Gregg Bolinger, Jason Grantz and Dominic Greene discuss GenCon 2015 in this wrap up episode. They are joined by Mickie Grantz and Derek Richardson, owner of Hero Complex where we recorded this episode.
Gregg and I decided to attend the much raved about GENCON this year. It seemed like a natural progression for a couple who avidly plays and collects board games, and who teaches and demos those games on a regular basis. We were both extremely curious about the convention, and craving the experience of this renowned world of geekdom where board gamers unite and feel right at home; where everyone knows what a meeple is!
GenCon 2015 is a wrap. This was my first year attending and it was everything and nothing that I expected it to be. It was a record breaking attendance year for the con; 61,000 and change. I knew it was going to be jam packed, but nothing can really prepare you for what it is like being there, shoulder to shoulder with fellow geeks and nerds from all over the world.
In this podcast episode Gregg Bolinger, Dominic Greene and Jason Grantz discuss their favorite 2-play only games as well as games that can be played over a lunch break. And they get off on a few tangents as usual.
I like the way that Gregg stated it on our Cardboard Carnage Facebook page: “It’s tiny. It’s epic. It’s my kingdom.”
Enough said. The game really is tiny. The player cards are smaller than 4×6 photographs. At the start of the game, each player chooses one faction from a fantastical selection, such as Lizardfolk, Halflings, Orcs, Dark Elves, Shapeshifters, Undead, Centaurs, Dwarves, Merfolk, Goblins, and many others. Each player receives 7 meeples of one color, as well as 1 mana, 1 ore, 1 food, 1 research, 1 tower token, and a randomly-assigned territory card.