Tomorrow I fly to Dallas for my 6th BGG.CON gaming convention, joining the convention a bit later than most but earlier than I usually do. As usual (in a good way) I’ll be hanging most of the time with friend Jim Ginn. Also looking forward to seeing Yehuda who I think I last saw when I was in Israel in 2006, though we did play Agricola over Skype at BGG.CON in 2008.
Jim and I have a few traditions that I’m sure we’ll uphold this year:
- Playing Agricola
- Playing 18xx, likely 1860: Railways on the Isle of Wight or Poseidon this year
- Playing a card-driven wargame. Historically this has been a 2 player game like We the People, but we may opt for a multi-player game like Here I Stand or Napoleonic Wars
I’ve been so out of the gaming loop for the past 5 months that just about anything released in 2011 will be new to me, as well as many games from 2010. Jim and I did target some games to hopefully try this weekend:
- Runewars — a 2010 release that I’m still anxious to try
- Troyes — ditto
- Alien Frontiers — ditto
- Power Grid: The First Sparks
- Ora et Labora
- Die Burgen von Burgund
- The Ares Project
I suspect we’ll try maybe half of these, but you’ve got to start with a list, right?
For reference, here are my reports from past years: