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BOARD GAME GEEK FRIENDS  from Italy to USA - Angelo Porazzi PhotoReport

BoardGameGeek Friends from USA to Italy (find the PhotoReport Here) and now BoardGameGeekFriends... from Italy to USA!  Creating and illustrating BoardGames since 1996 is not only my "work": It's a "way of life" that put me in contact with "Idon'tknowhowmany" good people allover the world. My very first multiawarded (in Italy) BoardGame  Warangel was recorded on BGG as 490 game. My last BoardGame COACH, is now recorded on BGG as 148044 game. In "few" years we reached almost 150.000 games recorded...! A loooong path together.  The page dedicated to me on BGG as designer-artist is here  full of interviews and videos from "Idon'tknowhowmany" fairs in these 17 years of gaming life. Thanks to all of these gaming friends that meet me in all these Fairs... and in the "Real Life"!:)

After 20 years, back in the USA! 20 years ago thanks to my Football Teammates that invited and hosted me in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, Yellowstone, New York... Now thanks to dear friends that plays the BoardGames I love to create and illustrate. You ask for more? Me not:) Here the looooong fly through London, Greenland, Canada and now approaching the Great Lakes from the north, the same water you see in last picture:)

Just landed in Chicago at the feet of the Highest Building now in USA, the Willis Tower. Here with my first daughter Alessia, 4 languages girl (Italiano, English, Spanish, German) looking for work in the US;) All this nice thing starts because I played American Football back in the '80 for Milano Pythons and I designed PeaceBowl, a simple boardgame for families, realized in collaboration with AIFA (Associazione Italiana Football Americano) and NFLI (National Football League Italia) which was the very first game requested on BGG years ago by Mister Rick Partin. Then he knew the multi awarded Warangel, he came to visit us in Italy and become good friends. That's why we are here now:)!

Here is Rick hostin' us in 2013 in his nice home with ALL his family, in Champaign, near the University of Illinois, with "SOME" of his games! Of course he is wearing the T-Shirt of Milano Pythons I designed back in the '80ies and I am proudly wearing the T-Shirst of Fighting Illini, the American Football Team from here:) On the top, see Warangel but just over my head you find the very first contact with Rick and me: PeaceBowl:) Thank you Old Buddy!

The Campus of the University is simply a dream: quads like this everywhere, stadium for ALL the sports you can imagine and the foreign language building for Alessia, who meet there such good people. I hope these guys will help her to love this country. Randy, Misumi, Carolina, Emanuel, Nora... Thank to you all! As I told to Rick: you live in a Paradise:)

The Memorial Stadium and our first Football Match in the US with National Anthem and an organization that is a perfect example for a SuperBowl:) Illinois vs Cincinnati was a really good match: the crowd, the band, the spectacle, the feeling was HUGE.

Either If you play in the NFL, University or High School, the feeling is always the same: proud to partecipate. Either if you play Quarterback, in the Band, Cheerleader... Do your best, beying a part of something BIGGER, together with MANY other people. Like you see above. This is the way to live.

Like this man! This is a real COACH! Rick's dad Al Partin was a Wrestler Champion and a real American Football Coach: what an honour to play my new boardgame COACH with this 91 yo guy, listening to all his appreciatements and memories. This was a great and unforgettable night, believe me:)

Always thanks to Rick, the presentation of my games in the Public Library of Champaign with the dear Betsy Su organizing the videowall with my website and everything, with the partecipations of students and teachers of all ages.

Best way to talk about games is just ... PLAY! Together, one in the eye of the other, knowing each other thanks to games. This is the magic thing that BoardGames can create. Everybody here is enjoing LovePigs-Porcellini, fast and furious game perfect to "break ice", later with the teachers, we had a really good time with Assist, perfect for teachers of languages:)

Here Rick when visitin' us in Italy: we both are American Football and BoardGames Fans (like MANY people I know!) and to share life with friends like you is a great thing. We play with our families in Italy and US and the feeling was always the same: like to be at HOME. Rick helped me in the translation of COACH: "I played many boardgames about American Football but none as good as this"... His words after his first match: THANK you Rick for everything, to you and to ALL your family...

from me and Alessia!

 

Essen Spiel 2011 with Scott Alden, BGG founder, for the VIDEO of Assist the game I created and illustrated that year, which is the most played in In all of my Italian Fairs, check how many they are:). Scott says "I love this game": ask him, he has it:) You have to speak, interact, listen to each other, bluff... In any number of players, an entire family, a classroom, a team...:)

... and about teams: here the BoardGameGeek Team in Spiel 2011: great honour to be your #14 italian quarterback;).

And with the same BGG Jersey... Here we are in Dallas! Host of dear friend Kevin Mc Kenzie with the #77 Jersey that in the foto of Essen is just behind Scott:) Our daughters are with us: it was an incredible feeling to share these pieces of life with your families!

And here we go, all together again in the Dallas Games Marathon! Michelle Alden, Troy Adlington, Angelo Porazzi, Scott Alden, Kevin's children, Alessia Porazzi and Kevin Mc Kenzie: thank you ALL for hosting us here in your wonderful city:)

Thanks Michelle for this BEAUTIFUL shot:) Playing COACH with Scott and Michelle was a total difense game: they tried mostly long passes but they are RISKY and the turnovers were outstanding:) The other match was Troy-Kevin: a real thing, like to be in the AT&T Stadium;) And the result was much more realistic! Scott and Michelle also played the LovePigs-Porcellini Card Game. As for Assist, Scott say "I love this game": ask him, he has it:)

Jeff Baker is here intercepted on the 99 Yard line by his wife Barbara with a "Steal Ball" Card! No, this is not COACH: when you see 4 endzones in the same field (to allow 4 Teams and 4 Players together...)  it is the OLD and CRAZY PeaceBowl;) It was a GREAT thing to see these friends and their families playing together with my games, here in the Dallas Games Marathon: was a real honour for me:)

And after all this "work"... Tex-Mex for everyone:) Thanks also for this unforgettable evening all together, having the triple a normal man can eat!!! Troy, Michelle, Scott, Angelo, Kevin and Federico ready to devour anything in front of their eyes...

Another BIIIIIG gift of Kevin was to took us INSIDE the mastodontichypernaturalhuuuuuuuuuge AT&T Stadium of the Dallas Cowboys. Believe me: this thing does not come from this world. To pass, receive, play on this field was the dream of a life. THANK you dear friend! May the Star-Ball be with you!

Here we are at the center of the star, in the middle of the biggest American Football stadium in the world, wearing the jersey of the biggest BoardGames website for  in the World... You ask for more? Me not:) This is simply A DREAM. And the "problem" is this is not a dream at all, these things are all TRUE, they exist in this same little planet...

... and I have to go back...This is the face of a man who has to come back to Italy.. Last day in the US, watching the Lake Michigan, with the Skyline of Chicago... As you know I am leaving here a piece of my heart. Alessia will come back in december but I know I just put her in contact with two new families that will help here in many ways. Thank you all dear friends, for me and for her.

You wish to visit Italy? One of the MAAAANY Luding fairs we organize now?

Check the 2013 Calendar and you have a clue;)

Dear "allover the world" BGG friends: if you travel Italy, feel free to write me: ask Rick if he had a good time here;)

Once again THANK TO YOU ALL buddies and... To the next!

Angelo Porazzi

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