RickFest IX Postmortem

Don’t worry. Nobody died, despite the killing cold1 that has become a RickFest tradition. It did, I think, thin out attendance a bit. We still had around 20-25 people over the course of the day, which is not bad, but some injuries and illness and other commitments kept some of the regulars away, otherwise we might have broken our attendance record.

For those who don’t know, RickFest is my annual game day. I rent a community centre hall, load in a bunch of games, make a big pot of chili, and invite whole bunch of my friends to come by between noon and midnight to play games, eat food, and hang out. It’s a potluck, drop-in affair. This was the ninth2 RickFest, and a survey conducted a couple of years ago led to us adopting the tag line The Sixth Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Here are some pictures of the festivities:

I loaded three big duffel bags with games, stuck an extra one in my messenger bag, and hauled 56 games (57 if you count Codenames and Codenames: Pictures separately) into the community centre. Overkill? Maybe. But I like giving folks a good variety of options.

Illimat was the first game of RickFest. It’s a very attractive game, but there are some elements of the rules that seem a little arcane. I have read the rules and watched a couple of videos, but haven’t actually played it yet. The gang here were having a bit of trouble figuring it out. Still, it got a couple of plays, so it can’t be too bad.

Tak is based on the game in Patrick Rothfus’s novel A Wise Man’s Fear. Rules are very simple, and strategy is quite deep. I taught it to one of my friends as our first game of the day, and he proceeded to beat me three games in a row. It’s lots of fun.

My friend Dave is into miniature games the same way I’m into board games and RPGs. He brought out his demo setup for Infinity, which always looks so cool that, when I see his stuff, I start thinking about diving into minis. It doesn’t help that he is a really great painter, and all his models just look gorgeous.

Dave also brought out The Captain is Dead, a game that I had been looking forward to trying. Unfortunately, I was caught up in something else when all the spots filled up. Judging from the laughter around the table, it’s a pretty good game. I ordered myself a copy this morning.

This might have been what I was playing when The Captain is Dead filled up: Batman Fluxx. Fluxx games are always fun, and this is no different.

Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate is a D&D take on Betrayal at House on the Hill. It looked fun, though I find the art on the tiles a little busy and confusing. That may just be a product of me not looking at them in the context of playing the game.

Dreamwell is a beautiful game that I got through Kickstarter. I’ve had it for a couple of years, and it’s got a fair bit of play at RickFests, but I’ve never been one of the players. I need to correct that. Everyone says it’s fun.

Kodama is from Action Phase Games, just like Dreamwell, and I got it through a Kickstarter, and it is also beautiful. It also gets a fair bit of play, and I have never played it. I really gotta fix that.

One beautiful game that I did get to play is Inis. In fact, I played it twice. Not only that, I actually won once! It’s surprisingly simple and quick to learn, and the game can turn in an instance, all without relying overmuch on random elements – no dice rolls, for example. And having a part of combat be the participants talking to each other to decide if they actually want to go to war is pretty good. Lots of fun, this game.

Since King of Tokyo premiered at RickFest V, it’s been a perennial favourite. It’s quick, fun, easy, silly, and you get to be a giant monster. ‘Nuff said.

Erik brought Labyrinth, and I got to give it a try. It was simple and fun, with lots of flavour. I played Sarah and, what with how often Jareth showed up to mess with us, I spent too much time asleep for us to save Toby from being turned into a goblin. Considering the final showdown has the Sarah player reciting the culminating speech of the movie from memory while gazing into the eyes of the Jareth figure, it’s probably just as well we didn’t get that far.
We did get to do the Dance Magic “You remind be of the babe” riff, though, so that’s something.

Lazer Ryderz is beautiful neon and Nagel 80s glitz. It’s also a really fun game. Greg Stolze has shared one of his house rules with me:
“When we played this, we house ruled that every time you said the game’s name, you had to do so in a high, 80s-hair-metal falsetto and then make a guitar solo sound.
‘LAY-suh.. RIIII! DUHS!!!'”

I love Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu. Like most Pandemic-style games, it excels at pulling the rug out from under you at the most inconvenient moment. I don’t know how this game ended.

This game of The Mountains of Madness, I am told, ended in a victory. I find that statement suspect, based on my experience playing the game. But I will accept it as truth.

Witches of the Revolution looks like a lot of fun, and I’m generally a pretty big fan of Atlas Games. The folks playing it seemed to be enjoying it. One day, I will play it, too.

