Normally at Gencon I go for playing Dungeons and Dragons with strangers. But it's disheartening to pass by all the crowded rooms watching people playing an assortment of games. i feel like I'm missing out on some of the best parts of the con!
Are there games that I should try that are a must for Gencon? I hear Cattan and Call of Cthulu are very popular. There aren't very many games I wouldn't try, but it's hard to figure out what I like when all I have to go off of is a list in a catalog and a description.
What are your preferred games when you go to the con? What is fun for you, and what do you recommend that someone who's never played before try out?