Essen 2014 roll call
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Goettingen
Lower Saxony
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Going to Essen this year? Want to meet some fellow geeks, maybe some that you have met here on bgg but never in person? You have come to the right place.

Make an entry with the game you are looking forward to the most (you can add more games within you entry, but please stick to one entry per person, as every year). You can write something about that game, if you want, but more importantly, you can add information where you might be met: your hotel, the booth you staff or whatever you want to give away. Obviously, none of us knows exactly where we will be when, but if you know who is coming (and willing to meet with other geeks), you can contact each other directly and work something out.

Hoping to see many of you in October!
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1. Board Game: Onitama [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:177]
Hilko Drude
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Goettingen
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I might change my entry later, as I am expecting to get a hold of this game considerably before Essen, but right now, it is the one which caught my attention most.

This year, I will not work at any booth, but instead visit the show with my wife (first time in what, nine years? Can't wait!). Of course I will still have to visit a number of publishers, maybe present a game or two. So if you want to meet me, contact me directy and we will work something out. I will wear my avatar as a badge, as every year.

I am expecting us to be there on the weekend only, but I am looking into changing those dates.
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Edit: Changed it indeed. Castle Crush! is a very cool game, but I have it now. The next game I am really looking forward to is Gold Ahoi, althuogh I am also expecting to get it a bit before Essen. We will see.
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Edit 2: Changing my entry again, as I own Gold Ahoy! already. The game I am most eager to actually get from Essen is probably Onitama, so there you go.
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Edit 3: If you want to meet me, a good time is on Saturday between four and six at the booth of the SAZ (Game Designer Association), Hall 3, booth Q-112. Or send me a private message and we can try to work out something else.
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2. Board Game: The Witcher Adventure Game [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:2043]
M.J.E. Hendriks
Netherlands
Arnhem
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Will be there for all four (or even five) days, most likely. Not sure this early on.
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3. Board Game: Castles of Mad King Ludwig [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:80]
Kareem Koh
Malaysia
Puchong
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Will be my second year at Essen! Looking forward to Bezier's next game for now but I'm pretty sure many more titles will catch my attention in the next few months. I'm in town from Weds to Sunday, might be at the pre-Essen meetup.

Hope to be able to meet new faces and get a couple of games in.
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4. Board Game: Cat Tower [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:4086]
Martijn Althuizen
Netherlands
Helmond
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Great artwork, great concept (stacking folded cards) and then that box! With paws and ears and all. I totally don't like real-life cats, but this game is just awesome! laugh



I will probably be getting several copies of this game and its expansions before Essen comes around, I'm that eager to get it. Hopefully signed by its designer Aza Chen himself..

Other games I'm looking forward to (some of which I'll probably also already get before Essen, but definitely not all of them):

Las Vegas Boulevard
Korean and Chinese versions of Let's Catch the Lion!
Machi Koro (and maybe Machi Koro: Harbor)
Gold Ahoy!
Splendor (maybe..)
Latte vs. Lavender and Apricot vs. Mint editions of Jushimatsu
and maybe some other games that I still have on my wishlist (http://boardgamegeek.com/wishlist/Martinus)

I don't know yet what day(s) I'll be at the fair..


EDIT: I already bought Splendor, Machi Koro (preordered) and 3 copies of Cat Tower (incl. expansions). So I won't be needing to get those at Essen any more..
Oh, and I will make sure that I'll bring at least one copy of my new game Tixel with me. That way I can play with anyone interested! cool
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5. Board Game: Fleets: The Pleiad Conflict [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:5670]
Jacob Fryxelius
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I'll be in the FryxGames Booth, demoing this gorgeous and excellent game.

Maneuver and battle with your fleets:
You will laugh when you outwit your opponent.
You will cry when your beloved fleet is destroyed.
You will be very satisfied when you make an unexpected comeback.
High stakes at every move.

Cheers!
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6. Board Game: Feudality: Dark Clouds, Pretty Flowers [Average Rating:7.27 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.27 Unranked]
Felix Lastname
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I will be there after missing out last year. Time will be divided between Lookout Booth (Orangehemden! We wore them first!) and general ambulatory browsing.
I'd love to take my wife and kid, but we shall see.
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7. Board Game: Hoyuk [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:4945]
Malte Kühle
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I'll be on the Mage Company booth all days. I will explain this great game, Hoyuk and also 12 Realms with it's brand new expansion 12 Realms: Ancestors Legacy (now live on Kickstarter)

If you have the time just come over and say hello
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8. Board Game: Yay! [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:8380]
Louise McCully
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After 3 years of planning and saving up leave I will be going to Essen! I believe I will be staying at Hotel Jung, and will do some demoing for Treefrog Games as well as shopping!

I want to get a copy of Yay! because of a review in Spielbox magazine. It sounds like a great filler.

My non-board-gaming boyfriend and I are writing a blog post about the lead-up to Essen and eventually the big trip (including other places in Europe).

Perspectives - Two Kiwis Fly to Essen
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9. Board Game Publisher: LudiCreations
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Once more into the halls!

