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Workshop Wednesday: Decrypto, Hellapagos, & Rococo Deluxe Edition

Due to popular demand, we will now be teaching three games on Wednesdays.

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Workshop Wednesday: Decrypto, Hellapagos, & Rococo Deluxe Edition
Workshop Wednesday: Decrypto, Hellapagos, & Rococo Deluxe Edition

Time & Location

Apr 03, 2024, 6:00 PM

Voss Media, 180 W Michigan Ave Suite D, Galesburg, MI 49053, USA

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About the event

Due to popular demand, we will now be teaching three games on Wednesdays.

This Wednesday we will be playing Decrypto, Hellapagos & Rococo Deluxe Edition.

Decrypto: 7.8

Players compete in two teams in Decrypto, with each trying to correctly interpret the coded messages presented to them by their teammates while cracking the codes they intercept from the opposing team.

In more detail, each team has their own screen, and in this screen they tuck four cards in pockets numbered 1-4, letting everyone on the same team see the words on these cards while hiding the words from the opposing team. In the first round, each team does the following: One team member takes a code card that shows three of the digits 1-4 in some order, e.g., 4-2-1. They then give a coded message that their teammates must use to guess this code. For example, if the team's four words are "pig", "candy", "tent", and "son", then I might say "Sam-striped-pink" and hope that my teammates can correctly map those words to 4-2-1. If they guess correctly, great; if not, we receive a black mark of failure.

Starting in the second round, a member of each team must again give a clue about their words to match a numbered code. If I get 2-4-3, I might now say, "sucker-prince-stake". The other team then attempts to guess our numbered code. If they're correct, they receive a white mark of success; if not, then my team must guess the number correctly or take a black mark of failure. (Guessing correctly does nothing except avoid failure and give the opposing team information about what our hidden words might be.)

The rounds continue until a team collects either its second white mark (winning the game) or its second black mark (losing the game). Games typically last between 4-7 rounds. If neither team has won after eight rounds, then each team must attempt to guess the other team's words; whichever team guesses more words correctly wins.

Hellapagos: 6.6

Hellapagos is a "co-opetition" game in which players struggle to survive on a desert island and build a raft to escape before a hurricane devastates them. While players need to work together, it's not likely that everyone will survive this backstabbing negotiation game for up to twelve players.

After becoming shipwrecked, your group of castaways finds themselves on a desert island. At first, the surroundings seem like paradise, but life soon proves difficult. Water and food are scarce. It’s doubtful whether everyone can survive this diet. There is only one solution: Construct a large raft together. But don’t waste any time, because the clouds on the horizon suggest the arrival of a dangerous hurricane! At the end of the game, the players who manage to leave the island in time will win (assuming anyone survives that long!).

Rococo Deluxe Edition: 8.2

In Rococo: Deluxe Edition, you are the owner of a distinguished tailoring business endeavoring to increase your prestige. Each turn, you play an employee card that allows you to perform a task, such as hiring a new employee for your staff, tailoring exquisite gowns and frock coats to rent or sell, or funding some of the many decorations. However, employees are not always able to perform all tasks, so you must plan carefully how you direct them, especially as each employee grants a unique bonus — including some that generate prestige.

The Grand Ball ends after seven rounds with a huge fireworks display and final scoring. You will gain prestige points for the sumptuous gowns and frock coats you have rented out to guests at the ball, certain employee bonuses, and the festive decorations you have funded. Whoever has collected the most prestige at the end of the game wins.

Come join us on Wednesday, April 3rd @ 6:00 p.m. to learn any of these games for Workshop Wednesday. See you soon! 

*This event requires a 1-Day Membership, credit will be applied back for qualifying purchases. Current Members are always free for this event.*

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