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Interested in going to PAX Unplugged next weekend in Philly? #PAXUnplugged

PAX Unplugged 2017 , the first tabletop-only PAX, will take place November 17-19, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. We have been given ten 3-day passes to the event to distribute to our readers.  There is no monetary cost.  In return for … Continue reading

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Fairplay. 1400 Saturday 

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Friday report from the ravensburger event 

  This year, Ravensburger offered the first lunch and play event. It was quite nice, and they went out of their way to be helpful to us “non speaking” journalists.  Two big pieces of news so far.  1) Knizia was … Continue reading

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The real first day. Thursday 

Well, it’s just around noon here. Managed to already make one trip back to the hotel. Trying something new, and I’m planning to make more frequent trips back to the hotel. The weight will be lighter and frankly my body … Continue reading

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Essen Day Zero

Wow…. I left the halls a several hours ago for dinner and am still fairly speechless. (That’s a good time to write some things up, yes?) Here are today’s acquisitions:

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Weds first news from Essen 

Well, setup day is always hectic. Everyone is still too busy to talk. The Japon brand booth still empty… The good news is that I just heard that the games were cleared thru customs so there should be a happy … Continue reading

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James Nathan: Almost Essen

I’m not at Essen. Well, not yet. Tomorrow. Tomorrow I will be. This is my first and likely only Essen. Typically I don’t worry too much about pre-Essen planning until the show is over. My Essen planning is more like … Continue reading

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News from setup day #1 – Tuesday 

So, walking around the empty halls today. Partly an attempt to stay awake. Partly because it’s a good chance to see some old friendsa few news tidbits. Japon brand is in a bit of a panic. Their games are currently … Continue reading

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Don’t panic, we’ll still be writing here. But uploading pictures on the go is easier on Twitter 

Follow us on Twitter. @opinionatedgmrs .   This is also how we can hide stuff since the free WordPress blog doesn’t offer a spoiler tag!   .

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Sunday at the gathering 

Managed to wake up early today..started the day with another game of Codenames Duet. Managed to do better but I suspect this is because I was playing with John as opposed to Dan. We were only one answer away from … Continue reading

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