MACE West 2020 Featured Tabletop Game: Berd

MACE West 2020 is proud to welcome Michael Mikaelian and his game Berd.  He will be demoing his game most of the weekend as open demos in the Gallery.

 

About Berd

The “Berd” is an ancient word that stands for a fortress or prison. The goal of the game is to collect the most tokens of any color by the end of the game. Playing pieces in the Berd game have ability to attach/detach to each other. That allows players to move a stack of tokens like a single unit and split the structure when needed. Using interlocking blocks players can create towers and a certain type of tower – Berd has unique properties that make this game special.

The design of the game is specially made simple underlying an easy and logical concept of the game. However the Berd is a serious game and players have to think strategically to win. Also, the board without a theme allows to play many different Berd games.

The board of the Berd game has a shape of a square castle from top view. In fact the starting/finishing corner squares were designed larger for accommodating four stacks of tokens. Berd game can be played by two and more players. The game set includes two different games and over six game variations for each game. Berd game can be setup in few seconds. Duration of any option of the Berd game depends on how many tokens are played. So players can set up a rapid game of 10 minutes or a long game of 90 minutes. The Berd game for two players may last less than 5 minutes. Berd game can be adjusted for luck and strategy. By employing more tokens in the game it becomes heavier in strategy.

Berd game perfectly fits for tournaments because players can accumulate tokens (or points) in series of games with different players. The interlocking blocks in the “Berd” game are made of high quality ABS plastic with thick walls, so they can last forever without wearing and breaking. The Berd game is ideal for educating children, especially when using value assigned tokens. The game can also help developing strategic thinking.

 


MACE West 2020

February 28-March 01 2020
Gaming in the Mountains!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore
Asheville, NC
https://macewest.justusproductions.com/

MACE West 2020: No Ordinary Gamers (NOG)

James Doster and his team of NOG (No Ordinary Gamers) cultists will be attending MACE West with their huge array of board games and card games.  Expect a wide variety of Steve Jackson Games, CMON, and AEG.

 

Games include…

Azul
Cards Against Humanity
Cthulhu Dice
Dice City
Dice Heist
Drinking FLUX
Dungeon Mayhem
Epic Spell Wars
Fluxx the Board Game
Give me the Brain
Istanbul
Kill Dr. Lucky
Munchkin
Mystic Vale
Ninja Burger
Ogre
Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
Potion Explosion
Raise Your Goblets
Red Dragon Inn
Sagrada
Santorini
Space Base: Command Station
Splendor
Stuff & Nonsense
Tak
The Captain Is Dead
The Captain is Dead: Forbidden Planet
Victorian Masterminds
Villainous


MACE West 2020

February 28-March 01 2020
Gaming in the Mountains!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore
Asheville, NC
https://macewest.justusproductions.com/

MACE West 2020: Empire Games

Empire Games will be attending MACE West, demonstrating their new game, Alchemy 101 as well as their great game, I Drank What?.  They will also be hosting a free open-play tournament for Alchemy 101. Join them as they show you how to poison your friends at a wine party and have fun doing it.

About Alchemy 101

Alchemy 101 is 2 to 6 Player game of magical mayhem!

In the game of Alchemy 101 you play young wizards at an unnamed magical academy of some questionable prestige. You are studying for the midterm exam, and your Alchemy Master has set an array of different potions and elixirs.

Your challenge is to find all the magical mixtures hidden among the Pumpkin Soda by any means necessary. To add to the test, a number of Essence of Frog have been placed among the potions. Those who get transmogrified will get an F (for frog, obviously) and must muck out the hippogriff stables (Ewwww!). This quickly becomes a problem because as soon as your teacher left the room, a less than graceful classmate has knocked over a Potion of Forgetting. Now no one remembers which potion is which. The only way to figure that out now is to start tasting.
Only one of you is walking out of here with a good grade, the rest, well, will be small, green and slimy. Alchemy 101 is a mad dash to see who gets the A, and who is hopping to the infirmary.

 


MACE West 2020

February 28-March 01 2020
Gaming in the Mountains!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore
Asheville, NC

MACE West 2020 Featured Designer: Welcome Home Games

MACE West 2020 is proud to welcome indie game designers  Laurel and Stephen Holmes of Welcome Home Games . They will be demoing their new game Survive ’til Sunrise in the board game and tabletop game area in Burghley B.  They will also be selling copies of the game.

