I know that we are all in the Essen frenzy, trying to read rules, previews, reviews, press-release in the desperate need to understand how to best spend our time and money in Essen with the (sadly) absolute certainty to not be able to go back with everything we want, the (sadly) awareness will be back home with much more inutility than needed and with the fear to miss the game all other gamers will have and talk about in the next weeks.
People not attending Essen can live this day with a big amount of ill-concealed envy and much less stress.
Here my quick impressions, just reading the rules, of some games: hoping it could help other gamers in their choices.
To optimize the time here the list of the games I’m talking about in this article: so you can just go beyond if not interested:
Tahiti from Minion Games
War of the Ring: Lord of Middle Earth from Ares Games