Browse games/Complex complexity

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This is a list of games that are either relatively complex to learn or deceptively simple but have a lot of complex interaction.

NameDescriptionMin PlayersMax PlayersStashesSetsGame MechanicsStatus
Alien CityIcehouse/piecepack hybrid game of city building23Tile laying, Complex scoringcomplete?
Barsoomian JetanFantasy chess on Barsoom (Mars)224(4)Chess, Angular movementcomplete?
Chaos CheckersA twist on checkers where the pieces constantly gain new abilities2255Strategic placement, Turn-basedcomplete?
CoastercanoMega Volcano that uses Martian Coasters and Treehouse Dice9Unknowncomplete?
Example GameNot really a game4N/AUnknowncomplete?
FreimaurereiConduct lodge-based conspiracies during the European Enlightenment22910Resource management, Hidden informationcomplete?
Galaa.k.a. Farmer's Chess244Capturecomplete?
GnosticaGnostica, an updated version of Zarcana, involves capturing territory on an evolving board made up of Tarot cards.1 per playerUnknowncomplete?
Gorean KaissaFantasy chess on the planet Gor226(4)Chesscomplete?
Houses of ThothErecting Pyramids on Tarot cards, and vice versa2555Accumulation, Constructioncomplete?
Martian ColonistsA resource gathering race, vaguely inspired by Settlers of Catan and a set of dice that match the colours of Icehouse pyramidsOne stash per player, plus one stash of any other colours you have handyUnknowncomplete?
Martian GunslingerAn abstract Western theme boardgame with a checkerboard242Set collection, Direct conflict, Resource managementNearly complete
Martian Mah JonggA rummy game in the style of Chinese Mah Jongg2410Unknowncomplete?
NomiceAn Icehouse/Nomic hybrid game.At least 1 per player. The more, the better for a dynamic gameAt least 1 per player, or as established by playersUnknowncomplete?
PhalansteryOrganize a harmonious group within the utopian phalanx12106, i.e. 3 RXDraw, Eruptioncomplete?
PyLiPo353 to 42Movement, Creative Writingcomplete?
Simple Life or Death1 per playerUnknowncomplete?
Spy vs SpyCollect all the pieces of the Thingamajig, avoid the other spy and the police, and get out alive!2236Unknowncomplete?
Stacktors!A role-playing game system using pyramids.21001210Tactics, Comparisoncomplete?
Super Death RayImage coming soon...235Color powers, Freeform boardcomplete?
Zarcanaterritorial control on a board of cards, with CCG-like card effects1 single-color stash per playerUnknowncomplete?