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Yep, this is the time of year that everyone is sharing their Essen experiences. Soon it will be replaced with everyone's BGG CON experiences and everything will be repeated, but for now lets revel in the moment.

Here's my purely apocryphal trip to (Essen/Germany/Paris (oops, got the wrong train!)).

Every time you see the three slashmarks, just pick one to enjoy your own spurious trip to Essen
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1. Board Game: Heroscape: Sir Hawthorne's Arrival [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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Well, I got here. It was a long trip by (plane/ship/donkey cart) but it should be well worth it. I'm eating very early for the first day so I can stand in line for (2/4/6) hours to see the (new games/tournaments/designers giving lectures).
 
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2. Board Game: Hotel [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:12570]
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I'm staying at the (hotel/hostel/dumpster) around the corner from the main festivities.
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3. Board Game: Food Fight! [Average Rating:5.87 Unranked]
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I'm living off the fat of the land here. Today I've had (three square meals/Cheetos and multiple Red Bulls/the scrapings of several ice cream wrappers found in the garbage) so I can maintain my ideal playing weight for the round-the-clock excitement.
 
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4. Board Game: A Gamut of Games [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
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I was (1st/100th/last) in line at the (insert company name here) booth only to get the (first/last/shut out from buying any) game. Aren't you (jealous/non-plussed/laughing at me) for my accomplishment?
 
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5. Board Game: The Classic Dungeon [Average Rating:6.04 Overall Rank:6287]
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I got to play (a new game you've never heard of/a long-out-of-print classic/the same crap we play at game nights back home). But the people were (great/odd/dressed kind of gothlike).
 
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6. Board Game: Scenario Designer's Handbook [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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I got to play a game with the designer of one of the hot new games. I thoroughly (enjoyed it/was put off by it/couldn't understand it because they only spoke Korean).
 
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7. Board Game: Trivial Pursuit: The Year in Review – Questions about 1992 [Average Rating:3.94 Unranked]
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Now I can't wait to get to a computer so I can publish my review of the new game. I want everyone to (buy it/shun it/explain it to me). Hopefully, someone out there will agree with/disagree with/totally ignore) my opinion.
 
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I did not use any (alcohol/drugs/truth) at my stay at Essen.
 
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Now I'm back from Essen (many games richer/many dollars poorer/many times bilked by locals) but can't wait to go back again next year.
 
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Now I can write a (review/geeklist/forum entry) with Essen in the title so everyone knows I'm cool. whistle
 
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