2010 Spiel des Jahres Speculation
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Is it too early to think about what game will follow Dominion in the history of Spiel des Jahres award winners?

Well, of course it is.

Won't stop me, of course. Please feel free to add other ideas...
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1. Board Game: Assyria [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:843]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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Will this be too heavy for the SdJ Jury? Or will this be the Ystari game that strikes the jury just right? (Says the man who thought Bombay would be just such a game...)
 
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2. Board Game: Sultan [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:3797]
Joe Huber

Westborough
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It's been a while since Alhambra was honored; is it time for another game re-released to the German mass market by Queen to take the award?
 
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3. Board Game: Tobago [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:309]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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There hasn't been a deduction game that won in quite a while - is it time for another?
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4. Board Game: Alcazar [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:4284]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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It's been a while since Kramer notched a SdJ win - will Alcazar do the trick? Or was Torres' win the gaming equivalent of the Curse of Rocky Colavito?
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5. Board Game: Snow Tails [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:461]
Joe Huber

Westborough
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Was Snow Tails just too late for 2009 consideration? If so, it might garner some a year from now...
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6. Board Game: Dixit [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:119] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Robert Buciak
Poland
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Joe, how could you forgot Dixit? Beautiful family game, which is worth SdJ.
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7. Board Game: Vasco da Gama [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:277]
David Xavier
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This one looks promising...

Vasco da Gama
The portuguese captain that reached India by sea.
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8. Board Game: Hotel Samoa [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:1901]
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This one is both fast and fun to play, and have original mechanics.
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9. Board Game: Macao [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:158]
 
Joe Huber

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You know, this list was mostly meant as a joke, but since others are adding to it I might as well also...

Could Macao receive consideration? Or is it too heavy for the SdJ jury? I'd guess the latter...
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10. Board Game: Glen More [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:192]
Joe Huber

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A different theme, and apparently not too heavy, but not a large box game...
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11. Board Game: Jäger und Sammler [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:2033]
Joe Huber

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It's been a while since Amigo was in the SdJ spotlight...
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12. Board Game: R-Eco [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:1011]
Joe Huber

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OK, there's no chance of this getting nominated, but I'll bet you it does get a recommendation...
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13. Board Game: Mystery Express [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1042]
Joe Huber

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This looks up the jury's alley; not as original in feel as Tobago, perhaps, but I wouldn't be surprised if Mystery Express gets a nomination...
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14. Board Game: Schweinebande [Average Rating:6.04 Overall Rank:3923]
Joe Huber

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For some reason, I don't think this game has much chance.
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15. Board Game: Titania [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:3130]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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I'm looking forward to this, but I don't think it's a jury game.
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16. Board Game: Long Shot [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:873]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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Re-issues in German sometime do well, in no small part because they build up fan bases in advance. Is Long Shot such a game? I suspect - sorry about this - that it's a long shot...
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17. Board Game: Fresco [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:176]
Joe Huber

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Massachusetts
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It's been a while since Alhambra won, and the theme should be a plus.
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18. Board Game: Seeland [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:959]
Joe Huber

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Does Kramer have another SdJ in him?
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19. Board Game: Gettysburg [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:1914]
Joe Huber

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Massachusetts
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Am I serious?
 
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20. Board Game: Asteroyds [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1617]
 
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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I somehow don't expect a race game to win, but who knows...
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21. Board Game: Burger Joint [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:3248]
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Cincinnati
Ohio
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If you're not part of the soultion...
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Duh!
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22. Board Game: Samarkand: Routes to Riches [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:847]
Daniel Danzer
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Stuttgart
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Nice Queen title for the whole family with a beautiful board played by up to 5 players in 30 - 45 minutes.

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23. Board Game: VeloCity [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:6838]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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If Dale can list my game, I can list Kevin's - particularly since it's a far better fit for the jury than mine...
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24. Board Game: The Speicherstadt [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:401]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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It's Feld, and early reports are that the central mechanism feels very original and interactive - could Eggert Spiele pick up a nomination, or is this another game too heavy for serious consideration?
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25. Board Game: Level X [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2523]
Martijn Althuizen
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Helmond
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Hands down.
 
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