UNPUB MINI 2017 SCHEDULE

12:30pm-1:30pm - First Round of Playtesting

Table Name Designer Type Players needed Play time Description
1 Edge of Darkness John Clair Card Crafting, Worker placement, Euro. 2-4 90 to 120 mins Edge of Darkness is a card crafting game where players will be modifying cards as they play by sleeving partially transparent overlays onto sleeved cards. Edge of Darkness has elements of worker placement, economics, and non-pvp combat. Players represent guilds in a powerful city, built upon the edge of the darklands and under a threat from the evils of that realm. The guilds vie for wealth, influence, power, and gain support from the citizenry by defending the realm from the threats of the darklands.
2 Neverland Nicholas Rose Team Partnership/Party, Card Drafting, Take That & Hidden Identity 6-8 30 mins Neverland is set in the world of J. M. Barrie's "Neverland". Players divide into teams and take on the role of Peter Pan, Tink, The Lost Boys, Hook, Smee, and The Pirates and battle each other for a stash of treasure. The team with the most treasure at the end of the game, wins...
3 Priests of Olympus Chris Renshall, TGIK Games Tactical Board Placement and Ping Pong deterministic combat 6 45-75 mins Priests of Olympus is a game where players control priests and move them across the countryside looking to gain devotion from different temples. Priests of Olympus features tactical priest movement, ping pong combat and blind bidding for new priests.
4 The Primordium Wars Andrew Nelson Large scale, strategy, sci-fi, 3.5X game with modular board, tile placement, resource gathering, and space combat. 2-4 3 hours In the far future, humanity makes contact with a dying alien race, the Mirrugennin, whose survival depends upon a constant influx of a rare substance known as primordium. Ordinary space miners have to quickly learn how to become soldiers as they are sent headlong into bloody battle against the armies of other mining factions. These conflicts become known as the Primoridum Wars. As the leader of one these human factions you will expand your primordium mining operations throughout the asteroid field, fight the terrible Raptezoids, and wage war against your opponents.
5 Stupid Users: BETA Mandy Jacobs, Dent Ventures, LLC Card Game 2-4 20-30 mins Beta is a one of a kind, IT vs Zombies, Living Card Game about building up an army and stealing or looting anything to win. You read that right, IT vs Zombies. This isn't your typical card game. Get ready for a fast paced, trash talking, turn on a dime, army building card game.Let the game begin, if you dare......
6 Firelight Eric Woods, HobbyHorse Games, LLC Role-playing 2-4 70-100 mins A scenario-based role-playing game where up to three Adventurers and one Game Master work together to improvise their way through a Quest. All mechanics, from character creation to Quest progression, are handled through cards.
7 Color Me Crazy Richard Abrams Set collection 2-4 45 mins A fast-playing set collection game involving 10 different colors, with lots of inter-action among players as they battle over harder-to-get colors, and use event cards to improve their collection and gain additional victory points.
8 Santa Monica Josh Wood Tableau building 2-4 45 mins Build your own beach by drafting cards and placing them in you tableau. Whoever builds the most attractive beach wins a feature in the hottest travel magazine. Will you focus on nature, restaurants, or having the best surfing on the globe.
9 BATTLECRATES: Sky Pirates vs. Crimson Dragons Adam Hanson, Sky Fortress Games Tactical Skirmish (demo is 1v1) 6 60 mins Command a deadly cloud of airship-wielding Sky Pirates. Or take on the growing power of the Crimson Dragons in the new BATTLECRATES tactical skirmish game demo! Unique, full color dice-as-units make for fast tracking of status and health. Mix-and-match factions, units, and powerful abilities to face off against opponents with a custom army including: Last Warriors, Merlin's Circle, Undead Legions, Dinosaurs 2.0, Black Lotus Ninjas, and more. Who will win this ultimate what-if battle of the ages?
10 Icon Mike Trias, Koalatie Games Take That, Set Collection, Simultaneous Reveal, Bidding. 2-6 30-60 mins Become a music superstar! Build your legend as you travel to different cities, establish connections, record songs, do gigs, and make money -- all while trying to either make or avoid the Headlines. But watch out. You're not the only one trying to be an Icon, and there can only be one.
