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Friday, September 28
 

12:00pm

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Come grab a miniature and spend some time painting with other RinCon attendees!  All skill levels are welcome, and all materials will be supplied.  A skilled painter will be on hand to offer tips, tricks, and techniques.


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Crafters Corner

12:00pm

Arizona Game Fair GenCon Hot Table
Arizona Game Fair will be bringing the GenCon hotness to RinCon!  This will be an open-play table with no schedule or sign-ups.  Just stop by in the gaming area of Catalina Ballroom to check out the newest and most popular games of 2018.

Sponsors
avatar for Andrew Long

Andrew Long

Founder, Spiel Pro


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Catalina-Spiel

1:00pm

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Come grab a miniature and spend some time painting with other RinCon attendees!  All skill levels are welcome, and all materials will be supplied.  A skilled painter will be on hand to offer tips, tricks, and techniques.


Friday September 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Crafters Corner

2:00pm

Dragon Watcher w/Creator
Limited Capacity filling up

Artist Guest of Honor Jessica Feinberg teaches how to play her gorgeously illustrated card game. (And if you're lucky, she might have the Ancient Artifacts expansion...) Collect dragons and use their abilities to hinder your opponents as you race to become the ultimate Dragon Watcher!

GMs

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-ArtLair

2:00pm

JUNK'D w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Runehammer for a fast-paced, DIY car-combat board game for everyone!

GMs
avatar for Brandish Gilhelm

Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-22

2:00pm

JUNK'D w/Creator
Join Runehammer for a fast-paced, DIY car-combat board game for everyone!

GMs
avatar for Brandish Gilhelm

Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-23

2:00pm

Kuzushi Seasons w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on iconic seasonal flowers found in Japan, Kuzushi Seasons pits 2, 3 or 4 players against each other in a unique game of positional control. Simple rules lead to beautiful complexities in this abstract area control tile placement card game. It's smart, fun, approachable and addictive. If we have enough players, we'll mix in cards from the original Kuzushi to try a 5 or 6 player game on a larger board!

GMs
avatar for Dave Balmer

Dave Balmer

Owner / Designer, Gobico
We LOVE making small games that are easy to learn and fun to play again and again! We're an indy game maker form Phoenix AZ and our first titles include: Crazy Cake Bakey, 18 Card Sushi and Kuzushi. Plus we just successfully completed our first kickstarter for Kuzushi Seasons, 3... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-Gobico

2:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity seats available

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Suite 200

2:00pm

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Come grab a miniature and spend some time painting with other RinCon attendees!  All skill levels are welcome, and all materials will be supplied.  A skilled painter will be on hand to offer tips, tricks, and techniques.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Crafters Corner

2:00pm

Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In the tile-laying game Castles of Mad King Ludwig, players are tasked with building an amazing, extravagant castle for King Ludwig II of Bavaria...one room at a time. You see, the King loves castles, having built Neuschwanstein (the castle that inspired the Disney theme park castles) and others, but now he's commissioned you to build the biggest, best castle ever — subject, of course, to his ever-changing whims. Each player acts as a building contractor who is adding rooms to the castle he's building while also selling his services to other players.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-08

2:00pm

Oaxaca: Crafts of a Culture (w/Creator)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Among the many reasons Oaxaca (pronounced WA-HA-KA) is well known are its exquisite handicrafts. Drawing upon generations of tradition, as well as vast quantities of raw materials, many artists within this state in Southern Mexico dedicate their lives to perfecting their craft.

Oaxaca: Crafts of a Culture is a dice-rolling and engine-building card game where you and up to three friends assume the role of skilled Oaxacan handicraftsmen preparing to craft and sell art at a bustling tianguis in Oaxaca City. Will you reach a distinguished position with your exquisite craftsmanship, or are your crafts common for the culture?

If there is time and interest, will also teach Project Dreamscape.

GMs
avatar for Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed

Board Game Designer
I'm an avid board game fanatic and married to an amazing LEGO builder named Will. These two hobbies keep us busy and fill our house to the brim. We run a local board game designer group in Sacramento, California. We have designed and published two board games so far, Project Dreamscape... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-15

2:00pm

RPG: Our First Adventures - The Lost Treasure of Cuttle Reef (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

You just discovered the map to the most famous lost treasure of all time! But are you brave enough and clever enough to unlock its secrets?

New simplified gaming system designed so that even preschoolers can play. Perfect for geeky parents of young children tired of waiting for their kids to be old enough to play with them.

GMs
LR

LaTricia Rayenae

LaTricia Rayenae


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Suite 200

2:00pm

Troyes
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In Troyes, recreate four centuries of history of this famous city of the Champagne region of France. Each player manages their segment of the population (represented by a horde of dice) and their hand of cards, which represent the three primary domains of the city: religious, military, and civil. Players can also offer cash to their opponents' populace in order to get a little moonlighting out of them—anything for more fame!

Make your underlings:
*work on the cathedral
*combat misfortune
*bustle about the city
*and other such tasks that are below your family's stature


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-03

2:00pm

High Frontier
Limited Capacity full
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High Frontier (3rd edition) is a space exploration game by Phil Eklund. The players take control of different space enterprises trying to establish factories on planets and asteroids. Each player begins with three water tanks (fuel). In turns each player uses two action points to do some of the eight actions available, e.g. move space ship or buy new technologies. When the predetermined number of bases is built the game ends. The winner is the player with the most victory points.

We will be playing a "beginners" game. We'll use the basic rules with few modules from the Colonization expansion.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-07

2:00pm

Epyllion w/Creator
Limited Capacity filling up

Long ago, the armies of Dragonia drove back the Darkness and rescued the land from evil. Yet the Darkness has returned, creeping into the places once thought of as safe. You are the sons and daughters of the Dragonlords, mighty rulers who need your help to investigate rumors, solve problems, and discover the truth of a growing evil in the land. Along with your fellow dragons, you and your clutchmates will protect Dragonia from the Darkness and discover the true value of friendship. While you play, you’ll explore what dragons do, building on what each of you adds to the story, and exploring the meaning of friendship for yourselves.

Epyllion is based on the Powered by the Apocalypse system used inApocalypse World, Dungeon World, Monsterhearts, Night Witches, and more.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster A

3:00pm

The Island of Dr. Lucky w/Creator
Join Doctor Lucky and a cadre of murderers in this "most dangerous game" from James Ernest and Cheapass Games. Everyone is trying to kill Doctor Lucky, and now his island is trying to kill you! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-23

3:00pm

The Island of Dr. Lucky w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Doctor Lucky and a cadre of murderers in this "most dangerous game" from James Ernest and Cheapass Games. Everyone is trying to kill Doctor Lucky, and now his island is trying to kill you! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-22

3:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Suite 200

3:00pm

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Come grab a miniature and spend some time painting with other RinCon attendees!  All skill levels are welcome, and all materials will be supplied.  A skilled painter will be on hand to offer tips, tricks, and techniques.


Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Crafters Corner

4:00pm

Dragon Watcher w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Artist Guest of Honor Jessica Feinberg teaches how to play her gorgeously illustrated card game. (And if you're lucky, she might have the Ancient Artifacts expansion...) Collect dragons and use their abilities to hinder your opponents as you race to become the ultimate Dragon Watcher!

GMs

Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-ArtLair

4:00pm

Girl Genius: The Works w/Creator
What if everything in the world were a cog in a giant machine? That's the story behind this addictive puzzle-style card game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games, based on the comic by Phil and Kaja Foglio. The 2018 edition has four different decks and all-new art! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-23

4:00pm

Girl Genius: The Works w/Creator
Limited Capacity filling up

What if everything in the world were a cog in a giant machine? That's the story behind this addictive puzzle-style card game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games, based on the comic by Phil and Kaja Foglio. The 2018 edition has four different decks and all-new art! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-22

4:00pm

GIANT Ice Towers
Limited Capacity seats available

IceTowers is a fast-paced game of pyramid stacking, played without turns. Each game takes 5-15 minutes to play. This one will be played with giant 3ft cardboard pyramids!

