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Boardgame In the News / GENCON - Updates and what's hot
« Last post by jack208 on August 14, 2018, 11:38:34 am »
Since GENCON is to the US what ESSEN SPIEL is to Europe (and the rest of the world), I'll start this topic to track all articles related to Gencon. Feel free to post any Gencon related articles you like to share so that gamers who come in later can browse thru this archive of articles. :)

Let's start with the recently concluded Gencon 2018 and what are some of the hot titles from this event.
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/08/the-hottest-new-board-games-from-gen-con-2018/

TLDR list

  • Root
  • Arkham Horror (3rd Ed)
  • Coimbra
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger
  • Nyctophobia
  • Gizmos
  • Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
  • Keyforge: Call of the Archons
  • Newton
  • My Little Scythe
  • Expancity
  • Raids
  • Paper Tales
  • Welcome To...
  • Everdell
  • Century: Eastern Wonders
  • Arboretum
  • Scarabya
  • Forbidden Sky
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Events & Announcement / Terry Fox Run 2015
« Last post by waiyan on October 26, 2015, 06:57:04 pm »

BGC has been taking part in Terry Fox Run fund raising event organized by CARIF (Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation) since year 2010.

This year, the TFRKL (Terry Fox Run KL) 2015 is on 29 November at 8.00am at Taman Tasik Metropolitan, Kepong. This is a non-competitive run, individuals and their families are welcome to participate in this run. There is no formal registration or fee involved and funds are raised through sales of t-shirts (RM35/pc).

Blog write-ups on year 2011 and year 2010 Terry Fox Run event by BGC.

T-shirt sizes (inches)

2 (child) - 22''
4 (child) - 24''
3XS (child) - 28''
2XS - 32''
XS - 34''
S - 36''
M - 40''
L - 42''
XL - 44''
2XL - 46''
3XL - 48''


Please post here the size and quantity if you would like to support the cause by getting the t-shirt (RM35) from us at OTK. 

Closing date: 30/10/2015

  • Baby Rachel (size 2)
  • Jeff (M)   
  • Wai yan (S)   
  • Heng (M)   
  • Li Li (S)   
  • your name (t-shirt size)
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Events & Announcement / BGC Retreat 2015 - Vote for lucky draw game
« Last post by jack208 on September 23, 2015, 03:35:52 am »

As is customary in each of our annual BGC Retreat, there'll be one lucky draw prize of a medium-weight Euro game. We've given away games like Long Shot, Kingdom Builder, etc but this year we thought we'll make it more interesting for the participants by asking you to choose any one game for us to buy from Essen for the lucky draw!


 


Yes you read it right, you can choose a game that we'll get for you from Essen Spiel 2015 - it can also be an older release - and one of you lucky participants will get to bring it home at the end of Day Two. The criteria for the game selection


  • Price between RM150 - RM220 (or between USD35 - USD50)

  • Not a limited collector edition or OOP (it can still be a hard-to-stock game)

  • However if we get to meet the author, we'll be happy to get the game signed by the author (but that means you agreed to accept an "open" non-shrinkwrapped game)

BGC will give our best effort to acquire the game in Essen, however in the event we cannot get the first game of choice, we'll get the one with the 2nd most votes etc.


 


If you are one of the BGC Retreat 2015 participants, welcome to cast your vote here. One vote each. Non-participant votes won't be counted (since the forum does not provide a mechanism for us to limit who can cast votes so in theory this is open to everyone).


 


If no one casts any vote, then BGC wil exercise our own discretion and pick up any game in the above price range for the lucky draw. So exercise your choice to influence us now. :)


 



Note: I've not tried the poll feature of this forum in allowing others (non-poster) to add more choices. If you do not see the "Edit This Poll" option, then it means only I can add more game choices to the poll. If this is the case, I'll give everyone a chance to shout their game(s) of choice to add to the list above. You can shout more than one game (but remember, the more choices you have, the more diluted the votes would be). Everyone have until end of this month 30/9 to add your choice of game(s).


 


After which, I'll remind everyone on 1/10 to cast your votes.