About Survive ’til Sunrise

A solo-player, pen & paper game of tactical survival against the ravenous flesh-eating zombie horde.  “Make a plan. Kill zombies. Survive ’til Sunrise.


MACE West 2020

February 28-March 01 2020
Gaming in the Mountains!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore
Asheville, NC
https://macewest.justusproductions.com/

mini-mace 2020: Clarion Game Studios Demos

mini-mace 2020 will once again host a full weekend of Hull Breach and Henchmen! card games by Clarion Game Studios.  Please join Todd and Lynn in the gaming rooms for 1 to 2 hour long demos of this unique and exciting card game.


About Hull Breach

Hull Breach is a sci-fi cards-and-dice game featuring epic space combat between ships, firefights between Marine boarding parties, and plenty of clever tactics and galaxy-shaking events. You command of a space station belonging to one of our several in-game factions and fight it out with one or more other Commanders to achieve galactic domination! The object of the game is to protect your Station – your home in space – from other Commanders while trying to capture or destroy theirs.  Be warned – they’re trying to do the same thing to you. It’s a tough galaxy and at the end of the day only one Commander gets to remain standing.

Best of all, while we encourage customization and deck-building, this isn’t one of those “collectible”  card games that will have you tearing through randomized foil packs of cards to find the ones you want. Hull Breach plays right out of the box and you’ll know where you can find every card in the game without having to drop a ton of space-cash on boosters or turn to the secondary market to field a competitive deck.

About Henchman, the Game

Sword & Sorcery meets The Office in this fast-paced card game about backstabbing and sucking up to an Evil Overlord!

Working for an Evil Overlord is never the safest of jobs, nor the most prestigious, and certainly not the most lucrative, but there’s still a certain amount of pride in doing so. That’s especially true when the Overlord’s fiendish plan for world domination finally comes to fruition. At that point, the best place to be is at the Overlord’s side as their right-hand man, woman, or ogre. This lofty position over all other Minions is the single goal, the end-point, the focus of every Minion to become the one and only HENCHMAN.


mini-mace 2020

January 25
Bunker Hill UMC
Kernersville, NC

MACE 2019 Featured Tabletop Game: Berd

MACE 2019 is proud to welcome Michael Mikaelian and his game Berd.  He will be demoing his game most of the weekend as open demos in the Gallery.

 

About Berd

The “Berd” is an ancient word that stands for a fortress or prison. The goal of the game is to collect the most tokens of any color by the end of the game. Playing pieces in the Berd game have ability to attach/detach to each other. That allows players to move a stack of tokens like a single unit and split the structure when needed. Using interlocking blocks players can create towers and a certain type of tower – Berd has unique properties that make this game special.

The design of the game is specially made simple underlying an easy and logical concept of the game. However the Berd is a serious game and players have to think strategically to win. Also, the board without a theme allows to play many different Berd games.

The board of the Berd game has a shape of a square castle from top view. In fact the starting/finishing corner squares were designed larger for accommodating four stacks of tokens. Berd game can be played by two and more players. The game set includes two different games and over six game variations for each game. Berd game can be setup in few seconds. Duration of any option of the Berd game depends on how many tokens are played. So players can set up a rapid game of 10 minutes or a long game of 90 minutes. The Berd game for two players may last less than 5 minutes. Berd game can be adjusted for luck and strategy. By employing more tokens in the game it becomes heavier in strategy.

Berd game perfectly fits for tournaments because players can accumulate tokens (or points) in series of games with different players. The interlocking blocks in the “Berd” game are made of high quality ABS plastic with thick walls, so they can last forever without wearing and breaking. The Berd game is ideal for educating children, especially when using value assigned tokens. The game can also help developing strategic thinking.

 


MACE 2019

November 08-10 2019
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2019 Play to Win Games List

Thanks to Double Exposure Inc, and the publishers (seen below), we have a tone of games for MACE 2019 Play to Win.  Play a round of these games and have your name put in the pot.  Drawings will be announced on site.  Any GM that wishes to run a session and have their name in pot, please contact the .

