SGX.20 Freshman Games

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Appotheosis game

Apotheosis

Apotheosis is a very intense card-based strategy game where gods across the pantheons compete to ascend to the highest form of godhood. You take up the mantle of one of these gods, competing with the others for followers and terrain to spread your dominion. Use action cards to gain followers, attack enemy gods, or shore up your own defenses. Compete over terrain cards that provide special bonuses to whoever can claim them. As your worshipers grow, you ascend down the deistic road gaining new abilities to levy against your competitors. This is your ultimate ascension. This is your Apotheosis.

Aquatic Aria

Aquatic Aria

In Aquatic Aria you play as a group of four Sirens that are constantly having a friendly competition amongst themselves about who has the most beautiful singing voice. This is decided by who, amongst you, can crash the most human ships into your hunting grounds. Mechanically, this is done through fast-paced card slapping and through the use of special ability cards. These cards allow the Sirens to steal from each other, get a headstart, or defend themselves, but be careful: some cards are worthless when paired with each other. So remember which suits you need, as well as the suits other players have taken.

Chimerathon

Chimerathon

Welcome to Chimerathon, a game where everyone plays as a chimera, an amalgamation of different animal tissue and body parts that makes up a creature that can survive in a variety of environments. As you venture through the wilderness you collect food to grow and evolve collecting chromosomes around the area to become stronger, but you are not alone, other chimeras have chosen this land to evolve so you must fight tooth and claw (or whatever you have) to beat your adversaries and become the ultimate lifeform by collecting five chromosomes before any other chimera can and become an unstoppable monster!

Crash Lannding

Crash Landing

In Crash Landing, you are a member of an exploration team that crashed after a sudden encounter with a meteorite. You and your team awake to find the ship destroyed, one broken single seat escape pod, and an indestructible alien moving towards you. However, the escape pod can be repaired with materials that are found on the planet. Gather materials to craft tools, explore more efficiently, and lure the alien to other players, all while avoiding the alien and surviving the hostile world. To win you must fix the escape pod using three crafted repair kits or be the last survivor.

Demon Outbreak: Rebellion

Demon Outbreak: Rebellion

Players become one of five rebellious teenage demons: Metztli, Lilith, Aldinach, Urobach and Leviathan. Their goal is to cause the most fear within humans in 3 different areas: The High School, Theme Park, and The White House. Each round has the chance to be a different type of fight: Free for All, 2 versus 2, and Tourney. This is determined through a die roll. Once a demon beats their rival teen demons through their unique abilities and strengths, they will win fear points. At the end of the three rounds, the demon with the most fear points will win.

Down Under Diner

Down Under Diner

Welcome to Down Under Diner, a print-and-play game from a few folks in GDD 100 with Jay Little. No, this game isn’t set in Australia, but under the ocean. Your mission is the same as that of your fellow Diner owners, to make more money than your competitors so you can return to the surface. Only one of you will be able to go, the one who offers a better price for the last ticket. Collect/trade ingredients, cook recipes, sabotage your opponent, and reach the surface first. Will you be forgiving of others or relentless? You decide.

Elemental Ascension

Elemental Ascension

Elemental Ascension is a turn-based, loot filled, monster swarming and player fighting RPG. You are the Son or Daughter of a heavenly clan leader. Your father is a master of the elements of life, water, earth, fire, and air. But you and your siblings have only the control of 1 element. For this “weakness” he has banished you to the Mortal Continent of Estrura, where you are tasked with fighting each other and the guardian elements to gain control over all 4 elements. Only once you control all 4 elements will you be allowed to challenge the Guardian of Heaven. If you successfully defeat him you will be allowed to return home to the Celestial Realm.

Fortune

Fortune

Fortune is a team-based, 4-player auction game, where information is scarce, and communication is limited. Each team of two players-- made up of one fortune teller and one bidder-- must overcome the communication gap in front of them to buy high-valued items at the lowest prices possible. Make sure to ask the right questions to maximize the information you get from your partner and minimize the information the other team gets on you. At the end of the day, the player with the most money and value in their possession wins… and leaves the auction with a fortune.

Herofall

Herofall

You and your fellow players are Greek Zealots with plans to take over Olympus by ascending to godhood. Increase your Power by Battling famed Heroes and Gods, become Infamous by accomplishing dastardly Schemes, and amass loyal Henchmen to acquire new villainous Traits that can be used to further your goals. Your fellow Zealots may be useful pawns in your war against Olympus, but alliances are shaky and may be sabotaged at any moment. Once all the notable Heroes in the land have been slain, the strongest Zealot will claim the empty throne of Olympus and rule all of Greece!

