Beside organizing free & open boardgaming meetups regularly in the Klang Valley, Boardgamecafe.net have always been keen to get everyone together once in a while for a weekend retreat of boardgaming! After a very successful retreat back in 2006 (which was co-organized with Imagine Games), Boardgamecafe.net now brought you our very own (first) BGC Boardgamecafe Retreat which was held at 6,000 ft above sea level in Genting Highland’s First World Hotel (GICC).
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This week we return to arguably the first boardgame café in Msia – MAGE CAFE in Damansara Jaya – as we seek to find out who shall be our 9th and 10th Finalists. Two rounds were played – Germany first, then China – read on to find out what Ribena Lychee has to do with Power Grid. 🙂
OTK Meetup 8/4/11 – Battlestar Galactica (Exodus), Power Grid: Russia, Citadels, FITS, 7 Wonders, Sneak & Snitches, Race for the Galaxy, Homesteaders, Navegador, Mines of Zavandor, Carcassonne, Nightfall.
The OTK meetups continued to grow with 5 tables during R1 and 4 tables in R2! The Hacans were so curious about the OTK sessions they sent their Queen the Merciful to come look-see for shark food! On this nite, we appointed two Russian Power Grid Tsars. Other games in-play were Battlestar Galactica (Exodus), Power Grid: Russia, Citadels, FITS, 7 Wonders, Sneak & Snitches, Race for the Galaxy, Homesteaders, Navegador, Mines of Zavandor, Carcassonne, Nightfall.
After a tour of Qualifiers hosted by newly set-up boardgame cafes, we are honored to be back among one of the oldest game shop to premier in M’sia – WOLF GAME SHOP. Only the brave lurks in the lair of the wolf, and with rumours of Empress Hacan the Merciful making a return from her Catan slumber, we were all set for an explosive qualifier!
Four Finalists now confirmed. Setapak is a relatively new ground for Boardgamers as most of them are centered in Damansara/PJ area so it’s said only a fierce dragon will dare cross over the river. Find out what happpens when Dragon Kev crosses over to the Setapak waters to compete with 5 local incumbents in the latest Power Grid Qualifier.
OTK Meetup 18/3/11 – Forbidden Island, Hansa Teutonica, Navegador, Horse Fever, Speicherstadt, Boom Town
Another good meetup at OTK seeing games like Hansa Teutonica, Forbidden Island, Horse Fever, Navegador and the introduction of new games that are hard-to-pronounce, The Speicherstadt. Boom Town, an old fave also made an appearance!
Boardgamecafe.net Meetup Report @ Old Town Kopitiam Cheras 11/3/2011 By jack208 EXCERPT An evening of exploration started with Age of Empires III and then followed by the latest rondel game NAVEGADOR. Power Grid China was also taken out for a preview (with the Power Grid Qualifier ongoing). […]
With two Finalists in the bag, we now move to Subang Jaya where the crocodiles were supposed to meet the sharks. Alas rain and unplanned events drew chaos to crocs plan to descent on shark water, leaving only the sharks to swim by themselves… Find out who were the two top sharks to survive this encounter to join Heng & Alvin in the FINAL.
Continuing from the 1st Round of the Boardgame Depot Qualifier where six made the cut to the 2nd Round. Read this report to find out who are the two among these six who qualified for the FINAL Day.
The 1st POWER GRID Tournament in M’sia kicked off last Sunday with the 1st Qualifier held at the newly opened Boardgame Depot, the latest boardgame café in Bangsar! Find out who among the 12 shall be our first two Finishers for the FINAL Day.
One OTK Meetup where jack208’s not in town saw some light games on the tables, including Hey, That’s My Fish! 10 Days in Asia and Samurai.
Our first meetup post-Chinese New Year saw ZOMBIES in-play (hmm… not superstitious ka?) and the popular – and some said the BEST – 2010 game DOMINANT SPECIES getting intro-ed to the OTK group by Emil. Other games in play were Alhambra, Kaigan, Carson City and Glen More. Another Friday and another 7am meetup!