JunaCon III concluded, and it was a blast!
Thank you to all that came from all over Finland to play and have fun, it was great having you here! Between String Railway, Steam and 18XX, there were dozens of games to choose from. Congratulations to Tommi Lantta, who triumphed in the Ticket to Ride tournament for the third straight time!
We hope to see you again next year during JunaCon IV, tentatively scheduled for February-March 2013.
We will again this year attempt to run a tournament for the popular Days of Wonder game, Ticket to Ride.
Ticket to Ride has been the ”gateway game” for many around the world, has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and is one of the most fun train-themed games around. Days of Wonder, the publisher organised a World Championship with preliminary rounds in many countries (although, sadly, not Finland), which culminated in the finals in Paris, with the winner receiving a set of 45 golden trains and a trip on the Orient-Express.
It was that event that inspired us to host the first tournament in JunaCon I, and we hope to repeat that this year. For more, please visit the TTR Tournament page.
This year, we’re on a boat!
JunaCon III is going the non-traditional route, and will be held at S/S Bore, Turku’s newest and hottest venue for train boardgaming this year. We can now confirm that on the weekend of March 24-25 Turku will be filled with the happy cries of Age of Steamers, the witty banter of Ticket to Riders and the stoic thinking of 18XXers.
The Ticket to Ride tournament is happening again this year, in a much more quick (and unforgiving) knock-out format, as long as enough players sign up.
We’ll have more news as they happen, but feel free to comment or contact us with questions.