Tuesday, June 23, 2015

First Night at Dice Tower Con

We arrived in Orlando on a rainy evening for Dice Tower -- for my money the best board game convention on the planet. Other people come to Orlando for Disneyworld or Universal. But this is where the real fun is. 
Anyway, the engine in the van was still ticking when we started playing our first game. Mind you, the Con hadn't started yet. Still we set down with a new friend we met in an elevator, and Cindy taught us a game called Iota
As that wrapped up, I got drawn into another game that a publisher was debuting right behind us.
This one is called Clockwork Wars. It's pretty awesome, and I'm not just saying that because I won. 

It's a worker placement/area of control game. You can also buy cards that give you special abilities, and each person plays a race with its own special abilities. Mine were the Troglodytes.

Also, you can buy these huge Guardian/monsters. I was able to buy two, but I wasn't able to stop the third from eating one of my research centers.

The big beast is called a leviathan. It's the one that ate my research center. My guardian, helpless to stop the carnage, kneels and weeps.

I came from behind to win by two points. What a nailbiter.

So, the convention is off to a great start. I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow. Where else can you just walk into a convention, with no waiting line, and play a magnificent looking game with the publisher?

Also, I've already seen Tom Vassel, a board game  celebrity. I consider that a good sign

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