Essen 2015 SpellGames
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A bit early, but rather than taking notes somewhere else, I thought I'd make a geeklist here.

Now sorted according to importance and interest!


These are the novelties I have come across that interest me enough to seek them out on the next fair.
I am one of those geeks who has gone to Essen for a long time (we are talking about more than 20), and despite the unfortunate trend for pre-ordering that really started off big time last year, I am convinced this is still a very good place to "try before you buy". With this attitude in mind, I list games here I'd like to at least have a look at before purchasing.
Having said that, I still bought a hell of a lot of games last year that were not very successful in my household and/or games group. Increasingly I tend to look for games that have
a. something totally new,
b. something not already over-represented in my collection and
c. something my regular group would enjoy, or more general I could actually put on the table and play with real-life people.
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1. Board Game: Between Two Cities [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:474]
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I only just found out this will be available! Yes, wants its! This I have been following for months now and it looks great. I like the theme, the ideas and everything about it. Stonemaier for President!

Not available to buy, just some copies to look at crycrycrycrycrycrycrycrycrycrycrycrycrycrycry
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2. Board Game: Starfighter [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:2443]
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"Wowsers" to the artwork, and this seems like a strategic two-player with massive replayability, just what the husband and I like!
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3. Board Game: 504 [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:2037]
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This should really be top of my "must play and see" list! What an interesting approach. Not sure how much fun to play it actually is. Better book a table with Friedemann, say, right now?
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4. Board Game: 7 Wonders Duel [Average Rating:8.15 Overall Rank:11]
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always keen on good two-player games. Is this one? Not sure.
thumbsup tug of war with army cards
thumbsup easier set collection with symbols
thumbsup they kept the guild cards


thumbsdown random wonder drawing (we usually did that anyway)
thumbsdown I will really miss the interaction with BOTH neighbours
 
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5. Board Game: Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:153]
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used to be a hidden gem, now it's all over the Geek. When did we last have a clever tile placement game? Carcassonne? This could be the modern version.
 
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6. Board Game: Porta Nigra [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:978]
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+ playing mechanism
+ master builder idea
- Kramer/Kiesling game
- too smooth
- plastic towers
 
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7. Board Game: Chaosmos [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:2005]
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space game? any questions?
I like the aspect of the hidden Ovoid and the hunt for the player who has it. Art is pretty decent, too.
 
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8. Board Game: Apocalypse Chaos [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:3715]
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This! A space game, cooperative, played on several levels, customized dice ... need I go on?
 
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9. Board Game: Rubbish Auction [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:10397]
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After all those auctions I have tried to win and always lost, this may be for me. Bidding on things you really do not want to take? YES!
 
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10. Board Game: Artifacts, Inc. [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1002]
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Look at that artwork!

Not enough player interaction
engine building


https://boardgamegeek.com/video/76503/artifacts-inc/chalk-bo...
 
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11. Board Game: Steam Works [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:1747]
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Steampunk theme – check
building machines – check
medium level worker placement - check

it may have a runaway leader problem! https://boardgamegeek.com/video/78565/steam-works/chalk-boar...

But the two-player seems alright.
 
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12. Board Game: Rum & Bones [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:1130] [Average Rating:7.12 Unranked]
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arrrh need I say more?
Plus figurines to paint, nice boats to look at.
 
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13. Board Game: Tajemnicze Domostwo [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:411]
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This is NOT the English edition of Mysterium by Libellud published this year. I prefer the artwork in the Portal Game.
 
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14. Board Game: Spyfall: Ice Hockey Stadium promo cards [Average Rating:6.96 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.96 Unranked]
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15. Board Game: Spyfall: Cathedral promo cards [Average Rating:6.90 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.90 Unranked]
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16. Board Game: M.U.L.E. The Board Game [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:3345]
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Okay, so I thought this way too geeky for me, turns out I am more geeky than I thought myself (see comment section). Sometimes you surprise yourself ...
Not sure I will be running for this, though, on the first day. But I do have that Press Pass devil
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17. Board Game: Survive: Space Attack! [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:2485]
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I own Survive already, but I am a sucker for space games of any type. It looks so neat.
Also, it is not just Survive! in space, but has added features like attacking (yay, no more helpless swimming in a sea of monsters).
 
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18. Board Game: Shakespeare [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:432]
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After reading a great review by Pierre (https://boardgamegeek.com/article/20275839#20275839), I added this to my list (only to notice it was already there).
Just a perfect medium weight Euro for my weekly group. Like the theme. And the mechanism where you cannot use roles again in the next round. And money counts only in the end, not in an Agricola-starvation way, though. And the scarcity of VPs is nice, too.

BUT (and this is a big BUT), they are doing this annoying pre-order thing, meh.
 
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19. Board Game: Monster My Neighbor [Average Rating:6.04 Overall Rank:6005]
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Love Letter is great, and Werewolf spooky. But I knew a game when I was a kid called "the black Peter" where you tried to get rid of cards and not get stuck with Pete in the end. This is fairly similar but more sophisticated. And it plays a whole bunch of people, so great as a warm-up.
 
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20. Board Game: Pax Porfiriana [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:377]
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Deluxe edition now out. I love this game. Does your head in, hard to learn, hard to teach, but still great.
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21. Board Game: Imperial Settlers: Atlanteans [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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Again, I like but do not own the base game (yet), but I have always felt another faction would be helpful. Once you are fed up being the brute or the trader or the money-machine or the people breeder, the Atlanteans will come in.
 
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22. Board Game: Flick 'em Up! [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:525]
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Yes, it is childish, so what? The Wild West? In PitchCar? And why not?
 
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23. Board Game: Termity [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:9615]
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Intrigued by the theme, but is there more to it? No information so far. Not even on the publisher's website.
 
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24. Board Game: Ships [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:1581]
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This totally looks like Minos! And it is "Trading in the Mediterranean", again. And a Wallace game. And I don't like the artwork. But I will have a go anyway.
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25. Board Game: Mombasa [Average Rating:7.95 Overall Rank:65]
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Looks so beautiful, I want to like it. But there is a lot of component pushing.
And I do not like the limitation that is inbuilt, considering Agricola stresses me out every time.
 
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