Game On at Gamex

May 26, 2014 Leave your thoughts
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So many games being played
So many games being played

Just got back from an awesome day of networking, playtesting, and gaming at Gamex. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s one of the conventions that the wonderful people at Strategicon put on. This event occurred this lovely Memorial Day weekend by LAX.

As I’ve previously mentioned, there’s just something amazing about being around a whole bunch of people who love the same thing that you do. This convention was no different with dozens upon dozens of games being played at any one time. From LARPing to tabletop war games and everything in between, there was something for every type of tabletop gamer, and then some.

Got to play a couple games with Patrick that are about to hit production or Kickstarter which was really cool.

Block 2 Block, a game with a lot of strategy and customization
Block 2 Block, a game with a lot of strategy and customization

Keep an eye our for Block 2 Block from Ian Fittingoff and Vincent Iannone. Their game is a mix of figuring out where to best place tiles and cubes, given the constraints of the board. The game got pretty intense at times with my blocks being returned to me and my points denied.

If you love hidden information and chasing or being chased, Chaosmos should be right up your alley. As a unique alien, you move about planets in a galaxy trying to find the fabled Ovoid. Beware though, players may set up traps or fight you along the way to keep the Ovoid to themselves. Good luck to Matthew Austin and the rest of the Mirror Box Games team on producing this and, if you missed their Kickstarter, they’re accepting pre-orders on their website!

About to head out, Patrick and I crossed paths with Shawn Duenas who was looking for playtesters for his game Hogger Logger. It’s a game of, for the guesser, trying to figure out whether the next card in play is higher or lower than the previously played one. Players try to change the odds that the guesser will guess correctly by playing number and action cards. It’s a quick-fire game and one that I’m looking forward to in the future. He’s planning on launching it on Kickstarter in a couple of months, so look out for it!

Isn't my skyline pretty?
Isn't my skyline pretty?
My arachnids are endangered!
My arachnids are endangered!

Other new games that I played were:

Sushi Go
Skyline
Dominant Species

All in all, it was a nice way of spending a weekend day. Would totally do it again, hopefully with a game or two to create my own event around.

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