Last Saturday I attended our local games club's annual show at Telford college,Edinburgh where was given the enviable task of judging the games,both demonstration and public participation.All games were good but some more than others appealed to my way of thinking.
I like easy to play,novel games which have that something different and there were a few of them.Jurassic World and Skull Island to name a few.
The setting of Telford College was good except for a few hiccups brought on us by the college. Namely blocking off the corridor between both of the exhibition halls which meant an outside walk between them and remember that Scotland's weather is four seasons in one hour.Luckily the heavens only opened for about five minutes in the afternoon.The main problem was that the bring and buy had to be moved to a small location in one of the halls which caused chaos and also saw some sale things go missing.
In all we had about 800 turning up which we were thrilled about.
The winners for the demonstration game of the day were the RAF Leuchars club for their Gallipoli game which had extra added interest by naming all their individual soldiers with the names of some of ours and other clubs members.I left my character charging up to the front of the attack when the game finished(Aye right-Scottish double positive).These are the games that I find very interesting especially with the Leuchar's lads taking the time to find the individual member's names.Seemingly the next battle they are covering is The Somme.Don't think I'll be coming back from that one.
Every displayer made a great effort to sell their games and were also very complimentary about their rivals.
After the judging I spent time being a doorman between the two halls at one tjme kept company by a beautiful boxer(and I don't mean the pugilistic kind).Some people thought I had got her at the bring and buy.I should be so lucky.
All in all it was a good day.I bought plenty of toys and also after the place was tidied up some of us headed to a nice restaurant in Leith for an excellent apres-ski.
Speak to you soon as this week's game involves Germans attacking the island of Inchcolm in the river Forth.Sounds good.
See you when I see you.
Pictures by Bill Gilchrist.Once I figure out how to get my photos from my iphone I shall publish them(ie when my daughter shows me-they're good for some things)