My next set of games to play (and play more...)
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Over the holidays (and just post holiday) I acquired some games as well as some Kickstarters have started rolling in...

First, I feel the quality of the gaming experience in each game I am playing is going up. I feel my choices of interesting game mechanics arranged in interesting ways, integrated with themes has improved substantially since I got back into the hobby a decade or so ago.

So this list has fairly recently published games that have caught my eye and that I have purchased and haven't yet played or played only a couple of times.

I welcome comments, particularly any where people misinterpreted a rule in a game that reduced the enjoyment of the game so I can avoid it or since I usually am the rules explainer, any help I can do to make that "process" faster/better.

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1. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:37]
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Since I have been getting into worker placement so much lately (it may be displacing action points as my favorite mechanic), I picked this game up. It sounded fascinating with the turning wheels.
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2. Board Game: Glass Road [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:210]
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I've gotten one play of Glass Road in... I really like it. It feels like it has all the great choices of Agricola, but in a more streamlined play. I find the wheels a great way to display the information, though it takes a a couple of rounds to wrap your head around it.
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3. Board Game: Myrmes [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:404]
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I've played this game once and really enjoyed it. I wish the board wasn't so "busy"; it makes it actually easy to miss pieces and such. But I love the "tech" tree in this one.
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4. Board Game: Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:310]
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I have played this game twice; it is marvelous. It has interesting mechanics and the theme integrates so well. I have given it a 9 as it feels a little random in some ways, but I think as I see that integrate into the theme further it may become another 10 for me (El Grande, Puerto Rico, Zertz, Wings of War are 10s to give you an idea).

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5. Board Game: Forbidden Desert [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:263]
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I've played this once with my son and really like how it takes the basic Forbidden Island approach one step further. Both are extremely enjoyable and I am looking forward to playing this more...
 
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6. Board Game: Eight-Minute Empire: Legends [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:658]
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Got this for Christmas and have played it a few times. It is a perfect 'thinking' filler as it takes up a short amount of time, yet has some depth of play.
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7. Board Game: Rialto [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:754]
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Ever since playing Die Speicherstadt, I've been interested in Stefan Feld games, so I picked up this one and just downloaded the English Rules (it was the rebel.pl edition).
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8. Board Game: Blockade Runner [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:4277]
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I dunno how I forgot this one, but just recently got it after reading some reviews about it. This seems a very interesting aspect of the US Civil War to create a game around...
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9. Board Game: Karesansui [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:4110]
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And I recently bought this one; I liked the sound of the twist on the auction mechanic.
 
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10. Board Game: Porto Carthago [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:4586]
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I also just recently picked this one up; I love the board art... It seems to be a nice take on a worker placement game with lots of interesting decision paths for victory. I added it to my Cool Stuff order with The Doge Ship.
 
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11. Board Game: Hotel Samoa [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:2716]
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When I got my son Bakong from Tanga, I picked this one up for myself. It looked like a good gateway game.
 
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12. Board Game: Montego Bay [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:3445]
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I picked this up as it appeared it would be something to play with my son. It looks mechanically like a cross of Midnight Party and Puerto Rico's shipping, with enough simplicity to make it a fun game.
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13. Board Game: Grimoire Shuffle [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:9814]
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I backed the Minigame Library and this (and the next one) are the two games I most want to play next as I go through the Library. (I really enjoy Noir and Master Plan.)
 
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14. Board Game: Infinity Dungeon: Peril without End [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:9055]
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And Infinity Dungeon... I like the sound of the silliness that can occur in this one.
 
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15. Board Game: The Doge Ship [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:6260]
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This was on sale at Cool Stuff, so I picked it up... Hmmm... I also own San Marco and Venedig, might have to have a game night of nothing but Venice-themed games. Anyway, this looked like an interesting take on "construction" similar to how Airships is an interesting take as well, though the games are obviously vastly different.
 
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16. Board Game: Cornish Smuggler [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:5873]
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Another Kickstarter I backed... I love the artwork and theme. Can't wait to give this a go...
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17. Board Game: Bakong [Average Rating:5.54 Overall Rank:12054]
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I had forgotten I had gotten this off Tanga and threw it into my son's Christmas stack... Somehow we haven't gotten this to the table yet.
 
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18. Board Game: The Isle of Doctor Necreaux [Average Rating:5.54 Overall Rank:12254]
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This also seemed like an interesting co-op, so I picked it up.
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