Games you bought because of the hype and SCORED!!!
Zev Neumark-Gaudet
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This list is in response to this one.

I wanted to post the games that I bought based solely on hype and that were a monster hit (or even just a minor weenie hit).

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1. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:194] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
Zev Neumark-Gaudet
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The inspiration for this list. I bought this pretty much the day it hit the FLGS I work at without reading the rules before hand. Come on, it had Mounted Amazons!!

It is easy to explain, plays relatively quickly and varies depending on the number of players, making it always tense.

Everyone I show this to want to come back for more!
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2. Board Game: Chaos in the Old World [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:97]
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Second is this Hell of a Game.

I bought this immediately after having seen Robert Florence's video without any other research/rules reading/etc.

Great game! My only regret is that I don't play it as much as I would want to.
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3. Board Game: Space Hulk (third edition) [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:235]
Zev Neumark-Gaudet
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Here I cheated a bit.

I got so hyped up by the Space Hulk craze here on the geek that I asked a friend who had it to play.

The next day I went out and found a store that still had it in stock after 7 months... I payed a hefty sum (130.00 CAN$) but deem it was worth it. Now I only have to buy a table big enough to play it...

Edit: spelling
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4. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:47]
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I bought this when it was released a few years ago and it is my most played game to date. I had not read the rules or anything. People were saying it was good and I liked the theme and BAM: Best Game Ever.

I must have played a few hundred games of this and it is still AMAZING!

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5. Board Game: We the People [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:1123]
Judd Vance
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I found BGG not long after I became obssessed with the American Revolution. I was hoping to find a good game on the topic, and wasn't happy with 1776.

I found a Geeklist on the American Revolution-themed games and saw this was rated far higher than the others (top 150 at the time). I set out to get it, and 6 months later, I finally won it on EBay.

It was every bit as good as the hype.
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6. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:20]
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Agricola was full of hype when I got active on BGG. Now, of course, it's just a lousy #2 game, but I bought it at the peak of it's hype and I love it.
At least I used to love it, but now that it's #2, I'm not so sure anymore. I suppose I can still play it with my non-gaming friends.
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7. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:74] [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked]
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I actually got this for my birthday back in 2008, but it was a crazy time of the year (November) and didn't get to play it for weeks.
After all the hype on the Geek, I was sure the game could never live up to my expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Even my wife enjoyed it.
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8. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:132] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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My wife loves it to the point she has asked people to dinner without telling them that they were really coming just to play TTR.

She's a sneaky minx ninja
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