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Board Games Line-Up at GottaCon 2012

Today we announce our board games line-up planned for GottaCon 2012. Below please find a list of the vast variety of games and tournaments planned for GottaCon 2012, which will be held February 3rd to 5th, 2012 at Pearkes Arena in Victoria BC (3100 Tillicum Road). If you want to secure your seat at one of these awesome games simply do the following: How to Pre-Register for Events: 1) Pre-purchase a ticket via our website, warhorn site or store location 2) go here – http://www.warhorn.net/gottacon-2012/attendee/new.php 3) Create a user account 4) Wait for GottaCon Staff to clear you (remember only people who have purchased tickets can pre register for events). You will receive an email letting you know you have been cleared. 5) Once you have been cleared, you browse the event listing (while logged in) by going here – http://www.warhorn.net/gottacon-2012/schedule/day.php 6) Then you sign up for the events you want. Board Games for GottaCon 2012 (by day and time) Weekend Long Events and Special Events BG – Board Game Library (Sign out Games to Play) By GottaCon. Day: Friday, Saturday, Sunday Time: All slots Price: Free BG – Zombies!!! Midnight Mayhem Day: Sunday Start Time: 12:00am(midnight) # of participants: 3 to 25 Tournaments BG – Settlers of Catan Tournament By GottaCon and M3 Gamers. Day: Friday Start Time: 7:00pm Maximum number of participants: 24 Price: Free Prizes: Prize will be awarded to first overall. The Settlers of Catan tournament will be a total of three rounds. The first round will be basic Catan with identical setups at each table. top two players from each table move on to the next round. In the second round top players move on to the finals. This will be a fun event. Bring a great attitude and a friend too! BG – Race for the Galaxy Tournament By Starlit Citadel. Sponsored by: Rio Grande Games Day: Saturday Time: 10:00am Cost: Free Number of Players: Max of 16, Min of 4 playersStarlit Citadel is hosting a free Race for the Galaxy tournament. The tournament requires a minimum of 4 participants with a $15 gift certificate to Starlit Citadel awarded to the winner. The format is two rounds of two games games. Players will be divided into tables of 4 players in each round and the top player at each table moves on to the next round. Placement is determined first by combined finishing score of the two games then by points for tie breaks. if 8 or less players, the top two players from each table move on to the next round. BG – Small World Tournament By GottaCon and M3 Gamers. Sponsored by: Days of Wonder Day: Saturday Start Time: 10:00am max number of players: 25 Price: Free Prizes: Winner and runner up will receive prizes. The tournament will be two rounds. The first round will be one game of Original Small World. At the end of the round the top player for each table will move on to round two. Round two will play one game of Small World Underground to determine a winner based on finishing rank. BG – Munchkin Victoria Championship By Steve Jackson Games. Day: Saturday Start Time: 2:00pm Kill the monsters – Steal the treasure – Stab your buddy. It’s the Munchkin Way. Are you the biggest Munchkin in Victoria? Come play 3 rounds of different Munchkin flavours, and prove that YOU are the biggest Munchkin of all. Prizes will be awarded, and promo goodies for everyone! BG – Sherwood Showdown Tournament Day: Saturday Start Time: 2:00pm # of participants: 4 to 16 Take on the role of Robin Hood and his Merry Men as you compete to rob the most wealthy travellers in Sherwood Forest, and play for a chance to win your own copy of this Canadian designed card game. BG – Ticket to Ride Tournament By GottaCon and M3 Gamers. Sponsored by: Days of Wonder Day: Saturday Start Time: 2:00pm Maximum number of participants: 25 Price: Free Prizes: Winner and runner up will receive prizes. This event is sponsored by Days of Wonder. The tournament will be two or three rounds (depending on number of players) and the format will be one game of Ticket to Ride USA or Ticket to Ride Europe (players will be randomly assigned to a game. At the end of the game top players from each table will move on to round two. Round two