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Friday, May 2
 

12:00pm

Girl Genius: The Works
A strategic card game in which two or more players try to fix a "machine" and pop out pieces until one player wins.

Moderators
JF

John Ford

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

Settlers of Catan
Can you be the first to settle the Island of Catan? Trade and build your way to victory. Base Game.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

DC Deck Building Game
Batman! Superman! Wonder Woman! Aquaman! The Flash! Green Lantern! Cyborg! The Justice League of America is ready for action – are you? Starting with only a small deck of punches, players take on the role of one of the members of the Justice League and must recruit the biggest names in the DC Universe in order to defeat the Supervillains and become the greatest legend.

Moderators
avatar for Nick Snyder

Nick Snyder

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

BattleTech
Miniatures game. A science-fiction tactical wargame in which players maneuver giant fighting robots ("BattleMechs," or "'Mechs") against each other or against vehicles and/or infantry. This is a grand melee (free for all) for beginning to advanced players. We can change the scenario during the game, if requested, or if players want to try something new.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
GameFest 3

12:00pm

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games representatives James and Sheila Davis will be in the main game room to show you the latest and the classics from RGG. While some games are scheduled, they can show you most any title from the vast RGG line of games just by dropping by.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
GameFest 3

1:00pm

Quarriors!
The frenetic excitement of a dice battle game, with an added ‘deckbuilding’ twist: players customize their dice pools during the game using resources generated by their rolls.Players take on the roles of Quarriors - mighty mystical warriors who have the power to capture dangerous quarry from the untamed Wilds!

Moderators
JF

John Ford

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mezzanine

1:00pm

Dragon Kings RPG “The New Dune Marauders” Part 1
The once-powerful city of Rhojess clings desperately to existence, reduced to meager ruination as the sea has gradually retreated from its once-busy ports. Marauders beset the crumbling walls, bent upon plundering whatever is left of value. As a final measure, the city has conscripted everyone who can still wield a sword to man the walls, and more dangerously, defend the few remaining wells that lie beyond them, surrounded by weak stockades on the windswept wastelands.

Moderators
avatar for Timothy B Brown

Timothy B Brown

Game Industry Legend
For the last twenty years, Timothy has been a designer at Game Designers’ Workshop, an editor at Challenge magazine, and the director of product development at TSR, Inc. Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, Lester Smith, and Timothy Brown of GDW designed the new game Traveller: 2300 (1986) as an expansion of the original Traveller role-playing game. Brown went... Read More →

Friday May 2, 2014 1:00pm - 4:30pm
GameFest 2

1:30pm

King of Tokyo
In King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens – all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. Exclusive this year to GameFest is the King of Tokyo National Championship 2014 Qualifier for Colorado. That means the winner of the three day tournament will win a place in the King of Tokyo 2014 National Championship to be held at GenCon, August 14-17 in Indianapolis. There are prizes for all participants, including some very hard to find exclusives from Iello including the highly coveted Space Penguin!
Play mutant monsters, gigantic robots and other monstrous creatures, and joyfully whack your opponents, rampage the city and become the one and only King of Tokyo!

Participants are split into equal size tables. If they don't divide evenly, get as close as you can to even. We will be running tables of 4-6 all weekend long.

• Participants should come prepared to know how to play. Don’t know the rules?

PDF: http://iellogames.com/download/KOT-US-Rules-low.pdf

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqBMTsO6T8Y

Or swing by the library at GameFest before a scheduled event and use the library copy to teach yourself or have a GameFest volunteer teach you.

• Grand Prize: The winner is qualified and registered for the 2014 King of Tokyo Nationals at GenCon in Indianapolis, Indiana. They will also receive the highly coveted Space Penguin and a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards.

• All participants in the event will receive a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards (while supplies last).

• A GameFest representative will take photos of the players in mid-game action and upload them to Facebook/Twitter, tagging IELLO Games/@IELLOGames. Links to the Iello Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IelloGames and Twitter account:https://twitter.com/IelloGames

• All winners are qualified to return on Sunday for the final round. Players must have participated in earlier rounds to qualify for the final Sunday game. Once the final round is complete, we will award the winner a Space Penguin! Participants will be required to register an email address. The winner’s email address is required for registration for the Nationals tournament. 

Moderators
avatar for donald thomas

donald thomas

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Mezzanine

1:30pm

Settlers of Catan: Cities and Knights
Can you be the first to settle the Island of Catan? Trade and build your way to victory. Basic game with Cities and Knights expansion.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Mezzanine

2:00pm

Betrayal at House on the Hill
Betrayal at House on the Hill is a tile game that allows players to build their own haunted house room by room, tile by tile, creating a new thrilling game board every time. The game is designed for three to six people, each of whom plays one of six possible characters.
Secretly, one of the characters betrays the rest of the party, and the innocent members of the party must defeat the traitor in their midst before it’s too late! Betrayal at House on the Hill will appeal to any game player who enjoys a fun, suspenseful, and strategic game.

Moderators
JF

John Ford

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Mezzanine

2:00pm

Cosmic Encounter
In Cosmic Encounter, players must use force, cunning and diplomacy to ensure their victory. Each player is the leader of an alien race. Players take turns trying to establish colonies in other players' planetary systems. The winner(s) are the first player(s) to have five colonies on any planets outside his or her home system. How hard is that? Well, each alien race has one or more super powers that interact in strange ways, and you have to consider your adversaries (and allegiances) very carefully!

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Mezzanine

2:00pm

Cheapass on Kickstarter
James Ernest discusses the four Cheapass Games projects from Kickstarter: what went right, what could have been better. Unexploded Cow; Deadwood Studios, USA; Get Lucky; Pairs.

Speakers
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

American Game Designer and Juggler
James Ernest is best known as the owner and lead designer of Cheapass Games. Prior to founding Cheapass, he worked as a juggler at various venues,including Camlann Medieval Village,  and as a freelancer with Wizards of the Coast. He also worked for Carbonated Games.  In 2005, Paizo Publishing created Titanic Games with Ernest and Mike Selinker. Ernest’s... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
GameFest 1

3:00pm

Basics of Game Design
The game is not the mechanics. James Ernest discusses the basic concepts related to designing a good game, defining "fun," and turning a good idea into a good game. Beginner level game design.

