The Demo Hall: Game Demonstrations

Learn new games with our volunteers

The Grand Ballroom of the Bankstown Sports Club will become LFG's dedicated Demo Hall where board game retailers, developers and publishers from Australia and abroad can teach their games to attendees, demonstrate new products, and sell direct to the public. Attendees are invited to explore, play new games, discover their new gaming obsession, and snap up a bargain!

Play demos in the Demo Hall throughout the weekend.


Demo Games

Game Exhibitor
Game Exhibitor

Aeon's End

Aeon's End by Action Phase Games

In Aeon's End, the survivors of a long-ago invasion by The Nameless have taken refuge in the forgotten underground city of Gravehold. There, the desperate remnants of society have learned that the energy of the very breaches the beings use to attack them can be repurposed through various gems, transforming the malign energies within into beneficial spells and weapons to aid their last line of defense: the breach mages.

Aeon's End is a cooperative game that explores the deckbuilding genre with a number of innovative mechanisms, including a variable turn order system that simulates the chaos of an attack, and deck management rules that require careful planning with every discarded card. Players will struggle to defend Gravehold from the Nameless and their hordes using unique abilities, powerful spells, and, most importantly of all, their collective wits.

Action Phase Games
Action Phase Games

Animal Upon Animal

Animal Upon Animal by HABA

Crocodiles, frilled lizards, sheep, toucans and monkeys, hedgehogs and snakes... you’ll never find such a motley mix of animals in any other game, and it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary: Animal Upon Animal from HABA! The entertaining stacking game was first released in 2005 and has since sold over 600,000 copies! One of HABA's most popular games, this game is a winner of the Major Fun! Award and recipient of the Mr. Dad Seal of Approval. Players race each other to be the first to place all of their wooden animals upon the animal pile before any of the other players. A roll of the die tells the players how many animals can be placed or whether they can add to the alligator base. This game fosters hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

HABA
HABA

BEEEEES!

BEEEEES! by Action Phase Games

The buzz around the meadow is the High Queen seeks an heir. A grand test of skill and dexterity will be held to determine which fledgling queen will inherit the throne! So assemble your hive and make a beeline for the meadow!

BEEEEES! is a buzzing real-time dice rolling game for 2-5 players where brains matter as much as speed. Players frantically roll dice to claim hive tiles in front of them and their neighbors. The player with the most dice on the tile strategically places it into their burgeoning hive. At the end of the game, the player that has built the best hive wins!

Action Phase Games
Action Phase Games

Bill & Ted's Excellent Board Game

Bill and Ted's Excellent Board Game by Steve Jackson Games

Excellent!

Strange things are afoot in Bill & Ted's Excellent Boardgame!

Collect personages of historical significance in order to pass your oral history report. But beware! Every time you bag someone, the phone booth breaks most-heinously, and your adventure through time will take a most serious turn!

Be excellent to each other...and PARTY ON, DUDES!

Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson Games

Blood on the Clocktower

Blood on the Clocktower by The Pandemonium Institute

In the quiet village of Ravenswood Bluff a demon walks amongst you, murdering by night and disguised in human form by day. Will the good townsfolk put the puzzle together in time to execute the true demon, or will evil overrun this once peaceful village?

Blood on the Clocktower is a captivating and addictive new social bluffing game for those who delight in deduction and deception. No two games are ever the same and no player is ever eliminated. In Blood on the Clocktower, death is not the end...

Find out more at bloodontheclocktower.com

The Pandemonium Institute

Broadhorns

Broadhorns by Rio Grande Games

In Broadhorns! Early Trade on The Mississippi the players take the role of merchants based in St. Louis, financing cargo expeditions down the Mississippi River during the early part of the 19th century.

The game is played over the course of a year through the varying seasons, each presenting its own challenge. During the game, the players will finance a number of trips. With each one they will need to obtain a boat (known as a broadhorn or flatboat) and purchase cargo. The player receives a higher return for their cargo the farther down the Mississippi they travel. Some of the cargo is perishable so time is of the essence. In addition, there are travelers willing to pay for passage down the Mississippi.

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games

Catan

Catan by Mayfair Games

Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan! But you are not the only discoverer. Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan: the race to settle the island has begun!

