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Gen Con 2016

Why hello there everyone!

Gen Con is coming up soon and all the pieces of the convention puzzle are coming together at the Calliope Games Headquarters.  Everyday has been a blur of meetings and dice rolling and we can’t wait for all of you to see!

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Gen Con 2016 | August 4-7, Indianapolis

As many of you know, we have been working on our Titan Series games. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Titan Series, it is an upcoming collection of gateway games by the some of the industry’s best game designers.  Ray Wehrs, President of Calliope Games, invited well-known game designers like Richard Garfield, Eric Lang, and Jordan Weisman (to name a few) to create games that fit within the Calliope wheelhouse — easy-to-learn, quick to play, accessible to all ages and levels of game experience, and above all, lots of fun! The idea is to offer you gateway games designed by your favorite designers! That way you can share your love for board games by your favorite designers with family and friends… and not have to worry about scaring them away!

Calliope will be demoing the first wave of three Titan Series games at Gen Con this year: Running With The Bulls by Paul Peterson, Hive Mind by Richard Garfield, and Menu Masters by Zach & Jordan Weisman. Each of these games are expected to be released in stores this September. Along with the Titan Series games, we will also be demoing all other Calliope titles in booth #1901.

Paul Peterson gives a demo of RUNNING WITH THE BULLS at Origins 2016.

Paul Peterson gives a demo of RUNNING WITH THE BULLS at Origins 2016.

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Chris Leder demos Menu Masters at TexiCon 2016

Players who have had an opportunity to demo the Titan Series games at Origins and TexiCon have had a blast playing them! We are excited to be working together with your FLGS (Favorite Local Game Store) as we move toward their availability in the fall!

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We are also very excited to tell you about the Calliope Games button collection. For the very first time at Gen Con this year, attendees who stop by our booth #1901 and play/demo one of our games will receive a collectible button that corresponds with that game! If an attendee collects all 11 buttons, they will receive a special Titan Series lapel pin!

We at Calliope Games want to help make this the best Gen Con ever for gamers!  Drop by booth #1901 and be the first to play some new games with your friends before they hit store shelves! We’ll also have some incredible deals at the booth that will make sure your gaming library is the best in town!

Join us, and let’s play!

Convention Season Cometh!

Hi everyone! To the rest of the world, spring means grass growing, flowers blooming, and weather getting nicer.  To those of us with gaming in our veins, it means something slightly different: The summer convention season is nearly here!!

Calliope Games will be attending a bevy — an entire bevy — of conventions this year, and in some cases we could use your help!  Read on to see where we will be and how you might be able to join us!

Calliope at Origins Game Fair

Calliope at Origins Game Fair

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Top of the World Board Game Extravaganza!

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FTW Events and Calliope Games invite you to the inaugural Top of the World Board Game Extravaganza benefiting The Imagine Guild at Children’s Hospital! Kick off Emerald City Comic Con with us by playing games, winning prizes, eating delicious food, and mingling with game designers! Click here for more details!

Send in your TableTop Day requests!

International TableTop Day is coming up fast! Taking place on April 30th, tabletop day celebrates our hobby and the players it brings together. If you’re hosting an event at your friendly local game store, library, school, or other public venue, and you’re looking for product support, shoot us an email by April 1st to see if your event qualifies.

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Featuring Friendly Local Game Stores!

Greetings, and happy New Year!

2016 is going to be a big year for Calliope. We’re releasing a record number of titles by fulfilling the first round of the Titan Series. New game submissions come in almost daily. Secret projects that have been in the works for years will come to fruition. We’ll even attend more trade shows and conventions than in previous years. While we’ve expanded our company to handle the extra work, we’re still going to be crazy busy.

That said, we want to take more time to appreciate the folks who spread the joy of tabletop at the grassroots level: the friendly local game stores. Continue reading

12 Days Coloring Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 12 Days Coloring Contest winners! They’ll be receiving a signed copy of 12 Days, and their friendly local game stores will be receiving an entire library of Calliope titles. Merry Christmas!

The True Meaning of Christmas

This past weekend, our friends Echo and Lazarus arranged to host over 100 children at their home. Each child was given a gift, a hot drink, and cookies or cupcakes. They played games, colored some of Echo’s artwork, and made ornaments. Best of all, they received a visit from Mr. Claus himself! Continue reading