Game Summit is upon us very soon. In one month, the doors will be flung open and the gaming madness will begin. We wanted to touch base with you all before the hour gets too late and let you know several important and interesting tidbits. Let me get right into them and let you know what’s going on.
First things first: Registration for the Game Summit Winter Skirmish is now open, and you can get there by catching a taxi to the Registration Page. Note that early-bird registrants get 25% off the admission price. This is definitely a decent deal, but if you can’t get online to register (or don’t have means to pay electronically), check out the Game Summit Forums for information on how to register at stores in the Ottawa area and still take advantage of the early bird price. Note that if you’re going to join in a tournament, you really should register ahead of time. If you arrive and we’re out of spots in a tournament, you’re out of luck!
What are you going to see at the Winter Skirmish? This is the good part! If you were at the Fall Skirmish in 2008, you’ll remember we held it at the Canadian War Museum. We thought seriously about going back, but we simply needed more room. Instead, we’re going to be at the Embassy West Conference Centre in Ottawa with over 8,000 square feet of gaming, events and general shenanigans. Let me break down what’s going to be there:
The Winter Skirmish event will be divided into three main areas: The Casual Gaming Pavilion is host to all the board and card games the rooms can hold. From classic, well-known games like Stratego, Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne to newer titles like Monsterpocalypse and Descent… and even popular favorites like Heroclix, Chaotic and Bakugan, there will be great strategy games for kids, families and fans of dice and playing cards. If you’ve got the time for something a bit more immersive, The RPG Den will feature legendary role-playing title Dungeons and Dragons and the massively popular card game Magic the Gathering. For a bit of flavour, check out the cult classic card game Munchkin and its new released Muchkin Quest board game. If you fancy yourself a hardcore gamer, let the dogs of war slip in the Arena where table-top wargames are afoot; join the fray of Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40,000, Warmachine and Hordes.
Game Summit’s Winter Skirmish also boasts the finest in sponsors and vendors to provide event deals and specials to hobbyists and gamers looking to get great bargains. Games Workshop, Reaper Mini, Rio Grande Games, Hasbro, Steve Jackson Games and Privateer Press lend their support, but also Ottawa-area stores such as The Comic Book Shop, Toys on Fire and Wizard’s Tower will all be there to give gamers the best in gaming products and deals.