Essen 2008 - PatK's Haul and Impressions
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Well, another Essen has come and gone, and thanks to a monster layover in beautiful O'Hare (hah!), I have time to put together my annual buylist.

Not as long this year, which is partly due to some restraint on my part (you in the back, stop laughing, please) and partly due to my flying solo this year, which meant fewer bags to stuff all this into.

And, truth be told, it's also partly due to this year's crop being not quite as OMG (with apologies to the inimitable Melissa) as last year's, although there are certainly enough good games in the mix to keep me very happy.

I'd thought about arranging this list in the order I bought them, but gave up. Instead, I'll tell you that Industria was my first buy (5 Euros on clearance at a store downtown) and that Cobra was my last acquisition, obtained at 11 AM on Sunday - which means that yes, I bought nothing for the last 7 hours of the fair.

Saturday and Sunday were busier than last year, with Saturday in particular being wiggle room only for a few hours around noon - definitely a day to either hunker down somewhere to play multiple games in succession or find a friendly booth to hide out in. Which reminds me: huge thanks to Ted for letting me store junk (er, I mean awesome games) at his booth during the fair, and huge thanks to Jeremiah and Karen for giving me rides to / from the fair most days. You guys rock.

On to the games!

(Oh, yeah - I've deliberately NOT listed the games I picked up for others in my game group. Those folks'll have to wait for the next game night to see their loot!)

UPDATE May 2009
I've gone through the entire list and updated the entries with thoughts on the games after playing them post-Essen. Not as many played as I'd have liked, but that's something to rectify in the coming months.
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1. Board Game: After the Flood [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:1657]
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Martin Wallace game that was getting solid buzz all week - it wasn't on the Fairplay list but spent lots of time on the "good ratings but not enough to rank" section, which is very good for a somewhat heavier 3p game.

UPDATE May 2009
Played this only once, and all three of us were in full head-scratching mode. Learning curve is quite steep - it's only after you make several mistakes that you start to see why they're mistakes. Disappointed to have only played this once so far - but deep 3p games are harder to get to the table.
 
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2. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Chile, Egypt and CCCP [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked]
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Age of Steam Expansion set from AoS-team. I ordered this on the assumption that it was flat-cut. This was not true. I found out that triangular elongated boxes make for challenging packing...

UPDATE May 2009
Haven't played yet. Sigh.
 
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3. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Secret Blueprints of Steam Plans 1 & 2 [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked]
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More AoS maps, this time from Bezier (Ted). Whee!

UPDATE May 2009
Haven't played yet. Double sigh.
 
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4. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Special 2008 Spiel Limited Edition – Essen Spiel & Secret Blueprints of Steam Plan #3 [Average Rating:7.21 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.21 Unranked]
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And yet another AoS map from Ted. Is it intervention time yet?

UPDATE May 2009
Haven't played yet. Triple sigh.
 
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5. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Vermont, New Hampshire & Central New England [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked]
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Technically two of these as Ted's Essen mapset deal included two copies (needed to play the 8p version). Man, I sure hope AoS takes off in my group as I now have a crazy backlog of maps...

UPDATE May 2009
Haven't played yet. Quadruple sigh.
 
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6. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion: Washington DC and The Berlin Wall [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked]
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Another AoS expansion set, this time AoS team again and with a super-cool box. Hooray for boxes! Oh yeah - the box came in very handy for several other items during the fair, and as it had lots of room inside it was easy to pack. Smart idea to sell a box at Essen, I think.

UPDATE May 2009
Haven't played yet. Quintuple sigh.

However, all is not lost! AoS has enjoyed a tremendous resurgence with some members of my game group, which means lots more AoS has been played than ever before. Happy times.
 
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7. Board Game: Agricola X-Deck [Average Rating:6.19 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.19 Unranked]
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And, wonder of wonders, the X-Deck. I was shocked at how in demand this was over the fair. Hanno and crew wrestled for quite a while with how to sell this fairly (and avoid having tons of 'em show up on eBay immediately) and ended up with a pretty cool solution:

50 copies available each day, price started at 15 Euros and decreased by 1 Euro each hour until the 50 copies were all gone. All proceeds to a very worthy cause (the same Ethiopian farmer aid program that the bottles of Agri-Cola were for). Kudos to Hanno for getting involved with such a great cause.

UPDATE May 2009
Haven't played yet for the same reason as the L-Deck above.
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8. Board Game: Agricola: L-Deck [Average Rating:5.66 Unranked] [Average Rating:5.66 Unranked]
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I also managed to get a full set of the printed L-Deck.

UPDATE May 2009
Haven't played yet. Although it seems that those in the know tend to agree that these cards are too 'bent' (not fully broken, you see) to offer balanced gameplay.
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9. Board Game: Agricola: Through the Seasons [Average Rating:7.13 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.13 Unranked]
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And the Agricola frenzy begins. In addition to this I also picked up my English card set, my Animeeples and my Vegimeeples.

Apparently, yet another expansion deck will be coming in a few weeks time, as Lookout plans to unleash the Austrian-themed "Oe" (that is, O umlaut) Deck at the upcoming Austrian Game Fair. I had a chance to chat with Hanno a little and the word is that other countries might also get into the act. With a little luck, these decks will end up being available to those who don't get to all the various european game fairs in some kind of expansion set. Fingers crossed...

