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    Gloria Woods
    Written on September 28, 2017
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      Aaron Russell
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "A board game with a twist. Monsters competing to destroy Tokyo. Share your best strategies and fun gameplay! Excellent for gamers of all ages..."
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      Aaron Russell
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "A board game with a twist. Monsters competing to destroy Tokyo. Share your best strategies and fun gameplay! Excellent for gamers of all ages..."
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      Kevin Bowman
      Written on March 24, 2017
      "Very fun dice game! It's kind of like Yahtzee but with more details. Worth the price for sure."
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      Howard Payne
      Written on January 4, 2017
      "Was looking for a board game, not chaos. Too much going on for my taste, would not want to play the game again. Just not my cup of dice."
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      Bobby Anderson
      Written on April 4, 2017
      "This game is so much more than just a board game, and I love it! First, I love the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, and this game makes it feel like you are in one of his books. Second, using the app gives the game a whole new level of fun. Third, this game keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. It is an absolute blast to play! Don't let the price tag scare you off. This game is worth every penny."
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      Bobby Anderson
      Written on April 4, 2017
      "This game is so much more than just a board game, and I love it! First, I love the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, and this game makes it feel like you are in one of his books. Second, using the app gives the game a whole new level of fun. Third, this game keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. It is an absolute blast to play! Don't let the price tag scare you off. This game is worth every penny."
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      Harini Yadav
      Written on April 17, 2017
      "The game is interesting and looks like a really good addition to game night. The downside is the price. I can't imagine spending almost $200 on a board game. I think they should really re-evaluate the pricing."
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      Jason Stephens
      Written on February 3, 2017
      "This board game seems a little too pricy. But if it has replay value then it could be worth it."
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      Louis Johnson
      Written on March 21, 2017
      "Bored with board games? Star Wars fan? This game will rock your board game world. It's super fun, and incorporates the best of Star Wars - the original trilogy. It pits the Empire against the Rebel Alliance and whoever meets their objective first wins. Super fun, super Star-Warsy, makes you wanna grab your light saber and knock down some bad guys!"
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      Louis Johnson
      Written on March 21, 2017
      "Bored with board games? Star Wars fan? This game will rock your board game world. It's super fun, and incorporates the best of Star Wars - the original trilogy. It pits the Empire against the Rebel Alliance and whoever meets their objective first wins. Super fun, super Star-Warsy, makes you wanna grab your light saber and knock down some bad guys!"
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      Samuel Montgomery
      Written on March 28, 2017
      "Star Wars: Rebellion is an epic board game. This is fun for Stars Wars fans of all degrees. With 150 plastic figures and two boards this game has a lot to offer."
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      Stephanie Duncan
      Written on April 29, 2017
      "It is a board game and Star Wars. Not much else needs to be said."
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      Jacob Schmidt
      Written on April 19, 2017
      "Terraforming Mars is a great adult board game. I was looking for something my sons might play together or with their friends and it was a pleasure when they all enjoyed a game over an evening without being plugged into the video games."
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      Jacob Schmidt
      Written on April 19, 2017
      "Terraforming Mars is a great adult board game. I was looking for something my sons might play together or with their friends and it was a pleasure when they all enjoyed a game over an evening without being plugged into the video games."
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      Arthur Morris
      Written on February 13, 2017
      "Who doesn't love a board game? Hopefully, it becomes a classic. It's basically a card game with the goal to make Mars habitable."
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      Cynthia West
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "This really is the best board game! It works with 1-5 players, so no matter who you have over (even just yourself!) You can have a blast!"
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      David Garza
      Written on May 27, 2017
      "Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization is perfect for history buffs and strategists alike. I even got my teenaged sons to play but it think it's because they like using their militarism to go at each other. I'm glad it holds their attention span for a couple of hours."
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      David Garza
      Written on May 27, 2017
      "Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization is perfect for history buffs and strategists alike. I even got my teenaged sons to play but it think it's because they like using their militarism to go at each other. I'm glad it holds their attention span for a couple of hours."
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      Eugene Freeman
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "I've played plenty of civilization-building games online, but using the board game paradigm to create my empire was a completely different experience. The artwork is outstanding, and the degree of focus that the game play requires made it quite a challenge."
