Boardgames are awesome. If you haven’t discovered this for yourself yet, let us help! We’ll have oodles of games to borrow at Gaelcon, and we’ll be happy to help with set up and show you how to play! There will also be several companies demoing their games so you get to try before you buy.

We also plan to run some boardgame tournaments at the con. Entry will be €3 per event. You can sign up at the boardgames desk at the convention.

30 Seconds 
Saturday Starts after 15.00
30-seconds boardgame30 seconds is a quick fire game for teams of two. Bring a friend or make one in this race to beat the clock and guess as many answers as possible. Race around the board using your fast thinking descriptive skills. This tournament is fun and relaxed and promises to have you and your team-mate in stitches of laughter by the end. More info at

Love Letter Love letter boardgame front coverSunday Start after 15.00
A simple yet enjoyable card game for four players. Win the heart of the Princess in this elegant court game, just don’t get caught canoodling with the Countess. Easy and fun to play, this game is perfect for beginners.  Each round you have the chance to win a token of affection, enough tokens and you could win the heart of the most eligible women in the country. More info at BoardGameGeek.

Camel up boardgame coverCamel up Monday Start after 15.00
Ever wanted to bet on a camel race? Who hasn’t? Now is your chance. Camel up is a fast paced, exciting game for beginners or experienced players. Camels aren’t the most graceful of creatures and in this game of risky decisions they tend to stack on top of each other in their bid for the finish line. Bid early to get better rewards or hold out for the sure pick. Either way, this tournament will be exciting from start to finish. More info at BoardGameGeek.

Click these links to find out more about our games demos and borrowing boardgames.

We’ll see you there 🙂

Trina Birt – Boardgames Co-ordinator

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