Family Fun Day Badges Sold Out, Thursday and Friday Are Next
Family Fun Day badges, the Sunday, August 20 badge, are now sold out.
Don’t have a badge yet for the historic Gen Con 50? You still can attend, however, only limited quantities of Thursday and Friday badges remain. Get your badges soon! Gen Con is now on-track to fully sell out of all attendee badges prior to the convention’s opening and there will be no-site badge sales.
All remaining badges can be purchased at gencon.com while supplies last. Thames & Kosmos – Booth 2735
Prolific game design duo Inka & Markus Brand are having quite a year! The first three games in the Exit: The Game series (The Abandoned Cabin, The Secret Lab, and The Pharaoh’s Tomb) were named the winners of the 2017 Kennerspiel des Jahres, and their addictive party game, Word Slam, made the Spiel des Jahres Recommended list. Because of this, it’s no wonder why fans are having trouble getting their hands on these games! But Gen Con attendees are in luck! Swing by Kosmos Booth #2735 to snag your copies at the show. Be quick, though: Kosmos will have only 50 copies of each of these games available each day.
Kosmos also has other great things planned for Gen Con 50:
FREE Gen Con exclusive promos: Phil Walker-Harding has created a brand new mini-expansion for his hit strategy game, Imhotep, and a favorite Andor mini-expansion is now in English! Get “The Pharaoh’s Favors” and “Koram, the Gor Chieftain” free with any purchase. Keep an eye out for Kosmos staff at the Hall H doors on Thursday to snag these items there as well.
Cool playmats available with purchase: Calling all Lost Cities and Brutal Kingdom fans! Playmats for these games are FREE with your purchase of Lost Cities Card Game and/or Brutal Kingdom.
Show Special: 20% off all games! Yes, you read that right!
If you haven’t signed up for one of the hundreds of free events hosted by Kosmos at Gen Con 50, be sure you do! Slots are filling up…but new events have recently been added. Check out their events listings. Receive a $2 coupon to use in the Kosmos booth when you turn in your ticket to Kosmos staff in the demo area (one coupon per transaction). SRG Universe at Gen Con 50
SRG Universe welcomes you, Gen Con 50, to the Legendary Fighting Federation! Join Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks for a spectacle so GRAND, it can only be called…The Supershow! The Supershow, the world’s first unpredictable game, is the #1 Independent Wrestling Game in the world! Learn how to play in minutes and be part of their show!
The SRG Universe ring is in Event Hall E. Look out for the fortune cookies and listen for the ring bell to be welcomed to the Legendary Fighting Federation!
SRG Universe has a few MAJOR announcements!
1) A new, two-player box set will be available at Gen Con 50, LIMITED to only 150 copies, beginning on Thursday, August 17 at 9 am at the SRG Universe ring. First come, first served, get the brand-new cards and competitors!
2) FREE daily promos will be available at the SRG Universe ring limited to only 200 copies.
3) Three HUGE Competitors will join The Supershow at Gen Con! Starting with JOEY RYAN, INFO EXCLUSIVE TO THIS NEWSLETTER! Joey Ryan recently appeared in the hit Netflix series GLOW. Visit the SRG Universe Facebook page to discover the other two Supershow competitors!
4) Check out the Gen Con coupon book for the SRG Universe coupon!
You don’t have to wait until Gen Con. You can get The Supershow now at SRGUniverse.com. A box set gets two players everything needed to play and are available now for $20. Check out the great game reviews!
Spin Master Games at Gen Con 50
Spin Master Games (Booth #2727) is proud to introduce Santorini and 5-Minute Dungeon at Gen Con 50!
Santorini is the much-anticipated abstract strategy game where you play as a Greek god or goddess, competing to help the island’s citizens build the beautiful island of Santorini. Get a free limited edition god card with your booth purchase of Santorini. Come see what 7,000 Kickstarter backers are excited about with a 8.0 BoardGameGeek.com rating!
5-Minute Dungeon is a frantically fast-paced cooperative strategy game where you have five chaotic minutes to work together and defeat the dungeon. It’s the most fun you can have in 5 minutes! Get a free limited edition Baby Barbarian collectible figurine with booth purchase of 5-Minute Dungeon. 8,000 Kickstarter backers loved it, and you will too!
Viking Chess is the ancient Viking game of capture-the-king, 600 years older than Chess! They will run a mini-tournament each day in Event Hall C. Prizes will be given to winners in both rounds of play. Register now before seats sell out!
