At the Morristown Hyatt & Conference Center in Morristown, New Jersey


Board & Card Gaming Schedule for METATOPIA 2013

Updated 10/30/13 at 6:00PM

METATOPIA Event Registration works differently from other Double Exposure events. While there are no advancement rounds, some of the events are red to start with because they are "invitation only". This does NOT mean that you are completely excluded from playing in them, only that you need to be invited. So when you send an eMail to us, you may ask to be included in those events. We will probably call you and discuss your choices with you.

All non-panel events are classified as one of three different levels of Playtest:

[FOCUS GROUP]: The game is still in the concept stage and players should be expecting to discuss ideas and opinions about how the game should be created, but not actually test much.

[ALPHA TEST]: The game is in early development and not quite ready to play from beginning to end. Players should be expecting to play parts of the game, and perhaps replay those parts or focus on one section of the rules at a time.

[BETA TEST]: The game is in late development and is ready to be played all the way through. Players should be expecting to give feedback and criticism about the game while playing it.

If an event is tagged by the phrase "[NDA REQUIRED]", the Designer has asked that details about his/her game design be kept quiet. The Designer may ask players to sign an actual NDA form, or to just verbally promise not to discuss the game after the playtest.

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER(S) IN YOUR EMAIL SO WE CAN REACH YOU IF NECESSARY!

So send eMail with the events you would LIKE to play in, whether you are a Designer, a Helper or a Player. We will do our best to match you up with the events that you are interested in. There WILL be a Big Board at METATOPIA, and any seats which are not filled in advance CAN be filled at the convention.

You are also allowed to submit a second and third choice for events in the same time slot, which will save us time in negotiating what you can get into if your primary choice is filled already. Just make it clear what is an alternate choice so we can enter things quickly.

Also, PLEASE put down "D" events (panels and seminars) along with others - it is important that we track interest in the various panels, and that we know where you have holes in your schedule.

Send your reservation eMail to us at m2013@dexposure.com

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The MASTER INDEX OF EVENTS


B085: [BETA TEST] "Westerly" by Analog Evolution Games; presented by Matthew Schwartz. A co-operative game that is set in the old west during westward expansion. You and your friends can climb into a covered Conestoga wagon and try to survive the journey out west to find fame and fortune. Westerly is all about the story of you and your friends trying their best to make it out west and all the ridiculous things that can go wrong along the way. If ya manage to get there you will absolutely have a wild story to tell. Think over-the-top Oregon Trail board game! Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B090: [BETA TEST] "Codename: Centauri" by Angry Duck Games. In Codename: Centauri, players run an interplanetary business where they find and gather valuable materials for planet-based corporations. You must find or trade for the best claims, effectively extract the resources, sell their materials for the best price, and invest in the most advanced fleet while navigating routes between the orbiting planets. The most profitable businesses not only run their operations efficiently but also leverage their influence and guile to keep ahead of the competition. Every choice has consequences! Friday, 10:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B091: [BETA TEST] "Wheel of War" by Roll For Surprise Games; presented by John Force & Janet Force. You have just been crowned as the Monarch of one of the Kingdoms in the realm. You are pitted against the other Kingdoms with the goal to be the monarch with the most points when the draw pile is depleted. Send your spies to sneak attack and your armies to battle your neighboring Kingdoms. Weaken their defenses and damage their Spoils Counter Line to receive the Spoils of War. Ready your Gates for battle for the Wheel of War dictates which Gate can battle at any given time. Claim your victory and win the game by being the Monarch with the most points at the end of the game. Friday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B094: [BETA TEST] "Epic Picnic" by Devious Devices; presented by Anthony Rando. Epic Picnic is a fast-paced card game based on a childhood verbal memory game, but using adult humor instead (17+ only). The game uses cards describing unusual things coupled with a stacking mechanic to hide card text, leaving only a single letter per card visible as a clue. As the stack grows, players take turns reciting cards from memory, one per player per turn, until someone forgets a card and is out of that round. The last player left wins the round and collects cards as points. After a number of rounds the player with the highest point total wins the game. Friday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B095: [BETA TEST] "Planet 313" by Roll For Surprise Games; presented by John Force & Janet Force. The scientists of your planet have found a bright shiny planet that looks perfect for colonization. You guessed it! They call the planet…"Planet 313". You are charged with getting all four of your colony ships from the Launchpad to Planet 313. Easy enough, but beware: Your opponents are charged with the same mission. There will not be enough room for all of us. So, stop the other guys and get there quick! Friday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B096: [FOCUS GROUP] "Storium" by Protagonist Labs; presented by Stephen Hood. Storium is the online storytelling game from Protagonist Labs (Will Hindmarch and Stephen Hood). Inspired by story games, card games, collaborative fiction, shared worlds, and more, it's a game where players write stories together online, assisted by a set of mechanics that foster collaboration, good storytelling, and fun. Storium is in limited alpha testing now and is actively evolving, so joining this session puts you among the very first people to see it in action. Since we will be conducting an accelerated live playtest of Storium during this session, attendees will need to bring their own WiFi-equipped laptop with an up-to-date web browser. If the hotel's WiFi does not cooperate we will instead use a projector to give you a full walk-through demo. The goal either way is to hear your feedback about the game's core concepts and mechanics, and to hear any suggestions you may have for how Storium should grow and evolve. Friday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B097: [BETA TEST] "Timelines" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. Timelines is a board building card game where you move your token through different eras of time causing and changing events as you go. With a pattern building mechanic, your traveler must stack dailies or events in an effort to open up time locks. Open up 3 locks to become the master of the timelines. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

[FILLED] B102: [BETA TEST] "Dungeon Dwellers" by S2 Adventures; presented by Scott Ostrander. Trapped rooms. Fiendish monsters. Treasure! Dungeon Dwellers is a cooperative game for up to 4 players. Adventurers with different Character types enter the dungeon, and fight three levels of monsters before facing the Boss. Each player builds a unique treasure deck containing armor, weapons, and abilities. Players need to use their Character resources wisely, to defeat the monsters, collect as much gold as they can – and survive! Friday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B103: [BETA TEST] "Gter Ma" by Meltdown Games; presented by Doug Levandowski. In Gter Ma, an asymmetrical tile-placement game / bluffing game, one player plays the lone monk in a monastery laying traps for a thief to protect the sacred treasures in the temple. The other player plays the thief, who tries to sneak through the clear path in the traps, past the Tibetan mastiff guarding the door, and into the temple to steal the scrolls. Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B104: [BETA TEST] "New Strange Worlds" by J Squared; presented by Jim McMahon. A card game with dexterity, or a dexterity game with cards? New Strange Worlds is a cooperative game where players become the rookie crew of a starship exploring new strange worlds, trying to complete a series of missions without losing their crew or their ship. Friday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B105: [BETA TEST] "Planet 313" by Roll For Surprise Games; presented by John Force & Janet Force. The scientists of your planet have found a bright shiny planet that looks perfect for colonization. You guessed it! They call the planet…"Planet 313". You are charged with getting all four of your colony ships from the Launchpad to Planet 313. Easy enough, but beware: Your opponents are charged with the same mission. There will not be enough room for all of us. So, stop the other guys and get there quick! Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B106: [BETA TEST] "Quick Civ" by Masquerade Games; presented by Chris Kreuter. Quick Civ is a quick paced civilization game where players vie for victory by customizing their populations with careful hand management. React to World Events, Inspire Leaders, Create Art, Improve Skills, Enact Policies, Earn Fame, Conquer Territories and build Wonders on them, all in under 90 minutes! If you're still not sure if you want to try it: you get to kill dinosaurs too! Friday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B107: [BETA TEST] "Underprepared Heist Management" presented by Zachary Huff. Robbing a bank is a tall proposition for most; extensive planning is paramount to success. As luck would have it, you have discovered the perfect bank to stage a high-risk, high-reward heist. Unfortunately, several other like-minded individuals have reached the same conclusion. You have assembled a team of thirteen robbers who will blindly follow your plans as you give them. With your collective dreams of wealth and success suddenly in jeopardy, you do what any like-minded individual would do: rush in and make your plans up as you go. Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B108: [BETA TEST] "Westerly" by Analog Evolution Games; presented by Matthew Schwartz. A co-operative game that is set in the old west during westward expansion. You and your friends can climb into a covered Conestoga wagon and try to survive the journey out west to find fame and fortune. Westerly is all about the story of you and your friends trying their best to make it out west and all the ridiculous things that can go wrong along the way. If ya manage to get there you will absolutely have a wild story to tell. Think over the top Oregon Trail board game! Friday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B109: [ALPHA TEST] "Collections" by Snowman Games; presented by Mike Schuller. In this session a concentration on scoring and balance and of course fun. If pressed this game might be described as trick taking, but not in the usually sense. Game has a unique card structure and mechanic. Status of cards tracked on the game board. Friday, 1:00PM - 3:00PM; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B110: [BETA TEST] "Gatchafighter" by Hydra Collaborative; presented by John Carimando. "My toys can beat up your toys!" The tabletop fighting game where your toys team up and battle against each other! Your Gatchafighters can use combo attacks, projectiles, dive attacks and Super Moves to score points and win! (Toys will be provided). Friday, 1:00PM - 3:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B111: [BETA TEST] "Lair" by Wee Big Games; presented by Tam Myaing. Gain favor from the notorious Big Boss and vie for second-in-command within his new secret island base. Collectively build his lair and complete the rooms required to launch the Ultimate Weapon. Execute secret blueprints, recruit minions to backstab your rivals, and construct the best room arrangements to gain the most favor. Do you have what it takes to hatch Big Boss’s nefarious plans or will you become an afternoon snack for his pet sharks? Friday, 1:00PM - 3:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B112: [BETA TEST] "Sheep!" presented by David Wallin. It's time to put your sheep out to graze! Build fields and fill them with sheep. Outsmart your opponent and maximize your score. Sheep! is an area-enclosure game with a deck-upgrade mechanic. Friday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B115: [BETA TEST] "Apothecary Square" by Angry Duck Games. Are you suffering from witch curses? Want to be the mightiest man in the melee? Are warts keeping the maidens away? Come to Apothecary Square, where the finest apothecaries in the fiefdom gather to sell solutions! Learn recipes, acquire reagents, entice customers, train assistants, and reap the rewards for besting your competition in this medieval market game. Friday, 2:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B116: [BETA TEST] "Edge of Space" by Black Oak Games; presented by Matthew O'Malley. An epic sci-fi game in which player interaction is not reduced to cosmic warfare. Explore star systems created on the fly; make money and influence aliens; develop the next big thing that doesn't necessarily go bang. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B117: [BETA TEST] "Gnosis Conflict" by HitMouse Studios; presented by Warren Morrison. Gnonsis Conflict is a, squad based, tactical combat board game, set in the not so distant future. Players choose from five factions each with a unique play-style and abilities.Then they create their army and unique board setting. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B118: [BETA TEST] "Gothic Doctor" by Meltdown Games; presented by Doug Levandowski. A card game where you're a doctor from Gothic literature, treating patients from the famous ones - like Dracula and the Headless Horseman - to the lowly ones - like the run-of-the-mill lab assistant or werewolf. Doctors must collect the right set of treatments to cure patients and watch out for other doctors playing action cards to prevent you from treating. At the end of the night, the doctor who earned the most for the practice makes partner and wins! Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B119: [BETA TEST] "Heat" by Critical-Hits; presented by Dave Chalker. Recruit members of your crew to pull off some big scores- but be careful, because alerting the police means life is more difficult for everyone. A quick playing microgame with a small number of cards but high replayability. Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B120: [BETA TEST] "Khyber Station" presented by Jay Treat. Navigate and reshape the wreckage of Khyber Station after a sudden attack that killed most of the crew. Can your team of unprepared scientists find the escape teleporter before alien hunters find and kill you all? Earth and your family's lives depends on it. A space horror not for the weak of heart. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B121: [BETA TEST] "Lagoon" by Three Hares Games; presented by David Chott. Players explore the world of Lagoon with their druids, by drawing and placing hex tiles representing enchanted lands that offer unique powers to the druids occupying them. Each site resonates with one of three ancient spirits. So every decision about which new site to explore and which site to magically unravel alters the balance of power among these spirits, and hence the course of destiny. At game's end, one spirit will reign in the world, and the player most responsible for bending destiny to that outcome will be the victor! Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B122: [BETA TEST] "Mobile Frame Zero: Alpha Bandit" by the glyphpress; presented by Joshua A.C. Newman. Mobile Frame Zero: Alpha Bandit expands the Solar Calendar setting to fleets of clashing spacecraft. Launch companies of mobile frames at each other, capturing and destroying each other's ships before doomsday! This is the first full-length playtest of MF0:Alpha Bandit! We'll be playing with my playtest sketch materials, simpler even than LEGO! Friday, 2:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B123: [BETA TEST] "Operation Turbine - CANCELED" by Left Justified LLC; presented by Jeff Tidball. In the massive arenas of a hyper-corporate sci-fi future, gleaming hovertanks battle for galactic notoriety and the greater glory of their institutional sponsors. Customizable card decks merge pilot capabilities with vehicle systems and characteristics to drive miniature gameplay on a tabletop map. Friday, 2:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B124: [BETA TEST] "Yellow Press" by Brooklyn Indie Games; presented by Tim Rodriguez. As a reporter in New City, making a wave with headlines is critical. Luckily, you've got a fistful of cash and superheroes and villains alike who are happy to "do you a favor" for a reasonable fee. Bribe heroes and villains alike in order to arrange the best headlines in this Rummy-style card game. Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B132: [BETA TEST] "Lair" by Wee Big Games; presented by Tam Myaing. Gain favor from the notorious Big Boss and vie for second-in-command within his new secret island base. Collectively build his lair and complete the rooms required to launch the Ultimate Weapon. Execute secret blueprints, recruit minions to backstab your rivals, and construct the best room arrangements to gain the most favor. Do you have what it takes to hatch Big Boss’s nefarious plans or will you become an afternoon snack for his pet sharks? Friday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B133: [BETA TEST] "Sheep!" presented by David Wallin. It's time to put your sheep out to graze! Build fields and fill them with sheep. Outsmart your opponent and maximize your score. Sheep! is an area-enclosure game with a deck-upgrade mechanic. Friday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B134: [BETA TEST] "Spell Dice" by Critical-Hits; presented by Dave Chalker. Using a unique drafting mechanism, players draft dice representing different elements that they’ll then use to acquire magical artifacts and spells. A medium-weight strategy game of dice drafting, combining effects, and choosing carefully when to steal. Friday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

