Northeast Atlanta Gaming

August 2, 2010

All Weekend Gaming, Lawrenceville GA

Filed under: Events,Shops — foodnearsnellville @ 1:29 pm
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I was at Tower Games just to run into a guy named Ray, but in order to meet him, I had to pay my $5.00 like everyone else. That said, once inside, there were plenty of people, plenty of games, and more than just Tower folks. There were vendors selling food, selling jewelry, and folks from Troll and Toad doing what Troll and Toad does, buying and selling games.

The games my guys were playing were Operation Barbarossa and then after, Axis and Allies miniatures. Later I got with Ray to try out a gaming system he was working on, a battle in Africa between the British and Germans during World War 1, the Battle of Tanga. Since it turned out to be nearly impossible, in this heavily defensive era, to actually attack, the game became entirely a game of maneuver, akin to Sherman’s march towards Atlanta. I’d move and outflank Ray, and then force him back. Towards the end, with almost no casualties, he declared my side a win. I had scarcely fought the whole time.

Randomness generators abounded: cards, dice. Some people used laptops to generate game situations. Overall, the array of games was bewildering, with exotically shaped and colored boards.

Though classics, such as Diplomacy, were around too.

There were a lot of middle aged folk, but children were around too. I saw a fair share of father-son and mother-daughter teams, as well as one father-daughter team at the event.

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