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.
Check out this huge Formula D game board!
Didn’t have time to try it out, but it looked pretty sweet! Guess they where kinda hard core players. Not as my friends, who rarely wants to play it.
I also got to try out Zombicide, which I ended up buying. It’s a lot of fun, and the guy who hosted the Zombicide event had a ton of stuff. Kinda regret not kickstarting it.
My name in the schedule pamphlet!
And the price you could win at the Heroclix tournament! It was gigantic!
Also got to play a round of Boss Monster, which is a pretty funny and easy card game about being the villain/boss in a dungeon.
And here you can see our game of Talisman, I think the monk had died…
Since we where playing so late, I had to hoard some sausages before they closed the cantina/kiosk. They also sold Froosh and Mountain Dew! Two of my favourite drinks.
A simple image from the auction.
Here you can see what I end up buying this weekend. Zombicide, Talisman (with expansion), Dead of Winter, Dominion Adventures, and Game of Thrones where bought from the Outland stand, the rest from the auction. Looking forward to try to get some friends to play World of Warcraft!
Also, enjoy some scenery footage of Saturday morning, and the sun coming up.
And from the middle of the night…