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Board and Card Games

Friday

10a

6288 Splendor, GM: Becky Reamy (Amorphous Blob), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10a-12p. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you're wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 203. $2.00

6951 Open gaming, GM: Will Niebling, 16 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10a-12p. Come and join us for some of our favorites! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 217-218. $2.00

7014 King of Tokyo, GM: Steve Rowe, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10a-11a. In King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens—all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. At the start of each turn, you roll six dice, which show the following six symbols: 1, 2, or 3 Victory Points, Energy, Heal, and Attack. Over three successive throws, choose whether to keep or discard each die in order to win victory points, gain energy, restore health, or attack other players into understanding that Tokyo is YOUR territory. The fiercest player will occupy Tokyo, and earn extra victory points, but that player can't heal and must face all the other monsters alone! Top this off with special cards purchased with energy that have a permanent or temporary effect, such as the growing of a second head which grants you an additional die, body armor, nova death ray, and more... In order to win the game, one must either destroy Tokyo by accumulating 20 victory points, or be the only surviving monster once the fighting has ended. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 301. $2.00

11a

6132 Green Couch Games: Best Tree House Ever, GM: Paula Tuttle, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 11a-12p. Who hasn't dreamed of building the best treehouse in the world? Now it's time to live that dream! In Best Treehouse Ever, players compete to build their best treehouse, outfitting their treehouse with cool rooms, while also making sure that their tree doesn't tip over and that their rooms are more impressive than all of their friends' rooms at the end of the game. Building takes place over three weeks/rounds, and in each round, players use card drafting and spatial reasoning to add five new rooms to their treehouse. Players must pay attention to the other treehouses being built since they take turns determining which types of rooms score for everyone at the end of each round. At the end of the third week, the winner is the player with the best treehouse ever! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 219. $2.00

7060 Coup, GM: Pritpaul Mahal, 6 players, No XP/Average, Friday 11a-12p. You are head of a family in an Italian city-state, a city run by a weak and corrupt court. You need to manipulate, bluff, and bribe your way to power. Come try this quick and exciting bluffing game! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

12p

6131 Green Couch Games: Rocky Road a la Mode, GM: Paula Tuttle, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12p-1p. Get in the driver's seat and feel what it's like to live the life of a sweet treat trucker! Stock up your truck, attract customers, and serve a hefty scoop of tasty frozen delight! The best truckers get to know their customers' favorite selections so that they can always meet demand and gain an edge over the competition in the battle to claim the hottest locations. You'll see the business of icy entrepreneurship is no day at the beach. Buckle up, turn on the loudspeaker, and take to the rocky road...with ice cream! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 219. $2.00

6289 Robo Rally, GM: Becky Reamy (Amorphous Blob), 8 players, No XP/Average, Friday 12p-2p. Direct your robot through several checkpoints to be the first to the finish. But, watch out! The rest of the robots are out to get you, as is the factory floor. There are conveyor belts, lasers and even holes to fall through. Since you are a robot, you need to have a pre-set course of action, no changes on the fly! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 203. $2.00

2p

6130 Green Couch Games: Ladder 29 , GM: Paula Tuttle, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-3p. Ladder 29 is a hot game of ladder-climbing firefighters. As experts in the time-honored business of firefighting, players attempt to extinguish their hand of cards while facing difficult challenges that hinder their abilities and choices. Players must decide when to play it safe and when to put it all on the line in this easy-to-learn game that is sure to turn up the heat around the gaming table! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 219. $2.00

6617 Hamsterrolle, GM: Denny Lau, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-3p. Imagine a hamster's exercise wheel, divided into numerous segments and separated by low fences (built obviously for a National Hunt racing hamster). In Hamsterrolle, the players each receive seven wooden pieces, which they aim to place (one per person per turn) within the wheel without any pieces falling out. Any pieces dislodged are taken back as a penalty, and the first to get rid of her pieces wins. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 422. $2.00

6952 Open gaming, GM: Will Niebling, 16 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-4p. Come and join us for some of our favorites! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 217-218. $2.00

7037 Boss Monster, GM: Tim Silas, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-3p. Juggle two competing priorities: the need to lure Heroes at a faster rate than your opponents, and the need to kill those Heroes before they reach your Boss. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 205. $2.00

3p

6169 Cottage Garden, GM: Nicholas Baker, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 3p-5p. Plant your best gardens by placing tetris-like pieces on your boards. Players pick from a central market that changes. Finish and score a garden, getting a new one. You can fill holes with cats! By the designer of Patchwork, think of Cottage Garden as Patchwork's chill cousin. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 310. $2.00

4p

6260 Various: Fast and Simple Card Games!, GM: Paul Johnson, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 4p-5p. Need to fill some time with a game? Then come and join us for a variety of quick and easy-to-learn games! Coloretto, No Thanks!, Love Letter, Pairs, Hanabi, Red 7, Sushi Go!, and more! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 421. $2.00

