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Hey everybody. I film a series of boardgame runthrough videos called Rahdo Runs Through and I run a yearly fundraising drive on Kickstarter to fund said series.

One of the main rewards I give to people who back me in these funderaisers is the ability to vote for (and at some backer levels directly choose) a portion of the games I would runthrough every month. So far the results have been very cool - the voters have been putting me through my paces with some really heavy games, and also some great obscure ones. Here's a thread devoted to the results so far: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/966204/directors-chair

The games that the voters choose from is found here in this geeklist. If you've got a game you'd really like to see the voters choose, add it here, and explain why you think it would be a good choice.

If you see something you like, be sure to thumbsup it!!! Every month, when the voters cast their ballots, the list they'll be voting from will come from this geeklist, composed of the games that have gotten the most thumbs from all of you!

Bear in mind, I'll exercise some editorial control over this geeklist. If you request something insanely expensive/impossibly rare, I probably will remove it. Also, if it doesn't support 2 players, I'll definitely delete it, because I simply cannot play the game to do a runthrough, as I *only* play 2p games.

Note, I also remove items from the list if I'm confident my wife Jen or I will NOT enjoy playing them. Here's a list games that have been removed (and the reasons why):

Too long, heavy, and/or fiddley:
1830, Android, Arkham Horror, De Vulgari Eloquentia, Firefly: The Game, Fury of Dracula, Here I Stand, High Frontier 3rd Edition, Incredible Expeditions, Indonesia, Leaving Earth, Marvel Heroes, Neuland, Poseidon, Roads & Boats, Shadows of Brimstone, Space Alert, Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails, through the ages 4th edition, Warhammer quest: Silver Tower

Too conflict-ey/cutthroat-ish:
1775, Abyss, Advanced Squad Leader, An Infamous Traffic, Arcadia Quest, Ares Project, argent the consortium, Argo, artificium, Asante, Ashes, Barony, Battlecon Devastation of Endines, Battlelore 2nd edition, The Battle of Five Armies, belle of the ball, Bluemoon Legends, Boss Monster, Broom Service, Byzantium, Candamir: The First Settlers, Cardgame of Oz, Cavern Tavern, Clash of Cultures, Clockwork Wars, Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas, Colt Express, Cry Havoc, The Convoy, Deadman's Doubloons, Dead of Winter, Dicemasters: Avengers vs Xmen, Dos Rios, Draco Magi, Dragon Caster, Dragon's Horde, Duel of Ages II, Dwar7s Fall, El Gaucho, Emergence Event, Epic Card Game, Equinox, Feudum, Fog of War, Gaia, Game of Thrones the card game, Gosu 2, Greedy Greedy Goblins, Han, Haze Islands, Heartland, Hegemonic, Heldentaufe, Hoplomachus, Hyperborea, Imhotep, Impulse, Inis, Jambo, Kahuna, Krosmaster: Arena, Liberte, Mage Wars, March of ants, Massillia, Masters of Orion, Merchants & Marauders, Memoir '44, Metallum, Mexica, Mission Red Planet, Mythotopia, Navajo Wars, New Dawn, Nexus Ops, Norsaga, Omen: A Reign of War, Onward to Venus, Pax Porfiriana, Polis: Fight for the Hegemony, Portal, Princess Bride: I Hate to Kill You, Raptor, Reef Encounter, Rise to Power, Romolo o Remo, Royals, Saboteur: Duel, santiago de cuba, Sator Arepo Tenet Opera Rotas, Seafall, Sentinel Tactics, Serenissima, sheep & thief, Shipwrights of the North Sea, Sid Meier's Civilization, Small World, Space Empires 4x, Star Trek Fleet Captains, Star Wars the Card Game, Star Wars Queens Gambit, Star Wars Imperial Assault, Star Wars Rebellion, Star Wars Xwing, Strife: Shadows and Steam, Survive: Escape from Atlantis!, Terraforming Mars, thunder & lightning, tigris & euphrates, Tiny Epic Kingdoms, Twilight Squabble, Vanuatu, Vivarium, War of the Ring, Whelps to Wyrms, Witchcraft, World of Yoho

Jen's not crazy about theme:
13 Days, 51st State, Baseball Highlights 2045, Blood Bowl, Camp Grizzly, Clockwork Kingdom, Colonialism, Command & Colors Ancients, Darkness Sabotage, Dawn of the Zeds, Deep Madness, dojo kun, Doomtown, Eschaton,
, Kingsport: Festival, Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game, Lords & Ladies, Letters from Whitechapel, Level 7 [Omega Protocol], Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction, Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper, Mr Jack Pocket, Neuroshima Hex, New Bedford, New Era, star realms, Quartermaster General, saltlands, Steam Torpedo, Scythe, Tally Ho, Thunder Alley, Twlight Struggle, Wir Sind Das Volk, Zombie Survival, Warfighter, Zombie State

Too abstract:
Arboretum, Fits, Hanamikoji, Haru Ichiban, Pastiche

Not a gameplay genre or style we enjoy:
circus train, Darklight: Memento Mori, defenders of the realm, Empires of the Void II, Exodus: Proxima Centauri, haggis, Dungeons of Infinity, lords of xidit, jupiter rescue, merchants of venus, rhein river trade, Skull Tales, Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King, Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles: Shadows of the Past


