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5: Games [clear filter]
Friday, March 25
 

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Villains & Henchmen is an as-yet unpublished game created by Ravensdale Publishing, an aspiring independent game design/publishing company.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
 

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"!