PretzCon


PretzCon is a nonprofit, family-run gaming convention. We offer a fun, safe environment for gamers of all ages to play. At PretzCon, you’ll find board, card, dice, and role-playing games. Play your favorite games or take the opportunity to try out new games.

Most of the games at PretzCon are scheduled in advance and anyone can sign up to play. If you’ve never played before, don’t worry! The game runner will show you the ropes. You can also schedule your own games to run. A large game library will be available for con goers who want to run a game or simply play an impromptu game with friends.

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 News

PretzCon at Britishfest

July 10-12, 2015

PretzCon is excited to be running the game room at BritishFest 2015. Whether you are a Whovian, Potterhead, Dwarfer, Ringer, Downtonian, or a Merliner, you will love BritishFest. In the game room, British games will be played. Travel from 221B Baker St to Scotland Yard. Check out RPG’s from Dr. Who to James Bond 007 to the One Ring.

As a special gift for our gaming friends, a game room only ticket price of $25 is available. Click for more information.

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PretzCon at OSFest

July 31 – Aug 2, 2015

For the second year in a row, PretzCon will be running the game room at OSFest, the Omaha Science Fiction and Fantasy Festival. You can bring your own games, or select something from our large game library.

OSFest will once again offer a game room only membership price of $25. Click for more information.

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Gaming at OSFest 7

You’ll find the friendly faces of PretzCon running games all weekend at OSFest’s gaming room August 1-3, 2014. Find out more about OSFest at http://www.osfes.org/. See you there!

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4014 is history!

PretzCon 2014 is over and done with. We had a lot of fun and are already hard at work on next year’s con. A huge thank you to all our game masters and everyone else who made playing board games all weekend even more fun than playing board games all weekend! See you next year […]

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PretzCon 2015 is over! Watch for registration for 2016.

 

Special Events

 

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Deduction

All Weekend

There is a hint of murder in the air at PretzCon 2015, as our dear benefactor, Aloicious Pretz, has turned up six feet under. Can you, intrepid con attendee and apprentice detective, solve the riddle of WHODUNNIT by examining the evidence in your swag bag, speaking to vendors, and comparing notes with friends, until only the guilty party remains? Check off the clues on your evidence chart until only one possible combination remains: Who, Where, and How! All who guess the winning combination will be entered into a drawing for free registration for PretzCon 2016!

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Local Designers Showcase

All Weekend

Try out new games by local game designers. This year PretzCon will have an area dedicated to local game designers. Take part in the game development process while playing a fun, new game!

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Feld Friday Marathon

Friday, 1:00, 3:00, 6:00, & 8:00 p.m.

The Feld Friday Marathon is an Omaha board game convention tradition featuring games designed by Stefan Feld. Play one or play them all! Beginners and/or experienced players welcome. the game lineup will be Amerigo, Bruges, Rialto, and La Isla

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PretzCon Murder Mystery: The Watersdown Affair

Friday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

As part of the PretzCon 5-Star gaming experience, we invite you to an evening of mind tingling fun, laughter, blackmail, deceit and… MURDER!!  Space is limited for this event and roles are given on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you are interested in participating, EARLY REGISTRATION IS VITAL to reserve your seat in the first ever PretzCon Murder Mystery.

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International Tabletop Day

Saturday

International TableTop Day is a celebration for all the fans of tabletop gaming. A single day where the whole world is brought together in a common purpose of spending time together and having fun. Worldwide and at PretzCon!

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Game-Collection

Swap Meet

Sunday

One gamer’s trash is another’s treasure. Do you have games sitting around that you no longer play or want? On Sunday, PretzCon attendees are invited to bring in their games and gaming accessories to swap with others.

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Closing Ceremony

Sunday, 6 p.m.

After three days of high class gaming, take a few moments to observe the closing ceremony before PretzCon starts winding down. During this brief presentation prizes will be awarded and secrets will be revealed. Plus, enjoy a performance by the Rugged Soles Dance Troupe.

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Tournaments

 

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Settlers of Catan

Qualifier Rounds:
Friday 7:00, Saturday 11:00 & 6:00
Semifinals Round: Sunday 11:00
Finals Round: Sunday 1:00

For the second year, The Game Shoppe will host a Catan National Championship feeder event, where the winner will advance to the Catan National Championship Qualifier Tournament at The Game Shoppe.

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Discount Salmon

Friday, 9:00 p.m. & Saturday, 9:00 p.m.

A mini tournament of Discount Salmon, a speed based realtime card game for ages 8+. See the man in a Fish Costume! Win a trophy!

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Super Tooth

Saturday, 7:00 p.m.