GMs
avatar for Anya Stickney

Anya Stickney

Software Developer
Professionally I am a software developer. But for fun I raise nerdlings, recreate medieval times, and play lots of games.


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sabino Lobby

4:00pm

BG: Underlings Of Underwing (Kid's Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

Once every century, the dragons of Underwing return to their ancient brooding grounds for a Great Hatching. Whelps, drakes, wyverns, and wyrms alike dart through the air as the world's most daring tamers try their hands at capturing and training these wondrous, winged beasts.

Armed with an array of colored Elements, players hatch a horde of dragons by strategically placing gemstones within nesting sites. Of course, different eggs thrive in the presence of different elements, so would-be tamers must optimize the use of their dragon handler underlings to stake claim, add gemstones, and fetch more resources. At the end of the Great Hatching, the tamer with the most Dragon Points is proclaimed Underwing's next great Dragonlord.

Do you have what it takes to become a champion, or are you doomed to become dragon flambé? Join the egg-hatching fray to find out!


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Suite 200

4:00pm

BG: Kuzushi Seasons w/Creator (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on iconic seasonal flowers found in Japan, Kuzushi Seasons pits 2, 3 or 4 players against each other in a unique game of positional control. Simple rules lead to beautiful complexities in this abstract area control tile placement card game. It's smart, fun, approachable and addictive. If we have enough players, we'll mix in cards from the original Kuzushi to try a 5 or 6 player game on a larger board!

GMs
avatar for Dave Balmer

Dave Balmer

Owner / Designer, Gobico
We LOVE making small games that are easy to learn and fun to play again and again! We're an indy game maker form Phoenix AZ and our first titles include: Crazy Cake Bakey, 18 Card Sushi and Kuzushi. Plus we just successfully completed our first kickstarter for Kuzushi Seasons, 3... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Suite 200

4:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity seats available

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Suite 200

4:00pm

Project Dreamscape (W/Creator)
Limited Capacity seats available

Project Dreamscape is a card game for 1-4 players and takes about 30 minutes. Your turn starts by choosing whether or not to take a facedown card, called a Z card--these Z cards are currency in the game, but also count against you when it comes time to tally up the scores. Z cards are used to purchase cards from the Dreamscape, which are then placed in your REM stack. You must choose one of the two abilities on a card to activate when you collect it, but the real fun of the game comes from chaining these abilities together.

Any one of the eight dream abilities in Project Dreamscape, by itself, produces only a minor effect--take a card, flip a card, rearrange some cards, and so on. But with some clever card play, one dream ability can lead to another until you've collected several cards or even cleared the entire Dreamscape. This continues until there are not enough cards to fully refill the Dreamscape after a player’s turn. At that point, the game is over and it's time to score.

Scoring is simple. Just lay out your faceup cards in the order they were stacked, and then find matching abilities that appear on adjacent cards (the orientation of the cards does not affect scoring, but you may wish to rotate the cards to find these chains). Wherever two or more copies of an ability are next to one another, you score points as shown on the score chart. After scoring all of your chains, subtract points equal to the amount of Z cards you have, and that’s your final score.

If there is time and interest, will also teach Oaxaca: Crafts of a Culture.

GMs
avatar for Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed

Board Game Designer
I'm an avid board game fanatic and married to an amazing LEGO builder named Will. These two hobbies keep us busy and fill our house to the brim. We run a local board game designer group in Sacramento, California. We have designed and published two board games so far, Project Dreamscape... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-15

4:00pm

Container
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Container is a game about big ships and big production. Each player will play both as a producer and shipper of goods. Players will decide which products they want to produce, and which of the OTHER players' goods they want to ship out to a remote island. During these phases, players will be able to set the prices for their goods and try to maximize their cash!

Once the goods have reached the island, players will play the part of the purchaser for their tiny island. Players bid for the goods arriving each day by ship, and the highest bidder collects these goods for conversion into points at the end of the game.

Sounds simple? It is! But the real challenge is turning your home production into goods for your island. Your government is willing to subsidize your purchases, but just how much money do you want to give to your competitors for that lovely crate of goods your island desperately needs?

GMs
avatar for Mario Attilio

Mario Attilio

I love playing and teaching games. I’m also collector of board games. I love the beauty in the design combined with the beauty of the pieces and the artwork. It’s such a fun hobby.


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Catalina-17

5:00pm

Pairs w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This simple pub-style game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games now has more than 40 different games and variations. Come learn whichever new version James feels like teaching; several different games in each session, as well as the basic Pairs game that started it all. New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-22

5:00pm

Pairs w/Creator
This simple pub-style game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games now has more than 40 different games and variations. Come learn whichever new version James feels like teaching; several different games in each session, as well as the basic Pairs game that started it all. New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-23

5:00pm

GIANT Ice Towers
Limited Capacity seats available

IceTowers is a fast-paced game of pyramid stacking, played without turns. Each game takes 5-15 minutes to play. This one will be played with giant 3ft cardboard pyramids!

GMs
avatar for Anya Stickney

Anya Stickney

Software Developer
Professionally I am a software developer. But for fun I raise nerdlings, recreate medieval times, and play lots of games.


Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sabino Lobby

5:00pm

Build-A-Dragon (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

Kind of like Build-A-Bear, but better!  First, make an origami dragon puppet, and then let your imagination run wild decorating it.  As you work, you'll be building your dragon's story.

Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Suite 200

5:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity seats available

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Suite 200

6:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (GM Led)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us in the Game Library to try out one (or more) of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

Game(s) to play this session will be selected based on availability and interest. More than a dozen games are available for play throughout the weekend (not just during scheduled PTW gaming sessions). Waitlist signups will be accommodated with alternate games once the first games are started or check out a game for your group anytime the Library is open.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win


Friday September 28, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pima A

8:00pm

Dragon Pets
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Welcome to the 1783rd annual Dragon Breeding Competition! Using a pool of dice you must share with the other breeders, send your Dragon Seekers out into the Forest to catch the most rare and wondrous dragons—and find suitable mates! But be careful: time can run out quickly, and unpaired dragons will inflict a steep penalty! Gather the most valuable breeding pairs and claim your rightful title as the Supreme Dragon Breeder in this game from the creators of Dungeon Bazar and Guilds.

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Catalina-17

8:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (GM Led)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us in the Game Library to try out one (or more) of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

Game(s) to play this session will be selected based on availability and interest. More than a dozen games are available for play throughout the weekend (not just during scheduled PTW gaming sessions). Waitlist signups will be accommodated with alternate games once the first games are started or check out a game for your group anytime the Library is open.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Pima A

8:00pm

Speed Boardgame Design
Limited Capacity seats available

Kind of like Whose Line Is It, Anyway for game designers.  Watch and participate as our team of famous game designers come up with a new game from scratch. The twist is that the audience gets to add to the fun by giving them words along the way that they must then incorporate into the final product.  Hilarity will ensue, we feel certain.

GMs
Guests
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed

Board Game Designer
I'm an avid board game fanatic and married to an amazing LEGO builder named Will. These two hobbies keep us busy and fill our house to the brim. We run a local board game designer group in Sacramento, California. We have designed and published two board games so far, Project Dreamscape... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Canyon Theater

8:00pm

Flatline
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Flatline is a co-operative dice game set in the Fuse universe. Players must roll their dice and work to combine them with other players in order to properly treat arriving patients. Every round, players race against a one-minute timer and must deal with the needs of wounded crew members as well as other emergencies within the ER. Time is running out!


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-01

8:00pm

Notre Dame
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The players take on the roles of the heads of influential families in Paris at the end of the 14th century. In the shadow of the Notre Dame cathedral, the players compete for prosperity and reputation. Each family controls one of the 3–5 boroughs that surround the site of Notre Dame. As head of his family, each player tries, through clever use of his action cards, to advance the power and prestige of his family, but penalties are assessed on those who do not take care of the health of the people who live in their borough. The player with the most prestige at the end is the winner.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-08

8:00pm

Pub Quidditch
Limited Capacity seats available

The wizarding worlds favorite sport! Shrunk down to pub table size. Try to score as many goals as possible with the quaffle, but watch out for bludgers! If your team falls behind, you can try to catch the golden snitch to eek out a win. Utilizing the dexterity games Subbuteo and Klask, Pub Quidditch is a game for two teams of two. On each side, one player is the Captain, playing chasers and beaters on the Quidditch pitch, attempting to score goals. The other player is the Seeker, playing Klask, trying to catch the golden snitch. The combined score of both players determines each team's final score.

