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Other tile laying games thread.
« on: January 03, 2016, 01:22:58 PM »
I came across this thread on boardgamegeek.com and thought I link it here (see bottom of this post for the link). This is almost like a wishlist to me and hopefully I can get my hands on some of these this year (2016).

If any of you can find more games like this but is not listed in this BGG thread, feel free to reply and I'll add them to the list!

The BGG thread lists these games which I've sorted by shape and then alphabetically and will feature cc.com members additions as well:
(Note: Some games have different titles in other languages. I will try update this as much as I can!)

Click on the game title to go to boardgamegeek.com page for that game.
Click on Thread to go to the thread on cc.com for that game.

Triangular tiles
• (2014) Galaxy of Trian (suggested by franks!)
• (2006) Gheos

Squared tiles
• (2009) Actiles
• (2003) Alhambra / Thread
• (2005) Architekton (owns) / Thread / Tile size: 3,8 cm (1,49 inch)
• (2009) Batt'l Kha'os (suggested by franks!)
• (2015) Cacao (owns) / Thread / Tile size: 4,5 cm (1,77 inch)
• (2015) Castellion (suggested by Decar!)
• (2008) Cheese Chasers
• (2010) Crows
• (2006) Drakon (3rd Edition)
• (1996) Entdecker
• (2001) Entdecker: Exploring New Horizons / Thread
• (1998) El Caballero
• (2009) Fangs and Swords
• (2007) Galaxy Trucker
• (2014) Gardens (suggested by Chooselife!)
• (2014) Gold Ahoy! (suggested by Decar!)
• (2006) Hoyuk (owns) / Tile size: 4,0 cm (1,57 inch)
• (2014) Hoyuk: Obstacles (expansion) (owns)
• (2015) Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King (owns) / Thread / Tile size: 4,5 cm (1,77 inch)
• (2015) Karuba (suggested by MrNumbers!)
• (2013) The King of Frontier (suggested by MrNumbers!)
• (2002) King's Gate
• (1999) Kontor
• (2015) Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
• (2001) Lord of the Rings: The Search (owns) / Tile size: 5,5 cm (2,15 inch)
• (2009) Maori
• (1997) Metro
• (2004) Micropul This is a free downloadable game available at bgg.com
• (2008) Monastery
• (2002) O Zoo le Mio
• (2004) Oceania (owns) / Tile size: 3,1 cm (1,22 inch)
• (2007) Oregon
• (2004) Pirates & Plunder
• (2005) Rat Hot
• (2005) Robber Knights (owns) / Tile size: 3,7 cm (1,46 inch)
• (2009) Space Junkyard
• (2004) Synapse
• (1997) Tigris & Euphrates (suggested by quevy!)
• (2016) Trove: The Crystal Caverns (suggested by Decar!)
• (2004) Tsuro
• (2012) Tsuro of the Seas / Thread
• (2007) Vikings / Thread
• (2002) Wooly Bully (also known as Lobo etc)

Rectangular tiles
• (2008) Lungarno
• (2001) Nexus
• (1996) The Very Clever Pipe Game

Hexagonal tiles
• (2015) Clockwork Wars (suggested by Decar!)
• (2009) Deity This is a free downloadable game consisting of only 4 tiles
• (2011) Eclipse (suggested by quevy!)
• (2003) Feurio!
• (2005) Fjords
• (2002) Hellas
• (2014) Hyperborea (suggested by quevy!)
• (2010) Schweinebande (suggested by Decar!)
• (2006) Seismic
• (2006) SuDoku Hex! This is a free downloadable game
• (2006) Taluva
• (1999) Tikal
• (2005) Twilight Imperium (3rd Edition) (suggested by quevy!)

Uncategorized tiles
• (2006) Bison: Thunder on the Prairie - special curved tiles in 2 different shapes
• (2015) Cornwall (suggested by franks!)
• (2006) Factory Fun - squared and rectangular in hexagonal shape
• (2004) Lost Valley - rhombus and triangular
• (2003) Cronberg - rhombus
• (2004) Tongiaki - dual-curved six sided shape
• (2005) Vegas Showdown - various sizes of squared and rectangular shapes


Source that gave birth to this thread can be found here.

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2301.0
« Last Edit: February 23, 2016, 09:40:27 AM by Paul »
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Re: Other tile laying games thread.
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2016, 01:32:34 PM »
Squared tiles - Karuba (owns).
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Re: Other tile laying games thread.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2016, 01:35:40 PM »
No reason to not own Micropul - it's Print and Play!

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Re: Other tile laying games thread.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2016, 01:40:14 PM »
Squared tiles - Karuba (owns).

A great suggestion. Added to the list. I've looked at the tiles and they definately falls into the category of "I must have".  :yellow-meeple:

No reason to not own Micropul - it's Print and Play!

