I am working on a project and want to ask the general audience for this information. What would you consider a good convention game? As in if you see the game at a convention that you would go out of your way to play it.
- A unique theme, especially one that translates well to board games.
- Obvious quality. High quality bits and bobs, as if care was taken to assemble the game.
- Size. Very large or very small boxes will tend to draw my eye, the former for novelty, the latter because they tend to correspond to small play atoms.
- Word of mouth. Trusted friends, or if I’m wandering around the con and see the game always out, I’ll tend to try to check it out.
I thoroughly enjoy your use of a game’s atomic length as criteria for wanting to play at a con.
A game that is easily and quickly taught and isn’t too complex.
A game that doesn’t last long so I can do other things or if I like it, I can play it again.
A game that you wouldn’t mind playing with a bunch of strangers.
A game that plays a large number of players.
A perfect example of a good convention game for me is Spot It! I know that game is always popular at cons like MAGFest etc.