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GameFest22

GameFest November 5th, 10AM-10PM

General Admission $10

Military/Senior/First Responder $8

Children 12 and Under FREE
American Legion Post 101, Lowell, IN 

 

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GameFest Schedule of Events

*Premium event registration is +$15 to cover costs of materials/prizes*

 

Time

Description

10AM-9PM

 

Children’s Table

Ages 6-12 will be provided with age-appropriate activities: Coloring pages, puzzles, crafting, etc.

(It is the responsibility of the parent to know where their children are at - always.)

Parents shall comply with all safety protocols to be able to use Children’s table. 

 

10AM-9PM

 

Paint and Take (PREMIUM)

Each participant will receive a D&D Themed modeling Paint Night Kit.  All paint and brushes are included in the kit.  Available while supplies last.  One kit per person may be purchased.

Recommended for Ages 10 and Up

 

10AM-2PM

 

Learn to Play: Catan

Players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players build by spending resources (sheep, wheat, wood, brick and ore) that are depicted by these resource cards; each land type (except for the unproductive desert), produces a specific resource: hills produce brick, forests produce wood, mountains produce ore, fields produce wheat, and pastures produce sheep.

Recommended for Ages 10 and Up

3-6 Players

 

10AM-2PM

 

AEG Presents

Try out a few of the most popular AEG games on the market!  AEG is best known for Smash Up, a theme-smashing card battle of bidding for real estate and your minions are your currency and defense!

AEG is also well known for its introduction to the Card Crafting System, a unique twist on deckbuilding. Starting with Mystic Vale, the Card Crafting system is seen in other AEG games, including Dead Reckoning!

Most AEG games are young kid friendly with easy to learn rules and clever themes.

Recommended for Ages 8 and Up

 

11AM-1PM

(Viewing at 10AM)

 

Annual Board Games & Collectibles Auction

Attendees will have the opportunity bid on lots of gently used items live.

Sellers are credited $1 for $1 in store credit to upgrade their own collections.

Buyers will be able to check out within 30 minutes of their final bid and can even try them out right away at the open play tables!

 

No seller/buyer fees only Price Realized +sales tax charged!

Must be 18+ Years Old to bid/buy.

 

11AM-NOON

2PM-3PM

5PM-6PM

8PM-9PM

 

BattleTech Bootcamp with Eric

A science-fiction tactical wargame in which players battle one another with various war machines. The heart of the game is the "BattleMech" (aka Mech), a giant fighting robot; typical games have each player controlling from 1-4 Mechs. Vehicles, infantry, power armour, aircraft and other unit types also exist. The game system includes details such as varying weapon ranges, heat generation, and discrete hit locations (torso, arms, legs, etc.).

Recommended Age: 12 and Up

2 Player Game

 

NOON-1PM

3PM-4PM

6PM-7PM

 

BattleTech: Alpha Strike Academy with Eric

A fast-playing form of the BattleTech game of futuristic, armored combat. Developed for the modern tabletop miniatures wargamer, this book brings players the ability to wage war on land, sea, and air using the Quick-Strike game system in BattleTech: Strategic OperationsBattleTech: Alpha Strike, like its forerunner Quick-Strike, draws upon a hybridization of the BattleForce rules also available in Strategic Operations, together with the miniature game rules presented in that same volume which allow for hexless terrain play. BattleTech: Alpha Strike includes support for both hex-based and hexless game play.

Recommended Age: 14 and Up

2 Player Game

 

NOON-4PM

 

Learn to Play: Dungeons & Dragons with Tony

In Dungeons & Dragons, the players form an adventuring party who explore fantasy worlds together as they embark on epic quests and level up in experience. The Dungeon Master (also known as the DM) is the game's referee and storyteller. There’s no winning or losing in D&D—at least, not in the conventional way.

 

At its heart, D&D is a game that focuses on storytelling. The dice just help you along. Everything is your decision, from what you look like, to how you act, to what happens next.

This one shot is great for beginners and will start at Level 0

Recommended for Ages 8 and Up

Up to 5 Players

 

1PM-5PM

 

Learn to Play: Dungeons & Dragons with Kyle

In Dungeons & Dragons, the players form an adventuring party who explore fantasy worlds together as they embark on epic quests and level up in experience. The Dungeon Master (also known as the DM) is the game's referee and storyteller. There’s no winning or losing in D&D—at least, not in the conventional way.

 

At its heart, D&D is a game that focuses on storytelling. The dice just help you along. Everything is your decision, from what you look like, to how you act, to what happens next.

This one shot is great for beginners and will start at Level 0

Recommended for Ages 8 and Up

Up to 5 Players

 

2PM-6PM

 

CATAN Tournament (PREMIUM)

(Unofficial)

Players will battle it out for the ultimate prize!

TOP PRIZE TIERS:

16+ players: 3D Collector’s Edition of Catan (Value $300)

8-15 players: Choice copy of base game or expansion (Value $60)

3-7 players: Copy of Rivals for Catan (Value $26.99)

All players will receive a random participation prize (Value $15+)

For Experienced Players

Ages 12 and Up

 

2PM-6PM

 

Learn to Play: Dead Reckoning

A game of exploration, piracy, and influence based in a Caribbean-esque setting. Each player commands a ship and crew and seeks to amass the greatest fortune. They do this through pirating, trading, treasure hunting, and (importantly) capturing and maintaining control over the uninhabited but resource-rich islands of the region.