GMs


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-11

8:00pm

The Games of Nick Bentley
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we'll be playing 4 of Nick Bentley's abstract games. The four game available for play will be:

Catchup
Carnivores (bgg combinatorial game of the year 2015)
Bug (bgg combinatorial game of the year 2017)
Blooms

Each game is for 2-players and is played on a hexhex board with simple stones. Come learn about and try some of the best abstract games being made today!

Each game can be played in less than half an hour, so the two hour timeslot will provide a chance to play all 4 games.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-22

8:00pm

Heaven and Ale
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

You have been assigned to lead an ancient monastery and its brewery. Now it's your time to brew the best beer under God's blue sky!

The fine art of brewing beer demands your best timing. In order to get the best results of your production, you have to provide your cloister's garden with fertile resources and the right number of monks helping with the harvest — but keep your brewmaster in mind as he is ready and eager to refine each and every one of your barrels!

In Heaven & Ale, you have to overcome the harsh competition of your fellow players. There is a fine balance between upgrading your cloister's garden and harvesting the resources you need to fill your barrels. Only those who manage to keep a cool head are able to win the race for the best beer!

GMs
avatar for Mario Attilio

Mario Attilio

I love playing and teaching games. I’m also collector of board games. I love the beauty in the design combined with the beauty of the pieces and the artwork. It’s such a fun hobby.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-10

8:00pm

Agra
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Agra, India: The year is 1572; this year marks the 30th birthday of Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad, popularly known as Akbar the Great. Akbar is the third ruler of India's Mughal dynasty, having succeeded his father, Humayun. With the guidance of his regent, Bairam Khan, Akbar has expanded and consolidated India's Mughal domains. Using his strong personality and skill as a general, Akbar has enlarged his Empire to include nearly all of the Indian subcontinent north of the Godavari River; his presence is felt across the entire country due to the Mughals' military, political, cultural, and economic dominance.

Notables and emissaries from all over the country are on their way for Akbar's birthday celebration. As an ambitious landowner, you cannot let this pass; the festivities are a golden opportunity for you to rise in stature and wealth.

On your land in Agra, you cultivate and harvest cotton and turmeric. You possess a forest from which you produce wood, as well as a small, but very profitable sandstone quarry. By trading and processing your wares, you can obtain more luxurious goods, which you will then use to woo notables as they make their way into the capital. Of course, your rivals have the same plan; you must use your wits to outsmart them as Akbar's birthday draws near...


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-19

10:00pm

Roll for the Galaxy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Roll for the Galaxy is a dice game of building space empires for 2–5 players. Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins!


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-15

11:59pm

MIDNIGHT PIZZA PARTY!
Enjoy a late-night snack on us at our first annual RinCon pizza party!  Co-sponsored by RinCon and Syther Gaming.  You'll get a ticket in your badge sleeve when you check in, which you can redeem for a piece of pizza.  


Friday September 28, 2018 11:59pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00am
Sabino Lobby
 
Saturday, September 29
 

8:45am

Dragon Balloons!!
Limited Capacity seats available

Balloon artist Sioux McGill will make a variety of custom creations for you in the Catalina foyer near the auxiliary bar.  Want a hat?  A baby dragon?  A sword to slay demons?  Or would you rather let her creativity run wild and free?  All proceeds and donations will go to RinCon.


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:45am - 10:45am
Catalina Lobby

9:00am

Play-to-Win Games (GM Led)
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us in the Game Library to try out one (or more) of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

Game(s) to play this session will be selected based on availability and interest. More than a dozen games are available for play throughout the weekend (not just during scheduled PTW gaming sessions). Waitlist signups will be accommodated with alternate games once the first games are started or check out a game for your group anytime the Library is open.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Pima A

9:00am

BG: Village Heroes (w/Creator)
Limited Capacity seats available

An as-yet-unpublished game by second-generation game designer Griffin Lauretta!  Each player controls a village where they can build houses, farms, ships, and walls. Their meeples defend the village from rampaging monsters which spawn regularly from interdimensional portals. Battles are resolved with dice rolls. Each monster has varying strength represented by the die they roll (d8, d10, d12, d20). Meeples fight with d4 but can upgrade one die at a time by spending resources. The player who captures the most monsters wins the game.

Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Suite 200

9:00am

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Suite 200

9:00am

Photosynthesis
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A surprisingly cut-throat game of forest building!

GMs
avatar for Sukey Waldenberger

Sukey Waldenberger

This is my third year attending Rincon, and my first running a session.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-01

9:00am

GIANT Carcassonne
Limited Capacity filling up

You're probably familiar with Carcassonne, the beloved modern classic of lovingly-placed tiles and meeples taking on the roles of brave knights, sneaky robbers, hearty farmers, and devoted monks. But are you ready for GIANT CARCASSONNE! Gone are the days of tiny tiles and adorable little meeples, ousted by the likes of beefy 6 inch tiles and towering, mighty meeples! You don't just place these tiles, you deploy them.  And brand new this year, we'll be including a bigified version of The Princess & The Dragon expansion, because everything's better with Dragons! Well, except not being terrorized. But there are knights! I'm sure it'll be fine. Maybe.

GMs
avatar for Scott Perger

Scott Perger

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user DrDash. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.
avatar for Michael Tunison

Michael Tunison

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user MikeTuna. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Sabino Lobby

9:00am

RPG: No Thank You Evil (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

No Thank You Evil is a introduction to Role Playing Games for children. Kids will create a character and then go on an adventure to rescue a friend. Contest are made by rolling a die, using skill points and getting help from friends.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Suite 200

9:00am

Beginners Subbuteo Table Soccer
Limited Capacity seats available

Subbuteo is a classic finger-flicking football-simulation action game. It is played on a large cloth playing field called a "pitch", with teams of miniature football players mounted on smooth round bases. The football players are made to kick the ball by flicking their bases, which causes them to slide around on the pitch, hitting the ball. The rules simulate nearly all details of a soccer game including ball possession and passing, throw-ins, goal kicks, corner kicks and fouls.

You can learn the game in 10 mins. Less if you know the rules of soccer. This drop-in/drop-out introductory session is for anyone interested in learning the game or just coming back to it.

Anyone attending will receive a Tucson Subbuteo Soccer Club pin! After learning the rules and your first game you will be ready to play in the Subbuteo Tournament event later in the day.

GMs


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Sabino-40

9:00am

BG: Playtesting The Reeds' Prototypes (W/Creator, Women's Space)
Limited Capacity filling up

Sarah and Will Reed are working on several different games, which Sarah will bring to this session. Specific game(s) are to be determined by the players (and the whim of the designer, of course!), but possibilities will include Slime Farmers and Warm and Fuzzy Feelings.

GMs
avatar for Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed

Board Game Designer
I'm an avid board game fanatic and married to an amazing LEGO builder named Will. These two hobbies keep us busy and fill our house to the brim. We run a local board game designer group in Sacramento, California. We have designed and published two board games so far, Project Dreamscape... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Executive Suite

9:00am

Orleans
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

During the medieval goings-on around Orléans, you must assemble a following of farmers, merchants, knights, monks, etc. to gain supremacy through trade, construction and science in medieval France.

In the city of Orléans and the area of the Loire, you can take trade trips to other cities to acquire coveted goods and build trading posts. You need followers and their abilities to expand your dominance by putting them to work as traders, builders, and scientists. Knights expand your scope of action and secure your mercantile expeditions. Craftsmen build trading stations and tools to facilitate work. Scholars make progress in science, and last but not least it cannot hurt to get active in monasteries since with monks on your side you are much less likely to fall prey to fate.

