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Friday

10a

5178 Tales of the Arabian Nights: Aladdin Sane, GM: Stewart Tame, 5 players, No XP/Complex, Friday 10a-2p. Back by popular demand! Journey back to the days of Sinbad and Aladdin, of Djinni and Marids, sandstorms, and more! I like to describe this as a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure on steroids. Players take on the roles of famous characters of myth and legend. Go on quests to earn Fame and Story points. The emphasis is more on storytelling than winning or losing. Adventure awaits! Will you seek it with us? General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 207. $3.00

5240 Game Prototype: Invisible Hands Playtest, GM: David A. Spitzley, 6 players, No XP/Average, Friday 10a-1p. The tongue-in-cheek game of conspiratorial world conquest! Infiltrate regions of the world, stage wars like Punch and Judy shows, fend off global disasters, trade favors with the other secret masters like kids trading Pokemon cards, and dominate world civilization. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 411. $3.00

5242 Cerberus Engine: DC COMICS DECK-BUILDING GAME, GM: Mason Whitlark, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10a-11a. In the DC Comics Deck-building Game, you take on the role of Batman™, Superman™, or one of their brave and heroic allies in the struggle against the forces of Super-Villainy! While you begin armed only with basic combat maneuvers, you will add new, more powerful cards to your deck as you go, with the goal of defeating as many of the DC Comics Super-Villains as you can. In the end, the player who has accumulated the most Victory Points from the cards in his or her deck wins the game! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 421. $1.50

5281 Roll For It!, GM: Trisha Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10a-12p. Take turns rolling dice and matching cards trying to score 40 points. Each roll presents new opportunities with fun decisions to make. The rules are simple-Roll It! Match It! Score It! But look out, other players may steal the card you're shooting for. So hurry, pick up the dice and Roll For It! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 201. $1.50

5293 Cthuhlu Wars, GM: David Reynolds, 6 players, No XP/Average, Friday 10a-1p. Cthulhu Wars is the epic game of world domination using beautifully painted and huge figures. The game system is easy. Complexity comes from each faction playing completely differently than all the others. If you like a web of asymmetric powers that grows over time you will love this game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 302. $3.00

5329 Pandemic, GM: Marcia Pettit, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10a-12p. In Pandemic, several virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously all over the world! The players are disease-fighting specialists whose mission is to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand. The game board depicts several major population centers on Earth. On each turn, a player can use up to four actions to travel between cities, treat infected populaces, discover a cure, or build a research station. A deck of cards provides the players with these abilities, but sprinkled throughout this deck are Epidemic! cards that accelerate and intensify the diseases' activity. A second, separate deck of cards controls the "normal" spread of the infections. Taking a unique role within the team, players must plan their strategy to mesh with their specialists' strengths in order to conquer the diseases. For example, the Operations Expert can build research stations which are needed to find cures for the diseases and which allow for greater mobility between cities; the Scientist needs only four cards of a particular disease to cure it instead of the normal five--but the diseases are spreading quickly and time is running out. If one or more diseases spreads beyond recovery or if too much time elapses, the players all lose. If they cure the four diseases, they all win! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 208. $1.50

5340 (Prototype) Battle Box: The Greek Gods, GM: Chris Andersen, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 10a-12p. Struggle for control of the largest army of Gods, Heroes, and Monsters! Using the basic interactions established in Triple Triad from Final Fantasy VIII, each warrior has directional strengths and weaknesses. The playing field has been expanded, the number of players increased, abilities created for many warriors, spell cards composed, and elements (fire, earth, energy, water) added. This is a prototype with original artwork drawn by the author, his children, and friends, and will eventually be a project on Kickstarter. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 103. $1.50

5527 Isle of Skye, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10a-12p. In the tile-laying game Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King, 2-5 players are chieftains of famous clans and want to build their kingdoms to score as many points as possible. Each round, players will expand and improve their lands as they try to meet scoring objectives - but those scoring goals change, so players must adjust their tactics to an ever-evolving game. In the end, the player with the best kingdom becomes the king of the island. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 209. $1.50

5564 Ascension X: War of Shadows, GM: Randolph Williams, 6 players, No XP/Average, Friday 10a-12p. Come enjoy the 10th expansion of Justin Gary's excellent deckbuilding game, Ascension X: War of Shadows. Designed along with Gary Arant, Gary's latest expansion introduces a Day/Night mechanic which is determined by the ever-changing layout of the cards available in the Center Row; it's Daytime if there are more Day cards available, Nighttime if there are more Night, or neither Day nor Night if the distribution is equal. Card abilities found on Heroes, Constructs and Monsters trigger depending on whether it is Day or Night. Perhaps you'd like to purchase a card in the Center Row just to change the state to trigger a nice card that's in your hand! Also introduced in this version is cards with dual costs of both Runes and Power. Now that 4 Runes/1 Power starting hand looks a bit better. The rest of the game mechanics are quite easy to learn, so beginners are welcome! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 413. $1.50

5575 Captain Sonar, GM: Bryan Snell, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10a-11a. In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 310. $1.50

5667 Mansions of Madness, GM: We Hate Bards, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 10a-2p. Mansions of madness is a game of horror and mystery where players take the role of investigators attempting to solve a mystery while hoping to survive with your minds still intact (both mentally and physically). Experience the Lovecraftian horror, now with detailed plastic minis! GM: Aaron Connell General Audience (13+) Conference C Table 2. $3.00

5677 Saloon Tycoon, GM: Nicholas Baker, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 10a-12p. It's the wild west and it's time to get this small saloon of yours built up! Featuring a 3D building mechanism, players add floors to their saloon which cause their buildings to rise up off the ground in the effort to woo different citizens to your saloon. But watch out, not all of the citizens are upstanding and can cause you to suffer due to their notoriety. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 415. $1.50

5700 San Juan/ Puerto Rico, GM: James H Richards, 8 players, No XP/Average, Friday 10a-2p. Be the Mayor in settling a fine new colony in the new world. 1st game is San Juan - card version of Puerto Rico. Simple to teach and excellent for the basics of both games. The after a hand of San Juan, anyone who wants to stay will get to play Puerto Rico. 2 sets of each game provided. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 205. $3.00

5780 Star Trek: Five Year Mission, GM: Mark Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 7 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10a-12p. Your 5 year mission aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise is ready to begin. You choose the classic Star Trek Enterprise NCC-1701 or the Star Trek: The Next Generation NCC-1701-D. ALERT! You and your fellow crewmates must cooperate to resolve dangerous situations that threaten to destroy your ship. If you fail, you all lose. Solving threats is the way you score points for your crew and win the game. Each crewmate has a unique ability. These abilities can help the team solve alerts. Use your skills wisely, to give your crew the best chance at success. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 202. $1.50

5831 Evolution Climate, GM: Dave Morris, 6 players, No XP/Average, Friday 10a-12p. Try the new expansion and update to the Evolution board game by NorthStar! Now your creatures must evolve to survive extreme heat or cold, as well as food scarcity, and predators. The game features familiar traits, as well as new ones, with improved balance for more immediate competition with other players. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 305. $1.50

6040 Murano, GM: Keith Jacobs, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10a-12p. On a turn, you move one of the gondolas in the direction of play to an empty space, then take the action shown there. You can't pass another gondola while moving or land in an occupied space, but for a coin you can move a gondola that's in front of the gondola you want to move, and you can pay to move multiple gondolas, if needed. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 212. $1.50

11a

5481 : The Pursuit of Happiness - CANCELLED, GM: Joshua Koenemann, 0 players, No XP/Average, Friday 11a-1p. Take your character from childhood into death, all the while trying to have the happiest life. It can be done by taking projects, getting a job, taking on a relationship, or just buying your way! Fun worker placement game with a twist. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 422. $1.50

5530 Sushi Go, GM: Jeannette Quirk, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 11a-12p. Card game where you pick a card and pass your hand while trying to build sushi for points. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 222. $1.50

5576 Castles of Mad King Ludwig, GM: Nikki Carr, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 11a-1p. In the tile-laying game Castles of Mad King Ludwig, players are tasked with building an amazing, extravagant castle for King Ludwig II of Bavaria, one room at a time. You see, the King loves castles, having built Neuschwanstein (the castle that inspired the Disney theme park castles) and others, but now he's commissioned you to build the biggest, best castle ever- subject, of course, to his ever-changing whims. Each player acts as a building contractor who is adding rooms to the castle he's building while also selling his services to other players General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 309. $1.50

5601 Captain Sonar, GM: Bryan Snell, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 11a-12p. In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 311. $1.50

5619 Russian Railroads, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 11a-2p. In Russian Railroads, players are industrialists, competing to build industrial capacity and the largest and most advanced railway networks. Through strategic worker placement, tracks will be built and upgraded, factories will produce needed goods, and Engineers will be enlisted to boost your efforts. There are many paths to victory, but only one can win. Will you ride full steam ahead or be run off the rails? General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 210. $3.00

6044 Letter Tycoon, GM: Karen Holah, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 11a-12p. In the game, players take turns forming a word using a seven-card hand and a three-card community card pool, scoring money and stock rewards based on their word. Players may use their earned money to buy one letter "patent" in the word they make. In the future, whenever another player uses one of your owned letters on their turn, you earn money from the bank. Letters that are used less frequently have special abilities, increasing their power. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 211. $1.50

12p

5243 Cerberus Engine: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING DECK-BUILDING GAME, GM: Mason Whitlark, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12p-1p. In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-Building Game, you take on the role of Frodo™, Gandalf™, Aragorn™, or one of their brave and heroic allies in the struggle against the forces of the Dark Lord Sauron™! While you begin armed only with a basic deck of starting cards, you will add new, more powerful cards to your deck as you go, with the goal of defeating the deadly forces that serve Sauron in your trek towards Mount Doom. In the end, the player who has accumulated the most Victory Points from the cards in his or her deck wins the game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 421. $1.50

5282 Looney Labs Trio: Aquarius, Fluxx, Loonacy, GM: Trisha Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12p-2p. Come learn how to play 3 Looney Labs Games. Family Fluxx, Aquarius and Loonacy! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 201. $1.50

5367 Puffing Billy: Iron Dragon/Lunar Rails/Martian Rails, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12p-3p. Category 2. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 317. $3.00

5368 Puffing Billy: Union Pacific #1, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12p-3p. Category 4. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 314. $3.00

5369 Puffing Billy: 1861, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12p-3p. Category 3. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 316. $3.00

5370 Puffing Billy: Ticket to Ride #1, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12p-3p. Category 1. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 315. $3.00

5520 Royals, GM: Dana Nelson, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12p-2p. In Royals, players take on the roles of the great noble houses of the 17th century, fighting for supremacy in Europe at that time. With the help of the right country cards, they occupy influential positions and obtain bonuses for this in the form of victory points. The higher the rank of the title associated with the position, the more country cards required. Already-occupied positions can be contested by playing intrigue cards. The game proceeds over three periods, with a scoring taking place after each of them. During scoring, the players with the greatest influence in each of the four countries score victory points. After the third period scoring, the game ends with the scoring of the individual titles. The player with the most victory points wins. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 410. $1.50

5554 Airlines: Europe, GM: Cheryl Orosz, 10 players, Some XP/Average, Friday 12p-2p. Use your influence skillfully and your cash wisely in this game of aviation development. Compete for favorable routes and government subsidies as you marshal your investments General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 424-425. $1.50

5560 Roll for the Galaxy, GM: Joseph Orosz, 10 players, No XP/Average, Friday 12p-2p. From the creators of Race for the Galaxy, Roll for the Galaxy is a dice game of building space empires. Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 418-419. $1.50

5602 Captain Sonar, GM: Bryan Snell, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12p-1p. In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 310. $1.50

5674 Bohnanza, GM: Samantha Orosz, 7 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12p-1p. Live the exciting life of a bean farmer! Trade, plant, and harvest beans to acquire the most gold. Do you have what it takes to farm beans? Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 420. $1.50

5679 Junk Art, GM: Nicholas Baker, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12p-1p. Not everyone can agree what art is, but everyone can take part in stacking contests with random pieces of junk! In this stacking dexterity game, players play 3 of 12 different stacking games with unique wooden pieces, trying to avoid things falling over. Will one of your creations stand up as Junk Art? Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 414. $1.50

5781 : Flash Point: Fire Rescue, GM: Mark Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12p-2p. The call comes in: "911, what is your emergency?" On the other end is a panicked response of "FIRE!" Moments late you don the protective suits that will keep you alive, gather your equipment and rush to the scene of a blazing inferno. You must face your fears, never give up, and above all else work as a team because the fire is raging, the building is threatening to collapse and lives are in danger. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 202. $1.50

6037 Cover Your Assets, GM: Karen Holah, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12p-1p. Players compete to collect items to become a millionaire. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 212. $1.50

1p

5341 (Prototype) Battle Box: The Greek Gods, GM: Chris Andersen, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 1p-3p. Struggle for control of the largest army of Gods, Heroes, and Monsters! Using the basic interactions established in Triple Triad from Final Fantasy VIII, each warrior has directional strengths and weaknesses. The playing field has been expanded, the number of players increased, abilities created for many warriors, spell cards composed, and elements (fire, earth, energy, water) added. This is a prototype with original artwork drawn by the author, his children, and friends, and will eventually be a project on Kickstarter. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 103. $1.50

6038 The Downfall of Pompeii, GM: Keith Jacobs, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 1p-2p. Players compete to collect items to become a millionaire. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 212. $1.50

2p

5241 Game Prototype: Invisible Hands Playtest, GM: David A. Spitzley, 6 players, No XP/Average, Friday 2p-5p. The tongue-in-cheek game of conspiratorial world conquest! Infiltrate regions of the world, stage wars like Punch and Judy shows, fend off global disasters, trade favors with the other secret masters like kids trading Pokemon cards, and dominate world civilization. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 411. $3.00

5276 Battlestar Galactica, GM: Vic Lesperance, 5 players, No XP/Complex, Friday 2p-7p. The last human warship, the BattleStar Galactica, protects a fleet of the last few humans who survived the robotic Cylon uprising. They seek a new home amongst the stars. But the Cylon attack fleet is not far behind, intent on eliminating the human plague once and for all. Resources are scarce. Survival is unlikely. The Cylons will attack with Raiders, missiles, and transports filled with armored Centurions. But their greatest weapon of them all: Their latest models appear human, and two of them are already aboard the Galactica sowing discord. This is the grandfather of all secret traitor games. Can the humans work together? Can they identify their enemies within? The game involves politics, betrayal, deduction, space combat, and a beautiful custom game board and miniatures. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 302. $3.00

5332 Compounded: Chemical Chaos, GM: Marcia Pettit, 5 players, No XP/Average, Friday 2p-4p. Compounded is a game about building chemical compounds through careful management of elements, a fair bit of social play and trading, and just a bit of luck. In Compounded, players take on the roles of lab managers, hastily competing to complete the most compounds before they are completed by others – or destroyed in an explosion. Some compounds are flammable and will grow more and more volatile over time; take too long to gather the necessary elements for those compounds and a lot of hard work will soon be scattered across the lab. Although Compounded does involve a fair share of press-your-luck tension and certainly some strategic planning, the most successful scientists will often be those who strike a good trade with their fellow lab mates. Players are able to freely trade elements, laboratory tools, and even favors – if there is truly honor among chemists! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 208. $1.50

5356 Champions of Midgard, GM: Trevor Pryhorocki, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 2p-4p. The old Jarl has died and his once prosperous port has fallen into a state of catastrophe. Fearsome creatures are coming in droves, driving chaos and destruction before them. Trolls attack the town. Draugr terrorize the nearby villages. Monsters strike at travelers and merchants alike. The people are suffering and you could be their champion. Champions of Midgard blends worker-placement and dice-driven combat to create an exciting and strategic experience. Recruit warriors, gain powerful runes, and peer into the future-then send your faithful fighters on journeys to defeat fierce and mythical beasts. Gain the most glory to become the new Jarl and be recognized as a Champion of Midgard! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 306. $1.50

5475 Valeria : Card Kingdoms, GM: Tim Ealy (Oakland County Gamers), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-4p. The land of Valeria is under siege by hordes of monsters. You and your fellow Dukes must recruit citizens and buy domains to build up your kingdoms and slay the foul creatures that lurk in the surrounding lands. Valeria: Card Kingdoms is a tableau-building game that will feel familiar to deck-building fans. On your turn, roll two dice and activate citizen cards while other players will simultaneously activate their citizen cards based off of that roll. Next, take two actions from the following: slay a monster, recruit a citizen, buy a domain, or take 1 of any resource. The player with the most victory points at the end wins the game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 417. $1.50

5485 Carson City, GM: Mark Caldwell, 5 players, No XP/Average, Friday 2p-4p. It's the old west, and you're one of the early, influential settlers of Carson City. You're going to enlist the help of other townspeople, and get this city growing. But there are lots of contentious plans out there, and most of them get settled with guns. So get some of those too! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 409. $1.50

5506 North Dakota Rummy, GM: Rhonda Berg, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-4p. Why not learn a game that you can immediately go home and play with standard playing cards? North Dakota Rummy is a particularly fun variant of rummy because you can buy cards from the discard pile when it is not your turn. It is played in seven rounds that each have different requirements to begin to play cards on the table. Use your buys carefully, though, because only three buys are allowed per round! (For those who are very familiar with popular variants of rummy, it is similar to Contract Rummy.) General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 415. $1.50

5531 Ninja Dice, GM: Jeannette Quirk, 5 players, Some XP/Average, Friday 2p-3p. Break, sneak or fight into a neighboring house and try to steal the treasure. Beware, the other players can attempt to block you! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 222. $1.50

5573 The Witches: Competitive Mode - CANCELLED, GM: Holly McGuinness, 0 players, No XP/Average, Friday 2p-4p. Use some Headology! In The Witches, you play a trainee witch from Terry Pratchett's Discworld, traveling around Lancre to solve problems large and small using headology and a little magic. In Competitive Mode, you’ll use all the tricks in your bag to be the best witch around – but look out if you start cackling! This game combines luck and strategy, as well as a bit of cooperation between players. While you needn’t be familiar with Pratchett’s Witches to enjoy the game, fans will love the interplay between theme and mechanics in this game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 416. $1.50

5578 Orléans, GM: Nikki Carr, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 2p-4p. During the medieval goings-on around Orléans, you must assemble a following of farmers, merchants, knights, monks, etc. to gain supremacy through trade, construction and science in medieval France. In the city of Orléans and the area of the Loire, you can take trade trips to other cities to acquire coveted goods and build trading posts. You need followers and their abilities to expand your dominance by putting them to work as traders, builders, and scientists. Knights expand your scope of action and secure your mercantile expeditions. Craftsmen build trading stations and tools to facilitate work. Scholars make progress in science, and last but not least it cannot hurt to get active in monasteries since with monks on your side you are much less likely to fall prey to fate. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 309. $1.50

5594 Millennium Blades, GM: Jason Sonk, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-5p. At its heart, it's a commodity trading game, except that instead of cubes or stocks, the things you'll be buying, selling, and speculating on are trading cards that can be used throughout the game in periodic tournaments. By trading wisely, playing the market, working together with friends, building collections, and winning tournaments, you'll secure points and become the Millennium Blades World Champion. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 308. $3.00

5621 Edo, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-5p. In Edo, players represent daimyo in mid-second millennium Japan who are trying to serve their shogun by using their samurai to construct castles, markets and houses in Tokyo and surrounding areas. Each turn, players will simultaneously choose which actions they want to take by setting up their action cards; players then take actions in turn order to move, gather resources, recruit more samurai, and strategically build buildings to increase their influence with the shogun. Will you become the favored daimyo? Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 209. $3.00

5681 The Networks, GM: Nicholas Baker, 5 players, No XP/Average, Friday 2p-4p. Have you ever wanted to run your own TV station? Well now you can! In The Networks, you take over a fledgling local access station and buy TV shows, stars, & recruit ads for your prime time line-up. However, shows become less popular as the years go by, so be ready to push those older shows into re-runs. Can you bring in the most viewers to your station? General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 414. $1.50

5691 Stockpile, GM: Jason Rivas (Oakland County Gamers), 5 players, Some XP/Simple, Friday 2p-4p. Stockpile is an economic board game that combines the traditional stockholding strategy of buy low and sell high with several additional mechanisms to create a fast-paced, engaging and interactive experience. In Stockpile, players act as stock market investors at the end of the 20th century hoping to strike it rich, and the investor with the most money at the end of the game is the winner. Stockpile centers around the idea that nobody knows everything about the stock market, but everyone does know something. In the game, this philosophy manifests in two ways: insider information and the stockpile. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 206. $1.50

