Essen 2012 : games in my radar
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This geeklist is a reminder for my Essen 2012 purchase.

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: preordered / must buy
: try before deciding
: finally not
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1. Board Game: CO₂ [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:711]
Board Game: CO₂
Fabrice Dubois
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Vital LACERDA+Giochix+appealing theme and mechanics= 100% blind purchase

Rules : http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/80513/english-rulebook
Price : 50 €
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2. Board Game: The Great Zimbabwe [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:343]
Board Game: The Great Zimbabwe
Fabrice Dubois
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La Garenne Colombes
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Another Splotter's meaty game to own.

Rules : not yet published.
Price : 75 €
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3. Board Game: Puerto Rico (with two expansions) [Average Rating:8.49 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.49 Unranked]
Board Game: Puerto Rico (with two expansions)
Fabrice Dubois
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La Garenne Colombes
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French version by Ystari

 
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4. Board Game: Five Points: Gangs of New York [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:7569]
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Despite the lack of information
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5. Board Game: Bonaparte at Marengo [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:1622]
Board Game: Bonaparte at Marengo
Fabrice Dubois
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Second edition. Don't know if it is planned for Essen.
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6. Board Game: The Guns of Gettysburg [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:1808]
Board Game: The Guns of Gettysburg
Fabrice Dubois
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Don't know if it is planned for Essen.
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7. Board Game: Myrmes [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:505]
Board Game: Myrmes
Fabrice Dubois
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Next Ystari's meaty game to come.

One session at ParisEstLudique and i enjoyed it a lot. Another Ystari's blind purchase for me.

Rules : http://www.ystari.com/myrmes/myrfr.pdf
Price :
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8. Board Game: Eclipse: Rise of the Ancients [Average Rating:8.44 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.44 Unranked]
Board Game: Eclipse: Rise of the Ancients
Fabrice Dubois
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La Garenne Colombes
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French version by Ystari

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9. Board Game: Troyes: The Ladies of Troyes [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked]
Board Game: Troyes: The Ladies of Troyes
Fabrice Dubois
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I was introduced by the designor at ParisEstLudique. It will come with a complete set of cards, some small board to place at the gates....

The designor said that it will bring some varations to the game. I don't see how it would be possible to get tired of the base game .

The box will be the same as Tournay.

Rules : http://www.pearlgames.be/downloads/EXPANSION_RULES_FR_23_08_...
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10. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:39]
Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Fabrice Dubois
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La Garenne Colombes
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Maybe. Not so much information but the mechanic sounds fresh.

Rules : http://czechgames.com/files/Tzolkin_EN.pdf
Price : 40 €
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11. Board Game: Letters from Whitechapel [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:237]
Board Game: Letters from Whitechapel
Fabrice Dubois
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Hope the second edition will be ready for Essen 2012.

I still own my old Scotland Yard and i want to jump into this one as far as i will buy it. This will remind me my youth and
if i believe what it is said here and there about it, this is an awesome game.

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12. Board Game: Key Market [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:1838]
Board Game: Key Market
Fabrice Dubois
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If a box is lying around in a corner....

Rules : http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/58643/key-market-english-r...
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13. Board Game: Suburbia [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:131]
Board Game: Suburbia
Fabrice Dubois
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It's seem to be a pretty thematic game : this is a big "pro" for me. I played Ginkgopolis once (3 players on a prototype version) and it was very dry to me.

It seems to be player interaction, indirect from what i understand. This is not an issue for me : i own and like Glen More but the goals could add a level of interaction and decision.

Two "cons" :
- language dependence : will a french version be available soon ? Asmodee is listed on publishers so perhaps there is hope.
- final artwork : when this will be available to be seen ?

Rules : http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/81149/suburbia-english-rul...
Price : 60 $
 
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14. Board Game: Key Harvest [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1674]
Board Game: Key Harvest
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If a friend of mine could buy it for me at Essen.....

Rules : http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/47235/setup-and-game-rules...
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