We just got back from the BoardGameGeek convention in Texas and it was great! It is a unique convention experience that gives fans a chance to play the hot Essen Convention releases. BGG.Con also has the best gaming library of any convention that I have ever attended. For those of you not familiar with BGG.Con I would describe it as a true gamers convention. The emphasis is strictly on card/board games, plus they throw in a few classic events like puzzle hunts, puzzle escape rooms, team trivia, Tichu/Poker tournaments, and my favorite… Battling Tops.
We shared a booth with the guys from Terra Nova Games and Cardboard Clothing from Colorado and Texas. I mainly spent my time in the booth showing off final prototype copies of both Hands in the Sea and Forged in Steel. I had a chance to meet up with other publishers, podcasters, designers, and friends from Cons past. The folks behind Heavy Cardboard stopped down, as well as the guys behind the I, Geek podcast. I even sported my best attempt at a beard for the I, Geek interview! 🙂
Here are a few photos of the prototype games we displayed at the convention.