Announcing the 2012 CharCon Premier Board Game Tournament line up!
Four years ago we started this event and it continues to be one of our more popular events. In it we feature a selection of new games from a variety of our sponsors. Participants learn all of the games and take part in a light hearted competitive tournament. We recognize overall winners & runners up for each individual game, plus we also recognize the overall top performers for the entire event.
So, with all of that said I am thrilled to announce this year’s lineup of games!
Village by Tasty Minstrel Games
Village is the winner of the prestigious 2012 Kennerspiel des Jahres award, the German “Gamers Game” of the year. In Village, each player will take the reins of a family and have them find fame and glory in many different ways. There is one thing you must not forget, however: Time will not stop for anyone and with time people will vanish. Those who will find themselves immortalized in the village chronicles will bring honor to their family and be one step closer to victory.
Evo by Asmodee
In Evo, you play a nomadic people in symbiosis with a primitive reptilian species. You travel the wild open spaces of Kumgath with your mounts, you will use your knowledge of biology to help them adapt and succeed against both the hostile and changing climate and other competing species.
Santiago de Cuba by Gryphon Games
Welcome to Santiago, the second largest city in Cuba, home of legendary rum and birthplace of the revolution! The chaotic streets hum with the sounds of bustling crowds and busy commerce. Cargo ships constantly arrive and depart from the port. Demand is continuous, if unpredictable, for a supply of local products such as exotic fruits, sugar, rum, tobacco, and cigars.
Sunrise City by Clever Mojo Games
In the tile-laying game Sunrise City, players build a city with zone tiles, bid for control of those zones, then place building tiles on the city zones to their best advantage. Each round the players use role cards to grant them special abilities in the various game phases. Points earned during play move score tokens up a ten point track. Players score one benchmark token if their score marker overshoots the star at the top of their score track but earn two benchmarks if their token lands on the star by exact count.
Thus, Sunrise City is not a race to score the most points; it's a contest to grow the city in a manner that will earn you the right number of points at the right time to maximize your benchmarks. After three rounds, the player with the most benchmarks wins.
In addition to the four games that make up the Premier Tournament we also have three additional featured games. Someone will be available to teach these games throughout the convention. While not games that have finals and ultimate winners, playing these games may just give you a leg up on the competition for the overall tournament victory! These games are:
Pizza Theory by Gryphon Games
Pizza Theory, designed for exactly three players, has no randomness and simple turn actions, but the outcome each round is unpredictable since each cook has his own idea for the best way to create the pie.
Belfort by Tasty Minstrel Games
Belfort is a worker placement game with area majority scoring in each district as well as for each type of worker. Buildings give you influence in the districts as well as income, but taxes increase based on your score so the winning players will have to pay more than those behind! Manage your resources and gold well, choose your buildings wisely, and help build the city of Belfort!
Atlantis Rising by Z-Man Games
In Atlantis Rising you portray one of the leading citizens of Atlantis on the eve of its destruction. You must work together with the other players to construct a cosmic gate capable of transporting the remainder of the island to safety, before your civilization is lost forever to the sea.