Board Game Enthusiasts to Converge on DFW

The world's largest group of board game enthusiasts will converge for a five-day convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport this weekend.

(Published Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017)

If you thought board games were a thing of the past, think again. It is actually growing in popularity.

The world's largest group of board game enthusiasts will converge for a five-day convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport this weekend.

Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

BGG.CON convention is a live event for gamers who met on the board gamers website, boardgamegeek.com. That's how the big convention started.

An estimated 3,000 people from around the world will meet and game in the Hyatt.

If you're wondering how big of a deal this event really is for board game enthusiasts, they sold out registration badges for the event in less than an hour, nine months ago!

And there is a gamut of games to choose from: Party games, war games, strategy games, family games, dexterity games and so on. A makeshift library housed in the hotel has more than 5,000 to choose from.

Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

"It's really a relaxing, fun time," said Jeff Anderson, BGG.Con Director of Events. "We have the board game publishers and designers are here to interact with the fans, and show off the new games, and sign board games."

Attendees can simply grab a game, sit down at a table inside the ballroom full of open tables for game play.

"It's this kind of world, we know who the designers are of these board games are, like you know who the author of a book is and so you want to kind of follow this board game designer who puts out the kinds of boards games I like," said Anderson.

The convention runs through Sunday afternoon at the Hyatt Regency at D/FW Airport. But, the event is sold out. There will, however, be another convention at the same spot in May or Memorial Day weekend.

Storms in Pennsylvania caused heavy damage to a large apartment building, leaving dozens without a place to live.
Residents of Luther Wood Apartments in Scranton have been evacuated after wind ripped the roof off the building. 
It happened just before 6 a.m. Monday.
As of 11 a.m., Scranton fire officials say 90-people have been evacuated from the building, and another 35 may be forced to leave.
A shelter is being set up to help the residents of the senior apartment complex.
No word on any injuries.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)