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Door Prizes

More Games!

In addition to our Play and Win Titles, we will be giving away some pretty nifty games and other geeky prizes for attendees at our inaugural convention. Sunday at noon we will be doing random drawings for the prizes listed below. Here’s the fun part – you get your name in the hat, just for buying a ticket. Why. Because we love you. But even more than that, for every month you have your ticket prior to the con, you get your name in the hat again! So buying your tickets in January will get your name in the hat (so to speak) FOUR times!
If you already have your tickets – you have nothing more to do (other than show up and play games) – if you don’t – why not? Buy today!
*Please note: while you will have multiple entries in the drawing, only one prize is awarded to each attendee*

Book a Stay at the Oasis

To make your reservations,  call the Springfield Oasis hotel and convention center directly at 417-866-5253 or at 888-532-4338 and ask for the 417 Gamer Rate.

Stay at the Oasis hotel while you game at the Moon City Con. Gaming is hard work, and you need your rest. Rest your head just a few feet away from where you game. Need to cool off from a challenging loss? Head to Fire and Ice for a fashionable drink or just head to the pool for a bit.

 

Call now 417-866-5253 or at 888-532-4338 and ask for the 417 Gamer Rate.

Anti-Harassment Policy

MOON CITY CON ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY

417Gamers, LLC and Moon City Con are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference to all attendees, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.  Moon City Con will not tolerate harassment of any other participate or attendee in any form. Conference participates, vendors and attendees violating the following rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without refund.  By attending this conference you are consenting to the following anti-harassment policy and give consent to Moon City Con regarding all decisions for sanctions or expulsion without reimbursement or refund based upon the circumstances.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

    • Derogatory verbal comments or statements related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or education to any other Moon City Con participant or attendee;
    • Sexual images in public spaces;
    • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, or mockery;
    • Harassing photography or recording;
    • Deliberate and repeated disruption without justification of games or other events;
    • Inappropriate physical contact of any nature with anyone;
    • Unwelcome sexual attention;
  • The advocating for, or encouraging of, any of the above behavior.

Enforcement:

    • Participates or attendees asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately;
    • Exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, or other similar activities are also subject to this anti-harassment policy;
    • By attending Moon City Con all participates and attendees consent that event organizers retain the right to take the following actions necessary to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants: warnings and/or expulsion without refund;
    • Event organizers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participant or attendee;
  • An event organizer’s sanction, whether it be a warning or expulsion from the event, is final.

Reporting

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report his/her behavior as soon as possible.  You can make a personal report by

    • Calling or messaging the following phone number: 417-233-4547
  • Contacting a staff member identified by badge, button or t-shirt.

When taking a report, event organizers will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard.  They may involve other staff organizers to ensure your report is managed properly. We may ask you to tell us about what happened.  Event organizers will be as respectful as possible, and you may bring someone to support you. You WILL NOT be asked to confront anyone and we WILL NOT tell anyone who you are.

Our staff encourages everyone to have an amazing time playing games, building friendships, and meeting new players.  But competitive games can become tense. Please use your best judgment when participating in friendly banter with your fellow players and please be courteous to other players with the use of any offensive language.

417GAMERS, LLC AND/OR MOON CITY CON CONSENT FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND/OR VIDEOGRAPHY

417Gamers, LLC and/or Moon City Con reserve the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by 417Gamers, LLC and/or Moon City Con, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. 417Gamers, LLC and/or Moon City Con may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by 417Gamers, LLC and/or Moon City Con including but not limited to: advertising, brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc.

To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without prior written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian.

A person attending any 417Gamers, LLC event who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known to the photographer, and/or the event organizers, and/or contact 417Gamers, LLC and/or Moon City Con at 2425 S. Roanoke Ave., Springfield, Missouri, 65807 in writing.

By participating in a 417Gamers, LLC and/or Moon City Con event, or by failing to notify 417Gamers, LLC and/or Moon City Con, in writing, of your desire to not have your photograph used by 417Gamers, LLC and/or Moon City Con, you are agreeing to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify 417Gamers, LLC and/or Moon City Con from any and all claims involving the use of your picture or likeness.

