april the 5th I held an event at +Barnes & Noble
in Mentor, OH. I was there from 12-4 PM demoing Ticket to Ride, Mice & Mystics, Say Anything, Wits & Wagers, King of Tokyo, & Flash Point: Fire Rescue. The first two hours was fairly busy with tons of customers stopping by to find out more about the games. They generally loved what they saw. The comments I got over and over again was that, 'I have never seen games like this. I didn't know games like this existed. I would have never known games like this existed if I hadn't come in today.'
In the third hour customer traffic dried up a bit, but a friend of mine, Jake Meyer, stopped by to help. We played three games of wits and wagers before some friendly customers agreed to join us for a game of Flash Point: Fire Rescue. This was a ton of fun and drew lots of interest from a lot of the people that were passing by.
I ended up starting the event at about 11:30 and we ended up going to about 4:30, however, we introduced tons of people that might have otherwise not been interested to games they had never seen before.
For the next part of my day Jake and I went over to +Dan Fries
store, the Great Lakes Games Emporium, and joined a larger group of gamers already playing there. I would guess there upwards of 50 gamers gathered there to celebrate. First off we played the resistance, this was followed next Sentinels of the Multiverse, After that we played Forbidden Desert, then came Flash Point: Fire Rescue, and lastly Rampage. I took a pic of the meeple cookies, or what was left over after our gamers demolished most of them.
All in all in was a great #tabletopday