6953 Open gaming, GM: Will Niebling, 16 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 4p-6p. Come and join us for some of our favorites! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 217-218. $2.00

5p

7011 Asteroids , GM: Jim Schoch, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 5p-6p. Asteroids is a board game adaptation of the Atari video game from the 1980s Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 306. $2.00

7036 Mystic Vale, GM: Tim Silas, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 5p-6p. Players take on the role of Druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. Score the most victory points to win the game! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 312. $2.00

6p

6448 Lorenzo Il Magnifico, GM: Bryan Snell, 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 6p-9p. In this game, you're the head of a noble family in a city during the Italian renaissance. You deploy your family members to the different guilds and towers of the city, where they'll gain political, military and economic achievements. The stronger the family member, the greater the rewards! Players must also pay attention to their family's relationship to the powerful Church, which will impose harsh and lasting penalties on those who haven't demonstrated their faith. A fairly heavy Eurogame by the designers of Grand Austria Hotel. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 309. $4.00

8p

6562 Various: Short Games, GM: Jeannette Quirk, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-10p. What to do when you don’t have a full hour or even a half hour to game? Play a short game, that’s what. Come play several short games and get a feel for many different fun, fast, games to play. Games that I will have may include Tsuro, Escape, Zombie Dice, Sushi Go, 7 ate 9, Stoplights, Spot it, Loonacy, Piece o’ Cake and Timeline: Inventions. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 222. $2.00

6619 Metro, GM: Denny Lau, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-9p. With similarities to Streetcar, Tsuro, Tantrix and Spaghetti Junction. Players put square tiles onto the board to form rail lines. Players start with a number of trains ringing the board. Whenever a tile placement connects a train to a station on the edge or in the center, the player scores based on the length of the route, and double for city connections to the center of the board Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 422. $2.00

6954 Open gaming, GM: Will Niebling, 16 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-10p. Come and join us for some of our favorites! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 217-218. $2.00

10p

6620 Ave Caesar, GM: Denny Lau, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10p-11p. Set in a Roman Coliseum, players use cards to move their chariots around a quasi-variable track. The track itself has bottlenecks and lane-changing restrictions, which make the race interesting for the racers (very similar to Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix or Daytona 500). Players are required to race three laps, and they must stop to 'Hail Caesar' before they can finish (a pit stop). The game is light, but if you waste too many moves taking the longer outside routes on corners, you may not have enough movement to finish the race. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 307. $2.00

6964 Star Fluxx, GM: Jeff Beeler, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10p-11p. Fluxx gets the Science Fiction treatment. From the publisher: "Just when you thought that Fluxx had gone as far as it could go - it blasts off for the Stars! Explore the vastness of space-themed humor with your valiant Captain, Engineer, and, of course, your Expendable Crewman. Go check out that Small Moon – or is it really a Space Station? You may be swayed by Unseen Forces, held hostage by Evil Computers, or find your ship infested with Cute Fuzzy Aliens." Like its brethren, Star Fluxx is the game of ever changing rules. It starts out as Draw 1, Play 1, but even that can change. When a Goal card is played, you can win by meeting the Goal, usually by having the correct Keeper cards in front of you. Action and Surprise cards help you to meet the Goal, or stop your opponent. Creeper cards usually prevent you from winning, but are sometimes necessary to meet the Goal. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 103. $2.00

6980 Lotus, GM: Paula Tuttle, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10p-11p. Lotus is a beautiful game that grows into a unique work of art every time you play. Clear your head and take in the quiet strength of the lotus garden. It takes skillful care and nurturing to grow these flowers to their full potential, but, once picked, they provide their owner with wisdom. Beware, for there are others who will do anything they can to get their hands on these mystical flowers. You'll need to enlist the help of creatures native to this land to take control of the lotus garden and achieve true enlightenment. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 219. $2.00

12a

6254 Various: Fast and Simple Card Games!, GM: Paul Johnson, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 12a-1a. Need to fill some time with a game? Then come and join us for a variety of quick and easy-to-learn games! Coloretto, No Thanks!, Love Letter, Pairs, Hanabi, Red 7, Sushi Go!, and more! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 414. $2.00

Saturday

9a

6829 Junk Art, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-10a. Where some see junk, others see art! In Junk Art, let your creativity take over as everything you touch turns into magnificent structures and extraordinary creations! But you're not the only talented artist in town... Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 419. $2.00

7063 Splendor, GM: Pritpaul Mahal, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 9a-10a. Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Use gems to buy gem mines which in turn help you buy more mines. Strategize to attract nobles and acquire the most prestige points. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 312. $2.00

