What to get for myself for Xmas - help needed!
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Recommend
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
Well, Essen didn't quite do it for me this year. Stop my cravings, that is.

In retrospect, I was way to hesitant and came away with far to few games. I blame my excessive Friday, with 11 games, for only picking up 4 games in total on Saturday and Sunday. Of my budgeted cost for buying games at Essen, I only spent about half.

The good news from this is that I can satisfy my urge with ordering games for Christmas! I'm therefore looking at doing an order from Milan-spiele shortly in order to satisfy my urge (mostly for Troyes!). I need to make up my mind in order to not clash with Secret Santa, as I will have to remove the games I will be ordering from my wishlist.

As I've bought a lot of (hit and miss) new games, this time I'm focusing on some classics I guess I should already have.

Looking for quick input on these games. Feel free to comment and even add games that I should get.
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:48]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Almost certain.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: Biblios [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:321]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Looks great.
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: Chinatown [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:366]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Cheap and interesting...?
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:71]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Long overdue.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: Panic Station [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:3129]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
If they'll stock it by the time I order.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
6. Board Game: Parade [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:721]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
?
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
7. Board Game: Pickomino [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1162]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
? / !
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
8. Board Game: Shanghaien [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:2271]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
???
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
9. Board Game: Troyes [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:67]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Certain!
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
10. Board Game: Verräter [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1535]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
?
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
11. Board Game: Big Five [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:6254]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
?
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
12. Board Game: Neuland [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:2175]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
?
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
13. Board Game: Quarriors! [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:768] [Average Rating:6.78 Unranked]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Expensive. Worth it? Doubt it...?
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
14. Board Game: Jambo [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:565] [Average Rating:7.03 Unranked]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Thought about this for a long time, but never got around buying it.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
15. Board Game: Village [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:127]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
If they'll stock it by the time I order.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
16. Board Game: Catacombs [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:809]
Andreas Roth
Sweden
Viken
Skåne
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Expensive. Worth it? I wanna try it first...!
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
17. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:52]
Ik ben een kleine boefje
Spain
Madrid
flag msg tools
2006/2011 (Amsterdam - Maastricht - Apeldoorn - Den Haag -Delft) Vijf jaar dat ik ga nooit vergeten.
badge
Warning: Very handsome user.
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I could add many games, but I want to recomend you just one. I always advice other people to try games before purchasing, and may be you already tried this one. If not, may be is a good pick for you, given that you rate El Grande with a nine and both games are more or less related (majorities system, chaos management...).

My recomendation the is Dominant Species. It has its drawbacks like anything, but its chaos is quite manageable when you know how to play it. Rules are claer, components are excellent and playing time is about 3 hours when the rules are known by hearth. It scales better than El Grande, from three to five players (six players experience is a bit too long for my taste).

Just my 2 cents
Have a nice weekend!
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}