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Live Gaming

Live Gaming is located in the Berkeley, Dalton, Fairfax, and Claredon rooms on the 3rd floor of the Sheraton Hotel. We will have a library of over 50 board games to select from and play in the Live Gaming room. For event schedules and demonstrations, please check the following listings, Con Chowdah, or the Guidebook App. For more information on any of the games, drop by Live Gaming or check out the Anime Boston web site.

Live Gaming Hours:

  • Friday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Collectible Card Games

Friday

11:00 AM
Two-Headed Giant - Sealed (Dragons of Tarkir)
4+ teams (3 rounds)
Entry Fee: $40/team ($20/player)
Teams will receive 8 booster packs (4 Dragons of Tarkir, 4 Fate Reforged) to construct decks.
Prizes: Teams will receive 2 packs for each round they win.

5:00pm
Friday Night Booster Draft (Dragons of Tarkir)
8+ players (3 rounds)
Entry Fee: $18
Players will receive 3 booster packs (2 Dragons of Tarkir, 1 Fate Reforged) to draft decks.
Prizes: Win a round, win a pack.

Saturday

11:00am
Commander
12+ players, Tables of 4-5 players
Entry Fee: $20
rizes: Eliminate an opponent, earn 4 packs of Dragons of Tarkir. First player eliminated by an opponent earns 8 packs. If a player is eliminated and it cannot be determined who eliminated the player, the 3 booster pack bounty will be awarded to the last player standing. Last player standing wins a From the Vault: Annihilation.

5:00pm
Two-Headed Giant - Sealed (Dragons of Tarkir)
4+ teams (3 rounds)
Entry Fee: $40/team ($20/player)
Teams will receive 8 booster packs (4 Dragons of Tarkir, 4 Fate Reforged) to construct decks.
Prizes: Teams will receive 2 packs for each round they win.

Sunday

11:00am
Sunday Brunch Booster Draft (Dragons of Tarkir)
8+ players (3 rounds)
Entry Fee: $18
Players will receive 3 booster packs (2 Dragons of Tarkir, 1 Fate Reforged) to draft decks.
Prizes: Win a round, win a pack.

All-Weekend Magic: The Gathering Fill & Fire Events:

Open registration for events:
Friday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am- 7:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event(s) will begin when the # of players required have signed up for an event.

Commander (EDH)
5-Player Free For All
Entry Fee: $10 (event begins when 5 players have registered)
Prizes: First player eliminated will receive 1 booster pack, a player will receive 3 booster packs when they eliminate an opponent. If a player is eliminated and it cannot be determined who eliminated the player, the 3 booster pack bounty will be awarded to the last player standing.

Standard Constructed
8 players, 3 rounds
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes: Win a round, win 2 packs.

Dragons of Tarkir Booster Draft
8 players, 3 rounds
Entry Fee: $18
Players will receive 3 booster packs to draft with.
Prizes: Win a round, win a pack.

Open Play
All weekend during Live Gaming hours:
Cardfight Vanguard, Pokemon, Weiss Schwartz, and Yu-Gi-Oh

Tabletop Roleplaying and Board Games

Come and borrow a game or learn to play with convention staff during scheduled times

Friday

10:00am - 12:00pm

Android: Netrunner
2 players
Defend your funds as the corporation or hack your way to riches as the runner.

Dungeon Roll
2-4 players
Keep rolling and delve deeper into the dungeon or step out with the gold you've collected? You decide.

Terror in Meeple City
2-4 players
You're the monster destroying the city. Can you devour the most meeples?

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Ca$h & Guns
4-8 players
It's time to split the dough after the big heist but is there enough to go around? It's time to test your loyalties and choose your target.

Innovation
2-4 players
Make your way from prehistory through to today to score and achieve victory.

Red Dragon Inn
2-4 players
Once the adventure is over, the real test begins: your fortitude vs. alcohol consumption.

Seasons
2-4 players
Draft, roll, and score your way to victory while making use of the resources of the seasons.

12:00pm - 4:00pm

X-Com The Boardgame
2-4 players
It's time to defend humanity, quell the rising panic, and turn back the alien invasion.

2:00pm - 4:00pm

DC Comics Deck-Building Game
2-5 players
Use your powers, equipment, heroes, and defeated villains to take out the super-villain and find out who's the greatest superhero.