Come find me at the LudiCreations booth, to be announced later this year 1-D129.
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10. Board Game: Body Party [Average Rating:6.37 Unranked]
W. Eric Martin
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North Carolina
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I'll be at Spiel 2014 from Wednesday through Sunday, hopping in and out of the BGG booth to interview publishers and designers and to see what I failed to include on the Spiel 2014 Preview, which will probably go live in early July. (The Spiel 2013 Preview contained 550 listings once that convention finally opened, and I wouldn't be surprised to reach six hundred listings in 2014.)

Cocktail Games won't have a retail booth at Spiel 2014, but I plan to have copies of my silly party game on hand for those who want to play or purchase. I'll warn you now, though, that if you want to purchase, you must first play! I want to have fun, too!

I have no idea what I'll want to pick up by the time Spiel 2014 rolls around. In the months leading up to the con, I'm typically in data-dumping mode, trying to process info as quickly as possible to (theoretically) keep up with the flow of announcements. I always fail in this task, but thankfully I do get to take a few breaks to play and preview games that publishers send me in advance.
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11. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2242]
Konrad Anft
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Berlin
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I am not sure yet which game will be ready for Essen this year to be presented to publishers...

Probably Bridge Construction - which you could have played in Göttingen, Hilko, and a reworked The Zombie Horde Approaches!, and hopefully one more game.


I will be in Essen from Thursday though Sunday.

Two games will be in my luggage to present to publishers...
I will be making the prototypes over the weekend.
"Alchemy"(a dice game) and "Bridge Construction"

Sooooooo many dice to make... wowcryshake
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12. Board Game: Robin [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:6776]
Mark Gerrits
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I'll be demoing games again at Flatlined Games' booth. Feel free to come up and say hi (Well, I say this every year but nobody ever does! Is it the beard? )
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13. Board Game: Progress: Evolution of Technology [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1613]
Alan How
United Kingdom
Bromley
Kent
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For me, this is the most interesting. I kickstarted it and was delighted that it hit all the stretch goals. I like the control, choices and variation that I hope this game will deliver.

My runner up is Arkwright which is at the other end of the scale - complex, more multiplayer solitairy, 4 hours.
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14. Board Game: Kanban: Driver's Edition [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:221]
scott Murray
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Hi all. First time ever going to Essen. Will be coming with my wife.

We shall be staying at Hotel Hoffman (the hoff!)

Looking forward to getting Kanban for my wife (she does six sigma).


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Looks like Maggie and I are volunteering for North Star games!!! Come by and say hi
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15. Board Game: Terra Mystica: Fire & Ice [Average Rating:8.52 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.52 Unranked]
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Hi! My forth time to the Spiel!

This year I'll have a table in Swan Panasia Co., Ltd. booth to demo and sell some games from independent designers from Taiwan (we call it TBD, Taiwan Boardgame Design). I'll compile the list once confirmed. Welcome to check these games out. Look forward to meeting geeks in Essen! meeple



TBD Geeklist is live. Welcome to take a look at our games! meeple
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/178107
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16. Board Game: Dragon Slayer [Average Rating:5.66 Overall Rank:7054]
David J. Mortimer
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I'm coming along to Essen for the second time. This time I'll be there from Wednesday to Sunday.

My first published design, Dragon Slayer, will be making it's Essen debut

Update 10/10/14
I will be demonstrating Dragon Slayer between 2.30pm and 7pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Indie Boards & Cards stand which is booth N102 in Hall 3. Feel free to say Hi!
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17. Board Game: Castles of Mad King Ludwig [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:80]
Jacob Coon
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So I see a lot of you all are working at booths. Are any publishers better to demo for than others? This will be my first time at Essen (or any con for that matter), but I would love to demo for someone.
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18. Board Game: ESSEN The Game: SPIEL'13 [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:3011]
Mousey
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I finally picked a game for this entry in the 2014 roll call:
ESSEN The Game: SPIEL 2014

Why this game:
My 9yo will be featured on one of the action tokens!


This will be so great for him, as this will be his second Spiel. So to have a game about this first Spiel and himself featured in it is fantastic.

I will be there 2 days:

On the Thursday together with my Gaming Buddy Annelies.

Together with Jonah, my 9yo, on eighter Friday or Saturday.
The plan was to come on Friday, but as Hilko might not be there on Friday we might have to move our visit to the Saturday.
If we can't move our Spiel day to the Saturday we will give the Stroopwafels to Louise at the Treefrog booth so Hilko can pick them up on Saturday from her (and Louise can force Hilko to look at every game Martin produced this year).
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19. Board Game: Coal Baron [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:470]
Michael Poplawski
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Victoria
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I'm looking forward to all four days at Spiel and having an enjoyable time.

My girlfriend and I will also visit the Zollverein before Spiel, as well as take in Germany-Ireland in Gelsenkirchen on the Tuesday.

I'm looking forward to picking up this game, but only if I can find it in its original German packaging.

Glück Auf!
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