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1) Gloomhaven
Gloomhaven
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Vanquish monsters with strategic cardplay. Fulfill your quest to leave your legacy! ...

2) Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
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Pandemic Legacy is a co-operative campaign game, with an overarching story-arc played through 12-24 sessions, depending on how well your group does at the game. At the beginning, the game starts very similar to basic Pandemic, in which your team of disease-fighting specialists races against the clock to travel around the world, treating disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand. During a player's turn, they have four actions available, with which they may travel around in the world in various ways (sometimes needing to discard a card), build structures like research stations, ...

3) Brass: Birmingham
Brass: Birmingham
Build networks, grow industries, and navigate the world of the Industrial Revolution. ...

4) Terraforming Mars
Terraforming Mars
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Compete with rival CEOs to make Mars habitable and build your corporate empire. ...

5) Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)
Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)
Take one of 17 factions to power via trade, conquest and galactic politics. ...

6) Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
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Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization is the new edition of Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization, with many changes small and large to the game's cards over its three ages and extensive changes to how military works. Through the Ages is a civilization building game. Each player attempts to build the best civilization through careful resource management, discovering new technologies, electing the right leaders, building wonders and maintaining a strong military. Weakness in any area can be exploited by your opponents. The game takes place throughout the ages beginning in the age of antiquity and ending in ...

7) Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
Vanquish monsters with strategic cardplay in a 25-scenario Gloomhaven campaign. ...

8) Gaia Project
Gaia Project
Gaia Project is a new game in the line of Terra Mystica. As in the original Terra Mystica, fourteen different factions live on seven different kinds of planets, and each faction is bound to their own home planets, so to develop and grow, they must terraform neighboring planets into their home environments in competition with the other groups. In addition, Gaia planets can be used by all factions for colonization, and Transdimensional planets can be changed into Gaia planets. All factions can improve their skills in six different areas of development — Terraforming, Navigation, Artificial Intelligence, Gaiaforming, Economy, Research — leading ...

9) Star Wars: Rebellion
Star Wars: Rebellion
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Strike from your hidden base as the Rebels - or find and destroy it as the Empire! ...

10) Twilight Struggle
Twilight Struggle
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Relive the Cold War and rewrite history in an epic clash between the USA and USSR. ...

11) Great Western Trail
Great Western Trail
Use strategic outposts and navigate danger as you herd your cattle to Kansas City. ...

12) War of the Ring: Second Edition
War of the Ring: Second Edition
The Fellowship and the Free Peoples clash with Sauron over the fate of Middle-Earth. ...

13) Spirit Island
Spirit Island
Island Spirits join forces using elemental powers to defend their home from invaders. ...

14) Scythe
Scythe
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Five factions vie for dominance in a war-torn, mech-filled, steampunk 1920s Europe. ...

15) The Castles of Burgundy
The Castles of Burgundy
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Plan, trade, and build your Burgundian estate to prosperity and prominence. ...

16) Terra Mystica
Terra Mystica
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Mystical races wield unique powers in their struggle to co-opt neighboring land. ...

17) 7 Wonders Duel
7 Wonders Duel
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Science? Military? What will you draft to win this head-to-head version of 7 Wonders? ...

18) Concordia
Concordia
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Manage a hand of cards that ebbs and flows to control trade across the Mediterranean. ...

19) Brass: Lancashire
Brass: Lancashire
Test your economic mettle as you build and network in the industrial revolution. ...

20) Wingspan
Wingspan
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Attract a beautiful and diverse collection of birds to your wildlife reserve. ...

21) A Feast for Odin
A Feast for Odin
Puzzle together the life of a Viking village as you hunt, farm, craft, and explore. ...

22) Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
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Investigate the horrors of Arkham while courting cosmic doom. ...

23) Viticulture Essential Edition
Viticulture Essential Edition
In Viticulture, the players find themselves in the roles of people in rustic, pre-modern Tuscany who have inherited meager vineyards. They have a few plots of land, an old crushpad, a tiny cellar, and three workers. They each have a dream of being the first to call their winery a true success. The players are in the position of determining how they want to allocate their workers throughout the year. Every season is different on a vineyard, so the workers have different tasks they can take care of in the summer and winter. There's competition over those tasks, and often the ...

