Essen 2016 designer trade list
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Here comes the sixth edition of The Essen Designer Trade List. I will copy the header of last years' trade lists (Essen 2015 designer trade list) here:

In the Essen 2011 no ship math trade, I was faced with the decision of how many copies of my own game I should enter. I have a rather large supply and can get more easily, and I could have put five or ten entries in for those - but I didn't want to clog that list. But seeing that some other designers also put their games into the math trade, it gave me an idea. How about a place where designers could agree on swapping their own games with other designers? Some of us do this anyway, but usually only with those others we personally know. Here's an attempt to help increase the number of trades that can be made.

I have decided not to turn this into a math trade just yet, as I also want to reach those who are reluctant to enter a math trade. For future conventions, such as Nürnberg, Göttingen or next year's Essen, we can discuss the best way to do this - if there is any interest at all.

For now, I suggest the following:
Make an entry for each of your games you are willing to trade for other games. As this is intended for trading your personal copies of games, the games should be new and in shrink (or just out of shrink and signed), unless stated otherwise. Please also include version information if there are different versions, and also state the days you will be in Essen. If you want to, you can also include information on how many copies you are willing to trade or the kind of games you are interested in.

If you see another game you would like, contact the designer directly by geekmail and suggest a trade. Agreeing on a meeting point and time in Essen is up to you, of course.

Some more things:
- It is, of course, perfectly ok to turn down any offer. Please don't be insulted if someone turns down yours. There can be all kinds of reasons: Your game might be great, but not attractive to the other designer's gaming group, there can be a limited supply of games that designer has, etc. I hope this can be a friendly experience.
- It is, of course, also ok to offer older games this way, although the latest releases might find most interest.
- It would be great if you posted some kind of numbers eventually, stating how many times you traded a particular game. This would help evaluate the success of this trade idea.
- If you are a publisher rather than a designer, I guess it is ok to participate as well. Please state this explicitly, though, as some people might be after signed copies.
- Please spread the word, even if you are not interested yourself. I am sure you know other designers who will be in Essen, don't you?

Ideas for future improvements of this are more than welcome. Thanks!
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1. Board Game: Tricky Bid [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:12351]
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This is a small card game, so nearly no other game is too small to offer.
However, games I look for usually:
- are well playable with 2 players
- have low or no language dependence (if they are language dependent, I prefer English versions)
- should play in under an hour.
I also welcome games that are suitable for German teaching to adults (as that is my day job).

Other offers are more than welcome, but I might (just might) turn them down. Of course, you might combine this offer with offers of my other games, if you want to offer something larger.

I will probably only be able to go to Essen on Saturday and Sunday.
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2. Board Game: Pari [Average Rating:6.66 Unranked]
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Hilko Drude
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Pyra-Tern edition, as shown in the picture. English or German rules, whichever you prefer. If you want this for teaching math, I can point you to some resources to download (German and Danish only, so far).

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This is a small card game, so nearly no other game is too small to offer.
However, games I look for usually:
- are well playable with 2 players
- have low or no language dependence (if they are language dependent, I prefer English versions)
- should play in under an hour.
I also welcome games that are suitable for German teaching to adults (as that is my day job).

Other offers are more than welcome, but I might (just might) turn them down. Of course, you might combine this offer with offers of my other games, if you want to offer something larger.

I will probably only be able to go to Essen on Saturday and Sunday.
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Docker edition from Jactalea/1-2-3-games.

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Games I look for usually:
- are well playable with 2 players
- have low or no language dependence (if they are language dependent, I prefer English versions)
- should play in under an hour.
I also welcome games that are suitable for German teaching to adults (as that is my day job).

Other offers are more than welcome, but I might (just might) turn them down. Of course, you might combine this offer with offers of my other games, if you want to offer something larger.

I will probably only be able to go to Essen on Saturday and Sunday.
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4. Board Game: Mission Impractical [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:11188]
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The database entry is here at last. Now just keep your fingers crossed that the game will make it in time.

Edit: Rules are online now.
English:
https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/136876/english-rules

German:
https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/136877/rules-german

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Games I look for usually:
- are well playable with 2 players
- have low or no language dependence (if they are language dependent, I prefer English versions)
- should play in under an hour.
I also welcome games that are suitable for German teaching to adults (as that is my day job).

Other offers are more than welcome, but I might (just might) turn them down. Of course, you might combine this offer with offers of my other games, if you want to offer something larger.

I will probably only be able to go to Essen on Saturday and Sunday.
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5. Board Game: Windy Woody [Average Rating:6.36 Unranked]
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Markus Hagenauer jr.
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Surheim
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I´d like to offer some copies of all my games published yet.

There are several abstract games published by nestorgames:

Topology
Cairo Corridor
Tomoe
42 Hyperspace Expressway
Melting Chess

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as well as the communication / party game Unicum (all 3 editions)
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and the childrens games
Wilde Meuterei and Windy Woody
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6. Board Game: In A Bind Jr [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:12827]
Board Game: In A Bind Jr
Single tuckbox. Colour cards. Very silly physical game with some vocal cards. Aimed at 4-8 year olds. Adults are better off with the 'main' game + expansions.


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Last year I didn't make it to Essen. This year, I should be there from Wednesday to Sunday. FIRST TIMER!

I most enjoy games that are fast-paced, and have some directed interaction and/or social politics.
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7. Board Game: In a Bind [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:5696]
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Single tuckbox. Black and white cards. Very silly physical game, perfect for parties or drinking. Can be played around a table.


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8. Board Game: In A Bind: Expansions [Average Rating:6.58 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.58 Unranked]
Board Game: In A Bind: Expansions
Single tuckbox. Black and white cards. You shouldn't get this without the main game.

I always like to add in the wildcards once folk have played a game or two with the basic deck.

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9. Board Game: Tiefe Taschen [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:2957]
Board Game: Tiefe Taschen
Fabian Zimmermann
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Kaiserslautern
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Version: English German first edition
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameversion/293117/englishger...

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