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Side Quest

Where? Level 3 of the Summit Building 
When? Thursday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Friday 10:00 AM – Midnight, Saturday 10:00 AM – Midnight, Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Gaming Zone Exhibitors

The 2024 ECCC Indie Games Showcase

The Indie Games Showcase is going to be a fantastic opportunity to discover some hidden gems in the indie gaming scene! Stop by the Gaming Zone on Level 3 of the Summit building to meet talented developers and immerse yourself in the vibrant gaming community of the Pacific Northwest! There will be demos, and plenty of chances to connect with fellow gaming enthusiasts!

Return to the wild world of combining robots in AEGIS: Second Ignition (aka Season 2 or just AEGIS2)! The accessible content-packed tactics game returns with an all-new box of robots and heroes vying for control of Sigaea in all-out robot fighting tournament! Choose a Commander, take their team of five robots into combat and combine them into more powerful forms to defeat your opponents. Choose from dozens of robots across five classes - Assault Evasive Guard Intel and Support - AEGIS! - and duke it out up to six players!

Space Lion: Divide and Conquer is a competitive dueling game for up to 5 players about leading your army against threating forces. While you're fighting abilities are incredible, they are limited, and you must protect all three of your bases at once! Also stop by to play The Massive-Verse Fighting Card Game!

Astrolander is an action-packed PlayStation 5 exclusive local co-op game featuring dramatic cinematics intense action and lush levels. Two players work together to control Haptic and their sidekick Feedback adventure seeking cute robots on a mission to save the MVPs (Most Valuable Programs)! Manipulate and sense the world around you with innovative immersive uses of the DualSense Wireless Controller. Create tidal waves and tornadoes using the touchpad to avoid the wrath of the Cyberquax and Cybermoos  topple dangerous enemies by blowing into the integrated microphone feel lifelike sensations as Cybertrains rumble towards you hide in the seaweed to evade lurking Cybertrackers and whiz around mischievous creatures while exploring action-packed worlds. Play solo or grab a friend for a unique co-op experience where two players join in this thrilling adventure together.

Adventure with friends on a dangerous crossing of the Azoove desert in this co-op card roguelike. Manage resources and optimize every move to survive the journey and return the cursed book to the Library. Can you make it in time to seal the evil Fiend Ur'gan?

You and your buds just want to chillax in the 90's suburban wasteland, but all kinds of post-apocalyptic crud munchers are trying to bully you around! Time to put them in their place in this dice-puzzling, rogue-like, boss battler.

Stones and Rivers is a thoughtful game of mindful placement. Each player has 14 pieces with two sides, a stone side for blocking and scoring and a river side for sweeping movement and scoring. Will you flip a piece over and reveal a river for you or opponent to use? What piece could you push? Where is the best place to place your stone piece? Balance your pieces to be the first to place 5 stones in your opponent's score area!

You’ve unknowingly brought a REAL MAGIC ITEM to game night: bad news, it’s cursed & we’re all trapped! To break the spell we must find our LOST DICE, reaching into our BAGS OF HOLDING collecting helpful magic items while using only our SENSE OF TOUCH… The first to return all 7 of their dice, will not be required to pitch-in for pizza! Light/Casual game with Set Collection, Bag Building/Pulling, Memory, Dice Chucking! (3-5 Players, Ages 10+, 30-60 Minutes to play), Game

You and your fellow players are adorable little Saplings scrambling about the forest floor in a competition to Brew 3 Potions. Each Potion requires ingredients, which you will collect from beneath the Tree and by stealing from other players' Stashes. But watch out! Berrybombs are hidden away in people's Stashes that will shake up the game! Sapling Scramble is for 2-4 players, ages 6+, and with game times of 15-20 minutes.

Barnyard Zombies is a rummy style board game about herding zombie livestock. The premise of the game is that mad cow mutated into mad sheep, mad pig and eventually the dreaded mad chicken. Each player represents a rival survivor faction and shares two objectives, herd as much zombie livestock as possible to enemy barnyards and recruit survivors to your faction. At games end the faction with the most survivors wins.

