Bcon Lite Tomorrow

Just a final reminder that Bcon Lite will be running tomorrow 27th April from 10am in the Garryowen suite in the Southcourt Hotel. Anyone interested in Boardgames drop by

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Admission is €10 for the day.  €5 for students/unwaged

Free Coffee


Bcon Lite Thur

Great night of gaming last night, we we’re joined by a newly driving gamer whom I hope will make it out to us again, but not win so much.We’re a friendly bunch of gamers and the thoughts of aggressive play, cock blocking another player or backstabbing was abhorrent to us 😉

So first game of the night along with coffee and fancy cakes was

Lords of Waterdeep


This is a fantastic game, I’ve mentioned it before on the blog but it combines worker placement with very direct player interaction.  There’s something a bit special about this game, it’s very much more than the sum of it’s parts.  It’s fast, component quality is excellent and it’s fairly tense and exciting.  Nothing like edging past a player at the end to steal a victory.  Not that I’d know about that as I got hammered every which way in the game last night.  Borys took and early lead with Paul doing suprsingly well and me slowly bringing up the rear.  Drax and Kieran battled it out with Drax sneaking ahead with the normal *gentlemanly* behaviour we’ve come to expect.  At the end of it we didn’t really care who did it, could have been Borys probably was in face however the real battle was between myself and drax and I won it! took a photo of the win and then somehow Drax magiked a card from under his section and realised… “Oh! look another 4 points putting me . . . ., ONE point ahead of you vic?”.  It’s a stupid game, played by stupid people 🙂

After that we HAD to have a crack at

Through the ages


I’m a HUGE fan of this game.  it’s a bit fiddly, it take a while to learn, and it’s a long game especially with new player but WOW, it’s incredible.  The more you play it the more you like it.  There is a Lot going on in this game.  It’s best in my opinion to play it online to learn it properly because a full cardboard game of it can rattle on for quiet a few hours.  we game it three of those and it still only got 2/3 of the way through.  Like every time we’ve played no-one wanted to quit but we were forced due to time contraints.  In the end Boris was ahead but it was such a good game that was neither here nor there.  I reckon it will have to come out to play a Bcon.  The jam biscuits btw in the picture are not part of the game as such.

So good nights gaming, everyone happy

See you all at bcon


Nearly Bcon – Thur

Numbers were low due to a mother-in-law audit for one of the players so we started with Canal Mania

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Canal mania is all about building… well canal’s funny enough in the 1800’s and NOT railroads although that distinction was missed more than once during the game.  Even though it’s a fairly straightforward game and we’ve played it before it took a while to remember so we smoothed over the lack of knowledge with lots of “this is straightforward” and “we’ll figure that out later” and a typical “AH, shit we forgot about THIS” and “We’ll play that rule from now on”

It’s a lovely little game, there’s something about it, I can’t put my finger on it, but everyone who have played it have been impressed with it.  It’s quite a gentle little game with a certain degree of cock blockery however the games tend to be close and competitive

Off the bat I was left trailing way behind and despite my best efforts I couldn’t catch up, the real action was up from between Kieran and Drax with Drax leading the way with Kieran never quite getting past… until the last turn… bad luck drax 🙂

Next up was



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Reiner Knizia games are like Marmite. Not great.

Ok that’s unfair they’re a bit like madonna records, all the bloody same

I tried this one on the iphone and didn’t really like it, HOWEVER it’s a whole different story face to face. Simple game but takes a bit of learning to get a swing of it.  Possible to score big in the game and scream ahead but again one game doesn’t tell all.  it’s quick and it’s nasty, so perfect for the group

Remember B@stardcon Lite is on the 27th make sure to come along on the day





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