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


Board & Card Gaming Schedule for METATOPIA 2014

Updated 11/5/14 at 11:45PM

METATOPIA Event Registration works slightly 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 note "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 m2014@dexposure.com

You may ONLY reserve seats in METATOPIA 2014 events if you are pre-registered. Click here to pre-register for METATOPIA 2014 if you have not already done so.

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The MASTER INDEX OF EVENTS


B087: [BETA TEST] "Ember" by Paw-Warrior Games; presented by Ben Krieger. A fantasy card game, Ember combines strategy and luck to create an engaging and competitive match between players. Playing as one of four heroes you collect the mysterious Ember Stones to defeat Ingduhl the Shadow Demon. Only the hero who collects the most Ember stones will be able to defeat the Shadow Demon and save the world from his shroud. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B088: [BETA TEST] "Epic Epoch" by Analog Evolution Games; presented by Matthew Schwartz. Time travelers battle through the ages to determine who will control the future. Part worker placement, part dice roller, Epic Epoch provides each time traveler with a series of machines which they use to gather resources to resolve historical events from the stone age all the way up to the world of tomorrow. Will you be a benevolent traveler and set things on the proper course or perhaps you want to push things towards a dystopian future and simply loot the past during the inevitable chaos. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B089: [BETA TEST] "Parcel" by Jonathan Edward Hall LLC; presented by Jonathan Hall. 2-4 players compete to be the best delivery service in a hustling, bustling city. Players use card hand management with a pick-up-and-deliver system, all while avoiding traffic and hazards (or using them against others). Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B090: [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, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

[FILLED] B091: [BETA TEST] "Witch Stones" by LAWCRAFT; presented by Justin Jacobson. A deck of cards bearing four different-colored stones is dealt out in a 9x9 grid. Each turn, players must make one move: remove one of their own color stones, one of the neutral earthstones, or all the stones between two empty spaces. Players score points for capturing earth stones, their opponent’s stones, or the rare and valuable spirit stones. First one to 50 wins. Be careful! Each move has significant implications for the endgame. Simple rules and deep strategy make for intense gameplay along the lines of chess or Othello. Friday, 9:00AM - 10:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B096: [BETA TEST] "Petri Wars" by Angry Duck Games; presented by Matthieu Regney & Edward Povilaitis. In Petri Wars, the players are deadly bacteria struggling for dominance in a petri dish. Collect and expend food to grow larger, move to strategic positions, and attack other cells. Each time you add a new cell, it will have a special ability. Choose and use these abilities wisely, because you can only use each one once. Friday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B097: [BETA TEST] "Tiny War" by Learn To Rock Games; presented by Allen Yu. Tiny War is a casual Collective Card Game based on the story of tiny races. Players will enjoy the intuitive gameplay but will also have meaningful choices for building up strategies. Friday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B098: [BETA TEST] "Vari Trivial Bid & Bluff" by JJD Games Unlimited, LLC; presented by Joe DeLuca. Vari Trivial is a card game of both bidding and bluffing played with the trivia questions from Trivial Pursuit. It replaces the game board, die and rules. Friday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B099: [BETA TEST] "You're Fired" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Doug Levandowski. Well, the worst has happened: your company has merged with another, and corporate has decided they don't need all of the employees. Now, it's up to you to save yourself and get the other guys fired. You're Fired is a "deduct to destruct" microgame for 2 or more players, where you play cards from your hand to eliminate cards from your opponent's hand. If you can eliminate your opponent's Boss, you win. You're Fired is a quick 10-15 minute game. We'll also be testing a multiplayer variant. Friday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B100: [FOCUS GROUP] "2D/3D Portable Gaming Station" by 3D(GS); presented by Sparkle Douglas. 3D(GS) short for "3D gaming station". It is a portable 2D & 3D gaming system. It comes with two components: A cleverly configured virtual reality helmet, and touch screen controller. This system is compatible with all gaming systems, and doesn't need a TV to enjoy it. 3D(GS) frees the household television for those who do not wish to participate in the game! Friday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B101: [BETA TEST] "Attack on Mars" by Tasty Cookie Games; presented by Paul Ference. Genericorp's experiments opened the rift at the bottom of the of the Helles Sea, horrific monsters are pouring through, and you need to fight them back! Attack on Mars is a co-op game for 2-4 players. Choose your pilot and your Mecha. Upgrade your Mecha while defending cities and fighting monsters. Research how to close the rift and then fight the Guardian in order to do so. Win, and Mars is safe. For now. Friday, 11:00AM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B102: [BETA TEST] "Born to Serve" by Shoot Again Games; presented by Diane Sauer. The good news is that you are a super hero. The bad news is that the government, owing to the recent recession, has decided to cut funding for your super group. The loss of income leaves you looking for a new source of revenue to maintain your super heroic lifestyle. Fortunately, the restaurant across the street from your (now former) base is looking for a new waiter and would be more than willing to have a super powered server on their wait staff. Unfortunately, all the other members of your group have come up with this exact same plan. It's now a fight between you and your (now former) team mates to earn the most tips to land the one server job at the restaurant. Of course, none of you are above surreptitiously using your powers to help you secure the job. The one who earns the most tips will win. That whole crime-fighting can wait till later. Born to Serve is a board game brawl between two to four jobless superheroes for the last job in town...at the local restaurant...waiting tables. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B103: [BETA TEST] "Chom-Chom" by Shadowsong Industries; presented by Adam Fischer & Kiva Fecteau. In this 2-4 player co-operative game, farmers are trying to plant their crops. Players work together to decide which fields they will each move to next, leaving behind one of their crops on each move. In the middle of this lush farmland lives the Chom-Chom, who loves eating crops and farmers. Farmers caught by the Chom-Chom on its random moves become mini Chom-Choms, hungry for crops themselves. Play this quick game at all three levels of difficulty, with variants such as rock placement to block the Chom-Chom and extra moves that make avoiding it more difficult. There is no player elimination in this game; you will win, but as a farmer or as a Chom-Chom? Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B104: [BETA TEST] "Ember" by Paw-Warrior Games; presented by Ben Krieger. A fantasy card game, Ember combines strategy and luck to create an engaging and competitive match between players. Playing as one of four heroes you collect the mysterious Ember Stones to defeat Ingduhl the Shadow Demon. Only the hero who collects the most Ember stones will be able to defeat the Shadow Demon and save the world from his shroud. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B105: [BETA TEST] "Faerie Tale Gloom" by Atlas Games; presented by Cam Banks. Fresh from the festering pits of misery comes this new variant on the best-selling card game from designer Keith Baker. In Fairy Tale Gloom, players each work to bring a dire & unpleasant end to their own collection of fairy tale malcontents. New rules, new cards, much to try out! Friday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B106: [BETA TEST] "Joel's Card Mixer" by Catthulhu; presented by Joel Sparks. In a departure from RPG writing, I'm working on a line of card games with varied themes and some basic mechanics in common. This falls between an alpha and a beta test, as the games are at various stages of development but none is quite complete. Crunch discussion needed, and secondarily suggestions on the flavor details. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B107: [BETA TEST] "Knot Dice" by Black Oak Games; presented by Matthew O'Malley. Knot Dice is part game, part puzzle, and part art. Thirty-six custom dice combine to form Celtic knot designs in several short games. At METATOPIA, I'll be testing a speed game, a cooperative game, and a couple of other competitive games. This is one of the final big playtesting events before the Kickstarter (more info at www.blackoakgames.com). Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B108: [BETA TEST] "Medicine...Whoops" by Analog Evolution Games; presented by Matthew Schwartz. A card game of hilarious medical disasters. Players each take on the role of doctors at a vary poorly supplied hospital. Doctors compete with each other to treat patients using whatever tools they are able to acquire. Players also have the ability to hinder their fellow doctors in the middle of surgery or just agree to play a round of golf while the patient expires. Patients will begin to stack up fast...both cured and killed. Add em up at the end to determine who among you is the best doc around. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B109: [BETA TEST] "Patchworks" by Golden Spike Games; presented by Aaron Trammell & Colin Germain. Patchworks combines hand and resource management in a game where two to four frenemies work "together" to design a quilt for the community center. Five competing community groups (punks, kids, artists, seniors, and hippies) will bribe players to put their patches on the quilt. Be careful who you trust or the next stitch might be your last! Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B110: [BETA TEST] "The Swarm" by Journey Games; presented by Erik Herrington. You are the Swarm. The Swarm is all. A thousand minds are one. Hatch your workers. Build your hive. Evolve. Infiltrate your opponents' hives. Show them the power of your Swarm. The Swarm is part worker-placement and part dungeon-crawler. Evolve your own hive while attacking and defending against the other swarms. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B111: [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, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

[FILLED] B121: [BETA TEST] "Fast & Ftagn" by Atlas Games; presented by Cam Banks. You're invited to playtest this card game of Mythos-fueled street racing by Jeff Tidball, designer of Cthulhu 500 & Cults Across America. Nyarlathotep meets nitrous on the mean streets of Lovecraft City! Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B122: [BETA TEST] "Vari Trivial Bid & Bluff" by JJD Games Unlimited, LLC; presented by Joe DeLuca. Vari Trivial is a card game of both bidding and bluffing played with the trivia questions from Trivial Pursuit. It replaces the game board, die and rules. Friday, 12:00PM -1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B125: [BETA TEST] "Tomb Traitors" by Waitress Games; presented by J.R. Honeycutt. You and other treasure hunters loot a temple night after night, but you only have one minute to split the goods, or you all leave empty-handed. Tomb Traitors is a game of quick negotiation for 3-6 players. Players compete to collect valuable items and score extra points based on secret roles. Friday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B126: [BETA TEST] "World Cup Simulation" by Learn To Rock Games; presented by Allen Yu. World Cup Simulation is the tabletop soccer/football game where players control the national teams to simulate the march of World Cup. Each player either performs solo personal skills or relies on teamwork to approach opponent's goal, breaking the defend line and score. Be careful about spreading your offensive players, your opponent may have set up a trap for a rapid counterstrike. Can you lead your team to win the World Cup? Friday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B129: [FOCUS GROUP] "2D/3D Portable Gaming Station" by 3D(GS); presented by Sparkle Douglas. 3D(GS) short for "3D Gaming Station". It is a portable 2D & 3D gaming system. It comes with two components: A cleverly configured virtual reality helmet, and touch screen controller. This system is compatible with all gaming systems, and doesn't need a TV to enjoy it. 3D(GS) frees the household television for those who do not wish to participate in the game! Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B130: [BETA TEST] "Kings of the Mountain" by Waitress Games; presented by J.R. Honeycutt. The great Kings of the world have convened on the mountaintop to battle for the ultimate power. Humanity will be destroyed if your heroes can't defeat them and stop the destruction that will surely ensue. KotM is a cooperative card game for 1-5 players that simulates the epic feel of a dungeon crawl and the accompanying boss battles. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B131: [BETA TEST] "Mech Deck" presented by Patrick J. Fahy. Mech Deck is a strategic board game in which players build customized robotic Mechs and battle them on a randomly-generated battlefield. Mech stats are displayed on Mech cards, and Deck cards are drawn by players each turn to enhance gameplay and strategic options. The deck includes Combat Actions, Criticals, Reinforcements, Zones, and Weather cards. Mechs are controlled by individual players or teams. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B132: [BETA TEST] "Parcel" by Jonathan Edward Hall LLC; presented by Jonathan Hall. 2-4 players compete to be the best delivery service in a hustling, bustling city. Players use card hand management with a pick-up-and-deliver system, all while avoiding traffic and hazards (or using them against others). Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B133: [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, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B134: [BETA TEST] "Sell-Out" by Green Fairy Games; presented by Justin Bow. In this fast-paced card game you are an up-and-coming artist in the city of New Parice. Rather than being a starving artist with integrity, you’d like to be a wealthy and successful one. To do that, you’ll need to create and sell marketable art in the most popular style of the day, always keeping an eye on what people want. Whoever has the most money wins! Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B135: [BETA TEST] "Smear Campaign: A Cynical Game of Political Operatives" by Gamer Ingenuity, LLC; presented by Brian Dalrymple. A non-ideological, somewhat-satirical card game of political attack strategies, inspired by a classic game. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B136: [BETA TEST] "The Game of Super Powers" by Knapsack Games; presented by Andrew Federspiel. Prove you are the greatest superhero! Counter your opponent's attacks with your powers in this deduction-based, tactical micro-game. Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B137: [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, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B138: [BETA TEST] "Worlds Collide" by Creatively Constructed Games, LLC; presented by David Hancock. Worlds Collide is a non collectible card game. It features a fun fast paced environment. Pick your world and save the day! Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B139: [BETA TEST] "Writer's Block" by Golden Spike Games; presented by Aaron Trammell & Colin Germain. A card-drafting and deck building game for two to four players that is designed to emulate the fun of a Magic: The Gathering draft. In the game, players take on the roles of hack science-fiction writers competing to write the best story over the course of a month. Will you be the first player to get rid of your writer's block? Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

