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Board Game Brunch: Tiny Creations at GameholeCon

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Board Game Brunch at Gamehole Con

This week was 4 days of gaming fun in Madison, Wisconsin at Gamehole Con! The convention features a plethora of tabletop gaming events, including role-playing, board games, and miniature gaming. WiscoDice had a blast running many games each day of the convention. We topped off the gaming marathon with our weekly Board Game Brunch, featuring Tiny Towns.

The Game…Tiny Towns

Tiny Towns Box
Tiny Towns Box

Tiny Towns by AEG features simultaneous play as you compete to create a town that has the highest scoring building combos. For most of the game, all players are placing the same colored cubes each turn, but the placement in the town grid and which buildings are constructed will vary.

Tiny Towns Components
Tiny Towns Components
In Game Play - 4
In Game Play – 4
Muffins and Components
Muffins and Components
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In Game Play – 6
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In Game Play – 3
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In Game Play – 1
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In Game Play – 2
In Game Play - 5
In Game Play – 5
Tiny Towns Score Sheets
Tiny Towns Score Sheets

Today we were able to play in person with some of our WiscoDice fans. The game is quick and we were able to get multiple plays in with 6 players. Each player had their own strategy that was often times inadvertently thwarted by others choosing colors that did not fit in their plan.

The Food…Mini Muffins

We worked up quite the appetite with all the construction. With convention rules, we we not able to bring food in to eat. Instead we provided some mini muffin packs for everyone to enjoy after the game. Since it was a local gaming convention, we enjoyed the muffins with a mocha from Just Coffee.

Tiny Towns Breakfast
Tiny Towns Breakfast

And Beyond…

Looking for other Board Game Brunch Games and Food Parings? Check them out here: http://wiscodice.com/category/games/board-games/board-game-brunch/. Have a game or food you would like to see paired for an upcoming Board Game Brunch? Let us know via social media.

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And Beyond…

Looking for other Board Game Brunch Games and Food Parings? Check them out here: http://wiscodice.com/category/games/board-games/board-game-brunch/. Have a game or food you would like to see paired for an upcoming Board Game Brunch? Let us know via social media.

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Extra Life 2021: Forgotten Waters

Extra Life Game Day 2021
Extra Life Game Day 2021

Event Description

As part of the WiscoDice support of Extra Life, we are hosting a streamed play of Forgotten Waters on Saturday, November 6 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm! 

Forgotten Waters by PlaidHat Games, is an exciting, semi-cooperative game where you and your party play as pirates. Can you be the most infamous? Can you build your pirate to be successful? Can you avoid stealing from your party long enough to help them not get killed?  Ok, maybe it is a bit silly. Maybe it is a bit… off, but the point is, it is a lot of fun!

Preparing for the Game

This is a multimedia driven game. It will be set up with multiple components. If you want to play, make sure you have completed the following before the game:

  1. If you can, donate to our Extra Life campaign! It will help support kids and frankly, guarantees you a slot in the game.
  2. Sign up for the event by emailing [email protected] . Include your Discord user name
  3. Join the WiscoDice Discord Server. You will need access to Discord to hear the game and participate.  
  4. A camera is NOT necessary, but seeing your other fellow pirates can add to the experience.
  5. You will need to be able to open multiple applications and stream, plan your computer hardware appropriately.
  6. From your smartphone, tablet or computer, go to https://fwcrossroads.com 
    • From the fwcrossroads.com site, select Extra Ship/Player Sheets
      • This will take you to a different site.  In the upper right hand corner click the “Replacement Player Sheets”.
    • Select a pirate archetype that sounds interesting. Ideally we’ll have different pirates for each player, so picking a few is ideal.
    • Print off the two pages for the pirate(s) you selected.
    • Prior to the game day, fill out the blanks that do not require a player’s name. 
  7. Create an appropriate pirate name.  

On Game Day

We will create the game. To do this, we will be joining the game on a different site.  