In Orléans, you will always want to take more actions than possible, and there are many paths to victory. The challenge is to combine all elements as best as possible with regard to your strategy.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-02

9:00am

X-Wing 2.0 Death Star Trench Run
Limited Capacity seats available

The second edition of the X-Wing Miniatures game comes out in September! Celebrate (and learn the updated rules) by trying to destroy the Death Star!

Pick a pre-built X-Wing or Y-Wing and try to make it through our gauntlet of experienced players flying TIE Fighters! Get far enough and Darth Vader himself might make an appearance to stop you!

Players can achieve prizes for getting kills, making it to the trench, and blowing up the Death Star!

Only 6 rebel players can play at a time, but when someone dies, a new player can join in their spot. If you die, you can go to the back of the line and try again!


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm
Sabino-F

10:00am

Dragon Watcher w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Artist Guest of Honor Jessica Feinberg teaches how to play her gorgeously illustrated card game. (And if you're lucky, she might have the Ancient Artifacts expansion...) Collect dragons and use their abilities to hinder your opponents as you race to become the ultimate Dragon Watcher!

GMs

Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-ArtLair

10:00am

Kuzushi Seasons w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on iconic seasonal flowers found in Japan, Kuzushi Seasons pits 2, 3 or 4 players against each other in a unique game of positional control. Simple rules lead to beautiful complexities in this abstract area control tile placement card game. It's smart, fun, approachable and addictive. If we have enough players, we'll mix in cards from the original Kuzushi to try a 5 or 6 player game on a larger board!

GMs
avatar for Dave Balmer

Dave Balmer

Owner / Designer, Gobico
We LOVE making small games that are easy to learn and fun to play again and again! We're an indy game maker form Phoenix AZ and our first titles include: Crazy Cake Bakey, 18 Card Sushi and Kuzushi. Plus we just successfully completed our first kickstarter for Kuzushi Seasons, 3... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-Gobico

10:00am

The Island of Dr. Lucky w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Doctor Lucky and a cadre of murderers in this "most dangerous game" from James Ernest and Cheapass Games. Everyone is trying to kill Doctor Lucky, and now his island is trying to kill you! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-22

10:00am

The Island of Dr. Lucky w/Creator
Join Doctor Lucky and a cadre of murderers in this "most dangerous game" from James Ernest and Cheapass Games. Everyone is trying to kill Doctor Lucky, and now his island is trying to kill you! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-23

10:00am

BG: Constellations w/Creator (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dante Lauretta, game designer and principle investigator of NASA's OSIRIS REx space exploration mission, teaches you to play Constellations. In this game, players are stargazers, exploring the night sky and collecting stars to define constellations. They compete to find the right stars to fit the needed pattern -- are B-type stars or F-types required to complete the constellation? Players compete with each other to strategically collect the right stars, reserve patches of the sky for observation, and explore the universe. Once you have your constellation, add it to the map of the night sky being assembled right in front of you. The closer you get to putting together the actual map of the heavens, the more points you score!


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Suite 200

10:00am

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Suite 200

11:00am

Girl Genius: The Works w/Creator
Limited Capacity filling up

What if everything in the world were a cog in a giant machine? That's the story behind this addictive puzzle-style card game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games, based on the comic by Phil and Kaja Foglio. The 2018 edition has four different decks and all-new art! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-22

11:00am

Girl Genius: The Works w/Creator
What if everything in the world were a cog in a giant machine? That's the story behind this addictive puzzle-style card game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games, based on the comic by Phil and Kaja Foglio. The 2018 edition has four different decks and all-new art! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-23

11:00am

XTRONAUT w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dante Lauretta, game designer and principle investigator of NASA's OSIRIS REx space exploration mission, teaches you to play XTRONAUT. Capturing the real-world thrill and challenges of planetary exploration, XTRONAUT™: The Game of Solar System Exploration gives 2 – 4 players ages 7 and up the chance to develop space missions and explore the solar system. The game is based on real planetary missions and rocket science. It also contains elements of politics and strategy that are inspired by the real-life situations that space missions face.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-18

11:00am

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Suite 200

11:00am

Fresco
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Gather fame by guiding your team of artists to restore the Fresco on the ceiling of the cathedral. Plan each day carefully, sending your workers to where they are needed most: Buy paint at the market, paint the ceiling, take on private commissions for money, or mix paints for the next days painting. Try to capture the Bishop's approval and become the most famed artist in the city.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-12

11:00am

King's Forge
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In King's Forge, players are craftsmen and craftswomen seeking to become the favorite of the King. A variety of dice represent the raw materials (metal, wood, gems, and enchantment) and those same dice can be used to gather new dice and purchase roll-modifiers, or saved and rolled in an attempt to meet the requirements to craft the items on the King's list. An early lead is not a sure path to victory and other players will out-maneuver and out-build you whenever possible. Careful dice management, advance planning, fierce competition, and nail-biting luck will carry you to winner's circle.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Pima A

11:00am

RPG: Our First Adventures - The Mysterious Invitation (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

A mysterious invitation to a costume party in the middle of the woods? Sounds fun!

New simplified gaming system designed so that even preschoolers can play. Perfect for geeky parents of young children tired of waiting for their kids to be old enough to play with them.

GMs
LR

LaTricia Rayenae

LaTricia Rayenae


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Suite 200

11:00am

Subbuteo Tournament (Beginners Welcome)
Limited Capacity seats available

Group play tournament, similar to to the World Cup. Anyone attending will receive a Tucson Subbuteo Soccer Club pin and there will be an after-tournament raffle for a Subbuteo team.

Subbuteo is a classic finger-flicking football-simulation action game. It is played on a large cloth playing field called a "pitch", with teams of miniature football players mounted on smooth round bases. The football players are made to kick the ball by flicking their bases, which causes them to slide around on the pitch, hitting the ball. The rules simulate nearly all details of a soccer game including ball possession and passing, throw-ins, goal kicks, corner kicks and fouls.

You can learn the game in 10 mins. Less if you know the rules of soccer. If you haven't played before, we suggest attending the "Introduction to Subbuteo Table Soccer" event earlier in the day, but we can give you a quick rundown of the rules and technique before the tournament begins if needed.

GMs


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Sabino-40

11:00am

Arizona Game Fair GenCon Hot Table
Arizona Game Fair will be bringing the GenCon hotness to RinCon!  This will be an open-play table with no schedule or sign-ups.  Just stop by in the gaming area of Catalina Ballroom to check out the newest and most popular games of 2018.

Sponsors
avatar for Andrew Long

Andrew Long

Founder, Spiel Pro


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 7:00pm
Catalina-Spiel

12:00pm

Constellations w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dante Lauretta, game designer and principle investigator of NASA's OSIRIS REx space exploration mission, teaches you to play Constellations. In this game, players are stargazers, exploring the night sky and collecting stars to define constellations. They compete to find the right stars to fit the needed pattern -- are B-type stars or F-types required to complete the constellation? Players compete with each other to strategically collect the right stars, reserve patches of the sky for observation, and explore the universe. Once you have your constellation, add it to the map of the night sky being assembled right in front of you. The closer you get to putting together the actual map of the heavens, the more points you score!


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-18

12:00pm

Dragon Watcher w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Artist Guest of Honor Jessica Feinberg teaches how to play her gorgeously illustrated card game. (And if you're lucky, she might have the Ancient Artifacts expansion...) Collect dragons and use their abilities to hinder your opponents as you race to become the ultimate Dragon Watcher!

GMs

Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-ArtLair

12:00pm

Pairs w/Creator
This simple pub-style game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games now has more than 40 different games and variations. Come learn whichever new version James feels like teaching; several different games in each session, as well as the basic Pairs game that started it all. New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-23

12:00pm

Pairs w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

This simple pub-style game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games now has more than 40 different games and variations. Come learn whichever new version James feels like teaching; several different games in each session, as well as the basic Pairs game that started it all. New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-22

12:00pm

BG: Dragon Watcher (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Artist Guest of Honor Jessica Feinberg teaches how to play her gorgeously illustrated card game. (And if you're lucky, she might have the Ancient Artifacts expansion...) Collect dragons and use their abilities to hinder your opponents as you race to become the ultimate Dragon Watcher!

