Beyond Monopoly! Gaming 101
New to Board Gaming or Role Playing Games, or just interesting in trying some out?
The Flatland Regional Association of Gamers (FRAG) and the Regina Public Library (RPL) are pleased to announce the 5th year of the Beyond Monopoly: Gaming 101 program. Each Sunday from February 24th, 2013 through April 28th, 2013 FRAG and the RPL will be offering opening gaming at one of the branch libraries around the city. The events run between 1:30 PM and 5:00 PM each day.
This program is offered to provide an introduction to new players that would like to learn the new classics in modern board games. The events will provide exposure to "designer" board games that offer players many more strategic and tactical choices that challenge players throughout the games. There is a high level of interactivity between players, many choices that players have to weigh during the game, and plenty of opportunities for good planning on their path to victory. Some of the games that will be demonstrated include family favourites and award winners like The Settlers of Catan, Thurn and Taxis, Kingsburg, Ticket to Ride and Transamerica. Board games will be offered at all locations on all dates.
This is the first year that FRAG will be offering Role Playing Games (RPGs) during Beyond Monopoly. RPGs are games where players take on the role of a character, like an actor in an improv play, in a world described and controlled by another player, the game master. Together the players work towards common goals, solving problems and interacting with other characters in the world. These games provide a lot of opportunities and challenges for players as they overcome obstacles on their path to their goals.
This year, the newest version of one of the oldest RPGs will be offered, Dungeons and Dragons 4.0. In Dungeons and Dragons players take on the role of a hero in a fantasy realm, combating monsters and collecting treasures! Confirmed dates for Dungeons and Dragons will be posted here before the events.
Returning this year is a fan-favourite; All Things Zombie: Better Dead Than Zed. This game combines some of the character development and role playing with an easy to understand miniatures system to resolve low-level combat.
The Flatlands Regional Association of Gamers (FRAG) is a non-profit corporation that was formed to develop and support a sustainable community of game players in the Saskatchewan area. The organizations membership is focused on providing services for players of designer board games, Role Playing Games (RPG), Live Action Role Playing Games (LARP), Collectible Card Games (CCGs) and miniature games. The organization also works with other gaming groups, business partners and individual players to support the gaming community. For detailed information about the organization, please see the website at http://www.reginagamers.com.
We hope to see you there!