Noel's Report of My First Ever BGG.Con
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This is a summary of my experience at my first ever BGG.Con, with the games I played and some quick thoughts about it.

A lot of my gaming was done with
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, so you might want to check out their lists for a different take on a lot of the same games:
- Casualgod's 3rd Annual "Hey, look at the games I played at BGG.CON" Geeklist
- Dave's list coming up sometime soon I hope


These are the standout games for me:
- Best new game to me: Prosperity
- Biggest (positive) surprise: Coup
- Biggest disappointment: Concordia
- Most fun game I had already played: Goa
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1. Board Game: Mr. Jack Pocket [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:604]
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Not exactly BGG.Con, but on the flight from San Diego to Dallas on Wednesday, we played a couple of games of Mr. Jack Pocket. It can be played (barely) on two airplane trays, and play time and being relatively light, make it a good travel game.

I was surprised how different it is from the regular Mr. Jack. Overall, I definitely prefer Mr. Jack, but this is a nice travel alternative.
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2. Board Game: La Boca [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1026]
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We landed on DFW around noon, quickly went through registration, and jumped on a game of La Boca to warm up. I had heard good things about this game, and it requires at least 3 players so it's not something I'm likely to play at home.

It was quite interesting, but, like more real-time strategy games, it stresses me out. Each round feels like I'm holding my breath for 20-30 seconds while we solve the puzzle.

It was very neat and different, but after one play, I'm not sure I feel the need to play it again. Maybe as a party game to pull out with new players, but not to play on a regular basis.

Pro tip: If you play with the basic cards, make sure you leave out the red piece. We didn't and we were left scratching out heads for a few minutes wondering if the game was broken
 
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3. Board Game: Francis Drake [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:331]
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I had heard good things about this game, so when I saw Mark and Scott setting up, I had to jump in. Again, it's another 3+ players game, so not something I'm likely to buy or play at home.

I liked the Glen More/Egizia-like track where you can move forward to take actions, but can't move back. The blind action order placement also worked well because a) you had some control over how far you could go, and b) you always get something good, even if someone beats you to the gems.

It was a tad bit on the long side, but with repeated plays it would go much faster. I certainly would play it again.
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4. Board Game: Bremerhaven [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:3136]
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This is one I approached with trepidation. It could be good (I like economic games), but it could also be a bust (I'm very suspicious of blind bidding).

It turns out the blind bidding was fine. It create for some really fun piling up of money on certain hot actions sometimes, and, somehow, I managed to get most actions I cared about most of the time.

However, unless we got some rule wrong, the game didn't feel fun at all because the ships and trucks had to stay in each slot until they ran out of timer tokens. That made the game dull and slow, not to mention fiddly.

We were playing the basic version, where you start with all your storage surface uncovered, so maybe that had something to do with it.

Unless I find out we did something terribly wrong (see Amerigo a few items ahead of this one), I won't be playing this one again.
 
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5. Board Game: Coal Baron [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:470]
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This is a game I originally had very high expectations for (I'm a fan of a lot of recent Kramer and Kiesling games like The Palaces of Carrara or Nauticus. However, after I read the rules, I wasn't so sure about it anymore, as it felt it lacked tension.

This play confirmed my fears. Mechanically it's a fine game: get stuff, place it, move it around, deliver it. Three scoring during the game (it's a K&K game after all) keep people on their toes a bit.

In the end, it felt a bit too random (which tiles or contracts come out), but most importantly, I didn't see opportunities for clever play. Efficient play, yes, but clever, not really.
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6. Board Game: Rococo [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:197]
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Finally, a spot opened up on the hot-games area for Rokoko, one of my most-wanted games of this year. From skimming the rules, it didn't seem to bring anything original to the table, but I love just about every game that Matthias Cramer has put out, so I was hoping to love it.

Alas, that was not to be. The board, pieces, and cards were all drop-dead gorgeous, but that was the only positive thing about it. The deck-building element felt a bit tacked on, and the rest of the game was flat and uninspired: pay those resources, grab a dress, score points. At the end you score more points for area majorities and a few other bonuses that come up in the last few cards.

To make it even worse, I think the game would be even less interesting with two players (you take that majority, I'll take this one). Then again, most area majority games are.

Quite a disappointment to end the day with
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7. Board Game: Nations [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:95]
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Thursday started by running over to the Nations table in the hot games area as soon as the main ballroom opened.

It did not disappoint: I loved the depth of the game for a 2-hour playtime, and the player interaction is there, but it's mostly indirect, without anyone sending troops your way to turn your civilization into rubble.

