Heavy Game Releases at Essen 2009.... Help a Brother Out!
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I need help. In more ways then one...



But, for now, I need some recreational help....

There are so many lists on Essen it is hard to wade through them all... let alone click on each game to see its 'weight'.

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I've read through a lot of them and some have me going... But, I thought a list centered around the heaviest Essen 2009 releases would be helpful for those wanting to key in on the complex offerings.

I know of a few but really would love to know of others. Let's keep it to games that have a weight rating of 3.0 or above.
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1. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:116]
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I know there are a lot of expansions that release around Essen. No need to list them, unless you are compelled. Looking forward to more maps for this brilliant system.
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4.0- great. From the people at Splotter- great too.

More, please!
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3. Board Game: Dungeon Lords [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:182]
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Reading through to rules to this one I get the impression that this is a fairly heavy game. There seems to be a lot to think about, with many different kinds of monsters, adventures, upgrades to rooms and whatnot. Look to be a lot of fun as well!
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4. Board Game: Stronghold [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:555]
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This one also looks to be a fairly involved and complex game from reading the rules. I have no idea how difficult to decisions are in the game, but the rules are fairly complex. Really looking forward to add this one to my two-player collection.
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This much awaited sequel to Friedrich should be a fairly heavy game. Not in wargame standards perhaps, but easily when compared to many euros. Early reports are very positive, saying the game improves on Friedrich in all ways.
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6. Board Game: Shipyard [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:438]
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This one should fit the list. Doesn't seem like it would be too deep with such a simple title, but read the rules; it aint a no-brainer.
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This is exactly 3.0
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If you like Power Grid, you may like this "spin off".
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Another GL post compared it to Puerto Rico. Dunno myself.
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Looks like a worker placement game with a twist: if more than one player places on a spot, they duel.
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'nuff said.
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Need to complete the Steam collection?
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I never played the original, but I'll be getting this one for sure.
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This one looks like a gamer's game as well, have had a quick look at the rules, am not sure if I'll be buying this though..
 
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The cover makes it look like a kid's game, but I think it's far from it.
 
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