To finish up our spring we had one more expo to go – Play Modena in Italy. Race to the North Pole was still fairly unknown in the pasta-country, but we decided it’s time to make a change to that. We booked a trip to Modena for 4 days along with a pallet of Race to the North Pole -games!
Our hotel was located very near the expo place. And it was a really weird experience – in a positive way. I’d like to spoil all the fun the place had to offer, but it’s something you have to see for yourself, so I’ll just add a picture from hotel so you can find your way there (Hotel Villino Della Flanella). Trust me, if you’re ever in the neighborhood, book the suite. It’s worth it. Also, it has a really kick ass restaurant right in its backyard.
This time we had our own booth, as it was hosted by Casa Europa. We had sent our game prior to the event to our awesome demo team fro the Goblins of Venice and they had learned to quirks of R2NP well beforehand, which was a pleasant surprise for us. So on Friday we could actually concentrate on networking and preparing for the weekend.
The Friday night we demoed the game in the local board gaming club (TreEmme). Great wines, great company and funny games. Our weekend couldn’t have started in a better way!
Saturday and Sunday we were busy demoing the game. Race to the North Pole was sold in one stand and just as in Essen, the game was selling like hot cakes. The event itself was really fun. The feeling was really relaxed and people were taking it easy and just having fun. It wasn’t nearly as crowded as Spiel or Festiva Des Jeux was, but there were still loads of people.
Hopefully we’ll be able to attend the event also in the years to come. We made a lot of new friends and it would surely be awesome to meet them also in the future!