24) Nemesis
Nemesis
Survive an alien-infested spaceship but beware of other players and their agendas. ...

25) Orléans
Orléans
Craftsmen, scholars & monks can help you reign supreme—but who will turn up to help? ...

26) Mage Knight Board Game
Mage Knight Board Game
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Build your hero’s spells, abilities, and artifacts as you explore & conquer cities. ...

27) Root
Root
Decide the fate of the forest as woodland factions fight for contrasting goals. ...

28) Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
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Ship goods, construct buildings, and choose roles that benefit you more than others. ...

29) Food Chain Magnate
Food Chain Magnate
Strategically hire and manage your workforce to outcompete rival fast food chains. ...

30) Caverna: The Cave Farmers
Caverna: The Cave Farmers
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From a simple cave, expand your dwarven home through mining, agriculture, and more. ...

31) Agricola
Agricola
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Bread, beet or boar? How will your family eat in the game of competitive subsistence? ...

32) The 7th Continent
The 7th Continent
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Journey through a vibrant but deadly land to uncover the key to lifting your curse. ...

33) Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
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Unravel mysteries in Arkham with your investigative team in this app-guided game. ...

34) Blood Rage
Blood Rage
Ragnarök has come! Secure your place in Valhalla in epic Viking battles. ...

35) Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
Description from the publisher: The world almost ended 71 years ago... The plague came out of nowhere and ravaged the world. Most died within a week. Nothing could stop it. The world did its best. It wasn't good enough. For three generations, we, the last fragments of humanity have lived on the seas, on floating stations called "havens." Far from the plague, we are able to provide supplies to the mainland to keep them (and us) from succumbing completely. We've managed to keep a network of the largest known cities in the world alive. Things have been tough the past few years. Cities far ...

36) Everdell
Everdell
Use resources to build a village of critters and constructions in this woodland game. ...

37) Maracaibo
Maracaibo
Seafarers journey to obtain wealth and fame in the 17th century Caribbean. ...

38) Kingdom Death: Monster
Kingdom Death: Monster
Try to survive in a nightmarish world that lies under eternal darkness. ...

39) Power Grid
Power Grid
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Power Grid is the updated release of the Friedemann Friese crayon game Funkenschlag. It removes the crayon aspect from network building in the original edition, while retaining the fluctuating commodities market like Crude: The Oil Game and an auction round intensity reminiscent of The Princes of Florence. The objective of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power when someone's network gains a predetermined size. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, and then bid against each other to purchase the power plants that they use to power their cities. However, as plants are ...

40) Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
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Tzolkin: The Mayan Calendar presents a new game mechanism: dynamic worker placement. Players representing different Mayan tribes place their workers on giant connected gears, and as the gears rotate they take the workers to different action spots. During a turn, players can either (a) place one or more workers on the lowest visible spot of the gears or (b) pick up one or more workers. When placing workers, they must pay corn, which is used as a currency in the game. When they pick up a worker, they perform certain actions depending on the position of the worker. Actions located "later" ...

41) The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
Go on a planet-discovering space mission in this cooperative trick-taking game. ...

42) Mechs vs. Minions
Mechs vs. Minions
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Cooperatively program and pilot your mechs to defeat an army of marauding minions. ...

43) Star Wars: Imperial Assault
Star Wars: Imperial Assault
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Play as rebel or imperial forces to fulfil mission objectives. ...

44) Underwater Cities
Underwater Cities
Develop future cities on the seafloor through politics, production, and science. ...

45) Clans of Caledonia
Clans of Caledonia
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Lead your unique Scottish clan to economic might via production, trade, and export. ...

46) Anachrony
Anachrony
Use Exosuits & time travel to ensure your vision for the future after the cataclysm. ...

47) Le Havre
Le Havre
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Establish a supply chain by collecting resources, building industries, and shipping. ...

