Wed, Nov 02|
Workshop Wednesday: Smash Up, Happy Little Dinosaurs & Moonrakers.
No Shame November we are teaching and playing some of our games that struggle to get played or ones we are a bit ashamed to play. This Workshop Wednesday we are teaching Smash Up, Happy Little Dinosaurs & Moonrakers.
Time & Location
Nov 02, 2022, 6:00 PM
Voss Media, 180 W Michigan Ave Suite D, Galesburg, MI 49053, USA
About the event
No Shame November we are teaching and playing some of our games that struggle to get played or ones we are a bit ashamed to play.
This Workshop Wednesday we are teaching Smash Up, Happy Little Dinosaurs & Moonrakers.
Smash Up: 6.7
The "shuffle building" game Smash Up begins with a simple premise: take the 20-card decks of two factions, shuffle them into a deck of forty cards, then compete to crush more Bases than your opponents! Each faction involves a different gaming mechanism - the pirates move the cards, the zombies bring back the cards from the discard pile, and the dinosaurs have enormous power - and each combination of factions brings a different gaming experience.
During the game, basic cards (each with its own difficulties and abilities) are at stake. You try to have the most power on the basis of your minions when the base is broken. Sounds easy? Is it easy when an opponent's Alien-Ninja decides to tie your minions to other Bases - flat Murder them? What happens when the Pirate-Dinosaur Full Sails player frees King Rex to trample your minions in the ground, or when wizard zombies use their mystic power to create an outbreak, suddenly flooding minions on the base of the discard pile? Or if you were facing a Zombie-Dinosaur player instead and he created an epidemic of massive beasts at the same time?!?
Happy Little Dinosaurs: 6.2
Lately, it feels like we’re all just dinosaurs trying to avoid the falling meteors. In this game, you’ll try to dodge all of life’s little disasters. You might fall into a pit of hot lava or get ghosted by your dino date, but the dino who survives it all wins the game!
In Happy Little Dinosaurs, the first person to reach 50 points, or be the last Dinosaur standing, wins the game! During each round, you’ll flip a Disaster card featuring a Natural, Predatory, or Emotional disaster. Each player will play a Point card in hopes of collecting points and avoiding the disaster.
You will work to avoid all of life’s little disasters and laugh as they happen to your friends. If you collect 3 Disaster cards of the same type OR 3 different types of Disaster cards, you will be out of the game. Point cards feature weapons, trinkets, and good luck charms that you use to collect points and avoid disasters. Each card has a point value between 0 and 9 that you will use when scoring a round. You can use Instant cards at different points during the game to tip the odds in your favor or save your Dinosaur from certain death.
Moonrakers is a game of shipbuilding, temporary alliances, and shrewd negotiation set in a space-faring future. The players form a loose band of mercenaries, but while they are united in name, actual alliances are shaky as players are pitted against each other in the quest to become the new leader of the Moonrakers.
Moonrakers is a deck-building game in which players choose Contracts to attempt alone or with Allies in order to gain Prestige and Credits. After negotiating terms with Allies, players use their decks of Action cards to play Thrusters, Shields, Weapons, Reactors, and Crew to fulfill the requirements of each Contract. Each type of Action card has additional effects such as extra Actions, drawing additional cards, and protecting players from Hazards encountered while attempting Contracts.
Come join us on Wednesday, November 2nd @ 6:00 pm to learn any of these games as we celebrate No Shame November. See ya soon!
*This event requires a 1 - Day Membership, credit will be applied back for qualifying purchases. Current Members are always free for this event.*