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Which games or expansions are you looking forward to in 2018?
« on: December 29, 2017, 06:29:50 AM »
Since 2018 is nearly upon us, I thought I'd get the ball rolling. Obviously a lot of 2018 games (especially Essen releases) haven't even been announced yet, but I thought people could post what they're looking forward to as of now, and then when new titles get announced throughout the year that sound interesting, we can add those to the thread too. I'll start with a few, all links and pics are from BGG.

Kashgar: Merchants of the Silk Road
This is a 2013 language-dependent twist on deck-building that's only been available in German until now, as Grail Games is releasing an English edition, which I've preordered. My interest in the game stems from several things: firstly, it's set in Kashgar, a Chinese merchant city in the Xinjian region at the northern end of the Karakoram Highway that I've been to, so that's the sort of thing that draws me in to check out a game in the first place. My limited experience of standard deck-builders (the 'play five cards on your turn' type) is that they don't interest me much, but I'm intrigued by variations of deck-building like Concordia and Century: Spice Road. In Kashgar, you have three open decks and you cycle through them, deciding which deck to play from on each turn based on the three cards available to you and the cards behind them that you're trying to get to. Finally, I've backed quite a few KS games by Grail Games and I've always been impressed with their games and production. They've significantly reduced the size of the Kashgar box from the German original, so that's already a good start in my book.



Century: Eastern Wonders
I just got Century: Spice Road for Christmas and haven't played it yet, so I'm probably getting ahead of myself here, but this is the second in this trilogy of games. It can be played as a stand-alone game or combined with Spice Road to create a new game. Eastern Wonders is set in Asia (Indonesia I think) as our spice merchants from the first game now have a new way to get their spices. The third game is coming in 2019 and I assume that by then the merchants will just go to their local supermarket for spices.



Curio: The Lost Temple
The rulebook for this was just placed on BGG today, so I'll have a proper look at it soon. From what I know, it's a real-time temple escape game set in ancient Mesopotamia, where players solve puzzles that change each game based on modules. It sounds fun and good for non-gamers and with the modules and the various difficulty levels, it looks like there's lots of replayability. I was at the fabulous Pergamon Museum in Berlin a couple of days ago and after seeing the Ishtar Gate and the other great pieces there, I have ancient Mesopotamia on my mind.



Museum
The only Kickstarter game I'm currently waiting on (except for a very delayed game about dwarves that I probably shouldn't have backed), which just wrapped up its campaign a couple of weeks ago. With the archeology theme and Vincent Dutrait art, I was in on this one straight away even though in general I'm getting away from KS. The gameplay looks great too, and there are already a bunch of expansions although so far I've only pledged for the base game.



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Re: Which games or expansions are you looking forward to in 2018?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 09:57:46 AM »
jungleboy, I'm with you on Century Spice Road: Eastern Wonders!

I would add:

The Voyages of Marco Polo, Agents of Venice.
We are enjoying this game and look forward to more. (Already preordered).



Isle of Skye: Journeyman.
We love the original and look forward to what this will bring. I understand it ups the play time and complexity but I like what I've seen so far. (Already preordered).



Dixit Harmonies:
Dixit is a long time favourite so am always looking for new cards. (Already preordered).



Lorenzo il Magnifico: Houses of Renaissance.
This hasn't hit the table yet but I'm a big fan of the designers and it is near top of my list to get played.



Fields of Arle: Tea & Trade.
Sadly another title that hasn't hit the table but I am confident in this game as a big Uwe Rosenberg fan! In North America this title can be hard to get a hold of so I want to get it when and while I can. (Already preordered).



Terraforming Mars: Venus.
I've only played the main game once but loved it. I have a pal with great interest we just need to find the time. This looks to be a fairly easy one to integrate so would want to give it a go at some point. (Already preordered).



