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I am working on a board game right now that has a base board and then tiles that would cover up a majority of it until they are removed. My concern is that it may be too many tiles. What are some games that have lots of tiles that are either used to make up the board or otherwise?

Because somebody will ask, 288 small tiles would be needed for this game as it stands. But I may scale down the board and the amount of movement if needed.

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Edit: I've scaled the game board down so there are only 96 tiles now. Each player would be responsible for placing 48 tiles each face down on their side of the board. Does this sound more reasonable?
 
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While not tiles, Antiquity has a lot of covering chits that need to be set up....Probably lots more than 288.

It's a lot of work, but people love Antiquity.
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Earth Reborn has 90+ map tiles plus 8 frame tiles and around 40 door markers of various types. That's got to be around the extreme outer limits I would hope!

Map building for the scenarios can be a bit tedious.
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Carcassonne and it's myriad of expansions.
Wasabi!
Forbidden Island
Don Quixote
Eclipse or Twilight Imperium (Third Edition)

Off the top of my head those are games where tiles make up or are placed on the game board. If you are looking for examples to analyze that should be a good start as they aren't very similar besides Eclipse and TI. I do agree with Todd W, that seems like an awful lot of tiles - are all of them used or is that the selection that can be used during the game?

Good luck!
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Check out Tigris & Euphrates, this is another tile laying game.
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I'll see your Scrabble and raise you a Super Scrabble.
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I believe Undermining Has quite a few tiles
 
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Eclipse has a lot of tiles...
 
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eprasuhn wrote:
Check out Tigris & Euphrates, this is another tile laying game.


Oh, I can't believe I forgot to include that! I've been playing it a lot since the Android version came out. Fantastic game.
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disom wrote:
I am working on a board game right now that has a base board and then tiles that would cover up a majority of it until they are removed. My concern is that it may be too many tiles. What are some games that have lots of tiles that are either used to make up the board or otherwise?

Because somebody will ask, 288 small tiles would be needed for this game as it stands. But I may scale down the board and the amount of movement if needed.

Thanks


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Speaking of Knizia... Samurai is also a tile placement game worth mentioning.
 
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Memoir 44 has a board with hexes, then lots of terrain hexes that you place on the board to make unique boards.
 
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Infinite City has 120 tiles in it
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Most of the games mentioned start with few placed tiles, and then the tiles are placed as the game is played. That's very different than the original posters' question, which appears to be about a game idea where the 288 tiles are placed during game set-up, then removed as the game progresses.

The game with the most tiles I can think of that have to be set up before the game starts is Survive: Escape from Atlantis!, with 30 or so. Asking me to carefully set up 200-some tiles before we can even start to play is virtually a non-starter.

(Memory also requires a lot of "tiles" placed out to start, but those don't have to align onto a base board, and are usually cards anyway.)
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MWChapel wrote:
While not tiles, Antiquity has a lot of covering chits that need to be set up....Probably lots more than 288.

It's a lot of work, but people love Antiquity.


I recently punched out the chits/tiles in my copy of Antiquity and there is definitely much more than 288. I would estimate that there is 800 or so in total.
 
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Digren wrote:
Most of the games mentioned start with few placed tiles, and then the tiles are placed as the game is played. That's very different than the original posters' question, which appears to be about a game idea where the 288 tiles are placed during game set-up, then removed as the game progresses.


The question posed was:

disom wrote:
What are some games that have lots of tiles that are either used to make up the board or otherwise?


(emphasis mine)...so I think the OP is getting good feedback in relation to how he worded the request rather than on the description of his game.

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Oh, and Galaxy Trucker... How could I have forgotten that one?

Factory Fun had quite a few too. There are quite a few more out there.

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It seems without knowing the mechanics of your game that you can achieve the same thing by drawing and placing a tile rather than uncovering board by removing a tile and get the desired result. I am much more open to laying 288 tiles while playing than before playing.
 
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The Swarm starts with 60 tiles on the board. During the game, you remove them and put them back on the board.
 
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Thanks everyone for all of the feedback. I agree that 288 tiles is an awful lot of tiles to set up for a game. Especially because I don't think the a game would last long enough to warrant the set up time.

It's actually for the best that the board will shrink because it gave me the idea to drop dice as the form of movement. I think this will greatly improve the game as a whole.
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Bump do to edit in first post.
 
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