An expansion is an addition to an existing Board or Card game. These add-ons usually add new content to a complete and already released game.

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What expansions for Carcassonne add variety without changing the character too much?

I've been playing a fair amount of Carcassonne with the basic tiles and the original River expansion. What other expansion packs will add a bit of variety to the game but without changing the ...
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Which Settlers of Catan expansions are recommended? [closed]

I was introduced to Settlers of Catan just a few weeks ago here. I plan on buying it and I would like recommendations as to which expansions I should get.
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What are the differences between Pandemic and Pandemic 2013?

I have seen that there is a new edition of Pandemic for 2013. What are the differences between Pandemic and the "New Challenge" version? Can I convert my original edition to use any of the new ...
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How do the various expansions for Arkham Horror change the game? In what order would you recommend buying them?

Currently there are 7 different expansions for Arkham Horror, and I'm need some advice as which to buy. How does each expansion change the game? What new components does it offer? In what order and ...
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Which boardgames need expansion sets before they work properly?

I think, sad to say, this is still a common problem in modern boardgaming. You buy a game and it's maybe okay, but then you discover that there's an expansion set that makes all the difference. If ...
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How can we use multiple Carcassonne expansions without the game taking forever?

My wife and I were playing Carcassonne last night with several of the expansions and we found that the game was taking a ridiculously long time. We had the base game, the River, Inns & ...
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Where can I get these Carcassone expansions?

Where can I find the mini-expansions for Carcassonne? I've seen there are several such as "The Cathars" and "Crop Circles" but don't know where to get them, my local board game store doesn't have ...
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Is there any reason to buy the Ascension base game?

Since Ascension: Storm of Souls is both a standalone and expansion to Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, is there any reason to buy COTG? SOS adds new mechanics and seems to have better artwork.
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I have the Alhambra base set only, in which order should I buy the expansions?

I have the Alhambra base game, and now I'm curious about the expansions: In what order would you suggest I buy the expansions? What does each one add to the game? How do the added components affect ...
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How much space do I need to play with all the Arkham Horror expansions?

How much table space do I need to play with all the Arkham Horror expansions? The main game Arkham Horror and the expansions Dunwich Horror, Kingsport Horror, Innsmouth Horror and Miskatonic Horror, ...
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Is the Talisman Upgrade Pack worthwhile?

I own the Talisman 4th edition game published by Black Industries. Talisman revised 4th edition is now published by Fantasy Flight Games. I have seen an upgrade pack that is supposed to make the 4th ...
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How do the Investigators Collectively Decide?

So in Arkham Horror, we're playing with the "Lurker on the Threshold" expansion. It introduces the idea of 'pacts'. When these pacts are received, cards from the 'reckoning' deck are resolved. We ...
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Can I sell a third party expansion?

I've got an expansion for a semi-popular board game that my friends and I have been having a lot of fun with. I was wondering if I could package and sell the expansion to the game without consent ...
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Does mixing Dominion expansions lessen the power of card combinations in random kingdom setups?

Although they can be mixed together, Dominion sets seem to have many cards that were designed to combo with other cards in the same set. Scout works better with the cards that are both victory cards ...
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What changes or improvement will the Puerto Rico expansion offer me?

Puerto Rico Expansion My family really liked Puerto Rico, and I'm curious what the expansion is like. The only thing it adds are new buildings and some weird rules for drafting buildings at the ...
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Is there an official way to speed up Elixir?

We've been playing a bit of the excellent (and silly) Elixir, but we often end up with long periods of inactivity. When players are unable to cast spells, we have several rounds where all players draw ...
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Which Dominion Expansion Should we Buy for Passive Play?

We love Dominion, and it's about time we buy an expansion, but there are so many! My wife and I like to play less directly competitive setups, focusing on cards like Woodcutter, Village, Mine and so ...
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What happened with Chronicles?

I often read on the internet people referring to Chronicles expansion as a disaster, the worst mistake ever made by Wizards, the biggest drop value in Magic's history.. but nobody explains what ...
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Additional questions for Cranium?

My group of friends really enjoys playing Cranium, but we played it so often that we all more or less memorized the questions and have plans for all the activities. Is there more content available ...
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Dance with Dragons: Margaery Tyrell vs. Mance Rayder

In the Dance with Dragons expansion, the house card for Margaery Tyrell reads "If you are defending your home or a territory that has power token on it, the final combat strength of your opponent is ...
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Can The Haunted Tower be played without the base game?

My girlfriend received Dungeons & Dragons: The Haunted Tower for Christmas. Can it be played without the The New Easy to Master Dungeons & Dragons? I figure that it would be possible to ...
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Can House Arryn be used under the rules of the base game?

In the Feast for Crows expansion a new house (House Arryn) was introduced along with a new set of rules for a 4 player game that changed the way you scored victory points. Is it possible to use House ...
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What's the difference between the different Bohnanza expansions? How do they change the game?

My friends have grown to love Bohnanza for its simple rules and constant negotiations, so I've grown curious about the expansions. Here are a few of the higher ranked: Bohnaparte high-bohn plus ...
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Does Feast for Crows Expansion balance 4 player Game of Thrones?

Feast for Crows expansion came out relatively recently for A Game of Thrones: The Board Game 2nd Edition. The core set is playable 3-6 players, however, 4 player was terribly unbalanced. The expansion ...
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Game of Thrones 2nd Ed vs 1st + Expansions

I've got the GoT 1st Ed, and was wondering: is it better to get the 2nd Edition straight, or is it somehow worthwhile to get the two expansions (Clash of Kings + Storm of Swords), on which I ...
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How To Play Coup: The Resistance with more than one set of cards?

I recently purchased 2 sets of Coup: The Resistance So that I could play with more than 6 people. However, The included rules don't state how many of each card to use when dealing with more than 6 ...
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Can I buy a development card in the special building phase?

Can I buy a development card in the special building phase that occurs between player turns?
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settlers of catan expansion: Can I trade with the bank during the special building phase?

Can I trade four of a kind to the bank on my special building phase?
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Do I need On The Brink to play In The Lab?

I bought the Pandemic base set, and In The Lab, as I saw it plays up to six people. (Though I notice now that's for team play). When I got home, I saw the box says that you need both the base set ...