My Spiel '13
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Ok, so last year I started of ambitiously, trying to include as many of my thoughts as possible on each game. That soon became overwhelming and in the end it felt like a chore rather than something fun. And so I didn't even finish that list.

This years items will have just a short description or even just a few bullets.
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1. Board Game: Café Melange [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:4947]
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Status: Planned. -Played. 3-R101.
Ever played Dinner Dash anyone? The theme is there: seat the customers at the tables, bonuspoints if they get to sit next to famous people.
Mechanics I havn't seen before. Three cards decide where customers would like to sit: table colour, table shape and chair colour. The first card played will give the customer many seating-options, while the other two cards played subsequently will reduce the number of possible seats untill only one is possible and that is where the customer will sit.
I LOVED the artwork on this, in addition to the fresh feel mechanics. Would have been another buy if it wasn't for my restricted buyables.

The entire booth was thematic, they had put an effort into makeing their booth match their game: demo-guys dressed like waiters, they had put wallpapers on their booth and the games were played on cafétables with table cloth! (although the last part made it tad difficult fitting and keeping everything on the table).

Box size:
Unnecessarily large Appropriate

Rule walk through:
Short Long

Set up time:
Short Long

Value of components + game mechanics:
Refund?! Worth every penny!

Replayability:
Dust collector Totally worn out

My impressions:
Boring Fun
Easy Brain burn
Same old, same old Innovative

Appeals to:
Relaxed me Gamer me
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2. Board Game: Dig Mars [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:7388]
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Status: Planned. Played. 1-G139.
Straight forward, both regarding mechanics and aesthetics. Depicted icons and symbols kept simple and intuitive.
Liked the use of discs and to have to choose between digging low value targets on one own or getting the help from others to dig up high value targets but having to share the profit.
Perfect short game for casual gamers or as a (longer) filler. Only shame is the waste of the beautiful illustrations on the tiles: they are only shown once dug up and are then placed face down again since the victory points on them have to be hidden.
I would absolutely have bought this if I hadn't placed such a thight restraint on my "ownables".
Really attentive demopeople at this booth, explained everything in an orderly way.

Box size:
Unnecessarily large Appropriate

Rule walk through:
Short Long

Set up time:
Short Long

Value of components + game mechanics:
Refund?! Worth every penny!

Replayability:
Dust collector Totally worn out

My impressions:
Boring Fun
Easy Brain burn
Same old, same old Innovative

Appeals to:
Relaxed me Gamer me
 
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3. Board Game: Garden Dice [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:1934]
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Status: Planned. -Played. 3-P118.
Fun theme (gardening -theme of Essen 2014?). Its a dice game, so of course there will be elements of luck, but some brain activity is needed to figure out best way to place tiles and best timing for planting, watering and harvesting.
Sturdy game components. Clear, streamlined but still charming artwork. Components could be smaller, perhaps the size appeals to younger player.

Box size:
Unnecessarily large Appropriate

Rule walk through:
Short Long

Set up time:
Short Long

Value of components + game mechanics:
Refund?! Worth every penny!

Replayability:
Dust collector Totally worn out

My impressions:
Boring Fun
Easy Brain burn
Same old, same old Innovative

Appeals to:
Relaxed me Gamer me
 
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4. Board Game: Letnisko [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:4116]
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Status: Planned. -Played. -Bought. 1-D126.
Loved the artwork and the theme.
This game is so easy to set up, explain and playable.

There is more depth to it than what I expected. Great dual use of the money/tourists-cards. The balance between using up your turns to get stuff for free, or paying a bit in order to have more turns. And the balance of getting good stuff or many/rich tourists now (good when first/early player) or investing in stuff to be able to claim better stuff/tourists next round (good when being late player).

I expect this game to be played often.

The demoguy was really good at explaining rules and incredibly friendly.

Box size:
Unnecessarily large Appropriate

Rule walk through:
Short Long

Set up time:
Short Long

Value of components + game mechanics:
Refund?! Worth every penny!