GMs

Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Suite 200

12:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Suite 200

2:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Suite 200

2:00pm

Castles of Burgundy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The game is set in the Burgundy region of High Medieval France. Each player takes on the role of an aristocrat, originally controlling a small princedom. While playing they aim to build settlements and powerful castles, practice trade along the river, exploit silver mines, and use the knowledge of travelers.

The game is about players taking settlement tiles from the game board and placing them into their princedom which is represented by the player board. Every tile has a function that starts when the tile is placed in the princedom. The princedom itself consists of several regions, each of which demands its own type of settlement tile.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-03

2:00pm

Thebes
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

hebes is a game of competitive archeology. Players are archaeologists who must travel around Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East to acquire knowledge about five ancient civilizations -- the Greeks, the Cretans, the Egyptians, the Palestinians, and the Mesopotamians -- and then must use this knowledge to excavate historical sites in the areas of these civilizations. Through the course of the game, expositions are revealed, and an archaeologist who has treasures from the requisite civilizations may claim the prize


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-18

2:00pm

RB8 Retro Baseball 8-bit
Limited Capacity seats available

Remember the good old days of 8-bit video game Baseball? Watching those amazing 8-bit fireworks shoot off as you round the bases after that big Home Run. Things were just simpler it seemed. Now you can relive that nostalgia all over again in RB8 Retro Baseball 8-bit the Board Game.

RB8 is a real Baseball Simulation brought to you in the retro look of a classic 8-bit experience. Play with one of the 16 complete teams out of the box or draft and build your team based on a point value player system with custom player cards. Will you build your team with big sluggers, dominant pitching, tough defenders, speedsters, or a well-balanced machine? The choice is yours as you get to manage and make the strategic choices.

RB8 features a custom draw deck called Rally Cards with random events that happen during a baseball game, as the team manager you must decide when to strategically use them. You have full control of your team. Make the big manger decisions that can influence the game.

RB8 also features player cards with ratings and special abilities, two six-sided dice, special custom pitcher and batter control dice, baseball field board, batter and runner markers, scoreboard with markers, and your dice key cards.

Whether you’re a fan of baseball, board games, or both you’re going to love the feel and excitement of reliving the good old days in RB8 Retro Baseball!

RB8 Retro Baseball is Played over the course of 9 innings in a single game or a best of series. On a turn both Pitcher and Batter will compare their ratings factoring in any special abilities and roll off to see who will get control of the at bat. This is called the “On Deck Phase”. Whoever rolls higher factoring in all special abilities will try to maintain control by rolling their custom Pitcher or Batter die. If they maintain control they will then roll dice and compare the result with their respective key to find out the results of the at bat. Players can also decide to play Rally Cards which could also affect the outcome of the play.
Will you have what it takes to manage your team to victory?


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-23

2:00pm

RPG: Our First Adventures - The Missing Prince (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

Rainbow Kingdom's Prince has gone missing! Brave adventurers needed to find and rescue him!

New simplified gaming system designed so that even preschoolers can play. Perfect for geeky parents of young children tired of waiting for their kids to be old enough to play with them.

GMs
LR

LaTricia Rayenae

LaTricia Rayenae


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Suite 200

2:00pm

BG: Oaxaca: Crafts of a Culture (W/Creator, Women's Space)
Limited Capacity seats available

Among the many reasons Oaxaca (pronounced WA-HA-KA) is well known are its exquisite handicrafts. Drawing upon generations of tradition, as well as vast quantities of raw materials, many artists within this state in Southern Mexico dedicate their lives to perfecting their craft.

Oaxaca: Crafts of a Culture is a dice-rolling and engine-building card game where you and up to three friends assume the role of skilled Oaxacan handicraftsmen preparing to craft and sell art at a bustling tianguis in Oaxaca City. Will you reach a distinguished position with your exquisite craftsmanship, or are your crafts common for the culture?

If there is time and interest, will also teach Project Dreamscape.

GMs
avatar for Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed

Board Game Designer
I'm an avid board game fanatic and married to an amazing LEGO builder named Will. These two hobbies keep us busy and fill our house to the brim. We run a local board game designer group in Sacramento, California. We have designed and published two board games so far, Project Dreamscape... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Executive Suite

2:00pm

7th Sea w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Play 7th Sea with John Wick, the creator! 7th Sea is a tabletop roleplaying game of swashbuckling and intrigue, exploration and adventure, taking place on the continent of Théah, a land of magic and mystery inspired by our own Europe.

Players take on the roles of heroes thrown into global conspiracies and sinister plots, exploring ancient ruins of a race long vanished and protecting the rightful kings and queens of Théah from murderous villains. It is a world of sharp blades and sharp wits, where a cutting retort can be just as deadly as a sword’s point.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster C

3:00pm

BG: DragonWood (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dare to enter Dragonwood! Deep in the heart of this mythical forest lurk angry ogres, giggling goblins, and even the famed and fearsome fire-breathers themselves! Collect sets of adventurer cards to earn dice, which you will use to roll against your foes. Stomp on some fire ants, shriek at a grumpy troll, or strike the menacing orange dragon with a magical silver sword. Choose your strategy carefully because the landscape of Dragonwood is ever-changing. Only the bravest will overcome the odds to emerge victorious!

GMs
avatar for Craig Kinsel

Craig Kinsel

I love playing new games and I love teaching people how to play new games. Board games✅ Card games✅ Role playing games✅ CCGs❌ Newest favorite game? Monster of the Week! Least favorite game ever ? Diplomacy


Saturday September 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Suite 200

3:00pm

BG: Kuzushi Seasons w/Creator (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on iconic seasonal flowers found in Japan, Kuzushi Seasons pits 2, 3 or 4 players against each other in a unique game of positional control. Simple rules lead to beautiful complexities in this abstract area control tile placement card game. It's smart, fun, approachable and addictive. If we have enough players, we'll mix in cards from the original Kuzushi to try a 5 or 6 player game on a larger board!

GMs
avatar for Dave Balmer

Dave Balmer

Owner / Designer, Gobico
We LOVE making small games that are easy to learn and fun to play again and again! We're an indy game maker form Phoenix AZ and our first titles include: Crazy Cake Bakey, 18 Card Sushi and Kuzushi. Plus we just successfully completed our first kickstarter for Kuzushi Seasons, 3... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Suite 200

3:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Saturday September 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Suite 200

4:00pm

Dragon Pets
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Welcome to the 1783rd annual Dragon Breeding Competition! Using a pool of dice you must share with the other breeders, send your Dragon Seekers out into the Forest to catch the most rare and wondrous dragons—and find suitable mates! But be careful: time can run out quickly, and unpaired dragons will inflict a steep penalty! Gather the most valuable breeding pairs and claim your rightful title as the Supreme Dragon Breeder in this game from the creators of Dungeon Bazar and Guilds.

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-17

4:00pm

Dragon Watcher w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Artist Guest of Honor Jessica Feinberg teaches how to play her gorgeously illustrated card game. (And if you're lucky, she might have the Ancient Artifacts expansion...) Collect dragons and use their abilities to hinder your opponents as you race to become the ultimate Dragon Watcher!

GMs

Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-ArtLair

4:00pm

BG: Majesty: For the Realm (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity filling up

The crown is up for grabs to whoever can build the richest domain and seize it from their rivals. It'll take a whole kingdom's worth of people to accomplish this monumental task. Rally your citizens, grow your power, and reign supreme in Majesty: For the Realm, a game of strategically selecting who you want to work your lands set during the Middle Ages. Each game, you recruit characters to perform jobs that generate gold for your kingdom. Some characters work better with others, opening many paths to victory. Whether you choose to be a silver-tongued monarch who rules with mercy, or an iron-fisted tyrant who crushes their rivals, the fate of the land rests with you.

