My GenCon 2014 Top 10 Most Anticipated List
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For a game to show up on this list, it must meet the following criteria:

1) Cannot currently be for sale
2) Must be available to purchase / demo at Gen Con 2014
3) I have currently not played the game (Sorry Guardian Chronicles)
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1. Board Game: Tragedy Looper [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:509]
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Honorable Mention:

Tragedy Looper looks like the next innovative card based game from Japan. I haven't played a ton from BakaFire, however I did enjoy my one play of Aristo-Maze. Always on the look out for the next cool game from Japan, and I think this one fits that mold. Very much looking forward to trying this one.
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2. Board Game: Samurai Spirit [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:980]
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Ghost stories is one of my favorite Co-op games, and while this is not a direct clone / sequel of that game, it has been said this one is just as difficult. I really enjoy tough co-ops, and this is one I would really like to try.
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3. Board Game: The Battle of Five Armies [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:378]
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Honorable Mention:

Finally had the chance to play War of the ring this year, and was absolutely blown away. Very much looking forward to trying the next Lord of the Rings based game from the designers of War of the Ring.
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4. Board Game: Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:88] [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked]
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#10:

One of my biggest problems with the Marvel Legendary game is the Semi-Coop aspect of it. This game chose to go a different route, and make the game a pure coop. I know this will not be the same "Aliens" experience as the original board game from 1989, however, I am very much interested in giving this one a go. I also love the direction they took with the artwork.
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5. Board Game: Fief: France 1429 [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:758]
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#9:

I ended up backing this one on kickstarter, because they simply threw it too much stuff NOT to back it. Academy games doesn't put out anything but really fun games, so this one was a no brainer. Very much looking forward to their reworking of this one, and cannot wait to get my kickstarter copy!
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6. Board Game: Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:64] [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked]
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#8:

Not a huge fan of Zombie games, but this one offers the new "Crossroad" card system that I simply have to try. From everything I have seen / read, this could FINALLY fix the problem that so many semi-coop games have. Very interested to see if truly is something innovative, or if it just ends up being the next average zombie game...
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7. Board Game: Panamax [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:466]
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#7:

Panamax looks like a cool economic euro with a neat theme. I love the dice action selection mechanism from War of the Ring, and this seems to have something similar. I ended up pre-ordering this directly from Stronghold Games, and cannot wait to get this one to the table!
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8. Board Game: Doomtown: Reloaded [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:832]
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#6:

Another LCG? Ugh! This one looks really neat as it looks like something that is very different from Magic. I am very interested in trying it, however I have zero interest in jumping into another LCG.
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9. Board Game: Castles of Mad King Ludwig [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:82]
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#5:

I enjoy games that have the mechanism of "you cut the pie, i'll select a piece". This one seems to take that idea, while slapping on a really neat theme, along with some cool artwork. I know its not for sale at Gen Con, but something I would most definitely be trying if I was attending.
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10. Board Game: Sheriff of Nottingham [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:244]
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#4:

I actually was looking at picking up a copy of "Robin Hood" from brazil a few years ago, but the shipping costs were as much as the game itself. Really glad I waited, because this version looks 10x better than the previous version. I think this one will be a hit with the group that I play with.
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11. Board Game: The Witcher Adventure Game [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:2060]
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#3:

Ignacy has never failed me, as I have enjoyed everything I have ever played from him. 2 of his games are probably in my top 10 games of all time (stronghold, Robinson Crusoe). This is his take at a fantasy adventure game, and even though i know very little about the game, I am very much looking forward to checking it out!
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12. Board Game: Hyperborea [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:521]
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#2:

I have been waiting for the next cool game from the designer of Kingsburg... and it looks to finally be here! I am always in for a Civ game, and this one has a bag building mechanism that sounds very interesting. This one would probably be the first thing i Demoed at Gen Con if i was attending. Can't want for this one to be available!
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13. Board Game: Imperial Settlers [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:129]
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#1:

This one was a no brainer for all the same reasons as #3. This one looks so well done, and looks to offer tons of room for expansions. Out of all the games, this one most looks like a game I will still be playing 5 years from now. Haven't read the rules yet, but will be doing so soon.
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