My mid/heavy euro list for Spiel 2017
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My list of (mostly) mid-heavy euro games I would like to try/buy at Spiel 2017 in Essen.

Not all titles are strictly Essen releases and some of them will probably not be available to buy at the Messe so I'll try to keep this list updated as I get more info on the upcoming games.

This list does not include games that should be available at Spiel 2017 but that I have already preordered/backed. I am listing them below for completeness sake:

Dinosaur Island -- backed on Kickstarter
Peak Oil -- backed on Kickstarter
Rise to Nobility -- backed on Kickstarter
Clans of Caledonia -- backed on Kickstarter
Card City XL backed on Kickstarter
Gentes -- preordered from Spielworxx
Lisboa -- preordered from Philibert
Lagerstätten -- preordered from Japon Brand
Star Scrappers: Cave-in -- backed on Kickstarter
Food Truck Champion -- backed on Kickstarter
Alicematic Heroes -- Bought

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1. Board Game: Gaia Project [Average Rating:8.49 Overall Rank:8]
Board Game: Gaia Project
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Designer: Jens Drögemüller, Helge Ostertag
Publisher: Feuerland Spiele
Location: 3-D100
Price: 70

Mechanisms: Route/Network Building,Variable Player Powers
Players: 1–4
Length: 60–150 Mins
Age: 12+



14.07.2017 This is a must buy for me even if I already own and enjoy Terra Mystica. I love the variable setup and the new technology board seems more interesting than the TM cult track.
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2. Board Game: Keyper [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:1095]
Board Game: Keyper
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Designer: Richard Breese
Publisher: R&D Games
Location: 3-O101
Price: 55

Mechanisms: Area Control, Set Collection, Tile Placement, Worker Placement
Players: 2–4
Length: 90–120 Mins
Age: 14+



14.07.2017 Must buy. I didn't back this on KickStarter because I think the "Character Edition" doesn't add much to the base game (and the price was a lot higher)
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3. Board Game: Three Kingdoms Redux [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:939]
Board Game: Three Kingdoms Redux
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Designer: Christina Ng Zhen Wei, Yeo Keng Leong
Publisher: Capstone Games

Mechanisms: Area Control, Auction/Bidding, Card Drafting, Hand Management, Partnerships, Variable Player Powers, Worker Placement
Players: 3
Length: 135–165 Mins
Age: 14+



Already available. I'll probably buy it as soon as it hits retail in the UK
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4. Board Game: Tybor the Builder [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1980]
Board Game: Tybor the Builder
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Designer: Alexander Pfister, Dennis Rappel
Publisher: Österreichisches Spiele Museum e.V.
Location: 2-D121
Price: 10

Mechanisms: Card Game
Players: 2–4
Length: --
Age: 8+



28.09.2017 Not much info on this but it's from Alexander Pfister, it's cheap and you get one free small game if you buy it so I will probably grab a copy.

02.10.2017 After reading the rules this has become a must buy. It seems there is a lot of game in this little package. At the heart it is a card drafting game but with multi-use cards and different ways of scoring points. And the combination of secret objective and scenario you draw randomly at the start of each game adds variability so the game is slightly different every time.
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5. Board Game: Heaven & Ale [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:265]
Board Game: Heaven & Ale
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Designer: Michael Kiesling, Andreas Schmidt
Publisher: Eggertspiele, Stronghold Games
Location: 3-D110
Price: 40

Mechanisms: Tile Placement
Players: 2-4
Length: 60-90 Mins
Age: 12+



08.09.2017 The action selection reminds me of Egizia where all action spaces are on a track and you can only move forward. The tile placement is very interesting as you need to consider type, value and position of every tile you place and do it in a way that you can maximise your scoring actions as you can score each category at most once. Looks like timing your scoring actions is essential. So far I really like what I see, looking forward to trying it at Spiel
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6. Board Game: Mini Rails [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1758]
Board Game: Mini Rails
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Designer: Mark Gerrits
Publisher: Moaideas Game Design
Location: 7-F100
Price: 30

Mechanisms: Route/Network Building, Stock Holding
Players: 3-5
Length: 40-60 Mins
Age: 13+



30.08.2017 Very excited about this. Looks like a highly streamlined train game.

08.09.2017 Preordered
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7. Board Game: The Expanse Board Game [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:1480]
Board Game: The Expanse Board Game
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Designer: Geoff Engelstein
Publisher: WizKids
Location: 6-G100
Price: 35

Mechanisms: Action Point Allowance System,Area Control, Card Driven, Variable Player Powers
Players: 2–4
Length: 45–75 Mins
Age: --



I've never seen the tv series and only read the first book back in 2011 but the game looks interesting. Area control + TS-like card driven mechanism is an awesome combination
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8. Board Game: Santa Maria [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:331]
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Designer: Eilif Svensson, Kristian Amundsen Østby
Publisher: Aporta Games
Location: 7-G115
Price: 45


