On Saturday 30th April, we hosted #InternationalTableTopDay at The Angel Hotel, Cardiff, for almost 400 attendees! With a number like that, it was inevitable that we'd end up with some magical moments captured on camera.
Without further ado, take a peek at the best moments from #TableTopDay...
1. Red Bez
What a glorious, glorious human Bez (the designer of 'In a Bind') is. Red leggings, red shorts, a red top complete with diamante bedazzlement and a red cross-body bag to complete the look. I could live for 100 more years and never reach that level of cool.
*Bonus point if you spotted the guy in the grey hoodie in the background who has clearly just lost a game and is now contemplating his entire existence. Cheer up, buddy.*
2. The Happy Birthday sing-a-long
Jess, our baker-in-residence and maker of fantastical cake creations, was smart enough to schedule her birthday on TableTop Day. Naturally, we brought her a cake! What we didn't expect was for the whole room - hundreds of people! - to stop their games and sing a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday to Jess.
3. Trying to capture *this* picture
A gamemaker teaching a gamemaker how to play a game is a special moment. John from Gen42 Games was showing the new 'Tatsu' to Bez, when I snuck up for a quick snap. Didn't quite get the moment I was aiming for but I got 3 photos you could still call 'special'...
Oh, sod it.
4. When Librium went full on 'extreme Jenga'
Steve from Librium Games caught a few of us trying to becoming game masters of his own game, and promptly showed us who's boss. He created a card link that ended up stretching down to the floor and totalled around 35 Librium cards!
5. When Geek & Sundry showed us some online love
Having the creators of International TableTop Day appreciate our event is brilliant. You know what's not so great? Autocorrect.
Cardigan pride?! Whatever. We'll take it. Especially as they continued showing us love for the rest of the day ❤️❤️❤️
6. Making it to #1 on a WalesOnline list
Our TableTopDay event was picked as the number 1 activity for people to do for a fiver or less during May Bank Holiday! Thankfully, hundreds of you listened ;)
7. Meeting so many new people
One of the best things about gaming is when you persuade newbies into joining the dark side of dice and meeples. We saw so many new faces, and had so many brand new families and friends join us and love the experience.
*Special mention goes to Ree Saheid - she was proposed to during the event and (thankfully) said YES! You can't get a better moment than that!*
@rulescardiff it was an awesome day...though I may be biased as my oh proposed to me during the day there (I said 'yes').— Ree Saheid (@ReeSaheid) 17 May 2016
This year's #TableTopDay was an amazing event, and having so many people come and share the board game love was incredible!
Got your own favourite moments that we missed? Tell us on Twitter!
Want to see more? Check out the full wrap-up blog post of TableTop Day here.