Russian Railroads

Russian Railroads is a European optimization game, subtype worker placement. Every game, you try to do better than the one before, optimize your strategy and score a bit higher. But it’s not a typical game of the genre. Where you often have a lack of options in other such games, only one or two routes to victory which you try to use as well as you can, Russian Railroads gives you many different, viable ways to score. Its many moving parts create a fascinating whole that will let you find new ways to a higher score for a long time.

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Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia

Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia

“Build a Better Dystopia” is not a phrase you hear every day. Better for who, you will probably ask. Better for you, that’s who! Because who else matters? When you talk about creating a better Dystopia, that means better for you, and that means that you’re in charge of the whole thing. Can you get there?

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Bora Bora

Bora Bora

Bora Bora, a peaceful place in the pacific ocean. Here men are handsome and elaborately tattooed, women are beautiful and do nothing but collect seashells on the beach and the gods can be swayed to help you with a simple fruit basket. At least, all that is the case in the newest game by Stefan Feld, a game of many difficult decision, evil dice, handsome men with tattoos and … you know the rest. A very intricate game where everything is somehow connected. Bora Bora.

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Copycat

What comes out when you take two popular games, add some dashes of more games, and then run that mix through a cocktail shaker? That’s what Friedemann Friese wanted to know when he created Copycat from odds and ends of the Top Ten games on BoardGameGeek. And what came out … well, read for yourself.

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Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar

The Maya people had a very sophisticated calendar system, consisting of multiple counts with different lengths. One of these counts is the 260-day tzolk’in. It’s also the driving force in the game, everything is moved by the turning of the tzolk’in gear, and timing your actions to make the best use of that is essential.

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Keyflower

Keyflower

In 1620, a ship full of brave meeples set sail to cross the ocean and build a new life in the new world. These meeples who crossed the ocean on the Keyflower built a number of settlements competing for everything, including the buildings their settlements may have. In their first year, these meeples created their new lives.

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Village

Village

Village is a medieval countryside life simulator. Only it cuts away the boring 99% of it and lets you make the decisions that shape your fameeply’s lives. Should the new kid learn a craft? Go into politics? Maybe go and see the world. Everything is possible, and everything might earn you a spot in the village chronice – or in an unmarked grave.

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Targi

Targi

The Sahara desert. Wide, open spaces. You can travel for days without meeting another soul. So why is it that, when playing Targi, there are always people standing where I want to go? Always. Every single turn. But they are complaining about the same thing, so it’s perfectly balanced.

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2019: The Arctic

In 2019, the Arctic is one of the few remaining areas on Earth with natural resources. Naturally, everyone with a claim on those, however slight it may be, want them. And so the fight for the Arctic begins. But only at first glance is it a conflict between nations – cooperations are the driving power.

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