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Let’s get ready for 2018!

LexiCon 2017 is in the books!
LexiCon 2018 will be April 20th-22nd. Mark your calendars now!

Thank you to everyone who came out to play games with us. We hope to see you again next year!

Looking for more info? Check us out on Facebook.

Need a game fix in the mean time? Join us for one of our affiliated game nights!

Monday – West 6th Brewery from 6-9pm on the 1st & 3rd Mondays.
Tuesday – Wizards of Game in Winchester from 6-9pm.
Wednesday – The Rusty Scabbard in Garden Springs from 5:30-9pm.
Thursday – Barnes & Noble in Hamburg from 6-9pm.

The Latest from the Library

You know as we were assembling the library, we realized we’ve not talked that much about the library this year compared to earlier years.  I guess we’ve come to accept that it is amazing and only getting more amazinger.

Still, it’s worth mentioning some of the games we’ve added in the last year.  So here you go:

  • New York Slice
  • Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper and West End Adventures
  • Spyfall 2
  • Clockwork Kingdom
  • Railroad Revolution
  • Kingdomino
  • Midnight Taboo
  • Stronghold 2nd ed.
  • Thunder and Lightning
  • Raise Your Goblets
  • Sola Fide: The Reformation
  • Scythe
  • Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection
  • Kill Doctor Lucky: The Secret Lair of Doctor Lucky
  • Dixit: Revelations
  • Camel Up Cards
  • Castle Panic: Engines of War
  • Warriors of Japan
  • Vast The Crystal Caverns
  • Secret Hitler
  • Witch Hunt
  • You Gotta Be Kitten Me
  • Back to the Future: An Adventure Through Time
  • Dead Last
  • Great Dinosaur Rush
  • Welcome Back to the Dungeon
  • Cry Havoc
  • Colony
  • Captain Sonar
  • Saloon Tycoon
  • Via Nebula
  • Mare Nostrum
  • America

And that’s just the 2016 and 2017 releases.  We’ve added more than 100 new games since last year including a complete set of Catan games.

Getting the Library Ready

Five days to go and the final preparations are happening.  Yesterday some of the amazing Lexicon volunteers spent the day getting the library ready.  1500 games is a lot to get prepared and transported, but we know it is one of your favorite parts of the convention.

So yesterday through Thursday, Lexicon volunteers will be engaged in assembling shelving racks, stocking those racks with games, loading them onto a Uhaul and bringing them to the convention center, and then assembling the Library.  During the convention, additional volunteers will be at the library helping you find a checkout games.  Here at Lexicon we take tremendous pride in our library of games and the incredible library staff that makes it all possible.

The Lexicon library includes an incredible collection of games from classic Milton Bradley, to the original 3M bookshelf games, the heyday of Avalon Hill and mostly the amazing games of this Golden Age which started with Catan.  We have added over 100 new releases since Lexicon 2016.

Be sure to thank your library staff for all their handwork, but most importantly enjoy all the games and have fun!

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!

Updates: More Play to Win games, no King of Tokyo

Play to Win update!  LexiCon is only a month away. Our Play to Win Games have started rolling in like Order of the Golden Compass and Deception by Grey Fox Games, Viticulture by Stonemaier Games, and Emergence by Liminal Games; just a few of the large amount of games we will have for you to win, just by playing them.  We are busy setting up the formal Tournaments, including our signature Pandemic Survival as well as Catan, and our newest Agricola. We will also have tournaments for fun like Ticket to Ride and Splendor.  We are getting more Play to Win games than last year courtesy of Envoy and they are offering their yearly No Cost Tournaments for Diamonds, Nevermore, The Game of 49, Letter Tycoon, Dimension, and Skull King. They will even teach you the games before the tournaments.  You can register here for your badge: http://lexicongaming.com/registration/shop/

 

We are sorry to say that there does not appear to be a National King of Tokyo Tournament any longer, so we will not be able to hold a qualifier for this event.

Less than two months!

Welcome! LexiCon is less than two months away. We are busy setting up the formal Tournaments, including our signature Pandemic Survival as well as Catan, King of Tokyo, and our newest Agricola. We are getting more Play to Win games than last year courtesy of Envoy and offering their yearly No Cost Tournaments for Diamonds, Nevermore, The Game of 49, Letter Tycoon, Dimension, and Skull King. They will even teach you the games before the tournaments.

Our Ginormous monster of a Gaming Library has grown to over 1,500 games, amazing! We will offer Learn to Play games of the newest games and old favorites and we will have more tables for Open Gaming. We have also added tables to our RPG area. We will have LARPing again and of course our Cosplay which is growing every year.

Ravenwood Castle
By the way, anyone that comes dressed up in anyway gets a door prize ticket for our drawing, come Full Boat and get two tickets. Our grand prize is a weekend at Ravenwood Castle Gaming Bed and Breakfast. We all went a couple of weeks ago, and it was Amazing.
Finally, don’t forget about our Adult Gaming Parties Fri. and Sat. Nights, sponsored by West Sixth Brewing and The Barrel House. They are lots and lots of fun. You can participate in our formal events at the parties, or social games like Werewolf, and of course sit around and do open gaming like Cards Against Humanity. These parties include an onsite bartender and two tickets good for West Sixth Brewing beverages and samples from The Barrel House.

We can’t wait to see all of our friends again! Thanks for participating in LexiCon IV!

Chris, Rob, Larry, Travis, and Greg

2017 is here!!

It’s a new year and the folks are LexiCon are kicking into high gear to bring you the best gaming convention they possibly can!

We are in the process of updating the web site for 2017. Look for a more official announcement in the next few days.

We also hope to be updating on a fairly regular basis with announcements as we confirm events for LexiCon 2017!