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The Pariah
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I started a thread last week, specifically for the purpose of setting up open gaming at the upcoming WBC. As years have gone by, I've found myself playing fewer and fewer tournament games (although, this year may be more than last year) and really cherishing the games (and company) in the open gaming area.

Last year, especially, I played a TON of games in open gaming (I track everything I've played since my first convention, 15 years ago) - last year was the MOST games I played in any con (36), but 21 were in the open gaming area (the last two years have seen me play more than 50% of my games in open gaming).

So, it's important to me to set some stuff up ahead of time -- both games I want to play; and company with whom I wish to spend that time.

Even still, I'm not considering this to be MY geeklist -- it's a place for all to list games they're interested in playing; and to have people who are interested in playing say, "hey, I want to play that". Then, figure out a way to meet up or communicate at the con; and *bingo* your game is set to go....

As I come up with more - I'll add more of *my* games to this list; but I'll start with two, for now, and see what comes of it after that.
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1. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:66]
The Pariah
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Ronkonkoma
New York
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Because the game involves partnerships, it can never be in the "Century" (so I've been told) -- last year, I played 3 games, during the con ... it's not unlikely that I'll double it this year (I've played 29 games this year, and about 225 more on the iPad).
 
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2. Board Game: Thunderstone [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:347] [Average Rating:7.08 Unranked]
The Pariah
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Ronkonkoma
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A game that -- to me -- took everything Dominion did well, and flipped it on its head. I just enjoy Thunderstone more -- thematically; the choices, the variations, and I like the fact that the expansions provide slightly different paths to victory. I just picked up the whole kit-and-kaboodle (all expansions and promos) - and I'd like to see this get some play.
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3. Board Game: Lords of Baseball [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
Max Jamelli
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Chambersburg
Pennsylvania
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I'm looking forward to showing off the game my father and I designed. We should have at least 3 copies there ready to play.
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4. Board Game: Founding Fathers [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:706]
Max Jamelli
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Chambersburg
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There is a tournament event on Wednesday, but I would be open to playing this more than just during the tournament.
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5. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:113]
Daniel Blumentritt
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Austin
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Didn't have any volunteer to GM, so there's no tourney, but I'll bring my copy. It's a great diversion came from the heavier stuff and only takes a couple of hours.
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6. Board Game: Dragon Valley [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:2775]
CW Karstens
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Kurt Miller will have a playable prototype copy of Dragon Valley at his WBC table as well as finished artwork samples that will be used in the production copy.

Make sure to check it out!

Dragon Valley is on Kickstarter right now at http://kck.st/iOqG2c

BGG Entry: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/87200/dragon-valley

Bob Menzel (baub64) mentioned he is wanting to try this game at WBC so hopefully a group can plan a time.
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7. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:139]
Jim Carvin
United States
Hamburg
Pennsylvania
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I'd love to learn this game but there's no demo, I haven't purchased it myself and no one in my gaming groups have either. I'll be there all week if anyone is willing to bring it and teach it!
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8. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:23]
Jim Carvin
United States
Hamburg
Pennsylvania
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I plan to attend the demo but I have a feeling it'll be over crowded and it's very difficult to learn when there are 20 or so people crowded around the same table. I've love to learn/play this in the open gaming area. I had it on my "must buy" list until I realized it was worker placement, a game mechanic that I've just never found interesting for more than a few plays. So a few plays are a must for me before I even think about buying it.
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9. Board Game: YINSH [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:96]
Paul Rubin
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Lexington
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This is an excellent 2-player abstract strategy game. One of my favorites, but I don't have any regular abstract opponents currently, so it rarely gets to the table.

