It’s nearly here! International Tabletop Day is happening this Saturday, April 28th – and to celebrate we’re playing games all day and streaming the action to you on Twitch, YouTube, and Alpha starting at 9AM Pacific. Here’s a quick list of guests and games you can expect on the stream!
We’re kicking off the gaming with an oversized version of The Climbers by Capstone Games. The goal is simple: climb to the highest level you can, as only one player can end up on top! Ivan van Norman will be hosting the game, and B. Dave Walters (host of Ask Your Black Geek Friend and friend of The Wednesday Club), Ross Thompson (founder of Kingdom-Con), Markeia McCarty (friend of The Wednesday Club), and Jason Charles Miller (host of Starter Kit on Alpha) will be seeing who comes out on top!
At around 11 AM, we’ll be getting into our second game: Grimm Forest by Druid City Games. Players take on the roles of sweet little pigs, nieces, and nephews of that famous trio, ready to go to work and develop housing for the evil king. It’s a race to building three structures of straw, wood, or brick by heading to locations and scooping up resources. Becca Scott will be joined by Brittanie Boe of Be Bold Games and James Hudson of Druid City Games, as well as a special surprise guest.
After that, we’re warming up our flicking fingers to play the delightful dexterity game, Flipships by Renegade Games. In this cooperative dexterity game, you get the arcade feel of a top-down scrolling shooter of old, with flip mechanics that help you destroy oncoming ships, with the ultimate goal of taking down the dreaded Mothership. Ashley Esqueda (CNET senior editor and Alpha host) will be joined by Mandi Hutchinson (of The Dice Tower), and recognizable Geek & Sundry/Twitch/Alpha personalities Erika Ishii (Game Engine), Kellar Knoblock (Dick & Johnson), and Hector Navarro (Shield of Tomorrow).
Geek & Sundry is getting ready to rumble with World Wide Wrestling by ndpdesigns. In this roleplaying game, it’s all about feuds, championships, betrayal, and righteous victory. Who’ll show up to be the face, and who will show up to be the heel? Find out which players will be taking on the roles of Ms. X, Local Wonder, Jack Slammer, Chuck Duncan and Minx by tuning in as the motley crew of Geek & Sundry bust out the chairs and ladders in this all-out-brawl.
Who better to oversee Upper Deck’s Marvel Contest of Champions: Battlerealm game than Key Question and The Wednesday Club host Matt Key? At the table we’ll have Markeia McCarty, Watch It Played’s Rodney Smith, and veteran Geek & Sundry personality Amy Dallen.
What games are you busting out for International Tabletop Day? Let us know about it in the comments! And be sure to join us on April 28th on Twitch, YouTube, and Alpha for our International Tabletop Day stream where you can help us support charity:water to raise money for a project to get water to a community of people who currently lack access to clean water.
Image Credits: Rodney Smith, Brittanie Boe, Mandi Hutchinson, Ross Thompson