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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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Essen Preview #27 – Age of Steam: African Diamond Mines & Taiwan Cube Factories

Age of Steam Expansions – African Diamond Mines /Taiwan Cube Factories Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Like the other AoS expansions in the Bezier Games’ Essen pack, this is a double-sided board intended to work with either the Age … Continue reading

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Essen Preview #25: Vintage

Designer: Gil d’Orey Publisher: MESAboardgames Players: 2 to 4 Playing Time: 90 minutes Ages: 10+ Last year’s SPIEL fair at Essen brought us multiple games with winemaking theme: Vinhos, Grand Cru, and Toscana. This year’s show will welcome the latest … Continue reading

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