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Read Me First! and FAQs / Member Groups
« Last post by jack208 on February 01, 2011, 06:56:08 pm »
The members in this community are assigned to specific group depending on their contribution and activity level. Here's the lowdown on the various groups found in this community.

Read Me First! and FAQs / ARCHIVED: Connecting to this site using your Facebook login
« Last post by jack208 on January 31, 2011, 04:21:25 am »
Update: Facebook Login not supported in this current version of Community Board software.

If you are already an existing user/member of this site and would like to connect this site's login with your Facebook login, pls refer to the following instructions.

1. Edit your Profile Settings
- at the bottom of the screen, click to view the options next to your profile/username
- select "My Profile"

2. In your Profile page, click "Edit my profile" in the top right section of the page

3. From your Edit Profile page,
- select "Manage Facebook Connect" from the options in your left-hand column
- then click on "Login with Facebook" to start Facebook Connect

If the Login with Facebook button is not visible, you need to open another browser and log in to Facebook first.

4. Facebook Connect will now start and attempt to link your Facebook login profile with this portal's login profile (see image below)
- check the current Facebook login username (bottom left of the screen) to confirm you are the one who's actively logged into Facebook
- click "Allow" to give BGC Portal permission to retrieve some basic data from your Facebook profile

5. You can further customize the Connect options between Facebook and this portal via the Facebook Connect options page (see below):

6. Congratulations! You've now associated your Facebook profile with this portal's login!! In future when you wish to login to this portal, you can simply cilck on the "Login with Facebook" button on the top right section of the page (below).

Let us know if you have further questions on this topic by posting a reply here.
Events & Announcement / BGC Boardgame Retreat 2010
« Last post by jack208 on July 11, 2010, 01:22:10 am »
IT's time for some of us to put our heads together to plan what games will be hitting the tables in next week's retreat. :)

Details of the retreat here

Let's start discussing here on the gaming format, timing and games to bring to the table. Let's keep this thread to discussing the main event ie 9am-6pm. Those who are staying overnight can also talk about what games will hit the table in the After8 session.

A tentative schedule
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:30 Appetizer Game (waiyan will arrange)
9:30 - 10:30 Light 1-hr game
10:30 - 12:30 2-hr game
12:30-1:30 LUNCH
1::30 - 3:00 1.5-hr game
3:00 - 5:30 2.5-hr game
5:30 - 6:00 Closing
6:00 - 8:00 Dinner
8:00 After8 Gaming

For the afternoon session, I'm thinking of doing a longer 2.5 hr game as the last game... this will give us two meatier games in the afternoon (for 4 hrs) or we could do two 2-hr games. Which option sounds better?
- One 1.5h + one 2.5h (as above)
- Two 2h
- One 1h, two 1.5h

Events & Announcement / 18xx Events from around the world
« Last post by jack208 on April 12, 2010, 09:11:31 am »
From the recently concluded Baycon '10 in Devon, UK
Just arrived back from Baycon '10, here in

sunny Devon, England.

18XX players were a bit down from previous years, but we managed 3

tables most

of the time.

Games played included: 1812(2), 1817(2), 1824, 1858, 1861(2),



18EA, 18GL, and 18US. A high proportion of prototypes in the list.

This was my first sight of 1817, but I didn't play so cannot comment

much. The

fact that at least two players from the first game played in the second


be taken as a good sign.

Ian D

Events & Announcement / ManorCon - UK's largest games con
« Last post by jack208 on March 09, 2010, 09:28:51 pm »

If you've never been to ManorCon before and are wondering what it's all
about, ManorCon is the largest board games convention in the UK.

It's held annually in July, in one of the halls of residence of Leicester University.
Approximately 200 gamers come along for a weekend of intensive board gaming,
some entering tournaments, others simply playing socially.

It's great fun, and makes a change from your humdrum everyday life. If
you've never been before, why not try it? Further details of the tournaments
and other events can be found below.

With so many people at the Convention, you should be able to find plenty of
other people who want to play the same sort of games as you. Either look
around for someone setting up a game and ask if you can join in, or look for
a group already playing a game, and ask if they know where you can get into
a game. If you see a game that looks interesting, then ask about it. Most
people are happy to teach a new player. Alternatively, try asking one of the
Tournament Directors to help get you into a game, or if you don't know how
to find him, one of the ManorCon Committee will be "on duty" to answer
queries, solve problems, etc., throughout the weekend – we can help to point
you in the right direction.