The women and men of your expedition build the first two settlements. Fortunately, the land is rich in natural resources. You build roads and new settlements that eventually become cities. Will you succeed in gaining supremacy on Catan? Barter trade dominates the scene. Some resources you have in abundance, other resources are scarce. Ore for wool, brick for lumber - you trade according to what is needed for your current building projects. Proceed strategically! If you found your settlements in the right places and skillfully trade your resources, then the odds will be in your favor. But your opponents are smart too.

Mayfair Games
Mayfair Games

Champions of Midgard

Champions of Midgard by Grey Fox Games

Trolls attack your town. Draugr terrorize nearby villages. Monsters strike at travelers and merchants alike. The people are suffering – will you be their champion?

The old Jarl has died and his once prosperous port has fallen into a state of catastrophe. Fearsome creatures are coming in droves, driving chaos and destruction before them. Trolls attack the town. Draugr terrorize the nearby villages. Monsters strike at travelers and merchants alike. The people are suffering and you could be their champion.

Champions of Midgard blends worker-placement and dice-driven combat to create an exciting and strategic experience. Recruit warriors, gain powerful runes, and peer into the future – then send your faithful fighters on journeys to defeat fierce and mythical beasts. Gain the most glory to become the new Jarl and be recognized as a Champion of Midgard!

Grey Fox Games
Grey Fox Games

Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

Deception: Murder in Hong Kong by Grey Fox Games

A social game of deduction and deception. Who among you can see through the lies? Who is capable of getting away with murder?

In Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, players find themselves in a scenario of intrigue and murder, deduction and deception. One player is the Murderer, secretly choosing their weapon and the evidence they leave behind. Another is the Forensic Scientist who holds the key to convicting the criminal but is only able to express their knowledge through analysis of the scene. The rest are investigators, interpreting the clues to solve the crime – and the killer is among them. Investigators must collaborate and use their wits, their hunches, and their keen deductive insight to correctly identify the means of murder and the key evidence to convict the killer. The murderer must mislead and confuse the investigators to save themselves.

Do you have what it takes to see through the lies and catch the criminal in your ranks or will they muddy the waters long enough to get away with murder?

Grey Fox Games
Grey Fox Games

Decrypto

Decrypto by Scorpion Masque

Communicate safely!

Join the greatest Encryptor team in the world!
Your mission: transmit secret codes to your teammates without letting the opposing team intercept.

Decrypto is a "scramble communication" game: you must give clues to your teammates that are precise enough, so they can understand you, but vague enough, to make sure your opponents don't get the message...

Scorpion Masque
Scorpion Masque

Delve

Delve by Indie Boards and Cards

Brave Delvers from across the realm have journeyed to seek their fortune within the dungeons of Skull Cavern. Gold, treasures, and perilous encounters await behind every door! Grab your gear, sharpen your swords and watch out for those kobolds!

In Delve, players guide their band of adventurers through the dungeons of Skull Cavern. Each turn, place a dungeon tile and a delver, explore the dangers below and search for loot. When a room or corridor is completed, delvers must fight for their share of the gold and treasure. If a player manages to complete a room alone, they instead must overcome dangerous encounters before collecting their riches. Designed by legendary talents Richard Launius and Pete Shirey, Delve combines tile laying and an immersive narrative experience in a new and exciting way

Indie Boards and Cards
Indie Boards and Cards

Dixit

Dixit by Libellud

A picture is worth a thousand words!

Dixit is loveling illustrated game of creative guesswork, where your imagination unlocks the tale!

Dixit is a ground-breaking game, offering delightful and thought-provoking entertainment for all your friends and family.

Libellud
Libellud

Dominion: Nocturne

Dominion: Nocturne by Rio Grande Games

You've always been a night person; lately you've even considered becoming a vampire. There are a lot of advantages: you don't age; you don't have to see yourself in mirrors anymore; if someone asks you to do something, you can just turn into a bat, and then say, sorry, I'm a bat. There are probably some downsides though. You always think of the statue in the town square, that came to life, and now works as the tavern barmaid. The pedestal came to life too, so she has to hop around. The village blacksmith turns into a wolf whenever there's a full moon; when there's a crescent moon, he turns into a chihuahua. That's how this stuff goes sometimes. Still, when you breathe in the night air, you feel ready for anything.

