Essen '05 games that I want to take a closer look at
Håkan König
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Well, as I wasn't able to go to essen this year either I'll have to be content to read the descriptions from other nice people who write their impressions of games they see there and add them to my wish list.

So far (item 1-10) everything has been based on Rick Thornquist's reports at the gamewire, but I expect more games to be added when I've read more reports (which should appear during the next week or so.)

Edit 060115: Since it's now been a while since Essen '05, I've changed this list to be sorted by Rank.
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1. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:45]
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http://www.melankolia.net/gameblog/

This one has slipped through the reviewers so far, but Mikko Saari gives it a thumbsup and I've read some favourable things about it before here so it is a probable buy.
 
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2. Board Game: Reef Encounter [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:487]
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Not a new game, but now it get's it proper wide release and I'm probably there to pick up a copy
 
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3. Board Game: Hacienda [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:708]
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This one I found a week or two on the pre-Essen lists, and thought it looked interesting, but Rick T's report wasn't quite as promising as I'd hoped. Might pass on this one if further reviews agree with Rick.
 
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4. Board Game: Elasund: The First City [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:1141]
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Didn't get the Candamir either but this one looks more interesting from what I have read so far.
 
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5. Board Game: Mesopotamia [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1751]
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6. Board Game: Il Principe [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:2192]
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This might be good. Need some more info on it before I go ahead.
 
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7. Board Game: Aqua Romana [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:2179]
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Maybe.
 
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8. Board Game: Gloria Mundi [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:3208]
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9. Board Game: Euphrates & Tigris: Contest of Kings [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:3239]
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I need this.
 
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10. Board Game: Freya's Folly [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:3465]
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http://www.gamefest.com/news/feature_detail/3357_0_3_0_C/

The first day report of Rick Thornquist opened my eyes to this one. I think it might be quite nice to play, though I want to know more first.
 
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11. Board Game: Railroad Dice 2 [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:5039]
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http://www.gamefest.com/news/feature_detail/3361_0_3_0_C/

Well, I thought long and hard wether to buy the first one and decided not to until I actually had a chance to play it. Same thing will probably happen with this one, but if reports are more positive I might give it a try anyway
 
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12. Board Game: CATAN 3D Collector's Edition [Average Rating:7.88 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.88 Unranked]
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I've already ordered this one
 
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