GMs
avatar for Ryan Karttunen

Ryan Karttunen

PFS one star GM with years behind the screen and as a player.Running Starfinder Society games at Isle of Games on a monthly basis.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Suite 200

4:00pm

BG: 18-Card Sushi w/Creator (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

18 bite-sized games for 1-4 players!

Every game is different and each takes about 10 minutes. Draw, draft, match, pass, count, memorize, toss, bluff, place, score and discard your way to victory.

GMs
avatar for Dave Balmer

Dave Balmer

Owner / Designer, Gobico
We LOVE making small games that are easy to learn and fun to play again and again! We're an indy game maker form Phoenix AZ and our first titles include: Crazy Cake Bakey, 18 Card Sushi and Kuzushi. Plus we just successfully completed our first kickstarter for Kuzushi Seasons, 3... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Suite 200

4:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Suite 200

4:00pm

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Come grab a miniature and spend some time painting with other RinCon attendees!  All skill levels are welcome, and all materials will be supplied.  A skilled painter will be on hand to offer tips, tricks, and techniques.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Crafters Corner

4:00pm

Tichu
Limited Capacity seats available

Note: Exactly four players are required to play this game. If three people besides GM sign up, GM will play. If four players besides GM sign up, GM will teach and watch.

Tichu took much of its rules and mechanics from Zheng Fen. It is a partnership climbing card game, and the object of play is to rid yourself of your hand, preferably while scoring points in the process.

The deck is a standard 52-card pack with four special cards added: dog, phoenix, dragon and Mah Jong (1). When it's your turn, you may either beat the current top card combination — single card, pair of cards, sequence of pairs, full house, etc. — or pass. If play passes all the way back to the player who laid the top cards, he wins the trick, clears the cards, and can lead the next one. The card led determines the only combination of cards that can be played on that trick, so if a single card is led, then only single cards are played; if a straight of seven cards is led, then only straights of seven cards can be played, etc.

The last player out in a round gives all the cards he won to the player who exited first, and the last player's unplayed cards are handed to the opposite team. Fives, tens and Kings are worth 5, 10 and 10 points, with each hand worth one hundred points without bonuses — but the bonuses are what drive the game. At the start of a round, each player can call "Tichu" prior to her playing any card. This indicates that she thinks that she can empty her hand first this round; if she does so, her team scores 100 points, and if not, it loses 100 points. Cards are dealt at the start of a round in a group of eight and a group of six; a player can call "Grand Tichu" after looking at only her first eight cards for a ±200 point bonus. If both players on a team exit a round prior to either player on the opposite team, then no points are scored for cards and the winning team earns 200 points (with Tichu/Grand Tichu bonuses and penalties being applied as normal).

The first team to 1,000 points wins.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-15

4:00pm

Sidereal Confluence
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant is a singularly unique trading and negotiation game for 4-9 players. Over the course of the game, each race must trade and negotiate with the rest to acquire the resource cubes necessary to fund their economy and allow it to produce goods for the next turn. Scheming, dealing, and mutually beneficial agreements are key to success. While technically a competitive game, Sidereal Confluence has a uniquely cooperative feel during the trading phase as no race has the ability to thrive on its own. Trade well, and you'll develop technologies and colonize planets to form a civilization that is the envy of the galaxy. Each player chooses one of the nine unique and asymmetrical alien races that have come together to form a trade federation in their quadrant.

GMs
avatar for Duane Wulf

Duane Wulf

I play a variety of games, but my favorites are typically medium to heavy weight euros. I also design games.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Catalina-07

4:00pm

Ticket to Ride Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

Two round tournament with up to 20 players. 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. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.

Note: If you can bring a copy of Ticket to Ride to use during the tournament, please email the GM, Keri.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Catalina-01

4:00pm

Ticket to Ride Tournament
Two round tournament with up to 20 players. 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. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.

Note: If you can bring a copy of Ticket to Ride to use during the tournament, please email the GM, Keri.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Catalina-04

4:00pm

Ticket to Ride Tournament
Two round tournament with up to 20 players. 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. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.

Note: If you can bring a copy of Ticket to Ride to use during the tournament, please email the GM, Keri.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Catalina-02

4:00pm

Ticket to Ride Tournament
Two round tournament with up to 20 players. 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. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.

Note: If you can bring a copy of Ticket to Ride to use during the tournament, please email the GM, Keri.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Catalina-03

5:00pm

BG: King of Tokyo (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Play mutant monsters, gigantic robots and other monstrous creatures, rampaging the city and vying for position as the one and only King of Tokyo! Combine your dice to gather energy, heal your monster or just slap the other monsters down! Spend your energy to trigger permanent or one-shot special powers: a second head, body armor, nova death ray... Stop at nothing to become the King of Tokyo... but that's when the real trouble begins for you!

GMs
avatar for Craig Kinsel

Craig Kinsel

I love playing new games and I love teaching people how to play new games. Board games✅ Card games✅ Role playing games✅ CCGs❌ Newest favorite game? Monster of the Week! Least favorite game ever ? Diplomacy


Saturday September 29, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Suite 200

5:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Saturday September 29, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Suite 200

5:00pm

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Come grab a miniature and spend some time painting with other RinCon attendees!  All skill levels are welcome, and all materials will be supplied.  A skilled painter will be on hand to offer tips, tricks, and techniques.


Saturday September 29, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crafters Corner

6:00pm

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Come grab a miniature and spend some time painting with other RinCon attendees!  All skill levels are welcome, and all materials will be supplied.  A skilled painter will be on hand to offer tips, tricks, and techniques.


Saturday September 29, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Crafters Corner

6:00pm

Freelancing 101: A Writing Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Join RinCon special guest Darrell Hayhurst, author on Torg Eternity, Hard Vacuum, Ninja Crusade 2nd edition, and Savage Rifts, for a dinnertime discussion on freelance writing in the gaming world.  We'll talk about practical concerns like breaking in, word rates, making ends meet, and developing specific skills publishers are looking for.

This event will take place in a private dining room in the Glowbal hotel restaurant, so that participants can order their own meals from the restaurant and hold the discussion over dinner.

GMs
avatar for Darrell Hayhurst

Darrell Hayhurst

Line Developer, Ulisses Spiele
Darrell's first published game was Hard Vacuum in 2000. He contributed to Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition, Codex Infernus, and Savage Rifts before joining the project to revive Torg. He's written extensively for Torg Eternity and is now the developer for the line. He works in Tucson, Arizona... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

7:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (GM Led)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us in the Game Library to try out one (or more) of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

Game(s) to play this session will be selected based on availability and interest. More than a dozen games are available for play throughout the weekend (not just during scheduled PTW gaming sessions). Waitlist signups will be accommodated with alternate games once the first games are started or check out a game for your group anytime the Library is open.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win


Saturday September 29, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pima A

7:00pm

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Come grab a miniature and spend some time painting with other RinCon attendees!  All skill levels are welcome, and all materials will be supplied.  A skilled painter will be on hand to offer tips, tricks, and techniques.


Saturday September 29, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Crafters Corner

8:00pm

James Ernest's Secret Mystery Surprise w/Creator
James Ernest is always designing something new and different, and we honestly have no idea what it will be. Come test a game in progress, and help make it better! New players and spectators welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Catalina-23

8:00pm

James Ernest's Secret Mystery Surprise w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

James Ernest is always designing something new and different, and we honestly have no idea what it will be. Come test a game in progress, and help make it better! New players and spectators welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Catalina-22

8:00pm

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Come grab a miniature and spend some time painting with other RinCon attendees!  All skill levels are welcome, and all materials will be supplied.  A skilled painter will be on hand to offer tips, tricks, and techniques.


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Crafters Corner

8:00pm

Isle of Skye
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Isle of Skye is one of the most beautiful places in the world, with soft sand beaches, gently sloping hills, and impressive mountains. The landscape of Isle of Skye is breathtaking and fascinates everyone.

In the tile-laying game Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King, 2–5 players are chieftains of famous clans and want to build their kingdoms to score as many points as possible—but in each game only four of the sixteen scoring tiles will be scored.

