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Friday, October 4
 

12:00pm

Hats, Point Salad, and Draftosaurus (Small Games)
Limited Capacity full
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In Hats, two to four players compete to acquire the most outstanding hats by exchanging cards in hand with cards on the tea table board. Each card exchange influences how each hat is scored. Naturally, at the end of the game, the player with the highest score will be declared the maddest!
To play, everyone draws nine cards. You take your turn by performing one of the following two actions:
  • Exchange hats — Play a single card from your hand face up and exchange it with one of the same type (color) from the tea table board or exchange it for a card of any type but of a lower value. Add the card exchanged from the tea table board to your collection by placing it face up in front of you.
  • Create a black hat — Play a single card face down in front of you to add it to your collection as a black hat. Each black hat in a player's collection at game's end is worth 1 point.

Point Salad is a fast and fun card drafting game for the whole family. There are over 100 ways to score points. Players may use a variety of strategies and every game of Point Salad is unique!
Cards come in six different types of veggies, and the back of each card has a different scoring method. So for instance, one scoring method may award 2 points for every carrot you have, but deduct a point for every onion. By drafting combinations of veggies and point cards that work for your strategy, you can amass the most points and win.

Your goal in Draftosaurus is to have the dino park most likely to attract visitors. To do so, you have to draft dino meeples and place them in pens that have some placement restrictions. Each turn, one of the players roll a die and this adds a constraint to which pens any other player can add their dinosaur.
Draftosaurus is a quick and light drafting game in which you don't have a hand of cards that you pass around (after selecting one), but a bunch of dino meeples in the palm of your hand.



GMs
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Gloryhoundd

Live Host, Content Creator, GloryHoundd Productions
Steve Jackson Games Live Host. Director and Producer of GloryHoundd Productions Videocast Series, Gaming Addict, Professional Game Demonstrator, Entertainer, Writer.


Friday October 4, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Catalina-Gloryhoundd

2:00pm

Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies
Limited Capacity seats available

Visit the Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies booth in the vendor area and play a hand or two.  From there, you can enter the charity tournament on Saturday evening, and win great prizes!!

THZ is an adventure card game which blends poker strategy with role-playing elements. Players spend rounds of game play betting their chips (life) on winning poker hands, collecting much needed item cards, and killing monsters. Each round, players compete to play these zombies against the other players. Unless you have the right item cards to kill them, barricade against them, or lure them back against the players who sent them, the undead will eat at your chip stacks. A game is won by the player who best masters the knowledge of suited card play, reading people, weapon and defense item card combinations, and a bit of good ole fashioned luck!

Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-C2

2:00pm

Dreadbound
Limited Capacity full
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2-4 player strategy survival board-game. Players select characters with unique skills that combine with limited supplies to push back waves of advancing creature enemies.


Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-02
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

Carpe Diem
Limited Capacity full
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The players slip into the role of rich patricians in ancient Rome. Everyone is trying to build a lucrative city district to score as many prestige points as possible. The novel way to get to the individual buildings of a district combined with a large variety of score cards make for an unusual game with a large number of strategies. From the successful designer, Stefan Feld.


Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-08

2:00pm

Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Limited Capacity full
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In the tile-laying game Castles of Mad King Ludwig, players are tasked with building an amazing, extravagant castle for King Ludwig II of Bavaria...one room at a time. You see, the King loves castles, having built Neuschwanstein (the castle that inspired the Disney theme park castles) and others, but now he's commissioned you to build the biggest, best castle ever — subject, of course, to his ever-changing whims. Each player acts as a building contractor who is adding rooms to the castle he's building while also selling his services to other players.

In the game, each player starts with a simple foyer. One player takes on the role of the Master Builder, and that player sets prices for a set of rooms that can be purchased by the other players, with him getting to pick from the leftovers after the other players have paid him for their rooms. When a room is added to a castle, the player who built it gains castle points based on the size and type of room constructed, as well as bonus points based on the location of the room. When a room is completed, with all entranceways leading to other rooms in the castle, the player receives one of seven special rewards.

After each purchasing round, a new player becomes the Master Builder who sets prices for a new set of rooms. After several rounds, the game ends, then additional points are awarded for achieving bonus goals, having the most popular rooms, and being the most responsive to the King's demands, which change each game. Whoever ends up with the most castle points wins.


Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pima A1-Library

2:00pm

Egizia
Limited Capacity full
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CLASSIFICATION EDIT
Type
Strategy
Category
Ancient
Farming
Mechanisms
Card Drafting
Time Track
Worker Placement
Family
Country: Egypt
Reimplemented By
Egizia: Shifting Sands

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The players are builders in Ancient Egypt, competing to get the most fame building different monuments requested by the Pharaoh (the Sphinx, the Obelisk, the Temple, and the Pyramid).

The game lasts 5 turns. In each turn, the players place their pawns on the board, along the banks of the Nile, getting the advantages shown on each square. On the right bank there are fixed squares where the players may get workers, improve their mercantile capabilities, influence the floods (and thus the fertility of the fields) and reserve the right to build the monuments (that are built only after all the placements are done). On the left bank the players may take cards that are deployed randomly on the 10 squares at the start of each turn; some of these cards are kept until the end of the game (cultivable fields, stone quarries, deities granting special advantages), while others are discarded after the use and offer multiple immediate advantages.

In Egizia, the twist on the worker placement mechanic is that the players must place their pawns following the course of the Nile, moving northwards (from the top to the bottom of the board, that is seen from the Mediterranean Sea). In this way, each placement not only blocks the opponents from choosing the same square (except monuments, where multiple players are always allowed), but also forces the player to place his remaining pawns only on the squares below the one he just occupied (note that "pawns" are placed, since "workers" are one of the resources of the game, like grain and stones).

When the placement phase is over, the workers of the players must be fed with the grain produced in the fields. The production of each field is based on the floods of the Nile, so some fields may not give grain each turn. If a player has not enough grain for all his workers, he has to buy it with Victory Points (the ratio is better for players with improved mercantile capabilities, recorded on a specific track on the board).

After that, stones are received from the owned quarries and used to build the monuments (if the right to do was reserved earlier) along with the workers.

When the game ends, the points scored during the game (mainly building the monuments) are added to the bonuses obtained fulfilling certain conditions on the Sphinx cards. Whoever has the highest total is the winner.


Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-12

2:00pm

Mexica
Limited Capacity full
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Mexica plots the development of the city of Tenochtitlan on an island in Lake Texcoco. Players attempt to partition it into districts, place buildings, and construct canals.

This is the IELLO version which looks stunning as the game progress

GMs
avatar for Mark Stoxen

Mark Stoxen

I enjoy a wide variety of heavy strategy games, big noisy dice chucking war games, and old school 2nd Edition AD&D. Enjoy 3D printing accessories to Jazz up my games.


Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-15

2:00pm

Ticket to Ride: 10th Anniversary edition
Limited Capacity full
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In Ticket to Ride, players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.


Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-17

2:00pm

Tiny Epic Western
Limited Capacity full
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The West is growing day by day, and you’re looking to stake your claim. To win, you have to gamble your relationships with the most powerful bosses in town to win influence. This influence comes in many forms: Law, Money and Force. If you’re clever enough, you’ll be able to take claim over the buildings in the evergrowing boomtowns and gain powerful abilities. At the end of the day, the boss who has the best combination of wit and bluff will become the most powerful tycoon in the Wild Wild West.


Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-01
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

Tribes: Dawn of Humanity
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience 30,000 years of civilization in 45 minutes: With Tribes: Dawn of Humanity, there is finally a civilization game in which you do not need to wait long for your turn. The players lead their tribes in short, fast turns through the early history of humanity to the Bronze Age. They settle unknown lands and extract valuable resources through which they in turn discover new tools and inventions. Who will best prepare their tribe against events such as natural disasters? Who will take the lead, and who will follow in the footsteps?
Each turn, a player selects an action from the action display: grow, explore, or move. The first action is always free, while additional ones cost valuable shells. The used action moves to the end and the next player takes another action. It is important to use your scarce shells cleverly.
The players start with a small tribe with the immediately surrounding area explored. They discover new land and send the members of their tribe out to discover valuable resources. These resources are needed for new inventions that bring victory points and improve your actions: become better at exploration, grow more tribe members, and move further. Who will be the most tactical leader and guide their tribe to victory?
This is a completely reworked edition of the game Tribes: Early Civilization released in 2017 with many changes.


Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-Gloryhoundd

2:00pm

Pulsar 2849
Limited Capacity full
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Game will take approximately 3 hours to teach and play.

It is the year 2849, and humanity has harnessed the power of the pulsars. Now we must find a way to distribute this power throughout the stars.

In this Euro-style game, players explore space, claim pulsars, and discover technologies that will help them build energy-distribution infrastructure on a cosmic scale. Dice are used to purchase actions, and players choose their dice from a communal pool. There are many paths to victory so you can blaze your own trail to a bright future.

Draft dice to explore the universe in Pulsar 2849. Game is only 8 rounds long.
Each round, roll dice based on the number of players, sort them based on their values, then draft dice to take actions.

Possible actions
□ Fly your survey ship
□ take a Gyrodyne
□ Develop a Pulsar
□ Build one or more energy transmitter vectors
□ Patent a technology
□ Buy a dice modifier
□ Complete a special project in your HQ and unlock Gate Run

Players score points each round based on what they've discovered and explored, and everyone has common goals that they want to achieve.


Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-03

2:00pm

Scythe
Limited Capacity filling up

It is a time of unrest in 1920s Europa. The ashes from the first great war still darken the snow. The capitalistic city-state known simply as “The Factory”, which fueled the war with heavily armored mechs, has closed its doors, drawing the attention of several nearby countries.

Scythe is an engine-building game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor. In Scythe, each player represents a character from one of five factions of Eastern Europe who are attempting to earn their fortune and claim their faction's stake in the land around the mysterious Factory. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.

Each player begins the game with different resources (power, coins, combat acumen, and popularity), a different starting location, and a hidden goal. Starting positions are specially calibrated to contribute to each faction’s uniqueness and the asymmetrical nature of the game (each faction always starts in the same place).

Scythe gives players almost complete control over their fate. Other than each player’s individual hidden objective card, the only elements of luck or variability are “encounter” cards that players will draw as they interact with the citizens of newly explored lands. Each encounter card provides the player with several options, allowing them to mitigate the luck of the draw through their selection. Combat is also driven by choices, not luck or randomness.

Scythe uses a streamlined action-selection mechanism (no rounds or phases) to keep gameplay moving at a brisk pace and reduce downtime between turns. While there is plenty of direct conflict for players who seek it, there is no player elimination.

Every part of Scythe has an aspect of engine-building to it. Players can upgrade actions to become more efficient, build structures that improve their position on the map, enlist new recruits to enhance character abilities, activate mechs to deter opponents from invading, and expand their borders to reap greater types and quantities of resources. These engine-building aspects create a sense of momentum and progress throughout the game. The order in which players improve their engine adds to the unique feel of each game, even when playing one faction multiple times.


Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-06

2:00pm

Pax Porfiriana
Limited Capacity filling up

Pax Porfiriana – Latin for "The Porfirian Peace" – refers to the 33-year reign of dictator Porfirio Díaz, who ruled Mexico with an iron hand until toppled by the 1910 Revolution.

As a rich businessman (Hacendado) in the turbulent pre-revolutionary borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico, players compete to build business empires of ranches, mines, rails, troops, and banks while subverting opponents with bandidos, Indians, and lawsuits.

GMs

Friday October 4, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-11
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

Heart of Crown
Limited Capacity full
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Heart of Crown is a deck building card game where players nominate and support a Princess in a race to take the throne! Players use tax revenue from their starting hand Farming Villages to purchase resources and support from the Market (card pool). By gaining territory, influence and even bribes throughout the game players collect Succession Points necessary to win the throne for their princess. The first player to obtain 20 Succession Points wins the game!

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Friday October 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-02
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies
Limited Capacity seats available

Visit the Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies booth in the vendor area and play a hand or two.  From there, you can enter the charity tournament on Saturday evening, and win great prizes!!

THZ is an adventure card game which blends poker strategy with role-playing elements. Players spend rounds of game play betting their chips (life) on winning poker hands, collecting much needed item cards, and killing monsters. Each round, players compete to play these zombies against the other players. Unless you have the right item cards to kill them, barricade against them, or lure them back against the players who sent them, the undead will eat at your chip stacks. A game is won by the player who best masters the knowledge of suited card play, reading people, weapon and defense item card combinations, and a bit of good ole fashioned luck!

Friday October 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-C2

4:00pm

Crown of Emara
Limited Capacity full
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Good times in the tiny kingdom of Emara: During the reign of King Thedorius the Wise, wars, uprisings, and other inconveniences became a thing of the past. Thedorius always cared more for the well-being of his subjects than for power or riches. Therefore, only the nobleman who is able to care for Emara's citizens as well as Thedorius himself did shall become Thedorius' successor and wear the Crown of Emara.
To test the skills of all aspirants, Thedorius and his counselors issue a challenge of practical use: Whoever can persuade the majority of the newly arrived citizens in the capital to support their claim shall become the future king of Emara. To achieve this, players have to cater to the citizens' needs and — most importantly — offer proper housing for everyone. This means that promoting the building activities in town will be one of the major tasks of the candidates.
Crown of Emara skillfully combines card actions with worker movement actions, allowing players to plan their turns carefully during their downtime. The two counselors available to every player move in two separate roundabouts, requiring players to optimize every move. Additionally, two scoring tracks lead to a multidimensional playstyle as only the lower score counts towards victory and thus both tracks have to be advanced equally.


Friday October 4, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-08

4:00pm

Die Tavernen im Tiefen Thal
Limited Capacity full
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This is the latest from Wolfgang Warsch.

In the village of Tiefenthal lies "The Tavern of the Deep Valley". There, all citizens from the area gather, but it's important to attract new, wealthy guests for only then is there enough money to expand the tavern, which will then lure nobles into the tavern as well. But which tavern expansion is best? Should you focus on money? Or rather ensure that the beer will keep flowing?

In Die Tavernen im Tiefen Thal, the challenge is to skillfully choose the dice and develop your personal deck of cards as profitably as possible. The game is structured with five modules so that your group can add extra levels of complexity as you become more familiar with the game.

GMs
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Mario Attilio

I love playing and teaching games. I’m also collector of board games. I love the beauty in the design combined with the beauty of the pieces and the artwork. It’s such a fun hobby.


Friday October 4, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-14
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

Montana: Heritage edition
Limited Capacity full
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Become a northwestern settler in 1851 Montana as you and other players take advantage of opportunity and settle the land. Recruit workers, gain goods, and build settlements as you tactically decide the best landscapes to occupy. Every action counts in this quick race-to-build game because the first player to build all of their settlements is the winner.


Friday October 4, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-13

4:00pm

Scoville
Limited Capacity seats available

The town of Scoville likes it hot! Very hot! That means they love their peppers – but they're too busy eating them to grow the peppers themselves. That's where you come in.