will be one game of Ticket to Ride USA. Once again top players will move on to the final round. The Finals will play one game of Ticket to Ride with Ticket to Ride Asia expansion to determine a winner based on finishing scores. BG – Dominion Tournament By Starlit Citadel. Sponsored by: Rio Grande Games Day: Saturday Start Time: Time: 7:00pm Cost: $5.00 Number of Players: Max of 32, Min of 8 players Starlit Citadel is hosting a Dominion tournament which is sponsored by Rio Grande Games. A minimum of 8 participants is required. Each participant will receive a set of the Walled Village promo and first overall will receive a prize from Rio Grande as well as a $25 gift certificate from Starlit Citadel, the second place prize will be a $20 certificate and third place prize a $10 certificate to Starlit Citadel. The format is three rounds of three games. Players will be divided into tables of 4 players in each round and the top player at each table moves on to the next round. Placement is determined first by combined finishing score of the three games then by points for tie breaks. BG – The Great Canadian Board Game Blitz Qualifier By GottaCon. Day: Sunday Start Time: Registration at 9:30am games start at 10:00am Maximum number of players: 28 Price: Free Prizes: Our sponsors have provided some prizes and GottaCon has gathered up some additional prizes as well. Each round a random prize will be awarded and there will be prizes for top finishing ranks based on attendance. This epic board game tournament will have four rounds and a maximum of 28 players. Each round players will have to choose one of 7 board games to play, based on their ranking from the previous round (the first round will be determined randomly, and the second round will be the opposite order of the first round). Players earn points based on their ranking in each game (1st = 5 points 2nd = 4 points 3rd = 2 points 4th + = 1 point), and at the end of the four rounds, the player with the most points will be crowned champion of the Blitz and invited to the finals held in Toronto at FanExpo. Each round will feature a specific board game company or companies. *Due to the chosen games, all rounds will be weighted equally (and not according to length, as is normal for the Blitz.) Games with shorter play times in the same round as longer games may be played multiple times with placements added up for an overall score to determine points for that round of the Blitz. In the event that multiple players share placements (two players tying for first, etc.) and no tie-break method is provided in the game rules, players will split the round points equally. Example: two players tie for second, and second place is worth 4 points, third is worth is worth 3, and fourth is worth 2. The two tied players would each get 3 points, and the fourth place player would still get 2. Any questions on these variations or anything else about the Blitz or Gottacon can be addressed to boardgames@gottacon.com. The possible games for each round are as follows: Round 1 10:00am – Rio Grande 1. Dominion 2. Dominion Intrigue 3. Race for the Galaxy 4. Power Grid 5. Carcassone 6. Puerto Rico 7. Navegador Round 2 12:00pm -Days of Wonder 1. Ticket to Ride 2. Ticket to Ride Europe 3. Ticket to Ride Asia 4. Ticket to Ride India 5. Smallworld 6. Smallworld Underground 7. Cargo Noir Round 3 2:00pm – AEG, Zman Games, Mayfair 1. Settlers of Catan 2. Settlers of America 3. Agricola 4. Age of Industry 5. Thunderstone 6. Nightfall 7. Roadkill Rally Round 4 4:00pm – Various 1. 7 Wonders 2. Ascension 3. Acquire 4. Robo Rally 5. Citadels 6. Vegas Showdown 7. Zombies!!! Players are not required to have played all (or any) of the games prior to the Blitz, however prior experience with the games will certainly help a player’s chances of success. That being said, there will be people on hand to answer rules questions if needed. The Blitz is a great way to try new games, as well as an even better way to prove to all your gaming buddies that you’re a better board gamer than they are. If you have any questions about the Blitz, please email boardgames@gottacon.com. For more information on the Great Canadian Board Game Blitz as a whole please go here: http://www.gcbgb.ca. Friday Evening (5pm