[FILLED] B135: [FOCUS GROUP] "Tell Me About Your Game" by Genesis of Legend Publishing; presented by Jason Pitre. It’s a card game about role playing game designers. Your goal, if you choose to accept it, is to gain publication credits by pitching the most innovative RPG’s you can. Friday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B136: [BETA TEST] "Underprepared Heist Management" presented by Zachary Huff. Robbing a bank is a tall proposition for most; extensive planning is paramount to success. As luck would have it, you have discovered the perfect bank to stage a high-risk, high-reward heist. Unfortunately, several other like-minded individuals have reached the same conclusion. You have assembled a team of thirteen robbers who will blindly follow your plans as you give them. With your collective dreams of wealth and success suddenly in jeopardy, you do what any like-minded individual would do: rush in and make your plans up as you go. Friday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B138: [BETA TEST] "Behind the Mask" by Nazca Games; presented by Emerson Matsuuchi. Behind the Mask is a party style game of hidden roles, bluffing and deduction. Each player will have a secret role which can be one of Thief, Detective, Assassin, Lover, Reporter, Witch, Priest, Vampire, Werewolf, or Hunter. Each role will have two objectives. Either to complete your goal on the board by playing the right cards, or by revealing a specific role another player has. Friday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B144: [BETA TEST] "Dragon Blast: Battlestorm" by Nightstalker Games; presented by Eddie Rodriguez. Dragon Blast: Battlestorm is a multi-player arcade style combat card game. You must use your cards strategically to attack and defend against the other players as well as move your character around a tactical game board. Battle to knock out your opponents while powering yourself up to unleash incredible, legendary attacks! Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B145: [BETA TEST] "FCOJ - Real-Time Financial Game" by Visible Hand Games; presented by Michael Keller. Players will compete to make the most money in real-time over three 15-minute rounds. Players are divided into two groups: Industrialists and Financiers. Industrialists make their money building factories to satisfy commodities market demand. Financiers make their money by lending money to Industrialists, funding independent businesses, and placing bets on commodities with futures contracts. All players have to watch out for market crashes which can make them go bankrupt. The Financier and Industrialist who each have the most money at the end of the game win! Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B146: [BETA TEST] "Galactic Extermination" by CoM Games; presented by Stephen Wangner. The last in a series of Galactic Republics collapsed centuries ago. The galaxy is now divided into several smaller nations. All of these nations claim to be the sole legitimate heir of the largely forgotten Galactic Republic; none of them really are. The war has continued for nearly a century. Enormous fleets have smashed ineffectively and repeatedly against one another. Planets have been devastated and rebuilt literally dozens of times. All remain committed to the ultimate end of the war: extermination of all sentient alien life. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B147: [ALPHA TEST] "Naptime Revolution" presented by Zachary Huff. A war for independence is waging in a Kindergarten classroom, and the time for action is now! The British, as traditional naptime enthusiasts, wish to force their practices of scheduled naps on the Americans. In turn, the Americans are fighting for the freedom to nap on their own terms by enforcing undesired naps on the British. The future of naptime for the classroom lies in the outcome of the battles fought today with toys, blankets and warm milk! This game is currently in Alpha, and is *mostly* playable with some of the mechanics functional; I would like to examine the mechanics in place for battle (using cards and dice) as well as the flow of turns and the overall victory conditions for the game. Friday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B148: [BETA TEST] "Political Capital" by Caddywampus Games; presented by Jonathan Moormann. The card game of government inaction! Take the role of a member of the senate and lie, cheat, and steal to get votes. The member with the most political capital wins, but you may have to pull some dirty tricks to get there. Friday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B149: [BETA TEST] "Sheep!" presented by David Wallin. It's time to put your sheep out to graze! Build fields and fill them with sheep. Outsmart your opponent and maximize your score. Sheep! is an area-enclosure game with a deck-upgrade mechanic. Friday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B150: [BETA TEST] "Tezlo" by Lots-o-Watts Games; presented by Todd Greenwood & Ruth Greenwood. Tezlo is a simple game that is easy to learn and flexible for on-the-go play. Players pick square cards from the deck, orient them to their direction, then fit them to an ever changing board to connect shape, color or both. Corners are high value locations and you can sabotage your opponents and strategize to win. Sounds easy? Well, we would love you to try it then! Friday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B151: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen" by Stronghold Games. Stronghold Games, a leading publisher in the hobby game industry, is just back from the Spiel in Essen Germany! We have brought with us many games that we need to evaluate for possible publication in North America. Stronghold Games also has a number of prototypes from designers that are under consideration for publication. We can't tell you any of the game names now, and in fact we will ask that you do not tell anyone of the names of these games after you play them, since this needs to be kept confidential. If you would like to play a part potentially in a future publication of a game from Stronghold Games, join us for this slot! Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B152: [BETA TEST] "The Elementalists" by Journey Games; presented by Erik Herrington. Among wizards, the most fearsome are those who bend the very forces of nature to their will. When they clash, the very planet trembles. For you, an Elementalist of legend, this is just another opportunity to prove your own mastery of the elements. Part dice game and part deck strategy, every turn you will be presented with random elements to bend and shape to your will. You will have to carefully shape both the elements and your own skills to win this battle. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B153: [BETA TEST] Rampaging Jotuun; "The Winter War Expansion" by Knighthawk Games; presented by Matthias Bonnici. Rampaging Jotunn is a competitive fast paced board game for 2 players in which each player controls an army of Vikings trying to protect their villages while trying to destroy their opponents villages, all the while the Titan rampages across the island destroying everything in sight. With the Winter War Expansion we turn the game from 2 players to 4 players, complete with new land boards that expand the unnamed island. There are new rules, new components usable either with or without the Winter War expansion. And best of all two Jotunns! Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B158: [BETA TEST] "CipherOps" by Nazca Games; presented by Emerson Matsuuchi. CipherOPS is a 'Stealth Action' board game of spy versus spy hunters. One player will take the role of a Cipher, a covert operative, sent on a mission to infiltrate a secret military base. The Cipher's goal is to complete the given mission objective and escape before time runs out. The other players will work together as a team of spy hunters to track down and stop the Cipher. Friday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