Thanks to the scoring tiles, each game is different and leads to different tactics and strategies, but having enough money is useful no matter what else is going on. Managing that money can be tricky, though. Each turn, each player places two area tiles in front of them and sets the selling price for the tiles. Setting a high price is great, but only so long as someone actually pays the price because if no one opts to buy, then the seller must buy the tiles at the price they previously requested.

In the end, the player with the best kingdom—and not the richest player—becomes the sovereign of the island.


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Pima A

8:00pm

We love WORDS
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet up with others who love to play word games. A selection of word games will be available or you can bring one you want to share with others. Scrabble, Quiddler, and Bananagrams will be at the table.


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-12

8:00pm

We love WORDS
Meet up with others who love to play word games. A selection of word games will be available or you can bring one you want to share with others. Scrabble, Quiddler, and Bananagrams will be at the table.


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-13

8:00pm

Yokohama
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Once Yokohama was just a fishing village, but now at the beginning of the Meiji era it's becoming a harbor open to foreign countries and one of the leading trade cities of Japan. As a result, many Japanese products such as copper and raw silk are collected in Yokohama for export to other countries. At the same time, the city is starting to incorporate foreign technology and culture, with even the streets becoming more modernized. In the shadow of this development was the presence of many Yokohama merchants.

In YOKOHAMA, each player is a merchant in the Meiji period, trying to gain fame from a successful business, and to do so they need to build a store, broaden their sales channels, learn a variety of techniques, and (of course) respond to trade orders from abroad.


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-05

9:00pm

JUNK'D w/Creator
Join Runehammer for a fast-paced, DIY car-combat board game for everyone!

GMs
avatar for Brandish Gilhelm

Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-25

9:00pm

JUNK'D w/Creator
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Runehammer for a fast-paced, DIY car-combat board game for everyone!

GMs
avatar for Brandish Gilhelm

Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-24

9:00pm

James Ernest's Secret Mystery Surprise w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

James Ernest is always designing something new and different, and we honestly have no idea what it will be. Come test a game in progress, and help make it better! New players and spectators welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-22

9:00pm

James Ernest's Secret Mystery Surprise w/Creator
James Ernest is always designing something new and different, and we honestly have no idea what it will be. Come test a game in progress, and help make it better! New players and spectators welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-23

11:59pm

MIDNIGHT EEGEE'S PARTY!
Come enjoy an Eegee's and a late-night snack on us!  You'll receive a ticket in your badge sleeve for a free Eegee's.

Saturday September 29, 2018 11:59pm - Sunday September 30, 2018 1:00am
Sabino Lobby
 
Sunday, September 30
 

9:00am

Play-to-Win Games (GM Led)
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us in the Game Library to try out one (or more) of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

Game(s) to play this session will be selected based on availability and interest. More than a dozen games are available for play throughout the weekend (not just during scheduled PTW gaming sessions). Waitlist signups will be accommodated with alternate games once the first games are started or check out a game for your group anytime the Library is open.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win


Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Pima A

9:00am

BG: Santorini (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

Every turn move your team's pawn and build up an adjacent tower with fancy plastic bits. Climb to the top of a tower to win.

We will be playing the 2v2 team game. [Likely without powers].

GMs
ME

Matt Eklund

Sierra Madre Games


Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Suite 200

9:00am

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity seats available

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Suite 200

9:00am

Downlink w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Play the newest game design from Dante Lauretta, game designer and principle investigator of NASA's OSIRIS REx space exploration mission.

Each player must decide if they want to specialize in rocket launches, spacecraft operations, or science. The objective is deliver spacecraft to targets across the solar system and make scientific discoveries.


Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-11

9:00am

Playtesting The Reeds' Prototypes (w/Creator)
Limited Capacity filling up

Sarah and Will Reed are working on several different games, which Sarah will bring to this session. Specific game(s) are to be determined by the players (and the whim of the designer, of course!), but possibilities will include Slime Farmers and Warm and Fuzzy Feelings.

GMs
avatar for Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed

Board Game Designer
I'm an avid board game fanatic and married to an amazing LEGO builder named Will. These two hobbies keep us busy and fill our house to the brim. We run a local board game designer group in Sacramento, California. We have designed and published two board games so far, Project Dreamscape... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-10

9:00am

RPG: Glade of the Unicorn (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity filling up

The kids discover a mystical unicorn that has been injured by goblins. They must recover the weapon that dealt the wound and find a magical spring that will heal the unicorn.

GMs
avatar for Ron Blessing

Ron Blessing

Ron's been a gamer since 1984 and with his wife, Veronica, is proudly raising two more gamers for the next generation. He first delved into the game industry as a podcaster, beginning with The Game's the Thing in 2006, and working on others including the venerable Pulp Gamer. In 2008... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Suite 200

9:00am

BG: Egizia (Women's Space)
Limited Capacity seats available

The players are builders in Ancient Egypt, competing to get the most fame building different monuments requested by the Pharaoh (the Sphinx, the Obelisk, the Temple, and the Pyramid).

Travel down the Nile collecting resources and strengthening your crew to help build the various monuments. And, you also have to take care to feed your crew at the of each round or be penalized!

GMs

Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Executive Suite

9:00am

Clans of Caledonia
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Clans of Caledonia is a mid-to-heavy economic game set in 19th-century Scotland. At this time, Scotland made the transition from an agricultural to an industrialized country that heavily relied on trade and export. In the following years, food production increased significantly to feed the population growth. Linen was increasingly substituted by the cheaper cotton and raising sheep was given high importance. More and more distilleries were founded and whisky became the premium alcoholic beverage in Europe.

Players represent historic clans with unique abilities and compete to produce, trade and export agricultural goods and of course whisky!


Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-15

9:00am

Fairy Tale Games
Limited Capacity seats available

Play a normal (but with special talents) farmer, wilderness dweller, or townsman in a fantastic fairy tale - Frank Mentzer's new take on role playing - Fairy Tale Games! No experience necessary! Wide open possibility! Cooperation not competition, story telling over combat. Playing cards are used for some determinations. Take the minimal rules home, and after getting your feet wet at Rincon, find your own fairy tale adventures with family and friends.


Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Muster D

9:00am

Arizona Game Fair GenCon Hot Table
Arizona Game Fair will be bringing the GenCon hotness to RinCon!  This will be an open-play table with no schedule or sign-ups.  Just stop by in the gaming area of Catalina Ballroom to check out the newest and most popular games of 2018.



Sponsors
avatar for Andrew Long

Andrew Long

Founder, Spiel Pro


Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Catalina-Spiel

10:00am

Dragon Watcher w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Artist Guest of Honor Jessica Feinberg teaches how to play her gorgeously illustrated card game. (And if you're lucky, she might have the Ancient Artifacts expansion...) Collect dragons and use their abilities to hinder your opponents as you race to become the ultimate Dragon Watcher!

GMs

Sunday September 30, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-ArtLair

10:00am

Kuzushi Seasons w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on iconic seasonal flowers found in Japan, Kuzushi Seasons pits 2, 3 or 4 players against each other in a unique game of positional control. Simple rules lead to beautiful complexities in this abstract area control tile placement card game. It's smart, fun, approachable and addictive. If we have enough players, we'll mix in cards from the original Kuzushi to try a 5 or 6 player game on a larger board!

GMs
avatar for Dave Balmer

Dave Balmer

Owner / Designer, Gobico
We LOVE making small games that are easy to learn and fun to play again and again! We're an indy game maker form Phoenix AZ and our first titles include: Crazy Cake Bakey, 18 Card Sushi and Kuzushi. Plus we just successfully completed our first kickstarter for Kuzushi Seasons, 3... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-Gobico

10:00am

The Island of Dr. Lucky w/Creator
Join Doctor Lucky and a cadre of murderers in this "most dangerous game" from James Ernest and Cheapass Games. Everyone is trying to kill Doctor Lucky, and now his island is trying to kill you! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-23

10:00am

The Island of Dr. Lucky w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Doctor Lucky and a cadre of murderers in this "most dangerous game" from James Ernest and Cheapass Games. Everyone is trying to kill Doctor Lucky, and now his island is trying to kill you! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-22

10:00am

BG: Lanterns (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival is a tile placement game set in imperial China. The Harvest is in and now it is time to celebrate! Players act as artisans decorating the palace lake with floating lanterns. the player who earns the most honor before the festival begins wins the game.