This is also one of those games that only uses some of the cards in each game, so variability is guaranteed. Then, my mind was blown when I realized that, in addition to the cards we were playing with, there were two whole other stacks with intermediate and advanced cards!

Definitely looking forward to playing many more games of Nations.
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8. Board Game: Plunder [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:8758]
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We tried this in the vendor area. I can't really call this a game, any more than I would call Sudoku a game. It's a good tool to teach pre-teens logic, but if you assume everybody will apply logic correctly (and you get an erasable dry board to write on, so you should), then it's more like a logic bingo than anything else. Everybody in the game should get the information at about the same time, the only difference is the information you already know from the cards you drew.

The only decision you can have in this game is whether to redraw a card or not. The other one I suppose is to submit a guess before you're 100% ready.

This is coming from someone who enjoys deduction games like Mr. Jack, so it's not like I hate the genre.

I'm looking forward to never, ever playing this again.
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9. Board Game: Canterbury [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:2031]
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I remember almost Kickstarting this one, but deciding to hold off since the pricing tiers weren't really competitive with buying the game online after it was released.

Good thing I didn't!

The premise is very attractive to me, because I used to love Caesar III back in the day (argh, those market ladies!). The game tries to capture some of that, and it has some neat ideas, but has some big problems. The biggest one is how incredibly fiddly it is: put counters all over the board, slide counters in the king bonus track, update the city score, update your own score. I know, it doesn't sound much, but after you go around 5-6 times, you'll have enough of it.

We got to the end of the game, and, even though it wasn't horrible, nobody was motivated enough to actually try to figure out the final scores. That should say something.
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10. Board Game: Shadows over the Empire [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:4495]
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Out of this list, which game doesn't belong with the others?

A friend convinced us to try this one, even though it's not the usual kind of game I play and like. It's a take-this kind of game, where everybody is supposed to gang up on the leader. Apparently, most of us euro players didn't do that aggressively enough, and my friend won in something like 3 rounds without any one of us seeing that coming.
 
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11. Board Game: BANG! The Dice Game [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:462]
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While waiting to find something else, we decided to try a quick game of Bang The Dice Game. Supposedly it's the fun of BANG! but in a shorter time frame.

I have never played Bang, but unfortunately, it didn't have any interesting social dynamics to it, trying to guess people's roles. It was more like: roll the dice, hit the Sheriff, done.
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12. Board Game: Concordia [Average Rating:8.07 Overall Rank:23]
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I was so looking forward to trying this. Everything I had read made it seem like the perfect game for me.

Unfortunately, it was another letdown. My brain never fully groked this game, and I felt I was left fumbling around most of the game.

The primary thing that I didn't like was how tiny each action was. While my mind was thinking "I want to place a house here", I had to go through the tedium of 5-6 turns (one of them very possibly involving reclaiming all my cards) before I could accomplish that. I have the same issue with Agricola, and I don't play it because of it.

A much more minor point was the building materials table: I could not for the life of me remember or make sense of that table. All the buildings need a brick plus the resource they make except for one building (brick?) that only needs something else. I'm sure that makes sense from a game design point of view, but as a player I'm left looking at that card over and over (yes, I have fishbowl memory).

Ultimately, the game was a matter of getting the cards that give you the end-game multipliers and maximizing those parts. For a game so elegantly crafted, and so luck-free, I'm surprised that aspect was left so random (the person in front of you reveals yet another multiplier of the thing you're looking for and you buy it).

It was frustrating because it still felt like a good game. I might be tempted to play it again so I can decide whether I love it, or hate it forever.
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13. Board Game: Goa [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:107]
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After playing Concordia, something flipped for me. I was getting burned out playing new games, and feeling meh (at best) about most of them. I was being very efficient about weeding out potential purchases, but I wasn't having any fun!

So I switched gears completely. I have played hundreds of games, and I love playing many of those games. So what if I can play them at home too? Let's play games I love and have fun.

So when the possibility came to play Goa with my group, I jumped at it. Goa is a game I only played once before and liked enough that I bought a copy of it. But I haven't been able to play it since then.

This game was a delight. Two the other players were experts, and two of us were n00bs. Fortunately, they would talk us through the strategy and explain why some things were more valuable than others.

My favorite part was picking a strategy (heavy money and taxation) that neither one of them had experienced before, and changing the game and their strategies because of it. It just goes to show how awesome this game is
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14. Board Game: One Night Ultimate Werewolf [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:264] [Average Rating:7.28 Unranked]
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I've been enjoying some social games recently (The Resistance: Avalon, Coup) so we figured we'd try this one.

