Events

Maricopacon
Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18
Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Scottsdale
ImageNameGenrePlayersDescriptionDayStart TimeEnd Time
FINSAbstract strategy2A competitive, lightweight, family-friendly board game. You are a fantasy creature in a tavern playing an abstract strategy game that involves flipping and skipping wooden coins on a checkerboard. Each flipped coin reveals a hidden Action. In order to win the game, each player must strategize how best to deploy their Actions to collect a set of 9 different coins before their opponents. More information is available hereSaturday10am11am
CrypticolorCode making and breaking2-4An individual, or team-based, lightweight board game for 2-4 players. Players are rival spies who use guesswork to break codes. A code word from an agent could prove to be a deadly intelligence leak if it’s not decoded immediately. Each 2-player team contains a codemaker and codebreaker. The codemaker uses a codebook to create a 5-letter word to communicate critical information to their teammate. The codebreaker uses a 5×5 wooden grid and colored plastic blocks to guess the shape of each letter, then decipher the word, once all the letters are revealed. The team that earns the most points decoding their rival's code word, wins. More information is available hereSaturday11amNoon
Whisper RingsStrategic storytelling 2-4A competitive, medium-weight, strategic medieval fantasy storytelling board game for 2-4 players. Players are members of the Royal Court and use their storytelling skills to spread rumor and innuendo to advance through the ranks. They vie for control of twelve magical “whisper rings” that allow them to destroy the perception of others and advance their own reputations. Players place agents in four main categories, including: the military, treasury, allies, and power centers. Next, they begin to spread rumors to undermine their rivals and work their way up to the highest seat at the table: the throne.Saturday1pm2pm
SkyroseStrategic medieval fantasy2-4A competitive, medium-weight, strategic medieval fantasy board game for 2-4 players. Players battle to conquer an impenetrable island stronghold. The castle is occupied by a dragon and an elite army, and protected by rings of deadly terrain. Each player embarks on missions to acquire treasure and other resources. Players can use gold to purchase weapons to outfit their armies, buy ships, hire mercenaries, and enlist monsters to help them achieve their goals. Saturday2pm4pm
Astra AdventuresSpace mining, resource management, and interstellar battles2-4Astra Adventures is a medium-weight, action selection, resource management, and worker placement competitive strategy game for 2-4 players. Each player is the captain of a space ship owned by an intergalactic corporation that mines space crystals. The crystals are used to create everything from lasers to engine fuel and the player who ultimately controls them will rule the universe and win the game!Sunday10amNoon
Escape from Planet ArgonSpace rescue and battle mission.2-4A lightweight, tile-laying, collaborative board game for 2-4 players. Players are space soldiers deployed to rescue a high-value target from a prison planet. They must work together to conduct missions on each level of the prison to gather supplies and do reconnaissance, while avoiding dangerous guards and deadly traps. Players start on the lowest level of the prison and must fight their way through increasingly difficult challenges to reach the surface and complete their mission.Sunday1pm3pm

Upcoming Conventions We’ll Be Attending
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  • Tucson Comic-Con, Saturday, August 31, 11am – 2pm, we’ll be playing Astra Adventures
  • RinCon Game Convention, November 15-17 (Tucson)