2012: From 2 games to a pile of games.
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Many years ago my gaming past-time started with Settlers of Catan, but you've heard that story before. Then I picked up Carcassonne. You've heard that story too. And then my wife and I found Mr. Wheaton's TableTop. And that story you have also heard, blah, blah, blah. Let's just say that although these are very common entry points, I am come to enjoy something that gets me disconnected (except when trying to figure out the actual meaning of LOTR cards), spending time with others and moving back away from the TV.

This year my collection has expanded significantly. This is a list of pre-2012 games, purchases made this year, as well as some of the logic behind each choice. If you would like to make suggestions based upon the list, please go ahead, I think I may taper off the purchases for a while, but hey tax season is just around the corner.
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1. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:284] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
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A common start, still enjoyed by friends. I still enjoy the variety and fun we have with this game.
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2. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:137] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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I was looking for a good two player game and I had read about this somewhere. Decided to pick it up. Not played much anymore. I like to bust it out occasionally but I have some light gaming friends who find it rather boring.
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3. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:127] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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First purchase of 2012!! This is the first game we actually purchased because of watching TableTop. It looked interesting and was a bit different enough compared to Settlers and Carcassonne, without ramping up the difficulty.

I went with the original US/Canada version because the map appeared to be the most straight forward. I love Europe and would have gone for the Europe version but I found the map cramped and a little too daunting for family and friends.
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4. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:776]
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Yes, it's all because of TableTop. Hey, it's a nice light game, the friends enjoy it and it's quick.
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5. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:73]
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Not a TableTop purchase, but related after watching the Castle Panic episode. (Pandemic did show up on TableTop eventually). My wife is not a big fan of people winning or losing to each other. So the idea of a cooperative game was a captivating idea. I was looking around on the internet for cooperative games and may have even found BGG through my search. I thought Pandemic looked like a good game, so I picked it up in the summer. We had some very fun games at the family cottage while avoiding the mosquitos.
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6. Board Game: Pandemic: On the Brink [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked]
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Two words (Yes. Lame, I know): Petri dishes. (Haven't actually played any expansions yet as we keep losing the base version when we play.)
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7. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked]
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I'm a teacher and near the end of the school year last year we had a bit of a regular gaming thing going on. I was hoping the same thing was going to happen this year (despite a change in a number of staff).

Excited for what might transpire this year I started looking into new games. This was the first in a string of purchases I have made from September onward

This is a fun game, love it. It's the first Deck building game I have tried. It's simple enough that I figured others could enjoy it too. I have had a couple of friends over and play, they really enjoy it. Still hoping for a regular gaming time to happen though.
 
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8. Board Game: Eclipse [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:33]
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Really just wanted an epic (but not too epic) space game. The reviews, rating and general like for this game convinced me to go for it. I've played it twice with my wife. I have yet to convince my other friends to give it a try. They are overwhelmed by the size of the box and the number of tiles. (I think I could explain it well enough now to give it a try.)
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9. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:31]
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I looked at the rankings, and checked out the game when I was down in Saskatoon. Wasn't sure whether to pick it up. Watched reviews online, thought about it some more. But when I decided to pick up Eclipse I decided to get this one as well. I guess the price seemed right on the site and I had enough interest in the idea of building power grids (weird as that may sound). There appeared to be enough differences from Ticket to Ride that it warranted a purchase.

Only played it twice since October. It's just a matter of having enough time to give to it. Erin (my wife) enjoys it and has decided it's a good replacement for Settlers (which she very much still enjoys).
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10. Board Game: Dominion: Intrigue [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:59] [Average Rating:7.76 Unranked]
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The reason to get Intrigue was because base Dominion did catch on really well with some friends. I thought the ability to play six or eight players was a good option.

I enjoy the action victory point combo cards.
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11. Board Game: Martian Dice [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:1858]
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Another indirect TableTop post-viewing purchase. Liked the idea of Zombie Dice, but don't like the idea of zombies. This seemed like a good option.
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12. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:105]
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So, as I mentioned earlier I was hoping to continue what was a regular gaming thing from last school year (well, regular gaming would be a little untrue, regular Settlers thing with a game or two of Ticket to Ride would be more accurate).

Anyway, it hasn't really happened during this school year. So despite a few plays here and there I decided to pick up something that I could play solo if need be. This was my selection. I'm enjoying it, up to about 12 plays in the last month. Finally starting to see some successes, but it is a hard game, and without a bunch of expansions, I'm probably a little bit limited in card selection.
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13. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – The Hunt for Gollum [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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Have to start the expansions somewhere.
 
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14. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – Khazad-dûm [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked]
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More cards.
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15. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:228]
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I think if I had known more about this game before I purchased Martian Dice, I wouldn't have bothered with Martian Dice. Finally played a three player round (rather than two). It does play much better with more players. Fun.
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16. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:63] [Average Rating:7.81 Unranked]
 
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Merry Christmas me! From Me.

Star Wars, little ships, two player, all great things. Should be fun.
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17. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:79]
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Merry Christmas Dear Wife, from me!

Was going to go with Castles of Burgundy, but she mentioned that she liked the look of Stone Age. When I showed her Castles, the look of the game did not really appeal to her.
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