Yep!  :(y) Some of these are print'n'play and thus you can acquire them free.  8)
« Last Edit: January 03, 2016, 10:52:47 PM by MrNumbers, Reason: Merged 2 posts »

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Re: Other tile laying games thread.
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 02:10:36 PM »
I own Alhambra, bought the Big Box some time ago. It's simple and fun, I'd put it on the Ticket to Ride kind of suitable for all game. With all the modules it has great replayability. Game of the year if I'm not wrong, it's a safe bet ;)

Also recently I tried "LOBO" (Wolf). Not sure if it has an english edition but here you have a link to it: http://zacatrus.es/lobo.html
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Re: Other tile laying games thread.
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2016, 02:24:26 PM »
I own Alhambra, bought the Big Box some time ago. It's simple and fun, I'd put it on the Ticket to Ride kind of suitable for all game. With all the modules it has great replayability. Game of the year if I'm not wrong, it's a safe bet ;)

Also recently I tried "LOBO" (Wolf). Not sure if it has an english edition but here you have a link to it: http://zacatrus.es/lobo.html

I was thinking of Alhambra big box as well until I saw the price (in Sweden). :)

Lobo does have an English version and is already listed above as Wooly Bully.  :(y)

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Re: Other tile laying games thread.
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2016, 02:58:20 PM »
If Hyperborea is on the list, don't forget - Clockwork Wars -

Neither of these are tile-laying games, just played on maps made of tiles.

If games like this are ok, then possibly SdJ winner: Tikal
This is also part of a trilogy of games.

Also maybe a new category - Tile Laying Filler Games:

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Re: Other tile laying games thread.
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2016, 05:02:50 PM »
Missing from this list:

Triangular tiles
•   Galaxy of Trian (own)

Uncategorized tiles
•   Cornwall (own)

These are my - wants and haves from the list:

Squared tiles

• Alhambra (own)
• Cacao (own)
• Crows (own)
• Drakon (2nd Edition) (own)
• Entdecker (own)
• Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King (own)
• Vikings (own)
• Karuba (want!)
• Maori (my local Board game café has this so will be able to give it a go there)

Hexagonal tiles
• Fjords (own)
• Tikal (own)
• Taluva (Interested)

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Re: Other tile laying games thread.
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2016, 10:56:34 PM »
Squared tiles - King of Frontier (played couple of times)

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Re: Other tile laying games thread.
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2016, 04:15:39 AM »
Squared tiles - King of Frontier (played couple of times)

I picked this up in September, but I've not had chance to play it.  Looks crazy!

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Re: Other tile laying games thread.
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2016, 04:45:41 AM »
Great thread, merit for Paul for starting it - even if it wasn't really his idea!  >:D

Some random thoughts:

Like all of you, I like Carcassonne for many reasons, one of which being that each game plays out differently. This is in great contrast to the anglo-games that many of us grew up with where you just move markers around a board (e.g. Monopoly, Game of Life etc). In Carcassonne, it's the tile-laying aspect that makes this possible, but I guess I never really thought about whether this was exclusive to tile-laying games (which it probably isn't), or whether the tile-laying itself was something that I was particularly attracted to.

Anyway, I've finally begun thinking about other games beyond Carcassonne, and I'm finding it interesting that I do in fact seem to be drawn to other tile-laying games. Of the advent calendar games, for example, the two that stood out for me were Cacao (as a simpler, less strategic game than Carcassonne which could be a good gateway game) and Isle of Skye, which I think looks tremendous. On the other hand, I've started watching some video reviews of some other games that are popular and have very high BGG ranks but are not tile-laying games. Things like Castles of Burgundy, Terra Mystica, even Agricola. And based on watching these reviews, they just don't appeal to me.

So, this is a great list for me to delve into as I start to expand my horizons a bit. From the names/themes and the tile-laying aspect alone I'm already super intrigued by Alhambra, Vikings and Tikal!

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Re: Other tile laying games thread.
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2016, 06:58:14 AM »
I recently decided to download the Alhambra Android application.  I wish I hadn't I ended up ordering the Big Box.  It's not quite Kingdom Builder, but there's a nack to grabbing the right pieces to build nice long walls.  The scoring is good too.  Some of the expansions allow for additional walls and gateways, a bit like Carcassonne Bridges.  I'll no doubt put a picture up when the big box arrives!  It's a SdJ winner, I can see why.  It's worth giving it a look.

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Re: Other tile laying games thread.
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2016, 02:48:46 PM »
Alhambra is very popular in our gaming group, so last December, when I was able to get an offer at eBay for the "deluxe edition" bundled with expansions 1-4 for 13,51€ (20,50€ including shipping), I could not resist buying it for my vacation home, although I have recently enough other games for there. (The deluxe version comes with wooden fountains, a bigger board and a few other extra stuff and costs new aprox. 20€ more then a regular edition. Normally I would not have paid any extra for that, but the price would have been great even for regular game with 4 exp.)

However, turned out the bow did not contained all modules, three were missing, but just because they did not all fit into the box, because all cards were sleeved and everything put in extra zip bags. So when I mentioned that, the former owner had a look and found the missing modules and I will hopefully get them this month.


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