FrieCon I – The Slackening

This past Saturday we had nineteen guests at our house for 12 hours of game playing and general socializing. Games that were played: Scrabble, Race for the Galaxy, Dominion, Bang!, Tichu, Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride – The Card Game, and Bohnanza. Alas, no Fiasco; Another time soon I hope.

We had four separate rooms set up for gaming. Two of the rooms could have two sets of games going at once, and the other two rooms could comfortably have one. It was too hot to make use of the deck outdoors.

I ended up playing three games of Race for the Galaxy, a couple of hands of Tichu, Carcassonne, and two games of Dominion. I also explained how to play Bohnanza. Card games saw most of the love.

Most people trickled in after lunch, but those that were here had sandwiches. As the evening went on, Jenny saw to the pizza making process. For the record, the pizzas were delicious. My wife knows how to make amazing pizza dough.

I was expecting a few more people to show up, but it sounded like they ended up having a scheduling conflict. Those that were at FrieCon seemed to have an enjoyable time.

FrieCon I – Before the bomb

FrieCon I - A gathering of game-playing friends. Hosted by Jeremy & Jenny

FrieCon I - A gathering of game-playing friends. Hosted by Jeremy & Jenny

In about an hour…

…we’re expecting our first guest(s) to arrive at our house for a full-day of game playing.  I’m not entirely certain how the day will turn out, but I hope my lovely wife will take some wonderful pictures.

Hopefully, there will be several games of Tichu, Settlers of Catan, Puerto Rico, Ticket to Ride, Race for the Galaxy, Carcassonne, and Fiasco.

Interestingly, Laura, a good friend of mine, had been planning a birthday party for a mutual friend, and was thinking “We should get together for an all day game playing session on Saturday.”  Thankfully, the voice of reason reminded Laura that there was already an event matching that description scheduled for the same day.  So here’s to hoping.

For Today

I want to play at least one game of Fiasco primarily because several theater friends are going to be here, and I think all of them will really enjoy this wonderful gem.

I also want to play at least one game of Race for the Galaxy; It is one of my favorite games, and one that I believe others will really enjoy learning.

Enough idling away, I need to get back to work so I can get back to play.