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Jonathan Franklin – Notes from T5 (That Terrific Trick Taking Thing)

T5 Notes I spent an incredible weekend in Covington, KY playing over 30 different trick-taking games.  Instead of rehashing them all and repeating what James Nathan has covered in his wonderful daily diary, The major elements were the location, a … Continue reading

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T5: Day Four & これはトリテなのか?

I think we ended up with 22 folks being able to attend for some period of time, and here are a few of us prior to some folks taking off Sunday afternoon. I’m so grateful for those that came and … Continue reading

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T5: Day Three

I think my view of the roll of pastries in other adults’ lives is probably skewed by watching too many episodes of The West Wing where there was inevitably a plate of pastries in the center of every table at … Continue reading

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T5: Day Two

Today we’ll start out with a short tour of part of the library people have brought. Luke has set his up on the ledge here. In alphabetical order, of course. And here’s a list of what I saw played in … Continue reading

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T5: Day One

First day is in the books. Three quarters of the folks have arrived, and I’m lucky I had my wife to “run registration” as even with 20 people, name tags, food, a tour of the house, room assignments, and what … Continue reading

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T5: Background

This is the story of what we’re doing this weekend: an April Fool’s Day joke that turned into a design competition that turned into a housecon. I’ll start with a video of 50kaitenz. I’ve made something of an accidental Twitter … Continue reading

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Caught! – Quick Impressions On Some New Games From Lobster Trap – by Craig Massey

Fellow Opinionated Gamer Tery Noseworthy has shared some thoughts on several of the new games she played last month at Lobster Trap. Lobster Trap is an annual event I host with a good friend. Its small with attendance topping out … Continue reading

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PAX Unplugged (2018)

A last minute addition to my schedule this year, I went to PAX Unplugged to help my friends Andy and Rand demo games in the “First Look” area. We haven’t covered this convention before, and it’s only in its second … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day Four (2018)

That’s a wrap. As can be the case, I’m getting you a Saturday recap late, as we ran long last night, and my schedule to hit my flight this morning was tight. It was an outstanding con, despite not playing … Continue reading

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BGGCON Day Three (2018)

Today we’ll start with a shoutout to the folks that showed up early and waited for the Not Hot Games Room to open. Jim and his crew are enthusiastic supporters of my nonsense, and it means a lot to me. … Continue reading

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