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5: Games [clear filter]
Friday, March 25
 

10:00am

Cool Mini or Not Game Demos
Cool Mini or Not Game Demonstrations: B-Sieged, Rum N Bones, and Zombicide: Black Plague Demonstrations

B-Sieged -- B-Sieged: Sons of the Abyss is a fully-cooperative, castle defense board game that combines exciting combat action with classic resource management. In this thrilling, defensive battle, 1 to 6 players control the mighty Heroes of Modhelm, who must fight back the encroaching Abyssal hordes and endure until salvation arrives! But that salvation will only come if you can protect the Messenger who was tasked with escaping the siege to retrieve an ancient magic artifact that will break the enemy forces. Survive the onslaught until the Messenger returns, and the Citadel will be saved!

Rum N Bones -- Rum & Bones is a miniatures board game where 2 to 6 players control fantastic pirate crews engaged in fierce combat. Inspired by MOBA style video games, Rum & Bones' gameplay is deep, fast-paced, and highly strategic. The game pits two pirate factions against each other. With their ships locked in combat, the crew and heroes attempt to board the enemy ship to disable it.

Zombicide: Black Plague -- Zombicide: Black Plague is a standalone cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players that brings the relentless zombie-killing action of Zombicide into a brand new fantasy setting! Players control a party of survivors as they fight to rid the land of an invasion of zombies controlled by the game itself. Survivors find weapons, learn spells, battle zombies, and gain experience. The more experience they get, the more powerful they become, but the more zombies rise to face them!

Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Cool Mini or Not Game Demos: Xenoshyft
Cool Mini or Not Game Demonstrations: Xenoshyft (1-8 players -- 2 boards set up, minimum of 1 player, maximum of 4 per board set)

Xenoshyft: Onslaught -- XenoShyft is a game for 1 to 4 players, with each player controlling one of the Divisions of the NorTec Military: The Science Labs, Med Bay, Armory, Weapon's Research, Barracks, and Command Center. Each of these divisions represents one part of the overall NorTec Base, and it is your job as commander of these Divisions to protect the base while its field operations are completed.

Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Cryptozoic Games Demos
Ghostbusters: the Board Game and Adventure Time: Card Wars Demonstrations

Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics, and trading cards, including the DC Comics Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead Board Game, Adventure Time: Cards Wars, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game, and The Lookouts comic book. Following a philosophy and core principle of "Fans First," the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Golden State Gaming Network Demos
Conspiracy and Overlords of Infamy Kickstarter exclusive, Looney Labs, King of Tokyo, and King of New York Demonstrations all day

Fluxx (Looney Labs) -- It all begins with one basic rule: Draw one card, play one card. You start with a hand of three cards, add the card you drew to your hand, and then choose one card to play, following the directions written on your chosen card. As cards are drawn and played from the deck, the rules of the game change—from how many cards are drawn or played or even how many cards you can hold at the end of your turn.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) Game Demos
Epic PvP: Fantasy, Dice City, Greedy Greedy Goblins, Doomtown: Reloaded and Smash Up Demonstrations all day by AEG Games

Alderac Entertainment Group, or AEG, was formed in 1993 and is based in the city of Ontario, CA. Prior to getting into their current markets, AEG was involved in hobby gaming magazines, with their first product the magazine Shadis (winner of the 1994, 1995, and 1996 Origins Awards for Best Professional Gaming Magazine). Nightfall, an aggressive, head-to-head deckbuilding game, debuted in 2011. In 2012, AEG published a widely praised revision of Thunderstone known as Thunderstone Advance. New games include Flock, Dice City, Epic PVP: Fantasy, Smash Up: Munchkin, Smash Up: It's Your Fault! and Greedy Greedy Goblins.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Andromeda Flight League (AFL) Game Demos
Andromeda Fight League Demonstrations all day

Andromeda Fight League or AFL, is a 2-player expandable game that combines the best elements of collectable card games and tactical board games, in conjunction with the concept of team drafting and management similar to Fantasy Sports. The rules are straightforward and easy to learn, but, similar to chess, the options and potential for depth of thought, strategy, and skill are endless depending on the player. The random elements built into AFL expand its replay ability, and the game has draft, setup, and battling phases, which add to the depth of the AFL experience.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Atlas Games Demos: Gloom and Murder of Crows
Atlas Games: Gloom and Murder of Crows Demonstrations all day

Gloom -- In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: You want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death. You'll play horrible mishaps like Pursued by Poodles or Mauled by a Manatee on your own characters to lower their Self-Worth scores, while trying to cheer your opponents' characters with marriages and other happy occasions that pile on positive points. The player with the lowest total Family Value wins.

Murder of Crows -- Uncover a murder most foul by revealing six story elements that together describe the deadly deed and spell the word MURDER. But take care that your opponents can't do the same -- take their letters, counter their actions, or call on a waiting Crow to influence the murder before they do! At any moment a well-played card can shift the balance and seal someone's fate.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Cardfight Vanguard Sanctioned Tournament
Cardfight Vanguard Trial League (Entry Fee: $20.00)
Competition will run all day every day. Players receive a random trial deck and play against other league members. Prizes: Players win prizes for completing matches. At the end of each day the player with the most number of wins gets a special prize.


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Force of Will Sanctioned Tournament: Intro Deck League
Force of Will Intro Deck League (Entry Fee: $20.00)
Competition will run all day every day. Players receive a random intro deck and play against other league members. Prizes: Players win prizes for completing matches. At the end of each day the player with the most wins gets a special prize.


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Force of Will Sanctioned Tournament: Sealed Deck
Force of Will Sealed Deck (Entry Fee: $30.00)
Players receive 6 boosters of the current set and play in Swiss-style tournament. Win a booster pack for every match you win.


Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament: Elimination 5-Man Pods
Magic Commander Elimination 5-Man Pods, 4–6 players
(Entry Fee: $5.00)
Competition will run all day. Prizes: Defeat a player, win a booster. Last player alive wins an additional booster.

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament: Into Deck League
Magic Intro Deck League
(Entry Fee: $20.00)
Competition will run all day every day. Players receive a random Intro deck and play against other league members. Prizes: Players win prizes for completing matches. At the end of each day, the player with the most number of wins gets a special prize.

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Pokemon Sanctioned Tournament: Intro Deck League
Pokémon Intro Deck League
(Entry Fee: $20.00)
Competition will run all day. Players receive a random Intro deck and play against other league members. Prizes: Players win prizes for completing matches. At the end of each day the player with the most wins gets a special prize.