This is the 11th expansion to Dominion. It has 500 cards, with 33 new Kingdom cards. There are Night cards, which are played after the Buy phase; Heirlooms that replace starting Coppers; Fate and Doom cards that give out Boons and Hexes; and a variety of extra cards that other cards can provide.

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games

Dragon's Breath

Dragon's Breath by HABA

The dragon children have found an unusual treasure: a column of ice with sparkling stones frozen inside it. Naturally everyone wants them. Together with dragon dad the players remove one ice-ring after the other, and melt the ice column. This makes the sparkling stones fall down. But be careful: Only certain sparkling stones can be collected. Who will have the most sparkling stones at the end?

HABA
HABA

Epoch

Epoch by Rio Grande Games

The award-winning game author, Martyn F, brings us back to the start of civilization with Epoch: Early Inventors. The players take on the roles of clan leaders, exploring the landscape, discovering new tools and making offerings to holy places with the goal of gaining status. On their turns, the players will either develop a tile, make an offering to a holy place, or take an action such as gathering food, hunting, exploring or working, all with the goal of developing tools while keeping their clan alive. After 14-20 rounds, the clan that has collected the most status wins.

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games

Ghosts Love Candy

Ghosts Love Candy by Steve Jackson Games

It's Halloween – and you're a ghost who loves candy!

Haunt trick-or-treaters so they'll leave you their sugary treats – collect more than your spectral opponents, and you win! But don't scare the costumed kids too much, or they'll run away – and that means less candy for you!

Pay special attention to the kids' unique powers, too; each one is themed to their Halloween costume. May the savviest spook win!

The ghost, kid, and candy cards feature frighteningly adorable art. This is the cutest game you've ever played about a haunting! It's scary, fast-playing fun for three to six phantoms.

Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson Games

High Society

High Society by Osprey Games

It's the turn of the century, and it's time to live large.

As the quintessential bon vivant you must spare no expense following the latest trend and surrounding yourself with the fineries of life that you justly deserve. Assert your status, impress your peers, and avoid at every turn. In Reiner Knizia's classic auction game, players must bid against each other for life's luxuries, while avoiding going bankrupt in the process. High Society features 16 stunning Art Nouveau-inspired illustrations by Medusa Dollmaker.

Osprey Games
Osprey Games

Indian Summer

Indian Summer by Stronghold Games

Before winter makes its appearance, a particularly warm fall bathes the forest in a golden shimmer. During the Indian Summer, New England blossoms one last time. Treetops are ablaze with countless colors — a living rainbow, from green to orange to red. Slowly the first leaves are starting to fall. Meanwhile, our steps and the diligent squirrels rustle the colorful foliage.

On our walks through the woods, we discover all kinds of little treasures; we collect berries, nuts, mushrooms and feathers. We pause for a moment to watch the shy inhabitants of the forest before we set off towards home once again. There, a good book and a hot tea are already awaiting.

Stronghold Games
Stronghold Games

London

London by Osprey Games

A brand new edition of a popular classic, London will appeal to the strategic thinker among board game fans. Tasked with rebuilding London in the decades following the great fire, players will juggle building requirements, bank loans and poverty as they strive to realise their vision for the city.

The game features a unique mechanic of playing cards to develop the city, then 'running' the city by taking all the card actions simultaneously. Players will have to repay all their loans before the game ends, but only need to worry about how much poverty they're creating relative to the other players.

Osprey Games
Osprey Games

The Lost Expedition

The Lost Expedition by Osprey Games

Legendary explorer Percy Fawcett marched deep into the Amazon in search of El Dorado. He was never seen again. Your team is following in his footsteps, but in searching for riches you must be careful not to lose the greatest treasure of all - your life.

Make the best of your food, your ammunition and your health, as you plunge deep into the jungle. Choose your path carefully to ensure you're ready for the pitfalls which may occur. Play solo or co-operatively to survive the expedition, or play head-to-head to see which group can reach the lost city first.

From award-winning designer Peer Sylvester and acclaimed comic artist Garen Ewing, The Lost Expedition is a game of hard choices on the road to El Dorado.

Osprey Games
Osprey Games

Luxor

Luxor by Queen Games

On the hunt for priceless treasures, groups of adventurers explore the legendary temple at Luxor.

