Essen 2014 designer trade list
Hilko Drude
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Here comes the fourth edition of The Essen Designer Trade List. I will copy the header of last years' trades here:

In the Essen 2011 no ship math trade, I was faced with the decision of how many copies of my own game I should enter. I have a rather large supply and can get more easily, and I could have put five or ten entries in for those - but I didn't want to clog that list. But seeing that some other designers also put their games into the math trade, it gave me an idea. How about a place where designers could agree on swapping their own games with other designers? Some of us do this anyway, but usually only with those others we personally know. Here's an attempt to help increase the number of trades that can be made.

I have decided not to turn this into a math trade just yet, as I also want to reach those who are reluctant to enter a math trade. For future conventions, such as Nürnberg, Göttingen or next year's Essen, we can discuss the best way to do this - if there is any interest at all.

For now, I suggest the following:
Make an entry for each of your games you are willing to trade for other games. As this is intended for trading your personal copies of games, the games should be new and in shrink (or just out of shrink and signed), unless stated otherwise. Please also include version information if there are different versions, and also state the days you will be in Essen. If you want to, you can also include information on how many copies you are willing to trade or the kind of games you are interested in.

If you see another game you would like, contact the designer directly by geekmail and suggest a trade. Agreeing on a meeting point and time in Essen is up to you, of course.

Some more things:
- It is, of course, perfectly ok to turn down any offer. Please don't be insulted if someone turns down yours. There can be all kinds of reasons: Your game might be great, but not attractive to the other designer's gaming group, there can be a limited supply of games that designer has, etc. I hope this can be a friendly experience.
- It is, of course, also ok to offer older games this way, although the latest releases might find most interest.
- It would be great if you posted some kind of numbers eventually, stating how many times you traded a particular game. This would help evaluate the success of this trade idea.
- If you are a publisher rather than a designer, I guess it is ok to participate as well. Please state this explicitly, though, as some people might be after signed copies.
- Please spread the word, even if you are not interested yourself. I am sure you know other designers who will be in Essen, don't you?

Ideas for future improvements of this are more than welcome. Thanks!
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1. Board Game: Tricky Bid [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:8457]
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This is a small card game, so nearly no other game is too small to offer.
However, games I look for usually:
- are well playable with 2 players
- have low or no language dependence (if they are language dependent, I prefer English versions)
- should play in under an hour.
I also welcome games that are suitable for German teaching to adults (as that is my day job).

Other offers are more than welcome, but I might (just might) turn them down. Of course, you might combine this offer with offers of my other games, if you want to offer something larger.

I don't know my Essen dates yet, but the weekend is most likely.
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Pyra-Tern edition, as shown in the picture. English or German rules, whichever you prefer. If you want this for teaching math, I can point you to some resources to download (German and Danish only, so far).

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This is a small card game, so nearly no other game is too small to offer.
However, games I look for usually:
- are well playable with 2 players
- have low or no language dependence (if they are language dependent, I prefer English versions)
- should play in under an hour.
I also welcome games that are suitable for German teaching to adults (as that is my day job).

Other offers are more than welcome, but I might (just might) turn them down. Of course, you might combine this offer with offers of my other games, if you want to offer something larger.

I don't know my Essen dates yet, but the weekend is most likely.

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Traded once. Thanks!
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Docker edition from Jactalea/1-2-3-games. I am running out of copies, so I will have to buy more. Which is likely no problem.

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Games I look for usually:
- are well playable with 2 players
- have low or no language dependence (if they are language dependent, I prefer English versions)
- should play in under an hour.
I also welcome games that are suitable for German teaching to adults (as that is my day job).

Other offers are more than welcome, but I might (just might) turn them down. Of course, you might combine this offer with offers of my other games, if you want to offer something larger.

I don't know my Essen dates yet, but the weekend is most likely.

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Traded once. Thanks!
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Martijn Althuizen
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My new game which will be released by nestorgames soon. It's currently being 'nestorboosted': http://www.nestorbooster.com/#tixel_detail

I don't yet know when I'll be in Essen. Probably just a single day, maybe two days..
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5. Board Game: Tixel: Expansion Pieces [Average Rating:6.75 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.75 Unranked]
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Expansion pieces for my new game which will be released by nestorgames soon. It's currently being 'nestorboosted': http://www.nestorbooster.com/#tixel_detail

I don't yet know when I'll be in Essen. Probably just a single day, maybe two days..
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6. Board Game: Topology [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:9827]
Markus Hagenauer jr.
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nestorgames, English and German rules available

A tile-placement game about closing rings.


I´ll be in Essen from Friday until Sunday.
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Markus Hagenauer jr.
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nestorgames, English rules

A sci-fi abstract strategy game about waste disposals with an unorthodox scoring system and some reminiscences to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.


I´ll be in Essen from Friday until Sunday.
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8. Board Game: Cairo Corridor [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:7673]
Markus Hagenauer jr.
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nestorgames, English and German rules available

A non-disconnection abstract strategy game.


I´ll be in Essen from Friday until Sunday.
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9. Board Game: Tomoe [Average Rating:5.25 Unranked]
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nestorgames, English rules

An abstract strategy game about enclosing areas.


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10. Board Game: Wilde Meuterei [Average Rating:6.24 Unranked]
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HABA, German box (Wilde Meuterei), multililngual rules

A memory game where (in the basic version) you only have to remember 3 cards at a time. But this is more difficult then it sounds, because the information you have to remember changes every turn.


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11. Board Game: Unicum [Average Rating:5.12 Unranked]
Markus Hagenauer jr.
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Sphinx Spiele, English and German rules

Communication game about the unique characteristics of

- Landscapes & Animals
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- Great Old Ones & stories ( H.P. Lovecraft Edition )



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12. Board Game: League of Hackers [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:10359]
David Liu
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New game this year!

This is a hacking theme card game based on CTF Attack-Defense competitions.

Cards are language independent, and English rules are included.


I'll be in Essen everyday.
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I am also bringing last year's game.

Its a push-your-luck worker placement dungeon raiding game.

Cards are language independent, and English rules are included.


I'll be in Essen everyday.
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14. Board Game: ESSEN [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:10575]
Harry-Pekka Kuusela
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In ESSEN, players are exhibitors who are trying to sell their games at a large board game fair in the well-known western German city of Essen.

including Essen goodies:
ESSEN: CW & WC
ESSEN: Live!
ESSEN: The Press Room
ESSEN: Waffles & Crepes

I will be there on all days.

Traded three times! Great!
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15. Board Game: Fiese Kühe [Average Rating:6.16 Unranked]
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Spielspass, german game with german rules. This is a simple family game for 2-4 players. 8 years up.
Rules are in german only but the english rules are available here at BGG.
The game itself is almost language independent (just some words). The game can be played by just looking at the pictures.
The game itself plays in about 45 minutes.

I´ll be at Spiel from Thursday until Sunday.
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16. Board Game: DuCo [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:11025]
Henrik Larsson
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DuCo, published edition with box.
A very simple pattern matching game (think Domino^2).

Will be available all days in Essen
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