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Friday, September 28
 

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

2:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pima A

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

Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Limited Capacity full
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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

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

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).

The game lasts 5 turns. In each turn, the players place their pawns on the board, along the banks of the Nile, getting the advantages shown on each square. On the right bank there are fixed squares where the players may get workers, improve their mercantile capabilities, influence the floods (and thus the fertility of the fields) and reserve the right to build the monuments (that are built only after all the placements are done). On the left bank the players may take cards that are deployed randomly on the 10 squares at the start of each turn; some of these cards are kept until the end of the game (cultivable fields, stone quarries, deities granting special advantages), while others are discarded after the use and offer multiple immediate advantages.

In Egizia, the twist on the worker placement mechanic is that the players must place their pawns following the course of the Nile, moving northwards (from the top to the bottom of the board, that is seen from the Mediterranean Sea). In this way, each placement not only blocks the opponents from choosing the same square (except monuments, where multiple players are always allowed), but also forces the player to place his remaining pawns only on the squares below the one he just occupied (note that "pawns" are placed, since "workers" are one of the resources of the game, like grain and stones).

When the placement phase is over, the workers of the players must be fed with the grain produced in the fields. The production of each field is based on the floods of the Nile, so some fields may not give grain each turn. If a player has not enough grain for all his workers, he has to buy it with Victory Points (the ratio is better for players with improved mercantile capabilities, recorded on a specific track on the board).


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-12

2:00pm

Mexica
Limited Capacity seats available

Eye Candy! 2nd edition reprint by IELLO is super fun and looks amazing!

Mexica plots the development of the city of Tenochtitlan on an island in lake Texcoco. Players attempt to partition it into districts, place buildings, and construct canals.

Districts are formed by completely surrounding areas of the island with water and then placing a District marker. The player who founds a district scores points immediately.

Canals and Lake Texcoco act as a quick method of moving throughout the city. Players erect bridges and move from one bridge to the next, which costs 1 action point regardless of the distance. They must also erect buildings. This costs action points, the exact number being dependent upon the building's size.

In the scoring phases of the game, players score points (El Grande style) based upon their dominance in a District. In the 4 player game, players with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd most buildings score decreasing numbers of points.

GMs
avatar for Mark Stoxen

Mark Stoxen

I enjoy a wide variety of heavy strategy games, big noisy dice chucking war games, and old school 2nd Edition AD&D. Enjoy 3D printing accessories to Jazz up my games.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-09

2:00pm

Photosynthesis
Limited Capacity full
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The sun shines brightly on the canopy of the forest, and the trees use this wonderful energy to grow and develop their beautiful foliage. Sow your crops wisely and the shadows of your growing trees could slow your opponents down, but don't forget that the sun revolves around the forest. Welcome to the world of Photosynthesis, the green strategy board game!


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-02

2:00pm

Tiny Epic Zombies
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

GENERAL INFO: 1-5 players, 30 minutes, 5 play modes including competitive and cooperative play.

1. Cooperative team-play with game controlled Zombies.
2. Cooperative team-play with Zombies controlled by a non-team player.
3. Competitive free-for-all with game controlled Zombies.
4. Competitive free-for-all with Zombies controlled by a player.
5. Solo.

THEME: Modern day Zombie outbreak at the Echo Ridge Mall.

HOOK: Fast paced, portable, and tons of replayability. Play as the survivors or the Zombies. Plus ITEMeeples!

WIN: Survivors must complete 3 objectives - Zombies must kill all the Survivors or gain control of the Mall's Courtyard.

OVERVIEW: In Tiny Epic Zombies, survivors are always on the run, collecting weapons, killing Zombies and working toward completing objectives. Completing 3 objectives can win you the game but if you're too focused on the objectives, the Zombies will overrun the mall and that will be the end of you.

Based on the mode of play, you will either play as one of the Survivors or as the Zombies.

As a Survivor, your turn will consist of moving 3 times. Then based on where you move, you'll be able to do additional things. For instance, if you move into a room with a Zombie, you'll have to fight it by rolling the Zombie die. Or if you move into a room adjacent to a Zombie, you can spend ammo to shoot it. Killing a Zombie is actually pretty easy... but they just keep coming. Keeping them from overrunning the entire mall, while trying to accomplish your objectives, that is hard!

After you've taken your 3 moves, you'll search the room. This is done by revealing the Search Card you are holding. Most of the time, you find something useful, like awesome items you can later pickup and equip to your ITEMeeples. Sometimes though, you may find a Zombie lurking in the corner. So be prepared.
After you search the room, more Zombies flood into the Mall. Then it's the next player's turn. Simple as that.

Note: If your ammo and wound tokens ever meet, you're dead meat! So, keep your wounds low and your ammo high.

If you die, that character will turn into a Zombie and you'll have to draw a new character to play. If that happens too many times, you lose the game.

As a Zombie player, not only will you control unique Zombies with special abilities, you will control ALL the Zombies! With your help, the Zombies will have a brain in addition to eating brains. Your game will be to overwhelm the players with clever placement and movement of the Zombies. Smother them with your Zombie horde and prevent them from completing their objectives. If you kill enough players or overrun the mall courtyard, you win.

GMs
NH

Nathan Hatfield

Gamelyn Games


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-20

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

Sidekick Saga
Limited Capacity seats available

Where have all the superheroes gone? The sidekicks are left behind to watch the city and fight off the villains! Sidekick saga is a cooperative superhero drafting game with legacy elements. Play through a six issue miniseries, fighting villains along the way, on the way to discovering what happened to the superheroes!


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-10
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

Betrayal at House on Haunted Hill
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Betrayal at House on the Hill is a tile game that allows players to build their own haunted house room by room, tile by tile, creating a new thrilling game board every time. The game is designed for three to six people, each of whom plays one of six possible characters.

Secretly, one of the characters betrays the rest of the party, and the innocent members of the party must defeat the traitor in their midst before it’s too late! Betrayal at House on the Hill will appeal to any game player who enjoys a fun, suspenseful, and strategic game.

Expansions: Widow's Walk

GMs

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-06

2:00pm

Concordia: Salsa
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Competitive resource management and deck building game in which you build a network of trade houses across the ancient world. One of the best aspects of Concordia is the uncertainty over who is winning. Only after the game end will players reveal and tally points.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-11

2:00pm

Last Friday
Limited Capacity seats available

Last Friday is a hidden movement, hunting and deduction board game, inspired by the popular "slasher" horror movie genre. In the role of young campers, the players are challenged to survive a long weekend of terror – while one of them takes the role of the undying psychopath hiding in the shadows of the forest. In general, the murderer's goal is to remain hidden and to kill off each of the campers, while the campers are trying to fight back and kill the murderer before they are all killed.

The game is played over four chapters — Arrival at the Camp, The Chase, The Massacre, and The Final Chapter — and each chapter plays out differently as the hunter becomes the prey, then comes back from the dead looking for revenge.

GMs
DK

Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-IoG1
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

Pulsar 2849
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

It is the year 2849, and humanity has harnessed the power of the pulsars. Now we must find a way to distribute this power throughout the stars.
In this Euro-style game, players explore space, claim pulsars, and discover technologies that will help them build energy-distribution infrastructure on a cosmic scale. Dice are used to purchase actions, and players choose their dice from a communal pool. There are many paths to victory so you can blaze your own trail to a bright future.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-05

2:00pm

Stone Age + 'The Expansion'
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The "Stone Age" times were hard indeed. In their roles as hunters, collectors, farmers, and tool makers, our ancestors worked with their legs and backs straining against wooden plows in the stony earth. Of course, progress did not stop with the wooden plow. People always searched for better tools and more productive plants to make their work more effective.

In Stone Age, the players live in this time, just as our ancestors did. They collect wood, break stone and wash their gold from the river. They trade freely, expand their village and so achieve new levels of civilization. With a balance of luck and planning, the players compete for food in this pre-historic time.

With "The Expansion" the game now accommodates 5 players, plus as the Cave persons have advanced and stabilized, they have developed their own new market system.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Pima A

2:00pm

Troyes
Limited Capacity full
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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

Tyranno Ex
Limited Capacity seats available

Before Bios Megafauna or Evolution, there was this Avalon Hill game about creature survival over geologic timescales.

Influence the environment to best strengthen your particular set of species, and eat your opponents.

GMs
ME

Matt Eklund

Sierra Madre Games


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-13
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

OverBattle: The All War
Limited Capacity seats available

OverBattle: The All War is a new epic tabletop war game, set in an exciting space environment that pits 4 unique races again one another - or does it?

GMs
avatar for Rob McBride

Rob McBride

President, Syther Gaming
OverBattle: The All War


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-24

2:00pm

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea is a 4X-style board game with miniatures that tells the epic tale of orcs vs. humans, dwarves vs. elves, battling kingdoms, and the individuals who turn the tides of war.

Players control one of these classic factions, competing to expand their kingdom into new territory. Even the greatest kingdoms begin as small townships, therefore players begin with only a basic town hall, a couple of peons, and a single warrior. From there, players must explore the territory around them, build up their work force, fortify their army, and develop their kingdom — all through careful action selection, exploitation, war, and resource management.

As players reach milestones in the development of their kingdom, they gain access to many advantages. Peons become warriors, warriors become powerful heroes, and town halls eventually become castles. Players gain access to water, and even air, vessels and creatures. Boarding these vessels and creatures with your units allows for faster travel across the vast game board and for positioning armies for powerful attacks.

War in Heroes of Land, Air & Sea features a cost/reward system carefully detailed on tactics cards from which players must secretly choose. The availability of these tactics cards depends on the units participating in the war. It is here that players wage their wits and legacy in an attempt to exterminate one another. For as we all know, "history is written by the victors".

