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THE BGC ANNUAL RETREAT WAS BACK!
We are happy to announce that our much anticipated BGC ANNUAL BOARDGAME RETREAT is back! Last year we had our Retreat at Genting Highlands (read last year’s sessrep) and this year, we’ll be switching to the ocean view by having it at Port Dickson.

EXCERPT
Our annual BGC Boardgame Retreat was back on again! This time we held it at a beach resort and extended to 2 days. Over 40 different games were played among 20+ gamers. If you were not there, find out what you missed! If you were one of the participants, relive the joy of that wonderful weekend! Read on to find out what games were on the table for GAME ZERO and GAME ONE.

How fast time flies! Has it been a year since we did our last Retreat in Genting? Almost.



To be exact, 11-months since last July when a group of 15+ gamers were brought to Genting GICC 6,000 feet above sea level and locked themselves up in a room to do nothing but play boardgames all-day long! We did 3-4 games in a full 8-hrs stretch, took a quick dinner break and then resumed gaming till 3 am in the morning!



This year we decided to have a change of landscape – instead of the cool weather of a highland resort, we now have the calm serenity of a beach resort – and extended the gaming to two full days. That’s 16-hrs of intense gaming packed into two solid days.

(alamak! Didn’t take any pictures of Tiara Beach Resort!)

We made the Retreat package announcement only in May (however we did pre-empt the group earlier through our Facebook updates to reserve this date) after the conclusion of our Power Grid Malaysia 2011 competition. That gives less than a month’s time for us to organize things so let’s hope everything turns out fine.



Special limited edition Retreat event t-shirt.



And I’ve to add the participants in such Retreats are the BEST bunch of gaming crowd you can possibly game with! Don’t believe me? Look at our photo albums… the FUN is all etched in their faces for an awesome gaming weekend where they get to play not just the latest new arrivals like Troyes, Alien Frontiers, Luna, Navegador, Survive, Automobile but also lesser-seen-games like K2, Havana, Acquire, Cafe International, China, Innovation, Glory to Rome – all in 2 days!

Without further ado, let’s dive into the session reports!!

THE DETAILS
Location: Tiara Beach Resort, Port Dickson
Date: 4-5 June 2011 (Sat/Sun)

Gamers: Teddy, Lee Ching, Wong LC, Wolfx, Lester, Emil, Kareem, Lee Peng, Janette Pang, Junyet Wong, Jacelyn, Swee Wan, Jun Keat, BK Woo, Nurul, Azmir, Daren Tan, SK Wong, Ainul, Waiyan, and CK Au.

Games: Hue Knew, Halli Galli, Jungle Speed, Spot It!, Slamwich, Glen More, Mykerinos, Speicherstadt, China, O Zoo Le Mio, Alien Frontiers, Lords of Vegas, Tobago, Cargo Noir, Mission Red Planet, Automobile, Navegador, Hansa Teutonica, Luna, Power Struggle, K2, Jamaica, Havana, Cafe International, Survive Escape from Atlantis, El Capitan, Fresco, Acquire, Thebes, Carson City, Troyes, Tikal, Mexica, Giants.

Games on Special After8 Menu: Serendipity, Take 6, Innovation, Glory of Rome, Race for the Galaxy.



SERENDIPITY in place. Thanks afif



GAME ZERO
As is the norms in BGC Retreats, we always kick-off the event with a “Seating” game ie. one that’s light and fast to play yet provides a method to organize the gamers into the starting tables. For this year’s GAME ZERO, waiyan focused on “reflex action” as a theme and picked game such as Spot It!, Slamwich, Hue Knew, Halli Galli and Jungle Speed.



Game 0 / Table 1: HUE KNEW



Game 0 / Table 2: HALLI GALLI



Game 0 / Table 3: SPOT IT!



Game 0 / Table 4: SLAMWICH



Game 0 / Table 5: JUNGLE SPEED



You can hear the laughter ricocheting through out the room as everyone was enjoying themselves immensely on Game Zero. The gamers were then re-grouped according to their finishing position within the tables. No score is yet allocated at this stage. We use Game Zero as a seeding round.

More photos for GAME ZERO
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150197782511302....

Stay tuned for more sessreps....
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