Exploration in Board Games: Who does it best

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I don't just mean theme, I mean really feels like you are out exploring a new land, area, underground cave, or island. Which game really does the exploration thing best. I've played some and a I really am feeling this needs to be done right. What am I missing?

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9 months ago

I am looking forward to receiving #Sleeping Gods... and I hear amazing things about #Maracaibo (which I would love to also play).

Supporter9 months ago

I'm sooo very curious about Sleeping Gods, but since Near and far doesn't get played enough in my house, I don't want to pull the trigger until I'm sure it'll get played. 

Supporter9 months ago

#Empires of the Void II has some cool exploration systems in the game. It’s neat finding the different bonuses on the planets. 

Supporter9 months ago

#Goldland has an interesting take on it.

9 months ago

Exploratory games are some of my favorites, although I really haven't played a lot. I think Petersen Games' #Hyperspace will be a great one (when it arrives at backers' homes). #Heroes of Land, Air, & Sea has some fun exploration mechanics in that you simply flip over exploration tokens when you end your movement. It's not really revealing anything regarding the landscape, but it is fun to explore. 

I reviewed #Blueshift a while ago and really enjoyed the exploration in that game. Good game overall, too.

#Escape: The Curse of the Temple is a real-time exploration game that I really adore. Fast and frantic, you're uncovering new rooms every time you go into a new door.

#Betrayal at Baldur's Gate / #Betrayal at House on the Hill are the same game just with different themes. Personally, I prefer Baldur's Gate because it's a fantasy setting (i.e. D&D). Very good exploration/story-driven game.

Supporter9 months ago

I’ve never really considered #Escape: The Curse of the Temple to be an exploration game, but duh it is! Good answer. 

9 months ago

It's one of the very first exploration-style games I've played. Still love it.

Supporter9 months ago

It’s wonderfully stressful. 

9 months ago

I love those wonderfully stressful games.

9 months ago

7th Continent does a pretty dang good job with this mechanic.  The save feature even allows for the re-population of food and a few other resources that will disappear after you have hunted too many times.  

I'm not sure there's another game I know of that's comparable at this time.  I don't own one at least.  

Supporter9 months ago

Of all mentioned so far I think this one is probably the best. 

Supporter9 months ago

I really like #Star Trek: Frontiers in this respect. STF is just a reskin of #Mage Knight, so I imagine mk would be quite good as well. 

9 months ago

huh, didn't know that about Frontiers!

Supporter9 months ago

It's a good one. You should check it out. 

Supporter9 months ago

Chris, The Frontier Champion!

Supporter9 months ago

That's me.