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I was thinking about Level 7 [Omega Protocol], and I was wondering what is a newer game in print that would serve as a great alternate. Then I thought that this would make a pretty good geeklist.





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1. Board Game: Level 7 [Omega Protocol] [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:583]
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Looking for an alternate.
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2. Board Game: Dune [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:192]
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Alternate:

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3. Board Game: San Marco [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:486]
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Perhaps Rialto.
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4. Board Game: Ginkgopolis [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:299]
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An area-majority tile-laying game that's good with only two players (and isn't Carcassonne).
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5. Board Game: Where There Is Discord: War in the South Atlantic [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:1568]
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WTiD: solo game on Falklands War

Mrs Thatcher's War: The Falklands, 1982: solo game on Falklands War. Besides being in print, it is also far less expensive.
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6. Board Game: Egizia [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:259]
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Egizia is a euro-style game, where players place "workers" along a one-way track. It's been out-of-print for quite some time. Although there was a hint of the designer working on a new version, I suspect it will be a long wait.

The game that comes close to the feel is
because the one-way track has good decision points.

would be a close second.
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7. Board Game: Arboretum [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:337]
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Been out of print for quite some time, with little sign that Z-man is about to change that

Looking for an alternative
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8. Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:136]
David Janik-Jones
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Excellent replacement, the first one to truly capture the essence of GtR, in this (long-time) gamer's opinion ...

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9. Board Game: Formula-1 [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:2866]
Robert Bracey
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Unless you are fortunate to find one in a thrift store this can be hard to get hold of but it remains one of the best racing games there is. Deeper than Ave Caesar, less random than Formula De. The closest I can think of to it in modern gaming is Snow Tails but that feels a little fiddly by comparison.
Formula 1 is a little long (in 1962 that was a feature not a design flaw) and there are a few bits around advantage cards and pit stops that I feel a modern designer would be able to polish but I don't really know a close modern replacement.
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10. Board Game: Pax Porfiriana [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:354]
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Love Pax Renaissance. While still in print, I was looking for the something that has depth in its theme and tableau building like Porfiriana does with little/no focus on the map like Renaissance does.
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11. Board Game: Roads & Boats [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:246]
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What some call the Twilight Imperium of Euros. I know nothing really is as grandiose as the giant Splotter game. But what give us that feeling?
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12. Board Game: Prêt-à-Porter [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:936]
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13. Board Game: Summoner Wars: Master Set [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:126] [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked]
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I know you can piecemeal many of the factions, but this just seems to be the best way to go (at first).
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14. Board Game: Divine Right [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:2329]
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Combination RPG(esque)—-with distinct personalities of characters—-and fantasy wargame with various kingdoms at war on land, sea, and air. Map and individual counters are full of exceptions and paragraphs of rules exist to describe the attributes of just one counter or just one hex among hundreds. There is diplomacy as well as combat. Includes lengthy backstory of region.
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15. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:159]
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Basically, it's long overdue for this to come back into print. The only thing I can think of is Tammany Hall, which is a thematic link only.
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16. Board Game: Goa [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:93]
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I suppose if you want a much simpler and shorter commodity auction game you could go with Medici:
 
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17. Board Game: High Frontier (3rd edition) [Average Rating:8.67 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.67 Unranked]
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Alternate: Leaving Earth


Edit: changed "replacement" to "alternate". Definitely agree with mdrog2.
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18. Board Game: Magic Realm [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:880]
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I have no idea what could take this game's place.
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19. Board Game: TAMSK [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1421] [Average Rating:6.78 Unranked]
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There are no other abstract games quite like this because of the sand timer mechanism.
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20. Board Game: Finca [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:512]
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The only alternative for Finca is a reprint of Finca.

It has a unique rondel mechanism and veggie meeples. So perhaps Glass Road to scratch the rondel itch? Ooops! OOP! What about At the Gates of Loyang for veggie meeples. Ooops! OOP!

Citrus is a very distant cousin, twice removed.
 
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21. Board Game: Pax Britannica [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:2340]
Carel Teijgeler
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A game on the period of Imperialism 1880 up to WWI.

Taking into consideration the political balance of the Great Powers of that period.
 
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22. Board Game: Macao [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:219]
Alexandre Santos
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This one is really hard to get. Alternatives?
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23. Board Game: Starship Catan [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:771]
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24. Board Game: Yggdrasil [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:620]
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Isn't a reprint coming?
 
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25. Board Game: HeroQuest [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:545]
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