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  1. Giorgi
    Giorgi at |

    What? No monopoly? year before internet invented, I thought only board game there was monopoly. Then I visited USA…

  2. The Forbidden Limb
    The Forbidden Limb at |

    Awesome post! A person’s first strategy game experience will either start them on their path to becoming one of us, or will confuse them enough that they will stay away from them for the rest of their lives. Settlers and Ticket to Ride are my two favorite gateway games by far. Ra and Shadows Over Camelot are pretty good too, or really any cooperative game. I think 7 Wonders and Dominions are a little too complicated where a first timer will leave the game confused and frustrated. Thanks again!! GREAT read!!

  3. Stephanie
    Stephanie at |

    Absolutely perfect list. You really nailed it. And the great thing about many of these games is that as a hard-core gamer, I still love playing these “gateway” games.


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