Their ultimate goal is the tomb of the pharaoh, but many treasures can be collected as they search. As they explore, the challenge unfolds: The player who mana- ges to quickly get their team of adventurers to the tomb, while salvaging as many treasures as possible, will be the winner. Luxor offers variable game play – the path that leads to the tomb is different for every game, and will even change during play!

Queen Games
Queen Games

Merlin

Merlin by Queen Games

Are you – Knight of the Round Table – King Arthur’s worthy heir to his throne?

King Arthur is looking for a worthy successor to his throne. Together with Merlin, he seeks the best candidate from among the Knights of the Round Table. Each player assumes the role of a Knight of the Round Table and attempts to win King Arthur’s favor.

Queen Games
Queen Games

First Orchard

First Orchard by HABA

Your child will love playing the My Very First Games - My First Orchard game from HABA! A specially designed version of our classic Orchard game, this is a great "first" game for ages 2 years and up! The fruit pieces are large, designed for smaller hands, and included is one sturdy basket for children to share for a cooperative game. This set can be used as both a game (with game boards and die) and also as a pretend play set of solid, wooden fruit. . Players roll the die and collect the fruit, hoping to harvest it all before the pesky raven reaches the orchard. If the raven is rolled on the die, the raven moves one step closer to the orchard. This cooperative game is designed to foster social skills, develop color recognition skills, and teach counting by ones.

HABA
HABA

Nusfjord

Nusfjord by Mayfair Games

Nusfjord is a tranquil fishing village in the Lofoten archipelago in northern Norway. Fifty years ago, business was blooming when the codfish would come for spawning. Today, Nusfjord is more of a museum than a village, with less than a hundred people living there. Imagine how beautiful this place must be given that you must pay a fee to even look at the houses. Cruise ships used to pass by this long and now mostly abandoned island world.

In the time period in which the game Nusfjord is set, things looked quite different. Sailing ships dominate the fjord. The rocks around Nusfjord are covered in trees. As the owner of a major fishing company in Nusfjord on the Lofoten archipelago, your goal is to develop the harbor and the surrounding landscape, and to succeed you must enlarge your fleet, clear the forest, erect new buildings, and satisfy the local elders. Others do this as well, of course, so the competition is steep.

Mayfair Games
Mayfair Games

Oh My Goods!

Oh My Goods! by Mayfair Games

Step into the shoes of a medieval craftsman with Oh My Goods! You have a lot of decisions to make, like whether to work sloppy or aim for the highest quality of manufacturing. Strive to be most efficient, most profitable business owner in your village

Mayfair Games
Mayfair Games

Pandemic

Pandemic by Z-Man Games

You and your team are the only things standing in the way of deadly diseases that threaten the world. The fate of humanity is in your hands.

As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you and the other players work together to keep the world safe from outbreaks and epidemics. Only through teamwork will you have a chance to find a cure.

Pandemic is a cooperative board game in which players work as a team to treat infections around the world while gathering resources for cures. First published in 2007, the game's unique combination of cooperative gameplay, engrossing premise, and compelling design have proved a hit with everyone from hardcore gamers to casual players. The Pandemic game line now includes multiple expansions and stand-alone titles.

Z-Man Games
Z-Man Games

Rising 5: Runes of Asteros

Rising 5: Runes of Asteros by Grey Fox Games

A long, long time ago on the far flung planet of Asteros, an ancient king confined unspeakable monsters behind a Rune Gate and sealed it shut with 4 divine Runes. The gate has stood dormant for more than a millennia, until now. The seal has weakened an the evils of the Aether once again plague Asteros!

As the influence of Silk, the crystalized form of Aether itself, spread and corrupted all it touched, the wizened sage ORAKL petitioned the Council of United Planets for help and four of their top agents – EKHO, HAL, ELI and NOVA have been dispatched.

Codenamed “Rising 5”, these heroes are Asteros’ only hope. If they are to save this world they must find the lost runes and harness the power of the Silk to seal the Gate once more. But many dangers now lie in wait on this one peaceful planet…

Rising 5 is a cooperative deduction game for 1-5 players that’s driven by a digital application. Players take control of a team of five agents with unique powers who must work together to find the right combination of runes and save the planet of Asteros, all while dealing with monsters seeking to stop them.

Grey Fox Games
Grey Fox Games

Riverboat

Riverboat by Mayfair Games

Riverboat posits each player as the owner of a 19th century farm on the bank of the Mississippi River. You need to organize your workers to ensure that the fields are ordered according to their type and harvested when ready so that the goods can be shipped to New Orleans.