Memento Mori

Memento Mori

Memento Mori is a fast pace party game for the whole family including fun mini games in a race to fulfill your goals. With death right around the corner you and your friends decide to race each other's to the top, or in this case the bottom. Yes, it is a sensitive topic that one doesn't think about often, but one shouldn't live life afraid of death, You and your friends must compete to see who can complete the items on their list first. You either complete your list or you run out of time and expire. The one with the least regrets wins.

Mortal Champions

Mortal Champions

Mortal Champions is a two to four player game where one player could play as the angel and the other players would play as mortals. The angel has a deck of cards that gives them different abilities such as summoning minions, controlling minions already on the board, while also allowing them to attack and do other actions like healing themselves or minions. Each mortal has different classes that give them an advantage over the angel. There are five classes, Archer, Warrior, Priest, Bard, and Mage. The mortals can only choose three of the five classes to play in the game.

Mythics & Cryptids

Mythics & Cryptids

Mythics & Cryptids is a 4-player fantasy survival game where players compete as legendary creatures aiming for their desired reputation as they make their way around the map collecting food and reputation amongst each other and the humans pursuing them. Play as 1 of 4 legendary creatures, the Yeti, Chupacabra, Dragon, or Unicorn, each with their own unique movement ability. Dodge natural dangers and disasters as well as human hunters and their traps in order to survive and make yourself known, or anonymous. The first creature to acquire 5 food and 5 reputation wins the game… Let the best creature win!

Office 51

Office 51

Office 51 is a fast paced, multiplayer card game based around mythical creatures causing as much chaos in their last week of being in office. Play cards with high amounts of chaos, but be aware of the Rage Value associated with the card. Don’t let your monster Boil Over from Rage and draw a Consequence Card. Play cards strategically to cause the most Chaos and avoid Boiling Over. After all the Consequence Cards have been played, the player with the most Chaos Points in their discard pile wins and caused the most Chaos in office.

Part Time Fighters

Part Time Fighters

You live in a lawless town, where criminal activity rules. It’s up to you and any companions you make along the way to either help stop it, or maybe become a criminal yourself to make a profit from it. No matter your choice you must survive your city, adventure to adventure, and make it out better off than you were before. The game is meant to be played in short bursts, like episodes of a Crime Drama or Comedy TV Show. However, if that’s not your style, then you can binge as well. The choice is yours; become a criminal like the city wants you to, or rise above the city and be a hero. No matter your choice you must choose your character, grab some dice, and fight for your way of life.

Scrapyard Artist

Scrapyard Artist

Think you have the means to be a great artist, think anything you make can be recognized for what it is? In scrapyard artists you need to use whatever you have around your house in order to make the object on the card. Can you make the Eiffel Tower with forks or an elephant with 2 plates, a banana and a pair of headphones? Well make a scramble around the house to get these items in order to make your art worthy of the louvre. Friends and family will guess to determine how much of an artist you are. Use less items and do so in less time to win bonus points, do you have what it takes?

Skateboard Mania, Broski

Skateboard Mania, Broski

Uh oh, you’re getting old! And you know what that means. Before moving into a retirement home, you gotta get one last skate in with your old home boys. It’s a race to the finish and you better bring your A game and pop some gnarly stunts if you want to make it to the end without breaking a hip. Throw obstacles at the competition to slow them down and be the first to reach the end and declare yourself, the sick nastiest broski.

 

The Case of the Myst City Conspiracy

The Case of the Myst City Conspiracy

The Case of the Myst City Conspiracy. You play as 1 of 3 unique characters: an FBI agent, a member of the Mafia, or Local Police Detective. Each of these characters are traveling the city gameboard and collecting evidence from locations based on what each Player’s specific Milestone card requires. Players have their own helpful Special Abilities based on their Faction to aid them. While traversing the map, the Mayor’s Henchmen will also be on the board stealing Evidence Cards and blocking Player movement. The first player to complete the 3 evidence Milestones and reach City Hall wins the game.

World Stranded

World Stranded

After a distant battle between the Earthlings and the Garthians, an Earthling spaceship is casted away from the war due to battle damage. Drifting through the cosmos, the ship begins to descend into a mysterious atmosphere, crashing landing onto an uncharted planet. The Earthling is stranded, now forced to use materials to survive and repair the damage to the ship. Although it's not quite easy for the Earthling. Survival will be difficult due to the forces of nature and alien life forms the planet can offer. Can the Earthling escape with the ship before the vicious planet destroys you!?