Gateway 2014-Los Angeles Gameshow Demo's and Purchases plus grown man makes a 5 year old Cry! and
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The traditional 4 day game show in Los Angles that hits every four day holiday. This show is great fun. Good people to play games with and tourney's galore. Designers and great demo's and typical vendor fair. I only went to one day this year and it was packed. I will go through each game I purchased plus the demo's and of course how a grown man made a 5 year old cry!
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1. Board Game: Ground Floor [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:997]
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First thing first My purchases from the Flea Market. It look like a guy wanted to dump his collection: Some great games were unloaded
Ticket To Ride for $20.00 (Didn't Buy)
Belfort for $30 (Sealed) (Didn't Buy)

This one was $45 sealed but a fellow gamer who I play with occasionally got there late after I had placed it in my purchase pile. I ended up selling it to him. So far I haven't bought anything.... that will change.....
 
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2. Board Game: Eminent Domain [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:425]
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This also was from the same guy. I managed to get this for $25.00. This was for the original Kickstarter limited to the first 500. With the number on the front. Sealed! Funny thing was Seth Jaffe was going to be there so I figure I'll get it signed as well.
 
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3. Board Game: Munchkin Adventure Time [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:2332] [Average Rating:6.55 Unranked]
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Walked into the Vendor Hall and placed a copy on hold with my usual vendor.
Purchase at end of Con for $17.50
 
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4. Board Game: Cock & Bull [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:10476]
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Ran over to demo this game. BTW still hadn't pick up my badge. I was taught by a young girl 5 years old. She whipped my pants during the demo. This is where it gets fun! I found out that since I had signed up I was now in the tournament. Most people had a bye. Except me I had to play one of the people behind the game. To get to the quarterfinals. Sure enough I beat her and Played the next gentleman who I beat. Across the table I could see the 5 year old girl winning as well. I than face another person who looked like he was a person who knew the game well and was associated with the game. In amazing fashion I beat him in 3 turns.I couldn't believe it. But now I hear her fist pounding it the little 5 year old that I would be facing in the finals. I had great rolls and sure enough I won! Beat the shill, the Cock and Bull Master. I screamed with glee. I shook her hand and notice she was devastated, in tears. I got the t-shirt and the ribbon and I had just put this little girl hopes and dreams to shambles. However as luck may have it. One of my trades didn't show and I had an Hello Kitty Puzzle in my bag. I told her that she was my mentor and that the only way I won was because she taught me. I gave her the puzzle and told her this is really the first prize gift. She was so happy. Got to say when she grows up I do not want to face her from across the table!

I ended up getting the T-Shirt and ended up purchasing this great game!
This was one of my favorites of the show
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5. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:2206]
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Snapgammon- A new Victory Point game featuring cows as backgammon pieces.
Great Demo. I love backgammon variants and this one had it. Different Value dice. Cards that you can play to help or hinder. Great idea for a change of pace. Was almost BackGammoned but ended up winning. I played with one of the designers. Great game loved this variant. They need to fix the board but the gameplay was solid.
I will add to the database.....soon

Purchased $22.00
 
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6. Board Game: For the Crown (Second edition) [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:3048]
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Also picked this up at the Victory Point Booth

$48
 
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7. Board Game: For the Crown: The World is Round Expansion 2 [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked]
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Also this expansion $18
 
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8. Board Game: Sobek [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:1382]
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More vendors showed up at the Flea Market
Purchased this for $10
Bruno Cathala
 
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9. Board Game: Ghooost! [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:7007]
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and a Richard Garfield game for $10.00
 
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10. Board Game: Gold West [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:693]
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Demo time with Seth Jaffe. Very interesting Demo of the prototype.
Felt a bit like Trajan with the mancala, Kingdom Builder with the territories and a bit of worker placement all rolled into one. Seth walk us through the instructions and after a bit of fumbling for the first few turns it started to click with all of us. (4 Player game.) This one almost all of our lightbulbs went off about 4 turns into it. I went with one strategy and I made a beginning error and middle error which cost me the game. I came in third not to far behind the leaders. The game has a bit of solitaire and you can wait for your turn a bit. It feels solid it's very Stephan Feld and a bit of point salad which I like. Looks like TMG has another winner
 
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11. Board Game Designer: Seth Jaffee
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Meet Seth at the Gold West Demo. Very nice he signed my copy of Eminent Domain. Seem like he was enjoying the tourney and the demo. Had a nice chat with him. Too bad my son was off playing a video game tourney (My son 11 loves to meet game designers and talk about ideas) He thought it was very cool that I had a limited edition eminent domain He Signed it after we had to look around for a black sharpie.
 
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12. Board Game Designer: Derak Morrell
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Ran into Derak again and of course my son was already playing a game with him and discussing design.

Purchased his new Microgame Starcade.

$5.00
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13. Board Game: Legendary: Villains – A Marvel Deck Building Game [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:449] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
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Purchased from Vendor hall

$45.00

 
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14. Board Game: Donkey: It's a Kick! [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:9470]
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Meet the Publishers family for Donkey for a great time at the Donkey table.

They are great people and they have an expansion that adds 54 cards to the original game. Snapped it up for $9.00 (Expansion only)

 
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15. Board Game Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group
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Weird but AEG was upstairs in the CCG room.
I asked them when Istanbul would be ready for rerelease

They looked at me puzzled but then stated they didn't realize demand.

 
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16. Board Game: Kids Say the Darndest Things! Family Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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After about 9 hours of gaming my son sat back in the car and said next show I'm gonna to beat your pants off you in Munchkin and I said I don't play Munchkin. He goes just like that little girl beat you in Cock and Bull.

I turned around and said I won the tourney in Cock and Bull and beat the little girl.
With his Cheshire cat grin he nodded off in the back another great day of gaming and a great family experience.
 
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