Monthly Archives: July 2015

GEN CON 2015 DAILY ROUNDUP: DAY ONE

Gen Con Visit Indy
Look at all these people cramming into Day One of Gen Con yesterday! Want to see what they were so excited about? Read on, my friends, read on.

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Gen Con 2015 Daily Roundup: bonus Day Zero edition

FFG Gen ConMorning everyone! As I prattled on about yesterday, mega North American board gaming convention Gen Con 2015 is upon us like a dentist hunting a celebrity lion, and The Boarding Kennel will be giving you a potted rundown of all the most exciting news and happenings from each day.

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Gen Con Alert! Four days of board game sneak peeks, surprises and (no) sleep ahoy

Arc Games

If you’ve dipped your toes into the luke-warm waters of board games chat on Twitter or other social medias in the past 48 hours, you’ll have noticed two words have undoubtedly dominated – Gen Con.

Yes I know they’re not real words – more like something you might hear a caveman slowly force out as they adjust to the rudiments of early language – but nevertheless, talk of it is everywhere. So what is it?

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Should you buy… Eminent Domain: Microcosm?

Eminent Domain Microcosm

As I write this something truly spectacular is happening in what some scientists call the ‘Solar System’. A tiny, carefully crafted package launched into the freezing blackness of space nine years ago has completed an epic journey to Pluto, whizzing past it at 14km per second and snapping pictures along the way. Smartly designed, small-scale, attempting to achieve something greater than the sum of its parts – surely this can’t be a segue into something about board gameohhh my god here it comes

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Should you buy… Memoir ’44: Eastern Front expansion?

The Boarding Kennel crew are forced to take cover after a surprise invasion following their recent Memoir ’44 review – who’s going to get them out of this one? Plus extended highlights of Gav’s Nazis taking on the stout Soviet defenders of Stalingrad under Commissar Mike. Chyort!

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