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Game-o-Rama 2017 Schedule

Open gaming will run from 10am Thursday until 11pm Sunday. Most rooms are open 24 hrs.

Our featutured game designer this time is Rüdiger Dorn and we will celebrate him by playing his games. Mr. Dorn will not be at Game-o-Rama.

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Play when you want and with whom you want! Whenever you play a Rüdiger Dorn game bring us the game name, players' names and winner's name. The person who plays the most Dorn games and the person who wins the most games each gets a prize.

Ongoing: Demo Alley at Game-o-Rama is a chance for designers to show and players to check out prototypes, Kickstarter projects, and published games. There is no charge for space for members. While games can be demoed at any time, there are three scheduled sessions: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 4pm. (Located in the main hallway outside of Salon A-B)

Please note: If you are playing in a boardgame tournament, go to Salon C (part of the main boardgaming room). There will be a sign-up area in one of the corners of the room and a sign saying "tournaments" where folks should be at the start time. We might play elsewhere, but report to that area for registration. RPGs in Salon E.

*For all Envoy tournaments, if there are at least 8 players, the final table will each win a copy of the game. If there are fewer than 8, the winner gets a copy. The more folks play, the more games are available to win!

Thursday

We are in the Washington (off the lobby to the right) and Tyler rooms (end of the far hall past the swimming pool) Thursday until they can get the main Ballrooms set up (no later than 7pm). Please don't unpack your games until we are in the main ballrooms. Sorry for the inconvenience. (This is the last time we'll have to do it this way, we have the main ballroom for the entire 5 day event in May.)

8:30 Social Games
David Satterfield will host Good Cop Bad Cop and One Night (Washington)

Friday

10:30am: Robo Rally (cube)
Six Robo Rally boards are assembled into a "cube" so the board has no edges. This has been a popular feature at Atlanta Game Fest and we will have two sessions, Friday and Saturday at 10:30am at Game-o-Rama. The game usually lasts about 2 hours. There will be a sign-up sheet at registration. Hosted by Leon Hendee.

2pm: Ticket to Ride tournament
The winner will receive a copy of Ticket to Ride Rails & Sails. This will be a single-elimination format and will most likely be only two rounds total. (Salon C)

3pm: Parsely # ???? DeathTrap Dungeon!
You awaken to the sound of the heavy iron door slamming shut. Your worst fear has been realized: you have been thrown into the DeathTrap Dungeon! Do not stick your arm into the demon's mouth. This is game is a dungeon crawl using the Parsely system. It features the standard dungeon crawl tropes and makes good use of the Parsely mechanics. No signup sheet and players can drop in/out. The session should last from 2-3 hours. Hosted by Frank Branham. (Washington)

4pm: Mythos Tales
Welcome to H.P. Lovecraft's Arkham, the 1920s. There will be many mysteries to uncover in this storytelling game of Lovecraftian terror. Your score will depend upon the number of clues points you needed to visit, the risks you took to your sanity in your investigations and your ability to find the correct answers to the questions. Match wits with Armitage's final score the man who has been exposed to the sanity-blasting truth about the existence of the age old evil! Can you beat his score? Co-designer Will Kenyon will host. (Salon C)

7pm: 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)

7:30pm: Game of 49 tournament
Georgia State 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 the May Southern Regional Championship will get a free admission to GenCon, entry in their quarter-final and access to a roomshare with up to 3 other people. Presented by Envoy and Breaking Games. (Salon C)

9pm: Google Feud
Think Family Feud doesn't poll enough people for their answers? Then try Google Feud! Join Wes Wilson with Play On Con for this fun twist on your favorite game show! Your group of contestants must figure out what millions of Google users have chosen to autocomplete the phrase. The answers will surprise you! (Washington)

Saturday

10am: Nerdy Jewelry Workshop!
Come explore fun options for being crafty, stylish and geeky at the same time! Hillary will have supplies and lessons prepared for a few different nerdy jewelry workshops and will let the group decide which one they would like to do. All tools and supplies will be provided. No experience or artistic ability necessary. Ages 12+ welcome. Hosted by Hillary Wilson (who will also have a selection of her own pieces for sale at the event). (Salon C)

10am: 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)

10:30am: Nevermore tournament
Georgia State Championship. The winner will receive a seat at the Southern Regional Championship at the MayAtlanta Game Fest, (including a free membership). The final 4 players win copies of the game*. The winner of the May Southern Regional Championship will get a free admission to GenCon, entry in their quarter-final and access to a roomshare with up to 3 other people. Presented by Envoy and Smirk & Dagger. (Salon C)

10:30am: Robo Rally (cube)
Six Robo Rally boards are assembled into a "cube" so the board has no edges. The game usually lasts about 2 hours. There will be a sign-up sheet at registration. Hosted by Leon Hendee. (Salon C)

1:45pm: Set-up for sellers at the Flea Market. We have set aside a room for the flea market so that non-sellers won't have access before the start time. There is no charge for members to participate. Bring as many games to sell as you want. Dealers may not sell new games at the flea market. (Room TBA)

2pm: Flea Market. Hundreds of games for sale! (Washington)

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
Georgia State Championship. The winner will receive a seat at the Southern Regional Championship at the MayAtlanta Game Fest, (including a free membership). The final 4 players win copies of the game.* The winner of the May Southern Regional Championship will get a free admission to GenCon, entry in their quarter-final and access to a roomshare with up to 3 other people. 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
Georgia State Championship. The final 4 players win copies of the game*. The winner advances to the May Southern Regional Championship at the May Atlanta Game Fest, (including a free membership). The winner of the Southern Regional Championship gets a free admission to GenCon, entry in their quarter-final and access to a roomshare with up to 3 other people. Presented by Envoy and Thames & Kosmos. (Salon C)

10pm: Werewolf
Players can sign up in advance. If there is interest we can run a second evening session. Thanks to David Satterfield for hosting. Games available include Bezier Games' Ultimate Werewolf, One Night and Daybreak. Players will be entered in a drawing to win a copy. (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
Georgia State 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 the May Southern Regional Championship gets a free copy of the game, a trophy as well as a free admission to GenCon, entry in their quarter-final and access to a roomshare with up to 3 other people. Presented by Envoy and Stronghold Games. (Salon C)

1pm: Star Wars Armada tournament.
Organizer Alan Huskey say to bring 400 point Fleets. Prizes for the winner includes Armada Dice Pack and the Armada Maneuver Tool. (Salon C)

2pm: 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)

2:30pm: Skull King tournament
Georgia State 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 the May Southern Regional Championship gets a free admission to GenCon, entry in their quarter-final and access to a roomshare with up to 3 other people. Presented by Grandpa Beck's Games. (Salon C)

Rooms close at 11pm.

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DAlleyGame designers and publishers, Demo Alley at Game-o-Rama is a chance to show your prototypes, Kickstarter projects and published games to the gamers we expect to attend. There is no charge for space for members. There are three scheduled sessions: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday at 4pm. (Main hall between Salon A-B)

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