Play-to-Win games will be in the Glenwaters room.

9th Level Games

Adam’s Apple Games

AEG

AMIGO Games

Anvil 8 Games

Atlas Games

Baksha Games

Bezier Games

Bicycle Games

Blue Orange Games

Brain Games

Breaking Games

Brotherwise Games

Chara Games

Cheeky Parrot Games

Chip Theory Games

Clarion Game Studos

Cludbreak Games

CMON

Daily Magic Games

Devir Games

Facade Games

Final War Pty Ltd

Floodgate Games

Formal Ferret Games

FoxMind Toys & Games

Galakta

Gamelyn Games

Genius Games

Gorilla Games

Grandpa Beck’s Games

Greenbrier Games

Indie Boards & Cards

Jellybean Games

Lucky Duck Games

Mayday Games

Parallel

PawWarrior Games

Playmonster

Portal Games

Pull the Pin Games

R&R Games

Red Raven Games

Roxley Game Laboratory

Screech Dragon Studios

Shades of Vengeance

Skybound Games

Smirk & Dagger Games

Stellar Factory

Stonemaier Games

Stronghold Games

Tasty Minstrel Games

Thames & Kosmos

Twogether Studios

USAopoly

Wattsalpoag Games

Weird Giraffe Games

White Wizard Games

Slugfest Games


MACE 2019

November 08-10 2019
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2019 Feature Publisher: Screech Dragon Studios

MACE 2019 is proud to announce that Screech Dragon Games will be attending MACE for the first times.  Mark Sierens and Sarah Rhodes will be demoing a wide variety of games that may include Murder On The Cosmic Express, Cul De Sac Conquest, Intelle, The Greater Debate, and Evil Genius: Deathray.  They have also donated copies of their games for our Play-to-Win library.

They will one of the many publishers and play-testers in the the Gallery. Help give the fine folks of Screech Dragon Studios a warm MACE welcome!

Screech Dragon Studios Mission: To bring people of the world together around the wooden portal of wonder…. the gaming table.


MACE 2019

November 08-10 2019
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2019: Regional Qualifier for Settlers of Catan National Championship

We are excited to announce that MACE 2019 will be hosting a Regional Qualifier for Settlers of Catan. The winner of our event will have a seat at the Tournament at Origins. We are looking forward to this event. Please pass the word. More info to come as we know it.  Sign up in OGRe by going to the site, signing in with an activated account and search on Settlers of Catan.  You must be registered for MACE 2019 to participate.  The tournament will start on Sunday at 1 pm with check-in starting at 5 PM.  Please pre-register for the event if at all possible.

Tournament is free.  Winner will not only win a seat at the National tournament.

About Settlers of Catan

Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan! But you are not the only discoverer. Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan: the race to settle the island has begun!

What Is The Catan United States Championship?

Every year players from around the country compete in local qualifying tournaments. The winners of each of the tournaments win a seat at the Catan United States Championship. In 2020, the Catan US Championship will be held at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio. Players will face off against all other winners of the qualifier tournaments and the Origins Qualifiers to become the year’s US Catan Champion. Every two years the US Champions are sent to the Catan World Championship  tournament to represent the United States. The 2020 Catan World Championship will be in Malta, dates TBA.


MACE 2019

November 08-10 2019
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2019 Tabletop Kickstarter: The Silver River by Robert Burke Games

MACE 2019 is proud to announce that Robert Burke of Robert Burke Games  will be demoing his newly kickstarted 4X board game – The Silver RiverSee OGRe for his specific schedule, click on Event Schedule and then Advanced Options to search on GM name.

Robert Burke is an independent board game designer from Belmont, NC. His published games include Cartoona, Cartoona: The Expansions and Gnomes: the Great Sweeping of AmmowanBattle For Souls, which pits the forces of heaven vs. the forces of hell and Draco Magi, which is co-design with Richard Launius (designer of Arkham Horror).

The Silver River is a rich, full-featured 4X game that takes place in our own galaxy, The Milky Way, known in many Eastern cultures as The Silver River. The playable races included are those that many believe actually exist in our galaxy, each one with different strengths and abilities. The game plays 1-4 players (5 with the expansion) in 90 to 160 minutes.


MACE 2019

November 08-10 2019
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC