Dean's List: Essen Spiel 2018 Most Heavily Anticipated Games
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It's April so I suppose it's time to start thinking about Essen. In reality, this year's list is more like my most anticipated games of 2018. But I expect most of them will likely be releasing at or around Essen Spieletage. And since I've used this Geeklist title for a few years, I'm keeping it mostly for consistency.

As I've mentioned in previous lists, I attended Spiel in 2014. It was overwhelming. I bought an extra suitcase in Germany just to transport games back home. Even then, I felt like I missed out on a number of gems that flew under my radar. So in the past few years since, I've started paying closer attention earlier in the year. I was motivated to begin compiling my list this early in large part thanks to:

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I recommend checking out his list.

I plan to update my list throughout the year as I discover new games and learn more about the ones already on it. I welcome your feedback -- about games on the list or obvious omissions that belong on here.

I left off a number of games from my list that I've already preordered or backed. These include:

-Brass: Lancashire
-CO₂: Second Chance
-Founders of Gloomhaven
-Root
-The Sands of Time
-Tokyo Metro

Thanks for reading!
dB

The number of meeples represents my interest level.

meeplemeeplemeeple MUST HAVE!
meeplemeeple Very interested but still on the fence!
meeple Need more info, but I'm intrigued.
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