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Published: November 10, 2021


Board Game Demo Day

Join us at the castle for a board game demo day to play some brand-spanking new games with the very folks who made them!

board game demo day noble knight cape may thunderworks space invaders rescuing robin hood castillo bryce brown kane klenko


Saturday November 20th from 11am-3pm at Noble Knight Games!


You’re invited to this free event! No obligations, just drop by and play some games. We’ll have some amazing—and local!— game designers and publisher on-site to demo their games with you!

thunderworks games logoThunderworks Games

cape may thunderworks box board game

Our friends and fellow Madisonians, Thunderworks Games will be demoing their freshly released euro-style game Cape May.

America’s oldest seaside resort—Cape May, New Jersey—has been a popular getaway for families from New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. since the late 1700s. But Cape May was never immune to hardship.

Wracked by devastating fires, extreme beach erosion, swarms of mosquitoes, and intense competition from surrounding areas, the town and its residents struggled their way through the 19th and 20th centuries. During this turbulent time, players attempt to develop Cape May into the “Queen of the Seaside Resorts.”

Read our Cape May feature article for a closer look! ]

Other games that may be demo’d with Thunderworks Games include Roll Player Adventures and Cartographers: Heroes both of which just released this week, joining their popular line of games set in the Roll Player universe!

castillo games logoCastillo Games

rescuing robin hood board game box castillo games

Game designer and CEO of Castillo, Bryce Brown, will be on-site to demo his new release: Rescuing Robin Hood! Born and raised in Goure, Niger, Bryce now calls Madison home!

Build your merry band. Storm the castle. Rescue Robin Hood! Dozens of villagers have been arrested by the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham. They look to Robin Hood to save them, but there’s just one problem… The Sheriff has captured Robin Hood!

But there is hope yet.  It’s time to strategize together and press your luck to rescue the villagers. As your band grows, prepare to storm the castle and rescue Robin Hood himself! Will you succeed, or find yourselves in the stocks?

All players cooperate together in this exciting family deck-building game! Grab a seat and see if you’ve got what it takes to set free everyone’s favorite bandit.

Kane Klenko

kane klenko game designerKane Klenko is another friendly, local face in the game industry! He’s a game designer/developer and an art director who has releases under his belt like Pandemic: Rapid Response, FUSE, Dead Men Tell No Tales, and Telestrations: Upside Drawn! He’ll be demoing his latest project: Space Invaders as well as a few of his other recent titles.


Space Invaders board game by Kane Klenko published by Buffalo GamesJoin the fight and stop the invasion! Based on the classic arcade game that started it all, play Space Invaders like never before! Can you team-up and defeat the alien Invaders to claim victory, or will it be GAME OVER, and the Invaders win?

It’s all hands-on deck as all players either win together or lose together in this collaborative strategy game. Take turns moving your 3D shooter and lining up the best shot. Launch blast tokens at the waves of descending Invaders. It takes skill and strategy. You have limited shots, so all players need to coordinate their attack, and hit their targets.

Destroy all the Invaders AND take down the UFO mother ship before it is too late!

Other games that can be demo’d with Kane Klenko include: 

Pandemic Rapid Response by Kane KlenkoPandemic Rapid Response Disaster has struck! Cities around the world are in desperate need of food, water, vaccines, and other supplies. You and your team belong to the Crisis Response Unit (CRU), an international organization that provides humanitarian relief around the world. Can you save humanity in time?



Telestrations Upside Drawn by Kane KlenkoTelestrations: Upside Drawn Kane’s take on the award winning Telestrations game gives a whole new meaning to laugh out loud miscommunication. Telestrations: Upside Drawn puts a teamwork spin on “The Telephone Game Sketched Out” by putting the pen in one person’s hand, and control of the board in another’s!




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