Thursday, 17 November 2005


Yes its here. GameCon-1 will be coming soon to the Midvalley Exhibition Hall from the 3rd to the 4th of December 2005. Note the "-1" meaning its the first games convention that is going to be held. Not too bad if I say so myself. Those of you who are interested in trading cards games, table top games, board games and designer board games should pop by the convention and sample the best and latest games available. I am sure everyone will enjoy themselves there. For more info, check out this site.

Now doesn't that sound like a great advert? Oh well, still I think its going to be fun and crazy, something different from the usual computer games. Think about it, this is one way parents will get their kids unstuck from the computer. If you are interested in purchasing some of the designer board games at an attractive price, visit this site. Check out games such as Settlers of Catan, Citadels, Puerto Rico, Ticket 2 Ride and others, and believe me, you will get hooked. These are all the new generation of board games. Say goodbye to monopoly and you can continue to keep your scrabble in your closets collecting dust. The new generation has emerged and are taking over the gaming scene.

As for me, I think a switch from the usual Dota session keeps me rather satisfied as I get to have a great time with my friends as well have a little competition amongst each other. But of course there are other card games which I love to play, such as Bang!. Right now, I need to learn how to play Acquire, Carcassonne, Memoirs 44 and brush up on my Settlers. I think I need to take about a week to learn them all. Hopefully I learn them well enough though.

Could we see a new dawn of era where cyberfaces dwindle down? Nah. Computer games still provide the heavy adrenaline rush games to us, so it won't die out. But there is a place and time for everthing. So how do you get the rush out of games such as Doom? Play the boardgame version of it, but I do not guarantee you get the same amount of excitement.

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