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« on: May 16, 2013, 05:02:54 PM »

For those lovers of all things GMT, 50 percent off 1 or 2 games until May 22nd.
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 04:06:53 AM »

Any suggestions? I know that's pretty wide open but was curious what jumped to mind.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 01:59:42 PM »

Twilight Struggle has been almost consistently in the top 10 board games on boardgamegeek.com since its release, so you can NEVER go wrong with that one.  

Here's what I own from GMT and can endorse (bear in mind that I'm a nut for card driven games):

Twilight Struggle - Classic.  A must own.  Covers the cold war.

1989 - The sequel to Twilight Struggle covering the late 80's when the wall came down in Berlin.  Essentially the same game mechanic as TS but with some neat twists.

Labyrinth - Also includes solo play.  Slightly complex analysis of the war on terror.

Successors - Haven't had a chance to play, but looks great.  Alexander the great, that is.  multiplayer card driven game based on the state of things immediately after his death.

Dominant Species the Card Game - I played the board game it's based on, but even though I liked it a lot I couldn't see myself buying it due to the rather long game time (although I shouldn't complain too much considering how long some games of 1989 take).  This really isn't like the board game though, but still keeps the theme and the feel.  It's a bit of a trick taking game, which I normally don't enjoy.  But for some reason it works for me.  Two thumbs up.

Washington's War - Based on We the People which is the grandaddy of the Card Driven board game genre.  You HAVE to play the Americans as guerrillas or you lose.  This is frustrating the first time you play, but then you realize that's exactly the way it happened during the American Revolution.  Great, great game.

What I'm looking at:

Andean Abyss - Kind of a sequel to Labyrinth.  VERY complex from what I've read.  It's actually being used in classrooms in some European and South American schools as a teach aid for courses on counterinsurgency.  

Urban Sprawl - I've heard good things about it, but haven't had a chance to even look it over.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2013, 02:33:18 AM »

Awesome, thanks hep.
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