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[7033]     GL: Meetup at the Round Table 1

Thursday 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Max Players: 9
Come meet the friendly staff at Game Lab and find out what it's all about! This is a great way for folks to see what games are coming up that need play testers. It's also a chance for designers to sign up for open play test sessions if some are available.

[7060]     GL: Play Test 1 (2 hr)

Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is a two hour game, so be prepared for richer game play and more interaction with your fellow players.

[7210]     GL: Play Test 2 (1 hr)

Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. Plan for one hour or less game time; expect fast pace and real fun!

[7061]     GL: Play Test 3 (1 hr)

Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. Plan for one hour or less game time; expect fast pace and real fun!

[7213]     GL: Play Test 4 (2 hr)

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is a two hour game, so be prepared for richer game play and more interaction with your fellow players.

[7893]     GL: Play Test 5 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7892]     GL: Play Test 7 Open Sign Up (2 hr)

Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7043]     GL: Industry/Guest Session 1

Thursday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 5
Game Lab welcomes our Guests of Honor and other Industry experts to share their games, their wisdom and some helpful design tips. Check Game Lab for updated guest schedules at these tables. Space is limited; pick a day and time and sign up early!

[7211]     GL: Play Test 6 (1 hr)

Thursday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. Plan for one hour or less game time; expect fast pace and real fun!

[7894]     GL: Play Test 10 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7185]     GL: Play Test 8a (1 hr)

Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. Plan for one hour or less game time; expect fast pace and real fun!

[7071]     GL: Play Test 9 (1 hr)

Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. Plan for one hour or less game time; expect fast pace and real fun!

[7891]     GL: Play Test 13 Open Sign Up (2 hr)

Thursday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7209]     GL: Play Test 8b (1 hr)

Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. Plan for one hour or less game time; expect fast pace and real fun!

[6960]     GL: Rise of an Empire

Game System: Engine Building
Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 7
All players are building up the empire together. Bringing art, buildings, infrastructure, cash flow, etc. to the empire. Each players goal is trying to reach the top in one of those areas. Improving cash flow to buy buildings will also help your opponents.

[7214]     GL: Silvergarde

Game System: board / card game
Thursday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 7
Your GM for this game is the designer, Rivan Wells. Silvergarde is a cooperative role playing card game where the cards become the game board. Each game is a mini-campaign where the group moves as a unit together from location to location, discovering the map as they go. Eight characters are available to play ranging from Knight to Wizard to Gypsy. Four different endings are possible.

[7034]     GL: Meetup at the Round Table 2

Thursday 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Max Players: 9
Come meet the friendly staff at Game Lab and find out what it's all about! This is a great way for folks to see what games are coming up that need play testers. It's also a chance for designers to sign up for open play test sessions if some are available.

[7072]     GL: Play Test 14 (1 hr)

Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. Plan for one hour or less game time; expect fast pace and real fun!

[7895]     GL: Play Test 15 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7085]     GL: 2019 Game Jam PREVIEW

Thursday 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Max Players: 30
Game Lab is hosting a Designers' Game Jam this year; an accelerated design contest. COME FIND OUT HOW IT WORKS AT THIS SPECIAL PREVIEW SESSION! You'll need to schedule 1 or more 2-hour Game Jam sessions on Friday to have enough time to create your new game. Industry experts will judge all the entries and pick the best overall plus find some honorable mentions.

[7212]     GL: Coal Train

Game System: Euro-style board game
Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Max Players: 4
Your GM for this playtest is published designer Rick Holzgrafe, a long time friend of Game Lab. A medium-heavy euro-style game about building railroad networks, with a unique action-selection mechanism.

[7044]     GL: Industry/Guest Session 2

Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Max Players: 5
Game Lab welcomes our Guests of Honor and other Industry experts to share their games, their wisdom and some helpful design tips. Check Game Lab for updated guest schedules at these tables. Space is limited; pick a day and time and sign up early!

[7042]     GL: Mage School Mayhem

Game System: Board Game Prototype
Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Max Players: 6
When your magic school faces a surprise onslaught of clockwork, even the kids in detention join the fight. A spell-slinging cooperative skirmish/adventure.

[7890]     GL: Play Test 18 Open Sign Up (2 hr)

Thursday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[6979]     GL: Colony Ship

Thursday 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Max Players: 4
In this team game, players will work together to figure out the secret of the colony ship and establish a new home for their people.

