Essen List 2014 - Volume 9
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Getting a late start this year. Have to keep it a bit shorter.
So, what's going to be there that I have to have? Which will I be happy just to play?


All Halls - http://www.merz-verlag-en.com/hallplans.html

Halls 1 through 3 with stall numbers - http://www.merz-verlag-en.com/uploads/2/1/4/0/21405396/spiel...

http://www.spielbox.de/spielarchiv/sbmessen/sp142prnhallverl...

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1. Board Game: Dice Brewing [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:3971]
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Board&Dice - Pre-Ordered - PAID
Also pick up X 1 for Jim - PAID

Hall/Booth# - 2-C108
Price- ~$28 (? in US)

• 2-4 players. Looks like lots in the box. Rollin' dice and drafting cards - that's how you make beer. I like beer. I also like player interaction. Is that also in this game? Definitely worth a look. I might just order it Ordered.
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2. Board Game Publisher: La Mame Games
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La Mame Games - Pre-Ordered - NOT PAID

Hall/Booth# - 1-G131
Price- Various (Unlikely in US)


• Pre-ordered both Coup: Rebellion G54 €20 & Melee €15
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3. Board Game: Wir sind das Volk! [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:535]
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Histogame - Pre-Ordered X 2 - NOT PAID
Also one for Tony - NOT PAID

Hall/Booth# - 1 - F131
Price- €25 (Unlikely in US)


• 2 player. Post WWII, play as East Germany vs. West Germany, card driven, small production.
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4. Board Game: Arkwright [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:623]
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Spielworxx - Pick up 1 for Tony - PAID

Hall/Booth# - 1-G121?
Price- €60

• 2-4 players. Heavy economic, these guys make gamers' games.
 
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5. Board Game: Orléans [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:26]
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dlp Games - Pick up X 1 for Tony - NOT PAID

Hall/Booth# - 1-C114
Price- €45 (? in US)


• One of the "Bag Building" games this year (Hyperborea & King's Pouch) this is top of the three for me, but I'd play any of them. €45 may be a bit steep for me.
A couple other interesting games at their booth. Scheffeln €? Quick, bluffing, mafia game & Citrus from last year €35, not many copies.
 
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6. Board Game: Fields of Arle [Average Rating:8.17 Overall Rank:54]
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Z-Man - Pick up 1 for Jim - NOT PAID

Hall/Booth# - 3-P111
Price- €45

• 1-2 players. Not language independent, so it has to be English.
 
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7. Board Game: Bakerspeed [Average Rating:4.77 Overall Rank:15081]
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Osterreichisches Spiele Museum

Hall/Booth# - 1-C106
Price- ? (Unlikely in US)


• This is the booth that sold Handler der Karibik last year, so hopefully great values again this year. Also Paititi. Two games that are must plays!
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8. Board Game: Colt Express [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:298]
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Ludonaute

Hall/Booth# - 3-O118
Price - €28 (Available in US)

• 2- 6 players. I love the look of this. Old west, 3-D, and the art reminds me of The Sixth Gun comics. I'm not sure I have a go to programming, hand management game. However, L&C is now readily available here now, for much less. Might be worth waiting...
- Also grab the Lewis & Clark promo.
 
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9. Board Game: Deus [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:303]
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Pearl Games

Hall/Booth# - 1-C136
Price- €45 / €40 pre-ordered (Probably in US)


• 2-4 players. A civ game by the makers of Troyes. Good W.E.M write up and it looks great. I'd like to play this one.

Rules - http://files.geekdo.com/geekfile_download.php?filetype=appli...

Pre-Order - http://www.pearlgames.be/page/gb/12/essen-2014
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10. Board Game: 1911 Amundsen vs Scott [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:2102]
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Asylum Games - -

Hall/Booth# - 3-P107
Price- €?

• 2 player. Not new this year, but I never saw it last year and it was high on my list. Supposedly on discount...
Also at this booth 15 Dias: The Spanish Golden Age €20. I'll probably pre-order if I can get the price for both.
 
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11. Board Game Publisher: Zoch Verlag
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Zoch Verlag

Hall/Booth# - 3-J308
Price- Various (Unusual in US)

• Always worth a look at the Zoch stand, always some hidden gems. This years could be: Mangrovia €30 or Beasty Bar €15. I never did pick up Riff Raff or Polterfass...

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Beasty Bar Rules - http://files.geekdo.com/geekfile_download.php?filetype=appli...

 
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12. Board Game Publisher: Conquistador Games, Inc.
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Conquistador Games

Hall/Booth# - 3-P113
Price- Various (Yes in US)


• A seemingly (to me at least) more interesting take on the hex warfare games. War Stories: Liberty Road $70? & War Stories: Red Storm $70?
2 players is good, but 4 players is also a neat possibility.
 
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13. Board Game Publisher: Korea Boardgames co., Ltd.
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Korea Boardgames

Hall/Booth# - 3-O119
Price- Various (Unlikely in US)


• A few interesting games at this booth. King's Pouch €25,Boom: Runaway €6, Abraca...what? €23, & Chosŏn €17
 
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14. Board Game: Grog Island [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:2592]
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Eggertspiele

Hall/Booth# - 3-D106
Price- €35 (? in US)


• Pirates, arrgh! Adds some lightheartedness(yes that's supposed to be one word) to the trading/auction genre. From the Cuba creator. Could be a fun one with the right group.
Also check out Hospital Rush €25
 
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15. Board Game Publisher: Mücke Spiele
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Mucke Spiele

Hall/Booth# - 3-Q103
Price- Various (Unlikely in US)

• Two games here I'd like to try out: Atacama €18 - Tactical game for 2 or 4 players (3 player board should be there too). Takamatsu €19 - 2-5 players. Movement programming, worker placement, Samurai theme.

 
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16. Board Game: El Gaucho [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:1421]
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Argentum Verlag

Hall/Booth# - 3-F103
Price- €27 (Eventually in US, though Yunnan hard to find)

• 2-4 players. Dice rolling, worker placement, set collection. A bit of an Alien Frontiers vibe mixed with management skills? Nope.
W.E.M. Overview
 
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17. Board Game Publisher: Mercury Games
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Mercury Games

Hall/Booth# - 3-P113
Price- Various (Very few copies in Essen, but probably available in US)


• A couple of interesting games at this booth. Foreclosed! €? & The Walled City: Londonderry & Borderlands €?
 
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