Essen 2014: Prepping
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Check- and watchlist for my 16th consecutive Spiel in Essen.

Interest: N Certain buys / NE Likely buys / E Interesting but not (yet) convinced / S 2nd thoughts (price, originality, revealed details,...) but not completely off the radar / Looking for more info, details, rules / Decision: 1db Backed on KS or otherwise pre-ordered / H Got it! / X Not in time for Essen or off the list for other reasons

Update Sat Oct 11, 2014: With less than a week to go it's decision time. Cleaned up all my back-and-forth musings and added final conclusion on interest and likelihood of buying. No entries are deleted and comments/reactions remain unchanged.
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1. Board Game: 15 Dias: The Spanish Golden Age [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:6249]
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Even number of players only, partially co-operative/competitive.
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2. Board Game: 27th Passenger: A Hunt On Rails [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:3576]
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Backed through KS for pick-up in Essen.
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3. Board Game: The Ancient World [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:954]
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Doubts on originality, price.
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4. Board Game: Antike II [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:1050]
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I've been revisiting Mac Gerdts rondel games at our club nights recently and growing more and more fond of them. This re-implementation is a good starting point for filling up the gaps in my collection.

Note:
I am actually considering catching up on all of Gerdt's titles that are currently missing from my collection, which would of course take a big bite out of this year's Essen budget.
 
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5. Board Game: AquaSphere [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:355]
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Look/wait for Dutch version from Quined, can wait until later given local availability.
 
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6. Board Game: Aruba: Battle Race [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:12264]
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Think this is a fun game, but don't know about replay value.
 
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7. Board Game: The Battle at Kemble's Cascade [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1540]
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Fearing a way to artificial and slow game after reading the rules.
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8. Board Game: Charta Krymenesiae [Average Rating:7.19 Unranked]
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Too resemblant of Hive (best in its' genre) to justify a buy.
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9. Board Game: Code of Nine [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:3824]
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Listed as a deduction game and doesn't compare to anything else in my collection.
 
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10. Board Game: Colt Express [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:298]
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Pre-ordered.
 
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11. Board Game: Concordia: Britannia / Germania [Average Rating:8.07 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.07 Unranked]
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Must have as I think Concordia was a highlight of last year's fair and one of the very best games I have come across in the past few years.
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12. Board Game: Dark Tales [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:2455]
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Living card game. Could be interesting but some concerns:
1- no card examples are available, so not sure how tactical or (un)balanced the game is
2- it seems heavily overpriced.

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Snow White expansion also available; no word on a bundle price.
 
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13. Board Game: Dino Race [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:4706]
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Perhaps a bit on the light side, but worth checking. Look/wait for Dutch version from Intrafin, can wait until later given local availability.
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14. Board Game: Dragonscroll [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:4044]
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Oops, I did it again. Pre-ordered on day 1.

 
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15. Board Game: Empire Engine [Average Rating:5.91 Overall Rank:4711]
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Rondel microgame, hoping that it's not mostly "micro" and less of a "game".
 
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16. Board Game: Galaxy of Trian [Average Rating:6.62 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.62 Unranked]
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Can be a nice variation to Carcassonne. Visually expanding space system looks great. Though some interesting rule twists it may just not be different enough to justify a buy. Will try to follow or play a couple of rounds first.
 
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17. Board Game: Grand Slam [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:7892]
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Luck factor too high.
 
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18. Board Game: La Granja [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:115]
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Managed to lay hands on a copy of this game through my FLGS.
 
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19. Board Game: Hamsterbacke [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:4500]
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Already bought it after an unplanned day of shopping across the German border.
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20. Board Game: Heroes of the Three Kingdoms [Average Rating:6.10 Unranked]
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Straightforward, clean-cut collect-steal-and-secure-them card game without any redundancy in the rules or the game material. Exactly what you would expect from the creator of Carcassonne.
 
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21. Board Game: Historia [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:981]
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Backed through KS
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22. Board Game: Jupiter Rescue [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:3315]
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Was recommended to me but co-op games are not really my thing; also this one looks like such a chaos on the table.
 
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23. Board Game: King's Gold [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:4783]
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Could be a fun little dice game with lot's of 'take that' and sudden twists.
 
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24. Board Game: Kobayakawa [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:2232]
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Too minimalistic I am afraid.
 
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25. Board Game: Lap Dance [Average Rating:5.66 Overall Rank:9143]
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Glad to see that the theme is ore humorously implemented than anything else. Just worried that the dice/card game behind it, will wear off soon. Not happy about "funny" rules either.
 
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