10a

6537 Near and Far, GM: Vera Devera-Dalrymple (ConTessa), 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 10a-12p. In Near and Far, you and up to three friends explore a land, recruiting adventurers, hunting for treasure, and competing to be the most storied traveler. You must collect food and equipment at town for long journeys to mysterious locales, making sure not to forget enough weapons to fight off bandits, living statues, and rusty robots! Sometimes in your travels you'll run into something unique and one of your friends will read what happens to you from a book of stories, giving you a choice of how to react and creating a new and memorable tale each time you play. Family Friendly (7+) Conference C Table 4. $2.00

6834 Camel Up, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 8 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-11a. OCG-OAKLAND COUNTY GAMERS teaches Camel Up. Up to eight players bet on five racing camels, trying to suss out which will place first and second in a quick race around a pyramid. The earlier you place your bet, the more you can win-- should you guess correctly, of course. Camels don't run neatly, however, sometimes landing on top of another one and being carried toward the finish line. Who's going to run when? That all depends on how the dice come out of the pyramid dice shaker, which releases one die at a time when players pause from their bets long enough to see who's actually moving! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 419. $2.00

6942 Isle of Skye, GM: Chrissy Zimmerman (Oakland County Gamers), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-12p. Players are chieftains of famous clans and want to build their kingdoms to score as many points as possible, but in each game only four of the sixteen scoring tiles will be scored. Thanks to the scoring tiles, each game is different and leads to different tactics and strategies. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 416. $2.00

6946 The Godfather: Corelone's Empire, GM: Tony Armada (Oakland County Gamers), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-12p. Money, rackets, contracts, and special advantages (such as the union boss) are represented by cards in your hand, and your hand size is limited, with you choosing which extra cards to pay tribute to the don at the end of each of the five rounds. At the end of the game, though, cash is all that matters, and whoever has the most money wins Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 417. $2.00

6947 Lanterns, GM: Andrew McAlister (Oakland County Gamers), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-12p. The harvest is in, and the artisans are hard at work preparing for the upcoming festival. Decorate the palace lake with floating lanterns and compete to become the most honored artisan when the festival begins. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 414. $2.00

6955 Open gaming, GM: Will Niebling, 16 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-12p. Come and join us for some of our favorites! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 217-218. $2.00

7052 Zombie House Blitz, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-11a. Speed card game in which players try to save members of their family from zombies by getting people (cards) out of the house (stack) and into the cars (points piles) to safety. Players don't take turns, but rather race madly to get their cards into the shared scoring piles in the center of the table. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

7066 Dicemasters: Learn to Play Dicemasters, GM: Henry Kloosterman, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-11a. Players take on the role of masterminds directing the actions of a team of powerful supers (represented by dice) to battle each other! Each turn, you'll roll your dice to see what resources you have available, buy dice, send your team members into the field, and then strike at the enemy mastermind. Reduce the enemy mastermind's life to zero, and save the day! All materials provided & rules taught. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 107. $2.00

11a

6154 7 Wonders, GM: Evans Collins, 7 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 11a-1p. 7 Wonders is a card drafting game in which each player is tasked with building one of the Seven Wonders of the World. He/she must develop his/her civilization through the clever use of playing cards. Players can also establish guilds in order to maximize their score at the end of the game. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 101. $2.00

6574 Big Bad Overlord, GM: Mauro DeCillis, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11a-1p. Big Bad Overlord is a card and dice game for 4-6 players in which you take on the role of a mighty Lord of Darkness. Fight with other sinister beings for control while you gather evil minions, hunt for great artifacts of power, and fend off the occasional do-gooder bent on "saving the world." Capture your enemies' minions with Mind Control, shatter their troops with mighty blasts of Magic, or just hack and slash your way to the top! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 304. $2.00

6599 Various: Short Games, GM: Jeannette Quirk, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11a-1p. What to do when you don’t have a full hour or even a half hour to game? Play a short game, that’s what. Come play several short games and get a feel for many different fun, fast games to play. Games may include Tsuro, Escape, Zombie Dice, Sushi Go, 7 ate 9, Stoplights, Spot it, Loonacy, Piece o’ Cake, and Timeline: Inventions. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 222. $2.00

6828 Campy Creatures, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11a-12p. Players are mad scientists in need of precious mortals for future experiments. Rather than getting your hands dirty, your army of campy creatures awaits to do your bidding. Capture the most valuable mortals over the course of three nights to win. But be warned-- the mortals won't go down without a fight. Campy Creatures is a ghoulish game of bluffing, deduction, and set collection for 2-5 players. Players begin each round with the same hand of creatures. Their goal is to capture valuable mortals by outguessing their opponents with the creatures they play. Each player has perfect information at the start, so knowing what a person might do in a particular situation is key. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 419. $2.00