48) Too Many Bones
Too Many Bones
Toss gobs of unique dice in an epic adventure en route to a final boss showdown. ...

49) Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
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Lead your civilization through strategic drafting of leaders, technologies, and more. ...

50) Azul
Azul
Introduced by the Moors, azulejos (originally white and blue ceramic tiles) were fully embraced by the Portuguese when their king Manuel I, on a visit to the Alhambra palace in Southern Spain, was mesmerized by the stunning beauty of the Moorish decorative tiles. The king, awestruck by the interior beauty of the Alhambra, immediately ordered that his own palace in Portugal be decorated with similar wall tiles. As a tile-laying artist, you have been challenged to embellish the walls of the Royal Palace of Evora. In the game Azul, players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. ...

51) Eclipse
Eclipse
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The galaxy has been a peaceful place for many years. After the ruthless Terran–Hegemony War (30.027–33.364), much effort has been employed by all major spacefaring species to prevent the terrifying events from repeating themselves. The Galactic Council was formed to enforce precious peace, and it has taken many courageous efforts to prevent the escalation of malicious acts. Nevertheless, tension and discord are growing among the seven major species and in the Council itself. Old alliances are shattering, and hasty diplomatic treaties are made in secrecy. A confrontation of the superpowers seems inevitable – only the outcome of the galactic conflict ...

52) Marvel Champions: The Card Game
Marvel Champions: The Card Game
Battle Marvel villains with unique teams of iconic heroes in this LCG. ...

53) Android: Netrunner
Android: Netrunner
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Welcome to New Angeles, home of the Beanstalk. From our branch offices in this monument of human achievement, NBN proudly broadcasts all your favorite media programming. We offer fully comprehensive streaming in music and threedee, news and sitcoms, classic movies and sensies. We cover it all. Ours is a brave new age, and as humanity hurtles into space and the future with an astonishing series of new advances every day, NBN and our affiliates are keeping pace, bringing you all the vid that's fit to view. Android: Netrunner is an asymmetrical Living Card Game for two players. Set in the cyberpunk ...

54) Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
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Work together - with Friday or alone - to survive on a deserted island. ...

55) The Voyages of Marco Polo
The Voyages of Marco Polo
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In 1271, 17-year-old Marco Polo started on a journey to China with his father and older brother. After a long and grueling journey that led through Jerusalem and Mesopotamia and over the "Silk Road", they reached the court of Kublai Khan in 1275. In The Voyages of Marco Polo, players recreate this journey, with each player having a different character and special power in the game. The game is played over five rounds. Each round, the players roll their five personal dice and can perform one action each turn with them. The five main actions are shown on the bottom part ...

56) Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated
Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated
"Go forth, be bold, and ACQUIRE!" in this campaign version of "Clank!" ...

57) The Gallerist
The Gallerist
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Amass a fortune, and stake your reputation by operating a lucrative art gallery. ...

58) Fields of Arle
Fields of Arle
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Construct dikes, drain bogs, harvest flax and tend to newborn animals in East Frisia. ...

59) Race for the Galaxy
Race for the Galaxy
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Worlds await! Colonize, develop and conquer taking advantage of others' choices. ...

60) Barrage
Barrage
Nations vie for hydroelectric dominance in a dystopia where water is power. ...

61) 7 Wonders
7 Wonders
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Draft cards to develop your ancient civilization and build its Wonder of the World. ...

62) Teotihuacan: City of Gods
Teotihuacan: City of Gods
Travel back in time to the greatest city in Mesoamerica. Witness the glory and the twilight of the powerful pre-Columbian civilization. Strategize, accrue wealth, gain the favour of the gods, and become the builder of the magnificent Pyramid of the Sun. In Teotihuacan: City of Gods, each player commands a force of worker dice, which grow in strength with every move. On your turn, you move a worker around a modular board, always choosing one of two areas of the location tile you land on: one offering you an action (and a worker upgrade), the other providing you with a powerful ...

63) Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
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Claim your treasures but don't attract the dragon in this deck-building dungeon race. ...

64) Dominant Species
Dominant Species
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Game Overview 90,000 B.C. — A great ice age is fast approaching. Another titanic struggle for global supremacy has unwittingly commenced between the varying animal species. Dominant Species is a game that abstractly recreates a tiny portion of ancient history: the ponderous encroachment of an ice age and what that entails for the living creatures trying to adapt to the slowly-changing earth. Each player will assume the role of one of six major animal classes—mammal, reptile, bird, amphibian, arachnid, or insect. Each begins the game more or less in a state of natural balance in relation to one another. But that ...

65) Five Tribes
Five Tribes
Move assassins, elders & builders through Naqala to claim oases & control djinns. ...

66) Crokinole
Crokinole
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Flick discs and make trick shots in this traditional Canadian dexterity game! ...

67) Lisboa
Lisboa
Compete to reconstruct the city of Lisboa after the great earthquake of 1755. ...

68) The Quacks of Quedlinburg
The Quacks of Quedlinburg
Pull ingredients from your stock to make your pot bubble, but hopefully not explode! ...

69) On Mars
On Mars
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Be a part of the first Martian colony, striving to be the best contributor. ...

70) Aeon's End
Aeon's End
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Use gems, relics, and spells to channel energy from the breaches against The Nameless ...

71) Lords of Waterdeep
Lords of Waterdeep
Deploy agents and hire adventurers to expand your control over the city of Waterdeep. ...

72) Keyflower
Keyflower
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Compete in a unique auction system to build the most prosperous village. ...

73) Paladins of the West Kingdom
Paladins of the West Kingdom
Invaders are coming from everywhere. Keep the faith and defend your homeland. ...

74) Agricola (Revised Edition)
Agricola (Revised Edition)
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Prosper your farm in an updated and streamlined edition of this acclaimed game. ...

75) Caylus
Caylus
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Dispatch workers across 13th century France to build a castle & tempt the provost. ...

76) Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
Exploration, battle and diplomacy in a dark Arthurian realm. ...

77) Pax Pamir: Second Edition
Pax Pamir: Second Edition
Swing the tides of the "Great Game" as countries vie for control of Afghanistan. ...

78) El Grande
El Grande
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Use your caballeros to control regions of medieval Spain, keeping clear of the King! ...

79) Architects of the West Kingdom
Architects of the West Kingdom
Will you be a virtuous or nefarious servant of the king? Build your way to glory. ...

80) Twilight Imperium (Third Edition)
Twilight Imperium (Third Edition)
Twilight Imperium Third Edition is an epic empire-building game of interstellar conflict, trade, and struggle for power. Players take the roles of ancient galactic civilizations, each seeking to seize the imperial throne via warfare, diplomacy, and technological progression. With geomorphic board tiles, exquisite plastic miniatures, hundreds of cards, and introducing a rich set of strategic dimensions that allows each player to refocus their game-plan, the original designer (Christian T. Petersen) has seamlessly incorporated the better qualities of other recently popular games to improve on the game-play of the original TI, making it at once perfectly well-rounded and pleasantly familiar to ...

81) Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
How can the human race survive when you don't know who is actually human? ...

82) Eldritch Horror
Eldritch Horror
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Game description from the publisher: Across the globe, ancient evil is stirring. Now, you and your trusted circle of colleagues must travel around the world, working against all odds to hold back the approaching horror. Foul monsters, brutal encounters, and obscure mysteries will take you to your limit and beyond. All the while, you and your fellow investigators must unravel the otherworldy mysteries scattered around the globe in order to push back the gathering mayhem that threatens to overwhelm humanity. The end draws near! Do you have the courage to prevent global destruction? Eldritch Horror is a cooperative game of terror and ...

83) Troyes
Troyes
In Troyes, recreate four centuries of history of this famous city of the Champagne region of France. Each player manages their segment of the population (represented by a horde of dice) and their hand of cards, which represent the three primary domains of the city: religious, military, and civil. Players can also offer cash to their opponents' populace in order to get a little moonlighting out of them—anything for more fame! Make your underlings: work on the cathedral combat misfortune bustle about the city ...

