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Hello from Canada

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Joined: 05/03/2013

Hello all,

My name is Ben, I live on Vancouver Island and I'm trying to learn how to make board games.
(This feels like an AA introduction!)

Anyway, I've always loved board games and after a long diversion into video games I've realized this is where my heart lies so I'm starting to take the first steps into making my own games.

I'm fascinated by games with exploration in them (Carcassonne, Eclipse, Tikal, even Catan) so this is where I'm starting.
What games do you know that have exploration in them? I'm looking for good and bad examples!

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Joined: 04/20/2013

Greetings, Ben from Vancouver Island.

Betrayal at House on the Hill is an example of a game with the same tile placement mechanic as Carcassonne. This gives it the feeling of exploring a new haunted house every time you play.

Joined: 05/03/2013

I've played Betrayal a couple of times and I like both the house building and the random monster generation.
It does seem like a game that hinges a lot on luck, especially when you trigger the monster and which one you get. I've heard of first roll, insta-death games.
I do like the random map and monster generation so I'm trying to weave those into a design.

Thanks for suggestion!

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