You've been hired by the town of Scoville to meet their need for heat. Your role as an employee of Scoville is to crossbreed peppers to create the hottest new breeds. You'll have to manage the auctioning, planting, and harvesting of peppers, then you'll be able to help the town by fulfilling their orders and creating new pepper breeds. Help make the town of Scoville a booming success! Let's get planting!

A round of Scoville consists of a blind auction, which determines player order, a planting phase, a harvesting phase, and a fulfillment phase. Each round, the players plant peppers in the fields. Throughout the game, the available opportunities for crossbreeding increase as more peppers are planted. When harvesting, players move their pawn through the fields, and whenever they move between two planted fields, they harvest peppers. If, for example, they harvest between fields of red and yellow peppers, they crossbreed those and harvest an orange pepper. Harvested peppers are then used to fulfill the town's peppery desires!


Friday October 4, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Pima A1-Library

4:00pm

Small World
Limited Capacity full
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In Small World, players vie for conquest and control of a world that is simply too small to accommodate them all. Small World is inhabited by a zany cast of characters such as dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs, and even humans, who use their troops to occupy territory and conquer adjacent lands in order to push the other races off the face of the earth.


Friday October 4, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-05

4:00pm

Tiny Epic Western
Limited Capacity full
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The West is growing day by day, and you’re looking to stake your claim. To win, you have to gamble your relationships with the most powerful bosses in town to win influence. This influence comes in many forms: Law, Money and Force. If you’re clever enough, you’ll be able to take claim over the buildings in the evergrowing boomtowns and gain powerful abilities. At the end of the day, the boss who has the best combination of wit and bluff will become the most powerful tycoon in the Wild Wild West.


Friday October 4, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-01
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

Fortress America
Limited Capacity filling up

Fortress America, originally part of Milton Bradley's Gamemaster series, depicts an alternate near-future in which all of the world attacks and invades the continental United States. From the west arrives hordes of Asian foes; from the south arrives a union of South American countries through Mexico, and from the east lands come legions of Soviets who have taken over all of Europe. America besieged has to rely on the remaining ground and air forces left in the country along with partisan uprisings to defend mom's apple pie.

Up to four players can play Fortress America, one player being the U.S. and up to three others controlling the invading units from a particular direction. Being a near future scenario, the units in the game include conventional infantry, APCs, hovertanks, helicopters, bombers, US partisan units, and special "Star Wars" laser relay systems that fire from space.

Original Milton Bradley version.

GMs
avatar for Mark Stoxen

Mark Stoxen

I enjoy a wide variety of heavy strategy games, big noisy dice chucking war games, and old school 2nd Edition AD&D. Enjoy 3D printing accessories to Jazz up my games.


Friday October 4, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Catalina-15

4:00pm

Reef Encounter
Limited Capacity full
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Coral themed area growth and management game. New coral tiles can overgrow existing tiles if they have superiority, but their relative powers can be changed or locked in place. consuming a cluster of coral is how to score points, but the first four tiles are not scored. Each coral tile is worth 1 to 5 points, depending on the superiority of each color at the end of the game.

Time: ~2.5 hours including teaching


Friday October 4, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Catalina-04
  • Content Rating Teen

5:00pm

Rochi, by James Ernest (w/Creator)
Designed for the second book in the Seer series by Sonia Lyris, Rochi is a new gambling game by James Ernest. Come play it with the creator and learn more about the game, its role in the book, and the upcoming Kickstarter campaign!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-19

5:00pm

Rochi, by James Ernest (w/Creator)
Limited Capacity full
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Designed for the second book in the Seer series by Sonia Lyris, Rochi is a new gambling game by James Ernest. Come play it with the creator and learn more about the game, its role in the book, and the upcoming Kickstarter campaign!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-18

7:00pm

Secrets of the Lost Tomb
Limited Capacity full
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Secrets of the Lost Tomb is a cooperative game of thrilling action-adventure and discovery. Players assume the roles of stalwart expedition members working together to investigate ancient mysteries, while surviving dangers and shielding humanity from the supernatural powers of The Tomb—an ancient vault filled with primeval powers perpetually struggling to be set free upon the world. Powers that mankind should never behold…

The Details:
Each of the game’s Scenario-Scripts has its own unique theme, flavor, and powerful boss monster bringing you into the rich and detailed world of The Tomb. Prepare to prevent the second coming of the Immortal Rhaz Azul, reject the Pharaoh with the Blue Eyes that’s not of this world… or battle against the Elder Forces of Hera’Thulhu sealing the magical portal preventing Cthulhu from enslaving mankind! Each script offers new challenges and rewards. There are many stories that await the players’ fateful choices leading them to thrilling adventures and cliffhangers!

Strategizing with allies against the challenging objective cards is vital to save the world from these untold adventures and misadventures that you will explore. During the Adventurer’s Phase, players take actions to progress through the Script, face Combat with monsters, complete Side-Quests and Personal Missions, revealing more details about the characters, all the while overcoming the hair-raising Trap Rooms and sensational Story Cards.

As you explore new rooms your world will fill with untold delights, with each step a new world and new civilization of fame or of infamy is revealed… From the Crypts of the Mayan Empire, to the Pyramids of Egypt, through the Temples of the Orient, to the Ruins of Ancient Greece… the world is yours for the taking and its secrets are yours for the knowing…

Dangers are everywhere as you encounter these breathtaking wonders… but so are the rewards. Lethal Weapons, Priceless Relics, and Enchanted Artifacts will help you survive each frantic step. You may face a gruesome monstrosity that will push you to the brink of death, however upon defeating that monster, you will feel re-invigorated to reach out for that Artifact of Immense power and press on facing all that The Tomb can throw at you. Tomb Cards send orders to lurking monsters to move and attack, spawn anew, apply mystical effects, and progress the Three-Tailed Comet … foretold by the ancients… whose end shall awaken and unleash the primordial evil… and if you're not ready to face it… you and your team will be Devoured as it ventures outward to decimate the world.

GMs
avatar for Drew Kallen-Keck

Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Friday October 4, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-IoG1

7:00pm

Secrets of the Lost Tomb
Secrets of the Lost Tomb is a cooperative game of thrilling action-adventure and discovery. Players assume the roles of stalwart expedition members working together to investigate ancient mysteries, while surviving dangers and shielding humanity from the supernatural powers of The Tomb—an ancient vault filled with primeval powers perpetually struggling to be set free upon the world. Powers that mankind should never behold…

The Details:
Each of the game’s Scenario-Scripts has its own unique theme, flavor, and powerful boss monster bringing you into the rich and detailed world of The Tomb. Prepare to prevent the second coming of the Immortal Rhaz Azul, reject the Pharaoh with the Blue Eyes that’s not of this world… or battle against the Elder Forces of Hera’Thulhu sealing the magical portal preventing Cthulhu from enslaving mankind! Each script offers new challenges and rewards. There are many stories that await the players’ fateful choices leading them to thrilling adventures and cliffhangers!

Strategizing with allies against the challenging objective cards is vital to save the world from these untold adventures and misadventures that you will explore. During the Adventurer’s Phase, players take actions to progress through the Script, face Combat with monsters, complete Side-Quests and Personal Missions, revealing more details about the characters, all the while overcoming the hair-raising Trap Rooms and sensational Story Cards.

As you explore new rooms your world will fill with untold delights, with each step a new world and new civilization of fame or of infamy is revealed… From the Crypts of the Mayan Empire, to the Pyramids of Egypt, through the Temples of the Orient, to the Ruins of Ancient Greece… the world is yours for the taking and its secrets are yours for the knowing…

Dangers are everywhere as you encounter these breathtaking wonders… but so are the rewards. Lethal Weapons, Priceless Relics, and Enchanted Artifacts will help you survive each frantic step. You may face a gruesome monstrosity that will push you to the brink of death, however upon defeating that monster, you will feel re-invigorated to reach out for that Artifact of Immense power and press on facing all that The Tomb can throw at you. Tomb Cards send orders to lurking monsters to move and attack, spawn anew, apply mystical effects, and progress the Three-Tailed Comet … foretold by the ancients… whose end shall awaken and unleash the primordial evil… and if you're not ready to face it… you and your team will be Devoured as it ventures outward to decimate the world.

GMs
avatar for Drew Kallen-Keck

Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Friday October 4, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-21

8:00pm

Capital City
Limited Capacity full
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Howdy, partners, and welcome to Capital City! In this fast-playing card game, you've got one year to help build the most famous town in all the West! Each season, the train brings in city slickers and kinfolk from the east to help you run your new businesses on Main Street. Hire your workers carefully, keeping in mind that members of the same family help each other reach success faster! Dollars are useful, but victory points (VPs) are like pure gold! At the end of the year, the player with the most VPs wins the game and becomes the new Mayor of Capital City! Bring home a little piece of the wild west today!

In more detail, players have four rounds represented by the seasons of the year to expand their Wild West town! First, they bid for player priority order for the current season. Next, they choose character cards from the train to put to work, then purchase building cards to form Main Street. Then, players attach character cards to the building cards to earn dollars or VPs! Attached characters are workers that provide bonuses to the current player and other players with characters from the same family! At the end of four seasons, the player with the most VPs wins! Yee-haw


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Catalina-16

8:00pm

Meeple Circus
Limited Capacity full
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Amusingly Crazy meeple stacking FUN!


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Catalina-04

8:00pm

Tanto Cuore: Winter Romance
Limited Capacity seats available

Ignite the fires of love to escape the cold of winter! As Master of the House in Tanto Cuore: Winter Romance, you will employ maids and the newly-introduced butlers and build up your mansion (deck) as they serve you.In Winter Romance your maids and butlers can mingle with those of other players and form couples that earn you more Victory Points. Japanime Games is proud to note that any combination of the sexes will create a couple! When the game ends, the player who has the most Victory Points from the cards in their mansion (deck) is the “Ultimate Master” and the winner of the game!

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Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Catalina-12
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Terra: Old West Edition
Limited Capacity full
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This is an old west retheme of Friedemann Friese's Terra. Would you know where the first wanted poster for Jesse James was posed? Would you know the year? Would you know the amount of the reward? Well, it's OK if you don't; because in "Terra: Old West Edition", close enough counts. Join the game an learn something about the golden age of the old west and maybe win a prize too.


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Catalina-05

8:00pm

Bargain Quest
Limited Capacity full
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Adventuring is a dangerous job, but someone's got to do it. Not us, of course, we're too busy making money!

Each round, we draft equipment to attract heroes to our stores. Once everyone has chosen one, we will sell them equipment to fight the monster. We score points based on their performance in the fight. Use the profits to hire employees or perform upgrades in your shop. After the heroes defeat 3 monsters, whoever has the most points wins!

The Black Market expansion will also be available if the table wants to use it.


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-06

8:00pm

GoodCritters
Limited Capacity seats available

It's the most anticipated moment of any heist: time to split the loot. Of course, everybody trusts the boss to divide everything evenly, right? But will the boss be even-handed and make sure that every "made critter" gets a piece? Maybe the boss will pay off only some of them and keep the rest of it...
GoodCritters is a game for 4-8 criminal critters who are pulling off heists and fighting over the loot! Whoever is chosen as the boss can distribute the loot from the heist however they desire, but it's the crew that has the final say. If the crew doesn't like the split, they might just tell the boss to take a hike and put some other critter in charge! In the end, the critter that collects the most valuable stash of loot wins!


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Gloryhoundd

Live Host, Content Creator, GloryHoundd Productions
Steve Jackson Games Live Host. Director and Producer of GloryHoundd Productions Videocast Series, Gaming Addict, Professional Game Demonstrator, Entertainer, Writer.


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-Gloryhoundd

8:00pm

Harry Potter Cooperative deck building game
Limited Capacity seats available

Fun cooperative game as you play Harry, Hermione, Ron or Neville as you battle the foes of the Harry Potter series like dementors, basilisk, Tom Riddle and more. But cards to build up your deck.
Game is divided into 7 games, roughly corresponding to the rules. In two hours, could play through the first 3-4 years, or start at year 4 and see how far we can get.

The forces of evil are threatening to overrun Hogwarts castle in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, a cooperative deck-building game, and it's up to four students to ensure the safety of the school by defeating villains and consolidating their defenses. In the game, players take on the role of a Hogwarts student: Harry, Ron, Hermione or Neville, each with their own personal deck of cards that's used to acquire resources.

By gaining influence, players add more cards to their deck in the form of iconic characters, spells, and magical items. Other cards allow them to regain health or fight against villains, keeping them from gaining power. The villains set back players with their attacks and Dark Arts. Only by working together will players be able to defeat all of the villains, securing the castle from the forces of evil.

—description from the publisher


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-02
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Tranquility Base
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us this 50th Anniversary Year of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and relive The Space Race! Players compete with each other to gather the necessary hardware to launch, fly, and complete historic space missions, from Mercury 7 through Apollo 17. The winner is the one to complete 6 missions and land on the Moon. But don't dawdle. Those crafty Soviets are out to beat you all!

Knowledge of the early decades of the American Space Program might be helpful, but not at all necessary. And you might learn some things you didn't know before.


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-03

8:00pm

Pedigree: The Animal Breeding Boardgame
Limited Capacity full
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Pedigree is a board game based on actual genetic biology and real-life decisions of animal breeding to produce show ring champions and top-dollar animals. Each player is a breeder trying to make the most money by raising the best animals and building reputation through winning trophies. Your ability to breed champion stock will be determined by your management and mating decisions, along with the luck of genetics. You pick the best animals based on their phenotype (appearance), but their phenotype is an imperfect predictor of their genotype (DNA). You won’t find out the true genetic potential of the animal (prove the animal) until they produce offspring; unless you use DNA testing in advance. Each generation you compete for the Trophy against other players in the Show Ring, and champions build your breeder reputation causing your animals to command higher prices.
For the Western themed RinCon, we will be breeding horses or cattle - players choice.

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Duane Wulf

I play a variety of games, but my favorites are typically medium to heavy weight euros. I also design games.


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-09

8:00pm

Teotihuacan: City of Gods
Limited Capacity full
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Travel back in time to the greatest city in Mesoamerica. Witness the glory and the twilight of the powerful pre-Columbian civilization. Strategize, accrue wealth, gain the favour of the gods, and become the builder of the magnificent Pyramid of the Sun.

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Mark Stoxen

I enjoy a wide variety of heavy strategy games, big noisy dice chucking war games, and old school 2nd Edition AD&D. Enjoy 3D printing accessories to Jazz up my games.


