Rincon 2012 - ReBirth
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I live in El Paso, Texas far from the gaming "hubs." I enjoy attending regional Cons to get my game on since I run a small game group [geekurl=www.meetup.com/SWAGamers] and spend most my gaming time teaching.

I attended RinCon in Tucson AZ in 2009, 2010 and this year 2012.

My first RinCon in 2009 was fantastic. It was at the Tucson Convention Center on the main floor in several conference rooms. It was my first Con experience ever and thoroughly enjoyed it.

For RinCon 2010 I went with a friend and my wife, and I also taught several games. The Con was great, well attended BUT, they moved it to a large cavernous area of the Tucson Convention center. It felt cold physically and emotionally. I could sense RinCon planners may have overextended their budget and probably went in the whole covering expenses.

The next year RinCon disappeared and instead a small group of die-hards put together a charity event and it was nice but not like a Con.

RinCon is back RinCon 2012 was great all around. The venue was good, well attended, the general feel was back again and can only get better from here. Lets learn from the lessons of the past, incremental growth, create demand.

Here is what I played and some experiences.
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I avoided this game like the plague due to its theme (elves, goblins and dwarves). Wow, my type of game, worker placement, area control euro goodness.
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Love this game, I attend Cons for this reason, hard to get to the table games.
 
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I have owned this game for a while but have not played it. I liked it, not sure I loved it. I usually enjoy co-ops.
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My group has played this several times, I have just not been at that table. I really enjoyed this game.
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I signed up for this because I had an open time slot. I try to avoid unknown games and try to focus on known good games.

This was explained by the designer himself. We had two tables going and I played on the prototype copy. What a great game, I purposely attempted to find flaws or reason to critique. Nope, a well designed economic/euro game.

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A dice game by the designer of Ground Floor. This was supposed to be Ground Floor: The Dice game.

It was nice I guess, I played just after Ground Floor. I was to busy thinking about how to improve my gameplay next time on ground floor.
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I try not to mess with Cthulu, but after watching TableTop and knowing members of my group own it, I had to give it a go at a late night pick up game.

Good Game, Nice components, great artwork, straightforward gameplay, I enjoyed it.
 
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A nice game I had forgotten how to play. Still like it. By the same designer as Puerto Rico.
 
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I keep going back and forth, do I like Union Pacific or Airlines Europe better? unsure.
 
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I was so happy to see this game on the schedule. This was the first game I signed up for. This was one of the first games I ever bought but never played. Scott Nicholson hooked on games with the video of this game and I haven't stopped since.

We didn't finish the game, but I did enjoy it. Very euroeey, just my cup of tea.
 
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