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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Jack Otto
United States
Arlington Heights
Illinois
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When you can reasonably describe your home as a "live-in game collection".

It started when I moved into my first apartment last year. My living room and dining room are dominated by large bookcases full of games, and I have a closet full of games as well as a bookshelf in my bedroom. I'm surrounded on all sides by board games.
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Jeroen Doumen
Netherlands
Eindhoven
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And not to forget:

What's your favourite game from your own country (publisher or designer)? What do you think is a typical game design element used there?
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Anna Jakubowska
Poland
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Stan: Używana, stan bardzo dobry (grana 2 razy)

Wydanie: PL

Pokrywam koszty wysyłki Pocztą Polską na terenie Polski.

Możliwy odbiór osobisty: Kraków

Nick na forum gry-planszowe: Asturia
 
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Nikki Ebright
United States
Centennial
Colorado (CO)
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What does home mean to you? Do you have a particular place that is always home, maybe somewhere you grew up or where you have lived for an extended time? Or maybe like John Denver, you fell in love with a place and that's home for you.

When you say "home", where is that?
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Raf Cordero
United States
Bolingbrook
Illinois
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We all game at home some of the time. What does your home set up look like? Do you have a dedicated room with a fancy Geek Chic table and geeky art on the walls or do you just clear the plates off the kitchen table and set up there?
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
"L'état, c'est moi."
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Vancouver
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This week tell us about where you live, specifically, your dwelling! What kind of neighbourhood are you in? Are your neighbours nice? What made you pick the home you're in now?
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Anna Jakubowska
Poland
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Język wydania: Polski
Stan: Bardzo dobry, grany kilka razy.

Pokrywam koszty wysyłki Pocztą Polską.
Możliwy odbiór osobisty w Krakowie

Nick na forum: Asturia

Jako dodatkowa gra List miłosny
 
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Mike K
United States
Fairless Hills
Pennsylvania
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74 people entered this year, for a total of 370.

16 did not survive Week One. Home teams delivered all the knockout blows, with almost half occurring Monday night.

Teams that knocked players out: Rams (5), 49ers (4), Falcons (3), Bills (2), Broncos (1), Patriots (1)

58 remain. On to Week 2:




Remaining players:

NAME Week 1

abdiel Saints
baschleicher Raiders
bcooperok Bears
blocktaxman Vikings
Brettner Bears
burnwash Steelers
caillebotte Bears
Cardboardjunkie Vikings
CMG2 Browns
Copenhaver101 Steelers

Coyotek4 Steelers
dakendi Bears
Danath Steelers
davido Redskins
droberts441 Jaguars
dsant Steelers
dschleicher Bears
edbolme Eagles
Emile Steelers
eskmoe Steelers

fivesheff Bears
frunkee Steelers
FuManchu Bears
futhee Browns
Genghis Redskins
historyguy71 Ravens
hobbes_inc Bears
ianoble Redskins
ianwright Bears
InflatableGecko Giants

jackolantern Redskins
jens_hoppe Raiders
Joe Miner Raiders
kevinj Saints
Lancelot42 Ravens
Larry Welborn Bears
larryjrice Raiders
leochab Steelers
leroy43 Bears
Max7272sp Steelers

Meander Bucs
MentalGuy Bears
nitromob Giants
Phrim Bears
Raabeyes Steelers
robertg611 Giants
Roundhill Bucs
scifiantihero Redskins
stoffelupegus Redskins
tallgrant Bears

Taxers Giants
Teamjimby Ravens
thechairman Ravens
TheOrange Bears
vikinggeek Bears
willythesnitch Redskins
Zedsdead Ravens
Ziilch Steelers



Eliminated in Week 1:

NAME Week 1

AndySzy Bills
coyotelaughs Rams
CurlyJefferson Falcons
garry_rice Falcons
gert74 49ers
hakko504 Broncos
Jrtolf 49ers
lanfearl 49ers
lttlkng Rams
polychrotid Rams

Pone4games Rams
pseudotheist 49ers
Riddlebox85 Patriots
Shampoo4you Rams
Shoeby Falcons
Thesp Bills

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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Alfred Wallace
United States
Champaign
IL
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I never ran into George at the big local game store, which means he must have virtually never gone, since I spent as much time there as George and Cliff spent at Cheers combined. I mostly met George at either the home of a couple of gamers in town, or at his own home. At the latter, I typically played with just him and Terttu, although occasionally there would be other guests.

