What does it mean if RichieCon weren’t a success? An unsuccessful RichieCon would mean:
- People would be unhappy (but everyone had a great time)
- Weather would bad (but it was fairly mild for Tucson, and it rained just enough to keep it cool but not enough to cause problems)
- Games were not played (but a ton of games were played!)
So, RichieCon 2022 was a success!
Day 0: Preparations
Before RichieCon 2022 could start, games had to be boxed from the RichieCon Collection so they could easily be taken to the Rec Center; most of this happened the week before!
Day 1: Thursday, July 28th
A small cadre of people showed up at (what we dubbed) “The Las Cruces house” or “RichieCon After Dark”. Basically, all the Las Cruces people (and a few others) stayed at one big house for RichieCon.
Some games were played (and a lot of Sentinels of the Multiverse)! People said Hi, and got ready for the big event!
Day 2: Friday, July 29th
A food run was critical: RichieCon provides for lunch on Saturday, so a quick trip to CostCo was necessary for foodstuff.
Preparations were made at the Rec Center! Most importantly, drinks had to be put in the fridge so they’d be cold for Saturday!
Days 3 & 4: Saturday, July 30th, Sunday July 31st: RichieCon 2022 begins!
Games of the Con
The game I saw played most at RichieCon 2022 was Canvas! I saw it played SO MANY times! This is a light, beautiful game that everyone seems to enjoy! And it’s not even a co-op!
Train games were a surprising hit! I saw a bunch of people playing the older Railways of the World (well, the older version called Railroad Tycoon) and the newer and hotter cooperative Switch and Signal!
Ark Nova seemed to always be out, but only because it takes 4 hours to play! I saw it played once on Saturday and and once on Sunday! Some people liked it, some people thought it was okay, and some people did not like Ark Nova!
Century Spice Road: Golem Edition and Splendor (original and Marvel) made a splash last year, and again this year: I saw everyone playing both of these!
My Father’s Work was one of the longer games played, and I was able to be in it! Fun but very involved games! This is a huge worker placement game!
Ivan brought his Return to Dark Tower (a bog sprawling co-op with a cool tower) and it got played twice as well! Two big, long games!
Heroes of Terrinoth, an older co-op by the Sadler Brothers got played at least twice. It also got pimped out! See below.
Pimp My Board Game
We tried something different this year: Junkerman set-up a “Pimp By Board Game” table. While he worked on my copy of Heroes of Terrinoth to pimp out, he would chat with people about ways to help your board games!
If you wanted a “relaxing” time after playing a longer game (like Ark Nova or My Father’s Work), we had the perfect activity: Pimp My Board Game! Below, Linda helps Joe.
Top 6 List: Games of Interest from 2021/2022
This year’s Top 6 (was a Top 10 last year, changed to a Top 6 to make it shorter) was all about games we’ve played since we last met! The idea was that pose questions and try to get people involved!
Another year has come and gone: we saw new friends and old friends! We played, chatted, laughed, and partied. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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