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I know there have been many geeklists on the topic "Your Gaming Alphabet", but if there's a "Your Want-To-Try Alphabet, I've failed to find it. Be that as it may. What this list is about listing one game you want to try out for every letter of the alphabet.

Anything goes, really. Maybe it's a game that is prohibitively expensive, out of print, or simply difficult to find. Maybe it's a game which requires more time and effort than you are prepared to invest, or more players than you can find. Or maybe it's simply a game that you really, really want to play. Make it a list of dreams, if you like.
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1. Board Game: Among the Stars [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:426] [Average Rating:7.19 Unranked]
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I really had problems compiling this list, not because I couldn't find a game for every letter, but because I easily could find at least two games; when it comes to some letter, such as S, there are several games I'd like to try out.

My list is a list of dreams, really. For instance, the chances that I ever will get the chance to play Quintet is close to nil; I'm not even optimistic when it comes to finding the complete rules. Dreaming's cheap, though.

A Among the Stars
B Babylon 5 Collectible Card Game
C Chinatown
D Duel in the Dark
E Egizia
F Firefly: The Game
G Grimoire
H High Frontier
I Impulse
J Jishaku
K Kremlin
L Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation
M Machi Koro
N Nuclear Armageddon
O Odin's Ravens
P PitchCar
Q Quintet
R Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
S ShenShi
T Twixt
U Union Pacific
V Via Appia
W Winter Tales
X Xanadú
Y YINSH
Z Zendo
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2. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:185]
Håkan König
Sweden
Linköping
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This is mostly games that I have on my wishlist and/or already have bought and don't know when to get to the table.

A Atlantis
B Blackbeard (2008 ed)
C Cosmic Encounter
D Die Macher
E Eclipse
F Fresco
G Galaxy Trucker
H Hansa Teutonica
I Imperial or Imperial 2030
J
K Kremlin! Yay for Kickstarter!
L
M Mega Civilization
N Nations
O Ora et Labora
P Planet Steam
Q Quietville
R Railways of the World: The Card Game
S Star Trek: Catan
T Tinners' Trail
U Urbanization
V Village
W The World Cup Card Game 2010
X
Y
Z Zooloretto XXL

I'll have to get back to you on those missing letters.
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3. Board Game: Civilization [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:225] [Average Rating:7.52 Unranked]
Ben Steinhauser
United States
San Antonio
TX
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A Advanced Civilization
B Bruxelles 1893
C Civilization
D The Downfall of Pompeii
E Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
F Full Metal Planète
G God's Playground
H Le Havre
I Imperial 2030
J Julius Caesar
K Kingdom Builder
L Luna
M Merchants & Marauders
N The Napoleonic Wars (Second Edition)
O On the Underground
P Princes of the Renaissance
Q Qwirkle
R The Republic of Rome
S Shadows over Camelot
T Trajan
U Unhappy King Charles!
V Virgin Queen
W Washington's War
X Xiangqi
Y Yggdrasil
Z The Dwarves

Some games on my list are going to be difficult to get played for various reasons.
Several of the games on my list require multiple players and long time commitments, including: Civ, Advanced Civ, The Napoleonic Wars, Republic of Rome, Unhappy King Charles, and Virgin Queen. I like long complex games, but it's difficult to schedule these types of games.
Some of the games are very rare. Die Zwerge is currently only in German and not text independent.
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4. Board Game: Um Reifenbreite [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:1124]
Jerry Wilkinson
United States
New Castle
Indiana
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I already own three of the games on my list. I've just never got around to learning/playing them. I'm putting more emphasis on Um Reifenbreite as I hope to find opponents when I attend a local gaming con at the end of February.

And you might notice several of the games on my list won the Spiel des Jahres. I've made it a goal of mine to try to play all the SdJ winners once, and I have some catching up to do.

Auf Achse
Battle Line
Capitol
Dampfross
Excape
Francis Drake
Garden Dice
Heimlich & Co.
Infinite City
Jaipur
Keltis
Lewis & Clark
Maori
The New Science
One More Barrel
Paris Connection
Quarto
Rattus
Space Maze
Title Chase: Basketball
Um Reifenbreite
Vikings
Walnut Grove
Xanadú
Yellow Jersey
ZÈRTZ
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5. Board Game: Caverna: The Cave Farmers [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:14]
J H
United States
Chesterfield
Missouri
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I can probably play a lot of these games. The problem is getting others to play them because of length, theme, etc.

Among the Stars
Belfort
Caverna: The Cave Farmers
Dungeon Petz
Egizia
Francis Drake
Ghost Stories
Homesteaders
Isla Dorada
Jaipur
Keythedral
Lancaster
Macao
Nations
Olympos
Patchistory
Quarantine
Railways of the World
A Study in Emerald
Trajan
Urban Sprawl
Vikings
World Without End
Xia: Legends of a Drift System
Yomi
Zombicide
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6. Board Game: Amun-Re [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:260]
Mark Saya
United States
Los Angeles
California
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Dreams? Yes, but mainly due to time and available opponents. I own all but five, so in an ideal world much of this list would be doable right now.

Looking at these lists, it's amazing how little overlap there is between them. So many great games!

A Amun-Re
B Band of Brothers: Ghost Panzer
C Cuba Libre
D Dune
E 1846: The Race for the Midwest
F Flying Colors
G Garden Competition
H High Frontier
I Inkognito
J Julius Caesar
K
L Luftschiff
M Die Macher
N Navajo Wars
O Ogre (new super-sized version)
P Polis: Fight for the Hegemony
R RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940
S Snowdonia
T Theseus: The Dark Orbit
U Up Front
V De Vulgari Eloquentia
W Where There Is Discord: War in the South Atlantic
X X-Files (CCG)
Y Yggdrasil
Z

[To fill in some of my missing letters, I've included a couple games (G, J) that I've already played but just once, and another (U) where I've played a few times but barely scratched its surface.]
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7. Board Game: Arctic Scavengers [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:935]
Toms Leikums
Latvia
Jelgava
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A Arctic Scavengers
B Betrayal at House on the Hill
C Clash of Cultures
D Dominant Species
E Eight-Minute Empire: Legends
F Francis Drake
G A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)
H Hive
I Innovation
J Jaipur
K Kemet
L Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy
M Mission: Red Planet
N Nothing Personal
O Ogre
P Panic Station
Q Qwixx
R The Resistance: Avalon
S A Study in Emerald
T Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
U Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition
V Vampire Empire
W WildLife
X - Suggestions? Don't care about any of X-Wings types and look alikes.
Y Yedo
Z Zombicide
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8. Board Game: Trajan [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:71]
Tsonko Tsonev
Bulgaria
Sofia
Sofia
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A Archipelago
B Brass: Lancashire
C Caverna: The Cave Farmers
D The Downfall of Pompeii
E Escape: The Curse of the Temple
F Francis Drake
G Goa
H Hart an der Grenze
I Isla Dorada
J Jamaica
K Keyflower
L Legends of Andor
M MIL (1049)
N Notre Dame
O Ora et Labora
P Piwne Imperium
Q Québec
R Ristorante Italia
S Shadows over Camelot
T Trajan
U Uchronia
V Vikings
W Witch's Brew
X -
Y Yggdrasil
Z Zombicide Season 2: Prison Outbreak
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