OVERVIEW

What is Gamesquall?

Gamesquall is an annual board, card, miniature, and roleplaying game convention held in beautiful downtown Cottage Grove, Oregon -- it's a sort of "poor man's" version of Portland's Gamestorm convention.  In our case, of course, we're using "convention" in its loosest possible sense.  There's no scheduling system, no hotel rooms, no pool, no celebrities, no dealer's room, and no gift bags... but there's plenty of free parking and admission is only zero dollars, so we figure that helps make up for it.

 

If you'd like to attend, just show up at the Odd Fellows Lodge in Cottage Grove just about any time between noon on December 31st and two in the morning on January 1st.  You can play games from the extensive Gamesquall library, or you can bring your own games to share with the group (the more the merrier!).  Or both!

 

You don't even have to RSVP, though we hope you will for a couple of reasons.  First, it makes our jobs easier, logistics-wise.  Second (and more importantly), anyone who RSVPs via this website gets to be an official Gamesquall Guest of Honor!  It comes with a title, which you can use to lord over the plebes, so it's clearly worth doing.

 

Does this sound like fun?  Yes?  Read on, then, and by the time you get to the end of this page, you'll be ready to play!

OUR SPONSORS

Gamesquall depends on the support of many sponsors, who give generously so that everyone can have fun.

 

Please take a moment to browse through our sponsors to the right, and patronize their businesses, call them up and tell them how much you appreciate their sponsorship, or just think good thoughts about them and tell everyone you know how great they are.

 

After all, the happier they are about sponsoring Gamesquall, the more likely they are to do it again!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

2016 EVENTS

Check out the new forum, where gamers in the greater Cottage Grove area (i.e. this whole chunk of the state) can communicate, set up gaming groups, and otherwise start enjoying the benefits of our ever-growing gaming community!  Click here, make an account, and get started!

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FEB

February Game Day

Odd Fellows Hall from noon to five or six or seven, depending on when we all get tired and go home.  Drop in and play for free!

 

Pictured:

Codenames (Czech Games Edition)

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MAR

March Game Day

Odd Fellows Hall from noon to five or six or seven, depending on when we all get tired and go home.  Drop in and play for free!

 

Pictured:

BANG! The Dice Game (dV Giochi)

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APR

April Game Day

Odd Fellows Hall from noon to five or six or seven, depending on when we all get tired and go home.  Drop in and play for free!

 

Pictured:

Eclipse (Lautapelit.fi)

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MAY

May Game Day

Odd Fellows Hall from noon to five or six or seven, depending on when we all get tired and go home.  Drop in and play for free!

 

Pictured:

Thurn und Taxis (Rio Grande Games)

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JUN

June Game Day

Odd Fellows Hall from noon to five or six or seven, depending on when we all get tired and go home.  Drop in and play for free!

 

Pictured:

7 Wonders (Repos Production)

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JUL

July Game Day

Odd Fellows Hall from noon to five or six or seven, depending on when we all get tired and go home.  Drop in and play for free!

 

Pictured:

Fearsome Floors (Rio Grande Games)

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AUG

August Game Day

Odd Fellows Hall from noon to five or six or seven, depending on when we all get tired and go home.  Drop in and play for free!

 

Pictured:

Caverna: The Cave Farmers (Lookout Games)

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SEP

September Game Day

Odd Fellows Hall from noon to five or six or seven, depending on when we all get tired and go home.  Drop in and play for free!

 

Pictured:

Imperial Assault (Fantasy Flight Games)

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OCT

October Game Day

Odd Fellows Hall from noon to five or six or seven, depending on when we all get tired and go home.  Drop in and play for free!

 

Pictured:

Betrayal at House on the Hill (Avalon Hill)

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NOV

November Game Day

Odd Fellows Hall from noon to five or six or seven, depending on when we all get tired and go home.  Drop in and play for free!

 

(A typo showed this as November eighth, instead of the first.  It's the first.  Definitely the first.)

 

Pictured:

Rampage (Repos Production)

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DEC

December Game Day

Odd Fellows Hall from noon to five or six or seven, depending on when we all get tired and go home.  Drop in and play for free!

 

Pictured:

XCOM: The Board Game (Fantasy Flight Games)

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DEC

Gamesquall!

Starts at noon on December 31st!  We'll have all sorts of games on hand, so it'll be fun no matter your gaming tastes!  You like board games?  Card games?  RPGs?  Come on down!  It's free, it's fun, and it goes 'til the wee hours!

 

Pictured:

Merchants and Marauders (Z-Man Games)

RULES

Rule One: Don't be a jerk

"Don't be a jerk" means that you shouldn't do things that make other people feel bad or uncomfortable.  It covers stuff like:

  • Show good sportsmanship.  You can't win 'em all, so you may as well take defeat in stride.
  • Don't damage the games.  If you do, please tell an organizer right away so that we can put it on our replacement list.
  • Maintain good hygiene.  At a minimum, shower, brush your teeth, and wear clean clothes.  If you're stinky, you can be stinky somewhere else.
  • Don't say or do racist or sexist or otherwise uncool things (unless you're playing Cards against Humanity).
  • Et cetera.

Rule Two: Don't be an idiot

"Don't be an idiot" means that you shouldn't do things that display your lack of common sense and/or forethought.  It covers stuff like:

  • Don't ruin or lose game components.  Sometimes accidents happen, but a surprising number of "accidents" are really "negligence."
  • Don't do anything that might mess up the building or its contents.  We want to be able to continue holding Gamesquall, and we can't do that if nobody wants to let us use their facilities.
  • Don't claim ignorance of these rules.  You're reading them now, after all, so you don't really have an excuse.
  • Et cetera.

 

 

POLICIES

Alcohol

The Odd Fellows Lodge is an alcohol-free zone; no alcohol is allowed within the building.  However, several providers of alcoholic beverages may be found within a short walk of the venue.

Children

  • Children ages 10 and under must be actively supervised by a responsible adult at all times. If a child age 10 or under is found unsupervised, both the child and responsible adult may be ejected from the event.
  • Children ages 14 and under must have a responsible adult at the event at all times.
  • Children ages 15 and up may attend the event unsupervised.

Food

Bring your own, or bring extra to share!  Utensils, plates, etc. are available at the venue.  Soda will also be available for purchase, but it's okay if you want to bring your own instead.

Privacy

Be aware that photographs, video and audio recordings may occur during Gamesquall events, and your likeness may appear in these recordings. By attending, you agree to assign without compensation the use of your likeness for use in promotional material and the like.  We also welcome members of the press, so don't be surprised if you find yourself on television or the front page of a newspaper or something.

Sales of Merchandise

The offering for sale of any merchandise may occur only in designated areas and with the permission of Gamesquall.

Smoking

No smoking is allowed in the building or within twenty-five feet of the doorway.  This includes e-cigarettes and vape pens.  You're welcome to smoke in the parking lot, but please clean up after yourself.

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So that's it.  Are you ready to RSVP and be a Guest of Honor?

Remember all that stuff earlier about being an official Gamestorm Guest of Honor?  Well, now's your chance to get one of those coveted titles for yourself.  Just fill out this form and submit it before December 31, and you're in!

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