Rob's List: The games that I can't wait to try for the first time
Rob Frasca
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I recently posted a list of my top 20 games. I am fairly new to the hobby as I only started playing during the summer of 2013. I have purchased around 60 games, plus some expansions, since that time and am constantly adding games to my wish list. I live in Orlando so I have easy access to CSI. When I am not playing games I find myself watching reviews from Rahdo, the Dice Tower, and anyone else that is willing to post gameplay reviews. I am addicted to the hobby and am always looking to play games!

This list is a list of games that I am really looking forward to playing. I have ranked them based on those that I would want to play first. Some I own but have not hit the table yet. Others are on my wishlist.

Here are 5 games, in no particular order, that didn't make my top 20.

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1. Board Game: Keyflower [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:43]
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#20 Keyflower

I am always looking for great games to play with more people. This one seems to fit that bill. So many people seem to really like this game and it fits the types of games that I enjoy playing.
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2. Board Game: Dixit [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:196] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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#19 Dixit

I am not usually looking to play party games, but I have always liked Apples to Apples and this seems to take that game to another level. I think this one would fill a spot in my collection for a game that can lighten the mood after playing a heavy game.
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3. Board Game: Camel Up [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:381]
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#18 Camel Up

This game just looks like it is a lot of fun to play. I like gambling every once in a while and this brings that to a board game. This also seems like it would fill a space for a light game that plays quickly, but is fun.
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4. Board Game: Glen More [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:256]
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#17 Glen More

I found this game in an auction a few months ago and it hasn't hit the table yet. I like the mechanics that this one uses and am looking forward to getting it to the table.
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5. Board Game: Fields of Arle [Average Rating:8.17 Overall Rank:54]
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#16 Field of Arle

I am not usually into games that only play with 2 players as I usually have at least 3 players at the table. However, my brother is moving into the house soon which might lead to some more 2 player opportunities. I am a big fan of Uwe Rosenberg so this one is definitely worth a look.
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6. Board Game: Clash of Cultures [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:210]
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#15 Clash of Cultures

I love civilization building games. This one did not have my attention as a base game, however, the new expansion has definitely earned my attention. I have read many positive things about this game and am looking forward to trying it.
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7. Board Game: Panamax [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:466]
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#14 Panamax

I am a big fan of heavy Euros and this seems to fit that category. I am still n sure how much I will like the gameplay, based on the videos that I have watched, but it has my attention and is definitely worth a try!
 
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8. Board Game: Colosseum [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:352]
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#13 Colosseum

This is one of the hard to find games on my list. I made the mistake of watching a Rahdo run through on it and now I want to get my hands on it. I'm going to try not to overpay for it haha!
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9. Board Game: Viticulture [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:120]
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#12 Viticulture with Tuscany Expansion

I kickstarted this game with its expansion and can't wait to get my copy this year. I like worker placement games and this one has a wine making theme. It should be fun!
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10. Board Game: AquaSphere [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:355]
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#11 AquaSphere

I am a fan of Stefan Feld. This game looks like it is right up my alley. It is n interesting theme with good gameplay mechanics. This will probably be a must buy!
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11. Board Game: Navegador [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:163]
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#10 Navegador

I just found this game on the shelves at CSI yesterday, so of course I bought it. I like Mac Gerdts game Concordia and watched a video on this one. I think I will like it. I am looking forward to getting it to the table.
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12. Board Game: Dungeon Petz [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:137]
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#9 Dungeon Petz

This game has been on my wish list for quite a while, but I haven't pulled the trigger on it. I like worker placement and the theme of this one seems fun.
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13. Board Game: Yunnan [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:1233]
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#8 Yunnan

I spent a long time searching for this game after watching a Rahdo run through. I finally found it and bought a copy. I haven't played it yet but hope it hits the table soon.
 
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14. Board Game: Castles of Mad King Ludwig [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:82]
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#7 Castles of Mad King Ludwig

This game isn't readily available yet, but I am looking forward to getting it when it comes out. This looks like a fun tile laying game that has received great reviews.
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15. Board Game: Among the Stars [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:427] [Average Rating:7.19 Unranked]
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#6 Among the Stars

I recently picked up a copy of this game. I like the 7 Wonders drafting mechanic and the theme of building a space station. I am looking forward to playing it and getting the expansions when they come out.
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16. Board Game: Russian Railroads [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:69]
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#5 Russian Railroads

I have had this game at the top of my wish list for some time now and still haven't played it. This looks like a great worker placement game. My only concern is replay-ability, based on what I have read about it.
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17. Board Game: Eclipse [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:31]
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#4 Eclipse

This one should be on its way to my house soon. I missed the CSI sale for this one before it ran out of stock but ended up buying the Rise of the Ancients expansion since it was on sale. Well, I couldn't have the expansion without the base game. So the rest is history, justifying another purchase. My only concern with this one is how hard it will be to learn.
 
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18. Board Game: Versailles [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:2649]
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#3 Versailles

I just watched the Rahdo run through on this one and it quickly got my attention. It seems like it has simple mechanics with tough decisions. I like that combination. Looking forward to trying this one.
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19. Board Game: Vikings [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:312]
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#2 Vikings

This is another game that has had my attention for a while. I like the fact that the game play is different from other games that I have in my collection.
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20. Board Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:36]
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#1 Robinson Crusoe

I have gone online several times to purchase this game and have decided to buy something else instead. I have a group that I play with that likes cooperative games, and I think they would enjoy this one. I need to finally pull the trigger on it sometime soon!
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