Watch List for Gencon 2017
Chris Smith

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Games I'm interested in checking out, trying, or buying at Gencon 2017.

This is mostly to keep things organized for myself, but I've found other people's similar lists to be helpful, so I figured I'd put it out there.
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1. Board Game: Haspelknecht: The Ruhr Valley [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked]
Chris Smith

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One of the games (or expansions in this case) I'll be demoing with Capstone.
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2. Board Game: Three Kingdoms Redux [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:916]
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Another game Capstone will be demoing.
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3. Board Game: Lignum (second edition) [Average Rating:7.86 Overall Rank:2339]
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Demoing with Capstone.
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4. Board Game: The Climbers [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1195]
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Another of the Heavy Cardboard frequent mentions that I haven't tried yet. Will possibly be demoing this for Capstone, but not sure of the status yet. Also, didn't realize Capstone was releasing it under a different imprint ("Simply Complex").
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5. Board Game: Guns & Steel [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:2825] [Average Rating:6.53 Unranked]
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Saw a Dice Tower video of this game and thought it looked interesting. I've got my eye on smaller box games, as I'll have limited space for bringing stuff back on the flight.
 
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6. Board Game: 1817 [Average Rating:8.67 Overall Rank:2032]
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One of the possible 18xx titles I might try to play.
 
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7. Board Game: 1822: The Railways of Great Britain [Average Rating:8.45 Overall Rank:3181]
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Another potential 18xx.
 
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8. Board Game: 18CLE [Average Rating:7.80 Unranked]
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Signed up to try a demo.
 
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9. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:52]
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Would like to try and get a game in if possible.
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10. Board Game: Greed Incorporated [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:1574]
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Will be on the lookout to see if anyone is selling a copy.
 
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11. Board Game: Mini Rails [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:1830]
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I believe the publisher said there may be copies available at Gencon, but we'll have to see. I'd appreciate giving it a try even if I can't get a copy.
 
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12. Board Game: Northern Pacific [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:6041]
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Would like to try this if anyone has their Winsomes at the con.
 
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13. Board Game: Whistle Stop [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:1059]
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Another lighter train game I'm looking to try.

It's funny, a year ago I thought train games seemed like the most boring things in the world, and since then I've become obsessed.
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14. Board Game: That's a Question! [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:4880]
Chris Smith

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Have yet to meet a Vlaada game I don't like, so I'm looking to check this one out as well.
 
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15. Board Game: Lisboa [Average Rating:8.24 Overall Rank:132]
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I have my copy coming eventually from the Kickstarter, but I found cons to be a good chance to get plays in of heavier stuff like this. (My family usually doesn't want to indulge.)
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16. Board Game: John Company [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:1868]
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Another game I've preordered, but would still like a chance to try ahead of time.
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17. Board Game: The Fox in the Forest [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:696]
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Looks like it could be an interesting, light 2-player game, which are easier to get played with my family.
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18. Board Game: Iron Dragon [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1279]
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I'm a sucker for fantasy themes. Haven't tried any crayon rail games--and, to be honest, it hasn't been high on my list of things to try--but this seems like it might be a reasonable place to start.
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19. Board Game: Century: Spice Road [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:218] [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked]
Chris Smith

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Doesn't looks super exciting, but I'm willing to give credit enough to try things that generate this much buzz.
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20. Board Game: Flatline [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:1521]
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Haven't tried FUSE yet, but I'm interested to see what this is like.
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21. Board Game: Not Alone [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:557]
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Wasn't sure on this one, but the Watch It Played video made it look interesting. Want to check it out.
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22. Board Game: Pit Crew [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:3522]
Chris Smith

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Never played any of Geoff Engelstein's games, but I enjoy his podcast quite a bit. Would like to try this one.
 
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23. Board Game: Fantasy Realms [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:1758]
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A weird one, but, from watching the Dice Tower review, the gameplay mechanics seem to have solid footing in Rummy, which makes me want to try it.
 
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