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Back to the barn

March 28, 2016

This is a post that I was meaning to write up a fortnight ago, as it was then that we had a family trip away for a gaming weekend.  The event was a repeat of one from February last year (which I don’t think I wrote up for this blog) and was what has been dubbed “Big Barn Con”, a private mini-convention organised by a group of friends. We hired a large holiday cottage in the wilds of Shropshire, shared the catering duties between us, and then spent the weekend playing lots of games.


Two of Miss B’s favourite boxes from the weekend.

Miss B was really looking forward to the weekend, largely because she gets to share a room with the daughter of one of my oldest friends, and the two of them get on like a house on fire, which we are all very pleased about.

Games I played with Miss B included Push It, GemPacked Cards, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, and Love Letter, though she played a whole heap of other games when I wasn’t in the group.  After a while it became apparent just how many games she was playing.  We had a scoring system running where we recorded who came first, second and third in each game and points were awarded for placings, and these were totalled at the end of the weekend.

Anyway, the final scores were announced and… Miss B was the top ranked player! Prizes were awarded and Miss B was delighted to be presented with an electronic dinosaur kit, which she is absolutely delighted with.

So a very successful weekend for Miss B (and for me — I got to play some great games with great people too), so we’ll have to see if we can get another Big Barn Con organised for next year…

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  1. March 29, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Yeah it was great fun, I still haven’t played Wetland

    • Rob
      March 29, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      🙂 You might need to make up some new rules.

      • April 1, 2016 at 5:56 pm

        Yes when I played with Miss B she won very quickly, due to the size of the board 2×2 squares so easy to win.

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