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Primoris Game Demos
Primoris by Tightrope Games LLC, demonstrations throughout the day

Primoris is a card game for 1 to 6 players. Primoris is unique in that the players, although competing against one another, must work together in order to ensure the Empire's survival. The Emperor of Ornax is dead. Absolute authority now lies within the Conclave of Councilors. You are one such person. It is a game of intrigue, betrayal and brutal balance. Player choice and interaction was stressed in the design of the game; every game is winnable, but conversely, every game can be squandered away with poor choices and lack of teamwork.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Red Dragon Inn Game Demos
Red Dragon Inn Demonstrations all day

Red Dragon Inn (Slugfest Games) -- 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 on to his Gold Coins wins the game.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Steve Jackson Games Demos
Steve Jackson Games Demonstrations

Representatives from Steve Jackson Games will present free game play demos all day, every day! Steve Jackson's best-known games include GURPS, the Generic Universal Role Playing System; Munchkin, the irreverent game of dungeon crawling; and Chez Geek, the game of apartment life. Steve Jackson Games also publishes Pyramid magazine, which covers the best in gaming in all genres and from all publishers.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Villains & Henchmen Game Demos
Ravensdale Publishing's Villains & Henchmen Demonstrations all day

Villains & Henchmen is an as-yet unpublished game created by Ravensdale Publishing, an aspiring independent game design/publishing company. One of the world's most nefarious and diabolical supervillains has been captured and imprisoned by meddling heroes. As fellow villains and loyal henchmen, it's your job to orchestrate an escape! In this comic book-themed cooperative board game for 1–4 players, you will acquire powers, battle heroes, and overcome obstacles to spring the supervillain from a maximum-security prison. To succeed, you must work together. Of course, as villainous lackeys, you're all trying to one-up each other so that you can claim the coveted title of "Most Dangerous Villain"!

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh! Sanctioned Tournament: Structure Deck League
Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck League
(Entry Fee: $20.00)
Competition will run all day every day. Players receive a random Structure deck and play against other league members. Prizes: Players win prizes for completing matches. At the end of each day the player with the most wins gets a special prize.

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

1:00pm

Pokemon Sanctioned Tournament: Sealed Deck
Pokémon Sealed Deck
(Entry Fee: $30.00)
Players receive 6 boosters of the current set and play in Swiss-style tournament. Win a booster Pack for every match you win. 

Ending time is approximate and for scheduling purposes only.The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Friday March 25, 2016 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

Cryptozoic Games Demos
Cartoon Network Deck-Building Game and Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game Demonstrations

Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics, and trading cards, including the DC Comics Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead Board Game, Adventure Time: Cards Wars, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game, and The Lookouts comic book. Following a philosophy and core principle of "Fans First," the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community.

Friday March 25, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament: Mini-Master
Magic Mini-Master
(Entry Fee: $25.00)
Players receive 1 booster and card sleeves, playing in the popular Mini Masters style. Win your round and get a booster pack to add to your deck. Prizes: First place receives an Oath of the Gatewatch.

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Friday March 25, 2016 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

Cool Mini or Not Game Demos
Cool Mini or Not Game Demonstrations: Blood Rage, Arcadia Quest, and SMOG Demonstrations

Arcadia Quest -- Arcadia Quest is an exciting adventure board game for 2 to 4 players. Each player controls a guild of three heroes, competing to be the liberators of the city of Arcadia and, more importantly, to become the richest and most powerful guild in the land! Arcadia Quest combines PvE and PvP gameplay, as players battle not only the monsters that populate the board but also the heroes controlled by other players. The monsters react to the players' actions, so there is no need for one player to be stuck with the role of “game master”; everybody gets to play as heroes.

Blood Rage -- Blood Rage is a Viking board game created by acclaimed game designer Eric M. Lang. In this fast-paced yet highly strategic game, 2 to 4 players take control of Viking clans, invading, pillaging, and battling in a quest to gain as much glory as possible before Ragnarok finally consumes the land! The game’s striking visuals are a combination of Adrian Smith’s highly evocative artwork and Mike McVey’s amazingly detailed miniatures.

SMOG -- Set in the fantastic steampunk World of SMOG, created by Panache Animation, On Her Majesty's Service is a stylish board game for 2 to 4 competing players. You'll need to navigate the rotating tiles that make up the game board, trading Ethers and Artefacts in order to fulfill the quest set by Queen Victoria, all the while dealing with the Agents of the Shadow Master.

Friday March 25, 2016 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

Cool Mini or Not Game Demos: Dogs of War
Cool Mini or Not Game Demonstrations: Dogs of War (3-10 players -- 2 boards set up, minimum of 3 players, maximum of 5 per board)

Dogs of War -- Dogs of War is an elegant game set in a steampunk-influenced renaissance universe. Noble houses engage each other in a series of fierce battles, and it is up to the players and the Dogs of War they control to deploy their private armies in support of whatever house they wish to favor. Clockwork knights and imposing war machines shift the tides of war as they enter the battlefields, but the interest of their Dog of War captains actually lies in the rewards offered by each noble house to its supporters.

Friday March 25, 2016 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh! Sanctioned Tournament: Casual Format Sealed
Yu-Gi-Oh! Casual Format Sealed
(Entry Fee: $20.00)
Players receive 5 Battle packs and build a 20-card deck (XYZ monsters do not count and go in the extra deck). Play in single-elimination rounds. Prizes: First place gets a booster box. Additional prize support based on attendance

Ending time is approximate and for scheduling purposes only.The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Friday March 25, 2016 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

3:00pm

Golden State Gaming Network Demos
Boss Monster 1 & 2 and Settlers of Catan Demonstrations

Boss Monster -- The retro-inspired dungeon-building card game from indie publisher Brotherwise Games is designed for 2 to 4 players. Boss Monster is packed with nostalgic references to 8-bit video games, dungeon-crawling RPGs, and geeky pop culture. Players compete to become the ultimate villain: the final boss at the end of a side-scrolling dungeon.

Friday March 25, 2016 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

3:00pm

Pokemon Sanctioned Tournament: Modified Construction
Pokémon Modified Construction
(Entry Fee: $15.00)
Players bring their modified legal decks and compete in single-elimination format. Prizes: First place gets a booster box of the current set. 

Ending time is approximate and for scheduling purposes only.The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Friday March 25, 2016 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

4:00pm

Cryptozoic Games Demos
DC Comics Deck-Building Game and Spyfall Demonstrations

Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics, and trading cards, including the DC Comics Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead Board Game, Adventure Time: Cards Wars, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game, and The Lookouts comic book. Following a philosophy and core principle of "Fans First," the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community.

Friday March 25, 2016 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

7:00pm

Villains & Henchmen Tournament: Round 1
Ravensdale Publishing's Villains & Henchmen Tournament: Round 1

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Villains & Henchmen is an as-yet unpublished game created by Ravensdale Publishing, an aspiring independent game design/publishing company. One of the world's most nefarious and diabolical supervillains has been captured and imprisoned by meddling heroes. As fellow villains and loyal henchmen, it's your job to orchestrate an escape! In this comic book-themed cooperative board game for 1–4 players, you will acquire powers, battle heroes, and overcome obstacles to spring the supervillain from a maximum-security prison. To succeed, you must work together. Of course, as villainous lackeys, you're all trying to one-up each other so that you can claim the coveted title of "Most Dangerous Villain"!