Love Letter
2-4 players
It's time to confess your love and pass your letter through the castle hierarchy. Can yours reach the princess?

Munchkin
3-6 players
It's a race to level up by busting down the dungeon doors, beating up the monsters, and claiming your loot.

Power Grid
2-6 players
Bid for your power plants, buy your fuel, and build across the country in a race to power the most cities.

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Krosmaster: Arena
Introductory Tournament with Japanime Games
Entry: FREE
3 round tournament
Learn how to play. All materials will be provided and no experience necessary.
Prizes: all participants

Shadowrun RPG
2+ players
Mission 1: Chasing the Wind, The lockdown on Chicago has finally ended and now the shadows are coming back to life. This is your chance to leave your mark on a new city.

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Alien Frontiers
2-4 players
It's a race to collect resources and tech to colonize the planet and achieve the greatest influence.

Among the Stars
2-4 players
Draft the tiles to expand your space station and prove whose alien race is the most advanced.

Imperial 2030
2-6 players
Time to invest in the nations of tomorrow and pick who you're backing in the fight for the future.

Seasons
2-4 players
Draft, roll, and score your way to victory making use of the resources of the seasons.

Small World
2-5 players
Claim your terrain and move your races to defend and conquer and send competitors into decline.

Tanto Cuore
Tournament with Japanime Games
Entry: FREE.
Prove that you are the best master. Players will compete using love to attract the best maids for your house.
No experience necessary and all materials will be provided.
Prizes: all participants

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition RPG
2+ players
How will you survive the encounters and play your character in the newest iteration of D&D?

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Citadels
2-8 players
Draft your roles and erect your buildings to be the greatest presence in the city.

Tsuro
2-8 players
Pick your path as you continue your course to stay on board and be the final player.

8:00pm - 10:00pm

King of New York
2-6 players
Terrorize the boroughs and make your way uptown to be the monster King of New York.

Smash Up
2-4 players
Meld your factions and use your minions to claim the most bases.

8:00pm - 12:00am

A Game of Thrones
3-6 Players
Fight to survive and expand your family influence to be the greatest in Westeros.

Shadowrun RPG
2+ Players
Mission 2: Critic's Choice: Helping a street doc expand his business can take you to the strangest places...

10:00pm - 12:00am

The Captain is Dead
2-7 Players
It's a race to get the ship's jump core back online before the attacking aliens shatter your ship.

Lords of Waterdeep
2-5 Players
Assign your agents to expand your influence over the city and become the greatest Lord of Waterdeep.

The Resistance
5-10 Players
Down the empire by picking who will aid you in destroying enemy bases, but watch out for imperial spies and keep your own allegiances secret.

Saturday

10:00am - 12:00pm

Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game
2-4 Players
Build your dungeon to withstand the heroes and be the greatest Boss Monster.

DC Comics Deck-Building Game
2-5 Players
Use your powers, equipment, heroes, and defeated villains to take out the super-villain and find out who's the greatest superhero.

Splendor
2-4 Players
Collect your resources or spend them to create more and move ahead in the race for points.

11:00am - 3:00pm

Shadowrun RPG
2+ Players
Mission 3: Gone, Long Gone- All jobs have deadlines, especially those next door to the site of a nuclear explosion. Better work fast!

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Ca$h & Guns
4-8 Players
It's time to split the dough after the big heist but is there enough to go around? It's time to test your loyalties and choose your target.

Fluxx
2-6 Players
It's the game that's constantly changing as you act to switch the rules and find the win condition that works for you.

King of Tokyo
2-6 Players
It's a free for all in fighting to maintain your position in the city to be the monster King of Tokyo.

The Lord of the Rings Deck-Building Game
2-5 Players
Take on the role of characters from the books and movies and defend against Sauron's forces to amass the most points.

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Battlestar Galactica
3-6 Players
Work together to escape the cylons and make enough jumps to reach safety, but watch out, not everyone with you may be human.

Krosmaster: Arena
Introductory Tournament with Japanime Games
Entry: FREE
3 round tournament
Learn how to play. All materials will be provided and no experience necessary.
Prizes: all participants

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cosmic Encounter
3-5 Players
Advance your race in gaining influence in alien systems while defending yours from random attacks.