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea also boasts two economic systems, one being the risky acquisition and careful management of the resources (food, ore and mana), while the other is a twist on worker placement that requires the leveraging of peons to construct buildings, peons that could otherwise be exploring, expanding, exploiting, and exterminating! Finding this balance is crucial to victory!

GMs
NH

Nathan Hatfield

Gamelyn Games


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-21

2:00pm

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

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

3:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pima 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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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

4:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pima A

4:00pm

Tanto Cuore
Limited Capacity seats available

Tanto Cuore is a deck building card game for two to four people where players take on the roles of “Master of the House,” employ a lot of cute maids, and are served by them while slowly filling out their house (card deck). But take care! The maids can become sick or get bad habits. When the game ends, the player who has the most Victory Point-gaining maids on his staff (all his cards) is the “perfect master” and the winner of the game.

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-19

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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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

4:00pm

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

An upcoming card and dice game where you play the Nighty Knights, stuffed animals protecting sleeping children from invading monsters and nightmares. Family friendly.


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-14

4:00pm

Council of Four
Limited Capacity filling up

1st Edition is the best Edition IMO....Jazzed up with 3D printed balconies!

The Empire, formed by three Kingdoms, has a period of wealth and prosperity. Each Kingdom is governed by a council of four nobles. The members of six influential families sit around in the councils and lead the Kingdoms. Players hold the roles of rich merchants who seek to obtain permits to build their own Emporium inside the cities of the three kingdoms. Whoever take more permits, while also placing their Emporium in the best places, will be the most famous merchant and will win the game. But pay attention to the Emperor! He can allow you to build without permits!

GMs
avatar for Mark Stoxen

Mark Stoxen

I enjoy a wide variety of heavy strategy games, big noisy dice chucking war games, and old school 2nd Edition AD&D. Enjoy 3D printing accessories to Jazz up my games.


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-09
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

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

In Near and Far, you and up to three friends explore many different maps in a search for the Last Ruin, recruiting adventurers, hunting for treasure, and competing to be the most storied traveler. You must collect food and equipment at town for long journeys to mysterious locales, making sure not to forget enough weapons to fight off bandits, living statues, and rusty robots! Sometimes in your travels you'll run into something unique and one of your friends will read what happens to you from a book of stories, giving you a choice of how to react, creating a new and memorable tale each time you play.

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.


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-18

4:00pm

Tiny Epic Defenders w/ Dark War Expansion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

ughmoore is in ruins. The evil could not be contained and its darkness has spread to every region of the world. Shattering villages and infecting all forms of life. There has never been a more dire need for Heroes. Everyone who remains must rise up, must unite, and must risk everything to preserve what little spirit remains.

Tiny Epic Defenders is a riveting small-box cooperative game and it's back with an all new edition featuring new art, new abilities, ITEMeeples and new rules making for more exciting gameplay than ever before!

What's new:
Revamped gameplay - Many rule changes, small and large, has taken place to re-balance and enrich the game, including new character powers, new powers for Outer Regions, and completely redesigned Epic Foes, along with many subtle changes to the setup and rules.
All new art - Completely redesigned to get in line with the current art direction of Tiny Epic line.
ITEMeeples - Items have been redesigned to be permanent additions and this is artistically represented with ITEMeeples, first introduced in Tiny Epic Quest.

GMs
NH

Nathan Hatfield

Gamelyn Games


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-20

4:00pm

Megacity Heist
Limited Capacity filling up

You are up and coming villain and the prosperous city of Megacity is ripe for the taking. The catch, not only must you face the city's opposition and their heroes but you are also going against other would be villains. Who will take control of the city in this strategy game where the key to victory is great Henchmen control.

GMs
WE

Willy Enriquez

3 Wizards Of The Moustache


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-01

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

In a fairly short period of time I have become obsessed with designer board games. I have built a pretty large collection of mostly medium weight Euro games. I am a high school math teacher and I love learning and teaching games.


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

4:00pm

Tales of the Arabian Nights
Limited Capacity seats available

In Tales of the Arabian Nights, you are the hero or heroine in a story of adventure and wonder just like those told by Scheherazade to her spellbound sultan! You will travel the land seeking your own destiny and fortune. You will learn stories and gain wisdom to share with others. Will you be the first to fulfill your destiny? The next Tale is yours to tell! There is, of course, a winner in Tales of the Arabian Nights, but the point of the game is less to see who wins and more to enjoy the unfolding and telling of a great story!


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Catalina-16

5:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pima A

5:00pm

Nighty Knights w/Creator
Limited Capacity filling up

An upcoming card and dice game where you play the Nighty Knights, stuffed animals protecting sleeping children from invading monsters and nightmares. Family friendly.


Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-14

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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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

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

7:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pima A

7:00pm

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

The town of Scoville likes it hot! Very hot! That means they love their peppers – but they're too busy eating them to grow the peppers themselves. That's where you come in.

You've been hired by the town of Scoville to meet their need for heat. Your role as an employee of Scoville is to crossbreed peppers to create the hottest new breeds. You'll have to manage the auctioning, planting, and harvesting of peppers, then you'll be able to help the town by fulfilling their orders and creating new pepper breeds. Help make the town of Scoville a booming success! Let's get planting!


Friday September 28, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pima A

8:00pm

Dragon Pets
Limited Capacity full
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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

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

In Plunder! the players take on the roll of a pirate captain attempting to plunder treasure, locations, and other ships. This is done by rolling dice to match icons. Be wary though. If you don't protect what you have plundered, other pirates may attempt to steal from you.
Plunder! is a simple game that takes about 25-35 minutes to play.
This game is in it's play testing stage.

GMs
avatar for Rogelio Long

Rogelio Long

Partner/Manager, 3wm


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Catalina-02

8:00pm

Bargain Quest
Limited Capacity filling up

Drafting and money management game where players are shopkeepers equipping heroes to battle 3 monsters. Hire employees, upgrade your shop, and get rich while the heroes do all the hard work! Great artwork and deep gameplay that is easy to learn.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-20

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

Lords of Waterdeep
Limited Capacity full
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Lords of Waterdeep is a German-style board game designed by Peter Lee and Rodney Thompson and published by Wizards of the Coast in 2012. The game is set in Waterdeep, a fictional city in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. Players take the role of masked rulers of Waterdeep, deploying agents and hiring adventurers to complete quests and increase their influence over the city.

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.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-18
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Martial Art Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

Featuring historic Japanese artwork, Martial Art is a card game of factions warring for dominance of feudal Japan. The game consists of a series of battles in which players must anticipate their opponents' actions, build their hands, and manage their cards to acquire enough land and power to defeat the other clans and win the game.

Following our first official tournament at Tucson Games and Gadgets in July, we will host another at RinCon if there is enough interest. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-12

8:00pm

Martial Art Tournament
Featuring historic Japanese artwork, Martial Art is a card game of factions warring for dominance of feudal Japan. The game consists of a series of battles in which players must anticipate their opponents' actions, build their hands, and manage their cards to acquire enough land and power to defeat the other clans and win the game.

Following our first official tournament at Tucson Games and Gadgets in July, we will host another at RinCon if there is enough interest. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-14

8:00pm

Martial Art Tournament
Featuring historic Japanese artwork, Martial Art is a card game of factions warring for dominance of feudal Japan. The game consists of a series of battles in which players must anticipate their opponents' actions, build their hands, and manage their cards to acquire enough land and power to defeat the other clans and win the game.

Following our first official tournament at Tucson Games and Gadgets in July, we will host another at RinCon if there is enough interest. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-13

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

Tiny Epic Galaxies with Expansion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Space Exploration game utilizing Area Control/Influence, Dice Rolling, and Variable Player Powers. Players control a galactic empire and aim to expand by colonizing new planets, exploring further into space, and managing their resources. Turn based game with a twist: players can follow each other even when it is not their turn.

GMs
avatar for Nick Vosberg

Nick Vosberg

I love to play all sorts of games. I really enjoy learning new games as well.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-21

8:00pm

Armageddon
Limited Capacity full
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In a post-apocalyptic world, players try to rebuild society. Using the debris, they build new towns for the remaining survivors to live in — but these friendly folks aren't the only ones still out there. Marauders want to pillage your town and see it burn. Scavenge what you can and build new structures to help you defend against the marauder threat. While you can get more things done in town when you house more survivors there, they all have to have a space to sleep or they might turn against you and join the marauders.

Armageddon is a strategy game that offers many tactical choices and different strategies to claim victory.

GMs

Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-06

8:00pm

Heaven and Ale
Limited Capacity full
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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

In a fairly short period of time I have become obsessed with designer board games. I have built a pretty large collection of mostly medium weight Euro games. I am a high school math teacher and I love learning and teaching games.


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

8:00pm

OverBattle: The All War
Limited Capacity seats available

OverBattle: The All War is a new epic tabletop war game, set in an exciting space environment that pits 4 unique races again one another - or does it?

GMs
avatar for Rob McBride

Rob McBride

President, Syther Gaming
OverBattle: The All War


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-24

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

8:00pm

Descent: Journeys in the Dark (2nd Edition)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this dungeon crawl in a box, character creation is both fast and flexible letting you get to the action quickly. The party faces off against the overlord in a gripping adventure filled with combat, spell craft, monsters, traps and more.

GMs
EL

Eric Larson

Fourth time attendee, and happy to say it will be my second time going with my girlfriend; although that's not quite true, this time she's my fiancee'. Yes, I found a gamer girl and I am going to marry her. We have, however, been talking about and planning the wedding a lot, and this... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-16
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Tau Ceti: Planetary Crisis
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the past millennium, a mysterious signal enveloped the galaxy. Like a subliminal force, the signal led various alien races toward the star system TAU CETI. Many civilizations were already on the brink of collapse, and had already left their deteriorating home worlds behind in search of resources, peace, and solidarity.

As new civilizations arrived in the TAU CETI system, they settled among the planets, terraforming them into more hospitable worlds. With this mass migration a new alliance was quickly formed, known as the TAU CETI Authority, which encouraged diplomacy among the different cultures and emerged as the new economic power.