Mechanisms: Tile Placement, Variable Player Powers
Players: 1–4
Length: 45–90
Age: 12+



03.10.2017 Another medium complexity game that jumped up my list after reading the rules. Place buildings tiles on your board and then draft dice to activate columns or rows of buildings, or pay coins to activate a single building. Buildings can provide resources, allow you to ship resources to get points and end-of-turn bonuses, trade resources or advance on two different tracks which provide points or monks that can be used in different ways. Lots of interesting decisions and a bit of engine building, nice.
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9. Board Game: Exodus Fleet [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:4417]
Board Game: Exodus Fleet
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Designer: Gabriel J. Cohn
Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games
Location: 7-B102
Price: --

Mechanisms: Auction/Bidding, Variable Phase Order, Variable Player Powers
Players: 2–5
Length: 60–120 Mins
Age: 13+



30.08.2017 PR-style action selection combined with a bidding phase to determine execution order and power of the selected action (with the lowest bidder excluded from taking the action) plus card combos makes a very interesting mix. Not a must buy but a game I will actively look to try.
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10. Board Game: Senators [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:3504]
Board Game: Senators
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Designer: Haig Tahta, Rikki Tahta
Publisher: La Mame Games
Location: 1-F130
Price: 18

Mechanisms: Auction/Bidding,Set Collection
Players: 3-5
Length: 45–60 Mins
Age: 12+



14.07.2017 This one may be a little hidden gem. Acquire sets of resources through auctions and sell them for money to buy the support of senators. The auction is interesting as it is on multiple cards and the active player doesn't bid but decides for each card (in the order he chooses) if we wants to sell it to the highest bidder or keep it and pay the price. The Extortion action works the other way around as the active player sets a price on a resource from each player and the owner of the cards decides if he wants to pay to keep the card or take the money. There is also a random event each turn which I don't like much but most of them resolve in a bidding round. Another one that I will probably buy given the price.
 
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11. Board Game: Transatlantic [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:1314]
Board Game: Transatlantic
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Designer: Mac Gerdts
Publisher: PD-Verlag
Location: 2-F110
Price: 45

Mechanisms: Deck / Pool Building
Players: 2-5
Length: 60–120 Mins
Age: 12+



05.10.2017 After reading Mac's post here on BGG my interest has grown. It seems heavier than Concordia, with more variability and an interesting market dynamic. It also includes a couple of variants. I am still waiting for the full rulebook to have a better idea about how the game works but for now it looks like a good candidate for the short list of games to buy without trying it first.
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12. Board Game: Path of Light and Shadow [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:1518]
Board Game: Path of Light and Shadow
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Designer: Travis R. Chance, Jonathan Gilmour, Nick Little
Publisher: Action Phase Games, Indie Boards & Cards

Mechanisms: Area Control, Dice Rolling, Hand Management, Variable Player Powers
Players: 2-4
Length: 60-120 Mins
Age: 14+



On this list despite having 'preordered' it because I'd like to try it before making the final decision
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13. Board Game: Rajas of the Ganges [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:162]
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Designer: Inka Brand, Markus Brand
Publisher: HUCH! & friends, R&R Games
Location: 3-D120
Price: 45

Mechanisms: Dice Rolling, Worker Placement
Players: 2–4
Length: 45–75 Mins
Age: 10+



25.08.2017 After reading the rules it has gone up on my want list. I really like the use of dice as resources combined with the limited storage and the puzzle aspect of placing province tiles
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14. Board Game: Civilization: A New Dawn [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:658]
Board Game: Civilization: A New Dawn
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Designer: James Kniffen
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Location: --
Price: --

Mechanisms: Area Control, Modular Board
Players: 2–4
Length: 60–120 Mins
Age: 14+

 
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15. Board Game: Pulsar 2849 [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:211]
Board Game: Pulsar 2849
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Designer: Vladimír Suchý
Publisher: Czech Games Edition
Location: 1-F145
Price: 40

Mechanisms: Dice Selection
Players: 2-4
Length: 60-90 Mins
Age: 14+

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16. Board Game: Isle of Skye: Journeyman [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked]
Board Game: Isle of Skye: Journeyman
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Designer: Andreas Pelikan, Alexander Pfister
Publisher: Lookout Games
Location: 1-F133
Price: 18

Mechanisms: Auction/Bidding, Set Collection, Tile Placement
Players: 2-5
Length: 75 Mins
Age: 10+



I rarely buy expansions but Isle of Skye is a game I have played a lot and I'm sure I will keep playing it.
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17. Board Game: Calimala [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:1216]
Board Game: Calimala
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Designer: Fabio Lopiano
Publisher: ADC Blackfire Entertainment GmbH
Location: 2-D128
Price: 40

Mechanisms: Area Control, Worker Placement
Players: 3-5
Length: 45-75 Mins
Age: --

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18. Board Game: Dragonsgate College [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:5056]
Board Game: Dragonsgate College
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Designer: Thomas Vande Ginste, Wolf Plancke
Publisher: NSKN Games
Location: 1-G124
Price: 38

