Essen 2010: 1 year later
Thomas De Vogelaere
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Just before Essen 2011, time for a recap. What did I buy last year at Essen. Was it good, bad or ugly?
(Did I only buy 8 games?)

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Essen 2012: On my radar
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1. Board Game: Grand Cru [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:2080]
Board Game: Grand Cru
Thomas De Vogelaere
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Played it 5 times.
I really enjoy this game, but most think it is too dry (pun intended).
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2. Board Game: Power Grid: Russia & Japan [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked]
Board Game: Power Grid: Russia & Japan
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Played it 5 times
It just gives an extra dimension to such a good game.
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3. Board Game: Treasure Chest [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked]
Board Game: Treasure Chest
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Played it 4 times
(in fact we only played the Notre Dame expansion)
It gives a twist to the game we all know.
 
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4. Board Game: Vinhos [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:390]
Board Game: Vinhos
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Played it 3 times.
I like it very much, but like Grand Cru, my friends don't seem to enjoy it as much as I do.
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5. Board Game: Glen More [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:315]
Board Game: Glen More
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Played it 3 times
It turns out I'm not that fond of the game as I was after my first play.
I adjusted my rating from 7 to 6
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6. Board Game: Power Grid: Warehouse [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
Board Game: Power Grid: Warehouse
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Played it twice.
I am not convinced of the added value.
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7. Board Game: Primordial Soup: Freshly Spiced [Average Rating:7.26 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.26 Unranked]
Board Game: Primordial Soup: Freshly Spiced
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I lost it!
It turns out it felt behind some other games and I only found it back in september 2011
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8. Board Game: Grand Cru: Heuriger und gemischter Satz [Average Rating:6.63 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.63 Unranked]
Board Game: Grand Cru: Heuriger und gemischter Satz
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Didn't play it yet.
I didn't check the rules as my friends are difficult convinced for the base game.
 
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9. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:50]
Board Game: 7 Wonders
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I overlooked this one
I checked this during my preparation for Essen and thought this wouldn't be a good game.
I was wrong. It plays very elegant with 3 to 7 players.

Played it 18 times
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10. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:240]
Board Game: The Resistance
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I overlooked this one
I checked it briefly and thought it was werewolves for less players
I was wrong. It plays totally different..

Played it 10 times
 
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11. Board Game: Luna [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:497]
Board Game: Luna
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I overlooked this one
I removed it from my wishlist because of the bad experience with Macao and the ugly graphics.
I noticed I enjoyed it.

Played it 8 times
 
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