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Recap of Strategicon: Gamex 2016

Strategicon holds its board-game convention three times a year in LA. I had so much fun the last two times I went (at Gateway and OrcCon) that my friend and I decided to make the trek west again.

Over the span of the 3 days I was there, I played 12 games, one that lasted 11 hours. (We left early Monday but the con continued until late that afternoon). It was a great mix of personal favorites and learning a whole bunch of new ones. Brace yourself, folks, there’s a lot of photos ahead …

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Strategicon 2016: Finally playing Virgin Queen

I can’t believe it’s been a week since Strategicon! I’m seriously having convention withdrawal. My Phoenix friend and I decided to go to OrcCon for two very different reasons. I wanted to play Virgin Queen, which was slated for 11 hours of game play, and he wanted to play Mega Civilization, which was slated for 14 hours of play. And guess what? Both of us succeeded in doing so! Huzzah!

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Popping into Strategicon in Los Angeles

I was packing for my Labor Day weekend trip to LA to visit my parents last Thursday night when I noticed on Twitter that people were getting ready for Strategicon. Whaaa …?? I have a gaming friend who had gone to Strategicon in February, so I naturally assumed that the convention had gone and past. I quickly looked up the convention online and, lo and behold, Strategicon happens three times a year! They all happen during long weekends — Presidents Day weekend, Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend — at the LAX Hilton. Well, well, I totally couldn’t pass up on that!

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