Long time I’ve written something here. Don’t have your hope up, just wanted to brag about my achievement.
Third year in a row I’m a top 5% Pocket user. I don’t feel I’ve used it that much lately, but obviously I have. Let’s see how 2016 goes.
PS: Yes, I know I haven’t written anything since end of august, and I’m sorry. Just haven’t had the surplus of energy to do it. Maybe I’ll be able to turn it around. We’ll see. I do have some stuff to tell so…
I was looking back at what I had blogged about this summer, and it turns out I forgot to write about Arcon! Arcon is a Norwegian board game festival, held at the “fortress” you can see in the above images.
As you might imagine we play a lot of board games, but we also have shops (who sells board games), play miniature games, role playing games, fights with foam swords, cosplay competition, and probably some more geeky stuff.
Before I post all the images I just want to write a short breakdown of how my weekend went.
It opened at Friday ten o’clock, so pretty late. I showed up to play a round of Power Grid. It was a pretty good game and one of the longest I’ve played them I think. Went to bed around 2 o’clock. Up next morning around nine to be ready to host Arcadia Quest event at ten. It was me and a new friend, and 8 people showed up to play!
After that I hosted a Heroclix demo, there where surprisingly many who where interested, but only one showed up for the tournament on Sunday. Next year, if I’m hosting, it’s not going to last for four hours. After that I headed over to the room where they hosted Talisman and tried that one out. I hadn’t heard much about it before, other then that it was a “love or hate” type of game. Turns out, I loved it! So much that I ended up buying it the same night! Talisman is a slow game, and I think we played for around four hours, and wasn’t done before 3 o’clock. I’m glad I only lived fifteen minutes on foot away.
On Sunday it was yet another early morning, and I was at the premise around 11 I think. Just in time for the auction to start. They have a yearly board game auction, where you can get your hands on some rare, obscure, or cheap games. You can see my loot at the bottom. After the auction I hosted and judged a Heroclix tournament with Fing Fang Foom as the prize! Sadly we only managed to gather 7 players, but we had fun non the less.
So, hit the jump if you want to see some footage from my weekend.
Two weeks ago my girlfriend and I, with two friends went to my cabin for a short weekend to pick bilberries (we call them blueberries in Norway). I’m usually not a big fan of berry picking, but I’m glad we went, as the jam we made is delicious.
There where literally berries every where. Even when we parked our car we could just reach out and start picking.
I really love European bilberries, the American blueberries can’t compete! Even though they are smaller, the taste is a lot better!
Two weeks ago I visited Spain with my family (more on that in a later post), and I used my GoPro to take two time laps of the sunset.
It’s the same view in both clips, but from a slightly different location. It also started to rain in the last one, but not sure if it’s that visible.
At the end of June my girlfriend had invited my to come join a woodworking workshop arranged by Made in Oslo. The task was to make a birch wood box called Never boks in Norwegian. I really enjoy working with wood, and had a ton of fun! This is something I really want to do more of.
There has been a lot of fun stuff happening this summer. It started with the first weekend of June, when I went to London with my colleagues.
I ate a lot of good food in Camden Town.
Last November I pledged for the first (?) cycling game (at least as I had seen), called Cycling Party. Then a month later it arrived. I was a bit unsure of how well the game would work, as I wasn’t huge cycling fan, and the English rules was a bit fussy (the original rules are in Spanish), but, my brother and I played a round and had a lot of fun.
CYCLING PARTY is a board game that brings together the excitement of road cycling as a sport and the enjoyment of strategy games. Direct and manage your own cycling team. Choose your race strategy, and look for the best opportunities by taking advantage of the situations that occur during the race.