Council of Five Nations

CouncilThis weekend is a fantastic opportunity to try out these board games I have been writing about, as the biggest board game convention in the area comes to Proctor’s. The Council of Five Nations is the areas biggest, and oldest gaming convention, and promises to be a great way to spend this first fall weekend.

 

The convention starts TODAY September 23rd, 2016, and runs through Sunday. I have been remiss in not mentioning it sooner as I am unable to attend this year, but in past years it has always been a blast. The event list is full of fantastic board games, many of which I’ve written about on this blog.

 

There is an entrance fee at the door, and each game has an entry fee of 2 dollars, but this fee comes with the guarantee of a game master who will teach and run the game, and handle any rules questions. This is a fantastic way to learn new games and try some that look a little bit more daunting and that might be difficult to play just from the rules alone.

Some highlights from what’s on the schedule:

Concordia is a great game by a designer I highlighted the other week, Mac Gerdts

Concordia
Concordia

Five Tribes is like the classic game of Mancala with an extra layer of strategy

Five Tribes
Five Tribes

Colt Express has players robbing a 3d cardboard train and trying to avoid the deputy. It’s a Spiel Des Jahres winner from a few years ago, and looks great set up on the table.

Colt Express
Colt Express

7 Wonders is a whole civilization game that plays in under an hour.

 

7 Wonders
7 Wonders

 

There are tons of great games to choose from, and gamers from all over the Capital Region and beyond will be coming to town to roll some dice. And if you can’t make it this weekend, Schenectady Wargaming Association has monthly Game-A-Thons on the second Saturday of every month. So there’s always a chance to play new games and meet new people.

 

 

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