The aim of ManorCon is to play games and have fun, and our aim is to help
you to succeed in doing both!

Tournaments will include: Diplomacy, 18XX, Dominion, Puerto Rico, St
Petersburg, Acquire, Race for the Galaxy, Midnight Party and Croquet.  There
will also be plenty of non-tournament games on offer – far too numerous to
mention! There will also be a games stall, a second hand games sale, a pop
quiz and a treasure hunt.

For further details please contact:
Steve Jones, 59 Sudeley Walk, Putnoe, Bedford, MK41 8JH, UK Tel. +44
(0)1234 405878
email us at info@manorcon.org.uk or check out our website at

Following on from last year’s successful convention, ManorCon will once
again be held at Stamford Hall, University of Leicester, in 2010. Things
will be very similar to last year. We have the same hall, the same rooms in
Stamford House, and the same accommodation. We even have the same people on
the committee!

As ever, single accommodation is available at the convention. For those
people who want twin accommodation, we recommend The Regency Hotel, which is
just under a mile from the convention. The contact details are The Regency
Hotel, 360 London Road, Stonygate, LE2 2PL. Telephone 0116 270 9634. It
offers double rooms for £62 per night. If you want to take this option, we
recommend booking early, as it filled up last year.

Apart from that, ManorCon will be pretty much the same as the successful
formula we had in 2009. Running from Friday lunchtime to Monday lunchtime,
it will have all the regular tournaments, plus one or two possible new
ones – depending on the success (or otherwise) of the latest new game
releases. It will once again feature the Second Hand Game Sale on Friday and
Saturday, the Pop Quiz on Saturday evening, and the Treasure Hunt on Sunday
afternoon (which will hopefully be shorter than the 2008 and 2009
editions!), as well as more games than you can shake a stick at.

Also this year, ManorCon will once again be hosting the Spielchamps on
Saturday. Teams of four players take part in four games each, with the
winners earning the right to represent the UK at the World Championships in
Germany. The competition has been a mixed success in the last couple of
years, but with a big promotional push, and the games selected to make sure
everybody knows them, it's going to be a much bigger event this year. If you
are interested in taking part, then either form a team, or let the organisers know
you're looking for a team, and then turn up immediately after breakfast on
Saturday for the start of the tournament.

Events & Announcement / Caravaning @ NZ + LOTR Tour
« Last post by jack208 on April 06, 2009, 09:23:42 am »

While getting a quick tour of Auckland by a local fren, she was telling me one good thing to do here is to hire a caravan (those with cooking and sleeping facilities) which can fit 6-8 ppl (but if comfy then 6) and take it all the way from Auckland down to Wellington and Christchurch, soaking in the atmospheric landscape of New Zealand.

Or even drive thru the tour of the Lord of the Rings

Now this is TEMPTING me??

Anyone interested?? [ohyeah]

Events & Announcement / Brisbane Apr 09
« Last post by jack208 on February 04, 2009, 05:20:39 am »

Is anyone game for this short trip to Brisbane in late Apr from 21-26 Apr 09? MAS having promo for this period, two-ways only rm1,555!

Events & Announcement / Agricola Online Tournament at BGG
« Last post by jack208 on January 24, 2009, 08:36:49 am »

There is an online tournament for Agricola ongoing now at the online Agricola website done by Chris Deotte (URL).

Just spoke to one of our Agricola kings - aanemesis - yesterday (during our OTK session) and asked if he's taking part. [:P]

Full details here -> http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/374680

Hi All,

As some of you may know there is currently an online Agricola tournament taking place on the following website created by Chris Deotte (username cdeotte):


The site is absolutely awesome, has 13 rooms (many of which record every action of every game), keeps stats for each user and is open to the public. Chris works to improve the site and the gameplay almost daily, moreover, he listens, takes suggestions and implements them; I couldn;t imagaine a better webhost. If you like agricola and are looking for opponents at any time of the day, come check it out.

The tournament takes place over a series of three rounds. Each round, every player plays three games ve unique opponents and the top finishers move on to the next round, culminating in a 3rd round with the top three players competing in a three game series.

All the games take place on the site and are recorded - additionally we use the forum to schedule each game. We just finished Round 1 and twelve people have qualified for round 2.

