Play-To-Win Games are a special feature at TsunamiCon 2017! Certain specially-marked games on the demo schedule and in The Game Library are available as "play-to-win" prizes at this year's event. What that means is that after you play the game, you earn a shot at winning a copy of the game. Here are a few of the excellent games we gave away at last year's convention!
Kill Doctor Lucky (Play-To-Win)
In this notorious game, an inversion of Clue, you hate Doctor Lucky. Maybe he left you out of his will. Maybe he killed your pet rock. Whatever the reason, you want him dead. Unfortunately, so do the other players. Since you don't want to go to jail, you need to make your attempt in secret; if anybody can see you, whistle nonchalantly, and let the Doctor live... until next time.
Players move around the mansion, collecting murder weapons (to make the murder attempt stronger - doubly so if the weapon is used in an appropriate location); failure cards (to thwart opponents' plans); and movement cards (to try to get together with Doctor Lucky in a secluded location for his inevitable demise.) Players try to convince others to use up their failure cards first, the better for when their own attempts come.
Kill Doctor Lucky is a strong hobby game favorite for 3 to 7 players that provides twisted, fun family entertainment! Play the game at TsunamiCon 2016 and you can enter to win a copy of the new 19.5th Edition of this comic classic, courtesy of Cheapass Games.
Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES. In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. Win or lose, it's fun to figure out the clues.
Codenames is a fantastic party game for up to 8 players. Play the game at TsunamiCon 2016 and you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the game, courtesy of Czech Games Edition!
Dead of Winter: The Long Night (Play-To-Win)
Dead of Winter: The Long Night is a standalone expansion for Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game that introduces the Raxxon location where horrible experiments will spill out into the town unless players can contain them.
The game has players at a new colony location trying to survive with new survivors against brand new challenges. Can you handle being raided by members of other colonies? Will you explore more and unravel the mysteries of the Raxxon pharmaceutical location to find powerful items but release stronger enemies? Or will you upgrade your colony to help it better withstand the undead horde? These are all choices you will get to make in this new set, and if you want, you can mix in the survivors and cards from the original set to increase the variety even more.
This is a brand new stand-alone expansion to Plaid Hat's compelling zombie survival scenario Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game. Check out the original game at TsunamiCon 2016 to sign up for a chance to win Dead of Winter: The Long Night.
Stuff and Nonsense (Play-To-Win)
Stuff and Nonsense is "the Inevitable Aftermath of Professor Elemental's Imaginary Polar Expedition", an adventure game about never leaving London. The players move about the city, collecting artifacts and stories, and then return to the Adventurer's Club to tell made-up stories of adventure. This game plays something like a board game, though the board is made entirely of cards. The mechanics revolve around collecting sets of cards, while trying to avoid meeting Professor Elemental, and deciding which destinations to pretend to return from. The cards are filled with humorous text and whimsical illustrations by Harold Fay.
Stuff and Nonsense is a blustery game for 2 to 6 players. Play Stuff and Nonsense at TsunamiCon 2016 and you can sign up for a chance to win a copy of the game, courtesy of Cheapass Games!
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...
In Coup, you want to be the last player with influence in the game, with influence being represented by face-down character cards in your playing area. Each player starts the game with two coins and two influence – i.e., two face-down character cards; the fifteen card deck consists of three copies of five different characters, each with a unique set of powers. The last player to still have influence – that is, a face-down character – wins the game!
Coup is a popular dystopian game of cunning from Indie Boards and Cards. Play Coup at one of our demos or check it out from the Game Library and enter for a chance to win a copy of the game!
Firefly Fluxx (Play-To-Win)
Join Mal, Wash, Zoë, Inara, Kaylee, Jayne, Simon, River, Book, and more as Fluxx enters the 'Verse at full speed. With the rules constantly changing, Firefly Fluxx is just as unpredictable as misbehaving in space!
Fluxx is a card game in which the cards themselves determine the current rules of the game. By playing cards, you change numerous aspects of the game: how to draw cards, how to play cards, and even how to win.
At the start of the game, each player holds three cards and on a turn a player draws one card, then plays one card. By playing cards, you can put new rules into play that change numerous aspects of the game: how many cards to draw or play, how many cards you can hold in hand or keep on the table in front of you, and (most importantly) how to win the game. There are many editions, themed siblings, and promo cards available.
Boss Monster 2: The Next Level
The original Boss Monster challenged players to become the ultimate villains: video game-style Bosses. Now Boss Monster 2 builds on the original in every way! An all-new set of 160 cards, Boss Monster 2 is playable as a standalone game or as an expansion to the core set.
Dark Heroes and Hybrid Heroes raise the stakes, while Epic Spells and "cycling" rooms give players more options and flexibility. Boss Monster 2 features everything that made the best-selling original a hit with players of all skill levels, with fresh new mechanisms and exciting new options.
With more Bosses, more unique cards, and more ways to slay hapless adventurers, Boss Monster 2 will take your dungeon to The Next Level!
Play Boss Monster at TsunamiCon 2016 to sign up for a chance to win Boss Monster 2: The Next Level.