Recommended for Ages: 14 and Up

Up to 4 Players

 

2PM-6PM

 

Learn to Play: Marvel Champions

Iron Man and Black Panther team up to stop Rhino from rampaging through the streets of New York. Captain Marvel and Spider-Man battle Ultron as he threatens global annihilation. Do you have what it takes to join the ranks of these legendary heroes and become a champion?

 

Marvel Champions: The Card Game invites players to embody iconic heroes from the Marvel Universe as they battle to stop infamous villains from enacting their devious schemes. As a Living Card Game, Marvel Champions is supported with regular releases of new product, including new heroes and scenarios.

Recommended for Ages: 14 and Up

Up to 4 Players

 

2PM-6PM

 

Learn to Play: Wingspan

A competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games. It's designed by Elizabeth Hargrave and features over 170 birds illustrated by Beth Sobel, Natalia Rojas, and Ana Maria Martinez.

 

You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions).

Recommended for Ages: 10 and Up

Up to 5 Players

 

2PM-6PM

 

Learn to Play: Between Two Cities Essential Edition

A 30-minute tile-drafting game for 1-7 players in which each tile is part of a city. You work with the player on your left to build one city center while simultaneously working with the player on your right to build a second city center. On each turn you select two tiles from your hand, reveal them, then work with your partners to place one of your selected tiles into each of your two cities.

 

At the end of the game, each city is scored for its architectural grandiosity. Your final score is the lower of the scores of the two cities you helped design, and the player with the highest final score wins the game. To win, you have to share your attention and your devotion equally Between Two Cities.

The Essential Edition combines components from the original game and the Capitals expansion into one cohesive whole. 

Recommended for Ages: 14 and Up

Up to 7 Players

 

2PM-6PM

 

Learn to Play: Pokemon TCG

Pokémon is a Collectible Card Games based upon Japanese anime that have found success internationally, and is one of the longest surviving CCGs currently available.

The object of the game is to play your Pokémon cards, that represent different creatures, and be the first player to "knock out" (defeat) six opposing Pokémon. You play the game with a deck of sixty cards that include your Pokémon, as well as Trainer cards and Energy cards. Trainer cards affect the game, players, or Pokémon in different ways, most of them temporary, while Energy cards act as the resources in the game.

Using Pokemon Academy, we teach the basics of the Pokemon TCG.

Recommended for Ages: 6 and Up

 

2PM-6PM

 

Dungeon Crawl Classics with Matt

You’re no hero.

You’re an adventurer: a reaver, a cutpurse, a heathen-slayer, a tight-lipped warlock guarding long-dead secrets. You seek gold and glory, winning it with sword and spell, caked in the blood and filth of the weak, the dark, the demons, and the vanquished. There are treasures to be won deep underneath, and you shall have them.

Return to the glory days of fantasy with the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role-Playing Game. Adventure as 1974 intended you to, with modern rules grounded in the origins of sword & sorcery. Fast play, cryptic secrets, and a mysterious past await you: turn the page…

Recommended for Ages: 14 and Up

Up to 5 Players

 

2PM-6PM

 

Dungeons & Dragons with Thomas

One Shot Level 5: Home brew game 

Description: 1920s noire. A city on the verge of war between respected Mob families. To prevent the destruction, the city’s largest Kingpin must be taken down. 

Experienced Players

Recommended for Ages: 12 and Up

Up to 5 Players

 

2PM-9PM

 

Magic The Gathering Commander Open Play

This format is for four players per game and deck sizes are 99 cards + 1 commander card. The game duration for this format should be about 20 minutes per player.

 

About Commander: https://magic.wizards.com/en/formats/commander

Recommended for Ages: 14 and Up

Pods of up to 4 Players

 

5PM-10PM

 

Dungeons & Dragons with Tony

Join a Home brewed campaign of D&D

Recommended for Ages: 12 and Up

Up to 5 Players

 

6PM-10PM

 

Magic The Gathering Commander Draft (PREMIUM)

Each player will receive a Battle for Baldur’s Gate pre-release box and build a deck to play out and claim victory.

 

About Commander: https://magic.wizards.com/en/formats/commander

Recommended for Ages: 14 and Up

Pods of up to 4 Players

 

6PM-10PM

 

Learn to Play: Flesh & Blood TCG

Flesh and Blood is the new hero-centric fantasy trading card game where players choose a character and a backpack of weapons of equipment. Each player's deck cards provide attack, defense opportunities or resource (economy) costs. Balance is key to declaring victory over your opponent!

 

Recommended for Ages: 14 and Up

2 Players

 

6PM-10PM

 

Learn to Play: X-Wing

A tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, the X-Wing Miniatures Game recreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!

Recommended for Ages: 14 and Up

2 Players

 

6PM-10PM

 

Learn to Play: Magic The Gathering

This is the grandfather of the collectible card game genre. Cards are categorized as common, uncommon, rare, and mythic rare. Players collect cards and build decks out of their collection.

Players build a deck of cards and duel against an opponent's deck. Players are wizards attempting to reduce their opponent's life total to zero. The first player to reduce his opponent's life to zero (or meet another set win condition) wins the game.

Recommended for Ages: 14 and Up

2 Players

 

6PM-10PM

 

Learn to Draw: Tokens and Fan Art

Join Will as he guides you through the steps of creating basic fan art and custom tokens for your favorite games.

Recommended for Ages: 14 and Up

 

 

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