7:00pm

Andromeda Flight League (AFL) Game Demos
Andromeda Fight League Demonstrations all evening

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Andromeda Fight League or AFL, is a 2-player expandable game that combines the best elements of collectable card games and tactical board games, in conjunction with the concept of team drafting and management similar to Fantasy Sports. The rules are straightforward and easy to learn, but, similar to chess, the options and potential for depth of thought, strategy, and skill are endless depending on the player. The random elements built into AFL expand its replay ability, and the game has draft, setup, and battling phases, which add to the depth of the AFL experience.

7:00pm

HeroClix Sanctioned Tournament: Theme Team Constructed
HeroClix - Theme Team Constructed Tournament (No Entry Fee)
Build a Golden Age 600-point Named Theme Team. Prizes: LEs from monthly prize kits.

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

HeroClix Sanctioned Tournaments from The Realm Games & Comics and Majestix. The general HeroClix Gaming Policy and Tournament Rules will be posted onsite.

7:00pm

Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament: Super Friday Night, Magic, Sealed Deck
6:00 pm Registration, 7:00 pm Start Time
Super Friday Night Magic, Sealed Deck
(Entry Fee: $30)
Players receive 3 packs of Battle for Zendikar and 3 packs of Oath of the Gatewatch and play in a Swiss-style sealed deck tournament. Prizes: First place gets a $150 gift certificate to SoCal Games and Comics, second place gets a $75 gift certificate to SoCal Games and Comics. Promotional foils will be handed out each round to the winners of that round.

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

7:00pm

Primoris Game Demos
Primoris by Tightrope Games LLC, demonstrations throughout the evening

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Primoris is a card game for 1 to 6 players. Primoris is unique in that the players, although competing against one another, must work together in order to ensure the Empire's survival. The Emperor of Ornax is dead. Absolute authority now lies within the Conclave of Councilors. You are one such person. It is a game of intrigue, betrayal and brutal balance. Player choice and interaction was stressed in the design of the game; every game is winnable, but conversely, every game can be squandered away with poor choices and lack of teamwork.

7:00pm

Relic Worlds: Showdown Game Demos
Relic Worlds: Showdown Demonstrations all evening

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Relic Worlds is a miniatures game where players take a faction from the Relic Worlds universe and fight it out in ancient alien ruins while they locate powerful artifacts scattered on various planets.

7:00pm

Smash Up Demo
Smash Up Demonstration by AEG Games

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Alderac Entertainment Group, or AEG, was formed in 1993 and is based in the city of Ontario, CA. Prior to getting into their current markets, AEG was involved in hobby gaming magazines, with their first product the magazine Shadis (winner of the 1994, 1995, and 1996 Origins Awards for Best Professional Gaming Magazine). Nightfall, an aggressive, head-to-head deckbuilding game, debuted in 2011. In 2012, AEG published a widely praised revision of Thunderstone known as Thunderstone Advance. New games include Flock, Dice City, Epic PVP: Fantasy, Smash Up: Munchkin, Smash Up: It's Your Fault! and Greedy Greedy Goblins.

7:00pm

Steve Jackson Games Demos
Munchkin and Steve Jackson Dice Games Demonstrations

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Representatives from Steve Jackson Games will present free game play demos all day, every day! Steve Jackson's best-known games include GURPS, the Generic Universal Role Playing System; Munchkin, the irreverent game of dungeon crawling; and Chez Geek, the game of apartment life. Steve Jackson Games also publishes Pyramid magazine, which covers the best in gaming in all genres and from all publishers.

8:00pm

Cool Mini or Not Game Demos
Cool Mini or Not Game Demonstrations: Zombicide: Black Plague, B-Sieged and The Grizzled Demonstrations

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

B-Sieged -- B-Sieged: Sons of the Abyss is a fully-cooperative, castle defense board game that combines exciting combat action with classic resource management. In this thrilling, defensive battle, 1 to 6 players control the mighty Heroes of Modhelm, who must fight back the encroaching Abyssal hordes and endure until salvation arrives! But that salvation will only come if you can protect the Messenger who was tasked with escaping the siege to retrieve an ancient magic artifact that will break the enemy forces. Survive the onslaught until the Messenger returns, and the Citadel will be saved!

The Grizzled -- The Grizzled is a fast-paced, fully cooperative card game for 2 to 5 players that takes place in the trenches of World War I. Already a best seller in Europe, The Grizzled is an elegant game of avoiding threats and leading a team and is regarded as one of the finest cooperative games ever made. Featuring beautiful art by French artist, Tignous, The Grizzled's outstanding art is the perfect complement to its message of peace and enduring friendship.

Zombicide: Black Plague -- Zombicide: Black Plague is a standalone cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players that brings the relentless zombie-killing action of Zombicide into a brand new fantasy setting! Players control a party of survivors as they fight to rid the land of an invasion of zombies controlled by the game itself. Survivors find weapons, learn spells, battle zombies, and gain experience. The more experience they get, the more powerful they become, but the more zombies rise to face them!

8:00pm

Cool Mini or Not Game Demos: Arcadia Quest
Cool Mini or Not Game Demonstrations: Arcadia Quest adventure (2-8 players -- 2 games set up, minimum 2 players, maximum 4 players each board)

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Arcadia Quest -- Arcadia Quest is an exciting adventure board game for 2 to 4 players. Each player controls a guild of three heroes, competing to be the liberators of the city of Arcadia and, more importantly, to become the richest and most powerful guild in the land! Arcadia Quest combines PvE and PvP gameplay, as players battle not only the monsters that populate the board but also the heroes controlled by other players. The monsters react to the players' actions, so there is no need for one player to be stuck with the role of “game master”; everybody gets to play as heroes.

8:00pm

Munchkin Game Tournament
Munchkin Tournament

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Representatives from Steve Jackson Games will present free game play demos all day, every day! Steve Jackson's best-known games include GURPS, the Generic Universal Role Playing System; Munchkin, the irreverent game of dungeon crawling; and Chez Geek, the game of apartment life. Steve Jackson Games also publishes Pyramid magazine, which covers the best in gaming in all genres and from all publishers.