Mechanisms: Dice Drafting, Variable Player Powers
Players: 2–4
Length: 60–90 Mins
Age: 14+



28.09.2017 Dice drafting game from the designers of Yedo. The dice drafting looks interesting and I would like to try it to see how it works in practice. Replacing a neutral die with one of your color early in the game seems powerful as it will probably give you more actions in the future but then you are using one of your actions for a future benefit instead of building your engine. I am a bit worried about the point salad scoring as you get prestige for majorities, complete sets, leftover tokens and coins and other stuff including penalties for empty spaces on your player board. Definitely one to try though
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19. Board Game: Altiplano [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:278]
Board Game: Altiplano
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Designer: Reiner Stockhausen
Publisher: dlp games
Location: 1-F133
Price: 55

Mechanisms: Deck / Pool Building
Players: 2–5
Length: 60–120 Mins
Age: 12+



01.09.2017 After reading the (horrible) rulebook several times I think this looks like a streamlined (and simplified) Orleans. I like the idea that actions are tied to specific locations and you have to move your pawn to that locations in order to execute them. And you only have one free move each round, all additional moves must be planned in advance and payed with food. I also like the warehouse more than Orleans Town Hall as a way to permanently remove tokens from your bag and score additional points.
 
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20. Board Game: 1920 Wall Street [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:3704]
Board Game: 1920 Wall Street
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Designer: Perepau Llistosella
Publisher: Looping Games
Location: 8-A123
Price: 20

Mechanisms: Set Collection, Stock Holding
Players: 2–5
Length: 45–60 Mins
Age: 12+

 
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21. Board Game: Noria [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:2265]
Board Game: Noria
Alessandro Mongelli
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Designer: Sophia Wagner
Publisher: Edition Spielwiese, Pegasus Spiele, Stronghold Games
Location: 1-D122
Price: 50


Mechanisms: Deck / Pool Building
Players: 2–4
Length: 70–120 Mins
Age: 12+



Not much info at the moment. On the list because of the playing time and the description that hints at an interesting action selection mechanism

13.10.2017 After reading the rules I am still not sure if the action wheel is just a gimmick or a clever action selection mechanic. The rest of the game is a basic produce/convert/spend resources/goods to advance your pawns on 6 different tracks and spend knowledge to influence the value of those tracks. It seems like it will play a bit like a stock holding game where your level on a track is the number of shares you own and you can manipulate the values by moving politicians in the corresponding Chambers.
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22. Board Game: Wendake [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:867]
Board Game: Wendake
Alessandro Mongelli
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Designer: Danilo Sabia
Publisher: Placentia Games, Post Scriptum
Location: 7-C110
Price: 49

Mechanisms: Area Control, Area Movement, Worker Placement
Players: 2-4
Length: 45-90 Mins
Age: 14+



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23. Board Game: Agra [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:980]
Board Game: Agra
Alessandro Mongelli
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Designer: Michael Keller (II)
Publisher: Quined Games
Location: 3-Q116
Price: 65

Mechanisms: Area Control, Trading, Worker Placement
Players: 2-4
Length: 90-120 Mins
Age: 12+



29.09.2017 There is nothing that really stands out in this game but it looks solid; the core is a standard worker placement with resource conversion and order fulfilling. There are some nice ideas added like favours for being kicked out of a space, chance to follow when someone converts resources and variable order rewards based on your influence in the corresponding guild. I'm not sure about the Merchant and Builder pawns, they don't seem to add much to the game other than additional rules. All in all, a game I would like to try but not a must buy for me.
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24. Board Game: Star Cartel [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:6213]
Board Game: Star Cartel
Alessandro Mongelli
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Designer: Martin Boisselle
Publisher: Osprey Games

Mechanisms: Commodity Speculation, Pick-up and Deliver
Players: 3-6
Length: 30-60 Mins
Age: 10+



03.10.2017 Just watched The Game Boy Geek review and it looks like a light and highly dynamic stock market game. Another one to try if possible.
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25. Board Game: Carthago: Merchants & Guilds [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:3386]
Board Game: Carthago: Merchants & Guilds
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Designer: Ralph Bienert, Bernd Eisenstein
Publisher: Game's Up, Irongames
Location: 1-F133
Price: 30

Mechanisms: Action Point Allowance System, Deck Building, Hand Management, Set Collection, Trading, Worker Placement
Players: 2–4
Length: 60–90 Mins
Age: 12+



13.10.2017 I have read the rules a couple of time but I am still undecided about this game. It plays a bit like a deckbuilder as you can add trade cards to your starting hand that can act as additional actions. But there is also a lot of flexibility as the trade cards you acquire can also be used as goods or coins and can be discarded or exchanged using the market action. To sum it up, the game looks interesting but it's hard to understand how the game plays by just reading the rules so this ends in my 'to try if I can find a table' list
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