5757 Envoy Open Play, GM: Edward Kabara (Envoy), 30 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-6p. Play to Win! Walk up and play a game sponsored by Envoy from Double Exposure. Drop in whenever and play for as long as you like. $1.50 for every two hours of games! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 217-219. $1.50

5811 Castle Panic, GM: Josh Finley, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-4p. The forest is filled with all sorts of monsters. They watched and waited as you built your castle and trained your soldiers, but now they've gathered their army and are marching out of the woods. Can you work with your friends to defend your castle against the horde, or will the monsters tear down your walls and destroy the precious castle towers? You will all win or lose together, but in the end only one player will be declared the Master Slayer! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 312. $1.50

5815 Sentinels of the Multiverse: Game with the Creator, GM: Christopher Badell, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-4p. Play Sentinels with the creator of the game, Christopher Badell! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 301. $2.00

6039 Saboteur, GM: Keith Jacobs, 10 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-3p. Players take on the role of gold-mining dwarves. Suddenly, a pick axe swings down and shatters the mine lamp. The saboteur has struck. But which of the players are saboteurs? Will you find the gold, or will the fiendish actions of the saboteurs lead them to it first? After three rounds, the player with the most gold is the winner. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 212. $1.50

6045 Circular Reasoning, GM: Karen Holah, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-3p. This board consists of a goal in the center and three concentric tracks of 16 spaces each. Each track has a gate to the next level, but the gates rotate around the board according to the number of tokens found in each level. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 211. $1.50

6075 Demos, GM: Renegade Games, 4 players, Some XP/Average, Friday 2p-6p. Learn to play games like Fuse, Gravwell or Clank General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 214. $3.00

3p

5244 Cerberus Engine: Street Fighter Deck-Building Game, GM: Mason Whitlark, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 3p-4p. In the CapCom® Street Fighter™ Deck-building Game, you take on the role of Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Balrog, M. Bison or one of the other well-known characters as you travel to exotic locales seeking new challenges! While you begin armed only with basic combat maneuvers, you will add new, more powerful cards to your deck as you go, with the goal of defeating as many Stage Bosses as you can. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 421. $1.50

5283 Bang!, GM: Trisha Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 7 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 3p-5p. The Outlaws hunts the Sheriff. The Sheriff hunts the Outlaws. The Renegade plots secretly, ready to take one side or the other. Bullets fly. Who among the gunmen is a Deputy, ready to sacrifice himself for the Sheriff? And who is a merciless Outlaw, willing to kill him? If you want to find out, just draw (your cards) General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 201. $1.50

5371 Puffing Billy: British Rails/Aussie Rails, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 3p-6p. Category 2. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 317. $3.00

5372 Puffing Billy: Rails of New England #1, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 3p-6p. Category 8. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 314. $3.00

5373 Puffing Billy: 1830 #1, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 3p-6p. Category 3. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 316. $3.00

5374 Puffing Billy: Express #1, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 3p-6p. Category 7. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 315. $3.00

5421 Istanbul + Expansion, GM: Jason Miller, 5 players, No XP/Average, Friday 3p-5p. In Istanbul, you lead a group of one merchant and four assistants through 20 locations in the bazaar. At each such location, you can carry out a specific action. The challenge, though, is that to take an action, you must move your merchant and an assistant there, then leave the assistant behind (to handle all the details while you focus on larger matters). If you want to use that assistant again later, your merchant must return to that location to pick him up. Thus, you must plan ahead carefully to avoid being left with no assistants and thus unable to do anything... General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 412. $1.50

5513 Street Kings, GM: Blair Reamy (Amorphous Blob), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 3p-5p. Welcome to the world of underground racing. Your goal? To become the Street King in your own epic racing career. You’ll start at the bottom using your “D” class cars. With the help of your crew, cars, upgrades, and skills, you’ll win races to gain credits and fame. With these credits, you’ll be able to buy parts, hire crew or even advance to the next class. Another way to gain credits is by showing off your ride at local car shows. You'll also be able to choose locations where the race will take place. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 204. $1.50

5555 : Splendor, GM: Cheryl Orosz, 8 players, No XP/Average, Friday 3p-5p. Become a gem merchant of the Renaissance, buying gem mines, transportation, and shops. Attract the favor of nobles and acquire impressive investments to gain victory points and win the game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 424-425. $1.50

5565 T.I.M.E Stories: The Marcy Case, GM: Randolph Williams, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 3p-7p. Perhaps you've heard of it: a unique "decksploration" co-operative gaming system with limited-to-nonexistent replayability. Sure you can buy a new module, but what to do with a scenario once you've already played through it? You host an event, that's what; at least that's what I'm doing. So if you've balked at a $65 price tag for "one-time" use game, come experience the adventure without the major investment! I'm choosing to host The Marcy Case, the second module in the series. The base game includes Asylum, so if you enjoy this enough to buy it, you still have a full fresh experience with the base set (and can choose whether or not to purchase the Marcy module). N.T. 1992. A mysterious epidemic strikes a peaceful American city. Save young Marcy. Save the future. Enjoy this acclaimed "decksploration" co-op. Some mature themes and content. No spoilers from me! "We have now mastered time travel, but faults and paradoxes threaten the very fabric of the universe. The T.I.M.E. Agency has been created to prevent their appearance and protect humanity. As temporal agents, you and your team will be sent into different worlds or realities, into the bodies of other beings (or “receptacles”). You will control these receptacles to fulfill the missions given to you. Communicate and collaborate to triumph over the perils standing in your path. Carefully observe the scenes shown on the board before acting. Complete your mission as quickly as possible. Know that you can attempt the mission as many times as necessary." ~ Bob Some mature themes and content. No spoilers from me! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 420. $3.00

5603 Captain Sonar, GM: Bryan Snell, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 3p-4p. In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 311. $1.50

5714 Fleet Action / Squadron Strike: Military Card Games, GM: Jon Pehrson, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 3p-5p. Come play a couple prototype games with Jon. The first, Fleet Action, is a WW2 based naval game of fleet deployment. The second, Squadron Strike, is a sci-fi based game of flamboyant fighter jocks competing for the most daring missions to earn the title of the best of the best ... assuming they survive. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 303. $1.50

5731 Elder Sign, GM: Becky Reamy (Amorphous Blob), 8 players, No XP/Average, Friday 3p-5p. Investigators need to quickly gather Elder Signs in order to close and seal the gates to the beyond, to keep the Elder Ones from escaping into our world. If they are unable to close the gates in time, then they must defeat the elder one. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 203. $1.50

5782 Trekking the National Parks, GM: Mark Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 3p-5p. Trekking the National Parks is a spirited family board game that lets players visit America's National Parks in a fun and competitive way. Players compete for points by visiting national parks, claiming park cards and collecting bonus stones. Travel across the country and trek the trails that define our nation's most valuable public resource - the National Parks!! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 202. $1.50

6041 Oh My Goods!, GM: Keith Jacobs, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 3p-4p. Only if you make clever use of your production chains will you have the most victory points at the end of the game. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 212. $1.50

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5354 Tyrants of the Underdark, GM: Trevor Pryhorocki, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 4p-6p. Tyrants of the Underdark is a competitive board game in which you play as a drow house recruiting monsters, cultists, and demons to aid you in controlling locations such as Menzoberranzan and Blingdenstone. Using power and influence as resources, Tyrants of the Underdark features multiple strategies you can use in crafting your deck of minions. Be the spymaster infiltrating your enemy's strongholds or the deadly war-leader concentrating on assassinating enemy troops. No matter how you decide to play, whoever controls most of the Underdark at the end of the game wins, unless, there's some hidden strategy in play. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 413. $1.50

5482 : The Networks - CANCELLED, GM: Joshua Koenemann, 0 players, No XP/Average, Friday 4p-6p. You begin the game as an owner of a public television network, with some less than stellar shows. Produce new shows, add stars, and get ads for revenue, the goal is to be able to pull in as many viewers as possible. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 423. $1.50

5484 Graenland, GM: Mark Caldwell, 5 players, No XP/Average, Friday 4p-6p. Come learn and play this game of settling Nordic villages, by famed designer Vlaada Chvátil. You'll need to cooperate with your neighbors to gain resources and build up your land...but don't help too much, as there is only one winner. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 305. $1.50

5577 Dead of Winter: Game with the Creator, GM: Jonathan Gilmour, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 4p-6p. One of the biggest hits of 2014, Dead of Winter has become one of the best "co-op with a traitor" games off all time. Here's your chance to play with one of the designers who helped show that sometimes your fellow survivors can be worse than zombie. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

5579 Terra Mystica, GM: Nikki Carr, 5 players, Some XP/Complex, Friday 4p-6p. In the land of Terra Mystica dwell 14 different peoples in seven landscapes, and each group is bound to its own home environment, so to develop and grow, they must terraform neighboring landscapes into their home environments in competition with the other groups. Terra Mystica is a game with very little luck that rewards strategic planning. Each player governs one of the 14 groups. With subtlety and craft, the player must attempt to rule as great an area as possible and to develop that group's skills. There are also four religious cults in which you can progress. To do all that, each group has special skills and abilities. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 309. $1.50

5605 Captain Sonar, GM: Bryan Snell, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 4p-5p. In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 310. $1.50

5622 Between Two Cities, GM: TSA Games, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 4p-5p. In Between Two Cities, you are a world-renowned master city planner who has been asked to redesign two different cities. Projects of such significance require the expertise of more than one person, so you will work with the player on your left to design the heart of one city, and with the player on your right to design the heart of another city. At the end of the game, each city is scored for its livability. Your final score is the lower of the livability scores of the two cities you helped design. To win, you have to share your attention and your devotion between two cities. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 210. $1.50

5824 Terracosm: an Unpublished Prototype, GM: Matthew Arnold, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 4p-6p. Weather tiles are drawn from a bag to fill the Sky track which surrounds the Planet board. Then each tile, in clockwise order, allows its player to add or remove chips from the game; or adjust the order of tiles on the Sky track; or put their own carnivores, herbivores, and plants on the ever-changing terrain tiles on the planet. Eat your opponents creatures, and don't let yours starve. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 422. $1.50

6042 Costa Rica, GM: Keith Jacobs, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 4p-5p. Different sets of exotic animals, different terrains, and the omnipresent danger of mosquitos await in the jungle of Costa Rica, and the player explorers are here to collect sets of rare and exotic animals to rescue them from poachers. Collecting as many as you can of one kind is valuable, but having one of each kind can be beneficial, too. Just avoid being bitten too badly by the mosquitos! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 212. $1.50

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5245 Mystic Vale, GM: Mason Whitlark, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 5p-6p. In Mystic Vale, 2 to 4 players take on the role of druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. Score the most victory points to win the game! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 421. $1.50

5311 Glory to Rome, GM: Mark Brehob, 10 players, No XP/Average, Friday 5p-7p. Glory to Rome is a card-based city building and resource management game with a novel mechanism. Each card may act as a building, a client, a raw material, or a valuable resource, frequently forcing players into difficult decisions regarding how each card should be used. In addition, much of the game is played from the discard pool, giving players some control over what cards are accessible to opponents. Actions are triggered by a form of card-driven role selection-the active player leader a role, and other players may follow if they discard a matching card from hand (to the pool). Players who don't follow may "pass" and then draw more cards. There are thus strong interactions between the different uses of cards. Scoring is a combination of completing buildings and storing resources, with end-of-game bonuses for storing a diverse assortment. Game length is player-controlled, and is triggered in a few different ways.The lighthearted artwork of the original editions was replaced by minimalist art in the "black box" edition, and both have been the source of great controversy. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 306-307. $1.50

5333 Above and Below, GM: Nick Huston (Oakland County Gamers), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 5p-7p. A mashup of town-building and storytelling where you compete to build the best village above and below ground. Send your villagers to explore the caves, harvest resources, and construct houses. Each villager has unique skills and abilities, and you must decide how to best use them. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 205. $1.50

5529 Hanabi, GM: Jeannette Quirk, 5 players, Some XP/Simple, Friday 5p-6p. Hanabi - named for the Japanese word for "fireworks" - is a cooperative game in which players try to create the perfect fireworks show by placing the cards on the table in the right order. The card deck consists of five different colors of cards, numbered 1–5 in each color. For each color, the players try to place a row in the correct order from 1–5. Sounds easy, right? Well, not quite, as in this game you hold your cards so that they're visible only to other players. To assist other players in playing a card, you must give them hints regarding the numbers or the colors of their cards. Players must act as a team to avoid errors and to finish the fireworks display before they run out of cards. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 222. $1.50

5534 Flick 'em Up!: Stallion Canyon, GM: Eric McGlohon, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 5p-6p. The cities in the West are not the safest place to be. In the disc-flicking game Flick 'em Up!, you can become an outlaw and rob banks, free prisoners, attack innocent bystanders... or you could become the Sheriff and try to protect the people of your city from these bandits! Relive the great adventures of the West, face your enemies in street duels, use different guns and tactics to get what you want. You can follow the scenarios or create your own--the choice is yours, cowboy! What’s a cowboy without his horse, you ask? Well, ask no more for Flick 'em Up! Stallion Canyon, the first expansion for Flick 'em Up!, introduces dashing horses! Two cowgirls also join the gang amongst many new elements that will have you conquering brand new towns and scenarios for more flickin' fun! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 411. $1.50

5604 Captain Sonar, GM: Bryan Snell, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 5p-6p. In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 311. $1.50

5623 Quadropolis, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 5p-6p. In Quadropolis, players build their own metropolis using building tiles that their architects select. There are six types of buildings, including parks, shops and monuments; each building type has its own energy requirements and bonuses. The competition for building types is fierce, though, and you must use your architects skillfully or you may end up with nothing! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 208. $1.50

5683 The Pursuit of Happiness, GM: Nicholas Baker, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 5p-7p. Have you ever wanted to live a better life? Now you can with The Pursuit of Happiness, as you start at childhood, choosing projects, skills, jobs, and potential mates, while trying to stay happy and avoid stress. By balancing all of these things, you can bank long time happiness until you eventually pass away due to old age. Can you lead the happiest life? General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 414. $1.50

5727 Sheriff Of Nottingham, GM: Oneal Isaac, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 5p-7p. You’re just a hard-working merchant trying to get your goods to market, but first you’ve got to get past the greedy Sheriff of Nottingham, who’s confiscating all the contraband for himself. Play it safe or risk it all, it’s your choice. Watch out, each person gets a chance to play as the sheriff! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 304. $1.50

5732 7 Wonders, GM: Becky Reamy (Amorphous Blob), 7 players, No XP/Average, Friday 5p-7p. You are the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the Ancient World. Gather resources, develop commercial routes, and affirm your military supremacy. Build your city and erect an architectural wonder which will transcend future times. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 203. $1.50

5733 Sentinels of the Multiverse, GM: Blair Reamy (Amorphous Blob), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 5p-7p. A mad scientist holds the world hostage with his terrifying inventions. An alien warlord from a far away galaxy brings his limitless army of bizarre minions to conquer the planet. A giant rampaging robot cuts a swath of destruction across the coast, destroying major population centers. And who will stand in their way? A team of heroes, all with impressive powers and abilities stand between the world and the forces of evil. Will you help them? Answer the call to protect the multiverse! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 204. $1.50

6057 : Smash Up, GM: Shellee Levin, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 5p-6p. The "shufflebuilding" game Smash Up starts with a simple premise: Take the twenty-card decks of two factions, shuffle them into a forty-card deck, then compete to smash more Bases than your opponents! Each faction brings a different game mechanism into play (pirates move cards, zombies bring cards back from the discard pile, dinosaurs have huge power) and every combination of factions brings a different play experience. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 213. $1.50

6060 Agricola, GM: Wyatt Wilfong, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 5p-7p. You're a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else. On a turn, you get to take only two actions, one for you and one for the spouse, from all the possibilities you'll find on a farm: collecting clay, wood, or stone; building fences; and so on. You might think about having kids in order to get more work accomplished, but first you need to expand your house. And what are you going to feed all the little rugrats? Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 211. $1.50

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5375 Puffing Billy: Empire Builder/Eurorails #1, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 6p-9p. Category 2. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 317. $3.00

5376 Puffing Billy: Silverton #1, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 6p-9p. Category 8. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 314. $3.00

5377 Puffing Billy: Ticket to Ride #2, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 6p-9p. Category 1. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 315. $3.00

5378 Puffing Billy: 1870, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 6p-9p. Category 3. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 316. $3.00

5753 Werewolf, Latitude 90, and Friends: Drop In, GM: Nick Keith, 40 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 6p-2a. Ghost Roadhouse and Full Moon Gaming join forces to bring you Werewolf, Ultimate, L90: The Origin, Resistance, One Night, and other deception games! $1.50 per 2 hours. Family Friendly (7+) Atrium. $1.50

5997 : Memoir 44 - CANCELLED, GM: Shiloh Christie, 0 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 6p-7p. Memoir '44 is a unique historical game where players command a horde of little plastic Army men facing-off in dozens of WWII battles on an oversize hex game board. Each battle scenario mimics the historical terrain, troop placements, and objectives of each army. Deploying forces through a variety of Command cards, the smart commander uses the unique skills of his units - infantry, paratroopers, tanks, artillery, commandos and resistance fighters - to its greatest strength. Easy to learn and fast-paced, Memoir '44 requires strategic card play, timely dice rolling and an aggressive, yet flexible battle plan to achieve victory! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 424-425. $1.50

6043 : Patchwork, GM: Shellee A. Levin, 2 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 6p-7p. Two players compete to build the most aesthetic (and high-scoring) patchwork quilt on a personal 9x9 game board. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 212. $1.50

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5278 Mystic Vale, GM: Mason Whitlark, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 7p-8p. In Mystic Vale, 2 to 4 players take on the role of druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. Score the most victory points to win the game! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 421. $1.50

5284 Carcassonne: Wheel of Fortune, GM: Trisha Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 7p-9p. For many years knights, monks, thieves, and farmers attended to their activities without interruption. But now a mysterious wheel of fortune determines the fate of the things in Carcassonne. The plague sends followers home and famines must be fought. In addition the players earn additional points when their knights collect taxes. A player who is in the right place at the right time can steer his fate in the right direction. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 201. $1.50

5353 Tzolk'in, GM: Mark Haynes, 4 players, Some XP/Complex, Friday 7p-10p. The Mayan Calendar presents a new game mechanism: dynamic worker placement. Players representing different Mayan tribes place their workers on giant connected gears, and as the gears rotate they take the workers to different action spots. During a turn, players can either (a) place one or more workers on the lowest visible spot of the gears or (b) pick up one or more workers. When placing workers, they must pay corn, which is used as a currency in the game. When they pick up a worker, they perform certain actions depending on the position of the worker. Actions located "later" on the gears are more valuable, so it's wise to let the time work for you – but players cannot skip their turn; if they have all their workers on the gears, they have to pick some up. The game ends after one full revolution of the central Tzolkin gear. There are many paths to victory. Pleasing the gods by placing crystal skulls in deep caves or building many temples are just two of those many paths. An intriguing game with deep thinking required and rewarded. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 206. $3.00

5476 Boss Monster, GM: Tim Ealy (Oakland County Gamers), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 7p-9p. Inspired by a love of classic video games, Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game pits 2-4 players in a competition to build the ultimate side-scrolling dungeon. Players compete to lure and destroy hapless adventurers, racing to outbid one another to see who can build the most enticing, treasure-filled dungeon. The goal of Boss Monster is to be the first Boss to amass ten Souls, which are gained when a Hero is lured and defeated but a player can lose if his Boss takes five Wounds from Heroes who survive his dungeon. Playing Boss Monster requires you to juggle two competing priorities: the need to lure Heroes at a faster rate than your opponents, and the need to kill those Heroes before they reach your Boss. Players can build one room per turn, each with its own damage and treasure value. More attractive rooms tend to deal less damage, so a Boss who is too greedy can become inundated with deadly Heroes. Players interact with each other by building rooms and playing Spells. Because different Heroes seek different treasure types, and rooms are built simultaneously (played face down, then revealed), this means that every "build phase" is a bidding war. Spells are instant-speed effects that can give players advantages or disrupt opponents. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 101. $1.50

