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The usual thing to put together is a list of new games you are looking forward to trying or even games that are not yet out which you are keeping your eye on. Those are generally useful if one has better industry knowledge than I do: mostly I'm happy to track a few of those lists from people with either serious contacts or people who are more diligent than I am and who have similar taste to mine.

No. This is mostly a list of old games. And not a list that anyone reading this should care about. But I am trying to get these games to the table and the first step towards doing this is to make this visible so my friends will start bringing them to local gaming events. I note that from time to time I see friends posting mention of a game they want to try and I make a mental note to bring the game to a games day but so far, all I can say is that the dog ate my notes. It would be useful if they put together similar lists.

So here they are. Games which interest me which for some reason or another I haven't played. Sometimes I can articulate the reason, in which case I have given a few words, and sometimes there was something when it first came out that drew me to it but really, there's no rational reason. In no particular order, here they are.
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1. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:102]
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Supposed to be one of the better war games ever produced, if not the best. Low unit count makes it seem more tractable than some. I'm not really a theme guy (so wargames are a poor choice for me in general), but if there were a wargame theme which interested me, this is the one because of the recent 6 part podcast about it in Dan Carlin's Hardcore History series. Mindblowing stuff.

But the rules have always intimidated me, particularly all the special exceptions for troops of certain nationalities. I imagine the game is just fine if you get some of these wrong, but this Eurogamer cannot imagine playing a game without knowing and following the rules to the game.

I'm hoping to get this to the table with Eric Brosius at some GoF, perhaps 2016.
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2. Board Game: Neue Heimat [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:1519]
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Nasty auction game with simple rules and player controlled, well, everything. Seems right up my alley.
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3. Board Game: God's Playground [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:1408]
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This is the game on here I have the least idea as to how it actually plays out. I've read the rules. Didn't help much. Everyone seems to like it and it's a category of game I often love, although don't want to play every week. Weuros, I guess they're called. Let's get this to the table.
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4. Board Game: After the Flood [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:1698]
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This is kind of a cheat as I played part of a game once, but we called it about a quarter of the way in as one of the players was completely miserable. Not expecting it to be great, but Martin Wallace games can be interesting and this one had some interesting stuff.
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5. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Sun / London [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
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London specifically. The fact that you can build as much track as you want as long as you are willing to pay for it interests me. Sun not so much as I believe I prefer a more fixed network of cities. Surprising I never played it given that the designer is local and a friend and I saw him play it maybe a dozen times about the time it turned into a published game.
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6. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Bay Area [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Local. Nasty. Note that this is specifically Bay Area, not the slightly softer Northern California map which was eventually released.
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7. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Japan [Average Rating:7.24 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.24 Unranked]
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And another Age of Steam map by a local designer and friend. Mostly curious because I saw it played so often and because everyone says it's so good.
 
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8. Board Game: 1860: Railways on the Isle of Wight [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:1344]
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An 18xx game known to be weird. This is mostly because it is also known to play surprisingly well for 2.
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9. Board Game: Ruhrschifffahrt 1769-1890 [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:2108]
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Some interesting ideas. I see Thomas Spitzer as the new Martin Wallace. Heavyish games with historical themes and interesting ideas that are probably in need of some more development. This looks to be interesting if perhaps a little more luck-heavy than I will like.
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10. Board Game: Extrablatt [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:3281]
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talk this up on the Well a million years ago. Have picked it up and put it down at every BGG.CON going back to 2006. No particular reason to think I'm going to like it.
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11. Board Game: Gulf, Mobile & Ohio [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:4454]
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Eddie Robbins is one of my favorite designers. Gulf, Mobile & Ohio has been spoken of very well by people I respect. As it is a Winsome Games game, there is no way to know much about it without getting it in your hands so I want to play it and find out.
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12. Board Game: Wooden Shoes & Iron Monsters [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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Used to be played locally. Every single time the group got up from the table confused about what had just transpired. I've got to see this.
 
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13. Board Game: Ur: 1830 BC [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:4209]
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General principle: try all Splotter Spellen games. And I know they enjoy and respect the 18xx series.
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14. Board Game: Fische Fluppen Frikadellen [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:2070]
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Early Friedemann Friese. Looks interesting. Have little interest in exploring the table switching mechanic which is fortunate as I do not foresee any situation where I have 3 copies of the game and 14 victims.
 
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15. Board Game: Progress: Evolution of Technology [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1647]
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Tech trees are something I generally like in a game. That's all this one has. If the game is not just about drawing well, I'm bound to like it.
 
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16. Board Game: Craftsmen [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:3235]
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Heavy game with some appealing parts mostly around chained planning. Well-regarded by the Heavy Cardboard folks. I have my doubts because of the sequencing of actions taken within an action area, the "takethatishness" of limited space on ships, and the card randomness, but I should give it a try.
 
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17. Board Game: Colonialism [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:3431]
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Some interesting ideas. Spielworxx. Heavy Cardboard liked it. Suspicious of the face down play of policy cards, but certainly this is worth a play to see how it works out.
 
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18. Board Game: 1880: China [Average Rating:8.29 Overall Rank:2247]
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Seen it played a lot. Have to admit the cover art has drawn me in. No particular reason to think this is a better or worse 18xx than any other.
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19. Board Game: Stronghold [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:570]
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20. Board Game: Imperios Milenarios [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:5428]
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Looks to be a solid mid-weight civilization game. Maybe better than solid. Got nothing resembling real distribution when it was released in 2012.
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21. Board Game: Uruk II: Die Entwicklung geht weiter [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:4534]
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Always was interested in Uruk: Wiege der Zivilisation. I like civ games. Never played it. So, now's my chance?
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22. Board Game: Age of Renaissance [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:902]
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Friends of mine have torn this to shreds because of all the luck in a game which takes this long. I understand it to be similar to Manifest Destiny which I really enjoy, recognizing that yeah, hard to take winning and losing seriously there. So here it is.
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23. Board Game: 1841 [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:2852]
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Supposed to be one of the most difficult and interesting 18xx games there is. Clearly way over my head. So it makes the list.
 
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24. Board Game: De Vulgari Eloquentia [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:800]
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Some interesting things here. Supposed to have good theme integration. But I don't know much about it and have never run across a situation where it was the right answer.
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25. Board Game: Agricola: Farmers of the Moor [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked]
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The Heavy Cardboard crew painted this as a nearly necessary expansion. Does seem to add some richness to the game. A slight drag to the value of growing your family also seems a positive.
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