RogerBW's Blog

SpringCon 22 July 2017 01 August 2017

Back to this small quarterly boardgames convention in Watford. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

The day began with Grifters, which rather to my surprise I managed to win. (Having a double Femme Fatale for much of the game didn't hurt.)

We played an as-yet-unnamed game about making up film titles and pitches (which has a good core but needs work to be excellent).

And we rolled into lunch with Mysterium, which was a loss but people seemed to have a good time losing.

After lunch, we had a four-player game of my fully-loaded Colt Express, which was so involving I completely failed to take any pictures. (I'm still not using the Time Travel Car, as I think that brings in one complication too many for new players.) I got three out of four goals as the Marshal, which I reckon isn't bad for my second play.

We had a quick game of Hex Hex/Hex Hex Next, which was suitably silly. I remember this game being quite popular when it came out, but that was just before the current boardgame renaissance got started, and these days I hardly ever see it mentioned.

I finished off the day with some two-player Splendor (I lost):

and a few hands of Red 7 (I won).

[Buy Grifters at Amazon] [Buy Mysterium at Amazon] [Buy Colt Express at Amazon] [Buy Hex Hex at Amazon] [Buy Splendor at Amazon] [Buy Red 7 at Amazon] and help support the blog.

Comments on this post are now closed. If you have particular grounds for adding a late comment, comment on a more recent post quoting the URL of this one.

Search
Archive
Tags 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 3d printing action aeronautics aikakirja anecdote animation anime army astronomy audio tech base commerce battletech beer boardgaming bookmonth chain of command children chronicle church of no redeeming virtues cold war comedy computing contemporary cornish smuggler cosmic encounter coup cycling dead of winter doctor who documentary drama driving drone ecchi espionage essen 2015 essen 2016 essen 2017 existential risk falklands war fandom fantasy film firefly first world war flash point food garmin drive gazebo geodata gurps gurps 101 harpoon historical history horror hugo 2014 hugo 2015 hugo 2016 hugo 2017 hugo-nebula reread in brief avoid instrumented life kickstarter learn to play leaving earth linux mecha museum mystery naval non-fiction one for the brow opera perl photography podcast politics powers prediction privacy project woolsack pyracantha quantum rail ranting raspberry pi reading reading boardgames social real life restaurant reviews romance rpg a day rpgs science fiction scythe second world war security shipwreck simutrans south atlantic war squaddies stationery steampunk stuarts suburbia superheroes suspense television the resistance thirsty meeples thriller tin soldier torg toys trailers travel vietnam war war wargaming weather wives and sweethearts writing about writing x-wing young adult
Special All book reviews, All film reviews
Produced by aikakirja v0.1