Well I haven't blogged on my own page for a while (the majority of my blogging is on the mtguk community site. Go there now. I'll wait).
Last weekend we had a national holiday for the Monday and I spent a couple of days at a friend's house in Kent at an event dubbed Wright-con. The premise is simple: My friend Steve has a very nice 5 room house for him and his family. Whilst the wife and kids go off to Legoland, 20 of us 'invade' the house (complete with sleeping bags) for a whole weekend of games.
The list can be found on boardgamegeek, but if I recall correctly we played 43 unique games over the course of the weekend. Beer and snacks flowed freely and we had great fun. I hadn't met a lot of Steve's other friends (I knew about 6 or 7 prior to the weekend), but it was so easy to get to meet new people whilst trying to work out if they were a vampire, conquering Rome by brute force or working together to try and kill an invisible traitor....
I managed to happily chalk up playing the following games over the course of two and a half days:
Conquest of the Empire
Glory to Rome
Roll Through the Ages
Betrayal on House on the Hill
One of the highlights was one group playing a game of Smallworld at 2am in the morning with someone in America via webcam! And whilst there was a 7-player game of Twilight Imperium, I decided to duck out of that session...
Bring on Wrightcon 2011!