YAF Essen Spiel 2017 Eurotrash Game List
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Yet another fantastic Essen 2017 List. Mostly focused on EuroTrash games (good euro mechanics with a strong theme), but not limited to ... Will most likely buy the if a langage independent or a French version of the game is available.

List is sorted from the most interesting to the less interesting ones.

Still have to check if games will be available for a demo @ Essen.
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1. Board Game: Photosynthesis [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:345]
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Must buy. Beautiful board, simple rules and very clever mechanics. Tested @ BGF.

Pre-ordered French version from Blue Orange Games.

Confirmed @ Essen
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2. Board Game: Queendomino [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:518] [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked]
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Must buy. Kingdomino is fast & fun with the kids. Maybe a few additional twists can make it great with adults.

Pre-ordered the French version from Blue Orange Games.

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3. Board Game: Not Alone: Exploration [Average Rating:7.85 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.85 Unranked]
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Must buy. One of the few boardgames extension I'd buy @ Essen. Original game is really nice.

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4. Board Game: Breaking Bad: The Board Game [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:11993]
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Must try. Loved the TV show. I hope that the game is good. It doesn't seem too politically correct (they've included crystals)
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5. Board Game: Victorian Masterminds [Average Rating:7.41 Unranked]
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Must try. Great theme (playing the bad guy) & game mechanics should be fine with Antoine Bauza & E. Lang (when does he sleep?)

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6. Board Game: Ex Libris [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:800]
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Must try. Original theme & simple but clever mechanics. Nice components.

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7. Board Game: Who Should We Eat? [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:6864]
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Must try. Great dark & funny theme. No clue if game mechanics are good.

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8. Board Game: When I Dream [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:1058]
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Must buy. Great party game. New French version from Repos Prod. Tested @ BGF

Confirmed @ Essen.
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9. Board Game: Charterstone [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:95]
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Must try. Nice theme & legacy mechanics from Jamey Stegmaier.

French version should be available from Matagot end of 2017.
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10. Board Game: Merlin [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:1146]
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Must try. Nice theme & strong mechanics with dices from Stefan Feld (Trajan)
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11. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: A New Dawn [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:909]
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Watch a demo. Check if the new version is worth replacing the original.
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12. Board Game: Clans of Caledonia [Average Rating:8.16 Overall Rank:61]
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Watch a demo. Nice Scottish theme & interesting mechanics.

Already pre-ordered (Kickstarter).
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13. Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 [Average Rating:8.53 Overall Rank:33]
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Don't try. Don't want to see any spoiler @ Essen.

Must buy if French version is available. Season 1 was awesome
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14. Board Game: Whistle Stop [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:1059]
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Should try. I hope it's a good & not too heavy train game.
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15. Board Game: Keyper [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:1233]
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Should try. Nice theme & interesting twist around work placement from Richard Breese (Keyflower)
 
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16. Board Game: Heaven & Ale [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:571]
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Should try. Interesting theme. I hope that they bring something new in the mechanics.
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17. Board Game: Otys [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:1668]
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Should try. Weird theme, nice components, unsure about the gameplay.

French version should be available from Pearl Games
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18. Board Game: Reworld [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:3609]
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Should try. Nice theme & cool spaceship building with cards.
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19. Board Game: Gaia Project [Average Rating:8.71 Overall Rank:13]
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Should try. Interesting theme but illustrations could be better. Game seems too heavy for my group of players.
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20. Board Game: Imaginarium [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:6475]
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Should try. Intriguing & good looking game from Bruno Cathala.

French version should be available.
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21. Board Game: Lisboa [Average Rating:8.24 Overall Rank:132]
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Should try. Ok theme with nice looking board. Heavy game.
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22. Board Game: Transatlantic [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:1329]
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Included because of the hype. Theme is not really original.
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23. Board Game: Agra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:1088]
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Included because of the hype. Not a fan of the theme.
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24. Board Game: Rajas of the Ganges [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:418]
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Included because of the hype. Not really interested.
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