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Unless otherwise noted, the event sign-ups will be posted 24-hours before the event begins. You are allowed to signup yourself and one other person. An exception to this rule is allowed for Spiel-A-Thon, Puzzle Hunt, and Game Show where one person may sign up their entire 4 person team.

AssassinCon

Welcome to AssassinCon at BGG.CON, the time each year when all the cloaks and daggers gather to attend seminars on practical invisibility and browse the latest in ninja hoods. But the real action is in the games, sneaking silently though the shadowed corridors. Pursue as you are pursued! Eliminate your opponents! In this game, skill and strategy mean the difference between success and a truly heinous headache. Good luck! And may the best Assassin win!

Registration ends: Saturday November 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM MST
Initial Target Assignments: Thursday November 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Mayday Games Booth (#305)
Game Starts: Thursday November 15, 2018 at 12:30 PM
Game Ends: Saturday November 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Master Assassin Announced: Saturday November 17, 2018 at 4:00 PM at Mayday Games Booth (#305)
Location: Mayday Games - Booth #305
Link: AssassinCon 2018

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Battling Tops

Battling Tops awesomeness and Lucha Libre masks? That’s right, it’s the Annual Battling Tops Tournament.

Time: Friday, 11:00 p.m. - approx. 1 a.m.
Location: Enterprise Foyer (Convention Level)

Hosted by our very own Jon Theys (Archbishop of Awesome) and Chad Krizan, BGG Advertising Manager

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BoardGame Bazaar (formerly known as Flea Market)

Are you ready for an hour of game buying insanity? If you think you’re up for it, come for your chance to snag the game of your dreams. Lots of sellers, Tons of games! You may find a wonderful bargain or you may find the game at the going price but you won’t have to pay shipping! Don’t hesitate because the bargains won’t last. If you want to sell games, watch for the sign-up thread in the fall.

Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Innovation Ballroom
Sign-up Thread: 2018 BGG Board Game Bazaar Sign-up Thread is FULL!!! Full and Finished

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Board Wargamers Meet and Greet

Come meet new and returning fellow wargame enthusiasts. Discuss the games you’d like to play during the convention, and set-up schedules for game play.

Time: Wednesday, 5 p.m.
Location: Cattle Barons
Hosted by: Doc Cummins, Publisher, Strategy & Tactics Press and CEO, Decision Games
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Catch the Moon

Test your balance and stacking skills in the new dexterity game Catch the Moon in an event hosted and sponsored by Active Player Network. Catch the Moon, from Bombyx, is an easy-to-learn game for all ages and skill levels that will have you on the edge of your seat wanting to play over and over to hone your strategy and technique. Event attendees will be taught how to play, and may stay and enjoy for as many plays as they want within the 2-hour block (play time is 20-30 minutes). There will also be a live prize drawing, offering players the chance to leave with a copy of the game!

Time: Thursday, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: 1105
Hosted by: Active Player Network
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Designer / Publisher Speed Dating

Wednesday and Thursday nights at 8pm and again at 9pm we'll host an event of 8 designers each sitting at a table. Then every 6 minutes a new publisher will come to the table to hear your 6 minute pitch about your game. From 10pm on you can feel free to play full sessions of your games at the tables if a publisher is interested.

Time: Wednesday and Thursday, 8-10 p.m.
Location: 1106
Link: N/A

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Sign-ups are requested so we can make appropriate arrangements due to space, etc. Please contact James Mathe to register either as a designer or a publisher.

Game Show

One of the most popular events, we have to run it twice! Teams of four compete in a massively-multiplayer game show extravaganza!

Time: Saturday, 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Location: Innovation Ballroom

Hosted by Peter Sarrett

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Gloomhaven Community-Driven Expedition Live Playthrough

From Isaac Childres (designer of Gloomhaven) - "The first scenario of the new Community-Driven expedition will go live at BGG.CON. So the scenario will be available Wednesday, Nov. 14, and then Thursday night, I will be playing it on a live stream at the con with Jeff Anderson and Scott Alden from BGG, and Tim Schafer (!!!), creator of some of my favorite video games like Monkey Island and Psychonauts."

Time: Thursday, 8 p.m.
Location: Innovation Ballroom
Link: Special Guest Gloomhaven Live-Stream Event

Introduction to Board Wargaming

A 20-30 minute presentation on basic concepts and terms of board wargaming by Doc Cummins, followed by a demonstration using enlarged versions of Decision Games mini-games (Germantown, Caesar’s War, Eagle Day, Phobos Rising, Vikings).

Time: Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m.
Location: Cattle Barons
Hosted by: Doc Cummins, Publisher, Strategy & Tactics Press and CEO, Decision Games
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Math Trade

Were all your wishes fulfilled during this year’s Math Trade? Be sure to meet up to complete your trades. Mischa advises you to make a sign with your username in big, friendly letters so people can find you for pickup or delivery. As always, feel free to make your trades before or after this meeting time at your trading partners' convenience! Look for this year's trade list to open in October. Math Trade newbies are welcome to show up to watch and ask questions!

Time: Thursday, 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Innovation Ballroom
Link: BGG.Con 2018 Math Trade Actual Discussion!

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MeetMax Games



MeetMax Games is a new venture to take what we all love about board games and create a platform and games for large groups to play simultaneously as corporate or school entertainment. This is our second year and our clients have principally been finance and tech companies who have used us for corporate parties, team building and events to get people interacting and having fun in light but smart (and non-physical) competition

All games are real time and played person to person, Games require no prior knowledge or experience. Rules are explained in under 2 minutes, yet allow for different gaming experiences with some unique mechanics that are only possible with large groups and simultaneous play. For those who played last year - the games are very similar but the hardware has dramatically improved. I will run two sessions each one hour for 20-30 players in each group. In each session we will play 3-4 games and the winning teams will get an amazing prize! I hope you can join me for something completely new and unique.