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Events & Announcement / BGC Boardgame Retreat 2015
« Last post by jack208 on September 21, 2015, 10:39:39 pm »

BGC Boardgame Retreat 2015


An offsite retreat over the weekend devoted primarily for like-minded boardgamers like yourself together and enjoy each other’s company over almost two days of
intense boardgaming! [nutcase]

WHERE: The Kabin, Jeram (between Kapar & Kuala Selangor)
Website: www.thekabin.com.my

WHEN: Dec 19 (Sat) 9:00 am – Dec 20 (Sun) 5:00 pm

COST: RM350 per pax including retreat fee (use of the event hall, 2 days of gaming), accommodation (quad sharing), 6 meals, and BGC retreat t-shirt. Exclude transportation to the venue. In additional to that, there are prizes to be won and door gift to be given away and 40% discount voucher for the participants.


 


Got Questions? http://blog.boardgam...-got-questions/


 


To secure your place, please bank in full payment to our CIMB account by 27/9 Sun and inform us with the reference number and date of transaction when it's done.

- Bank Name: CIMB Bank Berhad


- Acct Num: 8600173011
- Acct Holder: Boardgamecafe Sdn Bhd


 


Vote for your choice of game as lucky prize draw


http://community.boardgamecafe.net/index.php?/topic/4460-bgc-retreat-2015-vote-for-lucky-draw-game/'>http://community.boardgamecafe.net/index.php?/topic/4460-bgc-retreat-2015-vote-for-lucky-draw-game/


 


Participants: (limited to 24)
(names in italic are not confirmed with payment)


  1. Ken Yen (XL) - paid 27/9

  2.    
  3. Ghaz (M) - paid 22/9

  4.    
  5. Rahman (S) - paid 26/9

  6.    
  7. Dzof (XL) - paid 24/9

  8.    
  9. Samantha Chen (S) - paid 29/9

  10.    
  11. Rob Street (XXL) - BGC Retreat Champion 2010, paid 26/10

  12.    
  13. Heng (M) - paid 25/9

  14.    
  15. Li Li (S) - paid 25/9

  16.    
  17. Ivan (toshi) (M) - BGC Retreat Champion 2014 - paid 25/9

  18.    
  19. Vence (XXL) - paid 4/11

  20.    
  21. Leafeny (XL) - paid 2/10

  22.    
  23. Teddy Pang (L) - BGC Retreat Champion 2011 - paid 26/9

  24.    
  25. Lee Ching (L) - paid 26/9

  26.    
  27. Seh Hui (M) - paid 26/9

  28.    
  29. Adrian Chew​​ (L) - paid 26/9

  30.    
  31. Darryl (M) - paid 26/9

  32.    
  33. Damien (M) - paid 29/9

  34.    
  35. Sinbad (L) - paid 25/9

  36.    
  37. Ursula (S) - paid 25/9

  38.    
  39. Wong YL (2XL) - paid 28/9

  40.    
  41. Francis Jasson (M) - paid 18/11

  42.    
  43. Boon Khim (XL) - paid 29/9

  44.    
  45. Kee Yan (M) - paid 24/10

  46.    
  47. Lai Shin Mei (S) - paid 24/10

  48.    
  49. Cham (XXL) - paid 25/11

  50.    
  51. Eric Hue (L) - paid 1/12

  52.    
  53. ​Jason Tan (L) -?

    **closed**

Size S (38") - 4


Size M (40") - 7


Size L (42") - 5


Size XL (44") - 4


Size XXL (46") - 4


 


Francis ?


 


Wait List


  1. Noddyz (Tan Jia Yit)

  2.    
  3.  

Retreat Crew


  1. Kaz  (M)

  2.    
  3. CK  (M)

  4.    
  5. Ainul (L)

  6.    
  7. WY  (XS)

  8.    
  9. Baby Rachel!

T-shirt size (chest measurement in inch):

(waiyan to confirm)


  • 2XS (34")

  • XS  (36")

  • S   (38")

  • M  (40")

  • L   (42")

  • XL (44")

  • 2XL (46")

 


Past Retreat sessreps


2014:


2013: http://blog.boardgam...essen-in-green/


2011: http://blog.boardgam...e-retreat-2011/


2010: http://blog.boardgam...reat-july-2010/


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Boardgame In the News / Kniziathon
« Last post by ayheng on April 15, 2015, 10:22:56 am »

Woot! A games marathon promotion by the Master of the themeless but fun games!?


 


http://www.knizia.de/kniziathon/kniziathon-promotion/'>http://www.knizia.de/kniziathon/kniziathon-promotion/


 


http://www.knizia.de/kniziathon/'>http://www.knizia.de/kniziathon/


 


Fancy winning an autograph from the master himself? Someone need to get on this. [party]


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Events & Announcement / BGC TrainCon 2015
« Last post by jack208 on December 24, 2014, 05:09:33 pm »

Placeholder....


