Demo Events

  • An AdeptiCon Weekend Badge is required to participate in all demo events.
  • All demo events are free. Tickets are not required to play in demo events. Your Weekend Badge acts a generic ticket to any and all demo events.
  • A majority of the demos will occur in Discovery Hall at the manufacture's vendor booth. Additional a dedicated demo area will be set up outside the Schaumburg Ballroom to accommodate any additional events. Show up at any point to participate.
  • All demo events are on a first-come, first-served basis. Every attempt will be made to accommodate attendees interested in participating in a demo event, but please be aware that the instructors will have limitations based on table space, available miniatures and staff.

Aetherium Demos (Discovery Hall - Anvil 8 Vendor Booth)
The year is 2247… and has been for as long as anyone can remember. Aetherium is a tabletop miniatures board game played in beautifully realized and customizable battle map and tile system. Set in a virtual reality that shadows our own desperate future, players control one of two evocative factions of rigid governmental authority or wild, desperate resistance. Aetherium unfolds with a dynamic, intuitive d12 mechanism, and the game’s turnless interaction evolves within a completely unique modular tile system - one that responds directly to the will of the players during the game.

Arcadia Quest (Discovery Hall - Cool Mini or Not Vendor Booth)
Arcadia Quest is an exciting new adventure board game for 2 to 4 players created by a quartet of designers, including Mr. Eric Lang. Each player controls a Guild of 3 Heroes, competing to be the liberators of the city of Arcadia and, more importantly, to become the richest and most powerful Guild in the land!

Arcadia Quest is a game that combines PvE and PvP gameplay, as players battle not only the monsters that populate the board, but also the heroes controlled by other players.

B-Sieged (Discovery Hall - Cool Mini or Not Vendor Booth)
B-Sieged: Sons of the Abyss is a fully cooperative castle defense board game that combines exciting combat action with classic resource management. In this thrilling defensive battle, 1 to 6 players control the mighty Heroes of Modhelm, who must fight back the encroaching Abyssal hordes, and endure until salvation arrives!

Blood Rage (Discovery Hall - Cool Mini or Not Vendor Booth)
Blood Rage is a Viking board game created by acclaimed game designer Eric M. Lang. In this fast-paced yet highly strategic game, 2 to 4 players take control of Viking clans, invading, pillaging and battling in a quest to gain as much glory as possible before Ragnarök finally consumes the land!

Blood Red Skies (Discovery Hall - Warlord Games Vendor Booth)
Blood Red Skies is a tabletop miniatures game where you command a formation of fighter aircraft in battle. Action in the game is fast-paced - with six planes per side, a thrilling dogfight can be fought in forty five minutes or less.

Bolt Action 101 (Discovery Hall - Warlord Games Vendor Booth)
The Warlord Demo Team would like to invite you to come learn a few tricks and interesting Squad level tactics for both the experienced and novice players. We will provide everything you need to sharpen your skills on the Wargaming battlefield!

Broken Contract (Schaumburg Ballroom Foyer North)
Broken Contract is a miniature adventure game of dramatic action in a dystopian future. When a crew of indentured miners get pushed to the edge, they decide to lash out against the hired security forces that stand between them and freedom

Dark Age Demos (Discovery Hall - Cool Mini or Not Vendor Booth)
Abandoned in the collapse of their star-spanning empire the humans of Samaria must battle for survival; against each other, the monsters they have created and the harsh planet itself. This is no place for weakness, only through courage and determination can a man hope to endure in the savage wasteland.

Dark Age: Apocalypse brings this gritty, D20 driven, post-apocalyptic miniatures game to your tabletop. With a number of different factions to choose from, we’ll give you a look at the core mechanics, the rich and steeped setting of Samaria and a chance to explore this unique game. Are you tough enough to survive on the surface of Samaria or will you discover the truth in the games slogan “Everything Dies”?

Dark Souls™ - The Board Game Demos (Schaumburg East)
Dark Souls™ - The Board Game is a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for 1-4 players set in the Dark Souls™ universe. Players choose from a number of core character classes and explore dangerous locations full of monsters, treasures, and deadly boss fights.

Deadzone: Learn and Play! (Discovery Hall - Mantic Games Vendor Booth)
Your planet has become infected by the Plague. Your family and friends are changing around you. Then the Enforcers come and start cleansing the planet. You realize you're in a Deadzone...

Death Path Demos (Schaumburg Ballroom Foyer North)
Death Path is a card & dice game set in a dystopian near future in which Subjects are forced to navigate through a fearsome maze. Check out a 20min demo and see if you can escape the Death Path!

