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GenCon 2016 Mega Rundown – A to G

Welcome back to the 2016 Mega Rundown.  Today we start into the gamer games in earnest, hitting them up alphabetically by publisher.  Sit back and let the photos wash over you to see what games caught my fancy.

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Gen Con Day Four: Concluding Thoughts

Gen Con Day Four: Concluding Thoughts With Gen Con 2016 now behind us, I wanted to offer my concluding thoughts on the convention, put together my anecdotal list of the top 20 hottest games, and offer thoughts on a few … Continue reading

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Gen Con Day Three: What’s Hot, and What I Played

Saturday seemed to be the most crowded day yet, which is normal, but I was still able to get in plays of some solid games.  Below are updates on what’s hot, what’s sold out, and a couple of fun pictures … Continue reading

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Gen Con Day Two: What’s Hot, and What I Played

I just got back to the hotel after the second day of Gen Con 2016.  Below are updates on what’s hot, what’s sold out, and other news.  I also provide initial impressions on two games I played today.   I’m … Continue reading

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Gen Con Day One: What’s Hot, and What I Played

The first day of Gen Con 2016 is in the history books, and below I discuss four games that impressed me on the first day, but I want to first offer some general thoughts on the convention and what is … Continue reading

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Gen Con Day Zero: Ten Games I’m Anticipating (And Five I’ve Already Played)

I’ll be blogging each day about Gen Con 2016, much like I did last year.  I get to Indiana tonight (Wednesday) and leave Sunday. I’m looking forward to the group of games being released at Gen Con this year.  Though … Continue reading

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YINSH (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Kris Burm Publisher:  Huch! & Friends; Don & Co.; Rio Grande Players:  2 Ages:  9 and Up Time:  30-60 Minutes Times Played:  > 10 Note: We’re focusing on reprints, re-themes, re-releases, etc. this month.  Since YINSH was recently reprinted, … Continue reading

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GIPF (Game History and Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Kris Burm Publisher:  Huch! & Friends; Don & Co.; Schmidt Spiele; Rio Grande Players:  2 Ages:  9 and Up Time:  30-60 Minutes Times Played:  > 10 Note: We’re focusing on reprints, re-themes, re-releases, etc. this month.  Since GIPF was … Continue reading

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Funkenschlag at Fifteen: The Story of Power Grid

Game History by Chris Wray   This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of Funkenschlag, the first forerunner of Power Grid.  In a hobby that is often defined by the “cult of the new,” Power Grid (which is still called Funkenschlag … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Review of Animals on Board

Animals on Board Publisher: Stronghold Games/Eggertspiele Designers: Ralph Zur Linde, Wolfgang Sentker Players: 2-4 Ages: 8+ Playing Time: 10-30min MSRP $29.95   Reviewed by: Mary Dimercurio Prasad Game Played: Review Copy Number of Plays: 4+   Introduction Each player has … Continue reading

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