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One of my all time favorite games. Age of Empires III.
Intermediate Board Games Can Suck You Into Their World for 3 – 4 Hours at a Time
I like long leisurely board games most of all especially those where skill, not chance, reigns supreme. Intermediate board games fit the bill nicely. Below are some of the games from my collection. Clicking on the images below will take you to Amazon (United States store) where I’m an affiliate.
WARRIOR KNIGHTS BOARD GAME
The king is dead and at long last your opportunity to seize power has come! As Baron you summon your loyal nobles and their armies to take control of cities and wage war. You also exert your influence in parliament, increase your wealth and accumulate holy power from the church to help control fate. You can take the office of Pope or become chairman of parliament to further your influence.
Time: 3.30 hrs
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA BOARD GAME
Battlestar Galactica is a team game. You are heading towards Earth persued relentlessly by Cylons. In fact, unbeknownst to you one or two of the players are Cylons and they will do all it takes to bring about your destruction. Find and eliminate them. Expect space battles, Cyclon boarding parties, accusations and never ending emergencies. Whatever you do, don’t let your resources of fuel, food, morale or population hit zero!
Time: 3.5 hours
AGE OF EMPIRES III: AGE OF DISCOVERY
Stake your claim in the New World and fill your coffers with it’s riches. Buy ships, trade goods and establish colonies. Build capital buildings which give you advantages. Train your colonists to become soldiers, missionaries, merchants and captains. Start a single battle or a full scale war with your enemy.
Time: 3 hours
You’ll find a copy of the game’s manual at gamesgroup.files.wordpress.com
CHAOS IN THE OLD WORLD BOARD GAME
Become one of the four ruinous gods of Warhammer. Khorne who revels in bloody battles. Nurgle who brings pestilence and disease. Tzeentch, the cunning conspirator. Slaanesh, who seduces and corrupts. With special powers and those who serve you you must enslave and corrupt the world.
Time: 2 hours
STARCRAFT THE BOARD GAME
Three powerful alien races fight for supremacy. The unstoppable Zerg, the mysterious Protoss and the ingenious Terrans. Choose to play one of the six factions of the game and show your opponents that it is you they truly need to fear!
Time: 3.30 hours (Six player game)
StarCraft Board Game Rules PDF