Tournaments

We will offer several tournaments during RAGECon. Please make sure to sign up on Warhorn our scheduling system to make sure you get a seat.

All tournament seats are first come first serve and each tournament is open to any player.  Please bring your own game materials or use our demo material and let us teach you the game unless otherwise noted.

Tournaments at RAGECON:

Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, the X-Wing Miniatures Game recreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!

Prizes include: OFFICIAL FANTASY FLIGHT TOURNAMENT KIT PRIZES

Star Wars: Destiny

In Star Wars: Destiny, two players engage in a fast-paced duel, each striving to eliminate the other’s characters first. The game’s innovative mechanisms combine dice-driven combat with faction-driven hand management. Straightforward rules make the game easy to learn, but also enable deep strategic thinking and clever deck-building. Players can create decks that include characters from every faction and any era, as long as heroes and villains are on opposite sides of the fight.

Let The WOOKIE WIN: Relaxed Swiss Tournament. Bring a 30 point team of either Heroes or Villains. A 30 card deck, a battlefield, dice, and tokens. Legal Card Sets include: Awakenings & Spirit of Rebellion.

Demos will be available before the tournament for those not familiar with the game.

Prizes include: STAR WARS DESTINY SPIRIT OF REBELLION SEALED BOOSTER BOX 36 PACKS, AWAKENING STARTER SETS, OFFICIAL FANTASY FLIGHT AWAKENING PRE-RELEASE TOURNAMENT KIT PRIZES*

Star Wars: Armada

In Star Wars: Armada, you assume the role of fleet admiral, serving with either the Imperial Navy or Rebel Alliance. You assemble your fleet and engage the enemy. Using the game’s unique maneuver tool, you steer your capital ships across the battlefield, even while squadrons of star-fighters buzz around them. Then, as these ships exchange fire, it’s your job to issue the tactical commands that will decide the course of battle and, perhaps, the fate of the galaxy.

Rebel and Imperial fleets fight for the fate of the galaxy in Star Wars™: Armada, the two-player miniatures game of epic Star Wars space battles!
Massive Star Destroyers fly to battle against Rebel corvettes and frigates. Banks of turbolasers unleash torrential volleys of fire against squadrons of X-wings and TIEs. Engineering teams race to route additional power to failing shields. Laser blasts and explosions flare across the battlefield. Even a single ship can change the tide of battle.

Smash Up

The “shufflebuilding” game Smash Up starts with a simple premise: Take the twenty-card decks of two factions, shuffle them into a forty-card deck, then compete to smash more Bases than your opponents! Each faction brings a different game mechanism into play – pirates move cards, zombies bring cards back from the discard pile, dinosaurs have huge power – and every combination of factions brings a different play experience.

This tournament will use a drafting/round robin mechanic to pick factions. Four players to a table and will be using the standard Smash Up rules. This tournament use the Swiss scoring system.  Each game of Smash Up will have a 40 min timer.

Munchkin Booty – Mini Tournament

Munchkin is a satirical card game based on the clichés and oddities of Dungeons and Dragons and other role-playing games. Each player starts at level 1 and the winner is the first player to reach level 10. Players can acquire familiar Pirate style character classes during the game which determine to some extent the cards they can play.

There are two types of cards – treasure and encounters. Each turn the current players ‘kicks down the door’ – drawing an encounter card from the deck. Usually this will involve battling a monster. Monsters have their own levels and players must try and overcome it using the levels, weapons and powers they have acquired during the game or run away. Other players can chose to help the player or hinder by adding extra monsters to the encounter. Defeating a monster will usually result in drawing treasure cards and acquiring levels. Being defeated by a monster results in “bad stuff” which usually involves losing levels and treasure.

Sail the Seven Seas. Plunder the treasure. Make your crew walk the plank.

Munchkin Booty brings the greatest gold-grabbers in history – pirates! – to the world of Munchkin. Use your Silver Long Johns to beat the Lobster Mobster, drink your Demon Rum to fight off the Viking Kittens, and defend yourself with the Cutlass (or Cutlad, for the gents) against the Prince of Whales. But watch out for Sharks!

Plunder the seven seas as a Pirate, Naval Officer, or Merchant. Taunt your foes with your horrible Accent: British, Spanish, Dutch, or French. Equip your Half-Galleon with a Crow’s Nest and Figurehead. But above all…level up!

Optimal Board Game Tournament

Ever wanted to try a board game tournament where you could pick your favorite games and go head to head with other people that also favor the same ones?

Choose from 27 games, all of which should take 45-60 minutes, ranging from Alhambra to Trains. Creating your own ranking of which ones you want to play most and play least. Everyone else will do the same, and everyone’s lists will be entered into FICO Xpress Optimization software to determine what combination of games will get players into something they would most enjoy playing. Then for each additional round, no one would be allowed to repeat games or opponents, and the program would continue working off everyone’s original priority lists. The tournament will go on for 4 rounds, you can continue playing as long as you wish. The last round will have a championship table of top scorers.

