London on Board weekend away, Spring 2012 edition - Live Blog!

An attempt to live-blog our weekend away, with game reports, comments, and general observations about 50 gamers at the seaside in Spring, sitting inside playing board games.
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Tom P
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So it turns out my final game of the weekend was Galaxy Trucker, which was suitably chaotic and fittingly, I did terribly at it, although I very nearly came second. Actually, I'm not even sure that's true to be honest.

Sadly I had no time to write a fnal farewell blog as the last remnants of London on Board eeked out their concluding games in the twilight. Time had run away and the fun was over: time to pack up and rue the games left unplayed. Will I ever get Darjeeling or IV-V-I to the table? I was starting to wonder if I should have booked the later train.

Actually I did manage to get a few more in on the train back, with quick hands of Coloretto, Gloria Picktoria and 6 nimmt! (Alec did rather more badly this tine) as the full effect of he weekend's exersions set in. For some reason a proposition to find a pub and continue playing wasn't met with unanimous approval, although I was up for it.

And so ends my inaugural London on Board weekend away. It's been a bit of a fits and starts live blog (I'm stretching the term somewhat) but I hope it's given a little flavour of the fun we had and the games we played. I had an absolute blast and managed 30 games including 7 new to me. Look out for the full geeklist of what we played from Martin (no doubt).

Looking back, it feels like a real privilege to have spent the past three days solid gaming with such a great bunch of people. It's been nice to get to know a few fellow LoBsters better, as well as have the chance to play or try games I don't usually. Perhaps next time I'll take a smaller case, given the sheer number of games available (I'm pretty sure Karl has a photo of the game mountain we had), or then again perhaps not. You never know what mood people will be in for what game, though the flip side to this was that the most analysis paralysis I saw all weekend was groups of people standing around, shaking their heads at the enormity of the task of deciding what to play next.

I may not have won many (I think I even did worse than Ronan in that respect), but already I'm looking forward to the next one. Does it have to wait till Autumn?

For now, I'm back in London, contemplating heading out to London on Board tomorrow night, or whether I'm a little gamed out (for this week at least). I can't wait for Essen.

Photos to follow.
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