Games we are looking forward to in 2012
Rachel Vacek
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I have a small gaming group that consists of my spouse Rob and my friends Sean and Becky. We get together almost every weekend to play boardgames. We really got into the hobby in early 2011, and our game collections grew rapidly. Although we are still buying games from previous years, we are certainly excited about a few coming out in 2012.

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1. Board Game: 7 Wonders: Cities [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
 
Rachel Vacek
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Release Date: 2012

Wishlist Status: Sean Must Get It!

Granted, I don't own 7 Wonders, but my friends do and we really enjoy the game. This 2nd expansion doesn't require the last expansion to play, and it adds some great new things, including the ability to play teams and even bluff against your opponents. There are also spy cards, a black market, and others that either add or subtract points from your team or opponents.
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2. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Alliance [Average Rating:8.16 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.16 Unranked]
Rachel Vacek
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Release Date: March 2012

Wishlist Status: Love to have

Yes, there are more aliens with crazy rules, but the most exciting part of this expansion is the ability to now play with teams!

From the description: "This optional Team Cosmic variant places players in randomly determined teams of two, in which they'll attempt to conquer the Cosmos cooperatively. Without discussing their race selection in advance, partners sit opposite each other at the table, where they can occasionally offer a helping hand; whenever a player gains a new foreign colony, he can choose to instead gift that colony to his partner."
 
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3. Board Game: Empires of the Void [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:1501]
Rachel Vacek
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Houston
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Release Date: 2012

Wishlist Status: Own (soon but not yet)

I got this through Kickstarter, and I'm just waiting to hear about when it will be shipped, which I remember thinking it was sometime in March. I love the artwork and I am intrigued by the game play and tons of options on how to play. I'm looking forward to this!
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4. Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:93]
Rachel Vacek
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Interested in the Black Box Edition

Release Date: February April 2012

Wishlist status: Must have

It's a lighter game than most on this list, and has been around for years and rated high on BGG. However, I like the new artwork of the Blackbox edition better, so I am waiting for that.
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5. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: Nazgul [Average Rating:5.75 Overall Rank:6904]
Rachel Vacek
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Houston
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Release Date: May 2012

Wishlist status: Love to have

This is a semi-cooperative game where you play the bad guys for once! That's right, You take on the role of the Nazgul, working together to prevent the Hobbits from destroying the one ring. Along the way, players need to prove themselves to the Dark Lord and kill all the other Nazgul. There are five Nazgul in this game, not nine - the others are taking a nap (and probably waiting for an expansion).
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6. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked]
Rachel Vacek
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Release date: 1st Half of 2012

Wishlist status: Love to have

This expansion seems to add more to the game than the other expansions.
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7. Board Game: Rex: Final Days of an Empire [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:398]
Rachel Vacek
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Release Date: February 2012

Wishlist Status: Love to have

The description begins with "a reimagined version of Dune set in Fantasy Flight's Twilight Imperium universe" and that was enough to get me interested. The game sounds complicated but still less complicated and shorter than Twilight Imperium. Still, I worry that it will be too much for my small gaming group.
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8. Board Game: Star Wars: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:222]
Rachel Vacek
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Release date: 2nd Quarter 2012

Wishlist Status: Love to have

Who doesn't like Star Wars? I like the idea of it being a cooperative card game, and that it can accommodate 1-4 players.
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9. Board Game: Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:174]
Rachel Vacek
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Release Date: March 2012

Wishlist Status: Must have

Sean owns Thunderstone, and I love playing it, but I'd like my own copy. This version is an expansion but also a standalone game. In addition, it's been upgraded considerably from the original because AEG really listens to their gamers. This version comes with a board which is nice, but you don't have to use it. I like all the changes, as described here in Tom's video review: http://www.dicetower.com/game_reviews/t/thunderstone-advance....
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10. Board Game: Wiz-War (eighth edition) [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:407]
 
Rachel Vacek
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Release date: February 2012

Wishlist status: Must have

"Created in 1983 by Tom Jolly, this classic board game of magical mayhem pits 2-4 players against each other in a no-spells-barred struggle for sorcerous supremacy." This version is the new Fantasy Flight Games reprint.

Wizards in battle? Sounds awesome.
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