• Categories
  • Archives

Best Board Game Blogs of the Week, ft. 5 Things I Learned at My 1st Convention

The top four posts from the week of Oct. 15-21:

FIVE THINGS I LEARNED AT MY FIRST CONVENTION
Paul Cosca @ All Us Geeks, 10/16

I didn’t go to Essen. I couldn’t have gone to Essen. But there are more gaming conventions around the world than you realize. And there are many things to experience at each one.

Paul realized that he should start small for his first con, attending Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous (http://gfgr.org) in Montana. He obviously writes from a designer’s POV, but the lessons can be applied to any and all casual gamers looking for their first convention experience. Next year, Essen!

3 MORE MUST-READS…

MY DREAM 2 PLAYER GAME NIGHT
Grant Rodiek @ Hyperbole Games, Oct 15

The SN14 series
Tony Boydell @ Every Man Needs a Shed, Oct. 14-20
SN = Essen
Oct. 14, Five Countries in 12 Hours
Oct. 15, SelFFie
Oct. 16, Doing Our Bit for International Relations
Oct. 17, Tempus Fugit
Oct. 18, Train-stops Keep Falling On Our Threads
Oct. 19, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (Sheep)
Oct. 21, The Crash

GAMING GLOSSARY: META
Nat Levan @ Oakleaf Games, 10/16

The above four blogs earn consideration for the BGA Blog of the Year Award. One point is awarded for inclusion, with an extra point given to the Post of the Week.

For the complete post, visit my blog at Board Game Geek:

  • Drew is a contributor to the Board Gamers Anonymous podcast. He's a curator by nature, compulsively reading and obsessively organizing what he's read. He's also been a gamer since the age of 3, which means he's been playing board games for... let's just say more than 40 years, and leave it at that...

  • Show Comments

You May Also Like

A Guide to Making Your Own Mashups

(Whipped up by Drew Davidson) The best things in life are mash-ups. Take food ...

The Evening News for 5/23/14

(sniffed out by Drew Davidson) Gamasutra is a heavyweight website in the gaming industry, ...

Why I'm Curating the Internet

“Ah, but you may as well try and catch the wind.” – Donovan. Trying ...

"Board Gamers Anonymous: The Podcast" is now on Stitcher!

Board Gamers Anonymous, part-blog & part-podcast, has widened its reach to include the Stitcher ...

Sitting on 3000 Games, Pt. 2

(Please read Part One first.) “Games mean many things to many people; to me, ...