  1. Ensure you are on the WiscoDice Table-1-text and Table 1 – voice channels
    • If you do not see Table 1 when you join, contact an admin for access
  2. From your smartphone, tablet, or computer, go to https://fwcrossroads.com 
    • On the day of our event, select Play Now.
  3. The scenario we will be playing is Witch’s Heart
    • We will attempt to stream the audio through Discord, so you can listen to the wonderful audio on game day. If that doesn’t work, https://fwcrossroads.com/ will let you listen to the audio.
  4. To connect to the remote app, go to the following site: https://remote.fwcrossroads.com/
    • Select Join Game.
    • Enter the code provided by the event coordinator, GhostwalkerCRL, in the Discord channel
    • If you want to check it out ahead of time, there is a link for a How To Guide on the site, that will teach you how to use the interface.
  5. We will take a break during the game. There is usually a natural break built into the middle of the game. 
  6. Prepare for fun!

Additional Information

Most of all, WiscoDice looks forward to seeing you online and thank you for helping to make this Extra Life Campaign Event a wonderful experience for everyone!

If you are interested in participating in this Forgotten Waters Event or any of the other games we are hosting as part of our Extra Life Campaign 2021 check out the following for more information:

Kickstart Monday: Hobbit Holes are Perfect for Watching Birds

Welcome to #KickstartMonday!!!! This is our weekly blog series featuring two or more projects in the world of tabletop gaming. Every week we sit down and score Kickstarter, Gamefound, Indigogo and others for great projects that we are considering supporting. We thought, heck, if we like them, we should share them with you.

Birdwatcher

Birdwatcher from Oni Press is a set collection game where you will be enticing birds to come to your tree. Once the birds come to your tree, you will be able to take pictures of them and score points. Each round you have three action points to take actions, such as putting out use a bird call, collect insects, or even publish your findings. Of course, this is the modern age and if you you can’t attract the birds you want you can use the zoom on your camera to even take pictures of birds in other player’s trees.

This game features beautiful card art and a very approachable theme. For 2-4 players, this game will play very nicely into evening game nights with family and friends. Play time will be around an hour which allows for multiple plays in an evening or pair it with some of your other favorite games to make your game night a hit.

If you love birds and are looking for something more nature themed to add to your collection then check out Birdwatcher from Oni Press!

The Hillside Hamlet

The Hillside Hamlet from Real Terrain Hobbies features a number of beautiful STL files for you to 3D print at home. The project allows you to print the front façade of your choice of fantasy underground homes. Perfect for your little halfling village where your tabletop game is being played out.

Immediately when I see these I can’t help but think of hobbits and the works of Tolkien. With a couple of these designs you could create a very cool, custom themed table for your games of Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. As a Dungeon Master I can immediately imagine my players delight when I would display to them the halfling village that they are about to defend from marauding giants. The look of these prints definitely allow you to add something to the immersion your players will have when they play on the table.

While there is additional scatter terrain available, these are only the facades of these underground homes. You need to make the hill, front gardens, and whatever else you imagine around them using traditional terrain techniques. These look to be amazing supplements to a bigger hobby project that I certainly can see myself enjoying.

If you love the idea of playing out games in halfling villages or have that planned for an upcoming campaign then check out The Hillside Hamlet and get printing!

Did we miss your favorite project?

Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday! If you find these interesting or want some attention on a Kickstarter or other crowdfunded projects that you would like to read more about please share your thoughts with us via our social media or at our email.

Board Game Brunch: Turning the World Upside Down

Chronicles of Crime: Welcome to Redview Game box and Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Game Box and Cake

This week’s Board Game Brunch features Consey and Suzanne working together to solve a mystery in small town Redview. We paired Chronicles of Crime: Welcome to Redview and a pineapple upside down cake.

Tales of the Cold North Episode 2: Good Mead to East Haven

WiscoDice has embarked on an adventure to brave the terror explore Ten Towns. In episode 2, Consey, the Ghostwalker, and the Meeples Champion catch us up on sessions 2-4. What political intrigue did the characters get mixed up in? How did they fare against Shandar Froth? How did the encounter with Scython go? Find out all this, and more in Episode 2!

Download The Episode Here!

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