Category Archives: Convention Report

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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Chris Wray: Quick Thoughts on 10 Essen Games

We’re a little over two weeks past Spiel ‘17, and I’ve played about 40 new titles.  So has my game group: every year, I invite everybody I regularly game with in Kansas and Missouri to a small get-together (called “Essen … Continue reading

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Essen Diary of Regrets-what I did NOT buy at the fair

[Ed note – welcome a new author to our ranks, Simmy Peerutin!] By: Simmy Peerutin As most of us do, I had spent weeks before the fair studying the BGG Preview List, watching videos and reading reviews, and I had … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen Recap Part 4

Dale Yu: Essen Recap Part 4   Well, we’re nearing the end of the road here for what happened – in this (possibly final) piece, I’ll just talk a bit about some of the more interesting things that I saw.  … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Essen 2017 Recap Part 3

Dale Yu: Essen 2017 Recap Part 3   Well, so far, in part 1 and part 2 of my recap, I’ve been going in chronological order.  From here on out, I’m abandoning this strategy.  Why? Well, to be honest, things … Continue reading

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Essen Wrap-up (Chris Wray)

I’m still on my long trip back to mid-Missouri, but here’s my Essen wrap up.  I discuss (1) the semi-final BGG Geekbuzz list and the Fairplay list, (2) when various games will arrive in the United States, and (3) some … Continue reading

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