GenCon 2016 Preview

It is less than two days before GenCon 2016. While this might be the first Gen Con TableTapp is going to, it is not the first for the founders, Andrew and Brian. This will be the third year in the row they will be attending. Gen Con brings the best of times for table top enthusiast; new game releases, demoing, and playing those sweet new purchases until the wee hours of the morning. While we are not doing anything official for TableTapp at GenCon this year (stay tuned for next year), we will be attending a couple of sessions on the industry. Along with research, we do plan on conducting a Cineplex Playtest with some good friends. They will have to survive Fight Night! (More to come about that later as well)

Anyways, we thought we would share a few games that are under our radar this year.

Exposed

This Hidden Identity Game has us intrigued. In it you are trying to steal other guests wallets without getting caught. To win you either have to have 7 wallets or be the last player who has not been exposed.

This is by the same creator of Good Cop Bad Cop, which we love. We kickstarted this game just a few months ago, and it's already being released, amazing!

Oceanos

From the creator of 7 Wonders, Takenoko, Ghost Stories, and many other games; Antoine Bauza's new game, Oceanos, is a simple card drafting game. In the game you will draft cards that will create the sea you will be traveling through. You score victory points depending on many factors, such as having a large coral area, finding creatures, and upgrading your boat. This is a definite buy for Andrew.

Seafall

You would have to be absolutely crazy not to be excited about this game. This release is the latest from Rob Daviau, the same designer who made Risk Legacy and Pandemic Legacy. Similar to his previous designs, Seafall implements the legacy mechanic, meaning the games changes over sessions; rules will change and even your board might not look the same between plays. The main game is a 4x game that involves sailing the high seas, exploring islands, trading, and raiding. Hopefully we can get our hands on a copy.

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