Canonical "NEW games I played at Essen 2009" Geeklist
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< --- This is was the "pot".

Okay, the idea behind this is was pretty simple. It didn`t work too well, though - see note below

We had the "Upcoming games" lists, the "Canonical Essen 2009" list, approximately 639 "My Essen wish/buy/try/bought/played/whatever-list"-lists.

Before everybody creates his own "My games played at Essen" list with about 6 or 8 items, so nobody can find easily news about his favourite game he "wants to know more about", here it is:

THE CANONICAL LIST FOR ALL GAME SESSIONS BGG-USERS PLAYED AT ESSEN 2009.


Or, at least, the ones submitted here.


Of course, this is supposed to be fun. So here it how I could imagine being this fun:

- Create an item AND PAY some (a tipp to this list) - pay as much as you want (1 per item would be perfect, but if you submit a lot, this would be quite expensive ...). If you don`t have any, don`t pay anything. Just as you think.

- Write down a SHORT first impression of the gameplay experience you had. No huge rules explanations, no complete summary of every turn and every move, but more about your feeling, the gameflow, your overall impression. If you already have a list or thread by your own, just PASTE AND COPY!

- If you have and are able to (connection-wise), add a photo. This would be great, but is not mandatory. (And, of course, good photos have to go here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/47472)
Deadline is midnight 30th of October / 1st of November. This is for giving you the chance to add pictures or more sessions you were not able to type down in your netbook being WLAN connected on your hotel bed after playing all night, but now, at the airport, you have another ten minutes to get it done. And for people having a look at this and vote.

The final pot (all tipps + 68.25 from my account, so 127 ) were spread as following:
The 12 (ORIGINAL) items (excluding my own submissions) got their share from the loot according to their votes (127 altogether).


LET IT GROW.


NOTE: Policy changed: Thanks to all participants and recommenders! I added all GeekLinks I could find, so this is hopefully a real "canonical list" of gameplay sessions at Essen now - still growing. Enjoy and add more as a comment to the game entry. I only added "session reports" (short and longer ones), not if a game was only mentioned as "bought" or fun situations at the booths ...


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26. Board Game: Endeavor [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:130]
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27. Board Game: Erosion [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:3747]
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I love to find unusual, out of the way, games at Essen and you don't get much more unusual than this one.

It is all about weathering rocks and building mountains and deltas. It has a lot of stuff in it about the science of the real world situation and when I've played the game a few times I expect I will read all that too and find it interesting.

In the mean time, we tried a friend's copy one evening back at the hotel (the only place to play if you're manning a stand all day). Despite the fact we got a rule or two wrong, it played really smoothly. I'm confident it will be even better when we get it right.

Not a slow game at all
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28. Board Game: Filipino Fruit Market [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:3075]
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29. Board Game: Fire Bulls [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:7422]
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30. Board Game: Fzzzt! [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:2031]
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31. Board Game: Galaktico [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:6285]
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Another game that must be mentioned. It is very good, although I did not like it :-).

Beautifully looking, spaced themed strategy game. Heavier than it looks.

Each of the three players (two players is possible but three is best) has spaceships of different types. The player secretly assigns different weapons and shields to each of them. The combinations of shields and weapons decide which ship can capture which, and each ship has an interesting unique movement range and type. You score points for capturing ships.

So, after some probing attacks, you have to remember which enemy has which weapons and shields, then move with the best strategy to capture enemy pieces and avoid being captured. With three players, everybody has to defend against two sides on a quite crowded board. I think this is a great game, but not for me - too heavy! Almost like chess :-), so it is a 4-rating for me. We did not finish our game.

Again, some images:

by yakos:


by MikeBwithoutadot:


by Horologiom:


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32. Board Game: Eine gegen Eine [Average Rating:5.11 Overall Rank:9511]
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33. Board Game: Ghost Stories: White Moon [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked]
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34. Board Game: Goblins [Average Rating:5.37 Overall Rank:9587]
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35. Board Game: Gonzaga [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1563]
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I worked on the fair, thus I had not that much time to try new games. In fact it were just 2, Gonzaga and BunnyBunnyMooseMoose.
That said, I'm very happy I tried that one. Played 2 rounds to see how it works:
You get a stack of cards with differnet tiles shown on them. These need to be play on the board. Secretly, each player choses 2 cards from his hand, 1 says what to build/connect (e.g. a harbour, 2 cities...) with your tile, the second says where to build (France, England, Spain...). Then each player executes his building action. Turn order depends on which action you chose (harbour are worth more points, so the card that lets you build in 2 of them is executed as the last one).

Somebody mentioned it played like TtR which was my initial thought too. Need to play as soon as possible!

[BunnyBunnyMooseMoose wasn't that great, maybe it was the fact that the rules weren't explained that good, but it looked too chaotic to me - even for a partygame it is]
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36. Board Game: The Great Fire of London 1666 [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1384]
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I "pre-booked" the session at 2:00 pm of Richard Dennings new design (to be published next year by JKLM - er - maybe 2012?).

The theme is as dense as the fire starting at "Pudding Lane", where an uncautious baker started the historical "Great Fire". And the mechanisms are developed perfectly to create an atmosphere of fighting against a semi-controlled fire.
Each player gets fire cards (to influence the direction the fire expands) and has 4 actions each turn, commonly used to move their own pawn or the "trained bands" of militia fire brigades, which can be moved by anybody. The fire is represented by red cones, and the trained bands by black cones you can put directly "on" the fire - having it under control, but not yet put out. To really put out one of the cones, you need to have your own pawn in the same district as some trained bands who are fighting the fire. If you put a fire cone out, you get it (for later scoring).
BUT: Of course, London is full of houses. All 120 houses included in the game are randomly, but equally allocated on the districts (read "blocks"). And each house of a player burnt down, will score him -2 points.
AND: Each player has three special "important" buildings he is (secretly) responsible for to save them.

