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Scavenger hunt with board gamers

My board-gaming friends this past weekend decided to hold a Halloween scavenger hunt. They initially wanted to throw a Halloween party but since they said their place is too small, they decided to organize this event instead. The event took place in downtown Phoenix in about a square mile radius, and six teams (about half of them I knew from board-gaming events) participated from 7:30 to 11:45 p.m.

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Wishing I was at Essen, and other random thoughts …

Essen Spiel is happening right now. And I am here in Phoenix. Sad face.

What is Essen? It’s actually a city in Germany but it’s home to the world’s largest board-game convention. About 100,000 people are expected to attend the 4-day event. A bunch of new games are also expected to debut there. Board-gaming is huge in Germany; it’s a part of their family life. And many of the big classic eurogames all originated from Germany. Sigh, one day I will totally make it out there!

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The time I totally geeked out at Phoenix Comicon

Edward James Olmos (from left), me, Katee Sackhoff and Mary McDonnell. Admiral Adama, Starbuck and President Roslin. Squee!
Edward James Olmos (from left), me, Katee Sackhoff and Mary McDonnell, aka Admiral Adama, Starbuck and President Roslin. Squeee! They were all super nice and had great panels, too!

OMG, guys. The photo above is seriously the most epic and nerdtastic photo I have ever taken.

I’ve been going to Phoenix Comicon religiously for the past few years, and even attended when it was a much smaller event in a neighboring city about 7 years ago (when it wasn’t yet quite glorious). When I first heard that all three top actors from Battlestar Galactica were going to be at this year’s event, I couldn’t resist paying for a photo op with all of them. And of course, I had to hold up  Battlestar Galactica the board game. All three of the actors I’m in the photo with are pictured on the box! I love the show, and the board game is one of my favorites as well. The game thematically captures the essence of the show, the intrigue, paranoia and not knowing if your friend is a cylon!

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Busy, busy week

Kanban ... making cars with either negative or positive reinforcement. I can't wait to bust this open!
Kanban … making cars efficiently with either negative or positive reinforcement. I can’t wait to bust this open!

Hey folks! It’s been an insanely busy week, so this will be much shorter than a usual post. Also, I’ll be combining my Friday link love to this entry as well.

First off, the Easter Bunny came and sent me Kanban! By Easter Bunny, I mean amazon.com. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this game since first playing it back in December. But before I write about it, I have to get more familiar with it and have a few more games under my belt. It took about 2 hours (with various interruptions) for my friend to explain this game to us newbies. It’s pretty heavy, in my opinion. I’m so excited to play this again!

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Happy 2015!

Hi, people of the Internet! Hope you guys had a wonderful holiday season. Sorry for the lack of posts here, but I got really sick near the tail end of my Christmas vacation, and have basically spent the last week sleeping off that horrible flu/cold/cough virus.

I’ve only recently started to feel like myself again. Anyway, I promise to get back up online with some posts. In the meantime, how’s your 2015 going? Get any good games for Christmas?

Off to BGG Con

This is my luggage for BGG.Con. The left one is empty so that I can bring board games home from Dallas.
This is my luggage for BGG.Con. The left one is empty so that I can bring board games home from Dallas. And I brought my meeple shoes.

I’m off to BGG Con in the morning. Yippie!!

For those who are unfamiliar with BoardGameGeek.com, the website is like the imdb.com for board games.

They have a big convention every year in Dallas. The convention is actually at a hotel attached to the airport, so technically you never have to leave the airport.

There will be 24-hour board gaming, board-gaming events, as well as the selling and buying of — yup, you guessed it — board games.

This is my first time going. I’m super duper excited! I’m going to be posting photos and blogging about my experience there. Wish me some gaming luck!

When punctuality matters …

board-games-pileDuring the workweek, I attend a meetup.com gaming group. If you’re not familiar with meetup.com, it’s a website where a group host will post an event, and people can join a group and RSVP if they’re attending or not.

It’s a great way to meet people who share similar interests. I’ve been attending this gaming group for over a year now, and through this group was how I’ve met even more gamers and friends who now I do weekend gaming with.

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Hello, world!

Hello, people of the Internet! I just started this blog to talk about all things board games, and to learn a thing or two about blogging. This is an entirely new process for me. I plan to write about my board-game nights, new purchases, board games that I enjoy or don’t enjoy playing, and next month, my first attendance at a board-game convention.

I’m super excited to be doing all this. Thanks for reading!

— Meeple Lady