Speakers
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

American Game Designer and Juggler
James Ernest is best known as the owner and lead designer of Cheapass Games. Prior to founding Cheapass, he worked as a juggler at various venues,including Camlann Medieval Village,  and as a freelancer with Wizards of the Coast. He also worked for Carbonated Games.  In 2005, Paizo Publishing created Titanic Games with Ernest and Mike Selinker. Ernest’s... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
GameFest 1

3:00pm

Marvel Superhero RPG
Take control of your favorite Marvel Superhero like Ironman, Captain America, Daredevil, Wolverine, and many more in an action packed adventure against the forces of evil. Characters provided.

Moderators
avatar for Nick Snyder

Nick Snyder

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 3:00pm - 7:00pm
GameFest 2

3:30pm

Red Dragon Inn
In Red Dragon Inn, you and your friends are a party of heroic, fantasy adventurers. You've raided the dungeon, killed the monsters, and taken their treasure. Now you're back, and what better way to celebrate your most recent victory than to spend an evening at the Red Dragon Inn. You and your adventuring companions will spend the night drinking, gambling, and roughhousing. The last person who is both sober enough to remain conscious and shrewd enough to hold onto his Gold Coins wins the game.

Moderators
SW

Shem Wong

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Mezzanine

4:00pm

King of Tokyo
In King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens – all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. Exclusive this year to GameFest is the King of Tokyo National Championship 2014 Qualifier for Colorado. That means the winner of the three day tournament will win a place in the King of Tokyo 2014 National Championship to be held at GenCon, August 14-17 in Indianapolis. There are prizes for all participants, including some very hard to find exclusives from Iello including the highly coveted Space Penguin! 
Play mutant monsters, gigantic robots and other monstrous creatures, and joyfully whack your opponents, rampage the city and become the one and only King of Tokyo!

Participants are split into equal size tables. If they don't divide evenly, get as close as you can to even. We will be running tables of 4-6 all weekend long.

• Participants should come prepared to know how to play. Don’t know the rules?

PDF: http://iellogames.com/download/KOT-US-Rules-low.pdf

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqBMTsO6T8Y

Or swing by the library at GameFest before a scheduled event and use the library copy to teach yourself or have a GameFest volunteer teach you.

• Grand Prize: The winner is qualified and registered for the 2014 King of Tokyo Nationals at GenCon in Indianapolis, Indiana. They will also receive the highly coveted Space Penguin and a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards.

• All participants in the event will receive a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards (while supplies last).

• A GameFest representative will take photos of the players in mid-game action and upload them to Facebook/Twitter, tagging IELLO Games/@IELLOGames. Links to the Iello Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IelloGames and Twitter account:https://twitter.com/IelloGames

• All winners are qualified to return on Sunday for the final round. Players must have participated in earlier rounds to qualify for the final Sunday game. Once the final round is complete, we will award the winner a Space Penguin! Participants will be required to register an email address. The winner’s email address is required for registration for the Nationals tournament. 

Moderators
avatar for donald thomas

donald thomas

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Mezzanine

5:00pm

Probability for Game Designers
What are the odds? James Ernest explains the basics of probability theory as it applies to game design, using examples from casino games and tabletop games. This is recommended primarily for game designers, but also of general interest.

Speakers
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

American Game Designer and Juggler
James Ernest is best known as the owner and lead designer of Cheapass Games. Prior to founding Cheapass, he worked as a juggler at various venues,including Camlann Medieval Village,  and as a freelancer with Wizards of the Coast. He also worked for Carbonated Games.  In 2005, Paizo Publishing created Titanic Games with Ernest and Mike Selinker. Ernest’s... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
GameFest 1

5:00pm

Numenera RPG “The Nightmare Switch”
You have journeyed to the village of Redstone to deliver much need medical supplies. However, once there, they discover the malady that plagues this village is not physical. Can you aid this small village before the villagers are driven mad? 4-6 players, characters provided.

Moderators
JD

JM Defoggi

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 9:00pm
GameFest 2

5:30pm

Fishing for Terrorists
In this twisted take on Go Fish, you fight against terrorism as the heroic head of a government agency. You must utilize cunning, connections, wire taps and covert ops to hunt down and capture the likes of the Cultists of Invincible Anarchy, the Gun Toting Maniacs and the Militant Satanic Gamers. Don't worry though, you're not alone. Your “friends” are heads of their own agencies, and they're also trying to capture terrorists. Of course, whoever captures the most terrorists will get a Presidential commendation, a significant budget increase and win the game!

Moderators
SW

Shem Wong

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Mezzanine

5:30pm

12 Realms
Siegfried, Snow White, D'Artagnan, Red Riding Hood, and the other heroes of the twelve realms are being reunited for one last great adventure. The Dark Lords have joined forces to completely conquer and subjugate all the known Lands, and only the combined efforts of all the greatest heroes can halt their nefarious plan.

Moderators
avatar for Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson

DM, The Yellow King
Board Games, Star Wars, Star Trek, Most other Sci Fi, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Blood Bowl, Age of Sails

Friday May 2, 2014 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Mezzanine

6:00pm

Designing to a Theme
Theme and mechanics should work together. James Ernest describes the basics, and gives examples, of starting with a story or theme and ending up with a game. Medium level game design.

Speakers
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

American Game Designer and Juggler
James Ernest is best known as the owner and lead designer of Cheapass Games. Prior to founding Cheapass, he worked as a juggler at various venues,including Camlann Medieval Village,  and as a freelancer with Wizards of the Coast. He also worked for Carbonated Games.  In 2005, Paizo Publishing created Titanic Games with Ernest and Mike Selinker. Ernest’s... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
GameFest 1

6:00pm

Dragon Kings RPG “The New Dune Marauders” Part 2
Caravans of enormous trisaur-drawn wagons collect the marauders' plunder and ferry it out of the southern wastelands toward the northern cities. Each one is a traveling city in and of itself, followed by traders and profiteers and the ragged refuse of sacked villages. They are the focal point of wealth and power, where one must either align with those who raid and pillage or side against them in the name of the last lingering hopes of the undefeated.