This is Nora. Her parents recently taught her to roll dice. Now she’s rolling the dice for them as they play Zombie Dice. It makes me proud that RickFest fosters such exemplary parenting skills.

So, that was twelve hours of gaming goodness. I’ve got the car unloaded, now, and most of the stuff put away. Another RickFest in the books.

Of course, next year is RickFest X. I’m going to need to come up with something special.

  1. For my non-Canadian friends, in Winnipeg, “killing cold” is neither hyperbole or metaphor. We’re talking temperatures that can cause actual death pretty quickly if you’re not dressed for it. []
  2. We think. We didn’t start keeping track until a few years in. It could be the eighth, or the tenth, but we arbitrarily decided on a count about four years ago and made that the official one. []

RickFest VI

Last weekend was RickFest VI, my annual invite-only mini gaming convention. It’s twelve hours of hanging out with my friends, playing games, and eating way too much food that’s not really good for me. As I did last year, I rented a small community centre hall, because RSVPs showed we were looking at about 35 folks showing up.

Turns out we only had about 25 people1 over the course of the day, with a maximum of about 18-20 at any one time. I hauled about 50 games, a big pot of the traditional RickFest veggie chili, and a bunch of other food down to the hall2. I had to stop to pick up some ice and the hall keys, so there were already a few folks waiting when I got there. Loading the games into the club took almost no time with everyone helping, and everyone got playing games while I finished laying out the games and food, which was ideal.

Here are some pictures.

The game assortment for RickFest VI

The game assortment for RickFest VI

Tom and Clint playing Zombie Dice

Tom and Clint playing Zombie Dice

Fred, Nathan, Julia, Paul, and Steven playing Tokaido.

Fred, Nathan, Julia, Paul, and Steven playing Tokaido.

Paul, Michael, Tania, and Lindsey playing Ticket to Ride

Paul, Michael, Tania, and Lindsey playing Ticket to Ride

Sandy and Jen playing Ticket to Ride

Sandy and Jen playing Ticket to Ride

Dan, Chris, Paul, and Michael playing Settlers of Catan. Sandy is lurking in the background, playing something else.

Chris, Paul, and Michael playing Settlers of Catan

My first big game of the day: Sentinels of the Multiverse. With Chris, Lindsey, Tania, and Michael.<sup data-recalc-dims=3" width="800" height="484" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.rickneal.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Sentinels-of-the-Multiverse.jpg?resize=1024%2C619 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/www.rickneal.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Sentinels-of-the-Multiverse.jpg?resize=300%2C181 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.rickneal.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Sentinels-of-the-Multiverse.jpg?resize=248%2C150 248w, https://i0.wp.com/www.rickneal.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Sentinels-of-the-Multiverse.jpg?resize=150%2C91 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.rickneal.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Sentinels-of-the-Multiverse.jpg?w=1600 1600w, https://i0.wp.com/www.rickneal.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Sentinels-of-the-Multiverse.jpg?w=2400 2400w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" />

My first big game of the day: Sentinels of the Multiverse. With Chris, Lindsey, Tania, and Michael.4

I'm actually in this picture! Playing Elder Sign with Melly, Matt, Tania, Elliot, and Fera. Yig owned our asses.

I’m actually in this picture! Playing Elder Sign with Melly, Matt, Elliot, and Fera. Yig owned our asses.

"We're going to play a game with just the girls," they told me. So Melly, Fera, Sandy, Lindsey, and Tania decided to play Race for the Galaxy.

“We’re going to play a game with just the girls,” they told me. So Melly, Fera, Sandy, Lindsey, and Tania decided to play Race for the Galaxy.

Dan came by Maddy, and played some Zombie Dice. Later, Maddy got to play Werewolf with us, which was a game she really wanted to play, apparently.

Dan came by Maddy, and played some Zombie Dice. Later, Maddy got to play Werewolf with us, which was a game she really wanted to play, apparently.

Melly, Matt, and Elliot playing King of Tokyo

Melly, Matt, and Elliot playing King of Tokyo

Erik, Sigrid, Bjorn, and Soren managed to make it by. Here, they're playing King of Tokyo.

Erik, Sigrid, Bjorn, and Soren managed to make it by. Here, they’re playing King of Tokyo.

Paul, Steven, and Frederic playing Forbidden Island.