[7065]     GL: Play Test 19 (2 hr)

Thursday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is a two hour game, so be prepared for richer game play and more interaction with your fellow players.

[7896]     GL: Play Test 21 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Thursday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7084]     GL: 2019 Game Jam PREVIEW

Friday 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Max Players: 30
Game Lab is hosting a Designers' Game Jam this year; an accelerated design contest. COME FIND OUT HOW IT WORKS AT THIS SPECIAL PREVIEW SESSION! You'll need to schedule 1 or more 2-hour Game Jam sessions on Friday to have enough time to create your new game. Industry experts will judge all the entries and pick the best overall plus find some honorable mentions.

[7035]     GL: Meetup at the Round Table 3

Friday 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Max Players: 9
Come meet the friendly staff at Game Lab and find out what it's all about! This is a great way for folks to see what games are coming up that need play testers. It's also a chance for designers to sign up for open play test sessions if some are available.

[6976]     GL: Rouwber Dynasty

Game System: Boardgame
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Max Players: 5
Action selection, nation building.

[7032]     GL: These Cats Hate Peas!

Friday 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Max Players: 5
Develop a cat food recipe that wows the most cats! This is a drafting game in which you choose cards to build the most enticing cat food recipe. The player whose recipe attracts the most cats wins!

[7889]     GL: Play Test 26 Open Sign Up (2 hr)

Friday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[6984]     GL: Battle-Mage, Ascension

Game System: Collectible Card Game
Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Max Players: 4
Battle-Mage, Ascension is a collectible trading card game with innovative resource and deck building mechanics. Players take on the role of an iconic mage battling for the right to claim divinity in a dark, high-fantasy inspired universe.

[6224]     GL: Citizen Heroes

Game System: board/card game
Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Max Players: 4
Citizen Heroes is a 90 min coop card game where 2-4 players take on the roles of Citizen Heroes to protect Metroville from being destroyed and to protect the people from the Disaster. The Citizen Heroes must band together (and enlist the aid of reinforcements in the way of Emergency Personnel) to rescue citizens as they attempt to escape the Disaster.

[7045]     GL: Isaias Vallejo, Daily Magic Games - Margraves

Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes Isaias Vallejo from Daily Magic Games, creator of Valeria, Card Kingdoms. He will be sharing a new game, Margraves, plus sharing helpful design tips and answering questions. Margraves is a deck-building (Concordia style) worker-placement game set in the world of Valeria. 

[7897]     GL: Play Test 29 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7026]     GL: Teaching Session 1

Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Max Players: 12
This session is designed for new game designers in a cooperative workshop format. We'll deal with the issues brought up by each day's audience. Presenters: KC Humphrey and Industry Guests

[7080]     GL: 2019 Game Jam Part 1

Friday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 20
Game Lab is hosting a Designers' Game Jam this year; an accelerated design contest. Anyone is welcome to bring their design skills and enter. You'll need to schedule 1 or more 2-hour Game Jam sessions on Friday to have enough time to create your new game. Industry experts will judge all the entries and pick the best overall plus find some honorable mentions.

[6966]     GL: Under Attack

Game System: Board Game
Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 4
Your outpost is under attack by an Orc tribe. While waiting for the Cavalry to arrive, you and your fellows need to defend the outpost at all costs. Collectively survive 8 rounds of Orc attacks and individually acquire more VP than any other player.

[7063]     GL: In Situ

Game System: abstract strategy
Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 4
Your GM for this game is David Iezzi. Players take on the role of freelance archaeologists, completing the contracts of various museums in search of lost ruins and ancient artifacts.

[7898]     GL: Play Test 31 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7888]     GL: Play Test 37 Open Sign Up (2 hr)

Friday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[6958]     GL: The Glumps

Game System: Dexterity/Worker Placement
Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 4
Build building using your Glumps (dice) or attack your opponents buildings by rolling them at your opponent! Improve your stats with buildings and crush your opponent.

[6977]     GL: County Fair

Game System: Boardgame
Friday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Max Players: 5
You are designing a grange display to enter into the county fair. Resource management, set collection.

[7186]     GL: Deduction Masquerade

Game System: light deduction card game
Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 6
Your GM for this game is David Iezzi. A 2-6 player deduction game in which players are anthropomorphic animals trying to discover which attendee has suspiciously left the party early.

