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Matt Carlson: GenCon 2015 Mega Rundown – RPGs, Electronic, Eclectic

I like games, especially boardgames. However, when I was young I couldn’t always find people to play, so I naturally gravitated to computer (and, to a lesser extent because I couldn’t afford it, console games.) I love me a boardgame, … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: GenCon 2015 Mega Rundown – Children’s Games

I don’t know your background, but you’re missing out if you flatly refuse to play any children’s games (let’s say Children’s games are anything that are at least playable someone 5 or under.) While most have an element of chance, … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: GenCon 2015 Mega Rundown – Family Games

Welcome back for round 3 of 5.  Today is Family Game day. Frequently writing for GamerDad.com as well as having several younger kids of my own, I’m always on the lookout for games that might work well for family play. … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: GenCon 2015 Mega Rundown – Eurogames

Day two of my game rundown, feel free to back up to yesterday and check out the various dice games. Today I’m taking a look at what I loosely call “eurogames” which are all those games that don’t quite fit … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: GenCon 2015 Mega Rundown – Dice Games

Once again I spent a busy two days (Thursday and Friday this year) at GenCon and have come back with a pile of photos and information.  I love the experience of “drinking from the fire-hose” of boardgame rules thrown my … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2015: My Hits and Misses of Days Three and Four

I spent most of Saturday participating in tournaments, and I left the convention shortly after noon on Sunday, but I did get the chance to try out a few more games generating buzz around the convention.  Here are some snapshot … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2015: My Hits and Misses of Day Two

With the second day of Gen Con 2015 finished, here are three more quick reviews: Codenames; Lanterns: The Harvest Festival; and Takenoko Chibis (Expansion). Just like with my reviews from the first day, these are merely first impressions. Codenames by Vlaada … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2015: Five Games That Impressed Me on Day One

As the first day of Gen Con 2015 comes to an end, I wanted to provide a quick review of five games that have impressed me: Artifacts, Inc.; Tides of Time; Mysterium; Terra; and Coup Rebellion G54. I haven’t tried … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Origins 2015 Part 2

Origins 2015 Part 2 Hello gamers! Welcome back! Be sure to check out Origins 2015 Part 1 – you wouldn’t want to miss out on any of the fun! I don’t think I mentioned one word about food in the first … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Origins 2015 Part 1

Origins 2015 Part 1 The Origins Game Fair was held June 3-7 in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. Registration this year was via bar code, emailed to those who pre-registered. The wait time in line was a lot … Continue reading

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