[FILLED] B154: [BETA TEST] "Faerie Tale Gloom" by Atlas Games; presented by Cam Banks. Fresh from the festering pits of misery comes this new variant on the best-selling card game from designer Keith Baker. In Fairy Tale Gloom, players each work to bring a dire & unpleasant end to their own collection of fairy tale malcontents. New rules, new cards, much to try out! Friday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B155: [BETA TEST] "You're Fired" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Doug Levandowski. Well, the worst has happened: your company has merged with another, and corporate has decided they don't need all of the employees. Now, it's up to you to save yourself and get the other guys fired. You're Fired is a "deduct to destruct" microgame for 2 or more players, where you play cards from your hand to eliminate cards from your opponent's hand. If you can eliminate your opponent's Boss, you win. You're Fired is a quick 10-15 minute game. We'll also be testing a multiplayer variant. Friday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B157: [BETA TEST] "Avoiding Glory" presented by Zachary Huff. A great threat has befallen the alliance of kingdoms. Someone must take up the challenge of protecting the kingdoms...you just hope that it isn't you. A tournament has been called to see who is worthy for the mass casualties and severe economic costs of battle. Assemble the worst team of athletes you can to stay safely at home while some other sucker takes care of the threat! Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B158: [BETA TEST] "High Stakes...A Game With BITE!" by S2 Adventures; presented by Scott Ostrander. Vampire Hunters from around the world have come together to prove who is the best. They have one night to capture as many Vampires as they can before the sun rises. Players will try to out play their opponents by using "Stake" Cards to capture Vampires of various worth. The Player with the highest card total at the end of each round gets the Vampire. Beware, your resources are limited. If you spend too much, you may not be able to gain the Vampire you want in the next round. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B159: [BETA TEST] "Hogger Logger" by Hogger Logger LLC; presented by Ryan Shapiro. Welcome to the world of lumberjacking pigs! This family fun card game has a deceptively simple premise: guess whether the next card is Hogger (higher) or Logger (lower). Tip the odds in your favor by throwing down cards at any time. Unleash the power of Action cards and watch your opponents squeal. Friday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B160: [BETA TEST] "Island Dice" by Casual Dragon Games; presented by Jason Gough. Each turn you will roll SIX dice simultaneously. Three dice will determine your movement, your income, and your chance at more population. Three more dice will be chosen from the eleven additional option dice. They include native movement dice, the Protection Die, the Restriction Die, the Kill Die, and the dreaded Global Effect Die. With all these results, choose how and when to resolve each die to further yourself and your own survival. Will you choose to attack, run, fortify, or do you have something else in mind? Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B161: [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, but you don't even know what the aliens look like, much less what they're capable of. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B162: [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, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B163: [BETA TEST] "Legends and Lies: Crypted Hunters International" by Shoot Again Games; presented by Diane Sauer. In Legends and Lies each player is a Cryptozoologist mounting expeditions in an attempt to prove the existence of certain unknown creatures such as Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster or Extraterrestrials. Each ultimately hopes to gain fame and fortune by being credited with the actual discovery of a new species. While searching the globe for solid proof of these creatures existence each Cryptozoologist can attempt to discredit their competitor's discoveries by leaking wild stories to the tabloid press. Turnabout is, of course, fair play... Come try the new expansion! Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B164: [BETA TEST] "Magnets the Game (Tournament Rules)" presented by Jeff Lyon. Magnets the Game is the tossing game of spontaneous magnetic reactions. Players take turns tossing a magnet into a field of other magnets in an attempt to cause a stack of magnets. Cause a stack to form of 4 or more and they're yours. Add it to your hand for continued play. When < 3 magnets are left, the game is done. Collect the most and you have won! Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B165: [BETA TEST] "Project Tile Town" by Waking Dreams Games; presented by Nicholas Malinowski. A game of zombie survival and horror. It is a tile based game so that each game becomes a unique experience. Patient Zero has entered the small town of Killroy and soon the zombies begin to terrorize the idyllic and serine vista in the mountains. Enter our heroes: the stalwart Sheriff, the Priest of the town's only church, a vet back from war searching to find his way, a child genius, a mother, and the ER doc search for the way to end this epidemic. Explore the town of Killroy and help them track down the harbinger of the plague. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B166: [BETA TEST] "Sweet Saga" by Sweet Saga Games; presented by Thomas O'Halloren. In a candy-coated world gone sour, you return to a dream land of your creation in order to save it from an evil ruler who has seized the frosted throne and thrust the kingdom into turmoil. This is Candyland meets Game of Thrones - featuring candy-inspired weapons, items, and enemies, encounters that ask you to take a chance and make a choice, and dream cards that can turn the game upside down. Oh, and zombies...and a T-Rex. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B167: [BETA TEST] "The Elementalists" by Journey Games; presented by Erik Herrington. You are a Wizard. An adept of magic, capable of wielding the pure, raw power of nature itself. You possess everything you could ever want, controlling the very fabric of reality. The only thing you lack... is recognition. The Elementalists is part dice rolling, part deck management. Hone your own powers while disrupting your opponents and try to prove that you are the one, true Elementalist. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B168: [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; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B177: [BETA TEST] "Fast & Ftagn" by Atlas Games; presented by Cam Banks. You're invited to playtest this card game of Mythos-fueled street racing by Jeff Tidball, designer of Cthulhu 500 & Cults Across America. Nyarlathotep meets nitrous on the mean streets of Lovecraft City! Friday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B181: [BETA TEST] "Die S.O.B." by Gontza Games; presented by Ann Stolinsky. Test two variations of Gontza Games's new game, Die S.O.B., with us. In two hours we will play a version that allows players to "kill" someone - whether it's an SOB that you know, or the other players SOBs. Whether a single target or a free-for-all, this game is designed to be fun. Don't try these methods at home! Friday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; Silly, 18 & Over ONLY.

B182: [BETA TEST] "Joel's Card Mixer" by Catthulhu; presented by Joel Sparks. In a departure from RPG writing, I'm working on a line of card games with varied themes and some basic mechanics in common. This falls between an alpha and a beta test, as the games are at various stages of development but none is quite complete. Crunch discussion needed, and secondarily suggestions on the flavor details. Friday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B183: [BETA TEST] "Lagerheads" by Stronghold Games; presented by Geoffrey Engelstein. Someone said the wrong thing, and a brawl has broken out in the tavern! Maybe you didn't start this fight, but you're certainly going to end it. Throw mugs, smash chairs, climb on tables, swing from the rafters, and maybe even use your trusty weapon as you try to dish out more than you receive. Lagerheads is a quick-playing game of tavern mayhem for 2-8 players. Friday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B184: [BETA TEST] "Sharpshire" by Cap & Beard Productions; presented by Tony Gadaleta. Welcome to the township of Sharpshire! Crush, bludgeon, stab, gouge, shank, impale, clobber, cudgel, shoot, impale, explode, implode, decapitate, burn, scorch, maim, and ravage in the blood of your friends and neighbors for the greater good and gain control of Sharpshire! Playing as the townsfolk help your party gain the most Blood Money, to purchase the most Clout and claim the township as your own. Friday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B185: [BETA TEST] "Starborne" by Rushdown Games; presented by Kevin Chang. Starborne is a mech 1v1 and 2v2 competitive card game. It's got roots in strategy game design and fighting game design and is meant as a cohesive blend of these concepts. Add in a little deckbuilding and you've got Starborne. You face off against your opponent in a head-to-head fight to destroy the opposing player's mech before they destroy yours. You win when you destroy all of their armor! Players can choose from 9 different characters. Friday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B186: [BETA TEST] "Tiny War" by Learn To Rock Games; presented by Allen Yu. Tiny War is a casual Collective Card Game based on the story of tiny races. Players will enjoy the intuitive gameplay but will also have meaningful choices for building up strategies. Friday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B193: [BETA TEST] "Hogger Logger" by Hogger Logger LLC; presented by Ryan Shapiro. Welcome to the world of lumberjacking pigs! This family fun card game has a deceptively simple premise: guess whether the next card is Hogger (higher) or Logger (lower). Tip the odds in your favor by throwing down cards at any time. Unleash the power of Action cards and watch your opponents squeal. Friday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B194: [BETA TEST] "Quantum Edge" by Shadowsong Industries; presented by Adam Fischer & Kiva Fecteau. Space jockeys line up their specialized ships and use speed, cunning, and sometimes a total disregard for safety to outmaneuver and outlast their competitors on the test course. Maneuvers are chosen from cards in the players' hands while they manage fuel consumption, their ship's hull integrity, and the irreplaceable quantum. Unique board mechanics provide a moebius loop effect and warp space itself to provide running room for the lead ship. Help test all new hazards suggested by our last play testers. Friday, 7:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B195: [BETA TEST] "World Cup Simulation" by Learn To Rock Games; presented by Allen Yu. World Cup Simulation is the tabletop soccer/football game where players control the national teams to simulate the march of World Cup. Each player either performs solo personal skills or relies on teamwork to approach opponent's goal, breaking the defend line and score. Be careful about spreading your offensive players, your opponent may have set up a trap for a rapid counterstrike. Can you lead your team to win the World Cup? Friday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B197: [BETA TEST] "Attack on Mars" by Tasty Cookie Games; presented by Paul Ference. Genericorp's experiments opened the rift at the bottom of the of the Helles Sea, horrific monsters are pouring through, and you need to fight them back! Attack on Mars is a co-op game for 2-4 players. Choose your pilot and your Mecha. Upgrade your Mecha while defending cities and fighting monsters. Research how to close the rift and then fight the Guardian in order to do so. Win, and Mars is safe. For now. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B198: [BETA TEST] "Avoiding Glory" presented by Zachary Huff. A great threat has befallen the alliance of kingdoms. Someone must take up the challenge of protecting the kingdoms...you just hope that it isn't you. A tournament has been called to see who is worthy for the mass casualties and severe economic costs of battle. Assemble the worst team of athletes you can to stay safely at home while some other sucker takes care of the threat! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B199: [BETA TEST] "Bad Roommate/Panda Eats Bamboo" by Devious Devices, LLC; presented by Anthony Rando. Devious Devices presents two games: In Bad Roommate, you and your awful roommates are competing against each other to be the last tenant left in the swankest pad you can afford in the city. Scheme, fight and deceive your way into your landlord's favor, or drives the others insane and out onto the street in the process! Panda eats Bamboo...everybody knows that! But did you also know that Bamboo splits Stone, and Stone squashes Mosquito? In this "rock beats scissors" hidden identity card game, you'll have to figure out which one you are...and if you can trust your friends to help you along. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Silly, 18 & Over ONLY.

