MACE 2016 Cornerstone Publisher: Empire Games

empiregameslogoEmpire Games will have wine glasses to give away each round and a giant wine glass to give away for the grand championship round on Sunday. Each round’s winner gets a wine glass and can come back on Sunday at High Noon for the Grand Championship round.  Join them the in the “Empire Room” (aka Welwyn Room) for the frivolity and fun.

If you sign up on OGRe, you will get your pick of a round during that day.  Each slot is between 1 and 2 hours.  Rounds will fall into these blocks.

Friday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
I Drank What?: Friday Happy Hour! Qualifier Rounds

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
I Drank What?: Saturday Hair of the Dog! Qualifier Rounds

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
I Drank What?: Sunday Last Chance Saloon! Qualifier Rounds

With the final round being

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
I Drank What?: Grand Championship!

In I Drank What?, it is the party of the year, and all your worst enemies have been invited. You have brought along a bottle of poison to help spice the evening up. Funny, so did all the other guests. With all the witty banter and bumbling of the staff, you have lost track of which glasses of wine were poisoned.

The only thing certain is that someone is going to die, and the survivors will have a good laugh. It’s all in good fun, so long as you have the last one. So propose a toast, and drink as if there were no tomorrow, because, for you, tomorrow may never come.

I Drank What? is the fast and furiously funny card game of poison toasts and split-second treachery. It’s a wine tasting to die for…

Game Play
Each player has a card representing a glass of wine, face down in front of them; one of these glasses is poisoned. Eventually, everyone will have to take a drink, and someone will die. The last person left alive in the party wins.


MACE 2016

November 11-13 2016
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2016 Cornerstone Event: Mage Wars Operation Homefront Charity Tournament

Mage-Wars-LogoMACE 2016 is proud to be one again hosting another Mage Wars tournament benefiting the the Operation Homefront charity.  Last year was a resounding success as the pictures below show, and we hope this year is going to be just as successful.  Thanks to Ben Burton for arranging this again.  This will take place Saturday afternoon at MACE 2016.

About Mage Wars

Mage Wars is a fantasy tabletop wargame. Mage Wars was first developed in 2007 by Bryan Pope and was released in 2012 by game publisher Arcane Wonders. Mage Wars is normally played as a battle between two Mages, although there are an additional set of rules that allow for more players.

See our review on the Gamer’s Codex

About the Operation Homefront


VISION: To be the provider of choice for short-term and critical assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs to military families.  See their website for more information.

MACE 2016

November 11-13 2016
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2016 Featured Game: Havok & Hijinks Demos

hnhcardsMACE 2016 is proud to host a Havok & Hijinks™  open demos all Saturday afternoon hosted by the creators of the game. Havok & Hijinks™ is a kickstarted game from Adam “Ferrel” Trzonkowski and his team at Epic Slant Games.  Havok & Hijinks™ is a family-friendly, light strategy card game featuring cute, humorous dragons competing for treasure.

About Havok & Hijinks™

You’re a young, underachieving dragon that never paid much attention to your parents or the elders. That is unfortunate because you’ve just found yourself kicked out of the nest! It seems that your folks are tired of you eyeing their hoard and want you to build your own.

To make matters worse, the parents of your friends heard about what happened.  They all agreed it was a great idea and kicked your friends out, too! Now you’re out in the world of Vallhyn and have to compete with other young dragons to be the first to build a respectable treasure hoard… even if you have to prank them to get there.

Ages: 13+

Players 2-4

Play Time: 15-30 minutes

MACE 2016 Featured Designer: Robert Burke

MACE 2016 is proud to have attending renowned independent board game publishers, podcasters and enthusiasts – Robert Burke.  He will be demoing and playtesting three of his new games.

  • ogre.logo20.sidemenuOverpowered Arena with Quick Simple Fun games – Fall 2016
  • Moons with Quick Simple Fun games – Fall 2016
  • Dragon Kin with Indie Boards and cards – Summer 2017

See 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).

Be sure to check them out and what they are playing all weekend at MACE 2016