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-15

8:00pm

Tokyo Metro
Limited Capacity seats available

Using the Tokyo Metro system map, players look to increase the value of stocks they hold, as well as speculating on stocks they don’t own. After 9 rounds, most money wins


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-11
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Trajan
Limited Capacity full
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Set in ancient Rome, Trajan is a development game in which players try to increase their influence and power in various areas of Roman life such as political influence, trading, military dominion and other important parts of Roman culture.
The central mechanism of the game uses a system similar to that in Mancala or pit-and-pebbles games. In Trajan, a player has six possible actions: building, trading, taking tiles from the forum, using the military, influencing the Senate, and placing Trajan tiles on his tableau.
At the start of the game, each player has two differently colored pieces in each of the six sections (bowls) of his tableau. On a turn, the player picks up all the pieces in one bowl and distributes them one-by-one in bowls in a clockwise order. Wherever the final piece is placed, the player takes the action associated with that bowl; in addition, if the colored pieces in that bowl match the colors shown on a Trajan tile next to the bowl (with tiles being placed at the start of the game and through later actions), then the player takes the additional action shown on that tile.
What are you trying to do with these actions? Acquire victory points (VPs) in whatever ways are available to you – and since this is a Feld design, you try to avoid being punished, too. At the Forum you try to anticipate the demands of the public so that you can supply them what they want and not suffer a penalty. In the Senate you acquire influence which translates into votes on VP-related laws, ideally snagging a law that fits your long-term plans. With the military, you take control of regions in Europe, earning more points for those regions far from Rome.
All game components are language neutral, and the playing time is 30 minutes per player.


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-08

8:00pm

Agra
Limited Capacity full
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Agra, India: The year is 1572; this year marks the 30th birthday of Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad, popularly known as Akbar the Great. Akbar is the third ruler of India's Mughal dynasty, having succeeded his father, Humayun. With the guidance of his regent, Bairam Khan, Akbar has expanded and consolidated India's Mughal domains. Using his strong personality and skill as a general, Akbar has enlarged his Empire to include nearly all of the Indian subcontinent north of the Godavari River; his presence is felt across the entire country due to the Mughals' military, political, cultural, and economic dominance.

To unify the vast Mughal state, Akbar has established a centralized system of administration; conquered rulers are conciliated through marriage and diplomacy. Akbar has preserved peace and Order throughout his empire by passing laws that have won him the support of his non-Muslim subjects. Eschewing tribal bonds and Islamic state-identity, Akbar has striven to unite his lands. The Mughals' Persian-ized culture has afforded Akbar near-divine status.

Notables and emissaries from all over the country are on their way for Akbar's birthday celebration. As an ambitious landowner, you cannot let this pass; the festivities are a golden opportunity for you to rise in stature and wealth.

On your land in Agra, you cultivate and harvest cotton and turmeric. You possess a forest from which you produce wood, as well as a small, but very profitable sandstone quarry. By trading and processing your wares, you can obtain more luxurious goods, which you will then use to woo notables as they make their way into the capital. Of course, your rivals have the same plan; you must use your wits to outsmart them as Akbar's birthday draws near...


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-10

8:00pm

Battlestar Galactica
Limited Capacity full
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Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game puts players in the role of one of ten of their favorite characters from the show. Each playable character has their own abilities and weaknesses, and must all work together in order for humanity to have any hope of survival. However, one or more players in every game secretly side with the Cylons. Players must attempt to expose the traitor while fuel shortages, food contaminations, and political unrest threatens to tear the fleet apart.

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SS

Steven Sandoval

Adventures in Board Gaming


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-19
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

High Frontier
Limited Capacity full
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High Frontier (3rd edition) is a space exploration game by Phil Eklund. The players take control of different space enterprises trying to establish factories on planets and asteroids. Each player begins with three water tanks (fuel). In turns each player uses two action points to do some of the eight actions available, e.g. move space ship or buy new technologies. When the predetermined number of bases is built the game ends. The winner is the player with the most victory points. We will be playing the basic game.


Friday October 4, 2019 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-07
  • Content Rating Teen

9:00pm

Classic Cheapass Games With James Ernest (w/Creator)
Limited Capacity seats available

Prepare to be surprised as James Ernest pulls a random game (or two) from the dark corners of the Cheapass Games catalog and reads the rules again as if for the first time. It's obscure, it's old, and it's probably filled with funny violence.

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James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
PDR-2 Pacific

10:00pm

Dynamite Nurse
Limited Capacity seats available

Dynamite Nurse is a darkly fantastical game of competitive healthcare. In a world where adventurers make a living diving in dangerous dungeons, magical healing is a necessity. These magical hospitals are no safe haven, as the nurses are viciously sabotaging each other trying to avoid the dreaded title of Dynamite Nurse

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Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Friday October 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-12
  • Content Rating Teen

10:00pm

James Ernest's Mystery Surprise (w/Creator)
Limited Capacity seats available

James Ernest is always designing something new and different, and we honestly have no idea what it will be. Come test a game in progress, and help make it better! New players and spectators welcome!

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James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm
PDR-2 Pacific

10:00pm

Spy Fall 2
Limited Capacity seats available

In this social deduction game, players ask questions to other players to find the spy. Everyone gets a card with the location, except for the spy. The spy trys to figure out the location without letting in that they don't know it.
Quick rounds of 5min allows for different spy's and seeing other locations.


Friday October 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-17

10:00pm

Spy Fall 2
In this social deduction game, players ask questions to other players to find the spy. Everyone gets a card with the location, except for the spy. The spy trys to figure out the location without letting in that they don't know it.
Quick rounds of 5min allows for different spy's and seeing other locations.


Friday October 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-18

10:00pm

Bargain Quest
Limited Capacity full
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Adventuring is a dangerous job, but someone's got to do it. Not us, of course, we're too busy making money!

Each round, we draft equipment to attract heroes to our stores. Once everyone has chosen one, we will sell them equipment to fight the monster. We score points based on their performance in the fight. Use the profits to hire employees or perform upgrades in your shop. After the heroes defeat 3 monsters, whoever has the most points wins!

The Black Market expansion will also be available if the table wants to use it.


Friday October 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-06

10:00pm

The Quest for El Dorado
Limited Capacity full
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Be the first to find the golden city. In this deck builder you will race against other adventures to create to best path to El Dorado!


Friday October 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-04

10:00pm

Too Many Bones
Limited Capacity full
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Too Many Bones comes loaded for bear by breaking into a new genre: the dice-builder RPG. This game takes everything you think you know about dice-rolling and turns it on its head. Dripping with strategy, this fantasy-based RPG puts you in the skin of a new race and takes you on an adventure to the northern territories to root out and defeat growing enemy forces and of course the infamous "baddie" responsible.

Team up or go it alone in a 1-4 player Coop or Solo play campaign. With over 100+ unique skill dice and 4-7 classes to choose from, every battle is its own mini challenge to figure out. Your adventure will consist of 8-12 battles before you reach your final destination and face off against one of a number of possible kingpins in order to win. Along the way, you will be faced with storyline decisions that will quickly have you weighing risk/reward, odds, and logic - with dice woven into every aspect! Your party will also be faced with other decisions: when to rest, when to explore, or even which fights to pursue! The Encounter cards offer fun plot twists and some comic relief, all while setting the stage for your next battle.


Friday October 4, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00am
Catalina-14

10:00pm

Betrayal at House on the Hill
Limited Capacity seats available

The classic horror game of cooperation and betrayal.

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Sukey Waldenberger

This is my third year attending Rincon, and my first running a session.


Friday October 4, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00am
Catalina-05
  • Content Rating Teen
 
Saturday, October 5
 

9:00am

Bang! The Dice Game
Limited Capacity seats available

Hidden role game where you roll dice to shoot the other team (and probably yours by accident). Each player takes on a different character with abilities that help them in different aspects of the game.

The Old Saloon expansion will also be available if anyone is interested


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Catalina-07

9:00am

Capsaicin & Artisan Jewel Crafters
Limited Capacity filling up

Capsaicin is a push your luck game where players compete to see who can eat the most peppers without burning themselves and losing their points! Combining bright graphics and pieces with easy instructions, see who will be luckiest before they have to down all their water! Takes about 15 minutes.

Artisans Jewel Crafters is a game where players compete to impress the king and be named best in the land due to their art! With limited actions they acquire resources to buy cards to create jewelry pieces that synergize with one another, until only one can be crowned the best! Usually takes 30 minutes.

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Georgie Hinojosa

Founding Member, Three Wizards of the Moustache
I love the Light, Lovecraftian horrors, immersive game worlds, creativity, and board gaming in general. Founding member of El Paso publishing company Three Wizards of the Moustache, and writer of narratives and contracts.


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Catalina-01

9:00am

Century Spice Road
Limited Capacity full
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Engine building game, themed around Middle Eastern spice trade of the 1400s.

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Christopher Cruz

Game Enthusiast
I enjoy teaching and playing tabletop board games!


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Catalina-18

9:00am

Sword Art Online: Sword of Fellows
Limited Capacity filling up

A cooperative dice-based battle game for 1-4 players! Each player takes on the role of one of six characters trapped in the VRMMORPG Sword Art Online. Team up with your friends or go solo against a series of obstacles which you must overcome to win this dice-based battle game. Use your unique fighting techniques in tandem with your allies to launch chain attacks and defeat the enemies of .

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Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Catalina-08

9:00am

Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies
Limited Capacity seats available

Visit the Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies booth in the vendor area and play a hand or two.  From there, you can enter the charity tournament on Saturday evening, and win great prizes!!

THZ is an adventure card game which blends poker strategy with role-playing elements. Players spend rounds of game play betting their chips (life) on winning poker hands, collecting much needed item cards, and killing monsters. Each round, players compete to play these zombies against the other players. Unless you have the right item cards to kill them, barricade against them, or lure them back against the players who sent them, the undead will eat at your chip stacks. A game is won by the player who best masters the knowledge of suited card play, reading people, weapon and defense item card combinations, and a bit of good ole fashioned luck!

Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Catalina-C2

9:00am

Gugong
Limited Capacity full
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China, 1570. China is under the reign of the Longqing Emperor, of the Ming Dynasty. He inherited a country in disarray after years of mismanagement and corruption. He resided in the Forbidden city, which was the seat of many emperors under the Ming Dynasty. Constructed from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 72 ha (over 180 acres). It is also under the Ming Dynasty that the Great Wall of China was rebuilt, fortified, and expanded. Around this period, China was under heavy attack from the Mongols, so maintaining the Great Wall was essential. Most of what we now have left of the Great Wall, we owe to the Ming dynasty.
The country was already famous for its very intricate bureaucracy, but this also led to a lot of corruption. Even though the penalties for corruption were very high, the highest Officials of the Forbidden City would pretend to uphold the ban on corruption, by accepting gifts of petitioners, and returning one of seemingly lower value.
Gùgōng uses this extraordinary custom as its basis. Players take on the role of powerful Chinese families trying to gain influence and power by exchanging gifts with Officials. The gift cards you offer as a player have to be of a higher value than the one you receive, forcing you to make strategic choices regarding which actions you want to take each turn. You will travel around China, sail down the Grand Canal, purchase precious jade, help construct the Great Wall, secure advantages through decrees, influence the game through intrigue, and ultimately, receive an audience with the emperor. If only 1 player succeeds in doing so, he wins. If several players succeed, the player with the most VPs among those players wins the game.


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-13

9:00am

Helios
Limited Capacity filling up

Praise the sun! In this sun-worship themed game, each player takes turns doing one of three actions: building a land, moving the sun, or building a building. Whenever the sun moves, it causes the tiles adjacent to its resting place to produce. Buildings can either be placed on a tile to produce victory points, or built in the city to give a variety of effects. The game is played over 3-4 rounds.

Time: ~1.5 hours including teaching


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-03
  • Content Rating Teen

9:00am

On Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

You're living the dream. You're in a band and they’re about to go on tour. It's your job to schedule the band's stops over your 100-day tour, visiting as many states as possible.

Each turn in On Tour, two ten-sided dice are rolled to make two two-digit numbers. For example, a roll of 3 and 7 creates the numbers 37 and 73. All players write each of those numbers in a state on their map. The regions they can write in are restricted by three cards turned up in the middle of the table.

At the end of the game, each player draws a route on their map, starting with a low number and visiting adjacent states with higher and higher numbers. Players get a point for every state they visit.

There are also some bonus points available, a way to get wilds, and a variable set-up step that makes every game different.

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Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-IoG1

9:00am

Photosynthesis
Limited Capacity full
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The sun shines brightly on the canopy of the forest, and the trees use this wonderful energy to grow and develop their beautiful foliage. Sow your crops wisely and the shadows of your growing trees could slow your opponents down, but don't forget that the sun revolves around the forest. Welcome to the world of Photosynthesis, the green strategy board game!


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-02

9:00am

Player’s Choice!
Limited Capacity seats available

You choose, I teach! This event is NOT focused on one specific game. Rather, I will have a selection of several games available, and YOU get to decide what to play! The game choices will be focused on lighter games which are easy to learn and play in about 30-60 minutes. New to the hobby and not sure what to play? I can absolutely help recommend something. See something in my pile you’ve been itching to try? Let’s set it up and I’ll get you going!

Note that the scheduled time slot is my total time for this event and is intended to include several different games. You do NOT need to stay and play multiple games for the full time slot - feel free to just stop by and play one or two games as desired.

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Michael Tunison

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user MikeTuna. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-21

9:00am

Player’s Choice!
Limited Capacity seats available

You choose, I teach! This event is NOT focused on one specific game. Rather, I will have a selection of several games available, and YOU get to decide what to play! The game choices will be focused on lighter games which are easy to learn and play in about 30-60 minutes. New to the hobby and not sure what to play? I can absolutely help recommend something. See something in my pile you’ve been itching to try? Let’s set it up and I’ll get you going!

Note that the scheduled time slot is my total time for this event and is intended to include several different games. You do NOT need to stay and play multiple games for the full time slot - feel free to just stop by and play one or two games as desired.

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avatar for Michael Tunison

Michael Tunison

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user MikeTuna. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-20

9:00am

Raccoon Tycoon
Limited Capacity full
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In Raccoon Tycoon, players try to produce the most valuable commodities in an ever-changing marketplace. They then use those commodities to build towns, or sell them at the best price to secure great profits that can be used to win auctions for the all-important railroads. The profits may also be used to buy powerful buildings that give the players power-ups or bonuses in production. Owning the best towns and railroads determines victory.


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-12

9:00am

TALON
Limited Capacity seats available

TALON is a game of space combat between everything from Scouts to Dreadnoughts. Manage your energy to allow for combat, but make sure you have enough energy to maneuver! Each turn you set your priorities, and with a little luck and some tactical savvy, you might win the day!

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jeff fearnow

I ride bikes. I play games. I work on aircraft that have nobody in them.


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-14

9:00am

The Manhattan Project
Limited Capacity seats available

The Manhattan Project is a worker placement game designed by Brandon Tibbetts about the race to create the first atomic bomb. Players must assign and train workers, build infrastructure, gather resources, manage money engage in espionage and even launch air strikes to win the race and the game. This will be the base game with the Nations expansion.

