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Gaming programme

We've got a great line up of games for TitanCon members to enjoy. The gaming, dealers room and art show will all take place in the Library Bar, or Winterfell as we call it.

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TableTopNorth are returning for a second year with a selection of games including the awesome fun of the Star Trek Mega Game, a FantasyPunk RPG and a range of quick play card and dice games. Game of Thrones fans should definitely check out A Game of Thrones: The Board Game.

Also back for a second year are local game designers Leonard Boyd and David Brashaw who will be hosting demonstration games of Guards! Guards! A Discworld Boardgame (2012 revised edition) and their new game Codinca.

Guards! Guards! A Discworld Boardgame

Game length: 1 hour
No. of players: 2-6
Run by: Leonard Boyd and David Brashaw

Guards! Guards! A Discworld Boardgame: 2nd edition

Game designers Leonard Boyd and David Brashaw will be hosting demonstration and participation games of the 2012 reprint of Guards! Guards! A Discworld Boardgame throughout the day at TitanCon 2012.

The 8 Great Spells are missing and the fate of the Discworld hangs in the balance.

Players take on the role of members of the City Watch and are each assigned a number of the Spells to return. Captain Vimes of the Watch has granted them the power to recruit and deputise the townsfolk of Ankh-Morpork to help protect and safely return the Spells.

Armed with a collection of Curses and Cures, Weapons, Magical items, the ability to secretly plant Saboteurs and, if they're lucky, the power to summon a Dragon, the heroes set forth to regain the Spells and save the city.

In a game where the underhanded and the down-right sneaky are often rewarded, players quickly learn that... "It's not just winning that's important - making everyone else lose is just as much fun, especially now that The Luggage can chase the Dragons!!!"

Codinca

Run by: Leonard Boyd and David Brashaw

Codinca

Leonard Boyd and David Brashaw will be demonstrating their new game Codinca at TitanCon 2012.

Deep within the rain forests of the Yucatan rival teams of treasure hunters have recently discovered the lost city of Codinca. In the centre of the once great citadel stands a stone temple. Local legends tell of the great treasures that lie buried beneath the temple but, despite many months of searching no doorway or entrance has been found.

On the top of the temple stands a square stone altar. A small clay totem stands in the centre of this surrounded by a pattern of 16 carved stone tiles. Examining them closely you discover that an intricate series of mechanisms allow the tiles to switch places and turn over revealing a stone side and a gold side to each. A set of simple icons carved on each side of the pillar seem to indicate that a sequence of 4 different patterns must be formed to open the temple.

Can you crack the code and be the first to unlock the secrets of Codinca?

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game

Game length: 3 hours
No. of players: 3-6
Run by: TableTopNorth

Based on A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin, A Game of Thrones: The Board Game by Fantasy Flight Games lets 3-6 players take control of the great houses of Westeros in an epic struggle to claim the Iron Throne.

A Game of Thrones is an epic board game in which it will take more than military might to win. Will you take power through force, use honeyed words to coerce your way onto the throne, or rally the townsfolk to your side? Through strategic planning, masterful diplomacy, and clever card play, spread your influence over Westeros!

Star Trek Mega Game

Star Trek Mega Game

Star Trek Mega Game by TableTopNorth

Game length: 1 hour
No. of players: 6
Run by: TableTopNorth

A live action ship-to-ship combat game set in the Star Trek universe. This incredibly fun game run by TableTopNorth pits Federation Starships verses Klingon Birds-of-Prey in a frantic space dogfight. Players sit at a table top recreation of the ship's bridge complete with control boards in front of them. If their ships sensors are damaged the players have to put cardboard boxes over their heads so they can't see the game grid on the floor in front of them. Lots of other fun status effects can come into play as the fight goes on. Will you live long and prosper?

RPG - Over the Hills

Genre: FantasyPunk
No. of players: 5
Run by: TableTopNorth

Still running from the The House Guard of Lee Gar you are faced with a dilemma, fight your way through and die a glorious death. Stupid idea I know! Or cross the Orfaks mountains and take your chances with wild orcs and avalanches. Almost certain death... Well "almost" at least sounds like a shot and hopefully the Lee Guard will attract a lot more attention than a group of adventurers?

Plus assorted range of quick play card and dice games

Because TitanCon is such a packed schedule TableTopNorth have come up with the brilliant idea of bringing a selection of quick play card and dice games. Most of these games can be played in less than 30 minutes and are perfect for anyone with a limited amount of time before their next panel.

Guillotine

Guillotine

Game length: 30 minutes
No. of players: 2-5
Run by: TableTopNorth

Guillotine is a card game set during the French Revolution created by Wizards of the Coast and designed by Paul Peterson. The goal is to behead and collect the heads of Nobles, accumulating points. Despite the grim topic of the game, the artwork is comical and the tone light making it a lot of fun to play.

Settlers of Catan

Settlers of Catan

Game length: 60 minutes
No. of players: 3-4
Run by: TableTopNorth

Players are recent immigrants to the newly populated island of Catan. Expand your colony through the building of settlements, roads, and villages by harvesting commodities from the land around you. Trade sheep, lumber, bricks and grain for a settlement, bricks and wood for a road, or try to complete other combinations for more advanced buildings, services and specials. Trade with other players, or at local seaports to get resources you might lack. The first player to achieve 10 points from a combination of roads, settlements, and special cards wins.

Carcassonne: the dice game

Carcassonne: the dice game

Game length: 10 minutes
No. of players: 2-5
Run by: TableTopNorth

Carcassonne: the dice game is a quicker, more fast paced version of the Carcassone board game. Players cleverly use roles of the special dice to try to build closed cities as large as they can - the bigger, the better.

Lost Cities

Lost Cities

Game length: 30 minutes
No. of players: 2
Run by: TableTopNorth

Lost Cities is a fast paced card game for 2 players. The objective is to mount profitable expeditions to one or more of the five lost cities - the Himalayas, the Brazilian Rain Forest, the Desert Sands, the Ancient Volcanos or Neptune's Realm.

Zombies!!!

Zombies!!!

Game length: 60 minutes
No. of players: 2-6
Run by: TableTopNorth

Zombies!!! is a tile-based strategy board game for two to six players. Players must decide whether to avoid combat and allow the other players to dispose of the zombies for them, or to strike out and collect the various items that the board and event cards provide. Once the Helipad tile is placed, the players can choose between racing to the helicopter (which will often result in death); holding back and hoping to rush in when another player dies; or ignoring the helipad entirely and trying to kill 25 zombies. Zombies!!! can take up to 3 hours to play but shorter games can be achieved by having the Helipad tile shuffled in amongst the other town tiles.