Trade began, with each civilization utilizing their strengths and comparative advantages to maximize productivity. Heralded among the civilizations, a sense of friendship, economic prosperity and peace enriched the star system.

But all is not well. Soon after forming the alliance, unprecedented crises afflicted the colonized planets, causing civil unrest and economic disharmony. The fragile new alliance’s existence is now being threatened! The most skilled Command Ship captains and emissaries from each race are being called upon to assemble a team of specialists, explore the star system for answers, and restore stability before all is lost.

Tau Ceti: Planetary Crisis is a 1-5 player semi-cooperative game centered around an economic engine, asymmetric powers, and strategic manipulation. Tau Ceti tells a story of a newly formed alliance between several alien factions in a time of galactic declension, who compete for influence as they lead their civilization through a crisis-ridden star system.

With multiple paths to victory, you are free to Explore the mysterious outer reaches of the star system for knowledge, Recruit Specialists to help you resolve crises, exploit opportunities through Trade, Buy/Sell commodities as the market fluctuates across planets, Complete Missions for money, Build Orbitals and Defend them against enemies, Acquire Exotic Technologies, and Upgrade your starship's systems for greater advantages as you navigate the cosmic environment.

Tau Ceti has all the elements of a 4X game, but allows you to advance at your own pace with à la carte advanced rules, and can be played in 1-2 hours. Your goal is to have the most galactic points (GPs) by the end of the final round. The various ways you can earn GPs are;

Resolve Crises
Build Orbitals (controls sectors, produces resources)
Accumulate Wealth (TAU)
Retain Specific Specialist/Crisis Cards
Achieve Battle Victories
Earning GPs require both strategic and tactical planning. The player who is able to assemble the best crew, play to their strengths, mitigate threats, exploit opportunities and manipulate resources to their advantage will succeed and lead the Tau Ceti Authority into the future!

GMs
DK

Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-IoG1

9:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Pima A

9:00pm

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

In Plunder! the players take on the roll of a pirate captain attempting to plunder treasure, locations, and other ships. This is done by rolling dice to match icons. Be wary though. If you don't protect what you have plundered, other pirates may attempt to steal from you.
Plunder! is a simple game that takes about 25-35 minutes to play.
This game is in it's play testing stage.

GMs
avatar for Rogelio Long

Rogelio Long

Partner/Manager, 3wm


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-02

9:00pm

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.


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Pima A

9:00pm

Lorenzo Il Magnifico: Houses of the Renaissance
Limited Capacity full
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Imagine a worker placement among the families of Renaissance Italy. You must send family members out on tasks and pursue paths in developing agriculture, military strength, workshops, and faith. The game is played over six rounds, divided into three ages. At the end of each age there is a test of faith; those who do not meet it will incur penalties.

In this event we will use the expansion (bidding on houses) and character cards (drafted). There will be an instructional session if needed.


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-05

10:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Pima A

10:00pm

Unstable Unicorns (NSFW)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Build a Unicorn Army. Betray your friends. Unicorns are your friends now. Unstable Unicorns is a strategic card game about everyone’s two favorite things: Destruction and Unicorns. Designed by the creator of TeeTurtle, Unstable Unicorns features a combination of stellar artwork and carefully calibrated gameplay for an infuriatingly magical experience.You start with a Baby Unicorn in your Stable. SO CUTE! But don't get too attached, because even Baby Unicorns aren't safe in this game! There are over 20 Magical Unicorns to collect, and each has a special power. Build your Unicorn Army as fast as you can, or be destroyed by one of your so-called friends! Seek revenge or protect your stable using your Magic! Sound easy? Not so fast. Someone could have a Neigh Card (Get it? Neigh?) and send the game into MADNESS! The first person to complete their Unicorn Army shall hereafter be known as The Righteous Ruler of All Things Magical... at least until the next game. Good luck. NSFW Expansion Pack - Sometimes Unicorns just need to have a little fun. This expansion isn't safe for work, but it will certainly satisfy your dirty mind.

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


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

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

10:00pm

Betrayal at House in the Hill
Limited Capacity full
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The classic haunted house crawl that begins cooperative...until the betrayer is revealed!

GMs
avatar for Sukey Waldenberger

Sukey Waldenberger

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


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00am
Catalina-21
  • Content Rating Teen

10:00pm

Mansions of Madness
Limited Capacity full
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Mansions of Madness is a tabletop strategy game designed by Corey Konieczka and published by Fantasy Flight Games in 2011. The players explore a locale filled with Lovecraftian horrors and must solve a mystery. After five years, two big-box expansions and six print-on-demand scenarios, the original Mansions of Madness was retired and replaced by Mansions of Madness Second Edition, designed by Nikki Valens and using an app in place of a human "Keeper" for running the game's scenario.

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.


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00am
Catalina-18
  • Content Rating Teen

10:00pm

Root
Limited Capacity full
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Root is a game of adventure and war in which 2 to 4 (6 with the 'Riverfolk' expansion) players battle for control of a vast wilderness.

The nefarious Marquise de Cat has seized the great woodland, intent on harvesting its riches. Under her rule, the many creatures of the forest have banded together. This Alliance will seek to strengthen its resources and subvert the rule of Cats. In this effort, the Alliance may enlist the help of the wandering Vagabonds who are able to move through the more dangerous woodland paths. Though some may sympathize with the Alliance’s hopes and dreams, these wanderers are old enough to remember the great birds of prey who once controlled the woods.

Meanwhile, at the edge of the region, the proud, squabbling Eyrie have found a new commander who they hope will lead their faction to resume their ancient birthright. The stage is set for a contest that will decide the fate of the great woodland. It is up to the players to decide which group will ultimately take root.

Root represents the next step in our development of asymmetric design. Like Vast: the Crystal Caverns, each player in Root has unique capabilities and a different victory condition. Now, with the aid of gorgeous, multi-use cards, a truly asymmetric design has never been more accessible.

The Cats play a game of engine building and logistics while attempting to police the vast wilderness. By collecting Wood they are able to produce workshops, lumber mills, and barracks. They win by building new buildings and crafts.

The Eyrie musters their hawks to take back the Woods. They must capture as much territory as possible and build roosts before they collapse back into squabbling.

The Alliance hides in the shadows, recruiting forces and hatching conspiracies. They begin slowly and build towards a dramatic late-game presence--but only if they can manage to keep the other players in check.

Meanwhile, the Vagabond plays all sides of the conflict for their own gain, while hiding a mysterious quest. Explore the board, fight other factions, and work towards achieving your hidden goal.

In Root, players drive the narrative, and the differences between each role create an unparalleled level of interaction and replayability. Leder Games invites you and your family to explore the fantastic world of Root!


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00am
Catalina-09
  • Content Rating Teen

10:00pm

Scythe (w/Invaders & Wind Gambit)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Scythe is an engine-building, variable player powers, competitive board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period.


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00am
Catalina-06
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00pm

7 Wonders
Limited Capacity seats available

You are the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the Ancient World. Gather resources, develop commercial routes, and affirm your military supremacy. Build your city and erect an architectural wonder which will transcend future times.

Expansions: Leaders, Anniversary Leaders, Wonder Pack, Catan Board, Promo Leaders.

GMs

Friday September 28, 2018 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-20
 
Saturday, September 29
 

9:00am

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

Dragon Parade is a light game in which the players are street vendors looking to set up their stands along the route where they think the parade will end. The game is played in rounds, and money (VP) is awarded to the players depending on the proximity of their pawns to the dragon at the end of each round. During a round, players take turns playing a card that moves the dragon and then placing a pawn along the parade route where they predict the parade will ultimately end.

Teaching time is 5 minutes, and play time is 45 minutes.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Catalina-03

9:00am

Havok & Hijinks
Limited Capacity filling up

A cute card game with some reading. Be a little dragon kicked out of your nest fighting against other dragons for the biggest treasure hoard.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Catalina-04

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

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

The high stakes world of stock trading, growing chains and acquisitions in the hotel industry is the setting of this classic game that even after over fifty years remains one of the best stock market games ever made.

GMs
EL

Eric Larson

Fourth time attendee, and happy to say it will be my second time going with my girlfriend; although that's not quite true, this time she's my fiancee'. Yes, I found a gamer girl and I am going to marry her. We have, however, been talking about and planning the wedding a lot, and this... Read More →


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

9:00am

Giant Killer Robots: Heavy Hitters
Limited Capacity filling up

Sponsored by Arizona Game Fair

Welcome to the biggest sport of the future – GIANT KILLER ROBOTS : HEAVY HITTERS!
GKR: HEAVY HITTERS is an advertising-driven, televised combat sport where mega corporations fight for lucrative salvage rights and advertising dominance in Earth’s abandoned cities. But more importantly, they need you! Your skills as a pilot and tactician are needed to win, gaining your Faction more fans, and more importantly, loyal consumers.

You will be piloting a Heavy Hitter, the name given to the largest fighting mechs in the battle zone. Flanking your Heavy Hitter in these high stakes sport matches are 3 unmanned robotic support units, consisting of Combat, Repair and Recon. Fighting head-to-head using your Heavy Hitter, you control your entire team of GKRs, strategizing your way to victory. Any dumb mech-jockey can shoot, but can you STRAT? Guess we’re gonna find out!

GMs
avatar for Richard Newby

Richard Newby

Director of Mayhem, Arizona Game Fair



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

9:00am

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

Heart of Crown is a deck building card game where players nominate and support a Princess in a race to take the throne! Players use tax revenue from their starting hand Farming Villages to purchase resources and support from the Market (card pool). By gaining territory, influence and even bribes throughout the game players collect Succession Points necessary to win the throne for their princess. The first player to obtain 22 Succession Points wins the game!

