[toggle Gaming] proudly presents our semi-regular event, THE FEATURED GAME OF THE WEEK. The Featured Game of the Week program is designed to provide an easy way for players to get into a game, to offer a learning experience for people who want to try a new game, and to highlight games in our library.

Upcoming Featured Game of the Week

To be announced soon!

About the Featured Game of the Week

So Many Games to Play
So Many Games to Play

How is the Game of the Week selected?
Sometimes, it is selected by a member who decides they want to host/teach the game. Other times, it is selected by our Game of the Week coordinator to call attention to a donation made by a game company, shop, or individual. If you have a game to suggest or would like to volunteer to help teach one, contact us.

What kinds of game make good Game of the Week entries?
Ideally, the Game of the Week would be short enough that we can get two or three games in over the course of a Tabletop Tuesday. Where possible, we like to have two copies available to allow everyone who wants to try the game to do so.

Previous Games of the Week

Thunderbirds

Featured 9 July 2019
Donated by Terry (Terence B. McCormick).
Taught by Terry M. and Alan G.
Set in the year 2065, Thunderbirds follows the exploits of International Rescue: a secret organization committed to saving human life, secretly founded and funded by the millionaire Tracy family, with the motto: ‘Never give in, at any cost!’. This game based on the 1960s cult TV classic is designed by Matt Leacock (Pandemic, Forbidden Island, etc…) and is a heavily themed cooperative game with a play time of around 2 hours. Highly immersive.


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Crypt

Featured 17 December 2018
Donated by [toggle] game fund supporters
Taught by Jeffrey C. and Andrew N.
The king is dead! Deploy your servants to collect treasure in this fast-paced grave robbing game. Send your servants into the crypt chambers to pilfer the best treasure. While your servants will unquestioningly do your bidding, grave robbing is exhausting work! Crypt is a light set collection game with a unique dice placement mechanic for 1 to 4 players with easy-to-learn rules and exciting strategic gameplay, all in 20 minutes.


Red Dragon Inn Allies expansion, Spyke and Flower

Red Dragon Inn Allies: Spyke and Flower

Featured 27 November 2018
Donated by SlugFest Games
Taught by Nykole Z.
” Spyke and Flower are munchkins – adventurers whose sole purpose is to kill monsters, take their stuff, and level up… so they can kill more monsters and take more stuff. In this alternate timeline, they’ve come to the Red Dragon Inn to see what’s up at this tavern that they’ve heard so much about…The Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Spyke and Flower is the first stand-alone Allies expansion, letting two players drink, brawl and gamble the night away to prove that they are the best munchkin around. Play head to head with a friend, or combine this game with any of our other The Red Dragon Inn sets for parties of 3 or more players. “


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Smiths of Winterforge

Featured 13 November 2018
Donated by Rule & Make
Taught by Dan F.
“The forges of the Dwarven city of Winterforge have fired up once more. The royal centenary contract is up for renewal and only one of the legendary guilds can win the favor of the royal family and claim the contract as their own. In Smiths of Winterforge players take control of a guild that has to earn money and reputation to ensure they are chosen for the royal centenary contract. Need a hand finishing your contract? Head to the Tavern and grab some crew to join your guild. There are many paths to riches and reputation. Will you choose to take the right one?”


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Close Encounters of the Rick Kind

Featured 6 November 2018
Donated by Cryptozoic Entertainment
Taught by Scott T.
“Based on the episode “Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind,” in Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game players play as and against different versions of Rick by building a better deck than their opponents. The deck-building game is built on Cryptozoic’s Cerberus Engine as various versions of Rick serve as both players’ oversized Hero cards and the Villainous Council of Ricks.”


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Shuffling Horror: Roswell 51

Featured 30 October 2018
Donated by GameWick Games
Taught by Paul L.
“Roswell 51 is a co-op card&dice game with the unique twist that if you are eliminated, you join the enemy to destroy your former team-mates! The Time: 1951. The Place: Roswell. The Problem: Sci-fi invasion! Stop the pods, blobs, and UFOs! Save the world! Cinematic thrills and chills await in this fast-paced, card-n-dice game that pays homage to 1950s, sci-fi B-movies! One player is the Director who controls the alien forces. All others star as survivors trying to stop the outer space invasion. With each turn of the card, disastrous events, plot twists, and a terrifying mash-up of outer space aliens invade the game board’s movie screen. As a team the players try to make it to the end of the film together, each in control of their own survivors. If a player loses these, that player joins the alien forces against the remaining players. Tensions mount as allies turn into alien pod people. Who will be standing when the film fades to black?!?”


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Fleecing Olympus

Featured 23 October 2018
Donated by Passport Game Studios
Taught by Michael I.
Ages ago, Zeus won control of Mount Olympus in an epic dice battle against Hades. Now, after ages of toiling in the underworld, Hades has finally convinced the other gods and goddesses that the time has come to challenge Zeus for control of the throne. As one of these powerful deities, you possess great power and the drive to make Olympus your own, but will luck also be on your side? In Fleecing Olympus, players take turns using their deity’s powers, rolling dice, and using powerful card abilities in an effort to steal golden gems from other players. When the game ends, the player holding the most gems will become the new ruler of Mount Olympus and win the game!”