B200: [BETA TEST] "Big Business" presented by Jay Treat. Build your corporate empire. Acquire the most promising businesses, and hire the people with the skills to lead your company to the top. But be ready to deal; You can't get obscenely wealthy without greasing a few palms. Big Business is a drafting card game focused on positive player interaction. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B201: [BETA TEST] "Dubai" by Cardboard Edison; presented by Chris & Suzanne Zinsli. The site of the largest construction boom of modern history, Dubai was built on foreign labor and foreign capital. The emirate's audacious projects, including man-made islands and the tallest building ever erected, lured global developers and third-world workers alike. Carve out your place as a participant in Dubai's unprecedented boom. (Note: Dubai is an offshoot of another Cardboard Edison design, Cottage Industry.) Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B202: [ALPHA TEST] "Hootchenanny" by Eschaton Media Inc.; presented by Michael Pucci & Ashley Zdeb. YEEEEEEEE-HAAAAAW! The end of the world has come and gone in waves of undead swarming the world, and what is there left to do? Well, if you are a red, white, and blue blooded Merican the only thing left to do is get hella drunk at the bar! The problem is that zombies, threats, and other Merican's are getting between you and putting together the all mighty 6-Pack. It's been a long day of kicking zombie ass and dealing with wasteland threats... but who gets enough hootch to get drunk? Hootchenany is a card game based on the Dystopia Rising universe. Intended for fast play, shenanigans, and the all Merican bar brawl. Friday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B203: [BETA TEST] "Island Dice" by Casual Dragon Games; presented by Jason Gough. Each turn you will roll SIX dice simultaneously. Three dice will determine your movement, your income, and your chance at more population. Three more dice will be chosen from the eleven additional option dice. They include native movement dice, the Protection Die, the Restriction Die, the Kill Die, and the dreaded Global Effect Die. With all these results, choose how and when to resolve each die to further yourself and your own survival. Will you choose to attack, run, fortify, or do you have something else in mind? Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B204: [BETA TEST] "Keep Calm" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Doug Levandowski. In the tradition of the finest party games, Keep Calm offers you the chance to wind down, take a breath, and react to the some of the most insane situations you've ever heard of. What do you do if you bite into your burger and see something staring back at you? Do you keep calm and finish your meal? Do you keep calm and name it George? Or do you keep calm and eliminate all of the witnesses? Whatever you see, whatever happens, all you need to do is keep calm (or, if you draw the right card, you can PANIC!!!!!). Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Silly, 18 & Over ONLY.

B205: [BETA TEST] "Potioncraft" by Knapsack Games; presented by Andrew Federspiel. Potioncraft is a tactical three-in-a-row game. Player powers and hidden information bring the genre to a whole new level. Will your opponent see the match you have brewing, or will you craft the perfect plan right under his nose? It's up to you and your grasp of Potioncraft! Friday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B206: [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, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B207: [BETA TEST] "Sudden But Inevitable Betrayal" by Critical-Hits Studios, LLC; presented by Dave Chalker. All the predators of the world, from the noble bear to the vicious zombie, have risen up to finally take what is theirs among the prey of the world. Take command of one of these predator species and try to devour the tastiest creatures, all while backstabbing the other predators and avoiding their sudden (but inevitable) betrayals. Friday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B208: [BETA TEST] "Sweet Saga" by Sweet Saga Games; presented by Thomas O'Halloren. In a candy-coated world gone sour, you return to a dream land of your creation in order to save it from an evil ruler who has seized the frosted throne and thrust the kingdom into turmoil. This is Candyland meets Game of Thrones - featuring candy-inspired weapons, items, and enemies, encounters that ask you to take a chance and make a choice, and dream cards that can turn the game upside down. Oh, and zombies...and a T-Rex. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B209: [BETA TEST] "The Belongers" presented by Daniel Nayeri. Once upon a time there were two villages - alike in every way - nestled in a land surrounded by fog. It was obvious to each that the other did not belong... The Belongers is a 2-player semi-abstract strategy game, played without a board, wherein each player tries to raze the opposing village to win. Using only 15 hexagonal tiles per player and a bag of wooden cubes, the game can be played anywhere on a very small flat surface. A modular map and a wide variety of moves that emphasize creative combinations offer a complex and rich 45-minute experience every time. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B210: [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, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B211: [BETA TEST] "Worlds Collide" by Creatively Constructed Games, LLC; presented by David Hancock. Worlds Collide is a non collectible card game. It features a fun fast paced environment. Pick your world and save the day! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B212: [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, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B219: [BETA TEST] "Chaos Clash" by Tragolo Corporation; presented by Matthew S. King. The Chaos Clash Trading Card Game will test your skills unlike any other. With the right cards, preparation, tactics and a little bit of luck, you may have what it takes to crush your opponent. In the Chaos Clash world, balance of card types, field tactics and the use of card skills are dominating factors to winning the game. Only you can test your skills and prove to be a true Chaos Clash Master! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B229: [BETA TEST] "15 Minute Illuminati" by Critical-Hits Studios, LLC; presented by Dave Chalker. We all know that sinister forces like GMOs and the Lizard People are influencing human society, but you may not know that they themselves are but puppets of older secret masters of the world. Control these sinister conspiracies and influence other conspiracies to do the bidding of your hidden overlords in a game of shifting loyalties. Inspired by the classic Illuminati card game and modern hidden identity games. Friday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B230: [BETA TEST] "Codename: Centauri" by Angry Duck Games; presented by Matthieu Regney & Edward Povilaitis. In Codename: Centauri, players run an interplanetary business where they find and gather resources for planet-based companies. They must find or trade the best claims, effectively extract the resources, sell their materials for the best price, invest in the most advanced fleet while navigating the orbital routes of the star system. The most profitable business not only runs its operations efficiently but also leverages its influence and guile to keep ahead of its competitors. Some players will upgrade to the latest mining equipment that their company helped develop, while others save to add a new Leviathan to their fleet. Every choice has consequences. Friday, 9:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B231: [BETA TEST] "Knee-Jerk" by Knapsack Games; presented by Andrew Federspiel. Think fast - the first player to give their knee-jerk reaction wins the point! Players rapidly create endings to funny situations in this 4 to 8 player party game. Friday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B232: [BETA TEST] "Tomb Traitors" by Waitress Games; presented by J.R. Honeycutt. You and other treasure hunters loot a temple night after night, but you only have one minute to split the goods, or you all leave empty-handed. Tomb Traitors is a game of quick negotiation for 3-6 players. Players compete to collect valuable items and score extra points based on secret roles. Friday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B234: [BETA TEST] "Drunk Robots Grilling" presented by Zachary Huff. Robots, in general, are good with a grill. Drunk robots, however, are AMAZING with a grill. You have a robot. Can you swindle investors with promises of delicious meats and a wasted robot to amass a small fortune? Or will your drunk robot burn away all of your profit margins? Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B235: [BETA TEST] "Dungeon Dwellers (Expansions)" by S2 Adventures; presented by Scott Ostrander. Trapped Corridors. Fiendish monsters. Treasure! Dungeon Dwellers is a cooperative game. Adventurers with different Character types enter the dungeon, 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, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B236: [BETA TEST] "Goblin Toboggan" by Smirk & Dagger Games; presented by Curt Covert. In Goblin Toboggan, players must guide their toboggan down a dangerous mountain while dodging obstacles on the route, attacks from their opponents, and the avalanche crashing down the mountain behind them. Each round the current player adds a new row to the track, rotating each tile to their own advantage, but once the tiles are placed their opponents have the opportunity to move their toboggans first. During the movement phase players utilize the effects of mischief cards to attack their opponents, give themselves advantages, and manipulate the mountain itself. The player who blazes the best trail through tile laying, card management, and strategic movement will win by crossing the finish line first - or at least by surviving the avalanche the longest! Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B237: [BETA TEST] "Outflank" by Slightly Offensive Games; presented by Thomas Hornemann. It's war! Face down your opponent, find their weaknesses and rout their army. But beware, your own armies aren't unlimited and no army can be strong everywhere. Can you break your enemy before they break you? A fast, strategic tile laying wargame. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B238: [BETA TEST] "Rampaging Jotunn" by KnightHawk Games; presented by Matthias Bonnici. Viking armies fight a bloody war of dominance in the Jotunn’s shadow. Rampaging Jotunn is a competitive fast paced board game for 2 players in which each player controls an army of Vikings to protect their villages while trying to destroy their opponents villages, all the while the Jotunn rampages across the island destroying everything in sight. Use cards to influence the giant and direct him towards your opponents armies and villages. The last player with villages on the board wins! Can you survive the Jotunn’s Rampage and conquer your opponent? Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B239: [BETA TEST] "Sharpshire" by Cap & Beard Productions; presented by Tony Gadaleta. Welcome to the township of Sharpshire! Crush, bludgeon, stab, gouge, shank, impale, clobber, cudgel, shoot, impale, explode, implode, decapitate, burn, scorch, maim, and ravage in the blood of your friends and neighbors for the greater good and gain control of Sharpshire! Playing as the townsfolk help your party gain the most Blood Money, to purchase the most Clout and claim the township as your own. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B240: [BETA TEST] "Starborne" by Rushdown Games; presented by Kevin Chang. Starborne is a mech 1v1 and 2v2 competitive card game. It's got roots in strategy game design and fighting game design and is meant as a cohesive blend of these concepts. Add in a little deckbuilding and you've got Starborne. You face off against your opponent in a head-to-head fight to destroy the opposing player's mech before they destroy yours. You win when you destroy all of their armor! Players can choose from 9 different characters. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B241: [BETA TEST] "The Belongers" presented by Daniel Nayeri. Once upon a time there were two villages - alike in every way - nestled in a land surrounded by fog. It was obvious to each that the other did not belong... The Belongers is a 2-player semi-abstract strategy game, played without a board, wherein each player tries to raze the opposing village to win. Using only 15 hexagonal tiles per player and a bag of wooden cubes, the game can be played anywhere on a very small flat surface. A modular map and a wide variety of moves that emphasize creative combinations offer a complex and rich 45-minute experience every time. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B242: [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; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B243: [BETA TEST] "Undercover" by Black Oak Games; presented by Matthew O'Malley. A 40-minute hidden-role game for criminals (and a few cops). As the criminals, work as a team to make a million dollars before too many of your underlings are arrested and are convinced to turn state's evidence. As the police chief or an undercover detective, foil the criminals' plans and make those arrests. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B244: [BETA TEST] "Food Truck Fight" by The Protoglyph Collective; presented by Rory Fitz-Gerald. Food Truck Fight is a wild, silly ride through ever-changing streets with the goal of using your cards and dice to cook and serve the craziest food, while battling other players' trucks with heavy weaponry. Using movement, hand management and turn-based battling mechanics, players will seek to customize their recipes with bonuses to improve their Customer dice rolls. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B246: [BETA TEST] "Chaos Clash" by Tragolo Corporation; presented by Matthew S. King. The Chaos Clash Trading Card Game will test your skills unlike any other. With the right cards, preparation, tactics and a little bit of luck, you may have what it takes to crush your opponent. In the Chaos Clash world, balance of card types, field tactics and the use of card skills are dominating factors to winning the game. Only you can test your skills and prove to be a true Chaos Clash Master! Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B257: [BETA TEST] "Prom Night Catfight" by Slightly Offensive Games; presented by Thomas Hornemann. You and your friends are the most beautiful girls at 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. Friday, 12:00AM - 2:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B258: [BETA TEST] "Drunk Robots Grilling" presented by Zachary Huff. Robots, in general, are good with a grill. Drunk robots, however, are AMAZING with a grill. You have a robot. Can you swindle investors with promises of delicious meats and a wasted robot to amass a small fortune? Or will your drunk robot burn away all of your profit margins? Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B259: [BETA TEST] "Ember" by Paw-Warrior Games; presented by Ben Krieger. A fantasy card game, Ember combines strategy and luck to create an engaging and competitive match between players. Playing as one of four heroes you collect the mysterious Ember Stones to defeat Ingduhl the Shadow Demon. Only the hero who collects the most Ember stones will be able to defeat the Shadow Demon and save the world from his shroud. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B260: [BETA TEST] "Gnosis Conflict" by HitMouse Studios; presented by Joshua Ferraiuolo & Warren Morrison. Gnosis Conflict is a tactical, squad combat game, that's heavily inspired by modern war games and MOBAs. Set in the not-so-distant future meteorites have crashed into the planet, causing minimal damage, but unbeknownst to the general public, alien Salvage has been found in the meteors. This has caused a secret race between governments and mega-corporations to collect the technology. Each player builds a small army from one of six unique factions, each with their own play style and special abilities, and each game is played on a customize-able map made of multiple tiles placed by the players. Saturday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B261: [BETA TEST] "High Stakes...A Game With BITE!" by S2 Adventures; presented by Scott Ostrander. Vampire Hunters from around the world have come together to prove who is the best. They have one night to capture as many Vampires as they can before the sun rises. Players will try to out play their opponents by using "Stake" Cards to capture Vampires of various worth. The Player with the highest card total at the end of each round gets the Vampire. Beware, your resources are limited. If you spend too much, you may not be able to gain the Vampire you want in the next round. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B262: [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, but you don't even know what the aliens look like, much less what they're capable of. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B263: [BETA TEST] "Minions of Darkness" presented by David Farhi. Tactics, strategy, teamwork, and time pressure come together in this team-based wargame. Can you work with your teammates in the time you have, commanding your undead armies to overrun your opponents' feeble defenses? If you like Space Alert, Magic: The Gathering, Bughouse Chess, or Starcraft - and want to see what the design space in between them all looks like - then this is the game for you! Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B264: [BETA TEST] "Nubian Kings" by Dotawo Productions; presented by Giovanni Ruffini. In the Middle Ages, the Nile Valley in northeast Africa is the scene of a fierce competition between three great nations, Egypt, Ethiopia and Nubia. Each power meddles intensely in the affairs of others: Egyptians play one Nubian prince against another; alliances shift rapidly between Egypt's Christians and Muslims; Ethiopia's Jews and Muslims threaten the stability of that country's ancient Christian kingdom. No one can trust anyone else, even their own people. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B265: [BETA TEST] "Parcel" by Jonathan Edward Hall LLC; presented by Jonathan Hall. 2-4 players compete to be the best delivery service in a hustling, bustling city. Players use card hand management with a pick-up-and-deliver system, all while avoiding traffic and hazards (or using them against others). Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B266: [BETA TEST] "Titans of Empyrean" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. In a world ruled from the sky, where the ground is just a menagerie filled with prey, mighty titans battle for domination. Titans of Empyrean lets you take control of a team of Dragons, Griffins, Manticores, or Pegasi. For each of your titans, you will design a stack of maneuver cards that you play one at a time. Each maneuver card brings something special to your titan as you and your opponent dance around the tiny board in an effort to destroy each other. Like a game of chess, Titans of Empyrean does away with all manner of luck. There are no dice, there is no shuffling, and there are no blind draws. You choose the order in which you will stack your maneuvers. You choose how and when to move your titans. Your fate is up to you. Choose well, be cunning, and Empyrean will be yours. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

