Category: Smiley’s Corner

Vendor Playtest: Four Levels

I hope that you all are as excited as I am that we have some vendors at the convention this year. One of our vendors, Four Levels, will be bringing a demonstration of their eponymous game to PPG CON here in a week, and I had the privilege to playtest it. It’s an abstract game,…

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Board Game Roundup
Board Game Roundup: Smiley Reviews 5 Newly Played Games

Iā€™m always on the lookout for new games, and especially for games that bring something new and different to the table. In this post, Iā€™m going to go over five games that I enjoyed recently, starting from the most lightweight to the heaviest. 1. The Mind The Mind seems like it was created by a…

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Smiley’s BGG.CON 2018 Board Game Reviews

Smiley’s reviews are in for other games he played played during BGG.CON 2018. Want to re-live BGG.CON day-by-day? Read our full game recap and watch our live videos. Die Macher Before the convention, I signed up for this classic gaming monster. It’s a game about the German election, it’s complicated and epic. The game takes…

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New Finds: Essen and BGG.CON Preview
New Finds: Essen and BGG.CON 2018 Preview

The biggest trade show in the board game industry takes place in Essen, Germany, at the end of October every year. Every year, just before Thanksgiving, the good people that are loosely affiliated with the board gaming website put on a convention, BGG.CON, that inspired our own PPG CON. One of the cool things…

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Board Game Recommendations By Genre
The Gaming Sommelier’s Board Game Recommendations By Genre

Toggle each genre for a list of board games to get you started or continue your adventure, hand-curated by our Gaming Sommelier, Smiley. All of these games and more can be found in The Vault. Best 2-player Games Because sometimes you want to game romantically Merkator 7 Wonders Duel Aton Jambo At the Gates of…

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