Looking for amazing tabletop, board and card games to play? Today, October 11th from 5-10pm at the Art Institute. And, don’t forget the amazing Indie Game Tournament today at 5th Avenue Cinema from 6-10pm. Play for prizes and honor in on the big screen with three unique, indie games.
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It is a card game that plays like a strategy board game. Players use light strategy and learn fascinating historical facts about Portland that they never knew, even if you lived here all your life. For example did you know that Portland was home to the first US professional hockey team to play in a Stanley Cup Finals? Its true. 2-4 players|60-90 min for new players
Bad Kitty is a card-based game where players are all cats. Points are scored primarily through a Play and Sleep bidding system. There are a few modifier cards such as To The Vet, Catbox, Catnip, What’s That?! and both Good and Bad Kitty that interrupt or modify turn flow but the basic game is straight forward. When the deck is exhausted the game ends and the player with the most points wins.
Action RPG set in the Old West. Think D&D meets XCOM: Enemy Unknown. This is a way to have the deep character develop that only a good RPG can give you, plus the fast-paced hard-hitting action that we all love. The themes will be straddling the line between historical fiction and fantasy.
A game of strategy with a little bit of luck, Gwob requires players to place cubes of four cubes on a board of tiles to score points. The cube colors players place on their turn are determined by a die roll and a selection from a hand of cards the player has. There are rules governing how the cubes can be placed, but some of those rules can be broken for the price of reducing the size of your hand of cards, therefore limiting your flexibility in the future. Special tile locations on the board give players bonus points or allow them to regain a lost card for their hand. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins. 2-4 players|estimated play time 45-60 minutes.
Find the antidote to the MADNESS virus before it’s too late and the zombies take over! Think fast, play faster in this fun and addictive card game for 2 or 4 players.
You play the role of CEO of a major Insurance Company. Your task is to have your company survive a series of increasingly catastrophic catastrophes. At the same time, you are lining your own pockets by arranging outlandish executive bonuses for yourself utilizing lawyers, marketing and a hand picked management team. The CEO with the largest nest egg is the winner.
Motley Band of Adventurers
Each player becomes a leader of a hodgepodge group of adventurers. He or she is Gandalf to Bilbo Baggins party. As with any party, some adventures will be less effective – some may only help steal treasures and others may only be effective as a team. A player might attempt to lead a band of adventurers that consist of a Revenant, Fairy, Elf and Dragon. As the quest continues, the lore surrounding the treasure will grow. The lore will grow in proportion to how many other leaders believe their band of adventurers will get some of the treasure. The players continue on more quests until all the treasure is claimed.
A science fiction strategy game that has up to four players fighting for control of the galaxy. Polaris combines deck-building with tactical war strategy to be a game that is as light and easy to learn as it is deep.
March of the Ants
In March of the Ants, send your ants marching into the meadow to explore new territory and forage for resources. Build your nest by increasing your food stores and growing larvae. Evolve your ants into a unique species that can claim victory from competing colonies and the ever present threat of the centipedes. Will your ants specialize by developing advanced Workers, fearsome Soldiers, or a fertile Queen. Inspired by games such as Eclipse, Race for the Galaxy and Puerto Rico, March of the Ants takes strategy and exploration into the realm of the ants. 2-4 Players| 45-60 minutes
Deploy your druids to explore the magical world of Lagoon. Discover a host of enchanted lands offering mystical powers you can harness to bend destiny. Players shape the ever-changing selection of powers available by exploring new sites and removing existing ones from play. But each site added or removed alters the balance of power in the eternal struggle between three immortal forces greater than all of you. One of these energies will prevail at game’s end, as determined by your collective actions. The player most instrumental in manifesting the dominant force will be the victor!
Up to four players compete to quickly and efficiently manage resources in an effort establish a stable and lucrative colony in the New World.
In the Afterward
A card-based game, players seek to uncover elements of past lives and cobble clues into grand revelations which help them navigate through the current life’s way points on a quest for complete understanding of the meaning behind the here and now. 3-4 players|1 hour
Length x Wit
Length x Wit, the word game preferred for ladies and gentlemen of rare distinction. Vancouver natives Tinderbox Entertainment have teamed with Portland area designer Mr. David Myers to bring you a press your luck dice and tile word game. 2 – 5 players