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James Nathan: Keyper

James Nathan: Keyper Game: Keyper Designer: Richard Breese Publisher: R&D Games Players: 2-4 Time:  90-120 Minutes Times played: 2 times with a friend’s copy For my group, the deluge of Essen titles to dig out from underneath feels like it’s … Continue reading

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James Nathan: The Glorious South

The Glorious South Game: The Glorious South Designer: Ariel Yi Chi Chang Publisher: GeGe Co. Ltd. Players: 4-8 Time:  20-40 minutes Times played: 4 with purchased copy Sometimes I think about how my body will degrade as I age. I … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Unlock! Mystery Adventures and Unlock! Temple of Ra

Unlock! Mystery Adventures and Unlock! Temple of Ra Games: Unlock! The House on the Hill Unlock! The Nautilus’ Traps Unlock! The Tonipal’s Treasure Unlock! Temple of Ra Designer: Cyril Demaegd Publisher: Space Cowboys Players: 1+ Ages: 10+ Time: ~60 minutes … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Finished!

Finished! Designer: Friedemann Friese Artist: Harald Lieske Publisher: 2F-Spiele, Stronghold Games Players: 1 Ages: 10+ Times played: 5, purchased at Spiel 2017 My grandfather had large feet.  I have large feet.  Here are some adidas bowling shoes that I saw … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Goritaire (ゴリティア)

Goritaire Designer: Pawn Publisher: Adventure Planning Service/bouken Players: 1 Ages: 15+ Times played: 23, purchased from publisher at Spiel 2017 27 Gorilla cards. Gödel’s proof is probably my favorite proof, and I’m quite fond of Gödel’s Proof the book. Not … Continue reading

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BGG.CON Day Four

This is my friend Doug. We’ll get to day four, but it turns out three wasn’t over when I posted it. Doug is responsible for some of my favorite memories of bggcons, and so when I saw him in the … Continue reading

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BGG.CON Day Three

Everyday I worry it’s almost over. Then I think about what I want to play before we leave. What do I have to play. Obviously there’s nothing I have to play (but if you know of somebody with a copy … Continue reading

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BGG.CON Day Two

And to be clear, when I said 8 AM, I meant earlier as there’s shower, coffee, and a salad first. Maybe my memory is failing me, but hot games was packed this morning (I wrote some of this last night, … Continue reading

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BGG.CON Day One

I’m an 8 AM con person in general. For BGG.CON day one, that means a lot of wandering around, as things don’t quite open until 10. This year, the con introduced a “premium” badge, which, amongst other things, including a … Continue reading

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BGG.CON Day Zero

Here’s the registration line as I start. That first table is usually there from the previous evening and games through the night. The line here has the ability to let you play games as you wait, something untenable at Origins, … Continue reading

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