Re: Please note that I don't own all of these
We had all the boards and card sets consolidated into one box before they release the Africa and Asia expansions. Now we need a bigger box. Same for PowerGrid.
I'm surprised none of the Rails (or as we call the game "Crayons") made the list. The original is British Rails making it highly appropriate for El Reg. Although I find Eurorails plays better. Mechanic is you deliver goods from one city to another with your train. You draw your train track on the board with a crayon paying the appropriate costs. You can also upgrade your trains. There's a Martian equivalent from another company and you may be able to find a Fantasy version on e-Bay or similar sites.
Also, if you like Stone Age, try Agricola.
Some other random thoughts:
- Through the Ages
- Race for the Galaxy
- Russian Railroads
- Seven Wonders
If you're into more complicated games
- Call of Cthulhu
- Thurn and Taxis
- Merchants of Venus (old version not the new one even though you'll have to buy them as a set)
If you're into truly vicious backstabbing games:
If you're into mindless fun
- Any Munchkin game
- Any Fluxx game
If you're into insanely long games
- Titan (might not be published any more)
- War in the Pacific
And a book type game with where that is just plain luck:
- Tales of the Arabian Nights
We've also recently tried a game called Clash of Cultures, that looks promising but needs some rules clarifications.
I recommend the Seafarers expansion for Catan, but not Knights and Cities, which turns it into a war gamers game instead of an economic competition game.