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 PlayersNumber of colorsTrios per colorGame MechanicsStatus
AgnosticaAgnostica, a simplified version of Gnostica, involves capturing territory on an evolving board made up of Zark City cards.251 per player3 (5 for the complex game)Modular board, Card gameComplete
Alien CityIcehouse/piecepack hybrid game of city building235Tile laying, Complex scoringComplete
Barsoomian JetanFantasy chess on Barsoom (Mars)244Chess, Angular movementComplete
Binary HomeworldsA 2-player variant of the standard Homeworlds game243Color powers, Resource managementComplete
Chaos CheckersA twist on checkers where the pieces constantly gain new abilities2105Turn-based, Strategic placementComplete?
CoastercanoMega Volcano that uses Martian Coasters and Treehouse Dice2495UnknownPlaytesting
CoverFireA war-game with programmed movement241UnknownInitial design
DectanaTerritory game like Zarcana/Gnostica, but using the Decktet251 per player3Territory Control, Hand ManagementComplete
DogFightA war-game with programmed movement251UnknownInitial design
FreimaurereiConduct lodge-based conspiracies during the European Enlightenment295Hidden goals, Resource managementComplete
GalaA.k.a. Farmer's Chess2444CaptureComplete
GnosticaGnostica, an updated version of Zarcana, involves capturing territory on an evolving board made up of Tarot cards.261 per player5Modular board, Card gameComplete
Gorean KaissaFantasy chess on the planet Gor265ChessComplete
Houses of ThothErecting Pyramids on Tarot cards, and vice versa2555Accumulation, ConstructionPlaytesting
The IceStarA geometrical puzzle game.161UnknownComplete
Martian ColonistsA resource gathering race, vaguely inspired by Settlers of Catan and a set of dice that match the colours of Icehouse pyramids281 per player + 15UnknownInitial design
Martian GunslingerAn abstract Western theme boardgame with a checkerboard2452Set collection, Resource management, Direct conflictNearly Complete
Martian Mah JonggA rummy game in the style of Chinese Mah Jongg24105UnknownComplete
NomiceAn Icehouse/Nomic hybrid game.210At 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.243Color powers, Resource managementSome rule clarification needed
PhalansteryOrganize a harmonious group within the utopian phalanx12103Eruption, DrawPlaytesting
PyLiPo353 to 42Movement, Creative WritingComplete?
Rat PatrolA precursor to the game Turtler2651UnknownInitial design
Ratones ColoradosA game of mice, cats, and traps3475Area controlPlaytesting
Simple Life or Death2101 per player5UnknownComplete?
The SniperSurvive an abduction by outwitting The Sniper451UnknownInitial design
SolomidsA solo game of stacking, sliding, and swapping153UnknownComplete
Spy vs SpyCollect all the pieces of the Thingamajig, avoid the other spy and the police, and get out alive!2103UnknownComplete?
Stacktors!A role-playing game system using pyramids.21001210Tactics, ComparisonPlaytesting
Super Death RayImage coming soon...2355Freeform board, Color powersPlaytesting
TriangulationA war-game with programmed movement2451UnknownInitial design
TubeTanksA war-game with programmed movement241UnknownInitial design