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Not even sure I'm going to Essen, but I might as well start collecting a list of interesting stuff!

I'm mostly interested in games with new mechanisms, but it's the art that usually grabs my attention first.

I don't want this list to become too long, so I remove entries if my interest wanes. Still, the list contains mostly maybes and want-to-plays. Shelf space is in short supply!

But there are some games I might pick up unplayed:

Lady Alice
Love Letter
OddVille
Snowdonia
Tokaido

How did I come across these games? Well, I don't keep track of the too well, but this blogpost by Jesse Dean provided a great start. And I looked through some of the other Essen 2012 watch lists. And some games were already on my Essen 2011 watchlist!

Lists to check out:
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/142916/essen-2012-list-in-...
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/143364/too-much-was-indeed...
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/143558/games-ill-look-into...
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/143685/pirikou-goes-to-ess...
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/143887/sams-essen-2012-lis...
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1. Board Game: Aztlán [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:5113]
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The game did not grab me at first - can't remember why.
But I read the rules, and they are so simple yet intriguing - I have to try this game!

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2. Board Game: Coup [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:480]
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Looks to be a quick card game that takes up to 6 players. Could be worthwhile.

Designed by: Rikki Tahta
Number of players: 3-6
Playing time: 15 minutes

In Coup, you want to be the last player with influence in the game, with influence being represented by face-down character cards in your playing area.

Each player starts the game with two coins and two influence – i.e., two face-down character cards; the fifteen card deck consists of three copies of five different characters, each with a unique set of powers:

Duke: Take three coins from the treasury. Block someone from take foreign aid.
Assassin: Pay three coins and try to assassinate another player's character.
Contessa: Block an assassination attempt.
Captain: Take two coins from another player, or block someone from stealing coins from you.
Ambassador: Draw two character cards from the Court (the deck), then keep any two and discard the rest. Block someone from stealing coins from you.

On your turn, you can take any of the actions listed above, regardless of which characters you actually have in front of you, or you can take one of three other actions:

Income: Take one coin from the treasury.
Foreign aid: Take two coins from the treasury.
Coup: Pay seven coins and launch a coup against an opponent, forcing that player to lose an influence. (If you have ten coins, you must take this action.)

When you take one of the character actions – whether actively on your turn, or defensively in response to someone else's action – that character's action automatically succeeds unless an opponent challenges you. In this case, if you can't reveal the appropriate character, you lose an influence, turning one of your characters face-up. Face-up characters cannot be used, and if both of your characters are face-up, you're out of the game.

If you do have the character in question, you reveal it, the opponent loses an influence, then you shuffle that character into the deck and draw a new one, perhaps getting the same character again and perhaps not.

The last player to still have influence – that is, a face-down character – wins the game!
Other Information: • Price €12/$15
 
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3. Board Game: Courtier [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:2575]
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Rally interested in the The Tempest series - clearly a lot of time and effort has gone into the production, the art, and the rulebook.

Why could Courtier be great?
- Great art
- Great theme
- Quick
- Very tactical; optimize your points each round
- Also room for strategy; set up for a great turn.

But definitely need to play this before I decide to buy - big question is: do I really need this game? Does it really provide something unique?
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4. Board Game: CO₂ [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:711]
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Don't know anything about this game yet, but the cover art is very appealing. Found it on this geeklist.

sprocket314 wrote:
After Vinhos and having read about CO2, this is high in my radar at the moment. Once I read the rules, I'll have more of a feel for it, but I highly anticipate it.
Board Game: CO₂


And the game's description
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In the 1970s, the governments of the world faced unprecedented demand for energy, and polluting power plants were built everywhere in order to meet that demand. Year after year, the pollution they generate increases, and nobody has done anything to reduce it. Now, the impact of this pollution has become too great, and humanity is starting to realize that we must meet our energy demands through clean sources of energy. Companies with expertise in clean, sustainable energy are called in to propose projects that will provide the required energy without polluting the environment. Regional governments are eager to fund these projects, and to invest in their implementation.

If the pollution isn't stopped, it's game over for all of us.

In the game CO₂, each player is the CEO of an energy company responding to government requests for new, green power plants. The goal is to stop the increase of pollution, while meeting the rising demand for sustainable energy — and of course profiting from doing so. You will need enough expertise, money, and resources to build these clean power plants. Energy summits will promote global awareness, and allow companies to share a little of their expertise, while learning still more from others.

In CO₂, each region starts with a certain number of Carbon Emissions Permits (CEPs) at its disposal. These CEPs are granted by the United Nations, and they must be spent whenever the region needs to install the energy infrastructure for a project, or to construct a fossil fuel power plant. CEPs can be bought and sold on a market, and their price fluctuates throughout the game. You will want to try to maintain control over the CEPs.

