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My Boardgames bag

My Boardgames bag

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I often play Board games with friends who do not necessarily have their own Board games library, and a result I often found myself searching for which games to bring each time. A few of these titles are games that I personally enjoy, but which we don’t necessarily play often as a family (otherwise, they

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Tiny Epic Kingdom

Tiny Epic Kingdom

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Published from a Kickstarter I missed, Tiny Epic Kingdom is a medieval 4x game in which each player plays a medieval race (with its own special ability) trying to expend it’s empire.  Each player tries to conquer regions, develop technology, kill it’s enemies and so on. Part of the Tiny Epic Series, along with Tiny

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Splendor

Splendor

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In Splendor, an semi-abstract eurogame, you buy gem mines and gems in order to expand your Renaissance merchant empire. Each turn, you perform a single action among the following three choices: Each mine produces a single gem per turn which can be used to buy new mines (but can’t be saved), but more advanced mines

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Ogre Pocket Edition

Ogre Pocket Edition

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Ogre was a wargame published in 1977 by Steve Jackson game in which 2 asymmetrical factions fight each other over a hex terrain. On one side, one player has tanks, MEVs, infantry, Howitzers etc… while the other team only gets a single Ogre: a massive tank with multiple weapons. Recently, a Kickstarter was created to

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Munchkin Deluxe

Munchkin Deluxe

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Munchkin is a classic Steve Jackson games card game in which you try to amass treasure, get equipment and kill monsters in order to be the first player to reach level 10. But be careful… bite more than you can chew and your character dies and you return to square one, that is, level one…

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Small World, Be Not Afraid…

Small World, Be Not Afraid…

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This expansions adds to Small World a whopping 5 new races (Barbarians, Hommunculi, Leprechauns, Pixies and Pygmies) and 5 new special powers (Barricade, Catapult, Corrupt, Imperial and Mercenary). But more interestingly, the expansion comes with a tray box to host the Grand Dames of Small World and the Cursed expansion tokens.

Small World

Small World

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Small World is in my opinion, the best area control game, a genre which Risk dominated for decades. Unlike many other Area Control games, points are scored each turn and long term control of areas isn’t mandatory to win: you simply try to make as many points as you can each turn, and hope for

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