[FILLED] B159: [BETA TEST] "Petri Wars" by Angry Duck Games. The deadly C917 virus is rapidly bringing about the end of the human race. Scientists scramble to save humanity by engineering virus-based cures and pitting them against each other to find one strong enough to stand up to C917. In Petri Wars, you are one of those viruses, fighting for supremacy of the dish. Gather food to fuel your growth, infect and assimilate other cells, kill the deadly virus and save the world! Friday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B160: [BETA TEST] "Epic Picnic" by Devious Devices; presented by Anthony Rando. Epic Picnic is a fast-paced card game based on a childhood verbal memory game, but using adult humor instead (17+ only). The game uses cards describing unusual things coupled with a stacking mechanic to hide card text, leaving only a single letter per card visible as a clue. As the stack grows, players take turns reciting cards from memory, one per player per turn, until someone forgets a card and is out of that round. The last player left wins the round and collects cards as points. After a number of rounds the player with the highest point total wins the game. Friday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B161: [FOCUS GROUP] "Monsters Village" by Learn to Rock Games; presented by Allen Yu. Once upon a time, there were a group of monsters living in a village called "Monsters Village". Then people came to visit the village and suddenly all the monsters disappeared. Nobody has seen the monsters since. One day, some people said they witnessed the monster in the village again... Monsters Village is a computer game in construction. In this focus group, the designer will present aspects of the game and ask for feedback. Friday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

[FILLED] B162: [BETA TEST] "Sheep!" presented by David Wallin. It's time to put your sheep out to graze! Build fields and fill them with sheep. Outsmart your opponent and maximize your score. Sheep! is an area-enclosure game with a deck-upgrade mechanic. Friday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B165: [ALPHA TEST] "Collections" by Snowman Games; presented by Mike Schuller. In this session a concentration on scoring and balance and of course fun. If pressed this game might be described as trick taking, but not in the usually sense. Game has a unique card structure and mechanic. Status of cards tracked on the game board. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B166: [BETA TEST] "Cottage Industry" by Cardboard Edison; presented by Chris Zinsli & Suzanne Zinsli. In Cottage Industry, players are contractors in the fairytale land of Fiscalia, "a magical place to do business" where everyone whistles while they work, waits patiently in line, and shares with each other...because it's the law! The kingdom's strict regulations aim to keep you in line, but clever business owners can find ways to adhere to the letter of the law, if not its spirit. Cottage Industry is a medium-weight game incorporating resource management, storytelling, bidding, bluffing, map building and a new take on worker placement called "worker displacement". Friday, 8:00PM - 11:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

[FILLED] B167: [BETA TEST] "Decoys" presented by Drew Dunaj. Decoys is a game of perception and deception. Win by collecting objectives before your opponent does, or by deducing their Spy's identity, all while hiding your own Spy in plain sight. Friday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B168: [BETA TEST] "Dragon Blast: Battlestorm" by Nightstalker Games; presented by Eddie Rodriguez. Dragon Blast: Battlestorm is a multi-player arcade style combat card game. You must use your cards strategically to attack and defend against the other players as well as move your character around a tactical game board. Battle to knock out your opponents while powering yourself up to unleash incredible, legendary attacks! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B169: [BETA TEST] "FCOJ - Real-Time Financial Game" by Visible Hand Games; presented by Michael Keller. Players will compete to make the most money in real-time over three 15-minute rounds. Players are divided into two groups: Industrialists and Financiers. Industrialists make their money building factories to satisfy commodities market demand. Financiers make their money by lending money to Industrialists, funding independent businesses, and placing bets on commodities with futures contracts. All players have to watch out for market crashes which can make them go bankrupt. The Financier and Industrialist who each have the most money at the end of the game win! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B170: [BETA TEST] "Inside Joke" by Critical-Hits; presented by Dave Chalker. Start with a simple word, like "school" or "snow." Try and get your partner to guess it by saying anything you want. However, everyone else at the table is trying to guess it first. Can you communicate the idea to your partner without anyone else guessing first? A simple but raucous party game. Friday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B171: [BETA TEST] "Phraze-it!" by Lots-o-Watts Games; presented by Todd Greenwood & Ruth Greenwood. OK...what does A.S.T. stand for? Is it "A Small Tribe," "Art Student Tonality," "Amy's Ska Twins," or some other crazy phrase? In Phraze-It! players create 3-word phrases that are as surprising and unpredictable as a MadLibs. There is the categorical thinking that you find in Scattegories. And elements of round robin judging - just like Apples to Apples. Friday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B172: [BETA TEST] "Political Capital" by Caddywampus Games; presented by Jonathan Moormann. The card game of government inaction! Take the role of a member of the senate and lie, cheat, and steal to get votes. The member with the most political capital wins, but you may have to pull some dirty tricks to get there. Friday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B173: [BETA TEST] "Westerly" by Analog Evolution Games; presented by Matthew Schwartz. A co-operative game that is set in the old west during westward expansion. You and your friends can climb into a covered Conestoga wagon and try to survive the journey out west to find fame and fortune. Westerly is all about the story of you and your friends trying their best to make it out west and all the ridiculous things that can go wrong along the way. If ya manage to get there you will absolutely have a wild story to tell. Think over the top Oregon Trail board game! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B174: [BETA TEST] "Wheel of War" by Roll For Surprise Games; presented by John Force & Janet Force. You have just been crowned as the Monarch of one of the Kingdoms in the realm. You are pitted against the other Kingdoms with the goal to be the monarch with the most points when the draw pile is depleted. Send your spies to sneak attack and your armies to battle your neighboring Kingdoms. Weaken their defenses and damage their Spoils Counter Line to receive the Spoils of War. Ready your Gates for battle for the Wheel of War dictates which Gate can battle at any given time. Claim your victory and win the game by being the Monarch with the most points at the end of the game. Friday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B175: [BETA TEST] "Who Said That?" by Gontza Games; presented by Ann Stolinsky. Players try to create a funny ending to a well-known, or not so well-known, quote. Players score points for the correct answer, the funniest answer, and for guessing Who Said That. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B176: [BETA TEST] ApocalypZe; "The New World" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. ApocalypZe is a deckmaking card game set in the world months after the zombie apocalypse. Waged on 2 fronts, you must both protect your stronghold with your survivors and attack your opponents' strongholds with your raiders and zombies. Using a variety of tactics, make your 60 card deck last just as long as possible. This session will feature a new expansion set. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B177: [BETA TEST] "The Wars of Trys" by Journey Games; presented by Erik Herrington. Surrounded by Spiderling Pawns, the Spider Queen sends them to outmaneuver the catapults as they move in closer. Finally, her nemesis is revealed: the Giant King. It is a feast she has planned on for a long long time. The Wars of Trys is a chess-like game where players take turns trying to capture enemy pieces. However, unlike chess, you can assign every piece on the board a specialty, giving it new ways of moving, hardened defenses, or special abilities that take the game in whole new directions. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B185: [BETA TEST] "Codename: Centauri" by Angry Duck Games. In Codename: Centauri, players run an interplanetary business where they find and gather valuable materials for planet-based corporations. You must find or trade for the best claims, effectively extract the resources, sell their materials for the best price, and invest in the most advanced fleet while navigating routes between the orbiting planets. The most profitable businesses not only run their operations efficiently but also leverage their influence and guile to keep ahead of the competition. Every choice has consequences! Friday, 9:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B186: [BETA TEST] "Decoys" presented by Drew Dunaj. Decoys is a game of perception and deception. Win by collecting objectives before your opponent does, or by deducing their Spy's identity, all while hiding your own Spy in plain sight. Friday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B187: [BETA TEST] "Elemental Masters: Vampires & Victims" by Brooklyn Indie Games; presented by Tim Rodriguez. Elemental Masters is the first in a series of trick-taking card games that builds on traditional games such as Hearts and Spades. Each adds new themed mechanics. Elemental Masters adds a dose of elemental magic. Vampires & Victims is built around four vampire clans, and the people on whom they feed. Friday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B188: [BETA TEST] "MechaMax" presented by Max Birkett. MechaMax is the world's only giant robot building and battling board game. Assemble a powerful steel behemoth from over seventy different parts and then take it into a knockdown, drag out, last-robot-standing fight! Friday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B189: [BETA TEST] "Secrets of the Lost Tomb" by Everything Epic Games; presented by Christopher Batarlis. Every 113 years a mysterious three-tailed comet appears in the sky bringing with it an ancient and mythical Tomb on an unknown island that materializes in the center of the Bermuda Triangle. You and your allies, all specialists in your various fields, travel to this Lost Tomb to investigate the unknown forces that hold back primordial powers surging within. Forbidden Artifacts, Elder Evils, and Long Forgotten Knowledge, from all known civilizations across the world, were hidden... locked in the tomb throughout time. These mysteries must be solved in order to protect the world, as we know it... It's up to You and your Team now... to Explore and Discover... the "Secrets of the Lost Tomb". Friday, 9:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B190: [BETA TEST] "CipherOps" by Nazca Games; presented by Emerson Matsuuchi. CipherOPS is a 'Stealth Action' board game of spy versus spy hunters. One player will take the role of a Cipher, a covert operative, sent on a mission to infiltrate a secret military base. The Cipher's goal is to complete the given mission objective and escape before time runs out. The other players will work together as a team of spy hunters to track down and stop the Cipher. Friday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B194: [BETA TEST] "Fhtagn & Furious - CANCELED" by Left Justified LLC; presented by Jeff Tidball. Cyclopean muscle cars, unfathomable rice burners, and even less likely Cthulhoid hot rods take their races to the streets for reasons that Man Was Not Meant to Know. A non-collectible card game, and stand-alone expansion for Atlas Games's Origins Award–winning Cthulhu 500. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B195: [BETA TEST] "Gothic Doctor" by Meltdown Games; presented by Doug Levandowski. A card game where you're a doctor from Gothic literature, treating patients from the famous ones - like Dracula and the Headless Horseman - to the lowly ones - like the run-of-the-mill lab assistant or werewolf. Doctors must collect the right set of treatments to cure patients and watch out for other doctors playing action cards to prevent you from treating. At the end of the night, the doctor who earned the most for the practice makes partner and wins! Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B196: [BETA TEST] "Lair" by Wee Big Games; presented by Tam Myaing. Gain favor from the notorious Big Boss and vie for second-in-command within his new secret island base. Collectively build his lair and complete the rooms required to launch the Ultimate Weapon. Execute secret blueprints, recruit minions to backstab your rivals, and construct the best room arrangements to gain the most favor. Do you have what it takes to hatch Big Boss’s nefarious plans or will you become an afternoon snack for his pet sharks? Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B197: [BETA TEST] "Scoop" by Gontza Games; presented by Ann Stolinsky. Your mother is the CEO of your local newspaper and you want her job. She makes you start as a Cub Reporter and work your way up the ladder. Friday, 10:00PM - 11:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B198: [BETA TEST] "Student Bodies" by Smirk & Dagger Games; presented by Curt Covert. An 'I just have to outrun YOU' game of horror survival in High school. You've already been bitten, your humanity is slipping away, And only one of you will escape before locking the door behind you to stop the spread of the zombie plague. Make sure it's YOU. Join Curt Covert as he puts the finishing touches on this new release from Smirk & Dagger Games! Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B199: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen" by Stronghold Games. Stronghold Games, a leading publisher in the hobby game industry, is just back from the Spiel in Essen Germany! We have brought with us many games that we need to evaluate for possible publication in North America. Stronghold Games also has a number of prototypes from designers that are under consideration for publication. We can't tell you any of the game names now, and in fact we will ask that you do not tell anyone of the names of these games after you play them, since this needs to be kept confidential. If you would like to play a part potentially in a future publication of a game from Stronghold Games, join us for this slot! Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B200: [BETA TEST] "Westerly" by Analog Evolution Games; presented by Matthew Schwartz. A co-operative game that is set in the old west during westward expansion. You and your friends can climb into a covered Conestoga wagon and try to survive the journey out west to find fame and fortune. Westerly is all about the story of you and your friends trying their best to make it out west and all the ridiculous things that can go wrong along the way. If ya manage to get there you will absolutely have a wild story to tell. Think over the top Oregon Trail board game! Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B201: [BETA TEST] Shuffling Horror; "Roswell" by GameWick Games LLC; presented by Larry Wickman. The Time: 1950. The Place: Roswell. The Problem: Outer Space Invasion! A mash-up of the 1950's invasion flicks and second installment of the Shuffling Horror trilogy. One player controls the aliens, while all others try to survive and save the world! A cooperative card game until it's not. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. [NDA REQUIRED]

