Games I will have with me at BGG.CON 2011
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Between games I'm bringing, games I'm arranging to pick up, and games I'm just hopeful I'll be able to snag, here's what I should have on my possession throughout BGG.CON. I wonder if I'll even need to visit the hot games room.
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1. Board Game: Dungeon Petz [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:171]
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Likelihood: HIGH

Arranged for pickup at BGG.CON, so unless it somehow doesn't make it there, I should definitely have it, and it'll definitely be getting some playtime.
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2. Board Game: Bios: Megafauna [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2093] [Average Rating:6.96 Unranked]
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Likelihood: HIGH

I've arranged to pick this up at the con, so I'll almost certainly have it available. However, I may not crack this one open unless it's requested. Then again, that may be wishful thinking.
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3. Board Game: PAX [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:2297]
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Likelihood: HIGH LOW

I already have my copy of this newly-released card game. It's tiny and I'd like to get some more plays in, so unless I forget to pack it I'll have it with me.

EDIT: Downgrading to LOW. I've been playing it more recently locally, so I don't feel as much need to play it at the con. Plus I expect the library copy will be largely available.
 
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4. Board Game: Coney Island [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:2992]
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Likelihood: MEDIUM-HIGH HIGH

Pre-ordered for pickup at BGG.CON, so barring disaster it should be there. This game is a little light for my general tastes, but at least seems to approach some interesting problems. There's some chance I may back out of my pre-order, but given that I live in Brooklyn I could see this game being requested a lot in the future.

Edit: I decided not to cancel my pre-order, so I'm upgrading my likelihood to HIGH.
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5. Board Game: Space Bastards [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:10156]
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Likelihood: MEDIUM-HIGH MEDIUM

I've been notified that my copy has shipped from the EU, and I expect it will make it to me in time for the con. It also looks like to be physically on the small side, and I'd love to get some plays in, so bringing it with me should be a no-brainer.

Edit: Rating downgraded to MEDIUM. It's 50-50 on this one. I see the Post Office tried to deliver it to my office over the weekend, and of course failed since we were closed. If it comes today, it's coming with me.
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6. Board Game: Vanuatu [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:754]
 
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Likelihood: MEDIUM WISHFUL THINKING HIGH PACKED

I hope to have my copy of Vanuatu in my possession before I leave for BGG.CON, but I don't yet have solid indication that it'll make it here in time. If it does, however, I'll most certainly bring it.

Edit: Downgrading my likelihood to WISHFUL THINKING

My copy is just shipping (from Europe, I believe), so I'm quite sure it won't arrive before I leave for the con. Though it wouldn't be _impossible_.

Edit: Upgrading my likelihood to HIGH due to Alain's generosity

Edit: PACKED!
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7. Board Game: Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:1780]
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Likelihood: MEDIUM-LOW MEDIUM-HIGH MEDIUM PACKED

I've received notification that my copy of Colonial has shipped, so I expect to have it in my possession in time. However, the rules seem to be in some sort of "flux" on this, and unless they're stable I may not bother to bring the game. Also not sure how physically heavy it is, and if I'm ultimately on the fence about bringing it, that'll be a consideration.

EDIT: Upgrading my rating to MEDIUM-HIGH. I have my copy, played it once and enjoyed it greatly. Plus since I just downgraded my likelihood of having Vanuatu, there should be more room in my suitcase.

EDIT: Downgrading my rating to MEDIUM. It looks like I'll have Vanuatu after all. And Jesse's a generous lender (aside: as am I...if any readers of this list would like to borrow something at the con, seek me out). Still, I really, really liked the game and it'll be nice to have within easy reach. Soooooo we'll just see if it fits in my suitcase

EDIT: PACKED!
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8. Board Game: Byzantium [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1747]
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Likelihood: LOW NO

I had originally planned to lug this one with me to BGG.CON, as I'd like to get some plays in. I'm sure it's in the library, but I have a slightly pimped copy with thinner wooden discs (the one that comes with the game are ridiculously oversized). It's also got a physically low profile. However, due to my recent buying spree, it's probably not worth it to carry this one around when there's a copy in the library that'll probably be available.

Edit: Likelihood reduced to NO. Didn't make it in the suitcase.
 
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9. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.10 Overall Rank:24]
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Likelihood: WISHFUL THINKING

I have no arrangements to obtain a copy in time for the con, and it looks like this game won't be available for general release until December. However, WizKids is supposedly sponsoring the con, and if they bring a few copies maybe I'll be lucky enough to snag one before they (almost certainly) sell out.

Oh, and if anyone from WizKids is reading this and wants to set a copy aside from me, you'd have my untold gratitude
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10. Board Game: Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:269]
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Likelihood - PACKED

By request. Plus, it's a lot of fun
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