Essen 2013 - A collection of great game purchases
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Another year another collection of game purchases. Here are the ones I got, the reasons why, and some initial impressions if opened/played.
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1. Board Game: Machi Koro [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:840]
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Pre-ordered this one as soon as it has announced along with other Japon Brand games. The artwork and theme are spot on for my tastes.

Haven't played this yet the but having seen the cards and read the simple rules I am itching with excitement to get this played.
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2. Board Game: City Council [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:5066]
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No surprises that city building is one of my favourite themes. Was trying to decide between this and The Capitals. Went for this in the end because a) I prefer the central board than individual player boards, and b) Jeroen was picking up The Capitals anyway.

Having flicked through the rulebook and seen the game contents I am really looking forward to getting this played. Just hope it doesn't disappoint.
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3. Board Game: W Zakładzie: Lubelski Lipiec '80 [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:12528]
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Kolejka introduced me to the dry themes of communist Poland, and I feel in love. Even though this was Polish only it was a must buy. Who can resist a game set in a truck factory in 1980 as the Solidarity movement begins. I'm happy to wait for some English translations whenever they arrive.
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4. Board Game: Strajk! Skok do wolności [Average Rating:5.79 Overall Rank:12886]
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This one is by the same author as Kolejka and so once again was a must buy. The theme is awesome, players take control of Lech Wałęsa as he runs around the docks of Gdansk gathering support. I doubt this will eclipse Kolejka, but already know I'm going to love playing it.
 
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5. Board Game: Letnisko [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:4116]
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It's just another Polish game in the collection. What can I say I like the obscure themes. So of course a game about developing a summer resort in 1930's Poland is going to be an insta-buy.
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6. Board Game: Cornish Smuggler [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:6895]
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This game was a Kickstarter for me. I kickstarted it for 2 reasons. 1) The title contained the word 'Cornish', 2) The title contained the word 'Smuggler'.

Have played this one twice. The game is superb. I now love it for 2 reasons. 1) It's a vicious game, with plenty of opportunities to screw over your opponents, 2) It's a brutal game, with plenty of reasons for you to screw yourself over.
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7. Board Game: Palmyra [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:5743]
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Pre-ordered this because Peloponnes is one of my favourites. This one is completely different but equally straight-forward to play, but could maybe do with a cheat-sheet to help things along.

In the end it provides a nice balance between gaining tiles or gaining points.
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8. Board Game: Café Melange [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:4946]
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Hit my list because the theme sounded great. You are trying to seat customers and early 20th century celebrities in one of Vienna's most trendy cafe's.

Turns out the light gameplay is as fun and entertaining as the theme suggests. It's a ticket to ride-esque game as you make 'sets' in order to get people to the seat they want. Some extra action cards spice the whole thing up nicely. Think I'm going to like this more and more.
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9. Board Game: Terror in Meeple City [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:698]
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Slight change of pace as we go on a Rampage. Saw lots of people playing this in the evening, and from what I could see I don't think this is going to disappoint.
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10. Board Game: Blueprints [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:788]
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It was cheap, it was available in English, and it's about building stuff. Asked a random stranger in the hotel if they liked it, and they were very enthusiastic. So I bought it.
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11. Board Game: The Witches: A Discworld Game [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:3152]
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I hate the Discworld novels with a passion. So when my favourite author was doing a Discworld game published by Mayfair I was glad that I could spend 40 euro somewhere else. Then bleeping bleeper goes and releases it as Treefrog Collectors edition. Naturally I caved. I forgave Martin for Ankh-Morpork. Then the bleeping bleeper does it again with The Witches. I lasted about 30 minutes until I bought it.
 
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12. Board Game: Coup [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:433]
 
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Pretentious? Moi?

I like Coup a lot. So when a French edition with great art appeared I jumped at it.
 
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13. Board Game: Eight-Minute Empire [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1053]
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Oooh, stumbled across this. Bought!
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14. Board Game: Garden Dice [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:1933]
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Plus expansion. Again boring theme and cut-throat game play does it for me. Haven't played it yet, but bought on reputation alone.
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15. Board Game: Taluva [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:443]
 
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This is my Carcasonne killer. Love this game so much. When I saw it on the Ferti stand I leapt at it.
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16. Board Game: Rise of the Zombies! [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:6277]
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Heard some good things about this. Have been looking for it for a few months. Saw it, bought it.

Sleeved this up already, but not sure I had to. This game has super thick card stock.
 
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17. Board Game: Keyflower: The Farmers [Average Rating:7.89 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.89 Unranked]
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Keyflower is one of my favourite games. So had to buy the expansion. Besides it has animeeples.
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18. Board Game: Titten Ärsche Sonnenschein [Average Rating:4.65 Overall Rank:15674]
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This is the Puerto Rico killer. It has the depth and great gameplay that are going to have the hardcore gamers clambering for this. If you missed it, you're going to bit disappointed. Arse!
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19. Board Game: Mush! Mush!: Snow Tails 2 [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:3245]
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Fragor. Sold.
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20. Board Game: Yellow Jersey [Average Rating:6.74 Unranked]
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Oooooh! Wooden Tiles, Tour de France. Love it.
 
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21. Board Game: Pick-a-Polar Bear [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:3921]
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Missed out on last year's Pick-a-Pig, so was keen to pick-up-a-game this year. Went for the polar bear version just because it's newer.
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22. Board Game: Hoity Toity [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1328]
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Continuing my trend to pick up classic German games I found this in among the 2nd hand booths.
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