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Essen 2009 Fairplay List - Final Standings!
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This is a dynamic Geeklist of the games on the Essen Fairplay list:
http://fairplay-online.blogspot.com/

I will update at the end of each day, reflecting changes compared to the previous day(s). Of course the list will reflect the final standings after Sunday.

24 October 2009 00:01 - Updated for Friday standings... A lot of activity!
25 October 2009 00:12 - Updated for Saturday standings... Even more activity!
25 October 2009 22:05 - Final Standings! Added number of votes and score. Note that 1 is best, 5 worst. The games on the final list had to have at least 30 votes.
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1. Board Game: Vasco da Gama [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:370]
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1st - 1.38 average - 34 votes

Straight in at number one!

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Thursday 22/10 - Unranked
Friday 23/10 - Unranked
Saturday 24/10 - 1st
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2. Board Game: Power Struggle [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:742]
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2nd - 1.81 average - 58 votes

A complete unknown to me, maybe visitors of Spiel can comment on this game.

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Thursday 22/10 - Unranked
Friday 23/10 - 1st
Saturday 24/10 - 2nd
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3. Board Game: Macao [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:200]
 
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3rd - 1.88 average - 106 votes

I think the fact that it's at the moment only available in German, means that it has slipped under the radar at BGG. It does look very promising, and I too am awaiting an English or Dutch language release.

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Thursday 22/10 - 6th
Friday 23/10 - 3rd
Saturday 24/10 - 5th
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4. Board Game: Endeavor [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:164]
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4th - 1.92 average - 48 votes

The Essen crowd is catching on to this gem.

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Thursday 22/10 - Unranked
Friday 23/10 - 2nd
Saturday 24/10 - 4th
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5. Board Game: Dungeon Lords [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:152]
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5th - 1.94 average - 48 votes

I don't think this is much of a surprise, I expect it to end high on the final standings.

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Thursday 22/10 - 5th
Friday 23/10 - 4th
Saturday 24/10 - 6th
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6. Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:209]
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6th - 1.94 average - 51 votes

This was, to me, a noticeable absentee on Thursday's list, but it more than made up for it.

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Thursday 22/10 - Unranked
Friday 23/10 - 6th
Saturday 24/10 - 3rd
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7. Board Game: Egizia [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:237]
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7th - 2.00 average - 91 votes

A bit of an unknown, it would be surprising to see this high on the list at the end of the show.

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Thursday 22/10 - 9th
Friday 23/10 - 12th
Saturday 24/10 - 7th
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8. Board Game: Power Grid: Factory Manager [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:593]
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8th - 2.04 average - 72 votes

Pretty slow build-up pre-show, but a runaway hit at the show. Good standings on the Buzz List too.

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Thursday 22/10 - 8th
Friday 23/10 - 8th
Saturday 24/10 - 9th
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9. Board Game: Hansa Teutonica [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:97]
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9th - 2.05 average - 43 votes

Another surprise entry?

Thursday 22/10 - Unranked
Friday 23/10 - Unranked
Saturday 24/10 - 8th
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10. Board Game: Carson City [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:277]
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10th - 2.06 average - 97 votes

Somewhat surprising, perhaps, though it had good pre-show buzz.

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Thursday 22/10 - 1st
Friday 23/10 - 5th
Saturday 24/10 - 10th
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11. Board Game: Automobile [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:265]
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11th - 2.08 average - 48 votes

Not exactly a new game, but people at the show seem duly impressed.

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Thursday 22/10 - 2nd
Friday 23/10 - 9th
Saturday 24/10 - 11th
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12. Board Game: A la carte [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1296]
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12th - 2.14 average - 71 votes

This seems a reprint or new edition of some sorts of this game. Comments from gamers who know more about this game are most welcome!

Previous rankings:

Thursday 22/10 - Unranked
Friday 23/10 - 11th
Saturday 24/10 - 12th
 
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13. Board Game: Dominion: Seaside [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked]
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13th - 2.15 average - 74 votes

The latest expansion to a very popular game in all corners of the world is making it's mark at Essen.

Previous rankings:

Thursday 22/10 - Unranked
Friday 23/10 - 10th
Saturday 24/10 - 13th
 
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14. Board Game: World Without End [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:393]
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14th - 2.15 average - 40 votes

New entry to for Friday, the follow up of The Pillars of the Earth.

Thursday 22/10 - Unranked
Friday 23/10 - Unranked
Saturday 24/10 - 15th
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15. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:121]
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15th - 2.15 average - 52 votes

Hm, not sure why this is on the list, is there some sort of new edition available?

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Thursday 22/10 - 10th
Friday 23/10 - 14th
Saturday 24/10 - 14th
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16. Board Game: Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:509]
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16th - 2.18 average - 89 votes

Another game that was released previously, getting good attention at Spiel.

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Thursday 22/10 - 4th
Friday 23/10 - 13th
Saturday 24/10 - 16th
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17. Board Game: Assyria [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1095]
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17th - 2.19 average - 53 votes

Ystari's latest makes the list on Saturday.

Thursday 22/10 - Unranked
Friday 23/10 - Unranked
Saturday 24/10 - 17th
 
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18. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:53]
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18th - 2.31 average - 54 votes

German folks are apparantly getting to know the game, and liking what they see.

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Thursday 22/10 - 7th
Friday 23/10 - 18th
Saturday 24/10 - 19th
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19. Board Game: Tobago [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:360]
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19th - 2.34 average - 115 votes

May pick up some during the coming days, seems a good family game Euro.

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Thursday 22/10 - 11th
Friday 23/10 - 15th
Saturday 24/10 - 18th
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20. Board Game: Opera [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1779]
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20th - 2.39 average - 61 votes

Good pre-show buzz, the publisher did their best to promote it.

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Thursday 22/10 - 3rd
Friday 23/10 - 7th
Saturday 24/10 - 20th
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21. Board Game: Peloponnes [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:569]
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21st - 2.45 average - 44 votes

After reaching the BGG Buzzlist, now to be found on the Fairplay rankings.

Thursday 22/10 - Unranked
Friday 23/10 - Unranked
Saturday 24/10 - 21st
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22. Board Game: Shipyard [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:381]
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22nd - 2.55 average - 47 votes

The other offering from Czech Games Edition.

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Thursday 22/10 - Unranked
Friday 23/10 - 16th
Saturday 24/10 - 24th
 
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23. Board Game: Colonia [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1705]
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23rd - 2.60 average - 40 votes

Good reception on the BGG Buzz List as well.

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Thursday 22/10 - Unranked
Friday 23/10 - 17th
Saturday 24/10 - 23rd
 
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24. Board Game: El Paso [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:4360]
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24th - 2.62 average - 42 votes

Not much is known to me about this game, it looks light, but looks may be deceiving.

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Thursday 22/10 - Unranked
Friday 23/10 - 19th
Saturday 24/10 - 22nd
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25. Board Game: Gonzaga [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:2003]
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25th - 2.69 average - 32 votes

A new entry for Saturday, this does look quite interesting with fresh pieces.

Thursday 22/10 - Unranked
Friday 23/10 - Unranked
Saturday 24/10 - 25th
 
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