They had a lovely, century-or-so-old home in a residential neighborhood near campus. Two stories, a big porch. The game room was upstairs; he had a much smaller collection than I had (just a few hundred...) but it was well-curated, as we say in the rare book room at the library. He was a pretty die-hard Eurogamer; no abstracts, wargames, or games with plastic spiders in sight. Not many old games; he was of the opinion that games were getting better all the time and was always looking to play the next best thing. (Syntax ambiguity courtesy of Warren Zevon. No link; look up that great song yourself.)

Along with the games and Terttu--his four daughters had all moved out to college and beyond--he also had a wee little fuzzy geriatric dog, a hand-me-up from one of his daughters when she moved to a pet-unfriendly apartment. He had a very big heart but the intelligence of a cucumber. And not one of those newfangled sentient cucumbers they have in the fancy stores.

This was a genteel gaming establishment. Cheese and sausage, craft beer and sparkling water--away from the table. I'm very proud.

We played in the cozy--in terms of size and ambience--living room, featuring old-fashioned upholstered chairs, a zillion pictures of the family throughout its development, paintings, and evidences of his strong but understated Christian faith. Play would be interrupted now and again with one or another of his daughters calling home. Terttu did most of the talking in this environment; my guess is that George would when the games were off the table. That sort of gamer.

Talk was lively in between moves, and waiting for somebody or other to come back from an errand in the house (such as talking to one of the Hummasti ladies). I'd never start the conversation, but it would often come around to talking about me--what I wanted out of my future, what I wanted to do in a PhD program, and on and on. I was very confident then, and it was gratifying that he was equally enthusiastic. I'm vastly grateful for all the confidence that my Missouri State professors had.

And then there was talking about games coming out. Like you do.
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Adam Deverell
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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And that was the end of BorderCon. I couldn't face a late night and long drive home the next day. So Cthulhu Wars was it for the weekend. The convention kept going until midday Monday, but left early without even playing a filler.

Great convention, super well organised and the new hotel is luxurious. My eyes! I could see the games without squinting! Well done to Neil and the crew.

Funny about the larger numbers though - often more difficult to organise a game. There was two rooms, both large, so it did take some running around to get longer, complex games played. I played about half the games I'd planned. I'd have preferred to drop some euros for FFG titles, but the majority of gamers were definitely euro fans.

Anway, really looking forward to next year. And this time, I'm REALLY going to make sure I play Cuba Libre!

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Marky Mark
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And so it happened. Mid january, nearly seven months after first checking in, I went home. A good friend drove me back. It's been a major adjustment - I've had to quickly learn to be much more independent. I'm still a long way off from my pre-illness strength, probably 1-2 years out from it if the doctors are right. I still have one drain and the ostomy in - they remain until a few other internal issues have fully healed.

It's been terrific to be around my family again. Believe it or not, seven months in the hospital will have an effect on your marriage. Our oldest two kids quickly latched back onto me when I got home, but I can definitely see there have been some emotional impacts on them.

One of the hardest moments during my stay was when my (at the time) 1.5 year old son came into my room and didn't recognize me. That hurt more than I can describe. But now at home I've been able to spend quite a bit of time with him and we are definitely reconnecting.

All in all this has been an insane ordeal, for my family as well as myself. I thank God that I survived at all - it truly was a miracle. My surgeon is THE GUY for pancreas issues in our area, and he said I was the worst case he's ever seen. I've gained so much respect for my wife who became a single mother who had to care and advocate for an invalid for such a long time. She has more strength than I think she even realized.

Most of all this has made me much more aware of how little time we have together. You really never know when everything could be taken away. I hope to spend the next years spending much more time with those I love. I encourage you to do the same.
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Malcolm
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Preston
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"Bringing It All Back Home"

Electric! Heresy, etc...

