San Diego Comic Con has something for all fandoms, and with the rise in table top gaming it is no surprise that the games programming has seen recent growth. This year the games are taking over the Manchester Grand Hyatt and include a massive gaming library, a full schedule of tournaments, and offer a nice break from the madness of the convention center. You can look at the entire schedule and check it out for yourself. Today I am going to highlight 3 publishers that you should check out while you are in San Diego.
Steve Jackson Games - A quick glance at the SDCC schedule will let you know that SJ Games is up to its normal shenanigans for what should be another fun filled convention. There are multiple Munchkin tournaments and various opportunities to learn how to play some of its dice games. I am excited to finally play Mars Attacks: The Dice Game. If most of your time at SDCC is spent in line you might as well make the most of it. I have Munchkin Loot Letter and Zombie Dice packed and ready to play. I think Mars Attacks: The Dice Game will be my newest addition to pass the time with my fellow nerd. Much more entertaining and social then staring at a phone screen.
Mayfair Games - Mayfair Games might be my favorite publisher to visit at a convention. I am always greeted with a smile, a massive gaming library and I am taken to my happy place (this usually involves some sort of gaming). Mayfair Games puts on some of the best events at Gen Con, has hosted its own Catan Con, and should provide some of the best gaming breaks to con goers in San Diego. Whether you are playing Catan, Catan Jr. (my wife's favorite version), or trying something new, Mayfair Games will have something that will tickle your fancy. My new personal favorite from Mayfair is Hot Tin Roof.
POSTED BY MIKE N. aka Victor Domashev -- comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.