Formal Ferret events at Gen Con 2018

by Gil Hova


As always, Formal Ferret Games will have a bunch of events at Gen Con! But things will be slightly different this year.

We will run our demo events in the Envoy area, between Halls C and D. The biggest change for you is that, unlike previous years, these events will all be free of charge! You will not have to pay anything for these events.

We’re also going to hold the first ever Gen Con Wordsy Tournament! Wordsy is a game ideal for tournament play. If you think you can out-word Gen Con, make sure you’re available on Saturday at 2 pm.

We will show off The Networks. If you haven’t played before, you can try the base game. If you’re familiar with the game, you’ll be able to play with the Executives and Telly Time expansions, both of which should be available at the show for purchase and backer/pre-order pickup.

We will close Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with a typically rousing game of Bad Medicine, with the Second Opinion expansion. If you’ve never played before, you’ll have no problem picking the game up, even with the expansion.

Finally, a lucky few people will get to try the game I have planned for my early-2019 Kickstarter, High Rise. This is a game about constructing tall buildings in a city that resembles a time track. You can gain advantages throughout the game by requesting “favors” from the city’s wealthy and powerful, but each favor is negative points at the end, and there’s a penalty for the player with the most favors left over.

I’ve been working on the game for a little over a year, and it’s become a really fun and compelling strategy game. My goal is to make it look and feel incredible, too. If this all intrigues you, come try the game!

So without further ado, here is the Formal Ferret event schedule for Gen Con 2018. Hope to see you there!

Oh, one more thing. Since Geoff and I had such a great response to our live Ludology episode last year, we’re going to do it again this year! I’m looking forward to answering your questions about games and game design.