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Santa Tom Pellitieri
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Well... Here it is....

I have decided to post my Origins Acquisitions as a Geek List!

My wife and I were happy to see a lot of friends, old and new, this weekend, and try out a lot of games. We added 10 new games plus 6 expansions to our collection. The list is alphabetical, so as not to play favorites.

I hope to include most of these in Santa's Toy Box at various conventions, including Oddmall Hallowondrous in Toledo (October 15-16, 2016), BashCon Toledo (February 2017), and UB Con Buffalo (April 2017)
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1. Board Game: Automobiles [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:635]
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We played this expecting to pick it up. This is a road race combined with a deck building mechanic, except your deck is a collection of cubes! The faster you go, the more wear you take each turn (in the form of brown cubes), so you need to clean up your cube stash to be effective.

There are multiple options for several of the cubes, so different strategies are available to provide variety, along with the double-sided board. Unfortunately, the various shades of grey for the gears/speed may make this difficult for those with color vision problems. We might have to mark some cubes to make that clearer.
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2. Board Game: Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Secrets [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked]
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We picked up this expansion since my wife has been playing the base game on the Android app a lot. We haven't actually played it yet, but every Castle needs a Moat, Secret Passages and, of course, Swans.
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3. Board Game: Dice City [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:897]
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We played this and liked it enough to pick it up. It came with a set of Promo cards as well.

We really liked the "board building" mechanic! It takes a while to build up your resources, especially since you can only hold one of each between turns. It's also fairly quick to explain, so it should be very good for casual gaming.
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4. Board Game: Dice City: All That Glitters [Average Rating:7.15 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.15 Unranked]
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Naturally, we had to pick up the expansion! We haven't played it yet, but it adds Gold as a resource, beyond the Stone, Iron and Wood of the base game.
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5. Board Game: Doctor Who: The Card Game – Twelfth Doctor Expansion One [Average Rating:6.60 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.60 Unranked]
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We got the card game when it came out a few years ago. We just couldn't resist adding Missy to the mix!
 
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6. Board Game: Five Tribes: Dhenim [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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It was nice to meet Aldie and several others from BoardGameGeek at Origins! There were a lot of mini-expansions available, so we picked up a few. This is a welcome addition to the game!
 
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7. Board Game: Flip City [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1726] [Average Rating:6.40 Unranked]
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We missed getting this earlier, so we picked it up with the other TMG games on this list.
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8. Board Game: Lanterns: The Harvest Festival – Promo Tiles [Average Rating:7.05 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.05 Unranked]
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Lanterns is another excellent introductory game, so this was a nice expansion to pick up.
 
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9. Board Game: Martian Dice [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:1937]
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We pick up this TMG title mainly to make our total payment a nice, round number. For $5, I'm not going to complain...
 
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10. Board Game: Mystic Vale [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:378]
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Shhh --- This isn't out yet!!

We got this on AEG's loyalty drawing on Saturday! This was one of the best new games we tried, and expect it will get a LOT of play!

This is a deck customizing game, but instead of adding cards to the deck, you add abilities to the cards! The game comes with a pack of sleeves, because you add your purchases to individual cards. The purchase items are clear plastic, like Gloom, with three positions available. You can't cover up a previous slot, but you add your purchases to your previous cards.

The cards do get hard to shuffle - there are only 20 in your deck, and when you have some with no inserts, and some with three, they vary a lot in thickness.

I'm hoping the sleeves hold up well. They provided 100 sleeves for 80 cards, so there's some room for replacement.
 
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11. Board Game: Parfum [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:2156]
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We tried this last year, but they were sold out before we could buy it. This year, we entered a "Play to Win It", and my wife won!

Each player gets a different number of actions based on turn order, with the first player getting fewer actions, but more available choices. You get to choose which perfume ingredients you want to try to get, and have ways to mitigate bad dice rolls. Of course, knowing that there will be customers who want certain scents, but only being able to sell two bottles a turn, leads to some press your luck/turn order strategy.
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12. Board Game: Quilt Show [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:3681]
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My wife is a needle worker, so this was on my radar. We saw one vendor had it at a discount, and talked the price down at the next vendor who had it in their Ding and Dent sale, for very minor box damage.

The game itself is fairly easy. You collect cards representing fabric to purchase completed quilt blocks in the same color. After a certain number of blocks are purchased, there's a quilt show, where you arrange your blocks into completed quilts, either of a single pattern or a single color. Cash awards are given based on points. The game ends after three shows.

I believe this will be a nice gateway game, and one that younger children can enjoy as well!
 
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13. Board Game: Steam Works [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:1804]
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This was the first game we played at the convention on Thursday morning, and we enjoyed it enough that we made a bee-line to TMG's booth to pick it up!

This is a great Steampunk themed game, where you are building various inventions powered by Clockworks, Steam or Electricity. You then get to use either your own or other players' completed inventions to improve or build even more.

Each player has special abilities and starting equipment. The game was fairly tight on money.

It also took a bit of table space, so we'll see how it works out at the coffee shop where we play.
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14. Board Game: Tem-Purr-A [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:4284]
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Okay... this was just cute... and my wife and I have multiple cats, so....

Kittens in a Sushi Shop trying to get mouthfuls of food without getting indigestion! This is actually a fairly typical press-your-luck card game, but ... Kittens!!

We actually bought two copies, and sent one to a friend.

 
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15. Board Game: Tokaido: Eriku [Average Rating:6.79 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.79 Unranked]
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We like Tokaido a lot, so we picked up this BoardGameGeek expansion.

A bit disappointed that there were no rules with it, and it wasn't exactly obvious, but I think we'll go with these:

Eriku knows not to travel on an empty stomach, so he gets to buy a meal card at the beginning of the game. Also, for other meal times, rather than choosing from the available dishes, he make also choose to buy the top meal card from the deck instead.

"Hey... you got anything else back there???"
 
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16. Board Game: Why First? [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:3598]
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When you're going for first place, you know you need to get the most you can... but... going for second???

This looks like a nice filler / gateway, yet will probably have my head spinning during the last round.
 
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