Initial Impressions - Essen 2007 Releases
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I did a list like this last year, and it seemed popular, so I'm doing it again.

Many of us are getting our first look at the Essen games around this time of year. This list is a place to collect BGG users' first impressions of the new games. My goal is to help narrow the field for those looking for the "best new games" to try.

The Rules

Please only rate games you have played. Please rate them even if you've only played once. These are just initial impressions, not final verdicts. Additional comments are welcome, but not required.

+ means positive first impression
0 means neutral first impression
- means negative first impression

Please post a comment, thumbs will not be counted.

You may indicate ++ for games that you think are outstanding, but these votes will be counted the same as regular + votes.

I will regularly update the results with running totals - see item #1.

GeekMail me if you have suggested additions for the list. I need to add the items myself so that I can update the totals. I don't want the list to get too long, either, so I'm leaving off many of the more obscure titles. Games with very few "users wanting" won't be making an appearance.

Last year's list is here:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/17494
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26. Board Game: Eketorp [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:1704]
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Current tally: +000-

Net score: 0

Percent positive: 20%
 
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27. Board Game: Felix: The Cat in the Sack [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:818]
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Current tally: +++++++++++++++++000000------

Net score: +11

Percent positive: 59%
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28. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:85]
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Current tally: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++00000------

Net score: +29

Percent positive: 76%
 
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29. Board Game: Gangster [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:2663]
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Current tally: ++00-

Net score: +1

Percent positive: 40%
 
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30. Board Game: Garibaldi: The Escape [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:2293]
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Current tally: 00

Net score: 0

Percent positive: 0%
 
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31. Board Game: Ghost for Sale [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:4889]
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Current tally: +---

Net score: -2

Percent positive: 25%
 
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32. Board Game: Gipsy King [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1835]
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Current tally: +++++++++000---

Net score: +6

Percent positive: 60%
 
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33. Board Game: Glik [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:4382]
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Current tally: -

Net score: -1

Percent positive: 0%
 
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34. Board Game: Gumball Rally [Average Rating:5.70 Overall Rank:7466]
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35. Board Game: Hamburgum [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:462]
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Current tally: ++++++++++++++++++++++00000000-

Net score: +21

Percent positive: 71%
 
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36. Board Game: Im Reich der Jadegöttin [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:4212]
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37. Board Game: In the Year of the Dragon [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:138]
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Current tally: +++++++++++++++++++++000--

Net score: +17

Percent positive: 81%
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38. Board Game: Inn-Fighting [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:3600]
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Current tally: +

Net score: +1

Percent positive: 100%
 
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39. Board Game: Jantaris [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:7658]
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Current tally: ++000000----------

Net score: -8

Percent positive: 11%
 
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40. Board Game: Key Harvest [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:896]
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Current tally: ++++++++000-

Net score: +7

Percent positive: 67%

Also Demetra, the same game with a different cover:

 


 
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41. Board Game: Kingsburg [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:199]
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Current tally: +++++++++++00000--

Net score: +9

Percent positive: 61%
 
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42. Board Game: König von Siam [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:669]
 
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Current tally: +++++++++++++++0000--------

Net score: +7

Percent positive: 56%
 
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43. Board Game: Laborigines [Average Rating:5.40 Overall Rank:9130]
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Current tally: --

Net score: -2

Percent positive: 0%
 
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44. Board Game: Lascaux [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:1906]
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Current tally: ++0

Net score: +2

Percent positive: 67%
 
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45. Board Game: League of Six [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:791]
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Current tally: +++++++++++++++0000000000-

Net score: +14

Percent positive: 58%
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46. Board Game: Liebe & Intrige [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:4369]
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Current tally: ++++0

Net score: +4

Percent positive: 80%
 
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47. Board Game: Master of Rules [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:4103]
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Current tally: ++--

Net score: 0

Percent positive: 50%
 
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48. Board Game: Medievalia [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:8456]
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Current tally: +--

Net score: -1

Percent positive: 33%
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49. Board Game: Midgard: Das Brettspiel [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:5290]
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50. Board Game: Ming Dynasty [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:3814]
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Current tally: ++++000----

Net score: 0

Percent positive: 36%
 
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