My (and Your) Origins Game Fair 2008 Haul
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I spent my day at Origins on Saturday, and came home loaded down with new stuff... What did YOU get?
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1. Board Game: Yetisburg: Titanic Battles in History, Vol. 1 [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:9512]
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Picked this one up as soon as I demoed it, since they only had about 8 copies left at that point, and I definitely wanted to take it home with me.
 
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2. Board Game: Rock! [Average Rating:4.56 Overall Rank:14647]
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Picked this up to play with my kids. It's a fun little variant on Rock-Paper-Scissors.
 
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3. Board Game: Pokémon Trading Card Game [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:2491] [Average Rating:6.16 Unranked]
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Had to pick up the goodies at the Pokemon booth for my son, the poke-addict... I brought him stickers, a temporary tattoo, a pencil, posters, a beach ball, and the Shellos promo card.
 
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4. Board Game: Hecatomb [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:3993]
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I bought a starter of this when it was still "alive." I liked it, but there wasn't enough of a local presence for me to justify buying more than that starter... When I can pick it up from the discounters at $10 per booster box, or 1 starter, one deck holder, and 1 booster box of each set for $25, I figured, what the hell?
 
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5. Board Game: Buffy the Vampire Slayer CCG [Average Rating:5.56 Overall Rank:12246]
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I played this a little bit with my wife when it first came out. One of the best things about going to cons are picking up massive quantities of out-of-print games for next to nothing. $40 netted me three boxes of starters and two booster boxes.
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6. Board Game: HeroCard Orc Wars [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:6772]
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Picked this game up, with both of the expansions. Figured it will be a fun one to play from time to time.
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7. Board Game: HeroCard Orc Wars Ranger Expansion Deck [Average Rating:6.31 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.31 Unranked]
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Got this in a bundle deal with the base game for $35.
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8. Board Game: HeroCard Orc Wars Sorceress Expansion Deck [Average Rating:6.34 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.34 Unranked]
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Got this in a bundle deal with the base game for $35.
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9. Board Game: Battue: Storm of the Horse Lords [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:4910]
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I watched the BookShelf Games Video Review (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/292345) of this on Friday, and decided that I wanted to pick it up. I got all three of the promo tiles, too.
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10. Board Game: Toboggans of Doom [Average Rating:4.63 Overall Rank:14935]
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I played a prototype copy of this game, and thought it was a lot of fun. Very crazy theme, and an interesting mechanic. My copy should be arriving sometime in August.
 
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11. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:2540]
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I picked up a few booster packs of units for the MMORTS Saga (http://www.playsaga.com), as well as a t-shirt for my wife, which was too small for me... Come on... this is a GAME convention... Bring stuff larger than XL... Anyway, each booster has a single card in it that is redeemable online for more troops for your army... Quite a fun game, and you only buy what you want... no monthly subscription fees mean you can play as often/rarely as you want.
 
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12. Board Game: Miscellaneous Game Accessory [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:3754] [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:71]
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I finally picked up a dice tower... Grabbed a nicely painted, assemble-it-yourself one for $10 from Blue Panther (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/publisher/6060).

I also grabbed two smallish dice bags for the coal and gold tiles in Oregon at the Chessex (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/publisher/150) booth.
 
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13. Board Game: In the Shadow of the Emperor [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:838]
Jeff Wolfe
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Everybody with a Board Room ribbon got two free games. This is one of mine...
 
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14. Board Game: Knatsch [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:8969]
Jeff Wolfe
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...and this is the other.
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15. Board Game: Tower of Babel [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1316]
Jeff Wolfe
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Every so often, they went through the Board Room giving out raffle tickets. On Saturday, they had a drawing. I spent a lot of time elsewhere, so I only got three tickets. Somehow, I managed to win this game...
 
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16. Board Game: Ghost Chase [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:4232]
Jeff Wolfe
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...and this one.
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17. Board Game: Volcano [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:2865]
Jeff Wolfe
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I finally decided to buy a Volcano board (pyramids not included). It cost $25 (plus tax).
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18. Board Game Publisher: Looney Labs
Jeff Wolfe
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I also picked up two of the old Fluxx promo cards and a Treehouse die. They were $1 each.
 
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19. Board Game: Zombie Fluxx: Flame-Thrower Expansion Pack [Average Rating:6.40 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.40 Unranked]
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Looney Labs was giving these out free with any $10 purchase (normally $2), so I got one of these, too. This is a new expansion that wasn't in the Geek database yet, so I also got 2 for adding it.
 
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20. Board Game: Hammer of the Scots [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:299]
Mike Cole
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Got this at the auction - I've been wanting it for a long time.
 
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21. Board Game: Masons [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1462]
Mike Cole
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Picked up this with the boardgame ribbon. Played it, liked it.
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22. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:79]
Mike Cole
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Picked this up Thursday morning, played it a couple of times. I like it, but wondering if I still will after 20 plays... first few turns don't seem to involve much thought. Beautiful gameboard and components.
 
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23. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:28]
Mike Cole
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I didn't play it until this past week, but joined in a game in the board room to learn and play -- and loved it. Purchased a copy.
 
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24. Board Game: Up Front [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:373]
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Up Front was easily my best catch from my Origins haul. I went there looking for a second copy. All weekend I went looking for it at the auction, consignment shop, and used game shops. Finally, I found a copy of it in Very Good condition at Troll and Toad for $105. Not a good deal, but decent--especially for Troll and Toad.

I asked them to open it so I can verify that the internal condition matches the box. The first thing I see is a Japanese personality card. I flipped through it some more and there is a copy of Desert War rules. Still flipping to the back of the box I notice unpunched French counters.

I quickly purchased it and let out an internal little girl geek scream. For $105, I got a complete set of Up Front, Bonzai, and Desert War with the Desert War completely unpunched.
 
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25. Board Game: Rocketville [Average Rating:5.08 Overall Rank:15103]
Tyler Hudak
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Got this for $10. Wished I had gotten it earlier bc the same vendor had a copy of Risk: Godstorm for $20 that was gone when I went back.
 
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