Gen Con 2015

Two weeks ago we drove to Indiana for Gen Con. Gen Con is a gaming convention. Basically all of the game developers (mostly board games) gather in one place to show you what they have to offer.

We drove out to Buffalo on Wednesday to stay with Colin’s grandmother. From there we drove the rest of the way to Indianapolis. After a quick search for nearby restaurants on Yelp we decided to check out a place called Spice Nation. It had good reviews and I thought it would be a good chance to try out Indian food since we can’t really get it anywhere in Plattsburgh. The food was outstanding. It was buffet style which is great because we were able to try a variety of dishes without having to commit. I don’t remember the names of any of the dishes we ate but I’m glad we were able to try some new flavors. We are definitely fans of Indian cuisine!

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Spice Nation, our 1st real experience with Indian food!

Friday was our 1st day at GenCon. There were tons of different event, demos, tournaments, etc. going on but the main attraction was the exhibit hall which is where we spent the majority of our time. Basically every major game company has a booth area where they set up the games they want to show off and let people play. Then they usually have a place where you can buy the games you just played. We had a list of games in hand that we wanted to try and just casually made our way around. We went home with 5 games from the 1st day!

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Mysterium, one of the most talked about games at Gen Con. It sold out within the first 5 minutes everyday.

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Our haul from the 1st day! Colt Express, Codenames, Warehouse 51, Telestrations After Dark, and Letter Tycoon.

After we finished up in the convention center we hit up the food trucks for dinner and then made our way downtown to the Shut Up & Sit Down party at The Circle City Market.

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Red Velvet cupcake from The Flying Cupcake food truck. This would probably make my top 5 list for cupcakes bought at bakeries.

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Circle City Market. It was closed while we were there, but I bet it would be a really fun place to check out when it’s open!

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Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument

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Day 2 was pretty much the same thing, we just made our way around to the rest of the games we wanted to try. We explored a little more of downtown Indianapolis on our way to lunch at Bazbeaux. I ordered the Zombie Dust beer from 3 Floyds Brewing Company. It’s currently ranked #10 on Beer Advocate. We found ourselves with 3 more games at the end of day 2. On our way out we got dinner at the food trucks again and I made sure to get another cupcake from The Flying Cupcake. We decided to end the day with an Indy Eleven soccer game. It was the perfect way to end an awesome trip.

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Had to get another cupcakes from The Flying Cupcake, this one is Butterbeer!

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Day 2 haul

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Indy Eleven game!

We will definitely go back to Gen Con the next chance we get. Not only was the convention great but Indianapolis itself was a great city. Everyone was extremely friendly and it was clean and easy to get around. It was such a great trip!

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