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New Board Game Addictions: Carcassonne and Dominion

New Board Game Addictions: Carcassonne and Dominion

Ever since John attended PAX East 2011, he has been enamored with Carcassonne.  He had heard about the somewhat new trend of getting into board games such as Carcassonne, Dominion and Settlers of Catan rather than traditional board games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, Cranium, etc…  Now, John would preface this new addiction by saying that he absolutely loves the classics like Monopoly, Pictionary, Taboo, Cranium and all the others.  However, after playing those classic games for a while, you know them thoroughly enough where the games don’t interest peak your interest after a while.  John is pretty disappointed in himself that he didn’t get turned on to these games earlier.  He had every opportunity to.  John is an avid listener to the Totally Rad Show and one of the hosts, Jeff Cannata, recently got turned on to board games.  Every few episodes or so, he would mention interesting new board games that John had never heard of.  Every time he would speak of these board games, the excitement in which he would talk about them was equally matched by the intrigue from John.  This past Friday, he got introduced to Dominion.  He absolutely loved this game equally if not more than Carcassonne.

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NCAA March Madness 2011

NCAA March Madness 2011

So this year, John’s March Madness activities are quite extensive compared to previous years, yet he’ll admit he’s been following NCAA basketball the least amount compared to previous years.  He knows that the last team to repeat was Florida, and the Dukies don’t have the best track record in the big dance, but… John Lee is selecting the Duke Blue Devils to win it again this year.  The few things he does know are:

 

  • Kemba Walker on UCONN is clutch.
  • Duke was undefeated behind their freshman superstar PG, Kyrie Irving.
  • Everyone is on the Ohio State bandwagon.
  • John has a huge man-crush on Jimmer Fredette, but seriously hopes he doesn’t end up like Adam Morrison in the pros…

 

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PAX East 2011 Wrap Up

PAX East 2011 Wrap Up

John Lee attended the PAX East 2011 convention this past weekend at the BCEC in Boston.  The event started Friday and lasted through Sunday.  It started Friday after work when Jen proceeded to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for his second PAX East, he had gone last year to the inaugural PAX East event at the Hynes Convention Center.  He really had no idea what to expect as last year he attended as part of the media and really just passed through the event last year.  This year, he planned on fully soaking the PAX goodness.

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Pax East 2011 – Day 1

Pax East 2011 – Day 1

John has been excited to go to PAX East for sometime now.  He went last year as a member of the press and had plenty of fun.  The highlight was placing third in a Street fighter IV tournament and winning a joystick.  John looked to continue the streak with a subsequent fun-filled PAX East weekend.  Basically his weekend is completely allocated towards PAX and looking to enjoy a fun-filled weekend of gaming, cosplayers and booth babes.

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