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A list of games I plan to look at over the 4 days and ones I intend on bringing back home with me.

Although I have some links to CGE & others, I have still listed their games here because even if I didnt have those links, I would still be picking those games up.
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1. Board Game: Caverna: The Cave Farmers [Average Rating:8.07 Overall Rank:22]
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I was one of the people who bought the german version of Agricola when it came out and ended up having to do paste-ups for all the cards. I loved it. However, Le Havre then came out which I felt was far better, and I fell out of love with Agricola.

This however, looks awesome. Pre-ordered.
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2. Board Game: Bremerhaven [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:3361]
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Economic simulation looking visually like LeHavre. I'm in.

I did however, just think this was a LeHavre expansion from the image, I wonder if that will help or hurt interest.
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3. Board Game: Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:492]
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I've been helping CGE with the development of this game a bit, so I will be bringing a copy back with me. Already got a tournament planned for it later in the year
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4. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar – Tribes & Prophecies [Average Rating:8.14 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.14 Unranked]
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One of my favourite games from last year, I've been involved in helping develop this one a bit too, so am really looking forward to it.
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5. Board Game: Spyrium [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:551]
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Caylus is a game I love. This is by the same guy. I also like most games from Ystari, so this is an almost automatic purchase. Will need to read through the rules, but probably going to grab a copy.

EDIT: Played a few games online at boardgamearena. Ok, so its a lot lighter than Caylus, and the person with the crane won 4/5 of my last games, but its a nice game, fairly quick, so for the right price...
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6. Board Game: Amerigo [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:302]
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It's Feld, so worth a look. Read the rules. Must have.
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7. Board Game: Keyflower: The Farmers [Average Rating:7.89 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.89 Unranked]
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Another of my favourite games from last year. Happy to see an expansion. I got to play it during testing, but it was pretty much a finished version by then.
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8. Board Game: Madeira [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:324]
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Whats your Game have produced two top quality games so far, so looking more into this one.
EDIT: Pre-ordered.
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9. Board Game: Cornish Smuggler [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:6896]
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Backed on KS and helped out with things in the final stages despite still never having actually played the game
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10. Board Game: Dungeon Petz: Dark Alleys [Average Rating:7.80 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.80 Unranked]
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More crazyness.
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11. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker: Latest Models [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked]
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Cant say no to more GT ships
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12. Board Game: Last Will: Getting Sacked [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked]
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Really like Last Will, so will pick this up too.
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13. Board Game: Suburbia Inc [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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I liked Suburbia, then I went off it, then I liked it again. A few people I know really like it, so will probably pick a copy of this up, even if it isnt for me
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14. Board Game: Glass Road [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:227]
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Looks good. Will get rules and read.
EDIT - Pre-ordered.
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15. Board Game: Prosperity [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1630]
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Bleasdale and Knizia with Ystari.
Will get rules beforehand as this looks a bit similar to other games I have, but it a good chance of a purchase.
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16. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game: Krang Character Expansion [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked]
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Hopefully picking a copy of this up. Might try and get it signed by Phil
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17. Board Game: Titans of Industry [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:7842]
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Another one that themewise is the kind of game I would like to design, so will take a good look at this one.
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18. Board Game: City Council [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:5067]
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19. Board Game: Canterbury [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:2326]
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