Only 3 years but it felt like an era past. Last month we returned to Essen Spiel. This month we prepare to restart our signature event, the BGC Retreat! And what better way than to look back to the past (we are hosting it at the same place we did our last Retreat in 2019) to reach for the future (by introducing for the very first time, a BoardgameKids Retreat and an optional 3rd Day)! Get the deets here and see you (and your kids?) this Dec 10-12!
Last year’s dial-back more relaxed unstructured Retreat was a resounding success, bringing together gamers from Malaysia and Singapore for a weekend of (almost) non-stop gaming. This year we rotate back to our (original) semi-competitive format as we get set to host our 9th Retreat this Dec 7-8 at the 3rd Rock from the Sun.
If this is the first time you heard of our Boardgame Retreat or you have been contemplating attending one of our Retreats, you may have questions that we hope this FAQ would be able to help with
This year, our signature event the BGC Boardgame Retreat shall be a back to beach affair but with some strong games in this year’s Essen Spiel releases we are looking at another awesome weekend of gaming, gaming and more gaming this Dec 6th. You do not want to miss this! 😛
2 Days, 16+ Hours, 20 gamers, close to 40 different games – GAME SIX now brings us to the finale of this awesome Retreat. The most talked about game TROYES receiving the closing ceremony honor on Table #1 while two of the MASK Trilogy were on the next two tables – TIKAL & MEXICA. Table #4 saw re-emergence of GIANTS, another popular game from last year’s Retreat. Five gamers (Teddy, Junyet, Lee Ching, Kareem & Daren) are still in with a chance to win this semi-competitive tourney; three of them are in Table #1. Find out who’s the eventual winner!
GAME FIVE moved the pace up a notch with EL CAPITAN (formerly TYCOON), FRESCO and ACQUIRE seeing play-time while THEBES & CARSON CITY graced two other tables. Can Junyet climb back into Table #1 for the next & final GAME SIX? Let’s read on to find out which four gamers shall fight for the last battle in TROYES.
GAME FOUR in the 2nd Day brought out all the Super Heroes (and Heroines) as they started with an early morning trek up the treacherous K2 while some battled pirates in JAMAICA and a few were desperately trying to SURVIVE off a sinking island? No, it’s not LOST (TV).
GAME THREE brought out the best of the recent arrivals with AUTOMOBILE and NAVEGADOR claiming the top buzz while some of the older games HANSA TEUTONICA, LUNA and POWER STRUGGLE all making their impressions on their respective tables. Find out who lead the Retreat scoreboard after three rounds of semi-competitive gaming.
GAME TWO took the gamers from exotic unknown ALIEN FRONTIERS to the riches of VEGAS, then exciting treasure hunting in TOBAGO, the adrenalin rush of smuggling contraband to MACAO and then back to the wonders of MARS.
Our annual BGC Boardgame Retreat was back on again! This time we held it at a beach resort and extended to 2 days. Over 40 different games were played among 20+ gamers. If you were not there, find out what you missed! If you were one of the participants, relive the joy of that wonderful weekend! Read on to find out what games were on the table for GAME ZERO and GAME ONE.
OUR ANNUAL RETREAT IS BACK! A solid two days of non-stop gaming, over 12 hours of intense gaming experience and if you include the After-8 session, close to 20 hrs of gaming. See over 25 different games – old, new, classic – in play, learn many of them and make new friends. Plus this event happens only once a year! DON’T MISS IT!