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Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
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/


 


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):


 


Past Retreat sessreps


2013: 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/


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


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: Julian Yong on October 08, 2014, 05:46:16 pm

I'm in.


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: jack208 on October 08, 2014, 08:03:57 pm

waiyan, deposit needed to secure their place? The usual RM100 to our CIMB bank acct?



Adding Drew Lim and Darryl Tan from FB msg. And Dith Kok and Emil from FB wall.


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: Julian Yong on October 09, 2014, 02:01:54 am

Meng and Sonia asks to be included in too. Will inform them of the payment necessary


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: jack208 on October 09, 2014, 08:19:04 am

Noted for Meng & Sonia. Thnks Julian.


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: jack208 on October 09, 2014, 11:49:02 am

Adding Syahril Pablo and Abdul Rahman Ibrahim (Blue Mana).


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: Loudtwist on October 10, 2014, 10:58:00 am
I'm going too.
Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: jack208 on October 11, 2014, 02:00:58 am

Adding Zhen (last year's champion) - via FB :) Too bad Rob Street, the 2011 champion can't make it (clashes with son's bday).


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: Loudtwist on October 12, 2014, 12:16:04 am
So this Wednesday is the last day to pay half the payment as deposit right? Or is it rm100 from what I read above in CK's comment?
Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: jack208 on October 12, 2014, 01:08:38 pm

Yes and no and maybe. haha., Sorry fo confusing you and everyone else.


 


The deposit to be paid RM140 is to secure your place and also the door gift we'll be getting from Essen. Ignore the amt rm100 quoted by me. :)


 




So this Wednesday is the last day to pay half the payment as deposit right? Or is it rm100 from what I read above in CK's comment?



Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: Julian Yong on October 14, 2014, 06:18:56 pm

Paid, CK check FB please.


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: Loudtwist on October 16, 2014, 11:16:13 am
Done. Ref num. : 2158368992
Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: Loudtwist on October 22, 2014, 04:54:25 pm
Will the event itinerary be too pack? I want to use any spare time to find any volunteer to teach/play with me three games:

- Battle Of Five Armies

- Level 7: Omega Protocol

- Bioshock Infinite: The Siege Of Colombia
Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: jack208 on October 22, 2014, 05:38:17 pm

The event itinerary is indeed very pack. We are not known for being "intense" without good reasons :)


 


Right from Day One at 9:00 am we kick off and its all games games games until 6 pm Day One where everyone takes dinner break, shower and then it's After-8 event (see next para). We resumed 9 am again on Day Two and it's games games games until we conclude the event at 4 pm Day Two.


 


After-8 is the free-n-easy time where folks can decide whether to sleep (what? you come all the way to sleep?), or walk around the beach or pick up any of the games we & the others bring to the event to play on your own free-bn-easy mode. Therefore you can also bring your own games (like the three mentioned above) and see if others want to play/join with you. However you need to note there'll be tons of Essen 2014 games in the event hall.... I think they might go for those games. Suggest you do that too since you'll get to testdrive some of the newer games to see if you like them.


 




Will the event itinerary be too pack? I want to use any spare time to find any volunteer to teach/play with me three games:

- Battle Of Five Armies

- Level 7: Omega Protocol

- Bioshock Infinite: The Siege Of Colombia



Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: leoskyangel on October 22, 2014, 09:10:57 pm

+1 to what CK have said. Based on my limited one-retreat experience, after-8 gaming is where you want to give a spin on other Essen games that you haven't tried. Try and form a buy-list of Essen games and use after-8 session to try as many games as possible to turn it into a solid list. 


 


Still there's no wrong in bringing your own games. If someone answers your call, then I'd love to see how the games are played. 


 


- Damien


 


EDITED


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: Drew Lim on October 24, 2014, 01:12:08 pm

Sorry guys but in the end I have to pull out. I'm hosting a boardgames sleepover for newbies and after much negotiations the only date available falls on the same weekend as the retreat. I tried pulling them for the retreat but they don't sound too keen. I've already planned and prepared too far to cancel. It's very disappointing but I had to chose =( Perhaps next year, with new gamers in tow. 


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: waiyan on October 26, 2014, 11:08:10 pm

Ok, no problem Andrew. Yeah, next year perhaps :)


Your name has been removed from the list.


 


For those, who hasn't made the deposit of RM140 please do so before end of the month. 


Kindly let me know if you have made the deposit but it isn't updated on the first post of this thread. I might have missed that out earlier.


 


We are preparing for 2014 Retreat t-shirt design, will post another thread to get your t-shirt size later :)


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: chamkhangwey on October 31, 2014, 02:58:06 pm

So these two-day retreat is a competition??


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: jack208 on October 31, 2014, 05:11:20 pm

Not a serious competition. There are points awarded for positions etc but it's semi-competitive since win or lose, you'll still get to change table and the chance to play with new gamers on other tables and new /different games each round.


 


The serious competitive feel is usually on Table #1 only... but then you need to be a seriously competitive player to remain in Table #1 anyway. The rest of them just enjoy the sessions flitting between Table #2 and #6 etc


 


Have you read our sessreps on our past Retreats?


http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2014/08/01/bgc-boardgame-retreat-2013-game-one-day-one/


 




So these two-day retreat is a competition??




btw Cham, the door gift is a special Essen 2014 dice. A collectible that we do not sell but bought direct for Retreat participants from Essen yearly. Last year's participants got Essen 2013 dice. :P

Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: chamkhangwey on October 31, 2014, 05:33:22 pm

Every table plays the same games you mean? Else cannot compete fairly, right? And the game choices are fixed?