In more detail, the game lasts four rounds, and at the start of each round players draft phase cards until they're all distributed. The phases then take place in numerical order, with the player who chose a phase being the first one to act. In the first phase, players place their workers in the fields, with each player having the same distribution of colored field tiles, but a different random placement for each player. In phase two, players organize their crops, trying to group like types together, with some fields requiring two or three workers. In phase three, players harvest crops and load riverboats, with a dock needing to be filled with all the goods of a single type before it can be loaded. In phase four, the boats are launched and players can take special actions, with additional victory points possibly coming in phase five.

Mayfair Games
Mayfair Games

Rob 'n Run

Rob 'n Run by Rio Grande Games

Rob `n Run is an enjoyable cooperative game for 2-5 robbers.

Every round another player is "The Boss", who is trying to give his fellow accomplices hints for the necessary tools to crack the safes. Run away with the gold and reach the airport, but don`t get caught. During the game you always feel the police's breath down your neck.

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games

Space Freaks

Space Freaks by Stronghold Games

Welcome to the hottest, most cruel show in the galaxy! It''s Friday night battle in the Arena of Annihilation! Stay tuned to see what new tricks our arena master has in store for today''s battle. Here comes the first team. Oh my, they seem to be even uglier than our usual competitors. Who thought it was a good idea to match chain tracks with a poison needle? That team will need a lot of help from their sponsor to have a chance. Look at their opponents, tentacles with anti-matter flail — that''s a classic. Seems like we are ready to start. It''s time to freak out!

In Space Freaks, you are team manager of one of the fighting teams sponsored by powerful megacorporations. Your task is to combine different body parts to design the perfect freak, then lead your team of freaks to victory. The arena is controlled by the arena master, who each turn changes the conditions in the arena. To succeed, you need to complete tasks given to you by the viewers — or just destroy the other freaks and their base. But don''t worry because in Space Freaks everyone wins, either by managing the winning team or by becoming a (body)part of the next winning team!

Stronghold Games
Stronghold Games

Super Rhino

Super Rhino by HABA

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Super Rhino! No building too high, no street too dangerous for this caped crusader, as he scales buildings and patrols the city protecting the citizens. On his quest for safety, he must use caution as even the most solid buildings may start to sway and wobble. Can you help Super Rhino accomplish the challenge to build a skyscraper as tall and solid as can be? A heroic 3D card-stacking game for 2-5 players ages 5+

HABA
HABA

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride by Days of Wonder

With dozens of international awards and over 6 Million games sold, the Ticket to Ride series is one of the most popular modern board game series to date!

Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure where players collect cards of various types of train cars that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities in various countries around the world.

Days of Wonder
Days of Wonder

Transatlantic

Transatlantic by Rio Grande Games

From the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 to the beginning of WWI in 1914, there was an amazing development of bigger, faster, and more modern steamships. Whereas in 1870 there are still many clippers around and the good old paddle steamer "Scotia" sails the North Atlantic, sea trade is dominated by the end of the game by huge vessels like "Mauretania"(Cunard), "Olympic"(White Star), or "Imperator"(Hapag).

2 to 4 players lead their own shipping companies, which transport freight, mail, and passengers around the globe. They purchase new steamships from the market, each of them historical with their individual technical data (tons, knots etc.). Competition is tough especially in the North Atlantic, where winning the "Blue Riband" is not only a matter of prestige, but may also be a profitable investment. In order to let a shipping company flourish, purchasing the best steamships is not enough, if one fails to acquire enough coal bunkers and trade posts as well.

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games

Unicorn Glitterluck

Unicorn Glitterluck by HABA

In a land, far, far away lived four unicorns who were the best of friends. They enjoyed galloping across the soft, billowing clouds, sliding down rainbows and playing with cloud crystals. One day, they noticed a terrible thunderstorm approaching. They thought it would be best to head directly for the sun, and collect as many cloud crystals as possible along the way to keep them safe from the storm. Players start by choosing a colored unicorn and placing their piece on the big blue rain cloud. The player who reaches the sun cloud with the most cloud crystals is the winner. A sparkling die competition for 2-4 players ages 3-99.

HABA
HABA

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