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Every year, I have a huge list of games I want to check out at the BGG library - some to play, some to check out because I've heard of them and they sounded interesting, and some just to figure out if I want to bother purchasing. Before I culled the list, it was sitting at 196 games, and I'm sure there's others that I just hadn't bothered to add.

The problem with this is that each year I end up checking out games I have no intention of playing and wasting some of my time. As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. No, wait, that's something else. I'm going to try and play as many of these games as possible this year because I'm tired of hearing everybody else talk about them and being out of the loop.

Anything left over goes onto next years list.
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1. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:157]
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Edit: Played! Missed a lot of rules and scoring opportunities. The good news is that we're gonna try it again.
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Edit: Not only played, but taught to three first-timers from Ontario CN.
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Edit: Played x 2!
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7. Board Game: Eminent Domain [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:425]
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Edit: Played the starter game with 2. Would live to try a full complement of people who know the game better than I.
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Crap. This one isn't in the library.
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My goal is to play the original, but if all I can get in is the new one, it'll have to do.

Edit: Played the Classic game on the Fantasy Flight second edition my BGG Secret Santa sent me!
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Does not appear to be in the BGG library.
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17. Board Game: Owner's Choice [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:3737]
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18. Board Game: Pastiche [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:1128]
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This doesn't appear to be in the libary, either.
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20. Board Game: Powerboats [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1325]
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Edit: Played!
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21. Board Game: Primordial Soup [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:680]
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22. Board Game: Sidibaba [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:5832]
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23. Board Game: Space Cadets: Dice Duel [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:932]
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Don't think this one's in the library, but may get to check out if Stronghold has it in Demoland.

Edit: Stronghold had it at their booth in the vendor area. Played and won, but waaay too chaotic for me.
 
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24. Board Game: Space Maze [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:6549]
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25. Board Game: Taluva [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:409]
 
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Edit: Played, kinda. Went through the rules and mock-played a sample 2-player game. Maybe it's because of that I felt like something was amiss. I can see, however, that it's got some depth to it. Will have to try this one again.
 
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