Category Archives: Convention Report

Chris Wray: My Essen 2017 Most Anticipated List

Spiel (Essen) 2017 is less than two weeks away, and I’ve been reading rulebooks and combing through Eric Martin’s oh-so-amazing Spiel ’17 Preview on BGG. As in past years, I’ll be doing coverage from the fair for The Opinionated Gamers … Continue reading

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GenCon 2017 Mega Rundown – Odds n Ends

The reporting is winding down, but not without sharing photos of things that amused me as I wandered the convention center, like the sleeping giant to the left who was a loaner from the popular live-action True Dungeon experience (think LARPing in … Continue reading

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GenCon 2017 Mega Rundown – Digital

Among all the boards and dice at GenCon are those who are working towards eliminating those same things.  Not that there’s anything wrong with physical games, but sometimes it is difficult to get all the players you need together in … Continue reading

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GenCon 2017 Mega Rundown – H to Z

Post number 2 of my main 2017 convention coverage. Once again I cover games, in rough alphabetical order by publisher, that inspired me enough to snap a few photos. *As always standard disclaimers apply. After learning the gist of the … Continue reading

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GenCon 2017 Mega Rundown – A to G

Time to head wholeheartedly into the meat of my 2017 convention experience.  In rough alphabetical order by publisher, here are a few of the games that caught my eye enough to snap a few photos.     *As always standard … Continue reading

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GenCon 2017 Mega Rundown – RPGs

GenCon is traditionally a mecca for role playing (it was started by the D&D folks) and this year was no exception.  I already mentioned a few kid-friendly titles yesterday, but the following include those targeted at a slightly older audience. … Continue reading

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GenCon 2017 Mega Rundown – Kids

Women and children first, well children anyway.  This year’s barrage of GenCon photos starts with all the games that I deemed best fit for kids, and there were a lot of them this year (mostly thanks to HABA and Peaceable … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2017: What’s Hot, and What I Played

The first day of Gen Con 2017 is a wrap, and what a day it was.  This year’s sold out event marks the 50th anniversary of the convention, and if the first day is any indication, this is going to … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: My Gen Con Most Anticipated List

I’ll arrive in Indianapolis later today, and I’m excited for Gen Con 2017 to get started.   This will be my third year at Gen Con, and thanks to Eric Martin’s amazing new BGG preview tool, I’m better prepared this … Continue reading

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Quick trip to Origins 2017

Well, normally I get one or two days each year at the Origins Game Fair, and this year, due to a number of reasons, it turned out to be about 60% of a day only…  Sad, but I tried to … Continue reading

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