[FILLED] B267: [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, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B277: [BETA TEST] "Petri Wars" by Angry Duck Games; presented by Matthieu Regney & Edward Povilaitis. In Petri Wars, the players are deadly bacteria struggling for dominance in a petri dish. Collect and expend food to grow larger, move to strategic positions, and attack other cells. Each time you add a new cell, it will have a special ability. Choose and use these abilities wisely, because you can only use each one once. Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B278: [BETA TEST] "Tiny War" by Learn To Rock Games; presented by Allen Yu. Tiny War is a casual Collective Card Game based on the story of tiny races. Players will enjoy the intuitive gameplay but will also have meaningful choices for building up strategies. Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B279: [BETA TEST] "Witch Stones" by LAWCRAFT; presented by Justin Jacobson. A deck of cards bearing four different-colored stones is dealt out in a 9x9 grid. Each turn, players must make one move: remove one of their own color stones, one of the neutral earthstones, or all the stones between two empty spaces. Players score points for capturing earth stones, their opponent’s stones, or the rare and valuable spirit stones. First one to 50 wins. Be careful! Each move has significant implications for the endgame. Simple rules and deep strategy make for intense gameplay along the lines of chess or Othello. Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B282: [BETA TEST] "Attack on Mars" by Tasty Cookie Games; presented by Paul Ference. Genericorp's experiments opened the rift at the bottom of the of the Helles Sea, horrific monsters are pouring through, and you need to fight them back! Attack on Mars is a co-op game for 2-4 players. Choose your pilot and your Mecha. Upgrade your Mecha while defending cities and fighting monsters. Research how to close the rift and then fight the Guardian in order to do so. Win, and Mars is safe. For now. Saturday, 11:00AM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B283: [BETA TEST] "Bad Roommate/Panda Eats Bamboo" by Devious Devices, LLC; presented by Anthony Rando. Devious Devices presents two games: In Bad Roommate, you and your awful roommates are competing against each other to be the last tenant left in the swankest pad you can afford in the city. Scheme, fight and deceive your way into your landlord's favor, or drives the others insane and out onto the street in the process! Panda eats Bamboo...everybody knows that! But did you also know that Bamboo splits Stone, and Stone squashes Mosquito? In this "rock beats scissors" hidden identity card game, you'll have to figure out which one you are...and if you can trust your friends to help you along. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Silly, 18 & Over ONLY.

[FILLED] B284: [BETA TEST] "Dragon Chess: Arcane Battles" by KnightHawk Games; presented by Matthias Bonnici. Fantasy armies battle for supremacy in a land of legend! Dragon Chess: Arcane Battles is a tactical game of fantasy creature combat for two to four players. Players field fully customizable armies at three different game levels (Skirmish, Battle, and All Out War), allowing for variable play times. With three different win conditions players can choose the strategy that best fits their army and play style. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B285: [BETA TEST] "Get Bit!" by Critical-Hits Studios, LLC; presented by Dave Chalker. Get Bit! has been published in 8 languages, won awards, and appeared on Tabletop. Now is the perfect time to introduce special action cards and spin-offs! Come try out a forthcoming Get Bit! expansion and a whole new game using many of the same Get Bit! rules. Saturday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

[FILLED] B286: [BETA TEST] "Knot Dice" by Black Oak Games; presented by Matthew O'Malley. Knot Dice is part game, part puzzle, and part art. Thirty-six custom dice combine to form Celtic knot designs in several short games. At METATOPIA, I'll be testing a speed game, a cooperative game, and a couple of other competitive games. This is one of the final big playtesting events before the Kickstarter (more info at www.blackoakgames.com). Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B287: [BETA TEST] "Looting Atlantis" by Shoot Again Games; presented by Diane Sauer. It's 5000 BC and Atlantis is falling. The volcano in the center of the island is finally erupting and lava is rolling towards the cities. Everyone is fleeing Atlantis for the less civilized parts of the world such as Egypt, China and Mycenae. You and a few other enterprising citizens have decided to set yourselves up as kings by grabbing as much high tech devices on the way out. The person to grab the best stuff wins. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B288: [BETA TEST] "Mars Needs Women 2.0" by Atomic Overmind Press; presented by Hal Mangold. The Martian Race are on the decline, and a female of the species hasn’t been born in over 100 years. Mars has only one choice: harvest the finest genetic specimens of femininity that that the Earth has to offer! Only one thing is sure...Mars Needs Women! This is version 2.0 of MNW, incorporating feedback from a previous playtest at METATOPIA 2012. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B289: [BETA TEST] "Medicine...Whoops" by Analog Evolution Games; presented by Matthew Schwartz. A card game of hilarious medical disasters. Players each take on the role of doctors at a vary poorly supplied hospital. Doctors compete with each other to treat patients using whatever tools they are able to acquire. Players also have the ability to hinder their fellow doctors in the middle of surgery or just agree to play a round of golf while the patient expires. Patients will begin to stack up fast...both cured and killed. Add em up at the end to determine who among you is the best doc around. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B290: [BETA TEST] "Opening Night" presented by David Farhi. Assemble scripts, actors, props and sets from the auctioneer into fantastic plays! Enthusiasts of economic games will enjoy the focus on strategy in the completely fair and symmetric auction system, while everyone will be amused by the brilliant new play ideas. Ever wanted to see Chico Marx playing Hamlet with a Black Cloak? Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B291: [BETA TEST] "Prime Time" by Formal Ferret Games; presented by Gil Hova. You and your opponents are new television networks , and you need new programming. For this, you'll need Shows, Stars, and Ads. Shows need Stars and Ads. Stars give you bonus viewers (points), and Ads give you extra money. You’ll need everything you can get; you’ll have a small amount of resources and time, and you must grab the latest hot show before your opponents. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B292: [BETA TEST] "Quantum Edge" by Shadowsong Industries; presented by Adam Fischer & Kiva Fecteau. Space jockeys line up their specialized ships and use speed, cunning, and sometimes a total disregard for safety to outmaneuver and outlast their competitors on the test course. Maneuvers are chosen from cards in the players' hands while they manage fuel consumption, their ship's hull integrity, and the irreplaceable quantum. Unique board mechanics provide a moebius loop effect and warp space itself to provide running room for the lead ship. Help test all new hazards suggested by our last play testers. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B293: [BETA TEST] "Sell-Out" by Green Fairy Games; presented by Justin Bow. In this fast-paced card game you are an up-and-coming artist in the city of New Parice. Rather than being a starving artist with integrity, you’d like to be a wealthy and successful one. To do that, you’ll need to create and sell marketable art in the most popular style of the day, always keeping an eye on what people want. Whoever has the most money wins! Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B294: [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, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

[FILLED] B295: [BETA TEST] "Food Truck Fight" by The Protoglyph Collective; presented by Rory Fitz-Gerald. Food Truck Fight is a wild, silly ride through ever-changing streets with the goal of using your cards and dice to cook and serve the craziest food, while battling other players' trucks with heavy weaponry. Using movement, hand management and turn-based battling mechanics, players will seek to customize their recipes with bonuses to improve their Customer dice rolls. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B296: [BETA TEST] "Writer's Block" by Golden Spike Games; presented by Aaron Trammell & Colin Germain. A card-drafting and deck building game for two to four players that is designed to emulate the fun of a Magic: The Gathering draft. In the game, players take on the roles of hack science-fiction writers competing to write the best story over the course of a month. Will you be the first player to get rid of your writer's block? Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