His best album? Top 5 for me... The electric side is a rocking, garage style thrash and the acoustic side features some of the most remarkable poetry (yes, I am using that word!) heard in 'pop'.
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John Farrell
Australia
Rozelle
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Well, that's all. On the last day of the con I played Splendor and another game of Roll For The Galaxy, but then there was the long trek home to my state, with my bags full of games - Imperial Settlers, Splendor, Istanbul, Hanabi deluxe, and a cheap copy of the Mayfair version of Silverton. Overall, a great week.

The year before this week had been characterised by a series of great battles between Peter and I in games that we both understood well. This year the games of that complexity - ZhanGuo and Yunnan - were not games that I was really interested in playing. Maybe next year there'll be something new from Mac Gerdts for us to fight over.
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Doug Faust
United States
Malverne
New York
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What game makes you feel the most like home, or where you were raised?
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Chris Fee
United States
Corning
New York
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No fair! They're using brains against us! We removed our brains to make room for guns and explosives!
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Home by The Asylum Street Spankers
 
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Jeff Wolfe
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Zendo fan, Columbus Blue Jackets fan, Dominion Fan. These are 'permanent microbadges' to free up space on my microbadge row
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Home for the Holidays by Cyndi Lauper & Norah Jones
 
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
romuald chapeau
France
Flers en Escrebieux
NORD
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Condition : Excellent

Edition: Gigamic

Language: Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
No necessary in-game text

On the fair Saturday and Sunday.
 
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
romuald chapeau
France
Flers en Escrebieux
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Condition : Excellent

Edition: Gigamic

Language: Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish 
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Reserve: 7€

BIN : 10€

Auction ends: Thursday Sep 25, random time

On the fair Saturday and Sunday.
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Brandon Kempf
United States
Jefferson City
MO
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The trip home is always the worst part, but we had to get back. We had to get home to our little bit and see if she was feeling better and we had to get back and say our goodbyes to our Mickey dog.



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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
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A little bit of statistical trivia, to make this an actual "list."

Home teams hold a slim lead, 159-46-138.
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
silvia eramo
Italy
Milano
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Lingua: Multilingua, italiano incluso

Dipendenza dal linguaggio: nessuna.

Stato: B+

Consegna alla Play: sabato tutto il giorno di persona, molto probabilmente domenica tramite amici.

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Pantheon: Neue Untermieter

Dipendenza dal linguaggio: nessuna.

Stato: A++. Incellofanata

Consegna alla Play: sabato tutto il giorno di persona, molto probabilmente domenica tramite amici.
 
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Stephen McHale
United States
Burke
Virginia
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Thank you Lord for thinking about me, I am alive and doing fine.
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MURRUMBEENA
Victoria
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All reality is a game. Physics at its most fundamental, the very fabric of our universe, results directly from the interaction of certain fairly simple rules, and chance... (Iain Banks)
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A set collecting card game - collect different fish species in your diving bells, but crabs hate octopodes and vice-versa.

Clearly, game designers and publishers need to decide if crabs and octopodes like one another...
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Jim Andrew
Indonesia
Bandung
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So, over the approximately 45 hours of new year event we played 18 out of 30 games we brought, without counting the expansions. We had 47 sessions in total, and i participated in 35 of them.

Was that enough? I’d say no, but we shouldn’t be too greedy
 
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Board Game: Home Sweet Home [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:6205]
Andrew Korson
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Shawn had to go right after Colossal Cave: The Board Game. Eric only had an hour or so before he needed to go too. So Tim, Eric and I went to the bar to watch some football. After Eric left, Tim and I chatted for a bit about the con, then we split up and went back to our rooms to pack for the return trip home.

I was a bit worried about the weather, as the worst of it was supposed to hit first thing in the morning, right around the time I was supposed to leave. But everything went smoothly, there was no delay, and by noon pacific time, I was back home. A good place to be.

The con was a huge success for me, and I'm thankful to Aldie, Jeff and their great crew for all the work they did to make this possible. Also thanks to all the Team Geek members who volunteered to help, and thanks to all the great attendees- those I played a game with, and those whom I didn't get a chance to meet.

I am already looking forward to next year.
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