The State of Games, Episode 69 – The One About GenCon 2014

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Game News, State of Games | 3 comments

stateofgameslogonewIt’s no secret – we at Dice Hate Me LOVE going to gaming conventions, and the biggest show of the year is GenCon in Indianapolis! Three of our four intrepid podcasters traveled to Indy for the big show, played lots of games, bought lots of games, and generally enjoyed our time seeing old friends and making new ones! It was an awesome show – a big show – and this podcast is equally big. Enjoy!

Links to important things mentioned on the podcast:

GenCan’t – The Unconventional Un-Convention

41The Compounded Geiger Expansion

The Unpub Network

Belle of the Ball

The Geek All-Stars

Bottom of the 9th

Scott King’s Gaming Calendar


Nautilus Industries

Hogger Logger

Pack O Games


New Salem

Asking for Trobils

Lift Off!


Warhammer 40K Conquest

Sons of Anarchy

Blue Sun expansion for Firefly


Among the Stars

Dead of Winter

Tragedy Looper

Five Tribes

Camel Up

Imperial Settlers

Epic Resort

Kingsport Festival

Run, Fight, or Die

Sheriff of Nottingham

Rhino Hero


Night of the Grand Octopus


New Bedford




VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game (It’s here – get your copy now!)

Compounded (All sold out! But an expansion and second printing is on Kickstarter now!)

The Great Heartland Hauling Co. (All copies have been hauled away – but you can pre-order the second edition!)

VivaJava: The Coffee Game (Sold out!)

Carnival (Currently sold out – but you can pre-order the second edition!)


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  1. Interesting you mentioned Five Tribes got mixed reviews since everything has been extremely positive on BGG since Gencon ended. I’m with you on Among the Stars and much prefer 7 Wonders especially with expansions. Nice tease the with other drafting game you couldn’t mention.

  2. Another fun podcast. Good job of posting all those links, that was really helpful!
    Any chance you people going to Spiel/Essen btw?

  3. Great Podcast!For those of us stuck at Gen Can’t it is great to hear all the action.

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