Board gaming is in our heart and soul at Gaelcon every year, and this year we want to help showcase some of the best games we can! Whether you prefer the abstract strategy of outplaying your opponents, or the tension of figuring out who is plotting against you, or just having a laugh with your friends; at Gaelcon we have a board game for you!
The Resistance: Avalon
– The forces of Good and Evil are constantly in battle, and people rarely know who to trust. Help Arthur’s Round Table battle against evil, but beware: Mordred’s unscrupulous minions hide even amongst your very own friends! The Resistance: Avalon is a Hidden Role game, where every player is assigned a role at the start, and players must work out who fights for good or for evil by deducing the other players actions. Take up the role of the wizard Merlin, a noble Knight, or one of Mordred’s evil minions. For 5-10 players. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/128882/resistance-avalon
– Carcassonne is a classic tile placement game, and a perfect gateway board game for beginners to pick up and play. Players take turns building the medieval landscape of southern France, one tile at a time, trying to outwit and outplay their opponents by denying them valuable resources. Once they do this, they can place a “follower”, or “meeple” to claim the resources on the placed tile, and try to deny your opponent the same benefits. Carcassonne has won numerous awards since it’s first edition back in 2000, and has been a tabletop favourite ever since. For 2-5 players. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/822/carcassonne
– The Royal Court of Gaelcon is once again looking for young (and not-so-young) suitors to woo the Princess through the age old act of letter writing. Love Letter is a simple, yet enjoyable, card game: Win the heart of the Princess, 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 from the Princess. Win enough tokens, and you could win the heart of the most eligible woman in the country. For 2-4 players. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/129622/love-letter
Demo squads from local (and not-so-local) game developers will also be demonstrating some of their latest creations for everyone to enjoy.
Not enough gaming for you? We have a massive selection of board games to choose from, from old classics and new potential favourites just waiting to be discovered! Feel free to ask any staff member for their favourite picks and recommendations.