Needless to say I've made no new Year resolutions about game buying  >:D

Edit: Forgot to add - all images from BGG main page and likely Publisher photos
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Re: Which games or expansions are you looking forward to in 2018?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 10:22:02 AM »
Franks beat me to the Isle of Skye expansion.  I see they changed it from "Wanderer" to "Journeyman".  Like Jungleboy, I am looking forward to Museum.

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Re: Which games or expansions are you looking forward to in 2018?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 10:35:47 AM »
I didn't even know about the Imhotep expansion. I guess that might force me to decide where I stand with Imhotep, i.e. whether I should double down and get the expansion or trade/sell the game instead. I like the game but I haven't played it for quite a while now.

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Re: Which games or expansions are you looking forward to in 2018?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 03:42:45 PM »
Might have to look at the the due Kickstarter....
Mint Delivery, expansions for 7th continent, the north sea saga continues too.

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Re: Which games or expansions are you looking forward to in 2018?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 03:49:13 PM »
I also like Kashgar very much. Have only once played it at the table, but several times on yucata.de. I'd also call it a deck builder, but one which is quite different then any other deck builder, I know. Not only don't you shuffle your deck (there are others, where you don't do that, too. But you build three different open rows of card, and activate always the card on top and put it to the back. This makes for a great puzzle, how to develop your deck(s).

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Re: Which games or expansions are you looking forward to in 2018?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 01:07:37 PM »
I should probably add the coming expansion for Kingdomino - Kingdomino: Age of Giants, which is due out in France in Q2 2018, to my list. There aren't any images yet and not too much is known about it, but I love Kingdomino, just got Queendomino, and, besides, part of the point of this thread is to anticipate what's coming and see what we might be interested in without knowing everything. Here is the publisher's description:

You might fear the giants who will crush your precious buildings, or you could make them move smartly on your opponent's kingdoms. In Kingdomino: Age of Giants, the first expansion for Kingdomino, new royal challenge tiles allow you to score more victory points in many different ways. This expansion also includes a tile dispenser tower as well as a castle and king for a fifth player.

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Re: Which games or expansions are you looking forward to in 2018?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 12:12:17 PM »
Rahdo just did a runthrough of his 25 most anticipated games of 2018:



I must admit that not many of them appealed to me (maybe none, really, except Eastern Wonders which I already listed upthread, and possibly Sorcerer City). There's a lot of fantasy/crime/legacy in it.

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Re: Which games or expansions are you looking forward to in 2018?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 03:20:09 PM »
I went through his geeklist:

Dice Settlers caught my eye, as they made some well regarded games.
Mines of Ōlnäk, already on my list, but nothing about it.
Helionox is arriving at some point this year, I KS'd it.
More Raiders of north sea, KS'd that too
Above and Beyond: Amber Mines: as above.
Targi: Die Erweiterung in English  :(y)

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Re: Which games or expansions are you looking forward to in 2018?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 01:40:48 AM »
Near and Far: Amber Mines

Flash Point

The Grimm Forest

Rise of Tribes


Special Mention to:
Raiders of the North Sea


And of course without doubt
The 7th Continent: What Goes Up, Must Come Down

But it can always delay to 2019

I really need to learn have learned how to scale images on CCentral
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Re: Which games or expansions are you looking forward to in 2018?
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2018, 01:47:13 AM »
If you modify the post you'll see the one i scaled at the top  :(y)

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Re: Which games or expansions are you looking forward to in 2018?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2018, 02:40:43 AM »
I remember the Grimm Forest KS campaign. It should be great to play with the kids.

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Re: Which games or expansions are you looking forward to in 2018?
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2018, 09:32:39 AM »
BGG's top anticipated games:

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/231943/20-most-anticipated-games-2018-nominations-are-ope/page/1?

Not much on the first few pages for me atm.

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Re: Which games or expansions are you looking forward to in 2018?
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2018, 11:40:32 AM »
Flash point??
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Re: Which games or expansions are you looking forward to in 2018?
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2018, 12:16:40 PM »
Flashpoint: Fire Rescue

I received my latest KS expansion before Xmas, so you're can't be far away


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