Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 30

IGS: Shogun Play Report/Review

During the last IGS session in which I participated we played Shogun, by Dirk Henn.  The game is set during the Sengoku period of Japanese history and 2-5 players take on the role of a daimyo with ambitions of becoming Shogun. In pursuit of this goal players will conquer provinces, construct buildings, see that their …

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Aug 26

First Impressions/IGS Play Report: Taj Mahal

Description Taj Mahal, by Reiner Knizia, is game in which 3-5 players take on the role of 18th century Indian princes attempting to gain influence by competing militarily, economically, religiously, politically, and socially for dominance.  Taj Mahal combines many of the most popular Eurogame mechanics including:  Auction/bidding, set collection, card drafting, network building, hand management, …

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Aug 23

Gen Con Wrap Up. Sunday

If Saturday is the king of days at Gen Con, then Sunday is the pawn.  Don’t get me wrong, I still love it with all of my heart, but it feels more like the hangover than the party.  After getting to sleep around 3:30 A.M., Heather and I agreed that we would sleep until about …

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Aug 23

Gen Con Recap. Saturday

Saturday is the king of days at Gen Con.  No leaving the Con at 10 or 11 P.M. on Saturday for us.  When Heather, Eli, and myself headed downtown at 9 A.M. we knew in all likelihood that we would not be returning home until around 3A.M. Sunday morning.  With the adrenaline rush that day …

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Aug 20

Gen Con Round Up. Friday

As any of you who checked know by now, I was unable to do any real updates from the convention center to this site during Gen Con.  For some reason I could access Facebook and update through it, but had no internet other than that.  As a result, I will be describing the events of …

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Aug 16

Live From Gen Con. Sort of…

So, it is not as easy as I had hoped to upload pics and stories to the blog from my droid while at the convention center.  I will try again Friday, but for now I will provide a quick synopsis of my Thursday at Gen Con. I arrived with Heather and Eli around 9A.M. and …

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