The board game industry is booming and now, as others before me have noted, it’s suffering from what is pretty much the definition of a first-world problem: there are simply too many good games coming out.
The first PAX Unplugged convention is over. The exhibitors have gone home, the doors have shut, and the last guests have gone back to their normal lives. How was it? That's the big question a lot of people are asking.
One thing we've heard constantly for the last two days: "This convention feels different".
Its no secret that the midwest is king of major board game conventions. Gen Con in Indiana, and Origins in Ohio are just some of the major examples which draw major crowds to carpool across state lines.