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Gen Con 2019, Day 1: What’s Hot, and What I Played (Chris Wray)

The first day of Gen Con 2019 is a wrap.  This year’s event marks the 52nd anniversary of the convention, and so far, 2019 seems a bit more muted than the news-making conventions of the last two years. There doesn’t … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: My Gen Con Most Anticipated List (2019)

We’re less than two weeks away, and I’m excited for Gen Con 2019. This will be my fifth year at the event, and my now-annual tradition of scrolling through Eric Martin’s amazing BGG preview tool is complete.  As I say … Continue reading

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Essen ’18 Days Three & Four: What’s was hot, and thoughts on the year in gaming… (Chris Wray)

Essen 2018 is now complete!  I’m taking a brief break from packing to write this blog post.  Many of the Opinionated Gamers left today (Sunday), but I don’t fly out until Monday morning.   Below I talk about what was hot … Continue reading

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Chris Wray: My Essen 2018 Most Anticipated List

Spiel (Essen) 2018 is a little more than two weeks away, and I’ve been reading rulebooks and combing through Eric Martin’s oh-so-amazing Spiel ’18 Preview on BGG. As in past years, I’ll be doing coverage from the fair for The … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2018, Day 4: A Quick Wrap Up (Chris Wray)

As I mentioned yesterday, I only went to Gen Con for two days this year, instead opting to head home and host two game days so my friends and family could play what I bought.  As of this afternoon, I’ve … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2018, Day 2: What’s Hot, and What I Played (Chris Wray)

Day two at Gen Con has always been, at least for me, considerably more relaxed than the first day.  I headed for the CMON booth early and grabbed Gizmos (for a buddy) and Railroad Ink, then did a final scan … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2018, Day 1: What’s Hot, and What I Played (Chris Wray)

The first day of Gen Con 2018 is a wrap, and what a day it was.  This year’s event marks the 51st anniversary of the convention, and though that distinction doesn’t have the shine of last year’s golden 50th, Gen … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2018: Day 0 (Chris Wray)

I’m at Gen Con from Wednesday to Friday this year, so I’m packing a lot into a short schedule.  I’ll be doing nightly blogging featuring reviews of games that I enjoy, plus my normal routine of discussing what was hot at … Continue reading

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Essen Day Three: What was hot, and what I played… (Chris Wray)

I spent most of my time on Saturday doing last-minute shopping (gotta love the used game stands) and chatting with publishers for a couple of articles I’m working on.  I didn’t get as much time as I had hoped to … Continue reading

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Essen Day 2: What is hot, and what I played… (Chris Wray)

For me, Friday at Essen means more time playing games and less time shopping.  This posts covers several topics: (1) what’s hot, (2) the International Gamers Award ceremony, and (3) what I played.

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