Wow...what a convention. We played all sorts of games and ended up buying a couple games each from the vendor room. We got to try out a number of good new games, such as Amerigo published by Queen Games. The hotel and convention food was pretty good. There was a free shuttle that can take you to nearby Grapevine, Texas for a better food selection.
|Main gaming hall. Approximately 2000 gamers were in here for closing ceremonies.|
Here are the boardgames I played, with thumbs up for the ones I thought were winners. The order is the order I played them at the convention.
Star Wars X-Wing
Pillars of the Earth
Escape I did not enjoy this crazy speed dice game. Lots of insanity and yelling.
Rokoko (or Rococo)
Band of Brothers (wargame)
|The game library where you can borrow a game to play.|
|Some gamers had balloons attached to themselves. Certainly helps to find one another.|
|Other games in hall between library, vendor room and main hall to play.|
Battling Tops Tournament at convention
|Thanks to Kevin for sharing this picture.|
|Ahh...a fellow competitor cheering on the action.|
His turn will come.
Video that has been posted giving a good overview of the convention this year: