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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, Sails 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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101. Board Game: Smart Green Heroes [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
Steven Fletcher
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Pennsylvania
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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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102. Board Game: Dorn [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:3036]
Leon Scheuber
Germany
Köln
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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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103. Board Game: Burgenland [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:6771]
Jason Monroe
United States
St Louis
Missouri
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From the Brands (designers of Village)
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104. Board Game: Hellweg westfalicus [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:5199]
Jason Monroe
United States
St Louis
Missouri
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From Michael Schacht
No videos other than one in Japanese
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105. Board Game: 12 Thieves [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1842]
Jason Monroe
United States
St Louis
Missouri
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Not sure how accessible this one is over in Europe though
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106. Board Game: Skyway Robbery [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:5089]
Richard Ham
Malta
Marsalforn
Gozo, Malta
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Very cool steampunk heist game where you spend an equal 50% of your time hiring (or breaking out of jail) the perfect crew for the big job, and then doing the big job itself, while Johnny Law nips at your heels the whole time. Very atmospheric and fun game from Phil DuBarry with stunning art. I've got a prototype on hand which I could runthrough for this game which will likely be coming out later in the year...
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107. Board Game: Lanterns: The Harvest Festival [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:545]
D Steph
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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Hi! Any chance we could get a runthrough for this cute looking title? I'm always interested in low-conflict yet interactive games. Plus, it looks like all players are engaged on every turn, which is also something I really enjoy.

Hopefully I'm not alone!

Stéphanie

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108. Board Game: Wyatt Earp [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:748]
KG79
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Beaverton
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A rummy variant from Richard Borg and Mike Fitzgerald with a Western theme. It would be interesting to see a gameplay run through of this.
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109. Board Game: The Hanging Gardens [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1056]
Richard Ham
Malta
Marsalforn
Gozo, Malta
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A neat puzzle of a card game, as each player does their best to build the best garden of Babylon.
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110. Board Game: JAB: Realtime Boxing [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:2341]
Richard Ham
Malta
Marsalforn
Gozo, Malta
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It was surprising to find that Jen really enjoyed this game (as did I) of realtime pugilism by slapping cards smartly on the table as fast as possible. If I ever do a runthrough of this, of course Jen will have to appear, to prove who is the greatest of all time!!!
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111. Board Game: 1955: The War of Espionage [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:4187]
Richard Ham
Malta
Marsalforn
Gozo, Malta
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One could almost think of this as a micro Twilight Struggle (theme and tug o' war-wise), that plays fast, and we found surprisingly enjoyable, as this would normally not be our kind of thing.
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112. Board Game: Eaten by Zombies! [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:3592] [Average Rating:5.94 Unranked]
Richard Ham
Malta
Marsalforn
Gozo, Malta
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A very very cool deck building game that about half way through turns into a deck destruction game, as the zombies pour into take all the players out. Last man standing wins, in this very cool and compact deckbuilder with lots of charm.
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113. Board Game: The Forgotten Planet [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:7418]
Steven Fletcher
United States
Pennsylvania
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I'm interested in this game, but can't find any playthrough videos of it. I like to imagine that it is something like a more economic version of Wombat Rescue, but I have no idea. I know so little about the game that I'm hesitant to buy it.
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114. Board Game: Java [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:628]
Richard Ham
Malta
Marsalforn
Gozo, Malta
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Another Kramer & Kielsing classic from their Mask Trilogy line. We loved Tikal, and this one features a lot of 3d tile laying, so it could be great!
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115. Board Game: Hive Pocket [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
Richard Ham
Malta
Marsalforn
Gozo, Malta
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A very well loved abstract tile laying game, widely considered one of the ultimate travel titles.
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116. Board Game: Puerto Diablo [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:8548]
Richard Ham
Malta
Marsalforn
Gozo, Malta
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A semi-co-op game of piratey adventure distilled down to a deck of cards and a brilliant deck-building/character advancement system.
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117. Board Game: Fish Cook [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:2911]
Richard Ham
Malta
Marsalforn
Gozo, Malta
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Buy ingredients in the morning, and use them to complete recipes in the evening. I've never covered a Cheap Ass Games title yet, but apparently this is a really good one, so I'd be happy to give it a go!
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118. Board Game: Arkadia [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:635]
Dan Shupack
United States
Wailuku
Hawaii
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This is a gorgeous looking, mid-weight city-builder from Rüdiger Dorn (with art by Michael Menzel) that has flown a bit under the radar since its release, despite nominations for both the SdJ and Golden Geek awards. It has elements of tile-placement/stacking and area control with a stock market element thrown in, and from what I’ve read plays well with two. Definitely worthy of the Rahdo treatment, especially since there are very few videos out there for it.
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119. Board Game: Noblemen [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1285]
Matthew Mayes
United States
Litchfield Park
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While this game technically is 3-5 players, the designer has posted 2 player rules to the file section. I would love to see this game get a little recognition as I believe it's a bit of a hidden gem.

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120. Board Game: Clans [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1046]
Arnoud Hartlief
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A very nice game by designer Leo Colovini.
Somehow it reminds me a bit of 5 tribes eventhough gameplay is completly different.
But moving all the colored huts together in clans feels similar.
Also each player having a secret color is great and trying to find out which color the other player(s) have is exciting.

It's a little on the lighter side but it's a nice filler game.
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121. Board Game: Air Show [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:5764]
Mark Palframan
United States
Jupiter
Florida
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In this game you collect historic planes for your museum via auction, fix them up to have an impressive collection, and then put on an air show!

It looks like a neat game with a cool theme!
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122. Board Game: Pelican Bay [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:8258]
Wouter B
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Amsterdam
Noord-Holland
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An abstract (I think) tile laying game for 2 to 4 players (designed for 2).I think you (Rahdo) had it listed on a list of most interesting games of 2013, but thought it was maybe too simple. It's not. It's a challenging game for age 10+.

Do get the 2014 version, which adds an extra strategic element to the game.
Btw. this game is underrated for some reason, maybe the older (2013) version wasn't as good.

I find this game less abstract than Völuspá and overall more enjoyable.
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123. Board Game: Tara, Seat of Kings [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:5256]
Wouter B
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Noord-Holland
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This is just the game description on BGG. I haven't played the game yet, and there aren't any gameplay videos on BGG at the moment, which is a real shame for such an interesting game:

In Tara each player strives to become Ard Ri or High King of Ireland. Through the play of cards representing your supporters and the use of 'cumals' (a cumal is worth three cows), you attempt to promote your followers from Farmers to Herdsmen, through Warriors to Chieftains and finally to the ruling King in the region.

Players: 2-4
Play time: 60-90 minutes
Player-age: 10+

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124. Board Game: Terra Prime [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:3138]
Wouter B
Netherlands
Amsterdam
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Space exploration game by designer Seth Jaffee (Eminent Domain) and artist Josh Cappel (Belfort). (2009)

Modular board, some pickup and delivery, great art (if you like the style), upgradable player ships , etc.
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125. Board Game: Orongo [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3742]
Jason Monroe
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I would have thought this one was already posted to this geeklist but I checked titles only and didn't see it.

Checked the culled list in the header and not there either so here goes.

A Knizia game. Does show auction/bidding which we all know can be hit or miss with just 2p but I'll give the good doctor the benefit of the doubt for now.

Only one other video in English which is an overview so I think this could be a good candidate for a runthough.

Not widely available here in the US but may be easier to get over there
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