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15 Feb 2011 13:53 - 01 Oct 2012 14:19 #87987 by lj1983
Cosmic Encounter
Warrior Knights
Arkham Horror
TI3
Wi-War
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16 May 2011 18:06 - 02 Jan 2013 18:56 #96417 by SaMoKo
No particular order:

Cosmic Encounter
Circus Imperium
Claustrophobia
Fury of Dracula
War of the Ring
Last edit: 02 Jan 2013 18:56 by SaMoKo.

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29 Sep 2012 20:34 - 29 Sep 2012 20:36 #135211 by Erik Twice
In no particular order.

Cosmic Encounter: While I'm probably most well known among boardgamers as one who loves heavy brainburners with industrial themes, the truth is that I tend to love two radically different kind of games and CE falls squarely into the other: Brash, fast, fun games. In the same way that Sid Meier's Civilization completements Robotron, Cosmic completements Steam in boardgame form.

Anyways, the gameplay is just fun. Know what your oponent holds is the base. But you have not one, but four opponents and each plays a radically different way so you need to first know how they play before you can even guess! Add to this that you don't even directly fight someone to gain (or give!) information and you have a really fun game. I love hidden info, what can I say.

Car Wars. This is probably the best game I have seen when it comes at storytelling. It doesn't have any tricks. None. It doesn't have flavour text. When you go and start playing it, it doesn't seem like you are doing much, you are just trying tomove your car, dodge, shoot and the right time...And before you know a duel has evolved out of each small step and it's awesome. Sure, it's clunky and checking the speed table makes it too slow but it's pretty unique.

Chaos in the Old World. One day a designer looked to all those eurogamers so keen on efficieny and thought, hum, what would happen if we mixed those with Ameritrash? And thus Chaos in the Old World is a game about slapping each other in the face as efficiently as possible.

Really, that's the cool thing of the game. It has direct attacks but it isn't a negotiation game, you slap a player because it's your best move to slap that player. Which leads to an incredibly interactive game that feels very different.

The assimetry is also very nice and I love learning how to play against each faction. Makes me want to play again and again. Really like this one.

Intrigue. This is a trading game where you trade trust. You must smile all the time, even when you are screwing someone. You must backstab someone in the back, and then on the face and keep a smile so he trusts you. You bleed but you say everything is okey because you actually love those fucking assholes with bigs wads of cash.

Age of Renaissance. It is weird to put this game here, given that I have only played it once, but I don't quite feel I should list 18XX or Magic as Ameritrash so here it comes. This game is all about the lenght it takes to play. Economics? Sure. Try to keep them going for several hours. Direct attacks? Why not make them 10 times more powerful, it's not like you don't have time to recover. I really want to play this one again.

I read like a pretentious asshole. Oh, well. :)

Feel free to comment on it, I would love to have your thoughts!
Last edit: 29 Sep 2012 20:36 by Erik Twice.
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01 Jan 2013 20:00 #140565 by Bull Nakano
1. Warhammer Quest
2. Earth Reborn
3. DungeonQuest
4. Battlestar Galactica
5. Chaos in the Old World

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01 Jan 2013 22:18 #140567 by daveroswell
Arkham Horror
Thunder Road
Cosmic Encounter (though I suck)
The D&D trilogy games (A cheat maybe, but whatever)
The Polar Express Game

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02 Jan 2013 01:47 #140569 by Nagajur
I'm posting hybrids, but this is my damn list.

1) TI:3
2) Cyclades
3) Claustrophobia
4) Arkham Horror
5) Chaos in the Old World

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02 Jan 2013 17:21 #140607 by san il defanso
My list has changed quite a bit from three years back, although the top two are still the same...

1) Cosmic Encounter
2) Battlestar Galactica
3) Merchants & Marauders
4) Talisman
5) Fury of Dracula

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02 Jan 2013 21:13 #140625 by DukeofChutney
* Titan
* Dungeonquest
* Dune
* A Game of Thrones
* Spacehulk

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03 Jan 2013 16:19 #140663 by seandavidross
If I leave out traditional card games (Tichu, Poker, etc.) and dexterity games (since I'm not sure how to categorize them), then my Ameritrash Top 5 is:
  1. Descent: Journeys in the Dark
  2. Arkham Horror
  3. Mice & Mystics
  4. Runebound (2nd Ed.)
  5. D&D: Legend of Drizzt

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13 May 2013 22:27 - 13 May 2013 22:33 #152157 by faceknives
1. Republic of Rome (or does that count as a light wargame? Ah, I don't care)
2. Junta
3. Talisman
4. Blood Royale
5. Kings and Things

EDIT: Didn't realise I'd already done this. My, I'm indecisive outside my top two.
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13 May 2013 22:58 #152160 by mikecl
Magic Realm
Earth Reborn
Merchants and Marauders
Claustrophobia
War of the Ring

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15 May 2013 16:28 #152266 by Xerxes
Currently and in no particular order;

Merchants & Marauders
Cosmic Encounter
Fortune & Glory
Wiz War
Viktory II

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15 May 2013 17:44 #152269 by bendgar
Space Hulk
Last Night on Earth
Nexus Ops
Cutthroat Caverns
Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery

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27 Feb 2015 01:36 #198397 by Tim Champlin
1. Descent 2nd Edition
2. Cosmic Encounter
3. Mansions of Madness
4. Runebound
5. Robo Rally

Talisman is a close one as well. Maybe if I had some of the expansions it would get on there.
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27 Feb 2015 10:10 #198419 by Egg Shen
1. Cosmic Encounter
2. Fury of Dracula
3. Talisman
4. Wiz War
5. DungeonQuest

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