Too light:
African Park, Archaeology the card game, Bakerspeed, Burger Joint, Castle Panic, Clown Standoff, Chrononauts, Dudab, DungeonQuest Revised Edition, Expedition: Famous Explorers, Fabulous Beasts, flick em up, Hengist, Jamaica, Machi Koro, North Winds, Perry Rhodan, Pina Pirata, Potion Explosion, Rattlebones, Stinky Business, Takenoko, Ticket to Ride, Tokaido, Tsuro of the Seas

Less than ideal for 2:
Antidote, Asara, Automobile, Camel Up, Catan, Chicago Express, coutier, dominaire, Dwarves Inc, elfenroads, El Grande, Egizia, Fate of the Norns, Fief: France 1429, Gauntlet of Fools, Goldbrau, Grand Cru, Green Deal, The Hare & The Tortise, Imperial, I'm the Boss, Infection: Humanities Last Gasp, Isarabi, Istanbul: Letters & Seals, The Last Spike, Lost Valley, Manifest Destiny, motto, Orcs Orcs Orcs, Pandemic: Contagion, Peak Oil, Rattus, Red 7, Robin des Bois, Rockwell Expansion, Sail to India, Sentinels of the Multiverse, Siege of Sunfall, Sneaks & Snitches, Stephensons Rocket, Study in Emerald 2nd Ed, Tinner's Trail, Wealth of Nations, Zooloretto

Simply Not interested in playing:
Agora, Castelli, Castle Panic, Dragonscroll, Fairy Land, Hanabi, Kairo, Linwood, Myth 2.0, Poseidon's Kingdom, O Zoo le Mio, Star Trek panic, Star Wars Angriff der Klonkreiger, Tavarua


So how do these requests get used?
Here's how it works: there's 2 types of titles on this list: games I own, and games I don't own. Every month, I pick the top thumbed games from the "games I own" category and include them on voting ballots that my backers can use to choose which games I'll film every month. A few times a year, when my backers get to vote on what new games I'll buy, that list is comprised of the top thumbed games that I don't own from this list.

So if you really want to see something covered, list it here (if it's not already listed, and isn't one of the games above) and get it some thumbs!

Also, I want to give a HUGE shout out to BGG user

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who made a nice little app for me to automatically count thumbs to save me the trouble of doing it by hand. Here's the link if anyone would like an at-a-glace view of where their favourite request is standing: http://thumbs.rahdo.com

Also, not for nothing, but I still choose the majority of games to be covered by Rahdo Runs Through, and this list will definitely influence me too when choosing games to film
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76. Board Game: Compounded [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:1053]
Kevin Scott
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Would love to see a runthrough of this one! Very unique theme. It seems to have enough good decision making to be really interesting and has an advanced variant for a tad of semi-cooperative play. The 2-player variant also seems like it could even add to the experience. Would love to see how the game would actually work with 2 players
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77. Board Game: Claustrophobia: Furor Sanguinis [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
Richard Ham
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A new expansion for the fantastic dungeon crawl, introducing a new third faction made of one big bad boss monster that one player gets to control. Sounds cool!
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78. Board Game: Elder Sign [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:440]
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surprised to not see this on your list.
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79. Board Game: Agricola Express [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:6789]
Piotr Wojcik
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Wroclaw
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PnP "Agricola The Dice Game"
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80. Board Game: The New Science [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:2697]
Shadow Rogue
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Dirk Knemeyer design (Tesla vs. Edison), worker-placement game with a fantastic theme. Would love to see it get the Rahdo treatment.
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81. Board Game: The Rivals for Catan [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:574]
Mike Hu
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Hi Richard,

This is supposed to be great for 2 players. Maybe great for you and Jen?

I have yet to play it but I have bought it as it's really quite cheap and highly praised.

Would love to see you run this in your unique way.

Regards,

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82. Board Game: Kingdom Builder: Nomads [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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Loved your Kingdom builder video. Would love to see a video of this expansion or the other Kingdom Builder: Crossroads expansion.

Or, if you have it, the big Box edition.
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83. Board Game: Oregon [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:903]
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I've seen this game mentioned on other geeklists and since I live here in Oregon it seemed like a fun kind of gimmicky game to add to my collection. Then I read some descriptions and realized it actually seems like a pretty interesting game and I'd love a chance to see how it really plays.
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84. Board Game: Around the World in 80 Days [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1213]
Aikuchi Abriel
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Being a fan of the old movie, this one intrigues me, I would be very interested in seeing how it plays.
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85. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:343]
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just got reprinted with a bunch of expansions released in english for the first time.
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86. Board Game: Piñata [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1697]
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too light for Richard/Jen but still a nice light filler.
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87. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:604]
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a light family game, but one that can still be enjoyed by adults.
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88. Board Game: Four Tribes [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:4178]
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We LOVE this two player game. I would be very curious to know what Richard and Jen think.
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89. Board Game: Leonardo da Vinci [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:875]
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This one keeps coming up for cheap through different venues. It'd be nice to see wether it's good enough to buy.
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90. Board Game: Entdecker [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1796]
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I can't remember if I added this to last year's list, before Richard tidied things up. Oh well, I'm adding it incase I didn't (feel free to remove, Richard, if you removed it last tidy-up).

