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I'm looking for a worker placement game that is highly thematic (not historic) with good player interaction and preferably doesn't use rounds to end the game. No co-op games.

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There's bazillions. Take a look at Village. Very thematic and it ends when the cemetery fills up.
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Viticulture essential edition / tuscany essential edition (not that much player interaction though). manhattan project maybe.
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Hmm, I'd say The Manhattan Project, but I'm not sure if that's ruled out by "not historic". I'm kind of interpreting that as "no trading in the Mediterranean".

Eclipse is also has worker-placement like features and may fit the bill (though it is significantly longer – probably ~3 hours on first play, moving down to 2 to 2-1/2 depending on your group after some experience).
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Maybe take a look at Argent: The Consortium?
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Charterstone if you are able to have a committed group play a Legacy game.
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tokemoke wrote:
I'm looking for a worker placement game that is highly thematic (not historic) with good player interaction and preferably doesn't use rounds to end the game. No co-op games.

THANKS!


Take a look at Deadwood from Dust Games/ Fantasy Flight Games. It's a western themed worker placement game with direct player interaction, different buildings that show up in the town, and the game end is predicated by building a railroad. This all adds to a playful western motif. It sort of flew under the radar and is out of print...however you can still buy cheap copies on Amazon.com. I saw new copies for $14.oo not too long ago.

I would also recommend taking a look at the recently released The Godfather: Corleone's Empire. It's features plenty of player interaction, but it does end after four rounds...so that might be a no go.
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Thanks for all the quick replys ! Looking things up now.
 
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Keyflower

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Just picked up Fresco for 20 bucks, and could be what you are looking for.
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I like Raiders of the North Sea. It's about the same weight as LoW, I think it is thematic, doesn't use rounds, and is a lot of fun. In about a month two expansions will be available for it as well.

Also I will +1 Viticulture and Fresco as good suggestions.
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I haven't played it, but I'm highly interested:

Champions of Midgard

seems an upgrade for Lords of Waterdeep


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jdw734 wrote:


+1. While a set number of rounds, Dungeon Petz will also work.
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matthean wrote:
jdw734 wrote:


+1. While a set number of rounds, Dungeon Petz will also work.


I've played DP once and it was pretty fun. I'm thinking of house-ruling the endgame as something other than rounds.

Charterstone is pretty interesting. Looking further into that one now.
 
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agorski wrote:
There's bazillions. Take a look at Village. Very thematic and it ends when the cemetery fills up.


That's a really fun endgame mechanic!
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+1 Argent the Consortium. Too interactive for some worker placement fans! Must try Village soon. LOL at the end game mechanic.
 
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Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem has everything you're asking for, except it has rounds. The level of player interaction may make up for it though.
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The two best Worker Placement Games out there right now are Raiders of the North Sea and Viticulture Essential Edition.

Why I love ROTNS: It is around Lords of Waterdeep weight, but instead of gathering cubes to fulfill contracts, you are gathering a force of Vikings to raid enclaves. The Worker Placement is unique, and creates some interesting restrictions while still being pretty free. There is not a ton of blocking, but there is a tight race to get to the different raids first. The best medium-light WP game out there. Plus it looks stunning.

Why I love Viticulture: Instead of collecting the most points in a certain number of rounds, Viticulture is a race to get a certain objective first. Instead of getting points for everything, Viticulture makes you go through a chain of interesting steps to score points. Most of all, Viticulture throws you a unique puzzle every game in terms of your orders and cards, and asks you to craft a strategy based on your unique position.

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A lot of suggestions for Viticulture. A theme about making wine though snore
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Take a look at Stone Age and Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar.
 
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Just imagine that instead of making wine you are poisoning wine and following around the wine make to make sure your evil plan comes to fruition.
 
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philosophant wrote:
Just imagine that instead of making wine you are poisoning wine and following around the wine make to make sure your evil plan comes to fruition.

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Gregus48 wrote:
I like Raiders of the North Sea. It's about the same weight as LoW, I think it is thematic, doesn't use rounds, and is a lot of fun. In about a month two expansions will be available for it as well.


+1 Raiders
 
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I would like to point out Keyper if you want a high interaction game. The game ends after four rounds though (one per season). I really was entertained by the interaction of it, as you can work together with others to get better effects. Sometimes its a great thing to need to go gather some cows and find that you can get more by joining a friend.

That said it is building a farm/town and then hosting fairs and stuff. Not expressly thematic...
 
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