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What's the best Empire-Builder board game?
The answer is EURORAILS. Thank you.
Brewmiester wrote: Crap I came in here thinking you meant crayon railroad games ...
I'll see myself out ...
Back on topic: THROUGH THE AGES is really good. It's hits the notes for me, making me feel like I am shaping a culture and doing my own thing. Contrast to ECLIPSE, which I also like, I feel like we're all doing the same thing. I might have better guns or something, but we're all aliens shooting stuff.
CLASH OF CULTURES is good too, and delivers on the Exploration part at the expense of some clunk.
I really like Clash of Cultures, too, but it's been so long since I've played it (a shame, really). It's definitely in the former camp, I think.
I keep seeing good things about the new Civilization game, so thanks for yet another endorsement. I'll have to check it out soon.
I enjoyed Empires of the Void II when I tried it about a month ago, but it hasn't made it back to the table since so I can't give a great assessment of it.
Black Barney wrote: Im surprised to see Eclipse even get mentioned. To me, that’s just a conquest game with heavy military focus. Through the Ages has lots of options on how to build and expand your empire.
I see it as an economic game first and foremost.