5483 : City of Spies: Estoril 1942 - CANCELLED, GM: Joshua Koenemann, 0 players, No XP/Average, Friday 7p-9p. Estoril is small town near Lisbon, Portugal. Having a casino, beach and wonderful weather, the region was a center of diplomacy -- and spying during World War II. In City Of Spies: Estoril 1942, players are competing against each other to form the most powerful and influential secret organization of spies. Based on historical facts, the game takes place on famous locations in Estoril. Six locations are randomly selected to be used for the first round, such as casinos, hotels, beaches, etc. Control of these will be fought over in each of the four rounds of the game. Special Agents are then placed on each location as the reward for who have the most influence on that location. Players begin the game with the same hand of Agents (tiles) and will take turns placing these tiles in the open spaces of the various locations on the board. At the end of each round players check each location to see which player gains the reward for that location. At the end of the fourth round, players will total up the points of their Agents plus any special game objective they might have completed. Whoever has the most points wins. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 423. $1.50

5538 6 nimmt!, GM: Eric McGlohon, 10 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 7p-8p. In 6 nimmt!, a.k.a. Category 5 and many other names, you want to score as few points as possible. To play the game, you shuffle the 104 number cards, lay out four cards face-up to start the four rows, then deal ten cards to each player. Each turn, players simultaneously choose and reveal a card from their hand, then add the cards to the rows, with cards being placed in ascending order based on their number. Each card is placed in the row that ends with the highest number that's below the card's number and when the sixth card is placed in a row, the owner of that card claims the other five cards and the sixth card becomes the first card in a new row. In addition to a number from 1 to 104, each card has a point value. After finishing ten rounds, players tally their score and see whether the game ends. When this happens, the player with the fewest points wins! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 303. $1.50

5543 Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, GM: Nick Huston (Oakland County Gamers), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 7p-9p. Instead of curing diseases like in the original Pandemic, players seal portals and shut down cults in the classic New England fictional towns of Arkham, Dunwich, Innsmouth, and Kingsport. Can you and your fellow investigators manage to find and seal every portal in time? Hurry before you lose yourself to insanity and the evil that lurks beneath your feet, General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 205. $1.50

5624 Roll for the Galaxy: Ambition, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 7p-9p. In Roll for the Galaxy: Ambition, players compete to build the most advanced and prosperous region in the galaxy. In the game, you'll chuck many dice; your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 210. $1.50

5783 Castle Panic, GM: Mark Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 7p-9p. Can you work with your friends to defend your Castle against the horde, or will the Monsters tear down your Walls and destroy the precious Castle Towers? You will all win or lose together, but in the end only one player will be declared the Master Slayer! Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 202. $1.50

5820 The Resistance, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 10 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 7p-8p. The Empire must fall. Our mission must succeed. By destroying their key bases, we will shatter Imperial strength and liberate our people. Yet spies have infiltrated our ranks, ready for sabotage. We must unmask them. In five nights we reshape destiny or die trying. We are the Resistance! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 311. $1.50

5993 : Hamsterrolle Hamster Wheel, GM: Pamela Anzicek, 3 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 7p-8p. Join us for a kid-friendly game of Hamsterrolle- a German dexterity game played on a wooden wheel. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 415. $1.50

6055 : Valley of the Kings, GM: Shellee Levin, 1 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 7p-8p. In Valley of the Kings, players are Egyptian nobles at the time of the pharaohs, preparing for their death and burial in the Valley of the Kings. In the Egyptian religion, when you die you can take it with you! Egyptians therefore stocked their tombs with food, shabti (statuettes of servants who will work for them in the afterlife), canopic jars (to preserve their organs), statues of the gods, household items, and amulets. You compete with the other players to accumulate the best artifacts for your tomb. At the end of the game, you score the artifacts stored there. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 213. $1.50

6059 : Lords of Vegas, GM: Shellee A. Levin, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 7p-8p. You and your opponents represent powerful developers in a burgeoning Nevada city. You will earn money and prestige by building the biggest and most profitable casinos on "The Strip," the town's backbone of dust and sin. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 212. $1.50

6062 Grand Austrian Hotel, GM: Wyatt Wilfong, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 7p-8p. In the thick of the Viennese modern age, exquisite cafes are competing for customers. Inspiring artists, important politicians, and tourists from all over the world are populating Vienna and in need of a hotel room. This is your opportunity to turn your little cafe into a world famous hotel. Hire staff, fulfill the wishes of your guests, and gain the emperor's favor. Only then will your cafe become the Grand Austria Hotel. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 211. $1.50

6074 : Memoir 44 - CANCELLED, GM: Shiloh Christie, 0 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 7p-8p. Memoir '44 is a unique historical game where players command a horde of little plastic Army men facing-off in dozens of WWII battles on an oversize hex game board. Each battle scenario mimics the historical terrain, troop placements and objectives of each army. Deploying forces through a variety of Command cards, the smart commander uses the unique skills of his units - infantry, paratroopers, tanks, artillery, commandos and resistance fighters - to its greatest strength. Easy to learn and fast-paced, Memoir '44 requires strategic card play, timely dice rolling and an aggressive, yet flexible battle plan to achieve victory! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 424-425. $1.50

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5160 Archer: The Danger Zone: You Better Call Kenny Loggins, Because You're in the Danger Zone, GM: John Patrick, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-10p. Lana. Lana... LAAAAANNNNNNNAAAAAA! Do you have what it takes to become the top agent at the International Secret Intelligence Service? Take control of the various members of the Archer cast, as you all compete to get the upper hand by using a combination of personal insults and ego boosts. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 304. $1.50

5297 T.I.M.E. Stories: Asylum, GM: Curtis Lithgow, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 8p-11p. T.I.M.E Stories is a narrative game - We'll play the first scenario/mystery set in a early 20th century Asylum. The object is to solve the mystery in as few attempts as possible. Now's your chance to try this game that has been slighted for its limited replay-ability; without having to buy it! We'll try as many runs as we can fit into 3 hours or you solve it. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 416. $3.00

5312 Lords of Waterdeep, GM: Mark Brehob, 10 players, No XP/Average, Friday 8p-10p. A D&D themed worker placement game. Very easy to play and perhaps one of the purest worker placement games on the market. In Lords of Waterdeep, a strategy board game for 2-5 players, you take on the role of one of the masked Lords of Waterdeep, secret rulers of the city. Through your agents, you recruit adventurers to go on quests on your behalf, earning rewards and increasing your influence over the city. Expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions on the board, and hinder-or help-the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact your carefully laid plans. During the course of play, you may gain points or resources through completing quests, constructing buildings, playing intrigue cards or having other players utilize the buildings you have constructed. At the end of 8 rounds of play, the player who has accrued the most points wins the game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 306-307. $1.50

5342 (Prototype) Battle Box: The Greek Gods, GM: Chris Andersen, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 8p-10p. Struggle for control of the largest army of Gods, Heroes, and Monsters! Using the basic interactions established in Triple Triad from Final Fantasy VIII, each warrior has directional strengths and weaknesses. The playing field has been expanded, the number of players increased, abilities created for many warriors, spell cards composed, and elements (fire, earth, energy, water) added. This is a prototype with original artwork drawn by the author, his children, and friends, and will eventually be a project on Kickstarter. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 103. $1.50

5363 7 Wonders: Mega Mega Mega 7 Wonders Game, GM: Bob Mariotti, 6 players, Some XP/Average, Friday 8p-10p. There are many paths to victory in this all expansions 7 Wonders game. Cities, Leaders, and Babel (The Tower of Babel and Great Projects) will all be used. Get ready for some mind twisting fun! Build science, build the tower, build military, or defy everyone and find a brand new path to victory. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 414. $1.50

5509 Formula D: HockenheimRing Circuit, GM: Michael Cook, 10 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-11p. Push your engine to its limit, hug the curves, pass to win... Take risks & plan ahead to win! Rules will be taught. This is race 1 of 2 to determine the 2016 U-Con Formula D Racing Champ. Your 2 placings will set your final standings. There will be a prize for the Racing Series winner. Must be present after final Saturday race to receive prize. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 413. $3.00

5519 CANCELLED - Tokaido, GM: Dana Nelson, 0 players, No XP/Average, Friday 8p-10p. You are a traveler crossing the East Sea Road, one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, you will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places but at the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you'll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you'll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 410. $1.50

5528 Tsuro, GM: Jeannette Quirk, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-10p. Tsuro is a game wherein you lay tiles down to create paths. The last person to remain on the board wins the game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 222. $1.50

5561 Caverna: The Cave Farmers, GM: Joseph Orosz, 7 players, No XP/Complex, Friday 8p-12a. Following along the same lines as its predecessor (Agricola), Caverna: The Cave Farmers is a worker-placement game at heart, with a focus on farming. In the game, you are the bearded leader of a small dwarf family that lives in a little cave in the mountains. You begin the game with a farmer and his spouse, and each member of the farming family represents an action that the player can take each turn. Together, you cultivate the forest in front of your cave and dig deeper into the mountain. You furnish the caves as dwellings for your offspring as well as working spaces for small enterprises. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 305. $3.00

5585 Power Grid, GM: Nikki Carr, 6 players, Some XP/Complex, Friday 8p-11p. The objective of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power when someone's network gains a predetermined size. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, and then bid against each other to purchase the power plants that they use to power their cities. However, as plants are purchased, newer, more efficient plants become available, so by merely purchasing, you're potentially allowing others access to superior equipment. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 309. $3.00

5625 Dice City: All That Glitters, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-9p. In Dice City: All that Glitters, a "dice-crafting" game, players compete to establish their provincial city as the best home for the country of Rolldovia's new capital. You each have several ways to promote your city: create strong armies, construct wondrous buildings, or open up trade routes. The secret is to manage your city and its natural resources carefully to make the best of your fortunes. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 209. $1.50

5684 The Dragon & Flagon, GM: Nicholas Baker, 8 players, No XP/Average, Friday 8p-10p. The Dragon Inn only has one last flagon of it’s most favorite brew, so it’s time to brawl over it! Each person plays as a unique fantasy archetype with their own skills. Skills such as moving, punching , shoving , jumping, and throwing objects in their attempts to gain the Dragon Flagon and unlock their ultimate ability. Abilities are chosen ahead of the next one, so watch out as your plans may be foiled! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 411. $1.50

5723 Fleet Action / Squadron Strike: Military Card Games, GM: Jon Pehrson, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-10p. Come play a couple prototype games with Jon. The first, Fleet Action, is a WW2 based naval game of fleet deployment. The second, Squadron Strike, is a sci-fi based game of flamboyant fighter jocks competing for the most daring missions to earn the title of the best of the best ... assuming they survive. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 312. $1.50

5734 Roll for the Galaxy, GM: Blair Reamy (Amorphous Blob), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-10p. Roll for the Galaxy is a dice game of building space empires. Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 204. $1.50

5758 Envoy Open Play, GM: Edward Kabara (Envoy), 30 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-12a. Play to Win! Walk up and play a game sponsored by Envoy from Double Exposure. Drop in whenever and play for as long as you like. $1.50 for every two hours of games! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 217-219. $1.50

5778 Talisman, GM: Alan Terlep, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-12a. Talisman including the City and Highlands expansions. Each player will draw three characters at random and choose one of the three. If the game lasts to four hours, the player on the Crown of Command will be the winner. If there are multiple players on the Crown of Command at the end of the game, they will battle for victory. If no player is on the Crown of Command, the player with the highest total Strength and Craft (not counting points used only in combat) will be the winner. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 412. $3.00

5807 Castles of Mad King Ludwig, GM: Sandy Benson, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-10p. In the tile-laying game Castles of Mad King Ludwig, players are tasked with building an amazing, extravagant castle for King Ludwig II of Bavaria, one room at a time. You see, the King loves castles, having built Neuschwanstein (the castle that inspired the Disney theme park castles) and others, but now he's commissioned you to build the biggest, best castle ever- subject, of course, to his ever-changing whims. Each player acts as a building contractor who is adding rooms to the castle he's building while also selling his services to other players Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 308. $1.50

5958 : Star Trek: Five Year Mission, GM: David Whitcher, 7 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-10p. Choose the classic Star Trek Enterprise NCC-1701 or the Star Trek: The Next Generation NCC-1701-D. ALERT! You and your fellow crewmates must cooperate to resolve dangerous situations that threaten to destroy your ship. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 207. $1.50

5994 : Blokus, GM: Pamela Anzicek, 3 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-9p. Join us for a kid-friendly game (or two) of Blokus- an easy-to-learn abstract strategy game with Tetris-like pieces. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 415. $1.50

6001 Traders of Valhalla: Preview of Game While Feasting, GM: Valerie Hampton, 4 players, No XP/Complex, Friday 8p-11p. Traders of Valhalla is an adventure for brave Vikings daring to seek fortune in distant lands, but their treasure is in danger on the high seas. Each band of Vikings hail forth from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and the Isles to trade for riches as far east as Kiev, and as far west as the New World. Using strategy and cunning, each Viking thang (lord) moves his band of Vikings from one emporium (trade city) to another emporium, collecting different sorts of wealth to complete trade sets. All of their movements are under the control of the Tools of the Norns, who can be fickle. Our Viking game masters request a meeting of the great gamers to show their prowess on the game board and supply them with great wisdom during this preview of a new game. In return, the Viking maid will supply cheese, fruits, and drink and set the table in the atmosphere of a Viking feast hall for players and their companions to dine upon during gameplay. Freya warns to not let this distract you, for there will be a gift worthy a Viking to the winner. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 302. $3.00

6077 Sentinels of the Multiverse: Game with the Creator, GM: Christopher Badell, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-10p. Play Sentinels with the creator of the game, Christopher Badell! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 301. $2.00

6083 Demos, GM: Renegade Games, 4 players, Some XP/Average, Friday 8p-12a. Learn to play games like Fuse, Gravwell or Clank. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 214. $3.00

9p

5285 Get A Life, GM: Trisha Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 8 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 9p-11p. Welcome to Get A Life! The party game where your friends will put together the best or worst new lifestyle tailored just for you! Players build hands of five Lifestyle cards to represent your new living situation. When it's your turn to be the '"Contestant", you will award points for the Best and Worst lifestyles offered to you. The cards depict the main five aspects of your life: Your dwelling, your locale, your job, your ride and your roommate General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 201. $1.50

5379 Puffing Billy: China Rails/India Rails, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 9p-12a. Category 2. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 317. $3.00

5380 Puffing Billy: Metro, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 9p-12a. Category 4. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 316. $3.00

5381 Puffing Billy: Spike #1, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 9p-12a. Category 4. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 314. $3.00

5382 Puffing Billy: Ticket to Ride Card Game, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 9p-12a. Category 7. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 315. $3.00

5501 Dead of Winter and Long Night, GM: Nick Huston (Oakland County Gamers), 5 players, No XP/Average, Friday 9p-12a. Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game from Plaid Hat Games puts 2-5 players in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of humanity is either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters. Each player leads a faction of survivors with dozens of different characters in the game. A meta-cooperative psychological survival game that has players working together toward one common victory condition but also has each individual player striving to achieve his personal secret objective. This could be a minor psychological tick that's fairly harmless to most of the colony, a dangerous obsession that could put the main objective at risk, or (worst of all) outright vengeance against the entire colony! Certain games could end with all players winning, some winning and some losing, or all players losing. Will be combined with Long Night. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 205. $3.00

5626 The Bloody Inn, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 9p-10p. In The Bloody Inn, players are competitive innkeepers, bent on amassing the most wealth. Together you've hatched a diabolical plan: build an inn so you can rob traveling guests in order to get rich. Unfortunately, your morals hinder you from robbing your guests - at least while they're alive. Fortunately, your scruples have no qualms with murder. Of course, you can't just have dead bodies piled everywhere: It's bad for business, and besides, what if the police drop by for a visit? It's all so much work! Perhaps you could employ some of the guests as accomplices? Everyone has a price, after all! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 208. $1.50

5784 Road Kill Rally, GM: Mark Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 9p-11p. As a driver in the Road-Kill Rally, you are racing against opponents eager to destroy you with guns, rockets, and flame throwers. But the big points come from scoring pedestrians: running them over or blasting them out of the road. After all, you have three billion viewers to satisfy. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 202. $1.50

5817 Zombie House Blitz, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 9p-10p. Speed card game in which players try to save members of their family from zombies by getting people (cards) out of the house (stack) and into the cars (points piles) to safety. Players don't take turns, but rather race madly to get their cards into the shared scoring piles in the center of the table. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 311. $1.50

5999 War of the Ring: Battle of the Five Armies - CANCELLED, GM: Shiloh Christie, 0 players, No XP/Complex, Friday 9p-12a. The Battle of Five Armies is a standalone game based on the rules for War of the Ring, which is from the same designers, but with the rules modified to function on a tactical level as they describe a smaller battle rather than the entire war. Based on the climax of JRR Tolkien's novel The Hobbit, the hosts of the Elven King, the Dwarves of Dain Ironfoot, and the Men of the Lake are pitted against a horde of Wolves, Goblins and Bats. Will Gandalf turn the tide for the Free Peoples? Will the Eagles arrive, or Beorn come to the rescue? Or will Bilbo the Hobbit perish in a last stand on Ravenhill? This game features a board representing the Eastern and Southern spurs of the Lonely Mountain and the valley they encircle, as well as a number of plastic figures representing troops, heroes and monsters. Ares Games plans to expand the Battles game-system to include expansions for other battles from the Third Age of Middle-earth, such as the Siege of Gondor, and the assault of Saruman against Rohan. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 424. $3.00

10p

5212 Xtronaut: Learn to Play, GM: Scott Rutter, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10p-12a. Learn to play this newly released game of solar system exploration, designed by a NASA mission leader! Put together space exploration missions by assembling rockets and space probes while avoiding shifting priorities and government shutdowns. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 420. $1.50

5221 Scythe, GM: Bryan Bateman, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 10p-1a. It is a time of unrest in 1920s Europa. The ashes from the first great war still darken the snow. The capitalistic city-state known simply as “The Factory,” which fueled the war with heavily armored mechs, has closed its doors, drawing the attention of several nearby countries. Scythe is a board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor. In Scythe, each player represents a fallen leader attempting to restore their honor and lead their faction to power in Eastern Europa. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 303. $1.50

5228 Blood Rage, GM: Kevin Schnell, 5 players, No XP/Average, Friday 10p-12a. "Life is Battle; Battle is Glory; Glory is ALL" In Blood Rage, each player controls their own Viking clan's warriors, leader, and ship. Ragnarök has come, and it's the end of the world! It's the Vikings' last chance to go down in a blaze of glory and secure their place in Valhalla at Odin's side! For a Viking, there are many pathways to glory. You can invade and pillage the land for its rewards, crush your opponents in epic battles, fulfill quests, increase your clan's stats, or even die gloriously, either in battle or from Ragnarök, the ultimate inescapable doom. Most player strategies are guided by the cards drafted at the beginning of each of the three game rounds (or Ages). These "Gods' Gifts" grant you numerous boons for your clan. Players must choose their strategies carefully during the draft phase, but also be ready to adapt and react to their opponents' strategies as the action phase unfolds. Battles are decided not only by the strength of the figures involved, but also by cards played in secret. By observing your opponent's actions and allegiances to specific gods, you may predict what card they are likely to play, and plan accordingly. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 307. $1.50

5480 CANCELLED - Nuclear War , GM: Tim Ealy (Oakland County Gamers), 0 players, Some XP/Average, Friday 10p-1a. Satirical game in which each player represents a major world power and attempts to gain global domination (or annihilation) through the strategic use of propaganda or nuclear weapons. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 417-418. $3.00

5521 CANCELLED - Seasons, GM: Dana Nelson, 0 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10p-12a. The greatest sorcerers of the kingdom have gathered at the heart of the Argos forest, where the legendary tournament of the 12 seasons is taking place. At the end of the three year competition, the new archmage of the kingdom of Xidit will be chosen from among the competitors. Take your place, wizard! Equip your ancestral magical items, summon your most faithful familiars to your side and be ready to face the challenge! Playing in a draft style, participants will play as sorcerers in a legendary 3 year tournament. Using magical items and powerful familiars, they will face off to become the new archmage of Xidit! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 410. $1.50

5595 Camel Up!: Plus Expansions, GM: Michael Dudash, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10p-12a. Use your best strategy to win the Camel Cup! Multiple mechanisms of dice, randomness, event cards, work together in a board game themed on a camel race. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 409. $1.50

5627 The Grizzled - CANCELLED, GM: TSA Games, 0 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10p-11p. The Grizzled is a cooperative game about survival in the trenches during the First World War where players win or lose together. Each round, the current team leader will choose how far the group will advance; going around the table, players must either play a card in their hand or back out of the mission. Each card represents either threats to the team (such as mortar shells and weather conditions) or individual player limitations which hampers their contributions to the team. If one threat shows up too many times, the team fails the mission. The team must play and manage their threats correctly in order to gain any progress. However, most of the information in a players hand remains secret throughout the game. Planning, teamwork, and a little luck are the tools you'll need to win this cooperative game for two to five players. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 210. $1.50

