$10.00
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Peter Collins
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So I won the drawing this Wednesday at the nerdup held at my FLGS. It's a $20 gift certificate which I can spend on any game in the store. I can't decide which game (or games) off my wish list I should purchase. Wanna help me decide?

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1. Board Game: Field Commander: Rommel [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:1231]
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One copy in stock at the FLGS for $39.99.

I've always enjoyed playing wargames solitaire and have heard a lot of good stuff about the Field Commander series of games. The second wargame I ever owned was AH's Tobruk. My all time favorite game (of any kind) is Rommel in the Desert. It seems almost a natural that I should pick this one up.

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2. Board Game: Dead of Winter (second edition) [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:3972]
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One Copy in stock, $69.99.

On the back of the box, this game rates 8 out of 9 on GMT's solitaire suitability scale. I used to play the hell out of my old copy of Gettysburg (Avalon Hill), but never branched out to other ACW games except for Mosby's Raiders (Victory Games?) which I didn't like much.

This thing looks like a counter pushing, dice rolling hexogasm. I'm stoked to own this game. I'd have to come up with more money out my own pocket, though.

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3. Board Game: Summoner Wars: Master Set [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:58] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
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Not in stock, but he can order it.

My girlfriend and I play Manouevre from time to time. It's the first sort of wargame that I got her to try. This seems to me distantly related in that it's a rather abstracted type of wargame with simple rules, but lots of replayability. I might have a chance to get her to play it.

I love the fantasy theme. The cards look great. It's expandable. I'd like to find someone to play it a few times, just for a test run. High on my list of games I might want to purchase.

Still...
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4. Board Game: Wings of War: Famous Aces [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:548] [Average Rating:6.89 Unranked]
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In stock, didn't catch the price.

This one caught my eye also. I used to own Richtofen's War and spent hours and hours palying it with my brothers. This looks like fun too. I don't know the system and haven't really researched it much.

It's a dark horse, especially because...
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5. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:85]
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In stock, $50 or so.

...this thing looks like a riot. I've never played it or anything like it. But it seems to have many fans here on BGG. Every time I go to the nerdup, I pull this off the shelf and look at it.

Definitely a contender.

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6. Board Game: Haggis [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:437]
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Not in stock, can order.

I played this once at the nerdup, months ago. This is a fun game and not simple. I like that it's a three player game. It's funny how often we have three people to play and how few games really work well with three players. This is a nice option to have on the shelf for just that contingency.

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7. Board Game: Agricola: Farmers of the Moor [Average Rating:8.14 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.14 Unranked]
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In stock.

This would make my girlfriend very happy. Agricola is the most-played game in our collection since I gave it to her at Christmas. We probably have at least 30 plays under our belts.

The thing is, I stink at it. I'm not good at planning ahead, I frequently do things in the wrong order, I question the logic of how many of the cards work (or don't work!) together. A sampling of recent scores, all losses for me: 60-26, 45-4, 55-28.

But, it would definitely get a lot of play time.

Perhaps...

 
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8. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:23]
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In stock.

I kinda like this game, even though I'm not great at it (see Agricola, above). I play it a lot against the AI version that I downloaded from BGG.

My girlfriend played it and was underwhelmed. "It's okay, but not awesome." Her words. So I don't know how much table time this would get.

Plus, there's always...
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9. Board Game: Dominion: Prosperity [Average Rating:8.36 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.36 Unranked]
 
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In stock,$ 45.99 (IIRC)

Agricola bumped Dominion off the top of our shelf. Besides the original set, we also have Intrigue, Alchemy and Cornucopia.

I know, I hear you. "Really, another Dominion expansion?" It would get a lot of play. I like the Colony(?)--"gee, I guess I have to settle for a Province."

What about...
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10. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.15 Overall Rank:5]
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In stock, price unknown.

Another friggin' highly rated euro. I played this for the first time the other night, right before I won the drawing. I finished third of five players, not bad for a rook. I enjoyed filling up a ship with all eight coffee crates I had in supply and stiffing the guy next to me. Is it a good two player game? (I'd guess not) Do I need another euro? Would Willow rather play it than one of my wargames?

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