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.
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