Saturday, 13 January 2018 13:16

Snowcon 2018 Featured

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BANGOR - Board games are a great way to bring people together.

Whether you play for fun or to compete you can always use your imagination. Gamers are getting together this weekend for the tenth annual Snowcon event.


From young generations...


"It's pretty amazing to have everyone come together and have fun" said Jesse Bouchard.


To people who recently discovered the event...


"My friend Keith he brought he brought me here two years ago 2016. Love it...feel in love" said gamer Adam Foss.


Snowcon is a great way to bring people together.


Gibran Grahman event organizer said "Fun and diverse group of people that love to just sit down at a table across from each other and play games."


It's also a time to put down electronics and interact and meet new people.


"It's a electronic free zone so it's a great opportunity to put down that phone, tablet, get away from the screen and just play some good ol fashion table top board games, roll playing games, card games. Games that involve people" said Grahman.


"I find that to be like really like I don't want to say revolutionary but really kind of like....I like it" said Foss.


Coordinators of the event say one of the things they appreciate about where the convention has gone is that they have a number of new game developers.


"This is our third year at snowcon this is a game I've been developing for multiple years suet the card game which is the society of ultimate evil and terror" said game inventor John Lemanrie. "I'm excited to finally make it available for people."


"I found this new game that i really really love called pbl robots" said Foss.


"Giant robots fighting each other" said Bouchard.


Some say seeing inventors of games have inspired to hopefully create their own one day.


"I'm gunna use my knowledge of rpg's and adventure stuff to put something out maybe. Probably a card game" said Foss.



Shonna Narine

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Shonna Narine joined the ABC7 and FOX22 team in August 2017. Originally from Long Island (although she hides her accent for TV) she's excited to see what Maine has to offer.

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