to 11pm) BG – Learn to play Settlers of Catan (DEMO) By GottaCon and M3 Gamers. Day: Friday Start Time: 5:00pm # of participants: 2 – 4 (multiple sessions) BG – Learn to Play Small World (DEMO) By M3 Gamers. Day: Friday Start Time: 5:00pm # of participants: 2 to 4 (multiple sessions) BG – Agricola (DEMO) Day: Friday Start Time: 7:00pm BG – Exalted: War for the Throne Day: Friday Start Time: 7:00pm # of participants: 1 to 5 BG – Formula D (DEMO) By VCON. Day: Friday Start Time: 7:00pm # of participants: 2 to 10 BG – German Games Night Day: Friday Start Time: 7:00pm # of participants: 1 to 5 BG – Robo Rally (DEMO) By M3 Gamers. Day: Friday Start Time: 7:00pm # of participants: 2 to 8 BG – Snow Tails (DEMO) By M3 Gamers. Day: Friday Start Time: 7:00pm # of participants: 2 to 6 BG – Steve Jackson Open Demos By Steve Jackson Games. Day: Friday Start Time: 7:00pm Saturday Morning (9am to 1pm) BG – 10 Days in… (DEMO) By M3 Gamers. Day: Saturday Start Time: 9:00am # of participants: 2 to 4 (multiple sessions) BG – Agricola Day: Saturday Start Time: 9:00am # of participants: 1 to 4 BG – Battlestar Galactica Tutorial (DEMO) Day: Saturday Start Time: 9:00am # of participants: 3 to 5 BG – Carcassone (DEMO) By M3 Gamers. Day: Saturday Start Time: 9:00am # of participants: 2 – 4 (multiple sessions) BG – German Games Night Day: Saturday Start Time: 9:00am # of participants: 1 to 5 BG – Pandemic (DEMO) By VCON. Day: Saturday Start Time: 9:00am # of participants: 2 – 5 (multiple sessions if time permits) Saturday Afternoon (2pm to 6pm) BG – Cranium (DEMO) By M3 Gamers. Day: Saturday Start Time: 2:00pm # of participants: 2+ BG – Hoopla (DEMO) By VCON. Day: Saturday Start Time: 2:00pm # of participants: 2+ (multiple sessions) BG – Junta Day: Saturday Start Time: 2:00pm # of participants: 1 to 6 BG – Thunderstone (DEMO) By M3 Gamers. Day: Saturday Start Time: 2:00pm # of participants: 2 to 4 (multiple sessions if time permits) Saturday Evening (7pm to 11pm) BG – Arkham Horror (DEMO) By M3 Gamers. Day: Saturday Start Time: 7:00pm # of participants: 2 to 8 BG – Battlestar Galactica Tutorial (DEMO) Day: Saturday Start Time: 7:00pm # of participants: 3 to 5 BG – Giant Pandemic by VCON By Rick Arino. Day: Saturday Start Time: 7:00pm # of participants: 3 to 6 BG – Puerto Rico Day: Saturday Start Time: 7:00pm # of participants: 3 to 5 BG – Resident Evil (DEMO) By M3 Gamers. Day: Saturday Start Time: 7:00pm # of participants: 2 to 4 (multiple sessions if time permits) BG – Zombies (DEMO) By VCON. Day: Saturday Start Time: 7:00pm # of participants: 2 to 6 Sunday Morning (9am to 1pm) BG – 7 Wonders (DEMO) Day: Sunday Start Time: 9:00am # of participants: 2 to 7 BG – Dominion (M3 Gamers DEMO) By M3 Gamers. Day: Sunday Start Time: 9:00am # of participants: 2 to 4 (multiple sessions) BG – Dominion (VCON DEMO) By VCON. Day: Sunday Start Time: 9:00am # of participants: 2 to 4 (multiple sessions) BG – Memoir ‘44 Day: Sunday Start Time: 9:00am # of participants: 2+ BG – Munchkin (DEMO) By M3 Gamers. Day: Sunday Start Time: 9:00am # of participants: 3 – 6 (multiple sessions) BG – Settlers of Catan: Cities and Knights Day: Sunday Start Time: 9:00am # of participants: 2 to 3 Sunday Afternoon (2pm to 6pm) BG – Ascension (DEMO) By M3 Gamers. Day: Sunday Start Time: 2:00pm # of participants: 2 to 4 (multiple sessions if time permits) BG – Battlestar Galactica Day: Sunday Start Time: 2:00pm # of participants: 3 to 6 BG – German Games Night Day: Sunday Start Time: 2:00pm # of participants: 1 to 5 BG – Mystery Express (DEMO) By VCON. Day: Sunday Start Time: 2:00pm # of participants: 2 to 6 BG – Mystery in the Abbey (DEMO) By M3 Gamers. Day: Sunday Start Time: 2:00pm # of participants: 2 to 6 BG – Steve Jackson Open Demos By Steve Jackson Games. Day: Sunday Start Time: 2:00pm Max Number of Participants: 6 GottaCon would like to thank all the event coordinators for making these events possible. For complete details on the above events including descriptions please download our event listing here http://www.gottacon.com/components/gottaconeventlisting.pdf or view the events on the Warhorn site. We hope you find a few games above to your liking and will come out to GottaCon 2012!

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