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Eric Larson

Golly, have i really been going to RinCon for 8 years now? Active board gamer for over 25 years, maybe even 30. What else does one put here?


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-17
  • Content Rating Teen

9:00am

Wingspan
Limited Capacity full
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Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game. You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves.

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Sukey Waldenberger

This is my third year attending Rincon, and my first running a session.


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-16

9:00am

Wingspan (Enter in Play-to-Win)
Limited Capacity seats available

Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games.

You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). These habitats focus on several key aspects of growth:

Gain food tokens via custom dice in a birdfeeder dice tower
Lay eggs using egg miniatures in a variety of colors
Draw from hundreds of unique bird cards and play them


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Pima A1-Library

9:00am

Downlink: The Game of Planetary Discovery
Limited Capacity full
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Successfully funded on Kickstarter - December 2018 and now in print!

Downlink: The Game of Planetary Discovery launches players into the incredible world of Solar System exploration – based on real science, rockets, and technology -- created by Dante Lauretta, the leader of the NASA OSIRIS-REx mission, which is exploring asteroid Bennu right now!

2-6 players, 60 - 120 minutes, Ages 10+

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Dante Lauretta

Chief Scientist, Xtronaut Enterprises
I am a Professor of Planetary Science at the University of Arizona. My day job is running the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. I also own a company called Xtronaut Enterprises. We design board games with science themes including Constellations, winner of the 2018 Mensa... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-11

9:00am

Sidekick Saga
Limited Capacity seats available

Sidekick Saga is a cooperative, drafting legacy/campaign adventure for 1-4 players. Think Sentinels of the Multiverse meets Seven Wonders meets Pandemic Legacy.2222

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RS

Richard Saunders

ReTurn from Subroutine LLC


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-15
  • Content Rating Teen

9:00am

Salrethia at War
Limited Capacity seats available

Five groups arrive on the shores of Salrethia, with one goal in mind, complete control! Plan your strategy, explore the land, construct your kingdom, and dominate the map! "Salrethia at War" is a strategy territory control game with a wide range of options. If you like RTS games and war games in general you'll enjoy the intricate, yet simple game design. Its a game that is easy to understand yet rewarding when mastered. Come and test your wits and see if you have what it takes to be the uncontested victor!

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KG

Korrosive Games

Korrosive Games


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-24

9:00am

Bios: Megafauna
Limited Capacity full
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This is a very heavy game simulating the dawn of the animal kingdom. Your very own animal is designed as you play, The game is very scientific and has many interesting things to throw at your creation.

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Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-04
  • Content Rating Teen

9:00am

Mare Nostrum Atlas
Limited Capacity seats available

Play as one of six leaders of the Ancient World: Caesar of Rome, Hammurabi of Babylon, Cleopatra of Egypt, Pericles of Greece, Atlas of Atlantis and Hannibal of Carthage as you strive for Cultural, Military, or Commercial dominance of the Ancient World. Recruit Heroes and create Wonders, expand trade caravans, build cities to collect taxes, construct temples, and build the Pyramids to display your stature in this world and the next!


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
PDR-1 Atlantic
  • Content Rating Teen

9:00am

Crusader Kings
Limited Capacity seats available

You are a crusader King, striving for wealth, political power, religious influence, and military might across the continent and across generations. Reshape the history of medieval Europe in your own image — if only that dimwitted son of yours set to inherit the throne doesn't spoil your grand plans...

The board game Crusader Kings captures the essence of the Crusader Kings video game experience in a physical tabletop format. This is a strategy game at heart, but with a special focus on characters, intrigue, and drama. It's a big, beautiful game centered on a map of medieval Europe, using cards for actions, characters, and events and well-crafted plastic miniatures to represent knights, armies, castles, and more.


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-06
  • Content Rating Teen

9:00am

Firefly
Limited Capacity full
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Find a crew, find a job, keep flyin’
You are the captain of a ship just tryin to keep her in the sky. The jobs you take can pay off quite nice, if they don’t get you killed first.

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Jon Malbrough

GM, Arizona Browncoats


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-19
  • Content Rating Teen

9:00am

GAIA Project
Limited Capacity full
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Gaia Project is a new game in the line of Terra Mystica. As in the original Terra Mystica, fourteen different factions live on seven different kinds of planets, and each faction is bound to their own home planets, so to develop and grow, they must terraform neighboring planets into their home environments in competition with the other groups. In addition, Gaia planets can be used by all factions for colonization, and Transdimensional planets can be changed into Gaia planets.

All factions can improve their skills in six different areas of development — Terraforming, Navigation, Artificial Intelligence, Gaiaforming, Economy, Research — leading to advanced technology and special bonuses. To do all of that, each group has special skills and abilities.

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Paul

I'm GTOGixxer on Boardgame geek!


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-05
  • Content Rating Teen

10:00am

Capsaicin & Artisan Jewel Crafters
Limited Capacity full
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Capsaicin is a push your luck game where players compete to see who can eat the most peppers without burning themselves and losing their points! Combining bright graphics and pieces with easy instructions, see who will be luckiest before they have to down all their water! Takes about 15 minutes.

Artisans Jewel Crafters is a game where players compete to impress the king and be named best in the land due to their art! With limited actions they acquire resources to buy cards to create jewelry pieces that synergize with one another, until only one can be crowned the best! Usually takes 30 minutes.

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Georgie Hinojosa

Founding Member, Three Wizards of the Moustache
I love the Light, Lovecraftian horrors, immersive game worlds, creativity, and board gaming in general. Founding member of El Paso publishing company Three Wizards of the Moustache, and writer of narratives and contracts.


Saturday October 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-01

10:00am

James Ernest's Mystery Surprise (w/Creator)
Limited Capacity seats available

James Ernest is always designing something new and different, and we honestly have no idea what it will be. Come test a game in progress, and help make it better! New players and spectators welcome!

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James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-08

10:00am

James Ernest's Mystery Surprise (w/Creator)
James Ernest is always designing something new and different, and we honestly have no idea what it will be. Come test a game in progress, and help make it better! New players and spectators welcome!

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avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-09

10:00am

Lanterns Dice, Cartographers, Welcome to Dino World (Roll and Write)
Limited Capacity full
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Lanterns Dice
The harvest is in, and now it's time to celebrate! The emperor has declared that this shall be the best harvest festival yet.

In Lanterns Dice: Lights in the Sky, players act as artisans, decorating the palace lake with floating lanterns and launching fireworks to light up the sky. The player who earns the most honor has made the best impression on the emperor and wins.

In more detail, roll dice and choose which colored lanterns players can fill on their scoresheets. Earn gifts to perform special actions, fill in additional colored lanterns, and create powerful combinations. Cover completed shapes with fireworks tiles to score points and put on a spectacular show!

Cartographers
Queen Gimnax has ordered the reclamation of the northern lands. As a cartographer in her service, you are sent to map this territory, claiming it for the Kingdom of Nalos. Through official edicts, the queen announces which lands she prizes most, and you will increase your reputation by meeting her demands. But you are not alone in this wilderness. The Dragul contest your claims with their outposts, so you must draw your lines carefully to reduce their influence. Reclaim the greatest share of the queen’s desired lands and you will be declared the greatest cartographer in the kingdom.
In Cartographers, players compete to earn the most reputation stars by the time four seasons have passed. Each season, players draw on their map sheets and earn reputation by carrying out the queen's edicts before the season is over. The player with the most reputation stars at the end of winter wins!

Welcome to Dino World
Build and manage your own dinosaur park in this strategic roll and write game for 1 or more players.
Roll dice, draw pens and try not to let any dinosaurs escape!
Each turn players share an expanding dice pool to work through three phases: add dinosaurs and buildings to the park, draw paths connecting attractions to the entrance, and control dinosaurs attempting to escape.
The game ends whenever a player runs out of space in their park, or has had too many dinosaurs escape.
The player with the most fame from dinosaurs/attractions and the fewest penalties from breakouts is the winner!
Welcome To DinoWorld is the official game of GenCant 2017!

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Gloryhoundd

Live Host, Content Creator, GloryHoundd Productions
Steve Jackson Games Live Host. Director and Producer of GloryHoundd Productions Videocast Series, Gaming Addict, Professional Game Demonstrator, Entertainer, Writer.


Saturday October 5, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-Gloryhoundd

11:00am

Learn to play Go
Go is an abstract strategy board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent. The game was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and is believed to be the oldest board game continuously played to the present day.

This session is for beginners who would like to learn the rules and some very basic strategies. You'll also have a chance to play a game or two. We'll have boards of various sizes to try out, and if you attend you should learn everything you need to attend the beginner 9x9 Go tournament being run at RinCon.


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-23

11:00am

Learn to play Go
Limited Capacity seats available

Go is an abstract strategy board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent. The game was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and is believed to be the oldest board game continuously played to the present day.

This session is for beginners who would like to learn the rules and some very basic strategies. You'll also have a chance to play a game or two. We'll have boards of various sizes to try out, and if you attend you should learn everything you need to attend the beginner 9x9 Go tournament being run at RinCon.


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-22

11:00am

Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies
Limited Capacity seats available

Visit the Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies booth in the vendor area and play a hand or two.  From there, you can enter the charity tournament on Saturday evening, and win great prizes!!

THZ is an adventure card game which blends poker strategy with role-playing elements. Players spend rounds of game play betting their chips (life) on winning poker hands, collecting much needed item cards, and killing monsters. Each round, players compete to play these zombies against the other players. Unless you have the right item cards to kill them, barricade against them, or lure them back against the players who sent them, the undead will eat at your chip stacks. A game is won by the player who best masters the knowledge of suited card play, reading people, weapon and defense item card combinations, and a bit of good ole fashioned luck!

Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-C2

11:00am

Pisces: Fishing Sport and Leisure
Limited Capacity full
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Coming to Kickstarter in 2020! In Pisces, players control a fishing fleet that can fish in six different fisheries. Gameplay requires strategy to maintain a sustainable fishery while maximizing profit. Players decide where to place their boats, then roll dice to catch fish. The game has elements of roulette and craps while incorporating strategic decision making. Co-designed by Matt Lauretta, a fisheries scientist, and Dante Lauretta, designer of the award winning games Xtronaut and Constellations (winner of the Mensa Select award in 2018).

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avatar for Dante Lauretta

Dante Lauretta

Chief Scientist, Xtronaut Enterprises
I am a Professor of Planetary Science at the University of Arizona. My day job is running the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. I also own a company called Xtronaut Enterprises. We design board games with science themes including Constellations, winner of the 2018 Mensa... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-11

11:00am

Player’s Choice!
Limited Capacity seats available

You choose, I teach! This event is NOT focused on one specific game. Rather, I will have a selection of several games available, and YOU get to decide what to play! The game choices will be focused on lighter games which are easy to learn and play in about 30-60 minutes. New to the hobby and not sure what to play? I can absolutely help recommend something. See something in my pile you’ve been itching to try? Let’s set it up and I’ll get you going!

Note that the scheduled time slot is my total time for this event and is intended to include several different games. You do NOT need to stay and play multiple games for the full time slot - feel free to just stop by and play one or two games as desired.

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Michael Tunison

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user MikeTuna. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-20

11:00am

Player’s Choice!
Limited Capacity seats available

You choose, I teach! This event is NOT focused on one specific game. Rather, I will have a selection of several games available, and YOU get to decide what to play! The game choices will be focused on lighter games which are easy to learn and play in about 30-60 minutes. New to the hobby and not sure what to play? I can absolutely help recommend something. See something in my pile you’ve been itching to try? Let’s set it up and I’ll get you going!

Note that the scheduled time slot is my total time for this event and is intended to include several different games. You do NOT need to stay and play multiple games for the full time slot - feel free to just stop by and play one or two games as desired.

GMs
avatar for Michael Tunison

Michael Tunison

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user MikeTuna. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-21

11:00am

Rajas of the Ganges
Limited Capacity full
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Through tactics and karma to wealth and fame...
In 16th century India, the powerful empire of the Great Moguls rises between the Indus and the Ganges rivers. Taking on the role of rajas and ranis – the country's influential nobles – players in Rajas of the Ganges race against each other in support of the empire by developing their estates into wealthy and magnificent provinces. Players must use their dice wisely and carefully plot where to place their workers, while never underestimating the benefits of good karma. Success will bring them great riches and fame in their quest to become legendary rulers.


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-13

11:00am

Suburbia
Limited Capacity full
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A tile laying, city planning, engine building game designed by Ted Alspach with a unique mechanic where as you earn population (points that win the game) the effectiveness of your engine deteriorates and you must keep building and improving it to stay on top. This is the base game without expansions.

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EL

Eric Larson

Golly, have i really been going to RinCon for 8 years now? Active board gamer for over 25 years, maybe even 30. What else does one put here?


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-18
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00am

Edge of Darkness
Limited Capacity full
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Edge of Darkness is the third Card Crafting Game from Alderac Entertainment Group designed by John D. Clair. Edge of Darkness combines Card Crafting, Worker Placement, shared deck-building, and a whole new Threat Challenge system in a medium-weight euro-style board game of 60 to 120 minutes for 1 to 4 players.

Players are the heads of powerful guilds in the City. Each Guild vies with the others to become the leaders of the City in a desperate struggle against great evil. But the Guilds must also work together because the dangers facing the city can harm them all.

The Guilds exert their control in the city by sending agents to various locations where they can generate resources or abilities and enable the Guild to take actions. Guilds grow in power as they maneuver their agents and loyalists into positions of importance in the districts and organizations of the City. Over time the Guilds can seek to create synergies between the places their agents have been assigned and the tendrils of influence the Guilds have connected to the City's infrastructure.

To win a Guild must have the most power in the city when the game ends. Power is gained having the allegiance of important citizens and nobles, by accumulating wealth, and by undertaking actions beneficial to the City such as defending it from external and internal threats.

Here are some highlights of the mechanics in the game:

Card Crafting: Similar to the original card-crafting game, Mystic Vale, all cards are constructed of crafting slips which have game content on 1/3rd of the slip and are transparent on the other 2/3rds. During the game players will construct cards, combining (sleeving) different effects onto one card (ideally in ways that make strategic sense). However, unlike Mystic Vale, the transparent cards are double-sided, and when you upgrade the "good" side of the cards (front), you also add strength to the "bad" side of the cards (back).
Group deckbuilding using one shared deck: Rather than having your own deck, there is a central deck that all players draw from and discard to. Different players will have the allegiance of different cards in that deck. Using other players' cards means you have to pay them. During the game you can claim allegiance of more cards in the deck by sleeving a slip into the card with your color and seal.
Card-driven worker placement: While your actions are card-driven, most costs in the game are in the form of opportunity cost. Advancements don't have a cost, instead they require the use of workers to a greater or lesser degree depending on the power of the card. e.g. many effects require placing or pulling workers from different city locations as dictated by the card effects. Since you have a limited number of workers to use, you will constantly be choosing to forgo one useful thing in order to do another.
Threat Tower: There is a Threat Tower which dictates when and whom Threats will attack. Cards leave the shared deck and enter the Threat Board, where they accumulate Threat Cubes on each player's turn. These cubes are color-coded, and when a threshold number of cubes of a given color accumulate on a card, it attacks the City. If the color matches one of the players, it attacks that player. If the color is black, it attacks all players!
Modular set up: Edge of Darkness will come with 12 Locations. Each game you use only 10 of these Locations, which can be specifically selected or chosen randomly, making for a lot of variety from game-to-game in the types of challenges you will face and the strategies you will need to employ. These Locations are comprised of a Location Board and Crafting Slips. Location Boards may specify special rules for worker placement, or extend the basic rules with all new systems. For example, a combination of Location Boards can be used to assemble a party of heroes to take the fight to the Threat Tower and engage in a Monster Hunt!