So you want to save your houses, direct the fire into a direction with more of the other players` houses and try to put out as many fire cones as possible. You can also create fire breaks of empty, but safe districts, thus block the fire off to move that way. And you want to save your "important" buildings ...


Me playing - Photo by Richard.

We played with four (Richard Denning just watching) and had a great hour of gameplay! The scoring was very close. Houses and cones equalled out, only the "important" buildings, revealed at the very end, made the difference.

The fascination here is, that you don`t build something up, as it is more usual, but you destroy step by step, the Capital city! The gameflow is absolutely intuitive, because it is "logical" (how the fire is expaning, what you can do to create barriers - by demolishing houses, for example) and it has a co-operative feeling, while the aim of the game has nothing cooperative at all!

During the course of the game, the fire went east first, then north, then south again, having a blank "hole" in the middle - with the important building of the final winner (Royal Exchange) surrounded by fire, but not burned down!

Here you can see the game in one of the later rounds:


After the game we talked about the (everybody enjoyed very much!) and some design questions. Is the track around the board necessary, if the scoring only happens at the end? How about language-independent cards, so players who are looking at London "the wrong way" could held their cards according to their perspective, making it easier to see, in which direction the fire can expand ... it was a fine experience to be (a small) part of the development process.

Thanks for bringing that along, Richard - and good luck for this!
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37. Board Game: Greed Incorporated [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:1094]
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38. Board Game: Havana [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:646]
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39. Board Game: Heartland [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:1537]
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40. Board Game: HFP: Hard Furry Pets [Average Rating:8.33 Unranked]
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41. Board Game: Horse Fever [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:871]
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42. Board Game: Imperial 2030 [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:101]
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The original Imperial had been on my wishlist for probably 2 years, so I really needed to check the new one out.

Joining last to get a complete table of six I missed a bit of the first rule explanation, but not too much. We agreed to play a little shorter version of the game (not unusual at Essen), since otherwise we'd be quite long at one of these few tables with 6.

For those who have never played Imperial: It's basically an economic game with warfare, where players buy shares into countries. Highest shareholder decides the action the country takes.

The game certainly falls into the "heavy strategic Eurogame" category, with plenty of decisions and interaction between the players thanks to all the strategic choices.

For a first-time player this is certainly not an easy game: no one "owns" a country, you can take shares of various countries. At a certain point one player had the majority of shares of 3 countries, so he could decide for 3 of the 6 countries. He still didn't win though, since the player with the highest amount of money wins, and every share can generate income.


Rules are quite easy to grasp though, and the game runs along smoothly. But not "nicely" since everybody is on the lookout for strategic take overs.

I obviously didn't play with the right strategics: I came out last. Despite that I really enjoyed the game and just had to buy it.

Since I'd never played the original version so I asked designer Mac Gerdts what he tought were the main differences. According to him it has a different gamefeel than the earlier version: because there are more non-player countries "waiting" to be invaded the gamefeel seems to be a bit more agressive and "outgoing", so bit more on the warfare side than just the economics. I like a bit of confrontation in games, so I bought this version.
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43. Board Game: Infinite City [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:1776]
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44. Board Game: Kingpin [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:4554]
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45. Board Game: Koplopers & Dwarsliggers [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:5361]
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46. Board Game: Krakow 1325 AD: 3-player expansion [Average Rating:6.10 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.10 Unranked]
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47. Board Game: Krysis [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:4741]
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48. Board Game: Last Train to Wensleydale [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:802]
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49. Board Game: Longships [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:7227]
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I accepted the challenge to translate the rules into German right before Essen to send them to interested people (what I did), so I was keen to meet Designer Harald Enoksson at his booth and ask several questions that arouse during my work ...

Fortunately, he not only answered every single of them but added, each of the answers were already put into the final English rules he finished, printed and put into the 100 copies of the game at Wednesday ...


We were joined by Frank (BGG-user turfmaster) and started into the game.

Longships is a "multi-layer game": You have resource management, but you manage your goods (mushrooms, thralls, cloth and fur) on moveable viking ships which are cruising around the North Sea - 5 x 5 squares big and quite windy (direction and strength influenced by the players).

Each corner represents a country producing different two out of 4 goods. You need all of those goods, because then you can visit a "friendly country" to build another ship. If you build your 7th ship, you win the game. There is much trading with the countries (depending on a simple but clever "demand and supply" - system) and between players (ship to ship on the same square), battles (resolved by a single die-throw, modified by cards played before) and plundering. If you plunder a country, this is great for your goods on the ships in this country - but it will be "hostile" for the rest of the game, so you cannot build new ships there. There is also sacrificing goods to Gods who are helping you then (you draw cards from the God`s pile you sacrificed to).

So you influence the wind, decide where to go with a number of ships, how to trade, battle and plunder, where to build ships - and which goods to sacrifice to get God cards helping you at all these actions.

We had not much time (at least me) so we only got through the first, very fast rounds (well, one ship cannot do too much), but things were getting thrilling already - and we would have loved to see the situation with all of us owning four or five ships, battling, plundering, sinking, sacrificing ... the whole game was quite "intuitive" and created a great feeling.

I really liked how the theme was connected to the interwoven game mechanisms - kudos to a young designer who is doing all this without any "company" behind!


Hard thinking Frank against a smiling designer - who didn`t smile anymore, when Frank changed the wind in a storm and Harald lost half of his goods ...
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