6994 My Little Pony Memory Game, GM: Matt Hawkins, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11a-12p. Classic Memory game challenging you to find matches. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 203. $2.00

7051 Coup, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11a-12p. You are head of a family in an Italian city-state, a city run by a weak and corrupt court. You need to manipulate, bluff and bribe your way to power. Your object is to destroy the influence of all the other families, forcing them into exile. Only one family will survive. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

7082 Dicemasters: Learn to Play Dicemasters, GM: Henry Kloosterman, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11a-12p. Players take on the role of masterminds directing the actions of a team of powerful supers (represented by dice) to battle each other! Each turn, you'll roll your dice to see what resources you have available, buy dice, send your team members into the field, and then strike at the enemy mastermind. Reduce the enemy mastermind's life to zero, and save the day! All materials provided & rules taught. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 107. $2.00

12p

6975 Hey! That's My Fish!, GM: Mary Garton, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 12p-1p. Your penguins jump from ice floe to ice floe, hunting fish and trying to block other penguins and secure the best fishing grounds for themselves. The penguins that catch the most fish win. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 307. $2.00

7035 Boss Monster, GM: Tim Silas, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 12p-1p. Juggle two competing priorities: the need to lure Heroes at a faster rate than your opponents, and the need to kill those Heroes before they reach your Boss. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 312. $2.00

2p

6600 Big Bad Overlord, GM: Mauro DeCillis, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-4p. Big Bad Overlord is a card and dice game for 4-6 players in which you take on the role of a mighty Lord of Darkness. Fight with other sinister beings for control while you gather evil minions, hunt for great artifacts of power, and fend off the occasional do-gooder bent on "saving the world." Capture your enemies' minions with Mind Control, shatter their troops with mighty blasts of Magic, or just hack and slash your way to the top! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 303. $2.00

6943 Valdora, GM: Chrissy Zimmerman (Oakland County Gamers), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-4p. Hidden far away from our time lies a valley of unimaginable riches. Drawn by the lure of gold, silver, and precious jewels, adventurers from all over the world soon find their way there. While some of them still carefully choose commissions and provisions, others quickly rush off to bring valuable gems back to their patrons. But those who wish for fame and fortune will have to be cleverer than their opponents! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 416. $2.00

6949 Quadropolis, GM: Andrew McAlister (Oakland County Gamers), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-4p. The game lasts four rounds, and in each round players first lay out tiles for the appropriate round at random on a 5x5 grid. Each player has four architects numbered 1-4 and on a turn, a player places an architect next to a row or column in the grid, claims the tile that's as far in as the number of the architect placed (e.g., the fourth tile in for architect #4), places that tile in the appropriately numbered row or column on the player's 4x4 city board, then claims any resources associated with the tile (inhabitants or energy). Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 415. $2.00

6956 Open gaming, GM: Will Niebling, 16 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-4p. Come and join us for some of our favorites! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 217-218. $2.00

7015 Near and Far, GM: Paula Tuttle, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-4p. Four wanderers search for the Last Ruin. A lost love, redemption, acceptance, a family rejoined-- these are the fires that fuel the wanderers' journeys, but can they overcome their own greed and inner demons on the way? Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 219. $2.00

7032 Star Trek: Five Year Mission, GM: David Whitcher, 7 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-4p. Choose the classic Star Trek Enterprise NCC-1701 or the Star Trek: The Next Generation NCC-1701-D. ALERT! You and your fellow crewmates must cooperate to resolve dangerous situations that threaten to destroy your ship. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 414. $2.00

7045 Mysterium, GM: Matt McLane (A2 Iron Gods), 7 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-3p. A murder has happened and you have been asked to lend your psychic abilities to solve the mystery and lay the ghost to rest. Unable to talk, the amnesic ghost communicates with the mediums through visions, which are represented in the game by illustrated cards. The mediums must decipher the images to help the ghost remember how he was murdered: Who did the crime? Where did it take place? Which weapon caused the death? The more the mediums cooperate and guess well, the easier it is to catch the right culprit. Come play Mysterium. I will make it as immersive an experience as I can manage. The game can be played by 2-7 players. No experience is needed and anyone can play. The game even transcends language barriers. For those who have played before, I have all the expansions that we can try if people are interested in something different. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 102. $2.00

7054 The Resistance, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 10 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-3p. The Empire must fall. Our mission must succeed. By destroying their key bases, we will shatter Imperial strength and liberate our people. Yet spies have infiltrated our ranks, ready for sabotage. We must unmask them. In five nights we reshape destiny or die trying. We are the Resistance! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

3p

6757 Dixit, GM: Meri Orosz, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 3p-5p. Players choose cards that match the title given by the "storyteller." Players then try to guess which card the "storyteller" played. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 205-206. $2.00

