It's All the Cabal's Fault
Rob Heiser
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The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast talks a lot about Acquisition Disorder (AD). There's nothing like a group of friends talking about games that give them AD, agreeing on games that give them AD and buying games that give them AD to give you AD.

This is a Geeklist for members of The Secret Cabal Guild (or any listeners, for that matter) to acknowledge games that were purchased due to AD triggered by the podcast.
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1. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:69] [Average Rating:7.79 Unranked]
Rob Heiser
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After so much buzz about this game, what pushed me over the edge was the enthusiasm for it on the podcast. Admittedly, there wasn't much pushing necessary. And whaddyaknow…it's a great game.

This appears to be cyclical AD, occurring approximately quarterly.
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2. Board Game: Android: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:42]
Rob Heiser
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Brian's fault.

This is also cyclical, at a higher frequency.
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3. Board Game: Letters from Whitechapel [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:191]
Rob Heiser
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This hit my radar when it was first released, but I never pulled the trigger and regretted it. I found out about the reprint on the podcast.
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4. Board Game: Suburbia [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:98]
Wayne Shepherdson
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This game is number 1 on my wish list thanks to them. It's all out of stock where I am though. On the bright side, I met some people who has the game.
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5. Board Game: Stronghold [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:595]
Nick Ireland

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Colorado
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6. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (second edition) [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:424]
Nick Ireland

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I was lucky enough to find this at my local store and picked it up after the cabal forced it down my throat...er I mean made it look so cool.
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7. Board Game: Runewars [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:156]
Erik Stanfill
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Vancouver
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I saw the Facebook posts of Jamie, Steve, and Chris playing this over a few nightly sessions. Certainly looked fun and interesting, but not something that I was totally chomping/frothing/jumping at the bit for...

...until that Sunday.

My favorite FLGS in Portland (Cloud Cap Games) was having a clearance sale and I spotted the base game on the sale table. $45. IRRESISTIBLE.

FULL ON AD. DARN YOU SECRET CABAL.

Bonus: later that week - listening to the podcast review.
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8. Board Game: Ligretto [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:2415]
Erik Stanfill
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Vancouver
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DUTCH BLITZ.

This one gave me AD because I was looking for a game to replace and scratch that Uno itch.

Hearing the Cabal's banter on this sold me. Jamie and Chris going back and forth about Chris' bad shuffling is one of the funniest segments that has ever happened on the show.

Anywho, it took a while to find this game. At the time, none of my local FLGSs had it in stock (this has since been corrected). I eventually found it at a Christian bookstore, which surprisingly had a decent gaming section, and we were playing it that evening.

Dutch Blitz did not disappoint. There was yelling, mayhem, bent cards, injured fingers, and accusations of shuffling shenanigans. Marriage vows were tested, and friendships were temporarily halted.

A successful gaming experience, in my opinion.

Then when I heard about the 8-player expansion, I was jumping outta my pants to get it. And I did not rest until I had it in my scratched-up hands.

DARN YOU SECRET CABAL.
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9. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:11]
Erik Stanfill
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There's no way in H E double-hockey sticks that I would've picked up this game based on looks alone. This is one dour-looking package. But after hearing the review and banter on this, I knew that this would be a good fit, and would add a little euro-color to my amer-heavy collection.

Bonus for the Rodney Smith plug as well.

AD ALERT. SOLD.

Alas, I have yet to get it played. Maybe because it looks like Aunt Fanny's scrapbooking catalog in comparison to the flashy Fantasy Flight games that dominate my gaming group's table. It's a tough sell to a tough crowd.

So who knows when this will be played? But I'm glad I acquired it.

DARN YOU SECRET CABAL.
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10. Board Game: Runewars [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:156]
Rodney "Watch It Played" Smith
Canada
Montague
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This was all Cabal. I really had no interest in the game until they discussed the epicness of it and how much fun they had with it. It will be very hard to find someone who will play it with me, but I snagged it anyway in case the opportunity arises. Plus, I think I'll just have fun learning it for myself.

Edit: Oops.... sorry for the double post of this game. I should have looked more thoroughly!
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11. Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:155]
Rodney "Watch It Played" Smith
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This is all Jamie. A late night chat resulted in me ordering the game right away. Boy am I glad I did - it's now pretty hard to find and I really like how it works.

Makes up for Sedition Wars
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12. Board Game: Scalawag! [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:10287]
Secret Cabal Jamie
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York
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I backed this one during the show while Tony was doing the news. It was on my eye becasue of the artwork and while Tony was talking about it I said screw it and backed it.
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13. Board Game: Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster [Average Rating:5.72 Overall Rank:12256]
Todd Brown
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This game sounded great when Jamie described it. After checking out the mini's, it now sits on my game shelf.
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14. Board Game: Legends of Andor [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:305] [Average Rating:7.27 Unranked]
calvin chow
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They made it sound so unique and puurdy... And it is!
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15. Board Game: Cthulhu Wars [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:227] [Average Rating:7.98 Unranked]
calvin chow
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Chris' fault... I was gonna walk away, and then I heard the wonder in his voice..
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16. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game – Pegasus Expansion [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked]
Todd Brown
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I need the Plastic Base Stars!!
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17. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game – Exodus Expansion [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked]
Todd Brown
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The founders said the game's not worth playing without the expansions (I agree by the way).
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18. Board Game: Serenissima (first edition) [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1160]
Andy Szymas
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I picked this one up because I think Jamie was going on and on about it. I didn't realize at the the time that he was probably referring to the second edition. Either way, I haven't got it to the table yet.
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19. Board Game: Kemet [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:77]
Wayne Shepherdson
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Singapore
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This is another one i have purchased recently after listening to their episode. I really enjoy this game. Still, its all their fault!! hahaha
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20. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:442]
Paul Phillips
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I don't think I would have ever thought about this game if it weren't for the Cabal.
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21. Board Game: Archipelago [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:290]
Eric Bettan
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I wasn't convinced from some of the other feedback I got about this game... and then the founders chimed in. And just like that more money disappears!
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22. Board Game: Belfort [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:380]
Bobby Warren
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Glendale
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I became interested in possibly buying Belfort after hearing about it on [media=103336]Episode 46[/media].

I bought it, had a friend sticker it while I read the rules, and we played it right away.
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23. Board Game: Fish Cook [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:3235]
Ted Webster
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Does this count? I don't know. Borderline perhaps, because

1. It wasn't from the podcast but from a mention in the forums.

2. It's free. (Unless you count buying a printer, toner (color), paper, dice,...)

But I must admit, I've got more than my money's worth of fun out of this little gem.
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24. Board Game: Ghooost! [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:7284]
Nick Elkins
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Austin
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I picked this game up for my recent Fourth of July trip to visit the in-laws. Only got to break it out a couple of times, but it was a hit.
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25. Board Game: Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:285]
Trevor Allaby
Canada
Stirling
Ontario
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Currently waiting for me at the Post Office. No one but the Founders to blame on this one. Can't wait to play it!
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