Category Archives: Recap

Hot Takes: Mark, Ted and John’s Weekend O’Games!

For the last couple of years, I’ve had the privilege of traveling across a couple of states to join game designer Ted Cheatham (City Square Off, Captain Clueless) and John Palaygi in a 4 day gaming weekend. The last two … 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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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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How Acquire Became Acquire

(The following article is based upon research I recently had the opportunity to complete at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY.  I am indebted to Julia Rossi and Nicolas Ricketts at the museum for their tremendous help, … Continue reading

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OG 2013 – What You Missed

There’s been a lot of great content posted on the OG in the past year, so we just wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the most viewed articles in case you missed them the first time around.  … Continue reading

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Revisiting 2013

It’s that time of year for a look back at the past twelve months of gaming.  Last year I wrote up a 2012 retrospective that discussed my most played games of the year and in previous years I’ve made charts … Continue reading

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2012 Sasquatch Board Game Festival Recap: Best Way to Spend a Rainy Weekend in November

The 3rd annual Sasquatch Board Game Festival took place 10/31-11/4. There were several changes this year – attendance grew by 50% (we had about 80 people) so we moved up from mansions to a hotel venue for the first time, … Continue reading

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Gulf Games 29 – Report

By:  Greg J. Schloesser Gulf Games is a relatively small, invitation-only gathering of families and individuals who enjoy socializing and playing games.  While there is an abundance of different games played and enjoyed, the emphasis is placed on fellowship and … Continue reading

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