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GI2017: the full report

The Great Indoors 2017

Saturday 29th July at Arrow Valley Visitor Centre

Exhibitors

It was great to see many people taking advantage of our exhibitor demos/playtests.

Dice Hospital

Dice Hospital prototype with Mike Nudd

Four Elements

Michael Mita's Four Elements

Games library

Made up of 60+ games from the collections of some of the members of Bromsgrove Board Gamers, many attendees made good use and borrowed games to play. Some of the more popular choices were Clank!, Mystic Vale and Arboretum.

Specter OPS

The wonderful Specter OPS in progress

Hastings family playing Kodama: the tree spirits

Our favourite Hastings family giving Kodama a try

Charity auctions

In the late afternoon we concluded the blind auction and held our reverse (Dutch) auction. With wonderful prizes provided by coiledspring, Dave Boulton, Kevin Rolph and Asgard Games we raised a fantastic £231.02 for Chrysalis Youth Empowerment Network. Combined with a personal donation this meant we donated £300 to their fantastic work in Uganda.

Xibalba - £25.52 Overseers - £15 The Crow: Fire it up - £50 Super Farmer - £15 Ave Roma - £20.50 Rapid Delivery - £11 Happy Salmon - £10 Special Delivery - £8 Sushi Go Party - £14 All hands on deck - £11 A.D.A.P.T - £11 Kingdomino - £15 Continental Divide - £15 Anomia - £10

DellCon voucher raffle

Thanks to the generosity of Kevin and Elizabeth Rolph, we were able to raffle off a voucher for a stay at Dell House which was won by Helen Tremby of Evesham. Have a great time Trembys!

Giant Tsuro

Ad Best, from Herefordshire Board Gamers, very kindly brought his Giant Tsuro set. I gather a hilarious time was had by all.

Giant Tsuro

The volunteers

Thank you to all of our volunteers; without their hard work it would not have been possible to put on this great event.

The Great Indoors team

GI2018?

Of course! The Great Indoors will be back, bigger and better in 2018. The search for a bigger venue starts now so stay tuned for further announcements.

Is there more?

Of course! Our next event is something a bit different. We will be hosting Paul Howarth running his own megagame also at Arrow Valley. More details to follow.