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Hi everyone!

Now that I've done a handful of my What You're Missing reviews, designed to highlight obscure, unique, or particularly deserving games, I thought that some of you might like a notification list. So here it is.

If you're a fan of my reviews and you subscribe to this (especially if you're someone I don't converse with regularly), drop a comment here and make yourself known. I'd love to hear from you.

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I've also considered doing a smaller-format review for those games that don't warrant 5,000 words (or that I haven't played enough to write those words with any level of confidence). Would that be something that you'd have any interest in?
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My first-ever review (and of a game I still love to play).
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Board Game: Parade
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Something a little different. I should really come back to this format once in a while.
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Board Game: Cavum
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The review that put me on the map (or, at least in the GCL).
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Board Game: Seeland
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The most overlooked of my reviews by far. I love this game, though.
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My most recent review (and the inspiration for this list) which I tried to take in a slightly different direction.
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This one is more of a tongue-in-cheek rant than an actual review, but I thought those of you who subscribed here might enjoy it.
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Board Game: Il Vecchio
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Don't call it a comeback.






No, really, don't.
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Another new release from Essen 2012. This one is more of a "misunderstood" game than a particularly overlooked one.
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A little more poetic than most. But that is appropriate for this title, I think.
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Board Game: Wildcatters
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My first review of 2014. A little dry, but a worthwhile read.
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