Essen 2014 games to check and play
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Games released this past year or at Essen 2014 that look great, but I'd prefer to test drive before buying

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1. Board Game: Alchemists [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:82]
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CGE

1-D140

Deduction game using a smart phone app

Would be nice to play at Essen, but there is a good chance that this one will not come home with us.

Watched a video and am quite excited to try this one out!
 
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2. Board Game: AquaSphere [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:362]
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Stefan Feld

Hall Games 1-C116
Pegasus Spiele
Tasty Minstrel Games

Price: €40
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3. Board Game: Bedpans & Broomsticks [Average Rating:4.77 Overall Rank:14745]
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Fréderic Moyersoen

Mayfair Games

Gencon Price: $35
 
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4. Board Game: Black & White [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:6117]
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Bomba Games

Hall-booth 2-E116

2 player quick war game
 
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5. Board Game: Blue Moon Legends [Average Rating:7.36 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.36 Unranked]
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new version of Reiner Knizia's 2 player game (already out in stores)

Fantasy Flight Games

Edit: Dutch (lowest) retail price: Price € 38,90
 
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6. Board Game: Body Party [Average Rating:6.40 Unranked]
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Cocktail Games

W Eric Martin

€13


1-G131
 
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7. Board Game: Brew Crafters [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:468]
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Dice Hate Me Games

Edit: KS price: $75


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8. Board Game: Brew Crafters: The Travel Card Game [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:2688]
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Dice Hate Me Games

Smaller version of the Brew Crafters
 
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9. Board Game: Bucket King 3D [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:4137]
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Jolly Thinkers

Hall-booths 3-R106 & 3-Q107

and the "Pick a ..." series
Pick a Seal Price: 9 EUR
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10. Board Game: Castles of Mad King Ludwig [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:84]
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Bezier Games

1-G147


Sounds really interesting! well worth a test drive IMO meeple

Price: $59.99 (Essen preorder possible)
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11. Board Game: Click & Crack [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:8856]
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"Minimal Games booth (3-R110)
by Junichi Sato / JUNIAS

3–4 players
Penguin ice-cracking simultaneous action selection
Language independent with English rules

Essen pre-order price: €15
(Essen booth price: €14)"


also check Sushi Draft (3-5 player card drafting set collection game)
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12. Board Game: Colt Express [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:308]
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Ludonaute

Hall-booth 3-O118

The game takes place in a 3D train, which is really cool! The theme is also pretty awesome and the game-play sounds interesting. Great reasons to try and play the game at Essen!

Action / Movement Programming and Variable Player Powers


Price €28
 
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13. Board Game: Concordia [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:21]
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British map

999 Games
Cranio Creations
Ediciones MasQueOca
Heidelberger Spieleverlag
PD-Verlag
Rio Grande Games
Ystari Games


Probably available at the Spellenspekatkel, so no longer a priority for Spiel.
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14. Board Game: Dino Race [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:4790]
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Ares Games

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super cute dino game

Hope to be able to check it out this year!

EDIT: Gencon price: $35
 
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15. Board Game: Empire Engine [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:4813]
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Alderac Entertainment Group
Good Little Games

rondel micro-game



Also check Lost Legacy: Starship, Flying Garden and Whitegold Spier; and Cypher. German edition of Legacy is €10
 
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16. Board Game: ESSEN The Game: SPIEL'13 [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:3053]
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Geek Attitude Games

1-B126

2 − 5 players, 60 minutes

Essen price : 45 EUR

Preorder starting mid-September (+ special Spiel goodies - 4 promos, which should also be available when purchasing the game there)
 
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17. Board Game: Evolution: The Origin of Species [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:2385]
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Cool little card game
Russian Boardgames/Right games LLC

1-F161

also check
Ev. Continents
Ev. Time to Fly
Ev. Random Mutations

Want to buy the North Star Games version, but would love to play this one with the new expansions.

Pre-ordered the North Star Games version.
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18. Board Game: Faras [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:11677]
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Granna

3H-101

"Price €15, which includes a free Faras: The Mysterious Collection expansion."
 
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19. Board Game: Fields of Arle [Average Rating:8.17 Overall Rank:55]
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new uwe game

Feuerland Spiele

3-D100

Price: €45 (Essen preorder possible)
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20. Board Game: Five Tribes [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:56]
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Days of Wonder

3-E102

worker displacement game

would like to play it, but it will probably be one of the games that will be coming home with us!

EDIT: dow pre-order price: $60.00

Price €54
 
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21. Board Game: Formula E [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:6895]
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Game Salute

Watched a demo review and lost interest.
 
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22. Board Game: Gold Ahoy! [Average Rating:5.56 Overall Rank:12055]
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Lookout Games
3-B108, 3-H115 & 3-H116

2 player tile laying game

EDIT: Also available in an English edition from Mayfair Games.

Lookout Spiele online price: €13,99
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23. Board Game: La Granja [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:121]
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Spielworxx


price: 59-69 EUR

Not available for sale in Essen, as it is sold out... hoping for the possibility to play it though!
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24. Board Game: Greenland [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:1537] [Average Rating:7.10 Unranked]
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Sierra Madre Games

Pre-order € 23,00

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25. Board Game: Grog Island [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:2651]
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Eggert Spiele

Michael Rieneck

Game about retired pirates

Price €35
 
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