Euro Quest 2013--First time at a Con!
Z. Martin
United States
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Attended my first Con this weekend at Euro Quest. What a great time--lots of laughs and some great games!

Within an hour of arriving, I was playing Rokoko with 2 friends.

Cute little game with a few decisions to be made. Gorgeous components and art work. Had to stop mid-game so they could use it as a demo, but enjoyed it while it lasted.

Was then introduced to Lewis and Clark (the game, not the actual people...never mind, I'm sure you knew that). What a great game! Very different mechanics with a twist to hand-management while collecting resources so that you can be the first to arrive in Oregon...very cool. After hearing the directions and thinking, "Am I an idiot b/c I'm clueless?", once my turn came around a few times it began to click. Of course I lost...(You'll see that theme throughout this post.) Still a wonderful little game.

I had learned Pax Porfiriana almost a year ago and I had to relearn it this weekend. Took another game for me to say, "ok", now I know what I'm doing. I was determined to play again before I had forgotten what I had learned, so later in the day, we did. Did much better, but still l_ _ _! (There's that "L" word again!) I had a ton of "Outrage" and was set to do some toppling, but it just didn't work out. Great game packed in a tiny box.

Played a prototype of a game...not sure if I'm allowed to mention it, so it will not be so. Got "outed" early in the first game, so that wasn't the greatest, but later in the weekend when I played again I did better and our team won! (Yes, our team, but not me necessarily!)

Off to defeat some zombies! Played Zombicide for the first time. Pretty cool. Once we straightened out the movement rule it flowed a little better. Had to sacrifice a roller-skater, but it was not in vain. Nice little game and can be played in about an hour--right up my alley.

Left my "group" and found a very nice father/son table that allowed me to play Guildhall. Very cute, in your face, screw you kind of game. Had a great time. Almost won--got my "dancer" assassinated so there went that. I'm buying this one and I can see it coming to the table in between some of the longer games we play.

Played a game of Ladies and Gentlemen. That was rather laborious. Good job K_ _ _ for trying to learn the game and keep 9 other guys occupied--not an easy task. Wasn't a fan, but may have been better in a different setting.

while 2 of my playing friends went to play Werewolf, I played a game of Castles of Burgundy. Loved it! Thanks G _ _ _ for the suggestion. I hope my wife loves it too. While other members of my playing group were finishing up a game of LoW, a nice person came over and taught me the game. Got my a _ _ handed to me, but it was fun. This is going to be on the same order form as Guildhall. Crossing my fingers that the lady likes it as much as I did. Oh, and thanks B _ _ _ and P _ _ for staying up until 2:30 to finish the game.

After 4 hours of sleep and breakfast, I headed back to the gaming room for a wonderful co-op called Ghost Stories. Thanks to P _ _, L_ _ _ _, and B _ _ _ for waiting for me. Came down to the wire, had a chance to take out the big incarnation, but the dice were not our friends that day. Still had a wonderful time playing a game with great art work and nice components. Great way to finish up the Con.

Loved the con, but it was nice to see the sun/trees again. I was starting to lose my summer tan!
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