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Mark Nicosia
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I'm a real sucker for hidden movement games... I pretty much pick up any that I can find, as long as they look somewhat interesting. I'm surprised this isn't considered a 'category' of games here on BGG, or on CoolStuffInc, so I can't limit a search to these games.

So, anyway, the magic question, is, am I missing any really good ones?

I already have (or already considered)...

Letters from Whitechapel
Mr. Jack (and all variants)
Scotland Yard (and versions like NY, Mr. X, etc)
Nuns on the Run
Ninja Scorpion Clan
Clue Great Museum Caper
Ghost Chase

I think I've got it covered, so, now I'm designing my own but curious if I've missed anything.

Thanks
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You are missing a big one:

2 de Mayo

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You're missing Fury of Dracula

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/20963/fury-of-dracula
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Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space
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wow... great suggestions, guys. Thanks!

LoL.... Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space... what a terrible name It actually looks really good though. Really, really good ... so I just snagged a copy from someone off the marketplace.

Fury of Dracula looks exactly like what I was looking for, although maybe a bit heavier than all the other games I have in the genre. Unfortunately it looks like it's out of print now, and it looks way overpriced in the marketplace and on ebay. I'll hold off on that one for a while.

And while 2 de Mayo doesn't really look like a hidden movement game to me ... at least not very similar to all the others on my list.. it does look like a fantastic game, and I will probably snag a copy of that one too. Not sure I will put it on my 'hidden movement shelf' with the others, but it definitely looks like I'd love have it on one of my shelves.

Thanks again for the suggestions.
 
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pandemic with the bioterrorist expansion
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armoured Penguin wrote:
pandemic with the bioterrorist expansion

beat me to it!
When I saw the pad from Pandemic: On the Brink, where the Bioterrorist marks their location, it immediately reminded me of the Scotland Yard pad and overlay.
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zenpunk wrote:
I'm a real sucker for hidden movement games... I pretty much pick up any that I can find, as long as they look somewhat interesting. I'm surprised this isn't considered a 'category' of games here on BGG, or on CoolStuffInc, so I can't limit a search to these games.

So, anyway, the magic question, is, am I missing any really good ones?

I already have (or already considered)...

Letters from Whitechapel
Mr. Jack (and all variants)
Scotland Yard (and versions like NY, Mr. X, etc)
Nuns on the Run
Ninja Scorpion Clan
Clue Great Museum Caper
Ghost Chase

I think I've got it covered, so, now I'm designing my own but curious if I've missed anything.

Thanks


I may not understand what you mean by hidden movement, but Roborally?
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+1 for Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space. We play with one of the variants where dead humans turn into aliens, to remove player elimination, and make the finish more tense for the remaining human players.

Shadows in the Forest (aka Shadows in the Woods): is targeted more for children, but every adult I've introduced to it has been mesmerized. It is far more relaxing than other hidden movement games, as you watch the candle light cast the board into areas of light and darkness.

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Have to chime in and say Waldschattenspiel looks beautiful. Will have to pick that up myself!
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Pyramid of Pengqueen - A kids game but it's pretty fun for a group of adults too.
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Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War

Does this one?
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Thanks for the further suggestions, everyone.

While I don't consider RoboRally a 'hidden movement' game, it is a great game... already own it.

Shadow in the Woods does look beautiful.. Of course I love the look of the Lexus edition, and don't care for the Kraul edition. Guess which one is available now. :/ I'll keep my eye out for a Lexus in the future... or maybe I'll practice my woodworking skills and make my own.

Pyramid. Wow... just the kind of thing I'd dig, especially since this also fits the bill of games to play with my kids. Ordered. thumbsup

Confusion. Hmm... thinking about it. Not sure 'checkers with hidden powers' is something what would scratch any of my itches. Will think/research more.

Thanks again.
 
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Although recognizable as a boardgame mechanic, I find it challenging to base a good boardgame around "hidden movement".

The only games I've played with a "hidden movement" mechanic, to my recollection, are Junta and Electronic Stratego. Electronic Stratego cheats at it because its electronic and Junta only uses its a side mechanic to thwart assassination attempts. I cannot say I've played a game based on the mechanic.

If the "hidden movement" mechanic, in its purest form, elaborated on and streamlined into gameplay for a boardgame based on it, then I think it would make for a great game.

Something "pure, elaborated on,and streamlined into gameplay" only reminds me of the Pandemic expansion. (IE using a separate copy of the gameboard to hide plays)
 
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cptwacky wrote:
The only games I've played with a "hidden movement" mechanic, to my recollection, are Junta and Electronic Stratego.

If those are the only 2 hidden movement games you've tried, I suggest you check out some of those in my OP. I think they'll all fantastic games. (Although, I guess I wouldn't call Mr. Jack "hidden movement"... more like "hidden identity".. but still excellent.)
 
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