Moderators
avatar for Timothy B Brown

Timothy B Brown

Game Industry Legend
For the last twenty years, Timothy has been a designer at Game Designers’ Workshop, an editor at Challenge magazine, and the director of product development at TSR, Inc. Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, Lester Smith, and Timothy Brown of GDW designed the new game Traveller: 2300 (1986) as an expansion of the original Traveller role-playing game. Brown went... Read More →

Friday May 2, 2014 6:00pm - 9:30pm
GameFest 2

7:00pm

Tzolk’in: Tribes & Prophecies
In Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar - Tribes & Prophecies, each player is a Mayan leader of a particular tribe, each of which has a special ability that only that player can use. The game includes 13 tribes to provide plenty of variety. There are also prophecies that are revealed ahead of time and fulfilled when the time is right. These prophecies give players other opportunities to score points, but they can also lose points if they don't prepare themselves for the prophecy effects.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
GameFest 3

7:00pm

Fantasy Flight LCG Demos
Come learn a few of the great Living Card Game titles from Fantasy Flight Games

Moderators
avatar for Matt Dawkins

Matt Dawkins

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

7:30pm

Star Trek RPG
Join Starfleet! Now’s your chance to “boldly go where no one has gone before”. Action and excitement guaranteed. Red shirts optional.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 7:30pm - 11:30pm
GameFest 1

7:30pm

The One Ring RPG
Journey to Middle Earth. Make new friends - Dwarves, Hobbits, Elves, Wizards. Saunter through Mirkwood or lift a pint in Bree. What could possibly go wrong?

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 7:30pm - 11:30pm
GameFest 1

8:00pm

Ticket to Ride
With elegantly simple gameplay, Ticket to Ride can be learned in under 15 minutes, while providing players with intense strategic and tactical decisions every turn. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn.

Moderators
avatar for Hanna Taluy

Hanna Taluy

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

8:00pm

Eclipse
The galaxy has been a peaceful place for many years. Much effort has been employed by all major spacefaring species to prevent the terrifying events from repeating themselves. The Galactic Council was formed to enforce precious peace, and it has taken many courageous efforts to prevent the escalation of malicious acts. Nevertheless, tension and discord are growing among the seven major species and in the Council itself. Old alliances are shattering, and hasty diplomatic treaties are made in secrecy. A confrontation of the superpowers seems inevitable – only the outcome of the galactic conflict remains to be seen. Which faction will emerge victorious and lead the galaxy under its rule? A game of Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals.

Moderators
avatar for Dave Koster

Dave Koster

GameFest, Petrie\'s Family Games

Friday May 2, 2014 8:00pm - Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00am
Mezzanine

8:00pm

Firefly RPG 2nd Edition
Do a job, get paid, and keep flying. Take part in the adventures of Serenity as you fly across the stars looking for work while dodging the alliance and reavers.

Moderators
avatar for Nick Snyder

Nick Snyder

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 8:00pm - Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00am
GameFest 2

8:30pm

Oh Gnome You Don’t!
In Oh Gnome You Don't! players are the gnomes promised in the title, trying to get their hands on as many gems as possible, whether through sales at various businesses or brawls with their fellow gnomes.

Moderators
SB

Sarah Berryman

Petries Family Games

Friday May 2, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

8:30pm

Pandemic
Cooperative board game - Four diseases have broken out in the world and it is up to a team of specialists in various fields to find cures for these diseases before mankind is wiped out.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

9:00pm

Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts
In the card game Race for the Galaxy, players build galactic civilizations by playing game cards in front of them that represent worlds or technical and social developments. Some worlds allow players to produce goods, which can be consumed later to gain either card draws or victory points when the appropriate technologies are available to them. These are mainly provided by the developments and worlds that are not able to produce, but the fancier production worlds also give these bonuses.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

10:00pm

Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow
A game that takes place in a small village which is haunted by werewolves. Each player is secretly assigned a role - Werewolf, Ordinary Townsfolk, or special character. A Moderator controls the flow of the game. The game alternates between night (when the werewolves vote on a villager to kill) and day (where the villagers vote to lynch someone they think is a werewolf) phases. Werewolf can accommodate almost any large group of players.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 10:00pm - Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00am
Mezzanine

10:00pm

Fiasco
A game about powerful ambition and poor impulse control. A game of Fiasco begins with The Setup -- a group activity where you and your friends create a potent and unstable set of circumstances. You choose a Playset, which fixes the game in a particular time and place -- a contemporary southern town, maybe, or the old west. Using a pile of dice, you create an interconnected circle of Relationships and Details pulled from the Playset. Once you’ve created a situation poised on the brink of juicy disaster, you define characters based on your choices.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 10:00pm - Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00am
GameFest 2
 
Saturday, May 3
 

9:00am

Dixit
2010 Spiel des Jahres Winner - One player is the storyteller for the turn and looks at the images on the six cards in her hand. From one of these, she makes up a sentence and says it out loud (without showing the card to the other players). Each other player selects the card in their hands which best matches the sentence and gives the selected card to the storyteller, without showing it to the others. The storyteller shuffles her card with all the received cards. All pictures are shown face up and every player has to bet upon which picture was the storyteller's.

Moderators
avatar for Hanna Taluy

Hanna Taluy

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Mezzanine

9:00am

Unexploded Cow
Europe. Summer 1997. You and your most creative friends have discovered two problems with a common solution: mad cows in England and unexploded bombs in France. You've decided to bring these two powder kegs together just to see what happens – and you wouldn't say "no" to a little money on the side, so round up your herd, march them through France, and set them loose behind the Cordon Rouge. If you're lucky, you'll come home rich before Greenpeace gets hold of you.Either way, there's something magical about blowing up cows.

Moderators
avatar for donald thomas

donald thomas

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Mezzanine

9:00am

Turning Your Game Into a Business
Keith Avallone of PLAAY Games has made the jump from hobby gamer to game business, and shares his “journey” with you straight from the “School of Hard Knocks.” He’ll outline his view on the most effective way to get started, discuss the one thing that will ensure your game business will fail, and reveal the marketing mistake almost everyone makes.

Speakers

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
GameFest 1

9:00am

Galaxy Trucker
In a galaxy far, far away... they need sewer systems, too. Corporation Incorporated builds them. Everyone knows their drivers -- the brave men and women who fear no danger and would, if the pay was good enough, even fly through Hell. Now you can join them. You will gain access to prefabricated spaceship components cleverly made from sewer pipes. Can you build a space ship durable enough to weather storms of meteors? Armed enough to defend against pirates? Big enough to carry a large crew and valuable cargo? Fast enough to get there first? Of course you can. Become a Galaxy Trucker. It's loads of fun.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
GameFest 3

9:00am

Numenera RPG “The Vortex” Part 1
Strangers linked to a dark temple have been plaguing the area surrounding the village of Jutte. Can you delve into the temple, and free the Beyond from the Vortex Cultists? 4-6 players, characters provided.

