The EGG head's Essen '12 Report
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Well, time for another Essen. This year I'll be helping out at Bezier Games' booth demoing Suburbia and Mutant Meeples. I won't be staying at my usual hotel but instead with the other booth monkeys Togra and Logoth (see "Land of the Giants")

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1. Board Game: Jet Set [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1863]
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Arrived safely and met up with Ted and Toni from Bezier games in Amsterdam. We also bumped into Jonathan and Chris from Wattsalpoag games there. We all took the connecting flight to Dusseldorf and then just a quick ride to Essen.
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2. Board Game: SET [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1243]
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First on the agenda was to start setting up the booth. Where to put all those copies of Suburbia?


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3. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:411] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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So only a few other booths set up so far but here are some colorful chess sets
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4. Board Game: Spellbound [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:3232]
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Ok, the pieces look way cooler in person than in the pictures, however, the box is about 6 inches deep and a normal Square Kosmos size. It may take up one whole suitcase. dont expect your friends to be packing extra copies I'll post a picture later.
if anyone can tell me how to rotate the pic I will edit it but too tired to figure it out now...
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5. Board Game: Japanese Castle [Average Rating:4.86 Unranked]
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Ok this one wasn't originally on my list but it is very attractive and the game is small.
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6. Board Game: Suburbia [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:94]
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Demos going really well
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7. Board Game: Mutant Meeples [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:2370]
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Happily the games arrived today, so good to go.
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8. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.23 Overall Rank:8]
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OMG it's the year,I've been dreading, giant boxes that way a ton! Seriously my suitcase space is severely limited and weight is another problem, wooden bit! This one was mostly limited to preorders
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9. Board Game: CO₂ [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:562]
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Picked this up, I think they were short on copies
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10. Board Game: The Great Zimbabwe [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:332]
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Looks cool, Indonesia sized box
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11. Board Game: Al Rashid [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:3516]
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An error in the original booth listing email, made this game difficult to find.
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12. Board Game: Ginkgopolis [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:323]
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This may be my hit of the year, loved the puzzle like aspect. A bit tactical but still plenty of opportunity to do some strategic planning. Want to try it again soon, but need to get my other treasures to the table.
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