This is a nice tile-laying island-exploration game that has no video reviews or playthroughs on the 'geek at all! Its reworked younger brother, Entdecker: Exploring New Horizons, only has 1 video review/how-to-play. Much like Carcassonne (possibly an inspiration for Carcassonne?), but with more adventuring around than statically sitting meeple on features.
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91. Board Game: Hansa Teutonica [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:96]
Paul McArthur
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Mission
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I know this one was culled from the list previously due to it falling into the "Less than ideal with 2" category, but with the release of the official 2p rules with the 3rd edition, and the Brittania map, I'd like to put it up for reconsideration.

Do the new 2p rules push this game into the "It's OK with 2" camp, or can it do even better? Feedback that I've heard so far seems very positive.
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92. Board Game: Dragonheart [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1194]
Nick Shaw
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Plymouth
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A lovely (in my opinion at least) 2 player card game, where you place cards to allow you to pick up other cards already laid, which score you points. The card piles you can pick up by laying your cards on certain spots is in a sort of complex rock-paper-scissors layout, e.g. place on (a) to pick up (b), place on (b) to pick up (c), place on (c) to pick up (a) (though it's a bit more strategic than this!).

I've played this quite a bit on Yucata.de and really enjoy it, though don't have a physical copy yet, as it's fairly hard to get (at least in English, although the cards & board are entirely language independent).
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93. Board Game: Sunrise City [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:1769]
Mike Vander Veen
United States
Portland
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Here it is Richard. You expressed interest in other games that have similar scoring mechanics to The Castle.

Sunrise City has flown way under the radar. It is a very fun game that was the Clever Mojo Games follow up to Alien Frontiers. It's possible the abrupt shift from sci-fi to city building from a new publisher turned a corner that many didn't follow.

This is not a sophomore slump of a game for Clever Mojo. Thematic integration is great. In addition to the unique scoring mechanism (could be linked to weird bonuses that real-world developers get for hitting random constructions goals that matter to power mongers swimming in day trading waters), you and Jen will very much enjoy the initial role drafting (which also sets up a hidden first player reveal for each round).

Play is three rounds. Each round has phases: zoning, bidding for building rights, then construction. Once zoning tiles are out you must bid for the right to build, then you get to choose where you actually build - which is not fully set by the bidding - particularly in the second and third rounds. In the second and third rounds the first player gets to decide which direction the city the city will grow - where additional zoning tiles can be played and scored. Scoring happens instantly during zoning and player by player after the construction phase. Every other floor constructed offers bonus construction points, so there might be a little AP issue. But, that shouldn't over stay it's welcome in a two player game.

It's a fun challenge to simple-math-it-out and earn the right amount of points and land right on the score track to earn bonus vps - which very much affects the final scoring outcome.

The large set of rule breaking roles, the modular tile laying (similar to Carcassonne in some respects), then stacking up the deliciously thick building tiles makes for excellent replay.

Looks like most BGG folks are not sold on the 2 player game. I haven't played that count. I'm not sure what phase of play would suffer. It would certainly cut out some of the randomness the bidding can introduce with four players - three players messing with your best laid plans!

Do see if you can get hold of a copy. Very much worth your time in my book.
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94. Board Game: Show Manager [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:935]
Ashley Baumann
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Norcross
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I just picked this one up recently and thought it could be fun. Players are trying to put on the best Broadway production by hiring the most suitable actors to fill each role.You get points if you can get the best actors and perform your show in the best cities. For 2-6 players.
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95. Board Game: Medina (second edition) [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:842]
Tod Irwin
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Recently reprinted by Stronghold Games with a two player variant.
It's highly rated on BGG.
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96. Board Game: Prime Time: The Ratings Game [Average Rating:6.42 Unranked]
Richard Ham
Malta
Marsalforn
Gozo, Malta
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A nice little deckbuilding game about arranging the best prime time lineup of tv shows, with the best actors, and the most lucrative commercials. Not the greatest presentation, but the gameplay is pretty nice.
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97. Board Game: DEPLOY! [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
 
Richard Ham
Malta
Marsalforn
Gozo, Malta
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A economic simulation of running an IT department in a successful corporation, which is a very interesting theme I think
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98. Board Game: Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Quest [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
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Adding even more depth to the already fantastic realtime tile laying dungeon exploring dice chucker!
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99. Board Game: Smart Green Heroes [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked]
Steven Fletcher
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I don't believe this game is released yet, but it showed up on Undead Viking's channel. I imagine they would send you a prototype as well.

I like the theme of trying to make your company go green, but I couldn't quite get a handle on what the game's like.
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100. Board Game: Dorn [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:3087]
Leon Scheuber
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Fantasy dungeon crawl with deterministic diceless combat?? Woot? Sounds cool but is quite hard to get right now.
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