GMs
avatar for Craig Kinsel

Craig Kinsel

I love playing new games and I love teaching people how to play new games. Board games✅ Card games✅ Role playing games✅ CCGs❌ Newest favorite game? Monster of the Week! Least favorite game ever ? Diplomacy


Sunday September 30, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Suite 200

10:00am

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Sunday September 30, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Suite 200

11:00am

Girl Genius: The Works w/Creator
What if everything in the world were a cog in a giant machine? That's the story behind this addictive puzzle-style card game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games, based on the comic by Phil and Kaja Foglio. The 2018 edition has four different decks and all-new art! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-23

11:00am

Girl Genius: The Works w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

What if everything in the world were a cog in a giant machine? That's the story behind this addictive puzzle-style card game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games, based on the comic by Phil and Kaja Foglio. The 2018 edition has four different decks and all-new art! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-22

11:00am

Playtesting The Reed's Prototypes (W/Creator)
Limited Capacity filling up

Sarah and Will Reed are working on several different games, which Sarah will bring to this session. Specific game(s) are to be determined by the players (and the whim of the designer, of course!), but possibilities will include Slime Farmers and Warm and Fuzzy Feelings.

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Sarah Reed

Board Game Designer
I'm an avid board game fanatic and married to an amazing LEGO builder named Will. These two hobbies keep us busy and fill our house to the brim. We run a local board game designer group in Sacramento, California. We have designed and published two board games so far, Project Dreamscape... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-10

11:00am

XTRONAUT w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
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Dante Lauretta, game designer and principle investigator of NASA's OSIRIS REx space exploration mission, teaches you to play XTRONAUT. Capturing the real-world thrill and challenges of planetary exploration, XTRONAUT™: The Game of Solar System Exploration gives 2 – 4 players ages 7 and up the chance to develop space missions and explore the solar system. The game is based on real planetary missions and rocket science. It also contains elements of politics and strategy that are inspired by the real-life situations that space missions face.


Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-18

11:00am

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity seats available

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Suite 200

11:00am

RPG: Our First Adventures - Vaude Villain (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

Every Superhero in the city is out looking for this tricky Villain! Who will be the one to stop him?

New simplified gaming system designed so that even preschoolers can play. Perfect for geeky parents of young children tired of waiting for their kids to be old enough to play with them.

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LaTricia Rayenae

LaTricia Rayenae


Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Suite 200

11:00am

BG: Ginkgopolis (Women's Space)
Limited Capacity seats available

In Ginkgopolis, you are an urban planner building different types of buildings by adding floors or urbanizing (expanding outward). As you build, you also gather cards which provide additional benefits in subsequent turns.

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Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Executive Suite

11:00am

Near and Far
Limited Capacity full
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A follow-up to Above and Below, with a similar “adventure in a box” format.

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Sukey Waldenberger

This is my third year attending Rincon, and my first running a session.


Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-13

11:00am

Lignum
Limited Capacity seats available

Starting with a limited amount of resources and workers, you set out to run your lumber mill as efficiently as possible. Savvy investments and proper planning will ensure that your mill will be the most profitable. Be cautious, however, for competition is fierce! You will need to secure the best cutting areas, make use of limited contract workers, and continually update and replace your equipment. Your competitors are not the only thing to worry about as you will also need to store enough firewood and food to survive the harsh winters.

Lignum is a strategic optimization game that portrays the logging industry in the 19th century. Each round, players travel to the nearby forest, picking up tools and hiring workers along the way. After felling timber, players must decide how to transport their wood to their sawmills and if the wood should be processed or sold immediately, all the while optimizing their entire processing chain.


Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm
Catalina-12

12:00pm

Pairs w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

This simple pub-style game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games now has more than 40 different games and variations. Come learn whichever new version James feels like teaching; several different games in each session, as well as the basic Pairs game that started it all. New players welcome!

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James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-22

12:00pm

Pairs w/Creator
This simple pub-style game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games now has more than 40 different games and variations. Come learn whichever new version James feels like teaching; several different games in each session, as well as the basic Pairs game that started it all. New players welcome!

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avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a prolific tabletop game designer, and the founder of Cheapass Games. His best-known games include Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Tak: A Beautiful Game. He is over nine feet tall, celebrates three birthdays each year, and is made entirely of... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-23

12:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity seats available

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Sunday September 30, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Suite 200

1:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity seats available

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Sunday September 30, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Suite 200

1:00pm

BG: Crisis (Women's Space)
Limited Capacity seats available

CRISIS is a turn-based game for 1-5 players who assume the roles of businessmen, trying to rebuild their businesses and create value at a particularly challenging time.

Will you, along with your fellow industrialists, do your part to help Axia? Will you sacrifice short-term gain in the present for a brighter future? Can you do that, and survive?

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Sunday September 30, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Executive Suite

2:00pm

GIANT Codenames/Pictures/Duet
Limited Capacity seats available

Thanks to a very kind donation from Czech Games Edition, we're able to bring you a GIANT version of this game.  You can choose to play with words, pictures, or the semi-cooperative version Duet.  And we have some prizes available for the winning side!

Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES.  In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words or pictures on the board. Their teammates try to guess cards of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.  Codenames: Win or lose, it's fun to figure out the clues!


Sunday September 30, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sabino Lobby

2:00pm

JUNK'D w/Creator
Join Runehammer for a fast-paced, DIY car-combat board game for everyone!

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Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...


Sunday September 30, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-23

2:00pm

JUNK'D w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
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Join Runehammer for a fast-paced, DIY car-combat board game for everyone!

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Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...


Sunday September 30, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-22

2:00pm

Kuzushi Seasons w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on iconic seasonal flowers found in Japan, Kuzushi Seasons pits 2, 3 or 4 players against each other in a unique game of positional control. Simple rules lead to beautiful complexities in this abstract area control tile placement card game. It's smart, fun, approachable and addictive. If we have enough players, we'll mix in cards from the original Kuzushi to try a 5 or 6 player game on a larger board!

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Dave Balmer

Owner / Designer, Gobico
We LOVE making small games that are easy to learn and fun to play again and again! We're an indy game maker form Phoenix AZ and our first titles include: Crazy Cake Bakey, 18 Card Sushi and Kuzushi. Plus we just successfully completed our first kickstarter for Kuzushi Seasons, 3... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-Gobico

2:00pm

Grand Austria Hotel
Limited Capacity full
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In the thick of the Viennese modern age, exquisite cafés are competing for customers. Inspiring artists, important politicians, and tourists from all over the world are populating Vienna and in need of a hotel room. This is your opportunity to turn your little café into a world famous hotel. Hire staff, fulfill the wishes of your guests, and gain the emperor's favor. Only then will your café become the Grand Austria Hotel.


Sunday September 30, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-15

2:00pm

Fairy Tale Games
Limited Capacity seats available

Play a normal (but with special talents) farmer, wilderness dweller, or townsman in a fantastic fairy tale - Frank Mentzer's new take on role playing - Fairy Tale Games! No experience necessary! Wide open possibility! Cooperation not competition, story telling over combat. Playing cards are used for some determinations. Take the minimal rules home, and after getting your feet wet at RinCon, find your own fairy tale adventures with family and friends.


Sunday September 30, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster G

3:00pm

Constellations w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
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Dante Lauretta, game designer and principle investigator of NASA's OSIRIS REx space exploration mission, teaches you to play Constellations. In this game, players are stargazers, exploring the night sky and collecting stars to define constellations. They compete to find the right stars to fit the needed pattern -- are B-type stars or F-types required to complete the constellation? Players compete with each other to strategically collect the right stars, reserve patches of the sky for observation, and explore the universe. Once you have your constellation, add it to the map of the night sky being assembled right in front of you. The closer you get to putting together the actual map of the heavens, the more points you score!


Sunday September 30, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-18