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Just to promote some discussion for the fun of it, I thought I'd do a series of forum posts based on the 53 genres listed in VGG.* Here's a GeekList of all 53 threads. And a POLL.

This thread's genre: Classic Games

Listed below are the top-ranked games in this genre. How does the list fit with your experience?


Have you played any of these games? Which ones? Do you agree or disagree with the ranking? How would you rank the games listed? Are there other games in the genre that you think should be in the top ranks?

And by the way, what do you think of this genre in general?

Carcassonne (2007)
Ingenious
Catan (2007)
Culdcept
Catan: The First Island
Magic: The Gathering (MicroProse)
Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
Laser Squad
Bang! the Official Video Game
Onirim


*In case you don't know how to find the VGG genres and rankings, hover over Browse at the top of the screen, then click Genres. Click a genre, and scroll down to Linked Items. Click the Sort window, and sort by Rank.
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I have Onirim for both Android and Steam. It`s good for killing some time.
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I love many classic games, but the ones listed seem too new to me to be called classics. I haven't played electronic versions of most on this list. But I always have a few games on my smartphone like dominoes, checkers, chess, gin rummy, backgammon, and so forth. To me, those are the real classics--games even my grandparents might have played (and in some cases, their grandparents too).

I used to have Ingenious on my phone, but I stopped liking it. The Knizia scoring thing tends to annoy me.
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Patrick Carroll wrote:
I love many classic games, but the ones listed seem too new to me to be called classics. I haven't played electronic versions of any of those. But I always have a few games on my smartphone like dominoes, checkers, chess, gin rummy, backgammon, and so forth. To me, those are the real classics--games even my grandparents might have played (and in some cases, their grandparents too).
Well, it seems this category is digital implementations of board games.

I'd rather play the tabletop version, but they are good for when you are on the go. Onirim, Castles of Mad King Ludwig, & Potion Explosion are well done.

I've got quite a few that I haven't tried out yet. I don't play the classics that came before Catan anymore (or even Catan). I've pretty much played them out before I discovered modern board games.

I wonder if versions on Tabletop Simulator/Tabletopia/etc. are included in this category? Technically the ones on Tabletop Simulator are mods. I suspect that's a grey area.
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I love playing Carcassonne solo more than with anyone, so I did buy Carcassonne - Tiles & Tactics to play when I'm too lazy to pull out the box and set up the tiles - though it also doesn't have my favorite solo mode, it does has an AI that is pretty decent to go against.

Magic: The Gathering (MicroProse) is hands down my favorite solo implementation of Magic: The Gathering - now if only it would work on a laptop (it was designed for desktop and doesn't play right on anything else...) shake

I recently bought Elder Sign: Omens, but I've yet to have the time to play it. I think it would make a better video game... it kind of flopped the times we've played it in person (a friend owns it).

And I should get Onirim at some point. I have the first edition of the card game and I played it a lot! I have something like a 95% win rate. It would be interesting to see if that would still be the case digitally.
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I have a few and tried things like Ticket to Ride and Talisman: Digital Edition but somehow, even though I enjoy playing single-player video games, digital board games without other players across the table from me really drags. (I know I can find other players online but it just doesn't do it for me.)
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