Perhaps there is someone who would like to take a break from greater-than-2-player games at WBC and join me for this (or other 2-player abstracts).
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10. Board Game: Letters from Whitechapel [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:127]
paul Engle
United States
milford
New Jersey
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I just got this. my game group are not big fans of cooperative or semi-cooperative games but would love to play this so I'll be bringing it.
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11. Board Game: Nightfall: Martial Law [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:975] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
paul Engle
United States
milford
New Jersey
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I just got this nightfall expansion/stand alone. I have both nightfall and martial law. Always a fun game to play. have not played the expansion at all yet have played the base game 4 or 5 times.
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12. Board Game: Conquest of Planet Earth: The Space Alien Game [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:818]
paul Engle
United States
milford
New Jersey
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yes a goofy flying frog game with dice, But I think its a fun game, not many in my gaming group are big fans. A little too much luck for some. Plays competitive or cooperative(cooperative harder and more fun IMHO)
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13. Board Game: Garibaldi: The Escape [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:2309]
paul Engle
United States
milford
New Jersey
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picked this up in an auction, same designer as whitechapel, so basically same type of game as whitechapel, semi-copperative deduction game
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14. Board Game: A Few Acres of Snow [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:145]
Bien HBB
United States
Downingtown
Pennsylvania
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It's listed in the BPA Game Library as a pledged game from Treefrog. I'd like to give it a go if anyone else wants to try it as well.
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15. Board Game: Lords of the Sierra Madre (second edition) [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:4871]
Joshua Gottesman
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Las Vegas
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I'm going to bring this one along and hope to find some brave souls who want to work their way through it with me.
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16. Board Game: Ancient Battles Deluxe [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:3455]
Joshua Gottesman
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Las Vegas
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Last time I was at WBC (2009), they had this in the games library. I'll probably bring my copy just to be safe, as its easy to pack, and I'd love to push the counters around in this one.
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17. Board Game: Ascending Empires [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:477]
Chris Storzillo
United States
Wayne
New Jersey
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My buddy Dolan picked up a copy of this and we will be looking to play it in the open gaming area this year. Heard real good things about it!
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18. Board Game: Agricola: Farmers of the Moor [Average Rating:8.15 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.15 Unranked]
Eric Engelmann
United States
Derwood
Maryland
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I play Agricola frequently, but my group won't do the Farmers of the Moor extension, so WBC open gaming is my best shot at getting a game in.
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19. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:97]
Reddy Kilowatt
United States
Pennsylvania
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I never get to play this. I'd love to actually play this game, sometime. I'm bringing my copy and hoping to find some opponents. I'll be there Tuesday and Wednesday.
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20. Board Game: Space Empires: 4X [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:325]
paul Engle
United States
milford
New Jersey
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I don't know if this will be out by the time WBC starts but if it is I wouldn't mind trying it out.
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21. Board Game: Kaigan [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:1579]
Keith Levy
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Reisterstown
Maryland
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This is another new game that I find enjoyable and quiet challenging.
It's mechanics remind me of Coloretto and El Grande. The element of virtually no luck with many options and difficult choices reminds me of Puerto Rico.

This game will be part of the Sampler Showcase on Tuesday and I will be doing the demo at 11am in the Open Gaming Theatre.

Keith
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22. Board Game: Haggis [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:453]
Keith Levy
United States
Reisterstown
Maryland
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I play Haggis whenever I am itching to play Tichu, but we do not have four players. It plays with two to three players. I find it to be a good alternative to Tichu.

I am demoing Haggis as part of the Sampler Showcase on Tuesday, August 2nd at 4pm in the Open Gaming Theatre. It has some nice similairites to Tichu and some differences as well. Two to three can play and only one person can win.

I willing be doing demos in the Open Gaming Theatre as well.
Look for the purple hat.

Keith
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23. Board Game: The Republic of Rome [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:212]
Jeremy Oppenheim
United States
Ashburn
Virginia
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Acquired this in a trade after watching Scott's teaching video. Would love to have a few guys who know how to play this help me stumble through my first game. Definitely not familiar enough with bringing this to my regular meet up groups.

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24. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:87]
Jeremy Oppenheim
United States
Ashburn
Virginia
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This looks to be the perfect 'beer and pretzel' game to finish out one of the nights. I'll be bringing my copy, just need a group to join in!
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25. Board Game: World at War: Eisenbach Gap [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:985]
Jeff Schulte
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Washington
New Jersey
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I am running the tournament for World at War Eisenbach Gap(and the rst of the series) on Saturday, but would love to get some open gaming in before then. There are lots of scenarios that have yet to be played!
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