 


This thread is for general discussion of our upcoming TrainCon event happening early next year (2015). There'll be another forum for Inner Circles & Facilitators to discuss & collaborate once we are closer to event date.


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Events & Announcement / BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
« Last post by waiyan on October 08, 2014, 02:56:57 pm »

BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014


An offsite retreat over the weekend devoted primarily for like-minded boardgamers like yourself together and enjoy each other’s company over almost two days of
intense boardgaming!


 


[nutcase]

WHERE: Hotel Seri Malaysia, Port Dickson

WHEN: Dec 6 (Sat) 9:00 am – Dec 7 (Sun) 4:00 pm

COST: RM280 per pax including retreat fee (use of the event hall, 2 days of gaming), accommodation (quad sharing), 8 meals, and BGC retreat t-shirt. (exclude transport). In additional to that, there are prizes to be won and door gift to be given away and 40% discount voucher for the participants.


 


Got Questions? http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2014/11/16/bgc-boardgame-retreat-got-questions/'>http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2014/11/16/bgc-boardgame-retreat-got-questions/


 


To secure your place, please bank in 50% deposit to our CIMB account by 15/10/2014 and inform us with the reference number and date of transaction when it's done.
- CIMB account number: 8600173011
- Account Holder: Boardgamecafe Sdn Bhd


 


Participants: (limited headcount)


  1. Ivan (M)  - deposit paid (9/10)*, balance paid (???)

  2.    
  3. Ken Yen (L)- fully paid (1/11)

  4.    
  5. Seh (S) - deposit paid (8/10)*, balance paid (31/10)

  6.    
  7. Julian Yong (L) - deposit paid (14/10)*, balance paid (1/12)

  8.    
  9. Emil (XL) - deposit paid (6/11), balance paid (28/11)

  10.    
  11. Sham (L)  - deposit paid (6/11), balance paid (28/11)

  12.    
  13. Dith Kok (L) - deposit paid (9/10)*, balance paid (14/11)

  14.    
  15. Darryl Tan (M)- deposit paid (10/10 )*, balance paid (3/12)

  16.    
  17. Ahmad (L)  - deposit paid (16/10), balance paid (3/12)

  18.    
  19. Zen Chow (S)  - deposit paid (31/10), balance paid (2/12)

  20.    
  21. Damien (L) - deposit paid (3/11), balance paid (4/12)

  22.    
  23. Boon Khim (XL)- deposit RM150 p, paid (31/10), balance paid (20/11/2014)

  24.    
  25. Cham  (2XL)- deposit paid (1/11), balance paid (2/12)

  26.    
  27. Choy (2XL) - deposit paid (4/11), balance paid (5/12)

  28.    
  29. William (M)  - deposit paid (4/11), balance paid (4/12)

  30.    
  31. Afif(L) - deposit paid (6/11) *not staying with us, balance paid (7/12)

  32.    
  33. Vence (XL) - 28/11?

  34.    
  35. Lee Ching (L) - fully paid ()

  36.    
  37. Angela - deposit paid (6/11), balance paid (28/11)

  38.    
  39. Samantha (S) - paid in full (6/11) *twin-sharing

  40.    
  41. E-Foong (XL) - paid in full (6/11) *twin-sharing

  42.    
  43. Albert (2XL) - paid in full (7/11) RM300 (room for 3, need to top up RM10 for twin-sharing) balance paid (6/12)

  44.    
  45. Sonny (L) - paid in full (14/11)

  46.    
  47. Anne (2XS) - paid in full (14/11)

  48.    
  49. Leaf (M) - paid in full (14/11)

  50.    
  51. Miki (2XS) - paid in full (14/11)

  52.    
  53. June (XS) - paid in full (14/11)

  54.    
  55. Ghaz (M) - paid in full (18/11) *twin-sharing

  56.    
  57. Rahman (S)- paid in full (19/11) *twin-sharing

  58.    
  59. Kaz  (M)

  60.    
  61. CK  (M)

  62.    
  63. Ainul  (L)

  64.    
  65. WY  (S)

.......the t-shirt size (chest measurement in inch):


  • 2XS (34")

  • XS  (36")

  • S   (38")

  • M  (40")

  • L   (42")

  • XL (44")

  • 2XL (46")

 


Past Retreat sessreps


2013: http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2014/07/20/bgc-boardgame-retreat-2013-aka-essen-in-green/'>http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2014/07/20/bgc-boardgame-retreat-2013-aka-essen-in-green/


2011: http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2011/06/12/bgc-boardgame-retreat-2011/'>http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2011/06/12/bgc-boardgame-retreat-2011/


2010: http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2011/04/25/bgc-boardgame-retreat-july-2010/'>http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2011/04/25/bgc-boardgame-retreat-july-2010/


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Events & Announcement / BGC Formula D League 2013
« Last post by jack208 on September 16, 2013, 06:11:09 pm »

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Team Managers


  1. Ivan Ho

  2.    
  3. Stefan Dawson

  4.    
  5. Hengy

  6.    
  7.  

