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Hello
We are a steady group of 5 pretty vicious gamers looking for something new. We love Smallworld, as well as City of Horror (Can get pretty violent. Not a bad thing.) As a more peaceful game, we really enjoy 7 Wonders as well. We are currently nearing the end of our Risk Legacy campaign(thank goodness... 2 of us really hate it as the others take it very seriously...)which is unfortunately the focus of game night, and are looking for a new game. It has been said that 2 of the guys in the group may not want to continue coming after Legacy, which is kind of lame, because we all have fun playing other games as well, so I'm looking for something that may entice them to continue coming. We are a pretty violent and competitive group. Any suggestions? Currently looking at Cyclades and Battlestar Galactica...
Thanks a lot!!
 
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Without having too much experience i would say that since you have a competitive game group i would bet on something specially fun to keep people interested in having a good time and then later specify the criteria on violient ames if you really want.

Said that i would suggest Survive: Escape from Atlantis! that can me really competitive and let you me mad to your's opponent's and has an expansion which allow you to play with from 2 to 6 players
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Tammany Hall is an excellent game of corrupt politics and backstabbing

Wealth of Nations with V2 rules is an amazing game about economics and supply/demand markets. You try to become the leader in a certain product and extort the hell out of your opponents when they try to buy it from you (though they have stuff you'll need as well)

There are ways to viciously destroy your friends other than bloody war
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+100 for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

That's been my go-to game for a couple years now. We've played it so much our board fell apart. laugh

If your group gets it, it's a great game. I've seen it fall flat with a couple people, but those particular people didn't seem like they even wanted to try to get into it. We've had a pretty regular BSG group for a long time now, and it's still my most played game.


For more games with conflict:

If your group can handle really long games, Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) is a great one. Eclipse is also good, and a fair bit shorter (more along the lines of BSG-length). Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game and Chaos in the Old World will both play 5 with their expansions.

If you want to try cut-throat without the violence, Power Grid is a great game.
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Id suggest..

Cyclades
Kemet
Cosmic Encounter
Lancaster
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King of Tokyo

My group took to this one like a fish to water
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Get the Imperial Assault Campaign module for Vassal from http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Star_Wars:_Imperial_Assault
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+1 King of Tokyo for a quick beat-up.
+2 The Resistance:Avalon for intense and social.
+10 Battlestar Galactica for struggle and suspicion (especially recommended when you have 5 players).

Cosmic Encounter (3-5, expansions add one player each), Panic Station (4-6)..

You can also check my collection for ideas.
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Thanks a lot everyone !! Really great suggestions by all, think we're gonna try Chaos in the Old World and Battlestar Galactica for now!
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