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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.

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With this post I want to try something new, and that is to start write some small reviews of the board games I have. Not sure of the quality or if this will be a good source for reviews, but it will be what it will be. Let’s start!

A few weeks ago I received the fantasy RPG Arcadia Quest by Cool Mini or Not and Spaghetti Western Games, which is a board game I Kickstarted back in March. I mostly pledged for it because CoolMiniOrNot was behind it, the same company behind Rivet Wars (an awesome war game for two players), so I didn’t know what I was getting, other then that there where cool chibi miniatures in it.

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Quarriors

By Morten Notodden
By Morten Notodden

Finally found Quarriors at my local board game store. Or not my usually local store. As they got two stores in downtown Oslo. Usually I go to Outland Kirkegata to play some Heroclix, but they are renovating their player area so we went to the one at √ėstebanehallen. And there I found one last Quarriors! Quarriors is similar to Dominion, but instead of building with cards you build with dice instead. Looking forward to play it some more, as I’ve only tried it once when it first came out.