Paul, Steven, and Frederic playing Forbidden Island.

Lindsey, Tania, Chris, and Michael, also playing Forbidden Island.

Lindsey, Tania, Chris, and Michael, also playing Forbidden Island.

Another shot of the Elder Sign game.

Another shot of the Elder Sign game.

Battlestar Galactica with Michael, Chris, Elliot, Paul, and Matt. Messed up the rules a bit, because it's been a long time since I played. The cylons won, killing the humans with sadness.

Battlestar Galactica with Michael, Chris, Elliot, Paul, and Matt. Messed up the rules a bit, because it’s been a long time since I played. The cylons won, killing the humans with sadness.

Playing the Archer card/boardgame with Chris and Sandy. I played Cheryl and won through a combination of sex and insults.

Playing the Archer card/boardgame with Chris and Sandy. I played Cheryl and won through a combination of sex and insults.

We finished the evening with a game of Cards Against Humanity. That's me, Tania, Melly, Elliot, Chris, and Dan.

We finished the evening with a game of Cards Against Humanity. That’s me, Tania, Melly, Elliot, Matt, Chris, and Dan.

This was Dan's first game of CAH. He looked like this through pretty much the whole game.

This was Dan’s first game of CAH. He looked like this through pretty much the whole game.

We finished packing up and cleaning up the hall and loading the car. By the time I dropped the keys off and got home, it was after one. I had much less in the way of leftovers this year5 – most of it was chocolate, rolls, and cookies.

But even with lower-than-expected attendance, it was a fun day of friends, food, and games. Thanks to everyone who came out to play with me, and special thanks to those who helped me set up and tear down. RickFest would be even more exhausting for me without you.

One final thing: I’ve been calling RickFest the eleventh most wonderful time of the year. Some6 have disputed that. So, this year, I had everyone rate the degree of wonderfulness for the event. Now, using an advanced algorithm called “averaging,” I have scientifically determined that RickFest is the sixth most wonderful time of the year! Yay for RickFest!

  1. There’s a nasty flu going around, so we had several folks who didn’t show. Also, my parents, who were planning to come into the city, didn’t, because my mom broke her ankle just before Christmas. []
  2. Assisted by Michael and Sandy, who always do a lot to help out setting up and tearing down. Thanks, guys! []
  3. We triumphed over La Capitan in the Ruins of Atlantis. The heroes were KNYFE, Wraith, the Visionary, and the Naturalist. The Naturalist's rhino-form tanking ability was crucial in our victory. []
  4. We triumphed over La Capitan in the Ruins of Atlantis. The heroes were KNYFE, Wraith, the Visionary, and the Naturalist. The Naturalist’s rhino-form tanking ability was crucial in our victory. []
  5. Though I ran out of chili. Need to find a middle ground between last year’s batch – way too big – and this year’s. []
  6. Especially Tania. []

‘Twas the Night Before RickFest…

…and you don’t need to worry. I’m not gonna bother trying to do up a whole RickFest version of the poem.

Tomorrow is RickFest, the Eleventh1 Most Wonderful Time of the Year. RickFest is a day between Christmas and the new year when I gather all my friends together to play games. It started as a very small event, just a few of us, but last year saw it grow large enough that I rented a community centre hall to host it, and this year looks to be even bigger.

What happens at RickFest2? I haul down a whole bunch of games, make a pot of vegetarian chili3, put out some other snacks, and people come and play games. It’s a drop-in, come-and-go affair, lasting from noon to midnight. Really, it’s an excuse for me and my friends to hang out, play games, nibble, play games, catch up, eat, and play some more games.

This is the sixth annual RickFest, and I’m planning on keeping it going until I run out of friends or die.

I’ve finished packing the three large dufflebags full of games. Here’s the final list:

