Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Gilbert - Spellenspektakel - part 2


After we left Spellenspektakel we went in search of food.

And we succeeded!
We got a delicious meal at Amazing Oriental.

After dinner we found a supermarket to get some drinks and snacks and then we wanted to go to our hotel so we could rest after a long fun day.

We had to take a tram, which turned out to be more difficult than we thought. Every time a tram was supposed to show up, it just didn't arrive. After about three disappearing trams one finally showed up though.

Once at the hotel I got to relax with a bottle of cider.

My owner was a bit puzzled by the shower situation. The shower had a window that looked out into the hotel room. And there wasn't a curtain! (Can you spot me?)

After planning what games we really wanted to see (and hopefully try) the next day we went to sleep. We had a great first day!

We were up bright and early the next morning and caught a bus to the station to have breakfast with friends who would also visit the fair that day.

At the station I spotted a Miffy train!

We were early, so we got coffee and hot chocolat before meeting our friends for breakfast.

After breakfast we went back to Spellenspektakel.

On Saturday the people at the Hot Games stand told us they might have some copies of Cubosaurus for sale the next day, so we asked them to hold one for us. We didn't want to risk them getting impatient and selling our copy, so our first visit on Sunday was Hot Games. And they indeed had a copy of the game for us! 

Next we went to 999 Games because we wanted to try Planet B.

Planet B turned out to be a really fun game!
You play a politician who has to decide on all kinds of actions on a new planet, some for the good of the planet and some for the good of your wallet. We didn't get to play the whole game, but enough to get a good feel for it. It wasn't for sale yet, but it's now definitely on my wish list.

We walked around some more and tried a couple of party games, like Hitster and Name 5.

We also went back to the stand that had the cool dinosaur game, because my owner finally agreed with me on buying it. We were in luck: there were only two left! As we were paying for the game, the last copy got sold as well.

We tried the game Kluster.
It's  game where you have to put magnets close to each other on the table. If the magnets touch each other and stuck together you have to take them. The first person who gets rid of all their magnets, wins.

And we went back to Woodcraft of course.
It's a beautiful game, but don't try to play it when you're already a bit tired after a day full of games and fun. It took me a long time to understand what I had to do and why.

After playing Woodcraft we did a final round to see if we missed anything important.

This game looked cool, but my owner wasn't impressed when it was explained to her.

Finally we decided to call it a day and we went in search for dinner. After dinner we went back to the hotel. We had lots of fun, but were very tired, so we went to bed early.

The next morning we had breakfast at the hotel.

Happy egg!

After breakfast we packed our suitcase and once again took a bus to the station.
You can see the hotel in the background, btw.

We took the train back to Groningen, and after having lunch at the station in Groningen we said goodbye to my owner's friend and made our way home.

Here's my loot!

What a great weekend, we will most certainly try to go again next year!

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