We only played once, so it's hard to say. Clearly, knowing the roles well makes a big difference, but it felt way too random. Also, other than the Seer in our group, nobody wanted to give away any information, so there wasn't much to go by.

I'd be curious to try it again though.
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15. Board Game: Myrmes [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:406]
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We finished Thursday off by playing Myrmes. This is a game I had played before and enjoyed, so when some friends suggested it, I was happy to teach it.

It's a fairly brain-burny game, but in a good way. Still, it's impressive we managed to play it between 1 and 3 in morning (and in a freezing hallway, so it really felt like winter was coming).

This is the first time I've seen pheromone tiles used so aggressively to block out a player (at least temporarily). The game, as usual, came down to getting all the bonus tiles.
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16. Board Game: Amerigo [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:265]
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OK, this is embarrassing. We started Friday morning by playing Amerigo in the vendor area, and after a rules explanation and perusing the rulebook, we went ahead and started.

It was clear pretty quickly that the game made no sense. We were all taking the same action every single time! After one round, we abandoned the game in disgust.

It wasn't until later, when I went by the vendor area again and I saw some people playing it, that I realized we had made a crucial mistake: We had been playing that you could use the cube colors and amount of any cubes that came out of the tower. It turns out it's any cube colors that came out, but the amount of the largest set of cubes that came out! Ouch!

I'll have to try this one again sometime.
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17. Board Game: Cornish Smuggler [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:5866]
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This is another one that I considered Kickstarting back in the day, but the high price put me off. And yet another good thing, because we all pretty much hated the game.

A combination of lots of "take that" and a baffling action cost system that can leave you with almost no actions in the second turn made it so we didn't bother finishing it.
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18. Board Game: Manhattan [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:991]
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I had never heard of this game, but after two failed, hot new games, we were in the mood for a shortish game that someone knew and liked.

Even though I was getting sick of area majority games, it lived up to its promised and provided a really fun, solid game in about 45 minutes. It's definitely representative of the early 2000s games with just a few rules that create an interesting, emergent game.

It's also what I wished Mexica had been like.
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19. Board Game: Navegador [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:162]
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This one has been in my want to play list for a looooong time, so I was thrilled when the chance to play it came up.

And it lived up to my expectations. Even though I went into it a bit scared (having not liked Concordia), this one was a pleasure to play. Everything made sense right away, and provided a fun, deep gameplay.

The only downside was the end game. For me to explore the last territory, it would mean losing more points (2 ships) than I was making, so I stalled doing other actions that were more profitable, dragging the game on for a long time. I wonder if that was part of our inexperience.

Still, I definitely want to play this one again.
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20. Board Game: Container [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:583]
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Another oldie that I had been keeping my eye on. Very simple economic rules, and almost nothing in the game in terms of driving that economy. Instead, it's up to the players to fill that gap.

I started out building my infrastructure of factories and warehouses, but I quickly saw that the margin for selling goods was minimal, and the money was happening at the auctions. So I shifted gears and started shipping goods exclusively. That gave me a huge pile of money and allowed me to snatch a bunch of shipments towards the end of the game.

The good thing is that next time things will be different. People might value production more than auctions, so the important thing is to adapt to what gives you maximum profit.
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21. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:75]
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I had never played Crokinole before, and I had always been puzzled as to why this is in the top 50 of BGG games. After one game I can say that... I still have no idea why it's there.

Sure, it was fun, but it's no different than a lot of dexterity games. Why isn't marbles in the top 50? I had more fun with it as a kid
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22. Board Game: Ruhrschifffahrt 1769-1890 [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:2068]
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I played this game twice recently, so I taught it to my group. We had a bit of a rough time with the rules explanation (lots of little things for a game that is basically pickup and deliver) but ended up being pretty fun.

The more I play it, the more I see the different strategies, so I'm looking forward to playing it more.
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23. Board Game: Escape: The Curse of the Temple [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:421]
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It was late, and this is about all we had energy for. As usual, very fun, but very stressful. One play was enough.
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24. Board Game: Love Letter [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:213]
Noel Llopis
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How do you follow up Escape? With Love Letter, of course. Always lots of fun, and it's possible to teach it (and learn it) at 2am after playing games all day.
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25. Board Game: Coup [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:372]
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And then for one of the big surprises of the show for me: Coup. It's like a mix of Love Letter and Resistance. Great with 5 or 6 people. We played a bunch of games of this until we couldn't take it anymore and went to bed.
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