Also, demo the hit games Escape Room The Game, The Cat Game, Otrio, and Rock Me Archimedes. All items will be sold at discounted convention prices!
Gen Con has more than just games! In addition to numerous entertainment and other non-gaming events, did you know there’s a stacked Anime Program with nearly one hundred events with remaining tickets?!
Mystery Anime Theater 3000 Returns!
A Gen Con Anime Program tradition since 2012! Watch a full length anime film with commentary from the team at Wasabi Anime… complete with a cash bar. Tickets are available for premium seating (includes a drink ticket) or standard seating
NEW! Japanese Video Game Room
Part museum, part interactive experience: check out the new Japanese Video Game room in Lucas Oil Stadium this year. Play over a dozen of systems supported by over one hundred games on import consoles – some that never made it to the United States! Tickets grant four hour access to the room.
Saturday Morning Cartoons Breakfast
Kick off your Saturday with cereal, milk, and your favorite cartoons from the eighties! Pajamas are encouraged, but not required. Seating is limited, so get your ticket before they sell out. Primanti Bros – Ready for Gen Con 50
Primanti Bros. Restaurant & Bar, just a block away from the Convention Center at the corner of South Illinois and West Maryland in Downtown Indianapolis, features the “Almost Famous” Primanti Sandwich, fresh pizza, saucy wings, and hand-smashed burgers.
Located just footsteps away from the convention center, Primanti Bros. encourages you to arrive hungry and ready to game! Open 11 am to 11 pm most nights, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday night, Primanti Bros. features an extensive menu, online ordering as an option, BIG BURGERS, and tasty Primanti Bros. sandwiches! Check them out for the first time at Gen Con 50! Gen Con Housing Block Closes Monday July 31
Need to make last minute changes to your hotel reservation? Gen Con housing will close at 11:59 pm (Eastern), Monday, July 31. Beginning at 12 am Tuesday, August 1, reservations holders must communicate all change requests and cancellations directly to their assigned hotels.
Please allow 24 hours for reservations to transfer from the Gen Con Housing system to the Hotel system.
Hotels will charge reservation holders a non-refundable deposit equal to one-night room charge + tax per room starting as early as Tuesday, August 1. The balance of room fees will be charged at check-out.
Deposits will be charged to the credit card used to secure the room reservation. If the credit card on file does not have sufficient funds or is no longer valid, the hotel may cancel the reservation. You can review and change your credit card number online by using the “Modify Reservation” link in your Gen Con account (“My Housing” or “Housing” once you have signed in to gencon.com) or by contacting Gen Con Housing at 317-688-1323 before 6 pm, July 31. After that time, please contact your assigned hotel directly.
Limited supplies of suburban rooms remain available for booking! Please advise your friends and family needing rooms to book before Gen Con housing closes on July 31.
Rio Grande Gaming Room Open To All
Need an idea for something to do at Gen Con that’s fun and doesn’t require a ticket? Stop by the Gen Con 50 Co-Sponsor Rio Grande Games Room #233-236 to play a game or two at one of nearly 100 tables. Don’t know how to play Dominion, or want to try out some of their new 2017 releases like Lyngk, Oktoberfest, and Bohnanza: The Duel? No problem! Rio Grande’s friendly demoers will be happy to teach them or one of nearly fifty different games to you from 10 am – midnight, Thursday through Saturday. Come see what’s new under the sun!
On-The-Go Gaming Tables from Game Anywhere Table
Gen Con 50 Event Partner, Game Anywhere Table, has the only line of full-size traveling gaming tables built to last with steel framing and classic wood rails completely surrounding the table, also with all playing surface areas having neoprene padding covered with a premiere speed cloth. All Game Anywhere Tables can be set up in minutes and play for hours. Then can be transformed back to a compact size to take with you, be placed in a closet, or just tucked out of the way. Featuring the patented Magnetic Player Stations with a full line of accessories, players can customize their station to display their game cards and pieces in any arrangement they want. Making game night the ultimate experience for all types of games.
Game Anywhere Table will launch their next Kickstarter on August 1, debuting the GAT-64 Plus, with a huge playing surface of 6’2″ by 4’6″ at an introductory price of $699 with a MSRP of $1199. They are also offering its smaller brother, the GAT-44 introduced in their last Kickstarter, for the last time at its introductory price of $349 with an MSRP of $599. Anyone looking for a great gaming table should get in on this Kickstarter while you can still get the introductory price.
