Worth the hype?
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There have been several recent games that have gotten a lot of hype before and/or soon after their release. Have they lived up to their advance billing? What others are out there?
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1. Board Game: Mare Nostrum [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1073]
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I pre-ordered this one based on its reputation. It is not the greatest thing since sliced bread, but it will undoubtedly land on my nickel and possibly dime list for the year. I want to explore the different strategies for the different civilizations. A definite value for the money spent.
 
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2. Board Game: Fresh Fish [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1996]
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A combination of a reprint of a very limited edition game with good reputation, the first release from a new publisher, and the presence of that publisher hawking her wares at any available opportunity made this a much anticpated release. I pre-ordered this one also and will pull it out often. (Sorry, I think there is still carryover from reading the Finbar Saunders list.) Even thought it makes my brain hurt, it's a good kind of hurt.
 
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3. Board Game: Duel of Ages Set 1: Worldspanner [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1736]
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I had stumbled across the web site for this about a month or so ago and went looking for it at a local shop listed as a retailer. They had not heard about it (the list was probably from a distributor.) Still, it looked intriguing. Then, the hordes started invading the Geek and my enthusiasm has cooled. I am afraid that I am a little wary of posts that are just a shade away from using the words "kewl" and "doodz." Seeing the term "totally rad" used in the game's forum pushed it from the "buy" to "try before I buy" list. I have nothing against that mindset, but it is a different demographic than what I am in. I want to see some more balanced reviews, at least, before I consider a purchase.
 
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4. Board Game: Amun-Re [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:260]
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I hesitate to put this one on this list because there wasn't so much hype about this one as there was just general chatter. Now that the first reviews are in, it will probably go on the "if I get a great deal I will pick it up list." It seems like a good game, but not one to go out of the way to find or play.
 
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5. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:114]
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I got this in a post Christmas order from Germany based on the hype and the fact that it was more reasonable when added to an overseas order. I still haven't played it yet, but from all indications, I will enjoy it.
 
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