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Gamex 2018 Special Events


The I, Me, My Zombie Mash - A 5th Terrain Event

Would people describe you as a real character? Be one at Gamex! Somewhere between minis and roleplaying, using YOU as a character, the I, Me, My Zombie Mash II blends Savage Worlds’ basic system (with a few guidelines changes) with a beautiful miniature setup from The 5th Terrain! This adventure in the spirit of Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland is sure to tickle your funny bone… provided a zombie is not chewing on it. Sunday at 6:00 p.m.


Exodus TCG World Championship Qualifier

Gamex is also proud to present THE West Coast Qualifier Event for Exodus TCG Worlds 2018! Compete for your chance to win an invitation to the invite-only World Championships in July and influence the storyline with the deck you play. The top 4 Finishers will receive an invitation to compete at Exodus Worlds 2018 in Fresno, CA, regardless of their points this season! Additional prizes include Limited Edition sketch cards and new artist-signed cards; all participants will receive an entry promo card.

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Bring your 2000-point army for Independent Tournament Circuit play at Gamex! Standard ITC rules will be used. 3 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday will be played using Captain’s Scenarios. Please bring 2 printed copies of your army list to the event. Email questions to evil5757@aol.com.

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Catan United States Championship

Three games each qualifier on Friday and Saturday with a two game finals on Sunday. The top 8 players from each qualifier will advance to the Finals on Sunday. There is an additional $10 fee for this event. Final winner will be sent to the Catan United States Championship (CUSC) at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio.

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Take a journey through Ireland’s past and present with Seanchaí (pron. shan-a-kee), a new card game from the Celtic Life & Heritage Foundation. Seanchaí means “Bearer of Old Lore” or a storyteller, and this versatile card game full of legends, forklore, treasure, ancient places and magic can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. Ages 8-88. Demos all weekend.

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Happy Jacks RPG Podcast

Happy Jacks RPG Podcast is a passionate, irreverent roundtable discussion of the tabletop roleplaying hobby. At conventions, the hosts open up the mics to the audience to talk about their gaming experiences at the conventions and discuss ways to improve their experience at the table. Share your gaming experiences, ask questions, make demands.

Happy Jacks: Live from Gamex 2018 will take place Saturday at 8:00 p.m. in the Carmel room.


Rifts - Living Campaign

RIFTS® is a science fiction fantasy game in a post-apocalyptic setting in which technology and science co-exist and clash with magic and psychic power. Robot warriors and power armored troops battle dragons, demons, and magic users. People of science and technology share a Megaverse® with magic-wielding sorcerers, gods of legend, Elemental beings, demons, creatures of magic, aliens, and the forces of light and dark.

The Rifts® Living Campaign is a shared campaign setting with a codified set of rules for the campaign that govern how to build and advance characters as well as how the campaign will handle rules elements of the setting. Campaign Game masters create, distribute, and manage new adventures in this campaign setting, and administer a player database and promote various products. Our Living Campaign lets players build and advance characters, develop their personalities, and forge relationships. The Rifts® Living campaign games are run at conventions, game days and other gatherings. Adventures are offered at conventions with premade characters that fit to the story, as well as player made characters.

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Repeating But Unique Events

Miniature Boot Camp

Boot Camp

We are hosting a number of miniature game demos. Many of the hottest and newest will be showcased. Daily from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday!

Come by for some short and quick demonstrations of these miniature games. Miniatures are provided.

List of scheduled miniatures demos

Family Area

Family Track and Area

We are happy to announce that we have an area set aside for family games on the 2nd floor in the Foyer before Video Games and Collectibles. There will be a number of games and puzzles for families and younger players to play. Also, some of our Kids and Family events are scheduled in the area. Come and check us out.

Scheduled Kids Only Events

Scheduled Family Events

Note: Not all Kids Only or Family Events are scheduled for the Family Area. Please check with the appropriate department for event location.

Paint and Take

Strategicon Paint and Take

Located at the edge of Miniatures in International Ballroom A, Paint and Take is a place to sit, wind down and learn about miniature figurine painting from our great staff! A number of generous sponsors (GMI, Games Workshop, Reaper, etc.) have provided miniatures and paint, but feel free to bring your own minis. All levels are welcome, from absolute beginner to expert.

Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Monday MEGA Tournaments

Saturday Night MEGA: TBD

Monday Morning MEGA: TBD

Demo Sessions

Come learn the latest games at the Game Library! New titles from publishers like Rio Grande, Queen, Fantasy Flight, Days of Wonder, Gamewright, Mayday Games and more will be explained to new players looking to try them out.

Review the list of all scheduled demos