your stated aversion of Abstract, so I'll add that though I consider this to be somewhat abstract, I think I'm in the minority. It just plays very differently than most Euros.


I think you could also use something from Feld. You haven't really seen multiple paths to victory if you haven't played one of his games.

There are lots to choose from, and a lot to be said about each of them. I think there are probably a number of threads in this forum differentiating the lot of them.


Castles of Burgandy,
Macao,
Notre Dame,
Trajan,
In the Year of the Dragon

Personally I don't think you can go wrong with them.
 
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Oh I forgot Dominant Species.

If you are looking for heavy. This one gets it done, moreso than most others. A brain burner. Maybe too heavy for my tastes, and the games you reference are among my favorites.
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smcclure415 wrote:
Oh I forgot Dominant Species.

If you are looking for heavy. This one gets it done, moreso than most others. A brain burner. Maybe too heavy for my tastes, and the games you reference are among my favorites.


In the games you no longer own, there is a complaint about games where the end changes everything. DS does this with a vengeance, so much so that the last round is really where all the important scoring happens -- all the rest is preparation for that one round.
 
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If your looking for heavy then I have the game for you.




I call it box full of rocks. Super heavy.
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Tigris & Euphrates. A classic that I had the pleasure of playing for the first time quite recently, and I was utterly enchanted. However, I should warn you that some find the rules too complicated, others the game too abstract. I'm not one of them, though.
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If your looking for heavy then I have the game for you.




I call it box full of rocks. Super heavy.


Add in scissors and wrap the box and you have a complete game even!
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thanks to all, especially to those who advised the box with stones!

the recommendations that I have liked more are: Hansa Teutonica(but play well in 2 players?), Terra Mystica.

Vanuatu is already in my collection and I love it!

Caylus, Navegador, In the Year of the DragonI got them and sold

I exclude the other recommendations because in the first post I forgot to write the game lenght up 150 minutes blush
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I'm loving Archipelago these days. It has a semi-coop element into it, though, so it might not be up your alley.
 
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Betote wrote:
I'm loving Archipelago these days. It has a semi-coop element into it, though, so it might not be up your alley.


if in the end only one player wins, I could give him a chance. But I had a bit of trouble to understand the rules
 
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The new stuff from Essen look really interesting. Terra Mystica and Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar have caught my eye in particular.
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bodybuilder wrote:
thanks to all, especially to those who advised the box with stones!

the recommendations that I have liked more are: Hansa Teutonica(but play well in 2 players?), Terra Mystica.

Vanuatu is already in my collection and I love it!

Caylus, Navegador, In the Year of the DragonI got them and sold

I exclude the other recommendations because in the first post I forgot to write the game lenght up 150 minutes blush



Well, Hansa Teutonica will play with 2 players, just not very well.
 
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freddieyu wrote:
The new stuff from Essen look really interesting. Terra Mystica and Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar have caught my eye in particular.


I also have Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar and I love it!
Terra Mystica and Archipelago are the ones that attract me

 
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Wait and pick up OGRE 6th edition. It's supposed to weigh about 15lbs.
 
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Yeah, I would consider two player a significant miss for Hansa Teutonica. It plays well with three and I think even better with four.
 
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+1 for Trajan. Great game and the Mancala action selection mechanic is really unique.

+1 for Terra Mystica. Amazing game - incredibly deep and packed to the brim with meaningful decisions. It will play with two just fine but is much better with more.

Pretty much any Splotter Spellen game will fit your description as well - heavy and unique - but they're all very expensive and hard to find, so I don't know if you would be interested or not. If you are, take a look at Antiquity, Indonesia, and The Great Zimbabwe. Antiquity is thematically similar to Agricola (Uwe credits Antiquity with being a big inspiration for Agricola in the manual, so this isn't accidental) but it plays very differently.
 
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Happymrdave wrote:
+1 for Trajan. Great game and the Mancala action selection mechanic is really unique.

+1 for Terra Mystica. Amazing game - incredibly deep and packed to the brim with meaningful decisions. It will play with two just fine but is much better with more.

Pretty much any Splotter Spellen game will fit your description as well - heavy and unique - but they're all very expensive and hard to find, so I don't know if you would be interested or not. If you are, take a look at Antiquity, Indonesia, and The Great Zimbabwe. Antiquity is thematically similar to Agricola (Uwe credits Antiquity with being a big inspiration for Agricola in the manual, so this isn't accidental) but it plays very differently.


They aren't hard to find if you order them directly from Splotter. I don't think Antiquity is in print there, either, though.
 
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