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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!

Recap of Gen Con 2015

The IELLO team is back home and settled down again after the excitement of Gen Con 2015! We had been planning so many exciting events, releases, and previews in the weeks leading up, that now it feels almost weird to not have 5 million things to do at once! Never fear though, we’re already planning things for next year’s Gen Con – it’ll be even better!

For those of you participating in Gen Can’t, and for those of you who would like to reminisce on all the good times, here’s a recap of what the IELLO team was up to!

 We had a huge team of volunteers (31 people!), some veterans some newbies, that traveled to Indy to help us out. Tuesday night and all of Wednesday were spent making sure everyone was up to speed on our demo code: Make it fun for them, make it fun for you! Of course we also spent a lot of time playing games to make sure rules were well-known and tips and tricks were shared. Everyone did a fantastic job, and we hope their bright yellow shirts made them an easy spot and every question you asked was answered with a smile!

We had two locations at Gen Con: a booth in the Exhibit Hall and our own private room for Organized Play. The Exhibit Hall was a chaotic mess of gamers, merchants, and artists all buzzing around trying to do as many things as possible. Our booth boasted Larger-than-average King of New York, Giant Welcome to the Dungeon, and a detailed diorama of Zombie 15′s scenario 5. We also had demos going nonstop of our upcoming The Big Book of Madness (not the final version, but still beautiful!), Sapiens, and Little Red Riding Hood, along with some of our other popular games.

Our main shop was also a buzzing center of activity, as we had our newly released Medieval Academy, Kabuki, Dungeon Fighter expansions, and the reprint of Welcome to the Dungeon available for purchase. We showed our appreciation for everyone who made a purchase by supplying the corresponding promo to games that had them. Thanks to you all!

We also had an area reserved for Heroes of Normandie demos as we hosted one of the designers, Clem (pictured left), and the artist, Alex (pictured right) as our guests. They had a great time meeting their fans and sharing tips for gameplay. They also enjoyed posing with War Game enthusiasts – check out this incredible Red Devil get-up!

Our Organized Play room was a hub of activity the entire convention. Here we ran full-length play-throughs of our games, instead of the “speed dating” demos we had in the Exhibit Hall. We also ran our IELLO League program that we introduced at Origins, with improvements! We didn’t expect it to be so popular – on Friday we had over 550 unique people participate in the program! By Sunday pickings were slim for prizes, but buttons were plentiful! Thankfully you all understood and were glad to wear IELLO swag on your lanyards, backpacks, shirts, jackets – pretty much everywhere! In here you could find Giant King of Tokyo and a second copy of Larger-than-average King of New York, as well as our scheduled demos and hourly tournaments.

Pictured here are our newly crowned National Champions for, from left to right, King of New York, Heroes of Normandie, and King of Tokyo! These guys played long and hard to stake their claim to the trophies, and they certainly deserve their respective titles! Look at those proud smiles! We’re proud of you too!

On Sunday, Giant King of Tokyo made its way outside to a shaded stage surrounded by food trucks around lunchtime. A change of atmosphere livened things up (who knew it could be even more exciting??) and IELLO goodies were distributed to passerby.

All in all, Gen Con was a blast for everyone involved and it was very productive for the IELLO team! We look forward to seeing you all there next year, and hopefully seeing new faces too! Don’t worry, we still have a lot of buttons left…

Gen Con 2015: What is the IELLO League?

As Gen Con fast approaches, I’ve been getting more and more questions about our IELLO League. What is it? When can we sign up? What is so cool about it? The answers to those questions are: Awesome! Anytime! EVERYTHING! Though these answers are certainly all true, here’s a more detailed FAQ I’ve put together about the League. Hopefully it clears up your questions and peaks your interest!

What is the IELLO League?

The League is a convention-long event held in IELLO’s Organized Play room (#143) (Floor 1, right outside Hall H). It’s a program that allows you to win promos just by playing our games (no winning required!). You don’t have to be in the League to play our demo games; it’s just a way to win prizes by doing so!

How do I sign up?

If you already have a ticket, you can redeem it at our OP room at any point of the convention. The date/time printed on the ticket doesn’t matter to us! If you don’t have a ticket, you can pay the equivalent of $4 in generics (two tokens). Once you’ve handed over your ticket/tokens, we’ll put on a yellow wristband that is valid for the entire convention. If it gets damaged, bring it back and we’ll set you up with a replacement. You’ll also get your choice between an awesome metal water bottle or a snazzy King of Tokyo hat. We’ll write down your first name and last initial, as well as your badge number, then you’re free to play for prizes!

Is it really that easy to get promos?

Yes! Every time you play a game, come back up to our table and we’ll present you with a selection of paper envelopes. Inside each envelope is a promo card for one of our games. You can win FOUR of these envelopes per day. We’ll cross off a box on the sheet with your name to keep track of how many you’ve claimed per day. However, we’ll also have a list of Special Achievements you can work at during games. They involve silly things like landing on the bullseye in Dungeon Fighter, or rolling one of every face in King of Tokyo. No winning required, just fun times! If you accomplish one of these, you’ll get to claim an Upgraded Envelope. These envelopes all have slips of paper in them with awesome prizes (Broken Token inserts, King of Tokyo tshirts, free games, and much more!). You can claim ONE of these per day, and we’ll cross off that box when you do so.

What happens if I reach my four normal envelopes per day limit?

After you’ve claimed all your prizes, you’re welcome to hang around and play more games. We’ll have a wide variety of buttons featuring characters from most of our games. Every time you play a game after your limit, feel free to come back to the table and claim a button. There’s no limit on these except how many you’re willing to wear!

IELLO’s Event Schedule at GenCon 2015

Here is a PDF of the schedule for all IELLO events at GenCon for whoever wants an easy printable version. Listed below is an outline of each event by day and location (click on each table for a bigger view).

Thursday, July 30

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Friday, July 31

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Saturday, August 1

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Sunday, August 2

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King of Tokyo/NY National Qualifier Invitations

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Hello everyone!

Time is going by fast, and we’re getting closer and closer to GenCon 2015! Just like last year, we will be hosting a King of Tokyo/King of New York National Qualifier Tournament during the convention. Since we now have King of New York in the mix, the tournament structure will be different from last year’s. The first few qualifying rounds will be played with King of Tokyo and then we will move on to King of New York for the final round before crowning an ultimate winner.

Everyone who won a KoT/KoNY tournament at their local store or convention will be invited to participate and will have the chance to be named the 2015 National King of the Universe Champion. If you have already won a tournament, CHECK HERE to make sure your name is on our list. If it’s not – contact your local game store and make sure they fill out their After Action Report! It’s how we keep track of our winners and their contact info.

If you haven’t won a tournament, but are excited about the chance to be invited, show your local game store this link and ask them to host a tournament! There’s still time!

Otherwise, we will contact all the winners a month before the event with additional, more precise information.

Of course, if you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to contact us at sara@iellogames.com or danni@iellogames.com for clarification and help!

 

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