Episode 42 - Tales of Amazing Gifts

December 7, 2017

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including Kitchen Rush, Catacombs, and Hanamikoji. We then talk about some of our favorite board game related gifts. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "gift."

BGG.CON 2017 Recap

November 22, 2017

by Ambie Valdés
Toby and I went to BGG.CON again this year! BGG.CON is one of our favorite conventions, since we really like trying out new games, and BGG.CON has a huge library of a bunch of games - both new releases and older awesome games!

We got there on Tuesday afternoon and left on Sunday afternoon, and we played so many games! At the convention, we had 82 plays/demos of 70 unique games, 57 of which were new to us! This is definitely a record for us (one I don't want to beat). Thursday was especially exhausting - we played 24 different games that day (20 new to us). A lot of them were light games or dexterity games, so it wasn't too difficult to learn everything.

Since we arrived before the convention started, we went out to eat some BBQ and then played some games we had brought. Two of the most played games of the convention for us were Strike and For-Ex, both of which we brought. It was fun being able to show people both games - Strike for its excitement and action, and For-Ex for its brain-burning weirdness.

Episode 16 - Party Time

December 8, 2016

Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including Paris Connection, Istanbul, and Deception: Murder in Hong Kong. We then talk about board games that are great for parties. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "party."

BGG.CON 2016 Dexterity Games

November 29, 2016

by Ambie Valdés
In the previous blog about BGG.CON, I mentioned that there were a bunch of dexterity games set up in the hallway. Just for fun, I took some videos of the games and compiled them together in this video.


BGG.CON 2016 Recap

November 21, 2016

by Ambie Valdés
This year was my husband (Toby) and my first year at BGG.CON, and it was amazing. I tried out 53 distinct games, 49 of which were new to me (some were really quick dexterity games). I'm obviously not going to go over every game I played (you can see what I played here, but here are some highlights of the convention for me.

Games
One of the best things at BGG.CON is the library. The library is HUGE. A whole conference room is filled with board games on all the walls, a lot of which are brand new games from Essen! There was also a section in the main hall with a lot of the hot games set up so that people could play them. Because BGG.CON is right after Essen, it was great for trying out all those games I've been hearing about the past month.

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