Any person or organization not affiliated with 417Gamers, LLC and/or Moon City Con may not use, copy, alter or modify 417Gamers, LLC and/or Moon City Con photographs, graphics, videography or other, similar reproductions or recordings without the advance written permission of an authorized designee from 417Gamers, LLC and/or Moon City Con.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is the MoonCity Convention.

Answer: The MoonCity Convention 2019 is a 3-day board gaming and tabletop convention.

Question: Where is the MoonCity Convention?
Answer: The convention will be held at the Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, MO. The address is 2546 N Glenstone Springfield, MO 65803.

Question: When is MoonCity con?
Answer: The MoonCity convention Friday, September 6th to Sunday, September 8th, 2019.

Question: Will children be allowed at the MoonCity Convention?
Answer: Children 6-12 will get in for the weekend for $25 with an accompanying ticket holding parent or guardian. All children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Question: Will there be vendor booths at the MoonCiy Convention?
Answer: Vendor booths are on sale now. Each vendor booth will come with two convention passes for the booth holder. Contact us for full details

Question: Is outside food or drink allowed at the MoonCity Convention?
Answer: No, outside food and drink will be prohibited. The convention center is connected to the Fire & Ice restaurant. On top of those options, there are more than a dozen other food choices within a stone’s throw.

Question: Can I bring my own games to the MoonCity Convention?
Answer: Absolutely. While we will have a nice library of games to check out during the convention, feel free to bring a few of your favorites to play and possibly to share with the people you meet at the convention.

Question: Is Rick always the werewolf?                                                                     Answer: Absolutely. And when he’s not – he still is on their side, so lynch him anyway.

Library Update

Our library list is growing – keep checking back for more. Please note: ** Titles can be scheduled/reserved to be played in the library only/ @MegaCiv can be available if pre-scheduled for 10-18 players.

1812 The Invasion of Canada

1846: The Race for the Midwest

7 Wonders

7 Wonders Duel with Pantheon

A Feast for Odin

A Fool’s Fortune

A Game of Thrones the Board Game

A Handful of Stars

A Study in Emerald, first edition

Acquire

Adrenaline

Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery

Age of Steam

Agricola

Air Baron

Airlines Europe

Alhambra

Alhambra: Big Box

American Rails

Amerigo

Aquasphere

Arboretum

Archon: Glory and Machination

Arkwright

Asara

At the Gates of Loyang

Automobile

Backgammon

Bang! The Walking Dead (card game)

Battleline

Between Two Cities

Beyond Baker Street

Big Boss**

Blue Moon City

Blueprints

Bohnanza

Bottom of the 9th

Brass: Lancashire

Brew Crafters

Bruges

Bruges (with Cities on the Zwinn expansion)

Bruges: The City on the Zwin

Bruxelles 1893

Bunny Bunny Moose Moose

Ca$h ‘n Guns

Camel Up

Captain Sonar

Cards Against Humanity

Carson City: Big Box

Cartography

Catacombs

Caverna: Cave vs Cave

Caverna: The Cave Farmers

Century: Spice Road

Chicago Express

Chinatown

Circus Train (First Edition)

Citadels

Citadels:  The Dark City

Code 777

Codenames

Coloretto

Concordia (with all map expansions)

Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal

Container

Coup

Crisis

Cutthroat Caverns

Cyclades

Dancing Eggs

Dead of Winter

Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

Die Kutschfahrt zur Teufelsburg

Die Macher**

Dixit

Doctor Who: The Card Game

Dogs of War

Doshboard Golf

Downforce

Dungeon Fighter

Eclipse

Egizia

Eight Minute Empire: Legends

Eleminis

Empire Builder

Enigma

Ethnos

Euphoria

Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia

Evolution

Fields of Arle

First Train to Nuremberg

Flipships

Food Chain Magnate**

For Sale

Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Get Bit

Glass Road

Gloomhaven

Good Cop Bad Cop

Guillotine

Hab & Gut

Hanabi

Hansa Teutonica

Happy Salmon

Hawaii

Hero Realms (with Hero packs)

High Society

Honshu

Imperial Settlers

In the Year of the Dragon

Indonesia**

Inis

Jarl: The Vikings Tile-Laying Game

Kemet

Keyflower

King of Tokyo with (Powered Up and Halloween expansions)

Kingdom Builder

Kingdomino

Knit Wit

Knot Dice

Kraftwagen

La Granja

Lancaster

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival

Last Will

Last Will: Getting Sacked

Le Havre

Le Havre: The Inland Port

Leaders of Euphoria: Choose a Better Oppressor

Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy

Liberte

Lifeboats

Lisboa

London

Loop Inc.