B204: [BETA TEST] "Lair" by Wee Big Games; presented by Tam Myaing. Gain favor from the notorious Big Boss and vie for second-in-command within his new secret island base. Collectively build his lair and complete the rooms required to launch the Ultimate Weapon. Execute secret blueprints, recruit minions to backstab your rivals, and construct the best room arrangements to gain the most favor. Do you have what it takes to hatch Big Boss’s nefarious plans or will you become an afternoon snack for his pet sharks? Friday, 12:00AM - 2:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B205: [BETA TEST] "Worst Day Ever" by Meltdown Games; presented by Doug Levandowski. Last week, you had a day so bad that you blocked it out of your memory and need to ask your friends what the hell happened. Luckily, your good friends are more than happy to remind you of the awful things that happened on your Worst Day Ever. In this party game, players compete to get through their day first by telling their friends what horrible things have happened to them. The winner of each round gets to find out what happened to him or her in the next awful part of their horrible day. Friday, 12:00AM - 2:00AM; Silly, 18 & Over ONLY.

[FILLED] B235: [BETA TEST] "Dungeon Dwellers" by S2 Adventures; presented by Scott Ostrander. Trapped rooms. Fiendish monsters. Treasure! Dungeon Dwellers is a cooperative game for up to 4 players. Adventurers with different Character types enter the dungeon, and fight three levels of monsters before facing the Boss. Each player builds a unique treasure deck containing armor, weapons, and abilities. Players need to use their Character resources wisely, to defeat the monsters, collect as much gold as they can – and survive! Saturday, 1:00PM - 3:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

[FILLED] B236: [BETA TEST] "Jack and the Giant" presented by Dan Cassar. Jack and the Giant is a simple card game for two players based on the timeless fairy tale. One player is Jack, who needs to climb the beanstalk three times to retrieve the sack of coins, the singing harp, and the goose that lays the golden eggs. His opponent is the Giant, who is trying to catch him by saying "Fee, Fie, Foe, Fum!" A light game with an inventive core mechanic, it's simple to learn but challenging enough to play again and again! Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B237: [BETA TEST] "MechaMax" presented by Max Birkett. MechaMax is the world's only giant robot building and battling board game. Assemble a powerful steel behemoth from over seventy different parts and then take it into a knockdown, drag out, last-robot-standing fight! Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B238: [BETA TEST] "Monster Kids" by Nightstalker Games; presented by Eddie Rodriguez. When the lights go out and monsters come creeping, who is going to stop them? Monster Kids! Monster Kids is a cooperative fast paced, action card & dice game. The players choose a character and work together to battle dangerous monsters. Players must use their cards carefully because the team wins, or loses, together! Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, Recommended for Young Players.

[FILLED] B239: [BETA TEST] "Petri Wars" by Angry Duck Games. The deadly C917 virus is rapidly bringing about the end of the human race. Scientists scramble to save humanity by engineering virus-based cures and pitting them against each other to find one strong enough to stand up to C917. In Petri Wars, you are one of those viruses, fighting for supremacy of the dish. Gather food to fuel your growth, infect and assimilate other cells, kill the deadly virus and save the world! Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B241: [BETA TEST] "Agency" by CoM Games; presented by Stephen Wangner. In Agency, each player takes the role of the Director of an intelligence agency in a somewhat disfunctional government. The Agencies compete with each other for power, mostly by sabotaging the efforts of their sister agencies (hence the "disfunctional"). Players use the tactics of eavesdropping, blocking, planting, and destroying information to gain the upper hand against their competitors. Saturday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B242: [BETA TEST] "Cottage Industry" by Cardboard Edison; presented by Chris Zinsli & Suzanne Zinsli. In Cottage Industry, players are contractors in the fairytale land of Fiscalia, "a magical place to do business" where everyone whistles while they work, waits patiently in line, and shares with each other...because it's the law! The kingdom's strict regulations aim to keep you in line, but clever business owners can find ways to adhere to the letter of the law, if not its spirit. Cottage Industry is a medium-weight game incorporating resource management, storytelling, bidding, bluffing, map building and a new take on worker placement called "worker displacement". Saturday, 2:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B243: [BETA TEST] "Decoys" presented by Drew Dunaj. Decoys is a game of perception and deception. Win by collecting objectives before your opponent does, or by deducing their Spy's identity, all while hiding your own Spy in plain sight. Saturday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

[FILLED] B244: [BETA TEST] "Edge of Space" by Black Oak Games; presented by Matthew O'Malley. An epic sci-fi game in which player interaction is not reduced to cosmic warfare. Explore star systems created on the fly; make money and influence aliens; develop the next big thing that doesn't necessarily go bang. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B245: [BETA TEST] "Epic Picnic" by Devious Devices; presented by Anthony Rando. Epic Picnic is a fast-paced card game based on a childhood verbal memory game, but using adult humor instead (17+ only). The game uses cards describing unusual things coupled with a stacking mechanic to hide card text, leaving only a single letter per card visible as a clue. As the stack grows, players take turns reciting cards from memory, one per player per turn, until someone forgets a card and is out of that round. The last player left wins the round and collects cards as points. After a number of rounds the player with the highest point total wins the game. Saturday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

[FILLED] B246: [BETA TEST] "Fire at Will" by Masquerade Games; presented by Chris Kreuter. Fire At Will is an easy to learn, fast paced 2 player game. Players control opposing sides of a skirmish line and must load, aim, and fire their weapons as quickly and accurately as possible to come out the victor! Games are fast and furious, so you can play a few in a row! Come help us test a few final tweaks as we prepare this game for production! Saturday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B247: [BETA TEST] "Jack and the Giant" presented by Dan Cassar. Jack and the Giant is a simple card game for two players based on the timeless fairy tale. One player is Jack, who needs to climb the beanstalk three times to retrieve the sack of coins, the singing harp, and the goose that lays the golden eggs. His opponent is the Giant, who is trying to catch him by saying "Fee, Fie, Foe, Fum!" A light game with an inventive core mechanic, it's simple to learn but challenging enough to play again and again! Saturday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B248: [BETA TEST] "KER-Thulhu: Tower of Horror" by Smirk & Dagger Games; presented by Curt Covert. Investigate Unspeakable Horrors, without losing your Marbles in this mash up of HP Lovecraft and Ker-Plunk. Work together to investigate 13 locations before Cthulhu wakes, but should you be driven insane you'll only win by plunging the others into madness. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B249: [BETA TEST] "Khyber Station" presented by Jay Treat. Navigate and reshape the wreckage of Khyber Station after a sudden attack that killed most of the crew. Can your team of unprepared scientists find the escape teleporter before alien hunters find and kill you all? Earth and your family's lives depends on it. A space horror not for the weak of heart. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B250: [BETA TEST] "New Strange Worlds" by J Squared; presented by Jim McMahon. A card game with dexterity, or a dexterity game with cards? New Strange Worlds is a cooperative game where players become the rookie crew of a starship exploring new strange worlds, trying to complete a series of missions without losing their crew or their ship. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B251: [BETA TEST] "Operation Turbine - CANCELED" by Left Justified LLC; presented by Jeff Tidball. In the massive arenas of a hyper-corporate sci-fi future, gleaming hovertanks battle for galactic notoriety and the greater glory of their institutional sponsors. Customizable card decks merge pilot capabilities with vehicle systems and characteristics to drive miniature gameplay on a tabletop map. Saturday, 2:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

