I really love all those made-up holidays that are meaningless but give you a reason to celebrate something random. To bring board games into the mix, I am going to be listing the current "holidays" and listing the games that come to mind.
Help fill and the blanks and add new options!! Love seeing the creativity.
Originally planned to be an in-person event taking place in Vancouver, the annual AwShux Board Game Convention has moved online and it is taking place this weekend (Friday, October 22 - Sunday, 24).
AwShux will be running ONE Twitch channel 12 hours a day (with a replay of those 12 hours over the following 12 for a truly 24 hour, international event), 3 days in a row, with incredible live content:
Massive live games we will play with everyone watching. Live plays of some of the show’s hottest launch titles. Special Guests (designers, gaming personalities, etc) will be out there mingling and playing games, so keep an ear out for that recognizable voice in the games you’re playing…
A virtual convention hall – seeing, trying, and buying the newest games the industry has to offer that involves a ‘virtual’ hall where “scrolling down the page feels kinda just like walking down the concourse.”
All you need to do is head on over to https://www.awshux.show/ and bookmark the page. All the details you need to know will be revealed there once the event begins.
Lots of games have been mentioned in their Twitter feed with all the various updates but a quick list of those titles are below. If you prefer to hop around the twitter announcements, this Board Game Halv article does a good job of making everything manageable.
Games Mentioned (though there are bound to be many more) -
So I found out that my sister really likes Kingdom Builder. I was looking at getting her the Big Box for Christmas and I find out that there are 2: one with 2 expansions and one with 4. I have never played any of the expansions but I really enjoy the game and its variability and can only imagine that the expansions must increase that. Have any of you guys played the expansions and if so which ones? What did you think? Are they worth getting? Any that could be done without?
Also side note: What do you think the optics are of buying someone a used game? There are copies out there that have basically just been played once and they're getting rid of it. But my husband is adamantly against gifting a used game.