I left Toledo eventually, and arrived in Richfield, OH right around noon.
Walking into a room full of strangers is never the most comfortable thing for me to do, but I was fortunate to be pulled into a game with 3 great people.
The first game we played was 'Belfort'. Normally, I do not really like worker placement games (Puerto Rico, Agricola), but I do enjoy area control games. This game is really a well balanced game the involves both and works quite well. You have a pool of dwarves and elves that you use to get resources - the resources are used to buy buildings, and you place your buildings in the 5 districts to get majority control and victory points. There are also gnomes that you can purchase to unlock additional functions for most of the buildings. This is definitely on my list of games to buy.
We took a lunch break and then played the game 'Revolution'. I remember playing this some time ago for some reason. It is a neat game where you are using tokens representing Blackmail, Force, or Bribes to influence people into supporting you revolutionary group. There is an area control aspect as well. Click on the link above to BGG.com to read a better explanation than I could ever come up with. Somehow, I did manage to win this game.
The North Coast Gamers really had this planned well. There were over 60 games on the raffle table - unfortunately, I did not win a thing. There was also a huge table of games there were given away to one lucky winner - alas, that was also not me.