As usual, the Harford Area Weekly Kriegspielsers ran several games focusing on kids at Historicon. Below is a quick rundown on some of them.
Navies for Kids Giveaway
Buck Surdu ran a game in which a group of kids were given a box full of boats and other materials. They then chose sales for a stack of patterns and colored them. Then we helped them hot glue the sails to the masts. With a set of rules designed for this game, we ran a naval action pitting side A against side B. When the game was over, the kids took hope their two decorated boats, two more the assemble, rules, dice, measuring sticks, a sea cloth, and everything they would need to run the game at home for their buddies.
Armies for Kids Giveaway
We worked all year through a series of club painting days and other events to build six complete sets of armies (one French and one Prussian) for a 15mm Franco-Prussian War giveaway. As in previous years, the kids played the game and then each went home with a French Army, a Prussian Army, terrain, dice, tape measures, and a ground cloth.
Chris Johnson’s Award-Winning ACW Kids’ Game
Chris was presented an award from the convention staff for this kids’ game.
Eric Schlegel’s Award-Winning ACW Kid’s Game
Duncan Adams’ Lionheart Game for Kids
Geoff Graff’s Award-Winning Lego Pirate Game for Kids
This has been a perennial favorite in the HAWKs rooms for many years. Geoff never fails to keep the kids entertained and engaged!