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Between Two Cities

Between Two Cities

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Between Two Cities is one of the games I supported on KickStarter and it most likely now my favorite pledge. In this game for 3 to 7 players (with solo and two player variants), the players each help build two cities composed of 16 tiles each (4 by 4). This game uses a special drafting

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Seven7s

Seven7s

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Seven7s is a card game I backed on Kickstarter in which there are 7 suites of 7 cards associated with the number 7. We can find: Each turn, players play one card from their hand of 3, and then, redraw to 3 cards to end their turn. Cards are placed in their appropriate column (Seas,

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Race for the Galaxy

Race for the Galaxy

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My newest addition as of September 2015, Race for the Galaxy has often been described unfarily as a multiplayer solitaire in which every player tries to build, as fast as possible, the biggest more powerful empire. The game is called a Race because the game ends when a turn is finished and either: As a

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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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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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Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride

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Ticket to Ride is my favorite board game series and was our first Eurogame purchase, over 5 years ago. Since then, our collection grew but the Ticket to Ride titles, of which this is the first, remains a classic for us and our typical go to game. This box covers North America (all of the

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