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GH

Gordon Holton

Owner, Isle of Games


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-IoG1

11:00am

Formula D
Limited Capacity seats available

The race is on! Shift up or down 1 gear and roll the corresponding die to move, but be careful as you MUST stop in each corner for the specified number of turns. Manage your tires, brakes, gearbox, body, engine, and suspension. in order to make it two laps and win.

Time: ~2.5 hours including teaching


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-07

11:00am

Nemesis
Limited Capacity full
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Nemesis is a cooperation game combined with bluffing, backstabbing, and other elements of a science-fiction survival horror adventure.

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SS

Steven Sandoval

Adventures in Board Gaming


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Catalina-03
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00am

Wildcatters
Limited Capacity full
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Wildcatters is a tactical and strategic board game set during the booming business of the 19th century oil industry!

The players are oil barons who develop oil fields; bid for oil rights; and build rigs, oil tankers, trains, and refineries. Your goal is to deliver more oil barrels to the continents than the other players while also collecting more shares and money than them.

The game lasts seven rounds with four players, and the game set-up is the same for each player, with three rigs, two trains, one tanker and one refinery being placed on the board. The game board features a world map divided into eight areas where you can find oil. Players choose an open area card and get money to build rigs, tankers, trains and refineries, after which they can buy oil actions. The players work together in an oilfield to find oil at a lower cost. The players transport oil together to the refineries, using trains and tankers from other players to deliver oil to the refineries – and all with one purpose: deliver more oil than the other players by the end of the game.


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Catalina-12

11:00am

Triumph and Tragedy
Limited Capacity seats available

3 player game of The control of Europe during WW2


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm
Catalina-01

2:00pm

Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies
Limited Capacity seats available

Visit the Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies booth in the vendor area and play a hand or two.  From there, you can enter the charity tournament on Saturday evening, and win great prizes!!

THZ is an adventure card game which blends poker strategy with role-playing elements. Players spend rounds of game play betting their chips (life) on winning poker hands, collecting much needed item cards, and killing monsters. Each round, players compete to play these zombies against the other players. Unless you have the right item cards to kill them, barricade against them, or lure them back against the players who sent them, the undead will eat at your chip stacks. A game is won by the player who best masters the knowledge of suited card play, reading people, weapon and defense item card combinations, and a bit of good ole fashioned luck!

Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-C2

2:00pm

The Soo Line
Limited Capacity seats available

Players build railroad companies and get dividends from private companies. This plays up to 5 players, but only 3 companies can be built up and run. Most money from dividends earned during the game and the stock values at the end wins.


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-16
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

Tiny Towns
Limited Capacity full
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Simple resource management, city building strategy board game for up to 6 players.

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Christopher Cruz

Game Enthusiast
I enjoy teaching and playing tabletop board games!


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-15

2:00pm

Mutopia
Limited Capacity full
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Rebuild your society from the ashes in a post-apocalyptic world. Build structures, overcome challenges, manage resources and attack opponents to avoid becoming a mindless bloodthirsty mutant.


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-13
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

Village Heroes: Monster Invasion!
Limited Capacity full
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Coming to Kickstarter in 2020! Village Heroes is a fast-paced dice-rolling monster fighting game. Players control a peaceful village that is overrun by monsters from other dimensions. Players spend resources to build their village or buff their heroes. The player that captures the most monsters wins. Features artwork from famed illustrator Jessica Feinberg. Co-designed by father and son team Griffin and Dante Lauretta, designer of the award winning games Xtronaut and Constellations (winner of the Mensa Select award in 2018).

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avatar for Dante Lauretta

Dante Lauretta

Chief Scientist, Xtronaut Enterprises
I am a Professor of Planetary Science at the University of Arizona. My day job is running the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. I also own a company called Xtronaut Enterprises. We design board games with science themes including Constellations, winner of the 2018 Mensa... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-11

2:00pm

9x9 Beginner Go Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

Go is an abstract strategy board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent. The game was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and is believed to be the oldest board game continuously played to the present day.

Come play in a small Go tournament aimed at beginner Go players. We'll be playing on 9x9 boards, and will most likely play in a round robin format where each player will play every other player. As a prize, the winner will receive a complete Go set.

If you have never played Go before, there will be a learn to play Go session prior to the tournament.


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-20

2:00pm

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game
Limited Capacity full
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Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game uses one-versus-many, asymmetric gameplay to pit protagonist John McClane against others acting as thieves who are co-operating to foil the hero's plan, which is to save the hostages in the iconic Nakatomi Plaza high-rise. Movie buffs and hobby game enthusiasts will appreciate the game's distinct homage to the 1988 film, which packs rules and gameplay to the air vents with callbacks to Die Hard’s most memorable scenes, characters, and events.

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avatar for Drew Kallen-Keck

Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-IoG1
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

Tiny Epic Western
Limited Capacity seats available

Build up your stake in the ole western town in this worker-placement with three card poker cards and dice for dueling to hold your spot.


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-14

2:00pm

After the Fog, by James Ernest (w/Creator)
Limited Capacity seats available

James Ernest is best known for light, quick games. This year he's working on something new, a hefty political control game called After the Fog. Players take charge of city governors who are reclaiming an ancient valley that was once choked with fog. Develop your holdings, improve your airships, and fight for control of the valley in this 90-minute strategy game that's still in the early stages of playtesting!

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avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-08

2:00pm

After the Fog, by James Ernest (w/Creator)
James Ernest is best known for light, quick games. This year he's working on something new, a hefty political control game called After the Fog. Players take charge of city governors who are reclaiming an ancient valley that was once choked with fog. Develop your holdings, improve your airships, and fight for control of the valley in this 90-minute strategy game that's still in the early stages of playtesting!

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avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-09

2:00pm

Salrethia at War
Limited Capacity seats available

Five groups arrive on the shores of Salrethia, with one goal in mind, complete control! Plan your strategy, explore the land, construct your kingdom, and dominate the map! "Salrethia at War" is a strategy territory control game with a wide range of options. If you like RTS games and war games in general you'll enjoy the intricate, yet simple game design. Its a game that is easy to understand yet rewarding when mastered. Come and test your wits and see if you have what it takes to be the uncontested victor!

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KG

Korrosive Games

Korrosive Games


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-24

2:00pm

Clans of Caledonia
Limited Capacity full
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An economic game set during the transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy in the 19th century. Players will need to build, trade and export goods strategically to bring their unique clan wealth and renown.

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EL

Eric Larson

Golly, have i really been going to RinCon for 8 years now? Active board gamer for over 25 years, maybe even 30. What else does one put here?


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-06
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

TZOLK'IN
Limited Capacity full
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In Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar - Tribes & Prophecies, each player now becomes the leader of a particular tribe, each of which has a special ability that only that player can use. The game includes 13 tribes to provide plenty of variety. (You know that 13 is a spooky and magical number, right?)

With this expansion, the game of Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar is also influenced by three prophecies that are revealed ahead of time and fulfilled when the time is right. These prophecies give players other opportunities to score points, but they can also lose points if they don't prepare themselves for the prophecy effects.

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Mark Stoxen

I enjoy a wide variety of heavy strategy games, big noisy dice chucking war games, and old school 2nd Edition AD&D. Enjoy 3D printing accessories to Jazz up my games.


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-25

2:00pm

Carson City: Big Box
Limited Capacity seats available

The year is 1858 in Carson City, Nevada. You have rounded up a team of courageous cowboys, and your plan is to buy up the best parcels of land in this new town, then build them up with the most prosperous ranches, mines, saloons, etc. When several players claim the same action, a duel is fought, and the player with the most firepower wins the action. In the end, the most prominent citizen in Carson City — as measured by victory points that can be won both during and after the game — wins.


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-17
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

Clank! In Space!
Limited Capacity full
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Players sneak onto a large spaceship full of valuable goodies to pilfer and make off with, but beware the ship’s security and big bad boss!

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Jon Malbrough

GM, Arizona Browncoats


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-19

2:00pm

Defenders of the Last Stand (Co-Op)
Limited Capacity full
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Defenders of The Last Stand is a post apocalyptic adventure game by Richard Launius (Arkham Horror, Run Fight or Die, Defenders of the Realm) and Jason Maxwell (Agents of SMERSH, Superhero Solitaire) for 1-5 players set in the Western United States more than 50 years after nuclear war. Players take on the roles of Defenders of the last known haven for humanity, called The Last Stand. Four outside clans leaders, along with their followers, advance toward the town, and players work cooperatively to defend The Last Stand. Menacing mutants also roam the desert threatening the city's survival. The game will introduce player character mutations - your character can mutate from travel into irradiated areas. Gameplay will consist of both elements of adventure and conflict resolution, and Defenders of the Last Stand will come loaded with miniatures, including three large sculpted miniatures of the invading Clan leaders as well as their minions - sculpted by Chad Hoverter. The four warrior clans include raiders on bikes and in cars, another group of human amazons that ride large mutated beasts, a third clan consisting of techno savvy, yet criminally insane youths, and finally a large winged creature so mutated that he has lost all traces of his old humanity.

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Paul

I'm GTOGixxer on Boardgame geek!


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-05
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

Downfall
Limited Capacity seats available

In the year 2213, the world order — as it had been known for a century and a half — came to an abrupt end over a 19 day war. The bombs started falling on the third day, and by the 19th day ninety-nine percent of the earth’s population was dead or would be soon. Wars and conflicts had raged now and again for decades prior, populations rising up, and the global government seeking to quell the conflict and maintain the status quo. But in the most recent five year period, the conflicts escalated rapidly, and the world order began to come apart—leaders became scared and trigger fingers twitchy. No one knows who pressed the button first, and in the harsh realities of the world that followed, no one cared. What mattered was surviving and, if possible, rebuilding.

Each turn, players will draft and simultaneously play a card from their hand ("pack") to indicate their action for the turn. This may be moving citizens or airships to explore or expand around the modular board, building structures, researching technology, initiating conflict, producing or gathering resources, and abating radiation. All of these things can earn you points in different ways. If you cannot store resources, they are left on the ground and are available for anyone present to use. Each card has an action and a lesser version of another action, so you're never stuck being entirely unable to do a particular thing, and you can also store cards for future.

Once all actions are complete, hands are passed to the next player and a new card is added to each one. If a "Winter" card is added, it is discarded and replaced, and the game timer advances. As the game timer advances, both expected events (spread of radiation, combat, feeding your citizens) and unexpected events may occur. When the Winter track reaches the end, the game is over, and points are scored.

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GH

Gordon Holton

Owner, Isle of Games


Saturday October 5, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-07
  • Content Rating Teen

3:00pm

Century A New World
Limited Capacity seats available

Century: A New World is the third and final installment of the Century series from designer Emerson Matsuuchi.
Century: A New World sends players to the Americas at the dawn of the 16th century. Braving the wilderness, players are forced to explore new lands, trade with local inhabitants, journal their findings, and hunt/gather to survive! The game integrates the compelling and incredibly fun resource trading mechanisms found in the Century series with a worker placement mechanism with a twist!



Saturday October 5, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-Gloryhoundd

3:00pm

Too Many Bones
Limited Capacity full
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Too Many Bones comes loaded for bear by breaking into a new genre: the dice-builder RPG. This game takes everything you think you know about dice-rolling and turns it on its head. Dripping with strategy, this fantasy-based RPG puts you in the skin of a new race and takes you on an adventure to the northern territories to root out and defeat growing enemy forces and of course the infamous "baddie" responsible.

Team up or go it alone in a 1-4 player Coop or Solo play campaign. With over 100+ unique skill dice and 4-7 classes to choose from, every battle is its own mini challenge to figure out. Your adventure will consist of 8-12 battles before you reach your final destination and face off against one of a number of possible kingpins in order to win. Along the way, you will be faced with storyline decisions that will quickly have you weighing risk/reward, odds, and logic - with dice woven into every aspect! Your party will also be faced with other decisions: when to rest, when to explore, or even which fights to pursue! The Encounter cards offer fun plot twists and some comic relief, all while setting the stage for your next battle.


Saturday October 5, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Pima A1-Library

4:00pm

Capital City
Howdy, partners, and welcome to Capital City! In this fast-playing card game, you've got one year to help build the most famous town in all the West! Each season, the train brings in city slickers and kinfolk from the east to help you run your new businesses on Main Street. Hire your workers carefully, keeping in mind that members of the same family help each other reach success faster! Dollars are useful, but victory points (VPs) are like pure gold! At the end of the year, the player with the most VPs wins the game and becomes the new Mayor of Capital City! Bring home a little piece of the wild west today!

In more detail, players have four rounds represented by the seasons of the year to expand their Wild West town! First, they bid for player priority order for the current season. Next, they choose character cards from the train to put to work, then purchase building cards to form Main Street. Then, players attach character cards to the building cards to earn dollars or VPs! Attached characters are workers that provide bonuses to the current player and other players with characters from the same family! At the end of four seasons, the player with the most VPs wins! Yee-haw!


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-14

4:00pm

Capital City
Limited Capacity seats available

Howdy, partners, and welcome to Capital City! In this fast-playing card game, you've got one year to help build the most famous town in all the West! Each season, the train brings in city slickers and kinfolk from the east to help you run your new businesses on Main Street. Hire your workers carefully, keeping in mind that members of the same family help each other reach success faster! Dollars are useful, but victory points (VPs) are like pure gold! At the end of the year, the player with the most VPs wins the game and becomes the new Mayor of Capital City! Bring home a little piece of the wild west today!

In more detail, players have four rounds represented by the seasons of the year to expand their Wild West town! First, they bid for player priority order for the current season. Next, they choose character cards from the train to put to work, then purchase building cards to form Main Street. Then, players attach character cards to the building cards to earn dollars or VPs! Attached characters are workers that provide bonuses to the current player and other players with characters from the same family! At the end of four seasons, the player with the most VPs wins! Yee-haw!


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-15

4:00pm

Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies
Limited Capacity seats available

Visit the Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies booth in the vendor area and play a hand or two.  From there, you can enter the charity tournament on Saturday evening, and win great prizes!!