Replayability:
Dust collector Totally worn out

My impressions:
Boring Fun
Easy Brain burn
Same old, same old Innovative

Appeals to:
Relaxed me Gamer me
 
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5. Board Game: Om Nom Nom [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:3907]
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Status: Planned. -Played. 1-G139.
I was going to play this on the fair but got to play it at the hotel instead (Thank you BGG-user: samboko & friends).
Almost like rock, papper, scissors. Almost. Or rather, almost like Jagdfieber (Essen 2012).
3 types of habitat with 3 trophic levels each. Play an animal card. Eat or get eaten: Consider which animal you want to play, taking into account what animals the other players might want to play, but don't overthink because the other might have done that too.
Short, simple game. Surprisingly fun.

Box size:
Unnecessarily large Appropriate

Rule walk through:
Short Long

Set up time:
Short Long

Value of components + game mechanics:
Refund?! Worth every penny!

Replayability:
Dust collector Totally worn out

My impressions:
Boring Fun
Easy Brain burn
Same old, same old Innovative

Appeals to:
Relaxed me Gamer me
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6. Board Game: Wooolf!! [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:4921]
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Status: Planned. -Played. O-106.
Guessing, bluffing and deducting.
Party or family game.
Demo:ed by Swan Panasia crew, really nice people, that lot.

Box size:
Unnecessarily large Appropriate

Rule walk through:
Short Long

Set up time:
Short Long

Value of components + game mechanics:
Refund?! Worth every penny!

Replayability:
Dust collector Totally worn out

My impressions:
Boring Fun
Easy Brain burn
Same old, same old Innovative

Appeals to:
Relaxed me Gamer me
 
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7. Board Game: The Builders: Middle Ages [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1482]
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Status: Planned. -Not played.
Really wanted to try this, but it was just on one demotable.
Just wasn't up for playing something that I couldn't buy with me home.
However, mechanics seem promising, artwork looks amazing.
Will keep an eye on this.
 
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8. Board Game: Wild Arena [Average Rating:5.15 Unranked]
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Status: Planned. -Not played. 1-D111.
The description of the theme of this game caught my eyes. Didn't have time to read about the game mechanics and since time flies at Spiel, the closest I got to this was seeing it on the platform at Essen hauptbahnhof, through a Spiel-visitors transparent bag.
 
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9. Board Game: Gnominia [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Status: Planned. -Not played.
Read about it early on the Spiel-preview, but didn't seem to be available?
 
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10. Board Game: Steam Park [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:741]
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Status: Planned. -Not played. @ Cranio creations.
Couldn't find a vacant table, but keeping my eyes on this.
Such hyped game is certain to reach some of the conventions that I usually frequent, right?!
 
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11. Board Game: Leelawadee [Average Rating:5.78 Overall Rank:12688]
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Status: Planned. -Played. 1-D129.
I havn't played any other Cwali-games and thought that I wouldn't have the opportunity to play this either.
However, as we walked by an empty table on sunday, it became the last game we played on Spiel.
Neat little game, don't let the "cuteness" fool you. I like the amount of thinking involved and the (short) length of this game makes it a perfect filler, for those times when you are between games with long rule explanation time.

Box size:
Unnecessarily large Appropriate

Rule walk through:
Short Long

Set up time:
Short Long

Value of components + game mechanics:
Refund?! Worth every penny!

Replayability:
Dust collector Totally worn out

My impressions:
Boring Fun
Easy Brain burn
Same old, same old Innovative

Appeals to:
Relaxed me Gamer me
 
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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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Status: Planned. -Not played. 1-A104, 1-D138 and 1-D140.
Wanted to try this one, based on the praises the base game has recieved.
Despite the many locations written in the preview-list, I never ran into it.
Hopeing for a chance later to play it.
 
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13. Board Game: Relic Runners [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1582]
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Status: Planned. -Not played. 3-E102.
 
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14. Board Game: Citrus [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:1562]
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Status: Planned. -Not played. 1-C114.
I don't know how many times I was thinking "Ill go find Citrus now" and there would immediately be a vacant table next to where I was standng prompting me to not blow my chances on playing that certain game.
(There is to much waiting for unoccupied tables as there is).

Im hoping some hardcore-game-buyer friends of mine bought it.
 
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15. Board Game: Pelican Bay [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:6901]
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Status: Planned. -Played. 3-G101.
Incredible pretty tile-laying game. One scores points based on area size. Takes some turns to see where the different landtypes are connected. Closing in landtype earns you Pelicans, which gives extra points in the end -if you manage to keep them.

