Game Wishlist

As with any collection, there is always some adding, some hunting for rare pieces. Here’s what I am looking forward to and what I am searching. (Updated: April 2021)

The Out of Print

Games that are currently out of print or otherwise unavailable in Germany and for which no reprint has been announced (to my knowledge). Haven’t played any of these except Five Tribes so maybe they should all be down on the try before buy list. On the other hand I might blind-buy any of these. Sooner or later this list is going to shrink to nothing (I hope)

FOMO Level: leading cause of FOMO.

  • Five Tribes (I didn’t know what I was doing not buying this at SPIEL, not willing to pay the prices for a used copy. Reprint please?)
  • Antiquity (that forum game looked fascinating)
  • The Search for Planet X (deduction, as a solo riddle, relatively recent, would have expected talks of a reprint by now)
  • Martian Dice (because Mars, it is on BGA)

Wish List of games past

A category that I hope to be rid of eventually. These are games that are in stock and then they are not… they come and go at intervals. Some of these have a current or near future reprint announced which will lead to a short spike in availability. I will probably cave sooner rather than later and get these. FOMO Level: medium to high.

Wish List of Games Present

These are games of recent publishing years that are usually in print or new print runs expected in the near future. FOMO Level: low to medium.

  • Roll for the Galaxy (because dice, have played and like it, June reprint)
  • Pandemic Legacy Season 0 (once season 2 is finished and sale!)


A list of games that I know are or will be available at my local game store and that will probably make it on one of my next orders from them to support them through the pandemic. Even so, as they are a bit on the pricy side, some games that I can get for WAY cheaper elsewhere are not on this list. FOMO Level: very low.

  • Oceans (some people in the house like reefs and fish, also a new Legendary Creatures expansion has been announced)
  • Kyoto (negotiation and theme)
  • Tournament at Avalon (weird)

Wish List of Games Future

Games that are not yet published but that I expect to be available in the near future. FOMO Level: mixed bag. The reprints are higher than the new games announced. I am nervous I will somehow miss the pre-order for the localized John Company.

  • The LOOP (August 2021, coop and pink and time travel)
  • The Great Zimbabwe (reprint June 2021, Splotter)
  • Skyrise (remake of Metropolys classic, looks sooo pretty)
  • John Company Second Edition (DE, pre-order August 2021)
  • Rallyman GT (played on TTS, nice tactical race, May or June 2021)
  • Equinox (Mai 2021, Knizia, FLGS)
  • Die Glassstrasse Big Box (June 2021, Rosenberg, FLGS)
  • Iberian Gauge (this year’s Iron Rails installment)
  • Terra Mystica: Innovations… a new game with one of my favorite rulesets! Variable player boards, variable map & Steampunk (probably around Spiel)
  • Stella: Ein Dixit Spiel (December 2021, pictures!)

Curious aka want to play

There are a bunch of games I am interested in but also a little weary and I’d very much like to play before I get anywhere near buying.

  • Ex Libris (because books!)
  • Food Chain Magnate (June 2021 reprint, I am not quite sure I want it, decide!)
  • Eclipse Second Dawn for the Galaxy (4x, this or Xia or both?)
  • Coffee Traders (June or July 2021, coffee!, expensive)
  • Meadow (nature themed tricky comboing set collection thingy?)
  • Honey Buzz (economics honey coated, pretty recent will probably somehow get a reprint soonish?)
  • Mass Transit (SUSD preview looked good)Firefly: The Game (I hear good things, also: Their hands are blue!)
  • Oriflamme (something something French game price, BGA!)
  • Yin Yang (because area control by a designer local to the theme, very interested but definitely needs more research I have so many games in that niche)
  • Formosa Tea (tea! but worker placement is not a rare occurrence in my collection)
  • Power Grid (I have played this over 10 years ago)
  • Chip Theory (burncycle, Too many bones, too expensive to just buy)
  • Lost Ruins of Arnak (I already have Dune Imperium on preorder this may be too much of the same niche, BGA)
  • Troyes (BGA)
  • T’zolkin Mayan Calendar (BGA)
  • Great Western Trail (because so far I have no success with Pfister games)
  • Atlantis Rising 2nd (played first ages ago, was not that impressed, but hear 2nd is better)
  • Yamatai (OOP but so pretty and still reasonably cheap in the secondary market but this is one I would want to know before buying)
  • Small Samurai Empires (I have way too many area control games already, this one sounds neat but not neat enough to blind-buy)
  • Blue Lagoon (I have got 2 Knizia strategic tile layers, do I need a third?)
  • Air Land & Sea (war themes are not my usual fare but it does get a lot of praise, so maybe?)
  • Jaipur (two player rarely clicks for us. I have previously played this but need to refresh the game in my mind)
  • Feudum (sounds fascinating but expensive)
  • Yokohama (too many comparisons to Istanbul to be a blind buy)
  • Incan Gold (my experience with push-your-luck is one of “each buy is pushing my luck”)

Wish List of Expansions

Expansions need no explanation. If I like the game I want it all. FOMO Level: low.

  • On Mars: Alien Invasion (need! probably on KS?)
  • Concordia Solitaria (insta-buy)
  • Nidavellir: Thingvellir
  • Root: Marauder Expansion (my copy of Root is German)

Games Already Ordered

FOMO Level: none. Those are already ordered!

  • 18DO (Kickstarter)
  • Agropolis, Tussie Mussie (Kickstarter)
  • Aqua Garden (Kickstarter)
  • Awkward Guests (Spieleschmiede)
  • Bear Raid, Factory Funner, Ghosts of Christmas (Kickstarter)
  • Blood on the Clocktower
  • Darwin’s Journey (Kickstarter)
  • Dune Imperium
  • Everdell: The Complete Collection (Kickstarter)
  • Frosthaven (Kickstarter)
  • Hoop Godz (Kickstarter)
  • The King is Dead Second Edition (Spieleschmiede)
  • Lunar Base (Kickstarter)
  • Mouse Cheese Cat Cucumber (Kickstarter)
  • Petrichor (Kickstarter)
  • Planet Unknown (Kickstarter)
  • Raid (Kickstarter)
  • Radlands (Kickstarter)
  • Q.E.
  • Spirits of the Forest (Kickstarter)
  • Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition (Kickstarter)
  • Village Green (Spieleschmiede)