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-17

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

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

You are up and coming villain and the prosperous city of Megacity is ripe for the taking. The catch, not only must you face the city's opposition and their heroes but you are also going against other would be villains. Who will take control of the city in this strategy game where the key to victory is great Henchmen control.

GMs
WE

Willy Enriquez

3 Wizards Of The Moustache


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-13

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

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

Eldritch Horror is a cooperative game of terror and adventure in which one to eight players take the roles of globetrotting investigators working to solve mysteries, gather clues, and protect the world from an Ancient One – that is, an elder being intent on destroying our world. Each Ancient One comes with its own unique decks of Mystery and Research cards, which draw you deeper into the lore surrounding each loathsome creature.

Expansions: Forsaken Lore + Mountains of Madness


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-07
  • Content Rating Teen

10:00am

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 10:00am - 11:00am
Pima A

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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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

11:00am

Azul
Limited Capacity filling up

In the game Azul, players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they've placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player's score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-15

11:00am

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

Inspired by a love of classic video games, Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game pits 2-4 players in a competition to build the ultimate side-scrolling dungeon. Players compete to lure and destroy hapless adventurers, racing to outbid one another to see who can build the most enticing, treasure-filled dungeon. The goal of Boss Monster is to be the first Boss to amass ten Souls, which are gained when a Hero is lured and defeated — but a player can lose if his Boss takes five Wounds from Heroes who survive his dungeon.

Playing Boss Monster requires you to juggle two competing priorities: the need to lure Heroes at a faster rate than your opponents, and the need to kill those Heroes before they reach your Boss. Players can build one room per turn, each with its own damage and treasure value. More attractive rooms tend to deal less damage, so a Boss who is too greedy can become inundated with deadly Heroes.

Players interact with each other by building rooms and playing Spells. Because different Heroes seek different treasure types, and rooms are built simultaneously (played face down, then revealed), this means that every "build phase" is a bidding war. Spells are instant-speed effects that can give players advantages or disrupt opponents.

As a standalone card game with 155 cards, Boss Monster contains everything that 2-4 players need to play.

GMs
avatar for Jason Youngdale

Jason Youngdale

Owner & Founder, Clash of Steel


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-04
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00am

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pima A

11:00am

Plunder!
Limited Capacity filling up

In Plunder! the players take on the roll of a pirate captain attempting to plunder treasure, locations, and other ships. This is done by rolling dice to match icons. Be wary though. If you don't protect what you have plundered, other pirates may attempt to steal from you.
Plunder! is a simple game that takes about 25-35 minutes to play.
This game is in it's play testing stage.

GMs
avatar for Rogelio Long

Rogelio Long

Partner/Manager, 3wm


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-03

11:00am

Terrifying Girl Disorder
Limited Capacity seats available

set collection card game of lost memories and unknown identities for 3 to 4 players. Inspired by Kyusaku Yumeno’s novel Dogra Magra, this compact card game from the designer of The Ravens of Thri Sahashri is set in a world where young girls “bloom” into women with powerful psychic abilities. To control these “terrifying” young women, the World Ascension Society sends operatives into girls’ schools to identify these “blossoms”. An accident leads to all the girls at one school losing their memories—including the WAS agent—and now they must rebuild their identities by collecting clues to their past. By collecting and melding cards, players try to identify which girl they really are, but their identities are not really known until the end of the game. In an added twist, each girl has her own unique victory conditions!

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-17

11:00am

Underlings of Underwing
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!


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-19

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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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

Clockwork
Limited Capacity seats available

A Steam Punk themed trick taking card game


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-16

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

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

Grow your suburb to attract the highest population by strategically adding residential, commercial, industrial or civic buildings. If you like SimCity on the computer, you'll love Suburbia.

GMs
EL

Eric Larson

Fourth time attendee, and happy to say it will be my second time going with my girlfriend; although that's not quite true, this time she's my fiancee'. Yes, I found a gamer girl and I am going to marry her. We have, however, been talking about and planning the wedding a lot, and this... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-10

11:00am

Time Stories - Asylum
Limited Capacity seats available

The T.I.M.E Agency protects humanity by preventing temporal faults and paradoxes from threatening the fabric of our universe. As temporal agents, you and your team will be sent into the bodies of beings from different worlds or realities to successfully complete the missions given to you. Failure is impossible, as you will be able to go back in time as many times as required.

T.I.M.E Stories is a narrative game, a game of "decksploration". Each player is free to give their character as deep a "role" as they want, in order to live through a story, as much in the game as around the table. But it's also a board game with rules which allow for reflection and optimization.

At the beginning of the game, the players are at their home base and receive their mission briefing. The object is then to complete it in as few attempts as possible. The actions and movements of the players will use Temporal Units (TU), the quantity of which depend on the scenario and the number of players. Each attempt is called a "run"; one run equals the use of all of the Temporal Units at the players' disposal. When the TU reach zero, the agents are recalled to the agency, and restart the scenario from the beginning, armed with their experience. The object of the game is to make the perfect run, while solving all of the puzzles and overcoming all of a scenario’s obstacles.

The base box contains the entirety of the T.I.M.E Stories system and allows players to play all of the scenarios, the first of which — Asylum — is included. During a scenario, which consists of a deck of 120+ cards, each player explores cards, presented most often in the form of a panorama. Access to some cards require the possession of the proper item or items, while others present surprises, enemies, riddles, clues, and other dangers.

You usually take possession of local hosts to navigate in a given environment, but who knows what you'll have to do to succeed? Roam a med-fan city, looking for the dungeon where the Syaan king is hiding? Survive in the Antarctic while enormous creatures lurk beneath the surface of the ice? Solve a puzzle in an early 20th century asylum? That is all possible, and you might even have to jump from one host to another, or play against your fellow agents from time to time...

In the box, an insert allows players to "save" the game at any point, to play over multiple sessions, just like in a video game. This way, it's possible to pause your ongoing game by preserving the state of the receptacles, the remaining TU, the discovered clues, etc.

T.I.M.E Stories is a decksploring game in which each deck makes anything possible!

GMs
DK

Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-IoG1

11:00am

Tiny Epic Zombies
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

GENERAL INFO: 1-5 players, 30 minutes, 5 play modes including competitive and cooperative play.

1. Cooperative team-play with game controlled Zombies.
2. Cooperative team-play with Zombies controlled by a non-team player.
3. Competitive free-for-all with game controlled Zombies.
4. Competitive free-for-all with Zombies controlled by a player.
5. Solo.

THEME: Modern day Zombie outbreak at the Echo Ridge Mall.

HOOK: Fast paced, portable, and tons of replayability. Play as the survivors or the Zombies. Plus ITEMeeples!

WIN: Survivors must complete 3 objectives - Zombies must kill all the Survivors or gain control of the Mall's Courtyard.

OVERVIEW: In Tiny Epic Zombies, survivors are always on the run, collecting weapons, killing Zombies and working toward completing objectives. Completing 3 objectives can win you the game but if you're too focused on the objectives, the Zombies will overrun the mall and that will be the end of you.

Based on the mode of play, you will either play as one of the Survivors or as the Zombies.

As a Survivor, your turn will consist of moving 3 times. Then based on where you move, you'll be able to do additional things. For instance, if you move into a room with a Zombie, you'll have to fight it by rolling the Zombie die. Or if you move into a room adjacent to a Zombie, you can spend ammo to shoot it. Killing a Zombie is actually pretty easy... but they just keep coming. Keeping them from overrunning the entire mall, while trying to accomplish your objectives, that is hard!

After you've taken your 3 moves, you'll search the room. This is done by revealing the Search Card you are holding. Most of the time, you find something useful, like awesome items you can later pickup and equip to your ITEMeeples. Sometimes though, you may find a Zombie lurking in the corner. So be prepared.
After you search the room, more Zombies flood into the Mall. Then it's the next player's turn. Simple as that.

Note: If your ammo and wound tokens ever meet, you're dead meat! So, keep your wounds low and your ammo high.

If you die, that character will turn into a Zombie and you'll have to draw a new character to play. If that happens too many times, you lose the game.

As a Zombie player, not only will you control unique Zombies with special abilities, you will control ALL the Zombies! With your help, the Zombies will have a brain in addition to eating brains. Your game will be to overwhelm the players with clever placement and movement of the Zombies. Smother them with your Zombie horde and prevent them from completing their objectives. If you kill enough players or overrun the mall courtyard, you win.

GMs
NH

Nathan Hatfield

Gamelyn Games


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-20

11:00am

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

The Caribbean island of Tobago has treasure buried throughout, and you are an adventurer hoping to find the most. The players take turns adding pieces of information to partial treasure maps, and when the location of a treasure is narrowed down enough, the race is on to be the first to reach it. The treasure hunting continues until all the treasures have been found. This is a medium-light game with colorful components and easy to learn rules.

Teaching time is approximately 15 minutes, and play time is 1.5 to 2 hours.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-08

11:00am

Megacity Heist
Limited Capacity seats available

You are up and coming villain and the prosperous city of Megacity is ripe for the taking. The catch, not only must you face the city's opposition and their heroes but you are also going against other would be villains. Who will take control of the city in this strategy game where the key to victory is great Henchmen control.

GMs
WE

Willy Enriquez

3 Wizards Of The Moustache


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-13

11:00am

Champions of Midgard with Expansions
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Viking theme board game with dice rolling, set collecting, variable player powers, and worker placement. Players compete to defend the town best against monsters, trolls, draugrs, and bergrisars. Use your workers to enlist Viking warrior dice, gather the resources needed to save the town, and defeat your enemies.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-11
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00am

Railways of the World: Great Britain
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Railways of the World is a Route Planning / Pick-Up & Deliver game designed by Martin Wallace & Glenn Drover, originally published under the name Railroad Tycoon. It is more accessible and easier to learn then many of Wallace's other Train games, and has many expansion boards. We will be playing with the Great Britain map, which is considered much less confrontational then some other maps, and well suited for 4-5 players.

