JonCon 2008
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JonCon is a "house con" that was held in late 2005 and early 2006 (the weekend before Christmas and then New year's weekend). There was no JonCon in 2007 but JonCon returned in 2008 for 2 days: July 4th and 5th!

If you are in the Portland, Oregon / Vancouver, Washington area and would like to come, just send me a geekmail with what day/time you expect to arrive and I'll send you some directions. There is no cost but I do ask that you bring some food or drink (think potluck-style).

JonCon will run 9am-9pm on Friday and 9am-midnight on Saturday. I plan on watching fireworks with my family out on the street at 9pm Friday and you're welcome to join us or even set off your own fireworks.
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1. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:121]
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Andy and I played a 13x13 game after fireworks on Friday and I also played a 9x9 game with my daughter on Saturday morning.
 
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2. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:185]
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My friend Andy is bringing this and would like to get a game in.
 
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3. Board Game: Goa [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:107]
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I played my first game of Goa Saturday night against Andy. It's an interesting game and even though I misunderstood a few things, I did pretty well, losing to Andy by only one point!
 
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4. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:116]
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I've had this game for a long time and have never played it. I'd like to try it!
 
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5. Board Game: Daytona 500 [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:1336]
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Andy, my daughter, and I played this for 3 races (actually 2 and a half - we quit when Brian and Nadine came over). Andy was winning after the first race, then I caught up after the second race and it looked like I would win it all after the third (but who knows what could have happened?)
 
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6. Board Game: Metropolys [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:636]
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One of my current favorites. I'm glad we got a 3-player game in.
 
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7. Board Game: Volcano [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:2870]
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Every game I'd previously played of Volcano has been either 2 or 3 players. This time, we tried it with 6 and it plays very differently. It's still good Volcano fun but with a bit more chaos which makes it harder to get the pyramids you need. It's a very good and very versatile game.
 
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8. Board Game: The Bridges of Shangri-La [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1168]
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This one can be pretty cut-throat. Another good abstract with a minor kingmaker situation when it gets down to the last village or two.
 
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9. Board Game: High Society [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:860]
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A quick filler that John always seems to win.
 
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10. Board Game: Conquest of the Empire [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1133]
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I'd like to play this using both the old rules and the new rules.

(Not at the same time though!)
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11. Board Game: Havoc: The Hundred Years War [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:2137]
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I just got this in the Portland math trade and would like to play it.
 
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12. Board Game: Oltre Mare [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:1197]
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Once we got the rules right I liked this one. Needs more play and a Bohnanza mindset.
 
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13. Board Game: O Zoo le Mio [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1392]
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I also got this in the Portland math trade and would like to play it.
 
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14. Board Game: Slide 5 [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:2069]
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We played this right before going out to watch fireworks Friday night. My wife didn't take a single skier and won the game. We also passed around the dice and tried to roll doubles. (Our Slide 5 tin also came with Cheater.) We all celebrated when someone rolled doubles because.. it's awesome!
 
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15. Board Game: Army Ants [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:9235]
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Played Friday morning with my daughter. She really likes this. We played it a few times a few weeks ago and she taught my wife the game from memory and has beat her a few times.
 
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16. Board Game: Airships [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1624]
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For a dice rolling game I like this one a lot even though I came in last.
 
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17. Board Game: Rat-a-Tat Cat [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:2453]
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My daughter and I played a quick round as we were waiting for Andy to come over.
 
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I just watched the last 2/3 of this being played.
 
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19. Board Game: Blink [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:3574]
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Played 3 times with my daughter. She's getting faster!
 
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20. Board Game: Auweier [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:11444]
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Andy, my daughter, and I played this. It's become an old favorite with us 3 as we love the quirky theme of birds attracting mates by giving them worms. This game was the closest so far as I won by a point and third place was only 2 points behind me.
 
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My daughter and I played a quick game of this Friday morning.
 
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22. Board Game: X-Men: Under Siege [Average Rating:5.74 Overall Rank:9328]
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My daughter and I also played this, a fun game of super-villian battling.
 
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