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Party Time

beerOne week! Can you believe it?  In one week we’ll all be getting ready to sit back with a West 6th IPA, a Barrel House tasting or a soda and enjoy some game time partying.  Lexicon parties are one of the best parts of the Con and what makes it one of the best weekends around.

Each night will have a mix of party games, silly games, challenges and a big event. Saturday has our giant Werewolf with upwards of 30 people each of the last three years. Friday will have Two Rooms and a Boom.

Friday will also have a raucous game of Say Anything co-hosted by Emery and Greg. While Saturday remains a big secret with host Travis keeping his cards close to his chest.

The library will once again be open late and available to all guests in or out of the party.

Last year had a special surprise with one winner going home with an iPad mini. What prizes will there be at the parties this year? We can’t tell, but it will be something spectacular, that we can tell you.

Oh, and yes, we will have Cards Against Humanity and a dozen other adult content games.

Pre-register for one or both of the parties and be in the drawing for a surprise when you arrive!

Oh, and here’s our plan for Chris…

Catan is Coming!

We have received our support package from Asmodee and we are super excited!  Lexicon is pleased to announce that every entrant in the Sunday Catan tournament will receive a copy of the brand new Catan Geographies Kennessee map.  That’s right for $10 you get a $20 Catan expansion, the opportunity to compete in the classic game, and a chance to win a trip to GenCon 2017 and compete in the Catan National Championship, a package worth over $300.

And while we’re talking about it, let’s spell out some of the other prizes available:

  • CatanGRAND PRIZE: All expense paid trip to GenCon 2017, a seat in the 2017 Catan National Championship, and a copy of the 2016 release Catan Geographies Kennessee expansion map.
  • FINALIST (2-4 Finish): A copy of a Catan boxed expansion courtesy of Lexicon, an exclusive Catan Christmas ornament, and a copy of the 2016 release Catan Geographies Kennessee expansion map.
  • SEMI-FINALIST (5-12 Finish): A special set of Catan dice,and a copy of the 2016 release Catan Geographies Kennessee expansion map.
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS: All participants will be entered into a drawing for a copy of a 2016 or 2017 release ASMODEE game to be announced, and receive a copy of the 2016 release Catan Geographies Kennessee expansion map.

This is the fourth year of Catan at Lexicon and we are so excited to be continuing this tradition.  Remember, Sunday is also our family day, so you can bring the kids and set them off on the Scavenger Hunt while you sit down and relax to a day of getting wood for sheep.  Enjoy!

Catan Sheep

Purchase Problems Fixed!

Well, our apologies to anyone who attempted to make a purchase in the last few hours.  Somehow we inadvertently told the system we hd 0 stock of everything.  Yikes!  However, it is all fixed now and you are free to purchase your Tournament and RPG tickets again.  If you did experience a problem, be sure to make as big a story of it as you can and catch Greg at the Saturday night party and tell him all about it.  Best “big fish” story about how you couldn’t buy a ticket gets a prize!

Event Schedule is Arriving!

That’s right, you will now see that we are posting our events on the Web site.  This process will take several days, so for now you are seeing a work in progress with much more to come.  We will be providing details about some of our additional tournaments, many scheduled games, our famous Learn-to-Play sessions, RPGs and special events, including Cosplay.  So be on the lookout for your favorite events, arriving soon!

Ticket to Ride and Splendor

Lexicon is pleased to announce the return of our Ticket to Ride and Splendor Tournaments.  TTR remains at it’s usual Saturday afternoon time, but Splendor will be moving to Saturday morning.  Also, as part of our continuing efforts to make Lexicon a fun and affordable weekend, we are introducing new pricing for these events.  Last year, these events cost $5, that cost is now included in your badge price and there is no charge for the event.  However, if you want to guarantee your spot in either of these tournaments (we all know how first come, first served can be), we will allow you to purchase an advance ticket for only $2, still $3 less than last year.  Only 12 advance tickets will be sold and when they are gone the event is full.