Whether it was amassing wealth for your Renaissance-era country, refighting the French and Indian War or having the last Federation starship standing after fierce battles, the Council of Five Nations Gaming Convention had something for everybody.
Gamers of all types flocked to Proctors for the 31st annual convention, which is one of the oldest gaming conventions in the country. About 225 people attended the three-day event, according to Schenectady Wargamers Association President David Cheng.
“We offer a balance of different types of games — role-playing, miniature and board games. We have a general appeal to the gaming community,” Cheng said.
At one table, a group was acting out the French and Indian War by drawing cards and placing their troops strategically on the game board. The cards determined what happened to your troops — for example getting lost in the forest or successfully completing a battle.
“I like doing the games where you do learn a little of history about what happened,” said 10-year-old Michael Rosenbloom of Niskayuna.
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