Category Archives: Convention Report

What Was Hot at BGG.CON, Plus What I Played (Chris Wray)

This year was my first year at BGG.CON.  I’ve been to several major game conventions, plus several smaller ones, and BGG.CON was among my favorites.  Everything ran incredibly smoothly, the library was top notch, and the attendees were friendly.  About … Continue reading

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Dale Yu: Quick Essen 2016 Recap – and the reveal of the Haul

Well, back safely from Essen, and with two grueling workdays behind me, time to catch my breath and review the trip.  As usual, we had a great time in Europe, and it was a wonderful 8-day experience.  I did manage … Continue reading

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Essen Day Four: A Summary of Spiel 2016, What Was Hot, and What I Played (Chris Wray)

Spiel 2016 is in the history books!  By this afternoon the halls were emptying out, and the fair was drawing to an end. This posts covers four topics: (1) my general thoughts on Essen 2016, including publishers/designers that stood out, (2) … Continue reading

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Essen Day Three: What’s Hot, and What I Played, Plus Other Updates (Chris Wray)

Day Three was the most crowded yet, as is seemingly always the case, because German families come out en masse to participate in the fair.  This posts covers three topics: (1) what’s hot, (2) scenes from the Messe, including another jumbo game, and … Continue reading

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Essen Day Two: What’s Hot, and What I Played, Plus Other Updates (Chris Wray)

This is my first big post of Essen 2016, as I spent a lot of time playing games today.  This posts covers several topics: (1) what’s hot, (2) the International Gamers Award ceremony, (3) pictures of jumbo games at Essen, and … Continue reading

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No Friday part 2 from Essen 

Walked around the halls for an hour.  My back is starting to get fired up so an early trip back to the hotel to drop off a load of games  Walked back to the show with Eric Lang,  who is … Continue reading

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Friday Morning at Essen

Just getting ready for breakfast. Spent a good portion of last night opening boxes, repackaging boards/cards, nesting boxes, and trying to get it to all fit in my cases.  I think that I have maybe 30 to 35 more pounds … Continue reading

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Essen Day One: What’s Hot, Plus General Thoughts on Day One (Chris Wray)

As with my past coverage, I’ll be posting each night about (1) what’s hot, (2) what I played, and (3) general thoughts on the convention.  I didn’t get the chance to play any games today, but I did get 90+% … Continue reading

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Thurs at the fair 

Way too busy to write now. I will mostly have to let the pictures do the talking  Lunch time. Spiral potatoes.  We had killed brian’s step goal by lunch. I think we’re around 18,000 steps now  Went back to the … Continue reading

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Essen Day One: The Convention So Far, Plus the Morning Haul (Chris Wray)

A picture is worth a thousand words, so this will be a short post, mostly to update on what is hot so far at the convention.  I also crack open the 2016 DSP Goodie Box below. By 10:30, the convention … Continue reading

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