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Functional figures in board games [closed]

In all board games I played that include 3D figures (plastic, metal etc.) the figures itself can be easily changed to flat cardboard tokens. My questions is do you know any games in which the actual ...
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Good game for parents to play with 4 year old son? [closed]

What would the best board game be for mother and father to play with their 4 year old so? I was recommended Exploding Kittens or King Of Tokyo, but Amazon says that they are for ages 8+.
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Is there a game similar to Bloodborne the Card Game with a lighter theme? [closed]

Yesterday I played Bloodborne the Card Game and loved it! The theme, however, is a little dark for my family (getting killed several times, collecting "blood echoes" which are blood colored chips, and ...
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South African and Mozambican board games? [closed]

As I love both traveling and board games, I always try to buy a local made game with roots from, or great popularity, in that specific country/region. E.g. I got Shogi when I was in Japan, and ...
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Has there been known of a board game that co exists with a GM? [closed]

I was curious to know if there was a RPG themed boardgame (or a RPG in a box) that could use GM's as a primary mechanic, or just in there. Kinda like to GM as much as I like to play a board game ...
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Board game fun for 3 year old AND parent [closed]

I like playing board game with my 3 year old son. But it can be boring sometimes for me. Is there a game that is designed to be playable by a 3 year old, but also interesting for the adults playing it?...
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What is a good modern miniatures Tank combat game/system? [closed]

Short story; I'm working on a 3-d printer, and I have a passion for tanks and games. So I thought I would make a miniatures game! a friend gave me a reality check, and now I'm checking around to see ...
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Are there quasi “official” rankings of board games? [closed]

I'm interested whether there are surveys of the best board games put out by board game manufacturers or evaluators such as gaming magazines or boardgamegeek that are considered authoritative. Or is ...
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Games similar to X-Wing? [closed]

Recently I played the X-Wing miniature game and I'd like to find a game that is similar to that, but not collectible. I don't want to buy lots of ships to play as I like. EDIT: As @PhillipKendall ...
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Looking for a simple yet deep card / board game featuring superheroes to use as an introduction to games [closed]

I am looking to introduce a new player to the world of card and board games. This person shows an interest in getting into the hobby and after a conversation I was able to ascertain that she is a fan ...
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Does Gwent from Witcher 3 take inspiration from existing tabletop games? [closed]

I'm new to card games but I really enjoy the minigame called Gwent in the Witcher 3 video game. Are the mechanics of this game represented closely in any existing physical board or card games?
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Game for 140 people [closed]

I would like to organize a game playing session for 140 people in the same room. I could just split them up into lots of small groups and organize a tournament. But then I started to wonder, are ...
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Are there any dice games you can play with a standard 7-die set? [closed]

Are there any dice games that you can play with a standard role-playing 7-die set (d4, d6, d8, d10, d%, d12, d20)? Maybe you have some time to kill before your tabletop session starts, or during a ...
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Are there online tools to solve card-based puzzles? [closed]

There are "chess board editor" sites, which you can use to solve chess puzzles. Input chess position and move the pieces trying different combinations of moves. For example: http://www.caissa.com/...
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Game for a blind person [closed]

A friend of mine is blind and she said she'd love to play something. And she meant something non-trivial. Do you know any games where you actually don't need to see? I thought about diplomacy kind of ...
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Are there similar games to “Love Letter”? [closed]

We have a group of 5 or so people that enjoy playing Love Letter to fill in a few spare moments at work over lunch or at the end of the day. The key elements are the game is interesting, fast paced, ...
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Best places to buy board games online? [closed]

I have just recently found out about www.bookdepository.com and that they sell Fantasy Flight's games with very reasonable prices and ship the goods freely all over the globe. Since I live in the ...
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Recommendations for a wife who likes dominion [closed]

My wife and I really enjoy playing board games IF we can find the right game. Seems to be that there is a love it or hate it reaction from my wife (I'm pretty game for anything). My wife likes the "...
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What card game is popular today, fun for kids, and is a worthy investment at a reasonable cost to my wallet? [closed]

So my son, who is 8 years old, is just noticing his friends getting into card games like Pokemon. I collected sports cards when I was his age and still do. I never got into the card games like D&...
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Where can I find a list of cooperative “beat the game” games? [closed]

I know of Pandemic and I remember having played a game about mountain climbing where the goal was to as a team climb the mountain and get back down safely but there must be more of these games where ...
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Best game for two couples, median age 20? [closed]

I'm looking for some nonstandard board games that don't take more than two hours to complete and don't take less than thirty minutes. By nonstandard I mean other than monopoly, risk and cluedo. I've ...
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Is there any “simultaneous-turn” based game where all players play till the end of the game? [closed]

I use to play diplomacy with my work mates, the good thing of this game is that we can play with long turns (36 hours) so anyone can play whenever they can, and the turn is resolved when the time ...
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On-Going / Long Running Game [duplicate]

Are there any Board or Card games that can be played where not players are not required to be there at the games start in order to play? I'm thinking a game that runs similar to an MMORPG where anyone ...
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cooperative game that is NOT like pandemic, forbidden island et al [closed]

The cooperative games I have played (pandemic, forbidden island, ghost story) share very similar mechanics in which players have to deal with different threats as fast as they can or they loose. Is ...
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What games have plan-moves-in-advance mechanics like Robo Rally? [closed]

I'm looking for games with pieces on a board that move and interact according to actions taken previously in the game. In Robo Rally you give your piece instructions in advance. I recall a similar ...
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Is there any economical game which demonstrates social-democratic economy rather than capitalism? [closed]

As much as I enjoy games like Monopoly or Settelers of Catan, I'm very concerned about the way these games affect players' concept of economy, as they demonstrate extremly capitalistic economical ...
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Game for 2 payers [closed]

Looking for a good board game for 2 players. We currently have flux, killer bunnies, Settlers of Catan, but these are most fun with 4-6.
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What are some interesting starter games for a very young child? [closed]

I'm interested in playing some games with our very young (16 months) son. I think he's a little young for most things yet - I'm familiar with Old Maid, Dominoes, and similar games that involve a ...
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Which games qualify as Gateway Games? [closed]

I previously asked What are Gateway Games and got a fairly good answer: A gateway game is a game that you can use to introduce non-gamers to the world of 'real', i.e. complex games. A ...
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What interesting 3-player strategy games are available? [closed]

In my apartment there tend to be 3 of us wanting to play board games regularly, and we're fond of strategy games. Unfortunately, 3 is not the optimal number for most of the more interesting ones that ...
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What is a good resource to discover new games? [closed]

On this site recomendation questions are banned. You are not allowed to ask: I often play risk and Axis & Allies. I don't like Settlers of Catan because bla bla bla ... What other games would ...
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How can I arrange a Christmas gift exchange for board game geeks? [closed]

My circle of board game geeks usually celebrate Christmas by a simple gift exchange game where we take turns rolling dice to accumulate gifts, and have 2/6 chance to get a new gift but 1/6 to lose one....
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Are there any magazines similar to InQuest Gamer in print today? [closed]

When I was young, I begged my parents for a subscription to InQuest Gamer (a magazine mostly about collectable card games). I remember reading the articles and learning about new games every month. At ...
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One vs Many board games [closed]

My group and I enjoy Role-playing games. However we can't always get the same number of people together week after week in order to finish one campaign. What would be great is a boardgame that we ...
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Card Games for Three Players? [closed]

We have a great time playing Hearts, Spades, and Euchre with 4 players. Oftentimes though we have three people available to play but not a fourth. How can I find card games that are interesting for ...
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What is a good board game to use for a programming competition [closed]

We recently had a programming competition where each team had to write an A.I. for the board game Broadside. It was perfect because the rules were simple enough that the teams had to concentrate on ...
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Recommendation for D&D players who want a faster dungeon/questing game after dinner? [closed]

My friends and I play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons from time to time. Since it's cumbersome to make so many preparations to play so little, I'd like a faster alternative reason to get together and ...
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Advice for an experienced gamer who'd like to play nomic games? [closed]

I am an experienced board gamer (and card too), with a particular affinity for collaborative games (Shadows over Camelot, Pandemic, etc.). I would like to take this a step further by studying self-...
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Eurogames suitable for playing outside [closed]

We're planning a camping holiday and are expecting to be outside for a fair amount of it. Most of the board games we enjoy have lots of small pieces, or require cards to be displayed on the table. ...
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What are great gamer games that are still great for uncompetitive groups. [closed]

I play games almost exclusively with my wife and older children. They learn and enjoy playing games like Puerto Rico, Diplomacy, 7 Wonders and Dominion so I am looking for gamer games, not Apples to ...
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Simple games that involve psychological factors? [closed]

I need to find a simple game in which several people need to interact with each other. The game should be simple for an analysis (it should be simple to describe what happens in the game, what players ...
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Games to learn a foreign language or to enrich your vocabulary in your native language? [closed]

I like Scrabble for learning a foreign language or enriching my vocabulary in my native language. What other games also help you do that? Please submit one game per answer only - that works best with ...
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What are some great 2-player games for a couple to play? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Board games for two players I was a serious game player (years ago - 80's & 90's) even playtested games for a friend's father who was a game designer at Mayfair Games and ...
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Quick engaging card games that can be learned quickly by a new group [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are good games to play during a one-hour lunch break? I'm looking for some games to play in short 10-15 minutes breaks in between classes. Here's some of my priorities, ...
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Do you know any good miniature wargame that is fairly easy to learn and play? [closed]

I have various miniatures (sci-fi and fantasy one), some grounds (tree, hills, barricades) and many many dices. I host regularly every week in a Barcelona bar a boardgame meeting with new people to ...
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Good travel games for two players, especially for playing on trains? [closed]

I would be interested to hear if anyone had recommendations for 2-player games that are particularly suitable for playing while travelling on trains. (I ask this as someone who mostly enjoys games ...
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Best Light Strategy Party Games? [closed]

I'm wondering, what are some good games for mixed gamer/non-gamer parties? I've had good luck with some light strategy games in the past, but nothing too serious. What's good, quick, and can easily ...
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What are some good 8 player games? [closed]

What's a good strategy game for 8 players? Many games can be played by 8 players, but suffer from a loss of pace, and long waits between turns. What games have parallel planning phases, or lots of ...
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Getting started with trick-taking games (whist, euchre, bridge, pinochle, etc.) [closed]

I've heard there are a lot of different trick-taking games out there, such as whist, bridge, euchre, pinochle, oh hell, hearts etc. I've heard a lot of good things about these games, but have very ...
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Games that can be played with just normal playing cards that are engrossing enough for a hardcore gamer [closed]

Are there any games with depth similar to Dominion or Puerto Rico that can be played with standard1 playing cards? More than 1 deck is fine. A good answer should have plentiful, diverse opportunities ...