"Similar Cover Arts" or "A man with a beard holds a map and looks at a construction site"
René Holzer
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Ok! Today i discovered a new game. Well...i saw the cover an thought: "Not again".

While often designers copy a good game mechanic it seems artist tend to copy images.
To be clear: This is only about the art and not about the game itself. And i don't deny any art-skills...most of the covers are really beautiful. I only thought, maybe some artists could be a bit more creative.

See also Creative Box Covers.

Here is room for every cover art you have a Dejavu with.

The microbadge some of you requested is finished
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1. Board Game: Arkadia [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:481]
René Holzer
Austria
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see below

i think the guy is a time travelling streaker who jumps in the box covers without the artist recognizing.

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2. Board Game: Firenze [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:517]
René Holzer
Austria
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see above (a woman tries to drag the time travelling streaker out of the picture)
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3. Board Game: Island Fortress [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:3319]
René Holzer
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see above ( a second TTS...you can totally identify him, cause he jumps always in from the right hand side)
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4. Board Game: Blue Moon City [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:365]
René Holzer
Austria
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see above
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5. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:9]
René Holzer
Austria
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I admit: No map...but the rest....
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6. Board Game: Architekton [Average Rating:5.60 Overall Rank:6809]
René Holzer
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The shaved Arkadia-guy (or the time travelling streaker returns)
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7. Board Game: Fresco [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:176]
René Holzer
Austria
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Wuhu...he is looking at the ceiling...
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8. Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:93]
René Holzer
Austria
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"Where's the map? Has someone seen my map?" (or the time travelling streaker dies hard with a vengeance)
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9. Board Game: Asara [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:567]
René Holzer
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"Is it the correct map or did i switch it with the one of Firenze?"Hmmm
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10. Board Game: The Palaces of Carrara [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:452]
René Holzer
Austria
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both TTS made it on the cover...
New score= 7:4

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11. Board Game: Ground Floor [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:606] [Average Rating:7.24 Unranked]
Ryan Jaynes
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Houston
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Here he has traveled to a more modern time.
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12. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:20]
Steve Kearon
United Kingdom
Cardiff
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Mr Inspect-a-plan also shows up on the first edition of Caylus.
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13. Board Game: Ginkgopolis [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:249]
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Cardiff
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In the future, everything will be different. Well ... plans will be on screens rather than paper.
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14. Board Game: A Castle for All Seasons [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:753]
Dan Rosewater
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"A man with a beard holds a map and looks at a construction side"'

hmm, this should fit the bill as well.

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15. Board Game: Comuni [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:1252]
Dan Rosewater
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and another one:
"A man with a beard holds a map and looks at a construction side"

Is this the running joke amongst cover artists?
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16. Board Game: Die Säulen von Venedig [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1794]
Dan Rosewater
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so this is my Hattrick:
Man - check
beard - check
map in hand - check
looking at buildings - check
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17. Board Game: Seeland [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:961]
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ok, the only thing that misses here is that the man is not looking at the windmills but at us (but he has a beard and a construction plan of a windmill in his hand).
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18. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:163]
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Yes, I think this one fits as well, doesn't it?
But it is quite an "oldie" already, so it may have been innovative then...
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19. Board Game: London [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:175]
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Well, this one is at least telling a story... isn't it?
And the shaved TTS has a wig.
And he has a servant to hold a plan.
And it's Christopher Wren.
Ok on second thought: this one is a completely different approach.
Somehow.
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20. Board Game: Cleopatra and the Society of Architects [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:563]
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The conspiracy thickens. Here we clearly see a pair of plan readers reporting to their "Boss".

Who is he, and why is he sending his minions to clog up our board game covers?
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21. Board Game: Kaigan [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:1577]
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does this count ?

long even before construction sites were a thing. we have a bearded man who does landscape mapping
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22. Board Game: Last Will [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:235] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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Meanwhile a man with only a moustache fails the "beard test" and holds a map while everything falls down around him...
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23. Board Game: Masons [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1034]
Alain Baum
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I could have sworn the spiky hair guy on this cover held a map as well.

As it turns out, it's a rather bricky one...

Edit: Added it and then saw the comments... blush
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24. Board Game: Cité [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:6555]
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In this cover the fellow conceals his beard from us, but at least he seems to have the right sponsor with him
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25. Board Game: Hansa Teutonica [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:77]
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Looking at the plans from inside the building this time.
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