5673 Betrayal at House on the Hill, GM: Samantha Orosz, 12 players, No XP/Average, Friday 10p-12a. You and your friends explore "that creepy old place on the hill" and your fear will grow with each tile you place until enough mystic misadventures happen that one of the players turns on all of the others. Explore the creepy old mansion, that sounds like a fun time! (especially for your evil friend). Will you defeat the monsters that dwell within and your betrayer or will you never be heard from again? General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 310. $1.50

5808 Mysterium, GM: Sandy Benson, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10p-12a. Co-op. One player is "the ghost" and can only communicate via image cards. The others play psychic investigators and see a tableau of suspects, locations and weapons. Everyone must work together to interpret the ghost's clues and piece together the events of that fateful night and ultimately unmask the killer. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 308. $1.50

5812 King of Tokyo, GM: Josh Finley, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10p-12a. In King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens, all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 313. $1.50

6005 Club Deviants, GM: David Thomas, 10 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10p-12a. This is a tactical game set in Nether-burn Preparatory Academy. The club Deviants have decided to plague the world with their evil games of manipulation and murder to prove they are the intellectual superior of all other. But there is Hope! Because, the Good Samaritans are on the job to catch these deviants and lock them away for good. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 101. $1.50

11p

5850 Potion Explosion, GM: Steve Benson, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 11p-12a. Dear students, it's time for the final exams of the Potions class! The rules are always the same: Take an ingredient marble from the dispenser and watch the others fall. If you connect marbles of the same color, they explode and you can take them, too! Complete your potions using the marbles you collect, and drink them to unleash their magical power. Remember, though, that to win the Student of the Year award, being quick won't be enough: you'll also need to brew the most valuable potions in Potion Explosion! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 425. $1.50

12a

5845 Yodel Pole, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12a-1a. The only rule is: I'm Right. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 311. $1.50

6072 Red Dragon Inn, GM: Amanda Robinson, 10 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12a-2a. In Red Dragon Inn, you and your friends are a party of heroic, fantasy adventurers. You've raided the dungeon, killed the monsters, and taken their treasure. Now you're back, and what better way to celebrate your most recent victory than to spend an evening at the Red Dragon Inn. You and your adventuring companions will spend the night drinking, gambling, and roughhousing. The last person who is both sober enough to remain conscious and shrewd enough to hold onto his Gold Coins wins the game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 414. $1.50

Saturday

9a

5177 Dilbert: The Board Game: Cubicle Frolics in Hell, GM: Stewart Tame, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-11a. You've escaped the drudgery of your 9 to 5 cubicle job for a weekend at U*Con. Now come play a simulation of 9 to 5 drudgery! Like Call of Cthulhu, only with happiness instead of sanity points. The player with the most happiness at the end of the game wins. Avoid projects and thwart your coworkers in this board game based on the comic strip. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 205. $1.50

5286 Bang!, GM: Trisha Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 7 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-11a. The Outlaws hunts the Sheriff. The Sheriff hunts the Outlaws. The Renegade plots secretly, ready to take one side or the other. Bullets fly. Who among the gunmen is a Deputy, ready to sacrifice himself for the Sheriff? And who is a merciless Outlaw, willing to kill him? If you want to find out, just draw (your cards) General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 201. $1.50

5331 City of Remnants, GM: Marcia Pettit, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 9a-1p. Hot rain falls down upon a cold, rotting city. Here the Yugai, a species of militant humanoids, leave the survivors of the worlds they have ransacked and destroyed. It is a prison and a work camp, a place for those who lived through Yugai invasion to live out their remaining years as slaves. This is Gatorum, the City of Remnants. In City of Remnants, players take on the roles of gang leaders, each one with unique qualities and motivations. Players will struggle to control the city, but only the winner can decide the city's future. Many paths to victory lie before you. Bid for gang members who provide a variety of shady skills. Get an edge with weapons and other sundries from the black market. Build districts that can provide you with advantages, production and income, but beware because a greedy opponent might sweep in and take over the work of your own hands. City of Remnants combines strong resource management, auction, and conversion mechanisms with spatial tactics, assymetric player powers, area control and direct conflict. A variety of tools, different every game, are at your disposal to build up your gang and claim the city for yourself. But watch out for the Yugai police force, who will meddle with everyone's plans! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 206. $3.00

5343 (Prototype) Battle Box: The Greek Gods, GM: Chris Andersen, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 9a-11a. Struggle for control of the largest army of Gods, Heroes, and Monsters! Using the basic interactions established in Triple Triad from Final Fantasy VIII, each warrior has directional strengths and weaknesses. The playing field has been expanded, the number of players increased, abilities created for many warriors, spell cards composed, and elements (fire, earth, energy, water) added. This is a prototype with original artwork drawn by the author, his children, and friends, and will eventually be a project on Kickstarter. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 103. $1.50

5383 Puffing Billy: Empire Builder/Eurorails #2, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-12p. Category 2. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 315. $3.00

5384 Puffing Billy: 1830 #2, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-12p. Category 3. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 316. $3.00

5385 Puffing Billy: Express #2, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-12p. Category 7. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 314. $3.00

5386 Puffing Billy: Union Pacific #2, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-12p. Category 4. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 317. $3.00

5487 : 16th Annual Abstracts Tournament, GM: Clark Rodeffer, 24 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-1p. Come match wits with your opponents in various combinatorial strategy games. Most of the games can be learned and played to completion within 30 minutes. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 414-419. $3.00

5589 Puerto Rico, GM: Nikki Carr, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 9a-11a. In Puerto Rico players assume the roles of colonial governors on the island of Puerto Rico. The aim of the game is to amass victory points by shipping goods to Europe or by constructing buildings. The resource cycle of the game is that players grow crops which they exchange for points or doubloons. Doubloons can then be used to buy buildings, which allow players to produce more crops or give them other abilities. Buildings and plantations do not work unless they are manned by colonists. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 309. $1.50

5598 Imperial Assault, GM: Jason Sonk, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-10a. Imperial Assault puts you in the midst of the Galactic Civil War between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire after the destruction of the Death Star over Yavin 4. In this game, you and your friends can participate in two separate games. The campaign game pits the limitless troops and resources of the Galactic Empire against a crack team of elite Rebel operatives as they strive to break the Empire's hold on the galaxy, while the skirmish game invites you and a friend to muster strike teams and battle head-to-head over conflicting objectives. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 310. $1.50

5678 Saloon Tycoon, GM: Nicholas Baker, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 9a-11a. It’s the wild west and it’s time to get this small saloon of yours built up! Featuring a 3D building mechanism, players add floors to their saloon which cause their buildings to rise up off the ground in the effort to woo different citizens to your saloon. But watch out, not all of the citizens are upstanding and can cause you to suffer due to their notoriety. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 204. $1.50

5742 Starfarers of Catan, GM: Harold Tessmann III, 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 9a-1p. CATAN! IN! SPAAAAAACE! More than just settling, you'll need to explore planets, ally with alien races for new technology, and fend off space pirates. (OK, yes, making smart trades still matters.) General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 303. $3.00

5759 Envoy Open Play, GM: Edward Kabara (Envoy), 30 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-1p. Play to Win! Walk up and play a game sponsored by Envoy from Double Exposure. Drop in whenever and play for as long as you like. $1.50 for every two hours of games! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 217-219. $1.50

5786 Castle Panic, GM: Mark Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-11a. Can you work with your friends to defend your Castle against the horde, or will the Monsters tear down your Walls and destroy the precious Castle Towers? You will all win or lose together, but in the end only one player will be declared the Master Slayer! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 202. $1.50

5964 Legends of Andor, GM: Edward Kabara, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-12p. The country Andor is in danger. From the forests and the mountains, the enemy back to the castle of the old king Brandur. Only your little hero group opposes them. If you succeed in defending the castle? After the first adventure still followed by many more. Rules taught. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 216. $3.00

6004 Club Deviants, GM: Ollie Washington, 10 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-1p. This is a tactical game made for 1-10. Players set in Nether-burn Preparatory Academy. The club Deviants have decided to plague the world with their evil games of manipulation and murder to prove they are the intellectual superior of all others. But there is hope because the Good Samaritans are on the job to catch these deviants and lock them away for good. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 411. $3.00

6046 The Downfall of Pompeii, GM: Keith Jacobs, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-10a. Players compete to collect items to become a millionaire. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 211. $1.50

6063 : The Witches, GM: Shellee A. Levin, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-10a. In this game you take on the role of a young trainee witch, such as Tiffany Aching and Petulia Gristle, travelling across the land of Lancre helping folks where you can and fighting evil and other things as and when they appear. Most problems can be solved with a little headology, but at times you must resort to magic. However, care must be taken as too much magic can lead a young witch to turn Black Aliss. You'll be fine just as long as you have the odd cup of tea with a fellow witch. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 212. $1.50

6070 The King's Abbey , GM: Karen Holah, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-11a. In AD 1096, hope fills the air like a bird's song after a long winter, the seeming endless road of the Dark Ages may soon come to an end. For years now, warlords have roamed the land, every surface is covered with filth, and disease has ripped through towns like great tornadoes. King Sivolc has dreamed that building a great gothic structure is the answer to leave this Dark Age behind forever. But for the last decade, there has been a massive decline in the building activity, and hardly any great cultural achievements have been made. The King's Abbey is a worker placement/resource management game in which each player has their own player board that represents the abbey they have been tasked to build. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 213. $1.50

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5299 Cerberus Engine: DC COMICS DECK-BUILDING GAME, GM: Mason Whitlark, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-11a. In the DC Comics Deck-building Game, you take on the role of Batman™, Superman™, or one of their brave and heroic allies in the struggle against the forces of Super-Villainy! While you begin armed only with basic combat maneuvers, you will add new, more powerful cards to your deck as you go, with the goal of defeating as many of the DC Comics Super-Villains as you can. In the end, the player who has accumulated the most Victory Points from the cards in his or her deck wins the game! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 306. $1.50

5304 Cthuhlu Wars, GM: David Reynolds, 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 10a-1p. Cthulhu Wars is the epic game of world domination using beautifully painted and huge figures. The game system is easy. Complexity comes from each faction playing completely differently than all the others. If you like a web of asymmetric powers that grows over time you will love this game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 409. $3.00

5348 Mare Nostrum, GM: Mark Haynes, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-1p. Play as one of five leaders of the Ancient World: Caesar of Rome, Hammurabi of Babylon, Cleopatra of Egypt, Perecles of Greece, and Hannibal of Carthage as you strive for Cultural, Military, or Commercial dominance of the Ancient World. Recruit Heroes and create Wonders, expand trade caravans, build cities to collect taxes, construct temples, and build the Pyramids to display your stature in this world and the next! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 223. $3.00

5355 Orléans, GM: Trevor Pryhorocki, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 10a-1p. During the medieval goings-on around Orléans, you must assemble a following of farmers, merchants, knights, monks, etc. to gain supremacy through trade, construction and science in medieval France. In the city of Orléans and the area of the Loire, you can take trade trips to other cities to acquire coveted goods and build trading posts. You need followers and their abilities to expand your dominance by putting them to work as traders, builders, and scientists. Knights expand your scope of action and secure your mercantile expeditions. Craftsmen build trading stations and tools to facilitate work. Scholars make progress in science, and last but not least it cannot hurt to get active in monasteries since with monks on your side you are much less likely to fall prey to fate. In Orléans, you will always want to take more actions than possible, and there are many paths to victory. The challenge is to combine all elements as best as possible with regard to your strategy. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 412. $3.00

5510 Formula D: New Jersey Circuit, GM: Michael Cook, 10 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-1p. Push your engine to its limit, hug the curves, pass to win... Take risks & plan ahead to win! Rules will be taught. This is race 2 of 2 to determine the 2016 U-Con Formula D Racing Champ. Your 2 placings will set your final standings. There will be a prize for the Racing Series winner awarded after this race. Must be present after this race to receive the Racing Series Winner prize. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 413. $3.00

5620 Imhotep, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-11a. In Imhotep, the players become builders who want to emulate the first and best-known architect in Egypt, namely Imhotep. Over six rounds, players will procure new stones, load stones on boats, and sail the boats to different monument building sites, or the market. Timing is crucial, though, as players compete to accrue the most points, in an effort to build Egypt's greatest monuments! A fast, fun, family game. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 210. $1.50

5628 Nippon, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 10a-12p. In Nippon, players each control one of four great Zaibatsu, giant conglomerates that wield massive power over Japan's economy. The Emperor has called on you to help move the nation from feudal isolation into a modern industrial state. Players develop their web of power by investing in new industries, improving their technological knowledge, shipping goods to foreign countries or using them to satisfy local needs, and growing their influence. Every action that is taken helps to forge a path to new opportunities, and victory! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 209. $1.50

5669 Tragedy Looper, GM: We Hate Bards, 3 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 10a-2p. Save the future from tragedy as you three players unite against the evil mastermind in a battle of wits. You all have the ability to turn back time, which will come in handy in learning what roles the characters you are guiding around are. GM: Aaron Connell General Audience (13+) Conference C Table 2. $3.00

5675 Greed, GM: Samantha Orosz, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-11a. If you've always wanted to be a crime lord then boy howdy, this game is for you! Acquire henchmen, shady businesses, and money to build your empire and crush the opposition. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 307. $1.50

5728 Stockpile, GM: Oneal Isaac, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-12p. Choose the best investments and outplay your opponents to earn the most money in this fast-paced game. Will you be able to manipulate the stock market, or will your investments go bankrupt? General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 410. $1.50

5995 Various: Kid-friendly Animal Games, GM: Pamela Anzicek, 3 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-11a. Join us for some fun, kid-friendly, short games that have an animal theme. We will bring Coloretto, Barnyard Critters, Meow, and Funny Bunny. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 308. $1.50

6061 Agricola, GM: Wyatt Wilfong, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-12p. You're a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else. On a turn, you get to take only two actions, one for you and one for the spouse, from all the possibilities you'll find on a farm: collecting clay, wood, or stone; building fences; and so on. You might think about having kids in order to get more work accomplished, but first you need to expand your house. And what are you going to feed all the little rugrats? Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 211. $1.50

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5230 The Great Dinosaur Rush, GM: Kevin Schnell, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 11a-12p. The Great Dinosaur Rush -- or the Bone Wars, as it's otherwise called -- was a period of incredible advancement in paleontology (i.e., the discovery of fossils). In this game, players compete to grab bones from the best dig sites, and build new dinosaurs for prestigious museums, gaining notoriety in the process by stealing bones, sabotaging dig sites, and otherwise impeding your fellow paleontologists. The game is played over turns, each with two main phases: dig and build. You'll have to play dirty if you want to win -- just not too dirty! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 304. $1.50

5287 Carcassonne: Wheel of Fortune, GM: Trisha Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11a-1p. For many years knights, monks, thieves, and farmers attended to their activities without interruption. Now, a mysterious wheel of fortune determines the fate of the things in Carcassonne. The plague sends followers home and famines must be fought. In addition the players earn additional points when their knights collect taxes. A player who is in the right place at the right time can steer his fate in the right direction. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 201. $1.50

5344 (Prototype) Battle Box: The Greek Gods, GM: Chris Andersen, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 11a-1p. Struggle for control of the largest army of Gods, Heroes, and Monsters! Using the basic interactions established in Triple Triad from Final Fantasy VIII, each warrior has directional strengths and weaknesses. The playing field has been expanded, the number of players increased, abilities created for many warriors, spell cards composed, and elements (fire, earth, energy, water) added. This is a prototype with original artwork drawn by the author, his children, and friends, and will eventually be a project on Kickstarter. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 103. $1.50

5629 Scythe, GM: TSA Games, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 11a-2p. Scythe is a Worker Placement/Economic Engine board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor. In Scythe, each player represents a character from one of five factions of Eastern Europa who are attempting to earn their fortune and claim their faction's stake in the land around the mysterious Factory. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 208. $3.00

5680 Junk Art, GM: Nicholas Baker, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11a-12p. Not everyone can agree what art is, but everyone can take part in stacking contests with random pieces of junk! In this stacking dexterity game, players play 3 of 12 different stacking games with unique wooden pieces, trying to avoid things falling over. Will one of your creations stand up as Junk Art? Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 204. $1.50

5787 Trekking the National Parks, GM: Mark Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11a-1p. Trekking the National Parks is a spirited family board game that lets players visit America's National Parks in a fun and competitive way. Players compete for points by visiting national parks, claiming park cards and collecting bonus stones. Travel across the country and trek the trails that define our nation's most valuable public resource - the National Parks!! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 202. $1.50

5813 Sentinels of the Multiverse: Game with the Creator, GM: Christopher Badell, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11a-1p. Play Sentinels with the creator of the game, Christopher Badell! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 301. $2.00

5832 Evolution Flight!, GM: Dave Morris, 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 11a-1p. Try the Flight expansion to the Evolution board game by NorthStar Games! Evolve both land and air creatures, with traits both new, and improved, versions of the originals. Flying Tyrannosauruses! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 305. $1.50

5957 Porta Nigra, GM: Brad Keusch, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 11a-1p. Come compete with up to 3 others to build a city! Using an identical deck of cards to drive actions, players take turns acquiring bricks, building pieces of the city, and completing objectives. Plays quick and looks great on the table! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 302. $1.50

5996 CANCELLED - Incan Gold: Kid-friendly, GM: Pamela Anzicek, 0 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11a-12p. Incan Gold is a quick, fun and tense game in which you and other adventurers explore an old Incan temple in search of gold and treasure. In each of the five rounds, you secretly choose if you want to continue exploring the temple in search of more treasure or retreat to the safety of your camp with your share of the treasure that has been discovered so far. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 308. $1.50

6047 6 Nimmt!, GM: Keith Jacobs, 10 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11a-12p. To play the game, you shuffle the 104 number cards, lay out four cards face-up to start the four rows, then deal ten cards to each player. Each turn, players simultaneously choose and reveal a card from their hand, then add the cards to the rows, with cards being placed in ascending order based on their number; specifically, each card is placed in the row that ends with the highest number that's below the card's number. When the sixth card is placed in a row, the owner of that card claims the other five cards and the sixth card becomes the first card in a new row. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 212. $1.50

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5300 Cerberus Engine: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING DECK-BUILDING GAME, GM: Mason Whitlark, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 12p-1p. In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-Building Game, you take on the role of Frodo™, Gandalf™, Aragorn™, or one of their brave and heroic allies in the struggle against the forces of the Dark Lord Sauron™! While you begin armed only with a basic deck of starting cards, you will add new, more powerful cards to your deck as you go, with the goal of defeating the deadly forces that serve Sauron in your trek towards Mount Doom. In the end, the player who has accumulated the most Victory Points from the cards in his or her deck wins the game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 306. $1.50

5387 Puffing Billy: Aussie Rails/Nippon Rails, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 12p-3p. Category 2. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 317. $3.00

5388 Puffing Billy: Trains #1, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 12p-3p. Category 7. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 314. $3.00

5389 Puffing Billy: Rails of New England #2, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 12p-3p. Category 8. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 316. $3.00

5390 Puffing Billy: Ticket to Ride #3, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 12p-3p. Category 1. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 315. $3.00

5551 Various: Short Games, GM: Kevin Hogan, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 12p-2p. What do you do when you see a 10-minute run-time on a game? How about running several? If players want to only run one game, that's fine, but there should be time to run all of AttrAction, Loonacy, Piece o'Cake, and Timeline: Inventions at least once. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 310. $1.50

5607 Captain Sonar, GM: Bryan Snell, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 12p-1p. In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 311. $1.50

5729 Cash n' Guns, GM: Oneal Isaac, 7 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 12p-1p. A gangster band is splitting its loot, but they can't agree! It's time to let the guns talk and soon everyone is aiming at everyone. The richest survivor wins! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 307. $1.50

6048 : Lemming Mafia, GM: Shellee A. Levin, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 12p-1p. Each player has his favorite lemmings and tries to use the dice results to influence the race. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 212. $1.50

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5716 Dominion: Rio Grande Sanctioned Dominion Tournament, GM: Scott Colcord, 27 players, Some XP/Average, Saturday 1p-11p. Please join us for the only officially sanctioned Dominion tournament in Michigan! Play in a series of custom-designed Kingdom sets drawing from every published Dominion set. All players receive promotional cards. The top finishers, after a series of Swiss-style rounds, will move on to an elimination stage. Bring your "A" game, and good luck! Sorry, "Play All Games" ribbons not accepted. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 416-425. $10.00

