Indy Con 2015 New to Me.
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I had a guide, a Bedouin man, who called me 'Abu el Banat'. And whenever we'd meet another Bedouin, he'd introduce me as Abu el Banat. And the Bedouin would laugh and laugh and offer me a Pint of beer. (cont below)
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And I'd go to pay them for the beer and they wouldn't let me. "Abu el Banat" means "father of daughters." They thought the beer was the least they could do.
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Mrs Keele begged me to post a geeklist, it's not really my thing but the only thing worse than seeing Mrs Keele cry is seeing Ben cry.

To keep this short I am only listing games than were new to me from Indy Con 2015.

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1. Board Game: Lords of Xidit [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:549]
Hahn Arama
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I had a guide, a Bedouin man, who called me 'Abu el Banat'. And whenever we'd meet another Bedouin, he'd introduce me as Abu el Banat. And the Bedouin would laugh and laugh and offer me a Pint of beer. (cont below)
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And I'd go to pay them for the beer and they wouldn't let me. "Abu el Banat" means "father of daughters." They thought the beer was the least they could do.
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I played a quick demo of this at GenCon, so this was my first true play, and probably my last. It just didn't do it for me like the other people playing it. Not a bad game just not my game.

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2. Board Game: XCOM: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:507]
Hahn Arama
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I had a guide, a Bedouin man, who called me 'Abu el Banat'. And whenever we'd meet another Bedouin, he'd introduce me as Abu el Banat. And the Bedouin would laugh and laugh and offer me a Pint of beer. (cont below)
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And I'd go to pay them for the beer and they wouldn't let me. "Abu el Banat" means "father of daughters." They thought the beer was the least they could do.
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I'm not into video games, in fact I have never played this one. That being said I really liked this one. The App on the iPad works really well and and keeps the pressure on the players. 2 thumbsup
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3. Board Game: Historia [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:1012]
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I had a guide, a Bedouin man, who called me 'Abu el Banat'. And whenever we'd meet another Bedouin, he'd introduce me as Abu el Banat. And the Bedouin would laugh and laugh and offer me a Pint of beer. (cont below)
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And I'd go to pay them for the beer and they wouldn't let me. "Abu el Banat" means "father of daughters." They thought the beer was the least they could do.
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I was really looking forward to playing this one before Indy Con.I was really let down by it. I know that Nations is still going to be my go to Civ building game of choice.
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4. Board Game: Roar-a-Saurus [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:6297]
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I had a guide, a Bedouin man, who called me 'Abu el Banat'. And whenever we'd meet another Bedouin, he'd introduce me as Abu el Banat. And the Bedouin would laugh and laugh and offer me a Pint of beer. (cont below)
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I got sucked into this one late Friday night, I figured with all the yelling and screaming that it was not my kind of game.....WRONG.

My 3rd play was on the Big Boy side of the board where you can power up your Dino. Being able to block damage and roll extra dice is pretty sweet.

I'm thinking this might be a Prime purchase for the family.
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5. Board Game: Evolution [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:339]
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I had a guide, a Bedouin man, who called me 'Abu el Banat'. And whenever we'd meet another Bedouin, he'd introduce me as Abu el Banat. And the Bedouin would laugh and laugh and offer me a Pint of beer. (cont below)
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There is a whole lot of fun in this box, but not sure if it's worth the $60 MSRP.

It's amazing how in most of the games I played Herbivores were the predominant species
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6. Board Game: Thunder Alley [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:557] [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked]
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I had a guide, a Bedouin man, who called me 'Abu el Banat'. And whenever we'd meet another Bedouin, he'd introduce me as Abu el Banat. And the Bedouin would laugh and laugh and offer me a Pint of beer. (cont below)
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And I'd go to pay them for the beer and they wouldn't let me. "Abu el Banat" means "father of daughters." They thought the beer was the least they could do.
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I was a little hesitant to play this one, I was afraid the card driven mechanic would be too much like Snow Tails and I HATE that game.

This was BIG fun. I love the NASCAR feel you get form this one. It more about getting all of your team across the line in a pack that being first.

Only complaint was how pitting works. Everything else felt like a real race. Being able to pit anywhere on the track was lame, IMO
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7. Board Game: Pandemic: The Cure [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:271]
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I had a guide, a Bedouin man, who called me 'Abu el Banat'. And whenever we'd meet another Bedouin, he'd introduce me as Abu el Banat. And the Bedouin would laugh and laugh and offer me a Pint of beer. (cont below)
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And I'd go to pay them for the beer and they wouldn't let me. "Abu el Banat" means "father of daughters." They thought the beer was the least they could do.
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and finally.....the BIG DADDY winner of the Con aka the BEST $30 I ever spent on a MIP game.

I think I actually like this better than the base game. You have all the rolls but the danger comes at you from three ways and I love the random factor that the dice bring to it.

Out of 4 plays we won once, lost 2 close games and had our ass handed to us after three turns.

I see this one getting a lot of play.

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8. Board Game: Whacky Wit [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:5889]
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I had a guide, a Bedouin man, who called me 'Abu el Banat'. And whenever we'd meet another Bedouin, he'd introduce me as Abu el Banat. And the Bedouin would laugh and laugh and offer me a Pint of beer. (cont below)
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And I'd go to pay them for the beer and they wouldn't let me. "Abu el Banat" means "father of daughters." They thought the beer was the least they could do.
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OMG I almost forget this German treasure..... a Pac Man "boardgame"
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