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1:45pm-2:45pm - Second Round of Playtesting

Table Name Designer Type Players needed Play time Description
1 Edge of Darkness John Clair Card Crafting, Worker placement, Euro. 2-4 90 to 120 mins Edge of Darkness is a card crafting game where players will be modifying cards as they play by sleeving partially transparent overlays onto sleeved cards. Edge of Darkness has elements of worker placement, economics, and non-pvp combat. Players represent guilds in a powerful city, built upon the edge of the darklands and under a threat from the evils of that realm. The guilds vie for wealth, influence, power, and gain support from the citizenry by defending the realm from the threats of the darklands.
2 Neverland Nicholas Rose Team Partnership/Party, Card Drafting, Take That & Hidden Identity 6-8 30 mins Neverland is set in the world of J. M. Barrie's "Neverland". Players divide into teams and take on the role of Peter Pan, Tink, The Lost Boys, Hook, Smee, and The Pirates and battle each other for a stash of treasure. The team with the most treasure at the end of the game, wins...
3 Priests of Olympus Chris Renshall, TGIK Games Tactical Board Placement and Ping Pong deterministic combat 6 45-75 mins Priests of Olympus is a game where players control priests and move them across the countryside looking to gain devotion from different temples. Priests of Olympus features tactical priest movement, ping pong combat and blind bidding for new priests.
4 The Primordium Wars Andrew Nelson Large scale, strategy, sci-fi, 3.5X game with modular board, tile placement, resource gathering, and space combat. 2-4 3 hours In the far future, humanity makes contact with a dying alien race, the Mirrugennin, whose survival depends upon a constant influx of a rare substance known as primordium. Ordinary space miners have to quickly learn how to become soldiers as they are sent headlong into bloody battle against the armies of other mining factions. These conflicts become known as the Primoridum Wars. As the leader of one these human factions you will expand your primordium mining operations throughout the asteroid field, fight the terrible Raptezoids, and wage war against your opponents.
5 Stupid Users: BETA Mandy Jacobs, Dent Ventures, LLC Card Game 2-4 20-30 mins Beta is a one of a kind, IT vs Zombies, Living Card Game about building up an army and stealing or looting anything to win. You read that right, IT vs Zombies. This isn't your typical card game. Get ready for a fast paced, trash talking, turn on a dime, army building card game.Let the game begin, if you dare......
6 Firelight Eric Woods, HobbyHorse Games, LLC Role-playing 2-4 70-100 mins A scenario-based role-playing game where up to three Adventurers and one Game Master work together to improvise their way through a Quest. All mechanics, from character creation to Quest progression, are handled through cards.
7 Collector's Quest! Michael Sislofsky Vehicle movement, resource management, set collection, simultaneous action 2-6 1 hour max You are all collectors of fine items on a quest to be the first to collect 13 Collector Cards of various types. The Collector Cards are scattered throughout various stores within your neighborhood. You will need to go to the stores and purchase the Collector Cards you need. But certain resources are limited. The first collector to purchase the proper 13 Collector Cards and take them to Ollie's Outlet wins. COLLECTOR'S QUEST is the ultimate treasure hunt!
8 Magnifico Erik Dresner Similar to deck building, but not quite 2-4 30-45 mins Magnifico is a deck building game without the deck! Each player will always have exactly 5 cards in their hands and can build to more powerful combos through exchanging their cards from ones in the common pool. Love deck building but hate shuffling? Magnifico is for you!
9 BATTLECRATES: Sky Pirates vs. Crimson Dragons Adam Hanson, Sky Fortress Games Tactical Skirmish (demo is 1v1) 6 60 mins Command a deadly cloud of airship-wielding Sky Pirates. Or take on the growing power of the Crimson Dragons in the new BATTLECRATES tactical skirmish game demo! Unique, full color dice-as-units make for fast tracking of status and health. Mix-and-match factions, units, and powerful abilities to face off against opponents with a custom army including: Last Warriors, Merlin's Circle, Undead Legions, Dinosaurs 2.0, Black Lotus Ninjas, and more. Who will win this ultimate what-if battle of the ages?
