Category Archives: Convention Report

James Nathan: Short Origins Trip

My yearly convention calendar is ever-evolving, with BGG.CON a lock, and others coming and going. Origins and Gen Con are both a short drive for me, but aren’t sufficiently enticing to draw me up that I block out time for … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Quick Report from a Quick Trip to Origins

I feel that I am blessed to be so close to some of the major gaming conventions – the proximity allows me to get away, even if only for a few hours, to check out the sights and sounds of … Continue reading

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HeavyCon: Day Four

Here is a photo of a pink fungus I saw 3 years ago. Largely the only criteria I used to pick a college years ago, was the diversity of courses offered, and when I took a class on Japanese tea … Continue reading

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HeavyCon: Day Three

Day three began with a game I’ve wanted to play for a few years, Swedish Parliament 2014. Each player represents a political party, and those not used by players are operated by the AI. The board represents 8 issue spectrums … Continue reading

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HeavyCon: Day Two

I can’t say enough how much I’m enjoying this con. This morning started with Sidereal Confluence- for me, one of the titles I had been hoping to try, but did not schedule ahead of time. My regular group and I … Continue reading

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HeavyCon: Day One

I started out the morning with Kogge which Edward had brought along for me, and was a title from last bggcon’s Not Hot Games Room. There weren’t player screens, but otherwise this was the highest quality component Kogge copy I’ve … Continue reading

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HeavyCon: Day Zero

For the next few days, I’ll talk about my experiences at HeavyCon, in Denver, CO. It’s my first trip here, starts tomorrow, and is already a stellar con. At bggcon, I’m an 8 AM person- who has showered and eaten … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Long Lost Gathering

I hadn’t been to a game convention in almost 4 years.  That’s practically a lifetime in the world of board games.  I used to go multiple times per year — but then along came baby and other life upheaval. That … Continue reading

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Chris’s Trip to the Gathering of Friends: Thursday/Friday/Wrap-up

This is my third and final post documenting my trip to the Gathering of Friends.  My apologies for the delay; I’ve been busy since I left the Gathering on Saturday night, so I didn’t get to write as much as … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Report from the Gathering of Friends, Day 5

  The final full day of my trip started with a nice late start.  I was finally able to sleep in and catch up on the sleep that I had been deprived of each morning thus far.  Normally, I only … Continue reading

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