Lords of Waterdeep (with Scoundrels of Skullport)

Lost Cities

Lotus

Luna

Lunar Rails

Macao

Mage Knight Board Game

Marco Polo

Mascarade

Medici

Mega [email protected]

Merchant of Venus (second edition)

Mille Bornes

Mistborn: House War

Money!

Municipium

Mythotopia

Nations

Navegador

New England Railways

New York Slice

Ninjato

Notre Dame

Number 9

Once Upon A Time

One Night Revolution

Onitama

Onward to Venus

Ora et Labora

Orleons

P.I.

Panamax

Pandemic

Paperback

Paris Connection

Patchwork

Perspective

Picasimo

Pit

Ponzi Scheme

Power Grid

Princes of the Renaissance

Qin

Quiddler

Ricoco

Rise of Augustus

Roads & Boats / & Cetera**

Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island

Rococo

Roll Player

Santa Fe

Scrabble

Scythe

Segrada

Shadows Over Camelot

Ships

Skull

Skull & Roses

Sleuth

Small World

Specter Ops

Splendor

Spot it!

SpyFall

Stac

Star Realms

Steam

Stockpile

Stone Age

Strasbourg

String Railway

Struggle of Empires

Survive

Tales of the Arabian Nights

Targi

Terra Mystica

Terraforming Mars

The Arrival

The Battle at Kemble’s Cascade

The Castles of Burgundy

The Duke

The Game

The Game of 49

The Great Zimbabwe**

The Grizzled

The Networks

The Oracle of Delphi

The Pillars of the Earth: Builders Duel

The Resistance

The Resistance: Avalon

The Speicherstadt

Thebes: The Tomb Raiders

Thief’s Market

Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization

Tichu

Ticket to Ride

Tinners’ Trail

Tournay

Trajan

T-Rex

Triassic Terror

Tribes: Early Civilization

Trick of the Rails

Trickerion

Trickerion: Dahlgaard’s Gifts

Troyes

Tsuro

Tsuro of the Seas

Tulipmania 1637

Tumbling Dice

Tuscany: Expand the World of Viticulture

Twilight Imperium 3rd edition (with Shards of the Thrown and Shattered Empire expansions)

Twilight Struggle

Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar

Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

Vikings

Village

Vinhos Deluxe Edition

Viticulture (with Tuscany)

Walnut Grove

Warbands

Werewolf

Whistle Stop

World Conquerors

Yokohama

There will be some rare games that will only be available for play in the “Reference” section. These will be play tables in or near the library.

Why go to a con?

With GenCon still fresh on my mind, Geekway to the West Patron tickets on sale this week, BGG Con a few months away and of course Moon City *constantly* in the mix, I’ve been mulling over what draws me to the Con scene and why I spend, literally, all of my vacation days for conventions.

So – first and foremost, let’s discuss this year’s GenCon.

The 50th – a HUGE convention. Almost intimidatingly so. Upon reflection, there was only really one day (the first) where I really felt like there were *that* many more people… Thursday morning at 8a felt like Saturday at 2p – the halls were a crush. Other than that, the vendor hall felt about the same to me, as well as the rest of the con. I think GenCon did a smash up job of keeping the flow of traffic and people moving throughout the “Best Four (and a half) days of Gaming”. With the addition of Lucas Oil (which I *still* have not ventured over for a walk through), the crowds have been well dispersed. Plus they increased the vendor hall tremendously – which I also think made for an easier time when I finally made my rounds.

 All people’s motivations for going to various cons are unique.

GenCon has fantastically diverse pull: every single type of gaming, cos-play at an almost professional level, and of course the newly released (or soon to be) games, and the shopping. Most of my gaming friends from the local scene ask me about the spectacle of it all – what were the new hot games, what did I get, etc..? But that’s not how I do a con. I don’t rush to the vendor hall and fight for the new limited released games or the special promos or any of that. Though – I do completely understand the draw.

