Events Information

Settlers of Catan National Qualifier

There will be three preliminary rounds, These will occur on Friday evening (2/23), Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon (2/24).

After the preliminary rounds are done the top 16 scores from them will compete in the semifinal Rounds on Saturday evening in 4 separate games of Catan.

The Winners of those semifinal games will play on Sunday morning for a chance to go to the Catan National Championship.

Dex Envoy Tournaments

The 2018 Iowa State Diamonds Championship

Friday 8PM – 12AM – 16 players, 4 tables

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, plus a seat at the final round of the Northern Regional Championship at Tri-Con Spring (as well as a free badge to Tri-Con Spring)!

The 2018 Iowa State Nevermore Championship

Saturday 9AM – 1PM – 16 players, 4 tables

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, plus a seat at the final round of the Northern Regional Championship at Tri-Con Spring (as well as a free badge to Tri-Con Spring)!

The 2018 Iowa State Neuroshima Hex! Championship

Saturday 1PM – 5PM – 16 players, 4 tables

A strategy game set in the post-apocalyptic world of Neuroshima, a Polish role-playing game. Each player leads one of four armies: Borgo, Hegemonia (Hegemony), Moloch, and Posterunek (Outpost). Each army deck consists of 34 tiles: soldiers, support tiles, and special actions. You win when all enemy headquarters are destroyed or when your headquarters is the least damaged at the end of the game. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Northern Regional Championship at Tri-Con Spring (as well as a free badge to Tri-Con Spring)!

The 2018 Iowa State Game of 49 Championship

Saturday 5PM – 8PM – 16 players, 4 tables

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, plus a seat at the final round of the Northern Regional Championship at Tri-Con Spring (as well as a free badge to Tri-Con Spring)!

The 2018 Iowa State Skull King Championship

Saturday 8PM – 12AM – 16 players, 4 tables

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, plus a seat at the final round of the Northern Regional Championship at Tri-Con Spring (as well as a free badge to Tri-Con Spring)!

 

The 2018 Iowa State Dimension Championship

Sunday 10AM – 2PM – 16 players, 4 tables

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, plus a seat at the final round of the Northern Regional Championship at Tri-Con Spring (as well as a free badge to Tri-Con Spring)!

The 2018 Iowa State Ice Cool Championship

Saturday 3PM – 6PM – 16 players, 4 tables

A flicking game in which each round one of the players takes the role of the Hall Monitor – his aim will be to catch each other penguin and get points for that. The others will try to run through several doors, thus gaining fish (that give them points) on their way. When either the Hall Monitor has caught each other penguin once or any of the others has gone through all 3 doors that have fish on them, the round is over. After each player is the Hall Monitor once, whoever has the most points on their fish cards wins. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Northern Regional Championship at Tri-Con Spring (as well as a free badge to Tri-Con Spring)!