Games I want to play at GenCon (or in 2015)
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With GenCon rapidly approaching I wanted to compile a list of games that I want to play (either at GenCon or sometime this year). The list is arranged alphabetically.

These are mostly games I have never played but there are several that I own and still haven't played or only played once.

I will post updates on games as I play them.
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1. Board Game: Caverna: The Cave Farmers [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:15]
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Owned and still haven't played
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2. Board Game: Among the Stars [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:430] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
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Recent acquisition that I haven't played yet. Similar mechanics/style to a game I want to develop.
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3. Board Game: Brew Crafters [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:467]
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Owned and still haven't played
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4. Board Game: Akrotiri [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:602]
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Appears to have similar mechanics/style to game I want to develop
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5. Board Game: Abraca...what? [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1946]
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I enjoy deduction games. This vaguely reminds me of Confusion.
 
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6. Board Game: Alchemists [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:81]
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I enjoy deduction games and I'm intrigued by the use of a smart device
 
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7. Board Game: Arcadia Quest [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:88] [Average Rating:7.89 Unranked]
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Lots of miniatures and a design style I enjoy.
 
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8. Board Game: Bravest Warriors Co-operative Dice Game [Average Rating:5.40 Overall Rank:14116]
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I think this is a game my son will enjoy
 
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9. Board Game: Battle Sheep [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1207]
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Looks like something my son might enjoy
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10. Board Game: Advanced Heroquest [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:2024]
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A dream item that I stumbled upon secondhand last year. Still haven't gotten it to the table
 
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11. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:17]
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Another one I've owned for over a year and haven't played.
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12. Board Game: Castles of Mad King Ludwig [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:82]
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I think our group would enjoy this since it is from the same designer and has a similar mechanic as Suburbia.
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13. Board Game: Club [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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A card game a high school friend's dad self produced. I redesigned and published a couple copies to play with friends.
 
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14. Board Game: Colt Express [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:306]
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Who wouldn't want to play something with a 3D train like that?
 
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15. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000: Conquest [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:617]
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I doubt I would get into it competitively, but I'd like to try it.

PLAYED! GenCon 2015

I was able to get a demo at the FFG booth at GenCon 2015. I enjoyed the game and can see the appeal in it for others, but I'm not really interested in the Warhammer world. Thus, there isn't enough here to motivate me to add another LCG to my collection.
 
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16. Board Game: Coup: Rebellion G54 [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:911]
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Coup is a big hit in our gaming group
 
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17. Board Game: Crude: The Oil Game [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1780]
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Recently acquired. Just need to get it to the table.
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18. Board Game: Cyclades [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:132]
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19. Board Game: Dark Seas [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:4095]
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Pirates! Similar mechanics/style to a game I want to develop.
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20. Board Game: Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:65] [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked]
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Have played a couple times. Looking forward to getting more time in this one at GenCon
 
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21. Board Game: Doodle Quest [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:2217]
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Another one I think my son would enjoy
 
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22. Board Game: Five Tribes [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:55]
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23. Board Game: Game of Crowns [Average Rating:4.80 Overall Rank:14838]
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24. Board Game: A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:321]
 
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25. Board Game: Good Cop Bad Cop [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:1184]
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Bluffing / hidden role games are popular in our group

PLAYED! GenCon 2015

Confident that this would be a hit in our group, I picked up a copy at GenCon 2015. Sure enough, it only took a few games before others also picked up a copy.

What I find fun and interesting in this game is the ability to modify a player's allegiance. It makes for a really exciting game when you're the kingpin/agent, have a gun pointed at you, and you're able to flip a cop to your side to attack another player.

I've played this with two groups with two different play styles. My regular group is cautious to share information they've learned which results in a lot more bluffing. Games are slower and require more social deduction.

Another group I've played with openly shares all the information they've learned and blindly shoot other players. This speeds up games and nearly eliminates the bluffing aspect. While frustrating when outed by an opponent, this style of play resulted in lots of exciting endings to the game as players scramble to stay alive and swing opponents to their side.

This is a great game that will hit our table a lot.
 
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