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Yet Another BGG.Con 2007 Experience
Mark Salamon
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2007 was my first BGG.Con, but hopefully not my last. I had an amazing time. Thank you to all who helped make it a memorable weekend. I will do my best to be there next year.

My goal was to only play games I hadn't played before. I was able to do that, but I really should have paid more attention to who I was gaming with. I remember faces and avatars but very few names. Next year I will write that stuff down. If I don't mention you, it is not because I didn't enjoy playing a game with you, I am just horrible at remembering names.

So, here is the list of 36 games that impacted my BGG.Con experience. 25 games played and 12 games added to my personal game library.
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26. Board Game: Power Grid: The New Power Plant Cards [Average Rating:7.85 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.85 Unranked]
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Another Power Grid expansion? Of course I will be buying that.
 
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27. Board Game: Cuba [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:268]
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The Rio Grande demo table was calling next. After the rules explanation from Valerie, i picked a strategy that I knew no one else would pick. I stuck with it the whole game. I lost by a wide margin. Doing nothing but harvesting water cubes for victory points and winning the votes each turn doesn't get you enough vp. Definitely a fun game that I will need to pick up. I may choose a different strategy next time though.
 
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28. Board Game: Darjeeling [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1350]
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Darjeeling left me kind of flat. It is an ok game, but I can't see myself asking to play it again.
 
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29. Board Game: Liebe & Intrige [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:4351]
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One of the games I was most looking forward to playing from Essen this year. Lived up to my expectations. I really enjoyed it and I need to find a copy somewhere.
 
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30. Board Game: Mystery Rummy: Jekyll & Hyde [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1291]
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After dinner, my wife and I played a game of Mystery Rummy. We both like rummy games a lot and this one was pretty good. A probable buy.
 
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31. Board Game: Kreta [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:890]
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I had never heard of Kreta before, but I really enjoyed the game. Once again, I picked a weird strategy, but only pursued it halfway. I look forward to playing again.
 
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32. Board Game: In the Year of the Dragon [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:137]
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I hadn't really heard much about In the Year of the Dragon. I love Notre Dame, so I figure I should give this a try. It isn't nearly as good as Notre Dame, but still a fun game. Not desperate to buy it, but I wouldn't trade it away.
 
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33. Board Game: Burgoo [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:3461]
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It was getting very late by this time, but I didn't want the gaming to end. My plane was scheduled for early sunday, so I wasn't planning on gaming on sunday at all. However, we were running out of new games to play. My friend, Mike pulled this bag of rocks out of his pocket and said it was a game. Whatever. It was 3:30 a.m., so I didn't argue. We played a game, which I won. I'm not a fan of abstracts, so I won't be buying a bag of rocks for myself.
 
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34. Board Game: Der Igelwettkampf [Average Rating:5.27 Unranked]
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Once again, no new games to play. Amy has this tiny little altoids-box-looking-thing. It is a game, I will play it. Over already? Ok, I will go to bed then. Hedgehog Competition seemed like a fitting end to my first BGG.Con. It was 4 a.m. and I had no new games left to play. Thank you Amy and Mike for staying up til 4 a.m., but my Con was over. Or was it . . .
 
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35. Board Game: DruidenWalzer [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:3318]
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The airport calls in the morning to tell us out flight is cancelled. We are put on another flight leaving two hours later. Yay! More time for gaming. So, I drag my wife back to the library and pick out a couple two player games for us to try before we leave. This one is quite good. I will definitely buy it some day. Thanks to the library attendant for recommending it.
 
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36. Board Game: Easter Island [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:2672]
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And finally, the last game I played. Easter Island was ok, but nothing special. I won't go out of my way to play it again. But I will go out of my way to get to BGG.Con 2008 next November. What are the dates? Can I book my room now? I hope to see the same faces next year, so I can maybe learn a name or too.
 
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