[FILLED] B252: [BETA TEST] "Political Capital" by Caddywampus Games; presented by Jonathan Moormann. The card game of government inaction! Take the role of a member of the senate and lie, cheat, and steal to get votes. The member with the most political capital wins, but you may have to pull some dirty tricks to get there. Saturday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B253: [BETA TEST] "Tempters" by Damocles Thread; presented by Ben Walker. A new board game from Damocles Thread. Players are Demons tempting the the souls of man as the world races towards Armageddon. Use your dark gifts, eye for strategy, or pure vengeful desire to see your neighbour suffer. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B254: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen" by Stronghold Games. Stronghold Games, a leading publisher in the hobby game industry, is just back from the Spiel in Essen Germany! We have brought with us many games that we need to evaluate for possible publication in North America. Stronghold Games also has a number of prototypes from designers that are under consideration for publication. We can't tell you any of the game names now, and in fact we will ask that you do not tell anyone of the names of these games after you play them, since this needs to be kept confidential. If you would like to play a part potentially in a future publication of a game from Stronghold Games, join us for this slot! Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B255: [BETA TEST] "Underprepared Heist Management" presented by Zachary Huff. Robbing a bank is a tall proposition for most; extensive planning is paramount to success. As luck would have it, you have discovered the perfect bank to stage a high-risk, high-reward heist. Unfortunately, several other like-minded individuals have reached the same conclusion. You have assembled a team of thirteen robbers who will blindly follow your plans as you give them. With your collective dreams of wealth and success suddenly in jeopardy, you do what any like-minded individual would do: rush in and make your plans up as you go. Saturday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B256: [BETA TEST] "The Elementalists" by Journey Games; presented by Erik Herrington. Among wizards, the most fearsome are those who bend the very forces of nature to their will. When they clash, the very planet trembles. For you, an Elementalist of legend, this is just another opportunity to prove your own mastery of the elements. Part dice game and part deck strategy, every turn you will be presented with random elements to bend and shape to your will. You will have to carefully shape both the elements and your own skills to win this battle. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B257: [BETA TEST] Rampaging Jotuun; "The Winter War Expansion" by Knighthawk Games; presented by Matthias Bonnici. Rampaging Jotunn is a competitive fast paced board game for 2 players in which each player controls an army of Vikings trying to protect their villages while trying to destroy their opponents villages, all the while the Titan rampages across the island destroying everything in sight. With the Winter War Expansion we turn the game from 2 players to 4 players, complete with new land boards that expand the unnamed island. There are new rules, new components usable either with or without the Winter War expansion. And best of all two Jotunns! Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B258: [BETA TEST] "Animus" by Nightstalker Games; presented by Eddie Rodriguez. Animus is a card-drafting battle game! Draft characters from different worlds, time periods and even other dimensions. To win you must take advantage of the various abilities and powers to maximize your resistances and strike at your opponents weaknesses. Tactical maneuvering is crucial as you battle for dominant positioning! This session will feature head-to-head games. Saturday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B259: [BETA TEST] "Hogger Logger" by Hogger Logger LLC; presented by Ryan Shapiro. Hogger Logger is a fun, fast-paced card game as quick to pick up as Uno, but as on-your-toes as Egyptian Ratscrew. It has been quoted as being "strikingly strategic for it's simplicity." Use Hog cards to change the odds in your favor, but watch out for those volatile Log cards which will change the rules of the game when you least expect it! Saturday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B260: [BETA TEST] "Nika" by Eagle Games; presented by Joshua Raab. You command a Greek city's hoplite soldiers who must force their way through enemy lines. Your troops can push or rout those who would block their way across the narrow battlefield. Coordinate attacks with your ally to secure victory, but make sure to watch your flanks! Saturday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B261: [BETA TEST] "Secrets of the Lost Tomb" by Everything Epic Games; presented by Christopher Batarlis. Every 113 years a mysterious three-tailed comet appears in the sky bringing with it an ancient and mythical Tomb on an unknown island that materializes in the center of the Bermuda Triangle. You and your allies, all specialists in your various fields, travel to this Lost Tomb to investigate the unknown forces that hold back primordial powers surging within. Forbidden Artifacts, Elder Evils, and Long Forgotten Knowledge, from all known civilizations across the world, were hidden... locked in the tomb throughout time. These mysteries must be solved in order to protect the world, as we know it... It's up to You and your Team now... to Explore and Discover... the "Secrets of the Lost Tomb". Saturday, 3:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B262: [BETA TEST] "Sheep!" presented by David Wallin. It's time to put your sheep out to graze! Build fields and fill them with sheep. Outsmart your opponent and maximize your score. Sheep! is an area-enclosure game with a deck-upgrade mechanic. Saturday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B263: [BETA TEST] "Tezlo" by Lots-o-Watts Games; presented by Todd Greenwood & Ruth Greenwood. Tezlo is a simple game that is easy to learn and flexible for on-the-go play. Players pick square cards from the deck, orient them to their direction, then fit them to an ever changing board to connect shape, color or both. Corners are high value locations and you can sabotage your opponents and strategize to win. Sounds easy? Well, we would love you to try it then! Saturday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B264: [BETA TEST] "Behind the Mask" by Nazca Games; presented by Emerson Matsuuchi. Behind the Mask is a party style game of hidden roles, bluffing and deduction. Each player will have a secret role which can be one of Thief, Detective, Assassin, Lover, Reporter, Witch, Priest, Vampire, Werewolf, or Hunter. Each role will have two objectives. Either to complete your goal on the board by playing the right cards, or by revealing a specific role another player has. Saturday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B265: [BETA TEST] "9 Kingdoms Miniatures Adventure Game" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. 9 Kingdoms is a hex based miniatures adventure game where you take a party of Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Goblins, Orqs, or Skeletons and scour a dungeon for treasure and monsters. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B266: [ALPHA TEST] "Collections" by Snowman Games; presented by Mike Schuller. In this session a concentration on scoring and balance and of course fun. If pressed this game might be described as trick taking, but not in the usually sense. Game has a unique card structure and mechanic. Status of cards tracked on the game board. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

[FILLED] B267: [BETA TEST] "Decoys" presented by Drew Dunaj. Decoys is a game of perception and deception. Win by collecting objectives before your opponent does, or by deducing their Spy's identity, all while hiding your own Spy in plain sight. Saturday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B268: [BETA TEST] "Gatchafighter" by Hydra Collaborative; presented by John Carimando. "My toys can beat up your toys!" The tabletop fighting game where your toys team up and battle against each other! Your Gatchafighters can use combo attacks, projectiles, dive attacks and Super Moves to score points and win! (Toys will be provided). Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B269: [BETA TEST] "Hobo Fun Time Adventure Game" by Critical-Hits; presented by Dave Chalker. An adventure game of hobos traveling a magical-realist version of depression-era America, heavily inspired by the works of John Hodgman. A board game in early development, featuring both competitive and cooperative play. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B270: [BETA TEST] "Jack and the Giant" presented by Dan Cassar. Jack and the Giant is a simple card game for two players based on the timeless fairy tale. One player is Jack, who needs to climb the beanstalk three times to retrieve the sack of coins, the singing harp, and the goose that lays the golden eggs. His opponent is the Giant, who is trying to catch him by saying "Fee, Fie, Foe, Fum!" A light game with an inventive core mechanic, it's simple to learn but challenging enough to play again and again! This playtest session will be filmed for an episode of Michael Keller's "Gaming the Design" video series. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B271: [BETA TEST] "Lagoon" by Three Hares Games; presented by David Chott. Players explore the world of Lagoon with their druids, by drawing and placing hex tiles representing enchanted lands that offer unique powers to the druids occupying them. Each site resonates with one of three ancient spirits. So every decision about which new site to explore and which site to magically unravel alters the balance of power among these spirits, and hence the course of destiny. At game's end, one spirit will reign in the world, and the player most responsible for bending destiny to that outcome will be the victor! This playtest is geared towards teenagers aged 10-18. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, Recommended for Young Players.

B272: [FOCUS GROUP] "Mafiavelli" by Learn to Rock Games; presented by Allen Yu. Mafiavelli is a game of deceit and doubt where players use persuasion and politics to exploit greed, convincing other players to collaborate with them in order to succesfully complete heists and collect gold. Each player’s motivation to collaborate is influenced by risk/reward mechanism, with an added element of mistrust provided by the implementation of undercover cops which are used in attempts to foil the heist -thus counteracting other players' schemes. The players must attempt to successfully complete a heist determined by cards indicating the amount of resources needed and the reward for success. Can you scheme your way to victory by making others work for you? Saturday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B273: [BETA TEST] "Quick Civ" by Masquerade Games; presented by Chris Kreuter. Quick Civ is a quick paced civilization game where players vie for victory by customizing their populations with careful hand management. React to World Events, Inspire Leaders, Create Art, Improve Skills, Enact Policies, Earn Fame, Conquer Territories and build Wonders on them, all in under 90 minutes! If you're still not sure if you want to try it: you get to kill dinosaurs too! Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B274: [BETA TEST] "SecOps" by Legendsmiths; presented by Shane Harsch. The deck-building card game of contemporary information security operations. Will you succeed in defending your enterprise from an ever-evolving threat landscape? Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B275: [BETA TEST] "Wheel of War" by Roll For Surprise Games; presented by John Force & Janet Force. You have just been crowned as the Monarch of one of the Kingdoms in the realm. You are pitted against the other Kingdoms with the goal to be the monarch with the most points when the draw pile is depleted. Send your spies to sneak attack and your armies to battle your neighboring Kingdoms. Weaken their defenses and damage their Spoils Counter Line to receive the Spoils of War. Ready your Gates for battle for the Wheel of War dictates which Gate can battle at any given time. Claim your victory and win the game by being the Monarch with the most points at the end of the game. Saturday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B276: [BETA TEST] "Yellow Press" by Brooklyn Indie Games; presented by Tim Rodriguez. As a reporter in New City, making a wave with headlines is critical. Luckily, you've got a fistful of cash and superheroes and villains alike who are happy to "do you a favor" for a reasonable fee. Bribe heroes and villains alike in order to arrange the best headlines in this Rummy-style card game. Saturday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B277: [BETA TEST] "CipherOps" by Nazca Games; presented by Emerson Matsuuchi. CipherOPS is a 'Stealth Action' board game of spy versus spy hunters. One player will take the role of a Cipher, a covert operative, sent on a mission to infiltrate a secret military base. The Cipher's goal is to complete the given mission objective and escape before time runs out. The other players will work together as a team of spy hunters to track down and stop the Cipher. Saturday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B278: [BETA TEST] "Animus" by Nightstalker Games; presented by Eddie Rodriguez. Animus is a card-drafting battle game! Draft characters from different worlds, time periods and even other dimensions. To win you must take advantage of the various abilities and powers to maximize your resistances and strike at your opponents weaknesses. Tactical maneuvering is crucial as you battle for dominant positioning! This session will feature multiplayer games. Saturday, 5:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B279: [BETA TEST] "Elemental Masters: Vampires & Victims" by Brooklyn Indie Games; presented by Tim Rodriguez. Elemental Masters is the first in a series of trick-taking card games that builds on traditional games such as Hearts and Spades. Each adds new themed mechanics. Elemental Masters adds a dose of elemental magic. Vampires & Victims is built around four vampire clans, and the people on whom they feed. Saturday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B280: [BETA TEST] "Epic Picnic" by Devious Devices; presented by Anthony Rando. Epic Picnic is a fast-paced card game based on a childhood verbal memory game, but using adult humor instead (17+ only). The game uses cards describing unusual things coupled with a stacking mechanic to hide card text, leaving only a single letter per card visible as a clue. As the stack grows, players take turns reciting cards from memory, one per player per turn, until someone forgets a card and is out of that round. The last player left wins the round and collects cards as points. After a number of rounds the player with the highest point total wins the game. Saturday, 5:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B281: [BETA TEST] "MechaMax" presented by Max Birkett. MechaMax is the world's only giant robot building and battling board game. Assemble a powerful steel behemoth from over seventy different parts and then take it into a knockdown, drag out, last-robot-standing fight! Saturday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B282: [BETA TEST] "Petri Wars" by Angry Duck Games. The deadly C917 virus is rapidly bringing about the end of the human race. Scientists scramble to save humanity by engineering virus-based cures and pitting them against each other to find one strong enough to stand up to C917. In Petri Wars, you are one of those viruses, fighting for supremacy of the dish. Gather food to fuel your growth, infect and assimilate other cells, kill the deadly virus and save the world! Saturday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B283: [BETA TEST] "Gnosis Conflict" by HitMouse Studios; presented by Warren Morrison. Gnonsis Conflict is a, squad based, tactical combat board game, set in the not so distant future. Players choose from five factions each with a unique play-style and abilities.Then they create their army and unique board setting. This playtest session will be filmed for an episode of Michael Keller's "Gaming the Design" video series. Saturday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

