Rahdo Runs Through►►► The 2013 Games of Interest
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Can 2013 possibly top 2012? I kinda hope not, because this is getting crazy expensive. But either way, will be watching with interest!

NB: this is going to be a reguarily updated list of Euro-centric games that look promising to me for play with my wife (so they must be 2p playable). There won't be much Ameritrash, no wargames really... generally lower conflict stuff, 'cause that's what we dig.

Click HERE for the 2012 version of this geeklist!
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1. Board Game: Caverna: The Cave Farmers [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:23]
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This was at the top of my list for 2012 when it was first rumored, and it remains there for 2013!
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2. Board Game: Bora Bora [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:178]
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No greater Stefan fanboy than me, and this looks to be his heavy magnum opus for the year. Considering how good Trajan & The Castles of Burgundy were before it, this is a must have!
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3. Board Game: Bruges [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:226]
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But wait, what's this? ANOTHER Feld for 2013? Be still my beating heart!
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4. Board Game: Rialto [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:877]
 
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A Feld triple play in one year? Now you're just screwing with me!
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5. Board Game: Amerigo [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:301]
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FOUR!!!?? FOUR FELD titles in one year????

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6. Board Game: Consequential [Average Rating:4.17 Unranked]
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Really hope this makes it this year... love the idea of an expanding story told through continuing game updates. Could be so cool!
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7. Board Game: City of Iron [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:1023]
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IIRC, Tom Vasel said in his video preview that this would be one of his top games for 2012 if it had come out, so, that warrants some attention, I'd say!
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8. Board Game: Kanban: Driver's Edition [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:167]
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CO₂ was one of our favourites from 2012, so the next from the same designer is definitely high on our radar!
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9. Board Game: Storm Hollow: A Storyboard Game [Average Rating:8.65 Overall Rank:6640]
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I came so close to backing this on kickstarter last year, but in the end, it was just too expensive to get it overseas I guess in 2013 I'll find out if I was a fool!
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10. Board Game: Ace Detective [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:8015]
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Really want to try a good story telling game that works 2p. Supposedly this *might* do it, but unfortunately, I doubt my wife would dig the hard boiled crime genre, so I didn't kickstart. But will still be watching this for this cause it certainly seemed cool...
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11. Board Game: Eight-Minute Empire [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1093]
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I regret not backing this one too! Normally don't care for area control that much in 2p, but 8 minutes? Why not! What was I thinking passing on this?
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12. Board Game: Forbidden Desert [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:309]
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Forbidden Island didn't do it for us, hopefully this will bring a tiny bit more weight? No doubt it'll be beautiful, and probably cheap enough to buy on sight.
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13. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings Dice Building Game [Average Rating:5.68 Overall Rank:9158]
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Did not like Quarriors! at all, but really like the idea of a dice builder. Here's hoping the 2nd generation will succeed for us!
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14. Board Game: Madeira [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:326]
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My wife and I loved our visit to Madeira years ago. Not that should matter, but hey, it sounds like a solid economic euro, and we like that too
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15. Board Game: Concordia [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:18]
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Might be a bit too war-ish for us, but we do like Gerdts rondels!
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16. Board Game: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:338]
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Co-op deck building worked great for Shadowrift last year, and Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game. So here's hoping for another winner!
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17. Board Game: Pay Dirt [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:2553]
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Latest from Alien Frontiers designer? Okay, I'm interested!
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18. Board Game: Small City [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:1906]
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Really loved the designers Town Center in 2012 (bought it twice!), looking forward to seeing how his design ideas evolve!
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19. Board Game: Wunderland [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:6817]
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Don't quite understand this one's theme, but it seems quirky enough to warrant a look...
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20. Board Game: Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:1757] [Average Rating:6.31 Unranked]
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I ended up backing all 3 'classic videogame' inspired games on kickstarter last year. I'm a sucker... fingers crossed they deliver on more than nostalga...
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21. Board Game: Pixel Lincoln: The Deckbuilding Game [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:9424]
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Classic videogame kickstarter project #2! Got a lot of good press though...
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22. Board Game: Jungle Ascent [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:5073]
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And #3 to round it out. I'm a little proud to say I was partially responsible for getting co-op in this one!
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23. Board Game: HERO versus GUARDIAN: A Game of Dungeon Craft [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:12339]
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Another kickstarter backed game. A fairly common theme (asymetric dungeon control/looting contest). Something about this one made it jump ahead of the pack for me though...
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24. Board Game: Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:4411]
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I think I might regret this one, not having kids. But the art was so amazing, and the childlike sense of whimsy it brings charmed me too much to pass up. Fingers crossed I didn't make a mistake...
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25. Board Game: The Great Heartland Hauling Co. [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:1143]
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This seemed on kickstarter like a really solid and clever representation of long haul trucking, I guess we'll find out if it delivers soon enough...
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