8:00pm

Politics Game Demos
Politics Demonstrations throughout the evening

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Politics is a fast & furious card game for 2–9 players. It's easy to learn and takes 20–45 minutes to play. Players compete in an election across all 50 states, trying to win the presidency of the United States. Each player acts as a candidate representing a political position (Socialist, Libertarian, Minority Candidate, etc.). Each candidate has particular advantages and disadvantages in 8 areas of influence (Science/Education, Health Care, Environment, Minority/Women's Issues, Economy/Taxes, Crime/Guns, Military, Religion), and also a bonus special ability, which they can use during the game. When you compete for votes in a region, you can bolster your candidate's abilities by spending cash (influence) and playing action cards. Action cards allow you to give yourself bonuses or your opponents penalties (by implicating them in scandals). Have you got what it takes to be the leader of the free world?

9:00pm

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) Game Demos
Dice City, Epic PvP: Fantasy and Flock Demonstrations by AEG Games

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Alderac Entertainment Group, or AEG, was formed in 1993 and is based in the city of Ontario, CA. Prior to getting into their current markets, AEG was involved in hobby gaming magazines, with their first product the magazine Shadis (winner of the 1994, 1995, and 1996 Origins Awards for Best Professional Gaming Magazine). Nightfall, an aggressive, head-to-head deckbuilding game, debuted in 2011. In 2012, AEG published a widely praised revision of Thunderstone known as Thunderstone Advance. New games include Flock, Dice City, Epic PVP: Fantasy, Smash Up: Munchkin, Smash Up: It's Your Fault! and Greedy Greedy Goblins.

9:30pm

Villains & Henchmen Tournament: Round 2
Ravensdale Publishing's Villains & Henchmen Tournament: Round 2

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Villains & Henchmen is an as-yet unpublished game created by Ravensdale Publishing, an aspiring independent game design/publishing company. One of the world's most nefarious and diabolical supervillains has been captured and imprisoned by meddling heroes. As fellow villains and loyal henchmen, it's your job to orchestrate an escape! In this comic book-themed cooperative board game for 1–4 players, you will acquire powers, battle heroes, and overcome obstacles to spring the supervillain from a maximum-security prison. To succeed, you must work together. Of course, as villainous lackeys, you're all trying to one-up each other so that you can claim the coveted title of "Most Dangerous Villain"!

 
Saturday, March 26
 

10:00am

Cryptozoic Games Demos
Ghostbusters: the Board Game and Adventure Time: Card Wars Demonstrations

Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics, and trading cards, including the DC Comics Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead Board Game, Adventure Time: Cards Wars, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game, and The Lookouts comic book. Following a philosophy and core principle of "Fans First," the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Cool Mini or Not Game Demos
Cool Mini or Not Game Demonstrations: Blood Rage, Dogs of War, and Arcadia Quest Demonstrations

Arcadia Quest -- Arcadia Quest is an exciting adventure board game for 2 to 4 players. Each player controls a guild of three heroes, competing to be the liberators of the city of Arcadia and, more importantly, to become the richest and most powerful guild in the land! Arcadia Quest combines PvE and PvP gameplay, as players battle not only the monsters that populate the board but also the heroes controlled by other players. The monsters react to the players' actions, so there is no need for one player to be stuck with the role of “game master”; everybody gets to play as heroes.

Blood Rage -- Blood Rage is a Viking board game created by acclaimed game designer Eric M. Lang. In this fast-paced yet highly strategic game, 2 to 4 players take control of Viking clans, invading, pillaging, and battling in a quest to gain as much glory as possible before Ragnarok finally consumes the land! The game’s striking visuals are a combination of Adrian Smith’s highly evocative artwork and Mike McVey’s amazingly detailed miniatures.

Dogs of War -- Dogs of War is an elegant game set in a steampunk-influenced renaissance universe. Noble houses engage each other in a series of fierce battles, and it is up to the players and the Dogs of War they control to deploy their private armies in support of whatever house they wish to favor. Clockwork knights and imposing war machines shift the tides of war as they enter the battlefields, but the interest of their Dog of War captains actually lies in the rewards offered by each noble house to its supporters.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Cool Mini or Not Game Demos: Rum and Bones
Cool Mini or Not Game Demonstrations: Rum N Bones (2-12 Players -- 2 boards set up, minimum 2 players, maximum 6 per board)

Rum N Bones -- Rum & Bones is a miniatures board game where 2 to 6 players control fantastic pirate crews engaged in fierce combat. Inspired by MOBA style video games, Rum & Bones' gameplay is deep, fast-paced, and highly strategic. The game pits two pirate factions against each other. With their ships locked in combat, the crew and heroes attempt to board the enemy ship to disable it.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Golden State Gaming Network Demos
Conspiracy and Overlords of Infamy Kickstarter exclusive, Looney Labs, King of Tokyo, and King of New York Demonstrations all day

Fluxx (Looney Labs) -- It all begins with one basic rule: Draw one card, play one card. You start with a hand of three cards, add the card you drew to your hand, and then choose one card to play, following the directions written on your chosen card. As cards are drawn and played from the deck, the rules of the game change—from how many cards are drawn or played or even how many cards you can hold at the end of your turn.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) Game Demos
Epic PvP: Fantasy, Dice City, Greedy Greedy Goblins, Doomtown: Reloaded and Smash Up Demonstrations all day

Alderac Entertainment Group, or AEG, was formed in 1993 and is based in the city of Ontario, CA. Prior to getting into their current markets, AEG was involved in hobby gaming magazines, with their first product the magazine Shadis (winner of the 1994, 1995, and 1996 Origins Awards for Best Professional Gaming Magazine). Nightfall, an aggressive, head-to-head deckbuilding game, debuted in 2011. In 2012, AEG published a widely praised revision of Thunderstone known as Thunderstone Advance. New games include Flock, Dice City, Epic PVP: Fantasy, Smash Up: Munchkin, Smash Up: It's Your Fault! and Greedy Greedy Goblins.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Atlas Games Demos: Gloom and Murder of Crows
Atlas Games: Gloom and Murder of Crows Demonstrations all day

Gloom -- In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: You want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death. You'll play horrible mishaps like Pursued by Poodles or Mauled by a Manatee on your own characters to lower their Self-Worth scores, while trying to cheer your opponents' characters with marriages and other happy occasions that pile on positive points. The player with the lowest total Family Value wins.

Murder of Crows -- Uncover a murder most foul by revealing six story elements that together describe the deadly deed and spell the word MURDER. But take care that your opponents can't do the same -- take their letters, counter their actions, or call on a waiting Crow to influence the murder before they do! At any moment a well-played card can shift the balance and seal someone's fate.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Cardfight Vanguard Sanctioned Tournament
Cardfight Vanguard Trial League (Entry Fee: $20.00)
Competition will run all day every day. Players receive a random trial deck and play against other league members. Prizes: Players win prizes for completing matches. At the end of each day the player with the most number of wins gets a special prize.


Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Force of Will Sanctioned Tournament: Intro Deck League
Force of Will Intro Deck League (Entry Fee: $20.00)
Competition will run all day every day. Players receive a random intro deck and play against other league members. Prizes: Players win prizes for completing matches. At the end of each day the player with the most wins gets a special prize.


Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Pokemon Sanctioned Tournament: Intro Deck League
Pokémon Intro Deck League
(Entry Fee: $20.00)
Competition will run all day. Players receive a random Intro deck and play against other league members. Prizes: Players win prizes for completing matches. At the end of each day the player with the most wins gets a special prize.

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Red Dragon Inn Game Demos
Red Dragon Inn Demonstrations all day

Red Dragon Inn (Slugfest Games) -- 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 on to his Gold Coins wins the game.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Steve Jackson Games Demos
Steve Jackson Games Demonstrations

Representatives from Steve Jackson Games will present free game play demos all day, every day! Steve Jackson's best-known games include GURPS, the Generic Universal Role Playing System; Munchkin, the irreverent game of dungeon crawling; and Chez Geek, the game of apartment life. Steve Jackson Games also publishes Pyramid magazine, which covers the best in gaming in all genres and from all publishers.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Villains & Henchmen Game Demos
Ravensdale Publishing's Villains & Henchmen Demonstrations all day

Villains & Henchmen is an as-yet unpublished game created by Ravensdale Publishing, an aspiring independent game design/publishing company. One of the world's most nefarious and diabolical supervillains has been captured and imprisoned by meddling heroes. As fellow villains and loyal henchmen, it's your job to orchestrate an escape! In this comic book-themed cooperative board game for 1–4 players, you will acquire powers, battle heroes, and overcome obstacles to spring the supervillain from a maximum-security prison. To succeed, you must work together. Of course, as villainous lackeys, you're all trying to one-up each other so that you can claim the coveted title of "Most Dangerous Villain"!

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Yu-Gi-Oh! Sanctioned Tournament: Structure Deck League
Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck League
(Entry Fee: $20.00)
Competition will run all day every day. Players receive a random Structure deck and play against other league members. Prizes: Players win prizes for completing matches. At the end of each day the player with the most wins gets a special prize.

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

11:00am

HeroClix Sanctioned Tournament: Age of Ultron Sealed Deck
HeroClix - Age of Ultron Sealed (Entry Fee: $20 for two boosters)
Build a 400-point team with two Age of Ultron boosters. Prizes: LEs from monthly prize kits and additional Age of Ultron boosters.

HeroClix Sanctioned Tournaments from The Realm Games & Comics and Majestix. The general HeroClix Gaming Policy and Tournament Rules will be posted onsite.

Saturday March 26, 2016 11:00am - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament: Level-UP! Sealed
Magic Level-UP! Sealed
(Entry Fee: $25.00)
Players play in the popular Level-UP! format. Each player starts with a random 30-card half deck and levels it up each round with a booster pack. First place is a booster box of Oath of the Gatewatch.

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Saturday March 26, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Andromeda Flight League (AFL) Game Demos
Andromeda Fight League Demonstrations all day

Andromeda Fight League or AFL, is a 2-player expandable game that combines the best elements of collectable card games and tactical board games, in conjunction with the concept of team drafting and management similar to Fantasy Sports. The rules are straightforward and easy to learn, but, similar to chess, the options and potential for depth of thought, strategy, and skill are endless depending on the player. The random elements built into AFL expand its replay ability, and the game has draft, setup, and battling phases, which add to the depth of the AFL experience.

Saturday March 26, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament: Elimination 5-Man Pods
Magic Commander Elimination 5-Man Pods, 4–6 players
(Entry Fee: $5.00)
Competition will run all day. Prizes: Defeat a player, win a booster. Last player alive wins an additional booster.

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Saturday March 26, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament: Into Deck League
Magic Intro Deck League
(Entry Fee: $20.00)
Competition will run all day every day. Players receive a random Intro deck and play against other league members. Prizes: Players win prizes for completing matches. At the end of each day, the player with the most number of wins gets a special prize.

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Saturday March 26, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Primoris Game Demos
Primoris by Tightrope Games LLC, demonstrations throughout the day

Primoris is a card game for 1 to 6 players. Primoris is unique in that the players, although competing against one another, must work together in order to ensure the Empire's survival. The Emperor of Ornax is dead. Absolute authority now lies within the Conclave of Councilors. You are one such person. It is a game of intrigue, betrayal and brutal balance. Player choice and interaction was stressed in the design of the game; every game is winnable, but conversely, every game can be squandered away with poor choices and lack of teamwork.

Saturday March 26, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

1:00pm

Cryptozoic Games Demos
Cartoon Network Deck-Building Game and Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game Demonstrations

Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics, and trading cards, including the DC Comics Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead Board Game, Adventure Time: Cards Wars, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game, and The Lookouts comic book. Following a philosophy and core principle of "Fans First," the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community.

Saturday March 26, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

1:00pm

Pokemon Sanctioned Tournament: Sealed Deck
Pokémon Sealed Deck
(Entry Fee: $30.00)
Players receive 6 boosters of the current set and play in Swiss-style tournament. Win a booster Pack for every match you win. 

Ending time is approximate and for scheduling purposes only.The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Saturday March 26, 2016 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

1:00pm

Relic Worlds: The Lost Worlds Game Demos
Relic Worlds: The Lost Worlds Demonstrations all day

Relic Worlds is a miniatures game where players take a faction from the Relic Worlds universe and fight it out in ancient alien ruins while they locate powerful artifacts scattered on various planets.

Saturday March 26, 2016 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

Cool Mini or Not Game Demos
Cool Mini or Not Game Demonstrations: B-Sieged, Queen's Necklace, and Zombicide: Black Plague Demonstrations

B-Sieged -- B-Sieged: Sons of the Abyss is a fully-cooperative, castle defense board game that combines exciting combat action with classic resource management. In this thrilling, defensive battle, 1 to 6 players control the mighty Heroes of Modhelm, who must fight back the encroaching Abyssal hordes and endure until salvation arrives! But that salvation will only come if you can protect the Messenger who was tasked with escaping the siege to retrieve an ancient magic artifact that will break the enemy forces. Survive the onslaught until the Messenger returns, and the Citadel will be saved!

Queen's Necklace -- Queen's Necklace is a fast, card-driven game of jewel trading and intrigue for 2 to 5 players. The players compete to craft and sell the most exquisite jewels to the Queen and her court. But they must always be aware of the ever-changing fashions and rarity of different gems (and may even try to manipulate it). The jeweler who earns the most prestige will receive the coveted title of King's Jeweler and a place at the Court!

Zombicide: Black Plague -- Zombicide: Black Plague is a standalone cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players that brings the relentless zombie-killing action of Zombicide into a brand new fantasy setting! Players control a party of survivors as they fight to rid the land of an invasion of zombies controlled by the game itself. Survivors find weapons, learn spells, battle zombies, and gain experience. The more experience they get, the more powerful they become, but the more zombies rise to face them!

