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Boardgame Holidays | Maven Games
I went on holiday last week to France. This wasn’t any ordinary holiday however. I was staying at a static caravan park, along with 100 or so other attendees, and we were there for the express purpose of playing boardgames all week! It was my first experience of a boardgaming holiday and I was a little nervous spending an entire week with a bunch of people I’d never met before. I knew two of them (a bit) before going, but everyone else was new to me. Is it an experience I’d recommend? Would I go again? Let me tell you about it… Ten years ago, boardgame holidays were unheard of (at least to me). In recent years though, they seem to be cropping up more and more. This particular one is based at Le Pas Opton on the west coast of France. One thing that attracted me to it was that it wasn’t just boardgaming. They had a range of sports facilities, a swimming pool, a bar and cafe/restaurant, plus the opportunity to go out and visit the nearby seaside town of Saint Gilles. The place is self-catering and after a challenging trip to local supermarkets to find food that...