Moderators
JD

JM Defoggi

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest 2

9:00am

Pathfinder RPG
Description forthcoming

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
GameFest 2

9:00am

BattleTech
Miniatures game. A science-fiction tactical wargame in which players maneuver giant fighting robots ("BattleMechs," or "'Mechs") against each other or against vehicles and/or infantry. This is a grand melee (free for all) for beginning to advanced players. We can change the scenario during the game, if requested, or if players want to try something new.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 9:00pm
GameFest 3

9:00am

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games representatives James and Sheila Davis will be in the main game room to show you the latest and the classics from RGG. While some games are scheduled, they can show you most any title from the vast RGG line of games just by dropping by.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 9:00pm
GameFest 3

10:00am

Blood Bowl: Team Manager
A bone-breaking, breathtaking standalone card game of violence and outright cheating for two to four players. Chaos, Dwarf, Wood Elf, Human, Orc, and Skaven teams compete against each other over the course of a brutal season. Customize your team by drafting Star Players, hiring staff, upgrading facilities, and cheating like mad. Lead your gang of misfits and miscreants to glory over your rivals all to become Spike! Magazine's Manager of the Year!

Moderators
avatar for Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson

DM, The Yellow King
Board Games, Star Wars, Star Trek, Most other Sci Fi, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Blood Bowl, Age of Sails

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine

10:00am

Heroclix
Based on the popular Mage Knights system, but utilizing super hero characters from the Marvel and DC Comics Universe.

Moderators
avatar for Nick Snyder

Nick Snyder

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine

10:00am

Settlers of Catan
Can you be the first to settle the Island of Catan? Trade and build your way to victory. Base Game.

Moderators
avatar for Hanna Taluy

Hanna Taluy

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine

10:00am

Gaming Industry Round Table
Back by popular demand, this is an open session where gaming topics are posed to our designer and author guests concerning the game industry as a whole. Bring your pressing questions and see how a panel of experienced designers and authors respond during this laid back and always entertaining event.

Moderators
avatar for Dave Koster

Dave Koster

GameFest, Petrie\'s Family Games

Speakers
avatar for Timothy B Brown

Timothy B Brown

Game Industry Legend
For the last twenty years, Timothy has been a designer at Game Designers’ Workshop, an editor at Challenge magazine, and the director of product development at TSR, Inc. Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, Lester Smith, and Timothy Brown of GDW designed the new game Traveller: 2300 (1986) as an expansion of the original Traveller role-playing game. Brown went... Read More →
SB

Sean Brown

President, Mr. B Games
Sean Brown has been in the game industry for almost 10 years. He is the President of Mr. B. Games and is a designer/developer and co-designer of dozens of published games.
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

American Game Designer and Juggler
James Ernest is best known as the owner and lead designer of Cheapass Games. Prior to founding Cheapass, he worked as a juggler at various venues,including Camlann Medieval Village,  and as a freelancer with Wizards of the Coast. He also worked for Carbonated Games.  In 2005, Paizo Publishing created Titanic Games with Ernest and Mike Selinker. Ernest’s... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest 1

10:00am

Citadels
In Citadels, players take on new roles each round to represent characters they hire in order to help them acquire gold and erect buildings. The game ends at the close of a round in which a player erects her eighth building. Players then tally their points, and the player with the highest score wins.

Moderators
avatar for donald thomas

donald thomas

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 12:30pm
Mezzanine

11:00am

Dominion: Guilds
Jobs, everyone's worried about jobs. Whatever happened to tilling the fields in obscurity? The economy is just a trick, like stealing someone's nose, but lately people seem to have seen through it, like when you realize someone hasn't really stolen your nose. So now everyone's joining a guild, learning a craft, and working on a masterpiece – a painting so beautiful it blinds you, or a cheese grater so amazing that you never eat cheese again. The only people left tilling the fields are the ones doing it ironically. The guilds cover everything – ironic tilling, butchering, baking, candlestick making, shoemaking, cheesemaking, cheese destruction. Your advisor is convinced that somehow, control of the stonecutters is key to world domination. Very well. You will have stone handled so expertly that the world trembles before you.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest 3

12:00pm

Classic Cheapass Games
Come check out and play a variety of classic Cheap Ass games!

Moderators
avatar for Dave Koster

Dave Koster

GameFest, Petrie\'s Family Games

Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

Betrayal at House on the Hill
Betrayal at House on the Hill is a tile game that allows players to build their own haunted house room by room, tile by tile, creating a new thrilling game board every time. The game is designed for three to six people, each of whom plays one of six possible characters.
Secretly, one of the characters betrays the rest of the party, and the innocent members of the party must defeat the traitor in their midst before it’s too late! Betrayal at House on the Hill will appeal to any game player who enjoys a fun, suspenseful, and strategic game.

Moderators
JF

John Ford

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

Lords of Vegas
If Las Vegas did not exist, you would have to invent it. It's 1950 and you're a real estate developer in a struggling desert town in undeveloped southern Nevada. Millions of wealthy tourists from nearby Los Angeles might be willing to drive here on their vacations, spending billions of their hard-earned dollars, if only you produced something. But your town has nothing to offer but sand, hot weather, and the world's most unsophisticated gambling laws. Your brilliant plan? Erect a forest of casinos and sell the tourists absolutely nothing.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

Cosmic Encounter
In Cosmic Encounter, players must use force, cunning and diplomacy to ensure their victory. Each player is the leader of an alien race. Players take turns trying to establish colonies in other players' planetary systems. The winner(s) are the first player(s) to have five colonies on any planets outside his or her home system. How hard is that? Well, each alien race has one or more super powers that interact in strange ways, and you have to consider your adversaries (and allegiances) very carefully!

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

Star Wars Minis “Attack on Echo Base”
AT-ATs, Snow Speeders and lots of action. Join in on replicating one of the greatest fictional battles ever put to screen. You don’t need to play during the entire time; just stop in when you can. The results of the battle will determine how the Star Wars Role Playing Game “Escape from Hoth” begins. Armies provided.

Moderators
TL

Tim Lavery

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
GameFest 2

1:00pm

Last Will: Getting Sacked
In Last Will: Getting Sacked, the lawyers have found a hidden clause in your uncle's last will. Spending money faster than all your relatives will not be enough. To inherit your uncle's fortune, you must also lose your job! After all, your uncle's heritage can't go to someone who's employed!