7055 Red 7, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 3p-4p. The rules of "Red" are simple: highest card wins! But "Red" is just one of seven games you'll be playing in Red7, and if you're not winning the current game at the end of your turn, you're out! The last person standing wins the round. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

4p

6170 Cottage Garden, GM: Nicholas Baker, 4 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 4p-6p. Plant your best gardens by placing tetris-like pieces on your boards. Players pick from a central market that changes. Finish and score a garden, getting a new one. You can fill holes with cats! By the designer of Patchwork, think of Cottage Garden as Patchwork's chill cousin. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 310. $2.00

6601 Big Bad Overlord, GM: Mauro DeCillis, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-6p. Big Bad Overlord is a card and dice game for 4-6 players in which you take on the role of a mighty Lord of Darkness. Fight with other sinister beings for control while you gather evil minions, hunt for great artifacts of power, and fend off the occasional do-gooder bent on "saving the world." Capture your enemies' minions with Mind Control, shatter their troops with mighty blasts of Magic, or just hack and slash your way to the top! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 303. $2.00

6944 Castles of Mad King Ludwig, GM: Chrissy Zimmerman (Oakland County Gamers), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-6p. This is a tile laying game where each player is building a castle. Placing room tiles will earn the players points based on the room it is and what it is next to, so careful planning is rewarded. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 416. $2.00

6957 Open gaming, GM: Will Niebling, 16 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-6p. Come and join us for some of our favorites! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 217-218. $2.00

6992 Five Seals Of Magic , GM: Matt Hawkins, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 4p-5p. Explore the dungeon of the Arcana Tower in Five Seals of Magic to find powerful spells! Magical seals of four elements block your way to the scrolls. Use the dice of four matching colors to break the seals and clear a path to the scrolls. You should also keep an eye on your opponents. Use your powers at the right time and at the right place! Manipulate dice and other elements of the game with scrolls, which you've collected. This way, you can break stronger seals and open your way to more powerful scrolls. The player who collects the most powerful scrolls wins. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 423. $2.00

7034 Star Trek: Five Year Mission, GM: David Whitcher, 7 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-6p. Choose the classic Star Trek Enterprise NCC-1701 or the Star Trek: The Next Generation NCC-1701-D. ALERT! You and your fellow crewmates must cooperate to resolve dangerous situations that threaten to destroy your ship. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 414. $2.00

7056 Zombie House Blitz, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-5p. Speed card game in which players try to save members of their family from zombies by getting people (cards) out of the house (stack) and into the cars (points piles) to safety. Players don't take turns, but rather race madly to get their cards into the shared scoring piles in the center of the table. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

5p

6948 Five Tribes, GM: Andrew McAlister (Oakland County Gamers), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 5p-7p. Crossing into the Land of 1001 Nights, your caravan arrives at the fabled Sultanate of Naqala. The old sultan just died, and control of Naqala is up for grabs! The oracles foretold strangers who would maneuver the Five Tribes to gain influence over the legendary city-state. Will you fulfill the prophecy? Invoke the old Djinns and move the Tribes into position at the right time, and the Sultanate may become yours! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 415. $2.00

6998 Dungeon Buster!, GM: Matt Hawkins, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 5p-6p. To trust is good; not to trust is better. Five weary warriors, on a journey for a mysterious dungeon rumored to be filled with precious gemstones. But there is hitch: ferocious monsters are guarding the gems! If the warriors join forces they can defeat them. But the coward who, blinded by his greed, will not fight seriously might get his companions punished by the monsters! The warrior who will remain loyal and will betray at the right time is the genuine hero of this game. In Dungeon Busters, the players take the role of heroes exploring dungeons and defeating monsters in search of treasures. In order to defeat a monster, every player simultaneously plays a power card face-down then reveals the values. If two or more players play the same value, they are all ignored. If players are defeated the player who played the lowest value should return some treasures as a penalty. If players succeed to defeat the monster, players can divide rewards but the player who played the lowest value will go first. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 425. $2.00

7009 King of Tokyo, GM: Steve Rowe, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 5p-6p. In King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens—all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. At the start of each turn, you roll six dice, which show the following six symbols: 1, 2, or 3 Victory Points, Energy, Heal, and Attack. Over three successive throws, choose whether to keep or discard each die in order to win victory points, gain energy, restore health, or attack other players into understanding that Tokyo is YOUR territory. The fiercest player will occupy Tokyo, and earn extra victory points, but that player can't heal and must face all the other monsters alone! Top this off with special cards purchased with energy that have a permanent or temporary effect, such as the growing of a second head which grants you an additional die, body armor, nova death ray, and more.... and it's one of the most explosive games of the year! In order to win the game, one must either destroy Tokyo by accumulating 20 victory points, or be the only surviving monster once the fighting has ended. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 422. $2.00

