Nerd up! Put on your badges and head for the dealers room, we're going to give you a geek's eye view of Gen Con, the world's largest game convention.
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Cool Games from Gen Con 2006
Valley of the Pharaohs Official Site
Cool metal figures, cloth board, nice wooden box. If only it weren't a roll & move game!
Dread Pirate Official Site
Also from Front Porch Classics. Great components.
Pieces of Eight Official Site
A pirate game you play with funky metal coins
Dead Man's Treasure BGG Entry
New pirate game from Reiner Knizia.
Pecking Order BGG Entry
Richard Garfield's strategy card game of bird battling fun.
Conquest of Pangea BGG Entry
Mid to high level strategy game with cool moving continent boards
Voltage BGG Entry
Lost Cities derivative. Noteworthy since it is one of Mattel's first forays into the euro-style game market.
Desert Bazaar BGG Entry
Also Mattel. Another old company reacting to rise in euro-game popularity!
Kineti-Go Official Site
Tabletop wooden magnetic shuffleboard game. Ultra cool!
Blue Moon City Official Site
Board game set in the same world as the card game. Card combos are cool.
Great Wall of China BGG Entry
Play card to sections of the wall to gain favor with the Emperor.
Warrior Knights Official Site
Fantasy Flight remake of Games Workshop classic. Truckloads of Goober!
Tide of Iron Official Site
Squad level WW II strategy board game. Competitor for Memoir '44.
Marvel Heroes Official Site
All the classic Marvel heroes against the super villain greats. Looks great!
Shear Panic BGG Entry
Rearrange your field of big plastic sheep to win the game. Sounds like a kid's game but it isn't.
Weinhandler BGG Entry
An auction game and a set collecting game? Funky little wine bottle pieces.
Mesopotamia BGG Entry
Collect wood and stone to make offerings to the gods. Wacky octo-hexes.
Emira BGG Entry
Princes compete to become the best suitor to the harem.
Hold-It Official Site
Unique card holder for games. Great for games like Settlers of Catan.
Hobby Cube Official Site
Modular wooden drawer units with wide variety of drawer widths.
Chessex Dice Official Site
Amazingly cool custom laser cut dice for only $1 per die!
Utilikilts Official Site
Free yourself from the tyranny of trousers!
Wee Wickeds Official Site
Funky demented art from Mark Murphy.
Venus Needs Men Official Site
Campy 50s sci-fi board game.
Parlay Official Site
Hold 'em Poker combined with Scrabble. Cool!
Scavenger Hunt Official Site
Scavenger Animals compete for the best carcasses.
Mimic BGG Entry
Safari themed card matching/matrix game.
You've Been Sentenced Official Site
Very inventive language building game.
The Spoils Official Site
Collectable strategy card game. Interesting mechanics.
The Great Space Race Official Site
Silly scifi spaceship race from Kenzer & Co.
Wargods of Aegyptus Official Site
Amazingly cool fantasy egyptian miniatures war game
Cadwallon BGG Entry
Very unique tactical fantasy miniatures game
Curse of the Mummies Tomb BGG Entry
Classic Games Workshop. Dave got it at the auction. Don't ask the price!
Kings & Things BGG Entry
Classic Games Workshop game. Dave got it at the auction!
Quest of the Magic Ring BGG Entry
Lord of the Rings themed board game I hadn't seen since grade school. My auction find for the year!
Neolithibum Official Site
Rock stacking game with a caveman theme.
I called Gang of Four a board game. It's a card game.
In Emira, you play a prince courting the harem, not vice versa.
The name of the Arabian themed Euro style game from Mattel is Desert Bazaar.
I'm sure there are more goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!