GAMING IN MARCH 2019 AT EC!

Every Wednesday EC and All Things Nerdy host “EC Game Night” where you can Learn & Play a featured game from 6-7pm, then stay for Open Play of that game from 7-8pm — or any of our gaming demos of your choice!

Saturdays’ “EC Game Day” events with All Things Nerdy run from Noon-2pm, and you can learn while you play!

 

 

3/2 – COSMIC ENCOUNTERS

Build a galactic empire… In the depths of space, the alien races of the Cosmos vie with each other for control of the universe. Alliances form and shift from moment to moment, while cataclysmic battles send starships screaming into the warp. Players choose from dozens of alien races, each with its own unique power to further its efforts to build an empire that spans the galaxy.

Many classic aliens from earlier editions of this beloved game return, such as the Oracle, the Loser, and the Clone. Newly discovered aliens also join the fray, including Remora, Mite, and Tick-Tock. This classic game of alien politics returns from the warp once more.

In Cosmic Encounter, each player is the leader of an alien race. On a player’s turn, he or she becomes the offense. The offense encounters another player on a planet by moving a group of his or her ships through the hyperspace gate to that planet. The offense draws from the destiny deck which contains colors, wilds and specials. He or she then takes the hyperspace gate and points at one planet in the system indicated by the drawn destiny card. The offense vs. the defenses ships are in the encounter and both sides are able to invite allies, play an encounter card as well as special cards to try and tip the encounter in their favor.

The object of the game is to establish colonies in other players’ planetary systems. Players take turns trying to establish colonies. The winner(s) are the first player(s) to have five colonies on any planets outside his or her home system. A player does not need to have colonies in all of the systems, just colonies on five planets outside his or her home system. These colonies may all be in one system or scattered over multiple systems. The players must use force, cunning, and diplomacy to ensure their victory.

 

 

3/6 – HERBACEOUS SPROUTS

Everyone has a green thumb when playing Herbaceous Sprouts. Unwind while enjoying this beautiful and thoughtful game of collecting seeds, using tools, and growing sprouts in the community garden. Gather your seeds and tools from the shed, but don’t take too long or your friend might become the Head Gardner first.

Become the Head Gardener by collecting herb and flower seeds and using your garden tools to plant in the community garden and scoring the most points. Each round, gardeners take turns collecting herb and flower seeds (represented by dice) which they place and save in their wheelbarrow, as well as tools (represented by cards) which they use to plant sprouts. Players can plant quickly for low point spots, or push their luck saving their seeds for premier spots in the garden.

Herbaceous Sprouts is played over a series of rounds, each with a different Lead Gardener. When the last Tool Cards are used, the game ends the final score is tallied.

 

 

3/9 – PHOTOSYNTHESIS

The sun shines brightly on the canopy of the forest, and the trees use this wonderful energy to grow and develop their beautiful foliage. Sow your crops wisely and the shadows of your growing trees could slow your opponents down, but don’t forget that the sun revolves around the forest. Welcome to the world of Photosynthesis, the green strategy board game!

 

 

3/13 – CRYPT

Crypt is a light set collection game with a unique dice placement mechanic for 1 to 4 players with easy-to-learn rules and exciting strategic gameplay, all in 25 minutes.

Risk your servants to secure the best treasure in this light set collection game with a unique dice placement mechanic

Place your servant dice on treasure cards, choosing any value on each die. Choosing a higher value can ward off your opponents, but it also increases the odds that your servant will become exhausted. After everyone has placed their servant dice, everyone rolls. If you roll less than your chosen value, you lose the die.

Sets of treasure can be pawned off to collectors that offer bonus coins and special abilities. The player with the most valuable collection wins!

 

 

 

3/16 – NO GAME – STAR WARS DAY

 

 

3/20 – FLIP CITY

Build your own town in Flip City! In this micro-deckbuilding game, you have no hand at all; instead, you play cards directly from the top of your deck. Each card is double-sided, with each side granting different special bonuses. Winning the game requires delicate strategies… and some luck as well!!