[7046]     GL: Kris Gould, Wattsalpoag Games - Catering to the Queen

Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 5
Game Lab welcomes Kris Gould from Wattsalpoag Games to share a new game, Catering to the Queen, plus some helpful design tips. You are a caterer, gaining renown with the nobles for catering their parties with your delicious food. Manage your budget, play cards to your kitchen as food to prepare, or to the table as parties to cater. Cater the Royal Wedding to win!

[7064]     GL: Pass-Word-Play

Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 2
Pass-Word-Play is a 2-player real-time word game where players try to crack a pass-word scramble their opponent created. Get ready to showcase your vocabulary, spelling, and anagramming skills as you battle for Bits during a series of fast-paced rounds. Stop by the game table if you have 5 minutes to learn and play the game with the designer. BEAT HIM AT HIS OWN GAME AND WIN A PRIZE!

[7081]     GL: 2019 Game Jam Part 2

Friday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 20
Game Lab is hosting a Designers' Game Jam this year; an accelerated design contest. Anyone is welcome to bring their design skills and enter. You'll need to schedule 1 or more 2-hour Game Jam sessions on Friday to have enough time to create your new game. Industry experts will judge all the entries and pick the best overall plus find some honorable mentions.

[7144]     GL: Battle-Mage, Ascension

Game System: Collectible Card Game
Friday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 4
Battle-Mage, Ascension is a collectible trading card game with innovative resource and deck building mechanics. Players take on the role of an iconic mage battling for the right to claim divinity in a dark, high-fantasy inspired universe.

[7104]     GL: Pass-Word-Play

Friday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 2
Pass-Word-Play is a 2-player real-time word game where players try to crack a pass-word scramble their opponent created. Get ready to showcase your vocabulary, spelling, and anagramming skills as you battle for Bits during a series of fast-paced rounds. Stop by the game table if you have 5 minutes to learn and play the game with the designer. BEAT HIM AT HIS OWN GAME AND WIN A PRIZE!

[7899]     GL: Play Test 39 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Friday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7887]     GL: Play Test 42 Open Sign Up (2 hr)

Friday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[6982]     GL: Arc of Eckaris

Game System: Boardgame
Friday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Max Players: 6
Arc of Eckaris is a resource management game for up to 6 players set in a sci-fi universe. 90 minutes. ​During the game you will manage the influence of one of six factions to acquire planets, beat opponents, and/or capture the Arc of Eckaris. ​Players choose from a selection of actions to perform per turn including playing cards, using unique technology, deploying Influence, and more.

[7105]     GL: Pass-Word-Play

Friday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 2
Pass-Word-Play is a 2-player real-time word game where players try to crack a pass-word scramble their opponent created. Get ready to showcase your vocabulary, spelling, and anagramming skills as you battle for Bits during a series of fast-paced rounds. Stop by the game table if you have 5 minutes to learn and play the game with the designer. BEAT HIM AT HIS OWN GAME AND WIN A PRIZE!

[7082]     GL: 2019 Game Jam Part 3

Friday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 20
Game Lab is hosting a Designers' Game Jam this year; an accelerated design contest. Anyone is welcome to bring their design skills and enter. You'll need to schedule 1 or more 2-hour Game Jam sessions on Friday to have enough time to create your new game. Industry experts will judge all the entries and pick the best overall plus find some honorable mentions.

[7047]     GL: Isaias Vallejo, Daily Magic Games - Margraves

Friday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes Isaias Vallejo from Daily Magic Games, creator of Valeria, Card Kingdoms. He will be sharing a new game, Margraves, plus sharing helpful design tips and answering questions. Margraves is a deck-building (Concordia style) worker-placement game set in the world of Valeria. 

[7900]     GL: Play Test 45 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[6325]     GL: Ruby Roundup!

Game System: tabletop
Friday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Max Players: 6
Ruby Roundup! is a frantic race to grab as much treasure as you can while manipulating, denying, and stealing treasure from everyone else!

[7127]     GL: Ruins of Salona

Game System: Ruins of Salona
Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 5
Ruins of Salona is a dungeon crawler with a build-a-bag mechanism that allows players to develop their character during game play.

[6961]     GL: Alchemy Escape

Game System: Board game
Friday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 4
In Alchemy Escape, you and your band of spell-slinging associates have just successfully raided an ancient ruin, only to find the entire thing is collapsing behind you! Players must cooperatively gather resources and discover potion combinations to overcome the many traps in the ruin as the guardian gets ever closer.

