Lessons to be learned: WBC 2014
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I've gone to WBC nine times now, and I learn something new every time I go. Here are some highlights (and lowlights).
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1. Board Game: Dutch Blitz [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:1880] [Average Rating:6.67 Unranked]
Board Game: Dutch Blitz
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I FINALLY went to Dutch Wonderland and had some pie. Don't be afraid to step away from the table and experience the surroundings, especially now that WBC is moving in 2016.
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2. Board Game: Defenders of the Realm [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:561]
Board Game: Defenders of the Realm
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I played this most of all, and it is quickly becoming a favorite. I sold Pandemic and On the Brink at the convention because Defenders really scratches a cooperative itch.
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3. Board Game: Innovation [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:336]
Board Game: Innovation
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LOVE this game, and I was happy to win a couple of tournament games. I also played this game a ton.
 
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4. Board Game: Vertigo: The Balancing Puzzle [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Vertigo: The Balancing Puzzle
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Thank you to Chris Yaure, Bernie, Saul, the physicians assistant that came from out of the blue, and everyone else who helped me when I had a vertigo incident on Wednesday. I always try to walk some during the convention, but I think I actually walked TOO much the first couple of days, to the point of exhaustion. EVERYTHING in moderation. I walked to Jennie's at least twice and K Mart once or twice before Tuesday. I used to be able to walk everywhere, but as Dtective Murtaugh says, I'm getting too old for this $&*(.

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5. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:332]
Board Game: King of Tokyo
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I had a ton of fun playing in the first heat with Greg Crowe and Cody Sandifer. Greg and I were just funny and loud enough to put targets on our backs and get killed together. Our monsters did a "Thelma and Louise" of a building in Tokyo.

FYI: Greg has acted in a pretty impressive list of movie shorts and played (surprisingly enough) the "weird guy" in an episode of VEEP this year. Greg is listed as one of ten up and coming actors (OK it is a list of actors to make it in 2013, but who's rushing) : http://www.imdb.com/list/ls055283055?ref_=nm_rls_5

Here is just hoping Greg will sign a copy of King of Tokyo or Colossal Arena next year. I'll ask now, before he becomes famous. If I do it after, that would just be tacky :b
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6. Board Game: Space Hulk (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:339]
Board Game: Space Hulk (Third Edition)
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Do NOT be afraid to go up to people with "willing to teach" signs. Got to play and die in Space Hulk for the second time. Did roll enough sixes to create some cursing, which is always my goal as the Space Narines.
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7. Board Game: Capo Dei Capi [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:4189]
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I met Geoff Gambill a couple of years ago, and he introduced me to his friend Zack (I HOPE I'm getting the name right, forgive me if I'm incorrect). We fumbled through the rules: you tube is your friend. I love getting visuals from you tube when learning a game. From there, I played Port Royal and a train game (name?) with Geoff, his wife Joanna and Zack.
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8. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:34]
Board Game: Agricola
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I stepped out of my wheelhouse with this, and I actually enjoyed it (at least more than most Euros) I'm happy to have stepped out of my Amritrashy wheelhouse for this one.
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9. Board Game: Wanna Hang Out? [Average Rating:5.25 Unranked]
Board Game: Wanna Hang Out?
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The most fun I had was just hanging out and talking with friends I hadn't seen in a while, or even fellow gamers I had just met. I know this is different for everyone, but all I can say is find out what makes you happy at a convention and do it, the same as in life.
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