[FILLED] B308: [BETA TEST] "Bad Medicine" by Formal Ferret Games; presented by Gil Hova. You and your opponents are pharmaceutical companies, and you must come up with new drugs to treat an array of disorders in this hilarious new party game! everybody pitches their drug. Make an ad for it. Try to get us to buy your drug, or at least ask our doctors about it! Once everyone has pitched, everyone votes for their favorite drug. You get points for each vote, and the player with the most votes gets bonus points. Then each player must cure the side effects caused by the most popular medication from the previous round! Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B309: [BETA TEST] "Hogger Logger" by Hogger Logger LLC; presented by Ryan Shapiro. Welcome to the world of lumberjacking pigs! This family fun card game has a deceptively simple premise: guess whether the next card is Hogger (higher) or Logger (lower). Tip the odds in your favor by throwing down cards at any time. Unleash the power of Action cards and watch your opponents squeal. Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B310: [FOCUS GROUP] "Secrets of the Lost Tomb: Strategy and Concepts" by Everything Epic Games; presented by Christopher Batarlis. Everything Epic Games is going to be publishing Secrets of the Lost Tomb very soon. This Focus Group will bring some high-level people in to discuss marketing strategy and other concepts. Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B311: [BETA TEST] "Tomb Traitors" by Waitress Games; presented by J.R. Honeycutt. You and other treasure hunters loot a temple night after night, but you only have one minute to split the goods, or you all leave empty-handed. Tomb Traitors is a game of quick negotiation for 3-6 players. Players compete to collect valuable items and score extra points based on secret roles. Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B312: [BETA TEST] "World Cup Simulation" by Learn To Rock Games; presented by Allen Yu. World Cup Simulation is the tabletop soccer/football game where players control the national teams to simulate the march of World Cup. Each player either performs solo personal skills or relies on teamwork to approach opponent's goal, breaking the defend line and score. Be careful about spreading your offensive players, your opponent may have set up a trap for a rapid counterstrike. Can you lead your team to win the World Cup? Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B313: [BETA TEST] "You're Fired" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Doug Levandowski. Well, the worst has happened: your company has merged with another, and corporate has decided they don't need all of the employees. Now, it's up to you to save yourself and get the other guys fired. You're Fired is a "deduct to destruct" microgame for 2 or more players, where you play cards from your hand to eliminate cards from your opponent's hand. If you can eliminate your opponent's Boss, you win. You're Fired is a quick 10-15 minute game. We'll also be testing a multiplayer variant. Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B314: [FOCUS GROUP] "2D/3D Portable Gaming Station" by 3D(GS); presented by Sparkle Douglas. 3D(GS) short for "3D gaming station". It is a portable 2D & 3D gaming system. It comes with two components: A cleverly configured virtual reality helmet, and touch screen controller. This system is compatible with all gaming systems, and doesn't need a TV to enjoy it. 3D(GS) frees the household television for those who do not wish to participate in the game! Saturday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

[FILLED] B315: [ALPHA TEST] "Committee" presented by Dan Cassar. Committee is a game of political intrigue that combines the best of trick-taking and auction mechanics. Nominate representatives to committees like the Park Ranger Training Council and the Economic Stimulus Task Force, then use your influence to push your unique, hidden agenda. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B316: [BETA TEST] "Drunk Robots Grilling" presented by Zachary Huff. Robots, in general, are good with a grill. Drunk robots, however, are AMAZING with a grill. You have a robot. Can you swindle investors with promises of delicious meats and a wasted robot to amass a small fortune? Or will your drunk robot burn away all of your profit margins? Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

[FILLED] B317: [BETA TEST] "Dubai" by Cardboard Edison; presented by Chris & Suzanne Zinsli. The site of the largest construction boom of modern history, Dubai was built on foreign labor and foreign capital. The emirate's audacious projects, including man-made islands and the tallest building ever erected, lured global developers and third-world workers alike. Carve out your place as a participant in Dubai's unprecedented boom. (Note: Dubai is an offshoot of another Cardboard Edison design, Cottage Industry.) Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B318: [BETA TEST] "Ember" by Paw-Warrior Games; presented by Ben Krieger. A fantasy card game, Ember combines strategy and luck to create an engaging and competitive match between players. Playing as one of four heroes you collect the mysterious Ember Stones to defeat Ingduhl the Shadow Demon. Only the hero who collects the most Ember stones will be able to defeat the Shadow Demon and save the world from his shroud. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B319: [BETA TEST] "Fog of War" by Rushdown Games; presented by Kevin Chang. Fog of War is an abstract board game that centers around the idea of hidden armies. Players deploy units to the battlefield in an attempt to capture the opposing general. As units are revealed, their powerful abilities turn the tide of battle. Positional advantage and piece advantage are important in this open-ended board game. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B320: [BETA TEST] "High Stakes...A Game With BITE!" by S2 Adventures; presented by Scott Ostrander. Vampire Hunters from around the world have come together to prove who is the best. They have one night to capture as many Vampires as they can before the sun rises. Players will try to out play their opponents by using "Stake" Cards to capture Vampires of various worth. The Player with the highest card total at the end of each round gets the Vampire. Beware, your resources are limited. If you spend too much, you may not be able to gain the Vampire you want in the next round. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B321: [BETA TEST] "Kings of the Mountain" by Waitress Games; presented by J.R. Honeycutt. The great Kings of the world have convened on the mountaintop to battle for the ultimate power. Humanity will be destroyed if your heroes can't defeat them and stop the destruction that will surely ensue. KotM is a cooperative card game for 1-5 players that simulates the epic feel of a dungeon crawl and the accompanying boss battles. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B322: [BETA TEST] "Legends and Lies: 5/6 Player Variant" by Shoot Again Games; presented by Diane Sauer. In Legends and Lies each player is a Cryptozoologist mounting expeditions in an attempt to prove the existence of certain unknown creatures such as Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster or Extraterrestrials. Each ultimately hopes to gain fame and fortune by being credited with the actual discovery of a new species. While searching the globe for solid proof of these creatures existence each Cryptozoologist can attempt to discredit their competitor's discoveries by leaking wild stories to the tabloid press. Turnabout is, of course, fair play... Come try the new variant! Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B323: [BETA TEST] "Mech Deck" presented by Patrick J. Fahy. Mech Deck is a strategic board game in which players build customized robotic Mechs and battle them on a randomly-generated battlefield. Mech stats are displayed on Mech cards, and Deck cards are drawn by players each turn to enhance gameplay and strategic options. The deck includes Combat Actions, Criticals, Reinforcements, Zones, and Weather cards. Mechs are controlled by individual players or teams. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B324: [BETA TEST] "Medicine...Whoops" by Analog Evolution Games; presented by Matthew Schwartz. A card game of hilarious medical disasters. Players each take on the role of doctors at a vary poorly supplied hospital. Doctors compete with each other to treat patients using whatever tools they are able to acquire. Players also have the ability to hinder their fellow doctors in the middle of surgery or just agree to play a round of golf while the patient expires. Patients will begin to stack up fast...both cured and killed. Add em up at the end to determine who among you is the best doc around. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B325: [BETA TEST] "Nubian Kings" by Dotawo Productions; presented by Giovanni Ruffini. In the Middle Ages, the Nile Valley in northeast Africa is the scene of a fierce competition between three great nations, Egypt, Ethiopia and Nubia. Each power meddles intensely in the affairs of others: Egyptians play one Nubian prince against another; alliances shift rapidly between Egypt's Christians and Muslims; Ethiopia's Jews and Muslims threaten the stability of that country's ancient Christian kingdom. No one can trust anyone else, even their own people. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B326: [BETA TEST] "Six Gun" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. The Old West is a dangerous place. Whether yer a member of the law or an outlaw, a plain old citizen, or just passin' through, some varmint might draw on you. Yer just tryin' to make yer way, get a reputation so that the rest'll just leave you alone. Know yer opponents, keep yer gun loaded, and when the time is right...DRAW! Using the abilities on old west character cards, you and your opponents will take turns trying to figure out who's who. When you think you've got the upper hand, you'll draw on your opponent and throw bullet cards in a wild shootout. Win and you'll be able to put a notch on your gun. Lose and it's an unmarked grave while you start over as someone fresh. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B327: [BETA TEST] "Survive: Space" by Stronghold Games; presented by Geoffrey Engelstein. Space Station Atlantea is under attack by alien monsters! The only hope for your crewman is to reach a jump point and get back to safety. Use escape pods, fighter jets, and laser turrets to cleverly maneuver your crewmembers to safety before the station explodes! Survive: Space is a quick-playing game for 2-4 players. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B328: [BETA TEST] "Sweet Saga" by Sweet Saga Games; presented by Thomas O'Halloren. In a candy-coated world gone sour, you return to a dream land of your creation in order to save it from an evil ruler who has seized the frosted throne and thrust the kingdom into turmoil. This is Candyland meets Game of Thrones - featuring candy-inspired weapons, items, and enemies, encounters that ask you to take a chance and make a choice, and dream cards that can turn the game upside down. Oh, and zombies...and a T-Rex. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B329: [BETA TEST] "The Belongers" presented by Daniel Nayeri. Once upon a time there were two villages - alike in every way - nestled in a land surrounded by fog. It was obvious to each that the other did not belong... The Belongers is a 2-player semi-abstract strategy game, played without a board, wherein each player tries to raze the opposing village to win. Using only 15 hexagonal tiles per player and a bag of wooden cubes, the game can be played anywhere on a very small flat surface. A modular map and a wide variety of moves that emphasize creative combinations offer a complex and rich 45-minute experience every time. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B330: [BETA TEST] "The Elementalists" by Journey Games; presented by Erik Herrington. You are a Wizard. An adept of magic, capable of wielding the pure, raw power of nature itself. You possess everything you could ever want, controlling the very fabric of reality. The only thing you lack... is recognition. The Elementalists is part dice rolling, part deck management. Hone your own powers while disrupting your opponents and try to prove that you are the one, true Elementalist. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B331: [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; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B332: [BETA TEST] "Writer's Block" by Golden Spike Games; presented by Aaron Trammell & Colin Germain. A card-drafting and deck building game for two to four players that is designed to emulate the fun of a Magic: The Gathering draft. In the game, players take on the roles of hack science-fiction writers competing to write the best story over the course of a month. Will you be the first player to get rid of your writer's block? Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B344: [BETA TEST] "Suitcase" by Nazca Games; presented by Emerson Matsuuchi. This light game of bluffing and deal-making. We will be looking at mechanics and possibly discussing theme. Saturday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B345: [BETA TEST] "Island Dice" by Casual Dragon Games; presented by Jason Gough. Each turn you will roll SIX dice simultaneously. Three dice will determine your movement, your income, and your chance at more population. Three more dice will be chosen from the eleven additional option dice. They include native movement dice, the Protection Die, the Restriction Die, the Kill Die, and the dreaded Global Effect Die. With all these results, choose how and when to resolve each die to further yourself and your own survival. Will you choose to attack, run, fortify, or do you have something else in mind? Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B346: [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, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B347: [BETA TEST] "Minions of Darkness" presented by David Farhi. Tactics, strategy, teamwork, and time pressure come together in this team-based wargame. Can you work with your teammates in the time you have, commanding your undead armies to overrun your opponents' feeble defenses? If you like Space Alert, Magic: The Gathering, Bughouse Chess, or Starcraft - and want to see what the design space in between them all looks like - then this is the game for you! Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B348: [BETA TEST] "Moscow Hold 'Em" by Everything Epic Games; presented by Christopher Batarlis. Love poker and spy movies? Love the Cold War theme and making amazing plays in Poker? Welcome to Moscow Hold 'Em, the Poker Plus add-on card set that allows you to take the well-known game of Texas Hold 'Em poker, or any poker game that you can play, and give every player a special and SECRET edge...a card game that allows your to break a poker rule! With cool, thematic names such as "Sleeper Agent" card, Moscow Hold'm truly brings a "Red Revolution" to one of the world's classic card games. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

