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19 Feb 2018 12:08 p.m. PST
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Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 8:36 p.m. PST

What's your favorite boardgame with miniatures?

Here's a starting list of ones I like, add nominations for others if you like them:

Airfix Battles
Battle-Cry (Milton Bradley)
Broadsides (Milton Bradley)
Dogfight (Milton Bradley)
Hit the Beach (Milton Bradley)
Space Hulk
Warhammer Quest

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 8:51 p.m. PST

I would add

Wings of War/Glory
Flash Point
Samurai Swords/Ikusa
Conquest of the Empire
Memoir '44
Samurai Battles
Age of Battles series

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 9:51 p.m. PST

Blood Rage

Rum & Bones

Mice & Mystics

Arcadia Quest

Rivet Wars


D&D: Wrath of Ashardalon (and Ravenloft, and others in the series)

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 9:52 p.m. PST


Spooner604 Aug 2017 11:11 p.m. PST

Star Wars Rebellion.

Samurai Elb05 Aug 2017 1:39 a.m. PST

From MB: Shogun (the first version of Samurai Swords, Ikusa, still with those nice little plastic swords which are missing in Ikusa).

Fram Academy Games: 1775, 1754 and hopefully the upcoming 878 Viking Invasions of England will became an fovorite game too.

mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 4:49 a.m. PST

Good catch on Monopoly.

myxemail Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 6:02 a.m. PST

Also add some of the versions of Risk. My copy is the old wooden pieces. My son's copy has Napoleonic figures, and he has a Star Wars version too


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 6:14 a.m. PST

Various modern Risk variants (except the Star Wars one … I like Star Wars, but those didn't seem to have "flavor", just SW minis).

Volstagg Vanir05 Aug 2017 7:50 a.m. PST

Cthulhu Wars

Takenoko (and why not…?)
Tokaido (Ditto)
Ninja All Stars
Super Dungeon Explore
The Others: Seven Deadly Sins

It would be interesting to see the differences in nominations on a Board Game site
(such as BoardGameGeek ) as opposed to a miniatures oriented site.

Parzival05 Aug 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

Dungeon Saga
Warhammer Quest
Battle Masters
Battle Cry (Hasbro/Avalon Hill)
Battleship Galaxies: The Saturn Initiative
Conquest of the Empire
Dungeons & Dragons Electronic Game (way back machine)
Risk: Star Wars 2015 edition (plays more like The Queen's Gambit than Risk).
Betrayal at House on the HIll
D&D: Conquest of Nerath (basically an Axis&Allies variant, only more fun, IMHO.)

Games that use miniatures as markers, but not really as what they represent:
Risk: 40th Anniversary Ed., Lord of the Rings Trilogy Ed., 2210 AD Ed., Star Wars Attack of the Clones Ed., Star Wars Original Trilogy Ed.. Godstorm. No, the figs have little to do with what they represent (aside from the Death Star), but they're nice figs in fun games.

I don't include X-Wing, Wings of War/Glory, Sails of Glory and the like because they actually aren't board games,* but are miniatures games in their own right.** They're just pre-paints that happen to be mass produced.

* There's no board. Kind of rules 'em out as "board games."

**Miniatures behave distinctly as what each is supposed to represent, with a 1:1 relationship; they're not markers for some abstract concept nor counters for tracking amounts of forces.

Phil Hall05 Aug 2017 8:55 a.m. PST

Tide of Iron

rmaker05 Aug 2017 9:11 a.m. PST

Stalk I
North Cape

Personal logo Scott MacPhee Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 9:12 a.m. PST

Battle Cry (Avalon Hill)
Hold the Line (Worthington Games)
The Great War (PSC Games)
Star Wars: Imperial Assault (Fantasy Flight Games)

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 9:24 a.m. PST

Axis and Allies needs to be there.

Beowulf Fezian05 Aug 2017 10:13 a.m. PST

Mansions of Madness
Space Hulk

Legbiter05 Aug 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

Cthulhu Wars

Wings of Glory [WW1]
Age of Conan

Toy Soldier Green05 Aug 2017 2:39 p.m. PST

Battles of Westeros
Memoir '44
Rune Wars
DnD Adventure Box games.

celtcraze05 Aug 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

Earth Reborn

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 5:07 p.m. PST

I've even been painting my Monopoly buildings!

Because, why play with unpainted plastic evil grin

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mandt2 Inactive Member05 Aug 2017 8:56 p.m. PST

Star Wars: Rebellion
GoT Risk
Axis & Allies

Wargamer Blue06 Aug 2017 2:40 a.m. PST

Axis and Allies
Memoir 44
Battle of Britain
Battle Cry

Mister Tibbles06 Aug 2017 10:26 a.m. PST

Star Wars Imperial Assault
Mechs & Minions
Arcane Quest

Karellian Knight07 Aug 2017 5:23 a.m. PST

Zombicide: Black plague
Battle of Britain

dagc54 Inactive Member07 Aug 2017 10:05 a.m. PST


Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 6:36 p.m. PST

I made a version of Clue that uses zombies. Cludo for the UK folks.

I also made a miniatures version of Awful Green Things from Outerspace, with Playmobil figures.


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