GMs

Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-05

11:00am

OverBattle: The All War
Limited Capacity seats available

OverBattle: The All War is a new epic tabletop war game, set in an exciting space environment that pits 4 unique races again one another - or does it?

GMs
avatar for Rob McBride

Rob McBride

President, Syther Gaming
OverBattle: The All War


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-24

11:00am

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea is a 4X-style board game with miniatures that tells the epic tale of orcs vs. humans, dwarves vs. elves, battling kingdoms, and the individuals who turn the tides of war.

Players control one of these classic factions, competing to expand their kingdom into new territory. Even the greatest kingdoms begin as small townships, therefore players begin with only a basic town hall, a couple of peons, and a single warrior. From there, players must explore the territory around them, build up their work force, fortify their army, and develop their kingdom — all through careful action selection, exploitation, war, and resource management.

As players reach milestones in the development of their kingdom, they gain access to many advantages. Peons become warriors, warriors become powerful heroes, and town halls eventually become castles. Players gain access to water, and even air, vessels and creatures. Boarding these vessels and creatures with your units allows for faster travel across the vast game board and for positioning armies for powerful attacks.

War in Heroes of Land, Air & Sea features a cost/reward system carefully detailed on tactics cards from which players must secretly choose. The availability of these tactics cards depends on the units participating in the war. It is here that players wage their wits and legacy in an attempt to exterminate one another. For as we all know, "history is written by the victors".

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea also boasts two economic systems, one being the risky acquisition and careful management of the resources (food, ore and mana), while the other is a twist on worker placement that requires the leveraging of peons to construct buildings, peons that could otherwise be exploring, expanding, exploiting, and exterminating! Finding this balance is crucial to victory!

GMs
NH

Nathan Hatfield

Gamelyn Games


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm
Catalina-21

11:00am

Le Havre (newest version with all promos)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Building and shipping based game with Worker Placement and Resource Management. Players have one worker and may either take resources or use their worker each turn. Some resources multiply during harvests, players may build their port or build ships, upgrade goods, or generate revenue. Compete to create the best port and earn the most victory points.

GMs
avatar for Nick Vosberg

Nick Vosberg

I love to play all sorts of games. I really enjoy learning new games as well.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm
Catalina-16
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00am

Cataclysm: A Second World War by GMT Games
Limited Capacity seats available

It is the 1930s and the world is still recovering from the Great War and the Great Depression that followed it. A second world war can break out at any time. Can you stop it? Will you start it? Better yet, can you win it?

Cataclysm is not your typical game about World War II. The game begins in 1933, not 1939, and is global in scope. Germany is far from dominating Europe. Japan is on the march in Asia. Every crisis is an unexpected opportunity. There is no hindsight and anything can happen.

Truly grand strategic in scope, Cataclysm requires players to lead nations, not just armies or fleets. You must craft a diplomatic strategy, develop political support for your policies at home, shift your economy to a war footing, and build up the forces you need to deter or vanquish your enemies.

There is no traditional I-go-you-go turn structure in Cataclysm. Counters representing political actions, military actions, units, and possible events are drawn at random from an action cup. As each counter comes out, the owning player resolves it, and play swiftly moves on to the next draw. You have to make plans to execute when your chance comes up, but you have no idea when, or in what order, events will transpire.

A game about global war gives every nation armies, air forces, and fleets. But in Cataclysm, military pieces have no numeric values. You know what forces you have and where they are deployed. To resolve combat, each side rolls up to three dice and compares their single highest die. You can devote more resources to a campaign (generating more dice or bonuses), but that does not guarantee a favorable outcome. Your efforts can lead to triumph… or to disaster.

In Cataclysm, you are free to explore alternatives. The Soviets can construct a massive long-range bomber force. Japan can build powerful armored forces to overrun Siberia. Germany can invade Britain, or France can take Berlin, provided you craft a strategy that gets you there.

When you play Cataclysm, you write your own history of a second world war.

GMs
avatar for Gregory Barnard

Gregory Barnard

President, Barnard Enterprises Technology LLC
By trade I develop mobile apps, administer databases, and program business applications. For fun I enjoy playing board games and watching hockey! I live in Tucson with my wife Pamela.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 5:00pm
Catalina-25

11:00am

Last Days of Athobrae
Limited Capacity seats available

Play one of 5 unique city-states. As the planet begins to collapse beneath your feet, the resources you need grow scarcer, and your opponents more desperate. The first civilization to build a ship and get its people off the planet wins.

GMs
BO

Bradford Obie

Moonlit Moor Games LLC


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 5:00pm
Catalina-06
  • Content Rating Teen

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

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

In the game Azul, players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they've placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player's score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-15

12:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pima A

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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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

12:00pm

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

In Plunder! the players take on the roll of a pirate captain attempting to plunder treasure, locations, and other ships. This is done by rolling dice to match icons. Be wary though. If you don't protect what you have plundered, other pirates may attempt to steal from you.
Plunder! is a simple game that takes about 25-35 minutes to play.
This game is in it's play testing stage.

GMs
avatar for Rogelio Long

Rogelio Long

Partner/Manager, 3wm


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-03

1:00pm

Friday Tournament - Slot C
Limited Capacity seats available

Do SOLO games belong at a Con? Are they even games in your opinion?
Let's find out!
Announcing an unofficial 1PG Tournament using FRIDAY, from Freidemann Friese.

You are Friday* and spend your time on a deserted island. Your peaceful times now disturbed by Robinson, who shipwrecked on your island, you decide to help him gain skills and survive. Did you teach him well? Can he survive the island's hazards? Can he handle those pirates?

Each participant will have one opportunity to demonstrate his/her skill. Only the most successful will be rewarded with a peaceful island once again, oh ... And a $20 gift certificate to the Tucson-based FLGS of your choice. You can even redeem it that weekend. Second place will take home another coconut.

Player order will be determined by your arrival/check-in at the table and 2-4 Players will play simultaneously. All Friday and hazard decks will be shuffled at start of turn, but the same pirate ships will be presented to each participant.

This event assumes basic familiarity with the game in order to play.  

* Friday is inspired by the novel Robinson Crusoe


Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Catalina-15

1:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pima A

2:00pm

Friday Tournament - Slot D
Limited Capacity seats available

Do SOLO games belong at a Con? Are they even games in your opinion?
Let's find out!
Announcing an unofficial 1PG Tournament using FRIDAY, from Freidemann Friese.

You are Friday* and spend your time on a deserted island. Your peaceful times now disturbed by Robinson, who shipwrecked on your island, you decide to help him gain skills and survive. Did you teach him well? Can he survive the island's hazards? Can he handle those pirates?

Each participant will have one opportunity to demonstrate his/her skill. Only the most successful will be rewarded with a peaceful island once again, oh ... And a $20 gift certificate to the Tucson-based FLGS of your choice. You can even redeem it that weekend. Second place will take home another coconut.

Player order will be determined by your arrival/check-in at the table and 2-4 Players will play simultaneously. All Friday and hazard decks will be shuffled at start of turn, but the same pirate ships will be presented to each participant.

This event assumes basic familiarity with the game in order to play.  

* Friday is inspired by the novel Robinson Crusoe


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-15

2:00pm

Nuclear War
Limited Capacity seats available

The humorous card game with a tongue-in-cheek view of international diplomacy, propaganda, and finally: nuclear holocaust! Two to eight players engage in touchy negotiations until a warmonger pushes the button! This hilarious card game is easy to learn and fast to play. But watch out: if everyone is wiped out, nobody wins! Players will get prizes courtesy of Nuclear War's publisher, Flying Buffalo.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-19

2:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pima A

2:00pm

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

"My next several hours were spent learning how to play tak. Even if I had not been nearly mad with idleness, I would have enjoyed it. Tak is the best sort of game: simple in its rules, complex in its strategy. Bredon beat me handily in all five games we played, but I am proud to say that he never beat me the same way twice." -Kvothe

Tak is a two-player abstract strategy game dreamed up by Pat Rothfuss in "The Wise Man's Fear" and made reality by James Ernest. In Tak, players attempt to make a road of their pieces connecting two opposite sides of the board.

NOTE: I will have two copies so four people can play at once (two 1 on 1 games at once)

GMs
avatar for Jason Youngdale

Jason Youngdale

Owner & Founder, Clash of Steel


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-12
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

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

In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

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

Dead Man's Doubloons
Limited Capacity seats available

Players are pirate captains racing for treasure while their ships battle on the high seas.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-09
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

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

Firenze is a medium-weight game in which you are a construction company in 14th century Italy that is competing for prestige points by building city towers of various heights and colors. There is competition between the players to earn these points, and your strategy may change as you see what others have completed. A row of cards form a market from which you gain building materials and also the cards themselves. The cards (personnel, buildings, events, etc) can help you in various ways throughout the game, but a few of them will actually hinder you. You must decide each turn which card has the materials and action that will help you with your construction projects.

Teaching time is approximately 20 minutes, and play time is 1.5 hours.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-08

2:00pm

Kemomimi Panic
Limited Capacity seats available

Kemomimi Panic is a cute, fun, fast paced game of deduction for 4-8 players! The town of Mokemoke is a little way out of the city, a place abundant with nature. The beastly beauties who live there have dear treasures, and someone is after them! Who is The Great Thief Crescent Moon? The fate of this town depends on your powers of deduction!

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-17

2:00pm

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

HP Lovecraft themed game with worker placement, resource management, and dice rolling. Players are cultists learning to cast spells and invoke Elder Gods. Investigators will periodically raid your school and must be defeated. You must learn to manage your magic abilities along with your sanity, build new buildings, and cast spells to earn the most cult points.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-11
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

The Island of Doctor Necreaux
Limited Capacity seats available

Create your agent, infiltrate the island, defeat Necreaux's minions, find the scientists, and escape before time runs out!

