Top Games To Play at TomCon4
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1. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:117]
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I have wanted to play this for roughly a year. It's time. This gets to the table come hell or high water.
 
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2. Board Game: 1812: The Invasion of Canada [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:703]
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This and/or 1775: Rebellion. I would not mind playing both games back-to-back.
 
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3. Board Game: Canterbury [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:2326]
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Looking forward to getting this to the table, preferably with 3 or 4 players.
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4. Board Game: Francis Drake [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:372]
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The buzz around this game has been good and it's got a lot of chrome. I would love to take this game for a spin.
 
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5. Board Game: Android: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:44]
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This is another game that has been waiting to be played. Kendra and I are familiar with the rules. We just need to sit down and play it.
 
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6. Board Game: Jamaica [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:438]
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Hey, it's a racing game! Hey, it's a euro! Let's try it out!
 
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7. Board Game: Ave Caesar [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1186]
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Another racing game. This one has some screwage. This needs to get to the table or it will start moving even further up the list like CE and Netrunner.
 
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8. Board Game: The Downfall of Pompeii [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:478]
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Let's char some meeples. Extra crispy!
 
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9. Board Game: Yedo [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:511]
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Intrigued by the game that is compared favorably to Lords of Waterdeep. I like worker placement. I would like to see how it is better / different.
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10. Board Game: Drum Roll [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:1262]
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Another worker placement. This is just slightly behind Yedo, but they occupy much the same space in my mind.
 
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11. Board Game: Airlines Europe [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:337]
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This supposedly retired Acquire, and I somewhat already know the rules. Let's use that knowledge before I lose it!
 
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12. Board Game: Tammany Hall [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:641]
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Worker placement with negotiation. Could be good.
 
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13. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:49]
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Really want to get this to the table diving into the rules and learning the game is what is holding it back.
 
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14. Board Game: Carson City [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:376]
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Like Dominant Species, the need to fully learn the rule set and then teach this is holding it back.
 
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15. Board Game: Viticulture [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:138]
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I hear good things. The season mechanic sounds interesting. I would like to experience this.
 
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16. Board Game: Fish Cook [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:3368]
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This is a fun economic game. I have played it with two. Looks like it could be pretty competitive and much harder with more players.
 
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17. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:459]
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This looks fun and it's the right time of year.
 
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18. Board Game: A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:94]
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I would like to learn this. It might be a little too cut-throat / back-stabby for the occasion, but it's one I want to get to the table soon.
 
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19. Board Game: Letters from Whitechapel [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:208]
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Deduction / cat-and-mouse game. I think the social interaction part would be stellar. I think I would like to take a crack at being Jack. Bwah-ha-hah!
 
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20. Board Game: Merchant of Venus (second edition) [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:644]
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This game was big when I was getting into the hobby. It would be nice to see what the hubbub is about. I am not sure pick up an deliver games are for me, but we'll see.
 
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21. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1124]
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This is supposed to be a classic party game. It might be a nice change of pace from Werewolf.
 
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22. Board Game: Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:262]
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I am hoping that this cross between fantasy and football is a hit. It should be, but I know nothing about the actual mechanics of this game.
 
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23. Board Game: Space Cadets: Dice Duel [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:1069]
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I would like to get this to the table, but it's relatively new in my collection, which is probably why it is so low.
 
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24. Board Game: Takenoko [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:235]
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I would like to learn this. My understanding is that it is fairly light, which is why it is so low. I am looking to play a little heavier games at TomCon.
 
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25. Board Game: The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:941]
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I really want to show Kendra this. I would want to play it with at least two other people. Sweet spot is definitely 4 or 5 players.
 
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