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.

List of Demo Games will be updated as they are confirmed. Watch this space for updates to the 2019 event!


Demo Games

Game Exhibitor
Game Exhibitor

Blowfish Blowup

Blowfish Blowup by Hasbro

Will a player's hand make the fish expand? This fun game combines fun and easy play with a silly and exciting payoff! Try not to startle this silly blowfish who has collected all kinds of special treasures. Reach inside the bowl to fish out the treasures but watch out! If a player grabs one too many treasures, the blowfish might expand suddenly, sending them out of the game! The only player not to make the blowfish inflate wins. In the Advanced Play option, players count up the number of points for each of their treasures, and the player with the most points wins.

Hasbro
Hasbro

Beta Colony

Beta Colony by Rio Grande Games

In Beta Colony, you play as one of four directors trying to create prosperous colonies and be elected as the first leader of Victus. Featuring a unique dice based "rolldell" system where all players will use a duplicate dice roll to take two actions each round, with each action using two dice. You will collect the needed building materials to produce and erect colonization pods - defense stations, science and tech towers, living quarters, agriculture pods, and water treatment centers on the varied terrain of Victus.

Can you lead the colonists to glory and become the first leader of Victus?

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games

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

Circadians: First Light

Circadians: First Light by Garphill Games

We were light years from our home, galaxies away, when we first discovered this ancient celestial body - a planet filled with intriguing, intelligent lifeforms, not too unlike our own. Some built kingdoms below the surface of the green seas, while others controlled the desert-filled plains and cliffs. Among them we found scientists, inventors, farmers, traders and fighters. While our presence has been unsettling for some, we have had very few incidents with the locals. Still, we Circadians, Earth's famed explorers, must do what we can to ensure peace. We must respect this world and its hosts. The heads of Moontide passed down orders from above. We are to open negotiations with the three clans, in hopes of gaining their favor, along with our own security while on the planet. We must also collect organic samples for the depository on Moontide. This is new ground for all of us, but we must be brave and resourceful. The future of the Circadians depends on it.

Garphill
Garphill Games

Coal Country

Coal Country by Rio Grande Games

Coal Country is rife with corruption, with the many mine foremen “influencing” various aspects of the mining industry in a number of ways. As the boss of your mining company, it is your job to sit at your desk and plot where to send your most influential foremen. By successfully influencing the price of coal, permits, utilities, and construction, your company can expand and boost the profitability of its operations. Your job as boss is made all the more difficulty by the ever-shifting nature of the markets, from turn to turn, round to round, and game to game. It is your responsibility to determine when, and how, to act in order to capitalize on a potentially beneficial marketplace. If your mine is not built wisely and safely, a share of your company’s profits will be lost after the end-of-year visit from the mine inspector. The mining company that has the most money at the end of the year wins the game.

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games

Connect 4 Shots

Connect 4 Shots by Hasbro

Bounce 'em in for the win! The Connect 4 Shots game is fast-paced, rapid-fire fun in a race to get 4 shots in a row! Count down to start: 1-2-3&bounce! Two players bounce the lightweight, colorful balls into the grid at the same time. Remember, the balls must hit the table before going in. Keep bouncing balls until a player gets 4 in a row of their color for the win. Then when the game is over, fold the grid into a handy storage case.

Hasbro
Hasbro

Dominion: Renaissance

Dominion: Renaissance by Rio Grande Games

It's a momentous time. Art has been revolutionized by the invention of "perspective," and also of "funding." A picture used to be worth a dozen or so words; these new ones are more like a hundred. Oil paintings have gotten so realistic that you've hired an artist to do a portrait of you each morning, so you can make sure your hair is good. Busts have gotten better too; no more stopping at the shoulders, they go all the way to the ground. Science and medicine have advanced; there's no more superstition, now they know the perfect number of leeches to apply for each ailment. You have a clock accurate to within an hour, and a calendar accurate to within a week. Your physician heals himself, and your barber cuts his own hair. This is truly a golden age.

This is the 12th expansion to Dominion. It has 300 cards, with 25 new Kingdom cards. There are tokens that let you save coins and actions for later, Projects that grant abilities, and Artifacts to fight over.

