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Sarah Allen
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.... posts a picture of themself playing Snowdonia at the summit of Snowdonia?

Admittedly the wind on mountain summits can pose some problems when playing games with as many cards laid out as this one, but there'll be a decent GG reward for the first BGGer to manage it.

I'll give you till summer though. I was climbing hills in the Lake District this weekend and wearing huge down-filled mittens that would have made game-playing slightly tricky...
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I did think about it, but the train doesn't start operating again till some time around Easter, and I'm too lazy to walk up.
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Best option is to get round a table at Pete's Eats in Llanberis with a large mug of tea and a huge plate of breakfast. Then play a game of Snowdonia without the possibility of the wind taking your cards. Just be careful with fried egg on the board...
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sarah_elton wrote:
.... posts a picture of themself playing Snowdonia at the summit of Snowdonia?

Admittedly the wind on mountain summits can pose some problems when playing games with as many cards laid out as this one, but there'll be a decent GG reward for the first BGGer to manage it.

I'll give you till summer though. I was climbing hills in the Lake District this weekend and wearing huge down-filled mittens that would have made game-playing slightly tricky...


I was up Snowdon a couple of weeks ago but it was night time and raining, so that didn't make it the best of boardgaming conditions. We were just completing the 3 Peaks with some boys from school. Perhaps Tony needs to produce 'Snowdonia - the Dice Game' in a similar vein to Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age. You could roll for resources and keep track of your building on a pad of paper.

Meanwhile I will look for an opportunity to play it. Does anybody want to meet up at the top to play e.g. on Boxing Day or at Easter? I'm up for it - I'll meet you. I could bring a camping table because we live fairly close by in Cheshire. Could then retire home to play properly out of the wind and rain.



(P.S. Just so long as no one suggests the same challenge for K2!)

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Nice job on the three peaks! We climbed Scafell in June and some 3 peakers came racing up past us and then back down again while we were still on our way up. Crazy people.

I should have said that you're not allowed to take the train up to play the game as you won't have built it yet. You can catch the train down - that works thematically.
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Get Earthworm wrote:
[q="sarah_elton"](P.S. Just so long as no one suggests the same challenge for K2!)


At least not on the hard route with the winter weather...!
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sarah_elton wrote:
I should have said that you're not allowed to take the train up to play the game as you won't have built it yet. You can catch the train down - that works thematically.

No, play it on the train going up. This is surely the ideal way, themewise and comfortwise.

Wow! we have ourselves a new metagame; can the on-board players collectively complete the railway before the actual train gets to the summit?
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Probably not a good idea to attempt to play Snowdonia on Snowdon or in Llanberis at the moment.

Below is a (small) picture (from my uncle) of a flooded Llanberis High Street last Thursday. Pete's Eats (which I recommended above) is the blue building in the centre of the picture in the distance. Apparently more heavy rain is on the way to North Wales...


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Pete's Eats is the best! I remember finishing a Big Jim there on my own. I was so full I had to catch the bus back to the campsite a mile away. Aaaah happy days. There is a cafe at the top of Snowdon so gaming there should be eminently possible. Maybe all games should be played in situ at least once? Race for the Galaxy may be a toughy though. London, 221b Baker Street, Notre Dame all do-able though.
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If you don't mind me stealing your idea, I might have to create a Geeklist of games that can be played where they're set...

Tikal? Not the cheapest place to get to for a spot of gaming though.
 
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