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Organizing biggest board gaming event in Finland

Antti Koskinen
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Last weekend was reserved for Lautapelaamaan which is the biggest board gaming event in Finland. As I was producing the event I did not have time to play games which is always a pity but fortunately there were a lot of other things to keep me occupied.

Friday was reserved for game design and we had workshop for game design planned as well as presentations about game design and other topic close to designing games. Designing workshop wasn't a huge success which was a pity but Touko and Stefu still had time to create components for a Christmas themed game. Evidently the initial idea for the game was better than the end result which was tested in the workshop but components did look very good indeed.

Then there were also the presentations which were actually very interesting. Jyrki J, Kasvi (former Finnish parliament member) talked about future of gaming in general, Touko Tahkokallio presented some interesting game mechanics and their special characteristics, Jani Moliis told us how to publish a game and Tapio Talvisalo game a presentation of his own publishing company. This is hopefully part of the foundation of future quality game design in Finland.

As said I did not have too much time to play games but I played a couple. First on Friday I tried Flash Point: Fire Rescue. There's a fun idea and theme in the game but the game felt much like so many co-op game before it - new elements were there but they did not make the game unique enough to really stand out.

I also had time to play couple of two player games, Drako and Champions 2020. I had already tried Drako at Spiel and liked it so much that I brought it home from the fair. Cool components, fantasy theme and quick and interesting game play make it a solid filler and now that I know the correct rules I can hopefully find time to play the game now and again.

Champions 2020 was also much waited game since I'm a huge fan of StreetSoccer (1000+ plays online). I was little worried that the elegance and simplicity of SS might not transform into a better game when adding complexity and rules to the game but fortunately I was wrong. Champions 2020 is probably the best simulation of a game of soccer out there and I really had fun playing it.

But that was more or less what Lautapelaamaan gave me in gaming. I think we had a fun event and people seemed to enjoy themselves. Next year we're going to have even more fun and people enjoying good games.
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