Dreadball: Learn and Play! (Discovery Hall - Mantic Games Vendor Booth)
Tired of watching Dreadball from the stands. Well watch no more, retired player/coach John Jack will teach you to play the game of Dreadball. All you need is desire!

Frostgrave Demos (Discovery Hall - Osprey Games Vendor Booth)
Amidst the frozen ruins of an ancient city, wizards battle in the hopes of discovering the treasures of a fallen empire. In this fantasy skirmish wargame, each player takes on the role of a wizard from one of ten schools of magic, and builds his band of followers. The wizard's apprentice will usually accompany his master, and more than a dozen other henchman types are available for hire, from lowly thugs to heavily armoured knights and stealthy thieves. Wizards can expand their magical knowledge by unlocking ancient secrets and may learn up to 80 different spells. While individual games of Frostgrave are quick and can easily be played in an hour or two, it is by connecting them into an ongoing campaign that players will find the most enjoyment. The scenarios given in the book are merely the beginning of the limitless adventures that can be found amidst the ruins of the Frozen City.

Gates of Antares (Discovery Hall - Warlord Games Vendor Booth)
It is the seventh age of mankind in Antarean space. We have evolved. We have mastered nano-technology. We have learned how to travel from planet to planet by voyaging through gates. But even with all these advances we still have yet to overcome our need, our desire, for conquest!! Antarean space contains six different human species, fighting for domination over each other, across planets which orbit a massive machine that creates the network of gates. All are rivals searching for planets rich in resources and the lost technology of an ancient race who created the gates known as the builders. Do you have what it takes to lead your army to victory? The wisdom and ability to defend your claim to lost tech or rich resources? To be a force that must be reckoned with among the Gates of Antares?

Guild Ball Full Game Experience (Schaumburg East)
Are you curious about Guild Ball? Did a demo in the vendor hall leave you wanting more? If you’re feeling the call of the Pitch, then the Full Game Experience is for you! Come join us and borrow one of our fully assembled and ready-to-play teams for a full game of Guild Ball. One of our Pundits, a highly skilled and friendly volunteer, will be on hand to guide you through your first full match. Each Full Game Experience will take 1–2 hours and is meant for players of any skill level.

Guild Ball, a tabletop fantasy medieval football game. Minutes to learn - incredibly deep gameplay - modern-design game mechanics - fully realized world - amazing miniatures. Demos and open play will be available all weekend with a tournament on Sunday.

Infinity Demos (TBD)
Infinity is a science fiction skirmish game set about 175 years into the future. Infinity has a flexible order system, allowing involved gameplay for both players regardless of whose turn it is. All miniatures and supplies will be provided.

Kaosball Demos (Discovery Hall - Cool Mini or Not Vendor Booth)
KaosBall is the fantasy sports game of Total domination! KaosBall mixes the passing finesse of rugby with the area domination and kill count of modern FPS games. Played on a unique 4 sided square field, up to 4 teams face off against one another for a chance to win the KaosBall Chalice.

Choose from the regenerating goth rock vampires in the Fangs, the hard stomping, brutish Ogres, the smoking hot, hell spawn in the Daemons, or the masters of melee, lethal ladies in the Amazons.

Kings of War: Learn and Play! (Discovery Hall - Mantic Games Vendor Booth)
Come and learn to play one of the armies of Mantica. Crush your opponent and start your journey into becoming one of the Warlords of Mantica!

Konflikt '47 (Discovery Hall - Warlord Games Vendor Booth)
Konflikt ’47 is a standalone game inspired by the hugely successful Bolt Action, designed by Clockwork Goblin Miniatures and produced by Warlord Games and Osprey Publishing. Adding to the core rules that many gamers are familiar with from Bolt Action, Konflikt ’47 allows the addition of completely new types of units and models to existing 28mm Bolt Action armies and the creation of completely new forces set in the alternate future of 1947.

Malifaux Demos (TBD)
Malifaux is a skirmish based miniature game based on an alternate 19th Century Earth. Malifaux blends Steam Punk, Fantasy, Horror and Western Genre in a unique and interesting way. It uses a card based rule system that adds a new level of resource management to your typical war game. Models provided.

Muskets and Tomahawks (Schaumburg Ballroom A/B)
A light snow had just started to fall when our Mohawk scout returned to the column. He reported that a French force had been spotted by local hunters. They were three day out of Fort Carillon and they were regulars, probably the Royal Roussillon. That regular troops were ranging this far this late in the season was a cause of no small concern and it appeared our fears were proven quite founded. Montcalm was on the move. Captain Lethbridge and I decided to make all haste back along Lake George at dawn. Upon breaking camp, the column moved south. Two hours later the French sprang their ambush… - From the journal of Lieutenant Lesley Markham, November 1756

Join us for an introductory demonstration of the exciting Muskets and Tomahawks skirmish game system. Re-fight the battles that determined the fate of Europe’s empires and built a nation!

Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game Demos (Schaumburg East)
Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game is a co-operative survival horror game for 1-4 players set in the Resident Evil™ universe.

Rivet War Demos (Discovery Hall - Cool Mini or Not Vendor Booth)
For decades the nations of Rivet have fought in a war that spanned their entire planet. Due to this constant struggle the technology of Rivet stagnated and never advanced beyond the same level of Earth’s own World War 1, but the people of Rivet made the most of their steam and diesel powered machines. From walking tanks to rocket bikes, the warriors of Rivet have more than their fair share of weapons to choose from.

Play as either the Allies or the Blight in a battle from control of Rivet’s eastern front. Using heroes to buff units and building armies on the fly, Rivet is a fast paced strategy game that masks its depth with simple rules and cute miniatures.

Rum & Bones (Discovery Hall - Cool Mini or Not Vendor Booth)
Rum & Bones is a miniatures board game where players control fantastic pirate crews engaged in fierce combat. Inspired by MOBA style video games, Rum & Bones’ gameplay is deep, fast-paced, and highly strategic. The game pits two pirate factions, controlled by 2 to 6 players, whose ships are locked in combat, with each crew attempting to board the enemy ship and disable it.

SAGA Demo (Schaumburg Ballroom A/B)
Saga and Saga Crescent and the Cross game demo. Vikings and Saxons, Crusaders and Saracens: Learn to play a game of medieval heroic warfare. Saga uses an easy to learn combat system combined with battle boards containing unique effects. If you are a veteran of Saga, come by and try the new Crescent and the Cross warbands.

A Song of Ice & Fire (Adventure Hall)
From the fantasy world created masterfully by George R.R. Martin, we bring you A Song of Ice & Fire. Each player will control one of the Great Houses of Westeros, commanding battlefield units, recruiting legendary Heroes, and manipulating the political stage, in the attempt to claim the greatest prize of all: The Iron Throne.

Star Wars™: Armada Demos (Discovery Hall - Fantasy Flight Games Vendor Booth)
Rebel and Imperial fleets fight for the fate of the galaxy in Star Wars™: Armada, the two-player miniatures game of epic Star Wars space battles!

Massive Star Destroyers fly to battle against Rebel corvettes and frigates. Banks of turbolasers unleash torrential volleys of fire against squadrons of X-wings and TIEs. Engineering teams race to route additional power to failing shields. Laser blasts and explosions flare across the battlefield. Even a single ship can change the tide of battle.

In Star Wars: Armada, you assume the role of fleet admiral, serving with either the Imperial Navy or Rebel Alliance. It’s your job to issue the tactical commands that will decide the course of battle and, perhaps, the fate of the galaxy.

Star Wars™: Imperial Assault Demos (Discovery Hall - Fantasy Flight Games Vendor Booth)
Imperial Assault is a strategy board game of tactical combat and missions for two to five players, offering two distinct games of battle and adventure in the Star Wars™ universe!

Imperial Assault puts you in the midst of the Galactic Civil War between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire after the destruction of the Death Star over Yavin 4 with two separate game experiences. The campaign game pits the limitless troops and resources of the Galactic Empire against a crack team of elite Rebel operatives as they strive to break the Empire’s hold on the galaxy, while the skirmish game invites you and a friend to muster strike teams and battle head-to-head over conflicting objectives.

Star Wars™: Legion Demos (Discovery Hall - Fantasy Flight Games Vendor Booth)
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Star Wars™: Legion, a new miniatures game of infantry battles that invites you to join iconic heroes and villains, lead your troopers into battle, and battle for the fate of the Star Wars galaxy. With Star Wars: Legion, you can build and paint a unique army of miniatures. You can command your troops in battle and devise masterful tactics. And you can conquer your opponent’s army to bring victory to the light side or the dark side!


Star Wars™: X-Wing Demos (Discovery Hall - Fantasy Flight Games Vendor Booth)
Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.

Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission.

Test of Honour (Discovery Hall - Warlord Games Vendor Booth)
Test of Honour is a skirmish wargame played with roughly 5-20 models on each side. Players select their force before each game based around a samurai hero along with one or two loyal samurai companions and a variety of clan soldiers.

Battles are swift and bloody as players alternate acting with one of their warriors – moving and fighting to achieve the objective of the scenario, whether that be cutting down the enemy, defending an outpost or finding and protecting a spy.