10 Icon Mike Trias, Koalatie Games Take That, Set Collection, Simultaneous Reveal, Bidding. 2-6 30-60 mins Become a music superstar! Build your legend as you travel to different cities, establish connections, record songs, do gigs, and make money -- all while trying to either make or avoid the Headlines. But watch out. You're not the only one trying to be an Icon, and there can only be one.
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3:00pm-4pm - Third Round of Playtesting

Table Name Designer Type Players needed Play time Description
1 Edge of Darkness John Clair Card Crafting, Worker placement, Euro. 2-4 90 to 120 mins Edge of Darkness is a card crafting game where players will be modifying cards as they play by sleeving partially transparent overlays onto sleeved cards. Edge of Darkness has elements of worker placement, economics, and non-pvp combat. Players represent guilds in a powerful city, built upon the edge of the darklands and under a threat from the evils of that realm. The guilds vie for wealth, influence, power, and gain support from the citizenry by defending the realm from the threats of the darklands.
2 Neverland Nicholas Rose Team Partnership/Party, Card Drafting, Take That & Hidden Identity 6-8 30 mins Neverland is set in the world of J. M. Barrie's "Neverland". Players divide into teams and take on the role of Peter Pan, Tink, The Lost Boys, Hook, Smee, and The Pirates and battle each other for a stash of treasure. The team with the most treasure at the end of the game, wins...
3 Priests of Olympus Chris Renshall, TGIK Games Tactical Board Placement and Ping Pong deterministic combat 6 45-75 mins Priests of Olympus is a game where players control priests and move them across the countryside looking to gain devotion from different temples. Priests of Olympus features tactical priest movement, ping pong combat and blind bidding for new priests.
4 The Primordium Wars Andrew Nelson Large scale, strategy, sci-fi, 3.5X game with modular board, tile placement, resource gathering, and space combat. 2-4 3 hours In the far future, humanity makes contact with a dying alien race, the Mirrugennin, whose survival depends upon a constant influx of a rare substance known as primordium. Ordinary space miners have to quickly learn how to become soldiers as they are sent headlong into bloody battle against the armies of other mining factions. These conflicts become known as the Primoridum Wars. As the leader of one these human factions you will expand your primordium mining operations throughout the asteroid field, fight the terrible Raptezoids, and wage war against your opponents.
5 Stupid Users: BETA Mandy Jacobs, Dent Ventures, LLC Card Game 2-4 20-30 mins Beta is a one of a kind, IT vs Zombies, Living Card Game about building up an army and stealing or looting anything to win. You read that right, IT vs Zombies. This isn't your typical card game. Get ready for a fast paced, trash talking, turn on a dime, army building card game.Let the game begin, if you dare......
6 Mines of King Solomon Norv Brooks Exploring with role playing influence and card driven action choices. 2 to 5 prefer at least 3 90 mins King Solomon's riches are well reported on and in the 1800s stories and maps were abundant as to the whereabouts of King Solomon's mines deep in Africa. Players take on the roles of Safari Sponsors who have a goal of finding the legendary mines. Each player also has a unique goal to find someone or a rare discovery.
7 Rolling for Bunnies David Moskowitz, Nose Divot Productions Dice selection and rolling. Set collection. A bit of negotiation. 4 30 mins Lops, lionheads, large, small, and ruby-eyed bunnies all need to lose their ornery streaks and find homes. Players select and roll custom dice, and play powerful carrot cards to achieve maximum hoppiness!
8 All She's Got Erik Dresner roll and mark 2-5 ~30 mins "I'm giving her all she's got, captain!" In All She's Got, players are starship captains trying to achieve light speed with their warp drives. Each turn, players may choose among dice of various sizes. The larger the die, the greater the rewards, and the greater risk of malfunction. Fans of dice games like To Court the King and Favor of the Pharaoh should take note.