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      Arthur Murphy
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Through the Ages is a board game that uses requires strategy to exploit opponents weaknesses for victory. It can be played by 2-4 people, so the game can be extremely complex. Resource management is the key building the best civilization."
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      Evelyn Kennedy
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "This game is really great if you want to spend a couple hours playing with your friend. You feel powerful as you win each victory point, inching ever closer to that +20 or -20 (depending on what side you're on). Each turn depicting a new timeline of the Cold War."
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      Evelyn Kennedy
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "This game is really great if you want to spend a couple hours playing with your friend. You feel powerful as you win each victory point, inching ever closer to that +20 or -20 (depending on what side you're on). Each turn depicting a new timeline of the Cold War."
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      Nathan Bishop
      Written on February 8, 2017
      "Granted I prefer my history through the lens of art, namely film, music and architecture, a board game is just as creative and fun. I enjoyed the game and the history refresher was an added bonus!"
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      Scott Jackson
      Written on March 22, 2017
      "I do not believe that this is worth the time or effort. Not an app, but a book."
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      Billy Boyd
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "If you are looking for a fun strategy game that is very interesting and in detail then Terra Mystica is for you. I have played this game for hours upon hours and I still have not reached the limit to the different situation you are put in. It is very challenging and I can promise you that you will have fun playing this game. It took me less than an hour to learn all the basic settings and how the game works. I Highly recommend Terra Mystica."
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      Billy Boyd
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "If you are looking for a fun strategy game that is very interesting and in detail then Terra Mystica is for you. I have played this game for hours upon hours and I still have not reached the limit to the different situation you are put in. It is very challenging and I can promise you that you will have fun playing this game. It took me less than an hour to learn all the basic settings and how the game works. I Highly recommend Terra Mystica."
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      Kevin Barnett
      Written on May 13, 2017
      "For a great game terra mystica is a great option. This webpage shows the popularity of this game with the 14 leves present given rave reviews by the community."
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      Jacob Walters
      Written on January 18, 2017
      "Terra Mystica is my favorite board game of all time. Every single turn is a blast!"
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      Scythe
      Games

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      $62.49

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      George Lee
      Written on May 25, 2017
      "I grew up playing Risk with my big brothers, and after bringing this to the last get together, we've switched games. It's complex enough that it doesn't make you feel juvenile, but not so much that you forget to have fun. I love this; it's great for a board game night with friends!"
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      George Lee
      Written on May 25, 2017
      "I grew up playing Risk with my big brothers, and after bringing this to the last get together, we've switched games. It's complex enough that it doesn't make you feel juvenile, but not so much that you forget to have fun. I love this; it's great for a board game night with friends!"
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      Luis Alberto Gallegos
      Written on February 24, 2017
      "The Scythe board game was really different from other games I've tried. There are plenty of games with alternate history stories, but the 1920s was a new one for me. I think this is going to be a favorite on game night."
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      Gloomhaven
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      $138.99

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      Gary Holland
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "If you are looking for a random board game to play with your friends for a random weekend, odds are Gloomhaven isn't for you. It is very expensive at around $130 and is intended for a very specific group of people. I enjoy table top games, so I gave it a try and really liked it. A warning though. It is for you to spend a lot of time playing, so don't expect to finish a full game in one night."
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      Gary Holland
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "If you are looking for a random board game to play with your friends for a random weekend, odds are Gloomhaven isn't for you. It is very expensive at around $130 and is intended for a very specific group of people. I enjoy table top games, so I gave it a try and really liked it. A warning though. It is for you to spend a lot of time playing, so don't expect to finish a full game in one night."
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      Nicholas Mendez
      Written on April 2, 2017
      "If you are into tactical combat games, then Gloomhaven is for you. You can have up to four players and you can have hours of entertainment with this game."
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      Russell Robinson
      Written on February 9, 2017
      "Extremely fun and extensive. Our family game nights are amazing now!"
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      Sharon Gomez
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "This is wholesome family entertainment that is always engaging and extremely replay friendly. This game is great for young to elderly players. I could play this for hours during a family get-together, say after that delicious thanksgiving or christmas dinner when everyone in the house is relaxed and willing to play board games. Gameplay is considerably fast paced but not too long drawn, one can easily be engaged for an hour or two. This game is great entertainment for 2 to 5 players. The only downside to playing this game is that it requires a bit of space to spread out the board, so consider cleaning out your dining table folks!"
