New York Toy Fair 08 - Games I managed to find time to play.
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Here are the games that I remember playing while I was at Toy Fair this past week.
I also threw in some commentary on the booths that were friendly and the booths that were UNFRIENDLY!
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1. Board Game: GUBS: A Game of Wit and Luck [Average Rating:6.01 Overall Rank:3918]
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Gubs - I managed to play a game of gubs when I first got into the hotel room on Friday night. It's fun but simple and fast...
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2. Board Game: Terra Nova [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1974]
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Terra Nova - One quick game was played on friday night before going to bed. I'm getting better at thinking a lot further ahead in this game.
 
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3. Board Game: Moon Melee [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Moon Melee - I taught my booth partner how to play Moon Melee during set up on Saturday...
 
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4. Board Game: Scum [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:10839]
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SCUM - Stopped by the SCUM booth to learn how to play it. I like to check out any booth that is small and especially if they only have one game. I have to help support the smaller publishers. I just can't help it.
This is a reworking of a public domain game but I haven't checked out the advanced version yet and this will definitely get some play at one of our game days.
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5. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2239]
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During our down time on Sunday we managed to play 5 games of MISFITS Dueling Dice.
(Soon to be added to the database)
All-in-all by the end of the con I played the MISFITS Game 11 times.
 
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6. Board Game: Deep Space DrillerAce [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
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DSDA - On Monday I taught my booth partner how to play DSDA and we played a total of 6 games before the end of the show. After the first play he said "I hate this game" but he kept asking me to play over and over again... go figure!
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7. Board Game: It's Alive! [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:2612]
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It's Alive - I took this game with me to New York because it doesn't take up much space and it's a lot of fun. I'm glad I had a chance to break it out for one 4 player game at the "Boardgames NJ" event.
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8. Board Game: Santiago [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:523]
 
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Santiago - I played my first game of Santiago at the "Boardgames NJ" event. I think this would be a lot of fun with my game group. I might just have to add it to the collection.
 
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9. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:229]
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Saint Petersburg - I played my first game of St. Pete while in New Jersay. This is also a great game that might work it's way into my colection.
 
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10. Board Game Publisher: Out of the Box Publishing
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Out of the Box - There were very few game booths that I went into that were actually friendly. Out of the box showed me a bunch of games and I actually played a prototype called Ninja Vs Ninja. I give them a big thumbs up for having manners and being very polite.

This was not the case in many of the booths. Quite often people will just look at your badge and see that you are an exhibitor and turn a cold shoulder. I had a couple of people completely ignore me when I asked them a question. Obviously we are all there to make sales if possible but they need to be polite. They have no idea who I am or how much influence I might have. but that shouldn't make a difference anyway. I tried to treat every person that came into my booth with respect even if they were just trying to sell me something or get something for free.
Some of the rudest booths were the McFarlane booth and the Necca booth. Both of which play a prominent roll in my toy collection. After my experience at Toy Fair... I might think twice before buying from either of them.
I know how powerful Joel and especially Todd are so that comment might come back to haunt me some day...







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11. Board Game Publisher: Playroom Entertainment
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The very attractive lady at Playroom was very nice and talked about a number of games but I got the feeling by the end of the conversation that she assumed I was a buyer. Maybe my badge had flipped backwards.
Ilium looks like it might be good.
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12. Board Game: Pet Detectives [Average Rating:5.88 Unranked]
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Allen at Morning Star Games was a very nice guy.

Some of the other NICE booths were:
Hidden City Games
Bent Castle Workshop
R&R Games
Strategic Space
and the guy who makes the game FRED.
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