9 BATTLECRATES: Sky Pirates vs. Crimson Dragons Adam Hanson, Sky Fortress Games Tactical Skirmish (demo is 1v1) 6 60 mins Command a deadly cloud of airship-wielding Sky Pirates. Or take on the growing power of the Crimson Dragons in the new BATTLECRATES tactical skirmish game demo! Unique, full color dice-as-units make for fast tracking of status and health. Mix-and-match factions, units, and powerful abilities to face off against opponents with a custom army including: Last Warriors, Merlin's Circle, Undead Legions, Dinosaurs 2.0, Black Lotus Ninjas, and more. Who will win this ultimate what-if battle of the ages?
10 Thug Life Jason Serrato, Horseshoe Games Take that, card game, miniature combat. 5 50 mins Grand theft auto in a box!
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4:15pm-5:15pm - Fourth Round of Playtesting

Table Name Designer Type Players needed Play time Description
1 Dungeon Brawl Ramon Raya, Tableflip Games Deck Construction, Free-For-All, Take-That 3-5 30-60 mins You and your fellow adventurers have completed what you thought was a typical dungeon crawl. With the dungeon cleared and boss defeated, the treasure is yours for the taking... or so you thought. There's a disagreement as to who gets what. Talking leads to arguing. Arguing leads to yelling. Suddenly, there's a twinkle of light and a flash of steel. Everyone reactively jumps back, weapons at the ready. Each person eyes the other as they all stare back knowingly. There's no turning back now. It's now become a Dungeon Brawl.
3 No Place Like Home! Michael Sislofsky Light to medium strategy, tile placement, resource management 2 to 4 2 hours max You and all your neighbors are competing to build your own custom homes and furnish them. You have 6 months to build your home, and you will need to be careful about which items to put into your home. Whoever has the most points at game's end will earn bragging rights for the best home on the block!
4 Total Recall Brian Henk, Overworld Games Hidden identity, Deduction 4-8 40 mins Enter the world of Total Recall (based on the 1990 film) and fight for either the Rebels or Federal Colonies, attempting to eliminate the leader of the opposing team. If you shoot a non-Leader, they will exit the dream and join a third team with new actions and a new winning condition.
5 Stupid Users: BETA Mandy Jacobs, Dent Ventures, LLC Card Game 2-4 20-30 mins Beta is a one of a kind, IT vs Zombies, Living Card Game about building up an army and stealing or looting anything to win. You read that right, IT vs Zombies. This isn't your typical card game. Get ready for a fast paced, trash talking, turn on a dime, army building card game.Let the game begin, if you dare......
6 Mines of King Solomon Norv Brooks Exploring with role playing influence and card driven action choices. 2 to 5 prefer at least 3 90 mins King Solomon's riches are well reported on and in the 1800s stories and maps were abundant as to the whereabouts of King Solomon's mines deep in Africa. Players take on the roles of Safari Sponsors who have a goal of finding the legendary mines. Each player also has a unique goal to find someone or a rare discovery.
7 Waxing the Barbarian David Moskowitz, Nose Divot Productions Dice rolling. Set collection. Depilation magic placement. 2-4 30 mins Come for the Velcro and dice, stay for the strategy. It's the night before the Fae queen's marriage, and players are more than her pixie-sized attendants assigned to make the groom more presentable: they are also representatives of competing clans within her realm. Armed with limited magic, they seek influence
8 Boom! Benjamin Brown, Boom! Party game, gateway game. 2-4 10-15 mins Be the first to finish your sets, grab the boom stick, and get the biggest Boom! in this fast paced card game great for ask ages.
9 BATTLECRATES: Sky Pirates vs. Crimson Dragons Adam Hanson, Sky Fortress Games Tactical Skirmish (demo is 1v1) 6 60 mins Command a deadly cloud of airship-wielding Sky Pirates. Or take on the growing power of the Crimson Dragons in the new BATTLECRATES tactical skirmish game demo! Unique, full color dice-as-units make for fast tracking of status and health. Mix-and-match factions, units, and powerful abilities to face off against opponents with a custom army including: Last Warriors, Merlin's Circle, Undead Legions, Dinosaurs 2.0, Black Lotus Ninjas, and more. Who will win this ultimate what-if battle of the ages?
