Category Archives: Convention Report

Granite Game Summit (2020) Recap

This last weekend I headed to New Hampshire to play some games. My friend Kimberly is one of the organizers of the Granite Game Summit, and with BGGCON exiting my annual schedule, it would be a nice way to support … Continue reading

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T6 (a trick-taking party)

On a recent weekend, I again invited a number of my friends to town for a weekend of playing trick-taking games. Around 33 people participated, and, if I’ve counted correctly, I played 68 different games, almost all of which were … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day Four (2019)

This is actually a Day Zero, Four, and Five post, as I’ll cover Saturday, Sunday morning, and a few things from Tuesday night after the train arrived. This was the last BGGCON I’ll be able to make it to for … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day Three (2019)

Day three started off as almost all my BGGCON days do, eating a hotel salad. They were out of the ones I had been getting, so I got this instead. With jalapeno cheddar sausage? Well, not exactly. As I looked … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day Two (2019)

It was day two, which featured more hotel exploring, more bbq, and the arrival of new friends, some of whom I knew were coming, and some who I hadn’t seen in years, and didn’t know when I’d see again. Day … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day One (2019)

Here’s the new hotel! It’s the glass building down and to the left of that tower. Since some things are new this year, I’ll try to remember to share information and photos of things that I had started to take … Continue reading

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RollingCon 2019

I’m writing this up from the registration line of BGGCON this morning, the convention’s first time at this new hotel -now outside of the DFW airport (again), and after an afternoon and an evening, it’s already been a nice change, … Continue reading

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Mark’s Bundle of 2019 Essen Game Thoughts

Just got home from a fantastic weekend of gaming (Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon) with friends… enjoying a truckload of new games straight from Essen. (OK, so not really a truckload, unless it was a small hand truck being pulled … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: Game Ratings from My Post-Essen Event

Shortly after Essen, I host a small weekend event where my game groups gather and play all of the titles I brought back from Essen. This is our fifth year hosting, and I call it Essen West, although we’ve looped … Continue reading

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Essen 2019, Day 4: Quick Wrap Up (Chris Wray)

I’ll have mini-reviews of lots of games in the coming days, but this is a sort of wrap up post, just quick thoughts on the Geekbuzz and Fairplay lists. The big news on the last day is that attendance topped … Continue reading

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