BGTG 142 & 143 - Post BGG.con 2013 (with Greg Pettit)
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Listener follow-along and note-taking geeklist for the annual podcast I record with Greg Pettit after he returns from BGG.con.


The podcast and blog for comments can be found here (part 1) and here (part 2).



Previous lists/shows, with updated comments/ratings a year later:

2012: http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/150476

2011: http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/76449
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1. Board Game: Citrus [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:1668]
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Greg:

2014 update: No change, not revisited
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2. Board Game: Sigismundus Augustus: Dei gratia rex Poloniae [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:5624]
Board Game: Sigismundus Augustus: Dei gratia rex Poloniae
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2014 update: No change, no desire to revisit
 
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3. Board Game: Lewis & Clark: The Expedition [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:207]
Board Game: Lewis & Clark: The Expedition
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2014 update: No change, not revisited (Mark would give it )
 
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4. Board Game: Whacky Wit [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:7727]
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2014 update: No change, not revisited. Do not like the mini version.
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5. Board Game: Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:766]
Board Game: Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy
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2014 update: No change, not revisited
 
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6. Board Game: One Night Ultimate Werewolf [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:431] [Average Rating:7.13 Unranked]
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2014 update: No change, still 5 stars. (Mark would give it )
 
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7. Board Game: Foppen [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:4502]
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2014 update: Really wanted to try this again with Mark, but couldn't remember the name.
 
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8. Board Game: Glass Road [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:278]
Board Game: Glass Road
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2014 update: Played again (twice?) and just didn't feel the same affection. (Mark gives it )
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9. Board Game: Lady Alice [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:4619]
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2014 update: Solid 3. A nice, light deduction game.
 
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10. Board Game: Five Cucumbers [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:5395]
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2014 update: Not revisited
 
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11. Board Game: Trieste [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:3306]
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Greg:

2014 update: Played a few times. It's almost there, but not quite.
 
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12. Board Game: Strike [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:1531]
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Greg:

2014 update: Nope
 
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13. Board Game: Pick-a-Polar Bear [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:4797] [Average Rating:6.40 Unranked]
Board Game: Pick-a-Polar Bear
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Greg:

2014 update: No change. Played a few more times.​
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14. Board Game: Trains [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:520] [Average Rating:7.16 Unranked]
Board Game: Trains
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Greg:

Mark: I love the idea of adding a BOARDgame element to deckbuilding, but in my one play of Trains I was a little disappointed that the board wasn't more significant to the gameplay and final scoring. Clearly, though, I need to play it more times to explore that proportion.

2014 update: (Both of us.) Greg says "Played a couple more times. I like the idea more than the game.​"
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15. Board Game: Greed Incorporated [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:2244]
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Greg:

2014 update: Not revisited, might be down one.
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16. Board Game: Machi Koro [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:990]
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Greg:

Mark: Again, just one play, and though Doug & Shelley thought it didn't show the game in its best light (we had kind of a swingy luck outcome), it was easy to see the charm of the gameplay & artwork. Looking forward to playing this some more, but am happy to wait for an English edition with ample distribution.


2014 update (Greg): Played once more. It's fine.

2014 update (Mark): Finally got my own copy, and the Harbor expansion.
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17. Board Game: Francis Drake [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:491]
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Greg:

2014 update: Played once more.​ No problem with game, just doesn't compel me.
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18. Board Game: Karesansui [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:5651]
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Greg:

2014 update: Played once more. It's ok.
 
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19. Board Game: Prosperity [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:2014]
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Greg:

2014 update: Played twice more. I like it, I just think it could be better.​
 
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20. Board Game: Eggs of Ostrich [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:5385]
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Mark: Mostly valuable as a filler specifically for three players.

2014 update: No real desire to acquire or play again
 
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21. Board Game: Mauna Kea [Average Rating:5.74 Overall Rank:12692]
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Mark: I still think this might be tweakable into a good game, but it's not there as-published.

2014 update: Major disappointment
 
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22. Board Game: Russian Railroads [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:94]
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Mark: It's actually a better game than my rating shows, it's just not my favorite type of game. If you enjoy Caylus or Tzolkin, however, you really should play this. I think you'll love it.

2014 update: No change. At least it's on Yucata.de now.
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23. Board Game: Letnisko [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:5352]
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Mark: Worker placement with cards (almost) alone! And in that sense, it does it better than Caylus Magna Carta (are there others?). I particularly like the weather deck mechanism.

2014 update: No change, haven't played again, but would still like to
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24. Board Game: Spyrium [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:686]
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Mark: Full of game design cleverness, but without the enjoyable game. Just Another Soulless Euro (JASE), as some would say.

2014 update: No surprise, I haven't played this again
 
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25. Board Game: Sushi Go! [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:457]
Board Game: Sushi Go!
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Mark: Fantastic filler! Will likely be a permanent part of my collection, joining the ranks of For Sale, Coloretto, and other winners.

2014 update: Only because it didn't work with nongamers like I thought it would. I still think it's great. (Greg gives it )
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