Pax Pamir Hot
Board Games 4140
Stands just below the best Pax game (imo, of course), Renaissance, but is still an incredible experience. The alliance and negotiation elements are one of the bigger departures from the other Pax games, as well as the openness of the map and such. The production on this game is incredible, probably the best looking game in my entire collection. There is so much packed into these small, short packages in this series. They're real gems.