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!

Origins Awards 2016 Nominees

Origins Game Fair just announced its nominees for the 2016 Awards. We’re excited to see that three of our games were nominated!

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In the Card Game category, both Medieval Academy and Welcome to the Dungeon were nominated. There will be events for both of these games at the show, as well as demos, so be sure to check them out!

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In the Family Game category, Me Want Cookies! was nominated. There will be a plushy, jumbo-sized version of this game in the Kids Room of the show.

Follow this link for a look at the other nominees!

New Preorder Release Date Policy

From now on, IELLO is promoting preorders for all new releases by shipping out preorders two weeks ahead of regular orders. We are not shipping any new releases to mass market or online retailers in order to give brick and mortar stores time to sell their product with no direct competition. This will also be combined with our promo promotions (see also: IELLO Announces ‘Happy Pigs’ Promotion) when possible.

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Shipments were delayed for our April releases (Sea of Clouds, Candy Chaser, and Kenjin), so the preorder street date is April 21 and the general street date is April 28.* There will be a 3-card promo pack for Sea of Clouds sent out with all preorders as well.

If you have any questions about this new policy, please send an email to info@iellogames.com.

* Normally street dates will be two weeks apart, but we shipped games from factories in China and Poland, and they arrived at different times.

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

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