[FILLED] B349: [BETA TEST] "Parcel" by Jonathan Edward Hall LLC; presented by Jonathan Hall. 2-4 players compete to be the best delivery service in a hustling, bustling city. Players use card hand management with a pick-up-and-deliver system, all while avoiding traffic and hazards (or using them against others). Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B350: [BETA TEST] "Project Tile Town" by Waking Dreams Games; presented by Nicholas Malinowski. A game of zombie survival and horror. It is a tile based game so that each game becomes a unique experience. Patient Zero has entered the small town of Killroy and soon the zombies begin to terrorize the idyllic and serine vista in the mountains. Enter our heroes: the stalwart Sheriff, the Priest of the town's only church, a vet back from war searching to find his way, a child genius, a mother, and the ER doc search for the way to end this epidemic. Explore the town of Killroy and help them track down the harbinger of the plague. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B351: [BETA TEST] "Sell-Out" by Green Fairy Games; presented by Justin Bow. In this fast-paced card game you are an up-and-coming artist in the city of New Parice. Rather than being a starving artist with integrity, you’d like to be a wealthy and successful one. To do that, you’ll need to create and sell marketable art in the most popular style of the day, always keeping an eye on what people want. Whoever has the most money wins! Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B352: [BETA TEST] "Sharpshire" by Cap & Beard Productions; presented by Tony Gadaleta. Welcome to the township of Sharpshire! Crush, bludgeon, stab, gouge, shank, impale, clobber, cudgel, shoot, impale, explode, implode, decapitate, burn, scorch, maim, and ravage in the blood of your friends and neighbors for the greater good and gain control of Sharpshire! Playing as the townsfolk help your party gain the most Blood Money, to purchase the most Clout and claim the township as your own. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B353: [BETA TEST] "Titans of Empyrean: Capture the Breach" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. In a world ruled from the sky, where the ground is just a menagerie filled with prey, mighty titans battle for domination. Titans of Empyrean lets you take control of a team of Dragons, Griffins, Manticores, or Pegasi. For each of your titans, you will design a stack of maneuver cards that you play one at a time. Each maneuver card brings something special to your titan as you and your opponent dance around the tiny board in an effort to destroy each other. Like a game of chess, Titans of Empyrean does away with all manner of luck. There are no dice, there is no shuffling, and there are no blind draws. You choose the order in which you will stack your maneuvers. You choose how and when to move your titans. Your fate is up to you. Choose well, be cunning, and Empyrean will be yours. In this multiplayer scenario, it's up to you to guide your titans into the void and secure a breach between worlds. With an oversized stack and the ability to enlist more titans, this game is a race to the finish. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B354: [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, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B356: [BETA TEST] "Chaos Clash" by Tragolo Corporation; presented by Matthew S. King. The Chaos Clash Trading Card Game will test your skills unlike any other. With the right cards, preparation, tactics and a little bit of luck, you may have what it takes to crush your opponent. In the Chaos Clash world, balance of card types, field tactics and the use of card skills are dominating factors to winning the game. Only you can test your skills and prove to be a true Chaos Clash Master! Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B367: [FOCUS GROUP] "2D/3D Portable Gaming Station" by 3D(GS); presented by Sparkle Douglas. 3D(GS) short for "3D gaming station". It is a portable 2D & 3D gaming system. It comes with two components: A cleverly configured virtual reality helmet, and touch screen controller. This system is compatible with all gaming systems, and doesn't need a TV to enjoy it. 3D(GS) frees the household television for those who do not wish to participate in the game! Saturday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B368: [BETA TEST] "Hogger Logger" by Hogger Logger LLC; presented by Ryan Shapiro. Welcome to the world of lumberjacking pigs! This family fun card game has a deceptively simple premise: guess whether the next card is Hogger (higher) or Logger (lower). Tip the odds in your favor by throwing down cards at any time. Unleash the power of Action cards and watch your opponents squeal. Saturday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B369: [BETA TEST] "Crossfire" by Nazca Games; presented by Emerson Matsuuchi. This party game of agents vs assassins. This hidden role party game is team based game where one team is trying to protect the VIP while the other is trying to identify and take him/her out. With a heavy dose of social deduction, bluffing and intrigue and each game plays in under 10 minutes. Saturday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B370: [BETA TEST] "Smear Campaign: A Cynical Game of Political Operatives" by Gamer Ingenuity, LLC; presented by Brian Dalrymple. A non-ideological, somewhat-satirical card game of political attack strategies, inspired by a classic game. Saturday, 5:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B373: [BETA TEST] "Chom-Chom" by Shadowsong Industries; presented by Adam Fischer & Kiva Fecteau. In this 2-4 player co-operative game, farmers are trying to plant their crops. Players work together to decide which fields they will each move to next, leaving behind one of their crops on each move. In the middle of this lush farmland lives the Chom-Chom, who loves eating crops and farmers. Farmers caught by the Chom-Chom on its random moves become mini Chom-Choms, hungry for crops themselves. Play this quick game at all three levels of difficulty, with variants such as rock placement to block the Chom-Chom and extra moves that make avoiding it more difficult. There is no player elimination in this game; you will win, but as a farmer or as a Chom-Chom? Saturday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; Fun, Recommended for Young Players.

B374: [BETA TEST] "Dubai" by Cardboard Edison; presented by Chris & Suzanne Zinsli. The site of the largest construction boom of modern history, Dubai was built on foreign labor and foreign capital. The emirate's audacious projects, including man-made islands and the tallest building ever erected, lured global developers and third-world workers alike. Carve out your place as a participant in Dubai's unprecedented boom. (Note: Dubai is an offshoot of another Cardboard Edison design, Cottage Industry.) Saturday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B375: [BETA TEST] "Minions of Darkness" presented by David Farhi. Tactics, strategy, teamwork, and time pressure come together in this team-based wargame. Can you work with your teammates in the time you have, commanding your undead armies to overrun your opponents' feeble defenses? If you like Space Alert, Magic: The Gathering, Bughouse Chess, or Starcraft - and want to see what the design space in between them all looks like - then this is the game for you! Saturday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

[FILLED] B376: [BETA TEST] "Right of Succession" by Age of Ravens; presented by Lowell Francis. Right of Succession is a Euro-Style boardgame in which players take the role of noble houses in a fantasy kingdom aiming to manipulate the throne and gain power. They do this through expansion, strategic marriage, and actions based on influence areas. Over the course of several generations they work to match their house's strengths to the moving target of the "Real Power's" interests. Right of Succession was selected as one of the finalists for Cards Against Humanity's Tabletop Deathmatch 2013. Saturday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B377: [BETA TEST] "Tiny War" by Learn To Rock Games; presented by Allen Yu. Tiny War is a casual Collective Card Game based on the story of tiny races. Players will enjoy the intuitive gameplay but will also have meaningful choices for building up strategies. Saturday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B382: [BETA TEST] "Attack on Mars" by Tasty Cookie Games; presented by Paul Ference. Genericorp's experiments opened the rift at the bottom of the of the Helles Sea, horrific monsters are pouring through, and you need to fight them back! Attack on Mars is a co-op game for 2-4 players. Choose your pilot and your Mecha. Upgrade your Mecha while defending cities and fighting monsters. Research how to close the rift and then fight the Guardian in order to do so. Win, and Mars is safe. For now. Saturday, 7:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B383: [BETA TEST] "Bad Medicine" by Formal Ferret Games; presented by Gil Hova. You and your opponents are pharmaceutical companies, and you must come up with new drugs to treat an array of disorders in this hilarious new party game! everybody pitches their drug. Make an ad for it. Try to get us to buy your drug, or at least ask our doctors about it! Once everyone has pitched, everyone votes for their favorite drug. You get points for each vote, and the player with the most votes gets bonus points. Then each player must cure the side effects caused by the most popular medication from the previous round! Saturday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

[FILLED] B384: [BETA TEST] "World Cup Simulation" by Learn To Rock Games; presented by Allen Yu. World Cup Simulation is the tabletop soccer/football game where players control the national teams to simulate the march of World Cup. Each player either performs solo personal skills or relies on teamwork to approach opponent's goal, breaking the defend line and score. Be careful about spreading your offensive players, your opponent may have set up a trap for a rapid counterstrike. Can you lead your team to win the World Cup? Saturday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B388: [BETA TEST] "ApocalypZe: Revised Rule System" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. The first of its kind, ApocalypZe focuses on survival, scavenging, and atmosphere rather than just straight combat during the zombie ApocalypZe. With our expanded rules set, players are now thrown into a world where they must do more than wait for the inevitable. Built around the premise that your survivors can build a stronghold that will last indefinitely, a new win condition has been added. Through scavenging, you can stockpile your resources and build that stronghold. Complete your stockpile first and you win the game. But beware, with new survivor tactics comes new raider tactics. "Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed." Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B389: [BETA TEST] "Bad Roommate/Panda Eats Bamboo" by Devious Devices, LLC; presented by Anthony Rando. Devious Devices presents two games: In Bad Roommate, you and your awful roommates are competing against each other to be the last tenant left in the swankest pad you can afford in the city. Scheme, fight and deceive your way into your landlord's favor, or drives the others insane and out onto the street in the process! Panda eats Bamboo...everybody knows that! But did you also know that Bamboo splits Stone, and Stone squashes Mosquito? In this "rock beats scissors" hidden identity card game, you'll have to figure out which one you are...and if you can trust your friends to help you along. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Silly, 18 & Over ONLY.

B390: [BETA TEST] "Deep Salvage One" by Smirk & Dagger Games; presented by Curt Covert. It's a cutthroat game of deep space salvage that pits competing claim jumpers against one another on a derelict alien ship. Lay your claim beacons, destroy theirs - or blast them into dust, so long as the ship and her cargo become yours. But beware the ship is not totally abandoned and gravity may suddenly shift, making your corridor a three story fall. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B391: [BETA TEST] "Die S.O.B." by Gontza Games; presented by Ann Stolinsky. Test two variations of Gontza Games's new game, Die S.O.B., with us. In two hours we will play a version that allows players to "kill" someone - whether it's an SOB that you know, or the other players SOBs. Whether a single target or a free-for-all, this game is designed to be fun. Don't try these methods at home! Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Silly, 18 & Over ONLY.

B392: [BETA TEST] "Dragon Chess: Arcane Battles" by KnightHawk Games; presented by Matthias Bonnici. Fantasy armies battle for supremacy in a land of legend! Dragon Chess: Arcane Battles is a tactical game of fantasy creature combat for two to four players. Players field fully customizable armies at three different game levels (Skirmish, Battle, and All Out War), allowing for variable play times. With three different win conditions players can choose the strategy that best fits their army and play style. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B393: [BETA TEST] "Epic Epoch" by Analog Evolution Games; presented by Matthew Schwartz. Time travelers battle through the ages to determine who will control the future. Part worker placement, part dice roller, Epic Epoch provides each time traveler with a series of machines which they use to gather resources to resolve historical events from the stone age all the way up to the world of tomorrow. Will you be a benevolent traveler and set things on the proper course or perhaps you want to push things towards a dystopian future and simply loot the past during the inevitable chaos. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B394: [BETA TEST] "Gnosis Conflict" by HitMouse Studios; presented by Joshua Ferraiuolo & Warren Morrison. Gnosis Conflict is a tactical, squad combat game, that's heavily inspired by modern war games and MOBAs. Set in the not-so-distant future meteorites have crashed into the planet, causing minimal damage, but unbeknownst to the general public, alien Salvage has been found in the meteors. This has caused a secret race between governments and mega-corporations to collect the technology. Each player builds a small army from one of six unique factions, each with their own play style and special abilities, and each game is played on a customize-able map made of multiple tiles placed by the players. Saturday, 8:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, Recommended for Young Players.

