Essen 11 Games I will leave behind
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In the first year that I refound my love for boardgames I went to Essen. That was back in 2007. In a fortnight this is the night before essen.
Since i had some work done at my house I am on a very tight budget. At one moment in time I was pretty sure I wasn't going. I didn't jump on some preorders that i would definately had done otherwise.

One has to set his priorities .
Right?

That's why i'll go anyway.
after Essen I have a smile on my face for the reminder of the year.
To make sure that I return with a bag of goodies I have to trade away some games.
so without further adue :"These are the games I will leave behind in Essen".

EDIT:
I forgot to say that these are the games that I allready traded for. shake
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1. Board Game: Gute Nachbarn [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:8065]
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I like abstract 2 player games. I think abstract games are the purest form of games. Many of them are lucklessand that is something that I can really appreciate.
At the moment abstract games don't hit the table.
So most of them can go.
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2. Board Game: Trax [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:3242]
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Another abstract game.
This one looks really good too because of the quality of the tiles. A big plus for me was that the game had easy rules. However like in many abstract games experience really shows.
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3. Board Game Publisher: Siebenstein Spiele
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this was pretty hard. I recently acquired three Siebenstein spiele.

those are relatively unknown abstract games and I am interested in the ideas behind them. Maybe someday when I have a clear idea of what games I want to design (just for myself) these ideas could be used as a mechanism. Isn't there a game that uses a Mancala variant as its central mechanism this year?

Many mechanisms are derived of existing ones. Rock paper Scissors anyone?
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4. Board Game: Minarett [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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this is thhe first one
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5. Board Game: Zebulon [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
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6. Board Game: Ming [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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And the final one.

I have seen that the person I traded these five games with loves abstracts from looking at the user gallery.

that made it easier to trade.
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7. Board Game: Medina [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:765]
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I bought two copies of this game in 2007. I wanted to give it to a friend but found another thing to give. I realised just in time (i made the mistake with another game) that forcing people to play boardgames by giving them as presents isn't a good idea. It even is pretty unfriendly and selfish.

Anyway this is a really beautiful tile placement game. If I didn't have a second played copy this would definately stay in my collection.

I really should play my copy soon. It shouldn't be too hard as the rules were very easy to grasp.


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8. Board Game: San Marco [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:546]
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this is a very high rated 3P game. Because most of the time we are with four I decided to let this one go. There is something odd to this game; It contains a die.
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9. Board Game: Metropolis [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:4070]
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I love Can't stop. 99% of my logged games are face to face. When I read about this game and it had the name of Sid sackson I had to have it. I also got gold connection because of that. However both games haven't seen any plays. I've acquired three copies of Can't stop for my friends. Can't stop is my second most played game after poker which I don't log anymore. Anyway that is the problem. can't stop can be explained in 30 seconds. I'm not sure how long it takes to explain this one. Maybe I'll play someone elses copy one day.

Anyway read the comments and you probably want a copy too.
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i entered this list with quite a lot of games.
I hope I'll trade 5 more . Not 20 . If I make them all i think I have to go to essen on sunday as well.
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11. Board Game: Lord of the Rings [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:5441]
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I forgot to add this game. This was the first one to go.
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12. Board Game: Cobra [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:12565]
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Material is great as allways from chili-spiele.
It was however too light on game/ fun for me.
 
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13. Board Game: Distant Seas: The Merchant Marine Game [Average Rating:5.08 Overall Rank:13988]
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when i acquired it I thought this might be a hidden gem. After playing Indonesia I don't think i will struggle to learn it.
 
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14. Board Game: Attika [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:591]
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I have given this a second chance. but it just isn't a game for me.
I like the building in this game though.
 
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15. Board Game: RoboRally: Armed and Dangerous [Average Rating:7.79 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.79 Unranked]
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Well I haven't played the bse game yet. So I suppose there is no need to hold on to the expansion
 
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