Archive for the ‘Games’ Category
Yes, it is hot. But not terrible. Hey, 95% of the day we’re in the airconditioned meeting rooms.
More highlight pictures below…
Early gatherers. A cool little German "Mouse" game called "Burg Appenzell" where you slide stuff about in a multi-layered board. Got to be a good game when you come in last and still say "oooh, I need this one!" One of several games of Zendo. This one was one of the bigger ones. Learning Notre Dame. Daytona 500, a race game that’s kind of old but still great. A fifty year old Parker Brother’s game called Astron, that was just fabulous! The board scrolled past under the pieces which sat on a transparent layer of plastic. Viva Pampolona, a game about bull fighting.
Missing are pictures of the barbeque place we hit for lunch. Did you know Mac and Cheese is a vegetable? Yeah, it’s a bit different down here…
Big vacation time. Oasis of Fun in Atlanta Georga. It’s an invitation only gaming convention. This year I got an invite by virtue of my friend and fellow pod-caster Doug Garrett. So, fly to Atlanta with no expectations, for four days of gaming, and whatever I can eek out about local culture, food, and experiences.
Weird to travel on a vacation without either Debbie or Justin. Kind of lonely. But still kind of exciting. Deb and I paired up and got married so early in life I really didn’t take many "single" vacations. Pictures below: Delta Airlines line. Doug and Shelley. Hansa variant board (my first game!), Dale and "Risk Express". Doug teaches R-Eco (one of my favorite games… that I don’t own!)
Saturday I got some quality gaming time in with Doug and Shelly. Afterwards we recorded episode 19 of Garrett’s Games and Geekiness. Short episode where we discussed the games we had played, and local Science Fiction conventions. You can read more and listen to it here.
This is a big weekend comming for geeks. Board game geeks that is. Thursday afternoon father and son pack up the Odyssey and drive to Anaheim for GenCon SoCal, which is to say the second-biggest gaming convention in America, held in Anaheim CA.
And before you ask, no we won’t be going to Disneyland. Debbie has forbidden our entry into the park without her.
Anyway, big bonding trip for J and me. We’ll write from the road, sure to have pictures, isn’t technology wonderful?