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BoardGameGeek's advanced search can be used to find a large list of co-op games. You can then sort or filter this list in several helpful ways. This form is a little bit daunting, but powerful. From the "Board Game Mechanic" list, select "Co-operative play". You will probably also want to check the "Filter Expansions" box and, if you are interested in widely ...


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Check out http://boardgamegeek.com/ and play with the advanced search feature. You'll find everything you need. It probably will be a better source of knowledge than your local game store, as BGG is not limited to what it has on the shelves and does not try to sell you something. (btw, the game you played was most probably K2) The link to boardgamegeek ...


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No one can really answer your question directly, but I can give an overview of the four different games and their play styles. Agricola Complex rules and might be a bit heavy for a non-gamer initially. About building a farm. Everyone likes building a farm. "Aggressive" play comes from resource denial Most games will take 30 minutes per player to play. ...


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Collectible Card Games (CCG) wax and wane in popularity.... For example, both Pokemon an Yu-Gi-Oh! cards were extremely popular over a decade ago. There are still sales of these cards and older cards sell well, but both games have shrunk considerably. The exception: Magic: The Gathering which has had pretty solid sales, organized play, and card values ...


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I see three kind of games: 1. Just for fun games In these games, there is no point in winning, just having fun is enough. What comes in mind is Aye, Dark Overlord!, where the goal is to explain to your Overlord, as a minion, why you totally screw up the very important mission he just gave you. It's basically a speaking-only game and there is absolutely no ...


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A few cards do allow creatures to be tapped for 2 mana, each with its own restrictions: Grand Architect has the ability "Tap an untapped blue creature you control: Add {C}{C}. Spend this mana only to cast artifact spells or activate abilities of artifacts." Joraga Treespeaker has the ability "Elves you control have '{T}: Add {G}{G}.'" ...


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I think games like Descent is what you're looking for. It's a boardgame where a GM plays against a group of adventurers, and you can add as much roleplay as the group sees fit. If Star Wars is your thing, Imperial Assault is basically Descent re-themed.


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I would go for Munchkin. My 8-year-old nephew LOVES it (I like it too), it has a lot of replay value, and while there are a ton of expansions, they're cheap, cheap, cheap compared to the booster packs you'd be buying for Magic. That said, there is zero collectible element to Munchkin. Fantasy Flight Games also has a bunch of what they call "Living Card ...


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You have Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, in which the goal is to find the truth in the smallest number of steps. You can never lose to SHCD, you can simple have a very bad score. In Shadows over Camelot, each quest will give you either white or black swords. The game ends when the players collected 12 swords or more and they win if more than half of ...


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BoardGameGeek is a very comprehensive list of board games, their relative rankings, and reviews, commentary, and more for all things board games. They also have a convention, the BGG.CON.


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Board Game Finder ( https://www.boardgamefinder.net/ ) does exactly that. From the "How It Works" section of that site: To provide the boardgame recommendations, we focus on collaborative filtering. In collaborative filtering, we have a set of items (boardgames) that have been rated by users. The main idea of collaborative filtering is to infer the ...


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Murgatroid99 gave excellent answers for what you specifically asked for. However, another route is to increase the mana generated by the mana source. Say for example, your creature is equipped with Paradise Mantle (there are lots of ways for creatures to generate mana. That's just one.) Then Nyxbloom Ancient will cause it to generate 3X mana. Leyline ...


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Duplicate bridge certainly has full-time professional players who earn their living playing, although most of them are also teachers, and play with students for pay. There at least used to be professional players of Chemin de fer (a gambling game) and still are for blackjack and other casino gambling games.


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HeroScape is a miniature game where the battleground had complex 3D terrain. Line of sight was determined by where in the miniature the "eye" was.


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With 2-3 sets, you could play Button Men, a Cheapass Game about capturing dice. Lots of entirely free characters available.


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A few games come to mind as readily modifiable for blind play, and a few as playable out of the box. Out of the box Versions of Othello have been released in the past with raised lines defining the spaces; the pieces in that are slightly concave on the black side, and flat on the white. Othello Classic appears to be the current title for this, but I can't ...


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I would keep tabs on this kickstarter that got successfully funded. Board Games Now Blind Accessible


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As well as games that can be played just through talk, it's good to consider games that would be fun to play blind. Primarily tactile games with open information would hopefully fit the bill, although they might test memory a little more than usual. More traditional games like Chess would be workable, but very difficult. I think a great option would be a ...


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Some recommendations follow. First though, here's how I would think about this. What your wife will enjoy playing will depend on a variety of factors (theme, mechanics, play time, competitive intensity, etcetera). As you try different things, hopefully you'll get a feel for some of those factors. For example, my wife prefers historical, fantasy or modern ...


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Our group plays a game of Werewolf, we call our holiday version Santa vs. the Grinch, that is combined with the gift exchange. Here is the link to that file on BoardGameGeek.com: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/50348/grinchwolf-gift-exchange-for-30-or-less-players It's fun and handles a good size group, up to 30.


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Diplomacy is unusual in that it was designed to be played by mail. Importantly, the thing that makes diplomacy able to do this is not that the turns are simultaneous, but rather that it has a very low degree of what I will term "mechanical interactivity". Mechanical interactivity is a part of a game that requires input from multiple players for the game to ...


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You could combine Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy with standard mana-dorks, or turn all your creatures into mana-dorks using Song of Freyalise. Mana Reflection works with creatures, too.


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There are a number of Magic: the Gathering players who derive all their income from the game, whether that be: A direct contract from Wizards of the Coast, given to the players with the best competitive results Prize money from winning tournaments 1:1 lessons Writing about the game Streaming-related income Sponsorship related to all the above The split ...


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I won't give a list since a list will keep changing. Rather, I'll give a method to find these games. Go to https://www.twitch.tv/, which is the most popular platform used by streamers to stream themselves playing games. Go to the categories section, and sort all categories by viewer count. If we agree that the games most likely to have full-time professional ...


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Yes, A Game of Thrones is such a game. While a complete elimination is possible, the game plays in 10 rounds, and it is very difficult to achieve a complete elimination. Many people say the game plays similarly to Diplomacy. To begin the game, each player receives an army of Footman, Knight, Siege Engine, and Ship units, as well as a set of Order tokens and ...


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Tabletop Simulator gives you a sandbox board game world, so you could use it to solve card puzzles. However, it is not free. For a free version you can try using this website. It doesn't have the best user experience, but it does the trick.


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One game that could accommodate that number of players (provided you were willing to break the individuals up into multiple teams would be a Wits and Wagers style trivia game). If you broke into 10 person teams, you would have 14 teams. Wits and Wagers is a trivia game where the answers are all numeric (or dates). What I believe makes Wits and Wagers work ...


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The only massive group game I can think of is Ultimate Werewolf, which plays up to 68 players. With that amount of people, you'll want at least two moderators each. You can split your 140-person party into two large groups with a copy of the game each.


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If you are looking for localised versions of games through Africa another option to the Mancala family are games of the Nine Men's Morris family, which potentially migrated down through Africa at the height of the Roman empire. For South Africa there is Muravava or Umlabalaba, which is closer to Twelve Men's Morris in that there are more moves available. In ...


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Sadly I don't think its new. I've seen flipping discs for action selection in various games such as Mr Jack Pocket. There are also games that when actions are taken that a token or card is flipped and another action becomes available such as Planet Defenders Another similar to what you described is Coin Age where the options you have are literally ...


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