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08 Jan 2010 15:17 #52516 by ChristopherMD
F:ATties Favorite Five is a series of forum threads, one per category, where every F:AT user can post their five favorite games in the appropriate category.

The threads will be sticky'd for future reference. So users are encouraged to update their lists using the EDIT function when they need to be changed. Therefore it would be preferable that posts commenting on someone else's list go somewhere else to make reading the lists easier as the thread gets longer, but that won't be enforced.

Lists don't need to be in any specific order. Its hard enough narrowing things down to five favorites. And obviously you can put less than five games, but please don't put more than five.

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08 Jan 2010 15:34 - 08 Jan 2010 16:33 #52525 by Michael Barnes
Easy enough, I think...

1. DUNE
2. COSMIC ENCOUNTER
3. FURY OF DRACULA
4. SPACE HULK
5. TALISMAN

Never mind the easy part...man, this is a hard one...but I guess these are the five "clearly AT" games that I would pick.
Last edit: 08 Jan 2010 16:33 by Michael Barnes.

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08 Jan 2010 15:36 - 02 Jan 2013 22:29 #52527 by Shellhead
So if this is Five Favorite AmeriTrash games, here is my list, revised as of 2/14/11 1/02/12:

1. Arkham Horror - Despite being forced to play this too much in the last year by well-meaning friends, this remains my all-time favorite game. The mythos cards function like punch cards for a cardboard computer that generates the illusion of a great interactive story.

2. Death Angel - This game manages to distill the greatness of every edition of Space Hulk down into an amazingly compact and affordable game despite having a completely different rule set. Unique mechanics combine with familiar ones to generate a tense and challenging game every time.

3. The Hills Rise Wild - This is the best Ameritrash game that most people will never get to play. It's a nice, clean miniature combat system featuring the Cthulhu mythos, degenerate hillbilly cultists and a dark sense of humor.

4. Fury of Dracula - Hide and go seek across Europe, with Dracula hiding and some main characters from the Bram Stoker novel in pursuit. The combat system is kind of Rock-Paper-Scissors with weapons, but the best part is the hidden movement system.

5. Cosmic Encounter - One of the two games that inspired Richard Garfield to create Magic: the Gathering (the other was Wiz-War). Only CE is better than Magic because it is multi-player and fun for almost anybody.

possible contender: Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery - I haven't gotten to play it yet, but I am extremely impressed by the overall package, the minis, the dice, the board, the cards and especially the rules. Looks like an amazing mix of combat, negotiation, auction, gambling and hardcore backstabbing.
Last edit: 02 Jan 2013 22:29 by Shellhead.

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08 Jan 2010 15:38 - 08 Jan 2010 16:16 #52529 by Space Ghost
War of the Ring
Magic Realm
Tales of the Arabian Nights
DungeonQuest
Arkham Horror
Last edit: 08 Jan 2010 16:16 by Space Ghost.

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08 Jan 2010 15:46 #52539 by san il defanso
1. Battlestar Galactica
2. Cosmic Encounter
3. Tales of the Arabian Nights
4. War of the Ring
5. Middle-Earth Quest

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08 Jan 2010 16:04 #52546 by Dr. Mabuse
Dune
Survive
Titan
DungeonQuest
Cosmic Encounter

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08 Jan 2010 16:23 #52552 by Johnny
Risk 2210
A Game of Thrones
Axis & Allies
Runebound
Cosmic Encounter

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08 Jan 2010 16:28 - 02 Jan 2013 06:18 #52556 by Ancient_of_MuMu
1. Arkham Horror
2. Cosmic Encounter
3. Merchant of Venus
4. Dungeonquest
5. King of Tokyo

EDIT: Updated 2/1/13 to reflect new preferences
Last edit: 02 Jan 2013 06:18 by Ancient_of_MuMu.

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08 Jan 2010 16:39 #52561 by OldHippy
These are hard and would probably change a little from day to day.

Twilight Imperium 3
Arkham Horror
Last Night On Earth
Space Hulk
Battle Star Galactica

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08 Jan 2010 16:40 #52562 by southernman
Nasty - having to leave games out !

Arkham Horror
Battlestar Galactica
War of the Ring
Fortress America
The Fury of Dracula

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08 Jan 2010 16:45 - 01 Jan 2013 20:03 #52564 by ChristopherMD
Arkham Horror
DOOM: The Board Game
Risk (Revised)
RoboRally
Incursion
Last edit: 01 Jan 2013 20:03 by ChristopherMD.

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08 Jan 2010 16:58 #52571 by dave
Abstain. I don't get to play A/T often enough to rank 'em, and the ones that I do play and cherish still mostly get middling ratings (AH, Runebound, FoD, etc.)

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08 Jan 2010 17:09 #52574 by HiveGod
Talisman 4th Edition

Cosmic Encounter

Arkham Horror

Android

Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition

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08 Jan 2010 17:17 #52578 by bfkiller
Twilight Imperium: 3rd Edition
War of the Ring
Fury of Dracula
Battlestar Galactica
Doom

This is the kind of AT list you get when you become a boardgamer after 2005.

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08 Jan 2010 17:23 #52582 by Partizan
Arkham Horror
Cosmic Encounter
War of the Ring
Nexus Ops
Fury of Dracula

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