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Food Trucks and Sun King Beer Garden at Block Party

Gen Con Block Party

Are you ready for Block Party? Gen Con's outdoor presence on Georgia St. and South St. runs all convention long, featuring the Sun King Beer Garden and over 65 food trucks! 

On Wednesday at 6 pm, Sun King will tap BREWTRON 9000, this year's official Gen Con 2019 brew! Join the party from 6 pm – 10 pm, featuring music provided by Indy local DJ Helicon!

Food trucks this year will run three shifts:

  • Breakfast (Thursday – Sunday): 8 am – 10 am
  • Lunch (Thursday – Sunday): 11 am – 4 pm
  • Dinner (Thursday – Saturday): 5 pm – 10 pm
The Sun King Beer Garden (21+ only), will be open 5 pm – 10 pm on Wednesday, and noon – 10 pm on Thursday – Saturday!

Plus, check out our official food and beverage partners: HotBox Pizza, Quills Coffee, Burger Study, and Wild Bill's Soda Pop! 

Rio Grande Games at Gen Con

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games is thrilled to be celebrating over 20 years of bringing family and friends together with popular and award-winning games such as Dominion, Race for the Galaxy, Roll for the Galaxy, Power Grid, Bohnanza, and Concordia.

Come visit the Rio Grande Games rooms 234-236 from 10 am – closing, Thursday through Saturday, and 10 am – 2 pm on Sunday to try out some of their new releases like New Frontiers, Dominion: Renaissance, Underwater Cities, the Puerto Rico Expansions, Beta Colony, Concordia Venus, Caravan, and maybe a few surprises as well!

As always, there is no fee to play in the Rio Grande Games rooms and they offer snacks and drinks from time to time. Come play what’s new under the sun!

Sponsored post from Rio Grande Games.

Reminder: Housing Registration Closes July 15

Book your room through the Gen Con housing block while supplies last! While downtown hotels connected to the convention center are in high demand and sell out quickly, rooms are available in suburban hotels — just a  convenient Lyft ride away!

Housing Registration closes at 11:59 pm (EDT) on July 15.

Questions about your reservation? Contact Q-Rooms at (317) 688-1323 or

Rise of Tribes at Gen Con

Rise of Tribes

Rise of Tribes is a must-have for any strategy game lover! The new Mammoth Edition that includes the base game plus all 94 wooden deluxe pieces will be available at Gen Con this year.

In Rise of Tribes, players control a tribal faction in prehistoric times looking to grow, move, gather, and lead their people. The game board is modular, composed of hexes in various terrain types. Each hex has a population limit. Players manage the number of tribe members they place on any one hex to either trigger or avoid conflict.

Each turn the active player rolls two dice, then selects two of the four actions to take — grow, move, gather, or lead. Each action is resolved one action at a time. The power of each action taken depends on the die roll plus the last couple of dice placed onto the action board on the selected action by other players. Once both actions are taken, the active player resolves any conflicts. The final step of each turn is the time to build villages and complete goal cards.

Victory is possible in two ways: gathering resources to build villages and/or completing development or achievement goal cards for your civilization. Villages (limited to one per hex) score one point for the tribe that built them at the start of that tribe's turn. Goal cards will score points immediately when completed. The tribe to score 15 points first wins.

Check it out at Breaking Games in booth 2329!

Sponsored post from Breaking Games.

Shadowrun Dares You: Risk It All!

Shadowrun Sixth World

At Gen Con 2019, Catalyst Game Labs will launch the newest edition of its major roleplaying franchise, Shadowrun, Sixth World. The new core rulebook is streamlined and built for speed, designed to get you to the exciting parts of a run faster, honing your edge right up until you strike a decisive blow that lets you pull off a miraculous victory.

At Gen Con, Catalyst will offer three choices for the core rulebook: a standard edition, a faux-Kevlar limited edition, and a slip-cased executive edition. Along with the rulebook, Catalyst will also have dice and Edge tokens that make gameplay easier (and prettier); a deck of NPC cards to make it simple to build a wide variety of conflicts and situations; a set of Prime Runner minis for those who like to add miniature flair to their game; No Future, a sourcebook on media, sports, and other Sixth World culture with rules compatible with SR6; the Neo-Anarchist Streetpedia, a valuable reference work on the people, corps, nations, dragons, and more from this great setting; the Shadowrun, Sixth World Beginner Box Set for those looking for their first taste of Sixth World action; and a print version of the novellas featuring the characters from the box set. If all goes well, an innovative gamemaster screen will be there, too!

Catalyst will also be demoing Shadowrun, Sixth World at booth 1611 throughout the con, giving people the chance to see how the rules work and how they can use them to build their own street legends.

Also, check out the new Sixth World website being built at!

Sponsored post from Catalyst Game Labs.

The Red Dragon Inn at Gen Con

The Red Dragon Inn Smorgasbox

If you haven't tried The Red Dragon Inn yet, then booth 607 is a Gen Con stop you won't want to miss! Check out the Gen Con Coupon Book for an amazing deal on RDI 1 or 2! And if you're a longtime fan, stop by to check out The Red Dragon Inn Smorgasbox — a new product with a little something for everyone! You can also get a sneak preview of Tales from The Red Dragon Inn, an epic adventure game set in the world of the Red Dragon Inn — coming to Kickstarter in 2020!

Sponsored post from SlugFest Games.

Board Games and Chill from OffWorld

Board Games and Chill
Check out the brand-new Board Games and Chill Collection from OffWorld Designs! Relax in gamer style with this line of comfy leisure wear. Available in men's and women's styles and sizes.

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