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Gen Con 2014 report – the weekend

The mad dash continued through the weekend, with me running around in the morning trying to play as many new games (mostly ones that are not yet released since I bought most of the new releases already) as possible, working … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2014 report – Thursday morning

Since I have a long list of games to buy, opening day at Gen Con is always a mad dash of trying to procure all the limited quantity games. Luckily I had only 2 booths left that have potential issue … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2014 Report – Wednesday night

As many long-time Gen Con attendees know, Rio Grande Games has a demo room outside the exhibit hall where you can go to try current and upcoming releases. This year, Tasty Minstrel Games and Iello also have their demo rooms … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2014 Report – Setup Day

I am at Gen Con again as Bezier Game’s demo minion, so I get an exhibitor badge that lets me into the hall on setup day. A quick stroll through the exhibit hall this morning oriented me as to the … Continue reading

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2012 Sasquatch Board Game Festival Recap: Best Way to Spend a Rainy Weekend in November

The 3rd annual Sasquatch Board Game Festival took place 10/31-11/4. There were several changes this year – attendance grew by 50% (we had about 80 people) so we moved up from mansions to a hotel venue for the first time, … Continue reading

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Top-Ranked (Old) Games We Still Play

As part of the Oldies week, in addition to listing their top-rated games released before 2009, OG contributors are also taking a look at the old games that they still play. I thought it would be an interesting exercise to … Continue reading

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Jennifer Geske: BGG.CON 2011 – Closing Thoughts

I had the best intention of writing something up at the end of each day at the convention, but I totally failed at time management and ended up staying up way late every night. So instead of a more timely … Continue reading

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Jennifer Geske: BGG.CON 2011 – Before the Weekend

The first two days of BGG.CON 2011 has been a flurry of activities for me. I still haven’t gotten more than 4 hours of sleep a night, and so far have only left the hotel once (for a quick lunch) … Continue reading

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Jennifer Geske: BGG.CON 2011 – Behind the Scenes

While Essen is where the boardgaming industry introduces many of the new games for the next year, BGG.CON is where many non-Europeans in the community get to play those games. I usually try to get to BGG.CON at least one … Continue reading

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Jennifer Geske: Recap of Sasquatch Boardgame Festival 2011

  For those of you who followed Patrick Korner’s Essen Mule Train reports, the train made a few more stops (Vancouver, B.C. -> Everett, Washington -> Redmond, Washington -> Issaquah, Washington) before finally arriving at the venue for this year’s … Continue reading

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