THZ is an adventure card game which blends poker strategy with role-playing elements. Players spend rounds of game play betting their chips (life) on winning poker hands, collecting much needed item cards, and killing monsters. Each round, players compete to play these zombies against the other players. Unless you have the right item cards to kill them, barricade against them, or lure them back against the players who sent them, the undead will eat at your chip stacks. A game is won by the player who best masters the knowledge of suited card play, reading people, weapon and defense item card combinations, and a bit of good ole fashioned luck!

Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-C2

4:00pm

Xtronaut 2.0
Limited Capacity full
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Xtronaut 2.0 is the upcoming successor to our debut game Xtronaut: The Game of Solar System Exploration. Xtronaut 2.0 adds improved game mechanics, new actions, six-player expansion, and new missions. Join creator Dante Lauretta, leader of NASA's OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission, to test out the next generation of Xtronaut games.

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Dante Lauretta

Chief Scientist, Xtronaut Enterprises
I am a Professor of Planetary Science at the University of Arizona. My day job is running the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. I also own a company called Xtronaut Enterprises. We design board games with science themes including Constellations, winner of the 2018 Mensa... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-11

4:00pm

Code Names: Old West Edition
Limited Capacity filling up

This is an old west retheme of Codenames. Play on the side of the law as a member of the posse, or play the ruthless outlaws running from the law. There are special rules for this edition giving a once per round ability to the outlaws and the posse.


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-12

4:00pm

Code Names: Old West Edition
This is an old west retheme of Codenames. Play on the side of the law as a member of the posse, or play the ruthless outlaws running from the law. There are special rules for this edition giving a once per round ability to the outlaws and the posse.


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-13

4:00pm

Captain Sonar
Limited Capacity full
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Imagine Battleship only real-time and good. Two teams of 4 face off in this real-time asymmetrical competitive team game.

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Mike Pratt

Game Designer, MAP Boardgames


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
PDR-1 Atlantic

4:00pm

Chicken Caesar
Limited Capacity seats available

In Chicken Caesar, players represent aristocratic ancient Roman chicken families trying to create a legacy for their family name. Each family has several eligible roosters eager to jump into the world of politics, getting rich and creating a legacy by any means necessary.


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-20

4:00pm

Ginkgopolis
Limited Capacity full
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Players are building up the city of Ginkgopolis around the Ginko tree. Players are looking to build up and control districts in 3 different colors. Most points at the end of the game wins


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-08
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

Union Stockyards: 1886-1927
Limited Capacity seats available

A medium-weight economic worker placement game based on the history of the great Union Stockyards in Chicago. In its heyday 40,000 people worked within this one square mile and 100,000 animals passed through daily, supplying 80% of all meat consumed in the USA. You play one of the "Big Five" meat packers trying to increase your profit margin by using all parts of the animal, while manipulating and using the supply-driven livestock market prices to your advantage. You must continuously battle the labor unions, and sometimes deal with labor strikes. You can campaign for politicians to increase your influence (turn order). Historical events occur each round to the benefit or frustration of all players. This is a playtest using an ugly prototype of an unpublished game, which will hopefully be a beautiful published game in 2020.

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Duane Wulf

I play a variety of games, but my favorites are typically medium to heavy weight euros. I also design games.


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-16

4:00pm

Salrethia at War
Limited Capacity seats available

Five groups arrive on the shores of Salrethia, with one goal in mind, complete control! Plan your strategy, explore the land, construct your kingdom, and dominate the map! "Salrethia at War" is a strategy territory control game with a wide range of options. If you like RTS games and war games in general you'll enjoy the intricate, yet simple game design. Its a game that is easy to understand yet rewarding when mastered. Come and test your wits and see if you have what it takes to be the uncontested victor!

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KG

Korrosive Games

Korrosive Games


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-24

4:00pm

Pax Pamir 2e
Limited Capacity full
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In Pax Pamir, players assume the role of nineteenth century Afghan leaders attempting to forge a new state after the collapse of the Durrani Empire. Western histories often call this period "The Great Game" because of the role played by the Europeans who attempted to use central Asia as a theater for their own rivalries. In this game, those empires are viewed strictly from the perspective of the Afghans who sought to manipulate the interloping ferengi (foreigners) for their own purposes.

In terms of game play, Pax Pamir is a pretty straightforward tableau builder. Players spend most of their turns purchasing cards from a central market, then playing those cards in front of them in a single row called a court. Playing cards adds units to the game's map and grants access to additional actions that can be taken to disrupt other players and influence the course of the game. That last point is worth emphasizing. Though everyone is building their own row of cards, the game offers many ways for players to interfere with each other directly and indirectly.

To survive, players will organize into coalitions. Throughout the game, the dominance of the different coalitions will be evaluated by the players when a special card, called a "Dominance Check", is resolved. If a single coalition has a commanding lead during one of these checks, those players loyal to that coalition will receive victory points based on their influence in their coalition. However, if Afghanistan remains fragmented during one of these checks, players instead will receive victory points based on their personal power base.

After each Dominance Check, victory is checked and the game will be partially reset, offering players a fresh attempt to realize their ambitions. The game ends when a single player is able to achieve a lead of four or more victory points or after the fourth and final Dominance Check is resolved.

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Erin Escobedo

Angry gay sewer rat. Designer of Meltwater: A Game of Tactical Starvation, published by Hollandspiele.


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Catalina-18

4:00pm

Vindication
Limited Capacity full
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Thrown overboard for a life of wretchedness, you wash ashore a hostile island ruins — completely alone with nothing except the breath in your lungs and an undaunted spirit.

Through your advanced resource management, area control tactics, and freeform action selection, you’ll add companions to your party, acquire bizarre relics, attain potent character traits, and defeat a host of unusual monsters in the ultimate goal of mastering heroic attributes — and regaining honor.

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SS

Steven Sandoval

Adventures in Board Gaming


Saturday October 5, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Catalina-04
  • Content Rating Teen

6:00pm

Tales from the Arabian Nights
Limited Capacity full
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In Tales of the Arabian Nights, you are the hero or heroine in a story of adventure and wonder worthy of legend. Travel the land seeking your destiny and fortune. Along the way, you'll encounter interesting people and strange creatures, learn stories, and gain wisdom to share with others. While there is a winner in Tales of the Arabian Nights, the game is less about seeing who wins and more about enjoying the unfolding and telling of great stories!

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KA

Katie Arizona Browncoats

Arizona Browncoats


Saturday October 5, 2019 6:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-19
  • Content Rating Teen

7:00pm

Fortune and Glory
Limited Capacity full
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An annual favorite

Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game is a fast-paced game of high adventure, vile villains, edge-of-your-seat danger, and cliffhanger pulp movie action. Players take on the role of a treasure hunter, traveling the globe in search of ancient artifacts and fending off danger and villains at every turn in a quest for the ultimate reward of fortune and glory!

Featuring a beautifully rendered adventure map of the world as the game board, eight pulp adventure heroes to choose from (such as Jake Zane the Flying Ace, Li Mei Chen the Night Club Singer and Martial Artist, or Dr. Zhukov Master of Science), an army of ruthless villains and thugs (including the Chicago Mob and the dreaded occult-hunting Nazis), ancient Mayan temples to explore with a zeppelin hovering overhead, a wealth of coins to horde as heroes collect fortune and glory throughout the game, and a unique mechanism of dangers to overcome and the classic cliffhanger moments of suspense that can result. Fortune and Glory is designed to create a pulp serial cinematic feel as the story and game unfold.

So strap on your adventure boots and goggles, fire up the engines on the seaplane, and grab some extra ammo for your revolver...the Nazis already have a head start and in this race for fortune and glory, and there's no prize for second place!

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Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Saturday October 5, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-07

8:00pm

Planes
Limited Capacity seats available

Players look to score goal cards and get passengers of their color onto the planes of their color to have the most points at the end of the game


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Catalina-03
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

We’re Doomed!
Limited Capacity seats available

We're doomed! The world is coming to an end! We must act now to survive!!! Players are the most powerful leaders in the world working alongside up to nine others to build a starship. Time is short! The goal? Build and be on a starship that escapes a dying world — or betray everyone to ensure your own survival. No seats on the starship are guaranteed. We're Doomed! is a quick, timed, panic-inducing game of international collaboration, retaliation, diplomacy, conspiracy, and blowing each other up for fun!
It is not the 11th hour. It is the final hour. Do we have time? How many seats will be available? Who will get a seat? Will the ship even get completed? During the Action Phase, players take one action in turn order to produce or steal either Resource or Influence tokens. Resource tokens are used to build the escape ship. The bigger the ship, the more players can escape to victory at the end of the game. Influence tokens determine who boards the ship first at the end of the game. Each civilization is better at one of the standard actions.
During the Contribution Phase, there is no turn structure. Players can negotiate as they pledge their Resources to building the escape ship by contributing Resource tokens. The player who contributes the most Resources is awarded 1 Influence and gets to draw the event card for that round. Each card is one of one hundred unique and ruthless event cards that change the game drastically — introducing new restrictions, secret missions, ethical dilemmas, physical challenges, robots, aliens, lizard-people and more. The player who drew the event card then takes an action, starting the next Action Phase. The game continues in this fashion (actions, contributions, event) until time is out!
After 15 minutes, play stops. Time to board the starship. Who gets in first? The players with the most Influence board the ship first. Once full, the ship launches and the remaining players are left behind to die. Beware! Resources can also be used to nuke a player, completely eliminating them from the game, so watch the other players’ Resource token stockpiles!
Witness humanity at its worst and finally come to terms with the truth you have known all along — we're doomed!

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Gloryhoundd

Live Host, Content Creator, GloryHoundd Productions
Steve Jackson Games Live Host. Director and Producer of GloryHoundd Productions Videocast Series, Gaming Addict, Professional Game Demonstrator, Entertainer, Writer.


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Catalina-Gloryhoundd

8:00pm

Terra: Old West Edition
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an old west retheme of Friedemann Friese's Terra. Would you know where the first wanted poster for Jesse James was posed? Would you know the year? Would you know the amount of the reward? Well, it's OK if you don't; because in "Terra: Old West Edition", close enough counts. Join the game an learn something about the golden age of the old west and maybe win a prize too.


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Catalina-11

8:00pm

Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
Limited Capacity full
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Deception is a social deduction game. Each player has 4 murder weapons and 4 pieces of evidence in front of them. The murderer will secretly choose 1 of each , and the Forensic Scientist will give clues to the rest of the players. You only get one guess, so make sure you have enough evidence!

Each round is pretty fast, so we will have time for multiple games. Depending on the number of players, we can add additional roles.


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-14
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
Deception is a social deduction game. Each player has 4 murder weapons and 4 pieces of evidence in front of them. The murderer will secretly choose 1 of each , and the Forensic Scientist will give clues to the rest of the players. You only get one guess, so make sure you have enough evidence!

Each round is pretty fast, so we will have time for multiple games. Depending on the number of players, we can add additional roles.


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-15
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Heaven & Ale
Limited Capacity full
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Build your farm and brew some beer. Move along a one way track to acquire upgrades for your farm. Placing on the shady side will cost the face value but will only produce money, while the light side costs double but will sore victory points. Move each victory point marker as far as possible, as the lowest one will be used for final scoring. However, the lowest marker can be moved up by moving a higher marker down.

Time: ~1.5 hours including teaching


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-13
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Subbuteo Table Soccer
Limited Capacity seats available

Subbuteo is a classic finger-flicking soccer-simulation dexterity game. It is played on a large cloth playing field called a "pitch", with teams of miniature soccer players mounted on smooth round bases. The players are made to kick the ball by flicking their bases, which causes them to slide around on the pitch, hitting the ball. The rules simulate nearly all details of a soccer game including ball possession and passing, throw-ins, goal kicks, corner kicks and fouls. Neymar rolls are are optional.

Come learn the fantastic flicking game of Subbuteo. Everything needed to play will be provided, and the game can be learned in 5 mins. No previous soccer experience necessary! Drop-in/drop-out players are encouraged, as a full match can be played in 20 mins.

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Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-02

8:00pm

Tiny Epic Western
Limited Capacity filling up

The West is growing day by day, and you’re looking to stake your claim. To win, you have to gamble your relationships with the most powerful bosses in town to win influence. This influence comes in many forms: Law, Money and Force. If you’re clever enough, you’ll be able to take claim over the buildings in the evergrowing boomtowns and gain powerful abilities. At the end of the day, the boss who has the best combination of wit and bluff will become the most powerful tycoon in the Wild Wild West.


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-12
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Villainous
Limited Capacity full
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Play your favorite Disney Villain achieve your devious objective. While dealing twist of fate to thwart your opponents schemes!


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-04

8:00pm

James Ernest's Mystery Surprise (w/Creator)
James Ernest is always designing something new and different, and we honestly have no idea what it will be. Come test a game in progress, and help make it better! New players and spectators welcome!

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James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-09

8:00pm

James Ernest's Mystery Surprise (w/Creator)
Limited Capacity seats available

James Ernest is always designing something new and different, and we honestly have no idea what it will be. Come test a game in progress, and help make it better! New players and spectators welcome!

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avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-08

8:00pm

Meltwater: A Game of Tactical Starvation
Limited Capacity seats available

Meltwater is a tactical abstract/wargame for two players. Session is for multiple parallel games. Designer will sit in for odd number of players.

“Restraint? Why are you so concerned with saving their lives? The whole idea is to kill the bastards. At the end of the war, if there are two Americans and one Russian left alive, we win.” ~Gen. Thomas Power, U.S. Strategic Air Command 1957-1964

19XX: The unthinkable happens. The world is scoured clean in nuclear fire. The oceans are poisoned for generations to come. One last patch of habitable land remains: Antarctica. The remnants of humanity huddle together in a fragile patchwork of research stations and refugee ships. But even here, the Cold War survives. And our civilization may not.

In Meltwater, two players take command of the shattered remains of the superpowers, struggling for control of the ice. Simple diceless mechanics let players displace, corner, and isolate their opponent’s survivors. Here, hunger is a crueler weapon than gunfire, and the barren tundra can only support so many souls. And every turn, radioactive contamination pushes in from the coastline, shrinking the available space and forcing the belligerents closer and closer together.

In the end, there is only either submission or annihilation, and whatever world is left.

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avatar for Erin Escobedo

Erin Escobedo

Angry gay sewer rat. Designer of Meltwater: A Game of Tactical Starvation, published by Hollandspiele.


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-18
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Barrage
Limited Capacity full
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In the dystopic 1930s, the industrial revolution pushed to the limit the exploitation of fossil-based resources, and now only powerful and unlimited hydroelectric energy is available to fulfill the thirst for power of the massive machines and unstoppable engineering progress.

Barrage is a resource management and strategic placement game in which players compete to build their majestic dams, raise them to increase their storing capacity of precious water, and deliver all the potential power through pressure tunnels connected to powerhouse energy turbines. Each player represents one of the international companies who are gathering machineries, innovative patents, and brilliant engineers to claim the best locations to capture and exploit the water power of a contested Alpine region crossed by rivers.