View the round 1 resuls here:

Many of those that have made it to round 2 are BGG regulars:

Marc Thomspon (BGG handle = Fugitive_Unknown)
Chris Deotte (LetsGame/Chris)
Steve Janecek (mapleleafbc/Maple)
Ken Rothstein (RicoSuave/Ken)
Mike K (Coyotek4)
Dan Schwab (Schwza)
Sonny Sonny (LetsDance)
(the other six may be disguised - if you are, let me know :P)

Please wish them luck and check out the site and the forum if you are interested in finding out more about the tourney or playing an amazingly smooth game of Agricola :).

Additionally, if you have any questions about the tournament feel free to message me. Any questions about the site itself, please contact "the genius" directly = Chris (cdeotte)

Thanks and have fun!

Events & Announcement / ThinkCon Jan 17-18 2009
« Last post by jack208 on January 13, 2009, 06:23:30 am »
This is now confirmed on for this weekend. At Cempaka School in Bukit Damansara. Have not confirmed my schd for this weekend but likely see us there on the 1st there. The thing is this event ends at 6pm so there's not likely to be much gaming there.
There's also something on at KLPac (their Open Day) this Sunday.. so we might be there as well. [:P]
Details below.




are pleased to announce that THINKCON-1 has been confirmed for 17-18

January 2009 at the Cempaka School, Bukit Damansara campus!




it 2 weeks after the start of the new school year allows communication

to 3,000+ students & parents enrolled in the school, and also to

the teaching, student and gaming community at large.



Be sure to drop by for the highlights!




    of the latest designer games used as tools to develop critical

    thinking: Pre-school, Lower & Upper Primary, Lower & Upper




    -Workshop on using designer games as tools in classroom.



    -Workshop on designing games for use as tools to develop critical thinking.



    -Special events: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Terra, Save The World, 3D Figure Painting.



    -Competitions: Blokus, Settlers of Catan.



    -2009 Flames of War Challenge Cup: Malaysia v Singapore.







See you there!









First prize                                        : RM 7000

Second prize                                  : RM 3000

Third prize                                      : RM 1500

4th-5th                                            : RM 500x2

6th-10th                                          : RM 300x5

11th-15th                                       : RM 200x5

                Universiti Malaya, or UM, Malaysia's oldest university, is situated on a 750 acre (309 hectare) campus in the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The University of Malaya derives its name from the term 'Malaya' as the country was then known. It was established in April 1949 in Singapore with the merger of the King Edward VII College of Medicine (founded in 1905) and Raffles College (founded in 1928).


                     For the first time, First Residential College or formally known as Asrama Tuanku Abdul Rahman (ASTAR), the oldest residential college in University of  Malaya with the cooperation of New Straits Times and under  the supervision of Mr. Ganesh  Asirvatham and Mr. Nik Zuraik will  be  organizing the  NST Astar  Scrabble Challenge International
. It will be held on the 29th and  30th of January 2009 in the  Auditorium Perdanasiswa, University of Malaya.   


                    Scrabble games or better known as English word games are popular  among both  students and adults because of its ability to train the players  to think  critically and act fast as well  as to practice a good command of  English.


                    This  time, the international  Scrabble  competition  aims  to  bring   together students from public as well as  private universities, colleges and schools  around  the  world, aged  from 18 to 25 years old  to enhance a healthy and  yet  challenging  competition. In doing so, students will be   encourage to interact with one  another  throughout  the competition. In  addition, it is also a world competition to strengthen the bonds between all public and private schools, colleges and universities around the world. 

      1)A short briefing and workshop will be held on  the 29th of January 2009. 

          2)The competition will start on the 29th of January 2009 at 8.30pm until 10.40pm on the 30th of January 2009.

        3)Accommodations and meals will be provided.

        4)Certificates of participation will be given to all contestants. 

        5)Participation fees is RM200 per team(2 person per team) while international students USD 70 per team(2 person per team).

        6)Closing date is on the 10th of January 2009.

       7)Places are limited so please register as soon as possible.

          ** All Malaysian participants must obtain their entry form from the New Straits Times.

Entry forms are available in the New Straits Time at the following dates:

1) 8 Dec 2008 - 12 Dec 2008

2) 15 Dec 2008 - 17 Dec 2008

3) 20 Dec 2008 - 21 Dec 2008

For more information, please log on to http://kk1.um.edu.my/asci

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