All you need is this beautifully illustrated book and deck of cards to hunt with a pod of orcas, forage for tasty mushrooms, brave the swift rivers of the salmon run, and more. Created and illustrated by Pacific Northwest locals as an ode to card games and the beauty of the PNW, these six games are a great way to dive into a world of fast and fun games with a familiar set of components. Games include: Forage (Set collection, 2-6 players), Trail (Drafting, 3-4 players), Orca Isles (Worker placement, 3-6 players), Salmon Run (Deck building, 2 players), Signal Fire (Team trick taking, 4 players), Cabin by the Sea (Solitaire, 1 player).

A rules-lite RPG set in a world of elemental crystals, magic mushrooms, and humans with a magical elemental mycelial network integrated in their bodies. You'll play as a party from The Order of Mycology, sent to a local farm to investigate an invasive shadow monster that everyone thought was extinct. It's a great two-session one shot or the perfect RPG for new players/GMs!

A cooperative tile-laying game about mitigating climate change! Launching on Kickstarter Feb 29!

Lightning Quick Fighting Card Game.

Board Games

Board Game Library

Where? Room 340/341/342 
When? All weekend

Want to try out a new board game, or play an old favorite? Come to the ECCC Board Game Lending Library, browse our offerings, and grab an open table. The Library is available to all show attendees free of charge.

Prototype Board Game Playtesting

Where? Room 347/348 
When? All weekend

Presented by PlaytestNW, we’re proud to bring unpublished board games to ECCC, giving you a sneak peek into the design and development of next year’s most exciting games – today! 

Come play unreleased games, and help their creators improve and refine their games throughout the show.

Mystery Board Game Challenge

Where? 347/348
When? Friday, March 1 at 5:00 PM and Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 AM

🎲✨ Ready for the ultimate creative showdown? 🤔📦 Join the Mystery Box Game Design Challenge! 🕵️‍♂️🎉 Gather your team, dive into the unknown with a box of mystery items and turn chaos into board game brilliance! 🌟🔍 Who will conquer the challenge? 🏆 . 

Overview of Event: One hour to make a game with your team! Then 45 minutes to play and judge games with a finale of 15-20 minutes of prizing, mingling, and networking!

Sign up at ECCC at the Gaming Info Booth on Level 3! Each event takes about 3 hours. This is free for fans and there will be awesome prizes!

Apothecary: Plague Doctors

Where? Room 347/348 
When? Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The Black Death is coming! Take on the role of rival apothecary shop owners from the renaissance period in Apothecary: Plague Doctors. In this 2-4 player card game you’ll draft ingredients and actions to help you complete orders, hinder your opponents, and distract the guards (if you’re planning on selling some poison on the side, of course). The player with the highest combined value of orders at the end of the game wins and just might survive the plague.

The Boys: This is Going to Hurt

Where? Room 347/348 
When? Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

In this 1-5 player tabletop game, based on the smash hit Dynamite Entertainment comic series from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, players take on the role of a newly activated CIA agent, unfairly tasked with recruiting the most powerful team they can to take down the biggest threat the world has ever known, Homelander. Connect and recruit your favorite and most-despised characters from the award-winning comic series, the source material for the number 1 rated Amazon show, The Boys. Fans will be given their own stash of Compound V, money and contacts to help them in their mission to take down Homelander, but be warned, he fights back each round of play.

Freeplay Arcade 

When? Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM, Friday 10 AM – 12 AM, Saturday, 10 AM – 12 AM, Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM 
Where? Level 4 of the Summit building!

100 Yen Life delivers the joy of classic Japanese arcades to you! The atmosphere is electric, with flashing lights, vibrant colors, and a dizzying array of games that you won't find anywhere else! From games like Dance Dance Revolution, Monkey Ball, and Tekken - there's something for everyone. Interested in obtaining some sweet swag too? Master a crane game and win awesome prizes!  