Barrage includes two innovative and challenging mechanisms. First, the construction wheel has to be managed by players to carefully plan their actions and handle their machineries since both your action tokens and resources are stored on the wheel and come back only after a full wheel round is completed. The more you construct and perform maintenance on your wheel, the earlier that resources and actions return to you.

Second, the water flow on the rivers depicted on the board is a shared and contested resource. Players have to intercept and store as much of the water as they can, build dams (upstream dams are expensive but can block part of the water before it reaches dams downstream), raise their dams to increase capacity, and build long tunnels to divert water to their powerhouses. Water is never consumed — its flow is just used to produce energy — and released in the rivers, so you have to strategically place your dams to recover water diverted by you and other players.

Over five rounds, players must fulfill power requirements represented by a common competitive power track and meet specific requests of personal contracts. At the same time, by placing a limited number of engineers, they attempt to increase their machineries to acquire new and more efficient construction actions and to build and activate special unique effect buildings to customize their own developing strategy.


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-10

8:00pm

Churchill
Limited Capacity seats available

Simulate being one of the Allied leaders at the debate table. Use the spoils from your silver tongue to jostle your country ahead of the others for the lead in the post-WWII world. Beware that defeating the Axis powers is not a given, and that too crushing a victory will turn the world against you.

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Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-01
  • Content Rating Teen

9:00pm

Starlight Stage
Limited Capacity seats available

In Starlight Stage, players are the head of a talent agency trying to develop Idols and send them out to perform and gain fame. Build up reserves of the three types of talent (Acting, Music, and Charm) to reach greater achievements while performers grow and take on new personas. Featuring appealing art of cute idols and simple, fun mechanics, Starlight Stage is great for gamers and fans of the Idol phenomena alike!

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Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-06

10:00pm

Century Golem with Eastern Mountain
Limited Capacity full
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Travel near and far trade your crystals to activate the legendary Golems.


Saturday October 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-04

10:00pm

Rum & Pirates
Limited Capacity full
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The players take on the roles of freebooters who, back in their pirates' hideout, spend their time with all kinds of competitions - drinking, fighting, etc. All players move the main playing figure, the captain, through the alleys of the village, with the goal of gaining as much rum and reknown as possible. The end of each of the five rounds is also marked by a highly variable fight to claim the best sleeping spaces on board the ship (bed or board?). An early game from Stefen Feld. Although lighter than many of his most popular games, in true Feld form this game has a number of strategies you can pursue. Rum & Pirates is a mixture of tactics, strategy, and luck.


Saturday October 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Pima A1-Library

10:00pm

Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrals of Skullport
Limited Capacity full
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Scoundrels of Skullport adds new content for Lords of Waterdeep. It’s not one, but two, complete expansions: the sprawling dungeon of Undermountain and the criminal haven of Skullport.

Each thrilling location has unique characteristics and offers new play options, including new Lords, Buildings, Intrigue, and Quest cards.

GMs
avatar for Mark Stoxen

Mark Stoxen

I enjoy a wide variety of heavy strategy games, big noisy dice chucking war games, and old school 2nd Edition AD&D. Enjoy 3D printing accessories to Jazz up my games.


Saturday October 5, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday October 6, 2019 1:00am
Catalina-05
 
Sunday, October 6
 

9:00am

Azul
Limited Capacity full
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A tile drafting board game for players to score points based on creating different patterns and sets.

GMs
avatar for Christopher Cruz

Christopher Cruz

Game Enthusiast
I enjoy teaching and playing tabletop board games!


Sunday October 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Catalina-05

9:00am

Capsaicin & Artisan Jewel Crafters
Limited Capacity seats available

Capsaicin is a push your luck game where players compete to see who can eat the most peppers without burning themselves and losing their points! Combining bright graphics and pieces with easy instructions, see who will be luckiest before they have to down all their water! Takes about 15 minutes.

Artisans Jewel Crafters is a game where players compete to impress the king and be named best in the land due to their art! With limited actions they acquire resources to buy cards to create jewelry pieces that synergize with one another, until only one can be crowned the best! Usually takes 30 minutes.

GMs
avatar for Georgie Hinojosa

Georgie Hinojosa

Founding Member, Three Wizards of the Moustache
I love the Light, Lovecraftian horrors, immersive game worlds, creativity, and board gaming in general. Founding member of El Paso publishing company Three Wizards of the Moustache, and writer of narratives and contracts.


Sunday October 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Catalina-12

9:00am

Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies
Limited Capacity seats available

Visit the Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies booth in the vendor area and play a hand or two.  From there, you can enter the charity tournament on Saturday evening, and win great prizes!!

THZ is an adventure card game which blends poker strategy with role-playing elements. Players spend rounds of game play betting their chips (life) on winning poker hands, collecting much needed item cards, and killing monsters. Each round, players compete to play these zombies against the other players. Unless you have the right item cards to kill them, barricade against them, or lure them back against the players who sent them, the undead will eat at your chip stacks. A game is won by the player who best masters the knowledge of suited card play, reading people, weapon and defense item card combinations, and a bit of good ole fashioned luck!

Sunday October 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Catalina-C2

9:00am

Coimbra
Limited Capacity full
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In the 15th and 16th century, Portugal is thriving under its leading role during the Age of Discovery. Nestled in the heart of Portugal, the city of Coimbra serves as a cultural center of the country. As the head of one of Coimbra's oldest houses, you seek to earn prestige by deepening relationships with nearby monasteries or funding expeditions of the era. To reach this goal, you must vie for the favors of the city's most influential citizens, even if you must offer a bit of coin or some protective detail.
Coimbra introduces an innovative new dice mechanism in which the dice players draft each round are used in multiple different ways and have an impact on many aspects of their decision making. While there are many paths to victory, players should always seek to optimize their opportunities with every roll of the dice. Combined with ever-changing synergies of the citizens, expeditions, and monasteries, no two games of Coimbra will ever be the same!


Sunday October 6, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-08

9:00am

COIMBRA
Limited Capacity full
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In the 15th and 16th century, Portugal is thriving under its leading role during the Age of Discovery. Nestled in the heart of Portugal, the city of Coimbra serves as a cultural center of the country. As the head of one of Coimbra's oldest houses, you seek to earn prestige by deepening relationships with nearby monasteries or funding expeditions of the era. To reach this goal, you must vie for the favors of the city's most influential citizens, even if you must offer a bit of coin or some protective detail.

GMs
avatar for Mark Stoxen

Mark Stoxen

I enjoy a wide variety of heavy strategy games, big noisy dice chucking war games, and old school 2nd Edition AD&D. Enjoy 3D printing accessories to Jazz up my games.


Sunday October 6, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-04

9:00am

Mystery Stonemaier Game
Limited Capacity full
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Come try out something new from Stonemaier Games. This is the company that brought you Viticulture, Scythe, Wingspan, Euphoria, and Between Two Cities.

https://stonemaiergames.com

GMs
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Gloryhoundd

Live Host, Content Creator, GloryHoundd Productions
Steve Jackson Games Live Host. Director and Producer of GloryHoundd Productions Videocast Series, Gaming Addict, Professional Game Demonstrator, Entertainer, Writer.


Sunday October 6, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-Gloryhoundd

9:00am

Ancient World (2nd Edition)
Limited Capacity full
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In The Ancient World, players compete to grow the largest and most influential city-state by managing citizens, treasury, and military and by defeating titans. Players take turns sending citizens to take special actions or using military cards to attack titans. One of the actions a citizen can perform is to build Empire cards, which give more citizens, money, and abilities.

A city-state's influence in the world is measured by sets of tribe banners that it owns. Each Empire card has one or more tribe banners, and tribe banners can also be gained by defeating titans. Players gain victory points (VPs) for sets of tribe banners. After six rounds, the player with the most VPs from sets of tribe banners wins.


Sunday October 6, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-10
  • Content Rating Teen

9:00am

Firefly
Limited Capacity full
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Find a crew, find a job, keep flyin’
You are the captain of a ship just tryin to keep her in the sky. The jobs you take can pay off quite nice, if they don’t get you killed first.

GMs
avatar for Jon Malbrough

Jon Malbrough

GM, Arizona Browncoats


Sunday October 6, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-19
  • Content Rating Teen

9:00am

Imperial
Limited Capacity full
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Europe in the age of imperialism. International investors try to achieve the greatest influence in Europe. With their bonds, they control the politics of the six imperial nations: Austria-Hungary, Italy, France, Great Britain, the German Empire, and Russia. The nations erect factories, build fleets, and deploy armies. The investors watch as their nations expand, wage wars, levy taxes, and collect the proceeds. Since the European nations are under the shifting influence of different investors, new strategic alliances and conflicts arise between them again and again!

Each player represents an international investor. Only he who succeeds in increasing his capital and gaining influence in the most powerful European nations will win the imperial competition.

Imperial is a varied strategy game without the luck of dice or cards.

GMs
avatar for Paul

Paul

I'm GTOGixxer on Boardgame geek!


Sunday October 6, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-11
  • Content Rating Teen

10:00am

Capsaicin & Artisan Jewel Crafters
Limited Capacity seats available

Capsaicin is a push your luck game where players compete to see who can eat the most peppers without burning themselves and losing their points! Combining bright graphics and pieces with easy instructions, see who will be luckiest before they have to down all their water! Takes about 15 minutes.

Artisans Jewel Crafters is a game where players compete to impress the king and be named best in the land due to their art! With limited actions they acquire resources to buy cards to create jewelry pieces that synergize with one another, until only one can be crowned the best! Usually takes 30 minutes.

GMs
avatar for Georgie Hinojosa

Georgie Hinojosa

Founding Member, Three Wizards of the Moustache
I love the Light, Lovecraftian horrors, immersive game worlds, creativity, and board gaming in general. Founding member of El Paso publishing company Three Wizards of the Moustache, and writer of narratives and contracts.


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-12

10:00am

After the Fog, by James Ernest (w/Creator)
James Ernest is best known for light, quick games. This year he's working on something new, a hefty political control game called After the Fog. Players take charge of city governors who are reclaiming an ancient valley that was once choked with fog. Develop your holdings, improve your airships, and fight for control of the valley in this 90-minute strategy game that's still in the early stages of playtesting!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-21

10:00am

After the Fog, by James Ernest (w/Creator)
Limited Capacity seats available

James Ernest is best known for light, quick games. This year he's working on something new, a hefty political control game called After the Fog. Players take charge of city governors who are reclaiming an ancient valley that was once choked with fog. Develop your holdings, improve your airships, and fight for control of the valley in this 90-minute strategy game that's still in the early stages of playtesting!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-20

11:00am

7 Wonders
Limited Capacity filling up

Card drafting game played over 3 rounds, where players engage in military conflicts and commerce to determine the most prestigious city of the ancient world.

GMs
avatar for Christopher Cruz

Christopher Cruz

Game Enthusiast
I enjoy teaching and playing tabletop board games!


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-05

11:00am

Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies
Limited Capacity seats available

Visit the Texas Hold 'Em With Zombies booth in the vendor area and play a hand or two.  From there, you can enter the charity tournament on Saturday evening, and win great prizes!!

THZ is an adventure card game which blends poker strategy with role-playing elements. Players spend rounds of game play betting their chips (life) on winning poker hands, collecting much needed item cards, and killing monsters. Each round, players compete to play these zombies against the other players. Unless you have the right item cards to kill them, barricade against them, or lure them back against the players who sent them, the undead will eat at your chip stacks. A game is won by the player who best masters the knowledge of suited card play, reading people, weapon and defense item card combinations, and a bit of good ole fashioned luck!

Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-C2

11:00am

Mutopia
Limited Capacity seats available

Rebuild your society from the ashes in a post-apocalyptic world. Build structures, overcome challenges, manage resources and attack opponents to avoid becoming a mindless bloodthirsty mutant.


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-03
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00am

Everdell:Pearlbrook
Limited Capacity full
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Explore a new underwater society in Pearlbrook, the first expansion for Everdell!
Pearlbrook introduces a new side board, the river board, where you'll send your frog ambassador to gather a new resource: pearls. You'll also encounter new aquatic critters and constructions! Collect enough pearls and you can construct fabulous wonders and adornments, to make your city the pride of Everdell!


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-Gloryhoundd

11:00am

Fertility
Limited Capacity full
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You are a Nomarch in Ancient Egypt. The Pharaoh put you in charge of a Metropolis and its region. The flooding of the Nile is coming to an end and the lands of the Valley are ready to offer their riches. Organize the collection of resources, build districts with the most lucrative shops, supply them with goods and earn the most Debens for the glory of the Pharaoh. The player who will make the best use of the resources of the Nile Valley will win the game.
Fertility is a simple resource management game that raises tough decisions for you to take. Each turn, you collect some of the riches of the Valley of the Nile and immediately decide how to use them : supply one of your Shop to earn money, or spend them to build new districts, offering you new opportunities. Be wise because your choices are irreversible. None of the resources already stocked in your shops can be moved or reused until the end of the game. But any resource unspent by the end of your turn will be definitively lost. Optimize your turns and choices if you want to win.
A player’s turn goes through three fast and simple steps. They start by placing one of their Valley tile on the central board in order to collect resources : alabaster, bovines, papyrus flowers, grapes or wheat. They then have the opportunity to spend these resources to build a new District tile on their Metropolis board, for opening new opportunities. Lastly, they supply their Shops in their Metropolis by stocking the remaining resources. Any resource that a player has left unused at the end of their turn is lost. So, the aim is to collect as many resources as possible, but even more to be able to optimize how to use them. The game ends after 9 turns and each totally supplied Shop is worth money for their owner. The player with the highest amount of money is the winner.


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-08

11:00am

Railroad Rivals
Limited Capacity seats available

While playing Railroad Rivals, you connect cities via one of the twelve great railroads that stretched across the United States, while simultaneously building your stock portfolio. You then use those railroads to make deliveries that drive up the price of your stocks. At the end of the game, the player who has run the most profitable railroad while also owning the most valuable stocks becomes the greatest of all of the railroad rivals!


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-17

11:00am

Salrethia at War
Limited Capacity seats available

Five groups arrive on the shores of Salrethia, with one goal in mind, complete control! Plan your strategy, explore the land, construct your kingdom, and dominate the map! "Salrethia at War" is a strategy territory control game with a wide range of options. If you like RTS games and war games in general you'll enjoy the intricate, yet simple game design. Its a game that is easy to understand yet rewarding when mastered. Come and test your wits and see if you have what it takes to be the uncontested victor!

GMs
KG

Korrosive Games

Korrosive Games


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-02

11:00am

Wildchord: A Game of Music and Magic
Limited Capacity seats available

Wildchord is a game where the forces of good and evil battle to win the Singing Stone, which controls the land of Origin. Players choose to be one of the four good, or four evil, characters who fight their way across Origin to reach the Twelve Towers at its center. Players must defeat a tower in battle to obtain one of the twelve keys, and the player with the most keys wins the Singing Stone and the game.

