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2013 Holiday Gift Guide – Games for the Thinker

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For the Thinker

Spyrium

Designer: William Attia
Publisher: Asmodee

Spyrium

One of the friendliest pricing points of any Euro we’ve played in the last two years, Spyrium is a brilliant game. Create an engine or just rush for victory points as you mine spyrium, build your town and create new factories to grow faster than anyone else.

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Canterbury

Designer: Andrew Parks
Publisher: Quixotic Games

Canterbury

We had the pleasure of meeting Andrew Parks on the release day for Canterbury and playing with him at the helm. That doesn’t change how amazing this game is. Dozens of permutations, and a play style that manages to just flow no matter how complex things might look.

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Amerigo

Designer: Stefan Feld
Publisher: Queen Games

Amerigo

Amerigo is the newest from Stefan Feld, just off Kickstarter, and is one of our all-around favorite games of 2013. From the custom dice tower to the beautiful modular board, Feld does everything right in yet another game that awards victory points for EVERYTHING you do.

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Terra Mystica

Designer: Jens Drogemuller & Helge Ostertag
Publisher: Z-Man Games

Terra Mystica

Z-Man games brings back a hugely popular (and very heavy, component-rich) game in Terra Mystica. Just see this thing setup and tell us you don’t want to give it a spin.

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Seasons

Designer: Regis Bonnessee
Publisher: Asmodee

Seasons

It looks light and whimsical on the cover, but Seasons is a deep, strategy-laden game that you’ll want to play over and over agin to get the perfect play style for.

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    Anthony lives and plays games in Pittsburgh, PA. A lover of complex strategy, two player war games, and area control, Anthony is always eager to try a new game, even if he's on rule-reading duty.

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