Social Games

The Curious Carnival by Foulplay Games

Where? Room 347 
Join Foulplay Games for a pop-up magical circus murder mystery game, The Curious Carnival! Visit the Petrovic Family Circus for the 100th birthday of the famed fortune-telling twins, where you will play as a suspect over 2 hours of mystery and intrigue to figure out whodunnit!. Not everything looks like it will be fun and games though; rumor has it, not everyone is happy with the current ringmaster and there are whispers of impossible feats taking place outside of the tents. And what of the gossip the circus is peddling something more than entertainment? Discover friends and rivals while bribing and blackmailing other con attendees to find clues and gather information to solve the crime! No prior experience needed. Ages 13+ recommended. Prizes and swag for participants and super sleuths! No signup required, first come, first served!. It’s bound to be a showstopper, come see the magic up close!

Live Action Roleplay (LARP)

Amtgard Kingdom of Northern Lights

Located in Western Washington, The Kingdom of Northern Lights is a chapter of Amtgard, a world-wide Live Action Roleplay (LARP) organization dedicated to medieval and fantasy combat sports and recreation. Meet your trainer in the Garden Lounge for some classics such as Amtgard skirmishes and boffer boot camps. Looking to spice it up? Meet your trainer on Level 3, of the Summit building, to learn the fighting style of... Bear Pit.  

All skill levels, ages 14+

Miniatures and Wargaming

Miniature Paint & Take

Where: Summit Room 331/332

Price: Included with your badge

Immerse yourself in a world of intricate detail and vibrant hues at the Miniature Paint & Take room, lead by our friends at Lethal Shadows! Join enthusiasts and artists alike as they showcase their mastery of brushes and pigments on tiny canvases. Whether you're a seasoned painter or a curious novice, all are welcome to join in the activities and create something you can take home and keep forever and ever.

Doctor Who and the Tomb of Sutek

Game type: Miniatures 
Number of players each session: 6
Game play: 2-3 Hours
Description: The 7th Doctor and Ace Tardis lands on a planet with pyramids and relics resembling shrines from the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. The local inhabitants you meet speak of evil and sorcery being inflicted on their people and some even being turned into Mummies at the Pyramid of Isis. The Doctor assemblies search parties to scour the area to locate any clues of what might be happening and what the can find out. Do you join the Doctor on his search or are you a minion of Sutek protecting him and his evil plan for world domination? Those who enjoy light role playing and the desire to have fun with no experience are very welcome.

Roleplaying Games

Dungeons & Dragons

Where? Room 333/334
When? All weekend

D&D is known for its rich storytelling, imaginative settings, and open-ended gameplay. The game allows players to explore fantastical worlds, embark on epic quests, battle monsters, solve puzzles, and interact with NPCs (non-player characters) in a collaborative and creative environment. Games will be available for new or experienced players!

Classic and Modern RPGs

Where? Room 325
When? All weekend

The Alexandria RPG Library will have hundreds of source books and modules from scores of tabletop RPG systems, available for you to browse through, or to use to run a session. They will be coordinating GMs to be on hand to introduce you to some of the greatest role-playing games of the past 40 years. 

Trading Card Games

Ready to unleash your deck and take on some thrilling challenges?

Let’s head to Level 3 of the Summit Building this weekend for some epic TCG (Trading Card Game) action! Whether you're into the intricate lore of Lorcana, the nostalgia of Pokémon, the fantasy realm of Wrymspan, or the strategic depth of Magic, there's something for every TCG enthusiast.

Star Wars: Unlimited

Star Wars: Unlimited is a brand-new Star Wars card game that features iconic heroes, villains, ships, and settings, in a fast-paced, dynamic game that is both easy to learn and strategically deep. At ECCC, fans will be the first to play Star Wars: Unlimited on Thursday, February 29, before its global release March 8th!

Wyrmspan

Launching at retailers worldwide in late March, Wyrmspan is the follow-up game to the popular board game Wingspan.  In this new version, players can build a sanctuary for dragons of all shapes and sizes, and fans will have the first chance to purchase the game directly at ECCC.

Both Star Wars: Unlimited and Wyrmspan will be available for purchase at Zulu’s Board Game Cafe’s booth on Level 3 of the Summit building.

Gaming Zone Schedule