10 June 2019

What to Expect at Origins Game Fair 2019

Demo the Latest and Greatest Games

Thousands of gamers will descend on Columbus, Ohio this week for Origins Game Fair! We'll be there demoing our brand new titles. We'll be at booth 735 in the main exhibit hall. One of the best things about conventions is seeing all the fans. So please come to the booth, learn some games, and say hi to anyone wearing a Z-Man polo!

Demo New Releases

We've had some exciting titles release early this year and a couple that have been recently announced. With co-op games, light strategy, real-time, and more this year we have a great set of games for you to demo.

 

Pandemic: Rapid Response

Natural disasters have struck cities across the globe. Recognizing the overwhelming threat, the nations of the world have taken action and assembled the CRU: an elite team of doctors and specialists. With a specially equipped plane, you are uniquely capable of providing life-saving aid—anytime, anywhere.

Pandemic: Rapid Response is a race against time. Roll dice to create supplies, fly the plane, and make deliveries to cities in need. As the timer counts down, you must quickly coordinate and work together to react to new disasters. Will you and your team be able to respond in time?

Noctiluca

In the remote depths of the jungle lie the Cerulean Pools. For most of the year, the pools are tranquil and unassuming. But on the warmest nights of the year, the otherwise quiet waters are filled with shimmering lights as the dormant noctiluca awaken. As the most skilled divers in the land, you and your friends seek to retrieve these glowing creatures from the pools. Before diving into the water, you must strategically plan your path to collect the noctiluca you need.

Hadara

Over three epochs, guide the growth of your civilization as new ideas emerge; take great strides forward in the many fields of human achievement to build an empire more glorious than any other! Skilled artisans, philosophers, warriors, and architects from different cultures will bring their genius to aid you in your endeavors, but it rests with you to choose the best allies to build your strength and prestige.

Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger

Discover a thrilling adventure investigating criminal activity and a dark history in your town. Haunted by the mystery of the missing owner of the Marsden mansion, you decide to take the case on yourself. With your psychic senses and skills as a detective, you're confident you can solve it.

Explore the mansion and unravel its secrets. Cross paths with ghostly figures, navigate a secret lab, and conquer challenges. Think carefully as you choose which paths to investigate. What will YOU choose?

Miaui

On the island of Miaui (MEOW-ee), the villagers count down the days until the tide changes, bringing in a wealth of fish to the nearby lagoon. Once the first surge of fish is spotted, the whole village comes together for the fishing festival! The most skilled Miauian divers try to bring back the most valuable fish from the lagoon for the evening feast. All kinds of fish are served at the feast but beware the gooey jellyfish and the thieving seagulls!

Narabi

Working together, players must put numbered stones in the correct arrangement in as few moves as possible. A harmonious stone garden must be in sequential order. It may seem easy, but stones can only be moved in certain ways. In Narabi, numbered stone cards will be randomly sleeved together with restriction cards that control how a stone moves. Players must exchange stones, working toward the correct arrangement one move at a time while still following the rules on each stone.

Livestreams

Can't make it to Origins? We'll be talking about our newest titles and showcasing the gameplay on a few livestreams while we're there. Make sure to tune in to the Board Game Geek livestream and the Twist Gaming livestream for all the exciting gaming action.

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