B395: [ALPHA TEST] "Hootchenanny" by Eschaton Media Inc.; presented by Michael Pucci & Ashley Zdeb. YEEEEEEEE-HAAAAAW! The end of the world has come and gone in waves of undead swarming the world, and what is there left to do? Well, if you are a red, white, and blue blooded Merican the only thing left to do is get hella drunk at the bar! The problem is that zombies, threats, and other Merican's are getting between you and putting together the all mighty 6-Pack. It's been a long day of kicking zombie ass and dealing with wasteland threats... but who gets enough hootch to get drunk? Hootchenany is a card game based on the Dystopia Rising universe. Intended for fast play, shenanigans, and the all Merican bar brawl. Saturday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B396: [BETA TEST] "Island Dice" by Casual Dragon Games; presented by Jason Gough. Each turn you will roll SIX dice simultaneously. Three dice will determine your movement, your income, and your chance at more population. Three more dice will be chosen from the eleven additional option dice. They include native movement dice, the Protection Die, the Restriction Die, the Kill Die, and the dreaded Global Effect Die. With all these results, choose how and when to resolve each die to further yourself and your own survival. Will you choose to attack, run, fortify, or do you have something else in mind? Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B397: [BETA TEST] "Keep Calm" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Doug Levandowski. In the tradition of the finest party games, Keep Calm offers you the chance to wind down, take a breath, and react to the some of the most insane situations you've ever heard of. What do you do if you bite into your burger and see something staring back at you? Do you keep calm and finish your meal? Do you keep calm and name it George? Or do you keep calm and eliminate all of the witnesses? Whatever you see, whatever happens, all you need to do is keep calm (or, if you draw the right card, you can PANIC!!!!!). Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Silly, 18 & Over ONLY.

B398: [BETA TEST] "Outflank" by Slightly Offensive Games; presented by Thomas Hornemann. It's war! Face down your opponent, find their weaknesses and rout their army. But beware, your own armies aren't unlimited and no army can be strong everywhere. Can you break your enemy before they break you? A fast, strategic tile laying wargame. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B399: [BETA TEST] "Potioncraft" by Knapsack Games; presented by Andrew Federspiel. Potioncraft is a tactical three-in-a-row game. Player powers and hidden information bring the genre to a whole new level. Will your opponent see the match you have brewing, or will you craft the perfect plan right under his nose? It's up to you and your grasp of Potioncraft! Saturday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B400: [BETA TEST] "Suitcase" by Nazca Games; presented by Emerson Matsuuchi. This light game of bluffing and deal-making. We will be looking at mechanics and possibly discussing theme. Saturday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B401: [BETA TEST] "The Blood of an Englishman" presented by Dan Cassar. The Blood of an Englishman is a deep strategy card game for two adults that takes about 25 minutes. One player takes the role of Jack, the foolish thief, who is trying to stay one step ahead of his opponent, the Giant, who is trying to catch him before he makes off with his gold, his harp, and the goose that lays the golden eggs. The game is in a late stage where I'm looking to improve overall balance and strategic transparency for Jack. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B402: [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, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B403: [BETA TEST] "Food Truck Fight" by The Protoglyph Collective; presented by Rory Fitz-Gerald. Food Truck Fight is a wild, silly ride through ever-changing streets with the goal of using your cards and dice to cook and serve the craziest food, while battling other players' trucks with heavy weaponry. Using movement, hand management and turn-based battling mechanics, players will seek to customize their recipes with bonuses to improve their Customer dice rolls. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B404: [BETA TEST] "Worlds Collide" by Creatively Constructed Games, LLC; presented by David Hancock. Worlds Collide is a non collectible card game. It features a fun fast paced environment. Pick your world and save the day! Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B405: [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, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B419: [BETA TEST] "Codename: Centauri" by Angry Duck Games; presented by Matthieu Regney & Edward Povilaitis. In Codename: Centauri, players run an interplanetary business where they find and gather resources for planet-based companies. They must find or trade the best claims, effectively extract the resources, sell their materials for the best price, invest in the most advanced fleet while navigating the orbital routes of the star system. The most profitable business not only runs its operations efficiently but also leverages its influence and guile to keep ahead of its competitors. Some players will upgrade to the latest mining equipment that their company helped develop, while others save to add a new Leviathan to their fleet. Every choice has consequences. Saturday, 9:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B420: [BETA TEST] "Cutthroat Caverns: Incarnations" by Smirk & Dagger Games; presented by Curt Covert. Essentially a game of 'kill stealing'. Each round, any monster encountered will have a prestige value of 1 through 6. The player that successfully jockeys for position and lands the killing blow gets the prestige value for the encounter. The player with the most prestige after the 9 encounters is the winner. If the players do not survive all 9 encounters, no one wins the game. A unique combination of cooperative game play and opportunistic backstabbing. This event will playtest the "Incarnations" expansion set. Saturday, 9:00PM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B421: [BETA TEST] "Knee-Jerk" by Knapsack Games; presented by Andrew Federspiel. Think fast - the first player to give their knee-jerk reaction wins the point! Players rapidly create endings to funny situations in this 4 to 8 player party game. Saturday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B422: [BETA TEST] "Tomb Traitors" by Waitress Games; presented by J.R. Honeycutt. You and other treasure hunters loot a temple night after night, but you only have one minute to split the goods, or you all leave empty-handed. Tomb Traitors is a game of quick negotiation for 3-6 players. Players compete to collect valuable items and score extra points based on secret roles. Saturday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B424: [BETA TEST] "Caravan" by Nazca Games; presented by Emerson Matsuuchi. A light family-weight eurogame of trading goods. The rules are simple yet there's depth to each of your decisions as you take your caravan on a journey to get the most victory points! Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B425: [BETA TEST] "Desperate Deep-Sea Diver Magicians" presented by Zachary Huff. With the dramatic increase in aging pop stars taking shows at Vegas hotels, magicians have come upon tough times. As luck would have it, magicians are strangely well-suited for deep-sea fishing. A position has just opened up at a highly reputable fishing company. Can you outperform the other magicians and claim your spot as resident deep-sea diver magician? Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B426: [BETA TEST] "Fog of War" by Rushdown Games; presented by Kevin Chang. Fog of War is an abstract board game that centers around the idea of hidden armies. Players deploy units to the battlefield in an attempt to capture the opposing general. As units are revealed, their powerful abilities turn the tide of battle. Positional advantage and piece advantage are important in this open-ended board game. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B427: [BETA TEST] "Magnets the Game" presented by Jeff Lyon. Magnets the Game is the tossing game of spontaneous magnetic reactions. Players take turns tossing a magnet into a field of other magnets in an attempt to cause a stack of magnets. Cause a stack to form of 4 or more and they're yours. Add it to your hand for continued play. When < 3 magnets are left, the game is done. Collect the most and you have won! Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B428: [BETA TEST] "Nubian Kings" by Dotawo Productions; presented by Giovanni Ruffini. In the Middle Ages, the Nile Valley in northeast Africa is the scene of a fierce competition between three great nations, Egypt, Ethiopia and Nubia. Each power meddles intensely in the affairs of others: Egyptians play one Nubian prince against another; alliances shift rapidly between Egypt's Christians and Muslims; Ethiopia's Jews and Muslims threaten the stability of that country's ancient Christian kingdom. No one can trust anyone else, even their own people. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B429: [BETA TEST] "Project Tile Town" by Waking Dreams Games; presented by Nicholas Malinowski. A game of zombie survival and horror. It is a tile based game so that each game becomes a unique experience. Patient Zero has entered the small town of Killroy and soon the zombies begin to terrorize the idyllic and serine vista in the mountains. Enter our heroes: the stalwart Sheriff, the Priest of the town's only church, a vet back from war searching to find his way, a child genius, a mother, and the ER doc search for the way to end this epidemic. Explore the town of Killroy and help them track down the harbinger of the plague. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B430: [BETA TEST] "Sharpshire" by Cap & Beard Productions; presented by Tony Gadaleta. Welcome to the township of Sharpshire! Crush, bludgeon, stab, gouge, shank, impale, clobber, cudgel, shoot, impale, explode, implode, decapitate, burn, scorch, maim, and ravage in the blood of your friends and neighbors for the greater good and gain control of Sharpshire! Playing as the townsfolk help your party gain the most Blood Money, to purchase the most Clout and claim the township as your own. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B431: [BETA TEST] "The Belongers" presented by Daniel Nayeri. Once upon a time there were two villages - alike in every way - nestled in a land surrounded by fog. It was obvious to each that the other did not belong... The Belongers is a 2-player semi-abstract strategy game, played without a board, wherein each player tries to raze the opposing village to win. Using only 15 hexagonal tiles per player and a bag of wooden cubes, the game can be played anywhere on a very small flat surface. A modular map and a wide variety of moves that emphasize creative combinations offer a complex and rich 45-minute experience every time. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B432: [BETA TEST] "The Blood of an Englishman" presented by Dan Cassar. The Blood of an Englishman is a deep strategy card game for two adults that takes about 25 minutes. One player takes the role of Jack, the foolish thief, who is trying to stay one step ahead of his opponent, the Giant, who is trying to catch him before he makes off with his gold, his harp, and the goose that lays the golden eggs. The game is in a late stage where I'm looking to improve overall balance and strategic transparency for Jack. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

[FILLED] B433: [BETA TEST] "The Swarm" by Journey Games; presented by Erik Herrington. You are the Swarm. The Swarm is all. A thousand minds are one. Hatch your workers. Build your hive. Evolve. Infiltrate your opponents' hives. Show them the power of your Swarm. The Swarm is part worker-placement and part dungeon-crawler. Evolve your own hive while attacking and defending against the other swarms. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B434: [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, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B435: [BETA TEST] "Tower of Madness" 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.

B437: [BETA TEST] "Chaos Clash" by Tragolo Corporation; presented by Matthew S. King. The Chaos Clash Trading Card Game will test your skills unlike any other. With the right cards, preparation, tactics and a little bit of luck, you may have what it takes to crush your opponent. In the Chaos Clash world, balance of card types, field tactics and the use of card skills are dominating factors to winning the game. Only you can test your skills and prove to be a true Chaos Clash Master! Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B439: [BETA TEST] "Prom Night Catfight" by Slightly Offensive Games; presented by Thomas Hornemann. You and your friends are the most beautiful girls at 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, 12:00AM - 2:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

B440: [BETA TEST] "Big Business" presented by Jay Treat. Build your corporate empire. Acquire the most promising businesses, and hire the people with the skills to lead your company to the top. But be ready to deal; You can't get obscenely wealthy without greasing a few palms. Big Business is a drafting card game focused on positive player interaction. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B441: [BETA TEST] "Circuit" by The Protoglyph Collective; presented by Rory Fitz-Gerald. Circuit is a small, highly portable tile game for 2-3 players with roots in Dominoes and Carcassonne. Players capture Circuits and Processors by placing tokens on tiles laid side-by-side. Circuit could be played almost anywhere, and in short 15 minute increments. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B442: [BETA TEST] "Dubai" by Cardboard Edison; presented by Chris & Suzanne Zinsli. The site of the largest construction boom of modern history, Dubai was built on foreign labor and foreign capital. The emirate's audacious projects, including man-made islands and the tallest building ever erected, lured global developers and third-world workers alike. Carve out your place as a participant in Dubai's unprecedented boom. (Note: Dubai is an offshoot of another Cardboard Edison design, Cottage Industry.) Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B443: [BETA TEST] "Goblin Toboggan" by Smirk & Dagger Games; presented by Curt Covert. In Goblin Toboggan, players must guide their toboggan down a dangerous mountain while dodging obstacles on the route, attacks from their opponents, and the avalanche crashing down the mountain behind them. Each round the current player adds a new row to the track, rotating each tile to their own advantage, but once the tiles are placed their opponents have the opportunity to move their toboggans first. During the movement phase players utilize the effects of mischief cards to attack their opponents, give themselves advantages, and manipulate the mountain itself. The player who blazes the best trail through tile laying, card management, and strategic movement will win by crossing the finish line first - or at least by surviving the avalanche the longest! Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B444: [BETA TEST] "Mars Needs Women 2.0" by Atomic Overmind Press; presented by Hal Mangold. The Martian Race are on the decline, and a female of the species hasn’t been born in over 100 years. Mars has only one choice: harvest the finest genetic specimens of femininity that that the Earth has to offer! Only one thing is sure...Mars Needs Women! This is version 2.0 of MNW, incorporating feedback from a previous playtest at METATOPIA 2012. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Silly, All Ages.

