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13 Mar 2018 12:36 #265572 by san il defanso
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1) Nexus Ops
2) Dune
3) Clash of Cultures

I don't actually like the genre that much, so those are the only three I've played enough to honestly call them favorites.

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13 Mar 2018 13:05 #265575 by ubarose
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Struggle of Empires
History of the World
Cthulhu Wars
Moongha Invaders
Mare Nostrum
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13 Mar 2018 13:06 #265576 by Jackwraith
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Hrm. Nebulous definitions but:

Chaos in the Old World
Warrior Knights
Cyclades
TI3
Game of Thrones


Star Trek Ascendancy is closing fast on this list. Just haven't quite played enough of it yet. Other near misses: Dune (needs the right group), Runewars (hero actions never quite important enough despite their constant presence in the game), Revolt on Antares (the best of the old TSR minigames), Shogun/Samurai Swords/Ikusa (just needs a bit more chrome; there's a great random event deck file on BGG), Supremacy (if you have all the expansions and, say, 10 hours or so, it's a blast.)
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13 Mar 2018 13:09 #265577 by Msample
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ubarose wrote: Struggle of Empires
History of the World
Cthulhu Wars
Moongha Invaders
Mare Nostrum


Shit, I forgot Struggle of Empires. I think I was mentally limiting myself to you know, games with actual plastic dudes. But SoE rocks .
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13 Mar 2018 13:25 #265579 by Matt Thrower
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san il defanso wrote: I don't actually like the genre that much


Delete your account.
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13 Mar 2018 13:29 #265580 by Legomancer
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I'm not a big fan of the genre but here are ones I like

Nexus Ops (my fave: simple and sweet)
Chaos in the Old World
(Brief) History of the World

People are listing Mare Nostrum, which I like, but I don't think of that as DOAM at all. There's dudes, and a map, but the trading is where it's at.

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13 Mar 2018 13:33 #265581 by wkover
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This is my least favorite category of AT. I'm not fond of the negotiation, diplomacy, and downtime. Add trading into the mix and it's a pure hatefest for me.

But I will play (and enjoy) these...

Nexus Ops
Risk Legacy
Struggle of Empires/Conquest of the Empire (bidding for alliances is incredible, even if I don't play much anymore)
Monsters Menace America (dumb and silly, which I like, and I don't mind the endgame)
1812: Invasion of Canada (team game, which is cool)


Also, I'm not a fan, but Risk Europe is a hit in my group.

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13 Mar 2018 13:39 #265582 by ubarose
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The official F:AT definition of Dudes on a Map, from Ken B. who coined the term Here on F:AT is:

Games with an area-level map--often global, sometimes more specific--on which you place your dudes in an area and try to use them to take important areas from someone else.
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13 Mar 2018 13:45 #265584 by ubarose
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Legomancer wrote: I'm not a big fan of the genre but here are ones I like

Nexus Ops (my fave: simple and sweet)
Chaos in the Old World
(Brief) History of the World

People are listing Mare Nostrum, which I like, but I don't think of that as DOAM at all. There's dudes, and a map, but the trading is where it's at.


Not to split hairs, but one of the victory conditions is to take and hold the special cities, and the way we play a lot of the game is taking and trying to hold other player's resource generation areas.

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13 Mar 2018 14:08 #265587 by drewcula
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Oooohhh!!! One of my favorites!

1. Risk Legacy (replaced both Risk 'revised,' and Risk 2210.)
2. Risk Star Wars The Original Trilogy (note: this is ideal for 3 players only.)
3. Cthulhu Wars (though I must say, there's a lot of independent bloat going on. I've yet to scratch the surface.)
4. Nexus Ops (shorter, sweeter. I'm referring to the AH print.)
5. Blood Rage (shorter than CW, sweeter than CitOW.)
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13 Mar 2018 14:08 #265588 by ChristopherMD
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Cthulhu Wars
Small World
War of the Ring


Those are the only ones I own if we're not counting 4x stuff. War of the Ring is just a doorstop at this point so I should probably get rid of it. I prefer tactical skirmish games or coop dungeon crawls for 2-player nowadays.

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13 Mar 2018 14:09 #265589 by quozl
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Pushing the the definition of DOAM:

Heroscape
Wiz-War
Civilization
Nexus Ops
Conquest of the Empire

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13 Mar 2018 14:47 #265592 by Motorik
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Dune
Nexus Ops
History of the World (Hasbro/AH version)
Samurai Swords / Shogun
Risk Godstorm

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13 Mar 2018 14:52 - 13 Mar 2018 14:53 #265593 by southernman
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ONLY FIVE !!

I'm not in the right frame of mind to do something as brutal as pick only five, maybe later ...
I'm also a bit dubious on some selections but the definition is a bit open (looking at the definition and the selections seen so far I reckon most of my collection qualifies)
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13 Mar 2018 14:58 #265594 by Matt Thrower
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Legomancer wrote: I'm not a big fan of the genre but here are ones I like


Why do you hate fun?
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