Whose Turn 2019 was a record-breaking year in so many ways! This year’s event saw a record 380 friends coming together at the Durham Convention Center. We had more Play To Win games (51) than ever (thank you, sponsors!), our first year with three official tournaments, and raised $1000, in our first ever Silent Auction, for the amazing new Gamers’ Outreach initiative.
Most importantly, our attendees reporting having a wonderful time gaming with friends!
Each year, our attendees also vote both on the Hot Games and their Favorite Game.
This year’s Top Five Hot Games (the games attendees saw getting the most play), in order of their finish in the voting, were:
- Space Base
- Azul – Stained Glass of Sintra
- (tie) Terraforming Mars & Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig
I think the only surprise at the top, is that Wingspan didn’t hit 100%. Still, 97.62% of survey respondents said that it was one of the most played games at Whose Turn. That percentage is unheard of at Whose Turn. Even when Azul was the obvious choice last year, it only hit about 82%.
The other interesting thing about this list is that Terraforming Mars INSISTED on being a part of it for the THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR by pulling into a tie for 5th place!!
Next up are this year’s favorites. These are the games attendees reported they most enjoyed playing. Each of the following received at least four mentions and are in order with most mentions at the top.
For the third year in a row, we have a double whammy winner, as Wingspan, tops this list as well! Not surprising, as surely people had to be enjoying it for it to be on over a dozen tables at once multiple times during the con!
This is also a NEW RECORD for number of votes received by a single game in this category. 20% of survey respondents said Wingspan was their favorite game of the entire con!
Can’t wait to get together with everyone again in 2020!