Time: Thursday, 12:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. (2 sessions)
Location: 1105
Link: MeetMax Games


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SignUp Sheets available Wednesday afternoon

Orphans and First-Timers Meet-Up

New to BGG.CON? Don't know anyone at the convention? Let us introduce you to some folks!

Time: Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Location: Innovation

Hosted by our very own TEAM GEEK (the volunteers in the white football jerseys)

No sign-ups are required, just show up and be prepared to have fun.

PitchCar Tournament

Start your engines! and Go! Race your car through a custom designed stunt track and see who completes the track most effectively in this dexterity game that tests your finger flicking skills to the maximum.

Time: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. - ???
Location: 1113

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Poker Tournament

This Annual Texas Hold’Em Tournament is a great staple for BGG.CON. Be the last man standing for great prizes. Since no money is involved, amateurs are encouraged to play. Show up at 7:45, and we’ll go through the rules of the game to help you get started.

Time: Friday, 8:00 p.m. - approx. 1 a.m.
Location: Innovation Ballroom

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Puzzle Hunt

Compete with fellow geeks as your four person team completes a variety of puzzles and challenges. We don't want to turn anyone away, but we need to know how many puzzle packets to print so sign up early!

Message from Dave and Aaron: The final meta puzzle of this year's Puzzle Hunt will be played/solved entirely online. While this is 100% possible to do through your phone, we feel it's going to be much more fun - and way less crowded (your whole team huddling around your device) - if you experience/play this puzzle on a laptop or a tablet. Most of you bring one of these already, and you'll only need one per team... but we wanted to mention this well in advance of your packing for Dallas :)

Time: Saturday, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Innovation Ballroom

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Sign-ups for this event will be posted in the Convention Lobby soon after the convention begins. (The 24-hour rule is suspended for this event only since space is not limited.)

Special Guest Panel

Join our special guests, Tim Schafer, Matt Leacock, Eric Lang and Rob Daviau for an entertaining and lively discussion on gaming in their very different areas of the boardgaming world.

Time: Saturday, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Innovation Ballroom

Spiel-a-Thon

The Spiel-a-thon is a fund raiser for The Spiel Foundation, a non profit organization that donates bundles of 5 quality board and card games to children's hospitals and senior centers. The money we raise at the event helps us bring more fun to kids and seniors across the country! (thespielfoundation.com)

This year's Spiel-a-thon is totally different!

10-12 game stations with teachers will be set up in the Innovation Ballroom from 1-4 PM on Friday, November 18. Each game will be a goofy, fun, quick to learn game like Dr Eureka, Strike, Loopin' Louie or Tumblin' Dice.

To participate in the Spiel-a-thon, come get a punch card from the cashier table. No registration or sign up needed. Just come get a punch card once the event has started!

For each game you play, you'll get a stamp on your punch card. When you're done, come back to the cashier and you'll pay a small amount ($2-3) per stamp on your card.

You can play for five minutes and donate a few bucks but the longer you play the more chances you will have to win free games during our regular raffles during the event and if you score enough stamps, you'll compete in the final round for an amazing array of game prize baskets!

Come play and help us raise money for a great cause!

Time: Friday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Innovation Ballroom
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Tichu Tournament

Back by popular demand, the Tichu Tournament pits your partnership against several other partnerships in this climbing card game, to see who can rid themselves of cards first and gain the most points.

Time: Group Stage - Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Score Packets due at 10 p.m.)
Location: Innovation Ballroom
Time: Bracket Stage - Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 1113

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island is a game of bluffing and adventure in which one player embodies Long John, trying to mislead the others in their search for his treasure. The hunt reaches its climax with Long John's escape, when he will make a final run to get the booty for himself! Join us for this Play-to-Win event in which you may be the infamous Long John Silver trying to bluff the other players out of the treasure.

Time: Friday, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: 1105
Hosted by: Nikki Pontius with Surfin' Meeple
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UnPub

Calling all game designers! Proto Alley is the place to see and be seen if you have raw, early-stage board games designed and ready to play test. Come test your game at UnPub with like-minded game designers who can give it the tough love that a new game needs.

Time: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: 1106
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Sign-ups are requested through UnPub so we can make appropriate arrangements due to space, etc. Those who do not have a prototype are welcome to come and help playtest prototypes.

Virtual Flea Market

Here is the concept - While the BoardGame Bazaar (formerly known as Flea Market) is great, for some of us who are traveling to the convention, carrying games to the convention that you may or may not be able to sell is a hassle at the very least. So, use the "Virtual Flea Market" instead. If you have items that you'd like to sell at BGG.Con, list them here with the condition of your items, and the price or terms you'd like to sell for. With any luck, the deals will be done ahead of the convention and you can just do the physical swap in Dallas.

Time: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Location: Innovation Ballroom
Link: Virtual Flea Market for Delivery to BGG.Con 2018

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Western Legends

Western Legends is an open-world sandbox tabletop adventure for 2-6 players set in the American Wild West. Players assume the roles of historical figures of the era, earning their legendary status in a variety of ways: gamble, drive cattle, prospect for gold, rob the bank, fight bandits, pursue stories, become an outlaw, keep the peace. The possibilities are darn near endless. Will you determine the history of the Wild, Wild West? Join us for this Play-to-Win Event and change history.

Time: Friday, 10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: 1105
Hosted by: Nikki Pontius with Kolossal Games
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