I'll start by being honest - I am usually the first to turn my nose up at abstract games. They are usually, in my opinion, lacking in theme, which is a big deal for me, or exterior player interaction (because you’re so caught up in the strategy of it that you forget there is another person at the table), but maybe that one’s just me.
Santorini, however, throws that out the window and has given me an abstract game that’s everything I’ve ever wanted, and more. It is my current game obsession, and the more I play it ,the more I want to play it. Oh, you want to hear more? Allow me to explain.
Howdy faithful readers! This weekend my fiance and I attended Granite Game Summit (G2S) in Nashua, NH! Now, I have been to one small board game convention (Grand Con) and and one large convention (PAX Unplugged)! Both were totally awesome.
I was definitely excited about this one, but knew it would be even smaller than Grand Con - little to no vendors, small library, mostly BYO games, small venue - but I was still anxious to get there and try it out.
It surprised me a little how generous people were with their games (we are far too anal about ours to share them while we aren't playing them ourselves) but it was amazing! There were so many to choose from, I never knew what to play next! I got to play so many games I wouldn't have been able to otherwise, and I had so much fun trying things out. On top of that, we got to do a short pop-up escape room, won some play-to-win games, did geeky trivia, met a lot of cool people, and even got to try a few prototypes! Overall, it was a great convention full of fantastic people that I hope to see again next year! :)
Read on for a list of games I got to play and some pictures of a few! (I wish I had taken more, but I kept forgetting haha)