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Revision as of 04:37, 19 November 2016

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
AgnosticaAgnostica, a simplified version of Gnostica, involves capturing territory on an evolving board made up of Zark City cards.1 per player3 (5 for the complex game)Modular board, Card gameComplete
Alien CityIcehouse/piecepack hybrid game of city building3Tile laying, Complex scoringComplete
Barsoomian JetanFantasy chess on Barsoom (Mars)44Chess, Angular movementComplete
Binary HomeworldsA 2-player variant of the standard Homeworlds game3 matching setsColor powers, Resource managementComplete
Chaos CheckersA twist on checkers where the pieces constantly gain new abilities55Strategic placement, Turn-basedcomplete?
Civil-ice-ation7UnknownComplete
CoastercanoMega Volcano that uses Martian Coasters and Treehouse Dice9UnknownPlaytesting
CoverFireA war-game with programmed movementUnknownInitial design
DectanaTerritory game like Zarcana/Gnostica, but using the Decktet1 per player3Territory Control, Hand ManagementComplete
DogFightA war-game with programmed movementUnknownInitial design
FreimaurereiConduct lodge-based conspiracies during the European Enlightenment910Resource management, Hidden informationComplete
Galaa.k.a. Farmer's Chess44CaptureComplete
GnosticaGnostica, an updated version of Zarcana, involves capturing territory on an evolving board made up of Tarot cards.1 per player5Modular board, Card gameComplete
Gorean KaissaFantasy chess on the planet Gor65ChessComplete
Houses of ThothErecting Pyramids on Tarot cards, and vice versa55Accumulation, ConstructionPlaytesting
Martian ColonistsA resource gathering race, vaguely inspired by Settlers of Catan and a set of dice that match the colours of Icehouse pyramids1 per player + 1UnknownInitial design
Martian GunslingerAn abstract Western theme boardgame with a checkerboard2Set collection, Direct conflict, Resource managementNearly Complete
Martian Mah JonggA rummy game in the style of Chinese Mah Jongg10UnknownComplete
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?
Peaceful HomeworldsPeaceful Homeworlds centers on gathering crystals rather than invasion.3 matching setsColor powers, Resource managementSome rule clarification needed
PhalansteryOrganize a harmonious group within the utopian phalanx106, i.e. 3 RXDraw, EruptionPlaytesting
PyLiPo3 to 42Movement, Creative Writingcomplete?
Rat PatrolA precursor to the game TurtlerUnknownInitial design
Ratones ColoradosA game of mice, cats, and trapsArea controlPlaytesting
Simple Life or Death1 per playerUnknowncomplete?
The SniperSurvive an abduction by outwitting The Sniper1 Rainbow StashUnknownInitial design
SolomidsA solo game of stacking, sliding, and swappingUnknownComplete
Spy vs SpyCollect all the pieces of the Thingamajig, avoid the other spy and the police, and get out alive!106Unknowncomplete?
Stacktors!A role-playing game system using pyramids.1210Tactics, ComparisonPlaytesting
Super Death RayImage coming soon...5Color powers, Freeform boardPlaytesting
TriangulationA war-game with programmed movementUnknownInitial design
TubeTanksA war-game with programmed movementUnknownInitial design