Complete list online at

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/221984/optimal-board-game-tournament-2017

Double Exposure West Coast Regional Championship

The Championship tournament features 6 easy to learn and fun to play card  and board games.  RAGECON is the final seat in this tournament that takes place at gaming conventions all over the country. The final winners at RAGECON get to go to GenCon this year for their 50th year.

Four players per table and the winner of each of the four tables will play for the final.

Championship Tournament Schedule:

Friday 8PM – 12AM – 16 players, 4 tables
The 2017 West Coast Regional Diamonds Championship

This Stronghold game by Mike Fitzgerald is a trick-taking card game in which players collect Diamonds – not cards bearing that suit, mind you, but rather actual “Diamond Crystals”. What makes the game of Diamonds different from other trick-taking card games is that when you cannot follow suit you get a “Suit Action” based on what suit you do play. Suit Actions are also taken by the winner of each trick, as well as at the end of a full Round of play. Whoever has the most points in Diamond Crystals at the end of the game wins! The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, a seat at the first elimination round of the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017, plus a FREE 4-day badge for Gen Con 2017 and a FREE room share with up to 3 other people for 3 nights at Gen Con 2017.

Saturday 9AM – 1PM – 16 players, 4 tables
The 2017 West Coast Regional Nevermore Championship

This game from Smirk & Dagger is a casual-style, card-drafting game in which you quickly build your hand each round, collecting cards you want and poisoning your opponent’s hand by passing along cards you think they can’t use. Whoever holds the most of a given suit, gains the power of that suit to attack, heal, acquire Light or Shadow magicks and score victory points. Will you transform all your rivals into ravens – or can they regain their human form in time to score enough victory to win? The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, a seat at the first elimination round of the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017, plus a FREE 4-day badge for Gen Con 2017 and a FREE room share with up to 3 other people for 3 nights at Gen Con 2017.

Saturday 1PM – 5PM – 16 players, 4 tables
The 2017 West Coast Regional Letter Tycoon Championship

In the game, players take turns forming a word using a seven-card hand and a three-card community card pool, scoring money and stock rewards based on their word. Players may use their earned money to buy one letter “patent” in the word they make. In the future, whenever another player uses one of your owned letters on their turn, you earn money from the bank. Letters that are used less frequently have special abilities, increasing their power. When enough of the alphabet has been claimed, players finish the current turn, then score all money, stock and letter patents owned. Create the most valuable empire and you can become the letter tycoon! The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, a seat at the first elimination round of the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017, plus a FREE 4-day badge for Gen Con 2017 and a FREE room share with up to 3 other people for 3 nights at Gen Con 2017.

Saturday 5PM – 8PM – 16 players, 4 tables
The 2017 West Coast Regional Game of 49 Championship

Starting with $49 apiece, players in The Game of 49 bid to buy spaces on the 49-square (7-by-7) game board. Randomly drawn number cards are auctioned one at a time, with the highest bidder placing a chip on the matching board space. Wild/Payoff cards give players a choice of where to place their chip and also award cash to all players for their chips on the board: $7 per chip, with a payoff maximum of $49. The first player to claim four spaces in a row, in any direction, wins. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, a seat at the first elimination round of the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017, plus a FREE 4-day badge for Gen Con 2017 and a FREE room share with up to 3 other people for 3 nights at Gen Con 2017.

Saturday 8PM – 12AM – 16 players, 4 tables
The 2017 West Coast Regional Skull King Championship

Brent Beck’s Skull King is a trick-taking game similar to Oh Hell!, Wizard and Spades, with players needing to state how many tricks they think they’ll win each round. Pirates and other special cards add to the strategy. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, a seat at the first elimination round of the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017, plus a FREE 4-day badge for Gen Con 2017 and a FREE room share with up to 3 other people for 3 nights at Gen Con 2017.

Sunday 10AM – 2PM – 16 players, 4 tables
The 2017 West Coast Regional Dimension Championship

Dimension is a fast-paced, innovative puzzle game that takes place in three dimensions with 60 colorful spheres. All of the players play at the same time. Everybody tries to position the spheres on their trays to earn as many points as possible. The task cards indicate how the spheres must be placed to earn points. Complete these tasks while racing against the timer. You get a point for each sphere you use and a bonus token for using all five colors, but you lose two points for each task card you don’t follow correctly. Prove to your opponents that you are the master of multi-dimensional thinking! The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, a seat at the first elimination round of the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017, plus a FREE 4-day badge for Gen Con 2017 and a FREE room share with up to 3 other people for 3 nights at Gen Con 2017.

*Prizes may changed based on participation. Complete list of prizes for each tournament will be announced at registration.