Money, CEPs, Green Power Plants that you've built, UN Goals you've completed, Company Goals you've met, and Expertise you've gained all give you Victory Points (VPs), which represent your Company's reputation – and having the best reputation is the goal of the game ... in addition to saving the planet, of course.
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5. Board Game: Dominare [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:2445]
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I like the concept of the Tempest games, but the playtime on this one might be a bit too much. Do like the concept of playing cards to your own tableau, and depending on when you play them, you might acces their more powerful abilities.

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Interest Level: Medium
Play Time: 120 Minutes
Categorization: Hand Management
I do not have a great deal of faith in AEG, though I have enjoyed Thunderstone Advance, and I do not understand the need to create a fantasy setting to make games that could easily have been sent in Renaissance Europe. However, the idea of being a puppet master in a conspiracy is appealing, and based on the general description there is some potential for this to be very interesting. Hopefully this shows the same level of polish seen in Thunderstone Advance, and this ends up be a brutal and effective game. It seems likely that the rules for this one will be up soon, and I expect to be diving into them pretty soon afterwards.
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6. Board Game: Kalua [Average Rating:5.63 Overall Rank:13142]
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MAYBE. DEFINITELY PLAY FIRST.

Turns out the game features player elimination. Did not see that coming.

Kalua is a game that has been on my radar for more than a year. I love the theme, and the art:

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On the tropical island of Kalua, five religions compete to become the one and only. You will take the role of one of the five Gods that the Kaluans follow and will reward your followers with good harvests, nice weather and general well-being – or, if they don't pray to you enough, punish them with famine, epidemics, floods, earthquakes and other disasters. Don't forget though that with four other Gods on the island, the Kaluans can't distinguish where all their bad luck is coming from...

Make your religion the one and only by converting followers from other religions to your own. The game of Kalua continues until this condition is met.
Board Game: Kalua


Will it be at Essen?

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Yes.
Kalua will be available to play and buy at Essen Spiel 2012.

I've been told that the rules are now 99% closed but I do not know if they will be made available before Essen or exactly when if they will.

There will be more news as we move closer to the date.
The Rules

I've read the rules - the game seems neat and simple, but...
- the game features player elimination. In a 40 minute game it might be okay, but I wasn't expecting this.
- the game features local events that players use to target other players. I'm not very fond of take-that elements. Rules do say you can use these cards on yourself, so maybe it doesn't feel like take-that.
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7. Board Game: Lady Alice [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:4111]
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Deduction game! Woo hoo

Basic idea is that every player knows one part of the solution, and questions are asked of the entire group. Response is handled through handing in cards, which are shuffled, so you don't who responded what.

Nice new mechanism.

http://www.hurricangames.com/datapdf/device/lady-alice_rules...
 
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8. Board Game: Libertalia [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:388]
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Game looks great, but discussion about tiebreaker numbers has me worried.

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Game description from the publisher:

Captain Swallow has always dreamed of pocketing a large nest egg in order to retire on a remote island – but he never counted on stiff competition from Captains Stanley Rackum, Dirk Chivers and others, greedy and cruel enemies who always manage to attack the same ships as him. If he wants to finally sink back and enjoy peaceful days in the sun, he must become the most cunning pirate!

In Libertalia, you must thwart the plans of competitive pirates over the course of three rounds while using cards that show the same crew members as your piratical comrades-in-arms. Yes, not only do they attack the same ships, but they employ the same type of ravenous scum that you do! Can you take advantage of the powers of your characters at the right time? Will you be outdone by a pirate smarter than you? Jump into the water and prove your tactical skills!
Designer: Paolo Mori
Artist: Ben Carre, Stéphane Gantiez
Publisher: Asterion Press, Marabunta
2 − 6 of Players
Playing Time: 45 minutes

Blind bidding game, where the cards you bid also have effects.

Board Game: Libertalia
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9. Board Game: Love Letter [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:261]
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Another game in the Tempest world? And it's a quick deduction game? And it only uses 16 cards, and could be over in a flash? I'm definitely interested.

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All of the eligible young men (and many of the not-so-young) seek to woo the princess of Tempest. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and you must rely on others to bring your romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first?

Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2–4 players. Your goal is to get your love letter into Princess Annette's hands while deflecting the letters from competing suitors. From a deck with only sixteen cards, each player starts with only one card in hand; one card is removed from play. On a turn, you draw one card, and play one card, trying to expose others and knock them from the game. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long, however, and your letter may be tossed in the fire!
Rulebook is online.

Board Game: Love Letter
 
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10. Board Game: Making Profit: The Boardgame [Average Rating:5.56 Overall Rank:15375]
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Game looks like it could be quick, simple and fun. Production quality might be an issue though, so want to play it first.

Game description from the publisher:

"You can make a profit in several ways – either by producing goods yourself or investing in other players' activities. But which method is more efficient – should you depend mainly on your own wisdom or would you prefer the way of passive investing? Answer can be found from Making Profit: The Boardgame. 2-6 players. Money. Stock. Production. Everything depends on you!"