7039 Mystic Vale, GM: Tim Silas, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 5p-6p. Players take on the role of Druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. Score the most victory points to win the game! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 312. $2.00

7p

6137 Green Couch Games: Best Tree House Ever, GM: Paula Tuttle, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 7p-8p. Who hasn't dreamed of building the best treehouse in the world? Now it's time to live that dream! In Best Treehouse Ever, players compete to build their best treehouse, outfitting their treehouse with cool rooms, while also making sure that their tree doesn't tip over and that their rooms are more impressive than all of their friends' rooms at the end of the game. Building takes place over three weeks/rounds, and in each round, players use card drafting and spatial reasoning to add five new rooms to their treehouse. Players must pay attention to the other treehouses being built since they take turns determining which types of rooms score for everyone at the end of each round. At the end of the third week, the winner is the player with the best treehouse ever! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 219. $2.00

7033 Star Trek: Five Year Mission, GM: David Whitcher, 7 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 7p-9p. Choose the classic Star Trek Enterprise NCC-1701 or the Star Trek: The Next Generation NCC-1701-D. ALERT! You and your fellow crewmates must cooperate to resolve dangerous situations that threaten to destroy your ship. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 414. $2.00

8p

6136 Rocky Road a la Mode - Green Couch Games, GM: Paula Tuttle, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-9p. Get in the driver seat and feel what it's like to live the life of a sweet treat trucker! Stock up your truck, attract customers, and serve a hefty scoop of tasty frozen delight! The best truckers get to know their customers' favorite selections so that they can always meet demand and gain an edge over the competition in the battle to claim the hottest locations. You'll see the business of icy entrepreneurship is no day at the beach. Buckle up, turn on the loudspeaker, and take to the rocky road...with ice cream! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 219. $2.00

6155 7 Wonders, GM: Evans Collins, 7 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 8p-10p. 7 Wonders is a card drafting game in which each player is tasked with building one of the Seven Wonders of the World. He/she must develop his/her civilization through the clever use of playing cards. Players can also establish guilds in order to maximize their score at the end of the game. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 205. $2.00

6958 Open gaming, GM: Will Niebling, 16 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-10p. Come and join us for some of our favorites! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 217-218. $2.00

9p

6139 Ladder 29 - Green Couch Games, GM: Paula Tuttle, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9p-10p. Ladder 29 is a hot game of ladder-climbing firefighters. As experts in the time-honored business of firefighting, players attempt to extinguish their hand of cards while facing difficult challenges that hinder their abilities and choices. Players must decide when to play it safe and when to put it all on the line in this easy-to-learn game that is sure to turn up the heat around the gaming table! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 219. $2.00

7012 Asteroids , GM: Jim Schoch, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9p-10p. Asteroids is a board game adaptation of the Atari video game from the 1980s Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 208. $2.00

7059 Coup, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9p-10p. You are head of a family in an Italian city-state, a city run by a weak and corrupt court. You need to manipulate, bluff and bribe your way to power. Your object is to destroy the influence of all the other families, forcing them into exile. Only one family will survive. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

10p

7058 6 Nimmt!, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10p-11p. Each turn, players simultaneously choose and reveal a card from their hand, then add to the rows in ascending order; specifically, each card is placed in the row that ends with the highest number that is below the card's number. When the sixth card is placed in a row, the owner claims the other five cards and their card becomes the first in a new row. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

11p

7057 Don't Mess With Cthulhu, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11p-12a. This is a social deduction game with secret identities. Players are either Investigators trying to keep Cthulhu from waking and controlling the world, or Cultists that want to bring the world to a disturbing end. The game takes place over four rounds. The Investigators must uncover all the Elder Signs to win; the Cultists win when Cthulhu is revealed or if the game ends before all the Elder Signs are discovered. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

12a

7053 Are You a Werewolf?, GM: Jeremiah Lee, 18 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 12a-1a. Werewolf takes place in a small village which is haunted by werewolves. Each player is secretly assigned a role - Werewolf, Villager, or Seer (a special Villager). There is also a Moderator who controls the flow of the game. The game alternates between night and day phases. At night, the Werewolves secretly choose a Villager to kill. Also, the Seer (if still alive) asks whether another player is a Werewolf or not. During the day, the Villager who was killed is revealed and is out of the game. The remaining Villagers then vote on the player they suspect is a Werewolf. That player reveals their role and is out of the game. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

Sunday

10a

6172 Flick 'em Up!, GM: Eric McGlohon, 10 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 10a-11a. The cities in the West are not the safest place to be. In the disc-flicking game Flick 'em Up!, you can become an outlaw and rob banks, free prisoners, attack innocent bystanders... or you could become the Sheriff and try to protect the people of your city from these bandits! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 413. $2.00