  1. Atomic Robo Roleplaying Game
  2. Battlestar Galactica
  3. B-Movie Card Games
  4. Beowulf
  5. Betrayal at House on the Hill
  6. Carcassonne
  7. Cards Against Humanity
  8. Castle Ravenloft
  9. Concept
  10. D&D Starter Set
  11. Discworld: Ankh-Morpork
  12. Dixit
  13. Dungeon World
  14. Durance
  15. Elder Sign
  16. Eldritch Horror
  17. Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space
  18. Fiasco
  19. Firefly Boardgame
  20. Forbidden Desert
  21. Forbidden Island
  22. Fortune and Glory
  23. Fury of Dracula
  24. Infiltration
  25. King of New York
  26. King of Tokyo
  27. Legendary
  28. Letters from Whitechapel
  29. Lords of Waterdeep
  30. Machine of Death
  31. Mad Scientist University
  32. Monster of the Week
  33. Pandemic
  34. Pieces of Eight
  35. The Quiet Year
  36. Race to Adventure
  37. Rampage
  38. The Resistance
  39. Sentinels of the Multiverse
  40. Shadows over Camelot
  41. Shinobi Wa-taah!
  42. Star Fluxx
  43. The Stars are Right
  44. Tokaido
  45. tremulus
  46. Tsuro of the Seas
  47. Ultimate Werewolf
  48. Zeppelin Attack
  49. Zombie Dice

So, yeah. That’s a lot of games. I’m looking forward to it.

Happy RickFest, everyone!

  1. Though I’m doing a poll this year to see if we need to adjust the wonderfulness number up or down. []
  2. Should probably stay at RickFest, but it doesn’t. []
  3. I’m not vegetarian, but I like this chili recipe better than pretty much any meat-based chili I’ve made. Plus, several of my friends ARE vegetarian. []

RickFest 2013

RickFest 2013 was quite well-attended.

RickFest 2013 was quite well-attended.

This past Sunday was RickFest V1. For those who don’t know, RickFest is my annual day between Christmas and the New Year when I invite all my friends to come and play games with me. Over the years, the number of attendees has grown such that, this year, I needed a bigger space. So, I rented a local community centre for the day.

Sandy and Michael came by to help me haul everything over to the hall around 11:00, and we were pretty much set up by noon or shortly after.

First thing to set up, of course, is the table of games. There are a total of 31 games on the table. Some other folks brought a few games later on, and the game table expanded to two tables.

First thing to set up, of course, is the table of games. There are a total of 31 games on the table. Some other folks brought a few games later on, and the game table expanded to two tables.

 

Food table came next. As with the game table, it soon needed to expand to two tables.

Food table came next. As with the game table, it soon needed to expand to two tables.

And the kitchen full of chill, rolls, soft drinks, and such.

And the kitchen full of chill, rolls, soft drinks, and such.

 

Folks started showing up pretty soon after set-up. Michael and Sandy, of course, were there from the start, and Paul showed up soon after. Dan and Maddy showed up for a bit, then snuck out again, and came back after a while. Things were starting to roll by then.

Folks started showing up pretty soon after set-up. Michael and Sandy, of course, were there from the start, and Paul showed up soon after. Dan and Maddy showed up for a bit, then snuck out again, and came back after a while. Things were starting to roll by then.

The rules of RickFest are simple: come on by, play some games, eat some food, hang out with some friends. Come and go as you please. Previous RickFests usually had one main game going on the dining table, with possibly a second, smaller game going on the coffee table. This year, though, we had plenty of space, plenty of tables, plenty of games and plenty of folks, so there were often three or four games going on at once. It was almost like a mini-convention, which was fun.

King of Tokyo was the first game I tried at RickFest.

King of Tokyo was the first game I tried at RickFest.

It was also my first time playing King of Tokyo. I gotta say, the game turned out to be the belle of the ball at this year’s RickFest. I played six or seven games of it, including teaching it to a number of kids who attended. It was a huge hit with everyone who played.

The kids also played some Dixit, though I'm not sure they knew the rules. Or any rules. Still, they seemed to have fun.

The kids also played some Dixit, though I’m not sure they knew the rules. Or any rules. Still, they seemed to have fun.

The adults took their game of Dixit a little more seriously. Just a little more, though.

The adults took their game of Dixit a little more seriously. Just a little more, though.

Tsuro of the Seas is always a draw. I think it's the sea monsters.

Tsuro of the Seas is always a draw. I think it’s the sea monsters.

Dave and Kevin came by with the X-Wing set-up they use at conventions. It looked like a good game.

Dave and Kevin came by with the X-Wing set-up they use at conventions. It looked like a good game.

 

We got a chance to try out Eldritch Horror, too. It was van, but not a quick game. Eight players, all of us just learning the rules, made things drag a bit.

We got a chance to try out Eldritch Horror, too. It was van, but not a quick game. Eight players, all of us just learning the rules, made things drag a bit.

