origins game fair

Recap of Origins Game Fair 2016

We’re finally settled back at home after our best Origins yet! The week we spent in Columbus, OH was a whirlwind of meetings, events, and playing new and old games. We miss it already!

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We had two areas again this year: a booth in the Exhibit Hall with our store and a section of the Open Gaming Hall where we had our League. At our booth, you could frequently catch glimpses of a Kong visiting from New York. Doesn’t he look awesome in his IELLO tshirt? We also had quick demos of our most recent releases and a bunch of  the new version of King of Tokyo for sale.

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In our Organized Play area, the IELLO League was constantly a hub of energy and gaming. This picture is from Wednesday, the calmest day. Note: the nicely aligned stacks of papers and buttons. That didn’t last long, but we had a great time with everyone who stopped by and played! Everyone who participated walked away with an armful of promos and a well-stamped player card as a souvenir!

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We also hosted the Heroes of Normandie Nationals at Origins this year. Clem, one of the designers, was our guest and had signings scheduled on Saturday. We were happy to host the Nationals at Origins this year since the show started as a place for war gamers to gather! We taught Heroes to many people during the convention, and a few of them left the show with their very own copy of the game!

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Three of our games were nominated for Origins Awards this year: Medieval Academy (Best Card Game), Welcome to the Dungeon (Best Card Game), and Me Want Cookies! (Best Family Game). They were up against worthy contestants, and while we didn’t come home with any trophies, we are honored for the nomination.

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Sunday was the last day and while it was a long, busy show, the team still managed to keep smiles on their faces! Our awesome demo team helped with break down and everything was packed up for Gen Con before dinner time! We are already excited for next year and are brain storming ways to make our booths bigger and better for our fans!

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If you weren’t able to make it to Origins, we hope to see you soon at Gen Con in August!

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