ESSEN 12 - Day 1, 2, 3 & 4: plays, impressions, and purchases for The Bunker
So what I'll do is list games I played, viewed played, read the rules for, purchased, and passed on along with a comment or two on it. If I actually purchase a game at Essen I'll also put it on this list And so it begins (and ends)... My 2012 Game Gains (or the Money Pit part 2), which is also a good place to go and see what games I may have already gotten this year of interest. I'll try to stick with them listed on the days I viewed or got them. I'll add some of my own photos of the games from Essen later.
Again, I only have limited luggage space and am trying to buy ones that will be harder to come by later.
THANKS FOR ALL THE THUMBS. I'VE NOW UPLOADED MOST OF MY PHOTOS TO EITHER THIS LIST OR THE RESPECTIVE GAME.
Just starting day 3. Off we go.
Just wrapping up day 3 and I'm beat. I think I've seen everything I want to see and have purchased the games I really wanted, minus a few that I mentioned either wont fit in my suitcase or I'll wait for a US release copy. I've really gotten as creative as I can in packing games into games and into my baggage. I don't think I can fit anything else in to what I have and will still need to carry one game that came in a tube. So with that said, I might even give the fair a miss Sunday. I've met some great people and played some great games. The crowds were bad today, but actually not as bad as I have seen in the past for a Saturday. I suspect that tomorrow will be the most crowded as that's when the final markdowns happen and lots of families go for that.
So maybe I'll sleep in late, get a good lunch, see some of the town, and get ready for the trip back. If you've read this far, thanks for supporting this geeklist. I hope you've had as much fun reading it as I have writing it. I know when I'm not at a fair or Convention, I'm always trying to read up on the latest buzz from it. To everyone going to BGGCon, you're going to have a great time with all the great new games that have come out.
Day 4: like I could stay away with my dauer Carte. My train for my flight leaves at 14:45 so what else am I going to do for 5 hours. Too bad I have no more room in my suitcases. I'll post a few last items encountered today.
Day 5+: Everything is back home safe and sound in the bunker. Had to do a bunch of box seam repair from damages caused by the airlines which is typical and expected when flying games back home in luggage. Added a final photo of my Essen loot haul.
Cheers and good gaming and may you always be happy in your game.
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