Atlanta Game Fest 29
May 25-29, 2017
Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center
246 Perimeter Center Parkway NE · Atlanta, Georgia 30346

The Atlanta Game Fest is a chance for boardgame fans from across the Southeast to gather for five days of fun and games. There will be hundreds of the world's best boardgames available for play, as well as friendly folks who can help with the rules.

Atlanta Game Fest will host the Southeast Regional Championships for Diamonds, Skull King, Nevermore, The Game of 49, Letter Tycoon and Dimension. The winner will get a free admission to GenCon, entry in their quarter-final and access to a roomshare with up to three other people. Presented by Envoy.

Memberships for all five days are $50 each, $90 per couple, and $100 per family. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You can also pay for your membership at the door -- please email Ward your name for a badge.

Please note that parking for the event is free for all Game Fest attendees! You can get a sticker at the front desk so you won't be charged when you exit.

"Thanks so much for a great weekend! This was my first game fest of any type like this, and it certainly exceeded my expectations -- especially going in knowing few games & virtually no people beforehand. I met many helpful and patient people (some local), and learned about some new games that would have been difficult to try out otherwise without purchasing & hoping." --Johnathan

Single-day memberships are not available!

We have secured a great room rate from the Marriott. Single or double rooms are $80. Why fight Atlanta traffic when you can stay and play? See hotel info for more details. I recommend you make your reservations early: You can cancel up to 72 hours in advance with no charge.

Schedule of Events
Thursday
10am game room opens

There will be shelves, so we can have the big wall o' games for play. The gaming room is open nonstop from Thursday morning until Monday night.

Friday

4pm: Game of 49 (Demo)
Learn the game before the tournament! Starting with $49 apiece, players in The Game of 49 bid to buy spaces on the 49-square (7-by-7) game board. Randomly drawn number cards are auctioned one at a time, with the highest bidder placing a chip on the matching board space. Wild/Payoff cards give players a choice of where to place their chip and also award cash to all players for their chips on the board: $7 per chip, with a payoff maximum of $49. The first player to claim four spaces in a row, in any direction, wins. (Salon C)

4:30pm: Game of 49 tournament
Southeast Regional Championship. The final 4 players win copies of the game.* The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, a seat at the first elimination round of the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017, plus a FREE 4-day badge for Gen Con 2017 and a FREE room share with up to three other people for three nights at Gen Con 2017. Presented by Envoy and Breaking Games. (Salon C)

7pm: Nevermore (Demo)
This game from Smirk & Dagger is a casual-style, card-drafting game in which you quickly build your hand each round, collecting cards you want and poisoning your opponent's hand by passing along cards you think they can't use. Whoever holds the most of a given suit, gains the power of that suit to attack, heal, acquire Light or Shadow magicks and score victory points. Will you transform all your rivals into ravens - or can they regain their human form in time to score enough victory to win? Learn the game before the tournament! (Salon C)

7:30pm: Nevermore tournament
Southeast Regional Championship. The final 4 players win copies of the game*. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, a seat at the first elimination round of the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017, plus a FREE 4-day badge for Gen Con 2017 and a FREE room share with up to three other people for three nights at Gen Con 2017. Presented by Envoy and Smirk & Dagger. (Salon C)

Saturday

3:30 Letter Tycoon (Demo)
Learn the game before the tournament! In the game, players take turns forming a word using a seven-card hand and a three-card community card pool, scoring money and stock rewards based on their word. Players may use their earned money to buy one letter "patent" in the word they make. In the future, whenever another player uses one of your owned letters on their turn, you earn money from the bank. Letters that are used less frequently have special abilities, increasing their power. When enough of the alphabet has been claimed, players finish the current turn, then score all money, stock and letter patents owned. Create the most valuable empire and you can become the letter tycoon!

4pm: Letter Tycoon tournament
Southeast Regional Championship. The winner will receive a seat at the Southern Regional Championship at the May Atlanta Game Fest, (including a free membership). The final 4 players win copies of the game.* The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, a seat at the first elimination round of the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017, plus a FREE 4-day badge for Gen Con 2017 and a FREE room share with up to three other people for three nights at Gen Con 2017. Presented by Envoy and Breaking Games.

7pm: Dimension (Demo)
Dimension is a fast-paced, innovative puzzle game that takes place in three dimensions with 60 colorful spheres. All of the players play at the same time. Everybody tries to position the spheres on their trays to earn as many points as possible. The task cards indicate how the spheres must be placed to earn points. Complete these tasks while racing against the timer. You get a point for each sphere you use and a bonus token for using all five colors, but you lose two points for each task card you don't follow correctly. Prove to your opponents that you are the master of multi-dimensional thinking!

7:30 Dimension tournament
Southeast Regional Championship. The final 4 players win copies of the game*. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, a seat at the first elimination round of the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017, plus a FREE 4-day badge for Gen Con 2017 and a FREE room share with up to three other people for three nights at Gen Con 2017. Presented by Envoy and Thames & Kosmos. (Salon C)

Sunday

10:30am: Diamonds (Demo)
Learn the game before the tournament! This Stronghold game by Mike Fitzgerald is a trick-taking card game in which players collect Diamonds - not cards bearing that suit, mind you, but rather actual "Diamond Crystals". What makes the game of Diamonds different from other trick-taking card games is that when you cannot follow suit you get a "Suit Action" based on what suit you do play. Suit Actions are also taken by the winner of each trick, as well as at the end of a full Round of play. Whoever has the most points in Diamond Crystals at the end of the game wins! (Salon C)

11am: Diamonds tournament
Southeast Regional Championship. The winner will receive a seat at the Southern Regional Championship at the May Atlanta Game Fest, (including a free membership). The final 4 players win copies of the game. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, a seat at the first elimination round of the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017, plus a FREE 4-day badge for Gen Con 2017 and a FREE room share with up to three other people for three nights at Gen Con 2017. Presented by Envoy and Stronghold Games. (Salon C)

1:45pm set-up for Flea Market
2-3pm Flea Market

The flea market is a great chance for folks to clear out some shelf space and get those unplayed games back into circulation. Remember, an unplayed game is an unhappy game. The flea market is free for all members; however, dealers may not sell new games at the flea market. Having a room that we could allow only sellers into before the start time worked great at Game-o-Rama, and I'm going to figure out a way to set space aside so we can do this at the Game Fests as well.

4pm: Skull King (Demo)
Learn the game before the tournament! Brent Beck's Skull King is a trick-taking game similar to Oh Hell!, Wizard and Spades, with players needing to state how many tricks they think they'll win each round. Pirates and other special cards add to the strategy. (Salon C)

4:30pm: Skull King tournament
Southeast Regional Championship. The final 4 players win copies of the game.* The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, a seat at the first elimination round of the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017, plus a FREE 4-day badge for Gen Con 2017 and a FREE room share with up to three other people for three nights at Gen Con 2017. Presented by Grandpa Beck's Games. (Salon C)

Monday
11 pm main room closes.

*Assuming we have at least 8 players in the tournament.

A list of past Game Fests is here.

Atlanta Game Fest 30 is October 26-29, 2017, Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta.

Game-o-Rama is February 1-4, 2018, Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta

Atlanta Game Fest 31 "Spring Fling" is April 13-15, 2018, Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta

 

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