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
GameFest 3

1:00pm

Dragon Kings RPG “The New Dune Marauders” Part 1
The once-powerful city of Rhojess clings desperately to existence, reduced to meager ruination as the sea has gradually retreated from its once-busy ports. Marauders beset the crumbling walls, bent upon plundering whatever is left of value. As a final measure, the city has conscripted everyone who can still wield a sword to man the walls, and more dangerously, defend the few remaining wells that lie beyond them, surrounded by weak stockades on the windswept wastelands.

Moderators
avatar for Timothy B Brown

Timothy B Brown

Game Industry Legend
For the last twenty years, Timothy has been a designer at Game Designers’ Workshop, an editor at Challenge magazine, and the director of product development at TSR, Inc. Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, Lester Smith, and Timothy Brown of GDW designed the new game Traveller: 2300 (1986) as an expansion of the original Traveller role-playing game. Brown went... Read More →

Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 4:30pm
GameFest 2

1:30pm

Star Trek: Attack Wing
A tactical space combat miniatures game, featuring pre-painted ships from the Star Trek Universe.

Moderators
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Hanna Taluy

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Mezzanine

1:30pm

King of Tokyo
In King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens – all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. Exclusive this year to GameFest is the King of Tokyo National Championship 2014 Qualifier for Colorado. That means the winner of the three day tournament will win a place in the King of Tokyo 2014 National Championship to be held at GenCon, August 14-17 in Indianapolis. There are prizes for all participants, including some very hard to find exclusives from Iello including the highly coveted Space Penguin! 
Play mutant monsters, gigantic robots and other monstrous creatures, and joyfully whack your opponents, rampage the city and become the one and only King of Tokyo!

Participants are split into equal size tables. If they don't divide evenly, get as close as you can to even. We will be running tables of 4-6 all weekend long.

• Participants should come prepared to know how to play. Don’t know the rules?

PDF: http://iellogames.com/download/KOT-US-Rules-low.pdf

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqBMTsO6T8Y

Or swing by the library at GameFest before a scheduled event and use the library copy to teach yourself or have a GameFest volunteer teach you.

• Grand Prize: The winner is qualified and registered for the 2014 King of Tokyo Nationals at GenCon in Indianapolis, Indiana. They will also receive the highly coveted Space Penguin and a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards.

• All participants in the event will receive a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards (while supplies last).

• A GameFest representative will take photos of the players in mid-game action and upload them to Facebook/Twitter, tagging IELLO Games/@IELLOGames. Links to the Iello Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IelloGames and Twitter account:https://twitter.com/IelloGames

• All winners are qualified to return on Sunday for the final round. Players must have participated in earlier rounds to qualify for the final Sunday game. Once the final round is complete, we will award the winner a Space Penguin! Participants will be required to register an email address. The winner’s email address is required for registration for the Nationals tournament. 

Moderators
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donald thomas

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Mezzanine

2:00pm

Game Designers Feedback Hour
This session is designed to help answer questions that new designers might have about game design, and how to submit their games to publishers. Sean Brown, President of Mr. B. Games, will talk about his experiences in self publishing, his successes in the industry and then help you problem solve your own publishing hurdles.

Moderators
SB

Sean Brown

President, Mr. B Games
Sean Brown has been in the game industry for almost 10 years. He is the President of Mr. B. Games and is a designer/developer and co-designer of dozens of published games.

Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
GameFest 1

2:00pm

Red Dragon Inn
In Red Dragon Inn, you and your friends are a party of heroic, fantasy adventurers. You've raided the dungeon, killed the monsters, and taken their treasure. Now you're back, and what better way to celebrate your most recent victory than to spend an evening at the Red Dragon Inn. You and your adventuring companions will spend the night drinking, gambling, and roughhousing. The last person who is both sober enough to remain conscious and shrewd enough to hold onto his Gold Coins wins the game.

Moderators
SW

Shem Wong

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Mezzanine

3:00pm

Citadels
In Citadels, players take on new roles each round to represent characters they hire in order to help them acquire gold and erect buildings. The game ends at the close of a round in which a player erects her eighth building. Players then tally their points, and the player with the highest score wins.

Moderators
avatar for Hanna Taluy

Hanna Taluy

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mezzanine

3:00pm

Power Grid w/ new maps
The object of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power when someone's network gains a predetermined size. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, and then bid against each other to purchase the power plants that they use to power their cities. However, as plants are purchased, newer, more efficient plants become available, so by merely purchasing, you're potentially allowing others access to superior equipment.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
GameFest 3

3:30pm

X-Wing Fighter Miniatures Game
X-Wing is game in which players take control of powerful X-Wings and nimble Tie Fighters in fast-paced space combat. Quick-start rules will be taught.

Moderators
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donald thomas

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Mezzanine

4:00pm

Descent
During each game, the heroes embark on quests and venture into dangerous caves, ancient ruins, dark dungeons, and cursed forests to battle monsters, earn riches, and attempt to stop the overlord from carrying out his vile plot.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Mezzanine

4:00pm

Firefly the Boardgame
Players captain their own Firefly-class transport ship, traveling the 'Verse with a handpicked crew of fighters, mechanics and other travelers. As a captain desperate for work, players are compelled to take on any job — so long as it pays. Double-dealing employers, heavy-handed Alliance patrols, and marauding Reavers are all in a day's work for a ship's captain at the edge of the 'Verse.

Moderators
JF

John Ford

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Mezzanine

5:00pm

The Pros & Cons of Writing for RPGs
What's it like to play in someone else's sandbox? How do you take a game world and derive everything from sourcebooks to adventure modules to tie-in fiction? And what are the challenges/strategies of breaking into this industry?

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
GameFest 1

5:00pm

Redneck Life
Do you say Redneck like it's a bad thing? Journey through Blue Collar Americana by going into debt to purchase a vehicle, get married, divorced, re-married, purchase a home, and raise a passel of young'ens. Through accidents and brawls, players lose teeth during the game. Buy some back if you can... as the player with the most teeth remaining at the end of the game wins!

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Mezzanine

5:00pm

Firefly RPG 2nd Edition
Do a job, get paid, and keep flying. Take part in the adventures of Serenity as you fly across the stars looking for work while dodging the alliance and reavers.

