Favourite Games of the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Guild
Simon Woodward
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Hamilton
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I thought it would be fun to create a geeklist where we can identify (and promote) our favourite ever boardgames!

What is the one game that you love so much it's almost an obsession?

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1. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:296]
Board Game: San Juan
Simon Woodward
New Zealand
Hamilton
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I found it hard to identify one game that I love intensely enough to be worthy of this list. I think San Juan is the best choice. Partly because it is fairly light and easy, it has that round and round rhythm from Puerto Rico that I love, the strategies are not complex and it's nice and social with 2-4 players. Plus I love card games.
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2. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:98] [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
Board Game: Dominion
Russell Woodland
New Zealand
Tauranga
Bay of Plenty
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I think this one pretty much sums it up for me. Fast and fun. Not sure why but its close enough to an obsession when you have a case made (which will hold all the cards to date)

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3. Board Game: Puerto Rico (with two expansions) [Average Rating:8.46 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.46 Unranked]
Board Game: Puerto Rico (with two expansions)
The original version of this is such an elegant and beautifully balanced game. Add amazing components, 2 player rules, and both expansions, and you have a very happy David!
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4. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:32]
Board Game: Agricola
Steven De Toni
New Zealand
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The Gric, just for the variety of ways of building a farm.
 
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5. Board Game: Apples to Apples [Average Rating:5.81 Overall Rank:4860] [Average Rating:5.81 Unranked]
Board Game: Apples to Apples
Eric Shift
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Tauranga
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This is the game I tend to have the most fun playing. Whether it's with serious board gamers or family and friends this is a hit with all types. Simple to explain and set up, quick to play and no need for a serious strategy. While I do enjoy deeper strategic games some of the time I'll always say yes to a game of Apples to Apples.
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6. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:469]
Board Game: Alhambra
Sheree Garratt
New Zealand
Te Awamutu
Waipa District
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I like the hand management, the currency pick up and tile purchase mechanics of this game and it has tile laying. Also, for my household being able to play with 2 is a must.

My other choices would have been Catan or Carcassonne (my gateway games that introduced me to the world of "eurogames") but:

Catan doesn't work with 2 and can be one-sided if the dice don't play nice
Carcassonne has too much "take that" for my significant other
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