The Games I Bought in August or The Month that I went Psycho
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So I went to Origins this year and purchased Shadows Over Camelot and Pirate's Cove. They were big hits during our trip to the beach. I had so much fun, that I decided that I would come home and look for some new games to purchase. That is when I found BGG, and things got a little bit crazy...And yes...this was all purchased in the course of one month...
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1. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:237] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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Trip No. 1

I saw this game at Origins and did not have the fundage to buy it at the time. After doing some research, I found out that the two FLGS's in my area both took trades, in both board games and RPG books. So I gathered a bunch of my older RPG books and headed down to one to get this.
 
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2. Board Game: Return of the Heroes [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1675] [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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Trip No. 2

Since I had gotten rid of a bunch of my RPG books, I decided I needed something to fill that fantasy RPG hole in my life. So I traded away yet more RPG books to get this one.
 
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3. Board Game: Doom: The Boardgame [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:804]
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Trip No. 3

I decided that I needed this game. Why? I really don't know, other than the fact that the pieces look cool. I am attracted to pretty/shiny objects. Oooooo....pretty......
 
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4. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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Trip No. 4

So I got yelled at for only having American games and I thought this one looked neat, so I bought it along with...
 
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5. Board Game: Carcassonne: Expansion 1 – Inns & Cathedrals [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked]
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The Inns and Cathedrals expansion. Oddly enough, we still haven't use this expansion yet. Though I have taught my son the basics of the base game.
 
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6. Board Game: Dungeoneer: Tomb of the Lich Lord [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:2592]
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On the same trip I purchased Carcassonne, my fantasy side got the better of me. It didn't help that this had been staring me in the face right at the register for my past 3 trips.
 
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7. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Europe [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:91] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
 
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Wizard World in Chicago

Only I go to a comic book convention with the idea of buying a board game. Bought this because I heard good things, plus I like Days of Wonder (they sent me a new Pirate's board when I got home from Origins and saw the board inside was slightly torn.) This has probably been the most frequently played game out of all of them.
 
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8. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:82]
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Trip No. 5

I told myself that this would be my last in store purchase before Gencon. I love Lord of the Rings, and I also love pretty things, as mentioned earlier. Put together, it was a Lord of the ringsish pretty package I just could not refuse.
 
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9. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:267]
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Gencon!

I went to Gencon with one major purpose, to secure a copy of this game. I was so pathetic that my wife and I actually weren't going to go to the con until Saturday, but when I purchased my Saturday badge I also bought a Friday badge just so I could run into the dealer room to buy stuff. I knew this would be gone by Saturday, and I was right.
 
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10. Board Game: Runebound (First Edition) [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:2941]
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I also picked up Runebound 2nd. Edition. I was originally going to buy this over Return of the Heroes, but decided to wait when I heard that the 2nd Ed. was coming out. Got one of the last copies at the con. Have yet to play it, but I have read the rules.
 
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11. Board Game: Beowulf: The Legend [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:1833]
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I couldn't resist to get a pre-release game. I knew little to nothing about it, but after playing it on Saturday I was glad I picked it up. It's not a deep game by any means, but I had fun with it.
 
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12. Board Game: Under the Shadow of the Dragon [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2659] [Average Rating:6.52 Unranked]
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cont.

Even though we still hadn't played Return of the Heroes, I had to purchase the expansion. If I knew the reason why I had to I would most certainly tell you. If I ever figure that out, I'll let you know.
 
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13. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:328]
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Bought this one on Saturday after demoing it. My wife was really impressed by it and I enjoyed it to. I think it has something to do with the fact that she almost always wins. Guess that IQ test that showed my IQ higher than hers doesn't really matter.
 
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14. Board Game: Dungeon Twister [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:762]
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I was really sad on Friday when I was told by Asmodee that their shipment was help up in customs and they might not have it until Sunday. But on Saturday, lo and behold, there it was and I boughts it! I boughts it! Got a little confused by the rules the first play through with the wife, but really enjoy it now that we've figured it out.
 
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15. Board Game: Niagara [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1093]
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Thought Hammer Order No. 1

When we got home, there were a few games that we played at the con that we enjoyed. So I decided to order those, plus a, er...few others....This one just looks so pretty!
 
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16. Board Game: Blokus [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:519]
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and this one looked fun. My wife was sold when I said Tetris, though I was only referring to the pieces, not the game mechanics.
 
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17. Board Game: Jambo [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:491] [Average Rating:7.04 Unranked]
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Heard this was a good two player card game.
 
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18. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:294]
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Same as about with this one.
 
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19. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:414]
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Lord of the Rings + High ratings = me buy. Yes, I knew the Deluxe Edition was coming out, but for $13 I couldn't say no.
 
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20. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:28]
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Heard good things. Plus an attempt to diversify my collection.
 
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21. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:171]
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This one popped up on numerous lists as being a games that many peoples SOs liked, plus it was Knizia.
 
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22. Board Game: Quest for the Dragonlords [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:12213]
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I had to get SOMETHING fantasy-based with my order!
 
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23. Board Game: Blue Moon [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:877]
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Time Well Spent Order No. 1

Another two player card game. Played it last night for the first time and really enjoyed it. Again, my wife beat me.
 
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24. Board Game: Elfenland [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:794]
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My fantasy-themed piece for this order. Plus I heard good things about it when combined with the Elfengold expansion, which I still need to find.
 
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25. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:217]
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I read the words 'Indiana Jones' somewhere and immediately added this to my shopping cart.
 
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