On a player’s turn, they play cards directly from the top of their deck to acquire cash and victory points. They may continue playing cards as long as they have fewer than three “unhappiness” icons in play; if they do get three such icons, their turn ends immediately. If they stop before they get three “unhappiness” icons, they can use their cash to either buy a new card or flip over a card they already own, transforming it into a new, upgraded card. Upgraded cards typically grant more cash and VP as well as the option to flip them back to their non-upgraded side in exchange for an extra bonus.

If a player gains eight or more VP in a single turn, the player wins immediately!

 

 

3/23 – BATMAN: GOTHAM UNDER SIEGE

Gotham City’s most infamous villains have put the city into peril once again. Now, Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Commissioner Gordon and the Gotham City Police Department along with the unlikely aid of Catwoman, are all that stands between restoring peace and the total destruction of Gotham City!

Designed by Richard Launius and Michael Guigliano, BATMAN – The Animated Series: Gotham City Under Siege is a cooperative game for 1 to 5 players, Each player takes on the role of a powerful Gotham City super hero and must defend the city over the course of four acts, with each act inspired by episodes from the first season of the show. Players will need to work together to find the right balance between completing challenging story cards, or taking down the villains and masterminds running rampant in the streets!

 

 

3/27 – CARCASSONNE

Carcassonne is a tile-placement game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, and it must be placed adjacent to tiles that have already been played, in such a way that cities are connected to cities, roads to roads, etcetera. Having placed a tile, the player can then decide to place one of his meeples on one of the areas on it: on the city as a knight, on the road as a robber, on a cloister as a monk, or on the grass as a farmer. When that area is complete, that meeple scores points for its owner.

During a game of Carcassonne, players are faced with decisions like: “Is it really worth putting my last meeple there?” or “Should I use this tile to expand my city, or should I place it near my opponent instead, giving him a hard time to complete his project and score points?” Since players place only one tile and have the option to place one meeple on it, turns proceed quickly even if it is a game full of options and possibilities.

 

 

3/30 – FLICK’EM UP

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!

Relive the great adventures of the West, face your enemies in street duels, use different guns and tactics to get what you want. You can follow the scenarios or create your own—the choice is yours, cowboy!

 

EVEN MORE GAMING…

STAR WARS OPEN PLAY! 3/2 2-8pm

Join us for a special open play for all things Star Wars!

There will be tables set up for Star Wars Legion, Star Wars X-Wing, and Star Wars Destiny.

Promo Cards will be available all games!

 

HEROCLIX MINIATURES GAME! MOST SATURDAYS 4 – 8pm (no game on 3/2 or 3/16)
The HeroClix Core Game is a tabletop combat game using 3-D collectible miniature figures of your favorite characters. By building a force from your collection of figures, you can take on the roles of your favorite characters and challenge your friends to epic battles!

 

POKÉMON YOUTH LEAGUE! EVERY SUNDAY 4-6pm
Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

 

VERSUS SYSTEM 2PCG TOURNAMENT! SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH 12:30 – 4pm

This event will start at 1pm. Please arrive by 12:30 to register and get pairings done.
PLEASE NOTE: DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS THIS MORNING — PLEASE ADJUST YOUR CLOCKS ACCORDINGLY!

THIS WILL BE A SINGULARITY FORMAT EVENT!
Rules: You may only have one copy of each character, equipment, and plot twist card in your deck.

  • This does not apply to Main Characters with more than one copy, like MCU Ultron.
  • You can still have up to four of each basic and special location.
  • The regular Illustrated and Photographic Universe rules apply.

$5 entry fee, and all players get a foil card!

PRIZES!
Organized Play Kit #2 will be used as prize support. First place gets to choose either the acetate card or the playmat. The other will be raffled to a random other player.

  • 1 Acetate Main Character Card
  • 1 Playmat
  • 5 Extended Art Foil Supporting Character Cards (Top Finishers Prizes plus one for Head Judge)
  • 25 Alternate Extended Art Foil Supporting Character Cards (Participation Prizes)

AND … if there are 7 or more players, a $10 EC Gift Certificate will be added to the prizes! Another $10 EC Gift Certificate will be added for every 3 additional players (10, 13, 16, 19, etc). These Gift Certificates will be offered as options for the top players, and/or raffled to a random player if the acetate card and playmat are already taken before the raffle.

 

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