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1. Board Game: Amun-Re [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:402]
Board Game: Amun-Re
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The resources all keep changing value!
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2. Board Game: Taj Mahal [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:484]
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There's never quite enough of what you need
to do just enough to get you in front
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3. Board Game: Stephenson's Rocket [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:1309]
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There's never quite enough of what you need
to do just enough to keep you in front

and

It's so tightly balanced, it's almost chaos...
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4. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:223]
Board Game: Samurai
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Understanding how to control the chaos
is tantalisingly close yet juuuusssst out of reach of your poor neurons...
but just one more game and maybe you'll "get" it

and

Even though it's an abstract with a painted on theme, dang that theme skin slips on soooo nicely!
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5. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:96]
Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates
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Even though the theme is tightly woven in the play,
it's still an abstract with a painted on theme

and

Any opportunity you can create...
everyone else gets a go first, damn it
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6. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:323]
Board Game: Lost Cities
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Theme?!?!? Design?!?!? I paid $50 for a slightly modified deck of cards with some artwork!

and

You open a spreadsheet to keep score
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7. Board Game: Kingdoms [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1396]
Board Game: Kingdoms
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Forget that "spreadsheet to keep score" sissy thing...
you throw out the game and play directly in Excel

and

You realise now you should have done university level linear algebra instead of statistics
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8. Board Game: High Society [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:541]
Board Game: High Society
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You realise now you should have done university level statistics instead of linear algebra

and

You never would have believed statistics was this much fun
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9. Board Game: Carcassonne: The Castle [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:632]
Board Game: Carcassonne: The Castle
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You didn't even know you're playing a Knizia
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10. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:185]
Board Game: Ra
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It's the distilled essence of a single game dynamic
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11. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:220]
Board Game: Modern Art
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It's the distilled essence of a single game dynamic.
(Laid asside for 20 years to mature and gain complexity.)
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12. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:522]
Board Game: Through the Desert
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The biggest debate about the game that you can find on the Geek is the friggin colour scheme!
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13. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:457]
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So few choices. So many options.
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14. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: Friends & Foes [Average Rating:7.26 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.26 Unranked]
Board Game: Lord of the Rings: Friends & Foes
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The BGG player aids include a flowchart worthy of an IBM consultant.
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15. Board Game: Blue Moon [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1226]
Board Game: Blue Moon
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The BGG player aids include analytic spreadsheets. For a "spouse-friendly" game.
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16. Board Game: Hot Potatoes [Average Rating:4.73 Unranked]
Board Game: Hot Potatoes
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...you can smell yourself.
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17. Board Game: Wildlife Safari [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1699]
Board Game: Wildlife Safari
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Colored, numbered cards. The guy is obsessed!
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18. Board Game: Tutankhamen [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:4276]
Board Game: Tutankhamen
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One word: Egypt!
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19. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:323]
Board Game: Lost Cities
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... when half of the playing time is calculating the score.
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20. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:323]
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...the gameboard is completely superfluous.
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