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

Forum Trajanum

Forum Trajanum 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

Gambit Royale

Gambit Royale by Rio Grande Games

Gambit Royale, first released under the name Ruse & Bruise, is a fast-paced card game in the tradition of Citadels. Magicians and dragons, kings and princesses populate the land and want only one thing: the greatest fame. The players try to use their royal household to cause problems for their opponents and trick them with clever card placement.

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Osprey Games

Set during the events of the cult-classic book, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell sees players delve into the world of English magic, developing their talents and expanding their social reach as they aim to become the most celebrated magician of the age.

Take on the role of an aspiring magician, including the titular characters Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell themselves, and start them down the path to greatness. Build up your power and status by travelling across Europe and London, performing feats of magic and attending social engagements. The most celebrated magician will face the gentleman with the thistle-down hair, but only the strongest will defeat him.

Osprey Games
Osprey Games

Monopoly Cash Grab

Monopoly Cash Grab by Hasbro

Get ready for loads of fun with this ""off the board"" Monopoly game! Load the Monopoly Money into the Money Blaster (aka the Bank), and blast cash and Chance cards into the air. Everyone rushes to grab as much cash as they can. Collect Chance cards that add more strategy to the game and help players get more money. Once the blaster is empty, the player with the most cash wins!

Hasbro
Hasbro

New Frontiers

New Frontiers by Rio Grande Games

Build space empires in the Race for the Galaxy universe.

In New Frontiers, each game is different, based on the developments selected during setup and the worlds drawn during play. On your turn, choose an action that everyone may do, but only you will gain its bonus. Choose wisely, to avoid helping your opponents too much. Can you build the most powerful and prosperous space empire?

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games

Northern Pacific

Northern Pacific by Rio Grande Games

Northern Pacific is a luck-free railroad-building game for 3-5 players that lasts about twenty minutes. This game is in the genre of Iron Road/TransAmerica and SNCF/Paris Connection.

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games

Paladins of the West Kingdom

Paladins of the West Kingdom by Garphill Games

Paladins of the West Kingdom is set at a turbulent time of West Francia's story, circa 900 AD. Despite recent efforts to develop the city, outlying townships are still under threat from outsiders. Saracens scout the borders, while Vikings plunder wealth and livestock. Even the Byzantines from the east have shown their darker side. As noble men and women, players must gather workers from the city to defend against enemies, build fortifications and spread faith throughout the land. Fortunately you are not alone. In his great wisdom, the King has sent his finest knights to help aid in our efforts. So ready the horses and sharpen the swords. The Paladins are approaching.

Garphill
Garphill Games

Santa's Workshop

Santa's Workshop by Rio Grande Games

It’s the busiest time of the year at the North Pole, with only days to go until Santa leaves to make his yearly trip around the world! After his long night, and all the work that led up to it, Santa always takes a vacation somewhere sunny and warm. As a reward for helping bring joy to children around the world, Santa takes his hardest working team of elves with him!

Can you lead your team of elves to claim their well-deserved reward? Not only are there toys to be built, but reindeer to be tended and coal to be mined (sadly, not all the children are on the “nice” list). Candy canes and gingerbread houses are nice, but by working hard—and smartly—you and your team of elves may find yourselves on a beach drinking something with an umbrella in it…

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games

Wildlands: Map Pack 1 – The Warlock's Tower & The Crystal Canyons

Wildlands: Map Pack 1 – The Warlock's Tower & The Crystal Canyons by Osprey Games

Travel into the further reaches of the Wildlands with this new set of maps. Introduce further wrinkles to your game via magical portals which help you rush around the map, or fissures which will slow your progress. Players will have to adapt to their new surroundings if they ever hope to get ahead.

This map expansion for Wildlands adds a new double-sided board to the game, featuring new opportunities and obstacles, and can be used in conjunction with the faction expansions.

This map pack requires a copy of Wildlands to play.

Osprey Games
Osprey Games

Wildlands: The Adventuring Party

Wildlands: The Adventuring Party by Osprey Games

The Adventuring Party has arrived, bringing four classic adventurers to the Wildlands. Play as a thief, a wizard, a cleric, and a barbarian, asserting your dominance over your opponents and immortalizing your status as fantasy favourites. A word of warning - these characters don't like to be left out, and will invade your game whether someone is playing them or not, stealing your crystal shards and punching anyone in their way.

This faction pack includes four unique miniatures and their activation deck, along with encounter rules for using this faction as non-player characters.

Requires a copy of Wildlands to play.

Osprey Games
Osprey Games

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