Tracers (Schaumburg Ballroom Foyer North)
A cyberpunk themed deck-building board game for 2 - 4 players. As an android, hack your way through cyberspace in pursuit of valuable data. With each hack you grow stronger, and higher risks yield higher rewards. But be careful! Enemy A.I will hunt down careless androids who leave a trace. Cooperate to survive, compete to win! For more information visit tracersgame.com.

The Walking Dead: All Out War Demos (Discovery Hall - Mantic Games Vendor Booth)
All Out War is a game of fast-paced, head-to-head skirmishes in the world of the Walking Dead. Assemble a group of your favorite characters from best-selling comic series, kit them out with a variety of weapons, items and abilities, and battle to achieve dominance in the Walker-strewn Atlanta cityscape. Experience first-hand the desperate struggle for survival faced by Rick and his companions as you negotiate constant threats from both the living and the dead. This is gaming as it should be – fast, furious and fun!

In a world where danger is ever-present, how will you survive?

WARMACHINE/HORDES Demos (Discovery Hall - Privateer Press Vendor Booth)
The very earth shakes, as massive iron Warjacks and hulking Warbeasts slam into each other with cataclysmic force. Lead-spewing cannons chew through armor plating as easily as flesh. Bold heroes and warlocks set the battlefield ablaze with a tempest of arcane might to forge the fates of their unyielding nations in the fires of destruction. Keep an eye out for the roving Warmachine/Hordes demo tables in the halls and hallways throughout the weekend!

Warpath (Discovery Hall - Mantic Games Vendor Booth)
Warpath is the mass-combat strategy game that allows you to play massive sci-fi battles on the tabletop, quickly and affordably. Using Warpath’s innovative Orders system, you’ll command an army of infantry, elite specialists and hi-tech vehicles, in a dynamic game of strategy and tactics.

Wild in the Streets Demos (Schaumburg Foyer Ballroom North)
Wild in the Streets is a low-cost, fast-paced skirmish game brought to you by bloodthirsty gangs of Murder Cult Girls, Crust Punks, Goths, Skinheads, and the Straight Edge crew!

Wrath of Kings Demos (Discovery Hall - Cool Mini or Not Vendor Booth)
You have left the lands of your fathers, the protection of your ancestors. With courage and strength, you shall be the bringers of light to this shadowed land. With luck, you may even be its salvation. Arikania is a land marked by magic and scarred by unbounded ambition. Wrath of Kings is a 32mm miniature game set on the fantastic continent of Arikania. You go to battle as one of the Five Houses of the Scion Kings, children of the Ancient King. Following the death of their Father, the Scion Kings and their followers turned on one another like dogs fighting over scraps of a meal.

Wrath of Kings brings mighty armies to your tabletop to clash for the fate of Arikania. In this D10 driven game of epic clashes, you will pit your chosen House against one of your brothers; learn the core mechanics and exciting new concepts in this unique steam driven fantasy world.

Wreck Age (Schaumburg Ballroom Foyer North)
Wreck Age depicts the desperate struggle of humanity after betrayal and disaster have decimated Earth as we know it. Your introduction to Wreck Age begins in the 26th century - in what we now call the Resurgence… Year Zero.

Wreck Age is a post-collapse tabletop skirmish game, set on 26th century earth. Demos will be run all weekend. All models and supplies will be provided.

Xenoshyft (Discovery Hall - Cool Mini or Not Vendor Booth)
In XenoShyft Onslaught players take on the role of a commander in the NorTec Corporation. You're tasked with defending your division of the NorTec base as wave after wave of horrific aliens attempt to destroy the base and end NorTec's strip mining operation.

XenoShyft Onslaugt is a base defense deck-building game for 1 to 4 players. Using a wide array of troops, weapons, armors, and technology cards, players must last 9 rounds as the alien hordes bombard the NorTec base in increasingly difficult waves.

Zombicide Demos (Discovery Hall - Cool Mini or Not Vendor Booth)
Zombicide is a collaborative survival board game in which players control ‘survivors’ – the last living humans in a zombie-infested town. As players gear up, level up and take down zombies, the pace quickens, the tension heightens and the numbers of zombies increase. Find weapons, kill zombies, reach objectives, kill zombies, find supplies, kill zombies…the more you kill, the more skilled you get, the more skilled you get, the more zombies appear.

Do you have what it takes to commit Zombicide? In this co-operative horror survival beat’em up, you’ll take control of an archetypical pop-culture hero hell bent on completing the objective and escaping the board alive…but you have to work with the other players to accomplish this task! We’ll introduce you to the survivors, break down the core mechanics of the game and tell you what you need to do to complete the objectives and win the day…you gotta do the rest!

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