[FILLED] B284: [BETA TEST] "Lair" by Wee Big Games; presented by Tam Myaing. Gain favor from the notorious Big Boss and vie for second-in-command within his new secret island base. Collectively build his lair and complete the rooms required to launch the Ultimate Weapon. Execute secret blueprints, recruit minions to backstab your rivals, and construct the best room arrangements to gain the most favor. Do you have what it takes to hatch Big Boss’s nefarious plans or will you become an afternoon snack for his pet sharks? Saturday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B285: [BETA TEST] "Nika" by Eagle Games; presented by Joshua Raab. You command a Greek city's hoplite soldiers who must force their way through enemy lines. Your troops can push or rout those who would block their way across the narrow battlefield. Coordinate attacks with your ally to secure victory, but make sure to watch your flanks! Saturday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

[FILLED] B286: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen" by Stronghold Games. Stronghold Games, a leading publisher in the hobby game industry, is just back from the Spiel in Essen Germany! We have brought with us many games that we need to evaluate for possible publication in North America. Stronghold Games also has a number of prototypes from designers that are under consideration for publication. We can't tell you any of the game names now, and in fact we will ask that you do not tell anyone of the names of these games after you play them, since this needs to be kept confidential. If you would like to play a part potentially in a future publication of a game from Stronghold Games, join us for this slot! Saturday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B287: [BETA TEST] "Behind the Mask" by Nazca Games; presented by Emerson Matsuuchi. Behind the Mask is a party style game of hidden roles, bluffing and deduction. Each player will have a secret role which can be one of Thief, Detective, Assassin, Lover, Reporter, Witch, Priest, Vampire, Werewolf, or Hunter. Each role will have two objectives. Either to complete your goal on the board by playing the right cards, or by revealing a specific role another player has. Saturday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B295: [BETA TEST] "Circus Divas" by Meltdown Games; presented by Doug Levandowski. In Circus Divas, you play one of two Depression-era circus managers touring the hick towns of the mid-West, bilking some rubes out of their hard-earned money as you go. But the circus circuit ain't big enough for two, so you and your competition have a gentleman's agreement that the first one of you to bank $100 will get the rights to the circuit once and for all. But, watch out for the tantrums your divas throw when they don't draw a big enough crowd - and choose wisely when one does. You can only console one per show... Saturday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

[FILLED] B296: [ALPHA TEST] "Dino Alley" presented by Jay Treat. Can your team of cyborgs wend through an artificial primeval landscape and survive the ravenous clutches of cloned dinosaurs? Will you find the goal before the competition? Reality TV viewers of the future have just got to know. Saturday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B297: [BETA TEST] "Galactic Extermination" by CoM Games; presented by Stephen Wangner. The last in a series of Galactic Republics collapsed centuries ago. The galaxy is now divided into several smaller nations. All of these nations claim to be the sole legitimate heir of the largely forgotten Galactic Republic; none of them really are. The war has continued for nearly a century. Enormous fleets have smashed ineffectively and repeatedly against one another. Planets have been devastated and rebuilt literally dozens of times. All remain committed to the ultimate end of the war: extermination of all sentient alien life. Saturday, 7:00PM - 9:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B298: [BETA TEST] "Phraze-it!" by Lots-o-Watts Games; presented by Todd Greenwood & Ruth Greenwood. OK...what does A.S.T. stand for? Is it "A Small Tribe," "Art Student Tonality," "Amy's Ska Twins," or some other crazy phrase? In Phraze-It! players create 3-word phrases that are as surprising and unpredictable as a MadLibs. There is the categorical thinking that you find in Scattegories. And elements of round robin judging - just like Apples to Apples. Saturday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B299: [BETA TEST] "Who Said That?" by Gontza Games; presented by Ann Stolinsky. Players try to create a funny ending to a well-known, or not so well-known, quote. Players score points for the correct answer, the funniest answer, and for guessing Who Said That. Saturday, 7:00PM - 9:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B300: [BETA TEST] "CipherOps" by Nazca Games; presented by Emerson Matsuuchi. CipherOPS is a 'Stealth Action' board game of spy versus spy hunters. One player will take the role of a Cipher, a covert operative, sent on a mission to infiltrate a secret military base. The Cipher's goal is to complete the given mission objective and escape before time runs out. The other players will work together as a team of spy hunters to track down and stop the Cipher. Saturday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B301: [BETA TEST] "Catfight: The Prom Night Catastrophe" by Slightly Offensive Games; presented by Thomas Hornemann. You and your friends are the most beautiful girls at the prom. But there can only be one prom queen. Guess you'll just have to show them up, or maybe just drag them down... A kitsch card game about beautiful people being ugly to each other to look pretty themselves. Build yourself up, and have them tear each other apart. Saturday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B302: [BETA TEST] "Gnosis Conflict" by HitMouse Studios; presented by Warren Morrison. Gnonsis Conflict is a, squad based, tactical combat board game, set in the not so distant future. Players choose from five factions each with a unique play-style and abilities.Then they create their army and unique board setting. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B303: [BETA TEST] "Jack and the Giant" presented by Dan Cassar. Jack and the Giant is a simple card game for two players based on the timeless fairy tale. One player is Jack, who needs to climb the beanstalk three times to retrieve the sack of coins, the singing harp, and the goose that lays the golden eggs. His opponent is the Giant, who is trying to catch him by saying "Fee, Fie, Foe, Fum!" A light game with an inventive core mechanic, it's simple to learn but challenging enough to play again and again! Saturday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B304: [BETA TEST] ApocalypZe; "The New World" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. ApocalypZe is a deckmaking card game set in the world months after the zombie apocalypse. Waged on 2 fronts, you must both protect your stronghold with your survivors and attack your opponents' strongholds with your raiders and zombies. Using a variety of tactics, make your 60 card deck last just as long as possible. This session will feature a new expansion set. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B305: [BETA TEST] "The Wars of Trys" by Journey Games; presented by Erik Herrington. Surrounded by Spiderling Pawns, the Spider Queen sends them to outmaneuver the catapults as they move in closer. Finally, her nemesis is revealed: the Giant King. It is a feast she has planned on for a long long time. The Wars of Trys is a chess-like game where players take turns trying to capture enemy pieces. However, unlike chess, you can assign every piece on the board a specialty, giving it new ways of moving, hardened defenses, or special abilities that take the game in whole new directions. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B314: [BETA TEST] "Apothecary Square" by Angry Duck Games. Are you suffering from witch curses? Want to be the mightiest man in the melee? Are warts keeping the maidens away? Come to Apothecary Square, where the finest apothecaries in the fiefdom gather to sell solutions! Learn recipes, acquire reagents, entice customers, train assistants, and reap the rewards for besting your competition in this medieval market game. Saturday, 9:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B315: [BETA TEST] "Codename: Centauri" by Angry Duck Games. In Codename: Centauri, players run an interplanetary business where they find and gather valuable materials for planet-based corporations. You must find or trade for the best claims, effectively extract the resources, sell their materials for the best price, and invest in the most advanced fleet while navigating routes between the orbiting planets. The most profitable businesses not only run their operations efficiently but also leverage their influence and guile to keep ahead of the competition. Every choice has consequences! Saturday, 9:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B316: [BETA TEST] "Dungeon Dwellers" by S2 Adventures; presented by Scott Ostrander. Trapped rooms. Fiendish monsters. Treasure! Dungeon Dwellers is a cooperative game for up to 4 players. Adventurers with different Character types enter the dungeon, and fight three levels of monsters before facing the Boss. Each player builds a unique treasure deck containing armor, weapons, and abilities. Players need to use their Character resources wisely, to defeat the monsters, collect as much gold as they can – and survive! Saturday, 9:00PM - 11:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B317: [BETA TEST] "Secrets of the Lost Tomb" by Everything Epic Games; presented by Christopher Batarlis. Every 113 years a mysterious three-tailed comet appears in the sky bringing with it an ancient and mythical Tomb on an unknown island that materializes in the center of the Bermuda Triangle. You and your allies, all specialists in your various fields, travel to this Lost Tomb to investigate the unknown forces that hold back primordial powers surging within. Forbidden Artifacts, Elder Evils, and Long Forgotten Knowledge, from all known civilizations across the world, were hidden... locked in the tomb throughout time. These mysteries must be solved in order to protect the world, as we know it... It's up to You and your Team now... to Explore and Discover... the "Secrets of the Lost Tomb". Saturday, 9:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B320: [BETA TEST] "Fantazarq: The Mega Arcade Quest" by GameWick Games LLC; presented by Larry Wickman. It's 1985. You head down to the arcade with a couple of bucks in your pocket and the hopes to grab the High Score on that new sword-n-sorcery game, Fantazarq! You drop some coin in the slot and enter a world where the only thing that matters is hacking, slashing, computer generated taunts, and credits. That's right – CREDITS. When you run out, you better hope your friends front you to keep your hero alive! Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. [NDA REQUIRED]