BarBEARian Battlegrounds

Featured on 9 October 2018
Donated by Greenbrier Games
Taught by Caitlin Q.
“BarBEARian battlegrounds is a simultaneous *secret-action, dice puzzle, worker placement* game for up to four players. Become one of four clans of adorable bear-warriors out to build the best neighborhood in the forest. Don’t expect this to be a picnic: your bears aren’t the only ones fishing for glory, so be prepared to ward off attacks from your furry rivals. Gather resources, pillage your neighbor’s villages, and develop your home turf to make the tale of your Clan become legend. Are your bears worthy enough to be every Cub’s bedtime story for generations to come? it is time to gather your Clan, bear down, and hold on to your Honey.


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King’s Forge

Featured 2 October 2018
Donated by Starling Games
Taught by Richard S.
“The Chamberlain is searching the realm for a new “Craftmaster to the King” and sets a contest for all of the smiths and crafters in the land. The first one to forge four items from a list of the King’s favorite weapons and trinkets will be honored as First Among Crafters and Smiths. But watch out, because the other crafters and smiths will try to outdo you at every opportunity. Are you ready to forge your destiny? In King’s Forge, players are craftsmen and craftswomen seeking to become the favorite of the King. Careful dice management, advance planning, fierce competition, and nail-biting luck will carry you to winner’s circle.”


Tyrants of the Underdark

Featured on 24 September 2018
Donated by Gale Force Nine
Taught by Brett S.
Tyrants of the Underdark pits 2 to 4 players against each other to take over territory in the tumultuous Underdark, mashing up deck building mechanics with board control. Tyrants of the Underdark is a competitive board game in which you play as a drow house recruiting monsters, cultists and demons to aid you in controlling locations such as Menzoberranzan and Blingdenstone. No matter how you decide to play, whoever controls most of the Underdark at the end of the game wins, unless theres some hidden strategy in play.


Roll Player

Featured 18 Sept 2018
Donated by Thunderworks Games!
In Roll Player, you will compete to create the greatest fantasy adventurer who has ever lived, preparing your character to embark on an epic quest. Roll and draft dice to build up your character’s attributes. Purchase weapons and armor to outfit your hero. Train to gain skills and discover your hero’s traits to prepare them for their journey. Earn Reputation Stars by constructing the perfect character. The player with the greatest Reputation wins the game and will surely triumph over whatever nefarious plot lies ahead!


Tesla vs. Edison: Duel

Tesla Vs. Edison: Duel

Featured 11 September 2018
Donated by Artana Games
Taught by Kristen S.
Tesla vs. Edison: Duel is a 15-30 minute two-player card game that brings the “War of Currents” to light in an easy-to-learn, fast-playing, but seriously strategic game. Players take control of Nikola Tesla or Thomas Edison and build a company that claims projects in regions around the United States, advance the latest technologies, engage in a propaganda war around AC and DC technologies, and buy stock shares in smaller electricity companies. During the game, players bring famous luminaries of the time that each offer unique actions and abilities into their company. The winner is the company that wins two of the three main systems: controlling regions with projects, being ahead in the PR race, and holding the most valuable stock portfolio. Tesla and Edison each have a special auto-win condition that players can trigger during the game to win right away.


Last Will

Last Will

Featured 4 September 2018
Donated by the [toggle] founders
Taught by Alan G.
In his last will, your rich uncle stated that all of his millions will go to the nephew who can enjoy money the most. How to find out which nephew should be rich? You will each be given a large amount of money and whoever can spend it first will be the rightful heir. Visit the most exclusive theatres or eat in the most expensive restaurants. Buy old properties for the price of new ones and sell them as ruins. Host a huge party in your mansion or on your private boat. Spend like your life would depend on it. Spend to become rich! If you’re the first to run through the money on hand, you’ll receive the rest of his inheritance – oh, and win the game.


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Epic Spell Wars: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh

Featured 28 August 2019
Donated by Cryptozoic Entertainment
Taught by Nykole Z.
“The third game in the Epic Spell Wars series ratchets up the EPIC with several new innovations: – Can trips! Add extra effects to your spell at the cost of discarding some extra cards. More zing for the spell-flinging! – Bad Trips! The colors, man the colors. If your spell has lots of different glyphs, a Bad Trip card resolves twice! – Dual-Glyphed Deliveries! If you’ve ever had trouble matching your glyphs, relief is here! – Everlasting! Most of the Treasures in the game don’t go away when you die. Collect ’em all! Creatures are also back! Half of the Deliveries are Creatures, and the other half are dual-glyphed blast ’em spells. Can trips are a great way to unclog your hand of too many of one spell type. So, even after making a full three-card spell, you can still add more bang to your brain suck. Bad Trips give you great benefits when you play a lot of different glyphs in your spell. And imagine how easy that will be when you Can trip an extra card into your spell during your spell resolution.”


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Viral

Featured 20 August 2018
Donated by Arcane Wonders
Taught by Ray S.
You have just infected a patient. Your objective is to mutate and take over the host’s organs. Choose your strategy carefully, though, because other players’ viruses are sure to get in your way! If too many viruses are present in an organ, a CRISIS occurs and the IMMUNE SYSTEM will surely wipe out your infection! VIRAL is a 2-5 players competitive board game in which each player controls a virus that is growing inside of a human body.”