Trap the Triceratops! Apprehend the Apatosaurus! Race to capture sets of matching dinosaurs in the ferociously fun card game Super Tooth. The bigger the set, the bigger your reward — but don’t bite off more than you can chew, or you may fall prey to a Velociraptor, a volcano, or even the dreaded T. Rex! Collect the most sets and you’ll go down in prehistory!

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Spiel des Jahres Marathon

Sunday

Come and play a selection of the best of the best — Spiel des Jahres winners. Those are games that have been crowned Game of the Year! You may know some of the mega hits like Settlers of Catan, Dominion, or Ticket to Ride, but there are more to discover. Come and go as you please from 10-5. Playing games earns you points. The player with the most points will win a prize at the closing ceremonies.

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Demos and Playtests

 

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Battle for Sularia

Friday 2:00, 5:00, & 9:00
Saturday 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, & 8:00
Sunday 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, & 5:00

Battle for Sularia™ is a Battle Card System™ game that takes place on the post-apocalyptic world of Sularia. The first Battle Kit™ features the Jotune and Synthien factions in a classic battle of man against machine. Play as your chosen faction’s battle commander, gain influence, and develop your resources to strategically defeat the opposing faction!

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Captain’s Wager

Friday, 6:00 & 7:00 p.m.

A hand management, bluffing and betting game with an awesome steam-punk and pirates theme. Pirates and Steam-punk, no need to say more. I know right!? As a airship captain you send out your pirate crew to search for treasure. It has the feel of poker with a modern card game twist.

Successfully Kickstarted, come play a preview copy before it releases!

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vye

Vye: The Card Game

Saturday, 12:00 & 1:00 p.m.

A card game of control and expansion. Place lands, or more powerful royalty, to control an expanding landscape. The player with the largest continuous kingdom wins, but while you are taking over more territory, so are your opponents. Your land now maybe theirs next hand. A game whose rules can be learned in 4 minutes, but a strategy that is deep.

Successfully Kickstarted, play this demo game before it is officially released!

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Aguirre

Aguirre

Saturday, 6:00 p.m.

Play Tabletop Deathmatch Season 2 finalist Aguirre, taught by its designer! Aguirre is a Euro-style historical board game in which players are part of the doomed 1561 expedition to find El Dorado. Using action/role selection and set collection, players must influence members of the expedition, acquire supplies to keep their camp followers happy, and overcome historical challenges to demonstrate their capability as leaders – all in an effort to overthrow the expedition’s leader, Don Lope de Aguirre.

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Game Schedule


Friday

7 WondersAmerigoAn Introduction to Role PlayingApples to ApplesBattle for SulariaBattle of the BandsBoss MonsterBruges: The City on the ZwinCannibal Pygmies in the Jungle of DoomCaptain's Wager (Demo) ONECaptain's Wager (Demo) TWOCash 'n GunsCatan Tournament SeederCrokinoleD&D Expeditions 1-3 Shadows Over The MoonseaD&D Expeditions 1-5 The Courting of FireD&D Expeditions 2-03 The Drowned TowerD&D Expeditions 2-1 City of DangerDC Comics Deck BuilderDead of Winter: A Crossroads GameDiscount Salmon After DarkDominionDungeon RollEscape: Curse of the TempleFirefly the Board GameForbidden IslandFrescoGet LuckyLa IslaLegendary: Paint The Town RedLet's Create a GameMachi KoroMille BornesMonstertownMURDER MYSTERY: The Watersdown AffairMysteriumOz FluxxPandemicPathfinder Society Scenario #2-01: Before the Dawn—Part I: The Bloodcove DisguisePathfinder Society Scenario #2-02: Before the Dawn—Part II: Rescue at Azlant RidgePathfinder Society Scenario #2-03: The Rebel's Ransom Pathfinder Society Scenario #2-06: The Heresy of Man—Part I: The First HeresyPathfinder Society Scenario #51: The City of Strangers—Part I: The Shadow GambitPathfinder Society Scenario #52: The City of Strangers—Part II: The Twofold DemisePathfinder Society Scenario #5–08: The ConfirmationPathfinder Society Scenario #6–08: The Segang ExpeditionPathfinder Society Scenario #6–10: The Wounded WispPathfinder Society Scenario #6–11: The Slave Master's MirrorPit! With Bell!!Red Dragon InnRialtoRoar-a-SaurusSamuraiShadows Over CamelotSons of AnarchySpiderman YahtzeeSplendorSteam ParkSuper ToothTakenoko Collector's EditionTeam TriviaTelestrationsThe Settlers of Catan (standalone)Two Rooms and a Boom!Unspeakable WordsZombie DiceView More