[7886]     GL: Play Test 47 Open Sign Up (2 hr)

Friday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[6876]     GL: Critical Point--A Game of Upportunity and Karma Banking

Game System: New
Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Max Players: 5
What does it mean to be Good? This is a cooperative game to explore how different choices by different types of people can make a difference. Critical Point is for 3-6 players and is both strategic as well as a way to connect with other people by exploring moral and social beliefs in new and interesting ways. The gameplay is a mix of RPG boardgame, moral question asking, and banking your Karma.

[7036]     GL: Meetup at the Round Table 4

Friday 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Max Players: 9
Come meet the friendly staff at Game Lab and find out what it's all about! This is a great way for folks to see what games are coming up that need play testers. It's also a chance for designers to sign up for open play test sessions if some are available.

[7901]     GL: Play Test 50 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Friday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7066]     GL: The Payout

Friday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 4
Your GM for this playtest is published designer Dave Myers, a long time friend of Game Lab. The Payout is a card drafting game where criminal masterminds collect cards to compete for four different heists, all while trying to stay ahead of the Feds.

[7083]     GL: 2019 Game Jam Part 4

Friday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Max Players: 20
Game Lab is hosting a Designers' Game Jam this year; an accelerated design contest. Anyone is welcome to bring their design skills and enter. You'll need to schedule 1 or more 2-hour Game Jam sessions on Friday to have enough time to create your new game. Industry experts will judge all the entries and pick the best overall plus find some honorable mentions.

[6959]     GL: Dumpling Dash

Game System: board game
Friday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Max Players: 4
Dumpling Dash - It's happy hour at the Dumpling Bar and the pandas all wait eagerly at the bottom of the serving table, jockeying for positions to consume the most.

[7107]     GL: Mage School Mayhem

Game System: Board Game Prototype
Friday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Max Players: 5
When your magic school faces a surprise onslaught of clockwork, even the kids in detention join the fight. A spell-slinging cooperative skirmish/adventure.

[7885]     GL: Play Test 53 Open Sign Up (2 hr)

Friday 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[6980]     GL: Colony Ship

Friday 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Max Players: 4
In this team game, players will work together to figure out the secret of the colony ship and establish a new home for their people.

[7048]     GL: Industry/Guest Session 6

Friday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Max Players: 5
Game Lab welcomes our Guests of Honor and other Industry experts to share their games, their wisdom and some helpful design tips. Check Game Lab for updated guest schedules at these tables. Space is limited; pick a day and time and sign up early!

[7902]     GL: Play Test 55 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Friday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7145]     GL: Alchemy Escape

Game System: Board game
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Max Players: 4
In Alchemy Escape, you and your band of spell-slinging associates have just successfully raided an ancient ruin, only to find the entire thing is collapsing behind you! Players must cooperatively gather resources and discover potion combinations to overcome the many traps in the ruin as the guardian gets ever closer.

[6963]     GL: Kitchen Arena

Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Max Players: 4
Kitchen Arena is a thinky trick taking game that puts a hard twist on the genre. Instead of playing the cards they are dealt, players will collaboratively build hands face up on the table, which will be assigned to players based on a wager system. To maximize your score, you must ensure that other players take tricks too!

[7037]     GL: Meetup at the Round Table 5

Saturday 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Max Players: 9
Come meet the friendly staff at Game Lab and find out what it's all about! This is a great way for folks to see what games are coming up that need play testers. It's also a chance for designers to sign up for open play test sessions if some are available.

[7118]     GL: Space Game

Game System: Card Game
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Max Players: 4
Space Game is a card game featuring resource management, strategic choices and timing. Space Game puts players into the role of a leader in a dystopic future society, where players compete to create the greatest empire in the galaxy.    90 minutes. Space game will not only test your strategy but your luck as well.

[7883]     GL: Play Test 61 Open Sign Up (2 hr)

Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[6225]     GL: Crush Rush

Game System: card game
Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Max Players: 4
Crush Rush is a fast-paced card game of playing cards on your opponents to make them be sucked into a black hole before you do. It is frantic at times and strategic as well. 90 min play time. Should you play on your opponents to try and make them be sucked in or do you hold back and use your cards to protect your own ship? Crush Rush plays quickly and can even be played in teams of 2.

