Sponsors: Mayday Games

Mayday Games is providing us with the 1st place prize for the Ticket to Ride tournament, a Premium Wooden Train Token Set. It is 450 wooden trains in 9 colours that are the same size as Ticket to Ride plastic trains. They come in 5 different types, which certainly adds to the enjoyment of the game.

The company is based in Utah, USA, and deals in board game bits, card sleeves, crokinole boards as well as board games. They are famous for sleeves that fit 7 Wonders, premium wooden toys and animeeples for Agricola.

We thank Mayday for their generosity and quality bits!

Sponsors: Lautapelit.fi

The next sponsor we would like to present is Lautapelit.fi – they have kindly provided us with various games to be given away at the event, and we thank them for their generosity.

Lautapelit.fi Oy is a Finnish company founded in 1996 to import, wholesale and retail games. It publishes top, usually award winning games from around the world for Nordic markets.

Games published by Lautapelit.fi have won several game of the year prizes in the Nordic region and include such hits as Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Bohnanza, TransEuropa, Modern Art and Dominion.

Their store can be found at Salomonkatu 5 in central Helsinki.

Sponsors: VR

Hello all,

the list of event sponsors is now final. They are:

  • VR, Finland’s state railway company
  • Lautapelit.fi, the premier board game retailer, publisher and distributor in the Nordic countries
  • Mayday Games, a board game accessory designer and distributor based in Utah, USA

In the next few posts, we will present our sponsors and talk about how they are helping us with JunaCon.

VR is kindly providing us with the space to hold the event, a large space in Turku’s central railway station. VR stands for Valtionrautatiet (”State railways”) and is the state-owned railway company in Finland. It is practically the sole provider of rail transportation for freight and passengers, but also owns a bus line and a road cargo company.

Finland's railway network

The rail network connects all the major cities in Finland, a country of very low population density and therefore unsuited for commuter rail. Express passenger & freight trains run between population centres as well as to Russia and Sweden.

VR’s Sm3 Pendolino train that is used on routes to & from Helsinki found itself on the cover of the Finnish version of TransEuropa, which incidentally will be one of the prizes awarded for our Ticket to Ride tournament.

For more on VR, visit their website or this Wikipedia page, which was the primary source for this post.