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: jack208 on October 31, 2014, 06:18:05 pm

Nope every table plays different games. It's not meant to be "an even competition". It's meant to be FUN!


 




Every table plays the same games you mean? Else cannot compete fairly, right? And the game choices are fixed?



Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: chamkhangwey on October 31, 2014, 07:42:07 pm

I am interested, can I pay the RM140 by tomorrow?


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: jack208 on November 01, 2014, 04:20:15 am

Sure Cham. Pls go ahead and once that's done, let us know here. I'll add your name to the list first.


 




I am interested, can I pay the RM140 by tomorrow?



Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: waiyan on November 03, 2014, 09:29:19 am

Here is the chest & body length measurement in inches for the t-shirt size:


 


Unisex:


2XS (34" & 25")


XS   (36" & 26")


S (38" & 27")


M (40" & 28")


L (42" & 29")


XL (44" & 30")


2XL (46" & 31")


3XL (48" & 32")

 


Female*:

S (32" & 22.5")


M (34" & 23.5")


L (36" & 24.5")


XL (38" & 25.5")


 


*Ladies can either get the unisex or the female cutting t-shirt (Sorry, this cutting is not available)


 


Please let us know your t-shirt size by this Wednesday.

Thanks!


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: kaz on November 03, 2014, 09:19:33 pm

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Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: toshi3000 on November 03, 2014, 10:14:17 pm

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Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: afifter on November 05, 2014, 02:55:42 pm

Finally my schedule is clear to attend this GLORIOUS EVENT. When will the timetable come out? Will there be gaming at night?  


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: waiyan on November 14, 2014, 06:12:49 pm

Thanks all! We have finalized the number of participants for this year retreat.


 


Total: 28 gamers, 4 crew, 1 observer [ :o]


 


Afif is not staying with us, so we have booked 4 twin-sharing rooms, and 6 quad-sharing rooms.


 


Twin-Sharing


Room A1: Samantha & E-Foong


 


Room A2: William & Choy


 


Room A3: Albert & Ivan


 


Room A4: Ghaz & Rahman


 


Quad-Sharing:


Room B1: Anne, Leaf, Miki, June


 


Room B2: Wai Yan, Lee Ching, Vence, Angela


 


Room B3: Emil, Sham, Ken Yen, Sonny


 


Room B4: Seh, Zhen Chow, Dith, Khim

 


Room B5: Darryl Tan, Damien, Julian, Cham

 


Room B6: Kaz, CK, Ainul, Ahmad


 


If anyone of you prefer to have a twin-sharing room, please let me know also and I will try upgrade the room with additional RM30 needed per pax. But we need to have 4 person to split the one quad-sharing to 2 twin-sharing. This option is now closed (26/11/2014)


 


Have a nice weekend!


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: sonny_san on November 16, 2014, 10:56:07 pm

Thanks Wai Yan for the arrangement. Looking forward to the retreat.


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: jack208 on November 17, 2014, 12:49:54 am

To those coming for the Retreat, do spend some time and go thru this FAQ. If you still have questions, feel free to post hem here.


http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2014/11/16/bgc-boardgame-retreat-got-questions/


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: Ghaz on November 17, 2014, 08:42:25 pm


Thanks all! We have finalized the number of participants for this year retreat.


 


Total: 26 gamers, 4 crew, 1 observer [ :o]


 


Afif is not staying with us, so we have booked 1 twin-sharing room (taken), and 7 quad-sharing rooms. If you wish to have your own roommate or bedmate on Saturday night, please let me know else I will just assign your roommates randomly.


 


Twin-Sharing


Room A1: Samantha & E-Foong


 


Quad-Sharing:


Room B1: Anne, Leaf, Miki, Miki's friend


 


Room B2: Wai Yan, Lee Ching, Vence, Angela


 


Room B3: Emil, Sham, Ivan, Ken Yen


 


Room B4: Seh, Zhen Chow, Dith, Khim

 


Room B5: Darryl Tan, Damien, Julian, Cham


 


Room B6: Choy, William, Ahmad, Sonny

 


Room B7: Kaz, CK, Ainul, Albert


 


Room B8: Kaz, CK, Ainul


 


If anyone of you prefer to have a twin-sharing room, please let me know also and I will try upgrade the room with additional RM30 needed per pax. But we need to have 4 person to split the one quad-sharing to 2 twin-sharing.


 


Have a nice weekend!




 


Oh No! is this list final? Just freed that weekend... :( Any space for one more?

Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: waiyan on November 20, 2014, 12:55:18 pm

Hi, is everyone in the forum?


If anyone needs car-pool, we can discuss here.

Or do you prefer to discuss on the retreat FB event page?


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: sonny_san on November 26, 2014, 05:48:56 pm

Wai Yan, I still think a whatsapp/wechat group would be better. You get real-time reply from everyone plus its easier to make announcement than relying on facebook and forum. Not everyone are on these platform all the time.


Title: BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014
Post by: waiyan on November 28, 2014, 08:29:33 am

Hi, our annual BGC boardgame retreat is just about a week away [scarf] are you ready??!


 


If you haven't fully paid the retreat fees, please deposit the balance to our CIMB account within the next 5 days (before 2/12/2014).


Please remember to add RM30 for those who have their room upgraded to twin-sharing.

Don't forget to email me (waiyan@boardgamecafe.net) your transaction receipt for our record also, thanks!


The retreat t-shirt will be given out on 6th December, and we are supposed to wear it on the second day of the event (7th Dec) for group photo session [camera]