Grandcon 2014: What did you play?
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I had the chance to attend Grandcon Sept 19-21 in Grand Rapids, MI and decided to make a geeklist showcasing all the fun and awesome games I had a chance to play.

A big thanks definitely goes out to
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for organizing this great convention and to all the volunteers, publishers and game designers who contributed over the weekend!

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1. Board Game: Run, Fight, or Die! [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:1150]
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Signed up to get this demoed by Richard Launius. It was a ton of fun and glad to have met such a nice guy! I enjoyed it, but probably not enough to own it. A game I will gladly play if someone pulls it out.
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2. Board Game: Sheriff of Nottingham [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:244]
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Played this twice over the weekend. Quickly preordered after the first play, a great bluffing game!
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3. Board Game: Yardmaster [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:2218]
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Loved this light little card game, glad to have tried it. I should have my copy by the end of the year.
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4. Board Game: Roll For It! Deluxe Edition [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:1763]
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Played a quick game of this at lunch. Simple and light. Fun, but not worth owning in my opinion.
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5. Board Game: New Haven [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:3450]
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I played through about 3/4 of a game of this at thr R&R booth and enjoyed it quite a bit. The only negative is that the game runs a little long, but I'm sure that would improve with repeated plays. Ended up buying a copy on the last day of the con. Everyone at R&R games were awesome folks and I look forward to seeing them again next year!
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6. Board Game: FlowerFall [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:3844]
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Todd won! Oh my god! Silly fun that I like to break out in between longer games.
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7. Board Game: Win, Lose, or Banana [Average Rating:5.40 Overall Rank:14796]
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This is a deep, heavy game!
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8. Board Game: Dragon's Hoard [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:2458]
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Probably one of the only games I didn't care for at the con. It's not a bad game, just doesn't feel unique enough to own when there are so many other great card games out there.
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9. Board Game: Ca$h 'n Guns (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:508]
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A great party game that relies on get into the roles and making hollow threats. I really enjoy bluffing games!
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10. Board Game: Love Letter [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:215]
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Didn't care much for this one either. Only played it once and I'm sure it may get better with repeated plays, but I just don't see much game there.
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11. Board Game: Splendor [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:112]
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This was my event I chose to run at the convention. I think it went really well and all 4 people signed up ended up getting to play it twice in the hour and a half time slot we had reserved. The game that should have won Spiel des Jahres!
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12. Board Game: Fleet [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:701]
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A huge thanks to
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for taking the time to teach me this great game! I really enjoy learning games from the designers. It' makes it so effortless to learn and you gain some great strategy and insight into the game design process.
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13. Board Game: Stop the Germs! [Average Rating:6.78 Unranked]
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We had the chance to show Matt this great game that my buddy,
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designed.

It's a great, light tile-laying game that can play 2-4 players and I have had the fortune of playtesting it over the years and am very proud to say that it is a solid game.
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14. Board Game: Monster Truck Mayhem [Average Rating:7.24 Unranked]
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was kind enough to show us his prototype of this great race game he is working on.

As my buddy Todd said, "it's perfectly ridiculous". It's a real-time racing game that is chaotic and has you laughing the entire time. I look forward to seeing where this game goes and will be backing it on kickstarter in the future!
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15. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:162]
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One my game group played in the past and didn't care for so it got traded away. We decided to give it another try and although we did enjoy it, we didn't feel it was worth owning. Another game I will play, but don't like it enough to own it.
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16. Board Game: FlowerFall [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:3844]
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Again! This time we drop cards while standing on a bed in the hotel room. Added height equals more difficulty!
 
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17. Board Game: New Haven [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:3450]
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Played a full game of this and really do enjoy it. I feel like this game is great for someone that is transitioning from light strategy to medium strategy games. It would be great for families that want to take that next step in gaming.
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18. Board Game: Eminent Domain [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:425]
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I hadn't played this one in so long I forgot how much I enjoyed it. I am considering getting a copy as well as the expansion.
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19. Board Game: Sushi Go! [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:343]
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Jeremy picked up a copy of this and we all enjoyed it quite a bit. Light card drafting game that plays quick and had difficult decisions.
 
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20. Board Game: Hanabi [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:276]
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Last game of the con. Wow is this game challenging! I was quite impressed. It feels totally different than anything else that I have played in the past. Looking forward to playing this again very soon.
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21. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:63] [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked]
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Todd and I snuck a couple games of X Wing in while nobody was looking.
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22. Board Game: The Council [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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So this was mt first board game of the con
a neat little game plus i got to be purple!! and i won!! double bonus like to try it with 4
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23. Board Game: Panic Station [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:2732]
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So I liked this more then i thought
but its still not a game i would ever have to play
mostly not my type of game not that its a bad game
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24. Board Game: Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:88] [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked]
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I like some of the tweaks they did to the marvel game
But I think I still prefer to play in the MArvel world then Aliens
Definitely would do it again
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25. Board Game: Lost Legacy: The Starship [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1288] [Average Rating:6.69 Unranked]
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this is a neat little game of deduction
I am hoping it surfaces at my local groups
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