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I'm writing this one after BGG Con concludes, for my own records as much as my many, many followers (well into two digits, at least in binary).

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1. Board Game: Lost: The Game [Average Rating:3.72 Overall Rank:15383]
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Tuesday

Got to Dallas Tuesday afternoon, but my suitcase (with all my clothes)didn't. Spent an hour or two trying to chase it down -- their system said that I didn't check a bag, although I PAID for a bag (perhaps as a goodwill donation to the airline). They said that if it turned up, they'd send it along to the room. I didn't have high hopes.

I checked into the Hyatt and went out for food. Found a great chili place downtown.

Came back to the room and was sick for the next 3 days.
 
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2. Board Game: Blazing Aces! A Fistful of Family Card Games [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:9619]
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Wednesday

Slept poorly, stayed in bed until nearly noon. At this point, I assumed it was food poisoning and that I was recovering. I was wrong.

My suitcase turned up (!) so I didn't have to attend the rest of the con in the nude, much to everyone's relief.

I ventured downstairs to pick up my badge.

This book was one of my freebies, a collection of original poker-based games both solitaire and for groups, written in an amusing style.

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3. Board Game: Revolver 2: Last Stand at Malpaso [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:2790]
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This was my other freebie, a game I'd considered getting as it was released.

I'm pretty happy with the variety of choices we had (one from shelf A and one from shelf B).

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4. Board Game: Serpent's Tongue [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:5519]
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Found a demo area set up for this. Although I tried a duel last year with another novice, I've mostly been playing this solitaire against the encounters.

One of the demo folks kindly agreed to duel me, using the new rules where speaking the spells is optional (I spoke them, she didn't). I picked a Soul Karma codex and she used her Forces Electric.

First round, I channeled my higher self, fortifying with Resonance (mana), Harmony and getting an extra unit of Will. She transformed into Storm form (picture Storm from the Xmen about to kick some ass) and shot a bolt of lightning at me. I unlocked the first tier of my specialty.

Second round, I established a Karmic bond with her. Now, any offensive moves she made would build charges I could use against her. She called up a thunderstorm which would give her plenty of power to tap when zapping me. I inhibited her ability to gain any Resonance for a couple turns hoping to begin disassembling her at the subatomic level (a curse that cost her Harmony each turn, which each of her electric spells was already doing). She threw a powerful bolt of lighting at me and it was all over -- her storm form and the the storm around us made it much more than I could take, and I was dead at turn 2.

In retrospect, speaking the spells gave me plenty of energy to unlock my abilities so I didn't need that big helping I built up over my 1st turn. I should have skipped the channel and gone with my second turn's moves instead; also, negated her storm form as she cast it. I think that would have been enough for me to live to a fourth turn, and her lack of Harmony would have torn herself apart (with just a little help).

I was hoping to get a rematch but it didn't work out.

Later, I did get to meet two of the designers and had a lengthy chat about the game and their plans for the system. (Edit: Apparently, it was all talk -- nothing has happened with the game since, and the designers are now selling off cards cheaply at "fire sale" prices)
 
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5. Board Game: Legacy: Gears of Time [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:1529]
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I stopped to watch a demo of this, a game I have but haven't played yet.

Afterward, the vendor walked through the rules with me so I can jump into a game easily, then gave me some promos for it.
 
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6. Board Game: Desert Island [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:9064]
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I saw Jeff Siadek in the demo room and stopped to chat, and a game of Desert Island started up around me.

This is a sequel game to Lifeboat, featuring the same characters but with several major changes to the gameplay.

I liked it and found the tweaks improved the game. I'm not sure we'll give up playing Lifeboat completely, but this one will likely become the game of choice for our backstabby cooperative survival gaming.

I backed the Kickstarter.
 
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7. Board Game: Myth: Bones Expansion Boss [Average Rating:7.52 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.52 Unranked]
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Went out to Bone Daddy's for a bit of barbecue, but as I was still feeling pretty bad I stuck to a smoked turkey sandwich.

I made it almost into the hotel before becoming violently ill again, and went to bed.
 
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8. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:75]
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Thursday

I still felt bad and slept most of the morning. My brother arrived mid-afternoon and we got in a game of Crokinole (I lost pretty badly) and I headed back to the room for a nap.
 
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9. Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:255]
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After risking another turkey sandwich dinner, this time at Hard Eight, I planned to make an early night of it to get over whatever this was.

Jon and I managed to get in a game of this back at the room, though. We played at the easy level (it was Jon's first play) but scored a perfect victory (all 10 saved).
 
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10. Board Game: Pairs [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2014]
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I taught Jon this game and we played a couple times.

It's a nice, fast, light card game with a push-your-luck element.
 
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11. Board Game: Dead Panic [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:3627]
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Friday

Feeling somewhat better, I ventured back into the con after missing pretty much all of Thursday.

Jon and I played a full game of this with the designer's wife.

We enjoy Castle Panic and this was more different from it than I expected, with some interesting mechanisms based upon zombie movie tropes.

We managed to escape, even killing an additional zombie with a flourish as we boarded the escape vehicle.

Have to get this one to the table at home soon.
 