10 Thug Life Jason Serrato, Horseshoe Games Take that, card game, miniature combat. 5 50 mins Grand theft auto in a box!
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5:30pm-6:30pm - Fifth Round of Playtesting

Table Name Designer Type Players needed Play time Description
1 Dungeon Brawl Ramon Raya, Tableflip Games Deck Construction, Free-For-All, Take-That 3-5 30-60 mins You and your fellow adventurers have completed what you thought was a typical dungeon crawl. With the dungeon cleared and boss defeated, the treasure is yours for the taking... or so you thought. There's a disagreement as to who gets what. Talking leads to arguing. Arguing leads to yelling. Suddenly, there's a twinkle of light and a flash of steel. Everyone reactively jumps back, weapons at the ready. Each person eyes the other as they all stare back knowingly. There's no turning back now. It's now become a Dungeon Brawl.
2 No One Gets Out ALIVE! Matt Jackson Roll and Move 4-7 45 mins NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE puts you in the middle of a classic slasher movie full of jump scares, poor decisions, and fighting for your life. Trapped in a house with a maniac, you and your friends must search for the key to escape. But be careful, because as you hunt for the key, a killer lurks in the shadows. Stick together or go off on your own, it doesn't matter because in the end NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE.
3 No Place Like Home! Michael Sislofsky Light to medium strategy, tile placement, resource management 2 to 4 2 hours max You and all your neighbors are competing to build your own custom homes and furnish them. You have 6 months to build your home, and you will need to be careful about which items to put into your home. Whoever has the most points at game's end will earn bragging rights for the best home on the block!
4 Valiant Card Game: Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe Brian Henk, Overworld Games Semi-Coop 1-6 25-45 mins Become your favorite hero from the Valiant comic book universe to defeat Ninjak. Your team must build up your power in order to survive against Ninjak's threats and work towards your individual, hidden agenda. If you make sure your whole team survives, the hero who performed best will win!
5 Stupid Users: BETA Mandy Jacobs, Dent Ventures, LLC Card Game 2-4 20-30 mins Beta is a one of a kind, IT vs Zombies, Living Card Game about building up an army and stealing or looting anything to win. You read that right, IT vs Zombies. This isn't your typical card game. Get ready for a fast paced, trash talking, turn on a dime, army building card game.Let the game begin, if you dare......
6 Mines of King Solomon Norv Brooks Exploring with role playing influence and card driven action choices. 2 to 5 prefer at least 3 90 mins King Solomon's riches are well reported on and in the 1800s stories and maps were abundant as to the whereabouts of King Solomon's mines deep in Africa. Players take on the roles of Safari Sponsors who have a goal of finding the legendary mines. Each player also has a unique goal to find someone or a rare discovery.
7 We're Doomed! Mike Horton Survival Party Game 4-5 15 mins You, the leaders of the world's most prominent civilizations, must work together to build a monumental starship to escape our dying world. But, with a limited time to gather resources for the voyage, there may not be enough supplies for everyone to escape in the end. Some may be left behind to die... Not it!
8 Pocketari: Minotaur Gerrod Garcia, Axenic Games Cooperative adventure 1-4 30-90 mins Explore the Minotaur's labyrinth. Defeat monsters and avoid traps while navigating an ever changing dungeon. Recover the pieces of the ancient medallions and seal away the Minotaur! Beware, the Minotaur may be lurking around any corner, waiting to crush puny adventurers like you!
9 BATTLECRATES: Sky Pirates vs. Crimson Dragons Adam Hanson, Sky Fortress Games Tactical Skirmish (demo is 1v1) 6 60 mins Command a deadly cloud of airship-wielding Sky Pirates. Or take on the growing power of the Crimson Dragons in the new BATTLECRATES tactical skirmish game demo! Unique, full color dice-as-units make for fast tracking of status and health. Mix-and-match factions, units, and powerful abilities to face off against opponents with a custom army including: Last Warriors, Merlin's Circle, Undead Legions, Dinosaurs 2.0, Black Lotus Ninjas, and more. Who will win this ultimate what-if battle of the ages?
