It turns out that Wil Wheaton fellow and that Felicia Day gal have a special day each year for gaming, and The Portal goes all out for it.
This Saturday, April 5th, we will be having 12 HOURS of dice throwing, card flopping, meeple flicking, and storytelling, and you are invited! This glorious gathering is from 9am to 9pm, and in addition to playing games until we drop, there will be promo items available for participating AND free snacks and drinks! You are free to play whatever you wish(and as always you can borrow one of our store copies), but here’s what we’ll be focusing on:
10am-11am: FLUXX w/Lexx (up to 6 players) Fluxx is a card game in which the cards themselves determine the current rules of the game. By playing cards, you change numerous aspects of the game: how to draw cards, how to play cards, and even how to win. Come check it out and get a peel-away promo card!
11am-12pm: GLOOM w/Jared (up to 4 players) In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: you want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death. You’ll play horrible mishaps like Pursued by Poodles or Mocked by Midgets on your own characters to lower their Self-Worth scores, while trying to cheer your opponents’ characters with marriages and other happy occasions that pile on positive points. The player with the lowest total Family Value wins. Creatively kill some family members with us and get a special promo expansion!
12pm-1pm: UNSPEAKABLE WORDS w/Lexx (up to 6 players) Decode the ancient secrets of R’lyeh by forming words with the letters you find in this sanity-sapping letter game. The more angles that appear in the words, the greater their mystical value, but beware! For each word that is created, you must roll a sanity check against its value to see if the word’s power drives you mad! After your spelling bee with the elder gods you’ll receive a promo card!
1pm-3pm: KROSMASTER: ARENA w/Jared (up to 4 players) Krosmaster: Arena is a player-vs-player, tactical card game with anime-style miniatures that offers the craftiest tacticians among you the chance to challenge other players to heated battles in arenas scattered around Hormonde. All players build their team using a pre-determined method, whether a point system, draft, or at random. Equip your team with spells, weapons and other items adapted to their requirements, then utilize their various talents and abilities to create a powerful fighting force. Every figure has a point value attached to it to help balance things out. Randomly drawn event cards spice up the game at each turn, and the winning conditions differ for each game based on the scenario you choose to play. Only those who are able to create a strong, yet versatile, strategy will prevail! Exit the arena victorious and win a special promo figure pack!
3pm-5pm: 7 WONDERS w/Jared (up to 7 players) 7 Wonders lasts three ages. In each age, players receive seven cards from a particular deck, choose one of those cards, then pass the remainder to an adjacent player. Players reveal their cards simultaneously, paying resources if needed or collecting resources or interacting with other players in various ways. (Players have individual boards with special powers on which to organize their cards, and the boards are double-sided). Each player then chooses another card from the deck they were passed, and the process repeats until players have six cards in play from that age. After three ages, the game ends. Build a wonder with us and get a promo Wil Wheaton leader card!
5pm-7pm: TOKAIDO w/Jared (up to 5 players) In Tokaido, each player is a traveler crossing the “East sea road”, one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, you will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places but at the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you’ll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you’ll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things. After your tour of Japan you’ll receive a promo Felicia Day character card!
And those are just the highlights! There will be promos for other amazing games like Castle Panic, Mice & Mystics, Munchkin, and more! Behold:
Tabletop Day Swag List
And just to make this event even more insane, ALL GAMES FEATURED ON TABLETOP WILL BE 20% OFF!
Me too, little dude. Me too.