I'm enjoying a brief break to eat (for the first time today – at 4pm) and wanted to share a few thoughts about games. Sadly, I'm going to have to skip photos and links for now. The short version is that I might not ever have had more fun. The sheer number of esoteric games and people eager to play them is incredible.
I've been lucky enough to play just about every game I wanted (and bought several of them as well). So far a surprise favorite is Tobago. A deduction game where you are building treasure maps piece by piece. It's heavier than it seems and can be quite cutthroat. I really enjoy it and picked up a copy.
I still haven't had a chance to play dungeon lords, but I bought it & read the rules. I'll definitely be playing it tonight. It looks great and has been very popular at the con.
The best moment of the con was the chance I got to play Basketboss an auction game about building a basketbAll dynasty. It's a great game with some very innovative mechanics, and I love the theme. Sadly, it was not ready to be sold at the con so I had to be satisfied just getting to play it.
All of a sudden-in one of the most serendipitous moments I can remember someone walks by with a copy of the game and asks if anyone wants to buy it because he already has one. Needless to say, I was all over it.
Sorry I can't write more, but Stronghold a game of siege warfare is beckoning to me.
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