Essen 2013 - Lock the target
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Bait the line. Spread the net. Catch the man.

It's time to see what is luring me into the Essen trap this year.
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1. Board Game: Love Letter [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:241]
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AEG are bringing out a copy with original art. Think I need a couple of spare copies as mine is getting SO much use.
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2. Board Game: Power Grid: Australia & Indian Subcontinent [Average Rating:7.99 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.99 Unranked]
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I dont NEED another PG map. But there are always such good value.

Only 150 copies. From 2F-Spiele booth (3-L103) only.
 
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3. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.20 Overall Rank:11]
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Z-Man brining to Essen?
 
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4. Board Game: Russian Railroads [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:71]
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Always a sucker for train games. Check out the box art too.

Z-man
 
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5. Board Game: Coup: Reformation [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
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Base game is solid. Only 300 copies.
 
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6. Board Game: Pick-a-Polar Bear [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:3921]
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Hectic card pickup action.
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7. Board Game: Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:600]
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Fairly light sounding card game with interesting theme. Sounds good from rules read through.
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8. Board Game: Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:2588]
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Looks like stupid fun.
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9. Board Game: Speed Cups [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:3323] [Average Rating:6.23 Unranked]
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The Dancing Eggs of 2013? Just add beer.
 
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10. Board Game: A Study in Emerald [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:675]
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Time for Wallace to make another classic?
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11. Board Game: World of Tanks: Rush [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:5651]
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Not a massive deckbuilding fan, but this has piqued my interest.
 
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12. Board Game: Kohle & Kolonie [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:1899]
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Looks heavy duty.
 
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13. Board Game: Town Center [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:4019]
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New edition out. Sold out last year. Alban Viard.
 
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14. Board Game: Mascarade [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:970]
 
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Well received at GenCon as far as I can tell. 30 min bluffing game.
 
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15. Board Game: Field of Glory: The Card Game [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:3432]
 
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Strategic Wallace card game. Interested.
 
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16. Board Game: Chicago Stock Exchange [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:9477]
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Despite the terrible translations on the box cover could be a nice wee game.
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17. Board Game: Ghost Blitz: 5 to 12 [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:2352]
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Quick reactions and brain melting.
 
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18. Board Game: Donburiko [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:7605]
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You can buy a game about acorns for €10? Say no more.
 
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19. Board Game: The Guns of Gettysburg [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:1556]
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Will have a peek, including at the price. Always good to add another wargame I will never play to my collection.

Normally 65€+pnp. Gameslore £45 (OoS)
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20. Board Game: Twin Tin Bots [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:3154]
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Some of the other guys looked at this last year and it sounded promising.
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21. Board Game: Let's Catch the Lion! [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:3168]
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A new version of Chinese Japanese chess for kids. Have wooden version with paper board already so price crucial here.
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22. Board Game: Glass Road [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:227]
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Time to give Uwe another chance?
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23. Board Game: Witch's Coming! [Average Rating:5.39 Unranked]
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Light bluffing game for €10. One for the children?
 
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24. Board Game: Prosperity [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1629]
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Knizia and Bleasdale (Keyflower) combine.
 
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25. Board Game: Nations [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:110]
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Civ building game with lots of bits
 
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