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Gen Con 2016 Event Info

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about our events at Gen Con (register here!), so I’ve put together a schedule and FAQ to help answer some of those questions.

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Thursday, August 4:

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Friday, August 5:

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Saturday, August 6:

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Sunday, August 7:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the IELLO League from last year?

This year we were unable to have our own Organized Play room, so all of our events will be in the Event Hall at Gen Con. This means we couldn’t keep the IELLO League format that was so popular last year. We tried to keep the same idea with the Showcases, where every time you play a game, you get prizes just for playing (no winning required!). This time though, you’ll receive a Player Card when you sign up that has the logo of each game we have available to play in the Exhibit and Event Hall. Each time you play a game, we’ll stamp your card and give you a scratch-off ticket (instead of an envelope). The ticket will determine what prize you receive (from an assortment of promos, prints, and stuff); you can receive 4 of these tickets each day. We’ll also have special objectives for you to complete; you can complete one of these per day. We’ll keep track of how many stamps you get each day by having a different color for each day.

Can I use the Player Card for multiple Showcases?

Yes! You can bring the Player Card with you to both IELLO locations and get stamped.

Are the Showcases set up for demos or for full play-throughs of games?

During the Showcase, you can play as long as you’d like for the duration of the event. Volunteers will be there to teach and help with rules, but the Showcases are an organized space for you to play.

What prizes are available?

We have three Levels of prizes that you can earn from participating in the Showcases. Level 1 has an assortment of promos and prints from older games (Steam Park, Zombie 15′, Three Little Pigs, etc.). Level 2 has an assortment of promos from our most recent games (Happy Pigs, Big Book of Madness, Medieval Academy, etc.). Level 3, which you get by completing special objectives, has King of Tokyo characters, The Broken Token inserts, rare promos, signed artwork, and more!

What happens if I reach my 4 daily stamps?

You can continue playing games and get prints or buttons – your choice!

If you have more questions, please send an email to info@iellogames.com and we’ll add them to the FAQ! Looking forward to seeing you at Gen Con!

IELLO Events at Origins 2016

Origins is four weeks away, and we’re getting excited! Promos and prizes are packed up, our games are on order, and our demo team is all organized. Since Event Registration is open, we wanted to share details about the events and provide a schedule of all of our events so you can plan your day in advance.

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Wednesday, June 15:

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We have the IELLO League running from 1pm-6pm.  If you don’t know what it is, check out this post that explains the concept. This year it’s working close to the same way, except you’ll get a scratch-off ticket instead of an envelope. Yay, less mess! Giant King of Tokyo will be out for two hours, from 3pm-5pm. All participants will receive a The Horde promo for King of Tokyo, and the winner will receive a Space Penguin. Exciting! We’ll have a Sapiens Tournament from 2pm-5pm. All participants will receive the Mountain AND Double promo tiles, and the winner will receive a free copy of the game. Since we’re having the Heroes of Normandie Nationals at Origins this year, we’re having an official demo of the game every day leading up to the event. At 4pm, demo a scenario guided by the designer of the Heroes Tactical System! All participants will get the Bill & Siegfried promo punchboard.

Thursday, June 16:

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We open at 10am with the IELLO League in full swing. Giant King of Tokyo and a King of Tokyo Tournament also start then. All participants of the tournament will receive a promo card pack and the winner will receive a Space Penguin and an invitation to the King of Tokyo Nationals at Gen Con! At 11am, we’ll have our Shadows over Normandie Demo, guided by the designer. All participants will receive the Game Store promo punchboard. At 2pm, we’ll have a Medieval Academy Tournament. All participants will get the Magic & Gallantry alternate tile, and the winner will receive a free copy of the game. At 3pm, we’ll have a King of New York Tournament. All participants will get a promo card pack, and the winner will receive an Alpha Zombie and an invitation to the King of New York Nationals at Gen Con. At 4pm, we’ll close out the day with a Biblios Tournament. The winner will receive a free copy of the game.

Friday, June 17:

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The IELLO League and Giant King of Tokyo start at 10am again, along with a King of New York Tournament. At 11am, we’ll have a Happy Pigs Demo, where all participants will get the Penguin promo. At 1pm, we’ll have a Welcome to the Dungeon Tournament where the winner will receive a free copy of the game. At 2pm, we’ll have a King of Tokyo Tournament, and then at 3pm, we’ll have a Sea of Clouds Demo, where each participant will get the Kawaii promo card pack. At 4pm, we’ll end the day with another designer-guided Heroes of Normandie Demo.

