TN Game Days Middle Tennessee's Annual Open Gaming Convention

26Feb/110

Gaming IN THE THIRD DIMENSION!

The last time I took my family to the cinema (yes, I said cinema, I am 1950s man), it was a challenge to find a film that didn't require me to wear a second pair of glasses to view.  It seems that Hollywood has embraced 3D movies as the new standard of action and family fair.  You can experience that largess in board games at TGD VI.  We are going to have a number of fan made projects that you'll want to see in person and probably play as well!

Humanity's Last Hope Battlestar Glactica

It started as a reboot of an sci-fi television show and turned into a huge hit.  The Fantasy Flight turned it into an incredible boardgame featuring intrigue, distrust and cooperation.  Now, you can experience perhaps the most immersive versions of this game we have ever seen.  For those that haven't played it, here's the idea of the game, from Boardgamegeek:

"After the Cylon attack on the Colonies, the battered remnants of the human race are on the run, constantly searching for the next signpost on the road to Earth. They face the threat of Cylon attack from without, and treachery and crisis from within. Humanity must work together if they are to have any hope of survival…but how can they, when any of them may, in fact, be a Cylon agent?  Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is an exciting game of mistrust, intrigue, and the struggle for survival. Based on the epic and widely-acclaimed new Sci Fi Channel series, Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game puts players in the role of one of ten of their favorite characters from the show. Each playable character has their own abilities and weaknesses, and must all work together in order for humanity to have any hope of survival. However, one or more players in every game secretly side with the Cylons. Players must attempt to expose the traitor while fuel shortages, food contaminations, and political unrest threatens to tear the fleet apart."

Wow!  Now imagine all that rendered with models galore and you'll feel like Starbuck staring down a Toaster Raider.  Or maybe Doctor Balter testing each crew member to see who might be a Cylon agent.  Even if you've never played this game before, fear not - we'll have a Tour set up that will teach this game on this set, so anyone wanting to play will get the chance.

acquireACQUIRE

So rescuing humanity isn't your idea of a fun afternoon?  Well how about making a killing in corporate America?  The Sid Sackson classic Acquire is a great game  focused on a stock manipulation mechanism.  There is a reason this is in the GAMES Magazine Hall of Fame and has been in print for close to FIFTY years.  While the recent Hasbro production (from 1999) was well done, this version is a sight to behold.   Why settle for second best when the greatest version will be available for you to play?   Pimped out Acquire will be on hand for you to play all weekend!

SHADOWS OVER SPAM-A-LOT?

"We are the knights that say NI!"

"It's but a flesh wound."

"What is your Quest?!"

camelot1 If your quest is to have a hilariously great time playing a fun game - search no further.  This game is one part Shadows over Camelot added to one part Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail.  Play a great co-op game but with all your favorite scenes from the movie - the Black Knight, the killer bunny and even the French Police.  You'll be spewing out crazy quotes and laughing about the air speed of a European swallow all evening long.   Shadows over Spamalot is a one of a kind fan made recreation and will be available all weekend long!

So come on out to TGD and experience the next dimension!


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