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Nippon

Nippon Unboxing Nippon was created by Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro & Paulo Soledade and published by What’s Your Game, in 2015 My first video unboxing. I got this game from my friend, Rob Kircher’s, trip to Essen.

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Episode 8 – Tournament Game Master Basics Part 4: Scary Being the GM!

In this episode, I conclude the series covering the basics of running a game tournament. Rob Kircher co-hosts and my son Rich joins us as we review how GMing can go wrong based on our WBC 2015 adventures and misadventures. … Continue reading

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WBC 2015 Puerto Rico Tournament

115 different people played 60 games of Puerto Rico to determine that Ben Scholl is the 2015 champion. Congratulations Ben! Here I am with the finalists:

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Episode 7 – Tournament Game Master Basics Part 3: Be the GM!

In this episode, I conclude the series covering the basics of running a game tournament.   Rob Kircher co-hosts  and my son Rich joins us as we explore the problems that can come up when running a tournament. Alas, we discuss … Continue reading

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Episode 6 – Tournament Game Master Basics Part 2: Sadly, Paperwork

In this episode, I continue the series covering the basics of running a game tournament.   Rob Kircher co-hosts as we explain the nuts and bolts and documentation aspects of running a tournament. Below are links to example documents we reference … Continue reading

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Episode 5 – A New Beginning: Tournament Game Master Basics

In this episode, I restart my podcasts with a series covering the basics of running a game tournament.  I realized that only a handful of people know how to organize and run a board game tournament. We learned by apprenticing … Continue reading

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WBC 2014 Puerto Rico Tournament

132 different people played 59 games of Puerto Rico to determine that Raphael Philbert-Larivee is the champion. Here I am with the finalists: Below are the final player boards at the end of the game: The tournament has 3 preliminary … Continue reading

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WBC 2013 Puerto Rico Tournament

Results from the WBC 2013 Puerto Rico Tournament will appear here. Starting with a transcript of the final game and pictures of the players’ final boards, followed by the long version of the event report written by your humble host … Continue reading

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Recon #7: Trajan Part 2

Welcome to another episode of Play Boardgames Better Recon. In this episode, I’ll continue the examination of Trajan, Stefan Feld’s 6 ring circus of a Euro with more direct competition than many games.

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Recon #6: Trajan

Welcome to another episode of Play Boardgames Better Recon. In this episode, I’ll examine Trajan, Stefan Feld’s 6 ring circus of a Euro with more direct competition than many games.

This is part 1 of a 2-part Recon. Trajan … Continue reading

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