So this weekend was International Table Top Day; a day of table top gaming around the world. Things where buzzing on all social media fronts, forums, FB, Twitter etc. In South Africa it happened to fall on a long weekend which meant even more time for games!
I made my on Saturday morning to the Timeless Boardgames games day. Having agreed to run some demo games of Rune Wars I had my own special table reserved just for me J It was a fantastic event with 303 people in attendance. That’s a new record!
Personally I did not play a lot, I walked the floor a bit and chatted with people. I assisted with a few rules explanations for different games too. That’s always fun, I don’t mind helping people especially when it comes to something like games. I did manage to get in a game of Splendor. I’ve played it once about 2 years ago and never really got the hype around it but I decided to give it another go and it intrigued me a bit more.
I usually walk away with a fair amount of loot from events like this but I have decided that I need to tone down. We are planning on adding an extra bedroom on the house so I need to be a bit more judicious with my spending.
The rest of the weekend
I had family up from Durban for the weekend with Sunday was reserved for high tea. That meant while Pria was slaving away in the kitchen (did you know croissants can take 2-3 days to make!?!?) a few of us had some time to chill and I was on lunch duty.
The best thing to add to beer and a braai is boardgames! So I taught some of the family how to play Splendor. I had been looking for some kind of engine building game that they can get into. I’m glad to say that this one appears to have filled that requirement nicely. It was a blast and everyone enjoyed it. I’ll try to get a review up sooner rather than later but the queue is rather long at the moment 😉
Monday was also spent playing games, in fact we have played games every evening this week!