[7106]     GL: Dumpling Dash

Game System: board game
Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Max Players: 4
Dumpling Dash - It's happy hour at the Dumpling Bar and the pandas all wait eagerly at the bottom of the serving table, jockeying for positions to consume the most.

[7049]     GL: Industry/Guest Session 7

Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 5
Game Lab welcomes our Guests of Honor and other Industry experts to share their games, their wisdom and some helpful design tips. Check Game Lab for updated guest schedules at these tables. Space is limited; pick a day and time and sign up early!

[7903]     GL: Play Test 64 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7027]     GL: Teaching Session 2

Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Max Players: 12
This session is designed for new game designers in a cooperative workshop format. We'll deal with the issues brought up by each day's audience. Presenters: KC Humphrey and Industry Guests

[6967]     GL: Under Attack

Game System: Board Game
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 4
Your outpost is under attack by an Orc tribe. While waiting for the Cavalry to arrive, you and your fellows need to defend the outpost at all costs. Collectively survive 8 rounds of Orc attacks and individually acquire more VP than any other player.

[6223]     GL: Citizen Heroes

Game System: board/card game
Saturday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Max Players: 4
Citizen Heroes is a 90 min coop card game where 2-4 players take on the roles of Citizen Heroes to protect Metroville from being destroyed and to protect the people from the Disaster. The Citizen Heroes must band together (and enlist the aid of reinforcements in the way of Emergency Personnel) to rescue citizens as they attempt to escape the Disaster.

[6962]     GL: Cosplay Cards: Outfit Make Go!

Game System: Card party game
Saturday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 5
Become the Cosplay Champion of the world! Raid your closet for cosplay components and assemble a costume to match the current contest's theme. Pitch your outfit to woo the judge, and hopefully you'll earn the title of greatest cosplayer of Gamestorm! Cosplay Cards: Outfit, Makeup, GO! is a humorous game of creativity and living your best fandom life! Individual games last about a half hour.

[7904]     GL: Play Test 69 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Saturday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7882]     GL: Play Test 72 Open Sign Up (2 hr)

Saturday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[6957]     GL: Cube Pusher

Game System: Euro Game
Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 4
Slide tiles around to manipulate your meeples and gather cubes. Work individually or in teams (depending on numbers)

[7050]     GL: Kris Gould, Wattsalpoag Games - River Trek

Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 5
Game Lab welcomes Kris Gould from Wattsalpoag Games to share a new game, River Trek, plus some helpful design tips. Explore an uncharted river, building trading posts and moving caravans to make a profit along the way. Caravans move mancala-style, and will contain explorers from multiple players, so be careful not to benefit your opponents more than yourself!

[6975]     GL: Rouwber Dynasty

Game System: Boardgame
Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Max Players: 4
Action selection, nation building.

[7112]     GL: Ladybird Hop

Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 4
Ladybird Hop is a fast and simple area control game with meaningful choices and strong interaction

[7905]     GL: Play Test 73.5 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7881]     GL: Play Test 77 Open Sign Up (2 hr)

Saturday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7119]     GL: Arc of Eckaris

Game System: Boardgame
Saturday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Max Players: 6
Arc of Eckaris is a resource management game for up to 6 players set in a sci-fi universe. 90 minutes. ​During the game you will manage the influence of one of six factions to acquire planets, beat opponents, and/or capture the Arc of Eckaris. ​Players choose from a selection of actions to perform per turn including playing cards, using unique technology, deploying Influence, and more.

[6970]     GL: Space Mining

Game System: Board Game
Saturday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 5
As Miners from the Atlas Corporation, you and your fellow miners have been contracted to strip this system of any and all possible resources. Your goal is to mine the planets, refine those resources, and complete contracts to gain your freedom from Atlas Corp.

[6863]     GL: UnStuffed - Stuffed Animal Melee

Game System: Custom
Saturday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 6
Cuddly stuffed animals enter, hideously precious homunculi emerge! All players start with a stuffed animal. Then the rolling starts. Roll to maim. Roll to reassemble. Evolve your strategy by adding new body parts and features to take the place of those lost to combat. Keep your stuffed animal/thing at the end of the game. Parental supervision required.