6054 Murano, GM: Karen Holah, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 1p-3p. On a turn, you move one of the gondolas in the direction of play to an empty space, then take the action shown there. You can't pass another gondola while moving or land in an occupied space, but for a coin you can move a gondola that's in front of the gondola you want to move, and you can pay to move multiple gondolas, if needed. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 213. $1.50

6056 : Valley of the Kings, GM: Wyatt Wilfong, 1 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 1p-2p. In Valley of the Kings, players are Egyptian nobles at the time of the pharaohs, preparing for their death and burial in the Valley of the Kings. In the Egyptian religion, when you die you can take it with you! Egyptians therefore stocked their tombs with food, shabti (statuettes of servants who will work for them in the afterlife), canopic jars (to preserve their organs), statues of the gods, household items, and amulets. You compete with the other players to accumulate the best artifacts for your tomb. At the end of the game, you score the artifacts stored there. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 212. $1.50

6064 Lords of Vegas, GM: Keith Jacobs, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 1p-2p. You and your opponents represent powerful developers in a burgeoning Nevada city. You will earn money and prestige by building the biggest and most profitable casinos on "The Strip," the town's backbone of dust and sin. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 211. $1.50

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5279 Battlestar Galactica, GM: Vic Lesperance, 5 players, No XP/Complex, Saturday 2p-7p. The last human warship, the Battlestar Galactica, protects a fleet of the last few humans who survived the robotic Cylon uprising. They seek a new home amongst the stars. But the Cylon attack fleet is not far behind, intent on eliminating the human plague, once and for all. Resources are scarce. Survival is unlikely. The Cylons will attack with Raiders, missiles, and transports filled with armored Centurions. But their greatest weapon of them all: Their latest models appear human, and two of them are already aboard the Galactica sowing discord. This is the grandfather of all secret traitor games. Can the humans work together? Can they identify their enemies within? The game involves politics, betrayal, deduction, space combat, and a beautiful custom game board and miniatures. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 302. $3.00

5288 Roll For It!, GM: Trisha Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-4p. Take turns rolling dice and matching cards trying to score 40 points. Each roll presents new opportunities with fun decisions to make. The rules are simple -- Roll It! Match It! Score It! But look out, other players may steal the card you're shooting for... So, hurry, pick up the dice and Roll For It! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 201. $1.50

5310 Imperial - CANCELLED, GM: Mark Brehob, 4 players, Some XP/Complex, Saturday 2p-6p. Setting: Europe in the age of Imperialism. International investors try to achieve the greatest influence in Europe. With their bonds, they control the politics of the six imperial nations: Austria-Hungary, Italy, France, Great Britain, the German Empire, and Russia. The nations erect factories, build fleets, and deploy armies. The investors watch as their nations expand, wage wars, levy taxes, and collect the proceeds. Since the European nations are under the shifting influence of different investors, new strategic alliances and conflicts arise between them again and again! Each player represents an international investor. Only he who succeeds in increasing his capital and gaining influence in the most powerful European nations will win the imperial competition. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 306. $3.00

5345 (Prototype) Battle Box: The Greek Gods, GM: Chris Andersen, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 2p-4p. Struggle for control of the largest army of Gods, Heroes, and Monsters! Using the basic interactions established in Triple Triad from Final Fantasy VIII, each warrior has directional strengths and weaknesses. The playing field has been expanded, the number of players increased, abilities created for many warriors, spell cards composed, and elements (fire, earth, energy, water) added. This is a prototype with original artwork drawn by the author, his children, and friends, and will eventually be a project on Kickstarter. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 103. $1.50

5346 Big Bad Overlord: demo, GM: Danny DeCillis, 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 2p-4p. Big Bad Overlord is a card and dice game in which you take on the role of a mighty Lord of Darkness, fighting with other sinister beings for control of the world. Players gather evil minions, hunt for great artifacts of power, and fend off the occasional do-gooder bent on "saving the world." Capture your enemies' minions with Mind Control, shatter their troops with mighty blasts of Magic, or just hack and slash your way to the top! This is a demo of a game which will be launched on Kickstarter in early 2017. Early reviews have called it "A wild ride from start to finish" (Dice.Card.GO!) and "A really cool game... lots of fun" (Cloak and Meeple). Come join us for a fun demo. Step into the shoes/boots/claws of Eekrah the Nasty, Grundar the Spiteful, Gurth the Odious, Ithrok the Unseen, Kamu the Mighty, or Losik the Ruthless and let out your inner villain! More information about the game, including an overview of how to play, is available at bigbadoverlord.com. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 304. Free!

5349 Stockpile, GM: Mark Haynes, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-4p. Stockpile is an economic, stock-market themed game that's all about insider trading! You know about future stock price changes, but will you be able to act on that knowledge without drawing attention? Invest wisely, manipulate the financial markets, and misdirect your opponents to earn the most money in this fast-paced game for 2-5 players. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 223. $1.50

5507 North Dakota Rummy, GM: Rhonda Berg, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-4p. Why not learn a game that you can immediately go home and play with standard playing cards? North Dakota Rummy is a particularly fun variant of rummy because you can buy cards from the discard pile when it is not your turn. It is played in seven rounds that each have different requirements to begin to play cards on the table. Use your buys carefully, though, because only three buys are allowed per round! (For those who are very familiar with popular variants of rummy, it is similar to Contract Rummy.) General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 204. $1.50

5511 Isle of Skye: From Chieftan to King, GM: Michael Cook, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 2p-4p. Isle of Skye: From Chieftan to King, as it’s formally known, is a tile-laying game with some light auction and set collection mechanics interwoven within. Players are chieftains of famous clans and the goal is to build your kingdom in such a way as to, you’ve guessed it, score the most points. Primarily this is done with the use of scoring tiles that each give a different means of attaining points. However Isle of Skye has 16 of these tiles and only 4 will be used each game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 308. $1.50

5547 Dixit, GM: Meri Orosz, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-4p. Dixit uses a deck of cards illustrated with dreamlike images. Players select cards that match a title suggested by the storyteller, and attempt to guess which card the storyteller selected. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 312-313. $1.50

5583 Castles of Burgundy, GM: Nikki Carr, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 2p-4p. The game is set in the Burgundy region of High Medieval France. Each player takes on the role of an aristocrat, originally controlling a small princedom. While playing they aim to build settlements and powerful castles, practice trade along the river, exploit silver mines, and use the knowledge of travelers. The game is about players taking settlement tiles from the game board and placing them into their princedom, which is represented by the player board. Every tile has a function that starts when the tile is placed in the princedom. The princedom itself consists of several regions, each of which demands its own type of settlement tile. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 309. $1.50

5596 Onward to Venus, GM: Michael Dudash, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-3p. The game is played over three turns. In each turn, you whizz around the planets and moons claiming tiles. The tiles grant you cards, allow you to build a factory or mine, let you hunt strange beasts, or simply earn you some money. Other tiles allow you to attack other players or add to the crisis level on the planet or moon in question. You have to be careful with crisis tiles because if you let too many build up, bad stuff like Martian invasions, robot rebellions, space pirates, etc. starts happening. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 307. $1.50

5600 T.I.M.E Stories: The Marcy Case, GM: Randolph Williams, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 2p-6p. Perhaps you've heard of it: a unique "decksploration" co-operative gaming system with limited-to-nonexistent replayability. Sure you can buy a new module, but what to do with a scenario once you've already played through it? You host an event, that's what; at least that's what I'm doing. So if you've balked at a $65 price tag for "one-time" use game, come experience the adventure without the major investment! I'm choosing to host The Marcy Case, the second module in the series. The base game includes Asylum, so if you enjoy this enough to buy it, you still have a full fresh experience with the base set (and can choose whether or not to purchase the Marcy module). N.T. 1992. A mysterious epidemic strikes a peaceful American city. Save young Marcy. Save the future. Enjoy this acclaimed "decksploration" co-op. Some mature themes and content. No spoilers from me! "We have now mastered time travel, but faults and paradoxes threaten the very fabric of the universe. The T.I.M.E. Agency has been created to prevent their appearance and protect humanity. As temporal agents, you and your team will be sent into different worlds or realities, into the bodies of other beings (or “receptacles”). You will control these receptacles to fulfill the missions given to you. Communicate and collaborate to triumph over the perils standing in your path. Carefully observe the scenes shown on the board before acting. Complete your mission as quickly as possible. Know that you can attempt the mission as many times as necessary." ~ Bob Some mature themes and content. No spoilers from me! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 203. $3.00

5608 Captain Sonar, GM: Bryan Snell, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-3p. In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 311. $1.50

5630 Yedo, GM: TSA Games, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 2p-5p. In the strategy game Yedo, players assume the roles of Clan Elders in the city of Edo during the early years of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The object of the game is to amass prestige with the new shogun. To do so, players must gather the necessary assets to complete missions and - most importantly - outfox their opponents and prevent them from completing their missions. Through cunning, assassination, and subtlety you may catch the Shogun's eye but be careful to make the right choices, for in Yedo, eternal glory and painful disgrace are two sides of the same coin. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 210. $3.00

5682 The Networks, GM: Nicholas Baker, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 2p-4p. Have you ever wanted to run your own TV station? Well now you can! In The Networks, you take over a fledgling local access station and buy TV shows, stars, & recruit ads for your prime time line-up. However, shows become less popular as the years go by, so be ready to push those older shows into re-runs. Can you bring in the most viewers to your station? General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 410. $1.50

5760 Envoy Open Play, GM: Edward Kabara (Envoy), 30 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-6p. Play to Win! Walk up and play a game sponsored by Envoy from Double Exposure. Drop in whenever and play for as long as you like. $1.50 for every two hours of games! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 217-219. $1.50

5764 Caverna: The Cave Farmers, GM: Norman Leon, 7 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 2p-6p. Following along the same lines as its predecessor (Agricola), Caverna: The Cave Farmers is a worker-placement game at heart, with a focus on farming. In the game, you are the bearded leader of a small dwarf family that lives in a little cave in the mountains. You begin the game with a farmer and his spouse, and each member of the farming family represents an action that the player can take each turn. Together, you cultivate the forest in front of your cave and dig deeper into the mountain. You furnish the caves as dwellings for your offspring as well as working spaces for small enterprises. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 414. $3.00

5788 : Flash Point: Fire Rescue, GM: Mark Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-4p. The call comes in: "911, what is your emergency?" On the other end is a panicked response of "FIRE!" Moments late you don the protective suits that will keep you alive, gather your equipment and rush to the scene of a blazing inferno. You must face your fears, never give up, and above all else work as a team because the fire is raging, the building is threatening to collapse and lives are in danger. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 202. $1.50

5821 For Sale, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-3p. For Sale is a quick, fun game nominally about buying and selling real estate. During the game's two distinct phases, players first bid for several buildings then, after all buildings have been bought, sell the buildings for the greatest profit possible. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 222. $1.50

5836 Gyrating Hamsters, GM: Alex Host, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-3p. Gyrating Hamsters - The casual card game your party is missing. Hilarious hamsters, surprising strategy and suspenseful chaos in a box. Battles included! Face off in a 30 minute race to build hilarious hamster clans with hamsters like Houdini, Hibachi, Hardcore, and more! Gyrating Hamsters is a 2-4 player game with high risk, high reward elements. Unreleased and needs play testers. Becoming "Battle Ready" is your first priority. Choosing to battle could push you to victory or leave you whimpering in defeat! Players start with 3 Hamsters and aim to build up their hamster population or tear opponents down through strategic card selections. With 3 ways to win, which strategy will you choose? Choose to play a Clan Hamster like the Hibachi Hamster, or induce total chaos and attack your friends with the Houdini Hamster! Feeling down and out? Play special actions to draw additional cards and hope the Hamster Hurricane will sweep away the competition! You’ll find that nothing is safe in Gyrating Hamsters. Well, except the Gyrating Hamster! This version of Gyrating Hamsters is a blend of our family friendly and adult version. Recommended ages 16 and up. Find out more at www.gyratinghamsters.com or www.facebook.com/gyratinghamsters. Gyrate On! Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 221. Free!

5851 : Coup , GM: Matt Hawkins, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-4p. You are head of a family in an Italian city-state, a city run by a weak and corrupt court. You need to manipulate, bluff and bribe your way to power. Your object is to destroy the influence of all the other families, forcing them into exile. Only one family will survive. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 303. $1.50

5959 : Star Trek: Five Year Mission, GM: David Whitcher, 7 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-4p. Choose the classic Star Trek Enterprise NCC-1701 or the Star Trek: The Next Generation NCC-1701-D. ALERT! You and your fellow crewmates must cooperate to resolve dangerous situations that threaten to destroy your ship. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 207. $1.50

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5330 Suburbia Inc, GM: Marcia Pettit, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 3p-6p. Plan, build, and develop a small town into a major metropolis. Use hex-shaped building tiles to add residential, commercial, civic, and industrial areas, as well as special points of interest that provide benefits and take advantage of the resources of nearby towns. Your goal is to have your borough thrive and end up with a greater population than any of your opponents. Suburbia is a tile-laying game in which each player tries to build up an economic engine and infrastructure that will be initially self-sufficient, and eventually become both profitable and encourage population growth. As your town grows, you'll modify both your income and your reputation. As your income increases, you'll have more cash on hand to purchase better and more valuable buildings, such as an international airport or a high rise office building. As your reputation increases, you'll gain more and more population (and the winner at the end of the game is the player with the largest population).During each game, players compete for several unique goals that offer an additional population boost-and the buildings available in each game vary, so you'll never play the same game twice! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 206. $3.00

5391 Puffing Billy: China Rails/Russian Rails, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 3p-6p. Category 2. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 317. $3.00

5392 Puffing Billy: 18XX PotLuck #1, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 3p-6p. Category 3. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 316. $3.00

5393 Puffing Billy: Spike #2, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 3p-6p. Category 4. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 314. $3.00

5394 Puffing Billy: Streetcar, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 3p-6p. Category 4. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 315. $3.00

5540 Monster Laundry, GM: Eric McGlohon, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 3p-4p. It's livening up in the monster laundry room as all of the monsters want to get rid of the yucky smell. Amidst all the scrubbing, rinsing, and splashing, water is going everywhere! Only the fastest players can keep track and end up with the most golden clothespins. Monster Laundry starts on the signal "Monster wash!" The players stand evenly spaced out in a circle and hold the washing line around them. As a living clothes horse, the players' goal is to grab the monsters and hang them on the washing line, either on your left-hand or right-hand side, depending on certain criteria. The fastest player gets a golden clothespin as a reward. The first player to get three of these precious pins wins. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 415. $1.50

5609 Captain Sonar, GM: Bryan Snell, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 3p-4p. In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 310. $1.50

5632 Hit Z Road, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 3p-4p. In the fast-paced and morbidly kitschy game Hit Z Road, you and your fellow players embark on a road trip going south from Chicago along America's famous Route 66 - now infested by zombies. As you travel though a deck of adventure cards rife with dangers, you battle zombie hordes, drive abandoned school buses, scavenge for gas and bullets, and explore a darkened, tainted American countryside full of shambling undead, haunted carnivals, and plumes of toxic gas. Your goal is to stay alive until you reach the safe, sandy beaches of the California coast. 2016 Martin Wallace game Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 209. $1.50

5833 Evolution: Unlimited!, GM: Dave Morris, 6 players, Some XP/Average, Saturday 3p-6p. Evolution with expansions (base, Flight, Climate) and scenario cards. We'll play with modifications like unlimited traits, accelerated growth, etc, which will be chosen by players at game start. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 305. $3.00

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5249 Big Bad Overlord: demo, GM: Danny DeCillis, 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 4p-6p. Big Bad Overlord is a card and dice game in which you take on the role of a mighty Lord of Darkness, fighting with other sinister beings for control of the world. Players gather evil minions, hunt for great artifacts of power, and fend off the occasional do-gooder bent on "saving the world." Capture your enemies' minions with Mind Control, shatter their troops with mighty blasts of Magic, or just hack and slash your way to the top! This is a demo of a game which will be launched on Kickstarter in early 2017. Early reviews have called it "A wild ride from start to finish" (Dice.Card.GO!) and "A really cool game... lots of fun" (Cloak and Meeple). Come join us for a fun demo. Step into the shoes/boots/claws of Eekrah the Nasty, Grundar the Spiteful, Gurth the Odious, Ithrok the Unseen, Kamu the Mighty, or Losik the Ruthless and let out your inner villain! More information about the game, including an overview of how to play, is available at bigbadoverlord.com. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 304. Free!

5289 Looney Labs Trio: Aquarius, Fluxx, Loonacy, GM: Trisha Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-6p. Come learn how to play 3 Looney Labs Games. Family Fluxx, Aquarius and Loonacy! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 201. $1.50

5364 Pandemic: On the Brink, GM: Bob Mariotti, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-6p. Save the world from 4 diseases, all at once! Come play one of the best (and most evil) cooperative games. Level of difficulty will be decided on the experience of the players. The bio-terrorist will not be used. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 222. $1.50

5420 Shakespeare, GM: Jason Miller, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 4p-6p. The theaters of London are abuzz. In one week her majesty, the Queen, will attend their new shows and will grant her support to one of the troupes. It's the chance of a lifetime for the young authors who are inflaming the populace with ever more audacious and motley plays. But how do you create a masterpiece in such a short time? Whomever has the answer to this thorny question will probably enter the rolls of history! In Shakespeare, players are theater managers who must recruit actors, craftsmen, jewelers and others in order to assemble everything needed for the play's performance at week's end. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 307. $1.50

5524 Dungeon Petz - CANCELLED, GM: Mary Garton, 0 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 4p-6p. Become the leader of an imp family that has just started a new business – breeding and selling petz. Sound simple and safe? Well, we forgot to mention that those petz are for Dungeon Lords. This means magical, playful, sometimes angry monsters that constantly desire attention and at the very moment you want them to demonstrate their qualities to buyers they are sick or they poop. Sometimes you are even glad that you got rid of them – but the profit is unbelievable. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 409. $1.50

5537 Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, GM: Eric McGlohon, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-5p. Deception: Murder in Hong Kong is a game of deduction and deception for 4-12 players that plays in about 20 minutes. In the game, players take on the roles of investigators attempting to solve a murder case-but there's a twist. The killer is one of the investigators! Each player's role and team are randomly assigned at the start of play and include the unique roles of Forensic Scientist, Witness, Investigator, Murderer, and Accomplice. While the Investigators attempt to deduce the truth, the murderer's team must deceive and mislead. This is a battle of wits! The Forensic Scientist has the solution but can express the clues only using special scene tiles while the investigators (and the murderer) attempt to interpret the evidence. In order to succeed, the investigators must not only deduce the truth from the clues of the Forensic Scientist, they must also see through the misdirection being injected into the equation by the Murderer and Accomplice! Find out who among you can cut through deception to find the truth and who is capable of getting away with murder! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 412. $1.50

5548 Telestrations, GM: Meri Orosz, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-6p. If you've played telephone and can draw even a little, this is the game for you! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 411. $1.50

5584 The Voyages of Marco Polo, GM: Nikki Carr, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 4p-6p. In The Voyages of Marco Polo, players recreate this journey, with each player having a different character and special power in the game. The game is played over five rounds. Each round, the players roll their five personal dice and can perform one action each turn with them. After five rounds, the game ends with players receiving victory points for arriving in Beijing, fulfilling the most orders, and having reached the cities on secret city cards that each player gets at the start of the game; these points are added to the VPs gained during the game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 309. $1.50

5610 Captain Sonar, GM: Bryan Snell, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-5p. In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 311. $1.50

5635 Isle of Skye, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-6p. In the tile-laying game Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King, 2-5 players are chieftains of famous clans and want to build their kingdoms to score as many points as possible. Each round, players will expand and improve their lands as they try to meet scoring objectives - but those scoring goals change, so players must adjust their tactics to an ever-evolving game. In the end, the player with the best kingdom becomes the king of the island. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 208. $1.50

5685 The Dragon & Flagon, GM: Nicholas Baker, 8 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 4p-6p. The Dragon Inn only has one last flagon of it’s most favorite brew, so it’s time to brawl over it! Each person plays as a unique fantasy archetype with their own skills. Skills such as moving, punching , shoving , jumping, and throwing objects in their attempts to gain the Dragon Flagon and unlock their ultimate ability. Abilities are chosen ahead of the next one, so watch out as your plans may be foiled! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 410. $1.50

5703 Jamaica, GM: James H Richards, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-6p. Considered one of the great racing games made - only with Pirates and ships that shoot at each other. Each player plays a famous Pirate Captain racing their ship around the island of Jamaica. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 205. $1.50

5785 Road Kill Rally, GM: Mark Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-6p. As a driver in the Road-Kill Rally, you are racing against opponents eager to destroy you with guns, rockets, and flame throwers. But the big points come from scoring pedestrians: running them over or blasting them out of the road. After all, you have three billion viewers to satisfy. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 202. $1.50

5801 Fresco, GM: Sandy Benson, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-6p. In Fresco, players are master painters working to restore a fresco in a Renaissance church. Each round begins with players deciding what time they would like to wake up for the day. The earlier you wake up, the earlier you will be in turn order, and the better options you will be guaranteed to have. Wake up early too often, however, and your apprentices will become unhappy and stop working as efficiently. They would much rather sleep in! Then, players decide their actions for the turn, deploying their apprentice work force to various tasks. You'll need to buy paint, mix paint, work on painting the fresco, raise money (which you'll need to buy the aforementioned paint!) by painting portraits, and perhaps even send your apprentices to the opera in order to increase their happiness. Points are scored mostly by painting the fresco, which requires specific combinations of paints, so you'll need to buy and mix your paints wisely, in addition to beating other players to the paints and fresco segments you would like to paint. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 204. $1.50

5842 Gyrating Hamsters, GM: Alex Host, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-5p. Gyrating Hamsters - The casual card game your party is missing. Hilarious hamsters, surprising strategy and suspenseful chaos in a box. Battles included! Face off in a 30 minute race to build hilarious hamster clans with hamsters like Houdini, Hibachi, Hardcore, and more! Gyrating Hamsters is a 2-4 player game with high risk, high reward elements. Unreleased and needs play testers. Becoming "Battle Ready" is your first priority. Choosing to battle could push you to victory or leave you whimpering in defeat! Players start with 3 Hamsters and aim to build up their hamster population or tear opponents down through strategic card selections. With 3 ways to win, which strategy will you choose? Choose to play a Clan Hamster like the Hibachi Hamster, or induce total chaos and attack your friends with the Houdini Hamster! Feeling down and out? Play special actions to draw additional cards and hope the Hamster Hurricane will sweep away the competition! You’ll find that nothing is safe in Gyrating Hamsters. Well, except the Gyrating Hamster! This version of Gyrating Hamsters is a blend of our family friendly and adult version. Recommended ages 16 and up. Find out more at www.gyratinghamsters.com or www.facebook.com/gyratinghamsters. Gyrate On! Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 221. Free!