Forbidden Island

It was awesome to watch the players getting more and more tense as the water rose in this game of Forbidden Island.

Sentinels of the Multiverse

I don’t get a chance to play Sentinels of the Multiverse often, and I wasn’t able to get in on this session. Apparently, it went well. I need to take more opportunities to play this game, because I always enjoy it a lot.

We played a few other games that I didn’t document – Netrunner, The Resistance, and Werewolf. It was the first time I had played Werewolf, and I found that was a really interesting game. I inadvertently managed to kill off the bulk of the townsfolk myself, without being a werewolf, so I guess that’s some kind of accomplishment.

Things started to wind down around 11:00 pm, so we started packing up the games and cleaning up the hall. I gotta say, my friends were2 awesome helping me clean up and load my car. I had one little hiccup closing up, accidentally setting off the alarm, but I got that reset and made it home by 1:00 am.

It was a really full day – a really long day – but a really fun day. The new venue3 worked wonderfully; it was big enough to hold everyone and run multiple games, while not being so big as to make the party with all your friends feel too big and impersonal.

Some lessons learned, though:

  • I made waaaaaay too much food. The party was a pot-luck event4, but I learned hospitality from my mother, who always goes overboard. Too may leftovers, even after sending a lot of it home with the other attendees.
  • I also went overboard with the accoutrements of food: plates, cups, utensils, napkins, etc. At least those won’t go bad,
  • I managed to pack all my games to carry them to RickFest into two large packs. At the end of the evening, though, the games wouldn’t fit back into the bags5. Now, part of it is that I was tired and rushing, but it would have been pretty easy to make up a packing list and order when I packed the bags to make it easy to repack at the end of the evening.

Overall, though, I think this was the best RickFest yet. I’m planning to rent the same community centre next year, because it was about perfect.

Thanks to all my friends for coming out, playing games, and making RickFest the success it was. Special thanks to the good, strong-backed folks who helped me tote stuff, set-up, and tear down.

Tune in next year for RickFest VI, the Eleventh Most Wonderful Time of the Year6.

 

 

  1. Talking with Chris, we’ve arbitrarily decided that this was the fifth RickFest. It may be the fourth or the sixth, but we’ve officially set it at the fifth. []
  2. As expected. []
  3. Wildwood Park Community Centre, for those who are interested. I know at least one person in attendance wanted the rental information, but I can’t remember who. Whoever it was, the link should help you out. []
  4. Previous RickFests, I provided all the food and beverages. This year, I went the pot-luck route to help defray the costs of renting the hall. []
  5. Because volume is apparently variable in this reality. Normally, I’m really good at packing stuff into spaces that shouldn’t fit them – it comes from my time working at a bookstore, packing up returns. []
  6. Actual wonderfulness may vary. []

RickFest is Coming!

Several years ago, my friend Chris and I were talking1. We decided that the stretch between Christmas and New Year’s Eve needed a day when we got together and played boardgames and card games. We basically flipped a coin, and decided I would host it.

Thus was RickFest born.

Each year, RickFest has grown, as those who attended the previous year ask if they can invite someone else. Last year, it became painfully obvious that my little condo could not accommodate everyone who wanted to attend2. We closed off RickFest3 last year with a 13-person game of Cards Against Humanity, which completely filled my living area, all my chairs, and a significant portion of my floor.

This year, I’ve rented a small community centre hall for RickFest and, to help defray costs, made the event a pot-luck affair. The fact that the hall can hold up to 50 people meant that I could expand my guest list significantly – if everyone shows up at once, we’ll have over 40 people there!

I suspect that the extra room, and tables, will mean that things work a little more like a game convention this year, with folks grabbing a game and a table and playing. There will probably be a couple of big games going on, filling part of the day – I’m betting on at least one game of Eldritch Horror and Firefly.

Things start around noon tomorrow, and I’ve just got a few little things to finish up today: buying some soft drinks and ice, packing and sorting some games, finishing up the cheese ball. It decided to dump some actual snow on us last night4, so I’m really glad there’s not much running around needed.

Stupid snow. I hate it. But better today than tomorrow. Hopefully everyone will be dug out in time for RickFest!

Stupid snow. I hate it. But better today than tomorrow. Hopefully everyone will be dug out in time for RickFest!

So, yay! Tomorrow is RickFest, the Eleventh Most Wonderful Time of Year!