Moderators
avatar for Nick Snyder

Nick Snyder

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 5:00pm - 9:00pm
GameFest 2

5:30pm

RuneWars
An epic board game of conquest, adventure, and fantasy empires for two to four players. Runewars pits players against each other in a strategic game of battles and area control, where they must gather resources, raise armies, and lay siege to heavily fortified cities.

Moderators
avatar for Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson

DM, The Yellow King
Board Games, Star Wars, Star Trek, Most other Sci Fi, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Blood Bowl, Age of Sails

Saturday May 3, 2014 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Mezzanine

6:00pm

Copycat
You are a politician who tries to gather enough money and influence to become the next president. Of course, you depend on the work of others to get the needed influence. The workers go to the different offices in the government building to buy new cards for you, get influence or to carry out other actions. Each round there is one more space in which you can choose to place your workers. The game ends when all of the Doctoral degrees are bought or when one player has 95 VPs or more.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
GameFest 3

6:00pm

High Noon Saloon
In the action-packed game High Noon Saloon, you are a combatant in an all-out brawl fought in an Old West Saloon. Shoot it out from a distance or get in close and beat on your opponents directly. Move between different parts of the saloon to get the upper hand. Whatever you do, make sure to keep your guard up – if you're not careful, you'll get beaten to a bloody pulp, shot full of holes, or both! The last one standin' wins, and there ain't no prize for second.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mezzanine

6:00pm

Dragon Kings RPG “The New Dune Marauders” Part 2
Caravans of enormous trisaur-drawn wagons collect the marauders' plunder and ferry it out of the southern wastelands toward the northern cities. Each one is a traveling city in and of itself, followed by traders and profiteers and the ragged refuse of sacked villages. They are the focal point of wealth and power, where one must either align with those who raid and pillage or side against them in the name of the last lingering hopes of the undefeated.

Moderators
avatar for Timothy B Brown

Timothy B Brown

Game Industry Legend
For the last twenty years, Timothy has been a designer at Game Designers’ Workshop, an editor at Challenge magazine, and the director of product development at TSR, Inc. Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, Lester Smith, and Timothy Brown of GDW designed the new game Traveller: 2300 (1986) as an expansion of the original Traveller role-playing game. Brown went... Read More →

Saturday May 3, 2014 6:00pm - 9:30pm
GameFest 2

7:00pm

Bloodsuckers
The once quiet small town of Blackwood has become a battleground. A coven of vampires has crept in under the cover of darkness to drain the very life from its helpless citizens. As powerful as these creatures of legend are, they do not prowl the streets unchallenged. A team of skilled vampire hunters with an arsenal of modern weapons has tracked these bloodsuckers down and the battle for the soul of Blackwood is about to begin.

Moderators
SW

Shem Wong

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mezzanine

8:00pm

Cinque Terre
In Cinque Terre, a game of strategy, players compete to sell the most valuable produce in the five villages. Players act as farmers and operate a cart in which they will harvest produce and deliver them to the five villages to sell. Additionally, players will compete for Produce Order cards, which reward Lira points for selling desirable produce in specific villages. Players track sold produce in each village using their Fulfillment Cards. The winner is the player who gains the most Lire by selling valuable produce, gaining popularity in the villages, and fulfilling Produce Orders.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
GameFest 3

8:00pm

Video Games and Game Development
Join us for a discussion of game development and video games.

Speakers

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
GameFest 1

8:00pm

Coney Island
There's still much left to do in order to become the world's largest and most diverse amusement park! Your family (one of four) has a small, but steady income that should suffice to hire a few showmen to bring life to the oh-so-empty park site. As you earn more, you can afford a favor or two: the police officer is kinder to you, you can hire a migrant worker to do extra work, and you can even finagle the attention of a promoter or a journalist!

Moderators
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Patrick Patterson

DM, The Yellow King
Board Games, Star Wars, Star Trek, Most other Sci Fi, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Blood Bowl, Age of Sails

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

8:00pm

X-Wing Fighter Miniatures Game
X-Wing is game in which players take control of powerful X-Wings and nimble Tie Fighters in fast-paced space combat. Quick-start rules will be taught.

Moderators
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Matt Dawkins

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

8:00pm

Star Wars RPG *CANCELED*
*CANCELED*
Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but rumor has it that not everyone is happy with the empire. Change is coming. Looking for a few brave souls!

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00am
GameFest 1

8:00pm

Star Wars RPG “Escape From Echo Base”
The battle has been decided. Now it’s time to survive.

Moderators
TL

Tim Lavery

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00am
GameFest 2

8:30pm

Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot is a rummy-style game of insults.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

8:30pm

Fishing for Terrorists
In this twisted take on Go Fish, you fight against terrorism as the heroic head of a government agency. You must utilize cunning, connections, wire taps and covert ops to hunt down and capture the likes of the Cultists of Invincible Anarchy, the Gun Toting Maniacs and the Militant Satanic Gamers. Don't worry though, you're not alone. Your “friends” are heads of their own agencies, and they're also trying to capture terrorists. Of course, whoever captures the most terrorists will get a Presidential commendation, a significant budget increase and win the game!

Moderators
SW

Shem Wong

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

9:00pm

Renaissance Man
In Renaissance Man, each player is an example of the title character – skilled as a scholar, a merchant, a knight, and a baker – and throughout the game will hire, recruit and train others with the goal of producing a Master of one of these four areas of study. Each round consists of players creating actions by combining a worker in play with a card from hand

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

9:30pm

Zombie Cinema
Description forthcoming

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:30pm - 11:30pm
GameFest 2

10:00pm

Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow
A game that takes place in a small village which is haunted by werewolves. Each player is secretly assigned a role - Werewolf, Ordinary Townsfolk, or special character. A Moderator controls the flow of the game. The game alternates between night (when the werewolves vote on a villager to kill) and day (where the villagers vote to lynch someone they think is a werewolf) phases. Werewolf can accommodate almost any large group of players.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00pm - Sunday May 4, 2014 1:30am
Mezzanine
 
Sunday, May 4
 

9:00am

Goblins, Inc.
Goblins, Inc. is a corporation dedicated to building unstoppable giant doomsday robots, and it's looking for a new Boss. Do you have what it takes?

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
GameFest 3

9:00am

Android: Netrunner
An asymmetrical Living Card Game for two players. Set in the cyberpunk future of Android and Infiltration, the game pits a megacorporation and its massive resources against the subversive talents of lone runners.