5852 Dungeon Busters, GM: Matt Hawkins, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 4p-6p. Five weary warriors, on a journey for a mysterious dungeon rumored to be filled with precious gemstones. But there is hitch: ferocious monsters are guarding the gems! If the warriors join forces they can defeat them. But the coward who, blinded by his greed, will not fight seriously might get his companions punished by the monsters! The warrior who will remain loyal and will betray at the right time is the genuine hero of this game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 303. $1.50

6078 Sentinels of the Multiverse: Game with the Creator, GM: Christopher Badell, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-6p. Play Sentinels with the creator of the game, Christopher Badell! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 301. $2.00

6080 : 2016 Michigan State Nevermore Championship, GM: Edward Kabara (Envoy), 16 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-8p. A casual-style, card-drafting game in which you quickly build your hand each round, collecting cards you want and poisoning your opponent's hand by passing along cards you think they can't use. Whoever holds the most of a given suit, gains the power of that suit to attack, heal, acquire Light or Shadow magicks and score 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? The winner of this tournament gets a trophy and moves up the chain towards the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 214. $1.50

6085 Demos, GM: Renegade Games, 4 players, Some XP/Average, Saturday 4p-8p. Learn to play games like Fuse, Gravwell or Clank. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 212. $3.00

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5302 : Mystic Vale, GM: Mason Whitlark, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 5p-6p. In Mystic Vale, 2 to 4 players take on the role of druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 413. $1.50

5633 World's Fair 1893, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 5p-6p. In World's Fair 1893, players act as organizers of a spectacular international exhibition. Each player will work diligently to increase their influence throughout the fair and obtain the grand exhibits that will be put on display. Players gain reputation points at the end of the game based on the breadth and diversity of their approved exhibits. The organizer who has earned the best reputation when the planning ends and the fair begins will emerge the victor. A 2016 Mensa Select winner. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 210. $1.50

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5395 Puffing Billy: British Rails/India Rails, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 6p-9p. Category 2. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 317. $3.00

5396 Puffing Billy: Silverton #2, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 6p-9p. Category 8. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 314. $3.00

5397 Puffing Billy: Union Pacific #3, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 6p-9p. Category 4. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 315. $3.00

5398 Puffing Billy: PotLuck PBT #1, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 6p-9p. Category 6. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 312. $3.00

5399 Puffing Billy: 18XX Finals, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 0 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 6p-9p. Category 3. By invitation only. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 316. $3.00

5774 Werewolf, Latitude 90, and Friends: Drop In, GM: Nick Keith, 40 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 6p-2a. Ghost Roadhouse and Full Moon Gaming join forces to bring you Werewolf, Ultimate, L90: The Origin, Resistance, One Night, and other deception games! $1.50 per 2 hours. Family Friendly (7+) Atrium. $1.50

6049 : J'Acusse, GM: Shellee Levin, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 6p-7p. J'Accuse! is about implicating and accusing your friends and family of murder — and no one "wins" the game so much as one of you will lose! The object is to avoid suspicion for as long as you can, while assuring that someone else ends up accused for the crime. The game ends, and the loser is "Arrested", when one player gets stuck with at least one of each type of Evidence (Motive, Opportunity and Weapon, which solves the case) OR by having ANY five pieces of Hard Evidence against them (a Preponderance of Evidence). Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 211. $1.50

6050 : Nevermoore, GM: Shellee A. Levin, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 6p-7p. Casual-style, card-drafting game in which you quickly build your hand each round, collecting cards you want and poisoning your opponent's hand by passing along cards you think they can't use. Whoever holds the most of a given suit gains the power of that suit to attack, heal, acquire Light or Shadow magicks and score victory points. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 213. $1.50

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5180 Lanterns: Harvest Festival, GM: Stewart Tame, 3 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 7p-8p. A colorful tile-laying game of great beauty. Make your offerings and collect colored lanterns. Earn points by turning in sets. Every tile you lay earns cards for all players, so plan your strategy well. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 206. $1.50

5224 Lords of Waterdeep, GM: Bryan Bateman, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 7p-9p. Waterdeep, the City of Splendors – the most resplendent jewel in the Forgotten Realms, and a den of political intrigue and shady back-alley dealings. Take on the role of one of the masked, secret rulers of the city, a Lord of Waterdeep. Through your agents, you recruit adventurers to go on quests on your behalf, earning rewards and increasing your influence over the city. Expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions on the board, and hinder – or help – the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact your carefully laid plans. During the course of play, you may gain points or resources through completing quests, constructing buildings, playing intrigue cards or having other players utilize the buildings you have constructed. At the end of 8 rounds of play, the player who has accrued the most points wins. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 305. $1.50

5290 Get A Life, GM: Trisha Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 8 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 7p-9p. Welcome to Get A Life! The party game where your friends will put together the best or worst new lifestyle tailored just for you! Players build hands of five Lifestyle cards to represent your new living situation. When it's your turn to be the '"Contestant", you will award points for the Best and Worst lifestyles offered to you. The cards depict the main five aspects of your life: Your dwelling, your locale, your job, your ride and your roommate General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 201. $1.50

5631 Via Nebula, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 7p-9p. In Via Nebula, players act as explorers in the mist-shrouded valley of Nebula, working together to build pathways and create resources. Those resources and paths may be used by all players. Not all is friendly cooperation, though! Every player is competing for contracts to build new buildings, and there are only so many resources to go around. 2016 Martin Wallace game. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 209. $1.50

5670 T.I.M.E. Stories: Prophecy of Dragons, GM: We Hate Bards, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 7p-11p. Save an alternate timeline where the discovery of magic changed everything. GM: Aaron Connell. General Audience (13+) Conference C Table 2. $3.00

5789 Star Trek: Five Year Mission, GM: Mark Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 7 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 7p-9p. Your 5 year mission aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise is ready to begin. You choose the classic Star Trek Enterprise NCC-1701 or the Star Trek: The Next Generation NCC-1701-D. ALERT! You and your fellow crewmates must cooperate to resolve dangerous situations that threaten to destroy your ship. If you fail, you all lose. Solving threats is the way you score points for your crew and win the game. Each crewmate has a unique ability. These abilities can help the team solve alerts. Use your skills wisely, to give your crew the best chance at success. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 202. $1.50

5802 Coup, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 7p-8p. You are head of a family in an Italian city-state, a city run by a weak and corrupt court. You need to manipulate, bluff and bribe your way to power. Your object is to destroy the influence of all the other families, forcing them into exile. Only one family will survive. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 302. $1.50

5837 Cyclades, GM: Kevin Schnell, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 7p-9p. In Cyclades, players must buy the favor of the gods in their race to be the first player to build two cities in the Ancient Greek island group known as the Cyclades. Victory requires respect for all the gods-players cannot afford to sacrifice to only one god, but must pay homage to each of five gods in turn. Each turn, the players bid for the favors of the gods, as only one player can have the favor of each god per turn - and each player is also limited to the favor of a single god per turn. Some modules from Cyclades expansions will be incorporated to enhance the experience, and all miniatures are painted. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 307. $1.50

5998 Memoir 44: Dday Landings - CANCELLED, GM: Shiloh Christie, 0 players, Some XP/Average, Saturday 7p-12a. Deploy your troops, call in reinforcements, take control of enemy positions to secure your advance... and make sure that your friends are covering your flanks! 70 years after D-Day, commemorate the Normandy landings with these six unique Battle Maps of the D-Day Landings. The new Extended Breakthrough format introduced in this expansion is 23 hexes deep and offers you battles on a scale and scope you've never seen before! Each battle can be played individually or assembled with its neighboring scenarios for epic Double- and Triple-Map battles. You can even link all six Battle Maps together for the Ultimate D-Day Landing Experience, creating a giant board that recreates the entire Normandy coast! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 414-421. $3.00

6066 : Dead Last, GM: Shellee Levin, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 7p-8p. A "social collusion" game of shifting alliances, betrayals, and murder-for-profit in which players must conspire and vote upon whom to kill each round. Any means of overt or covert communication is allowed - a glance, a nod, pointing under the table, flashing a card, anything - but make sure you don't tip off the target or they could ambush you instead! In the end, one or two players will remain, either claiming all the gold or squaring off in a final showdown before starting the next round of play. The first player to score 24 points of gold wins. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 211. $1.50

6067 : Isle of Skye, GM: Shellee A. Levin, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 7p-8p. A tile-laying game with some light auction and set collection mechanics within. You build your kingdom to score the most points. This is done via four scoring tiles. Easy to learn, fun, and has depth. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 213. $1.50

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5198 Istanbul: Mocha and Baksheesh Expansions, GM: William Frisk, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-10p. Race around the Istanbul bazaar and be the first player to collect 6 rubies. Do this by visiting the different locations with your merchant to gather money and goods that will be traded. Careful planning will help you maneuver the streets. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 309. $1.50

5213 XCOM The Board Game: Defenders of Earth, GM: Scott Rutter, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 8p-10p. Fend off an alien invasion of Earth in this intense cooperative game with real-time decision-making. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 411. $1.50

5277 Mysterium, GM: Vic Lesperance, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-10p. Co-op. One player is "the ghost" and can only communicate via image cards. The others play psychic investigators and see a tableau of suspects, locations and weapons. Everyone must work together to interpret the ghost's clues and piece together the events of that fateful night and ultimately unmask the killer. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 308. $1.50

5298 T.I.M.E. Stories: Asylum, GM: Curtis Lithgow, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 8p-11p. T.I.M.E Stories is a narrative game - We'll play the first scenario/mystery set in a early 20th century Asylum. The object is to solve the mystery in as few attempts as possible. Now's your chance to try this game that has been slighted for its limited replayability without having to buy it! We'll try as many runs as we can fit into 3 hours or you solve it. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 412. $3.00

5301 Cerberus Engine: Street Fighter Deck-Building Game, GM: Mason Whitlark, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-9p. In the CapCom® Street Fighter™ Deck-building Game, you take on the role of Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Balrog, M. Bison or one of the other well-known characters as you travel to exotic locales seeking new challenges! While you begin armed only with basic combat maneuvers, you will add new, more powerful cards to your deck as you go, with the goal of defeating as many Stage Bosses as you can. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 413. $1.50

5365 Alhambra: Alhambra Base Game, GM: Bob Mariotti, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-10p. Tiles are used to create the most beautiful Alhambra (worth the most victory points). Careful placement of tiles is necessary to make your Alhambra a success. Points are given for the most of each type of tile and for the longest wall at 3 different scoring opportunities. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 203. $1.50

5536 Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, GM: Eric McGlohon, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-9p. Deception: Murder in Hong Kong is a game of deduction and deception for 4-12 players that plays in about 20 minutes. In the game, players take on the roles of investigators attempting to solve a murder case-but there's a twist. The killer is one of the investigators! Each player's role and team are randomly assigned at the start of play and include the unique roles of Forensic Scientist, Witness, Investigator, Murderer, and Accomplice. While the Investigators attempt to deduce the truth, the murderer's team must deceive and mislead. This is a battle of wits! The Forensic Scientist has the solution but can express the clues only using special scene tiles while the investigators (and the murderer) attempt to interpret the evidence. In order to succeed, the investigators must not only deduce the truth from the clues of the Forensic Scientist, they must also see through the misdirection being injected into the equation by the Murderer and Accomplice! Find out who among you can cut through deception to find the truth and who is capable of getting away with murder! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 409. $1.50

5593 Dead of Winter: Game with the Creator, GM: Jonathan Gilmour, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-10p. One of the biggest hits of 2014, Dead of Winter has become one of the best "co-op with a traitor" games off all time. Here's your chance to play with one of the designers who helped show that sometimes your fellow survivors can be worse than zombie. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

5597 Five Tribes: Plus Expansions, GM: Michael Dudash, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-10p. Crossing into the Land of 1001 Nights, your caravan arrives at the fabled Sultanate of Naqala. The old sultan just died and control of Naqala is up for grabs! The oracles foretold of strangers who would maneuver the Five Tribes to gain influence over the legendary city-state. Will you fulfill the prophecy? Invoke the old Djinns and move the Tribes into position at the right time, and the Sultanate may become yours! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 207. $1.50

5606 Captain Sonar, GM: Bryan Snell, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-9p. In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 311. $1.50

5634 Survive!, GM: TSA Games, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-9p. In Survive! players are trying to evacuate their people from an island that is breaking up sinking into the sea. Players may use boats or even swim to reach safe islands - but they are faced with enormous obstacles, not the least of which are their fellow players! Whirlpools destroy everything around them, while fleeing meeples face attack from sea serpents, whales sharks and giant squid. Will you - can you - survive? Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 208. $1.50

5702 San Juan and Puerto Rico, GM: James H Richards, 8 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 8p-12a. Be the Mayor in settling a fine new colony in the new world. 1st game is San Juan: a card version of Puerto Rico. Simple to learn and excellent for the basics of both games. After a game of San Juan, anyone who wants to stay can play Puerto Rico. 2 sets of each game available. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 205. $3.00

5761 Envoy Open Play, GM: Edward Kabara (Envoy), 30 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-12a. Play to Win! Walk up and play a game sponsored by Envoy from Double Exposure. Drop in whenever and play for as long as you like. $1.50 for every two hours of games! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 217-219. $1.50

5809 Machi Koro, GM: Josh Finley, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-10p. Welcome to the city of Machi Koro. You've just been elected Mayor. Unfortunately the citizens have some pretty big demands: jobs, a theme park, a couple of cheese factories and maybe even a radio tower. A tough proposition since the city currently consists of a wheat field, a bakery and a single die. Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. You will need to collect income from developments, build public works, and steal from your neighbors' coffers. Just make sure they aren't doing the same to you! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 310. $1.50

5814 Sentinels of the Multiverse: Game with the Creator, GM: Christopher Badell, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-10p. Play Sentinels with the creator of the game, Christopher Badell! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 301. $2.00

5843 Gyrating Hamsters, GM: Alex Host, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-9p. Gyrating Hamsters - The casual card game your party is missing. Hilarious hamsters, surprising strategy and suspenseful chaos in a box. Battles included! Face off in a 30 minute race to build hilarious hamster clans with hamsters like Houdini, Hibachi, Hardcore, and more! Gyrating Hamsters is a 2-4 player game with high risk, high reward elements. Unreleased and needs play testers. Becoming "Battle Ready" is your first priority. Choosing to battle could push you to victory or leave you whimpering in defeat! Players start with 3 Hamsters and aim to build up their hamster population or tear opponents down through strategic card selections. With 3 ways to win, which strategy will you choose? Choose to play a Clan Hamster like the Hibachi Hamster, or induce total chaos and attack your friends with the Houdini Hamster! Feeling down and out? Play special actions to draw additional cards and hope the Hamster Hurricane will sweep away the competition! You’ll find that nothing is safe in Gyrating Hamsters. Well, except the Gyrating Hamster! This version of Gyrating Hamsters is a blend of our family friendly and adult version. Recommended ages 16 and up. Find out more at www.gyratinghamsters.com or www.facebook.com/gyratinghamsters. Gyrate On! Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 221. Free!

5856 : Legend of Drizzt: D&D Adventure Game, GM: James Arnoldi, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-10p. Co-op Dungeon Crawl Board game set in the Forgotten Realms D&D Setting. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 306. $1.50

6081 : 2016 Michigan State Skull King Championship, GM: Edward Kabara (Envoy), 16 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-12a. A trick-taking game similar to Oh Hell!, Wizard, and Spades, with players needing to state how many tricks they think they'll win each round. Special cards can throw off your best efforts, however, so watch how others bid and play carefully. The winner of this tournament gets a trophy and moves up the chain towards the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 216. $1.50

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5237 Seven Families of Jorandek, GM: Brian Hudson, 7 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 9p-11p. Political intrigue, economic strategy, territory control, and back-alley warfare combine as the Seven Families vie for control of the largest city in the world! Designed by local designer Brian Hudson and set in the "Templarverse" of Templar Games, Seven Families is a new game full of strategy and danger. Even when it's not your turn, you'll have plenty to do as you help your allies, hinder your foes, and deal with the latest crisis. The environment changes each round, and multiple paths to victory will be sure to keep everyone on their toes. This game is still in development, with an eye towards full publication by GenCon next year. Prior experience is neither required nor expected. Feedback is welcome! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 222. $1.50

5400 Puffing Billy: Aussie Rails/China Rails, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9p-12a. Category 2. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 317. $3.00

5401 Puffing Billy: On the Underground, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9p-12a. Category 5. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 314. $3.00

5402 Puffing Billy: Express #3, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9p-12a. Category 7. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 315. $3.00

5403 Puffing Billy: Empire Builder/Eurorails #3, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9p-12a. Category 2. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 316. $3.00

5404 Puffing Billy: Ticket to Ride #4, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9p-12a. Category 1. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 312. $3.00

5523 Tokaido, GM: Dana Nelson, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 9p-11p. Each player is a traveler crossing the East Sea Road, one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, you will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places but at the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you'll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you'll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 410. $1.50

5539 6 nimmt!, GM: Eric McGlohon, 10 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9p-10p. In 6 nimmt!, a.k.a. Category 5 and many other names, you want to score as few points as possible. To play the game, you shuffle the 104 number cards, lay out four cards face-up to start the four rows, then deal ten cards to each player. Each turn, players simultaneously choose and reveal a card from their hand, then add the cards to the rows, with cards being placed in ascending order based on their number. Each card is placed in the row that ends with the highest number that's below the card's number and when the sixth card is placed in a row, the owner of that card claims the other five cards and the sixth card becomes the first card in a new row. In addition to a number from 1 to 104, each card has a point value. After finishing ten rounds, players tally their score and see whether the game ends. When this happens, the player with the fewest points wins! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 304. $1.50

5636 Between Two Cities, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9p-10p. In Between Two Cities, you are a world-renowned master city planner who has been asked to redesign two different cities. Projects of such significance require the expertise of more than one person, so you will work with the player on your left to design the heart of one city, and with the player on your right to design the heart of another city. At the end of the game, each city is scored for its livability. Your final score is the lower of the livability scores of the two cities you helped design. To win, you have to share your attention and your devotion between two cities. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 210. $1.50

