Viewing entries tagged
Naruto Boruto

Gen Con Demo Table Spotlight: Dragon Ball Super, Naruto Boruto, and Godzilla Card Games


Gen Con Demo Table Spotlight: Dragon Ball Super, Naruto Boruto, and Godzilla Card Games

Our cup runneth over with games! Gen Con Demo Table Spotlight Week has turned into Gen Con Demo Table Spotlight Week And An Extra Day. Today we’re going to spotlight the three card games we’ll have in demo rotation: Dragon Ball Super, Naruto Boruto, and Godzilla! 

We are incredibly lucky, in that we have been able to procure representatives from Bandai to demo all of these games, so you can literally learn from the best.


Dragon Ball Super – Bandai

This collectible card game launched in 2017 and has been insanely popular. There’s a free app to learn how to play, and if you’re already familiar there are booster packs coming out regularly. People play casually with friends or at FLGS’s, or competitively in tournaments. Check out the turnout we saw at Origins.

DB Super 2 Origins.jpg

 Series 7 releases August 2, which is day 2 of Gen Con. So come try it, and if you like it you can grab the newest series right away!


Naruto Boruto – Bandai

This card game released just a couple weeks ago, so it is still very new and being talked about a LOT. It utilizes an all-new gaming system called the Chrono Clash System, created by world-renowned designer Ryan Miller. It’s got a fun back-and-forth style turn bar system that’s dependent on the value number of the card you play. So you have to be strategic in what you play, because your higher power cards may push the turn bar far onto your opponent’s side and give them extra turns.

We got to chat with Ryan Miller, earlier this year, and you can watch that interview right here:


Godzilla – Bandai

So Naruto Boruto is getting a lot of talk because it’s so new. But the next iteration in the Chrono Clash System hasn’t even released yet. Godzilla is planned for a September release, but because we have Bandai representatives at our booth we’ll be able to demo this game and get you hooked so that you run right into your FLGS the day it releases.

If the Chrono Clash System has you intrigued but Godzilla is more your theme, make sure to check back with APN after Gen Con, because we’ll be talking to Ryan Miller again while we’re there.




Which of these three games are you most looking forward to trying?


What are We Demoing at Gen Con?


What are We Demoing at Gen Con?

Making plans for Gen Con? Be sure to visit us at booth 2535! We’ll be demoing a ton of awesome games, and for the first time we’ll also have them available for purchase! Here’s a sneak peek at what we’re planning:




The journey is more important than the destination with Tokaido! You play a traveler along the east sea road (what Tokaido actually means) in Japan, having wonderful experiences along the way and trying to be the player who has the best time. Tokaido is coming up on its 5th anniversary so it seems like the perfect time to help make some new fans.


Catch the Moon

Stack the ladders as tall as you can, and don’t let them fall or you’ll make the moon cry! We’ve demoed this game before and in doing so we’ve learned that this truly is a game for all ages. It’s super easy to learn so definitely come by and play a few rounds.



We have too many games and not enough table space, so these next four games will be on rotation at one table. Check back as we get closer to Gen Con for a complete schedule of when you can find each game.


Men at Work


Men at Work is a fun little dexterity game where you’re building a “work zone” for meeples in tiny little hardhats. Follow the instructions on the cards to add to your work area: a beam, a worker, a worker holding supplies, you never know. Make sure your hard hats don’t fall off, or you’ll lose a safety certificate! It puts a new spin on the term “worker placement game”.


Century: New World

Plan B’s final installment of the Century trilogy, fresh from its release at Origins, will be hitting the table at the Active Player Network booth! Come learn all about this worker placement-style game and add to your Century collection.




The winner of the 2018 Spiel des Jahres award, the 2017 Golden Geek Best Family Game of the Year, and many more, this tile placement game has gorgeous artwork and easy-to-learn gameplay. Azul is as stunning to look at as it is to play. If you don’t know how to play yet, come on by and we’ll show you. 



It’s a race against your friends to see who can build the shape on the cards first. You use the white blocks to help support the shape of your gray, purple, blue (and yellow, if you’re playing advanced) blocks. Easy to learn but only the truly dedicated can master these shapes!



The final table at the booth will be dedicated just to card games, and we will have official Bandai staff at the booth to help teach these awesome games that will be rotating throughout the weekend. Just in time for series 7 to drop, we’ll have the very popular Dragon Ball Super card game. We will also have the Naruto Boruto cardgame, as well as the highly anticipated Godzilla Card Game due to release in September. Both of those games use the Chrono Clash game system created by renowned designer Ryan Miller. Whether you’ve played these before or you’re curious about how they work, it’s definitely a fantastic opportunity to learn from the best possible source.



 That’s it for today’s Gen Con update, active players! Keep checking back as we continue to keep you posted on everything you can look forward to. We will have an official game rotation schedule as the con gets closer, and you can always come visit us at booth 2535 once you’re there to learn more. See you there!