Kevin & Elizabeth (and family) have been playing modern boardgames for twenty+ years and have a large collection. We also have a ridiculously spacious home which we run as a B&B. We've put these together to form the DellCons; small & friendly residential games weekends several times a year.
A sample playlist (DellCon 1) would be Powergrid, Hanging Gardens, Trans America, Coloretto, Bucket King, Clans, Linie 1, Medici, Suburbia, La Isla, Puerto Rico, Terra Mystica, Ticket to Ride, Splendour, Strozzi, Evo, 7 Wonders, Torres, Medici, Durch die Wüste, Stone Age...
We've finished the spring season for 2017 and have not yet decided on dates for the three for the Autumn season. Expect dates to be a weekend in each of October and November, and one in September or December.
If you want to put a vote in for a particular weekend, or just want to go on our mailing list, do let us know.
Prices listed here are for the season just gone. They are unlikely to change, but we reserve that right.
The success of the first DellCon meant that we quickly decided to keep these 'little and often', keeping the numbers low such that we can share meals, become friends, and still have several gaming tables on the go.
Places are very limited. A simple, fair and commercially viable booking process is a bit of a nightmare of game design which we are still refining. There are two phases. The first phase ends on what we've called the Early Booking Deadline.
Before the deadline you can book a full residential weekend or go on a waiting list for other options.
After the deadline we allocate remaining space to those on the waiting lists.
The deadline is typically 4 weeks before the event to give enough time for people to make any weekend arrangements after they know if they have a ticket.
You cannot book a specific room (but see below). You book a 'Single', 'Double' or 'Twin' room. After the deadline the best appropriate room will be allocated to the first person who booked, and so on in booking order
The one exception to this allocation order is that if, before the deadline, you book extra nights either side of DellCon you can cherry-pick which B&B room you want for the weekend.
A weekend gaming ticket is £35 per-person which includes meals and refreshments, but not accommodation or breakfast.
Accommodation & breakfast prices are per-room not per-person. See below for details.
Regardless of all the above, the Friday evening is open to all, for free
Before the deadline you can only book a residential weekend i.e. a gaming ticket per person and two nights accommodation but you can put your name down on the waiting lists for weekend non-residential tickets, one-day tickets and one-night stays.
|Room Capacity||Max Number||Room/night
for 2 nights
|One night stay
Full B&B service, cooked breakfast, etc.
Bonus: Pick your DellCon room
|Single||x3||£50||£60||£60 (Yellow room)|
One double bed
|x5||£70||£85||£95 (Red room)
£85 (Blue room)
Two Single beds
|x2||£70||£85||£85 (Green room)|
Double + Single bed
Booking earlier will get you a better quality room; starting with the en-suite B&B rooms and moving down to bedrooms with shared facilities, in the apartments. The discount from our usual rates reflects that there's no cooked breakfast and that the rooms won't be serviced over the weekend.
Those on the waiting lists have their places confirmed according to the then available space, with priority going to one-night stays, then weekend non-residents, then one-day tickets.
If there is space left anywhere, it's first-come first-served.
|Weekend Resident||Weekend non-resident||Friday night||Saturday ticket||Sunday ticket|
|Friday||4 hours gaming: 7pm to 11pm||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Tea, coffee, etc.||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Saturday||Breakfast - cereal, juice, toast, fruit||✔|
|11 hours gaming: 10am to 11pm
Tea, coffee, etc.
|Lunch - fresh warm home-made bread & cheeses, salad, etc.||✔||✔||✔|
|Evening meal - pizza, side salad, pudding||✔||✔||✔|
|Sunday||Breakfast as above||✔|
|6 hours gaming from 10am to 4pm(ish)
Tea, coffee, etc.
|Lunch - fresh bread, quiche, salad, etc.||✔||✔||✔|
|£35 + room||£35||Free||£24||£12|
Email or phone us to check availability. To confirm a booking we require a non-refundable deposit of £50 per room please. The date the deposit is paid is the date used in the allocation of rooms. The remainder can be paid during the event. We can take cash, credit/debit card or bank transfer.
It's simplest if you just email us. Residents will have first priority for the limited places; then weekend non-residents, then one-day visitors, otherwise it's first-come-first-served. Payment will be due when we've confirmed your place.
Please feel free to phone or email us if you've any questions.
There is a Facebook page for DellCon for discussion and updates.
Our "B&B" Terms and conditions, including the cancellation terms, apply to all attendees. Please read the extra section at the bottom of that page.
Some rooms, especially the self-catering, may get booked by normal people; suddenly reducing the number of available rooms. Decisions on room allocation are ours alone.
We reserve the right to bend rules where it seems right to do so.