The Island of Doctor Necreaux is a cooperative adventure game for 1 to 4 exceptionally talented secret agents set in a 50s-era pulp-sci-fi world. The diabolical Doctor Necreaux has captured the world's top scientists and forced them to build a Doomsday Device. Your mission: Explore the Doctor's secret island lair, find the scientists, and escape in your shuttlecraft before the island is blown to Kingdom Come!

In this simultaneous action game, players take one turn together as a team. At the start of each turn, you decide whether you're exploring or resting. When you explore you declare a speed, which represents how quickly you're exploring the island adventure deck and determines how many encounters your team will attempt to resolve this turn. You want to draw as many cards as you can because the scientists are hidden somewhere in the middle of the adventure deck, the escape shuttle is hidden in the bottom, and you have a limited number of turns before the island blows up. However, you can't be too fast or you'll fall prey to one of the island's many traps. If you choose to rest, your team gets to heal up and recharge.

The Island of Doctor Necreaux incorporates creative ability manipulation (in assessing how player powers interact and applying them appropriately), press-your-luck (when selecting a speed and during combat), and resource management (deciding when to use charges - a scarce resource that fuels agent powers - and when to use a turn to rest instead of explore). The game comes with quick start rules and multiple variants to increase replayabiliy and adjust thr difficulty to accommodate a wide range of player skill. The island and agent skills are all card-based, making the island and the agents different every time.

GMs
DK

Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-IoG1
  • Content Rating Teen

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

Tiny Epic Defenders w/ Dark War Expansion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

ughmoore is in ruins. The evil could not be contained and its darkness has spread to every region of the world. Shattering villages and infecting all forms of life. There has never been a more dire need for Heroes. Everyone who remains must rise up, must unite, and must risk everything to preserve what little spirit remains.

Tiny Epic Defenders is a riveting small-box cooperative game and it's back with an all new edition featuring new art, new abilities, ITEMeeples and new rules making for more exciting gameplay than ever before!

What's new:
Revamped gameplay - Many rule changes, small and large, has taken place to re-balance and enrich the game, including new character powers, new powers for Outer Regions, and completely redesigned Epic Foes, along with many subtle changes to the setup and rules.
All new art - Completely redesigned to get in line with the current art direction of Tiny Epic line.
ITEMeeples - Items have been redesigned to be permanent additions and this is artistically represented with ITEMeeples, first introduced in Tiny Epic Quest.

GMs
NH

Nathan Hatfield

Gamelyn Games


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-20

2:00pm

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

Competitive euro style game, working to rebuild the city of Troyes while managing threats to the city.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-02

2:00pm

Artisans: City Crafter
Limited Capacity filling up

In Artisans: City Crafter, players take on the role of a foremen that sends off there workers to gather resources, train other workers, and create buildings for your neighborhood.
Artisans: City Crafter is a worker placement / engine building game with a rotating resource availability mechanic.

Artisans: City Crafter is a game for 2-4 players that runs about 1.5 - 2 hours.
This game is a playtest.

GMs
avatar for Rogelio Long

Rogelio Long

Partner/Manager, 3wm


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-10
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

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

You are up and coming villain and the prosperous city of Megacity is ripe for the taking. The catch, not only must you face the city's opposition and their heroes but you are also going against other would be villains. Who will take control of the city in this strategy game where the key to victory is great Henchmen control.

GMs
WE

Willy Enriquez

3 Wizards Of The Moustache


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-13

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

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

Waterdeep, the City of Splendors – the most resplendent jewel in the Forgotten Realms, and a den of political intrigue and shady back-alley dealings. In this game, the players are powerful lords vying for control of this great city. Its treasures and resources are ripe for the taking, and that which cannot be gained through trickery and negotiation must be taken by force!

In Lords of Waterdeep, a strategy board game for 2-5 players, you take on the role of one of the masked Lords of Waterdeep, secret rulers of the city. Through your agents, you recruit adventurers to go on quests on your behalf, earning rewards and increasing your influence over the city. Expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions on the board, and hinder – or help – the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact your carefully laid plans.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Pima A

2:00pm

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

Munchkin Cthulhu is a standalone game in the Munchkin universe, this time lampooning Lovecraft's Mythos and the horror gaming that surrounds it. This base game features four new Classes, including the Cultist, and a lot of classic monsters from outside reality – and they all have Stuff you can take from their twitching bodies.

Expansions: Munchkin Cthulhu 2-4, Board of Health, Kill-O-Meters, Crypts of Concealment, Munchkinomicon, Several Promo Cards.

Players are welcome to bring their own one time use Promo Items. Several promo items will be included in the deck.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-05

3:00pm

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

The humorous card game with a tongue-in-cheek view of international diplomacy, propaganda, and finally: nuclear holocaust! Two to eight players engage in touchy negotiations until a warmonger pushes the button! This hilarious card game is easy to learn and fast to play. But watch out: if everyone is wiped out, nobody wins! Players will get prizes courtesy of Nuclear War's publisher, Flying Buffalo.


Saturday September 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-19

3:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pima A

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

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

In Kingdomino, you are a Lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. You must explore all the lands, wheat fields, lakes, and mountains in order to spot the best plots. But be careful as some other Lords also covet these lands...

Dominoes with a kingdom building twist. Each turn, connect a new domino to your existing kingdom, making sure at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play. The game mechanics for obtaining the tiles is clever: the order of who picks first depends on which tile was previously chosen. Make sure to secure tiles with crowns- these royal treasures help to multiply the worth of your kingdom at the end of the game! The game ends when each player has completed a 5x5 grid, and then points are counted based on number of connecting tiles and crowns.

GMs
avatar for Jason Youngdale

Jason Youngdale

Owner & Founder, Clash of Steel


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-14
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

Nuclear War
Limited Capacity filling up

The humorous card game with a tongue-in-cheek view of international diplomacy, propaganda, and finally: nuclear holocaust! Two to eight players engage in touchy negotiations until a warmonger pushes the button! This hilarious card game is easy to learn and fast to play. But watch out: if everyone is wiped out, nobody wins! Players will get prizes courtesy of Nuclear War's publisher, Flying Buffalo.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-19

4:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pima A

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

Richard the Lionheart
Limited Capacity filling up

The Crusades have summoned Richard the Lionheart to the Middle East. Back home in England, John Lackland is trying to consolidate his power, recruiting the Sheriff of Nottingham to his side. Opposing them is Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. What will be left of Richard's Kingdom when the Crusades are over?

In Richard the Lionheart, players ally themselves either with Robin Hood or John Lackland. They travel across England, trying to earn prestige points and influence the Crusades from afar. At the end of the game, Richard will return to what's left of his kingdom...if he returns at all. At this time, the player who has earned the most prestige wins.

GMs
DK

Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-IoG1

4:00pm

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

The classic auction and negotiation game, Santiago is about cultivating and watering fields. To accomplish this, a number of tiles denoting various plantation types come into the game each round. The tiles are auctioned off such that each player gets one, and the tiles are then placed onto the game board along with an ownership marker that also indicates how plentiful the tile's yield will be. Whoever bid the lowest in each round gets to be the canal overseer and decides where a canal will be built that round. The other players may make suggestions to help the canal overseer decide, and back up their suggestions with money. The final decision is always wholly up to the overseer, though.

At the end of each round, players determine what the water supply situation looks like. Should a plantation not be sufficiently watered, its production drops dramatically; should it happen more than once, then that plantation may revert to fallow ground. At game's end, naturally only the cultivated land counts. Each plantation is counted according to type – the bigger the better. But since the ownership markers play a role as well, the same plantation can give drastically different points for different players.

GMs

Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-20
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

Summer of Rock
Limited Capacity seats available

You just saw the most-awesome rock concert EVER! You and your friends decide right then and there that you are going to drop what you are doing and hit the road, following this band around the country on their summer tour. You will hitchhike your way across America having encounters and rocking out as you try to cram as much rock and roll into a few short weeks as possible during your own Summer of Rock.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-21

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

Artisans: City Crafter
Limited Capacity seats available

In Artisans: City Crafter, players take on the role of a foremen that sends off there workers to gather resources, train other workers, and create buildings for your neighborhood.
Artisans: City Crafter is a worker placement / engine building game with a rotating resource availability mechanic.

Artisans: City Crafter is a game for 2-4 players that runs about 1.5 - 2 hours.
This game is a playtest.

GMs
avatar for Rogelio Long

Rogelio Long

Partner/Manager, 3wm


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-10
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

Megacity Heist
Limited Capacity filling up

You are up and coming villain and the prosperous city of Megacity is ripe for the taking. The catch, not only must you face the city's opposition and their heroes but you are also going against other would be villains. Who will take control of the city in this strategy game where the key to victory is great Henchmen control.

GMs
WE

Willy Enriquez

3 Wizards Of The Moustache


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-13

4:00pm

Big Trouble in Little China the Game
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Big Trouble in Little China the Game sends you and up to three other players on a wild adventure to experience the unknown and mystical underworld of Chinatown. Each brave character uses their own unique talents and abilities to take on various missions throughout Little China; working together to gain enough Audacity to take down Lo Pan, the Three Storms, and a slew of other powerful henchmen, in this cooperative, replayable, cinematic experience.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Catalina-11
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

OverBattle: The All War
Limited Capacity seats available

OverBattle: The All War is a new epic tabletop war game, set in an exciting space environment that pits 4 unique races again one another - or does it?

