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DellCon | Maven Games
I’m away this weekend at a rather unusual convention called DellCon. It’s hosted by the UK’s first boardgame B&B: The Dell House. Located in the Malvern Hills, which is designated as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”, it is unsurprisingly set in very picturesque surroundings. DellCon is unusual for a few reasons. Firstly, there are only 16 people in attendance. Although the B&B itself can house more than 16 people, the numbers are intentionally kept low to allow people to get to know each other well and to provide perfect numbers for gaming. Another unusual feature is that food is provided for everyone, for the whole weekend. Meals are communal and really help you make friends and relax. Sound interesting? Let me tell you all about it… Malvern is a spa town set in a gorgeous part of the Worcestershire countryside, not too far from Wales. It is very hilly; climbing the local Malvern Hills gives you a great view of the surrounding area. The town itself is full of quaint shops from second-hand bookshops, to New Age supplies, to vegan health stores. Walking around the narrow streets is a very pleasant experience that seems to hold a new surprise...