UPDATE May 2009
I've played A-cola since Essen, but, oddly enough, not my copy. Must fix that.
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10. Board Game: Amerigo [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:8956]
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I knew nothing about this apart from it being relatively cheap and limited. I don't think it sold out at the fair (like Borneo did the year before), but I also don't know anyone who's played it yet.

UPDATE May 2009
Read the rules and it sounds kind of neat. But haven't gotten it to the table yet. Doing these updates is depressing me.
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11. Board Game: Aquaretto [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:858] [Average Rating:7.01 Unranked]
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I hadn't gotten this yet so I got a copy at Essen.

UPDATE May 2009
Haven't played yet. But not for lack of trying. I think the next couple of weeks will get this one crossed off my list. Hooray!
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12. Board Game: Axiom [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:3855]
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Axiom 3000 to be exact, the new magnetized version. Gorgeous production by a true artist and gameplay that manages to enthuse even while you mop your brains up off the floor. I bought a black and white copy.

UPDATE May 2009
Played twice since Essen. As good and thinky as I remember. And stupidly photogenic.
 
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13. Board Game: Los Banditos [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:4083]
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It's Schotten Totten/Battle Line with dice. Lighter but good fun. Thus far I have to admit the Easyplay line has been quite impressive with its offerings.

UPDATE May 2009
Played twice since Essen. Not as good as Battleline but still good fun. Nice and portable, which is a plus - just toss all the bits into the dice bag and you're good to go.
 
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14. Board Game: Bargain Hunter [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:2059]
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I finally found a copy of this at one of the used dealers, hooray! I've been searching for quite a while.

UPDATE May 2009
Haven't played yet.
 
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15. Board Game: Byzanz [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:2251]
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Small and cheap, this card game from Ema Ornella sounded good enough to take a flyer on. Between Oltre Mare and Hermagor (which I've never played but heard good things about), Signor Ornella gets an autobuy.

UPDATE May 2009
Haven't played yet. Gonna try and fix that soon too.
 
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16. Board Game: Carcassonne: The Cult [Average Rating:6.70 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.70 Unranked]
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Oopsie, missed this first pass through. Came in the Spielbox issue with the Stone Age Huts.

UPDATE May 2009
Haven't played yet.
 
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17. Board Game: Catan Geographies: North Rhine – Westphalia [Average Rating:6.73 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.73 Unranked]
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A nicely-printed expansion map from Kosmos, cost only 2 Euros.

UPDATE May 2009
Haven't played yet.
 
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18. Board Game: Cavum [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1573]
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I hope the AP issues I found out about AFTER getting this aren't as bad as they seem. Looks quite nice, and I was shocked to see that even the cardboard sprues were illustrated - how am I supposed to toss the sprues when they're pretty, hmm?

UPDATE May 2009
Haven't played yet. The AP issues have really hampered this game's chances with my group. It's inches away from being traded away unplayed, sigh.
 
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19. Board Game: Cheaty Mages! [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:2105]
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I tried this at the Japon Brand booth and was very pleasantly surprised. This takes Colossal Arena, speeds it up, adds more variety and loosens it up. What's not to like?

UPDATE May 2009
Played once since Essen. As fun as I recall, and the other players seemed to agree - including one person who immediately asked where to pick up a copy. I stand by my original one line review: "Colossal Arena with the fun put back in."
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20. Board Game: Circus Maximus [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:6970]
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Didn't try this but it was relatively cheap and I quite liked the other Jeff Allers game I tried, so I picked this up too.

UPDATE May 2009
Haven't played yet. I was very happy to find the English rules translation here on the Geek - part of the problem with getting this one played was trying to figure out how to get past some of the potential language-dependency issues.
 
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21. Board Game: The Climbers [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1200]
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This appeared to be one of the sleeper hits of the show, as I think Chili actually sold out at the fair. Crazy heavy (the box is literally full of wood), but also crazy cool and very fun to play. Very happy to get this as I'd never be able to justify the shipping costs.

UPDATE May 2009
Played twice since Essen. Everyone likes this game a lot. One of my 'winners' from Essen 2009.
 
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22. Board Game: Cobra [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:11963]
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An interesting dexterity game coupled with secret colours to add spice to the mix. This game was the lone box casualty from my trip - I just simply couldn't make the box fit in my bag. I feel badly about this, but thankfully the game fits nicely in the cloth bag it comes with.

UPDATE May 2009
Played once since Essen. Very cool dexterity game, but not a hit with a certain member of my game group who we'll refer to as "Mr. Tremblyfingers".
 
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23. Board Game: Comuni [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1843]
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Oh dear, another one I missed. I hadn't planned on buying this but its continued solid showing on the Fairplay lists kind of forced my hand.

Funny thing is that this was available all over the place - at Tenkigames, at Elfinwerks, at Hutter/Huch and probably a few other places besides. My copy came from Huch.

UPDATE May 2009
Played once and couldn't understand what others were seeing in the game - it felt quite derivative and 'standard' to me - i.e. there wasn't anything in this game that I didn't already have in the other brightly-coloured boxes that line my game shelves. Sold after one play.
 
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24. Board Game: Container: The Second Shipment [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
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And another expansion to a game I liked very much. Of course, there are no premium gold containers (yet?)...

UPDATE May 2009
Haven't played yet.
 
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25. Board Game: Diamonds Club [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:972]
Patrick Korner
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I didn't actually get this, but it, along with In The Name Of The Rose and Blox are being shipped to me (which keeps some luggage space open). I heard good things about it - it's apparently a somewhat lighter version of Goa.

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Played once since Essen and I liked it. A solid game that's worth hanging on to.
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