[7051]     GL: Industry/Guest Session 9

Saturday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 5
Game Lab welcomes our Guests of Honor and other Industry experts to share their games, their wisdom and some helpful design tips. Check Game Lab for updated guest schedules at these tables. Space is limited; pick a day and time and sign up early!

[7906]     GL: Play Test 80 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7097]     GL: Ruby Roundup!

Game System: tabletop
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Max Players: 6
Ruby Roundup! is a frantic race to grab as much treasure as you can while manipulating, denying, and stealing treasure from everyone else!

[7068]     GL: The Payout

Game System: Card Drafting Game
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 4
Your GM for this playtest is published designer Dave Myers, a long time friend of Game Lab. The Payout is a card drafting game where criminal masterminds collect cards to compete for four different heists, all while trying to stay ahead of the Feds.

[7880]     GL: Play Test 83 Open Sign Up (2 hr)

Saturday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7148]     GL: Ruins of Salona

Game System: Ruins of Salona
Saturday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 5
Ruins of Salona is a dungeon crawler with a build-a-bag mechanism that allows players to develop their character during game play.

[7188]     GL: Tapas

Game System: Spatial card drafting and tableau-building
Saturday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 4
Your GM for this game is Shawn Stankewich. Tapas is a card-drafting and spatial tableau-building game about making the most appealing platters of tapas!

[7190]     GL: Code/Switch

Game System: 2-Player Abstract Strategy
Saturday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 4
Your GM for this game is Nick Lavelle. Code/Switch is an abstract strategy game in which two players compete to be the first to make their pattern appear on the board.

[6978]     GL: County Fair

Game System: Boardgame
Saturday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Max Players: 4
You are designing a grange display to enter into the county fair. Resource management, set collection.

[7038]     GL: Meetup at the Round Table 6

Saturday 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Max Players: 9
Come meet the friendly staff at Game Lab and find out what it's all about! This is a great way for folks to see what games are coming up that need play testers. It's also a chance for designers to sign up for open play test sessions if some are available.

[7907]     GL: Play Test 86 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Saturday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7187]     GL: Learn to Swim

Game System: Abstract board game
Saturday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Max Players: 4
Your GM for this game is Douglas Boom. Escape the coming waters that shrinks the board around you. And if meeples are on the tile when it floods? They get to Learn to Swim. Abstract cutthroat game.

[7062]     GL: Working Class Heroes

Game System: Cooperative Board Game
Saturday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Max Players: 4
Your GM for this playtest is designer Mac McKinlay, a long time friend of Game Lab. Working Class Heroes is a cooperative struggle of working people against exploiting "bosses." Players inspire workers, build organizations and make change.

[7184]     GL: Play Test 89 Open Sign Up (2 hr)

Saturday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[6981]     GL: Colony Ship

Saturday 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Max Players: 4
In this team game, players will work together to figure out the secret of the colony ship and establish a new home for their people.

[7052]     GL: Industry/Guest Session 10

Saturday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Max Players: 5
Game Lab welcomes our Guests of Honor and other Industry experts to share their games, their wisdom and some helpful design tips. Check Game Lab for updated guest schedules at these tables. Space is limited; pick a day and time and sign up early!

[7183]     GL: Play Test 92 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Saturday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7039]     GL: Meetup at the Round Table 7

Sunday 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Max Players: 9
Come meet the friendly staff at Game Lab and find out what it's all about! This is a great way for folks to see what games are coming up that need play testers. It's also a chance for designers to sign up for open play test sessions if some are available.

[7147]     GL: Space Game

Game System: Card Game
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Max Players: 4
Space Game is a card game featuring resource management, strategic choices and timing. Space Game puts players into the role of a leader in a dystopic future society, where players compete to create the greatest empire in the galaxy.    90 minutes. Space game will not only test your strategy but your luck as well.

[6969]     GL: Space Mining

Game System: Board Game
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Max Players: 5
As Miners from the Atlas Corporation, you and your fellow miners have been contracted to strip this system of any and all possible resources. Your goal is to mine the planets, refine those resources, and complete contracts to gain your freedom from Atlas Corp.

[7103]     GL: These Cats Hate Peas!

Sunday 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Max Players: 5
Develop a cat food recipe that wows that most cats! This is a drafting game in which you choose cards to build the most enticing cat food recipe. The player whose recipe attracts the most cats wins!

[7876]     GL: Play Test 98 Open Sign Up (2 hr)

Sunday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7108]     GL: Cosplay Cards: Outfit Make Go!

