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I'm doing some research on path-building games that use tiles or cards. It's a favorite genre of mine and I was curious how far that basic mechanic has been stretched over the years. Let's see!
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1. Board Game: Ta Yü [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1072]
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Only had a chance to play this a few times at conventions. The original set of Bakelite tiles can pricey. The are itself is very clever and well worth seeking out.
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2. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:728]
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Easily the flag-bearer of path building games of the modern era. Sure, it's pretty light, but it's hard to find a fast, simple tactical game that takes a large group of players.
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3. Board Game: Metro [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:1382]
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Classic mechanics and big point swings make this a surprisingly satisfying strategy game.
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4. Board Game: Indigo [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:965]
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A newer release, but surprisingly meaty from what I hear. Anyone played it care to comment?
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5. Board Game: The Very Clever Pipe Game [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:2860]
Daniel Solis
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Definitely lives up to its title. I really dig the card acquisition scoring and the tension between long and short paths.
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6. Board Game: Saboteur [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:779] [Average Rating:6.64 Unranked]
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Taking the path-building theme and adding a traitor role? Somehow it works!
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7. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:127] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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One of my favorite games of all time, possibly my number one! Path building is only one small aspect of its gameplay though. Arguably cities and farms are the more important aspects of play.
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8. Board Game: Entdecker [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1724]
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It precedes Carcassonne and you are actually creating paths to the islands you discover. The newer version, Entdecker: Exploring New Horizons, is still in print.

Also, check games with an exploration theme and you will probably find some more that fit. Goldland and The Cave are two good examples.
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9. Board Game: Cable Car [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1735]
Stephen Roney
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Ladera Ranch
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Metro with stock added.....
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10. Board Game: Waterworks [Average Rating:5.46 Overall Rank:12609]
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Perhaps a precursor to The Very Clever Pipe Game?
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11. Board Game: Kaliko [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:6048]
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Another older one
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12. Board Game: Trax [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:2811]
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13. Board Game: Thoughtwave [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:8536]
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A connection game, but uses tiles
 
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14. Board Game: Stephenson's Rocket [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:902]
Stephen Roney
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Another, earlier, path-building game with stocks.
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15. Board Game: Sunken City [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:2956]
Stephen Roney
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You build the paths and move Neptune to destroy them again. The paths are tiles, but don't have little subpaths on them.
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16. Board Game: The Cave [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1516]
Stephen Jacobsen
United States
Milwaukie
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Explore your way through paths of the cave. Decide what supplies you'll need along your way. This game is reminiscent of Tikal (exploration, getting points for your discoveries, and the action point allowance system).



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17. Board Game: Aqua Romana [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:1960]
Matt Wolfe
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Apex
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Haven't played it yet, but it meets your criteria.
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18. Board Game: DungeonQuest (third edition) [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:1116]
Dan Poole
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Goldsboro
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Definitely a treacherous path-building game that is about exploring a nasty dungeon
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19. Board Game: Incan Gold [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:577]
Alyssa McCain
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An adventure game wherein you have to decide whether to push your luck and continue on or run away with your treasure!
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20. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:95]
Dave Gray
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And cousin Steam. Can't have this list without them.
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21. Board Game: Down Under [Average Rating:5.68 Overall Rank:8723]
Scott Caputo
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I play a lot of this path-based game on Yucata.de
 
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22. Board Game: Labyrinth [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:1364]
Scott Caputo
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I think this would count too. You are trying to build routes to various items.
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23. Board Game: Burrows [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:3744]
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I played this once. It certainly fits this list, but it wasn't my favorite.
 
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24. Board Game: Tongiaki [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:1987]
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You build paths to various islands in this game.
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25. Board Game: Cavum [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:1365]
Daniel Danzer
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Stuttgart
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Digging a tunnel system ...
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