What my wife bought me for my birthday 2015
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This is the third straight year I created a geeklist dedicated to what my wife bought me for my birthday. She is an amazing woman and does a fantastic job of getting me great gifts.

I turned 41 today (April 14) and here is the list this year.

Note: we set a limit for each other which she once again broke.
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1. Board Game: The Ancient World [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:962]
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The Ancient World. One of the top games on my wish list. I backed Ryan Laukat's latest kick starter so I wouldn't be making the same mistake twice.

I'm very excited to get this one.
 
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2. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:101]
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Cosmic Encounter.

I am not really sure why I wanted this game. It's been on my wish list forever. I passed up numerous opportunities to get this game. I did play it once. I thought it was ok but nothing special.

Technically my brother bought this for me, but he asked my wife what to get and she told him just get this game for him already. She was tired of seeing it on my "sort of" want list.
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3. Board Game: Dungeon Petz [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:137]
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Dungeon Petz.

I really like Dungeon Lords. I really like Vlaada. I played this game a couple of times and enjoyed it. This game was somewhere in the middle of my list and I'm really glad she chose this one.
 
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4. Board Game: Escape: Zombie City [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:1747]
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Escape: Zombie City.

I don't know what I was thinking. I owned the original Escape game and traded it away. I'm not a fan of your typical zombie games. I enjoy the genre just not the typical Zombie game mechanics. This one looks ok. But I wouldn't be surprised to see this on my trade list next month.

For my birthday in 2016 I want Paulo Soledade, Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro, and Matthias Cramer to get together and design a heavy euro worker placement zombie game. That's not asking too much is it?
 
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5. Board Game: Florenza [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:1159]
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Florenza.

Probably the top game on my list. Seems to have a lot of what I like in a game. I'm going to try to get through this rule book and get it played this week.
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6. Board Game: Hyperborea [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:523]
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Hyperborea.

Out of all the games my wife bought me this one surprised me the most. Not only was it low on my wishlist but it's pricey and we were supposed to have a limit of $200 for birthdays. Hers is April 30 so we have a tradition that we set limits and each of us provides the other with a wish list. Every year I go over the limit and this year she really went over.

The main reason I added this to my list at all was because I played Orleans at the ConnCon and really liked it. So I figured if I like one bag builder maybe I'll like this one too.

I actually got to play this today as a 6 player game. We played the short game version and I liked it a lot. But next time we need to play the long version.
 
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7. Board Game: Istanbul [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:91]
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Istanbul.

I've gone back and forth on this game a lot. I normally like much heavier stuff but I also love my fair share of lighter euros like Stone Age and Egizia.

I'm glad I finally got it and I look forward to learning how to play it.
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8. Board Game: Thunder Alley [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:548] [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked]
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Thunder Alley.

Very high on my wishlist. I'm a sports guy and enjoy a quality sports game. This one looked good and different. I like the idea of having a team instead of just controlling one car. The mechanics seem pretty solid. I can't wait to give this one a try.
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9. Board Game: Vikings [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:311]
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Vikings.

Another game that was pretty high on my wish list. Even though it's a lot lighter than I usually like, it looks pretty solid to me. Since about 50% of my gaming is with my wife I try to add games to my wish list I think the both of us would enjoy together. This is one of those games.
 
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10. Board Game: Yunnan [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:1227]
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Yunnan.

My wife hasn't gotten this for me. Between a couple of guys in my game group, my parents, and my mother-in-law I have a little over $100 to spend in Amazon GCs.

Yunnan will definitely be part of that purchase. I would love to get La Granja, Kraftwagen, or The Voyages of Marco Polo but none of those are out yet. Nippon is also high on my list but months away.

So I'm trying to figure out what else to get. Any ideas?

I'll update the list when I make my decisions.
 
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