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Hey, y'all! The folks in our guild (Heavy Cardboard Guild) have been offering up suggestions on games that they would like to see us review in upcoming episodes of our podcast Heavy Cardboard. I thought it would be easier to have a geeklist to track the games suggested and also to track the interest via thumbs and/or comments left.

So please, suggest away we'll use this as a sounding board/idea board for future featured games! Don't forget to thumb games you'd like to see and/or leave comments!
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1. Board Game: Triumph & Tragedy [Average Rating:8.24 Overall Rank:409]
Edward Uhler
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I'll get the list started with one of the best games of 2015, so far. Not to mention, why not finally get a war game (ok, it's half political game too) on the show!
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2. Board Game: American Rails [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:1291]
Adam Brocker
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Gilbert
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Love this one. Takes the concept that Chicago Express laid out and turned it on it's head.
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3. Board Game: Kaivai [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:3132]
Brian
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Somerville
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You guys haven't done a ridiculous out-of-print game for, like, weeks.
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4. Board Game Publisher: Sierra Madre Games
James
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Sheffield
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There's a bunch of Eklund games on the horizon. Pax Pamir, Pax Porfiriana reprint, High Frontier 3rd ed., Neanderthal.

How about Sierra Madre/Eklund episode?
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5. Board Game: Secret Weapons of the Third Reich [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:6668]
David Siskin
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Here's a quirky little game that's probably not on your radar. The theme looks pretty interesting to me.
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6. Board Game: Concordia [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:18]
Phil Hendrickson
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Seward
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This game has a lot going on and is certainly long enough (especially with new players). Yet the play is very smooth. By Elephant standards, is it heavy? And might it work well as a gateway to heavy games?

This could also lead into a designer spotlight, looking at all the rondel games of Mac Gerdts. (Concordia does not technically have a rondel, but many consider the card rotation to work similar to a rondel.)
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7. Board Game: Revolution: The Dutch Revolt 1568-1648 [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:1455]
Andy Leighton
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A fairly meaty Tresham game.
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8. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:37]
Phil Hendrickson
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This game can be polarizing. For some folks it is their favorite heavy euro game. Some other gamers who love euros find this one annoying.

Is there a line between "heavy" and "tedious"? Where does Tzolk'in fall compared to that line?
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9. Board Game: 504 [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:2460]
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When it comes out many reviewers will be tackling it, but your podcast is really the one that will be the most likely to reflect my own ideals. Specifically it would be great to get an analysis of some of the heavier combinations available.
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10. Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:392]
Andy Leighton
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Fantastic game especially with a full complement of players.

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11. Board Game: Snowdonia [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:398]
Bryant Hudson
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After watching Rahdo's video on this, I was very intrigued. This game rarely gets mentioned though.
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12. Board Game: Lancaster [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:280]
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I love the theme, the components and the game play. I think this is a real gem that doesn't get enough praise.
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13. Board Game Designer: Martin Wallace
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I enjoy your interviews as well, so it would be great to hear more of those. Wallace is a placeholder for this list, though he would be a wonderful guest of course.
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14. Board Game: Rolling Stock [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:3459]
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I'm still waiting for a review of this from you guys! whistle
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15. Board Game: Industrial Waste [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1671]
Chris Klarmann
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OOP Auction game, need I say more?
 
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16. Board Game: Greed Incorporated [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:1786]
Aaron Bennett
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Greed Incorporated, from Spotter Spellen, is quite unlike anything else that Splotter has produced and unlike anything else that I have played. It really deserves more attention. It is an innovative, interactive, heavy economic game that cleverly conveys the theme of corporate executives incentivized to boost short-term corporate profits, negotiate side-deals, and then cash out of their companies with a golden parachute just as things start to decline. It is remarkable to see how quickly your friends can lose their ethical footing and become market manipulators bent on doing whatever it takes to boost their personal net worth. I'd love to hear Heavy Cardboard's take on this unique game.
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17. Board Game Publisher: GMT Games
David Aldinger
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My short list is:

Twilight Struggle
Churchill
Empire of the Sun
Space Empires 4X
Here I Stand
Virgin Queen

Not likely to happen but also:

Combat Commander Europe
Washingtons War - Trailer?
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18. Family: Key-series
Scott Nelson
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American Fork
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Key games that are not Keyflower
and/or
An interview with Richard Breese and his new design Inherit the Earth (might be heavier than I/we think, hopefully)

Key Harvest
Key Market: First edition
Keythedral
Keytown
Keydom
Keywood
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19. Board Game: Exodus: Proxima Centauri [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:1107]
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There are a number of 4X games you could look at, including this one, Hegemonic, Space Empires 4X, Empires of the Void, Galactic Emperor, etc, etc.

Of the bunch, Exodus has emerged as my favorite. Look at it as a streamlined Twilight Imperium. It's got a heck of a lot more going for it than the more popular Eclipse.

PS - the new expansion adds differentiated races and a bunch of new stuff.
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20. Board Game Designer: Phil Eklund
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that could be a nifty interview.
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21. Board Game: Polis: Fight for the Hegemony [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:595]
Phil Triest
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22. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:57]
 
Ken Brzuziwski
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Because Ameritrash needs love too. It's rated at 4.2 weight by BGG.
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23. Board Game: Vanuatu [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:748]
Rafael Fuentes
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Heavy, strategic, and rewards careful planning. It is quite meaty but plays in 90-120 minutes. The action drafting mechanism is very interesting. To me it is like some sort of auction mechanic for the actions but you bid with your action pawns. It has some random elements but nothing deal breaking. It can be played in two ways, with the characters, or if you want a dryer, more deterministic, and even a slightly shorter game play without the characters. People say this game is mean, but that is nonsense. If something happens to you (losing your actions) it's because you didn't plan well or you took a risk and got burned. It's a great game IMO.
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24. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:128]
Rafael Fuentes
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A classic from Wallace. So many maps, such a meaty game. No brainer here.
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25. Board Game: Maria [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:277]
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You know you want too despite it being "older."
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