Casualgod's Mixed Reviews - What Game Would You Like To See Reviewed Next?
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Having just posted my 9th review, I am looking to write my 10th one sometime in the near future. Instead of picking it myself, I thought I might let the readers decide what they want to see.

Bear in mind, I like to pick games where the reviews are maybe a bit uneven or don't tell the whole picture. Even when I review a game I absolutely adore, I try to shine the light on the negatives as well as the positives. On the flip side, when I review a game I don't like, I try not to just sharpen my axe for the entire article but point out why others like the game and what I found to be good about the game.

That said, I will list the games I feel I am qualified to review below. If you feel that my style of review could benefit the BGG community with what I have to say, thumb it or leave a comment (or both). If you really want to see a game reviewed, drop some GG in there as well. All bribes will be heavily weighted.

If you desire, you can even go into my collection and select a game for which I have logged plays and suggest it if you do not see it here.

Finally: If you want to send me a game to review, that will almost guarranty that I will write something about it.

I will let this run until I get off my butt and decide to write a review.
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1. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:12]
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What makes me qualified to review it: CoB is my most played game of the last two years. I have been invovled in several threads discussing the evenness of the player boards as well as what constitutes a high score.

Why I haven't reviewed it yet: A lot has been said already and I am not sure I have anything new to add.
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2. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:46]
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What makes me qualified to review it: Caylus has been in my top 10 ever since it came out. It was one of the first 5 or so Euro games I ever purchased and I have played it a lot over the years with all player counts and with different players of all experience levels.

Why I haven't reviewed it yet: It is an older title and it just hasn't occured to me until now to write a review. I tend to write reviews of "new to me" games.
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3. Board Game: Colosseum [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:361]
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What makes me qualified to review it: To be honest, I probably have not played this one enough for a thorough review. If this one gets picked, I will have to go back and play it some more first. However, I have a lot of good ideas as to what I will say in a review of this great title.

Why I haven't reviewed it yet: As stated above, I just have not played the game enough to write a review of it with any authority.
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4. Board Game: Dungeon Lords [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:188]
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What makes me qualified to review it: I have played DL quite a lot and I feel I can do a review of it justice.

Why I haven't reviewed it yet: To be honest, DL is a brutal game and until my last 2 plays, I had never even won the game. Winning isn't required to write a review per se, but I was afraid that without a solid grasp of what was going on, any review I wrote would miss some vital piece. My last 2 games I seem to have grok'd it and my scores are now pretty damn solid.
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5. Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:139]
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What makes me qualified to review it: This game gets a fair amount of play in my house. I also somehow manage to play this one quite often with strangers at pickup games. Having played it at all play counts except 2 and with a myriad of gamers and game styles, I think I can give a fairly broad review of how this game plays.

Why I haven't reviewed it yet: Has not occured to me until now.
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6. Board Game: Goa [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:114]
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What makes me qualified to review it: I feel like I am just getting to the point where my thoughts on the game are transferable to words. For a while I was struggling with exactly how much I loved the game. Concerns over replay value specifically have been in the fron of my mind.

Why I haven't reviewed it yet: I just got the re-print, having played it once before. It took a while to get it played enough to consider a review. I feel i am just now ready to write a review of this fantastic game.
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7. Board Game: Macao [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:246]
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What makes me qualified to review it: I have played Macao quite a bit. Enough to know that the cries of "too much luck" are mostly over blown. I would definitely address the luck issue in my review. I have also played Macao at all player counts and with a lot of different people. Not everyone liked it and I can relay their issues (mostly related to luck).

Why I haven't reviewed it yet: I have sung a lot of praises for Macao on BGG. Honestly, I am afraid that any review I do will not live up to my own praise of the game. Time to put my money where my mouth is? You decide.
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8. Board Game: Reef Encounter [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:513]
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What makes me qualified to review it: I am not. I need to play it more. Please pick RE so that I have an excuse to play the heck out of this great game.

Why I haven't reviewed it yet: See above.
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9. Board Game: Rivals for Catan [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:658]
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What makes me qualified to review it: I played this a lot last year with my wife. We even picked up the expansion and then the game kind of ran out of steam just as we started using the expansion bits.

Why I haven't reviewed it yet: When I was playing it 3-4 times a week with my wife, I started to write a review. Then we stopped playing it and my motivation to write the review avaporated.
 
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10. Board Game: Shogun [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:130]
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What makes me qualified to review it: I have played it quite a lot at all player counts.

Why I haven't reviewed it yet: Another older to me title. Would enjoy writing this one though.
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11. Board Game: Steel Driver [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:990]
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What makes me qualified to review it: I have played this one a lot as well and at all player counts. This is a lesser known Wallace game and one of my favorites. I have a lot to say about Steel Driver.

Why I haven't reviewed it yet: Damn good question. I really should.
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12. Board Game: Strasbourg [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:730]
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What makes me qualified to review it: I don't think I have quite enough plays under my belt to review this one, especially at the higher player counts. If this gets selected, I will get it to the tabel at my next game night.

Why I haven't reviewed it yet: see above.
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13. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:38]
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What makes me qualified to review it: This game is hard to figure out just what the hell is going on. From that standpoint alone, I could write a long rambling and ultimately confusing review. Still, with editing and a lot of caffeine, I might be able to turn out something half intelligible.

Why I haven't reviewed it yet: I have been considering it. As soon as I can think of something intelligent to say about it, I will get right on it.
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