Saturday

A Study in EmeraldAbyssAcquireAguirreAssault on DoomrockBang!Battle for SulariaBattle of the BandsBoss BattleBoss MonsterBra Room BrawlCards Against HumanityCatan Tournament SeederChez GeekCrusoe's PlanetCthulhu!!! CycladesD&D Expedition 2-1 City of DangerD&D Expeditions 1-1 Defiance in PhlanD&D Expeditions 1-4 Dues For The DeadD&D Expeditions 1-6 The Scroll TheifD&D Expeditions 1-9 Outlaws of the Iron RouteD&D Expeditions 2-02 Embers of ElmwoodDC Comics Deck BuilderDead of WinterDead of Winter: A Crossroads GameDiamondsDiscount Salmon After DarkDixitDominionDr. Who RPGDragon SlayerDUNEEclipse (9Players)Escape: Curse of the TempleFirefly RPGFive TribesFortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger GameGame of Thrones (Second Edition)Ghost StoriesHoity ToityHulk Smash!HyperboreaKarmaKolejkaLadies & GentlemenLearn to play Warhammer 40kLegendary: Guardians of the GalaxyLord's of Waterdeep with expansion(s)Mille BornesModerne ZeitenMunchkin BootyMunchkin Players' ChoicePandemicPandemic (Base Game)Pandemic: The CureParanoia: The Quantum TraitorPathfinder Society Scenario #2-01: Before the Dawn—Part I: The Bloodcove DisguisePathfinder Society Scenario #2-02: Before the Dawn—Part II: Rescue at Azlant RidgePathfinder Society Scenario #2-07: The Heresy of Man—Part II: Where Dark Things SleepPathfinder Society Scenario #2-09: The Heresy of Man—Part III: Beneath Forgotten SandsPathfinder Society Scenario #51: The City of Strangers—Part I: The Shadow GambitPathfinder Society Scenario #52: The City of Strangers—Part II: The Twofold DemisePathfinder Society Scenario #5–08: The ConfirmationPathfinder Society Scenario #6–10: The Wounded WispPathfinder Society Scenario #6–12: Scions of the Sky Key, Part 1: On Sharrowsmith's Trail Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–14: Scions of the Sky Key, Part 2: Kaava QuarryPathfinder Society Special: Year of the Shadow LodgePenny Press Pirate FluxxPiraten KapernPit! With Bell!!Quarriors! Light vs DarkRed Dragon InnSentinels of the MultiverseSet CubedShadowrun CrossfireShark ManiaSmash UpSnake OilStuff and NonsenseSummoner WarsSuper ToothTeam TriviaThe Mastermind AffairThe ResistanceTicket To RideTokaidoTrailer Park WarsTriassic TerrorTriBond - Diamond EditionTrivial PursuitTwo Rooms and a Boom!ViewpointVye Card Game (Demo) ONEVye Card Game (Demo) TWOWAKE UP! to TelestrationsWe Created a GameWerewolf NightWord JamZombie 15'ZombiecideZombies!!! Mega-GameView More

Sunday

Swap MeetAbyssBattle for SulariaBelfortCatan Tournament FinalsCatan Tournament SemifinalsCitadelsClosing CeremonyCutthroat CavernsD&D Expeditions 2-04 Mayhem in the Earthspur MinesD&D Expeditions 2-4 Mayhem in the Earth Spur MinesDC Deck BuilderDiamondsDino RaceDragon SlayerElevensesFellowshipGuillotineHulk Smash!KarnickelLowenherzMaginor!!!!Mille BornesMunchkinNationsPathfinder Society Scenario #6–08: The Segang ExpeditionPathfinder Society Scenario #6–09: By Way of BloodcovePathfinder Society Scenario #6–10: The Wounded WispPathfinder Society Scenario #6–11: The Slave Master\'s MirrorPathfinder Society Scenario #6–16: Scions of the Sky Key, Part 3: The Golden GuardianPay DirtPiraten KapernPower Grid DeluxeSdJ'athonShark ManiaSpartacus: A Game of Blood and TreacherySummoner WarsTalismanTeam TriviaTelestrationsThe Resistance: AvalonTicket to Ride: 10th Anniversary!Word Game Awesomeness!XCOM: The Board GameZombie DiceView More

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 Vendors and Conventions


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British Fest
Game Shoppe
Great Plains Game Festival
Nuke Con
O Comic Con
OSFest
Rochelles Designs
Sanity Shirts
Spielbound
Spin a Yarn by Sabrina
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