84) Dominion: Intrigue
Dominion: Intrigue
Enlist torturers, swindlers, and saboteurs to gain wealth and dominate the kingdom. ...

85) Mombasa
Mombasa
Acquire shares of unique companies and propagate their trading posts to rake in cash. ...

86) Rising Sun
Rising Sun
Lead your clan to victory through negotiation, combat, monsters and favors from Kami. ...

87) Grand Austria Hotel
Grand Austria Hotel
Serve guests and prepare rooms to be the best hotelier in the Viennese modern age. ...

88) Patchwork
Patchwork
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Piece together a quilt and leave no holes to become the button master. ...

89) The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth
The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth
Heroes explore Middle-earth, working together to combat evil in an epic campaign. ...

90) Russian Railroads
Russian Railroads
Acquire locomotives & industry, build track, and hire the best engineers in Russia. ...

91) Raiders of the North Sea
Raiders of the North Sea
Assemble and prepare a formidable crew of vikings to pillage towns and gain glory. ...

92) Tigris & Euphrates
Tigris & Euphrates
Regarded by many as Reiner Knizia's masterpiece, Tigris & Euphrates is set in the ancient fertile crescent with players building civilizations through tile placement. Players are given four different leaders: farming, trading, religion, and government. The leaders are used to collect victory points in these same categories. However, your score at the end of the game is the number of points in your weakest category, which encourages players not to get overly specialized. Conflict arises when civilizations connect on the board, i.e., external conflicts, with only one leader of each type surviving such a conflict. Leaders can also be replaced ...

93) Codenames
Codenames
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Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES. In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. Codenames: Win or lose, it's fun to figure out the clues. ...

94) Roll for the Galaxy
Roll for the Galaxy
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Game description from the publisher: Roll for the Galaxy is a dice game of building space empires for 2–5 players. Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins! This dice version of Race for the Galaxy takes players on a new journey through the Galaxy, but with the feel of the original game. ...

95) Trajan
Trajan
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Set in ancient Rome, Trajan is a development game in which players try to increase their influence and power in various areas of Roman life such as political influence, trading, military dominion and other important parts of Roman culture. The central mechanism of the game uses a system similar to that in Mancala or pit-and-pebbles games. In Trajan, a player has six possible actions: building, trading, taking tiles from the forum, using the military, influencing the Senate, and placing Trajan tiles on his tableau. At the start of the game, each player has two differently colored pieces in each of the six ...

96) Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases
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The game is afoot as you and your irregular friends search Victorian London for clues ...

97) Lorenzo il Magnifico
Lorenzo il Magnifico
Avoid excommunication and lead your family to power during the Italian Renaissance. ...

98) Dominion
Dominion
"You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion! In all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodums. All are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. You will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under your banner. But wait! It must be something in the air; several other monarchs have had the exact same ...

99) Pandemic
Pandemic
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In Pandemic, several virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously all over the world! The players are disease-fighting specialists whose mission is to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand. The game board depicts several major population centers on Earth. On each turn, a player can use up to four actions to travel between cities, treat infected populaces, discover a cure, or build a research station. A deck of cards provides the players with these abilities, but sprinkled throughout this deck are Epidemic! cards that accelerate and intensify the diseases' activity. A ...

100) Pandemic: Iberia
Pandemic: Iberia
Description from the publisher: Welcome to the Iberian Peninsula! Set in 1848, Pandemic Iberia asks you to take on the roles of nurse, railwayman, rural doctor, sailor, and more to find the cures to malaria, typhus, the yellow fever, and cholera. From Barcelona to Lisboa, you will need to travel by carriage, by boat, or by train to help the Iberian populace. While doing so, distributing purified water and developing railways will help you slow the spread of diseases in this new version of Pandemic. Discover a unique part of the world during a historically significant time period: the construction of the first ...



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