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TimpCon 2022 Recap – The Board Game Family

TimpCon board game conventionLast weekend I had one other enjoyable gaming weekend at a neighborhood board sport conference – TimpCon!

It was the primary time I’d been to TimpCon which is a comparatively new board sport conference and it’s tremendous near the place I stay.

The large board sport conference in Utah is SaltCon which I’ve beloved going to for greater than a decade. But with an organized board sport occasion even nearer now, I couldn’t move up the prospect to go to TimpCon.

I’m joyful to report that it’s a really well-run occasion with loads of gaming goodness.


There are 3 important issues I anticipate when going to a board sport conference: Playing numerous new video games, taking part in with mates, and assembly new individuals who get pleasure from taking part in board video games.

And whereas I didn’t hit the primary merchandise (taking part in numerous new video games), I did rating effectively on the second and third on my record.

TimpCon board game convention
A gaming corridor stuffed with tables to play any sport you’d like.

For my inaugural time at TimpCon, I met up with a pal who hadn’t been to a board sport conference earlier than. His brother additionally got here and we met up with a few of their gaming mates as effectively. And they have been all implausible to play video games with. So chalk up making new mates proper out of the gate.

TimpCon is a smaller occasion that spans simply 2-days (Friday and Saturday) – which makes it an amazing choice as a strategy to dip your toes into what a board sport conference is like.

There have been a handful of exhibitors with tables arrange across the convention middle gaming corridor. They coated a variety of gaming associated areas from new video games to be taught, native sport shops with video games to promote, and varied board sport equipment (like 3D printed cube towers). Periodically the occasion organizers held a prize drawing for individuals who had visited each exhibitor.

TimpCon board game convention
Cool 3-D printed sport equipment.

There was a Hot Games part with 4 video games arrange with devoted instructors prepared to show anybody who wished to be taught these video games. We took benefit this perk to play Furnace – an engine-building financial sport with a cool public sale to start out every spherical.

TimpCon board game convention
Getting my engine began in Furnace.

Since I prefer to discover new video games, what I actually prefer to see at a board sport conference is a giant sport library the place you possibly can take a look at and play all types of video games. At TimpCon, gamers can take a look at one sport at a time. As there have been quite a few us taking part in collectively, we’d every select a sport and take it to an open desk to play by means of them in succession.

Of course, as at all times appears to be the case, our wishes are bigger than the period of time we really should play. So we didn’t get to play all the things we’d checked out earlier than the times have been over.

TimpCon board game convention
The desk of prizes for the random drawings all through the occasion.

As we wandered the various cabinets of the sport library, I noticed many video games that we like to play as a household that my pal and new-found mates hadn’t performed or heard of earlier than. So as an alternative of grabbing new video games, I used to be more than pleased to show these favorites to the group. Thus, a lot of the video games I performed at TimpCon have been video games I used to be already accustomed to fairly than new to me.

Here’s the record of video games we performed (quite a few them greater than as soon as):

I didn’t play as many video games as I usually do at a board sport conference as a result of I simply didn’t have sufficient time to spend on the occasion. But I had a good time and stay up for going once more subsequent 12 months.



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