Gamesquest, Esdevium Games and 247 Toys will be running the ever-exciting Tabletop Zone during this Aprils Insomnia gaming festival at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Esdevium’s professional Games Demo team will be manning a huge demo area which gives you the chance to play some fantastic, fast paced, edge of your seat games.
There’s so much going on we decided that we needed to give you a run down of the events you can take part in. Bare in mind, there’s no particular ranking to these, so here goes.
1 – Amuse Yourself with Board Games… That Make You Laugh!!!
Games that provide a consistent laugh will be available to try, including big hits like Dobble, Colt Express, Cash N Guns, Camel Cup, Looney Quest, Love Letter (Hobbit and Batman versions)and Timeline. All of these titles are great fun, but we guarantee that some of them will make you laugh while others will surprise you in more ways than one!
2 – Engage your mind with Board Games…That Make Your Mind Race!!!
For a chance to try some bigger, deeper, games that will really get your mind going join in a demo of some great titles including Black Fleet, Sherriff of Nottingham, the Game of Thrones board game, Relic, and Five Tribes.
3- Play the Hottest TV Themed Games… Guess Which Ones???
24/7 Toys will be demoing some of the hottest TV themed games around, including Homeland The Board Game and the increasingly epic Firefly board game. Don’t miss your chance to join Mal and the crew as they fly through the ‘verse and misbehave!
4 – Take part in a Giant… And We Mean, “GIANT” Game of Ticket to Ride!!!
As a special treat, classic gateway game – Ticket to Ride will be making an appearance in a huge way! We have the pleasure of bringing along a GIANT version of thee game that gives you the chance to play this genuinely classic rail game on a massive map that really makes you feel like your actually building a rail network!
5 – Play Games With An App… The Board Gaming of the Future???
Since Insomnia is primarily a video-gaming LAN event, we thought it best to bring along a game that comliments that!
So, for Insomnia 54 – the brilliantly tactical XCOM The Board Game will be making an appearance. For fans of the video game, this title faithfully recreates the original experience and lets you and a group of friends collaboratively fight off the alien menace. Combining quality tabletop components and the use of a fantastic and innovative in-game App; XCOM The Board Game really brings the tension of global defence to life!
6 –GamesQuest UK Exclusives… Learn The Magical Arts or Get on Your Bike!!!
Over the past few months GamesQuest have been involved in some exciting project – as a result we wanted to bring along some of the great games that are only normally available to the UK through our site! We have two great titles for you to delve into – two-player battle game, The Institute for Magical Arts and the adrenaline, fuelled, tactical racing game Cycling Party.
7 – Duel it out… with Magic the Gathering, Yuigoh, Pokémon and Cardfight Vanguard!!!
If you’ve ever wondered what all the fuss is about with collectable card games, we’ll be running continuous demos of all the major trading and collectable card games out there. Drop by the TableTop Zone to try out games such as Pokemon, My Little Pony, Adventure Time Card Wars, Cardfight Vanguard, Yu-gi-oh and the hugely popular Magic the Gathering.
In conjunction with Big Orbit cards, we’ll also be running some big Magic the Gathering tournaments on the Saturday and Sunday. So, if you like what you learn on the Friday, then you have a chance to play in a real tournament the very next day!
8 – The Big Bluff…The World’s Biggest Game of Cockroach Poker!!!
We love games so much that we don’t just want to teach them, we want to join you in playing them too! Given enough space we’ll be running some extra-special gaming events which will give you a chance to win some exciting prizes from our stand.
If you’re a fan of bluffing games, we’ll be running the biggest game of Cockroach Poker we’ve ever run! We’re calling this the “Big Bluff” and after each game the losers will be eliminated until only the biggest bluffer stands champion!
9 – Compete for the Star Realms…Join in the Unofficial World Championship!!!
Fans of the Star Realms card game have a chance to compete in an unofficial world-championship tournament to see who truly rules the Star Realms. Mr. GamesQuest thinks he’s a dab-hand at Star Realms so let’s see if you can knock him down a peg or two!
10 – More Unofficial World Championships…Click Clack Lumberjack and Bucket King 3D!!!
Last but by no mean least, we’ll also be hosting the Unofficial Click Clack Lumberjack World Championships to see who has the steadiest axe hand! Followed by extreme Bucket King 3D to see who’s the best at flicking their buckets!
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Paul Matthews is a Sales Manager for Gamesquest Ltd, as well as a part-time Board game Demonstrator and Blogger. After several years playing Yu-gi-oh at Tournament level, his latest passion is all things board gaming. Besides playing board games, Paul is a part time author and enjoys reading and archery. Paul has a Degree in Humanities Psychology/Counselling and several Life-skill Degrees in Parenting, Horse Management and Ecommerce.