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

Hump Day Dump: 4 Fab Posts from the Week of June 25th

(put back together by Drew Davidson) A mid-week dump of the Fab Four blog ...

Part 3 of "Sitting on 3000 Games"… The Sid Sackson Auction

Part 3 the “Sitting on 3000 Games” series is about one of the most ...

Reddit Report, 7/6-12: House rules, Sliding sleeves & Blind Hive

(The Reddit Report is a weekly feature, published every Saturday.) A lot of great ...

The Judgment-Free Zone: Lewis & Clark

It doesn’t really matter whether I like a game or not. What matters is ...

I’ve got a bone to pick with you, Buonocore…

One of my favorite podcasts is Board Games Insider. I love it. New episodes ...

2nd Annual Extra Life Charity Event

2nd Annual Board Gamers Anonymous Extra Life Fundraiser When: October 26, 2014 Where: Gamer’s ...