I am currently planning to attend Thursday and Friday but my plans are bit wobbly at the moment as my partner is not too keen on another trip. If he decides to join I may end up being there on different days. I am also meeting up with some gaming friends from uni probably.
Games at the fair that I already have, backed or pre-ordered and therefore not take a closer look at: Cat in the Box, Heimliche Herrschafft, Iki (DE), Oranienburger Kanal, Stationfall, Skull Canyon, Tindaya, Vengance Roll & Fight (just arrived at home where I am currently not, I blame SVWAG), Septima (demo only), Voidfall (demo only). With the exception of Skull Canyon I have not played any of these—mostly because most of them are still „en route“).
Then there is a bunch of expansions I am keen on buying: Red Cathedral, another The Loop expansion and Roll Camera. Since I got the English versions of Roll Camera and Red Cathedral the fair is probably the easiest way to obtain the fitting expansions -.- Meh.
I am also hoping that because yet another Endangered expansion is coming that there will be an opportunity to test that and decide once and for all if I want to own Endangered or not. (I just passed on it visiting a boardgame shop while traveling).
Then there are the games I am interested in:
- Coral—it looks a bit to be a „get it at SPIEL or never“ thing. A 3D puzzly thing that looks quite tempting and isn‘t that expensive.
- Revive—in principle this could be an awesome game and maybe a good civ game? Though I have not seen much of the tech tree-ish stuff. I like the ideas it presents a lot—discovery, the multi-use cards the competitive-yet-not-destructive nature of the game… the weird player boards. I considered pre-ordering but I have cooled on it a bit after watching Radho play a few turns. Definitely want to try this one. Later turns are supposed to be long and combo-y but I am too lazy to watch the extended play.
- Decorum—missed previous opportunities to obtain this. Another one I want to blame on SVWAG. It is probably better anyway to try this before taking it home. But it looks cute and I like the premise of „passive aggressive cohabitation“. My partner immediately said we should play this with our old university room-mates.
- Festival and Come Together both tempting because of the theme.
- Flamecraft—I almost backed this so I am curious how it turned out
- Princes of Florence—the new edition from Korea boardgames. I regretted donating my old copy of this a little… so I may fall for this newer certainly prettier version
- Terracotta Army is definitely worth looking at. I seem to remember it has an interesting worker placement algorithm something something wheels within wheels not totally unlike the Mayan Calendar one (whatsitcalled?)
- Tiletum—just look at that board… it seems like such a classic Euro game. I want to have a closer look
- Woodcraft—since I have only played one of Suchy‘s games (Pulsar 28xx) and kind of enjoyed that I may want to look at this one, though the theme and looks of it do not appeal that much to me.
- Tribes of the Wind—yet another post-apocalyptic game, this one is quite colorful. The tile laying appeals and so do the images I can see on BGG.
- The Wolves—there is only a single image on BGG but it seems to feature interesting and variable player boards and a central hex-field area where you establish your pack‘s territory. It sounds a lot like something I want. It might be a really great fit for an area control theme. Definitely high on my list to check out
- Star Ship Captains—one of the two big offerings of CGE this year and an SF themed one at that!
- Hamlet—this is demo only but I am quite interested how this village building game with the weirdly shaped tiles looks in reality
- Atiwa—I have too many Rosenbergs as it is but I will probably still go and drool a bit here… hopefully I will decide I have enough Uwe games what with Oranienburger Kanal incoming from Spieleschmiede.
- Oros—another one I considered backing and now want to find out what it is like
There is a current trend as exhibited by the new Feuerland title „La Famiglia“, CGE‘s „Deal with the Devil“ and just now on KS „Weimarer Republik“ to make games that work with exactly 4 players. I do not know what to make of this. The one I am most keen to own is Weimarer Republik because of the historical setting.
And „ferner liefen“: games I will probably at least have a look at: Autobahn (my city is not in it so I am not getting it also a theme I disagree with), Endless Winter, Resist, Unconscious Mind (only demo), Turing Machine, Heat (because Days of Wonder), Evergreen (Hjalmar Hach), Terra Nova (to gripe how it is not Terra Mystica), Planet B, Skymines (because one day I will find a Pfister game I like, I lie I enjoyed my forays into GWT)
If I can I will definitely shop that Spirit Island Target thingy however it seems to have vanished from the preview or I overlooked it.
Ps forgot KuZooka the latest Colovini where you cooperate to break out of a zoo. I blame the weird spelling.