You Can Never Have Too Much Orkfest

I promised after last week’s trip down Orkfest memory lane that I would tell you more about what we did at this year’s Orkfest.

I suppose for starters, these is a shot of most of the board games that made it to North Carolina for our gathering this year.

GamePile

I don’t really know when this tradition started, but one of our members, Atherin, started bringing buttons with the Orkfest logo on them (we also have t-shirts … logo made by another one of our members, Brasse!).  Each time someone wins a game, they get a small button.  Over the course of the week, whoever wins the most buttons gets a prize.  One year we even had a rock-paper-scissors-lizard-spock tournament to help decide the winner.  And just for fun.  My husband won this year, but I was happy to collect about six buttons.

Here are some of the games I really enjoyed playing over the course of the week (not in any order):

1)  Space Alert

SpaceAlert

2)  Star Trek Catan

3)  Goblins

4)  Mice & Mystics

MiceAndMystics

5)  Telestrations

Telestrations3

6)  Suburbia

7)  Takenoko

8)  Trajan

9)  Smart Ass

10)  Kingsburg

While a large portion of the day time gets taken up with board games, or reading, or hanging out by the pool, or sometimes napping, the evenings involve a lot of drinking.  And the entire thing involves a lot of eating.  We had two wonderful people who like to cook and spent a lot of time in the kitchen making yummy noms, such as mozzarella sticks, buffalo chicken dip, stuffed mushrooms, fajitas, cakes, bacon, cinnamon rolls … the list goes on. We owe these ladies a LOT, else us lazy geeks would surely have starved!  Thanks, Suzanne and Kim!

SuzanneKimCooking

We used the hot tub and pool a lot, and rarely without a drink in hand.

DrinkGroup

We played a lot of Artemis, which is a Star Trek space simulation video game that can be played by 6 players.  I think one of the main things we learned is to not let drunk people drive the ship …

ViewingOfFoxVideo

We watched some You Tube videos, especially the Ylvis “What Does the Fox Say?” video.  Probably about 8 times.  It was hilarious to hear the chorus of 18 voices shout “Ring-ding-ding-deding-deding-ding-ding!”.  And at one point there was some attempt at dancing.

WhatDoesTheFoxSay

We celebrated September birthdays, including the big 5-0 for Linda!  Suzanne made some pretty epic cakes – skull, world travel, yellow flying spaghetti monster (even though Dan and half the monster are hanging off the edge of the picture), steampunk octopus, and goat mountain!  We watched a memento video from last year’s Orkfest along with a tribute video for 50 Years of Brasse.

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The last two years we have started a theme day.  When we were out in Vegas it was Tiki Night.  This year we celebrated Pirate Day, complete with a treasure chest pinata (hiding candy and plastic mini bottles), eye patches, tatoos, hats, bandanas, and of course rum, beer, and other piratey drinks.

PirateDayJenSteveLindaSkully

Yar!  Drink up me hearties, yo ho!  I don’t remember the name of this pirate themed beer, but it was good.  Hard to see in this shot, but I am wearing the Orkfest t-shirt, which is also pirate themed with a nice ork skull.

It was a fantastic week, full of lots of good memories!  Thanks to all the Inn Mates for making it another wonderful year of Orkfest!

 

2 comments for “You Can Never Have Too Much Orkfest

  1. October 10, 2013 at 8:05 am

    The only game in that pile that I recognize is Chutes and Ladders! I fail. Well, technically I recognize Catan, but I haven’t actually played, so I suppose it doesn’t count. Glad y’all had so much fun. Suzanne’s cakes are impressive.

     
    • Tyraenna
      October 10, 2013 at 8:40 am

      We can fix that Catan problem you know 😉 I agree with you on Suzanne’s cakes … I couldn’t ever do those fancy things!

       

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