Essen 2011: Thoughts
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Three days at Essen. Hits and misses

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1. Board Game: TieBreaker [Average Rating:5.82 Overall Rank:13257]
Board Game: TieBreaker
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My first purchase: 8€
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2. Board Game: Navegador [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:209]
Board Game: Navegador
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My second purchase (from my Essen 2010 list): 27€
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3. Board Game: Giro d'Italia: The Game [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:3770]
Board Game: Giro d'Italia: The Game
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My third purchase: 10€
 
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4. Board Game: 7 Wonders: Catan [Average Rating:7.11 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.11 Unranked]
Board Game: 7 Wonders: Catan
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My next purchase: 2€
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5. Board Game: Power Grid: The Robots [Average Rating:7.12 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.12 Unranked]
Board Game: Power Grid: The Robots
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Friedemann time
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6. Board Game: Power Grid: Supply Contract [Average Rating:7.13 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.13 Unranked]
Board Game: Power Grid: Supply Contract
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Friedemann time
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7. Board Game: Santiago de Cuba [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:921]
Board Game: Santiago de Cuba
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The first good game we played on thursday
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8. Board Game: Belfort [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:480]
Board Game: Belfort
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We played it at the hotel with the author.
Best game of the day
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9. Board Game: 1655: Habemus Papam [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:4438]
Board Game: 1655: Habemus Papam
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First good game of Friday
 
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10. Board Game: Cornerstone Essential [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:5612]
Board Game: Cornerstone Essential
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Second play of the day: fun!
 
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11. Board Game: Helvetia [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1239]
Board Game: Helvetia
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third play of the day: very good!
 
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12. Board Game: Alba Longa [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:5765]
Board Game: Alba Longa
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Biggest disappointment of the day
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13. Board Game: Power Grid: The First Sparks [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1117]
Board Game: Power Grid: The First Sparks
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We played it at the hotel
 
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14. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:298]
Board Game: King of Tokyo
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First game of saturday: bad
 
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15. Board Game: Ora et Labora [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:126]
Board Game: Ora et Labora
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the new Uwe: disappointed
 
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16. Board Game: Animal Upon Animal: Balancing Bridge [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:3204]
Board Game: Animal Upon Animal: Balancing Bridge
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Microbadge: 'When playing a game, the goal is to win, but it is the goal that is important, not the winning' - Dr. Reiner KniziaMicrobadge: I play with green!Microbadge: Prince fanMicrobadge: Owner of Too Many GamesMicrobadge: I play games while I drink
Two Haba games, this one was the best
 
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17. Board Game: Singapore [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:5775]
Board Game: Singapore
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Disappointing game
 
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18. Board Game: Home You Go [Average Rating:4.17 Unranked]
Board Game: Home You Go
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Saturday was very crowdy so we left at about 6pm to Gent.
 
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19. Board Game: Jumping to Conclusions [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Jumping to Conclusions
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We played a lot of games, but I didn't buy that much.
Most of the games I wanted were too expensive (Yes, I am talking to you Outpost, Trajan, Mil 1049, Colonia...)
 
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20. Board Game Publisher: alea
Board Game Publisher: alea
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Where were the Alea games?
You could play Die Burgen von Burgund and Arthus, but you couldn't buy them? Pity, I would have bought them both.
 
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21. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:50]
Board Game: 7 Wonders
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Why so expensive? I can buy you at home for ca 30€. Why should I pay 36€ at Essen?
 
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