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Yea yea yea, don't we all put these lists up? Does anyone even read the header about why they bought them?

I'll keep it short. I spent some early B-Day reserves. Come join me in my new toys:
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1. Board Game: Railways of Europe [Average Rating:8.10 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.10 Unranked]
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I've played 7ish games of RRT already, and a good half of those on the unofficial Europe map.

I borrowed a copy of this map from my friend Dave. It really is an improvement! All of the board is used. The game is a little quicker (less turns) and it's meant for a more manageable number of players.

I just had to have it
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2. Board Game: Enemy Chocolatier [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:3547]
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Won't Todd be proud. My first CAG purchase. I'm not impressed with a lot of their offerings, but I always thought this game sounded neat. Now I just have to decide if I want to dig up some cubes or just suck up the calories and eat a big bag of M&Ms any time I want to play.

Haven't got a chance to try this one yet.
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3. Board Game: Roma [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:856] [Average Rating:6.80 Unranked]
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So, my wife and I like Jambo and RftG. This sounded like the perfect compliment. I'd avoided it before due to the swingy nature and unknown playtime. I decided I just had to give into the dice.

Of course, now I have to decide how many variants to use. I'll at least give the second player an extra VP. That seems to be an easy consensus.
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4. Board Game: UR [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:2232]
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Yea, I'd given this game a sub-3 rating. Why the heck did I buy it? Because I couldn't stop thinking about the stupid thing, that's why. I'm also partial to tile laying civ games.

I think what this game needs most is a better player aid. I'm thinking of just making a simple one that says:

Green Grows
Purple Sucks
Yellow Blows
Blue Redistributes
Red Attacks


I'm hoping this game is better in Face 2 Face gaming. Also, I wonder how many of the low ratings were from poor rules (that even had a pretty bad error in the war section).


Can I just tell ya how silly this box shape is though? What were they thinking?
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5. Board Game: Covert Action [Average Rating:5.19 Overall Rank:14666]
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Well, I'm not really a F2F werewolf fan. Player elimination kinda sucks.

Covert Action doesn't sound perfect, but it does sound like it fixes the player elimination at least. It was cheap and I have need of some large group games.

We'll see if I get this to the table.
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6. Board Game: Great Wall of China [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:2252]
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I really like Battle Line / Schotten Totten. I don't really like Samurai. I didn't like King's Gate. Loot was okay.

So, here I am getting another just because I like Schotten Totten. Was it worth it? Should I just blame Stormseeker? Probably. But he's been pretty reliable so far.

I'll be sure to try this one with more than a couple players.
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7. Board Game: Make 'n' Break [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:3315]
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Yea, I grabbed this and the extreme version at the recent B&N clearance sale.

I already played both and am very happy with my purchase. These are just very fun games. I'm okay having both since I could use them simultaneously to play with 5-6 people.

If you can grab these at half off, I'd recommend it.
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8. Board Game: High Society [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:860]
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Just traded for this oldie. I've only played it once, but I'm a sucker for auction fillers.

I know FRED is reprinting. But I don't really like supporting the price fixers. Call me a cheapskate. I'm just putting my money where my mouth is.

I don't know how much this one will get played, but I did like it.
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9. Board Game: Light Speed [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:2327]
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And because only 1 CAG would get lonely, I had to go ahead and trade for another.

I here they don Real Time with lots of fun, and who doesn't want ships with lasers?!?
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10. Board Game: Balloon Cup [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:905]
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It's a family fun Kosmos 2-player game. Of course I had to pick it up eventually.

Now I just have to remember the designer's intent. Was play allowed on both sides from the beginning or not?
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11. Board Game: BuyWord [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:2906]
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Wasn't Sid Sackson a cool guy? I've been picking up a few of his classics lately. I also just didn't have a solid word game in my collection.

We'll see how this one fares. It has a ton of variants to customize it to be the game you want though. Maybe I'll try the scrabble version where you build off of old words...
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