Moderators
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Matt Dawkins

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Mezzanine

9:00am

US Patent Number 1
U.S, Patent Number 1 is a racing game. Every player is a scientist who has invented time travel, and now everyone is racing to the Patent Office to prove who invented it first. Because you have a time machine, it's not enough to get to the Patent Office fast. You actually have to go back in time, to the day the Patent Office opened!

Moderators
JF

John Ford

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Mezzanine

9:00am

Alliance LARP
Interested in LARPing, learning about LARPing, or wondering just what those crazy costumed in-character people are doing swinging plumbing supplies at each other? Join us for a discussion.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
GameFest 1

9:00am

Settlers of Catan
Can you be the first to settle the Island of Catan? Trade and build your way to victory. Base Game.

Moderators
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Hanna Taluy

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Mezzanine

9:00am

Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Original Series
Players take on the role of Captain of a salvaged Starship. They will search for new allies such as Kirk, Spock, and other famous Characters, and Explore space to complete Missions and overcome Events.

Moderators
avatar for Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson

DM, The Yellow King
Board Games, Star Wars, Star Trek, Most other Sci Fi, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Blood Bowl, Age of Sails

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Mezzanine

9:00am

Dragon Kings RPG “The New Dune Marauders” Part 2
Caravans of enormous trisaur-drawn wagons collect the marauders' plunder and ferry it out of the southern wastelands toward the northern cities. Each one is a traveling city in and of itself, followed by traders and profiteers and the ragged refuse of sacked villages. They are the focal point of wealth and power, where one must either align with those who raid and pillage or side against them in the name of the last lingering hopes of the undefeated.

Moderators
avatar for Timothy B Brown

Timothy B Brown

Game Industry Legend
For the last twenty years, Timothy has been a designer at Game Designers’ Workshop, an editor at Challenge magazine, and the director of product development at TSR, Inc. Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, Lester Smith, and Timothy Brown of GDW designed the new game Traveller: 2300 (1986) as an expansion of the original Traveller role-playing game. Brown went... Read More →

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest 2

9:00am

Numenera RPG “The Vortex” Part 2
The heart of the Vortex temple held a secret that none could have imagined. Propelled beyond all you have ever known, can you find a way to survive the heart of the Vortex and find your way back home? 4-6 players, characters provided.

Moderators
JD

JM Defoggi

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest 2

9:00am

BattleTech
Miniatures game. A science-fiction tactical wargame in which players maneuver giant fighting robots ("BattleMechs," or "'Mechs") against each other or against vehicles and/or infantry. This is a grand melee (free for all) for beginning to advanced players. We can change the scenario during the game, if requested, or if players want to try something new.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
GameFest 3

9:00am

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games representatives James and Sheila Davis will be in the main game room to show you the latest and the classics from RGG. While some games are scheduled, they can show you most any title from the vast RGG line of games just by dropping by.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
GameFest 3

10:00am

The Doge Ship
In this game players have to manage their five actions per round competing with other players on these available. Players can work on a part of the Doge Ship to gain VP, on Gondolas to make money, or on Barriers to protect Venice from High Water effects and save their shipyard. Manage money is fundamental as all materials costs something. The game ends when the Doge Ship is complete.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest 3

10:30am

Quarriors!
The frenetic excitement of a dice battle game, with an added ‘deckbuilding’ twist: players customize their dice pools during the game using resources generated by their rolls.Players take on the roles of Quarriors - mighty mystical warriors who have the power to capture dangerous quarry from the untamed Wilds!

Moderators
JF

John Ford

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mezzanine

10:30am

Euphoria
In Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia, you lead a team of workers (dice) and recruits (cards) to claim ownership of the dystopian world. You will generate commodities, dig tunnels to infiltrate opposing areas, construct markets, collect artifacts, strengthen allegiances, and fulfill secret agendas.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Mezzanine

11:00am

Dixit
2010 Spiel des Jahres Winner - One player is the storyteller for the turn and looks at the images on the six cards in her hand. From one of these, she makes up a sentence and says it out loud (without showing the card to the other players). Each other player selects the card in their hands which best matches the sentence and gives the selected card to the storyteller, without showing it to the others. The storyteller shuffles her card with all the received cards. All pictures are shown face up and every player has to bet upon which picture was the storyteller's.

Moderators
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Hanna Taluy

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine

11:00am

Forbidden Island
Dare to discover Forbidden Island! Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise. Your team will have to work together and make some pulse-pounding maneuvers, as the island will sink beneath every step! Race to collect the treasures and make a triumphant escape before you are swallowed into the watery abyss!

Moderators
avatar for Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson

DM, The Yellow King
Board Games, Star Wars, Star Trek, Most other Sci Fi, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Blood Bowl, Age of Sails

Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine

11:00am

King of Tokyo
In King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens – all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. Exclusive this year to GameFest is the King of Tokyo National Championship 2014 Qualifier for Colorado. That means the winner of the three day tournament will win a place in the King of Tokyo 2014 National Championship to be held at GenCon, August 14-17 in Indianapolis. There are prizes for all participants, including some very hard to find exclusives from Iello including the highly coveted Space Penguin! 
Play mutant monsters, gigantic robots and other monstrous creatures, and joyfully whack your opponents, rampage the city and become the one and only King of Tokyo!

Participants are split into equal size tables. If they don't divide evenly, get as close as you can to even. We will be running tables of 4-6 all weekend long.

• Participants should come prepared to know how to play. Don’t know the rules?

PDF: http://iellogames.com/download/KOT-US-Rules-low.pdf

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqBMTsO6T8Y

Or swing by the library at GameFest before a scheduled event and use the library copy to teach yourself or have a GameFest volunteer teach you.

• Grand Prize: The winner is qualified and registered for the 2014 King of Tokyo Nationals at GenCon in Indianapolis, Indiana. They will also receive the highly coveted Space Penguin and a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards.

• All participants in the event will receive a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards (while supplies last).

• A GameFest representative will take photos of the players in mid-game action and upload them to Facebook/Twitter, tagging IELLO Games/@IELLOGames. Links to the Iello Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IelloGames and Twitter account:https://twitter.com/IelloGames

• All winners are qualified to return on Sunday for the final round. Players must have participated in earlier rounds to qualify for the final Sunday game. Once the final round is complete, we will award the winner a Space Penguin! Participants will be required to register an email address. The winner’s email address is required for registration for the Nationals tournament. 