Game System: Card party game
Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Max Players: 5
Become the Cosplay Champion of the world! Raid your closet for cosplay components and assemble a costume to match the current contest's theme. Pitch your outfit to woo the judge, and hopefully you'll earn the title of greatest cosplayer of Gamestorm! Cosplay Cards: Outfit, Makeup, GO! is a humorous game of creativity and living your best fandom life! Individual games last about a half hour.

[7053]     GL: Industry/Guest Session 11

Sunday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 5
Game Lab welcomes our Guests of Honor and other Industry experts to share their games, their wisdom and some helpful design tips. Check Game Lab for updated guest schedules at these tables. Space is limited; pick a day and time and sign up early!

[6227]     GL: Link

Game System: tile laying game
Sunday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 5
LINK is a tile laying game of an ever-changing and expanding grid of tiles. 2-6 players will take turns placing one tile down at a time in ascending or descending numerical order creating Links, Chains, and Boxes to score points. Family-friendly game that can be played by a wide range of ages. The game is quick to learn and will play differently every time.

[7877]     GL: Play Test 101 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7028]     GL: Teaching Session 3

Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Max Players: 12
This session is designed for new game designers in a cooperative workshop format. We'll deal with the issues brought up by each day's audience. Presenters: KC Humphrey and Industry Guests

[7070]     GL: Stellar Colony

Sunday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 3
Your GM for this game is Nik Rex. You are in charge of leading a small forward group across the cosmos to found a new civilization on an alien planet. Can you survive?

[7189]     GL: Code/Switch

Game System: 2-Player Abstract Strategy
Sunday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 4
Your GM for this game is Nick Lavelle. Code/Switch is an abstract strategy game in which two players compete to be the first to make their pattern appear on the board.

[7120]     GL: Critical Point--A Game of Upportunity and Karma Banking

Game System: New
Sunday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 5
What does it mean to be Good? This is a cooperative game to explore how different choices by different types of people can make a difference. Critical Point is for 3-6 players and is both strategic as well as a way to connect with other people by exploring moral and social beliefs in new and interesting ways. The gameplay is a mix of RPG boardgame, moral question asking, and banking your Karma.

[7884]     GL: Play Test 109 Open Sign Up (2 hr)

Sunday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7146]     GL: UnStuffed - Stuffed Animal Melee

Game System: Custom
Sunday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 6
Cuddly stuffed animals enter, hideously precious homunculi emerge! All players start with a stuffed animal. Then the rolling starts. Roll to maim. Roll to reassemble. Evolve your strategy by adding new body parts and features to take the place of those lost to combat. Keep your stuffed animal/thing at the end of the game. Parental supervision required.

[7041]     GL: 2019 Game Jam Winners!

Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab is sponsoring a Designers' Game Jam this year; an accelerated design contest. Industry experts have judged all the entries and picked the best overall plus found some honorable mentions. Here's your chance to play test this year's winner for best game. Seats will go fast so sign up now!

[7054]     GL: Industry/Guest Session 12

Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 5
Game Lab welcomes our Guests of Honor and other Industry experts to share their games, their wisdom, and some helpful design tips. Check Game Lab for updated guest schedules at these tables. Space is limited; pick a day and time and sign up early!

[7124]     GL: Sovereign Sins

Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Max Players: 4
A set collection-style card game themed around the seven sins. Gather minions and corrupt the virtuous, establish cults, and conquer the weak to establish yourself as the greatest incarnation of sin. 90 minutes.

[7069]     GL: Play Test 110 (1 hr)

Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. Plan for one hour or less game time; expect fast pace and real fun!

[7879]     GL: Play Test 111 Open Sign Up (1 hr)

Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. This is part of our "open sign ups" - the specific game and designer won't be known for this session until the actual GameStorm Convention.

[7040]     GL: Evaluate Game Lab

Sunday 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Max Players: 12
Come meet the friendly staff at Game Lab and help evaluate what went well and what didn't this year. We always want to improve, and we try to listen to all input offered. Thanks!

[7067]     GL: Play Test 112 (1 hr)

Sunday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 4
Game Lab welcomes local designers to share their games and get helpful feedback from real life game players. You have a chance to help a Designer make a better game before it's published. Plan for one hour or less game time; expect fast pace and real fun!
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