Syracuse’s First Ever ‘Cuse Con 2019 Syracuse's First Ever 'Cuse Con

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The first ever ‘Cuse Con was held at the Ramada Hotel in East Syracuse on Friday.

Board Game developers and players had an opportunity to learn about and play the hottest and most iconic board games out. Some developers were testing out new game ideas, and some games were actually released at the event.

The event’s organizer, Michael Guigliano, doubles as a board game developer and high school English teacher.

He brought his 10th grade English students to the event and they had a Q&A session with a panel of developers, and got to play games as well.

The students had no problem keeping the hour long session going either. Guigliano says he made sure of that, “They came prepared today, though. We  made sure their questions were not answerable through Google, or through yes or no answer.”

Guigliano was excited to share his passion for board games with is students. He wanted them to learn that no matter if they were just getting into it or had been playing video games forever, board games strengthen relationships, “Whether you’re a designer, or someone who’s experiencing Yahtzee for the first time, there’s still a connection there with what you’re doing. Whether he’s rolled 1,000 dice and this is your first roll.”

Board games are still a hit even amidst the rise of eSports gaming. The industry is still thriving and Guigliano and many other developers believe that board games will only keep improving.

Guigliano expects that this event will continue next year.

‘Cuse Con will continue through the weekend, and if you are interested, you can register online or at the venue.

CUSE CON Duration: 0:54
CALLING ALL BOARD GAMERS. IF YOU’RE A FAN OF BOARD GAMES THEN YOU’LL WANT TO HEAD TO CUSE CON 2019.
N-C-C’S DARRON WALLACE LEARNED
ABOUT THE IMPACT THAT THIS EVENT HAS ON HIGH SCHOOLERS AND GAME DEVELOPERS.
(Track 1)
THE INAUGURAL CUSE CON TOOK
PLACE IN EAST SYRACUSE TODAY AND A
CLASS OF HIGH SCHOOL HONORS STUDENTS ATTENDED THE EVENT’S FIRST DAY.
THEY HAD A Q&A SESSION WITH THE
DEVELOPERS, AND GOT TO LEARN ABOUT AND PLAY WITH THE GAMES ON DISPLAY.
HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER
MICHAEL GUIGLIANO SAYS HE MADE
SURE HIS STUDENTS DID THEIR HOMEWORK.
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(CG: xxx)
[TAKE SOT
NAME:MICHAEL GUIGLIANO (“They came prepared today, though. We
INCUE:STUDENTS DID THEIR HOMEWORK made sure their questions were not
OUTCUE:YES OR NO ANSWER answerable through Google, or through yes
DURATION:0:00]
or no answer. “) (Track 2)
*STAND UP*
GUIGLIANO SAYS BOARD GAMES ARE
IMPORTANT FOR CREATING BONDS WHETHER YOU’RE AN EXPERT OR A BEGINNER.

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CUSE CON Duration: 0:54

[TAKE SOT NAME:MICHAEL GUIGLIANO INCUE:EXPERT OR BEGINNER OUTCUE:THIS IS YOUR FIRT ROLL DURATION:0:00]
[TAKE SOT NAME:DARRELL ANDREWS INCUE:EVER HAVE BEFORE OUTCUE:GAMING IN GENERAL DURATION:0:00]
{***SOT FULL***}
(“Whether you are a designer or somebody experiencing Yahzee for the first time, there’s still a connection with what you’re doing. Whether he’s rolled 1,000 dice and this is your first roll. “)
(Track 3)
DEVELOPER DARYL ANDREWS SAYS
THAT HE THINKS BOARD GAMES ARE DOING BETTER NOW THAN THEY EVER HAVE BEFORE.
{***SOT FULL***}
(“It’s really exciting, I think that we’re in the golden years of board games actually, and gaming in general.”)
(Track 4)
THE EVENT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
GUIGLIANO SAYS HE HOPES THIS IS THE FIRST OF MANY CUSE CONS TO COME.
FROM EAST SYRACUSE, I’M DARRON
WALLACE, N-C-C News

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