My main attraction to cons is the experience of gaming with new people. Older games that I may have played 20-30 times, but through the fresh eyes of different interactions at the table. That and really epic games. Games that you can’t get to on a typical game night. (we’ll get to that in a few). But when you play with the same people consistently, there becomes a certain interaction that will cloud all games, even new ones that you haven’t played before. And while this is good to hone certain habits – or learn to change things about yourself, it’s also fantastic to experience a game you know through and through with new players. First and foremost, the obvious of different ways of attacking the strategy, new insights on how to manipulate certain features/actions. Not just that, people’s choices are clouded by their experience with you – so if you play a game with all new players, you get a new experience because the interaction is completely different.

 Epic games are another major attraction for me at cons. To me an epic game is anything that is over the three hour mark as the standard. Games that you build up with a fantastic arc and so satisfying conclusion. Here’s the thing with those types of games, I understand that it can be frustrating to invest so much time and energy into a game that ends in defeat – but the beauty of the epic game is not the winning or losing, it’s the moments in the play that such interesting and crazy things occur that you don’t get in shorter games. You don’t have the same tension, build up and arc in the shorter (still great) games. Die Macher is fantastic because regardless of the front runner in rounds 2 or 3, the way an election can fall to switch out the Nation’s platform can completely change the game in the last round. But it wouldn’t be the same game if you didn’t have the full build up of all 7 rounds. You get a gaming experience like none other when you play an epic game. You get to know people on a completely different level. So – if you’ve never had the opportunity or time to participate in one of those 4+ hours, come join us at Moon City this spring – message me with any requests, I will be sure to give you some great options to schedule an unforgettable experience. (plus – there are always cookies when you game with me.)

Get your tickets today – email me at [email protected]

to get a game scheduled. #meeplenewpeople

A growing library

Here is a peak at our library. Keep checking back, because it might grow.

1812 The Invasion of Canada
1846: The Race for the Midwest
7 Wonders
7 Wonders Duel with Pantheon
A Game of Thrones the Board Game
Adrenaline
Agricola
Airlines Europe
Alhambra
Amerigo
Aquasphere
Archon: Glory and Machination
Bang! The Walking Dead (card game)
Battleline
Between Two Cities
Beyond Baker Street
Blueprints
Bohnanza
Bottom of the 9th
Brew Crafters
Bruges (with Cities on the Zwinn expansion)
Bruxelles 1893
Bunny Bunny Moose Moose
Ca$h ‘n Guns
Camel Up
Captain Sonar
Cards Against Humanity
Catacombs
Century Spice Road
Chicago Express
Chinatown
Codenames
Concordia (with all map expansions)
Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal
Cutthroat Caverns
Cyclades
Dancing Eggs
Dead of Winter
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
Dixit
Dogs of War
Doshboard Golf
Downforce
Dungeon Fighter
Eight Minute Empire: Legends
Empire Builder
Enigma
Ethnos
Euphoria
Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Get Bit
Glass Road
Good Cop Bad Cop
Hansa Teutonica
Happy Salmon
Hero Realms (with Hero packs)
Honshu
Imperial Settlers
Inis
Kemet
King of Tokyo with (Powered Up and Halloween expansions)
Kingdomino
Le Havre
Lifeboats
Lords of Waterdeep (with Scoundrels of Skullport)
Lost Cities
Lotus
Marco Polo
Nations
New York Slice
Number 9
Once Upon A Time
One Night Revolution
Onitama
Pandemic
Paris Connection
Picasimo
Pit
Ponzi Scheme
Power Grid
Ricoco
Roll Player
Segrada
Shadows Over Camelot
Skull
Specter Ops
Splendor
SpyFall
Star Realms
Stockpile
String Railway
Survive
Tales of the Arabian Nights
The Battle at Kemble’s Cascade
The Duke
The Game
The Game of 49
The Grizzled
The Networks
Ticket to Ride
Triassic Terror
Trick of the Rails
Trickerion
Tsuro
Tumbling Dice
Twilight Imperium 3rd edition (with Shards of the Thrown and Shattered Empire expansions)
Viticulture (with Tuscany)
Warbands
Werewolf
Whistle Stop