Games that use multi-purpose cards
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I find that I enjoy games with cards that can be used for multiple purposes (as money, for an ability, as a resource, as health, etc). I like the "agony of choice" when I have to decide how to use a great card. I am not talking about games like Port Royal where I have no choice in how the card is used. I am strictly speaking about having cards either in your hand or tableau and trying to determine the best way to maximize their usefulness.

Please list a game and explain how the cards can be used in multiple ways.
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2. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) added by mfenici on 2015-05-10 17:24:29
3. Board Game: La Granja added by Havox on 2015-05-10 10:49:42
4. Board Game: Imperial Settlers added by savagec on 2015-05-10 11:10:22
5. Board Game: Bruges added by xenongames on 2015-05-10 12:42:47
6. Board Game: Lewis & Clark added by CapnYB on 2015-05-10 14:30:21
7. Board Game: Glory to Rome added by mfaulk80 on 2015-05-10 11:36:09
8. Board Game: San Juan added by belial1134 on 2015-05-10 11:40:10
9. Board Game: Gears of War: The Board Game added by Havox on 2015-05-10 10:54:13
10. Board Game: Summoner Wars added by perrygf on 2015-05-10 12:06:27
11. Board Game: ZhanGuo added by Havox on 2015-05-10 10:50:56
12. Board Game: Eminent Domain added by matthean on 2015-05-10 13:53:30
13. Board Game: Fleet added by matthean on 2015-05-10 13:51:37
14. Board Game: Pixel Tactics added by Magermilchmagier on 2015-05-10 15:15:39
15. Board Game: Raiders of the North Sea added by mearendil on 2015-05-11 01:32:07
16. Board Game: Sylla added by Havox on 2015-05-10 10:52:47
17. Board Game: Skyline 3000 added by perrygf on 2015-05-10 12:02:43
18. Board Game: The Dungeon of D added by perrygf on 2015-05-10 12:05:45
19. Board Game: Strike of the Eagle added by matthean on 2015-05-10 22:27:12
20. Board Game: Port Royal added by EllenCaroline on 2015-05-11 05:02:41
21. Board Game: Goa added by gixmo on 2015-05-11 08:29:37
22. Board Game: La Isla added by gixmo on 2015-05-11 08:28:44
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24. Board Game: Brew Crafters: Travel Card Game added by Daybreak on 2015-05-11 09:50:21
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28. Board Game: Arboretum added by SJacobsen159 on 2015-05-11 13:47:39
29. Board Game: 7 Wonders added by kiwik on 2015-05-11 15:17:02
30. Board Game: Innovation added by Redward on 2015-05-11 14:56:02
31. Board Game: Steam Donkey added by greetingsfrombergen on 2015-05-11 15:31:20
32. Board Game: Impulse added by TheRocketSurgeon on 2015-05-11 15:45:12
33. Board Game: Mythotopia added by TheRocketSurgeon on 2015-05-11 15:48:11
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36. Board Game: Deus added by powerhouse on 2015-05-11 13:21:43
37. Board Game: Bohnanza added by jfadams on 2015-05-12 12:26:09
38. Board Game: Twilight Struggle added by deedob on 2015-05-12 11:34:34
39. Board Game: Relic added by deedob on 2015-05-12 11:32:54
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41. Board Game: Hero Brigade added by Magermilchmagier on 2015-05-10 15:12:57
42. Board Game: For the Crown (Second edition) added by Phil Fleischmann on 2015-05-12 13:10:57
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49. Board Game: Trambahn added by Lorthania on 2015-05-13 03:56:51
50. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game added by matthean on 2015-05-13 07:21:28
51. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders added by knight22 on 2015-05-13 10:01:18
52. Board Game: London added by Stormparkiet on 2015-05-13 13:52:28
53. Board Game: Eminent Domain: Microcosm added by perrygf on 2015-05-15 06:13:08
54. Board Game: Captain's Wager added by Karmic_devil on 2015-05-22 14:27:12
55. Board Game: Sylvion added by Oph1d1an on 2015-05-25 15:15:46
56. Board Game: Red7 added by Oph1d1an on 2015-05-25 15:20:44
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60. Board Game: Paths of Glory added by Mythologem on 2015-06-13 00:48:13
61. Board Game: Uruk: Wiege der Zivilisation added by Deathstroke on 2015-06-13 00:05:16
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