Empire Builder at the Comic Shop

Friday, Sept. 9: Come play games at Collector’s Connection, milling about starts at 5:30, action starts by 6pm. The game this week is “Empire Builder,” led by William Belcher.

I myself have taken the Empire Builder on Amtrak to Milwaukee and Chicago dozens of times, and I have taken it to Portland and Seattle. (It goes nowhere near the landmarks depicted on the box, stopping some thousand miles short of the Statue of Liberty and north of the Golden Gate Bridge.) I would ride that train to the moon if they’d let me — the views of Glacier and of the Mississippi/Lake Pepin alone are worth the ride.

Game Box.

It has its own Wikipedia page. Bill is a good teacher for the first time gamer.


(When can we start posting stuff to the calendar?)


Paul Lundgren

about 9 years ago

Answering the calendar question at the end of the post:

The PDD Calendar is running in test mode for about one more week before the official launch, but it's quite functional at the moment.


There's a button on the left column of the calendar to "submit an event," which you are welcome to start doing at any time.


about 9 years ago

My dad and I used to play Empire Builder when I was a kid.  Loved that game.  I wish I could be there!

Bad Cat!

about 9 years ago

I tried to play Empire Builder on the Empire Builder on the way to GenCon this year, but sadly, all of the tables were full (we even packed a sheet of lexan in our luggage!).

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about 9 years ago

The Empire Builder evening was a success.  Clare, Katherine, Jason, Lisa, David, Bill and Kate were happily surprised to meet a new person who had arrived from Two Harbors to play...

...until that person, we quickly learned, was a shark!  An electric eel in a tank full of guppies immediately asking about Warehouse Rules and telling us about Omegacon http://www.omegacon.net/ in Siren, WI...

...who handily won the game.

Nonetheless, as my grandparents said, it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.  And we played to have fun.

Next week:  Jason and Clare will teach us Trailer Park Wars

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