Moderators
avatar for donald thomas

donald thomas

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine

11:00am

Q&A and Autograph Session with James Ernest
Meet the mind behind such hits as Kill Doctor Lucky, Unexploded Cow and Lords of Vegas. Ask your questions concerning game play, design or the state of the gaming hobby.

Speakers
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

American Game Designer and Juggler
James Ernest is best known as the owner and lead designer of Cheapass Games. Prior to founding Cheapass, he worked as a juggler at various venues,including Camlann Medieval Village,  and as a freelancer with Wizards of the Coast. He also worked for Carbonated Games.  In 2005, Paizo Publishing created Titanic Games with Ernest and Mike Selinker. Ernest’s... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest 1

11:30am

Dead Panic
Players work together to survive in a remote cabin, at the center of the board, against waves of the undead that close in from the edges of the board. If the players can hold out, survivors bring pieces of the radio needed to call for rescue. Once rescue arrives, it's up to each player to leave the safety of the cabin and make it out alive!

Moderators
SW

Shem Wong

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 11:30am - 1:30pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

Kickstarter 101: Jump Into Crowdfunding
Don Lloyd of Knight Works has been seriously designing board games for the past 15 years. In early 2011 crowdfunding was fairly new. Out of 1,500+ successful projects in the tabletop game category Don had the 43rd successful project. Don will cover the top ten reasons why a Kickstarter project fails and how to avoid those mistakes.

Speakers

Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
GameFest 1

12:00pm

Fantasy Flight LCG Demos
Come learn a few of the great Living Card Game titles from Fantasy Flight Games

Moderators
avatar for Matt Dawkins

Matt Dawkins

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

Eclipse
The galaxy has been a peaceful place for many years. Much effort has been employed by all major spacefaring species to prevent the terrifying events from repeating themselves. The Galactic Council was formed to enforce precious peace, and it has taken many courageous efforts to prevent the escalation of malicious acts. Nevertheless, tension and discord are growing among the seven major species and in the Council itself. Old alliances are shattering, and hasty diplomatic treaties are made in secrecy. A confrontation of the superpowers seems inevitable – only the outcome of the galactic conflict remains to be seen. Which faction will emerge victorious and lead the galaxy under its rule? A game of Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

Firefly RPG 2nd Edition
Do a job, get paid, and keep flying. Take part in the adventures of Serenity as you fly across the stars looking for work while dodging the alliance and reavers.

Moderators
TL

Tim Lavery

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm
GameFest 2

12:30pm

Redneck Life
Do you say Redneck like it's a bad thing? Journey through Blue Collar Americana by going into debt to purchase a vehicle, get married, divorced, re-married, purchase a home, and raise a passel of young'ens. Through accidents and brawls, players lose teeth during the game. Buy some back if you can... as the player with the most teeth remaining at the end of the game wins!

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Sunday May 4, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Mezzanine

12:30pm

Star Wars RPG: Edge of the Empire
Description forthcoming

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Sunday May 4, 2014 12:30pm - 4:30pm
GameFest 2

1:00pm

Using Randomness in Games
If you don't understand randomness, you're probably using it wrong. James Ernest discusses the right and wrong ways (and reasons) to incorporate random elements in strategy game design. Medium to Expert level game design.

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James Ernest

American Game Designer and Juggler
James Ernest is best known as the owner and lead designer of Cheapass Games. Prior to founding Cheapass, he worked as a juggler at various venues,including Camlann Medieval Village,  and as a freelancer with Wizards of the Coast. He also worked for Carbonated Games.  In 2005, Paizo Publishing created Titanic Games with Ernest and Mike Selinker. Ernest’s... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
GameFest 1

1:30pm

Dixit
2010 Spiel des Jahres Winner - One player is the storyteller for the turn and looks at the images on the six cards in her hand. From one of these, she makes up a sentence and says it out loud (without showing the card to the other players). Each other player selects the card in their hands which best matches the sentence and gives the selected card to the storyteller, without showing it to the others. The storyteller shuffles her card with all the received cards. All pictures are shown face up and every player has to bet upon which picture was the storyteller's.

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Hanna Taluy

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mezzanine

2:00pm

Star Trek: Catan
Star Trek: Catan takes two well-known media properties and merges them into, well, into something that is 95% The Settlers of Catan glossed with Trek tropes and spiced with a Trek-themed version of a mini-expansion previously only available in German.

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JF

John Ford

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Mezzanine

2:00pm

Stonehenge
Stonehenge is an anthology board game, a new concept where five award-winning game designers, all using the same gaming components, create five very different games in one box.

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Sunday May 4, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Mezzanine

2:00pm

Fiasco: Star Wars Edition
A game about powerful ambition and poor impulse control. A game of Fiasco begins with The Setup -- a group activity where you and your friends create a potent and unstable set of circumstances. You choose a Playset, which fixes the game in a particular time and place -- a contemporary southern town, maybe, or the old west. Using a pile of dice, you create an interconnected circle of Relationships and Details pulled from the Playset. Once you’ve created a situation poised on the brink of juicy disaster, you define characters based on your choices.

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Sunday May 4, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
GameFest 1

2:30pm

Castle Panic
The forest is filled with all sorts of Monsters. They watched and waited as you built your Castle and trained your soldiers, but now they’ve gathered their army and are marching out of the woods. Can you work with your friends to defend your Castle against the horde, or will the Monsters tear down your Walls and destroy the precious Castle Towers? You will all win or lose together, but in the end only one player will be declared the Master Slayer!

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SW

Shem Wong

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Mezzanine

3:00pm

Trailer Park Wars
You have finally landed the job of your dreams: Trailer Park Manager! To be the Best Darn Trailer Park Manager in town, you must place quality Tenants in your trailers, create a fun and friendly atmosphere by adding some sweet Amenities, and go about destroying the other trailer parks …no matter what it takes. Surface to Trailer Missile? Molotov Beer Can? A Tornado? You Bet.

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SB

Sarah Berryman

Petries Family Games

Sunday May 4, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mezzanine

3:30pm

Star Trek: Catan
Star Trek: Catan takes two well-known media properties and merges them into, well, into something that is 95% The Settlers of Catan glossed with Trek tropes and spiced with a Trek-themed version of a mini-expansion previously only available in German.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mezzanine