Road to Essen (My 2nd SPIEL) UPDATED 5.10
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1. Board Game: Photosynthesis [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:345]
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Photosynthesis
Keywords: Environmental, Beautiful, Thematic, Abstract

2-4 players
Blue Orange



My thoughts: I don't have anything against abstracts and I LOVE beautiful games. This one seems to have a great theme too.
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2. Board Game: Charterstone [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:95]
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PRE-ORDERED & PAID!!

Charterstone
Keywords: Worker placement, legacy, building villages

1-6 players (12 games)
Stonemaier Games



My thoughts: Seems to be a very unique worker placement. Looks awesome too

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3. Board Game: Queendomino [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:518] [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked]
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Queendomino
Keywords: Tile placement, Cathala

2-4 players
Blue Orange



I didn't get Kingdomino because I have a lots of simple family games. This one is the gamer version of it so I'm getting both at the same time. Preordered
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4. Board Game: Meeple Circus [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:1054]
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Meeple Circus
Keywords: Action / Dexterity, Animals, Pattern Building, Press Your Luck

Players: 2 - 5
Matagot (3-E102)



My thoughts: Happy theme, funny music, Dexterity with tactics. Kids will love this. Get this.
 
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5. Board Game: Paper Tales [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:2319]
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Paper Tales
Card Drafting, Hand Management, Quick Kingdom building

Players: 2 - 5
Catch Up Games



Fun little drafting game that combines good mechanics. The duration of the game convinced me. The art is different which is a plus.
 
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6. Board Game: London [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:262]
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London (second edition)
Hand Management, Variable Player Powers, City building

Players: 2 - 4 |
Osprey Games (7-B101)



My thoughts: Changes are for the better and the artwork looks great
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7. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: A New Dawn [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:909]
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Civilization: A New Dawn
Keywords: Civilization, area control, influence

2-4 players
Fantasy Flight Games



My thoughts: Why I can't have it right now? Why? NOTE! FFG usually doesn't have a booth at Essen. I still wish it to be on sale there
 
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8. Board Game: Stuffed Fables [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:1084]
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Stuffed Fables
Keywords: Adventure, Storybook, Co-op

2–4 Players
Plaid Hat Games



My thoughts: Take my money! This will be the "Next Mice and Mystics". A must have because kids alone. Note! There will be at least a demo, other things are not certain yet.
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9. Board Game: Downforce [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:642]
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Downforce
Keywords: Racing, Bidding, Player powers, Hand management

2-6 players
Restoration games



My thoughts: I already have Formula D in my collection, but I'm always looking for games that can take in 5 or 6 players. In addition, this one seems to have unique mechanics for a racing game.
 
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10. Board Game: Dinosaur Island [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:322] [Average Rating:7.98 Unranked]
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Dinosaur Island
Dice Rolling, Set Collection, Tile Placement, Worker Placement

Players: 1 - 4 | Playtime: 60 - 150 min | Age: 10+ | Price: € 65 |
Pandasaurus Games (8-B106) | Language(s): English |


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11. Board Game: Coaster Park [Average Rating:4.09 Overall Rank:15194]
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Coaster Park
Keywords: Dexterity, Themepark, Bidding

2-4 players
Pandasaurus games



My thoughts: This one seems to be fun and unique. I love the theme and the components look awesome.
 
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12. Board Game: Island Hopper [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:10753]
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Island Hopper
Auction/Bidding, Pick-up and Deliver, Set Collection

Players: 2 - 6 | Playtime: 30 - 45 min | Age: 13+ | Published: 2017
Eagle-Gryphon Games (6-J112)


 
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13. Board Game: Ex Libris [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:800]
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Ex Libris
Keywords: Card game, fantasy, meeples

2-4 players
Renegade game studios



My thoughts: Worker placement with unique character abilities. I also love the theme. Perhaps this one just might be a worthy addition to the collection.
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14. Board Game: Dead Man's Doubloons [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:3934]
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Dead Man's Doubloons
Keywords: Hand management, programming, Pirate, Push your luck

2-6 players
Thundergryph Games, GateOnGames



My thoughts: Looks good and unfortunately I missed the Kickstarter. This one seems to have a decent amount of interaction and theme just kicks ass.
 
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15. Board Game: Rocky Road à la Mode [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:2718]
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Rocky Road à la Mode
Mechanisms: Card Drafting, Set Collection, Time Track

Players: 2 - 4 | Playtime: 20 - 30 min | Age: 10+ | Price: € 14 |

Kanga Games (7-C119) |

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Vasel liked it, no text in cards. Kids might like it.
 
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16. Board Game: Viral [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:1202]
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Viral
Keywords: Medical, Cartoony, Humor

2-5 players
Arcane Wonders

My thoughts: Seems like a solid game, I've heard lots of praise already. 5 players is always a plus. Unfortunately I have many area controls and my regular group isn't so keen on take that

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17. Board Game: Anachrony [Average Rating:8.16 Overall Rank:78]
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Anachrony
Dice Rolling, Variable Player Powers, Worker Placement

1 - 4 |
Mindclash Games (2-F146)



My thoughts: My wallet is going to suffer. If you get this, buy the pack with the minis total 85e
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18. Board Game: Dragonfire [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:1133]
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Dragonfire
Keywords: Shadowrun Crossfire reimplement, D&D, Cooperative

2-6 players
Catalyst Game Labs



My thoughts: I'd love to find a copy of Shadowrun Crossfire, but since this one uses the Crossfire as a core, with a great theme. It just might be a must buy for me.
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19. Board Game: Betrayal at Baldur's Gate [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:1488]
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Betrayal at Baldur's Gate
Keywords: Betrayal at the house on hill, D&D, Exploration, Adventure

3-6 players
Avalon Hill Games, Wizards of the Coast



My thoughts: After the review, my interested waned... I don't want to see a troll component which is a square with a text "troll"
 
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20. Board Game: Wasteland Express Delivery Service [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:854]
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Wasteland Express Delivery Service
Keywords: Pick-up and deliver, post-apocalyptic

2-5 players
Pandasaurus Games



My thoughts: I don't have many pick up and delivery games in my collection and this one seems to be unique in that regard. Plus it takes 5 players which is good.
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21. Board Game: Dream Home: 156 Sunny Street [Average Rating:7.57 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.57 Unranked]
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Dream Home: 156 Sunny Street
Card Drafting, Memory, Pattern Building, Set Collection

Players: 1 - 6 |
Rebel (2-C134)



Base game is loved by gamer friends, family and kids. This might justify the buy,
 
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22. Board Game: Age of Thieves: Masters of Disguise [Average Rating:8.41 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.41 Unranked]
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Age of Thieves: Masters of Disguise
Keywords: Expansion, Fantasy, Miniatures, Age of Thieves

2-4 players
Galakta



My thoughts: Our gaming group (and other friends too) like this game a lot. I rarely go for expansions but Age of Thieves has been given fair amount of time at our table so why not...
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23. Board Game: Not Alone: Exploration [Average Rating:7.85 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.85 Unranked]
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Not Alone: Exploration
Keywords: Expansion, Fun with 5+

2-7 players
Geek Attitude Games



My thoughts: I have the base game, bought it from Essen SPIEL 16 and it has been loved by many at our table. Perhaps the expansion will add more to it.

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