Category Archives: Convention Report

BGGCON Day Two (2018)

This was a busy day. I started off this morning teaching a few titles in the hot games area, as I will also be doing Friday and Saturday.  I usually request an 8 AM shift there, and this morning was … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day One (2018)

The fellow in the green shirt and hat there would turn out to be my friend Rikki, but I didn’t know I’d put it that way when the day started. As usual, I like to walk up and down the … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day Zero (2018)

To be honest, while I went into RollingCon with the intent to play only train games, I reached an inflection point Tuesday morning, where I was ready to play some light, whimsical, new Essen titles, but would pass on train … Continue reading

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RollingCon or The Time We Took a Train to BGGCON

I’m currently on a train getting ready to pass from Illinois into Missouri. It’s 7:00, dark out, and I think there’s snow on the ground. (That’s now now, when I’m writing it, not when you’re reading it, when I finish … Continue reading

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Essen ’18 Days Three & Four: What’s was hot, and thoughts on the year in gaming… (Chris Wray)

Essen 2018 is now complete!  I’m taking a brief break from packing to write this blog post.  Many of the Opinionated Gamers left today (Sunday), but I don’t fly out until Monday morning.   Below I talk about what was hot … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Saturday news

Spent my setup hour on my final day here walking around the fair in picking up the last little things that I think might fit in my luggage. I did a fairly decent job of packing last night, and I … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Friday Report from Essen

Friday started off with the box shenanigans, and this ended up taking most of the precious setup time for the day.  However, as you can guess, as  I was sending off a fairly ginormous box, I had already a fair … Continue reading

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Essen ’18 Day Two: What’s hot, and what I played… (Chris Wray)

For me, Friday at Essen means more time chatting and playing games and less time shopping.  This post includes overall convention thoughts so far, plus an analysis of what’s hot, and mini-reviews of several games I’ve been playing. The Convention … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Thurs/early Fri morning report from the Fair

This year has been crazy busy, and I honestly fell asleep with my laptop on my belly last night around 2130 when we returned from dinner.  Though sometimes it seems possible; I was not actually able to write anything about … Continue reading

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Essen ’18 Day One: What was hot, and what I played… (Chris Wray)

As with my past coverage, I’ll be posting each day about (1) what’s hot, (2) what I played, and (3) general thoughts on the convention.  I haven’t had the chance to play many games so far: I typically spend the … Continue reading

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