(Yet another) most anticipated games of 2018
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Lists of the most anticipated games of the coming year are a dime a dozen.

I think this list is a bit different and maybe even interesting.

These are all games that could use some more buzz in my opinion.

If you have any like these, feel free to add.

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1. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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Dominion: Legacy

I suppose it was only a matter of time before the legacy trend hit dominion. I think the idea that trashed cards are really trashed is going to make for an interesting campaign experience. Interesting things could happen if --- for example --- someone wanted to focus on trashing village-type cards. We shall see.
 
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2. Board Game: Codenames Duet [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:125] [Average Rating:7.89 Unranked]
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Codenames: Solo

Vlaada is a mad genius. Even so, I was skeptical that Codenames could be turned into a two-player game. I've learned not to doubt. I can't wait to see how this actually works.
 
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3. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:121]
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Fantasy Flight Games's Go

I've always been intrigued by this game but never taken the plunge. Now that Fantasy Flight is putting out a version, I'm in. I hear that the minis are going to be amazing and there are already expansions in the works.
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4. Family: Tiny Epic
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Tiny Epic Crokinole

Those Tiny Epic guys seem determined to take their formula to every corner of the board game universe. The idea of a Tiny Epic dexterity game seems a bit crazy, but I think that they will pull it off.
 
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5. Board Game: Ultimate Werewolf [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:4101]
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Werewolf: Duet

Werewolf is a great game, but these days a lot of time it is just me and my wife. A version that we can play with just the two of us would be great.
 
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6. Board Game Designer: Stefan Feld
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Still unnamed Stefan Feld game

I grew up playing Mancala with my dad, so it was very cool to play Trajan. However, I played a ton more of Tic-Tac-Toe and I'm very excited to see how he spins that into another modern classic.
 
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7. Board Game: Eat Poop You Cat [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:685]
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Eat Poop You Cat: Deluxe Anniversary Edition

This is always a fun game, but with upgraded, thicker card stock, I expect it is really going to shine.
 
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8. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:15329]
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Monopoly: Angry Birds: Star Wars -- Jenga Death Star edition

There is nothing like a themed version of Monopoly to make a serious gamer roll their eyes, but this one seems amusing enough to have a space on the shelf.
 
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9. Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:148]
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Glory to Rome

I have to throw one Kickstarter reprint onto the list. I missed this the last time and this has got to be the can't-miss new project of the year.
 
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