My son Alex and I went to our first X-Wing competition today, organised by a local games shop in our neighbourhood called "Mi Tesoro" (= Gollum's "my precious" in Spanish). This a small but extremely well-supplied shop run by brothers Juan and Josema, two very nice chaps and where my son spends his Friday evenings after school playing Magic.
|Alex with Juan, owner of Mi tesoro|
Nonetheless, we had a lot of fun, the games were very friendly and all the participants were happy to share tactics and squadron formation ideas with us, so at the end of the day I think we significantly moved ahead in our learning curve.
Furthermore, Alex is now fully engaged in the game (a victory for the father!) to the extent that he decided to invest his monthly allowance in the recently released Slave 1 model.
Given the shop's space constraints, we could not use our game mat which attracted a lot of attention and good comments from the participants, as well as our recently acquired card box, both made by Lex Stormwalker, a Spanish X-Wing aficionado, blogger and entrepreneur with an interesting online shop.
Now some photos from the three games played...
... and the winners with Víctor, from Edge Games Spain (the official distributor in our country)