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Simple because I cannot have them all! It is better to have a list and stick to it. I was at Essen in 2010 during Vinhos release, and I bought every game I saw. Not this time. Now I have a list.
I must remind myself, that the main reason I'm in Essen is to release CO2 and to find a publisher to the The Gallerist.
These are good excuses aren't they?


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hmmm, almost convinced
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1. Board Game: CO₂ [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:673]
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My game. This one I will bring. I will demo it, discussing it, taking doubts, and feeling happy to see it hitting the tables and being played.

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To pick up as soon as arrive.

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2. Board Game: Keyflower [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:51]
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I'm a fun of the series and also of Reef encounter. This decision was a non brainer.

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Booth 9-64: R&D Games
To pick up until Friday.

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3. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:38]
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I love the gears mechanism and work placement games. Both are enough to get the game. Besides that, Jesse Deen played it and liked it.

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To pick up at thursday.
Booth: 4-310: Czech Games Edtion.

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4. Board Game: Aeroplanes: Aviation Ascendant [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:2913]
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I read such mixed comments about this game. To much rolls and a crazy random turn order mechanics. But it is a Wallace. What can I say?

Thursday, and say hello to Wallace.

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5. Board Game: Asgard [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:2354]
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The new What's your Game! Being WYG a gamers games publisher, it is enough to want me to try this. Seeing that Mariano's choice to Essen fair was this game instead of Madeira, makes me really curious about it. Having It as a developer and ilustrator, I want to get it to the table right now.

Thursday, as soon I get to WYG booth to say hello and take a little chat. And even to play a few rounds with Mariano.

Booth 12-89

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6. Board Game: Archipelago [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:348]
 
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Heavy, long, thematic, low randomness, economic with different resources to manage. Lots of beautifful components, lots of choices, a gamers game. Just right up my alley. What is there not to like? Right?
Wrong. Some comments rised a couple of red flags. I'm also not sure if I like to not know which goals are in game to score.

thumbsdown To expensive. 60€.

Booth 12-64: Ludically

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7. Board Game: The Great Zimbabwe [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:322]
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It's a Splotter game, and because of it is very expensive. But then, it will worth it? I know that if I sell the game in a couple of months I will not lose any money, but I usually not sell my games. In fact I'm only a fan of one Splotter. And that is Indonesia, the only one I keep playing. I did not like Duck dealer, nor Greed. I don't play Antiquity neither Roads & boats. So, why do I want this game? I don't know. Maybe I don't. Well it's a Splotter.

Updated: At this time Splotter have the rules file more than completed. Not uploading the rules, in my opinion shows a bit of disrespect for the players who want to decided their buyings base in game information or, they are not very secure of his game. Hmmm.
Since they can sell all games, because their print run small and they have a group of blind buyers, in which I was included, they can support a sales politic of hidden information and high prices. But, I must remember, besides the 3 excellent games they release in 1999, 2004 and 2005 they have 10+ games very average to bad ones. In either way they just lost one company fan. My excitement level just drop a lot. Lets see it in Essen.

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thumbsdown behind expensive 75€

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8. Board Game: Ground Floor [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:1219]
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Kickstarted this one. I'm still not sure if I will like it. After reading some comments from Kurt I feel I should not preorder it. Maybe I can sell it during fair. Must play before open it.

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To be sent from Essen with other 11 games. Tiago will get this box.
Payed.

Update: after seing the excellent video of Ryan Metzler my excitement level for this game rised a couple of stars.
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9. Board Game: Industrial Waste [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1824]
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If I found this one anywhere in the fair, I will take it. I'm looking for this game for a few years already.


As soon as I find it. If I ever find it.

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My exciting level is cut in half, because I may not find the game. Probably.
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10. Board Game: Tokaido [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:493]
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My only light game, just because its beautiful and so appealing. To play with my kids.

I will decide at the spot.

UPDATED:
whistle n° 300000099 to pic-up as son as arrive.

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Inclued: The goddies special pack
Booth 9-38


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11. Board Game: Clash of Cultures [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:256]
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The game with the most hype to Essen.
I like the concept, the civ type, and the weight.
I don't mind, but I don't love plastic in games. Flying over the rules, I didn't like the randomness. Did I already said, I didn't like the randomness?

ninja want to play if I find the time or during an evening if any of my friends get it.

Booth 10-40: Z-Man Games
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12. Board Game: Fleet [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:839]
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A card game about fishing? Cool idea. I like it. Not being a big fun of card games I enjoyed a lot the walkthrough, from Richard Ham and the [DriveThruReview] #121: "Briny Killer" from Joel Eddy

These guys can sell.

To decided in loco

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13. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.17 Overall Rank:14]
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I like the multitude of options of terra mystica. This game should have a huge replayability, and I also love the different special habilities of the people.
The preview of Jesse Dean is also very good.

I'm not fun of the art.
The English video is a bit boring, but explains the game quite well.

thumbsdown 59€ very expensive but it brings a lot of stuff.
thumbsup50€ at the fair. Better Price.

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Booth: 9-94: Feuerland Spiele

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14. Board Game: Snowdonia [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:416]
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Curious about this one. Seems different. And I like trains.

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Booth: 4-111: Surprised Stare Games Ltd. english

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15. Board Game: Urbanization [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:4934]
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Medium light, 75min, queen games, city building. Low randomness.
Hmmm will see.

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