Box size:
Unnecessarily large Appropriate

Rule walk through:
Short Long

Set up time:
Short Long

Value of components + game mechanics:
Refund?! Worth every penny!

Replayability:
Dust collector Totally worn out

My impressions:
Boring Fun
Easy Brain burn
Same old, same old Innovative

Appeals to:
Relaxed me Gamer me
 
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16. Board Game: Shooting Star [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:13526]
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Status: Planned. -Not played. 3-E108.
Totally forgot about this one.
 
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17. Board Game: Francis Drake [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:373]
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Status: Planned. -Not played. 3-Q113.
Still want to play this one.
 
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18. Board Game: Rococo [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:200]
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Status: Planned. -Not played. 3-D106.
One of the games I never intended to buy, but wanted to try out at Spiel.
Still want to play this one.
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19. Board Game: Let's Start a Band! [Average Rating:6.93 Unranked]
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Status: Planned. -Not played. 3-Q112.
One of the shorter games I thought there would be time to squeeze in between waiting time for some of the heavier games, but no.
 
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20. Board Game: Glastonbury [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:4086]
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Status: Planned. -Played. 3-L101.
If my owned-game-list was allowed to grow I could totally see myself being the happy owner of this clever little game.
Simple to explain, short to play. Brain wave demanding enough for casual and hard-core gamers alike.
One of the criteria for getting into my collection is that it will be played often and if it wasn't for me already having many such small games... Perhaps if I get rid of something else...

Box size:
Unnecessarily large Appropriate

Rule walk through:
Short Long

Set up time:
Short Long

Value of components + game mechanics:
Refund?! Worth every penny!

Replayability:
Dust collector Totally worn out

My impressions:
Boring Fun
Easy Brain burn
Same old, same old Innovative

Appeals to:
Relaxed me Gamer me
 
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21. Board Game: The Phantom Society [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:5538]
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Status: Planned. -Not played. 1-C131.
No opportunity to try this appearently, since it was last years game.
I've seen it in stores in Sweden so perhaps some other time.
 
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22. Board Game: Quantum [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:397]
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Status: Planned. -Played. 1-C131.
I was really looking forward to this since one of my fabourites is Alien Frontiers and I was told that it would be very different from AF.
However, I thought it was really awful. My feeling about this game is like the ones I have towards Yatzeh, Trivial Persuit, Monopoly and Risk -bad. Was just waiting for it to finish.

Im aware that there are more sides of this game, more strategic ways of using all special moves, but... It was so "random" (I know it's a dice game, but games with dice don't automatically mean randomness and luck).
Perhaps if if the demogal had done a better job. She looked and sounded absolutely bored and forgot to tell us loads of things.
And the dice were warped: concave on one side and convex on another, all dice were warped, but not on the same values.

Box size:
Unnecessarily large Appropriate

Rule walk through:
Short Long

Set up time:
Short Long

Value of components + game mechanics:
Refund?! Worth every penny!

Replayability:
Dust collector Totally worn out

My impressions:
Boring Fun
Easy Brain burn
Same old, same old Innovative

Appeals to:
Relaxed me Gamer me
 
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23. Board Game: Craftsmen [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:3602]
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Status: Planned. -Not played. 1-F139.
I really, really wanted to try this one. I had initially missed that it had such a long playing time, but was OK with it. I thought it could be nice to play atleast ONE long game during Spiel, however my company didn't agree on this.
Oh well, Im sure there will be a next time
 
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24. Board Game: End of Atlantis: Revised Edition [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:10480]
Jenny Zilver
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Status: Planned. -Not played. 2-C114.
Fun really, this one and the King & Assassins was on the top of my list and although opportunites arised to play either game, I ended up with playing Metallum instead. Anyway, incredibly pretty board! Some 2000+ people depicted on the board!
Still want to play it, although I have this feeling it will feel like "any other eurogame".
 
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25. Board Game: King & Assassins [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1944]
Jenny Zilver
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Status: Planned. -Not played. 2-C114.
As stated above, ended up with not trying this. Always on the look for good 2player games. Im usually sceptic towards different-player-abilities in 2p games, but was drawn to this for some reason.
Hope to play this some other day.
 
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