Saturday March 26, 2016 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

Cool Mini or Not Game Demos: Blood Rage
Cool Mini or Not Game Demonstrations: Blood Rage (2-8 players -- 2 boards set up, minimum 2 players, maximum 4 players per board)

Blood Rage -- Blood Rage is a Viking board game created by acclaimed game designer Eric M. Lang. In this fast-paced yet highly strategic game, 2 to 4 players take control of Viking clans, invading, pillaging, and battling in a quest to gain as much glory as possible before Ragnarok finally consumes the land! The game's striking visuals are a combination of Adrian Smith's highly evocative artwork and Mike McVey's amazingly detailed miniatures.

Saturday March 26, 2016 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

Force of Will Sanctioned Tournament: Sealed Deck
Force of Will Sealed Deck (Entry Fee: $30.00)
Players receive 6 boosters of the current set and play in Swiss-style tournament. Win a booster pack for every match you win.


Saturday March 26, 2016 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh! Sanctioned Tournament: Advanced Format Constructed
Yu-Gi-Oh! Advanced Format Constructed
(Entry Fee: $15.00)
Players bring their advanced legal constructed deck and play in Swiss +1 rounds. Prizes: First place wins a Booster Box.

Ending time is approximate and for scheduling purposes only.The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Saturday March 26, 2016 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

3:00pm

Golden State Gaming Network Demos
Boss Monster 1 & 2 and Settlers of Catan Demonstrations

Boss Monster -- The retro-inspired dungeon-building card game from indie publisher Brotherwise Games is designed for 2 to 4 players. Boss Monster is packed with nostalgic references to 8-bit video games, dungeon-crawling RPGs, and geeky pop culture. Players compete to become the ultimate villain: the final boss at the end of a side-scrolling dungeon.

Saturday March 26, 2016 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

3:00pm

Pokemon Sanctioned Tournament: Modified Construction
Pokémon Modified Construction
(Entry Fee: $15.00)
Players bring their modified legal decks and compete in single-elimination format. Prizes: First place gets a booster box of the current set. 

Ending time is approximate and for scheduling purposes only.The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Saturday March 26, 2016 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

4:00pm

Cryptozoic Games Demos
DC Comics Deck-Building Game and Spyfall Demonstrations

Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics, and trading cards, including the DC Comics Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead Board Game, Adventure Time: Cards Wars, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game, and The Lookouts comic book. Following a philosophy and core principle of "Fans First," the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community.

Saturday March 26, 2016 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

7:00pm

Villains & Henchmen Tournament: Round 3
Ravensdale Publishing's Villains & Henchmen Tournament: Round 3

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Villains & Henchmen is an as-yet unpublished game created by Ravensdale Publishing, an aspiring independent game design/publishing company. One of the world's most nefarious and diabolical supervillains has been captured and imprisoned by meddling heroes. As fellow villains and loyal henchmen, it's your job to orchestrate an escape! In this comic book-themed cooperative board game for 1–4 players, you will acquire powers, battle heroes, and overcome obstacles to spring the supervillain from a maximum-security prison. To succeed, you must work together. Of course, as villainous lackeys, you're all trying to one-up each other so that you can claim the coveted title of "Most Dangerous Villain"!

7:00pm

Andromeda Flight League (AFL) Game Demos
Andromeda Fight League Demonstrations all evening

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Andromeda Fight League or AFL, is a 2-player expandable game that combines the best elements of collectable card games and tactical board games, in conjunction with the concept of team drafting and management similar to Fantasy Sports. The rules are straightforward and easy to learn, but, similar to chess, the options and potential for depth of thought, strategy, and skill are endless depending on the player. The random elements built into AFL expand its replay ability, and the game has draft, setup, and battling phases, which add to the depth of the AFL experience.

7:00pm

Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament: Super Saturday Night, Magic, Sealed Deck
6:00 pm Registration, 7:00 pm Start Time
Super Saturday Night Magic, Sealed Deck
(Entry Fee: $30)
Players receive 3 packs of Battle for Zendikar and 3 packs of Oath of the Gatewatch and play in a Swiss-style sealed deck tournament. Prizes: First place gets a $150 gift certificate to SoCal Games and Comics, second place gets a $75 gift certificate to SoCal Games and Comics. Promotional foils will be handed out each round to the winners of that round.

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

7:00pm

Primoris Game Demos
Primoris by Tightrope Games LLC, demonstrations throughout the evening

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Primoris is a card game for 1 to 6 players. Primoris is unique in that the players, although competing against one another, must work together in order to ensure the Empire's survival. The Emperor of Ornax is dead. Absolute authority now lies within the Conclave of Councilors. You are one such person. It is a game of intrigue, betrayal and brutal balance. Player choice and interaction was stressed in the design of the game; every game is winnable, but conversely, every game can be squandered away with poor choices and lack of teamwork.

7:00pm

Smash Up Demo
Smash Up Demonstration

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Alderac Entertainment Group, or AEG, was formed in 1993 and is based in the city of Ontario, CA. Prior to getting into their current markets, AEG was involved in hobby gaming magazines, with their first product the magazine Shadis (winner of the 1994, 1995, and 1996 Origins Awards for Best Professional Gaming Magazine). Nightfall, an aggressive, head-to-head deckbuilding game, debuted in 2011. In 2012, AEG published a widely praised revision of Thunderstone known as Thunderstone Advance. New games include Flock, Dice City, Epic PVP: Fantasy, Smash Up: Munchkin, Smash Up: It's Your Fault! and Greedy Greedy Goblins.

7:00pm

Steve Jackson Games Demos
Munchkin and Steve Jackson Dice Games Demonstrations

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Representatives from Steve Jackson Games will present free game play demos all day, every day! Steve Jackson's best-known games include GURPS, the Generic Universal Role Playing System; Munchkin, the irreverent game of dungeon crawling; and Chez Geek, the game of apartment life. Steve Jackson Games also publishes Pyramid magazine, which covers the best in gaming in all genres and from all publishers.

8:00pm

Cool Mini or Not Game Demos
Cool Mini or Not Game Demonstrations: The Grizzled, Blood Rage, and Xenoshyft Demonstrations

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Blood Rage -- Blood Rage is a Viking board game created by acclaimed game designer Eric M. Lang. In this fast-paced yet highly strategic game, 2 to 4 players take control of Viking clans, invading, pillaging, and battling in a quest to gain as much glory as possible before Ragnarok finally consumes the land! The game's striking visuals are a combination of Adrian Smith's highly evocative artwork and Mike McVey's amazingly detailed miniatures.