5765 Citadels, GM: Norman Leon, 8 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 9p-11p. In Citadels, players take on new roles each round to represent characters they hire in order to help them acquire gold and erect buildings. The game ends at the close of a round in which a player erects their eighth building. Players then tally their points, and the player with the highest score wins. Players start with a number of building cards in their hand; buildings come in five colors, with the purple buildings typically having a special ability and the other colored buildings providing a benefit when you play particular characters. At the start of each round, the player who was king the previous round discards one of the eight character cards at random, chooses one, then passes the cards to the next player, etc. until each player has secretly chosen a character. Each character has a special ability, and the usefulness of any character depends upon your situation, and that of your opponents. The characters then carry out their actions in numerical order: the assassin eliminating another character for the round, the thief stealing all gold from another character, the wizard swapping building cards with another player, the warlord optionally destroys a building in play, and so on. On a turn, a player earns two or more gold (or draws two building cards then discards one), then optionally constructs one building (or up to three if playing the architect this round). Buildings cost gold equal to the number of symbols on them, and each building is worth a certain number of points. In addition to points from buildings, at the end of the game a player scores bonus points for having eight buildings or buildings of all five colors. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 303. $1.50

5816 Zombie House Blitz, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9p-10p. Speed card game in which players try to save members of their family from zombies by getting people (cards) out of the house (stack) and into the cars (points piles) to safety. Players don't take turns, but rather race madly to get their cards into the shared scoring piles in the center of the table. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 302. $1.50

10p

5199 Lords of Vegas with Up! expansion, GM: William Frisk, 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 10p-1a. Become the Lord of Vegas! Do this by building and expanding your hotel-casinos, and perhaps a little gambling on the side. Each turn, a card representing one of the five casinos will be drawn, will you have the boss of that casino? If so, you earn points, if not, perhaps it's time to invest in a little management shake up, and try to take over the top job. Or maybe, it's time to take over that new casino down the road. The bigger and taller your casinos are, the more points they are worth. It helps to be lucky to get ahead in this game, but you'll always know what the exact odds are before you make your decisions. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 306. $3.00

5223 Scythe, GM: Bryan Bateman, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 10p-1a. It is a time of unrest in 1920s Europa. The ashes from the first great war still darken the snow. The capitalistic city-state known simply as “The Factory,” which fueled the war with heavily armored mechs, has closed its doors, drawing the attention of several nearby countries. Scythe is a board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor. In Scythe, each player represents a fallen leader attempting to restore their honor and lead their faction to power in Eastern Europa. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 305. $1.50

5303 Mystic Vale, GM: Mason Whitlark, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 10p-11p. In Mystic Vale, 2 to 4 players take on the role of druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. Score the most victory points to win the game! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 413. $1.50

5305 Blood Rage, GM: Kevin Schnell, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 10p-12a. "Life is Battle; Battle is Glory; Glory is ALL" In Blood Rage, each player controls their own Viking clan's warriors, leader, and ship. Ragnarök has come, and it's the end of the world! It's the Vikings' last chance to go down in a blaze of glory and secure their place in Valhalla at Odin's side! For a Viking, there are many pathways to glory. You can invade and pillage the land for its rewards, crush your opponents in epic battles, fulfill quests, increase your clan's stats, or even die gloriously, either in battle or from Ragnarök, the ultimate inescapable doom. Most player strategies are guided by the cards drafted at the beginning of each of the three game rounds (or Ages). These "Gods' Gifts" grant you numerous boons for your clan. Players must choose their strategies carefully during the draft phase, but also be ready to adapt and react to their opponents' strategies as the action phase unfolds. Battles are decided not only by the strength of the figures involved, but also by cards played in secret. By observing your opponent's actions and allegiances to specific gods, you may predict what card they are likely to play, and plan accordingly. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 307. $1.50

5810 Firefly: The Game, GM: Josh Finley, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10p-1a. Players begin with a ship, and travel from planet to planet, hiring crew, purchasing ship upgrades, and picking up cargo to deliver (jobs) all in the form of cards. Some crew and cargo are illegal, and can be confiscated if your ship is boarded by an alliance vessel. Travelling from planet to planet requires turning over "full burn" cards, one for each space moved. Most do nothing, but you can also encounter an Alliance ship, have a breakdown, or even run into Reavers. Completing jobs gets you cash. First player to complete the story goals wins. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 310. $1.50

5818 Everyone Slamchung Tonight, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 7 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10p-11p. In this speedy card game, you race to match colors or numbers to get rid of your cards first. It's so quick, we'll play a few games (and then we'll add in the cheating, and advanced cheating, if players are interested). Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 302. $1.50

5840 Engine Room: an Unpublished Prototype, GM: Matthew Arnold, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10p-12a. A co-op deck-building game of designing your own cards. Each slide transparency has points or a card instruction on it. Sleeve them onto your cards to make them more valuable. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 311. $1.50

5841 Galaxy Trucker - CANCELLED, GM: Mary Garton, 0 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 10p-12a. Galaxy Trucker is a tile laying game that plays out over two phases: building and flying. The goal is to have the most credits at the end of the game. You can earn credits by delivering goods, defeating pirates, building an efficient ship, and being the furthest along the track at the end of the flying phase. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 409. $1.50

5844 CANCELLED Gyrating Hamsters, GM: Alex Host, 0 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10p-11p. Gyrating Hamsters - The casual card game your party is missing. Hilarious hamsters, surprising strategy and suspenseful chaos in a box. Battles included! Face off in a 30 minute race to build hilarious hamster clans with hamsters like Houdini, Hibachi, Hardcore, and more! Gyrating Hamsters is a 2-4 player game with high risk, high reward elements. Unreleased and needs play testers. Becoming "Battle Ready" is your first priority. Choosing to battle could push you to victory or leave you whimpering in defeat! Players start with 3 Hamsters and aim to build up their hamster population or tear opponents down through strategic card selections. With 3 ways to win, which strategy will you choose? Choose to play a Clan Hamster like the Hibachi Hamster, or induce total chaos and attack your friends with the Houdini Hamster! Feeling down and out? Play special actions to draw additional cards and hope the Hamster Hurricane will sweep away the competition! You’ll find that nothing is safe in Gyrating Hamsters. Well, except the Gyrating Hamster! This version of Gyrating Hamsters is a blend of our family friendly and adult version. Recommended ages 16 and up. Find out more at www.gyratinghamsters.com or www.facebook.com/gyratinghamsters. Gyrate On! Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 221. Free!

11p

5586 Small World, GM: Nikki Carr, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 11p-1a. Small World is inhabited by a zany cast of characters such as dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs, and even humans, who use their troops to occupy territory and conquer adjacent lands in order to push the other races off the face of the earth. Picking the right combination from the 14 different fantasy races and 20 unique special powers, players rush to expand their empires - often at the expense of weaker neighbors. Yet they must also know when to push their own over-extended civilization into decline and ride a new one to victory! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 309. $1.50

5849 Two Rooms and a Boom, GM: Steve Benson, 30 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11p-12a. Social deduction/hidden role party game for six or more players. The Blue Team has a President. The Red Team has a Bomber. Players are equally distributed between two rooms (i.e., separate playing areas). The game consists of five timed rounds. At the end of each round, some players will be swapped into opposing rooms. If the Red Team's Bomber is in the same room as the President at the end of the game, then the Red Team wins; otherwise the Blue Team wins. Lying encouraged. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 411. $1.50

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5819 Are You a Werewolf?, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 18 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 12a-1a. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 302. $1.50

5835 Betrayal at House on the Hill, GM: Samantha Orosz, 12 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 12a-2a. You and your friends explore "that creepy old place on the hill" and your fear will grow with each tile you place until enough mystic misadventures happen that one of the players turns on all of the others. Explore the creepy old mansion, that sounds like a fun time! (especially for your evil friend). Will you defeat the monsters that dwell within and your betrayer or will you never be heard from again? General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 308. $1.50

6073 Red Dragon Inn, GM: Amanda Robinson, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 12a-2a. In Red Dragon Inn, you and your friends are a party of heroic, fantasy adventurers. You've raided the dungeon, killed the monsters, and taken their treasure. Now you're back, and what better way to celebrate your most recent victory than to spend an evening at the Red Dragon Inn. You and your adventuring companions will spend the night drinking, gambling, and roughhousing. The last person who is both sober enough to remain conscious and shrewd enough to hold onto his Gold Coins wins the game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 313. $1.50

Sunday

9a

5165 Tokaido w/ expansions, GM: Nick Huston (Oakland County Gamers), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-11a. After waiting two years, this event will be run as it was meant to be the last two U-Cons. That means more characters with fully painted minis, a larger board, and upgraded components. You are a traveler along the East Sea Road in Japan. You will meet various people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and hot springs. You'll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things to win. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 422. $1.50

5179 Tales of the Arabian Nights: Aladdin Sane Redux, GM: Stewart Tame, 5 players, No XP/Complex, Sunday 9a-1p. First session full? Here's another! See Friday's description for details. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 207. $3.00

5222 Lords of Waterdeep, GM: Bryan Bateman, 5 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 9a-11a. Waterdeep, the City of Splendors – The most resplendent jewel in the Forgotten Realms, and a den of political intrigue and shady back-alley dealings. In this game, the players are powerful lords vying for control of this great city. Its treasures and resources are ripe for the taking, and that which cannot be gained through trickery and negotiation must be taken by force! In Lords of Waterdeep, a strategy board game for 2-5 players, you take on the role of one of the masked Lords of Waterdeep, secret rulers of the city. Through your agents, you recruit adventurers to go on quests on your behalf, earning rewards and increasing your influence over the city. Expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions on the board, and hinder – or help – the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact your carefully laid plans. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 303. $1.50

5405 Puffing Billy: Eurorails Finals, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 0 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-12p. Category 2. By invitation only. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 317. $3.00

5406 Puffing Billy: International Rails Finals, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 0 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-12p. Category 2. By invitation only. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 314. $3.00

5407 Puffing Billy: Ticket to Ride #5, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-12p. Category 1. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 315. $3.00

5408 Puffing Billy: 18XX PotLuck #2, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-12p. Category 3. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 316. $3.00

5478 Ravingspire , GM: Tim Ealy (Oakland County Gamers), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-11a. Ravingspire is a combination deck building and tactical board game. The adventure takes place on a rotating tower board, which represents the labyrinthine Tower of Ravingspire. Players control individual heroes who need to gather resources, equip weapons and armor, align the secret passages within the spire, and traverse upwards to the keep where a great treasure is rumored to be held. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 417. $1.50

5492 Mystic Vale, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-10a. OCG - OAKLAND COUNTY GAMERS teaches Mystic Vale. 2 to 4 players take on the role of druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. Score the most victory points to win the game! Mystic Vale uses the innovative "Card Crafting System", which lets you not only build your deck, but build the individual cards in your deck, customizing each card's abilities to exactly the strategy you want to follow. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 206. $1.50

5549 Codenames, GM: Meri Orosz, 20 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-11a. The two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 424-425. $1.50

5599 Ascension X: War of Shadows, GM: Randolph Williams, 6 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 9a-11a. Come enjoy the 10th expansion of Justin Gary's excellent deckbuilding game, Ascension X: War of Shadows. Designed along with Gary Arant, Gary's latest expansion introduces a Day/Night mechanic which is determined by the ever-changing layout of the cards available in the Center Row; it's Daytime if there are more Day cards available, Nighttime if there are more Night, or neither Day nor Night if the distribution is equal. Card abilities found on Heroes, Constructs and Monsters trigger depending on whether it is Day or Night. Perhaps you'd like to purchase a card in the Center Row just to change the state to trigger a nice card that's in your hand! Also introduced in this version is cards with dual costs of both Runes and Power. Now that 4 Runes/1 Power starting hand looks a bit better. The rest of the game mechanics are quite easy to learn, so beginners are welcome! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 414. $1.50

5688 Blueprints, GM: Jason Rivas (Oakland County Gamers), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-11a. In Blueprints, players are architects who must use different colored dice to build three different structures from blueprints, with the dice providing different advantages to you. After three rounds, players tally their awards and prizes to see who wins. Who will be the best architect? General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 419. $1.50

5735 Street Kings, GM: Blair Reamy (Amorphous Blob), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-11a. Welcome to the world of underground racing. Your goal? To become the Street King in your own epic racing career. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 204. $1.50

5762 Envoy Open Play, GM: Edward Kabara (Envoy), 30 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-1p. Play to Win! Walk up and play a game sponsored by Envoy from Double Exposure. Drop in whenever and play for as long as you like. $1.50 for every two hours of games! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 217-219. $1.50

5834 Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming, GM: Dave Morris, 5 players, Some XP/Complex, Sunday 9a-3p. 2nd edition board game, come try your hand at intrigue and war! We'll use either the original or expansion house cards as players prefer. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 412. $4.50

5855 Dungeon Saga, GM: James Arnoldi, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-11a. Dungeon Crawling Adventure game from Mantic Games! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 306. $1.50

6058 : Smash Up, GM: Shellee Levin, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-10a. The "shufflebuilding" game Smash Up starts with a simple premise: Take the twenty-card decks of two factions, shuffle them into a forty-card deck, then compete to smash more Bases than your opponents! Each faction brings a different game mechanism into play (pirates move cards, zombies bring cards back from the discard pile, dinosaurs have huge power) and every combination of factions brings a different play experience. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 211. $1.50

6065 Mystic Vale, GM: Wyatt Wilfong, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-10a. A curse has been placed on the Valley of Life. Hearing the spirits of nature cry out for aid, clans of druids have arrived, determined to use their blessings to heal the land and rescue the spirits. It will require courage and also caution, as the curse can overwhelm the careless who wield too much power. In Mystic Vale, 2 to 4 players take on the role of druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. Score the most victory points to win the game! Mystic Vale uses the innovative "Card Crafting System", which lets you not only build your deck, but build the individual cards in your deck, customizing each card's abilities to exactly the strategy you want to follow. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 212. $1.50

6069 Settlers of Catan, GM: Keith Jacobs, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-11a. Players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn, dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players collect these resources (cards) - wood, grain, brick, sheep, or stone - to build up their civilizations to get to 10 victory points and win the game. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 213. $1.50

6084 Demos, GM: Renegade Games, 4 players, Some XP/Average, Sunday 9a-1p. Learn to play games like Fuse, Gravwell or Clank. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 214. $3.00

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5200 Bomb Squad Academy, GM: William Frisk, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 10a-12p. You've made it through the bomb disposal training course, and it is time to take the final exam. The practice bombs have been rigged, and it is up to you and your classmates to decide which wire to cut. Weigh the risks and rewards before choosing which wire to snip in order to earn the most points, or gain points by chickening out at the right time if you feel another player is going to set the device off. Extra tools are provided after the first bomb goes off, and the player with the most points after three bombs graduates at the head of the class. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 420. $1.50

5229 Star Wars: Imperial Assault, GM: Kevin Schnell, 4 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 10a-12p. Star Wars: Imperial Assault is a strategy board game of tactical combat and missions for two to five players, offering two distinct games of battle and adventure in the Star Wars universe! Imperial Assault puts you in the midst of the Galactic Civil War between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire after the destruction of the Death Star over Yavin 4. In this game, you and your friends can participate in two separate games. The campaign game pits the limitless troops and resources of the Galactic Empire against a crack team of elite Rebel operatives as they strive to break the Empire’s hold on the galaxy, while the skirmish game invites you and a friend to muster strike teams and battle head-to-head over conflicting objectives. In the campaign game, Imperial Assault invites you to play through a cinematic tale set in the Star Wars universe. One player commands the seemingly limitless armies of the Galactic Empire, threatening to extinguish the flame of the Rebellion forever. Up to four other players become heroes of the Rebel Alliance, engaging in covert operations to undermine the Empire’s schemes. Over the course of the campaign, both the Imperial player and the Rebel heroes gain new experience and skills, allowing characters to evolve as the story unfolds. Play with painted miniatures and customized terrain! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 304. $1.50

5352 Stockpile, GM: Mark Haynes, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 10a-12p. Stockpile is an economic, stock-market themed game that's all about insider trading! You know about future stock price changes, but will you be able to act on that knowledge without drawing attention? Invest wisely, manipulate the financial markets, and misdirect your opponents to earn the most money in this fast-paced game for 2-5 players. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 421. $1.50

5493 Mystic Vale, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 10a-11a. OCG - OAKLAND COUNTY GAMERS teaches Mystic Vale. 2 to 4 players take on the role of druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. Score the most victory points to win the game! Event will start around 10:15. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 206. $1.50

5541 Monster Laundry, GM: Eric McGlohon, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 10a-11a. It's livening up in the monster laundry room as all of the monsters want to get rid of the yucky smell. Amidst all the scrubbing, rinsing, and splashing, water is going everywhere! Only the fastest players can keep track and end up with the most golden clothespins. Monster Laundry starts on the signal "Monster wash!" The players stand evenly spaced out in a circle and hold the washing line around them. As a living clothes horse, the players' goal is to grab the monsters and hang them on the washing line, either on your left-hand or right-hand side, depending on certain criteria. The fastest player gets a golden clothespin as a reward. The first player to get three of these precious pins wins. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 423. $1.50

5552 Smash Up, GM: Kevin Hogan, 4 players, No XP/Complex, Sunday 10a-12p. Choose two factions of the several provided (I don't have all of the expansions, but I do have some of them). "Smash" them "up" by shuffling the decks together, and see who can capture the most points worth of Bases. There may be sufficient expansions to run up to six players, but I am calling this "2-4" in case I am sadly mistaken. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 312. $1.50

5587 Tzolkin': The Mayan Calendar, GM: Nikki Carr, 4 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 10a-12p. Tzolkin: The Mayan Calendar presents a new game mechanism: dynamic worker placement. Players representing different Mayan tribes place their workers on giant connected gears, and as the gears rotate they take the workers to different action spots General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 309. $1.50

5591 Vault Wars: Game with the Creator and Win a Copy, GM: Jonathan Gilmour, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 10a-12p. Many heroes go forth to battle, but some never return. You'll be part of the bidding war for the vaults they left behind to gain valuable items. Outbid your opponents, equip artifacts to gain new abilities and find the gear your up-and-coming heroes are looking for to be victorious in Vault Wars. Winner of the game wins the copy used for the event. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

5612 La Isla - CANCELLED, GM: Kelley McGuinness, 0 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 10a-12p. Explore the lighter side of Stephan Feld with La Isla. We are scientists sent to explore an uncharted island, and here we have made the scientific discovery of a lifetime! Not one but FIVE species previously thought to be extinct are alive and well here. Your mission will be to study as many of them as you can, which will win you points in a variety of ways. This is clever game with unique mechanics; and dodo birds!! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 413. $1.50

5637 Mice and Mystics, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 10a-1p. Mice and Mystics is a cooperative adventure game in which the players work together to save an imperiled kingdom. They will face countless adversaries such as rats, cockroaches, and spiders, and of course the greatest of all horrors: the castle's housecat, Brodie. Mice and Mystics is a boldly innovative game that thrusts players into an ever-changing, interactive environment, and features a rich storyline that the players help create as they play the game. The Cheese System allows players to hoard the crumbs of precious cheese they find on their journey, and use it to bolster their mice with grandiose new abilities and overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 210. $3.00

5644 Imhotep, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 10a-11a. In Imhotep, the players become builders who want to emulate the first and best-known architect in Egypt, namely Imhotep. Over six rounds, players will procure new stones, load stones on boats, and sail the boats to different monument building sites or the market. Timing is crucial, though, as players compete to accrue the most points in an effort to build Egypt's greatest monuments! A fast, fun, family game. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 209. $1.50

5671 Battle Con, GM: We Hate Bards, 4 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 10a-2p. Ever wonder what street fighter would be like as a board game? Now you can find out for yourself in Battle Con! Choose a character and fight against your opponent; with each character having a completely unique fighting style, no two fights will ever be the same! GM: Aaron Connell. General Audience (13+) Conference C Table 2. $3.00

5676 Splendor, GM: Samantha Orosz, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 10a-11a. Become a gem merchant of the Renaissance, buying gem mines, transportation, and shops. Attract the favor of nobles and acquire impressive investments to gain victory points and win the game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 418. $1.50

5730 Sentinels of the Multiverse: Game with the Creator, GM: Christopher Badell, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 10a-12p. Play Sentinels with the creator of the game, Christopher Badell! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 301. $2.00

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5335 Oceanos, GM: Nick Huston (Oakland County Gamers), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 11a-1p. Each player pilots their own submarine trying to spot the most underwater species and the longest coral reef, sending scuba-divers after forgotten treasures, collecting precious crystals to upgrade their ship and to escape the fearsome kraken's gaze. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 422. $1.50

5347 Big Bad Overlord: demo, GM: Danny DeCillis, 6 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 11a-1p. Big Bad Overlord is a card and dice game in which you take on the role of a mighty Lord of Darkness, fighting with other sinister beings for control of the world. Players gather evil minions, hunt for great artifacts of power, and fend off the occasional do-gooder bent on "saving the world." Capture your enemies' minions with Mind Control, shatter their troops with mighty blasts of Magic, or just hack and slash your way to the top! This is a demo of a game which will be launched on Kickstarter in early 2017. Early reviews have called it "A wild ride from start to finish" (Dice.Card.GO!) and "A really cool game... lots of fun" (Cloak and Meeple). Come join us for a fun demo. Step into the shoes/boots/claws of Eekrah the Nasty, Grundar the Spiteful, Gurth the Odious, Ithrok the Unseen, Kamu the Mighty, or Losik the Ruthless and let out your inner villain! More information about the game, including an overview of how to play, is available at bigbadoverlord.com. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 305. Free!

