Okie.. 1st part of my report donehttp://boardgamecafe.net/community/blogs/tournaments__competitions/archive/2006/10/20/4661.aspx
Photos uploaded here if you didn't already know http://boardgamecafe.net/community/photos/euro_game_retreat_2006/default.aspx
My view on the Eurogame Retreat experience:
Games - Lotsa, lotsa games:
Gamers - Lotsa, lotsa gamers:
The background - A Genting Gaming Getaway Galore idea was mooted in an after-gaming-yumcha session. See my blog here, under Yumcha, for the first occurrence of the idea: http://aikyong.blogs.friendster.com/hengs_gaming_blog/2006/09/boardgamecafene.html .
After a period of ingestion by a group of intrepid Eurogame enthusiasts, Edwin finally organised a Eurogame Retreat scheduled for 7-8 October 2006 at:
And what a getaway from work and the haze in KL! There's:
Cable car to gambling den, erhem, I mean to Genting, the amusement park...
At this resort, on level three, in Jelatek Room, an amazing event is happening:Eurogame Retreat is here!A group of grown ups gathering to play boardgames!
Over the course of one and a half days,The gamers are kept occupied with an organised schedule
The results of every game tabulated and recorded
I myself get to play:Pickomino (a.k.a. Heck Meck, a dice rolling game)Caylus (a castle building game)Through the Desert (a camel caravan laying game)China (an area influence/control game)Santiago (a plantation and canal laying game)Torres (tower building game), andAcquire (company merger and acquisition game)
In between break times, I get to:try Pompeji (toasting-citizen-by-lava game)learn 1856 (stock & train game)teach Thurn and Taxis (postal service game)watch a Pirates Cove game in progressjoke aroundlie down on a soft retreat-sized bedwin some prizesmake lots of new friends! From left: Ryan, Denise, KP, Ric, Alvin (old friend), Jen Fai, Melissa, Chris, Shaun, Edwin, Teddy, Melody, BK, Rob (GC regular), Heng (myself), Jeff (GC regular)Pleased to meet all of them and look forward to seeing them in next year's Eurogame Retreat!
Great report Heng! Will cross-post this to the Event Blog later. btw the 2nd part of my Euro Game Retreat report just posted
[quote user="KANDANG"]hoho the price of AoS seems to be skyrocketing checked on BGG and they're really ex[/quote]
Also, reprint in 2008. Maybe. Weird public spat between M.Wallace & J.Bohrer on BGG:
Part 3 (and final) report for Euro Game Retreat posted....
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