The Spree headquarters in Bethesda has always been a hotbed of gaming activity, but more recently the team has been turning off the consoles and cracking out the cardboard! So to share our love of all things board game and tabletop related we’re starting a new tradition at the upcoming SpreeConf, the Ignite SpreeConf Gaming Gala!
Unlike other conference Ignite events, there’ll be no talks, no costumes, no awkward introductions, just lots of board gaming fun with plenty of beverages and snacks and an opportunity to meet your fellow conference attendees and the Spree team before the serious tech talking starts on Monday.
To get everyone on a level playing field we’re sharing some of the gaming details ahead of time along with the rules and some awesome Tom Vasel YouTube reviews of the games we’d liked to play. We’d also love to hear ideas on other games you’d like to play, so comment below!
The Settlers of Catan
Catan is THE classic euro-game of resource gathering, building and trading. If you’ve never played it before now is your chance. It’s a great game for people who are new to the board gaming hobby.
Be sure to check out Tom’s walkthrough and review too:
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure where you collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points you earn.
Starting studying the rules now and be ready to race your fellow SpreeConf attendees!
Mr. Vasel’s video covers both the U.S. and European versions of Ticket to Ride. We’ll be playing the U.S. version.
For those more well versed gamers, we’re including this recent Rver Dragons release where you must cross the Mekon delta by building bridges with planks and stones.
To arrive safely on the opposite bank, care must be taken to avoid your opponents and those pesky dragons.
You can grab the rules here. Tom also provides some interesting thoughts on this release in his walkthrough.
We hope this will be a great warm up event for SpreeConf so if you’re in Washington, DC on Sunday night, this is the place to be! And if you haven’t registered yet for SpreeConf, there are still tickets available. Get yours now!