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Popular Trading Board Games (Mechanic)

These are the board games with the Trading mechanic.
Pandemic board game
Rank: 9
Trending: 72
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 board game
Rank: 12
Trending: 111
Catan board game
Rank: 23
Trending: 19
Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game board game
Twilight Imperium 4th Edition board game
Bohnanza board game
Rank: 107
Trending: 569
Above and Below board game
Rank: 150
Trending: 305
Pandemic: Iberia board game
Rank: 167
Trending: 48
Pandemic: On the Brink board game
Rank: 187
Trending: 420
Castle Panic board game
Rank: 294
Trending: 1705
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First. I'm really excited about being able to add options...

Second, the only game I've played enough that features deck building is #A Few Acres of Snow and I enjoyed it in that game a lot.  I really need to try and get a deck builder into my collection.

I guess I've been playing #Pokémon Trading Card Game with my daughter a bit but since it's not at the playing level as would be with adults I still have a ways to go.

I think #Archipelago and #Not Alone are probably my two. Both are ranked in mid-low 60s but would place them much much higher.

I think Archipelago ranks lower as it looks like it is a euro game when in reality it is a negotiation and trading game.

Not alone I am less sure, I have seen 'serious' gamers not enjoy it so much because they feel like it is just luck. Whereas for me you are trying to second guess your opponent/s and while it's not super heavy it plays up to 7 and everyone is engaged the whole time.

Concordia - "Worship various gods through the gradual, painstaking process of trading in the Mediterranean."

Nice one, but are you sure you don't mean #Genoa or any other "trading in the Mediterranean" game? LOL

Can't speak to any of these at the moment as I have yet to play them. I do have Fort coming in the next week or so after trading for it. With that, I have Jaws of the Lion and Undaunted: North Africa on my want list currently.

Okay, now, thanks to BGA my coffers are full of dream games... I think I'm eyeing #Stuffed Fables (although it might become a present from Santa), and some #Pokémon Trading Card Game theme decks/booster packs.  I may also get some upgraded components.

Excellent points. Although I still like trading in the Mediterranean, especially if it's Roman themed. 

Uhhh I have a relatively small collection so that would be pretty hard lol. I was actually thinking about my shelf space last night, wondering where I would place #Too Many Bones if I were to buy it haha

There are couple of spots that will open up though.

So really, I can probably make space for #Too Many Bones! But yes, storage will be an issue for me and I'll likely need to come up with a solution so that I can limit myself to ~40-50 games.

I think I would want games to include some kind of trading or negoiating mechanic, anything that lets me cuts deals and build alliances around the table.

Camels + Racing = #Camel Up

Too many races + Territory Control = #Small World

Dinner Building + Card Drafting = #Sushi Go Party!

Haunted House + Traitor Game = #Betrayal at House on the Hill

Iconic Monsters + King of the Hill = #King of Tokyo

Bean Farming + Trading = #Bohnanza: Bohna Nostra

Trains + Route Building = #Ticket To Ride

I could do this all day...


I am also a big fan of worker placement games but I will usually take a good look at a game that peaks my interest as the gameplay might have a nuance I like. Sometimes that leads to trading away a game I have because the new game is just better at doing essentially the same thing; sometimes I want to keep both games. Some examples: I used to have Stone Age but after attaining Paladins of West Kingdom, Architects of the West Kingdom, and a couple others...Stone Age never hit the table because we liked the others better. Dinogenics is a game that peaks my interest even though is is similar to Dinosaur Island. I think I'd play both...Dinogenics when I want a heavier dinosaur park experience and Dinosaur Island when I want something more family friendly.