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I’m Playing in Albany, Oregon on #TableTopDay!

Flyer for the Albany, OR #TableTopDay Mini-Con! Yes, you may print these out and plaster them all over your school/work. [Click to Enlargify]

Flyer for the Albany, OR #TableTopDay Mini-Con! Yes, you may print these out and plaster them all over your school/work. [Click to Enlargify]

My good friends from Bonsai Games (Ruse, Infinite Power) & Elderhaven Games (Dig Site) and I have been planning a local event for #TableTopDay! Sarah and Levi of Bonsai Games put in MAD WORK on this getting several game publishers to send us stuff to demo and giveaway at the con!

I will be bringing my game library and will be doing demos of many of them through out the day. This is my official invite to you to come out and play some games with your fellow nerds! The event is free (with encouraged donations going to the Boys and Girls Club of Albany) and will be a blast! Here’s the list of games that I will be bringing…

  • Ascension
  • Castle Panic
  • Dominion
  • Elder Sign
  • Infinite Power (ECG)
  • It’s Alive!
  • Kittens in a Blender
  • Magic: the Gathering
  • Munchkin (+ Unnatural Axe & The Guild Expansions)
  • Star Munchkin
  • Pandemic
  • Ruse
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Small World (+ Two Expansions)
  • Ticket to Ride (+ India & Switzerland Expansions)
  • We Didn’t Playtest This
  • Zombie Dice (+ Double Feature Expansion)

I will be printing out several QR codes for some of the games that have either mobile versions (Ascension, Elder Sign, Small World, Ticket to Ride and Zombie Dice) or have mobile accessories (Munchkin) like a level counter. You will be able to scan these QR codes with your iDevice (not sure if they have Android options) and download the app on the spot!

I am encouraging all comers to take pictures and/or videos while at the event and Tweet them to me for a post that I will be doing on Nerd Titan, and my YouTube channel! Should you be interested in Tweeting pics/vids to me to include in my video, you can Tweet them to @alloymatt using the hashtag #TableTopDay

You can find all the details about the event by clicking over to our event pages on either Facebook or Google+ and can find more info about what #TableTopDay is by watching the videos from Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton at the bottom of this post or by visiting the Table Top Day website where you can find similar events going on in your part of the world, should you not be local to the Oregon area.

Question time! What game(s) would you like to play/are you planning to bring with you on #TableTopDay? Tweet your responses to this question with (or just copy and paste) the following:

I’m playing [insert game name here; or just delete this part] with @BonsaiGames, @ElderhavenGames and @alloymatt on #TableTopDay! Join us! http://wp.me/p1Mdle-gd

Make sure you include the link at the end of the Tweet (to this article) so other people that you know that may be interested in also attending will know where to get the info on the event! You can also just grab the link and start posting it to all the other internets (Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, etc…) should you so desire.

#TableTopDay in Albany, Oregon:  Facebook Event Page | Google+ Event Page

Official Table Top Day Site

[youtube http://youtu.be/x3m0PIWqkfQ] [youtube http://youtu.be/_14vQpDgnyw]

Review: Kittens In A Blender

[youtube http://youtu.be/wmk_2ilof5c]

The goal of this game is to make sure as many of your kittens as possible end up in the “Box” while getting as many of your opponents kittens as possible end up in the “Blender” before someone plays the “BLEND!” card. You can play kittens directly to either the “Box” or the “Blender,” or you can play kittens to the “Counter” between the boxes. The only way to move any Kittens once their played is by using cards like “Kitties On the Move” which allows you to move 1, 2 or 3 Kittens, one spot. One move would be from the Blender to the Counter, from the Box to the Counter or from the Counter to either the Box or the Blender.

There are also card that allow you to move all of one opponents Kittens to the Blender, all of your Kittens to the Box or all of the Kittens to the Counter. Be quick though, if someone plays “Dogs in the Kitchen,” everyone passes their hand to the person on their right or left, depending on the card’s directions.

When the “BLEND!” card gets played, all Kittens in the Box get moved under the Box to be scored at the end of the game, all Kittens in the Blender get moved under the Blender to be scored after the game and any Kittens on the Counter get tossed into the Blender.

The game is a BLASTY and creates some of the coolest chances to see tiny little chicks screaming, “I’m blending all your kittens! MUAHAHAHAHA!” and big, burly dudes whimpering, “I don’t wanna Blend Mr. Snuggles!” All the kittens have the cutest little kitten names and it makes the game even more disturbingly fun! Keep up the good work Closet Nerd Games! I can’t wait for the expansion, “Fishies in the Kettle!*

This video is a brilliant marketing campaign! HAHAHAHAHA! Maybe the only better marketing idea would be to get PETA or the ASPCA to protest the Closet Nerd Games offices!

*NOTE* “Fishies in the Kettle” is a fictitious expansion that I just invented for funniness. However, if game designers Brent and Brian Knudson happen to see this, I would be happy to give full control of “Fishies in the Kettle” over to them in trade for them sending me free games (maybe “POO” or “Nuts!”) in the future to also review for this site. 😉

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