Now that you’ve had a coffee or two and a little time to recover, tell us: how was your PAX weekend?
Personally, it was a fun weekend although not quite as jampacked as previous years. I wanted to make sure I spent more time in the tabletop section, having missed it almost entirely the last few years previously.
I spent some time on the Friday and Saturday with some TAYbies playing some classics, including the very good Sagrada. We couldn’t find a copy of Azul: it was comfortably one of the hottest games on the show floor, and every time I went to see if there was a copy to borrow, someone was in the line waiting to borrow it themselves. That’s what happens when you win the biggest award in board games, however.
PAX panels were fun as always, particularly the Bad Dating Sims session featuring Hayley and Amanda (with me running tech). The entirety of the sims isn’t in the highlight below, which helps because it gets a little NSFW towards the end, but you can enjoy the hilarity of the first 33 minutes below.
I’ll write more about what I experienced on the show floor, but this is for all of you: how was your PAX this year? How did you find the crowds, the lines and the games compared to years previous?