Evolution
Board Game Designer Night Toronto
Jan
30
Tue
@ 6:00pm
Toronto
Board Game Designer Night Toronto
FREE
Tuesday, January 30 @ 6:00pm in Toronto

Join us for a night of playtesting and prototyping! Free entry but RSVPs are recommended as space is limited in the Board Games Lounge. Event starts at 6pm. Drop ins throughout the night are welcome but you may have to wait if we're in between rounds. Last round of games will start at 9:00-9:30pm

BOARD GAME DESIGNERS


If possible please RSVP to marketing@401games.ca with an estimate of how many people your game requires to play so we can allocate enough seating space in the Board Game Lounge

PLAYTESTERS


Just bring your lovely selves. Whether you're new to board games or an experienced veteran, your play experience helps designers determine what to tweak with their game.

FREE Featured New Release Demos


In addition to games in developments, we typically have a selection of new board games available to play should we have an excess of playtesters. This month's demo game is still being decided.

Board Game Designer Night Vaughan
Feb
01
Thu
@ 6:00pm
Vaughan
Board Game Designer Night Vaughan
FREE
Thursday, February 01 @ 6:00pm in Vaughan

Board Game Designer Night in Vaughan continues! The first Thursday of every month we host a Board Game Designer Night at our new location - 7700 Keele St. Free entry but RSVPs are recommended as space is limited in the Board Games Lounge. Bring your prototypes & your pals. Have fun playtestering your game & fellow designers' games - everyone gets feed-back!

BOARD GAME DESIGNERS


Bring your prototypes and be willing to not only test your game, but test others as well.

PLAYTESTERS


Just bring your lovely selves. Whether you're new to board games or an experienced veteran, your play experience helps designers determine what to tweak with their game.

Evolution
Feb
05
Mon
@ 6:00pm
Toronto
Evolution
FREE
Monday, February 05 @ 6:00pm in Toronto

We’re back with another Learn to Play event, this time with Evoltuion!

Promos:

awarded based on attendance, including some promotional cards and a T-Rex token for the top finishers!

Player Limit:

12 players

About Evolution:

In Evolution, players adapt their species in a dynamic ecosystem where food is scarce and predators lurk. Traits like Hard Shell and Horns will protect your species from Carnivores, while a Long Neck will help them get food that others cannot reach. With over 4,000 ways to evolve your species, every game becomes a different adventure.

Evolution packs a surprising amount of variety for a game with simple rules. The variety comes from the synergies between the trait cards and from the different personalities at the table. Some players thrive on creating Carnivores to wreak havoc on their fellow players. Others prefer to stay protected and mind their own business. Evolution encourages both play styles by giving each of them multiple paths to victory. And it is the mix of play styles at the table that ultimately determines the ecosystem in which the players are adapting. So gather your friends and see who can best adapt to the changing world around them.

Clank!: A Deckbuilding Adventure
Feb
19
Mon
@ 6:00pm
Toronto
Clank!: A Deckbuilding Adventure
FREE
Monday, February 19 @ 6:00pm in Toronto

4 player limit

We’re back with another ‘Learn to Play’ event, this time with Clank!.

Promos awarded based on attendance, including some promotional cards!

"Burgle your way to adventure in the deck-building board game Clank! Sneak into an angry dragon's mountain lair to steal precious artifacts. Delve deeper to find more valuable loot. Acquire cards for your deck and watch your thievish abilities grow.

Be quick and be quiet. One false step and CLANK! Each careless sound draws the attention of the dragon, and each artifact stolen increases its rage. You can enjoy your plunder only if you make it out of the depths alive!"

King of New York
Mar
05
Mon
@ 6:00pm
Toronto
King of New York
FREE
Monday, March 05 @ 6:00pm in Toronto

12 player limit

We’re back with another ‘Learn to Play’ event, this time with King of New York.

Promos awarded based on attendance, including some promotional cards and a new character!

"King of New York is a standalone game from designer Richard Garfield that keeps the core ideas of King of Tokyo while introducing new ways to play. As in KoT, your goal is to be the first monster to collect 20 victory points (VPs) or to be the last monster standing. On your turn, you roll six dice up to three times, then carry out the actions on those dice. Claws cause damage to other monsters, hearts heal damage to yourself, and energy is stored up so that you can purchase power cards that provide unique effects not available to anyone else.

What's new in King of New York is that you can now try to become a star in the big city; more specifically, you can achieve "Fame", which nets you VPs, but superstar status is fleeting, so enjoy your time in the spotlight.

The game board for King of New York is larger than in KoT with each monster occupying a district in the city and everyone trying to shine in Manhattan. When you attack, you can displace a monster in another district, whether to escape military forces or to find new smashing opportunities. Yes, smashing because you can now destroy buildings and get bonuses for doing so, but the more destruction you cause, the more intense the military response."

Be quick and be quiet. One false step and CLANK! Each careless sound draws the attention of the dragon, and each artifact stolen increases its rage. You can enjoy your plunder only if you make it out of the depths alive!"

Fuse
Mar
19
Mon
@ 6:00pm
Toronto
Fuse
FREE
Monday, March 19 @ 6:00pm in Toronto

5 player limit

We’re back with another ‘Learn to Play’ event, this time with Fuse.

Promos awarded based on attendance, including custom fuse dice!

"Intruders have made their way onto your ship, and their goal is total destruction! More than twenty bombs have been detected onboard, and the countdown has begun. Your elite Bomb Defusal Team (BDT) has been called upon to neutralize the threat. Does your team have what it takes to work through the intricacies of the bombs and defuse them all in time?

FUSE is a real-time co-operative game that employs 25 dice and 65 cards. Each game is set to a ten-minute timer, and players must work together in that ten minutes to defuse all of the bombs. Each bomb is represented by a card which needs a certain combination of dice in order to defuse it. A player will draw a number of dice equal to the number of players out of a bag and roll them. Players must then decide who will get which dice, but each player must take one and only one.

It's a simple task: maximize the potential of your dice among all of the players. The problem is that you have only ten minutes, and there are more than twenty bombs on your ship. You don't have time to think through every option. You barely have time to yell at Grandma as she reaches for that red die you need. This game will self-destruct in ten minutes..."

Geekz United Board Game Meetup
Every Other
Tuesday
@ 6:00pm
Toronto
Geekz United Board Game Meetup
FREE
Every Other Tuesday @ 6:00pm in Toronto

401 Games plays host to a Bi-Weekly Board Games Night every other Tuesday evening.

If you are interested in attending, you can RSVP at the Geekz United Meetup page.

Format:


An evening of casual open play featuring a variety of board games.

Toronto BoardGamers Weekly Meetup
Every
Wednesday
@ 6:00pm
Toronto
Toronto BoardGamers Weekly Meetup
FREE
Every Wednesday @ 6:00pm in Toronto

401 Games plays host to a Weekly Board Games Night every Wednesday evening.

If you are interested in attending, RSVP at the Toronto Boardgamers Meetup Group here.

Format


An evening of casual open play featuring a variety of board games.

Thursday Board Games Meet-Up!
Every
Thursday
@ 6:00pm
Vaughan
Thursday Board Games Meet-Up!
FREE
Every Thursday @ 6:00pm in Vaughan

Love board games? Well our Vaughan location is excited to play host to another weekly meet-up run by the fine folks at TABS. Come out every Thursday for evening of board games and fun at our fantastic new Vaughan location.

If you are interested in attending, RSVP at the Toronto Boardgamers Meetup Group here.

Format


An evening of casual open play featuring a variety of board games.