I haven’t blogged in over two weeks, mostly due to my thesis writing that soon is coming to an end. But I have also spent four days on a game convention in my old home town. You can read about the convention here (Swedish). We try to go there every year because of the awesomeness of doing nothing but playing tabletop games for a few days! :) This year I played 17 games, most of which I had never tried before. I thought I’d show some of them here:
Kingsport Festival. A H. P. Lovecraftian game where you play as cultists who worship Ancient Ones. I really liked this! (But it’s not as awesome as my favorite game Arkham Horror). And it’s pretty too :)
Greedy Kingdoms. This was possibly my favourite game that I tried during this convention! It’s a Japanese game for two players where you try to prevent the opposite player’s moves by guessing what cards he/she will play. Super fun! But apparently out of print and hard to get. Otherwise we’d buy it!
Melee. A “nasty, brutish and short” strategy game for 2-4 players. It has different game boards depending on the number of players, which meant that it worked really well on only two players! Usually I find that games for 2-4 players are best for 3-4, even if they kind of work for only 2. The boyfriend and I decided to buy this to have a good two-player game at home :)
Shadows over Camelot. Cooperative game where you have to solve quests to win. You can also play with a traitor in the group, which makes things trickier.
Tikal. And ‘archaeology’ game where you have to plunder as much as possible to win :) We didn’t have time to finish our game, but I liked it.
Sheep and Thief. Another Japanese game. I was not a big fan of it, mostly because of the flimsy game boards, but it’s kind of cute with the little white balls representing sheep :) The rules are super easy and would work well to play with kids.
Apart from all the piles of games you could try out on the convention there were also shops, and the annual game auction! 350 objects were sold in about 2 hours, and on the tables in the background you can see some of the games that went up for sale. Super fun!
We also managed to cram in some roleplaying with our favourite Game Master and friend Tom! :D He arranged roleplaying sessions for the convention visitors, and we decided that we needed to play his Call of Cthulu scenario for old times’ sake. Some of us survived an attack of Mi-Gos, while others died heroic deaths involving dynamite and hysteria.
And this is my and my boyfriend’s combined pile of new additions to our game collection! Some were bought at the auction, a couple of (mail themed! :O) games were given to me by super generous friends, and others were bought in the convention’s shops :) I look forward to the upcoming game nights!