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2006 Euro Gaming Retreat

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« Reply #50 on: October 20, 2006, 10:46:01 am »
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« Reply #51 on: October 20, 2006, 11:42:26 am »
My gods. HAY I thought you were just gonna link the post or do an exerpt.[:O]

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« Reply #52 on: October 20, 2006, 04:57:47 pm »
oops, just realised the posting aren't paragraphed properly...

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« Reply #53 on: October 25, 2006, 06:42:46 pm »

My view on the Eurogame Retreat experience:



Eurogames Retreat @ Awana Genting 7-8 Oct 2006







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Games - Lotsa, lotsa games:



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Gamers - Lotsa, lotsa gamers:



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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:



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And what a getaway from work and the haze in KL! There's:



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Img_5905 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), and
Acquire (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 progress
joke around
lie down on a soft retreat-sized bed
win some prizes
make 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!


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« Reply #54 on: October 25, 2006, 10:02:06 pm »

Great report Heng! Will cross-post this to the Event Blog later. btw the 2nd part of my Euro Game Retreat report just posted



http://boardgamecafe.net/community/blogs/tournaments__competitions/archive/2006/10/26/4687.aspx

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« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2006, 04:53:11 am »
=) 2 more weeks and i'll be bging again

and in a months and 1 week i'll be back in hazy m'sia
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but will be great to catch up wid u guys

hoho
the price of AoS seems to be skyrocketing
checked on BGG and they're really ex
:o


2006 Euro Gaming Retreat
« Reply #56 on: October 26, 2006, 06:03:39 am »

[quote user="KANDANG"]hoho
the price of AoS seems to be skyrocketing
checked on BGG and they're really ex
:o
[/quote]



Also, reprint in 2008. Maybe. Weird public spat between M.Wallace & J.Bohrer on BGG:



http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/131846


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« Reply #57 on: October 26, 2006, 08:33:07 pm »
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