6259 Various: Fast and Simple Card Games!, GM: Paul Johnson, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 10a-11a. Need to fill some time with a game? Then come and join us for a variety of quick and easy-to-learn games! Coloretto, No Thanks!, Love Letter, Pairs, Hanabi, Red 7, Sushi Go!, and more! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 423. $2.00

6945 878 Vikings, GM: Tony Armada (Oakland County Gamers), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 10a-12p. The year is 878. For the past 75 years, Viking raiding parties from Norway and Denmark have been terrorizing the coasts of England with ‘hit and run’ attacks. The treasures and stories gained from these attacks have allowed the Norsemen to raise huge hosts of eager men seeking glory and riches. These armies now stand poised to thunder across England where they will settle and farm the fertile land they conquer. The divided English kingdoms are unprepared for this impending onslaught. The Vikings are coming! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 417. $2.00

6959 Open gaming, GM: Will Niebling, 16 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 10a-12p. Come and join us for some of our favorites! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 217-218. $2.00

11a

6485 Ping Pong Balls and Jenga Blocks: Castle Assault!, GM: Dave Morris, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 11a-1p. Come defend your kingdom and destroy your enemies! Use Jenga blocks to build a castle to defend your (Lego) people. Assault your opponents castle with ping pong catapults. Last one standing wins! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 411. $2.00

6831 Hive Mind, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 12 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 11a-1p. Up in the hive, the bees are trying to prove to the Queen Bee that they deserve to stay! During the game, the players must be harmonious in answering intriguing questions based on their experience and opinions. The more answers they have in common with other players, the more points they get! Represented by bee pawns called Beeples, players move through the hive; those who score the fewest points each round must move closer to the hive exit. As soon as one or more bees exit the hive, the game ends. All the remaining bees win and survive the winter! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 419. $2.00

6969 Star Fluxx, GM: Jeff Beeler, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 11a-12p. Fluxx gets the Science Fiction treatment. From the publisher: "Just when you thought that Fluxx had gone as far as it could go - it blasts off for the Stars! Explore the vastness of space-themed humor with your valiant Captain, Engineer, and, of course, your Expendable Crewman. Go check out that Small Moon – or is it really a Space Station? You may be swayed by Unseen Forces, held hostage by Evil Computers, or find your ship infested with Cute Fuzzy Aliens." Like its brethren, Star Fluxx is the game of ever changing rules. It starts out as Draw 1, Play 1, but even that can change. When a Goal card is played, you can win by meeting the Goal, usually by having the correct Keeper cards in front of you. Action and Surprise cards help you to meet the Goal, or stop your opponent. Creeper cards usually prevent you from winning, but are sometimes necessary to meet the Goal. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 306. $2.00

12p

6271 Overworld, GM: Matthew Arnold, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 12p-1p. In every classic JRPG, the heroes encountered a mysterious stranger, who gave them a map to a dungeon, and stocked them with potions, keys, and other provisions. How was the map drawn? How did the wise stranger learn of all these dire warnings? In Overworld, you are the hero's mysterious mentor. All those years before you sent the hero to the underworld, you mapped the Overworld! By laying tiles, you will seek to claim regions of Forests or Mountains with your Bird meeples, and regions of Reefs or Whirlpools with your Ship meeples. When the tiles form a hole in the world, the player who explored the most tiles there will place a Dungeon Door meeple into the hole. Can you foresee uncertain spots in the geography, indeterminate in the distance? Will you uncover a dungeon... or wander the repeating pixel textures forever? Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 422. $2.00

6950 The Godfather: Corelone's Empire, GM: Tony Armada (Oakland County Gamers), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 12p-2p. Money, rackets, contracts, and special advantages (such as the union boss) are represented by cards in your hand, and your hand size is limited, with you choosing which extra cards to pay tribute to the don at the end of each of the five rounds. At the end of the game, though, cash is all that matters, and whoever has the most money wins Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 417. $2.00

7038 Boss Monster, GM: Tim Silas, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 12p-1p. Juggle two competing priorities: the need to lure Heroes at a faster rate than your opponents, and the need to kill those Heroes before they reach your Boss. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

1p

6830 Junk Art, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 1p-2p. Where some see junk, others see art! In Junk Art, let your creativity take over as everything you touch turns into magnificent structures and extraordinary creations! But you're not the only talented artist in town... Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 419. $2.00

2p

6174 Terror in Meeple City: Rampage!, GM: Eric McGlohon, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-3p. As a gigantic, famished, scaly-skinned monster, dig your claws and dirty paws into the asphalt, destroy buildings, and devour innocent meeples – in short: sow terror while having fun. The monster who has caused the most damage after the carnage finally ends wins the game. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 304. $2.00

