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THE BPA PROUDLY PRESENTS:

The Boardgame Player's Association & Columbus Area Boardgaming Society are sponsoring the third rendition of the mini-con for the following block games: Hammer of the Scots, Liberty, War of 1812 & a multi-game event. The multi-game event will include block games from Columbis, GMT and Worthington Games. Tournament Gaming will begin around 6:00 PM Friday and will end sometime on Sunday. Open Gaming begins at noon on Friday. Entry fee for BPA members is $25.00 for the weekend and unlimited gaming.

Block Party III is at the Radisson Worthington (a suburb of Columbus, Ohio). Room rates are reasonable for the weekend when you ask for the CABs Block Party. Friday, April 28th thru Sunday April 30th, 2006 at the Radisson Worthington Hotel 7007 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43085, (614)436-0700.The hotel provides a shuttle service to and from the airport.

Room Rates are $70 for Friday and Saturday Night. State taxes of 15.75% apply.
Call 1.614.436.0700 for reservations and identify yourself as a member of the Boardgame Players Association. See http://www.radisson.com/worthingtonoh
Make sure you mention CABS/BLOCK PARTY for the convention rates. Deadline for reservations is April 21st.

Open Gaming will begin at noon on Friday.

See the link below for updated information as it becomes available.




Registration: Admission for the BPA BLOCK PARTY will be $35 at the door. However, all BPA members and/or Members of Columbus Area Boardgaming Society (CABS) will be eligible for a $10 discount if they have pre-registered by March 28th, 2006. To pre-register, print out this page, complete the form, and send it with your check made payable to BPA to BPA, 1541 Redfield Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015.

Name _________________________________________________________
Address _________________________________________________________

City __________________________________ State __________ ZIP _____

Email _________________________________________________________

[ ] CABS Member or BPA Member*: $25 if paid by March 28th, 2006.

[ ] Non-member Admission: $35

* BPA memberships must be current for the year 2006. You can become a 2006 BPA Associate member for $10 and thereby qualify for reduced Admission to all BPA conventions and free Email tournaments begun during the year of your membership.


For More Information: Please visit the CABS website for updated information about this event as it becomes available: http://www.buckeyeboardgamers.org/blockparty.htm or email questions to doncon99@toad.net.

This event is sponsored by the BPA and run by CABS.



 
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Here is a couple of pics from the past few block parties!


Hammer of the Scots


Fredrich


Tourney Winner

Europe Engulfed
 
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The BPA Block Party has added another tourney. Commands & Colors: Ancients will be an official tourney. It joins Hammer of the Scots, War of 1812, Liberty & a Wild Card tourney for play in other block games such as Rommel, Europe Engulfed, Pacific Victory, Crusader Rex and all the others.

We are a little over 5 weeks away and have a few days before we the pre-registration deadline.

You can see more details at http://www.buckeyeboardgamers.org/blockparty.htm & http://www.boardgamers.org

Let the Gaming Begin!
 
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Fredrick's War will be demoed at Block Party by the Designer Ron Draker. I will be bringing a playtest copy of Fast Action Battles: The Bulge for GMT. It is my hope that we will draw 40+ for the block Party.....the Pre-registration deadline ends April 15th!
 
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Block Party Wild Card Tourney
Players may open game and have that game count toward the Wild Card tourney. The winner must have played at least three different games from the following list. The winner will be the player that has the best winning percentage of all the games. Players that compete in more than three games will get a bonus over those that play just three games.

Games can begin when open gaming begins on April 28th and must be finished on Sunday, April 30th at Noon. Score sheets will be provided and need to include the players the winner and any bids that took place.

Games that are a part of the Wild Card Event:
*Napoleon (Could be either AH or CG version)
*Fredrich (Histogames – Multi-player)
*Rommel in the Desert (GG)
*Crusader Rex (CG – Bid for the Saracens # of blocks to be removed from the Sarcens and added to the Franks initial deployment)
*Europe Engulfed (GMT)
*Pacific Victory (CG – Bid VP for the Allies to be added to the Japan’s total at the end)
*Victory (CG)
*Wizard Kings (CG)
*Gettysburg: Badges of Courage (CG)
*Bobby Lee/Sam Grant (CG)
*Victoria’s Cross (WG)
*Forged in Fire (WG)
*EuroFront Series (CG)
*Bonaparte at Marengo (SG)
 
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We had 26 gamers this year and it was a BLAST!

Here is a couple of pics from this year...







 
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