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12. Board Game: Whacky Wit [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:5647]
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John taught me this, a Pacman board game that works pretty well. I gobbled the pellets, but John managed to trap me with his ghosts and even three lives wasn't enough for me to clear the table.

This was pretty cool, and the magnetic pellets can be reset by tugging the handles at each side of the board. I took a quick look online but it costs several hundred dollars :-(
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13. Board Game: Lost Legacy: The Starship [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1286] [Average Rating:6.69 Unranked]
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I picked up a copy of this, one of a series of Love Letter-like card games with a science fiction theme. We played a couple rounds while eating lunch. It had very much the feel of Love Letter but with a couple nice twists (and new abilities).

I also grabbed Lost Legacy: Flying Garden, which can be played stand-alone but has cards that can be swapped in with the other decks in the series. They didn't have any more of the series, but when I see them i may grab another deck or two for variety.
 
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14. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:75]
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We got in another game or two of this, and tried various other "dexterity" games that I didn't get the name of.

The Crokinole tables are really beautiful, year after year. I hope to one day win one.
 
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15. Board Game: Magic Realm [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:928]
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In the afternoon, John, his son, my brother and I sat down to play our traditional game of Magic Realm.

We set the game up for an hour, then chose our characters. I played the Black Knight, Jon was the Amazon, Alejandro was the Berzerker and John tried a magic using character, the Magician.

We played through the first week, but Jon had to leave for the Poker tournament. I took over his character.

Although we'd all played this at least twice as much as Alejandro, he schooled us. The game finished just about midnight and I was happy just to get a not-too-negative score.
 
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16. Board Game: Poker [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:865]
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I met up with Bay Chang and we wandered up to see how Jon was doing in his poker tourney. There were over 200 people signed up, and Jon had made it to the final table!

As we watched, the others were eliminated and Jon was the winner! His prize included the new, big box version of OGRE, plus all the expansions and promos available for it!


 
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17. Board Game: Serpent's Tongue [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:5519]
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Saturday

We got up for the flea market, but for the first time Jon and I came out empty-handed. There didn't seem to be many bargains this year and I wasn't particularly tempted. Jon and I had breakfast (I was feeling nearly back to normal) and revisited the dealer's rooms.

Jon packaged up his poker winnings and other purchases for shipping home.

I saw Bay checking out Serpent's Tongue so I swooped in. The more I described, the more he felt compelled to purchase it until it was really out of his hands completely. He got a core set (enough to play the game solitaire or with up to two others, either dueling or cooperatively against the NPC encounters, and the simple board game variant) and a few boosters. I promised we could play over Google Hangout sometime.

 
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18. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:676]
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We did the puzzle hunt this year, but at the last minute John had to cancel for mysterious but unavoidable reasons that would soon be clear.

The theme this year was aliens that were stealing the earth's fish. There were 24 fish-themed puzzle sheets (including one red herring). Some of the solutions had us running around the hotel. We were one man short, but had worked through all the puzzles and were trying to figure out what to do with the final step, which gave us 7 random-seeming letters. The puzzle hunt officially ended.

We wandered up to the bar to reminisce about puzzle hunts past. After nearly an hour, Bay suddenly said "It's a phone number!" We dialed the letters and got a recorded message telling us to go up to a high floor and out onto the roof. There, we found a model spaceship with a bicycle lock (which opened with an answer that we hadn't had a use for until then). Inside were Swedish Fish (apparently, the first solvers got toy fish as a trophy).

Just as we were leaving, the people running the hunt passed us on their way to take it down.
 
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19. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:75]
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Jon and I went for barbecue at the Hard Eight. We got back and found we'd missed the raffle for Crokinole boards, and something else:

A friend of John's had set it up so his long-time girlfriend "won" a Crokinole table with a Gaelic phrase on it. He translated it for her as "Will you marry me?" and gave her a ring.

(This was what John was helping to set up while we were at puzzle hunt).
 
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20. Board Game: Villainous Vikings (Second Edition) [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:6147]
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We played a couple games of this, a slow but intriguing game of Viking conquest ending in Ragnarok, an apocalyptic battle among players to decide the overall winner.

We had a couple strangers playing with us for the first game, and they left toward the end so we started again with Alejandro. I thought I had the game locked down but Jon managed to jump ahead during Ragnarok.

I bought a copy the next day.
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21. Board Game: Pairs [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2014]
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Another tradition is to keep Bay up until he is incoherent. We upheld that again this year, chatting then playing Pairs until he stumbled off to bed.
 
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We then switched to this until about 4:30am.

We were punchy, we were suspicious, I was vaguely nauseous, and a good time was had by all.
 
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Sunday

Jon left for an early flight.

I did another round of the vendors and chatted with some of the developers, then made my way to the airport for the flight home.

I made it all the way to the threshold to my house, got a text and tried to read it as I walked in, dropped my new iPhone 6 onto the edge of the brick step and cracked the screen.


So, despite losing my luggage, being sick for at least half of it and breaking my iPhone upon my return, it was still a pretty good convention. After Origins, I feel like any convention that I don't spend hospitalized is a "win".
 
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