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

Council of Five Nations XXXVIII

October 2-4, 2015

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 Afternoon  2:00-6:00 PM  (Slot A)


Into the Lands of Ex Machina * Adventure Maximus
A-RPG-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Ben McFarland * 6 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.


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


Into the Lands of Ex Machina * Adventure Maximus
C-RPG-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Ben McFarland * 6 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.


Kaiju Battle! * Three giant monster games for Kids
C-Board-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Christopher Bernardi * 6 Players * Kids * E10
Become a giant city crushing monster and wreck terrible havoc upon anything that gets in your way. King of Tokyo - a fast paced dice game of destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King. Rampage (a.k.a Terror in Meeple City) - a flicking game of wrecking buildings, and devouring innocent meeples. Rarr! - a card game of monster building and city destruction. Beginners encouraged.
Link: Board Game Geek - King of Tokyo
Link: Board Game Geek - Rampage / Terror in Meeple City
Link: Board Game Geek - Rarr!


Gaming with Kids 1 * Kids Games
C-Board-10 * $ 2
Game Master: John & 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.


Russia 1812: Retreat From Borodino * Trench Wars (modified)
C-Minis-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Frank Luberti, Jr. * 6 Players * Kids * E10
French and Russians clash on the road to Moscow. 25mm skirmish game using the Trench Wars rules modified for Napoleonic warfare. Novices, children with adults, rules lawyers and GMs looking for revenge welcome. Event sponsored by the New York Wargamers Association and the Connecticut Game Club. NYWA and CGC members, family and friends always welcome. Special note: the start time for this event will be 11am. Beginners encouraged.


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


Gaming with Kids 2 * Kids Games
D-Board-9 * $ 2
Game Master: John & 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), RoboRally Beginners encouraged.


Dungeon! for the Young (or Young at Heart) * Dungeon!
D-Board-15 * $ 2
Game Master: Thomas Wargo * 8 Players * Kids * Child
The classic fantasy boardgame. Be the first to get back to the Great Hall with your treasure to win. Geared toward young gamers but any age is welcome to participate. Hope to get in a few games within timeslot. If acceptable, optional rules could be used, e.g., additional classes, PvP combat. Beginners encouraged.
Link: Board Game Geek page


Belgium 1815: Rearguard At Waterloo * Trench Wars (modified)
D-Minis-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Frank Luberti, Jr. * 6 Players * Kids * E10
A French rearguard tries to stop British and Prussian troops after the battle of Waterloo. 25mm skirmish game using the Trench Wars rules modified for Napoleonic warfare. Novices, children with adults, rules lawyers and GMs looking for revenge welcome. Game sponsored by the New York Wargamers Association and the Connecticut Game Club. NYWA and CGC members, family and friends always welcome. Beginners encouraged.


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


Hanghai Hustle * Home Crafted
E-Minis-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Mike Paine * 12 Players * Kids * Child
In Hanghai China during the 1920s, Zan Zou the Iron Claw, the leader of the Deadly Long Sword Gang, exercises control over the city, openly killing anyone who gets in his way. Until one day, the Nolan Brothers come to stake their claim. Members of the Deadly Long Sword Gang don't like the Nolan Brothers moving in and a massive brawl ensues; more than fifty gangsters are defeated by Nolan Brothers' bodyguard of three martial arts masters. So begins the thrilling struggle for Hanghai, don't miss a single astounding moment! Nothing like it, no risk too great, no danger too daring! Kids are welcome and adults that can play like kids are welcome too! Beginners encouraged.


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


Bloodbath! The Green Gang takes on the Red Marias * Home Crafted
F-Minis-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Mike Paine * 8 Players * Kids * Child
1920's China Following a 1927 emergency in Hanghai,and the withdrawal of British regular forces,the European settlers had to rely on themselves. Residents formed the Hanghai Volunteer Corps (HVC).Due Hanghai's political status and economical power it is infested with very diverse criminal elements,political activists,spies and operatives you name it. Incidents involving firearms are frequent this is where the 'Red Maria" comes in. They can carry 50 HVC ( several vehicles together) or Red Maria's are used to transport the notorious Green Gang from Hanghai Courts to Hanghai Prison.Conveyed through the city streets armored cars at the front and the rear is a convoy of vehicles transporting 50 gang members. Earlier attempts to transport gang members to jail have always ended with the convoy being ambushed and the gangsters being released by rescuers. Will that be the case this time? (Loosely based on actual events!) Beginners encouraged.


Sunday Afternoon  3:00 PM - 7:00 PM  (Slot G)


Classic Board Games * Kids Games
G-Board-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Chris Kelly * 4 Players * Kids * Child
Did you ever think that the Board Games when you were a kid were better than the remakes? So do we! Classic Survive, Pay Day, Clue and others. Beginners encouraged.









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Web pages highlighting our game events and special event tracks

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Please click for the list of Kids games.

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

Please click for the listing of all the Historical Miniatures events.

Please click for the Star Fleet Battles tournament page.

Please click for the Science Fiction games event track page.

Please click for the Horror games event track 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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