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Steve McIlhatton
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Ok, who from the Glebe group is planning on heading to Albury for the Queens Birthbay weekend?

 
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I'd seriously like to go but it depends on if I can persuade the 'other half' to tag along. It would only be for general gaming, esp if people are playing longer games that are hard to organise normally, not the comp stuff.
 
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Re: Glebers on the Run! (or a thread for those going to Albu
I'd like to but, I don't think I'll be able to make it.

Although there seems to be a big focus on Settlers and Carcassone and other gateway games. Has anyone been before? Whats it like?
 
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Re: Glebers on the Run! (or a thread for those going to Albu
I'm playing in a go tournament instead.
 
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Re: Glebers on the Run! (or a thread for those going to Albu
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I'd like to but, I don't think I'll be able to make it.

Although there seems to be a big focus on Settlers and Carcassone and other gateway games. Has anyone been before? Whats it like?


I went last year and it was good. Last year I played in both comps, but I will play at most one this year, if any. Leave the time for general gaming instead.
 
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Ok, I've booked my accommodation so it looks like I'll be dragging the family down there.

Planning on taking the train... gonna make for a long day of travel but I guess I can read a book and relax, if the kids let me.

Hopefully the train will have tables so we can play some games on the way down.
 
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I'm thinking of going. Still not sure at this stage.
 
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Last year all I did was play general games and help others learn new games. This year there will not only be a general gaming area - where the focus will be on gateway games for the general public. There will also be an upstairs area for bigger, gamer style games.

There will be a range of international publishers there as well - with games to play. Rio Grande, Mayfair and ZMan, as well as Hasbro will be there.

I myself will be representing Rio Grande Games. I can definately say that while we will be demoing a range of kids and 'light strategy' games, there will also be a range of gamers games for you to borrow and play, there should also be some excellent after hours gaming.

If you check out the posts from Neil Thompson - the Expo Package. There is information on places to stay - one of them - The Hume Inn, is offering a deal to those attending the expo, as well as this they have said we will be able to use an upstairs board/conference room to game in after the expo if they get enough people staying. I for one will be there - and will be bringing back with me some of the games from the RGG booths.

Cheers!

Hope to see you there!

Giles.
 
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I tried the Hume but they had no family rooms left so it's the caravan park for us... only a few km up the road from the convention centre.

Looking forward to some concentrated gaming.
 
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I'm sure you'd be able to come to the Hume for after hours gaming if you're able

Look forward to seeing you there Steve!

(Us Geeks should wear avatar badges to make it easier for us to recognise each other!!)

Giles.
 
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I'm heading down there for the weekend this year Yay. I'll be representing Tin Soldier though...unsure what exactly that means at this stage but I presume I'll be demo-ing something or other.
 
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I am officially out

I will be in Newcastle with the Comedy Fest Roadshow...although I may have to get a few mobile numbers from those going and call in some orders if any of you would be so accommodating as to bring me some games back

 
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Hi Giles - will Rio be exhibiting any new games and if so which ones? Will they also be offering any discounts?
 
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Hi Greg,

Rio will strictly be demoing games - discounts will be up to the retailers sorry!

The games we'll hopefully have to demo (and/or for people to borrow and play) are:

Bohnanza
Cartagena
Coloretto
Lost Cities
Niagara
Samurai
San Juan
Taluva
Thurn and Taxis
Thurn and Taxis - For Power and Glory
Alhambra
Chicken Cha Cha Cha
Gulo Gulo
Pickomino
Pick Picknic
Caylus
Hermagor
Imperial
Ur
On the Underground
To Court the King
Fiji
Ruse and Bruise
& Yspahan.


There are a few new ones there, we'll also have the gamer games after hours for those who want to try them out but are involved with the tournements and other things. Our emphasis is obviously on families here - but we wanted to have a few for the gamers too!

I hope you see something on this list you'd like to give a shot - and I hope you swing by there!!

Any other questions please feel free to post here, in the thread in the 'Victoria' folder announcing Rio Grande will be at the expo, or PM me.

Cheers.

Giles.

Edit: between the various retailers there should be copies of all the games we'll demoing for purchase.
 
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Maybe I'm going mad but I might actually be going to this Expo afterall!

Like to try some of the newer games like Yspahan (only played the pc version) and Hermagor. Imperial also. Looking forward to it!

What about Notre Dame, Wikinger and Thief of Baghdad, are they out yet?
 
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Any retailers offering deals at the Expo or is that not for general knowledge? Hey, its a long way to travel!
 
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We'd love to have Notre Dame, Wikinger and Thief of Baghdad there, but it doesn't look like it will possible sorry!

I'm not sure about retailer deals! You might try contacting Phil from Mindgames!!

Cheers.

Hope to see you there!

Giles.
 
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Hi Greg,

I'll be going.
I'm planning on taking Yspahan and Imperial along with me...

Cheers

Steve
 
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Hi Steve - that's great. I'd love to play Imperial and the board version of Yspahan. Sounds like people are taking a range of interesting, as well as new, games I'd like to try.

I'll probably take Caylus, Modern Art, Thurn & Taxis, C&C:A, etc

Hopefully we'll see you there, but its not 100% yet.
 
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Re: Glebers on the Run! (or a thread for those going to Albu
Also see this thread http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1515266#1515266 for games that will be heading North to Albury
 
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It looks like we will also have Notre Dame available...

Cheers.

Giles.
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Excellent.

BTW The Hume Hotel that's been mentioned as an after expo venue, is that the same as the Hume Inn Motel?

www.humeinn.com.au
 
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The Hume Inn is where I'll be staying.

I've been told that we'll hopefully have access to the function room as an 'after hours' venue for gaming - so that should be good fun.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Giles.

Edit: In answer to your actual question - yes - it is.
 
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That's great - myself and a fellow gamer have booked in at the Hume from Fri to Sun. Will you have all the Rio games there with you as well?
 
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Re: Glebers on the Run! (or a thread for those going to Albu
caradoc wrote:
It looks like we will also have Notre Dame available...

Cheers.

Giles.


Whoo hoo!!

Happy to teach this ... or play it ... or just admire the pretty pieces.
 
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