Howdy Gamers! Another year of PAX Unplugged came and went, and while I'm terribly sad that it's over, I'm once again super glad that I went. It was a lot of fun in a great community of dedicated and generally happy-go-lucky gamers!
It is such an inviting and welcoming place to be for a weekend. I was able to let go of a lot of stress and have a really great time with my fiance, and it was great to be able to do that and not have to worry about work , life, and anything other than board games. We just played games, cruised the vendor hall, bought a TON of stuff, and I also went on a mini scavenger hunt for an owlbear and that was pretty dang exciting as well.
I've got a handful of pros and cons I wanted to mention from this convention experience as my recap as well as, of course, a bunch of fun photos from mostly the games I was playing. Please enjoy! And hopefully I'll see you next year at PAXU! :)
Hey there, Gamers!
Yesterday (was it yesterday? It feels like a hundred years ago...but it was November 3rd) was, as far as I know, Extra Life Day in a lot of places! One place was The Portal in Manchester, CT! They hosted a 24-hour gaming event fully equipped with plenty of attendees, games, tournaments, a silent auction, and of course, coffee! I was lucky enough to finally attend for the full 24-hours and I had a blast. I got to try a bunch of new games, see and play with some people I haven't seen in a while, meet some new people, and win a few new games in the auction (while also giving to a amazing cause!!)
There isn't much to say beyond that I am very happy that there are people in my area willing to put together such a great event and help to raise money for the children's hospital. I just wanted to put it out there that if you're in the area, definitely check out The Portal and their future Extra Life events. And if you're not, check for Extra Life events in your area and experience something awesome!
Happy Gaming!~ Check out my pictures from the event below! this wasn't even all of them, but I kept forgetting pictures. (Titles in the captions!)
Another awesome GenCan't "convention" is in the books! There's not a whole lot I can say about it other than it was a lot of fun to have my friends over, bake some cool meeple cookies, and play a lot of games all weekend! No crowds, no lines, just a ton of fun (not to knock GenCon, cause that also looks like a ton of fun! haha). No vendors, on the downside, but we were able to go thrifting and hit up Target and Gamestop clearance sales and grab a few newbies!
Mostly I just wanted to share my photos of the weekend here, so please enjoy! Did you do anything fun for GenCon or GenCan't? Leave some comments!
*Side note - I'm thinking of opening a new Twitter page for just board game items - live tweeting plays, images, and links to the blog of course. Thoughts?
Have you ever played a game that was just a tad cheesy? Had a weird theme? Maybe was a little too obscure for your group? Then welcome to the club! I first discovered that CW&O games were kind of their own genre thanks to the Flip the Table Podcast. They played a lot of great cheesy games, and had a lot of fun doing so, which definitely got me more interested in them as a whole! This past weekend my friends and I participated in their International Cheesy Games Day by playing a bunch of these goodies and really getting into the cheesy spirit! I wanted to post about not only the fun that I had, but also the general goodness that is CW&O games, in hopes that others can enjoy them tons too!
Hey game players and fans!
So, if you did not know, this past weekend there were a bunch of events going on for Extra Life - an awesome charity that raises money for sick kids through 24-hour gaming!
My boyfriend and I ended up going to The Portal game store for some gaming and ended up having such an amazing time! We participated in a game auction, played a board game themed "Who wants to be a Millionaire," met some cool people, played some new games, and even won some raffle items and promo cards/materials! And the best part was, we were also able to donate money to a fantastic cause while getting some cool stuff and having a ton of fun. I'm truly grateful that this hobby has events like this one that allow gamers to give back to the community while doing what they love.
I don't have much more to say about it, I just wanted to share some links to a great charity, and an awesome game store (at least for you gamers in/near CT), and share some pics of our sweet haul!! Hopefully you all get to experience a gaming event like this one soon!!