Category Archives: CONS

Day One of PAX Unplugged Complete

First day is done, free play section is closed down, time to get some sleep.

While I plan to do a little more in-depth discussion on this new convention, I can say it was a pretty good place to play games. Plenty of space and looked like a good amount of games to check out, though I can’t fully comment on that because I come prepared. Perhaps a little too prepared but fun was had!

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Curious about PAX Unplugged?

As I have mentioned a few times in the past, I will be at PAX Unplugged and reporting back with some interviews, random videos, pictures of games I’m playing, and more! Got to report on this new convention!

Feel free to say hi if you are there but if you are unable to attend, let me know if there is something you’d like to know or want me to check out for you. Hit the comments below and I’ll be sure to put it on a list…unless it is Dominion. Sorry, I just can’t.

WashingCon 3 is a Month Away

The third ever WashingCon is a month away. If you didn’t see our post last year, it is DC’s first board game convention co-sponsored by the area’s friendly local game store, Labyrinth Games & Puzzles. It is a nice convention full of a gaming good time. Tickets are available and they are looking for volunteers.

We did a fun, little meta-game last year with prizes. Stay tuned to our website to see if we decide to do something. In the mean time, hit the jump for the press release and more on what will be going on at the con.

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PAX Unplugged Has Got Some Exhibitors (Updated)

And by some I mean a LOT!

PAX Unplugged looks like it will be a lot of fun and it is good to see that board game companies appear to be head over heals ready to support this new endeavor. From giants like Wizards of the Coast and CMON to lesser known companies like PulsArt Studios, Hero Forge, and Nauvoo Games… the number & type of exhibitors is great & varied.

I’m anxious to attend and cover some of what goes on there. Is there any companies you hope to see and/or I should cover?

Hit the jump for the full list of exhibitors and press release!

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Unplug Your PAX with NTBG!

PAX Unplugged is PAX’s first convention devote exclusively to board games. Three days dedicated to our lovely, little hobby in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are on sale now and the dates are November 17-19. Check out more details on their site.

I’ll be there with a press badge representing NTBoardGames. Hope to do some video recording, maybe talk to people, and of course play some sweet games! Don’t be a stranger!

Weekly Spotlight: Lost in R’lyeh

 

I know, I know — another Cthulhu game. I realize I just talked at length about one, but I do have something of a confession to make. I’m a sucker for Lovecraft, well… anything… but especially games. I know they spawn like flies in the realm of tabletop, and I know not a single one truly encapsulates the gloom and doom of inescapable horror. The theme is getting close to the point of supersaturation, and yet the Mythos’ rate of use continues to grow. Even as I saw this game at Origins Game Fair, I rolled my eyes and let out an audible sigh… but knew deep down that I was going to play it. And I did. Because of course I did. What I didn’t expect was this particular game stands out not for its theme, but for its twist on a familiar mechanic. Continue reading Weekly Spotlight: Lost in R’lyeh

Origins: Blood Rage Tournament Results

 

 

Amongst the greatness that is wandering the Main Hall and Expo Hall of Origins Game Fair 2016, there are tournaments. When you aren’t busy demoing games, buying games, or checking out accessories, you can jump into one of their many tournaments if you have the tokens!

CJ and I decided to partake in a Blood Rage Tournament since he mildly likes it. And what happened?

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I Can Deal #018: Origins 2016 Retrospective

Adam and CJ sit down with a friend after Origins to talk about the game fair. Hear some stories and experiences with some of the games that were played/demoed/shown off. There was a lot of cover and we only scratched the surface!

Stream/DL them here: SoundCloud / iTunes / GooglePlay

Hit the jump to listen to the embed

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Origins and NTBG!

NonTraditional Board Games will be at Origins this year. Myself, CJ, and friends will be roaming around Thursday through Saturday checking out games, playing games, and talking about games. So if there is anything you want us to check out for you or think we should pay attention to, let us know in the comments or send an email out to us.

The next episode of I Can Deal will be recorded during that time as well, please forgive the wait.