GMs
avatar for Greg

Greg

Dreamco Media, Inc.


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-01

11:00am

Champion of Midgard
Limited Capacity full
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Champions of Midgard is a middleweight, Viking-themed, worker placement game with dice rolling in which players are leaders of Viking clans who have traveled to an embattled Viking harbor town to help defend it against the threat of trolls, draugr, and other mythological Norse beasts. By defeating these epic creatures, players gain glory and the favor of the gods. When the game ends, the player who has earned the most glory earns the title of Jarl and is recognized as a champion of Midgard!


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-16
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00am

Mombasa
Limited Capacity full
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Game will take approximately 3 hours to teach and play.

In Mombasa, players acquire shares of chartered companies based in Mombasa, Cape Town, Saint-Louis, and Cairo and propagate trading posts of these companies throughout the African continent in order to earn the most money.

Mombasa features a unique, rotating-display hand-mechanism that drives game play. Each round players choose action cards from their hand, then reveal them simultaneously and carry out the actions. These cards are then placed in a discard pile, and the previously played cards recovered for the subsequent round.

Each company has a double-sided company track, so games will vary quite a lot based on which tracks are revealed and at which companies they are placed.


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-09

11:00am

Scythe
Limited Capacity full
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Set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor.

In Scythe, each player represents a fallen leader attempting to restore their honor and lead their faction to power in Eastern Europa. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-06
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00am

The Castles of Burgundy
Limited Capacity full
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The game is set in the Burgundy region of High Medieval France. Each player takes on the role of an aristocrat, originally controlling a small princedom. While playing they aim to build settlements and powerful castles, practice trade along the river, exploit silver mines, and use the knowledge of travelers.

The game is about players taking settlement tiles from the game board and placing them into their princedom which is represented by the player board. Every tile has a function that starts when the tile is placed in the princedom. The princedom itself consists of several regions, each of which demands its own type of settlement tile.

The game is played in five phases, each consisting of five rounds. Each phase begins with the game board stocked with settlement tiles and goods tiles. At the beginning of each round all players roll their two dice, and the player who is currently first in turn order rolls a goods placement die. A goods tile is made available on the game board according to the roll of the goods die. During each round players take their turns in the current turn order. During his turn, a player may perform any two of the four possible types of actions: 1) take a settlement tile from the numbered depot on the game board corresponding to one of his dice and place it in the staging area on his player board, 2) take a settlement tile from the staging area of his player board to a space on his player board with a number matching one of his dice in the corresponding region for the type of tile and adjacent to a previously placed settlement tile, 3) deliver goods with a number matching one of his dice, or 4) take worker tokens which allow the player to adjust the roll of his dice. In addition to these actions a player may buy a settlement tile from the central depot on the game board and place it in the staging area on his player board. If an action triggers the award of victory points, those points are immediately recorded. Each settlement tile offers a benefit, additional actions, additional money, advancement on the turn order track, more goods tiles, die roll adjustment or victory points. Bonus victory points are awarded for filling a region with settlement tiles.

The game ends when the last player finishes his turn of the fifth round of the fifth phase. Victory points are awarded for unused money and workers, and undelivered goods. Bonus victory points from certain settlement tiles are awarded at the end of the game.

The player with the most victory points wins


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-13

11:00am

Dune
Players each take the role of one of the factions attempting to control Dune. Each faction has special powers that overlook certain rules in the game. Each turn players move about the map attempting to pick up valuable spice while dealing with giant sandworms, deadly storms, and other players' military forces. A delicate political balance is formed amongst the factions to prevent any one side from becoming too strong. When a challenge is made in a territory, combat takes the form of hidden bids with additional treachery cards to further the uncertainty.

The game concludes when one faction (or two allied factions) is able to control a certain number of strongholds on the planet. Game should take 3-4 hours including teaching.

GMs

Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Catalina-23
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00am

Dune
Limited Capacity filling up

Players each take the role of one of the factions attempting to control Dune. Each faction has special powers that overlook certain rules in the game. Each turn players move about the map attempting to pick up valuable spice while dealing with giant sandworms, deadly storms, and other players' military forces. A delicate political balance is formed amongst the factions to prevent any one side from becoming too strong. When a challenge is made in a territory, combat takes the form of hidden bids with additional treachery cards to further the uncertainty.

The game concludes when one faction (or two allied factions) is able to control a certain number of strongholds on the planet. Game should take 3-4 hours including teaching.

GMs

Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Catalina-22
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00am

Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant
Limited Capacity seats available

Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant is a singularly unique trading and negotiation game for 4-9 players. Over the course of the game, each race must trade and negotiate with the rest to acquire the resource cubes necessary to fund their economy and allow it to produce goods for the next turn. Scheming, dealing, and mutually beneficial agreements are key to success. While technically a competitive game, Sidereal Confluence has a uniquely cooperative feel during the trading phase as no race has the ability to thrive on its own. Trade well, and you'll develop technologies and colonize planets to form a civilization that is the envy of the galaxy.

Each player chooses one of the nine unique and asymmetrical alien races that have come together to form a trade federation in their quadrant. Each race has its own deck of cards representing all the existing and future technologies it might research. Some races also have other cards related to unique features of their culture. These cards represent portions of the culture's economy and require spending some number of cubes to use, resulting in an output of more cubes, ships, and possibly victory points. Since each culture's outputs rarely match their inputs, players need to trade goods with one another to run their converters to create the resources they truly need to run their society most efficiently and have an effective economy. Almost everything is negotiable, including colonies, ships, and all kinds of resources.

Each game round contains an open trading phase in which all players can negotiate and execute deals for cubes, ships, colonies, even the temporary use of technologies! Players with enough resources can also research technologies, upgrade colonies, and spend resources on their race's special cards during this phase. Once complete, all players simultaneously run their economies, spending resources to gain more resources. The Confluence follows, starting with players sharing newly researched technologies with all other races and following with bidding to acquire new colonies and research teams. Researching a new technology grants many victory points for the prestige of helping galactic society advance. When one race builds a new technology, it is shared with everyone else. Technologies can be upgraded when combined with other technologies.

The ultimate goal is victory points, which are acquired by researching technologies, using your economy to convert resources to goods, and converting your leftover goods into points at the end of the game.

The game is almost all simultaneous play.

GMs
avatar for Erin Escobedo

Erin Escobedo

Angry gay sewer rat. Designer of Meltwater: A Game of Tactical Starvation, published by Hollandspiele.


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Catalina-07

12:00pm

Rochi, by James Ernest (w/Creator)
Limited Capacity full
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Designed for the second book in the Seer series by Sonia Lyris, Rochi is a new gambling game by James Ernest. Come play it with the creator and learn more about the game, its role in the book, and the upcoming Kickstarter campaign!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-20

12:00pm

Rochi, by James Ernest (w/Creator)
Designed for the second book in the Seer series by Sonia Lyris, Rochi is a new gambling game by James Ernest. Come play it with the creator and learn more about the game, its role in the book, and the upcoming Kickstarter campaign!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-21

2:00pm

Ramen Fury
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you love noodles? Of COURSE you do! Do you love games? Well DUH!

Ramen Fury is a fast-paced card game where you compete to prepare and eat the best three bowls of ramen that you can create. Gather the ingredients you need for each bowl to give the most points. But be beware of an opponent reaching over to scoop one of them out for their own bowls instead. Feel like sabotaging an opponent? Throw all those hot peppers in your hand into one of their bowls (unless, of course, they *want* hot peppers)! Once someone has slurped down their third bowl of noodles the game ends.

Fun for the whole family. No drooling permitted.


Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-11

2:00pm

Ramen Fury
Do you love noodles? Of COURSE you do! Do you love games? Well DUH!

Ramen Fury is a fast-paced card game where you compete to prepare and eat the best three bowls of ramen that you can create. Gather the ingredients you need for each bowl to give the most points. But be beware of an opponent reaching over to scoop one of them out for their own bowls instead. Feel like sabotaging an opponent? Throw all those hot peppers in your hand into one of their bowls (unless, of course, they *want* hot peppers)! Once someone has slurped down their third bowl of noodles the game ends.

Fun for the whole family. No drooling permitted.


Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-10

2:00pm

Tanto Cuore
Limited Capacity full
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anto Cuore is a deck building card game for 2-4 players. The players take the roles of “master of the house,” employ a lot of cute maids, and are served by them while slowly filling out their house (card deck). But take care! The maids can become sick or get bad habits. When the game ends, the player who has the most victory point-gaining maids in his staff (all his cards) is the “perfect master” and the winner of the game.

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-12
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

James Ernest's Mystery Surprise (w/Creator)
James Ernest is always designing something new and different, and we honestly have no idea what it will be. Come test a game in progress, and help make it better! New players and spectators welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-21

2:00pm

James Ernest's Mystery Surprise (w/Creator)
Limited Capacity seats available

James Ernest is always designing something new and different, and we honestly have no idea what it will be. Come test a game in progress, and help make it better! New players and spectators welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-20

2:00pm

7 Wonders
Limited Capacity full
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You are the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the Ancient World. Gather resources, develop commercial routes, and affirm your military supremacy. Build your city and erect an architectural wonder which will transcend future times.

In essence, 7 Wonders is a card development game. Some cards have immediate effects, while others provide bonuses or upgrades later in the game. Some cards provide discounts on future purchases. Some provide military strength to overpower your neighbors and others give nothing but victory points. Each card is played immediately after being drafted, so you'll know which cards your neighbor is receiving and how his choices might affect what you've already built up. Cards are passed left-right-left over the three ages, so you need to keep an eye on the neighbors in both directions.

All expansions will be available. Whether or not they are played will be based in interest and experience.


Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-05
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

Quacks of Quedlinburg
Limited Capacity full
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An Exciting and Strategic press your luck game.


Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-16

2:00pm

Santa Maria
Limited Capacity full
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Santa Maria is a streamlined, medium complexity Eurogame in which each player establishes and develops a colony. The game features elements of dice drafting and strategic engine building. The game is low on luck and has no direct destructive player conflict; all components are language independent.
In the game, you expand your colony by placing polyominoes with buildings on your colony board. Dice (representing migrant workers) are used to activate buildings; each die activates a complete row or column of buildings in your colony. The buildings are activated in order (left to right / top to bottom), then the die is placed on the last activated building to block this space. It is therefore crucial where you put new buildings in your colony, and in which order you use the dice.
As the game progresses, you produce resources, form shipping routes, send out conquistadors, and improve your religious power to recruit monks. When you recruit a monk, you must decide if it becomes a scholar (providing a permanent special ability), a missionary (for an immediate bonus) or a bishop (for possible end game points). The player who has accumulated the most happiness after three rounds wins. The available specialists, end game bonuses and buildings vary from game to game, which makes for near endless replayability.


Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-08

2:00pm

Salrethia at War
Limited Capacity filling up

Five groups arrive on the shores of Salrethia, with one goal in mind, complete control! Plan your strategy, explore the land, construct your kingdom, and dominate the map! "Salrethia at War" is a strategy territory control game with a wide range of options. If you like RTS games and war games in general you'll enjoy the intricate, yet simple game design. Its a game that is easy to understand yet rewarding when mastered. Come and test your wits and see if you have what it takes to be the uncontested victor!

GMs
KG

Korrosive Games

Korrosive Games


Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-24

2:00pm

Pursuit of Happiness
Limited Capacity full
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The Pursuit of Happiness is a game in which you take a character from birth and you live the life you always wanted. Using a worker-placement mechanism with time as your workers, you take on projects, you get jobs, you buy items, you establish relationships, you raise families. The possibilities are endless as you live the life you have always wanted. How much will you be able to achieve in just one lifetime?

Pursuit of Happiness is a perfect analog to real life. Your goal is Long Term Happiness. Gender & LGBT inclusive. It includes a mechanic for stress and Depression. Take on too much (job, significant others, projects /activities) and you get stressed... Money, interpersonal interactions, knowledge and creativity are all currency, and you will have to decide how to spend your time to accrue & spend them to live the happiest life you can!

Generally plays well for 12+. Mature / experienced game players younger than that have enjoyed the game.

*Disclaimer: There is a winner, but lauding over others that you are happier than them is a quick way to lose friends. This game is not full of Party Game Antics, is not terribly competitive, not heavy on co-op mechanics, but it does encourage friendly cooperation. I hope this helps you decide that this game is for you!

GMs
KA

Katie Arizona Browncoats

Arizona Browncoats


Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-19

3:00pm

Heart of Crown: Fairy Garden
Limited Capacity full
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Your favorite anime princesses have returned in this new stand-alone expansion, Heart of Crown: Fairy Garden. Fairy Garden is the first set of this new block for the Heart of Crown Series. It introduces 30 new card types into the market, beautiful new artwork, and impish new abilities from the fairy realm. You can play Fairy Garden by itself or combine it with any of your other favorite Heart of Crown sets, including the Heart of Crown base game! Purchase here and receive a promo card pack!

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Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-12
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

Terra: Old West Edition
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an old west retheme of Friedemann Friese's Terra. Would you know where the first wanted poster for Jesse James was posed? Would you know the year? Would you know the amount of the reward? Well, it's OK if you don't; because in "Terra: Old West Edition", close enough counts. Join the game an learn something about the golden age of the old west and maybe win a prize too.


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-16

4:00pm

John Company
Limited Capacity full
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Over its 250-year history, the British East India Company grew to become one of the most influential commercial and political organizations in the world. Its profits catapulted the British Empire to global dominance and shaped the fate of some of the world's great nations, but its ascent was anything but easy. The Company was filled with diverging interests and struggled constantly at home and abroad.

John Company attempts to tell the story of the British East India Company from the inside out. Players will steer their dynasties through the company's history, vying for position, power, and prestige. The goal of the game is simple: Use the Company and the Company's trade to secure your place in society back home. To this end, you guide your scions through their careers, exchanging favors for positions in London or plush colonial posts. Players collectively control the Company, facing tough budgetary decisions and conflicting interests. Should a Governor conduct a campaign to expand company holdings or invest in his region's infrastructure? Perhaps the honest tax revenues would be better diverted to expand his summer estate back home...

As the game continues, the Company may face open rebellion in India or outright failure as it grapples with increasingly bold attempts at regulation from the British government. It's even possible that the Company's trade monopoly will be revoked, leaving the players to form and operate their own trading firms. Each game offers a huge range of possibilities, informed chiefly by the decisions the players make. In addition, players can tailor their experience by using one of the three tournament scenarios that cover the Early, Mid, and Late Company that can be played in about 90 minutes. The game also offers a full campaign game that will take players from 1720 to 1857 in an evening.

(This game will use the standard scenario.)

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Erin Escobedo

Angry gay sewer rat. Designer of Meltwater: A Game of Tactical Starvation, published by Hollandspiele.


Sunday October 6, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Catalina-17
  • Content Rating Teen