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So many games I want, don't know what to buy next. Just a simple list for me to help justify my future purchases...
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1. Board Game: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:66] [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked]
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I want this for the solo-play. Might even be able to get the wife to play with me, she's a big murder/mystery fan.

The SU&SD review of this totally sold me on this game.

To bad it's hard to find.

UPDATE: with the reprint coming out late 2017, think it will be time to pick it up then.
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2. Board Game: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:338] [Average Rating:8.06 Unranked]
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This is more holmes-zy goodness and I wantz it because it's available and ...well, pretty much because it's available.
 
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3. Board Game: Letters from Whitechapel [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:187]
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I've been obsessed with the hidden movement of this game as it's clean and simple and while the subject matter is a little dark I think Sarah would love it for 2p and it would be a great group game.
 
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4. Board Game: Doodle Quest [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:2224]
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Think it would be great to play with the kids and for adults as well
 
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5. Board Game: Paperback [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:309]
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Sarah loves scrabble. I'm thinking this is a great game to get her into the deck-building mechanic. Just waiting for it to show up in stores.
 
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6. Board Game: Formula D [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:430]
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A nice family game for me to play with kid (5 years old), the wife and extended family. I'm sure my dad would play this one and hopefully my father in-law too (big nascar/racing fan).

Also...i want this to play at my gamenight in the advanced/street-racing mode.

The question here is: should I get this or Jamaica?
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7. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:293]
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A nice light game to play with my wife. However; I don't know that she would be a fan of the head to head strategy.
 
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8. Board Game: Pandemic: The Cure [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:264]
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After watching the GameNight playthough of this game I think i want it. I know it's more tactical than strategic (ie: original Pandemic). But I think that may be a good thing for playing with Sarah and other non-gaming family members. I would think it's easier to focus on reacting vs planning ahead.
 
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9. Board Game: Potion Explosion [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:406]
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Always looking for more gateway games and I think this would be a great one to play wit Sarah and hopefully Sydney. Also the "candy crush" like nature should help get it to the table.
 
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10. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:771]
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Think this would be good to play with my 5 year old and wife. Also, should be an easy gsme to bring out for a family gathering. Not sure how well it plays at 8 but it's good it has a high player count.
 
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11. Board Game: Raptor [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:312]
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Sarah loves Jurassic Park. This is the best game IMO that hits that theme. Not sure if she'd be all over the asymmetric play but it may be worth the risk. I think this game looks slick and would love to add it to my collection of 2-player games.
 
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12. Board Game: Santorini [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:75]
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This is just a beautiful, quick, light (but deep) abstract. Sarah and I loved our vacation in Santorini - not a huge reason but i think it could build repor. Also, this is one i could see Sydney playing as well. I see this along the same lines as Patchwork but a little more in your face interaction.
 
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13. Board Game: Escape: The Curse of the Temple [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:423]
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I got Fuse for christmas 2016 and at the time of writing this we have logged over 80 plays. We love it. It's a fast, frenzy 10 min experience and I feel like Escape with offer a nice variation on the same theme - even if it isn't as portable. I've wanted this one for a while for the real-time 10 min aspect but am glad that I got Fuse first and validated that the "style" of game would work.

UPDATE: Purchased end of Mar 2017. Hoping to get it played with Sarah shortly.
 
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14. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:119] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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OH MY GOD I WANT THIS GAME!!

No real hope here to get my wife or non-gamer family members to play this with me. I know my gaming family members would happily play this 2p or 4p.

Though, I do already have X-wing and it doesn't hit the table nearly enough. Is this game different enough to warrant both? I think so...but then again i'm likely biased.


Update: purchased!! Thank you kijiji!
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15. Board Game: Elder Sign [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:464]
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More co-ops can't be a bad thing. Might be able to get the wife to play this with me. Would love to have a new solo-play game for those times where no one wants to play games (ie: most nights).

UPDATE: Purchased!
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16. Board Game: Mr. Jack Pocket [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:613]
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I've wanted this one for a while. Think I could get the wife to play with me as it's pretty straight forward, but not certain. For $12 it's likely getting purchased anyways.

UPDATE: picked this one up a few months back and even got in a few plays. Haven't played it with Sarah yet, hopefully soon.
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17. Board Game: Splendor [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:116]
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This should be a good game to play with the wife and non-gamer family members. Simple rules and the ticket to ride like set collection concept I believe will resonate.

UPDATE: got for christmas
 
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18. Board Game: Hanabi [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:277]
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Might want this one. Looking for some light filler games to play with family on nights where we are together for dinner. Games that have a small footprint, minimal setup and rules are ideal candidates.

UPDATE: Purchased!!
 
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19. Board Game: Mice and Mystics [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:215] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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I feel like Sydney would enjoy playing this with me. Also, the strong narrative makes it great to evolve evening story time into story/game time. Also, there's a guy selling it for $45 still sealed...so there's that.

UPDATE: Purchased
 
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20. Board Game: Cardline: Animals [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1768] [Average Rating:6.60 Unranked]
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Thinking of this as a great education game. Not sure which one to get out of the set but figure I should start with the animals one as it will be easier for kids.

UPDATE: Picked this one up a couple months back under the guise of playing with Sydney but it's been great across many ranges.
 
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