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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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Captive and Knights (James Nathan)

Captive Designer: Manuro Publisher: Makaka Editions / Blue Orange EU Players: 1 Ages: 10+ Times played: 9, purchased from European OLGS Knights (Chevaliers) Designer: Shuky Publisher: Makaka Editions / Blue Orange EU Players: 1 Ages: 6+ Times played: 14, purchased … Continue reading

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2nd and Final Day (James Nathan)

My main sentiment is still wow with a long ellipsis. Sorry to be so repetitive and for the paucity of detailed emotions. Yesterday was crowded, but today less so. From pictures of past years, it always seemed that demos were … Continue reading

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Day One (James Nathan)

Wow…. Still processing and at a general loss of words for the fair overall, so you’re probably just getting more captions and pictures. Maybe a little recap. I posted a few things on our twitter account during the day, but … Continue reading

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Essen Day Zero

Wow…. I left the halls a several hours ago for dinner and am still fairly speechless. (That’s a good time to write some things up, yes?) Here are today’s acquisitions:

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James Nathan: Almost Essen

I’m not at Essen. Well, not yet. Tomorrow. Tomorrow I will be. This is my first and likely only Essen. Typically I don’t worry too much about pre-Essen planning until the show is over. My Essen planning is more like … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Essen Anticipation

James Nathan: Essen Anticipation I find myself generally in a corner of the hobby where, well, there are cobwebs, and the light of anticipation lists and videos often doesn’t reach into those recesses.  In what is essentially no order, here … Continue reading

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James Nathan: 1920 Wall Street and Password Express

First Impressions: Looping Games’ 1920 Wall Street and Password Express (James Nathan) I’ve played these once each (with purchased copies), so here are some preliminary thoughts.  Due to, things, I’m posting posts backwards, and these will be on an  Essen … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Mini Rails

Mini Rails Designer: Mark Gerrits Artist: Steve Tse Publisher: Moaideas Games Design Players: 3-5 Ages: 13+ Time: 40-60 minutes Times Played: 5 times with purchased copy, 1 time with review copy Previously Covered: Lorna’s Mini Review – First Impressions Sometimes … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Review of Gads Hill 1874

Gads Hill 1874 Designer: Stephan Riedel Artist: Christian Opperer Publisher: Clicker Spiele Players: 2-4 Ages: 10+ Time: 45 Minutes Times Played: 6 with purchased copies There was a time last October when I moved this to the “not interested category”. … Continue reading

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