Underrated Hidden Gems

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What are those games that are not popular, the hotness or talked about much? Maybe they are older or are just a hidden gem that is a favorite of yours? Link your games below and mine is in the comments

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Supporter12 months ago

Not underrated but perhaps not talked about as much is Empires of the Void II. It’s a really great game and I don’t think too many people have played it. 

Supporter12 months ago

I have been thinking about this game. I don't think I'll ever get it, but I want to play it. 

Supporter12 months ago

Just pop over to MN!

Supporter12 months ago

Gotta find someone who owns it!

Supporter12 months ago

That is pretty unlikely in Central America, but maybe I could. 

Supporter12 months ago

Yes!! I want to play/get this one badly!

Supporter12 months ago

Someone in my town was selling the Kickstarter Deluxe Version for $50. I jumped on that one so fast I’m pretty sure I pulled a muscle in my back. 

Supporter12 months ago

well yeah! That's a good deal!

Supporter12 months ago

A really good deal. 

12 months ago

Bullfrogs is a great game. I have the Renegade Game Studios version, but they no longer sell it (I think). A fun take on area control.

I also really like Swamped from Bellwether Games. The constant pursuit from the alligator is a lot of fun while each player in the same boat is trying to accomplish their own goals while trying to doom everyone to death by gator.

Supporter12 months ago

I’m going to have to look those up! 

12 months ago

Karuba is the game that comes to mind, I had never heard of it until this last weekend and it is supremely fun! give it a look if you have not heard of it. 

Supporter12 months ago

I’ve heard of it but need to look it up. 

12 months ago

Definitely recommend, not a weighty game but a fun quick game!

Supporter12 months ago

After you mentioned it I checked it out - Zee from Dice Tower actually lists it in his Top 100. 

12 months ago

Well it is still a hidden gem to me! definitely worth looking into!

Supporter12 months ago

Sorry didn’t mean to say it wasn’t hidden. I hadn’t heard of it before and was surprised that it was mentioned by him. 

12 months ago

Totally did not mean to sound snappy, gotta love text lol. sorry about that. 

I tend to like most of Zee's preferences so that is not surprising he had it on his list!

Supporter12 months ago

Sorry! It’s ok. I’m from Minnesota so I’ll apologize for anything. We are almost as good as being sorry as Canadians. 

12 months ago

Ha! I love that. I will now always hear you saying sorry in a Canadian accent...

Supporter12 months ago

Okanagan: Valley of the Lakes.  I love the game but other than myself I rarely hear anything about it.  I think it just didn't get a lot of attention so it's languished a bit.

Supporter12 months ago

I’ve heard of it but its definitely a good choice for this one. I’m going to have to look it up more. 

Supporter12 months ago

This game looks very interesting. I've never heard of it before. Would you recommend it as a step up in complexity from Carcassone? or is a completely different game?

Supporter12 months ago

I tend to think of it as a step up in complexity from Carcassonne.  It's not exactly the same thing but it has a similar feel to it so I'd say it's a good one to try if you like Carcassonne but want something with more to it.

Supporter12 months ago

It is going onto my list to look more into.

Supporter12 months ago

I'm very biased since I designed the game but I really love Last Stand. I've always had trouble with "Take That" games but this one handles it in such a great way that it's actually enjoyable every time, even when I lose. Part of what makes it work more than others is that as you get attacked more, the amount of cards you get scales up so you get more power to fight back with.

Supporter12 months ago

I’ll look this one up. Thanks!

Supporter12 months ago

Great topic. This is a one of those posts I wish I could follow. 

My underrated game is, Pit. I know it's old, I know it's mass-market. But there is more there than meets the eye. And, it's over so quickly. 

Supporter12 months ago

Pit is fun! Good choice. 

I agree about the following... maybe BGA can figure out a “follow” or “save” button?

12 months ago

This is a fun one especially if you are in the mood for a hectic time! Not sure it is a hidden gem but it is great!