  1. Like you do. []
  2. And there were more people that I wanted to invite, but that would be madness. MADNESS! []
  3. Well, RickFest Primus; in a misguided and not-to-be-repeated experiment, I broke RickFest into two days. RickFest Secundus, though fun, was not well-attended. []
  4. I know. Strange for Winnipeg in winter. []

RickFest Secundus 2012

Thursday was RickFest Primus, and I’ve had a couple days to unwind, clean up, and prepare for tomorrow. Tomorrow, of course is RickFest Secundus, the day for larger, longer games.

Primus was great. Nearly twenty people overall showed up at various times, with the height being thirteen1  for a big game of Cards Against Humanity. Folks started showing up around 1:00 in the afternoon, and the last of the gang left around 11:30. In that time, I got to play in ten games, so I count that as a win. Also, people seemed to have fun.

My plan for limiting the day to shorter games had the desired effect: everyone who stopped by got to play in at least one game, and didn’t spend too long just sitting around waiting for stuff to wrap up before new games started.

Secundus starts at noon2, and again runs until the last people leave. Some of the games on offer tomorrow:

  • Arkham Horror
  • War of the Ring
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Conquest of Nerath
  • Risk: Legacy
  • Leverage RPG
  • Marvel Heroic Roleplaying
  • Apocalypse World
  • Dungeon World
  • tremulus
  • Durance
  • Monsterhearts
  • Fiasco
  • Mansions of Madness
  • Betrayal at the House on the Hill

All of these are in addition to any of the shorter games folks want to play, either instead of a long game or while waiting for a game to wrap and a new one to begin.

So, another full day of gaming. Looking forward to it.

 

  1. Thirteen people kind of fit in my living room, as long as you count me standing in the dining area and Melly sitting on the floor. I’ve been doing some looking for a place to rent next year to accommodate the crowd. It looks eminently doable. []
  2. Realistically, it starts whenever people show up and want to game, but I’m not letting anyone in until noon. []

RickFest Primus 2012

The past few years, it’s got to be a sort of tradition that, one day between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, I have an open house where all my friends drop in and play games all day. I’ve started calling RickFest because I’m just that big a nerd. Over the years, though, a bit of a complication has popped up: some people come to play the big games – Arkham Horror, for example – and some people come to play the small games – stuff like Carcassonne or Tsuro. That means that, if I’m involved in a big game when new people show up, it’s a little difficult to break away and get them up and running in another game, so I wind up half-ignoring some of my guests.

This year, I’ve decided to address that by splitting RickFest into Primus and Secondus. RickFest Primus is tomorrow, and will feature the short games, and RickFest Secondus is on Sunday, featuring the longer games. Everyone’s invited to both, but by setting the expectations, I’m hoping to maximize the fun for everyone1.

Oh, and there’s also lots of food and beverages, rowdy camaraderie, and plenty of bad, bad puns. And the joy of seeing how many people I can cram into my apartment2 .

I’ve got most of the shopping done – just need to make a quick run tomorrow morning for some ice for the cooler and a nine-volt battery3 – and have a little bit of food prep to do tonight – finishing a cheese ball and making some more spiced pecans and some pepperjack cornbread. And then I spend the evening sorting out games. Here’s a partial list of what’s on offer, game-wise:

  • Tsuro
  • Tsuro of the Seas
  • Pandemic
  • Legend of Driz’zt
  • Wrath of Ashardalon
  • Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space
  • Fiasco
  • Deluxe Illuminati
  • Fury of Dracula
  • The Stars are Right
  • Dominion
  • B-Movie Card Games
  • Carcassonne
  • Chrononauts
  • Zombie Dice
  • Cthulhu Dice
  • Beowulf the Legend
  • Elder Sign
  • Dixit
  • Cards Against Humanity

Obviously, we’re not going to get to play them all but we’re gonna play as many of them as look like fun. I open my doors and noon, and close them after the bovine repatriation4. Then I get two days to recover before we do it all over again.

RickFest Primus is tomorrow. Game on.

  1. And the divisions are not hard-and-fast rules. If everyone wants to play a long game at Primus, or some people want to play a short game at Secondus, I’m not about to say no, am I? []
  2. The guest list has been growing every year. Honestly, if it gets much bigger, I may have to look at renting a community centre hall or something. []
  3. Don’t ask. []
  4. That is, we play until the cows come home. []