Auckland Games Fair 2024 Recap

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Mike Haught

Games Fair 2024 is a wrap! As with previous years, the event was hosted by the New Zealand Cancer Society, so the event’s proceeds went to a worthy cause. We absolutely love attending this event because it allows us to connect with the community, show off the game and art of Sorcery, and teach new sorcerers all about how to contest realms, all while supporting a terrific cause.

At the event, we had a small booth set up where we could talk with passers-by, run some learn-to-play games, and even sneakily reveal an Arthurian Legends art piece. There were also two 16-player draft events on the weekend, with Erik himself in attendance on Sunday. We had Sorcery games running from the minute the doors opened on Saturday morning all the way to the bitter end where curious security personnel came to see the game just before politely asking us to pack up on Sunday evening. It was truly an epic weekend of games!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to play games, trade cards, and hang out with us! We had a tremendous amount of fun meeting you all and sharing our mutual love of Sorcery. Over 1700 people came to the Games Fair to experience all sorts of games, including board games, RPGs, wargames, and importantly for us, TCGs. This volume of eager gamers meant that players were able to contest a bewildering 160 realms (i.e. games) during the course of the weekend! More than half of those were learn-to-play games, thanks in no small part to our tireless volunteers and staff manning those stations. We’d love to extend our warmest thanks to Darryl, “Auckland” Nick, Kevin, and “Rumple” Nick for volunteering over the weekend to help teach new players and run the draft events. Your help was an essential part of the weekend’s success! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We are very much looking forward to next year’s event, so be sure to add it to your calendar and we’ll see you there!

Total Games Played: Approx 160

Total Raised for Charity: Approx. $1700NZD

Total Fire Alarm Evacuations: 1

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