Essen2015-first impression by titanxxh
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It is a geeklist created by titanxxh. All games impressed me when I scanned the Essen preview list at the first time are listed here in no particular order. It may not include some "good" games because of my strong bias.

Any game without a picture, any expansion, and any wargame will not be considered.

black=favour red=against

# of players bias: 2-player; >5-player
Style bias: euro-style; American-style
Theme: Roman, civilization, economic;
Weight: Heavy; Light
Publisher: What's Your Game?, Days of Wonder;
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg, Martin Wallace;

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KS success?
 
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3. Board Game: Favor of the Pharaoh [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:1209]
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Dice building
 
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Excellent artwork! Must buy!
 
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good game, also a KS project.
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6. Board Game: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.54 Overall Rank:3]
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Classical, redesigned?
 
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8. Board Game: The Gallerist [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:63]
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CO2 designer, must buy
 
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9. Board Game: Epoch: Early Inventors [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:10285]
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10. Board Game: Domus Domini [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:6509]
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11. Board Game: Porta Nigra [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:987]
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13. Board Game: Small City [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:1848]
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plain art
 
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14. Board Game: Mexica [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:548]
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15. Board Game: Among Nobles [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:2888]
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A family tree? interesting
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16. Board Game: Spirits of the Rice Paddy [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:2224]
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rice paddy!
 
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17. Board Game: Tesla vs. Edison: War of Currents [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1806]
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Who wants to play Edison? Every loves Tesla!
 
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18. Board Game: Safe Breaker [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:10444]
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19. Board Game: Ponzi Scheme [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:891]
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20. Board Game: Fog of Love [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:694]
 
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attack a single dog
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21. Board Game: Sapiens [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:3035]
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easy rules
 
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22. Board Game: Nord [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:9548]
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23. Board Game: M.U.L.E. The Board Game [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:3657]
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24. Board Game: Hengist [Average Rating:4.89 Overall Rank:16910]
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Uwe! must buy

Hengist and Horsa
 
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25. Board Game: Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:167]
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carcassonne?
 
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