6758 Dixit, GM: Meri Orosz, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-4p. Players choose cards that match the title given by the "storyteller." Players then try to guess which card the "storyteller" played. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 205-206. $2.00

6833 Celestia, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-3p. In Celestia, a revamped version of Cloud 9, you board an aircraft with a team of adventurers to perform many trips through the cities of Celestia and recover their wonderful treasures. Your journey will not be safe, but you will attempt to be the richest adventurer by collecting the most precious treasures! At the beginning of a journey, all players place their pawns within the aircraft; the players start the game with six cards in hand (or eight depending on the number of players). At the beginning of each round, one player is chosen to be the captain of the trip and he rolls 2-4 dice to discover the challenges that they will face. He must then play the appropriate cards to continue the journey and reach the next city. But before the captain plays the appropriate cards, each player must decide whether to stay within the aircraft. If you exit, you're guaranteed the victory points that come from exploring the current city. If you stay on board, you hope to make it to the next city in order to catch more precious treasures. If the captain can't overcome the challenge, though, everyone comes crashing down empty-handed and you'll need to begin a new trip with all passengers on board. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 419. $2.00

6960 Open gaming, GM: Will Niebling, 16 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-4p. Come and join us for some of our favorites! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 217-218. $2.00

7040 Mystic Vale, GM: Tim Silas, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-3p. Players take on the role of Druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. Score the most victory points to win the game! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 313. $2.00

7049 Mysterium, GM: Matt McLane (A2 Iron Gods), 7 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-3p. A murder has happened and you have been asked to lend your psychic abilities to solve the mystery and lay the ghost to rest. Unable to talk, the amnesic ghost communicates with the mediums through visions, which are represented in the game by illustrated cards. The mediums must decipher the images to help the ghost remember how he was murdered: Who did the crime? Where did it take place? Which weapon caused the death? The more the mediums cooperate and guess well, the easier it is to catch the right culprit. Come play Mysterium. I will make it as immersive an experience as I can manage. The game can be played by 2-7 players. No experience is needed and anyone can play. The game even transcends language barriers. For those who have played before, I have all the expansions that we can try if people are interested in something different. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 102. $2.00

3p

6832 Celestia, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 3p-4p. In Celestia, a revamped version of Cloud 9, you board an aircraft with a team of adventurers to perform many trips through the cities of Celestia and recover their wonderful treasures. Your journey will not be safe, but you will attempt to be the richest adventurer by collecting the most precious treasures! At the beginning of a journey, all players place their pawns within the aircraft; the players start the game with six cards in hand (or eight depending on the number of players). At the beginning of each round, one player is chosen to be the captain of the trip and he rolls 2-4 dice to discover the challenges that they will face. He must then play the appropriate cards to continue the journey and reach the next city. But before the captain plays the appropriate cards, each player must decide whether to stay within the aircraft. If you exit, you're guaranteed the victory points that come from exploring the current city. If you stay on board, you hope to make it to the next city in order to catch more precious treasures. If the captain can't overcome the challenge, though, everyone comes crashing down empty-handed and you'll need to begin a new trip with all passengers on board. Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 419. $2.00

7013 Asteroids , GM: Jim Schoch, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 3p-4p. Asteroids is a board game adaptation of the Atari video game from the 1980s Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 303. $2.00

4p

6835 Camel Up, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 8 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 4p-5p. OCG-OAKLAND COUNTY GAMERS teaches Camel Up. Up to eight players bet on five racing camels, trying to suss out which will place first and second in a quick race around a pyramid. The earlier you place your bet, the more you can win-should you guess correctly, of course. Camels don't run neatly, however, sometimes landing on top of another one and being carried toward the finish line. Who's going to run when? That all depends on how the dice come out of the pyramid dice shaker, which releases one die at a time when players pause from their bets long enough to see who's actually moving! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 419. $2.00

6961 Open gaming, GM: Will Niebling, 16 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 4p-6p. Come and join us for some of our favorites! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 217-218. $2.00

5p

6836 Spoils of War, GM: Joseph Brown (Oakland County Gamers), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 5p-6p. The raid is over, and the victorious Vikings gather in the chieftain's tent to divide the spoils of war! Piled high on a massive oak table are the best treasures taken during the raid: gleaming gems, shiny swords, fine armor, and magical artifacts! Once strong allies, the Vikings are taken by greed, and soon a heated debate ensues - who will get which spoils? Fists pound the table, insults are made, and tempers rise! Spoils of War is a fast-paced and exciting game of bidding and wagering for 3-5 players. Each round, players roll their dice, then cleverly bluff and bet to outwit their fellow Vikings. The winners of each round get to claim fantastic treasures to add to their collection! With lots of twists and surprises, no one knows who will win until the last treasure is claimed and the spoils are counted! Family Friendly (7+) Ballroom Table 419. $2.00