Learn and play all kinds of fun board games, card games, and miniature games with a huge schedule of options Saturday and Sunday. Every activity you try will earn you a ticket to enter a selection of draws for great gaming prizes! Make sure to check your program schedule so you don’t miss anything you want to try. Let’s Play! Entry Fee: FREE Time: Sat 11:00am-7:00pm & Sun 10:30am-4:30pm Convention Room: Scandia
Take part in up to three different modeling workshops by popular manufacturers Games Workshop, Battlefront, and Warlord! Paint and take home a miniature or three of your own. This area has both miniature painting and miniature basing stations.
Entry Fee: FREE Times: Games Workshop Sat 2-5pm & Sun 2-4:30pm, Warlord Sat 11am-2pm, Battlefront Sun 11am-2pm Convention Room: Second Floor Boardroom
Sign up for a number of single round gaming events and face off vs your friends and other gamers for sweet prizes! On demand events include Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon Trading Card Game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, Heroclix Miniatures Game, and Love Letter: Court the Princess Strategy Game.
Entry Fee: On-demand events will have varying entry fees based on materials needed to play and prizing Time: Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm and Sunday 10:30am-5:00pm Convention Room: Scandia
Giant Board Game - Catan
Come and see this giant version of a popular game we've crafted for your enjoyment! Play for free or with an entry fee where the winner goes home with a copy of the game or an expansion of their choice.
Entry Fee: FREE with optional entry for prizing Time: Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm and Sunday 11am-4:30pm Convention Room: Second Floor Boardroom
Card Castles for Charity
Spend some time in this fun area building castles out of the provided collectible cards. This is a convention favourite and we look forward to seeing the creations you come up with! ‘Castles’ will be used/raffled in activities with all proceeds given to charity.
A great place to take a seat and relax from the hustle of the Con. Pick up a provided board or card game for some casual play or open and play with some of the new swag you picked up in Diagon Alley. Watch for the Miniatures Gaming Lounge in the evening on Saturday to try some of the best miniature games available!
From 7-10pm each gaming lounge will run a fun activity as well as have open area for casual play. The Miniatures Gaming Lounge will have a Dungeons & Dragons adventure through an amazing Dwarven Forge dungeon. The Board/Card Gaming Lounge will have ongoing games of Werewolf going, a lively classic!
Entry Fee: FREE Time: Board/Card Gaming Lounge Sat 11am-3pm/6-10pm & Sun 11am-2pm Convention Room: Second Floor Boardroom
Enter your own miniature(s) into these contests before ThunderCon and they will be displayed during the Con, with prizes awarded at the Closing Ceremonies. There are 3 categories; anyone may enter 1 model in each category. Each category will have separate trophies to win for 1st,2nd, and 3rd! The categories are Science Ficton/Modern, Fantasy, and Historical. Register your entry or entries at Thunder Games & Gifts up to Thursday Sept 21st. Models can be picked up at Thunder Games & Gifts starting Mon Sept 24th.
Entry Fee: $5 per entry – PREREGISTRATION REQURIED BY SEPT 21 Time: Models will be displayed during the length of the convention Convention Room: Scandia
On-site speed painting contests (Pro/amateur)
You will have a limited amount of time and resources to paint a miniature of your choice from a provided selection as your entry, can you paint under pressure? The Pro contest will be judged and prized with trophies for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd based on score whereas the Amatuer contest will award random prizes of miniature model and paint kits. Entry Fee: FREE (both Pro & Amatuer) Time: Sat 5pm – You will need to be there at 5pm to sign up and it runs until apx 7pm Convention Room: Second Floor Boardroom
Board game tournament santorini by Roxley game laboratory
Play in one of the two 16 person Santorini tournaments to win Premium Kickstarter Edition of the game including the Golden Fleece expansion and great promo cards straight from our Special Guest Roxley Games Laboratory! The event will be 1v1 single game matches, swiss paired(winners vs winners), with a selection of beginner God Cards used and 1 given randomly to each player before the game. Both 1st and 2nd place will win a Premium Kickstarter Edition and a set of 5 promo cards. Other participants will receive one or more promo cards. You can preregister at Thunder Games & Gifts up until Sept 22nd or at ThunderCon if there are any spots left. We suggest preregistering since there are only 32 spots total. Entry Fee: $5 – PREREGISTRATION AVAILABLE AND ENCOURAGED ONLY 32 SPOTS Time: Sat 3pm & Sun 2pm (These are separate events, you can choose one or enter both. Each event will last 2-3 hours) Convention Room: Second Floor Boardroom
with Special Guests:
Roxley Game Laboratory
Roxley Games specializes in games that are innovative. Whether it’s a new theme or a new mechanism, we strive to bring something different to the market under our brand. Roxley Games are also highly polished: we do not release games that are half baked, and do our absolute best to ensure the ones we do release are well balanced. Roxley Games is not only obsessed with creating well developed, highly polished games. We also only release games that feature stunningly beautiful art appropriately targeted to a game’s audience, and intuitive, sophisticated graphic design. https://roxley.com
Dwarven Forge was founded in 1996 by artist Stefan Pokorny, a medieval fantasy devotee -- and an avid Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast. As a classically trained, professional painter and sculptor, Stefan decided to create "real" dungeon terrain that would equal his incredible 25mm tall hero figures. After many months of painstaking design, sculpting and painting, he introduced the world's finest pre-painted miniature terrain in 1996. Find out more at www.dwarvenforge.com and make sure to visit this gorgeous display!
Inside Up Games began before it was ever named, when board game enthusiast Conor McGoey was struck with an original game idea while lying awake one night. Luckily the striking didn’t leave any permanent bruising, just the foundation for “Summit” which would become this company’s first game. Learn more at www.insideupgames.com and visit Conor’s booth to play a demo of Summit and see if you have what it takes to survive the climb!
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