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Get Into These Ultra Pro Games At Our SDCC Tabletop Game Lounge

Get Into These Ultra Pro Games At Our SDCC Tabletop Game Lounge

In case you haven’t heard, we’re doing our annual activation again for San Diego Comic Con  – this time, we’ll be hanging out at the Marina Terrace of the Marriott Marquis & Marina. Our tabletop lounge will be stocked full of awesome games and we’ll even have some exciting demos of yet-to-be-released games for you to get your hands on.  And no, you don’t need a convention pass to get in on the fun!

Here are games our friends at Ultra Pro will be bringing for you to play and enjoy!



Designed by a former professional Magic: The Gathering players, this furious deckbuilding game is one where players try to gather Runes and defeat monsters to earn Honor Points. It’s fun, fast-paced, and much-lauded, having won numerous awards including the 2010 Origin Award for 2010’s Best Card Game.  If you like how the game plays, have a peek at Ascension: Dawn of Champions which, with the core game, will be in the tabletop game lounge. Dawn of Champions is both a standalone game using the same mechanics as the core game and is also a compatible expansion, allowing you to grow the 4-player game into a 6-player game.

Valerian: The Alpha Missions


Designed by Ryan Miller, this game is an analog interpretation of Luc Besson’s film adaptation the sci-fi comic book by the same name. Players must cooperate in order to evade enemies and finish their target objectives before being captured. The adventure unfolds through each turn on a tile map, which means that the mission can dramatically change every game with several unique configurations. You can get a taste of the game (and hints of the movie) over the con weekend with preview demos.

Pass The Pandaspassthepandas

In this quick-playing, family-friendly, dice rolling game; your goal is to get rid of all your dice by rolling water (which evaporates the dice), pandas (which you pass to other players) or bamboo (which you need to roll as much of as the previous player, lest you end up with some of their dice.) A delightfully simple game, you’ll be pressing your luck faster than a panda eating bamboo.







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Bad Beets

In this delightful card game, you can’t leave the table until those veggies are gone! You can feed them to the dog, share them with another player, or yes, even eat them. Be careful though – there might be a tattletale at the table sitting next to you, and if you get caught doing something naughty, you’ll end up with more veggies on your plate.

You Gotta Be Kitten Me!

In this game, you’re dealt a hand of cards with accessories of different colors. Each turn, you try to guess how many cards are in play with a specific accessory type or color, either by raising the current bid or challenging another player’s claim. If you’re wrong, you lose a card and the next turn starts. Did we mention adorable pictures of kittens wearing accessories?

Dia De Los Muertos

This quick-playing trick-taking game is inspired by the holiday of its namesake, with stunning original art. In playing for tricks, players are ultimately accumulating points – winner of the trick takes all the cards, some of which are positive scoring, and some of which are negative scoring. When all the cards are done, you score up your points and determine the winner.

Overkill Halloween Slasher

In this game, you take on the role Halloween lore murder monster and must come up with the most creative Halloween-themed kill. Think Cabin In The Woods – you’ll be competing for the best victims against your opponents, and when the sun rises the next day, you tally up your victim points and see who was the best slasher of the holiday.

Road Hog: Rule the Road

Don’t succumb to road rage in this game, where you’re trying to control traffic to maneuver your vehicle through, while also clogging up the lanes for your opponents. You’re dealt a hand of cards which provides extra movement, lets you move other vehicles, steal other players’ cards, and provides other effects to help you jockey through traffic and ultimately get to where you’re going.

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Flag Dash

In this family-friendly capture-the-flag board game, you play as one of several childhood friends who grew up and are reuniting to play CTF once more. Strategically plan your moves, and execute them in priority order around the table to see who will end up outmaneuvering their opponents. Beside the strategic mechanics, the game also features characterful art. The neighborhood kids turned out to be exactly what you thought they’d grow up to be, from the wannabe-ninja to the crazy cat lady. Sometimes games can be really on the nose. 

13 Minutes: The Cuban Missile Crisis

This game, based on the real-world events of the Cuban Missile Crisis during the Cold War era is one where you face off against an opponent. You either play as Kennedy or Khrushchev, you’re faced with tough decisions,  and at the end, you want to be the most powerful superpower. Of course, you’ve got to do it all in,  yes, 13 real-time minutes.

Want to check out all the awesomeness happening in our Tabletop Gaming Lounge? We’ve compiled the full list of games in our lending library as well as all the hands on demos happening. Make sure you keep up with us on Twitter and Facebook for more info on what’s going on with Geek & Sundry at SDCC! 

Image Credits: Ultra Pro

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