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I like solving game-based puzzles. After recommending puzzles in general and game-based puzzles specifically as a good way to improve playing in this thread, I wanted to make a Geeklist to help me find more game-based puzzles here on the Geek. I've started it off with a few that I know of; please add ones you've found!
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1. Board Game: Adventure of D [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:8303]
Board Game: Adventure of D
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A puzzle challenge

A(nother) Puzzle Challenge

Board Game: Adventure of D
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2. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:221]
Board Game: Alien Frontiers
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How can you launch four colonies in one turn?

How can you launch two colonies from the Colonist Hub in a single turn?
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3. Board Game: Barons [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:6628]
Board Game: Barons
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Puzzle: Can you explain the missing card in this example?

Board Game: Barons
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Board Game: Bananagrams
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Here's my list of puzzles I've created for various games. It's a bit musty, but the puzzles are (mostly) still valid.
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5. Board Game: Camelot [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:5460]
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Camelot comes with a puzzle book for teaching the tactics.
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6. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:90] [Average Rating:7.63 Unranked]
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How many possible ways can you buy a Province by turn 3?

How can you get eight Colonies by the end of your fifth turn?
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7. Board Game: Dungeon Lords [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:239]
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A difficult year 2 combat

Another Year 2 situation
 
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8. Board Game: Grand Conquest [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:6811]
Board Game: Grand Conquest
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This and its predecessor Conquest, both come with puzzle books that are full of puzzles similar to chess problems.
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9. Board Game: Hex [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:3198]
Board Game: Hex
I posted a puzzle in the Hex forum:

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Black to move and win.

See http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/550128/whew-or-some-days... for the solution.
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10. Board Game: Kamisado [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:1366]
Board Game: Kamisado
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Basic Kamisado Puzzle: Can you force a win in one move?
Intermediate Kamisado Puzzle: Can you force a win in one move?
Advanced Kamisado Puzzle: Can you force a win in one move?

Board Game: Kamisado
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Puzzle: Forced Point for white
Very Challenging Puzzle: How to Force a Win
Forced Win Puzzle, with a good lesson to learn

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11. Board Game: Prolix [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:5527]
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Pictorial Illustration of Game-play: You have 45 seconds.... try to beat me in this solitaire word-game challenge!

Solitaire Challenge: You have 5-10 minutes.... see what score you can get in this word-game challenge!

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12. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:171]
Board Game: Ra
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Ra Riddles
 
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13. Board Game: Roma [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1101] [Average Rating:6.77 Unranked]
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Roma End Game Puzzle 1

Roma End Game Puzzle 2

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14. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:278]
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Puzzle: Highest possible theoretical score
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15. Board Game: Shogi [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:1258]
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The most popular type of shogi puzzle is called a tsume puzzle, which is like the "Mate in N" puzzles in chess, except each move must be check. See http://shogi-shack.net/ABCofTsume.aspx for links to lots of tsumeshogi sites.
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16. Board Game: Take it Easy! [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1627]
Board Game: Take it Easy!
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Solitaire Challenge #1: What is the highest score you can get with these tiles?

Solitaire Challenge #2: What is the highest score you can get with these tiles?

High score challenge: Can you get the maximum 307 points?

Board Game: Take it Easy!
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18. Board Game: Trax [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:4013]
Board Game: Trax
http://www.traxgame.com/games_puzzles.php has good Trax puzzles. Here are the first five:

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19. Board Game: Twixt [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1852]
Board Game: Twixt
There are some good introductory puzzles at http://www.ibiblio.org/twixtpuzzles/ Here's the first one:

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The site uses Javascript. The puzzles generally increase in difficulty.

Here's a much more difficult puzzle, just to demonstrate the depth available even on a small grid:

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You could contact me for the solution.
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20. Board Game: Universe [Average Rating:5.44 Unranked]
Board Game: Universe
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/28837/twixters-instruc... is a document about Universe, with some puzzles included. Universe is OOP, but a Blokus set has all you need to play.
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21. Board Game: Xiangqi [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:1324]
Board Game: Xiangqi
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Here we go with a couple of classic puzzles posted in the gallery. But I may warn you, they are not easily solved ...

Board Game: Xiangqi

"Polar Star" - red to move with a horse, checkmate with a horse after his 8th move.

Want it more complicated? How about this:
Board Game: Xiangqi

"Big" - meeple problem: red to move, checkmate after his 10th move.

Here a longer ones:
Board Game: Xiangqi

"Deer" - red to move, checkmate after his 21st move.

And a special one. Given is the starting situation AND the end situation - "Three Wild Geese". The puzzle to solve here is the way from the one to the other: Always perform the BEST move possible and take exactly 28 moves.
Board Game: Xiangqi

Starting position. Red to move.

Board Game: Xiangqi

End position: A draw.
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