Open Video Gaming
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We will have a large selection of the most up to date console gaming systems available in our extra large gaming room! Make sure to make some time to play a few rounds and blast some aliens, slay some dragons, or venture through some post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Our electronic gaming room will be supervised by the Nexus Gaming Alliance. Nexus Gaming Alliance Incorporated (NGA) is the longest-running, national video gaming Logistics Company in the United States! With over 30 events a year from coast to coast, from events of 50,000 to private corporate events, NGA has you covered.
Other events in which NGA operates an electronic gaming room includes Anime Boston, Gen*Con, Awesome Con (Washington DC), and Origins, so you know the electronic gaming area will be first class!
NGA is a combination of various talents brought together to form the ultimate experience in gaming. NGA is also involved in a multitude of other areas while at events.
In our quest to find the elite gamers, tournaments will take place throughout the weekend. Sign-ups for all tournaments will be at the HQ table right inside the entrance the arena.
All tournaments have a roll call to assure attendance. Please make sure to check in 5 minutes before the start of any event. If you show up late, you very well could lose your spot in the tournament. Don’t let that happen to you!
Here is the schedule for all electronic gaming tournaments:
3pm: Smash Brothers U (Wii U) – FFA
6pm: Rocket League (PS4) – 3v3 Teams
12pm: Nidhogg (PC) 1v1
3pm: Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
6pm: Street Fighter V (PS4)
12pm: Tetris (NES)
Scheduled events and tournaments have a ticket price, and you will need to either purchase a ticket to that event or have enough generic tickets to play.
- All tournament rules can be found at our website: www.NGAgamers.com
- Have a question? Need help? Do not be afraid to ask Nexus Gaming Alliance staff members that will be on site. Just look for the branded NGA shirts.
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BridgeSimulators.com will be presenting the Starship Horizons Bridge Experience!
Starship Horizons is a multi-player bridge simulation experience allowing 2-5 players to work together as the ships Bridge Officers. The core gameplay experience is designed around players commanding their own Starship as the bridge officers in the roles of Captain, Flight, Tactical, Science, Engineering and Operations.
We had a fair amount of people who were disappointed that we did not bring Starship Horizons back last year, so we wanted to rectify that. We are happy that Starship Hoirizons is returning in 2016.
Missions will run throughout the convention. Register in advance to play at http://www.starshiphorizons.com/events/event.aspx?id=41 or signup at the convention.
We’ll see you on the bridge!
Board and Card Gaming
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Our board and card gaming area will be handled by Wargames North, the premiere gaming and comic store in the northern half of lower Michigan. Wargames North has been involved in the gaming area of the Grand Rapids Comic-Con from the very beginning, and if you are from the Cadillac/Traverse City area then we would encourage you to check out their store and support them like they have supported us!
Open Board Gaming
Check out a game from our diverse library of board games! Whatever your age or attention span, we have something that’s sure to please. Try something new or introduce friends or family to a favorite.
Open Card Gaming
Bring your decks and competitive spirit! Our card gaming area is is available for open play as our tournament schedule allows.
Bring your decks for an open tournament just for fun with the following games in Ballroom A for kids of all ages:
Pokemon 11 am
Yu-Gi-Oh 1 pm
Free admission, so just bring your cards and join in on the fun!
We will be demonstrating new and popular games throughout the weekend in our board gaming area. This is a great opportunity to try something new!
Dungeons and Dragons Gaming Demo
John Soller and Don Passolt will be hosting two sessions learning the 5th edition to the classic game Dungeons and Dragons, both on Saturday. The times are 11 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm. Take some time and learn the original roll playing game. All materials provided, just bring your imagination.