Ambie, Crystal, and special guest Nick (@Nyobari) discuss a couple games they played recently, including Master Word, Voices In My Head, and Cat in the Box: Deluxe Edition. We then ask Nick about his time at Gen Con and hear some of his hot takes!
Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr, Trapper Keeper Game, and Kenny G: Keepin' it Saxy. We then discuss Crystal's first time at Gen Con.
Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including EXIT: The Game, Ethnos, and Dice Forge. We then talk about dice in games and what we like or dislike about them. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "roll."
For the first time in forever, Toby and I went to Gen Con! This year was the 50th anniversary, and all the badges were sold out, so there were a lot of people there. We definitely did not go in expecting to play many games, but we still managed to play a few games throughout the convention! We also don't usually buy many new games, so we were mostly there just to experience everything as a once-in-a-lifetime event.
The convention was overwhelming. Before this, the biggest board game convention I went to was 3,000 people, so it was a huge jump to go to the 60,000 people at Gen Con! Also, most of the conventions I'd been to were more focused on open gaming and didn't have many vendors, but half the convention center was dedicated to exhibitors. We walked through the Exhibitor Hall multiple times each day, and every time we'd see booths we hadn't seen before. I'm pretty sure we still didn't see everything there.
Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including 1859, Rocky Road a la Mode, and T.I.M.E Stories: Lumen Fidei. We then talk about Gen Con and GenCant, including what we're excited about and some predictions we have. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "hype."
Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss some games they've played recently, including Pret-a-Porter, The Phantom Society, and Roll Player. We then talk about board game burnout. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "exhaust."
When I was born a couple days ago, I learned that there was a board game convention made just for me! I guess it's more of a can'tvention though. For those of you who don't know, Gen Con is a huge board gaming convention held every year. But there's also GenCant (named after me, of course), which is for all those people and animals who can't attend Gen Con in person.
The first thing I did was get my badge. Apparently I'm a Very Important Guest! I must be, because I'm pictured on the badge!