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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).

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