The Start of the WBC Convention is Rapidly Approaching!

The Cardboard Wars in Lancaster are Just around the Corner, Aug 2nd – Aug 8th, 2010

It’s hard to believe, but it is already getting to be that time of year again. On July 31st, Bruno Sinigaglio’s Grognard Qualifying Tournament, along with a number of other Pre-Con events, kicks-off the early festivities at what is, without doubt, the premiere war gaming convention of the year: The World Boardgaming Championship (WBC). This tournament convention is hosted by the Boardgaming Players Association (Don Greenwood and gang), and has been meeting in Lancaster, Pennsylvania — in the heart of Amish country — for the last few years. The convention’s seven days of nonstop boardgaming (nine if you attend one of the Pre-Cons) offers attendees the opportunity to compete in well over 100 different titles; in fact, attending players’ options are limited only by the various tournament start-times and the players’ own stamina.

A direct descendant of the earlier AvalonCon Tournaments, the annual WBC Convention is truly an international event with some of the best and most affable players from as far afield as Europe, the pacific Rim, and South America, as well as the United States and Canada attending the week-long (or longer) celebration of the board gaming hobby. Moreover, tournament competition and ‘open gaming’ are not limited only to wargames. Quite the contrary, various types of old and new titles are all part of the WBC Convention experience. Thus, for anyone who enjoys almost any type of board gaming, the convention is large enough to offer a broad menu of both conflict simulations and multi-player social gaming that — new attendees will quickly discover — suit virtually any competitive taste. Nor is the convention aimed strictly at long-time (hard-core) participants in the hobby. Instead, players who make the trek to Lancaster will all find that there are abundant opportunities for the young and not-so-young, and for both inexperienced and seasoned players to enjoy their favorite titles in a matchless gaming environment.

The WBC Convention only comes around once a year; so, if you can possibly find a way to get to Lancaster during the first part of August, I strongly recommend that you do so; I absolutely guarantee that, if you enjoy gaming, you’ll have a great time.

To find out more about this year’s WBC Convention, visit the website.


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