B321: [BETA TEST] "Gatchafighter" by Hydra Collaborative; presented by John Carimando. "My toys can beat up your toys!" The tabletop fighting game where your toys team up and battle against each other! Your Gatchafighters can use combo attacks, projectiles, dive attacks and Super Moves to score points and win! (Toys will be provided). Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B322: [BETA TEST] "KER-Thulhu: Tower of Horror" by Smirk & Dagger Games; presented by Curt Covert. Investigate Unspeakable Horrors, without losing your Marbles in this mash up of HP Lovecraft and Ker-Plunk. Work together to investigate 13 locations before Cthulhu wakes, but should you be driven insane you'll only win by plunging the others into madness. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B323: [BETA TEST] "Political Capital" by Caddywampus Games; presented by Jonathan Moormann. The card game of government inaction! Take the role of a member of the senate and lie, cheat, and steal to get votes. The member with the most political capital wins, but you may have to pull some dirty tricks to get there. Saturday, 10:00PM - 11:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B324: [BETA TEST] "Quick Civ" by Masquerade Games; presented by Chris Kreuter. Quick Civ is a quick paced civilization game where players vie for victory by customizing their populations with careful hand management. React to World Events, Inspire Leaders, Create Art, Improve Skills, Enact Policies, Earn Fame, Conquer Territories and build Wonders on them, all in under 90 minutes! If you're still not sure if you want to try it: you get to kill dinosaurs too! Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B325: [FOCUS GROUP] "Storium" by Protagonist Labs; presented by Stephen Hood. Storium is the online storytelling game from Protagonist Labs (Will Hindmarch and Stephen Hood). Inspired by story games, card games, collaborative fiction, shared worlds, and more, it's a game where players write stories together online, assisted by a set of mechanics that foster collaboration, good storytelling, and fun. Storium is in limited alpha testing now and is actively evolving, so joining this session puts you among the very first people to see it in action. Since we will be conducting an accelerated live playtest of Storium during this session, attendees will need to bring their own WiFi-equipped laptop with an up-to-date web browser. If the hotel's WiFi does not cooperate we will instead use a projector to give you a full walk-through demo. The goal either way is to hear your feedback about the game's core concepts and mechanics, and to hear any suggestions you may have for how Storium should grow and evolve. Saturday, 10:00PM - 11:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B326: [FOCUS GROUP] "Sweet Porridge" by Learn to Rock Games; presented by Allen Yu. In a small village, the magic pot will begin to cook porridge when a magic phrase is uttered. It won't stop cooking until someone says a different magic phrase. One day, someone set the pot cooking but couldn't remember the magic phrase. The villagers have to guess the phrase before their homes are engulfed in porridge! Porridge is a game for two players. One player plays at the Magic Pot and the other plays as the Villagers. The Magic Pot chooses the secret phrase and responds to the Villagers' attempts with oozing porridge. The Villagers make a series of guesses to figure out the phrase as quickly as possible. Both players will have a chance to play both roles. The one who stops the pot the fastest is the winner! Saturday, 10:00PM - 11:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B331: [BETA TEST] "Catfight: The Prom Night Catastrophe" by Slightly Offensive Games; presented by Thomas Hornemann. You and your friends are the most beautiful girls at the prom. But there can only be one prom queen. Guess you'll just have to show them up, or maybe just drag them down... A kitsch card game about beautiful people being ugly to each other to look pretty themselves. Build yourself up, and have them tear each other apart. Saturday, 11:00PM - 12:00AM; Silly, All Ages.

B332: [BETA TEST] "Elemental Masters: Vampires & Victims" by Brooklyn Indie Games; presented by Tim Rodriguez. Elemental Masters is the first in a series of trick-taking card games that builds on traditional games such as Hearts and Spades. Each adds new themed mechanics. Elemental Masters adds a dose of elemental magic. Vampires & Victims is built around four vampire clans, and the people on whom they feed. Saturday, 11:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B335: [BETA TEST] "Lair" by Wee Big Games; presented by Tam Myaing. Gain favor from the notorious Big Boss and vie for second-in-command within his new secret island base. Collectively build his lair and complete the rooms required to launch the Ultimate Weapon. Execute secret blueprints, recruit minions to backstab your rivals, and construct the best room arrangements to gain the most favor. Do you have what it takes to hatch Big Boss’s nefarious plans or will you become an afternoon snack for his pet sharks? Saturday, 12:00AM - 2:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B338: [BETA TEST] "Cottage Industry" by Cardboard Edison; presented by Chris Zinsli & Suzanne Zinsli. In Cottage Industry, players are contractors in the fairytale land of Fiscalia, "a magical place to do business" where everyone whistles while they work, waits patiently in line, and shares with each other...because it's the law! The kingdom's strict regulations aim to keep you in line, but clever business owners can find ways to adhere to the letter of the law, if not its spirit. Cottage Industry is a medium-weight game incorporating resource management, storytelling, bidding, bluffing, map building and a new take on worker placement called "worker displacement". Sunday, 10:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B339: [BETA TEST] "Fire at Will" by Masquerade Games; presented by Chris Kreuter. Fire At Will is an easy to learn, fast paced 2 player game. Players control opposing sides of a skirmish line and must load, aim, and fire their weapons as quickly and accurately as possible to come out the victor! Games are fast and furious, so you can play a few in a row! Come help us test a few final tweaks as we prepare this game for production! Sunday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B340: [BETA TEST] "Jack and the Giant" presented by Dan Cassar. Jack and the Giant is a simple card game for two players based on the timeless fairy tale. One player is Jack, who needs to climb the beanstalk three times to retrieve the sack of coins, the singing harp, and the goose that lays the golden eggs. His opponent is the Giant, who is trying to catch him by saying "Fee, Fie, Foe, Fum!" A light game with an inventive core mechanic, it's simple to learn but challenging enough to play again and again! Sunday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B341: [BETA TEST] "New Strange Worlds" by J Squared; presented by Jim McMahon. A card game with dexterity, or a dexterity game with cards? New Strange Worlds is a cooperative game where players become the rookie crew of a starship exploring new strange worlds, trying to complete a series of missions without losing their crew or their ship. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B342: [BETA TEST] "Scoop" by Gontza Games; presented by Ann Stolinsky. Your mother is the CEO of your local newspaper and you want her job. She makes you start as a Cub Reporter and work your way up the ladder. Sunday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B343: [BETA TEST] "SecOps" by Legendsmiths; presented by Shane Harsch. The deck-building card game of contemporary information security operations. Will you succeed in defending your enterprise from an ever-evolving threat landscape? Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B344: [BETA TEST] "Steampulp: King of the Hill - CANCELED" by Left Justified LLC; presented by Jeff Tidball. Word has spread that the greatest scientific mind of the day has passed. The steampulp masterminds and arch-villains of the day assemble their forces and race to be the first to plunder his mountaintop lair for its secrets and technologies. A "take-that!" style card game of battling steampulp apparatuses. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B345: [BETA TEST] "Wheel of War" by Roll For Surprise Games; presented by John Force & Janet Force. You have just been crowned as the Monarch of one of the Kingdoms in the realm. You are pitted against the other Kingdoms with the goal to be the monarch with the most points when the draw pile is depleted. Send your spies to sneak attack and your armies to battle your neighboring Kingdoms. Weaken their defenses and damage their Spoils Counter Line to receive the Spoils of War. Ready your Gates for battle for the Wheel of War dictates which Gate can battle at any given time. Claim your victory and win the game by being the Monarch with the most points at the end of the game. Sunday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B346: [BETA TEST] "The Elementalists" by Journey Games; presented by Erik Herrington. Among wizards, the most fearsome are those who bend the very forces of nature to their will. When they clash, the very planet trembles. For you, an Elementalist of legend, this is just another opportunity to prove your own mastery of the elements. Part dice game and part deck strategy, every turn you will be presented with random elements to bend and shape to your will. You will have to carefully shape both the elements and your own skills to win this battle. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B347: [BETA TEST] Rampaging Jotuun; "The Winter War Expansion" by Knighthawk Games; presented by Matthias Bonnici. Rampaging Jotunn is a competitive fast paced board game for 2 players in which each player controls an army of Vikings trying to protect their villages while trying to destroy their opponents villages, all the while the Titan rampages across the island destroying everything in sight. With the Winter War Expansion we turn the game from 2 players to 4 players, complete with new land boards that expand the unnamed island. There are new rules, new components usable either with or without the Winter War expansion. And best of all two Jotunns! Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B358: [BETA TEST] "9 Kingdoms Miniatures Adventure Game" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. 9 Kingdoms is a hex based miniatures adventure game where you take a party of Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Goblins, Orqs, or Skeletons and scour a dungeon for treasure and monsters. Sunday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B359: [BETA TEST] "Blogger" by Gontza Games; presented by Debra Webb. In this party game, players are given a headline and have to come up with a summary of the story that would go with that headline. Players are encouraged to be imaginative, silly and creative. Sunday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B360: [BETA TEST] "Circus Divas" by Meltdown Games; presented by Doug Levandowski. In Circus Divas, you play one of two Depression-era circus managers touring the hick towns of the mid-West, bilking some rubes out of their hard-earned money as you go. But the circus circuit ain't big enough for two, so you and your competition have a gentleman's agreement that the first one of you to bank $100 will get the rights to the circuit once and for all. But, watch out for the tantrums your divas throw when they don't draw a big enough crowd - and choose wisely when one does. You can only console one per show... Sunday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B361: [BETA TEST] "Nika" by Eagle Games; presented by Joshua Raab. You command a Greek city's hoplite soldiers who must force their way through enemy lines. Your troops can push or rout those who would block their way across the narrow battlefield. Coordinate attacks with your ally to secure victory, but make sure to watch your flanks! Sunday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B362: [BETA TEST] "Phraze-it!" by Lots-o-Watts Games; presented by Todd Greenwood & Ruth Greenwood. OK...what does A.S.T. stand for? Is it "A Small Tribe," "Art Student Tonality," "Amy's Ska Twins," or some other crazy phrase? In Phraze-It! players create 3-word phrases that are as surprising and unpredictable as a MadLibs. There is the categorical thinking that you find in Scattegories. And elements of round robin judging - just like Apples to Apples. Sunday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B363: [BETA TEST] "Planet 313" by Roll For Surprise Games; presented by John Force & Janet Force. The scientists of your planet have found a bright shiny planet that looks perfect for colonization. You guessed it! They call the planet…"Planet 313". You are charged with getting all four of your colony ships from the Launchpad to Planet 313. Easy enough, but beware: Your opponents are charged with the same mission. There will not be enough room for all of us. So, stop the other guys and get there quick! Sunday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B364: [BETA TEST] "Secrets of the Lost Tomb" by Everything Epic Games; presented by Christopher Batarlis. Every 113 years a mysterious three-tailed comet appears in the sky bringing with it an ancient and mythical Tomb on an unknown island that materializes in the center of the Bermuda Triangle. You and your allies, all specialists in your various fields, travel to this Lost Tomb to investigate the unknown forces that hold back primordial powers surging within. Forbidden Artifacts, Elder Evils, and Long Forgotten Knowledge, from all known civilizations across the world, were hidden... locked in the tomb throughout time. These mysteries must be solved in order to protect the world, as we know it... It's up to You and your Team now... to Explore and Discover... the "Secrets of the Lost Tomb". Sunday, 11:00AM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B367: [BETA TEST] "Cutthroat Caverns: Death Incarnate" by Smirk & Dagger Games; presented by Curt Covert. Without Teamwork, you'll Never Survive. Without Betrayal, you'll Never Win. Our game of cooperative backstabbing is back with a focus on the most horrific of encounters, The Incarnations, and a showdown with Death himself. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B368: [BETA TEST] "Edge of Space" by Black Oak Games; presented by Matthew O'Malley. An epic sci-fi game in which player interaction is not reduced to cosmic warfare. Explore star systems created on the fly; make money and influence aliens; develop the next big thing that doesn't necessarily go bang. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