Saturday, June 18:

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The IELLO League and Giant King of Tokyo start at 10am, but most importantly, the Heroes of Normandie Nationals begin as well. Play scenarios specially designed for Origins or die trying! All participants will receive an assortment of HoN prizes, and the winner will receive a free copy of every HoN product. While this is going out, we’ll have a King of Tokyo Tournament at 12pm and a King of New York Tournament at 2pm. You can try your hand at The Big Book of Madness Challenge at 1pm. All participants gets the Mime promo, and the fastest (or surviving) team will get the Golem promo as well. At 3pm, we’ll have a Happy Pigs Tournament. All participants get the Duck promo, and the winner will receive a free copy of the game. At the same time, we’ll also have a Sea of Clouds Tournament. All participants will get a Captain promo board, and the winner will receive a free copy of the game.

Sunday, June 19:

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We’ll end the convention with just a small selection of low-key events. The IELLO League and Giant King of Tokyo will start at 10am. There will be a King of Tokyo Tournament at 11am, and a King of New York Tournament at 12pm. Then we pack up our booth and catch up on sleep after an exciting week of Origins!

Official IELLO Tabletop Day Events

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Tomorrow is International Tabletop Day, an event started by Geek & Sundry in 2012 to unite gamers around the world! Though Geek & Sundry has an event kit, some retailers signed up for Official IELLO events to help engage their customers.

Here’s a list of participating stores and the events they’re holding:

  • All Things Fun! (McGuire AFB, NJ) – King of Tokyo tournament
  • Avalon Comics & Games (Santa Barbara, CA)  – King of New York tournament
  • Bearded Dragon Games (Oneonta, NY) – King of Tokyo tournament
  • Better World Books (Goshen, IN)  – King of New York tournament
  • Brighton Park Community (Clinton, MI) – King of Tokyo & King of New York tournaments
  • Galactic Comics & Games (Statesboro, GA) – King of Tokyo tournament
  • Quest Comic Shop (Carrollton, GA) – King of Tokyo & King of New York tournaments
  • The Dice Latte (Seoul, Korea) – King of Tokyo tournament
  • The Game Preserve (Indianapolis, IN) – King of Tokyo tournament
  • The Loaded Die (Ferndale, MI) – King of Tokyo tournament
  • Top Tier Board Games (Hattiesburg, MI) – King of Tokyo tournament
  • Twice the Fun Games (Kemptville, Ontario) – King of New York tournament & Heroes of Normandie event

Have a great International Tabletop Day!

2016 Heroes of Normandie National Championship at Origins

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IELLO and Devil Pig Games are pleased to announce that the 2016 Heroes of Normandie National Championships will be held at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio on June 18, 2016 at 10:00am. Heroes of Normandie is a WWII wargame focused on the Hollywood version of historical events during this period.    

The National Championship is an open event and all competitors are welcome to attend. Participants should be familiar with the basic rules of Heroes of Normandie and will be presented with novel scenarios made specifically for the Nationals competition. Game materials are provided to all players and prizes will be awarded to the top winners. A valid badge to the Origins Game Fair and a ticket for the Heroes of Normandie National Championship are required for entry.

This event is not for the weak of heart!

For more information, please email info@iellogames.com

Heroes of Normandie Organized Play!

If you’ve ever played a game, you know it’s more fun with other people. That’s why hobby stores are so great. They bring people together who love games and connect them so they can play games together! That’s what Organized Play is all about. Over the last year, we have had a ton of requests to offer Organized Play for one of our most popular and extensive games, Heroes of Normandieheroes-of-normandie-d-day-200x200

The design studio for Heroes of Normandie, Devil Pig Games, has created a massive amount of great content that players can use to keep the game fresh and challenging every time they play. We’ve been working with them closely to develop a program that stores can use for larger groups to connect players who are passionate about Heroes of Normandie every week.

Whether you just want to learn how to play or you’ve already constructed a 500 point army tuned for tournaments, Organized Play will help you meet other fans and make sure you get a game in every week.

If you’re a Heroes of Normandie enthusiast, make sure you check out our store locator and encourage your local store to sign up for this new program.

If you’re a hobby store and you love supporting your community, check out our Organized Play page for everything you need to sign up and get started.

As always, if you have any questions, make sure to send them to organizedplay@iellogames.com

 

*This program is currently only available in North America. We’re always working on expanding our outreach. Check back soon for updates!

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