In my experience, nothing brings people together quite like a board game. That warm familiar feeling of attacking a shared puzzle and outwitting your friends is delightful, and since the early 2000’s, hobby board games have had astronomical growth as an industry, meaning games are bringing more people together than ever. Nowhere is this more evident than in the industries adjacent to board games- particularly board game conventions, or “cons” as they’re often referred to. Convention season is just firing up, so I thought we’d take a look at some gaming conventions, and maybe help find one for you!
Earlier this month, CMON wrapped up their ground-breaking Kickstarter campaign for Cthulhu: Death May Die. Backers who pledged $250 USD (more than double the price of the game itself) for the R’yleh Rising expansion got a special bonus in the form of a Cthulu “mini” in at a whopping 57 cm tall. That’s nearly 2 feet of molded plastic, and while it certainly looks impressive, it’s causing a bit of an uproar in the board game community.
Langford Opoly is on store shelves! In a partnership between Late for the Sky and Walmart Canada, Outset Media is distributing city themed Opoly games all over the Great White North! CHEK News covers the story!
There are lots of different bloggers out there talking about everything from chicken noodle soup to the latest tech gadget. But, there are also bloggers who focus on one main theme - like jigsaw puzzle bloggers. They may have different reasons for why they do what they do, but they all love jigsaw puzzles, so they write about it. We're going to mention a couple that we enjoy and why we recommend them.
In July 2018, Sony Pictures Classics is releasing a movie in the USA (and hopefully Canada) called "Puzzle". We are sure that puzzle fans everywhere will be excited to see this film that features their favourite hobby on the big screen. The main character, Agnes (Kelly Macdonald), meets a gentleman (Irrfan Khan) who is searching for a puzzle partner to enter jigsaw competitions with him. The story unfolds a tale of friendship that is built around many things, but we're obviously most excited about the puzzle part! So cool!