Wed, Aug 10|
Workshop Wednesday: Pandemic & Castles of Burgundy & Disney Sorcerer's Arena: Epic Alliances
Due to the overwhelming response to this event we are now announcing three games for Workshop Wednesday so everyone can enjoy a game we teach. This Workshop Wednesday we are teaching and playing Pandemic & Castles of Burgundy & Disney Sorcerer's Arena: Epic Alliances.
Time & Location
Aug 10, 2022, 6:00 PM
Galesburg, 180 W Michigan Ave Suite D, Galesburg, MI 49053, USA
About the event
Due to the overwhelming response to this event we are now announcing three games for Workshop Wednesday so everyone can enjoy a game we teach.
This Workshop Wednesday we are teaching and playing Pandemic & Castles of Burgundy & Disney Sorcerer's Arena: Epic Alliances.
In Pandemic, several virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously all over the world! The players are disease-fighting specialists whose mission is to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of the four plagues before they get out of hand.
The game board depicts several major population centers on Earth. On each turn, a player can use up to four actions to travel between cities, treat infected populaces, discover a cure, or build a research station. A deck of cards provides the players with these abilities, but sprinkled throughout this deck are Epidemic! cards that accelerate and intensify the disease's activity. A second, separate deck of cards controls the "normal" spread of the infections.
Taking a unique role within the team, players must plan their strategy to mesh with their specialists strengths in order to conquer the diseases. For example, the Operations Expert can build research stations that are needed to find cures for the diseases and which allow for greater mobility between cities; the Scientist needs only four cards of a particular disease to cure it instead of the normal five—but the diseases are spreading quickly and time is running out. If one or more diseases spreads beyond recovery or if too much time elapses, the players all lose. If they cure the four diseases, they all win!
Castles of Burgundy: 8.1
The game is set in the Burgundy region of High Medieval France. Each player takes on the role of an aristocrat, originally controlling a small princedom. While playing they aim to build settlements and powerful castles, practice trade along the river, exploit silver mines, and use the knowledge of travelers.
The game is about players taking settlement tiles from the game board and placing them into their princedom which is represented by the player board. Every tile has a function that starts when the tile is placed in the princedom. The princedom itself consists of several regions, each of which demands its own type of settlement tile.
The game is played in five phases, each consisting of five rounds. Each phase begins with the game board stocked with settlement tiles and goods tiles. At the beginning of each round, all players roll their two dice, and the player who is currently first in turn order rolls a goods placement die. A goods tile is made available on the game board according to the roll of the goods die. During each round players take their turns in the current turn order. During his turn, a player may perform any two of the four possible types of actions: 1) take a settlement tile from the numbered depot on the game board corresponding to one of his dice and place it in the staging area on his player board, 2) take a settlement tile from the staging area of his player board to space on his player board with a number matching one of his dice in the corresponding region for the type of tile and adjacent to a previously placed settlement tile, 3) deliver goods with a number matching one of his dice, or 4) take worker tokens which allow the player to adjust the roll of his dice. In addition to these actions, a player may buy a settlement tile from the central depot on the game board and place it in the staging area on his player board. If an action triggers the award of victory points, those points are immediately recorded. Each settlement tile offers a benefit, additional actions, additional money, advancement on the turn order track, more goods tiles, die roll adjustment, or victory points. Bonus victory points are awarded for filling a region with settlement tiles.
The game ends after the fifth phase is played to completion. Victory points are awarded for unused money and workers, and undelivered goods. Bonus victory points from certain settlement tiles are awarded at the end of the game.
Disney Sorcerers Arena: 8.6
Become the next Master Summoner in the battle arena game Disney Sorcerer's Arena: Epic Alliances, an expandable tabletop game inspired by the popular mobile game Disney Sorcerer's Arena.
Recruit from a battle-ready roster of Disney and Pixar heroes and villains — Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey, Gaston, Aladdin, Demona, Sulley, Dr. Facilier, Maleficent, and Ariel — then combine the cards for your characters into a single deck. You take turns playing standard actions and cards from your hand to move your characters and attack opponents. If you knock out rival characters or occupy certain spaces near the center of the arena until your next turn, you score points. When a player reaches 20 points or runs out of cards in their deck, the game ends at the conclusion of that round, and whoever has the most points wins.
The rules for Disney Sorcerer's Arena: Epic Alliances Core Set are spread out across four chapters, with each chapter building on what's come before to introduce players to new skills, upgrades, and abilities over multiple games. Multiple expansions will be released for the game line to allow for more team combinations.
Join us Wednesday, August 10th @ 6:00 pm to learn and play Pandemic & Castles of Burgundy & Disney Sorcer's Arena: Epic Alliances.
*This event requires a 1 - Day Membership, credit will be applied back for qualifying purchases. Current Members are always free for this event.*