Red Dragon Inn
2-4 Players
Once the adventure is over, your real test begins: your fortitude vs. alcohol consumption.

Terror in Meeple City
2-4 Players
You're the monster destroying the city. Can you devour the most meeples?

Ticket to Ride
2-5 Players
Race to place your tracks to connect cities before you get cut off in matching your goal connections.

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Abyss
2-4 Players
Collect allies, recruit lords, and gain control in the underwater city.

Alien Frontiers
2-4 Players
It's a race to collect resources and tech to colonize the planet and achieve the greatest influence.

Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension
2-4 Players
Pulled through a black hole, it's time to harvest asteroids as resources to fuel your trip back through the black hole and escape the 9th dimension.

Pirate's Cove
2-5 Players
Race to collect treasure to bury and increase your fame in the pirating world.

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition RPG
2+ Players
How will you survive the encounters and play your character in the newest iteration of D&D?

Eclipse
2-6 Players
Explore the stars, conquer alien planets, and better your science to become the greatest species in space.

Krosmaster: Arena
Season Black and Gold Tournament with Japanime Games
Entry: FREE.
Players will play for prizes from our most recent Black and Gold Tournament kit which includes special dice, Young Ogrist, Arthur Bine and King Yugo promos. Players need to bring 12 Point Teams or borrow ones that we have available.
Prizes: all participants

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tsuro
2-8 Players
Pick your path as you continue your course to stay on board and be the final player.

8:00pm - 10:00pm

7 Wonders
2-7 Players
Draft your resources, military, science, and more in order to complete your civilization's wonder and be remembered as the greatest.

Space Cadets
3-6 Players
Choose your roles in a series of mini games to try and complete your mission or at least survive.

8:00pm - 12:00am

Shadowrun RPG
2+ Players
Mission 4: Liberation- Anytime something is supposed be easy, it's guaranteed to come with unexpected headaches and danger, and that holds especially true for Chicago.

Zombicide
2-6 Players
Work together to survive the zombie apocalypse.

10:00pm - 12:00am

Citadels
2-8 Players
Draft your roles and erect your buildings to be the greatest presence in the city.

Shadowrun: Crossfire
2-4 Players
Cooperate with your teammates in building your decks and succeed in the mission.

Stone Age
2-4 Players
Assign your workers roles, roll for their success, and expand your village of early man.

Sunday

10:00am - 12:00pm

Betrayal at House on the Hill
3-6 Players
It's all fun and games exploring the old mansion until the haunting begins, who will be the betrayer and what is he plotting?

Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game
2-4 Players
Build your dungeon to withstand the heroes and be the greatest Boss Monster.

Munchkin
3-6 Players
It's a race to level up by busting down the dungeon doors, beating up the monsters, and claiming your loot.

Tsuro
2-8 Players
Pick your path as you continue your course to stay on board and be the final player.

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Alien Frontiers
2-4 Players
It's a race to collect resources and tech to colonize the planet and achieve the greatest influence.

Dixit
3-6 Players
Pick your picture, give a hint what it is, and have everyone add their similar ones in order to trick out others and guess which came first.

Eminent Domain
2-4 Players
Each turn choose your role and add it to your deck in order to prepare for the future and allow the chance to amass fighters, attack planets, colonize diplomatically, or more.

Pandemic: The Cure
2-5 Players
It's a group effort with everyone making use of their dice and specialties to fight the world's diseases and find the cures.

Puerto Rico
2-5 Players
Govern and grow your colony of Puerto Rico by shipping goods back east and expanding your city.

The Resistance
5-10 Players
Down the empire by picking who will aid you in destroying enemy bases, but watch out for imperial spies and keep your own allegiances secret.

The Settlers of Catan
3-4 Players
It's the game of trade, collecting resources when your settlements are rolled, and haggling with others to trade for what you need to expand.

Shadowrun: Crossfire
2-4 Players
Cooperate with your teammates in building your decks and succeed in the mission.

12:pm - 4:00pm

Krosmaster: Arena Constructed Tournament with Japanime Games
Entry: FREE.
Players bring 12 Levels of characters and play in multiple round Swiss style tournament.
Prizes: all participants.