Remember Going Crazy Over That New Game You Read About On BGG?
Corin A. Friesen
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Rob walked into the room bursting with excitement. "I heard of this cool game!" he said.
A dead silence fell on all present. "Here we go again..." said Jim.



Put yourself in Rob's shoes... familiar, isn't it? A typical moment in a board game geeks life.

Why not tell us about these situations, we your fellow board game geeks? Submit your stories!

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1. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Corin A. Friesen
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Wow, cool tiles? Meeples? I didn't know what to say. This game sounds good.

After seeing the pictures of the meeples on BGG, that was it. I HAD to get it.

(Cute meeples, people! No really! Wait! Come back!)
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2. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:327]
Corin A. Friesen
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Too simple! Too ingenious! Heck, I need this game!!!

Finally got it for Christmas.

(Are those people shying away from me, or what?)
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3. Board Game: Torres [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:401]
Corin A. Friesen
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CASTLE BUILDING!!! Cool castle tiles/blocks, uh, uh... heck, do I need to say more... ummm... yep, I need to. You see...

(So, I... where'd everyone go?)
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4. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
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This is the one I am currently CRAVING. From reading the reviews, reading the rules, and viewing the pictures, I have to get this game. I talk about it a lot.

(Where are my friends?)
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5. Board Game: Java [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:720]
Corin A. Friesen
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Action points allowance!!! Hexagonal tiles!!! Great reviews!!! Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling! Got to get it, got to get it...

(I can't understand it grandpa, nobody talks to me!)
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6. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:217]
Corin A. Friesen
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ooooooooooooooh... tiles, artwork, analysis, action points... anyone got $30 I can borrow?

(Gramps, where are you going?)
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7. Board Game: Mexica [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:513]
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Mexica piece mechanic? That's cool. Area control? That's fun! Art work? What can I say!!!

(Okay, grandma, what's eatin' grandpa?)
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8. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
Corin A. Friesen
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You mean to tell me there's a lot to think about in a game like this? I'll check it out on BGG.

Oh!!! I got to get it!!!

(So you see grandma... uh... grandma? Are you awake?)
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9. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Europe [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:91] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
William Hostman
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I've been Banished to Oregon... Gaming in Corvallis, living in Alsea... Need gamers willing to try new things...
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Loads of Colorful Pieces!
Lots of colorful Cards!
Simple enough for Children!
Challenging enough for Adults!

Sadly, for my bank account, BGG was right on all counts.... which lead to several other DoW games....
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10. Board Game: Mr. Jack [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:413]
Amanda Miller
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Alright. Cut me some slack. I know it's been out for over a year now, but I'm behind in the times. Besides, we have so many other games that fall into this GeekList category (that caused our game collection to exponentially grow in a short period of time) that we've barely had time to play all of them!

But as of right NOW, THIS is the ONE! I love 2 player games and since I created my BGG account a short while back, I've been researching solid 2 player and multi-player games that work well with 2 players. I began drooling when I laid eyes on this little gem. The theme, the "deduction" mechanic, the ability to play as JACK!! I think I have read every review, session and document that has been uploaded for this game. It fits me, my gaming likes and my interests PERFECTLY.

...and it will be here TOMORROW (Thanks BoardsandBits!)
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11. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:157]
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Tops on my current obsession list. Every day I tell my wife how much I want to buy this game and how much I want to play it. I love elections and election games, and with our current primary season in full swing, I just can't wait to get this, but tax time is coming up and we may be oweing some money (my wife owns her own business) so we're on a game buying freeze until it's figured out.

I am completely intrigued by this game, and also anxious to see if it's actually a good 2 player game. Currently my wife only thinks that one two player game is remotely interesting or satisfying and that is Chess, which she never wants to play.

Anyway, rant over...I just really want this game.
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12. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:47]
Thomas P. Felder
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"Tommy, can we play it?"
- I need to cut out the pieces yet.

"Tommy, can we play it?"
- I need to sort the cards first.

"Tommy, can we play it?"
- I need to read the rules first.

"Tommy, can wie play it?"
- I need to understand the rules first!

"TOMMY! CAN WE FINALLY PLAY IT!!!"
- Well, guys, you see, this game rocks, but I want first order Twilight Imperium (Third Edition): Shattered Empire... Wait! Where are you...
Sound of closing door

This game is still awesome. Maybe, one day, I'll play it. I have a dream...
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