B445: [BETA TEST] "Mech Deck" presented by Patrick J. Fahy. Mech Deck is a strategic board game in which players build customized robotic Mechs and battle them on a randomly-generated battlefield. Mech stats are displayed on Mech cards, and Deck cards are drawn by players each turn to enhance gameplay and strategic options. The deck includes Combat Actions, Criticals, Reinforcements, Zones, and Weather cards. Mechs are controlled by individual players or teams. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B446: [BETA TEST] "Opening Night" presented by David Farhi. Assemble scripts, actors, props and sets from the auctioneer into fantastic plays! Enthusiasts of economic games will enjoy the focus on strategy in the completely fair and symmetric auction system, while everyone will be amused by the brilliant new play ideas. Ever wanted to see Chico Marx playing Hamlet with a Black Cloak? Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B447: [BETA TEST] "Petri Wars" by Angry Duck Games; presented by Matthieu Regney & Edward Povilaitis. In Petri Wars, the players are deadly bacteria struggling for dominance in a petri dish. Collect and expend food to grow larger, move to strategic positions, and attack other cells. Each time you add a new cell, it will have a special ability. Choose and use these abilities wisely, because you can only use each one once. Sunday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

B448: [BETA TEST] "Rampaging Jotunn" by KnightHawk Games; presented by Matthias Bonnici. Viking armies fight a bloody war of dominance in the Jotunn’s shadow. Rampaging Jotunn is a competitive fast paced board game for 2 players in which each player controls an army of Vikings to protect their villages while trying to destroy their opponents villages, all the while the Jotunn rampages across the island destroying everything in sight. Use cards to influence the giant and direct him towards your opponents armies and villages. The last player with villages on the board wins! Can you survive the Jotunn’s Rampage and conquer your opponent? Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B449: [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, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B450: [BETA TEST] "Worlds Collide" by Creatively Constructed Games, LLC; presented by David Hancock. Worlds Collide is a non collectible card game. It features a fun fast paced environment. Pick your world and save the day! Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B460: [BETA TEST] "Pirate Poker" by Nazca Games; presented by Emerson Matsuuchi. This light game of bluffing and lying is in early development. We will be looking at mechanics and possibly discussing theme. Contains very little poker but plenty of pirates! Sunday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B461: [BETA TEST] "Smear Campaign: A Cynical Game of Political Operatives" by Gamer Ingenuity, LLC; presented by Brian Dalrymple. A non-ideological, somewhat-satirical card game of political attack strategies, inspired by a classic game. Sunday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B462: [BETA TEST] "You're Fired" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Doug Levandowski. Well, the worst has happened: your company has merged with another, and corporate has decided they don't need all of the employees. Now, it's up to you to save yourself and get the other guys fired. You're Fired is a "deduct to destruct" microgame for 2 or more players, where you play cards from your hand to eliminate cards from your opponent's hand. If you can eliminate your opponent's Boss, you win. You're Fired is a quick 10-15 minute game. We'll also be testing a multiplayer variant. Sunday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B466: [BETA TEST] "Attack on Mars" by Tasty Cookie Games; presented by Paul Ference. Genericorp's experiments opened the rift at the bottom of the of the Helles Sea, horrific monsters are pouring through, and you need to fight them back! Attack on Mars is a co-op game for 2-4 players. Choose your pilot and your Mecha. Upgrade your Mecha while defending cities and fighting monsters. Research how to close the rift and then fight the Guardian in order to do so. Win, and Mars is safe. For now. Sunday, 12:00PM - 3:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B467: [BETA TEST] "Between Two Cities" by Black Oak Games; presented by Matthew O'Malley. It is the early 1800s, a time of immense construction and urbanization. You are a world-renowned master planner who has been asked by 2 different cities to help them rebuild their cities. Projects of such significance require the expertise of more than one person, so for each assignment you are paired with a partner with whom to discuss and execute your grandiose plans. Each tile represents part of a city (factory, shop, park, landmarks, etc), and you work with the player on your left to design the heart of one city, and with the player on your right on another city. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B468: [BETA TEST] "Chess256" by Games256; presented by Fred Palkovics. The future has arrived! Once you play a game of Chess256, you may never look at the game of chess the same way again! Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B469: [BETA TEST] "Die S.O.B." by Gontza Games; presented by Ann Stolinsky. Test two variations of Gontza Games's new game, Die S.O.B., with us. In two hours we will play a version that allows players to "kill" someone - whether it's an SOB that you know, or the other players SOBs. Whether a single target or a free-for-all, this game is designed to be fun. Don't try these methods at home! Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Silly, 18 & Over ONLY.

B470: [BETA TEST] "Dungeon Dwellers (Expansions)" by S2 Adventures; presented by Scott Ostrander. Trapped Corridors. Fiendish monsters. Treasure! Dungeon Dwellers is a cooperative game. Adventurers with different Character types enter the dungeon, 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, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B471: [BETA TEST] "Ember" by Paw-Warrior Games; presented by Ben Krieger. A fantasy card game, Ember combines strategy and luck to create an engaging and competitive match between players. Playing as one of four heroes you collect the mysterious Ember Stones to defeat Ingduhl the Shadow Demon. Only the hero who collects the most Ember stones will be able to defeat the Shadow Demon and save the world from his shroud. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B472: [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, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B473: [BETA TEST] "Survive: Space" by Stronghold Games; presented by Geoffrey Engelstein. Space Station Atlantea is under attack by alien monsters! The only hope for your crewman is to reach a jump point and get back to safety. Use escape pods, fighter jets, and laser turrets to cleverly maneuver your crewmembers to safety before the station explodes! Survive: Space is a quick-playing game for 2-4 players. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

[FILLED] B474: [BETA TEST] "Sweet Saga" by Sweet Saga Games; presented by Thomas O'Halloren. In a candy-coated world gone sour, you return to a dream land of your creation in order to save it from an evil ruler who has seized the frosted throne and thrust the kingdom into turmoil. This is Candyland meets Game of Thrones - featuring candy-inspired weapons, items, and enemies, encounters that ask you to take a chance and make a choice, and dream cards that can turn the game upside down. Oh, and zombies...and a T-Rex. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

B475: [BETA TEST] "The Blood of an Englishman" presented by Dan Cassar. The Blood of an Englishman is a deep strategy card game for two adults that takes about 25 minutes. One player takes the role of Jack, the foolish thief, who is trying to stay one step ahead of his opponent, the Giant, who is trying to catch him before he makes off with his gold, his harp, and the goose that lays the golden eggs. The game is in a late stage where I'm looking to improve overall balance and strategic transparency for Jack. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B476: [BETA TEST] "The Game of Super Powers" by Knapsack Games; presented by Andrew Federspiel. Prove you are the greatest superhero! Counter your opponent's attacks with your powers in this deduction-based, tactical micro-game. Sunday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B477: [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; All Ages. [NDA REQUIRED]

B478: [ALPHA TEST] "Treehouse" by Waitress Games; presented by J.R. Honeycutt. In the late 1800's a family of four is whisked away on a hot air balloon to a magic island brimming with mystery and wonder. The family has a limited time to explore the island, deal with magical cataclysms, and build a home. Treehouse (working title) is a 1-4 player cooperative board game in the spirit of Betrayal at House on the Hill and Arabian Nights: 1001 Tales, with the theme of Robinson Crusoe and other island tropes. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

B479: [BETA TEST] "Writer's Block" by Golden Spike Games; presented by Aaron Trammell & Colin Germain. A card-drafting and deck building game for two to four players that is designed to emulate the fun of a Magic: The Gathering draft. In the game, players take on the roles of hack science-fiction writers competing to write the best story over the course of a month. Will you be the first player to get rid of your writer's block? Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B487: [BETA TEST] "Six Gun" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. The Old West is a dangerous place. Whether yer a member of the law or an outlaw, a plain old citizen, or just passin' through, some varmint might draw on you. Yer just tryin' to make yer way, get a reputation so that the rest'll just leave you alone. Know yer opponents, keep yer gun loaded, and when the time is right...DRAW! Using the abilities on old west character cards, you and your opponents will take turns trying to figure out who's who. When you think you've got the upper hand, you'll draw on your opponent and throw bullet cards in a wild shootout. Win and you'll be able to put a notch on your gun. Lose and it's an unmarked grave while you start over as someone fresh. Sunday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B488: [BETA TEST] "Chess256" by Games256; presented by Fred Palkovics. The future has arrived! Once you play a game of Chess256, you may never look at the game of chess the same way again! Sunday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

[FILLED] B489: [BETA TEST] "Prime Time" by Formal Ferret Games; presented by Gil Hova. You and your opponents are new television networks , and you need new programming. For this, you'll need Shows, Stars, and Ads. Shows need Stars and Ads. Stars give you bonus viewers (points), and Ads give you extra money. You’ll need everything you can get; you’ll have a small amount of resources and time, and you must grab the latest hot show before your opponents. Sunday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B490: [BETA TEST] "Sharpshire" by Cap & Beard Productions; presented by Tony Gadaleta. Welcome to the township of Sharpshire! Crush, bludgeon, stab, gouge, shank, impale, clobber, cudgel, shoot, impale, explode, implode, decapitate, burn, scorch, maim, and ravage in the blood of your friends and neighbors for the greater good and gain control of Sharpshire! Playing as the townsfolk help your party gain the most Blood Money, to purchase the most Clout and claim the township as your own. Sunday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B492: [BETA TEST] "Caravan" by Nazca Games; presented by Emerson Matsuuchi. A light family-weight eurogame of trading goods. The rules are simple yet there's depth to each of your decisions as you take your caravan on a journey to get the most victory points! Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B493: [BETA TEST] "Lagerheads" by Stronghold Games; presented by Geoffrey Engelstein. Someone said the wrong thing, and a brawl has broken out in the tavern! Maybe you didn't start this fight, but you're certainly going to end it. Throw mugs, smash chairs, climb on tables, swing from the rafters, and maybe even use your trusty weapon as you try to dish out more than you receive. Lagerheads is a quick-playing game of tavern mayhem for 2-8 players. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B494: [BETA TEST] "Nevermore" by Smirk & Dagger Games; presented by Curt Covert. In this Smirk & Dagger playtest, you build your hand each round, drafting cards you want and poisoning your opponent's hand by passing along cards you think they can't use. Whoever has the most of a suit, gains the power of that suit - doing damage, healing gaining white and shadow magicks and scoring victory points. Will you transform all your rivals into ravens - or can they regain their human form in time to score enough Victory to win? Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages.

B495: [BETA TEST] "Outflank" by Slightly Offensive Games; presented by Thomas Hornemann. It's war! Face down your opponent, find their weaknesses and rout their army. But beware, your own armies aren't unlimited and no army can be strong everywhere. Can you break your enemy before they break you? A fast, strategic tile laying wargame. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

B498: [FOCUS GROUP] "2D/3D Portable Gaming Station" by 3D(GS); presented by Sparkle Douglas. 3D(GS) short for "3D gaming station". It is a portable 2D & 3D gaming system. It comes with two components: A cleverly configured virtual reality helmet, and touch screen controller. This system is compatible with all gaming systems, and doesn't need a TV to enjoy it. 3D(GS) frees the household television for those who do not wish to participate in the game! Sunday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages.


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