BGTG 155 - What game SHOULD I have played at BGG.con 2014?
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In the podcast, I asked a contest question for what game do you think I SHOULD have played at BGG.con 2014? I'll be picking the winner myself, which means this is Apples to Apples style scoring--know your judge! You may also want to look at the list of games I actually did play.



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1. Board Game: Apples to Apples [Average Rating:5.82 Overall Rank:4521] [Average Rating:5.82 Unranked]
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Mark Johnson
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Just to get the ball rolling. Not necessarily a serious suggestion...

(Plus, I won't enter my own contest!)
 
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2. Board Game: En Garde [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:2399]
Board Game: En Garde
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Real Entdecker would be too easy an answer, so...

I'll go with a classic game, which continues to be reprinted, which I'd bet at _least_ 60% of the attendees of BGGCon have never heard of - but should have.
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3. Board Game: Founding Fathers [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:4445]
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Mark, I think you would enjoy the history in this.
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4. Board Game: Entdecker [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:2625]
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I will state the obvious.

You should have played this one. Part of your legacy in the community is based on your love for the correct version of this game.

Especially after I saw your frustration post on Facebook, and offered my newly-purchased copy for your pleasure.

But, knowing you are a somewhat shy person, and seeing how you don't know me, no fault. The moment had probably passed, anyhow.

But next year, plan for having listeners join you for some of your favorites. I think you'll be quite surprised to discover new-to-you gamers. And why else do we leave home, other than to discover others who share our passions?

As always, thanks for the intelligence of your podcast discussions.
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5. Board Game: Empire Engine [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:7221]
Board Game: Empire Engine
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OK, I'm a little biassed. I emailed you about it and you even read it out on a previous episode, and you STILL didn't get the hint.

A guy just can't catch a break...

seriously though, I think you might get a kick out of it.



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6. Board Game: The Golden Ages [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:933]
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Don't know if you have played, but I heard interesting things about this..
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7. Board Game: Red7 [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:642]
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I've played this 14 times this month (December) already and bought 5 copies to give away as Christmas presents!

Everyone I've introduced it to loves it and I've actually started a small games group at work based on this one and Machi Koro. It's my favourite card game of the year.

Thanks for the podcast, and it was great to see you again on the latest episode of GameNight!
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Mark, I think this ticks bucketfuls of boxes for you. The whole of WWII playable in an hour. What's not to like.
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I think this might have fitted...
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I think this game about creating the most beautiful twelve-layered kimono probably fits into many of your criteria: interesting gameplay, short playing time, unique setting, beautiful production and easy-to-understand rules. All of this comes in a tiny, space-saving box.
 
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