[FILLED] B369: [BETA TEST] "FCOJ - Real-Time Financial Game" by Visible Hand Games; presented by Michael Keller. Players will compete to make the most money in real-time over three 15-minute rounds. Players are divided into two groups: Industrialists and Financiers. Industrialists make their money building factories to satisfy commodities market demand. Financiers make their money by lending money to Industrialists, funding independent businesses, and placing bets on commodities with futures contracts. All players have to watch out for market crashes which can make them go bankrupt. The Financier and Industrialist who each have the most money at the end of the game win! Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B370: [ALPHA TEST] "Naptime Revolution" presented by Zachary Huff. A war for independence is waging in a Kindergarten classroom, and the time for action is now! The British, as traditional naptime enthusiasts, wish to force their practices of scheduled naps on the Americans. In turn, the Americans are fighting for the freedom to nap on their own terms by enforcing undesired naps on the British. The future of naptime for the classroom lies in the outcome of the battles fought today with toys, blankets and warm milk! This game is currently in Alpha, and is *mostly* playable with some of the mechanics functional; I would like to examine the mechanics in place for battle (using cards and dice) as well as the flow of turns and the overall victory conditions for the game. Sunday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B371: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen" by Stronghold Games. Stronghold Games, a leading publisher in the hobby game industry, is just back from the Spiel in Essen Germany! We have brought with us many games that we need to evaluate for possible publication in North America. Stronghold Games also has a number of prototypes from designers that are under consideration for publication. We can't tell you any of the game names now, and in fact we will ask that you do not tell anyone of the names of these games after you play them, since this needs to be kept confidential. If you would like to play a part potentially in a future publication of a game from Stronghold Games, join us for this slot! Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. [NDA REQUIRED]

B374: [BETA TEST] "Decoys" presented by Drew Dunaj. Decoys is a game of perception and deception. Win by collecting objectives before your opponent does, or by deducing their Spy's identity, all while hiding your own Spy in plain sight. Sunday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B375: [BETA TEST] "Gter Ma" by Meltdown Games; presented by Doug Levandowski. In Gter Ma, an asymmetrical tile-placement game / bluffing game, one player plays the lone monk in a monastery laying traps for a thief to protect the sacred treasures in the temple. The other player plays the thief, who tries to sneak through the clear path in the traps, past the Tibetan mastiff guarding the door, and into the temple to steal the scrolls. Sunday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B376: [BETA TEST] "Sheep!" presented by David Wallin. It's time to put your sheep out to graze! Build fields and fill them with sheep. Outsmart your opponent and maximize your score. Sheep! is an area-enclosure game with a deck-upgrade mechanic. Sunday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B377: [BETA TEST] "Underprepared Heist Management" presented by Zachary Huff. Robbing a bank is a tall proposition for most; extensive planning is paramount to success. As luck would have it, you have discovered the perfect bank to stage a high-risk, high-reward heist. Unfortunately, several other like-minded individuals have reached the same conclusion. You have assembled a team of thirteen robbers who will blindly follow your plans as you give them. With your collective dreams of wealth and success suddenly in jeopardy, you do what any like-minded individual would do: rush in and make your plans up as you go. Sunday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

[FILLED] B379: [BETA TEST] "Agency" by CoM Games; presented by Stephen Wangner. In Agency, each player takes the role of the Director of an intelligence agency in a somewhat disfunctional government. The Agencies compete with each other for power, mostly by sabotaging the efforts of their sister agencies (hence the "disfunctional"). Players use the tactics of eavesdropping, blocking, planting, and destroying information to gain the upper hand against their competitors. Sunday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B380: [BETA TEST] "Auction Junktion" by Nightstalker Games; presented by Eddie Rodriguez. When storage lockers go unpaid or abandoned, the property goes up for auction to the highest bidder! Players use bidding, bluffing and other underhanded skills to win the best treasures while leaving everyone else wallowing in useless junk! Put your negotiating skills to the test as you work deals with the other players to rake in big profits! Sunday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B381: [BETA TEST] "Catfight: The Prom Night Catastrophe" by Slightly Offensive Games; presented by Thomas Hornemann. You and your friends are the most beautiful girls at the prom. But there can only be one prom queen. Guess you'll just have to show them up, or maybe just drag them down... A kitsch card game about beautiful people being ugly to each other to look pretty themselves. Build yourself up, and have them tear each other apart. Sunday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B382: [BETA TEST] "MechaMax" presented by Max Birkett. MechaMax is the world's only giant robot building and battling board game. Assemble a powerful steel behemoth from over seventy different parts and then take it into a knockdown, drag out, last-robot-standing fight! Sunday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B383: [FOCUS GROUP] "Storium" by Protagonist Labs; presented by Stephen Hood. Storium is the online storytelling game from Protagonist Labs (Will Hindmarch and Stephen Hood). Inspired by story games, card games, collaborative fiction, shared worlds, and more, it's a game where players write stories together online, assisted by a set of mechanics that foster collaboration, good storytelling, and fun. Storium is in limited alpha testing now and is actively evolving, so joining this session puts you among the very first people to see it in action. Since we will be conducting an accelerated live playtest of Storium during this session, attendees will need to bring their own WiFi-equipped laptop with an up-to-date web browser. If the hotel's WiFi does not cooperate we will instead use a projector to give you a full walk-through demo. The goal either way is to hear your feedback about the game's core concepts and mechanics, and to hear any suggestions you may have for how Storium should grow and evolve. Sunday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B384: [BETA TEST] "Tezlo" by Lots-o-Watts Games; presented by Todd Greenwood & Ruth Greenwood. Tezlo is a simple game that is easy to learn and flexible for on-the-go play. Players pick square cards from the deck, orient them to their direction, then fit them to an ever changing board to connect shape, color or both. Corners are high value locations and you can sabotage your opponents and strategize to win. Sounds easy? Well, we would love you to try it then! Sunday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B385: [BETA TEST] "Timelines" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. Timelines is a board building card game where you move your token through different eras of time causing and changing events as you go. With a pattern building mechanic, your traveler must stack dailies or events in an effort to open up time locks. Open up 3 locks to become the master of the timelines. Sunday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B391: [BETA TEST] "Cutthroat Caverns: Death Incarnate" by Smirk & Dagger Games; presented by Curt Covert. Without Teamwork, you'll Never Survive. Without Betrayal, you'll Never Win. Our game of cooperative backstabbing is back with a focus on the most horrific of encounters, The Incarnations, and a showdown with Death himself. In this session, Curt Covert will be focusing on running through an adventure module. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B392: [BETA TEST] "Decoys" presented by Drew Dunaj. Decoys is a game of perception and deception. Win by collecting objectives before your opponent does, or by deducing their Spy's identity, all while hiding your own Spy in plain sight. Sunday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B393: [BETA TEST] "Dungeon Dwellers" by S2 Adventures; presented by Scott Ostrander. Trapped rooms. Fiendish monsters. Treasure! Dungeon Dwellers is a cooperative game for up to 4 players. Adventurers with different Character types enter the dungeon, and fight three levels of monsters before facing the Boss. Each player builds a unique treasure deck containing armor, weapons, and abilities. Players need to use their Character resources wisely, to defeat the monsters, collect as much gold as they can – and survive! Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B394: [BETA TEST] "Political Capital" by Caddywampus Games; presented by Jonathan Moormann. The card game of government inaction! Take the role of a member of the senate and lie, cheat, and steal to get votes. The member with the most political capital wins, but you may have to pull some dirty tricks to get there. Sunday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B395: [BETA TEST] "Prime Time" by Gil Hova Games; presented by Gil Hova. Prime Time is an economic strategy game set in the early Eighties, in the dawn of the Cable Era. You are running a new cable network, and you must acquire stars and programming to fill out the best prime time schedule. As the years go on, your older shows don't always keep their high ratings, so you will have to constantly turn over your lineup to keep all your viewers. The player with the most viewers at the end of five seasons wins. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B396: [BETA TEST] "Sheep!" presented by David Wallin. It's time to put your sheep out to graze! Build fields and fill them with sheep. Outsmart your opponent and maximize your score. Sheep! is an area-enclosure game with a deck-upgrade mechanic. This playtest session will be filmed for an episode of Michael Keller's "Gaming the Design" video series. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B397: [BETA TEST] "Wheel of War" by Roll For Surprise Games; presented by John Force & Janet Force. You have just been crowned as the Monarch of one of the Kingdoms in the realm. You are pitted against the other Kingdoms with the goal to be the monarch with the most points when the draw pile is depleted. Send your spies to sneak attack and your armies to battle your neighboring Kingdoms. Weaken their defenses and damage their Spoils Counter Line to receive the Spoils of War. Ready your Gates for battle for the Wheel of War dictates which Gate can battle at any given time. Claim your victory and win the game by being the Monarch with the most points at the end of the game. Sunday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B402: [BETA TEST] "Auction Junktion" by Nightstalker Games; presented by Eddie Rodriguez. When storage lockers go unpaid or abandoned, the property goes up for auction to the highest bidder! Players use bidding, bluffing and other underhanded skills to win the best treasures while leaving everyone else wallowing in useless junk! Put your negotiating skills to the test as you work deals with the other players to rake in big profits! Sunday, 5:00PM - 7:00PM; Silly, All Ages.


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