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      Sharon Gomez
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "This is wholesome family entertainment that is always engaging and extremely replay friendly. This game is great for young to elderly players. I could play this for hours during a family get-together, say after that delicious thanksgiving or christmas dinner when everyone in the house is relaxed and willing to play board games. Gameplay is considerably fast paced but not too long drawn, one can easily be engaged for an hour or two. This game is great entertainment for 2 to 5 players. The only downside to playing this game is that it requires a bit of space to spread out the board, so consider cleaning out your dining table folks!"
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      Tyler Lucas
      Written on March 8, 2017
      "My friends and I love board games, but there's one problem. We've played them all. So, when a new game shows up at one of our parties, everyone gets really excited and it makes for a great time. I was hosting a party for the 4th of July and I wanted to make sure I had a brand new game set up and ready to play so I came here looking for a solution. The game I was informed about is called Ticket to Ride. It was fun, interesting, an it involves trains! I've always loved trains. The game was a huge hit and I'm glad I came here first."
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      Steven Sullivan
      Written on May 22, 2017
      "Ticket to Ride is a great board game for players of any age to get into. As a train fanatic, I really enjoy this game, because it requires players to see if how many cities they can travel to in just 7 days. It provides a ton of replay value and supports up to 5 players. I enjoy the competitiveness of it all and it is really easy to learn to play."
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      Jerry Ross
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "My family and I are getting tired of computer games and we wanted to get something that we can do as a family. I found a great board game called Arkham Horror. It is great fun, it had been so long since we played a board game I had forgotten what a blast they can be. Our family spent an evening laughing and playing an interesting that is set in the 1920's . There are monsters and other scary stuff that really entertains all ages. Go for it!"
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      Jerry Ross
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "My family and I are getting tired of computer games and we wanted to get something that we can do as a family. I found a great board game called Arkham Horror. It is great fun, it had been so long since we played a board game I had forgotten what a blast they can be. Our family spent an evening laughing and playing an interesting that is set in the 1920's . There are monsters and other scary stuff that really entertains all ages. Go for it!"
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      Bobby Lawrence
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Arkham Horror is set in the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. You have to fight a monster together with other players, and, once you will understand and learn the rules, you will have plenty of fun!"
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      Helen Clark
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I have played this a ton with my friends on game nights. Betrayal at House on the Hill is one of those games you can play many times because you never know how it is going to play out. I can never figure out who will betray me, that is always my downfall. The most innocent of friends will feed you to monsters. Who would guess?"
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      Helen Clark
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I have played this a ton with my friends on game nights. Betrayal at House on the Hill is one of those games you can play many times because you never know how it is going to play out. I can never figure out who will betray me, that is always my downfall. The most innocent of friends will feed you to monsters. Who would guess?"
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      Michelle Payne
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "This is a really good game, but it's one of those games where you have to spend at least as long explaining the rules as you do playing, especially if you have new gamers. It might be better to start with something like carcassonne first."
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      Keith Richards
      Written on May 14, 2017
      "Oh, my son would love this game! The game looks like it takes a lot of strategy and wit. Maybe a birthday present this year."
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      Keith Richards
      Written on May 14, 2017
      "Oh, my son would love this game! The game looks like it takes a lot of strategy and wit. Maybe a birthday present this year."
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      Keith Simpson
      Written on March 13, 2017
      "A great product for Game of Thrones fans! Good game play and challenges."
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      Aaron Alexander
      Written on April 5, 2017
      "I'm a huge fan of board games, and I love puzzle and problem-solving games in particular. But there's only so many times you can play Risk, y'know? Pandemic is an awesomely exciting game that asks you to imagine what you'd do if a disease broke out for which you had to find a cure. It's gripping, action-packed, and fun."
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      Aaron Alexander
      Written on April 5, 2017
      "I'm a huge fan of board games, and I love puzzle and problem-solving games in particular. But there's only so many times you can play Risk, y'know? Pandemic is an awesomely exciting game that asks you to imagine what you'd do if a disease broke out for which you had to find a cure. It's gripping, action-packed, and fun."
