Category Archives: Convention Report

The Gathering of Friends 2013 (Warmup for 2014)

Note: I originally wrote this to be posted on Board Game Geek News but the editor was swamped with work thus this got pushed further and further behind. I decided to post it as a warmup for the 2014 Gathering … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: GenCon 2013 – The Kitchen Sink

Despite the focus on boardgaming by our particular interest group, GenCon has a very broad range of events present.  In fact, by my estimation, GenCon is an even bigger RPG (role playing game) convention than a boardgame one.  Companies bringing … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: GenCon 2013 – The Deckbuilders

We’ve seen a number of deckbuilders come out over the years after the first reveal of Dominion.  They continue to pack the dealer hall at GenCon.  No matter where you are in the hall there are typically at least 2 … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Gencon 2013 in Photos

Yes, GenCon has come and gone and I’m no longer visualizing dice whenever I close my eyes.  Due to a pile of press events on Thursday I managed to attend almost two and a half days this year (Thursday evening … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: My One-Day Report from GenCon 2013

For most people, GenCon is the “Best Four Days in Gaming” – and the con’s slogan can be seen everywhere proclaiming this…  While it is certainly a great time, for me, GenCon might be the “Best One Day in Gaming” … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: It’s beginning to feel a lot like Essen… but first, GenCon!

Dale Yu:  It’s beginning to feel a lot like Essen… Well, not quite yet.  But, the annual cycle leading up to the SPIEL fair in Essen, Germany has definitely begun.  How do I know this?  Well, GenCon is about to … Continue reading

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Larry’s Gathering Impressions

The 2013 Gathering was a blast as always, the highlight of my gaming year.  Thanks, as always, to Alan Moon for organizing such an amazing shindig! There were plenty of good games on hand to sample, but nothing that really … Continue reading

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Tom Rosen: Eighty-Nine Games in Seven Days and 5,700 Words

I had the good fortune of traveling to a week-long convention last month at which I tried many new games and new-to-me games, so I’m here to report back on my experience… and opinions of course. Day 1 – Discovering … Continue reading

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Good Games & Great Friends: The Gathering 2013

Set the Wayback Machine For 2002 My first Gathering of Friends was back in 2002 and even though I’d been in the hobby for a long time, it was an overwhelming experience. Puerto Rico had just been released… and multiple … Continue reading

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Dale Yu – Report from the Gathering of Friends, Day 4 Part 2 – Monday

  Well, this wasn’t a gaming day. Lots of social invitations today, and I ended up spending a lot of the day out of the gameroom. There is a group going Letterboxing today, and I’ve never done that – and … Continue reading

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