Check out the entire line of Game Anywhere Tables at Gen Con 50 in Event Hall C and see how these transforming full size gaming tables go from play-to-travel.
The Sneakiest Fugitive Shall Prevail – Fugitive Tournament
You will have to check every warehouse, outhouse, henhouse and farm house if you are going to be the top Fugitive. Come out and test your wits at the Fowers Games 32-player Fugitive Tournament.
The best part? The best player will be taking home a $300 prize, enough to really fill that Gen Con goodie bag. But it won’t be easy; this asymmetrical card game will test your best bluffing and deduction skills.
Sign up for the tournament at the official Gen Con 50 site here. For more information, check out the Fowers Games site.
That’s A Question! by Czech Games Edition
That’s a Question! is a brand new party game from Czech Games Edition designed by Vlaada Chvátil. Players take on the roles of squirrels climbing a mountain by asking each other difficult questions and guessing what the answers will be.
Why squirrels? That’s a question!
If you are hoping to find the answer, visit CGE in Room #232 during Gen Con 50. You can try That’s a Question! alongside the previously announced new cooperative version of Codenames.
CGE is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and would like to invite you to visit room #232 to try out or purchase the game. In addition to Codenames: Duet, there are opportunities to try out their other great games, including some ticketed learn-to-play events available on gencon.com.
Cash In Your Cards with Troll And Toad
TrollAndToad.Com, one of the world’s largest online retailers for Trading Card Games, returns to Gen Con 50 this year! Troll And Toad specializes in the purchasing and selling of TCGs such as Magic: The Gathering, Yugioh, Pokemon, HeroClix, Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures, Star Wars Miniatures, and much more! Troll And Toad will be bringing a massive inventory of both card singles and sealed items from all the best games. On top of their massive inventory, they will also be paying attendees cash for their cards! Troll And Toad will be bringing a large team of expert buyers who will be on hand ready to pay you for your Magic The Gathering, Yugioh, and Pokemon cards! They will also be purchasing Miniatures such as HeroClix, Dungeons & Dragons, and Star Wars Minis!
Troll and Toad encourages attendees to bring their card singles and collections in no matter how small or big they may be! Their buyers will spend time with you going through your cards, and try to get you the best value possible. If you have any questions regarding the items they are bringing or items that they will be buying from attendees, please send a private message to their Facebook page at facebook.com/TrollAndToad or find them on Twitter @TrollAndToad. Troll and Toad looks forward to seeing everyone at the biggest Gen Con yet!
Lone Shark Games Debuts Apocrypha Adventure Card Game
at Gen Con 50
Come to Booth #2833 and see all the great new things from Lone Shark Games! You can behold the final result of last year’s in-booth playtests of the Apocrypha Adventure Card Game, Mike Selinker’s long-awaited follow-up to the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. This base set of what will become a 99-mission game (including expansions) — which can be played as a co-op board game or as a full-blown RPG — will be making its retail debut in the Lone Shark booth. Box One: The World is co-designed by the Lone Shark team of Chad Brown, Liz Spain, Keith Richmond, Elisa Teague, and Gaby Weidling, and features memories written by Patrick Rothfuss and Matt Forbeck. The game takes place in the modern day — that is, whatever day you’re playing it — starting on the very first day of Gen Con. You won’t want to miss this exciting launch.
At the booth, you can also demo the games The Ninth World and Thornwatch, which are coming from Lone Shark soon. Lone Shark will also be running tons of Apocrypha, Ninth World, and Thornwatch learn-to-play sessions in the gaming space, so sign up for those today. You can also demo The Ninth World at the Monte Cook Games Booth #2519.
Last but not least, you can pick up the interactive puzzle novel The Maze of Games and its brand new companion book, The Theseus Guide to the Final Maze.
Gear Up with OffWorld Design’s Official Gen Con 50 Merch
Every year, OffWorld Design’s Gen Con gear looks great, but this year, it looks amazing and is covered in GOLD art. Items feature gold embroidery, golden dragons, and some pieces even have gold foil!
Whether gearing up to game, staying warm in air-conditioned event halls, or keeping cool on Georgia Street, OffWorld has just the thing for you… and this year, you can get it in GOLD. Check out the OffWorld shop today.