Junacon V 12.-13.4 Turku

Junacon V tulla puksuttaa tuttuun lokaatioon Turussa, eli vanhat sijaintitiedot pitävät paikkansa. Valitettavasti nämä sivut  ovat nousseet höyryveturiin, joten menee vielä tovi ennen kuin ne ovat laiturilla. 

Junacon V, the 5th improved edition will be held at the familiiar location at Turku. The old location information is still accurate. Unfortunately these pages have taken the steam train and it will take a while for them to arrive.

Junacon IV is almost here!

The Finnish Board Game Association and Stoori Game Club proudly present the fourth JunaCon. This is the event for North European train game enthusiasts (Juna is Finnish for Train). You are very welcome to join us at T-House party room, located at Nummenmäki city district at the beautiful city of Turku. The address for the venue is Vanha Hämeentie 29. It can be easily reached from main Turku train-station by taking train towards Helskinki and disembarking the train at Kupittaa. You can also take bus number 2 from ”Kauppatori”.

The event starts at 2nd of March at 10:00am and ends on 3rd of March at 06:00pm. The ticket sales are open daily from 10.00am to 06:00pm but the games may continue later at evening. The tickets are 10€ for the whole weekend or 5€ if you are member of the Finnish Board Game Association (the membership fee is 5€ and can be paid on premises).

The entrance for T-house party-room is on the Karjakuja-street side, which also has some parking spaces.

The games are provided mainly by participants and you can take a peek what is offered, prebook a game or offer a game with ”Vimpeli”.

(Lisätietoja Suomeksi seuran foorumilta ja alasivulta)

Kiitos!

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.

JunaCon III Ticket to Ride tournament

Credit: Laurel

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.

JunaCon III details anounced

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.

JunaCon II – Day 2

Day 2 of our little event has come and passed, closing it in a great way. There was the Ticket to Ride tournament, in which 16 people competed, with Tommi Lantta being the winner for the 2nd time in a row. Congratulations Tommi, and thank you to all who participated!!!

Today there was also some other Ticket to Ride games being played, including the new Alvin & Dexter expansion. On the heavier side of things, some more 18XX was played, in addition to a variety of other games, ranging from Von Kapf bis Kairo to On The Underground and more.

In all, 46 people attended JunaCon II, which was slightly more than JunaCon I. There was also a small monetary profit, which will be donated to the Suomen Lautapeliseura (the Finnish board game society). We hope everyone had a good time, and we would like to welcome you back again for JunaCon III, tentatively due to be held sometime in February-March 2012.

From the organisers, and the Stoori game club, a warm and sincere thank you!
Aleksi, Antti, Jari, Mikko, Teppo & Iraklis


P.S.: Many thanks also to Jukka for the event poster, Taneli for the math trade, Emmi & Jeremy for the breakfast buns and to all the people that took a shift at the front desk.

JunaCon II – Day 1

A more detailed report will be posted later, but for now we can say that the first day of JunaCon II was a great success! Many people attended, as many as in both days of JunaCon I. Thus, we expect tomorrow to surpass last year’s total, and have another great day of gaming.

Among the day’s events were several 18XX games being played, an Age of Steam tournament, and a lot of fun moments experienced with all sorts of games. Also played were many different Ticket to Ride games, Freight Train, On the Underground, Railroad Tycoon, Station Manager, RailRoad and more.

Thank you to all our visitors and sponsors, and we will see you again tomorrow!