10 Icon Mike Trias, Koalatie Games Take That, Set Collection, Simultaneous Reveal, Bidding. 2-6 30-60 mins Become a music superstar! Build your legend as you travel to different cities, establish connections, record songs, do gigs, and make money -- all while trying to either make or avoid the Headlines. But watch out. You're not the only one trying to be an Icon, and there can only be one.
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6:45pm-7:45pm - Sixth Round of Playtesting

Table Name Designer Type Players needed Play time Description
1 Dungeon Brawl Ramon Raya, Tableflip Games Deck Construction, Free-For-All, Take-That 3-5 30-60 mins You and your fellow adventurers have completed what you thought was a typical dungeon crawl. With the dungeon cleared and boss defeated, the treasure is yours for the taking... or so you thought. There's a disagreement as to who gets what. Talking leads to arguing. Arguing leads to yelling. Suddenly, there's a twinkle of light and a flash of steel. Everyone reactively jumps back, weapons at the ready. Each person eyes the other as they all stare back knowingly. There's no turning back now. It's now become a Dungeon Brawl.
2 No One Gets Out ALIVE! Matt Jackson Roll and Move 4-7 45 mins NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE puts you in the middle of a classic slasher movie full of jump scares, poor decisions, and fighting for your life. Trapped in a house with a maniac, you and your friends must search for the key to escape. But be careful, because as you hunt for the key, a killer lurks in the shadows. Stick together or go off on your own, it doesn't matter because in the end NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE.
3 Dino Runners Benjamin Brown, Boom! A little area control, a little adventure, a little press your luck. 2-5 15-20 mins Dino Runners adventurous game where you play a dinosaur and search of their lost eggs. You'll discover a mysterious jungle, enjoy energy-giving fruit, but be careful your opponent may try to steal your eggs, and the jungle can be a dangerous place.
4 Valiant Card Game: Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe Brian Henk, Overworld Games Semi-Coop 1-6 25-45 mins Become your favorite hero from the Valiant comic book universe to defeat Ninjak. Your team must build up your power in order to survive against Ninjak's threats and work towards your individual, hidden agenda. If you make sure your whole team survives, the hero who performed best will win!
5 Stupid Users: BETA Mandy Jacobs, Dent Ventures, LLC Card Game 2-4 20-30 mins Beta is a one of a kind, IT vs Zombies, Living Card Game about building up an army and stealing or looting anything to win. You read that right, IT vs Zombies. This isn't your typical card game. Get ready for a fast paced, trash talking, turn on a dime, army building card game.Let the game begin, if you dare......
7 We're Doomed! Mike Horton Survival Party Game 4-5 15 mins You, the leaders of the world's most prominent civilizations, must work together to build a monumental starship to escape our dying world. But, with a limited time to gather resources for the voyage, there may not be enough supplies for everyone to escape in the end. Some may be left behind to die... Not it!
8 Pocketari: Minotaur Gerrod Garcia, Axenic Games Cooperative adventure 1-4 30-90 mins Explore the Minotaur's labyrinth. Defeat monsters and avoid traps while navigating an ever changing dungeon. Recover the pieces of the ancient medallions and seal away the Minotaur! Beware, the Minotaur may be lurking around any corner, waiting to crush puny adventurers like you!
9 BATTLECRATES: Sky Pirates vs. Crimson Dragons Adam Hanson, Sky Fortress Games Tactical Skirmish (demo is 1v1) 6 60 mins Command a deadly cloud of airship-wielding Sky Pirates. Or take on the growing power of the Crimson Dragons in the new BATTLECRATES tactical skirmish game demo! Unique, full color dice-as-units make for fast tracking of status and health. Mix-and-match factions, units, and powerful abilities to face off against opponents with a custom army including: Last Warriors, Merlin's Circle, Undead Legions, Dinosaurs 2.0, Black Lotus Ninjas, and more. Who will win this ultimate what-if battle of the ages?
10 Icon Mike Trias, Koalatie Games Take That, Set Collection, Simultaneous Reveal, Bidding. 2-6 30-60 mins Become a music superstar! Build your legend as you travel to different cities, establish connections, record songs, do gigs, and make money -- all while trying to either make or avoid the Headlines. But watch out. You're not the only one trying to be an Icon, and there can only be one.
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