152 people gathered at across two days at Hawke's Bay Con to play games and raise money for Taradale Intermediate.

The event, which is in its second year, sees people of all ages gather and play board games as a fundraiser for the school.

Hannah Chapman, Ashleigh Nixon, David Nixon and Jamie Chapman, visiting from Palmerston North, playing Coal Baron at Hawke's Bay Con. Photo/Duncan Brown
Hannah Chapman, Ashleigh Nixon, David Nixon and Jamie Chapman, visiting from Palmerston North, playing Coal Baron at Hawke's Bay Con. Photo/Duncan Brown

Organiser Denis Phoenix said a variety of games were played, from classics to more modern ones.

"Settlers of Catan is a good classic example, a lot of people know about that game.

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"There's co-operative games, for example there's a game where you ... try and fight a virus to save the world.

"There are obviously competitive types of games, then there are social deception types of games."

In these games people have secret identities and you have to work out whose who.

They were unsure how much money they had raised at this point, but guessed it was going to be about $300.