The Grizzled -- The Grizzled is a fast-paced, fully cooperative card game for 2 to 5 players that takes place in the trenches of World War I. Already a best seller in Europe, The Grizzled is an elegant game of avoiding threats and leading a team and is regarded as one of the finest cooperative games ever made. Featuring beautiful art by French artist, Tignous, The Grizzled's outstanding art is the perfect complement to its message of peace and enduring friendship.

Xenoshyft: Onslaught -- XenoShyft is a game for 1 to 4 players, with each player controlling one of the Divisions of the NorTec Military: The Science Labs, Med Bay, Armory, Weapon's Research, Barracks, and Command Center. Each of these divisions represents one part of the overall NorTec Base, and it is your job as commander of these Divisions to protect the base while its field operations are completed.

8:00pm

Munchkin Game Tournament
Munchkin Tournament

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Representatives from Steve Jackson Games will present free game play demos all day, every day! Steve Jackson's best-known games include GURPS, the Generic Universal Role Playing System; Munchkin, the irreverent game of dungeon crawling; and Chez Geek, the game of apartment life. Steve Jackson Games also publishes Pyramid magazine, which covers the best in gaming in all genres and from all publishers.

8:00pm

Politics Game Demos
Politics Demonstrations throughout the evening

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Politics is a fast & furious card game for 2–9 players. It's easy to learn and takes 20–45 minutes to play. Players compete in an election across all 50 states, trying to win the presidency of the United States. Each player acts as a candidate representing a political position (Socialist, Libertarian, Minority Candidate, etc.). Each candidate has particular advantages and disadvantages in 8 areas of influence (Science/Education, Health Care, Environment, Minority/Women's Issues, Economy/Taxes, Crime/Guns, Military, Religion), and also a bonus special ability, which they can use during the game. When you compete for votes in a region, you can bolster your candidate's abilities by spending cash (influence) and playing action cards. Action cards allow you to give yourself bonuses or your opponents penalties (by implicating them in scandals). Have you got what it takes to be the leader of the free world?

9:00pm

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) Game Demos
Dice City, Epic PvP: Fantasy and Flock Demonstration

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Alderac Entertainment Group, or AEG, was formed in 1993 and is based in the city of Ontario, CA. Prior to getting into their current markets, AEG was involved in hobby gaming magazines, with their first product the magazine Shadis (winner of the 1994, 1995, and 1996 Origins Awards for Best Professional Gaming Magazine). Nightfall, an aggressive, head-to-head deckbuilding game, debuted in 2011. In 2012, AEG published a widely praised revision of Thunderstone known as Thunderstone Advance. New games include Flock, Dice City, Epic PVP: Fantasy, Smash Up: Munchkin, Smash Up: It's Your Fault! and Greedy Greedy Goblins.

9:30pm

Villains & Henchmen Tournament: Round 4
Ravensdale Publishing's Villains & Henchmen Tournament: Round 4

(This event takes place in the Nighttime Games area at the JW Marriott. For nighttime tournaments, please sign up and register before 6:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall Games area.)

Villains & Henchmen is an as-yet unpublished game created by Ravensdale Publishing, an aspiring independent game design/publishing company. One of the world's most nefarious and diabolical supervillains has been captured and imprisoned by meddling heroes. As fellow villains and loyal henchmen, it's your job to orchestrate an escape! In this comic book-themed cooperative board game for 1–4 players, you will acquire powers, battle heroes, and overcome obstacles to spring the supervillain from a maximum-security prison. To succeed, you must work together. Of course, as villainous lackeys, you're all trying to one-up each other so that you can claim the coveted title of "Most Dangerous Villain"!

 
Sunday, March 27
 

10:00am

Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament: Elimination 5-Man Pods
Magic Commander Elimination 5-Man Pods, 4–6 players
(Entry Fee: $5.00)
Competition will run all day. Prizes: Defeat a player, win a booster. Last player alive wins an additional booster.

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Atlas Games Demos: Gloom and Murder of Crows
Atlas Games: Gloom and Murder of Crows Demonstrations all day

Gloom -- In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: You want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death. You'll play horrible mishaps like Pursued by Poodles or Mauled by a Manatee on your own characters to lower their Self-Worth scores, while trying to cheer your opponents' characters with marriages and other happy occasions that pile on positive points. The player with the lowest total Family Value wins.

Murder of Crows -- Uncover a murder most foul by revealing six story elements that together describe the deadly deed and spell the word MURDER. But take care that your opponents can't do the same -- take their letters, counter their actions, or call on a waiting Crow to influence the murder before they do! At any moment a well-played card can shift the balance and seal someone's fate.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Cardfight Vanguard Sanctioned Tournament
Cardfight Vanguard Trial League (Entry Fee: $20.00)
Competition will run all day every day. Players receive a random trial deck and play against other league members. Prizes: Players win prizes for completing matches. At the end of each day the player with the most number of wins gets a special prize.


Sunday March 27, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Cool Mini or Not Game Demos
Cool Mini or Not Game Demonstrations: Blood Rage, Rum N Bones, and SMOG Demonstrations

Blood Rage -- Blood Rage is a Viking board game created by acclaimed game designer Eric M. Lang. In this fast-paced yet highly strategic game, 2 to 4 players take control of Viking clans, invading, pillaging, and battling in a quest to gain as much glory as possible before Ragnarok finally consumes the land! The game's striking visuals are a combination of Adrian Smith's highly evocative artwork and Mike McVey's amazingly detailed miniatures.

Rum N Bones -- Rum & Bones is a miniatures board game where 2 to 6 players control fantastic pirate crews engaged in fierce combat. Inspired by MOBA style video games, Rum & Bones' gameplay is deep, fast-paced, and highly strategic. The game pits two pirate factions against each other. With their ships locked in combat, the crew and heroes attempt to board the enemy ship to disable it.

SMOG -- Set in the fantastic steampunk World of SMOG, created by Panache Animation, On Her Majesty's Service is a stylish board game for 2 to 4 competing players. You'll need to navigate the rotating tiles that make up the game board, trading Ethers and Artefacts in order to fulfill the quest set by Queen Victoria, all the while dealing with the Agents of the Shadow Master.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Cool Mini or Not Game Demos: B-Sieged
Cool Mini or Not Game Demonstrations: B-Sieged (1-12 Players -- 2 board set up, minimum 1 player, maximum 6 per board)

B-Sieged -- B-Sieged: Sons of the Abyss is a fully-cooperative, castle defense board game that combines exciting combat action with classic resource management. In this thrilling, defensive battle, 1 to 6 players control the mighty Heroes of Modhelm, who must fight back the encroaching Abyssal hordes and endure until salvation arrives! But that salvation will only come if you can protect the Messenger who was tasked with escaping the siege to retrieve an ancient magic artifact that will break the enemy forces. Survive the onslaught until the Messenger returns, and the Citadel will be saved!

