This Month's much looked forward to Game Day was held at Mike's house on Sunday May 24th. There was a new drink for everyone to try the Fancy Pants, a new game Caverna, and a special guest appearance from the relatively famous Jamison McLean of the Bearded Boardsmen gaming group. Needless to say we had a bit of fun.
Part two of my personal look at Huzzah 2015, this one is the lengthiest, by far, of the three.
Day 2, Saturday May, 16th 2015
Saturdays at every convention are always the busiest and it's no different at Huzzah. Day Trippers (people who come for but a single day), arrive in a steady flow. Anxious to make the most of their time, they hurry and hustle to renew acquaintances from years past, get their badges, and say hello, before running off to the tables for a game or two. I generally do not like crowds , or people for that matter, but these convention goers breathe a measure of excitement into the air upon arriving which can be contagious. Children, eyes wide with anticipation impatiently hop from foot to foot, waiting to get on with the fun. While the busy Game Masters smile patiently as they explain the rules.
Huzzah is the Maine Historical War gamer Association’s annual spring convention. This event though focused primarily on miniature wargames of all types, has over the last few years attempted to expand the venue to include board games as well.
I must say they are doing a pretty good job of it.
I spent the weekend of the 15th through 17th at this convention in South Portland Maine , and had a grand time of it. I met some very nice people, played a bunch of different games and even put on a game of Wizard’s Quest on Saturday night for some younger folks.
I have been struggling to write up a good recap for this convention, this is due to a couple of factors. First, I am out of practice and my poor mind needs to get back into writing mode, and Second, whenever I think about my personal time at Huzzah I get a bit overwhelmed. There were so many positive experiences that I wanted to fit them all into one article. Alas I know that won’t work, so I’ll just highlight some of my best moments at this great little gaming convention and break it up into pieces for easier reading.
Recaps are written by Mike McKenney, Tuna Farrell, and Al Butler respectively. Each has their own particular style.