Dale Yu: 5th Report from the Gathering of Friends

Well, it’s a slower day around here.  The annual Tichu tournament is going on, and it feels like half of the convention is playing it.  It was actually hard for awhile to get a group together to play something other than Tichu.  Though, after the first few hours, the number of tournament players was cut in half and the room returned to its regular state

The number of prototypes here is a bit lower – partly because a number of the company representatives have already headed home.  This  has a twofold effect on the number of protos in play: 1) they took their pre-production protos home with them, 2) they are no longer here so fewer pitches are being made.

I’m having a decent day thus far: started out learning Guild, an interesting Japanese card game from fellow OG’er Joe Huber.  Then, we had our annual OG lunch where we planned to take over the world.

Then, in our quest to find Fluff-worthy games, we had to play Kalimambo with Mark Jackson – a game right up his alley which involves poop, taking rhino horns in the pooper and a wolverine named after the god of destruction.

Then, we got a crack at the new dice-rolling release, Vegas.  It has a lot of dice.  And definitely on the low end of the skill spectrum.  But it’s 20 minutes of dice-rolling fun.

Then, off to fish in the Baltic in Mare Balticum.

After this, another rousing edition of the meta-game of where to go to dinner (and who to go with!)

Until your next appointment

The Gaming Doctor

About Dale Yu

Dale Yu is the Editor of the Opinionated Gamers. He can occasionally be found working as a volunteer administrator for BoardGameGeek, and he previously wrote for BoardGame News.
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2 Responses to Dale Yu: 5th Report from the Gathering of Friends

  1. Matt J Carlson says:

    What? No photo of the OG luncheon? Do you all have a face for internet or something…. ;)

  2. Dale Yu says:

    No pictures of us to protect the innocent!

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