RinCon 2018 Play-to-Win
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RinCon is pleased to announce Play-to-Win will again be featured in the Game Library this year. An extra special thank you to Double Exposure and in turn to all of their partner publishers. We couldn't offer this without their generosity.

The available PTW titles are listed below. You can check out one PTW title at a time from the Game Library anytime during Library hours. Most of these can be played in less than 45 minutes. There are also several GM Led sessions throughout the weekend if you would prefer.

When you return the game each convention attendee that played the game will be entered in a raffle to win that game. It's as simple as that! Limit one entry, per attendee, per game.

We will hold our Play-to-Win raffle at 10:45 am Sunday. Badge must be presented to claim any games, but if you can't attend Sunday you can give your badge to a friend to claim your prize. Two win maximum per attendee.

Stronghold Games
Paper Tales
Dungeon Rush
The Bottle Imp
MemoArrr!

Smirk & Dagger Games
Nut So Fast
BIOTIX

Grandpa Beck's Games
Skull King
Cover Your Assets
The Bears and the Bees

Bezier Games
Subdivision

Thames & Kosmos
Dimension
Drop It
Brutal Kingdom
Word Slam

Breaking Games
Sparkle*Kitty
Asking for Trobils

Grail Games
Jeju Island

Mayday Games
Bad Doctor
Poetry Slam
Cahoots
Viceroy

Shades of Vengeance
Champion of Earth
Evil Overlord

Wattsalpoag
Echidna Shuffle
A Fistful of Penguins

AEG
Smash Up (Base Game)
Istanbul Dice

Cheeky Parrot Games
Hoard

Gorilla Games
Palaces

Jellybean Games
The Lady and the Tiger
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26. Board Game: Smash Up [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:653] [Average Rating:6.83 Unranked]
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Provided by AEG


BGG Stats:
2-4 Players
Community: 2-4 — Best: 3

45 Min
Playing Time

Age: 12+
Community: 10+

Weight: 2.05 / 5



Description:
The "shufflebuilding" 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, the dinosaurs have enormous power - and each combination of factions brings a different gaming experience.

During the game, basic cards (each with their 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 and 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?!?

When a base is smashed, each player in first, second and third place scores points. Fourth place? Sorry, brother, next time.

With eight different factions, Smash Up includes dozens of combinations to try. Pirate-Aliens play different Ninja-Aliens, for example. Which one will you use to crush your opponents?

And did we mention dinosaurs have laser beams?

AWARDS & HONORS
2013 UK Games Expo Best General Card Game Winner
2013 Origins Awards Best Traditional Card Game Nominee
2013 Golden Geek Best Card Game Nominee
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27. Board Game: Istanbul: The Dice Game [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:1029]
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BGG Stats:
2-4 Players
Community: 2-4 — Best: 2-3

20-40 Min
Playing Time

Age: 8+
Community: 8+

Weight: 1.86 / 5



Description:
A standalone dice game in which players are once again plunging into the bustle of Istanbul's bazaar to collect rubies and thus secure their victory. By cleverly using the dice, the players can make money and goods, then exchange them for the precious jewels.
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28. Board Game: Hoard [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:5741]
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Provided by Cheeky Parrot Games


BGG Stats:
2-6 Players
Community: 2-6 — Best: 4

10-45 Min
Playing Time

Age: 6+
Community: 5+

Weight:1.17 / 5



Description:
Can you gather and secure more treasure than your fellow-adventurers from the Hoard of the sleeping dragon? Can you defend yourself from their attacks and perhaps perpetrate a few of your own? And can you end the hunt at the most opportune time, perhaps by actually wakening the fearsome beast?

Hoard is a dynamic game of hand management, set collection, and press-your-luck. Each turn players take one of four possible actions: 1) roll a custom die and move to take a new card, 2) secure a set of treasures or add to an existing set to score points, 3) affect the dragon, who wakes in stages from his tail to his head, by playing cards that soothe or rouse him, or 4) use a sword on an opponent or capture a used sword with a shield. The board is composed of 12 facedown cards surrounding the dragon. It changes as players remove and replace the cards. Dice rolls between 1-5 enable clockwise or counterclockwise movement and the special symbol allows access to all but one of the cards, so it is a game that rewards memory.

Hoard is meant to be played in rounds, with scoring tokens obviating the need for pencil and paper scorekeeping.

A limited run of Hoard was self-published by Tim Kings-Lynne and Beck Veitch in 2014. They entered into an agreement with Cheeky Parrot Games in order to improve the game play and get Hoard re-published and more widely distributed. Hoard was successfully funded on Kickstarter in mid-2016. The Kickstarted version with deluxe features released into the New Zealand and Australian markets in Q4 2016. A North American edition is now available in that market.
 
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29. Board Game: Palaces [Average Rating:7.07 Unranked]
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Provided by Gorilla Games


BGG Stats:
2-4 Players
Community: -- — Best: --

60 Min
Playing Time

Age: 12+
Community: --

Weight: 1.5 / 5



Description:
Palaces is a deck-building bidding game in which you win cards and build towers.

On a turn, the active player chooses to draw from one of three stacks of cards, then all players bid or drop out. There is only one round of bidding per card. Bids are valued based on the size of a suit (e.g., three-of-a-kind beats two-of-a-kind, etc.), and if the size matches, you compare suits: Gold, Silver, Crystal, Marble. If size and suit match, compare a secondary bid (3 gold and 2 marble beats 3 gold and a silver).

The highest bidder activates the card's special effect and adds it to their discard pile. (Eventually it returns to their hand and activates again when in a winning bid.) The winner of the bid also gets to add a room to one of their two towers, while the other players draw cards. Play proceeds clockwise.

Each player's two towers must match one another. The winner is the player with the tallest lower tower.

Unlike most deck-building games, you do not void your hand after your turn. Players who win bids discard their bids to build their towers, while other players draw cards.
 
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30. Board Game: The Lady and the Tiger [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:4285]
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Provided by Jellybean Games


BGG Stats:
1-6 Players
Community: 1-6 — Best: 1-2, 4-6

15-20 Min
Playing Time

Age: 6+
Community: --

Weight: 1.33 / 5



Description:
The Lady and the Tiger is five games in one!

Doors: A 2-player deduction game by Peter C. Hayward.
Favor: A 2-4 player auction game by Allysha Tulk and Kevin Carmichael.
Hoard: A solo game by Ken Maher.
Labyrinth: A 2-player maze game by Philip Tootill.
Traps: A 2-6 player bluffing game by JR Honeycutt.

Inspired by the classic short story "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Frank R. Stockton, each game offers a unique experience. Five amazing games, packed into just eighteen unique cards!

With stunning, evocative art by Tania Walker, The Lady and the Tiger is perfect for couples, families, ladies, tigers, and anyone who enjoys bluffing games.
 
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