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duelist library

Level 99 Games is excited to announce Duelist Library, a collection of 5 two-player games that will debut as a single collection in late 2016.  The company will be expanding their line of well-known productions such as Pixel Tactics, BattleCON, Sellswords, and RESISTOR_ with these 5 new games, which will be available both individually and as a complete bundle.  

Here is an excerpt from the official press release from the GAMA Trade Show at Las Vegas 2016:

In 2013, Level 99 Games released the Minigame Library, containing 6 different games across multiple genres, group sizes, and play lengths. Duelist Library aims to continue this tradition, while improving component quality and focusing on a core theme of 2-player games. Rather than being available exclusively as a collection, four of the games will also be designed and packaged as fully-fledged individual releases. The complete collection will come with an exclusive bonus game, and a package of additional expansion cards that tie the various games together.

The titles and the descriptions of the new games will be released over the next few months via the Level 99 Games newsletter and on our homepage. Each game in the library is primarily designed for two players, and has a different theme, play length, and designer, to ensure that gaming groups of two have a game on hand for any mood or situation.

 This summer, 2016, the Kickstarter will launch to fund this project, with an estimated fulfillment date of winter 2016.  For more information and to stay abreast of this upcoming release, visit the official news release on the Level 99 Games website here.

genghis con

Genghis Con 2016 is right around the corner, being held from February 11-14, 2016, in Aurora, Colorado at the Radisson Southeast.

Genghis Con will feature many opportunities in gaming, such as:

  • Role-playing games (Savage Worlds, D&D, and Hero’s RPG)
  • Access to the Gen Con board game library, with over 700 games (Board Game Ribbon required to access)
  • Auction
  • Catan Regional Championship qualifier (winner will compete at Gen Con 2016)
  • Miniatures room run by Gamer’s Haven game store
  • Envoy Games regional championships in Diamonds, Game of 49, Spellcaster, Nevermore, Skull King, and Wizard
  • Artemis Bridge Simulator
  • Cosplay contest
  • Live-action role-playing
  • Dungeon Crawl of Awesome featuring an entire floor for a sic-fi dungeon crawl

Hotel rooms are available for $89/night with the group code “Gen Con”.  For more information, visit the convention’s web site at www.genghiscondenver.com.

Board Game Cafes are becoming more and more popular, and evidence of this can be seen in Victory Point Cafe, which plans to open for business in the early to mid-summer of 2015.

The founders of Victory Point Cafe, Derek DeSantis and Areg Maghakian, plan to open their new cafe with a library of at least 500 games, accessible to their customers for a flat fee of $5 per day.  In addition to a large selection of games, patrons of Victory Point Cafe will be able to purchase locally-brewed coffee, beer, and snacks to accompany their hours of gaming.  They also have plans to hire a “game-guru” to teach games to customers.

DeSantis and Maghakian originally had individual plans to open board game cafes, but after researching and planning, they decided upon this joint venture.  After visiting other board game cafes, namely Snakes and Lattes in Toronto, Maghakian “fell in love with the concept.  It was bringing in so many different people, not just people who are considered hobby board gamers, but people all across the spectrum.”

Victory Point Cafe’s goal is to provide a “nice, friendly, open atmosphere that is accessible to everyone and anyone” in a neighborhood cafe setting.  It also is coordinating its efforts with local game stores to grow the gaming hobby in the local community.

For more information about Victory Point Cafe and plans for its summer grand opening, visit the full article here.