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Kids Games at Council of Five Nations - Adventure Gaming Convention - Schenectady NY

Council of Five Nations XXXIX

September 23-25, 2016

Special Interest Event Tracks

Kids Games



Many of us got started in adventure gaming before we were old enough to drive, and we want Council of Five Nations to welcome families and kids. But we also know that the
thematic content or complexity of some games makes them unsuitable for young players. To allow attendees and parents to make an informed decision on participation in an event, all events have been assigned one of the following Maturity Ratings:
•    Child rating is for children age 6 - 9 with adult supervision
•    E10+ rating is for players 10 and up in age (This is the default rating)
•    Teen rating is for players 14 and up in age
•    Mature rating is for players 18 and up in age.

We have also identified some games as particularly geared to Kids.  You will see the “Kids” flag in the event description header, and outlined in the special event track below. 

Friday Night   7:00-11:00+PM   (Slot B)


Assortment of Kids Games * Kids Games
B-Board-19 * $ 2
Game Master: Chris Kelly * 6 Players * Kids * Child

Kelly Family runs Various Kid Games. Feeling a little guilty playing Call of Cthulhu with your kids in tow? Council tradition continues with the Kelly Kids - we will be running a bunch of Kids games so that you can battle various demons while your kids play Mousetrap and various collaborative games (like Forbidden Island). Beginners encouraged.

Saturday Morning   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   (Slot C)


Gaming with Kids 1 * Various
C-Board-15 * $ 2
Game Master: Declan McGovern * 3 Players * Kids * Child

Come game with the McGovern family (John and Declan)! A variety of games for the ages 8+ crowd will be taught and played. Likely to make the table: Catan Jr, Takenoko, Castellan, Sushi Go!, Walk the Plank, Hey, that's my fish! Beginners encouraged. Beginners encouraged.


Halfling Feast
C-Board-17 * $ 2
Game Master: Raymond Dumas * 12 Players * Kids * Child

Each player represents a halfling champion eater who must consume an exotic array of fantasy dishes to win! However, you must avoid the underhanded tactics of your competitors, who's actions can allow your victory to slip away like a halfling trifle! Beginners encouraged.


Link: Triple Ace Games - Halfling Feast
Link: Halfling Feast - Board Game Geek


No Thank You, Evil!
C-RPG-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Carolyn Reid * 5 Players * Kids * child

"A Game of Make-believe for Creative Kids and Their Families" from Monte Cook Games. Come join us in the land of Storia: The Land Next Door, a world peopled by fantastical new friends who help you save the day against the forces of evil! Beginners welcome! All materials provided - just bring your imaginations! Beginners encouraged.

Link: No Thank You, Evil! website


Adventure Maximus: Into the Lands of Ex Machina * Adventure Maximus
C-RPG-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Ben McFarland * 5 Players * Kids * child

The people of Ex Machina need your help. Will your adventure company answer their call from the pneumatic tubes and save the day? Beginners encouraged.

Link: Game site

Saturday Afternoon   2:00 PM - 6:00 PM   (Slot D)


Gaming with Kids 2 * Various
D-Board-16 * $ 2
Game Master: Declan McGovern * 5 Players * Kids * Child

Come game with the McGovern family (John and Declan)! A variety of games for the ages 8+ crowd will be taught and played. Likely to make the table: King of Tokyo (with Expansions), Survive! Escape from Atlantis (with expansions), Colt Express (with expansions) Beginners encouraged. Beginners encouraged.


Return of the Hanghai Dragon. * Home Crafted
D-Minis-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Mike Paine * 9 Players * Kids * child

Don't miss thrill after thrill of blazing action as you and your companions try to amass a fortune in silver and artifacts before the Hanghai Dragon reanimates. Excitement and adventure await you! Kids are welcome and adults that can play like kids are welcome too. Beginners encouraged.

Saturday Evening   7:00 PM - 11:00+ PM   (Slot E)


Dixit
E-Board-9 * $ 2
Game Master: Kathy Moon * 6 Players * Kids * Child

Everyone played a card, but which of the fantastical pictures best matches this round's phrase? Try to guess right, and make your friends guess wrong! Dixit is family-friendly and enjoyable at any age. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Dixit - Board Game Geek
Link: Game in progress photo from Wikipedia


Assortment of Kids Games * Kids Games
E-Board-21 * $ 2
Game Master: Chris Kelly * 6 Players * Kids * Child

Kelly Family runs Various Kid Games. Feeling a little guilty playing Call of Cthulhu with your kids in tow? Council tradition continues with the Kelly Kids - we will be running a bunch of Kids games so that you can battle various demons while your kids play Mousetrap and various collaborative games (like Forbidden Island). Beginners encouraged.


Sunday Morning   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   (Slot F)


Santa's Bag, a game for the whole family! * Santa's Bag
F-Board-5 * $ 0
Game Master: Ian Brody * 8 Players * Kids * Child

Learn to play Santa's Bag! We'll be working on the long game. A perfect holiday gift. Beginners encouraged.

Link: Santa’s Bag - Board Game Geek
Link: Griggling Games Site


D&D For Kids * D&D
F-RPG-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Nick Masucci * 6 Players * Kids * child

The mayor has called for adventurers to help the village. A small band of heroes have assembled to save the day, but will they survive the untold dangers that await? This kid-friendly roleplaying adventure is a terrific way to introduce younger players to tabletop gaming. Rules light, and loads of fun. There will be a Game Master running the adventure, and a Game Master assisting the kids, so parents aren't required to stick around unless they'd like to! Pregenerated character sheets, and pencils will be provided during the session. Players should bring a standard set of dice (20, 12, 10, 8, 6, and 4 sided dice) and good attitudes. Beginners encouraged.



For more information about the convention...

    Please click for the main Council general info page.

    Please click to download the Council Pre-Registration packet in PDF format.

    Please click to Pre-Register via the online form (with immediate PayPal or Credit Card payment).

    Please click for the pre-registration booklet informational text (the stuff besides the event listings).

    Please click here to see all our Special Interest Event Tracks.

    Please click for Directions to Council of Five Nations.

    Please click for the Council Hotels page.

    Please click for the Council Parking page.

    Please click for Downtown Schenectady resources for Dining, Shopping, and a Visitor's Map.

Web pages highlighting our game events and special event tracks

    Please click to go to the Chronological listing of all events.

    Please click for the list of Kids games.

    Please click for the Board Game Geek Top 50 event track page.

    Please click for the Star Trek at 50 event track page.

    Please click for the Star Fleet Battles tournament page.

    Please click for the events in the Council Wargame Room.

    Please click to see options to play qualifying games for the SWA's Northeast TITAN Championship tournament..

    Please click for the Battleground: Fantasy & Historical Warfare event track page.

 
 
 

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