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Geekway to the West 2017 (Convention Report by Chris Wray)

I look forward to Geekway to the West every year.  Held in the St. Louis metropolitan area, Geekway is a staple of the gaming scene in the Midwest, especially among us Missourians.  This year’s convention sold out in record time, and … Continue reading

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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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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 Zero: Set Up Photos, More Games I’m Anticipating, and Three Snap Reviews (Chris Wray)

The halls were mostly empty yesterday, but by Wednesday afternoon, most of the booths were in place and the publishers were just moving around the games.  I snapped a few pictures in the Messe, which I’ve posted below.  They show … Continue reading

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Spiel (Essen) v. Gen Con: Which convention is more fun?

Spiel (Essen) v. Gen Con: Which convention is more fun? This was my first year at Spiel (which I refer to as “Essen” below), and it was also my first year at Gen Con.  A few of my friends have asked … Continue reading

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Essen Day Three: Thoughts from a First Time Attendee

Note: This is my first time attending Essen, so in my entries this week I’m discussing the convention from the perspective of a first time attendee.  I’m also providing snap reviews of games, but I’m going to include today’s games … Continue reading

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Mary Dimercurio Prasad: Origins 2015 Part 2

Origins 2015 Part 2 Hello gamers! Welcome back! Be sure to check out Origins 2015 Part 1 – you wouldn’t want to miss out on any of the fun! I don’t think I mentioned one word about food in the first … 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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