GMs
avatar for Rob McBride

Rob McBride

President, Syther Gaming
OverBattle: The All War


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Catalina-24

4:00pm

Assorted Tabletop games
Limited Capacity seats available

Boss Monster
FLUXX - Variety
Munchkin - Variety
Game of Thrones - Hand of the King


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Catalina-08

4:00pm

Fallen (1v1)x2
Limited Capacity seats available

Take on the role of either the evil Dungeon Lord or Valiant Hero in this choose your own adventure style board game where each side battles to increases their strength on a series of three quest cards before engaging in a final epic battle to the death. Warning:Game requires reading aloud to your opponent.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Catalina-18
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

Origins: How We Became Human
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The game traces the development of early human species from 120,000 years ago through to the near-modern era. Players take the role of Peking Man, Archaic Homo Sapiens, Cro-Magnon, Neanderthal, or Homo Floresiensis, and each attempts to develop instincts and higher cortical brain functioning, such as language traits. The populations expand and collide, and eventually consciousness, society, and culture are sought after.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Catalina-09

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

4:00pm

Viticulture with Tuscan (Essentials Editions)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Wine making themed game with Hand Management, Variable Phase Order, and Worker Placement mechanisms. Players allocate workers throughout the seasons to build their winery, fulfill orders, and welcome visitors. Players compete to have the most successful winery and earn the most victory points.

GMs
avatar for Nick Vosberg

Nick Vosberg

I love to play all sorts of games. I really enjoy learning new games as well.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Catalina-16
  • Content Rating Teen

5:00pm

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

The humorous card game with a tongue-in-cheek view of international diplomacy, propaganda, and finally: nuclear holocaust! Two to eight players engage in touchy negotiations until a warmonger pushes the button! This hilarious card game is easy to learn and fast to play. But watch out: if everyone is wiped out, nobody wins! Players will get prizes courtesy of Nuclear War's publisher, Flying Buffalo.


Saturday September 29, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-19

5:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pima A

6:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pima A

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

8:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Pima A

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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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

8:00pm

Dynamite Nurse
Limited Capacity seats available

Dynamite Nurse is a darkly fantastical game of competitive healthcare. In a world where adventurers make a living diving in dangerous dungeons, magical healing is a necessity. These magical hospitals are no safe haven, as the nurses are viciously sabotaging each other trying to avoid the dreaded title of Dynamite Nurse!

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

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

Pisces w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

In Pisces, each player controls a fishery such as Blue Fin Tuna, Dungeness Crab, etc. They also control a fishing fleet. The game play involves decision making, bidding, and dice rolling.


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-19

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

Euphoria: Building a Better Dystopia
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Euphoria is a medium-weight worker placement and resource management game. You lead a team of workers (dice) and recruits (cards) in a race to be the first player to establish your authority throughout the landscape (placing 10 influence stars). The dystopian theme is tongue-in-cheek, and the game has lots of options and interaction on every turn. You will generate commodities and resources, construct markets, collect artifacts, strengthen allegiances, dig tunnels, and fulfill secret agendas. Many of your choices are dilemmas in which you must decide which actions will help you the most but help your opponents the least.

Teaching time is approximately 20-30 minutes, and play time is 2 hours.


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-10

8:00pm

Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport
Limited Capacity filling up

This is a jazzed up copy with metal coins and 3D printed components to add to the flavor.

Scoundrels of Skullport adds new content for Lords of Waterdeep. It’s not one, but two, complete expansions: the sprawling dungeon of Undermountain and the criminal haven of Skullport.

Each thrilling location has unique characteristics and offers new play options, including new Lords, Buildings, Intrigue, and Quest cards.

Owners of Lords of Waterdeep can use one or both of these new subterranean locations to add depth to their game experience. There’s also a new faction, the Gray Hands, so now a sixth player can join in the fun!

The Undermountain Module

Undermountain is a vast and multileveled dungeon beneath Mount Waterdeep that once served the crazed wizard Halaster as a site for magical experiments. Now it is a labyrinthine maze with few refuges for weary adventurers.

The rumored wealth of Undermountain entices adventurers to brave the mysteries and monsters beneath the City of Splendors. The risks and the rewards are greater for undertaking Quests that require more Gold and Adventurers.

The Skullport Module

Skullport—also known as the Port of Shadow—is nestled in the heart of Undermountain, deep below the streets of Waterdeep. It is a haven for nefarious crimes, underhanded deals, and back-alley murders. Those who visit Skullport do so at their own peril, for around every corner are new ways to make people disappear.

The Skullport module includes a new resource: Corruption. Unlike Adventurers and Gold, having Corruption in your tavern penalizes you at the end of the game.

Each Corruption token in your Tavern at the end of the game is worth negative Victory Points. The exact negative value depends on how much Corruption has been collected throughout the game; the more corrupt you and your fellow Lords are, the more Corruption hurts your score.

GMs
avatar for Mark Stoxen

Mark Stoxen

I enjoy a wide variety of heavy strategy games, big noisy dice chucking war games, and old school 2nd Edition AD&D. Enjoy 3D printing accessories to Jazz up my games.


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-06
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Raiders of the North Sea with Expansions
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Viking themed board game with Worker Placement, Hand Management, and Set Collection mechanics. Players seek to impress the Chieftain by raiding local settlements and plundering along the way, encounters with other Jarls you may encounter can earn you fame or shame. Hire your crew, manage your resources, complete quests, and raid your way to victory.


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-21
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

The Great Nameless w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

Choose one of four unique Realms and assume the identity of its ruler. Each Realm features a different playstyle, as well as its own unique deck of cards. Seal your Realm against the might of the Great Nameless, the Avatar of Z’xhuul. Destroy the forces that oppose you to gain the most Victory Points before the forces of Primo Regni invade your home!

GMs
avatar for Joshua Quarles

Joshua Quarles

owner, Winter Night Games
An indie developer for both PC/Mac and tabletop. | Just released our first point & click adventure, "Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars." Will be demoing "The Great Nameless," coming to Kickstarter soon.


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-20
  • Content Rating Teen

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

8:00pm

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

A secret identity tactical conspiracy game taking place on a illegal science spacestation in a decaying orbit. The station's motley crew of humans and robots must attempt to complete their secret missions before the whole station burns up in the atmosphere.

Each character on the station has it's own victory conditions known to all players. However each player's personal identity is secret, until and unless it is advantageous to reveal it. Also each player may suborn other characters to add them to their conspiracy and help them pursue their goals.

Come playtest a bizarre game of space conspiracy and grit.

GMs
ME

Matt Eklund

Sierra Madre Games


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-11
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Fortune & Glory
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

It is the late 1930s, and the world is in turmoil. Humanity is on the brink of war as imperialist nations in the Far East and Europe work aggressively to expand their domination. The Nazis have taken control of Germany and now spread darkness across the globe in their hunt for powerful occult artifacts that can give them the upper hand in the days to come. But the spirit of adventure and freedom won't be stamped out so easily.

Heroic adventurers from around the world answer the call, racing against time to hunt down ancient artifacts, explore deadly temples, and fight back the powers of darkness from engulfing the world in flames. It is a race of good versus evil, and only a cunning and agile explorer can claim the ultimate prize of... Fortune and Glory!

Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game is a fast-paced game of high adventure, vile villains, edge-of-your-seat danger, and cliffhanger pulp movie action. Players take on the role of a treasure hunter, traveling the globe in search of ancient artifacts and fending off danger and villains at every turn in a quest for the ultimate reward of fortune and glory!

Featuring a beautifully rendered adventure map of the world as the game board, eight pulp adventure heroes to choose from (such as Jake Zane the Flying Ace, Li Mei Chen the Night Club Singer and Martial Artist, or Dr. Zhukov Master of Science), an army of ruthless villains and thugs (including the Chicago Mob and the dreaded occult-hunting Nazis), ancient Mayan temples to explore with a zeppelin hovering overhead, a wealth of coins to horde as heroes collect fortune and glory throughout the game, and a unique mechanism of dangers to overcome and the classic cliffhanger moments of suspense that can result. Fortune and Glory is designed to create a pulp serial cinematic feel as the story and game unfold.

So strap on your adventure boots and goggles, fire up the engines on the seaplane, and grab some extra ammo for your revolver...the Nazis already have a head start and in this race for fortune and glory, and there's no prize for second place!

GMs
DK

Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-07

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

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Pima A

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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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

9:00pm

Rum & Pirates
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The players take on the roles of freebooters who, back in their pirates' hideout, spend their time with all kinds of competitions - drinking, fighting, etc. All players move the main playing figure, the captain, through the alleys of the village, with the goal of gaining as much rum and reknown as possible. The end of each of the five rounds is also marked by a highly variable fight to claim the best sleeping spaces on board the ship (bed or board?). An early game from Stefen Feld. Although lighter than many of his most popular games, in true Feld form this game has a number of strategies you can pursue. Rum & Pirates is a mixture of tactics, strategy, and luck.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Pima A

10:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Pima A
 
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

Pedigree
Limited Capacity seats available

Coming to Kickstarter very soon, Pedigree is a family board game based on actual genetic biology and real-life struggles of animal breeding to produce show ring champions and top-dollar animals. Your Action Cards allow you to do things like vaccinate against disease, use biotechnology, or hire a groom to help you win a trophy. Your Animal Cards are where you decide your matings, and choose which animals you will sell versus keep for breeding. You choose the best animals based on how they look, their phenotype, but phenotype is not a perfect indicator of their DNA. You won’t find out the true genetic value of the animal, or in other words, prove the animal, until you see their offspring. The best offspring are taken to the show, where you can win trophies to build your breeder reputation. Pedigree is played in about 60 minutes, and players perform most actions simultaneously, resulting in a fast pace with minimal player down time.

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.


Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Catalina-09

9:00am

Battle Room
Limited Capacity seats available

Prototype board game. Rule language involves "shooting" and non lethal violence, cartoonish violence.

Please slot into Sunday 9-1 proto/unpub.


Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-08

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

A Feast for Odin
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Axe in hand you charge out of your longboat and across the beach to raid, pillage and plunder. You then return home for a fancy feast of peas, beans and fish, carefully making sure that the fish is between the peas and beans. You then buy a sheep and sail to Greenland which you decorate with the horseshoe you stole in the raid! (quote taken from a BGG review)

Another heavy worker placement game from Uwe Rosenberg. Trade, pillage, grow livestock, and of course, don't forget to feed your people! This game will have 30-45 minutes of rules explanation ahead of it (included in the time allotted).


Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-05

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

OverBattle: The All War
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

OverBattle: The All War is a new epic tabletop war game, set in an exciting space environment that pits 4 unique races again one another - or does it?

GMs
avatar for Rob McBride

Rob McBride

President, Syther Gaming
OverBattle: The All War


Sunday September 30, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-24

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

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one 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.

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 10:00am - 11:00am
Pima A

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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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

10:00am

Pedigree
Limited Capacity seats available

Coming to Kickstarter very soon, Pedigree is a family board game based on actual genetic biology and real-life struggles of animal breeding to produce show ring champions and top-dollar animals. Your Action Cards allow you to do things like vaccinate against disease, use biotechnology, or hire a groom to help you win a trophy. Your Animal Cards are where you decide your matings, and choose which animals you will sell versus keep for breeding. You choose the best animals based on how they look, their phenotype, but phenotype is not a perfect indicator of their DNA. You won’t find out the true genetic value of the animal, or in other words, prove the animal, until you see their offspring. The best offspring are taken to the show, where you can win trophies to build your breeder reputation. Pedigree is played in about 60 minutes, and players perform most actions simultaneously, resulting in a fast pace with minimal player down time.

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.


Sunday September 30, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-09

11:00am

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

Each player represents a family of goblins working in a warrens. The goal is to get the most favor from the goblin king through bribery, luck, and telling other people what to do.


Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-17

11:00am

Sword Art Online
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A cooperative dice-based battle game for 1-4 players! Each player takes on the role of one of six characters trapped in the VRMMORPG Sword Art Online. Team up with your friends or go solo against a series of obstacles which you must overcome to win this dice-based battle game. Use your unique ghting techniques in tandem with your allies to launch chain attacks and defeat the enemies of .

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-02
  • Content Rating Teen

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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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 famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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.

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 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-10

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.


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

11:00am

Pedigree
Limited Capacity seats available

Coming to Kickstarter very soon, Pedigree is a family board game based on actual genetic biology and real-life struggles of animal breeding to produce show ring champions and top-dollar animals. Your Action Cards allow you to do things like vaccinate against disease, use biotechnology, or hire a groom to help you win a trophy. Your Animal Cards are where you decide your matings, and choose which animals you will sell versus keep for breeding. You choose the best animals based on how they look, their phenotype, but phenotype is not a perfect indicator of their DNA. You won’t find out the true genetic value of the animal, or in other words, prove the animal, until you see their offspring. The best offspring are taken to the show, where you can win trophies to build your breeder reputation. Pedigree is played in about 60 minutes, and players perform most actions simultaneously, resulting in a fast pace with minimal player down time.

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.


Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-09

11:00am

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

The year is 1325, and we have just discovered the original island, as foretold in the prophecy. We will once again construct Tenochtitlan, the future Aztec capital. Each of you is a Pilli Mexica, a great noble. To make yourself even more indispensable for the sovereign, construct canals to carve out districts (calpulli) of specific sizes, as commanded by the Emperor.

This game is a joy to play and looks amazing thanks to the 2nd edition reprint by

GMs
avatar for Mark Stoxen

Mark Stoxen

I enjoy a wide variety of heavy strategy games, big noisy dice chucking war games, and old school 2nd Edition AD&D. Enjoy 3D printing accessories to Jazz up my games.


Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-03

11:00am

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

You are up and coming villain and the prosperous city of Megacity is ripe for the taking. The catch, not only must you face the city's opposition and their heroes but you are also going against other would be villains. Who will take control of the city in this strategy game where the key to victory is great Henchmen control.

GMs
WE

Willy Enriquez

3 Wizards Of The Moustache


Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-20

11:00am

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

Come play long-time top-20 BGG Overall and Strategy Game. Also Stephen Feld's highest ranked game.

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.


Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Pima A

11:00am

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
Limited Capacity seats available

The forces of evil are threatening to overrun Hogwarts castle in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, a cooperative deck-building game, and it's up to four students to ensure the safety of the school by defeating villains and consolidating their defenses.

Starting with Year 3, we will play as many years as we can successfully complete in the time block.

GMs

Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-04

11:00am

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

A follow-up to Above and Below, with a similar “adventure in a box” format.

GMs
avatar for Sukey Waldenberger

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

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.


Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-14

11:00am

Last Days of Athobrae
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Play one of 5 unique city-states. As the planet begins to collapse beneath your feet, the resources you need grow scarcer, and your opponents more desperate. The first civilization to build a ship and get its people off the planet wins.

GMs
BO

Bradford Obie

Moonlit Moor Games LLC


Sunday September 30, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm
Catalina-21
  • Content Rating Teen

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!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


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

12:00pm

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

Heart of Crown is a deck building card game where players nominate and support a Princess in a race to take the throne! Players use tax revenue from their starting hand Farming Villages to purchase resources and support from the Market (card pool). By gaining territory, influence and even bribes throughout the game players collect Succession Points necessary to win the throne for their princess. The first player to obtain 22 Succession Points wins the game!

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Sunday September 30, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Catalina-02

2:00pm

Dixit
Limited Capacity filling up

In Dixit, players each have 6 cards with weird pictures in their hand. They take turns being the "storyteller", who selects one of his cards and makes up a sentence about it - it can be a one word sentence, can be sung, or whatever else you can think of. Often we would have sentences like "All dressed up with nowhere to go", or "I'm thinking of fish for dinner", or "Lucky devil". After the storyteller states his sentence, everyone else picks one of their cards that they think matches the same sentence and throw it in the middle. The cards are shuffled up and flipped over and then everyone (but the storyteller) uses their numbered pieces to secretly vote on which picture belonged to the storyteller. From here, points are awarded based on who voted for what, and the storyteller gets points if some (but not all) of the other players got the picture correct. The game goes on like this until the entire pile of cards has been used, at which time the player with the most points wins.

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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-16

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

Nuclear War
Limited Capacity filling up

The humorous card game with a tongue-in-cheek view of international diplomacy, propaganda, and finally: nuclear holocaust! Two to eight players engage in touchy negotiations until a warmonger pushes the button! This hilarious card game is easy to learn and fast to play. But watch out: if everyone is wiped out, nobody wins! Players will get prizes courtesy of Nuclear War's publisher, Flying Buffalo.


Sunday September 30, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-07

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...


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

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...


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!

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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-Gobico

2:00pm

Betrayal at House on the Hill
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Betrayal at House on the Hill quickly builds suspense and excitement as players explore a haunted mansion of their own design, encountering spirits and frightening omens that foretell their fate. With an estimated one hour playing time, Betrayal at House on the Hill is ideal for parties, family gatherings or casual fun with friends.

Betrayal at House on the Hill is a tile game that allows players to build their own haunted house room by room, tile by tile, creating a new thrilling game board every time. The game is designed for three to six people, each of whom plays one of six possible characters.

Secretly, one of the characters betrays the rest of the party, and the innocent members of the party must defeat the traitor in their midst before it’s too late! Betrayal at House on the Hill will appeal to any game player who enjoys a fun, suspenseful, and strategic game.


Sunday September 30, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-05
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

Grand Austria Hotel
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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

OverBattle: The All War
Limited Capacity seats available

OverBattle: The All War is a new epic tabletop war game, set in an exciting space environment that pits 4 unique races again one another - or does it?

GMs
avatar for Rob McBride

Rob McBride

President, Syther Gaming
OverBattle: The All War


Sunday September 30, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-24

3:00pm

Nuclear War
Limited Capacity filling up

The humorous card game with a tongue-in-cheek view of international diplomacy, propaganda, and finally: nuclear holocaust! Two to eight players engage in touchy negotiations until a warmonger pushes the button! This hilarious card game is easy to learn and fast to play. But watch out: if everyone is wiped out, nobody wins! Players will get prizes courtesy of Nuclear War's publisher, Flying Buffalo.


Sunday September 30, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-07

3:00pm

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!


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

4:00pm

Nuclear War
Limited Capacity seats available

The humorous card game with a tongue-in-cheek view of international diplomacy, propaganda, and finally: nuclear holocaust! Two to eight players engage in touchy negotiations until a warmonger pushes the button! This hilarious card game is easy to learn and fast to play. But watch out: if everyone is wiped out, nobody wins! Players will get prizes courtesy of Nuclear War's publisher, Flying Buffalo.


Sunday September 30, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-07

4:00pm

Betrayal at House on the Hill
Limited Capacity full
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Betrayal at House on the Hill quickly builds suspense and excitement as players explore a haunted mansion of their own design, encountering spirits and frightening omens that foretell their fate. With an estimated one hour playing time, Betrayal at House on the Hill is ideal for parties, family gatherings or casual fun with friends.

Betrayal at House on the Hill is a tile game that allows players to build their own haunted house room by room, tile by tile, creating a new thrilling game board every time. The game is designed for three to six people, each of whom plays one of six possible characters.

Secretly, one of the characters betrays the rest of the party, and the innocent members of the party must defeat the traitor in their midst before it’s too late! Betrayal at House on the Hill will appeal to any game player who enjoys a fun, suspenseful, and strategic game.


Sunday September 30, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-05
  • Content Rating Teen

5:00pm

Nuclear War
Limited Capacity seats available

The humorous card game with a tongue-in-cheek view of international diplomacy, propaganda, and finally: nuclear holocaust! Two to eight players engage in touchy negotiations until a warmonger pushes the button! This hilarious card game is easy to learn and fast to play. But watch out: if everyone is wiped out, nobody wins! Players will get prizes courtesy of Nuclear War's publisher, Flying Buffalo.


Sunday September 30, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-07