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      Frank Bishop
      Written on September 12, 2017
      "Not many people I know play board games anymore. I do play them and enjoy them with my kids. Pandemic is not your typical board game. it is modern and you can play with 2-4 other people. I was surprised by how fun it was. I would play this much more if I had the time to do so."
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      Eric Gonzales
      Written on March 10, 2017
      "It does provide a good solution. It does because the game comes with plenty of instructions on how to play it."
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      Christine Anderson
      Written on December 8, 2017
      "A civilization building game. I've seen it played in a lot of formats and variations."
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      Christine Anderson
      Written on December 8, 2017
      "A civilization building game. I've seen it played in a lot of formats and variations."
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      Jack Murphy
      Written on November 6, 2017
      "If fantasy card playing is your thing then Netrunner is a great option. It's a competitive game that pits you against your rival. It's a neat game that can be played with just two people. Although geared to a younger audience I think people of all ages will enjoy this game."
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      Jack Murphy
      Written on November 6, 2017
      "If fantasy card playing is your thing then Netrunner is a great option. It's a competitive game that pits you against your rival. It's a neat game that can be played with just two people. Although geared to a younger audience I think people of all ages will enjoy this game."
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      Anna Fox
      Written on November 13, 2017
      "Castles of Burgundy is a fantastic board game. Strategies and game play change with each game, so it's very re-playable. It can be a bit of a commitment as it's a somewhat long game to play, but it's well worth it!"
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      Anna Fox
      Written on November 13, 2017
      "Castles of Burgundy is a fantastic board game. Strategies and game play change with each game, so it's very re-playable. It can be a bit of a commitment as it's a somewhat long game to play, but it's well worth it!"
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      Adrián Vega
      Written on November 6, 2017
      "If you loved Arkham Horror, you NEED to get Eldritch. The Eldritch Horror even has a Mountains of Madness expansion pack. I love the fact that you can have up to 8 players, which makes it the perfect game for parties."
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      Adrián Vega
      Written on November 6, 2017
      "If you loved Arkham Horror, you NEED to get Eldritch. The Eldritch Horror even has a Mountains of Madness expansion pack. I love the fact that you can have up to 8 players, which makes it the perfect game for parties."
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      Matthew Gonzalez
      Written on November 13, 2017
      "This game is so fun, i play it with my friends, and we are addicted to it."
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      Amanda Soto
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "This game is so fun, i love it, i play it with friends and i can say that its one of the best to have a very entertaining time."
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      Amanda Soto
      Written on November 10, 2017
      "This game is so fun, i love it, i play it with friends and i can say that its one of the best to have a very entertaining time."
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      Andrea Murray
      Written on November 9, 2017
      "You probably remember playing monopoly with your parents when you were a kid like I do and in retrospect you wonder how they could tolerate it for so long. But board games have come a long way since then, and Agricola takes strategy and holds your attention in the best way, as you grow your farm and family. You can play it with your kids or your friends at a party. There is a lot of potential tactical play as you get better at it."
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      Andrea Murray
      Written on November 9, 2017
      "You probably remember playing monopoly with your parents when you were a kid like I do and in retrospect you wonder how they could tolerate it for so long. But board games have come a long way since then, and Agricola takes strategy and holds your attention in the best way, as you grow your farm and family. You can play it with your kids or your friends at a party. There is a lot of potential tactical play as you get better at it."
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      Wayne Baker
      Written on November 12, 2017
      "Came across this little gem and have enjoyed playing it ever since with my family. It's a good all around board game and doesn't get old. It makes you think and use strategies to win the game."

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    Summary

    Best board games
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 King of Tokyo Games 239 Paid
    2 Mansions of Madness Games 185 Paid
    3 Star Wars: Rebellion Games 175 Paid
    4 Terraforming Mars Games 137 Paid
    5 Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization Games 125 Paid
    6 Twilight Struggle Games 96 Paid
    7 Terra Mystica Games 82 Paid
    8 Scythe Games 44 Paid
    9 Gloomhaven Games 28 Paid
    10 Ticket to Ride Games 14 Paid
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