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Well, It has been a month since I registered at BGG and started hemorrhaging $$$ (though thankfully I was able to make some coin on Ebay to finance this spending spree.) I also received my 2nd shipment from on-line merchants today.
Luckily I think I've got my collection to a point where I can slow-down on the buying for a while... Here are the games I've picked up so far, as well as the top three items on my wish-list.

This list is mostly for my own records (so I can track the spread of the illness hobby. but I more than welcome suggestions for additional titles that I should find space for in my collection.

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1. Board Game: Monsters Menace America [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:3374]
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I saw this at TRU and instantly wanted to get back into boardgames! I baulked at the $45 price-tag and went home to check reviews on the internet. Amazon reviews were positive and I followed a few links and found BGG.

As for the game, I've ony actualyl got it to the table once, and it was fun enough, but there is just so much else to play...
 
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2. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:132] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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When I went back to TRU to get MMA I also picked this up. This gets my award for best box-art!

It was a HUGE hit with everyone I've played it with. It plays great with two and scales to 5 (though those games can go a tad long.)
 
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3. Board Game: Risk: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1771]
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Also bought on that first TRU trip... Cool bits! Lord of the Rings! $10!

Still haven't played it...
 
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4. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:16]
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After about a week of reading lots and lots of BGG I had to pick-up PR.

I've only played a handful of multi-player games, though it gets quite a bit of heads-up action. I can see why it is a classic.
 
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5. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:293]
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The game that triggered the first order from Thought Hammer after I couldn't find it locally.

Love the game-play, and it is a great "warm up" game that sees a lot of play.
 
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6. Board Game: Attika [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:594]
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I'm not sure what drew me to this game, btu I love it! I've only played it two-players so far, but it is a great light-medium weight game. My one complant is there isn't enough player-interaction. This also has some of the nicer bits in my collection.
 
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7. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:217]
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This rounded-out the first Thought Hammer order, and I have yet to get to play it...

It is a shame it has such poor production values (I loath the little chips. Hwo the hell are you supposed to give 5-players $100K each?)

I do look forward to try this one out, but I'm not sure the best way to teach it...
 
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8. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1066]
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Picked this up at a local shop, but haven't had 5+ players in once place to try it yet. I'll take in on my upcoming roadtrip/vacation and I'm sure it will see some play.
 
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9. Board Game: Louis XIV [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:569]
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Seeing as I didn't have any Area-Influence games, and I can't score a copy of Dorn's Goa I put together an order at Boards and Bits with Louis XIV at the very top.

FedEx just dropped it off, and I can't wait to get home and check it out.
 
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10. Board Game: Jambo [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:517] [Average Rating:7.04 Unranked]
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Seeing as most of my gamign is done 2-player w/ my wife, I thought I would give this a shot...
 
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11. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:186]
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Since Lost Cities was such a hit, I figured this other 2-player Knizia card game would be a worthwhile addition.

And that finishes up my fledgling collection...
 
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12. Board Game: Goa [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:116]
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...As for the top of my wishlist:

I guess I'll have to wait for the reprint on this one...
 
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13. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:137]
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All signs point to the re-release being imminent, and then I should be set on Knizia and Auction-games for a while.
 
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14. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:114] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
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And rounding out the top-three on my wishlist is somethign I can actually BUY!

Now I just need to find an opponent.

 
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