Best New Board Games of 2012

I didn't see this thread when I was looking (correct me if I'm wrong), so I thought I'd create it, though I don't have anything to add. I am just hoping others can direct me to some awesome games since my birthday is at the end of the month. So, here we go:

What do you think are the best of 2012 in board and card games?

You could probably start in this thread over here. I'm pretty sure most of the major releases from, well...ever, get talked about in there.