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Cryptozoic Games Demos
Ghostbusters: The Board Game, Spyfall, Adventure Time: Card Wars, Cartoon Network Deck-Building Game, Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game, and DC Comics Deck-Building Game Demonstrations all day

Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics, and trading cards, including the DC Comics Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead Board Game, Adventure Time: Cards Wars, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game, and The Lookouts comic book. Following a philosophy and core principle of "Fans First," the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Force of Will Sanctioned Tournament: Intro Deck League
Force of Will Intro Deck League (Entry Fee: $20.00)
Competition will run all day every day. Players receive a random intro deck and play against other league members. Prizes: Players win prizes for completing matches. At the end of each day the player with the most wins gets a special prize.


Sunday March 27, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Golden State Gaming Network Demos
Conspiracy and Overlords of Infamy Kickstarter exclusive, Boss Monster 1 & 2, Looney Labs, King of Tokyo, King of New York, and Settlers of Catan Open Play Demonstrations of everything all day

Boss Monster -- The retro-inspired dungeon-building card game from indie publisher Brotherwise Games is designed for 2 to 4 players. Boss Monster is packed with nostalgic references to 8-bit video games, dungeon-crawling RPGs, and geeky pop culture. Players compete to become the ultimate villain: the final boss at the end of a side-scrolling dungeon.

Fluxx (Looney Labs) -- It all begins with one basic rule: Draw one card, play one card. You start with a hand of three cards, add the card you drew to your hand, and then choose one card to play, following the directions written on your chosen card. As cards are drawn and played from the deck, the rules of the game change—from how many cards are drawn or played or even how many cards you can hold at the end of your turn.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament: Into Deck League
Magic Intro Deck League
(Entry Fee: $20.00)
Competition will run all day every day. Players receive a random Intro deck and play against other league members. Prizes: Players win prizes for completing matches. At the end of each day, the player with the most number of wins gets a special prize.

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Pokemon Sanctioned Tournament: Intro Deck League
Pokémon Intro Deck League
(Entry Fee: $20.00)
Competition will run all day. Players receive a random Intro deck and play against other league members. Prizes: Players win prizes for completing matches. At the end of each day the player with the most wins gets a special prize.

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Red Dragon Inn Game Demos
Red Dragon Inn Demonstrations all day

Red Dragon Inn (Slugfest Games) -- 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 on to his Gold Coins wins the game.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Steve Jackson Games Demos
Steve Jackson Games Demonstrations

Representatives from Steve Jackson Games will present free game play demos all day, every day! Steve Jackson's best-known games include GURPS, the Generic Universal Role Playing System; Munchkin, the irreverent game of dungeon crawling; and Chez Geek, the game of apartment life. Steve Jackson Games also publishes Pyramid magazine, which covers the best in gaming in all genres and from all publishers.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Yu-Gi-Oh! Sanctioned Tournament: Structure Deck League
Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck League
(Entry Fee: $20.00)
Competition will run all day every day. Players receive a random Structure deck and play against other league members. Prizes: Players win prizes for completing matches. At the end of each day the player with the most wins gets a special prize.

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) Game Demos
Epic PvP: Fantasy, Dice City, Greedy Greedy Goblins, Doomtown: Reloaded and Smash Up Demonstrations (all day)

Alderac Entertainment Group, or AEG, was formed in 1993 and is based in the city of Ontario, CA. Prior to getting into their current markets, AEG was involved in hobby gaming magazines, with their first product the magazine Shadis (winner of the 1994, 1995, and 1996 Origins Awards for Best Professional Gaming Magazine). Nightfall, an aggressive, head-to-head deckbuilding game, debuted in 2011. In 2012, AEG published a widely praised revision of Thunderstone known as Thunderstone Advance. New games include Flock, Dice City, Epic PVP: Fantasy, Smash Up: Munchkin, Smash Up: It's Your Fault! and Greedy Greedy Goblins.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:30am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Villains & Henchmen Game Demos
Ravensdale Publishing's Villains & Henchmen Demonstrations all day

Villains & Henchmen is an as-yet unpublished game created by Ravensdale Publishing, an aspiring independent game design/publishing company. One of the world's most nefarious and diabolical supervillains has been captured and imprisoned by meddling heroes. As fellow villains and loyal henchmen, it's your job to orchestrate an escape! In this comic book-themed cooperative board game for 1–4 players, you will acquire powers, battle heroes, and overcome obstacles to spring the supervillain from a maximum-security prison. To succeed, you must work together. Of course, as villainous lackeys, you're all trying to one-up each other so that you can claim the coveted title of "Most Dangerous Villain"!

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:30am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

11:00am

HeroClix Sanctioned Tournament: Sealed Deck- Modern Age Limited Constructed
HeroClix - Modern Age Limited Constructed Tournament (No Entry Fee)
Build a 400-point Modern Age team. The following will not be allowed: Resources, figures larger than a peanut base, constructs, relics, ID cards, Feats, BFCs, Event Dials, and Characters equipped during force construction. The following will be allowed: Theme teams, ATAs, Special Objects, Word Bubbles, and Bystanders. Prizes: LEs from monthly prize kits.

HeroClix Sanctioned Tournaments from The Realm Games & Comics and Majestix. The general HeroClix Gaming Policy and Tournament Rules will be posted onsite.

Sunday March 27, 2016 11:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Magic: The Gathering Sanctioned Tournament: Sunday Sealed Deck
Sunday Sealed Deck
(Entry Fee: $30)
Players receive 3 packs of Battle for Zendikar and 3 packs of Oath of the Gatewatch and play in a Swiss-style sealed deck tournament.

The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Sunday March 27, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Pokemon Sanctioned Tournament: Sealed Deck
Pokémon Sealed Deck
(Entry Fee: $30.00)
Players receive 6 boosters of the current set and play in Swiss-style tournament. Win a booster Pack for every match you win. 

Ending time is approximate and for scheduling purposes only.The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Sunday March 27, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

Force of Will Sanctioned Tournament: Sealed Deck
Force of Will Sealed Deck (Entry Fee: $30.00)
Players receive 6 boosters of the current set and play in Swiss-style tournament. Win a booster pack for every match you win.


Sunday March 27, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh! Sanctioned Tournament: Casual Format Sealed
Yu-Gi-Oh! Casual Format Sealed
(Entry Fee: $20.00)
Players receive 5 Battle packs and build a 20-card deck (XYZ monsters do not count and go in the extra deck). Play in single-elimination rounds. Prizes: First place gets a booster box. Additional prize support based on attendance

Ending time is approximate and for scheduling purposes only.The sanctioned judges of SoCal Games & Comics will be running the Magic The Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament events.

Sunday March 27, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall