Essen 2004 Canonical List
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November 5

Just as important as the Essen time, or even more so, is now. Only now that people have time to play and get to know the games in detail will we discover which are the hits and which are not. This is especially true this year as the number of games and publishers was much larger than ever before. What hidden gems are out there still waiting to be discovered?

As people rate games the order of games in this list will change and we will be able to see what rises to the top.

Please feel free to add any missing Essen games to the list.
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51. Board Game: Flix Mix [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:3118]
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Designer: Bernhard Naegele
Publisher: Adlung-Spiele
 
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52. Board Game: Das Prestel Nasenspiel [Average Rating:6.26 Unranked]
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Designer: Thomas Fackler
Publisher: Prestel Verlag
 
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53. Board Game: Piranha Pedro [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:2264]
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Designer: Jens-Peter Schliemann
Publisher: Goldsieber
 
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54. Board Game: Presidential Election [Average Rating:6.32 Unranked]
Richard Huzzey
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55. Board Game: Caribbean [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:1954]
Frank Burbach
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Designers: Jens-Peter Schliemann, Michail Antonow

This one has me the most interested.
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56. Board Game: Leapfrog [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:4280]
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Designer: Gordon & Fraser Lamont
Publisher: Fragor Games
 
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57. Board Game: Windschatten [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:7606]
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Designer: Till Meyer
Publisher: Spieltrieb
 
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58. Board Game: Die Weinhändler [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:2582]
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By Claudia Hely & Roman Pelek/AMIGO Spiel
 
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59. Board Game: Team Work Original [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:4630]
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Designer: Michael Andersch
Publisher: Adlung-Spiele
 
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60. Board Game: Candamir: The First Settlers [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:2046]
Robert Zurfluh
United States
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Designer: Klaus Teuber
Publisher: Kosmos
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61. Board Game: Typo [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:3108]
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Designer: Corné van Moorsel
Publisher: Cwali
 
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62. Board Game: Treasure Island [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:7827]
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Designer: Peter Burley
Publisher: Burley Games
 
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63. Board Game: Farfalia [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:4690]
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Designer: Derek Carver
Publisher: daVinci games
 
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64. Board Game: Chinagold [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:4619]
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By Günter Cornett/Bambus Spieleverlag
 
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65. Board Game: Feudo [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:3911]
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Designer: Mario Papini
Publisher: ZuGames
 
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66. Board Game: Im Auftrag des Königs [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:3976]
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Designer: Lorenz Kutschke
Publisher: Adlung-Spiele
 
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67. Board Game: Ocean [Average Rating:6.09 Unranked]
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Seasim (remake of Visjes/Ocean)

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68. Board Game: Telebohn [Average Rating:6.09 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.09 Unranked]
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Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher: Lookout Games
 
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69. Board Game: Jupiter [Average Rating:6.08 Unranked]
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Designer: Reiner Knizia
Publisher: Franjos Spieleverlag
 
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70. Board Game: De Ontembare Stad [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:4517]
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The Game Master - by Hans van Tol
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71. Board Game: Scottish Highland Whisky Race [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:7171]
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72. Board Game: Pirates of the Spanish Main [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:2794] [Average Rating:5.98 Unranked]
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Designer: Mike Selinker, James Ernest
Publisher: FanPro
 
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73. Board Game: Flandern 1302 [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:3615]
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74. Board Game: Feenbalz [Average Rating:5.95 Unranked]
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Designer: Gerd Deininger
Andreas Michaelis Publisher: Drachenland-Verlag
 
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75. Board Game: The Perfect 10 [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:5486]
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Designer: N/A Publisher: Ravensburger
 
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