  8.    
  9.  

 


Blog post: http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2013/09/16/bgc-formula-d-league/'>http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2013/09/16/bgc-formula-d-league/


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Boardgame In the News / Jul 2013 - KS The Doom That Came to Atlantic City
« Last post by jack208 on July 30, 2013, 01:17:54 am »

Some controversy news from Kickstarter, picked up by iantan a week or two back.. thought it might be worthwhile sharing here.


 


THE DOOM THAT CAME TO ATLANTIC CITY


1,246 Backers

$122,874 pledged of $35,000 goal

 



http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/forkingpath/the-doom-that-came-to-atlantic-city/posts/548030?page=4&ref=email&show_token=570d632a47579c56#comments'>
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/forkingpath/the-doom-that-came-to-atlantic-city/posts/548030?page=4&ref=email&show_token=570d632a47579c56#comments


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Will use this thread for us to track payments made, t-shirt sizes, accommodation upgrade options and other admin/logistics stuff.


 


There's a separate thread for car-pooling arrangement.


 


For main discussions - what to play, games expected to hit the tables, game requests, tracking new Essen 2013 releases (since you'll be playing some of these in the Retreat) - go to the main thread BGC Retreat 2013 here.


 


List of confirmed participants as at 29 July 2013 (with amount of deposit paid & t-shirt size)


 


1. Ng Zhao Hoong      (paid RM100, L)


2. Ian Tan                   (paid RM100,  M)
3. Ivan Ho Ngai Keng (paid RM100,  M)


4. Yoong Ken Yen      (paid RM100,  XL)


5. Thomas Soo           (paid RM100,  L)


6. Zen Chow               (paid RM100,  S)


7. Seh Hui Leong       (paid RM100,  S)


8. Edmund Tay           (paid RM185,  S)


9. Nurul Jannah          (paid RM100, Female L)


10. Azmir Abdullah      (paid RM100,  M)


11. Seraphina Soo      (paid RM100, Female M)


12. Sinbad Ooi  Liaw   (paid RM100, L ?)


13. Damien                 (paid RM100,  L)


14. Darryl Tan             (paid RM100,  M)


15. Boon Khim            (paid RM100,  XL)


16. Chee Ho                (paid RM100,  M)


17. Heng Aik Yong       (paid RM180,  M)
18. Wong Li Li             (paid RM180, Female M)
19. Wong Liang Chong (paid RM100,  XXL)


20. Effendy Norzaman (paid RM100,  L)


21. Francis Poh           (paid RM185,  L)


22. Matthew Lok          (paid RM100,  S)


23. Dith Kok                (paid RM180,  L)


24. Lim Bee Lan          (paid RM180, Female M)


25. Ong Dun Chuan    (paid RM250*,  L)

26. Chong See Kei      (paid RM100,  M)


27. Au Lai Wah           (Female XL)


28. Liaw Shu Wen       (Female M)

 


Thanks all for deposit payment, your seat has been secured and the balance of the retreat fees will be collected later (except for DC* who has already paid full). Feel free to throw your ideas out to the relating forum thread or the FB retreat event page.


 


Accommodation options


  • STONE House is 2 beds per room for 4 ppl (quad sharing). They have 7 units of these @ RM330/night.
    • This is the default stay for Retreat attendees; four to a room. :)


  • BALI House has three types
    • Normal BALI with 2 rooms (total 3 beds) for 6 pax RM800/nite -> 2 units only

    • Corner BALI with 2 rooms (total 4 beds) for 8 pax RM950/nite -> 1 unit only

    • Corner View BALI with 3 rooms (total 3 beds) for 6 pax RM950/nite -> 1 unit only


  • VIP Hill House (only 1 unit) of 2 double beds for 4 pax RM980/nite

 


Payment details


Bank: CIMB Bank


Acct Name: Boardgamecafe Sdn Bhd


Acct Number: 1428-0000-464101


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