In Making Profit: The Boardgame every player is both factory manager and investor at the same time. As factory manager you have to decide: should you run the factory for profits or develop it instead... and what area to develop: resource or products? As investor you have to choose the factories to invest into; should you stick close to your own plant or are there more lucrative options made available by opponents? But there are so few actions available each turn...and at the end the winner is the one with most combined wealth.
 
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11. Board Game: OddVille [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1605]
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Read the rules, and this could be big hit with my game group: quick, but with enough room for strategy. Pretty art, easily explained.
Hope to play this at Essen, but might just pick it up.

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Oddly enough, several of you have been hired to build the city of OddVille, home to four powerful worker guilds.

Cleverly place your buildings in order to obtain greater power and fame, while thwarting your opponents' plans. Manage your workers to obtain the resources, coins, and building projects you need in order to make your mark on the city. Plan the city streets to get access to resources or coins from nearby buildings, even if not yours.

Impress the right guild, and you will get a visit from a guild member, who will gladly help you out while enjoying your hospitality. The guild comes first, though: At a moment's notice, every guild member will return to the guild hall, regardless of how much that inconveniences you. Of course, the person who "inspired" the guild meeting may be chuckling gleefully at the "unfortunate" timing of your guest's departure.

OddVille is a card-based city-building game in which all actions are carried out by playing one of your four Worker cards. Each Worker card has a different power and can be used in different ways: to get a project, to obtain resources, or to collect coins. During your turn, you can either play a card or add a building to the city. Connect it to adjacent buildings with roads and you will gain their bonus.

The city grows with each player's contribution, ever changing the values of players' buildings. As soon as a player builds his sixth building, the game ends and the player with the most points wins.

MSRP €20, discounted to €15 for sales at Spiel 2012.
 
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12. Board Game: Open Sesame [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:10585]
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A memory game the art is just beautiful:

Board Game: Open Sesame


Read the rules - gameplay is like this.
One player is Ali. He draws a card from the Treasure deck en shows it to everybody, then puts it in his hand. The first thief must now recite all the cards Ali has taken so far.
If the thief makes a mistake, Ali gets to keep most of the cards, and the other thiefs might also get something.
If the thief remembers all of them, Ali has the option to stop, or to draw another card. If he stops, cards are distributed among all players. If he draws another card, the next thief must recite them all.
The incentive for Ali to stop, is that some cards have a type: shiny, encumbering, noisy. For each card of this type he draws, he receives a corresponding token. If he draws a card that gives him 3 tokens of the same type, the thiefs divide the spoils.

Players take turns being Ali until the deck of treasure cards run out. Players are then awarded points for each different type of treasure card they have.

So it indeed added something to the basic memory game - the push-your-luck element. So could have been a cute game to pick up, but they added a figurine to indicate the Ali player, which put the price at EUR 15,-. And that's a bit much for such a small little game.
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13. Board Game: Out of Gears [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:8213]
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A bluffing / deduction game for up to 8 players?

Players program their robots with their action cards (well, actually it's just simultaneous action selection, not really programming).

They can then Attack each other (or defend themselves) to take another players' Gears. You can Harvest Gears from one of the Junkyards, but other players might have boobytrapped it.

Could be a fun-filled 30 minutes, or could be nothing special.
 
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14. Board Game: Santa Cruz [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:2212]
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Designer: Marcel-André Casasola Merkle
Artist: Michael Menzel
Publisher: Filosofia Édition, Hans im Glück, Lautapelit.fi
2 − 4 of Players
Playing Time: 45 minutes

Seems like players receive secret scoring cards, that apply to all players. And players don't get the exact same options - you each choose a set of action cards which are slightly different. One takes advantage of roads, on focusses on roads.

So, secret missions and enough ways to deduce what others might be going for.

Board Game: Santa Cruz


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15. Board Game: Snowdonia [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:452]
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What looks like a fast playing worker placement game, with a decent theme, great art and some nifty mechanics (some events cause the train track to expand, which could be fun).

The thing that caught my eye was this card:

From gallery of tonyboydell


I love that clean, minimal design.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/773088/pre-launch-review...

Great explanation by the designer.



Game is looking like a must-buy now..
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16. Board Game: Tokaido [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:519]
Board Game: Tokaido
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In Tokaido, each player is a traveler crossing the "East sea road", one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, you will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places but at the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you'll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you'll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things.

Through a unique zen mood, Tokaido is a strategic game while being extraordinarily peaceful and easy to learn.

Tokaido is an elegant and refreshing new kind of game.

Board Game: Tokaido
Board Game: Tokaido

Board Game: Tokaido


Read the rules - they are neat and clean. Though it seems the game itself might be a bit dull, the thing is, I'm starting to think I wouldn't mind if it was dull. The whole thing has such a zen vibe to it, that I can imagine playing this game not in competition, but in appreciation. While drinking tea.
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17. Board Game: Troyes: The Ladies of Troyes [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked]
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NOT YET.
Played Troyes only once, and though I liked it, it'd be a bit soon to get an expansion.

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