Lighthouse themed games
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In a last desperate attempt to interest the spouse in playing games I've decided to find some themed games in an interest of hers, namely lighthouses. I've only been able to locate a couple, so does anyone know of any others?

Quality of gameplay is probably secondary to theme at this point.

We've learned quite a bit about the legends and lore of the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes lighthouses over the past few years and there's a wealth of information out there for someone to come up with a worthy game (Lighthouses of Catan anyone?). There are a LOT of people interested in the topic and almost every publically accessible lighthouse has a gift store begging for the opportunity to stock a decent game. It's an underused theme for some reason.

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1. Board Game: Insel der Schmuggler [Average Rating:6.04 Overall Rank:7945]
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The lighthouse in this one is not just ornamental but can expose the smugglers trying to get contraband across the board. I know it's a kids game but you've gotta start somewhere.
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2. Board Game: Lighthouse-opoly [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
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A pasted on theme, agreed. However, it's just what the doctor ordered.
 
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3. Board Game: Vampire Hunter [Average Rating:5.19 Overall Rank:10893]
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I know this one used a 'real' lighthouse as a driving component in the game, but I doubt it would be used because of the vampire theme.
 
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4. Board Game: Nautical Trivia [Average Rating:4.20 Unranked]
Don Weed
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This one has a nice pewter playing piece of a lighthouse but I don't think it has a purpose in the game as it's a nautical trivia game.
 
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5. Board Game: Silver Cup Sailboat Racing Game [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Don Weed
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Just saw one of these on eBay last week and missed it. It has a lighthouse standup that marks a treacherous shortcut in this race game.
 
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6. Board Game: Tug Boat [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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This one is an old dexterity game where the lighthouse in the center of the board acts as an additional obstacle to overcome. Appropriate, as their function is to ward off boats.
 
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7. Board Game: Beachcomber [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Don Weed
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At least it's got a lighthouse on the cover. None in game-play that I can see but it certainly reflects our visits to the beach.
 
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8. Board Game: Regatta [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:2847]
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I could substitute small pewter lighthouses for the bouys in this game. And this one would actually be more fun to play than most on this list.
 
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9. Board Game: Turn the Tide [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:675]
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Lighthouse on the cover, and a number of lighthouses on the cards. I don't have the game (yet), but hear it is a fairly good card game.
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I would look into games about Ancient Egypt. A helpful list here:
http://spotlightongames.com/list/egypt.html
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11. Board Game: Auf Kurs [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:6725]
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Auf Kurs is an action point game in which you move and rotate lighthouses that then control where you can move your boat(s). Sure, it's not very realistic to move lighthouses around, but it's quite fun to play anyway.
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12. Board Game: Utopia [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:2069]
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Not the central theme, but there are several lighthouses on the board, which have some small bearing on the mechanics. They mark the boundaries between the sea regions.
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13. Board Game: The Pennant Yacht Race Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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This one has a lighthouse pictured on the board. Why a lighthouse on an inland lake? I don't know.
 
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14. Board Game: On the Rocks [Average Rating:5.42 Unranked]
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My home-made version is pictured below. There's not much to this game. Basically, just keep rolling until you get 100. Think of it as Pass The Pigs without cute little pigs.
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I seem to recall this one having a lighthouse.
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16. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:108] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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If you're a Carcasonne fan, there's an unofficial lighthouse expansion you could add to it:

http://carcassonne-city.blogspot.com/2004/06/see-fischer-und...
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17. Board Game: An Evening of Murder: Breaking Point [Average Rating:9.00 Unranked]
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Murder mystery that takes place in one.
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18. Board Game: Haisuli vei [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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A lighthouse island appears to play a prominent role here.

By the way, I feel compelled to add a joke:

One night two radio operators in American waters are communicating ...

Radio 1: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision.

Radio 2: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees.

Radio 1: This is the captain of the USS Enterprise, the largest warship in the U.S. Navy. Divert your course.

Radio 2: No, I say again, divert YOUR course.

Radio 1: This is an aircraft carrier of the U.S. Navy. We are a large warship. Divert your course now!

Radio 2: This is a lighthouse. Your call.
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There is a lighthouse area of the board.
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20. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:215]
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Citadels has a Lighthouse card...just my 2 cents...
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21. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:220]
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Not the theme of the game, but a lighthouse is one of the properties you can buy.
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22. Board Game: Yacht Race [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:4271]
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Here's another sailing game - quite a pretty one, in my opinion. The race begins and ends at one of the lighthouses. The other is on the island in the middle where the wind direction is kept track of. Both are decorative only.
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23. Board Game: Faros [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Being such a important building for help of navigation, as far as I know there is not a real boardgame where the lighthouses are the intepreters and everything goes around them in the game,highlighting their strengths and values, therefore I have designed Faros (Lighthouses into Spanish)in their memory!
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24. Board Game: A Touch of Evil: The Coast [Average Rating:7.94 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.94 Unranked]
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With the addition of The Coast there is now a lighthouse location.
 
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