5422 Five Tribes: Plus Expansions, GM: Jason Miller, 4 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 11a-1p. Crossing into the Land of 1001 Nights, your caravan arrives at the fabled Sultanate of Naqala. The old sultan just died and control of Naqala is up for grabs! The oracles foretold of strangers who would maneuver the Five Tribes to gain influence over the legendary city-state. Will you fulfill the prophecy? Invoke the old Djinns and move the Tribes into position at the right time, and the Sultanate may become yours Includes Artisans Expansion. Utilizes a mancala-like mechanic wherein players attempt to recruit as many members of a tribe to aid their cause. Combines bidding, area control and worker placement. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 410. $1.50

5477 The Opulent , GM: Tim Ealy (Oakland County Gamers), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 11a-1p. The 1920s. A time that is often referred to as the Roaring Twenties, a boisterous period characterized by rapidly changing lifestyles, financial excesses, and the fast pace of technological progress. In 1919, the requisite number of legislatures of the States ratified the 18th Amendment to the Federal Constitution, enabling national Prohibition within one year of ratification. Prohibition began on January 16, 1920 when the Eighteenth Amendment went into effect. During this time, the sale, manufacture, and transportation (aka bootlegging) of alcoholic beverages was illegal throughout the United States. Federal Prohibition agents were given the task of enforcing the law. Even though the sale of alcohol was illegal, alcoholic drinks were still widely available at speakeasies and other underground drinking establishments. Welcome to the Opulent, a posh speakeasy located in vibrant Atlantic City! In The Opulent, 1-4 players are tasked with the operations of a successful nightclub during the historic Jazz Age. Each player takes on a distinct role that plays a vital part in the success, or failure, of the Opulent. Cater to the recognizable social classes of the 1920s. Politicians, mobsters, aristocrats, and social celebrities are all seeking a grand time in your club. Entertain your patrons with upbeat jazz tempos, or melodic waltzes, with the Opulent jazz band. Fancy the illegal indulgences of your patrons by preparing them an exotic mixed drink, a good whisky on the rocks, or even a simple brew. Pay lookouts to deter Federal Agents seeking to shut the club down. Hire flappers, a chanteuse, cocktail waitress, or other helpful hands and amenities to improve your club. Manage the Opulent in ten scenarios dating from 1920-1929 during one of the most historic periods of U.S. history! Each scenario has a dollar value that is associated with the cost of operating The Opulent for that particular year. Players must have enough money in the club coffers to cover this cost in order to win the scenario if playing a single session game, or to progress to the next scenario if players are taking on the Opulent campaign. With a focus on theme and history, "The Opulent" is a light cooperative asymmetrical game set during 1920s prohibition where players operate a campaign driven upscale speakeasy. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 417. $1.50

5508 Arctic Scavengers, GM: Rhonda Berg, 5 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 11a-1p. This is a post-apocalyptic deck-building card game where you are the leader of a small tribe fighting to survive amidst scarce resources and challenging conditions. Players work to build their tribes by hiring mercenaries, scavenging junk piles, and winning skirmishes for resources against other player's tribes. The player with the largest tribe at the end of the game is the winner. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 415. $1.50

5638 Alien Frontiers: Outer Belt Expansion, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 11a-1p. In Alien Frontiers: Outer Belt, players must manage their resources, build their fleets, research alien technologies and settle colonies on a newly discovered world. This is a game of resource management and planetary development. Roll and place your dice to gain advantages over your opponent and block them out of useful areas of the board. Use Alien Tech cards to manipulate your dice rolls and territory bonuses to break the rules. Steal resources, overtake territories, and do whatever it takes to get your colonies on the map first! Don't dream it'll be easy, though, because the other players will be trying to do the same thing. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 208. $1.50

5689 Celestia, GM: Jason Rivas (Oakland County Gamers), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 11a-1p. In Celestia, you board an aircraft with a team of adventurers to perform many trips through the cities of Celestia and recover their wonderful treasures. Your journey will not be safe, but you will attempt to be the richest adventurer by collecting the most precious treasures! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 419. $1.50

5701 Jamaica , GM: James H Richards, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 11a-1p. Considered one of the great racing games made-only with Pirates and ships that shoot at each other. Each player plays a famous pirate Captain racing is ship around the island of Jamaica. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 205. $1.50

5960 Valley of the Kings: Trilogy, GM: James Beaumont, 4 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 11a-1p. Play all three Valley of the Kings titles: Valley of the Kings, Afterlife, and Last Rites. Valley of the Kings is a traditional deckbuilder with several genius tweaks! General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 310. $1.50

6051 : Guildhall, GM: Shellee Levin, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 11a-12p. Progress! That's what these Dark Ages need, someone with a little get-up-and-go. You've been a serf in this one-pig town long enough, and it's time to shake things up. You've opened a guildhall for like-minded professionals from all over Europe to work together, build their trades, and get some economic stability. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 211. $1.50

6052 No Thanks, GM: Keith Jacobs, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 11a-12p. The rules are simple. Each turn, players have two options: play one of their chips to avoid picking up the current face-up card, or pick up the face-up card (along with any chips that have already been played on that card) and turn over the next card. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 213. $1.50

6071 Caverna: The Cave Farmers, GM: Wyatt Wilfong, 7 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 11a-2p. Along the same lines as its predecessor (Agricola), Caverna is a worker-placement game at heart, with a focus on farming and mining. Using just a pair of dwarfs, you try to make a better homestead. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 212. $3.00

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5409 Puffing Billy: Express Finals, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 0 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 12p-3p. Category 7. By invitation only. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 317. $3.00

5410 Puffing Billy: Ticket to Ride Finals, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 0 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 12p-3p. Category 1. By invitation only. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 315. $3.00

5411 Puffing Billy: Trains #2, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 12p-3p. Category 7. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 314. $3.00

5412 Puffing Billy: PotLuck PBT #2, GM: Puffing Billy Team, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 12p-3p. Category 6. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 316. $3.00

5494 Sushi Go! Party, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 8 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 12p-1p. Come play this expanded version of the best-selling card game. Sushi Go! is a party platter of mega maki, super sashimi, and endless edamame. You still earn points by picking winning sushi combos, but now you can customize each game by choosing à la carte from a menu of more than twenty delectable dishes. What's more, up to eight players can join in on the sushi-feast. Let the good times roll! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 206. $1.50

5639 Animals on Board, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 12p-1p. In the clever family game Animals on Board, players will herd animals into groups, and bring animals on board their ark by paying one food per animal. Each animal has a point value, and in groups each animal type is worth 5 points apiece but this guy named Noah stops by and claims all the animal pairs for himself! The game ends when a player's ark has 10 animals on board. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 209. $1.50

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5280 Battlestar Galactica, GM: Vic Lesperance, 5 players, No XP/Complex, Sunday 1p-6p. The last human warship, the BattleStar Galactica, protects a fleet of the last few humans who survived the robotic Cylon uprising. They seek a new home amongst the stars. But the Cylon attack fleet is not far behind, intent on eliminating the human plague once and for all. Resources are scarce. Survival is unlikely. The Cylons will attack with Raiders, missiles, and transports filled with armored Centurions. But their greatest weapon of them all: Their latest models appear human, and two of them are already aboard the Galactica sowing discord. This is the grandfather of all secret traitor games. Can the humans work together? Can they identify their enemies within? The game involves politics, betrayal, deduction, space combat, and a beautiful custom game board and miniatures. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 302. $3.00

5424 Quadropolis , GM: Nick Huston (Oakland County Gamers), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 1p-3p. Each player has four architects numbered 1-4. The number not only determines which building can be claimed, but also where it can be built in your city. Careful planning is crucial to see your city thrive and to ensure that you are not locked out of the building you want. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 422. $1.50

5479 Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widows Walk, GM: Tim Ealy (Oakland County Gamers), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 1p-3p. Betrayal at House on the Hill is a tile game that allows players to build their own haunted house room by room, tile by tile, creating a new thrilling game board every time. The game is designed for three to six people, each of whom plays one of six possible characters. Secretly, one of the characters betrays the rest of the party, and the innocent members of the party must defeat the traitor in their midst before it’s too late! Betrayal at House on the Hill will appeal to any game player who enjoys a fun, suspenseful, and strategic game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 417. $1.50

5495 Camel Up, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 8 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 1p-2p. OCG-OAKLAND COUNTY GAMERS teaches Camel Up. Up to eight players bet on five racing camels, trying to suss out which will place first and second in a quick race around a pyramid. The earlier you place your bet, the more you can win-should you guess correctly, of course. Camels don't run neatly, however, sometimes landing on top of another one and being carried toward the finish line. Who's going to run when? That all depends on how the dice come out of the pyramid dice shaker, which releases one die at a time when players pause from their bets long enough to see who's actually moving! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 206. $1.50

5535 Flick 'em Up!: Flick 'em Up! with Stallion Canyon, GM: Eric McGlohon, 10 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 1p-2p. The cities in the West are not the safest place to be. In the disc-flicking game Flick 'em Up!, you can become an outlaw and rob banks, free prisoners, attack innocent bystanders... or you could become the Sheriff and try to protect the people of your city from these bandits! Relive the great adventures of the West, face your enemies in street duels, use different guns and tactics to get what you want. You can follow the scenarios or create your own—the choice is yours, cowboy! What’s a cowboy without his horse, you ask? Well, ask no more for Flick 'em Up! Stallion Canyon, the first expansion for Flick 'em Up!, introduces dashing horses! Two cowgirls also join the gang amongst many new elements that will have you conquering brand new towns and scenarios for more flickin' fun! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 409. $1.50

6053 Istanbul, GM: Karen Holah, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 1p-2p. There's hustle and bustle at Istanbul's grand bazaar as merchants and their assistants rush through the narrow alleys in their attempt to be more successful than their competitors. Everything must be well organized: wheelbarrows must be filled with goods at the warehouses, then swiftly transported by the assistants to various destinations. Your goal? Be the first merchant to collect a certain number of rubies. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 213. $1.50

6068 : Isle of Skye, GM: Shellee A. Levin, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 1p-2p. A tile-laying game with some light auction and set collection mechanics within. You build your kingdom to score the most points. This is done via four scoring tiles. Easy to learn, fun, and has depth. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 211. $1.50

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5206 Games For Kids, Press your luck!: Pass the Pigs & Zombie Dice, GM: Owen McCauley, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-4p. Great for kids! Being a young newcomer to a convention can be hard, so my daughter and I thought we'd share our favorite games with you. Pass the Pigs and Zombie dice are all about pushing your luck to try to get a higher score, without going bust and losing everything. They are simple and easy to learn games for all ages. We also have all the expansions for Zombie Dice, so you might get to eat Santa's brain. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 423. $1.50

5496 Camel Up, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 8 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-3p. OCG-OAKLAND COUNTY GAMERS teaches Camel Up. Up to eight players bet on five racing camels, trying to suss out which will place first and second in a quick race around a pyramid. The earlier you place your bet, the more you can win-should you guess correctly, of course. Camels don't run neatly, however, sometimes landing on top of another one and being carried toward the finish line. Who's going to run when? That all depends on how the dice come out of the pyramid dice shaker, which releases one die at a time when players pause from their bets long enough to see who's actually moving! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 206. $1.50

5553 Wizard, GM: Cheryl Orosz, 12 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-4p. A progressive trick-taking game, Wizard will test how well you assess the hand you were dealt -- and your opponents. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 424-425. $1.50

5574 The Witches: Cooperative Mode - CANCELLED, GM: Holly McGuinness, 0 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 2p-4p. Use some Headology! In The Witches, you play a trainee witch from Terry Prachett’s Discworld traveling around Lancre to solve problems large and small using headology and a little magic. In Cooperative Mode, you’ll work together to solve problems and win the game. Mechanics combine luck and strategy. While you needn’t be familiar with Pratchett’s Witches to enjoy the game, fans will love the interplay between theme and mechanics in this game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 415. $1.50

5588 Keyflower, GM: Nikki Carr, 5 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 2p-4p. Keyflower is a game for two to five players played over four rounds. Each round represents a season: spring, summer, autumn, and finally winter. Each player starts the game with a "home" tile and an initial team of eight workers, each of which is colored red, yellow, or blue. Workers of matching colors are used by the players to bid for tiles to add to their villages. Matching workers may alternatively be used to generate resources, skills and additional workers, not only from the player's own tiles, but also from the tiles in the other players' villages and from the new tiles being auctioned. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 309. $1.50

5590 Dead of Winter: Game with the Creator, GM: Jonathan Gilmour, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-4p. One of the biggest hits of 2014, Dead of Winter has become one of the best "co-op with a traitor" games off all time. Here's your chance to play with one of the designers who helped show that sometimes your fellow survivors can be worse than zombie. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

5640 Steam Time, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-4p. It's the year 1899, and strange phenomena are being observed in places like Stonehenge and the pyramids of Egypt. Time goes crazy, and newly discovered crystals have exhibited strange properties that allow for the creation of fantastic apparatuses. In a race to exploit these discoveries, the rapidly industrializing nations have used them to construct gigantic steam-driven airships to travel through time and space. In Steam Time, the race is on for long-lost knowledge, vanished cultures, and hidden treasures. Travel to past ages, search for crystals, and use your crystals wisely to stay ahead of your competitors. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 209. $1.50

5690 Medieval Academy, GM: Jason Rivas (Oakland County Gamers), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-4p. In Medieval Academy, a "family+" game, each player takes the role of a squire who wants to outdo the others in the different training categories to score Chivalry Points. To achieve this goal, during the six turns of the game, the players must wisely draft the cards that are the most useful to them and play them at the right time to move their discs up the training tracks. At the end of turn VI, the squire who has the most Chivalry Points wins the game and is knighted by King Arthur! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 419. $1.50

5722 Fleet Action / Squadron Strike: Military Card Games, GM: Jon Pehrson, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-4p. Come play a couple prototype games with Jon. The first, Fleet Action, is a WW2 based naval game of fleet deployment. The second, Squadron Strike, is a sci-fi based game of flamboyant fighter jocks competing for the most daring missions to earn the title of the best of the best ... assuming they survive. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 303. $1.50

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5423 Tiny Epic Western, GM: Nick Huston (Oakland County Gamers), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 3p-5p. The West is growing day by day, and you're looking to stake your claim. At the end of the day, the boss who has the best combination of wit and bluff will become the most powerful tycoon in the Wild Wild West. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 422. $1.50

5497 Codenames: Pictures, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 8 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 3p-4p. OCG-OAKLAND COUNTY GAMERS teaches Codenames: Pictures. Two rival spymasters know the agent in each location. They deliver coded messages to their respective teams where to go for clandestine meetings. Teammates must be clever. A decoding mistake could lead to an unpleasant encounter with an enemy agent – or worse, with the assassin! Both teams race to contact all their agents, but only one team can win. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 206. $1.50

5641 El Grande, GM: TSA Games, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 3p-5p. In El Grande, players take on the roles of Grandes in medieval Spain, vying for control of the country's various regions. To that end, you draft caballeros into your court and subsequently move them onto the board to help seize control of regions. A majority of caballeros in each region, and in the castle, is gained through strategic use of power cards and actions. After every third round, the regions are scored, and after the ninth round, the player with the most points is the winner. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 208. $1.50

5766 Legendary Encounters: Firefly, GM: Tim Ealy (Oakland County Gamers), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 3p-5p. Legendary Encounters: Firefly brings together the storytelling of a cooperative deck builder with the episodes of the hit TV show, Firefly. Players must work together to complete a set of Objectives for each episode, gain credits, and hopefully win the game. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 417. $1.50

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5205 Games for Kids with Tiles and Tokens: Tsuro and Labyrinth, GM: Owen McCauley, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 4p-6p. Great for kids! Being a young newcomer to a convention can be hard, so my daughter and I thought we'd share our favorite games with you. Tsuro and Labyrinth are both about strategic tile placement and anticipating your opponent's moves. They are simple and easy to learn games for all ages. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 423. $1.50

5211 Flash Point: Fire Rescue: Learn to Play, GM: Scott Rutter, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 4p-6p. Learn to play this challenging co-operative game. Players take the roles of firefighters battling a blazing house fire while rescuing it's occupants. Can you rescue everyone before the building collapses!? Will play both introductory and advanced games (time permitting) Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 414. $1.50

5357 Mystic Vale, GM: Trevor Pryhorocki, 4 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 4p-5p. A curse has been placed on the Valley of Life. Hearing the spirits of nature cry out for aid, clans of druids have arrived, determined to use their blessings to heal the land and rescue the spirits. It will require courage and also caution, as the curse can overwhelm the careless who wield too much power. In Mystic Vale, 2 to 4 players take on the role of druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. Score the most victory points to win the game! Mystic Vale uses the innovative "Card Crafting System", which lets you not only build your deck, but build the individual cards in your deck, customizing each card's abilities to exactly the strategy you want to follow. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 421. $1.50

5498 Codenames: Pictures, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 8 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 4p-5p. OCG-OAKLAND COUNTY GAMERS teaches Codenames: Pictures. Two rival spymasters know the agent in each location. They deliver coded messages to their respective teams where to go for clandestine meetings. Teammates must be clever. A decoding mistake could lead to an unpleasant encounter with an enemy agent – or worse, with the assassin! Both teams race to contact all their agents, but only one team can win. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 206. $1.50

5550 6 nimmt!, GM: Kevin Hogan, 10 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 4p-6p. In 6 nimmt!, a.k.a. Category 5 and many other names, you want to score as few points as possible. To play the game, you shuffle the 104 number cards, lay out four cards face-up to start the four rows, then deal ten cards to each player. Each turn, players simultaneously choose and reveal a card from their hand, then add the cards to the rows, with cards being placed in ascending order based on their number. Each card is placed in the row that ends with the highest number that's below the card's number and when the sixth card is placed in a row, the owner of that card claims the other five cards and the sixth card becomes the first card in a new row. In addition to a number from 1 to 104, each card has a point value. After finishing ten rounds, players tally their score and see whether the game ends. When this happens, the player with the fewest points wins! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 312. $1.50

5618 Mare Nostrum, GM: Jason Sonk, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 4p-5p. Mare Nostrum is all about the expansion of one's lands, the construction of new cities, and the dispatching of caravans to take advantage of rare commodities that can either be traded or exploited to build constructions and eventually wonders of the world. But diplomacy and trade are but one path to greatness. The expansion of your navy and armies can take what should be rightfully yours. Hiring great leaders will further expand your boundaries in quick time. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 308. $1.50

5643 Via Nebula, GM: TSA Games, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 4p-6p. In Via Nebula, players act as explorers in the mist-shrouded valley of Nebula, working together to build pathways and create resources. Those resources and paths may be used by all players. Not all is friendly cooperation, though! Every player is competing for contracts to build new buildings, and there are only so many resources to go around. 2016 Martin Wallace game. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 210. $1.50

5687 Sentinels of the Multiverse, GM: Anne Moore, 4 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 4p-6p. Cooperative game where players run superheroes fighting a supervillain. We will fight the Apostate in the Wagner Mars Base. http://sotm.wikidot.com/ General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 416. $1.50

5839 Unpublished Prototype: Mirage, GM: Matthew Arnold, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 4p-6p. Lay L-shaped tiles to claim land with camels, and water with ships. When there is a gap into which no tile can ever fit, the player with the most camels or ships attached to the gap will place their tent in it. Place your tents far apart to win. This unpublished prototype will be Kickstarted in February 2017. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 418. $1.50

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5642 Celestia, GM: TSA Games, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 5p-6p. In Celestia, you board an aircraft with a team of adventurers to perform many trips through the cities of Celestia and recover their wonderful treasures. Your journey will not be safe, but you will attempt to be the richest adventurer by collecting the most precious treasures! A press your luck adventure! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 209. $1.50