New friends and fans
We're getting so close to target, and the opportunity to introduce avid board game players to Hoard at Wellycon didn't disappoint. We definitely attracted new fans and backers. Now in its ninth year, Wellycon is a board-gaming event known for its friendliness and smooth coordination.
We set up a couple of copies of Hoard in the main gaming room and had a steady stream of visitors both days, many staying to play a few rounds. Saturday morning and part of the afternoon, Beck joined us, along with Tim and Beck's daughter, six-year-old Clem. She was a large inspiration for the original version of the game, and she has more than kept up with its iterations. I had one game with her where she was down to two cards, and she cleverly attacked me with a sword and dumped her last card on me to try to hasten the end of the round. Before she could gloat, I took my "last" turn and thankfully had a sword to attack her and give her a card in turn, so our game continued for a few more turns.
I got together with Tim before leaving town yesterday and we recorded this message:
And here are some photos from the event:
Top: Visiting Australian honeymooners and huge Hobbit/LOTR fans Kylie and Aaron discovered Wellycon and Hoard and were ecstatic to meet Tim. Middle: Denis regrets his move, to the amusement of his friends. Bottom: Although clearly getting tired after a full morning at the event, Clem still seems to have the upper hand over both of her parents.