board games

GrandCon brings gamers to West Michigan

by (nathanslauer)

Submitted 09-17-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

What started as a handful of friends playing board games has turned into an annual gaming convention that attracts fans from across Michigan. GrandCon returned for its 7th outing at the DeVos Place Convention Center on Labor Day weekend. The three-...

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Building community around a tabletop

by (Brianna Steiner)

Submitted 12-08-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

On a green, felt table a group of tabletop gamers lay out their board and its pieces, getting ready to begin their play. Their game of choice tonight: Agricola. The gamers will strategize, laugh, and engage with like-minded community members in a...

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GrandCon unveils final details of Grand Rapids' first comic book and board game convention

by (Raheeq Al-Zaidan)

Submitted 09-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Comic fans, gamers and curious onlookers: your GrandCon badge pickup begins Friday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m.  This weekend marks the start of Grand Rapids' first joint comic book and board game convention. There will be a medley of...

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Grand Rapids' first gaming and comic arts convention

by (Raheeq Al-Zaidan)

Submitted 01-22-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids is now the hotspot for the first fully developed gaming and comic book convention. Brian W. Lenz and Marc Specter are two passionate fans who are working together to hold the first annual GrandCon 2013. GrandCon 2013 will be held...

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Rebooting family game night

by (rpontius)

Submitted 12-06-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

"Most people don't realize that 20% or less of the games on the market are represented in stores like Wal-Mart or other mass retailers," estimates Priscilla Collins, co-owner of White Cap Comics. "Just in this store, on these four...

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