Gen Con is a huge annual board game conference in Indianapolis. This year's show ran from Aug. 1 to Aug. 4. Board games of all types were on display -- new and old, simple and complex, high tech and low tech. Demo spaces stretched across numerous halls in multiple buildings, with games as far as the eye could see. Here are some highlights from the show.
First up, the Dune board game.
Control one of six factions and fight for resources in this new adaptation of a board game classic.
Want to be the Black Panther? Keep villains at bay and challenge for your right to lead Wakanda in this Marvel board game.
Be the bad guy.
Pull off heists while staying away from the Marvel superhero.
Defeat villains in a fast-paced, coop card game. This is the Marvel version of 5-Minute Dungeon.
Save the city as Shield agents, but keep an eye on your friends. You never know who might be working for Hydra.
Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs.
The Nakatomi Heist Board Game casts one player as John McClane trying to stop the rest from their evil plans.
Yep, that's a Blockbuster board game, complete with a box like a VHS case from the classic rental chain. In the game, you'll test your movie trivia knowledge against your friends.
The Blockbuster booth at Gen Con was set up like the store.
Tiny Tina's Robot Tea Party is a card game based on the popular Borderlands video game franchise.
A whole new world...
Magnastorm tasks you with exploring a long-lost civilization.
The volcano awaits.
Work together to escape Mount Fuji before the lava catches you.
A little magic in a box.
This Harry Potter game puts you in charge of a group of finely crafted miniature wizards.
Basically a Swedish version of air hockey, Klask is simple fun.
In Rail Pass, you act alongside other players to deliver as many goods as possible in ten minutes.
Make food and music.
Sing for your Supper acts you to assemble cards by singing popular tunes.
Dystopian society for kids!
My Little Scythe is a simpler and more family friendly version of the popular Scythe board game.
Don't let the zombies on the bus!
Defend the bus against zombies with dice rolls.
A game based on the hugely popular TV show and comic series.
A new game based on the popular video game series.
A hidden identity party game.
Collect combinations of cards in this fast paced game.
Can you prevent the end of the world in "We're Doomed!"?
Fight the fear.
Dawn of Madness is a miniature game with a lot of inspiration from Lovecraft.
Strategy with a little extra Pop!
Battle with your Funko characters in this board game.
Choices and consequences.
A board game with lots of risky decisions.
Pandemic: Rapid Response is the newest iteration of the classic board game pitting you and your team against a rapidly spreading disease.
A board game with deep sea diving.
Grab as many translucent dice as you can.
Cultural shifts in a board game.
Experience the different cultures over generations while trying to bring prosperity to your people.
Bird watching the board game.
Watch birds to win.
Be the dad you want to see in Norse mythology.
God of War is a board game adaptation of the popular video game franchise.
A two-player version of the popular Kingdomino.
Grab your share of Pappy's money.
Which of your friends in the Conspirator?
Fight back against the evil Epics.
In the Reckoners, you play as the heroes from the Brandon Sanderson novels.
The robot vacuums are taking over the world and you're here to help.
The dangers of magic.
Find the exit as quickly as possible in Obscurio, but watch out for the sorcerer.
Take settling into the sky.
The new version of Settlers of Catan was on display at Gen Con.
Wizards of the Coast teamed with Penny Arcade for this Dungeons and Dragons book.
Armageddon and Lovecraft.
Like Magic the Gathering, but Batman!
Batman Ninja is a deck building game with Batman characters.
The werewolves are coming!
Can you save your village first?
Pictionary plus AR drawing. Pictionary Air proved I wasn't great at drawing without a canvas.
A narrative horror game.
Join the hunt.
This coop board game is based on the popular Bloodborne video game.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be a board game, in addition to a video game. Unfortunately, we couldn't see more than the box art at Gen Con.
Forge a new path.
The new edition of Pathfinder -- the popular alternative to Dungeons and Dragons -- launched at Gen Con.
The player guide, Bestiary and published adventures were all ready to go.
This book is just the first chapter in an ongoing Pathfinder adventure series.
Here's the game master screen for Pathfinder.
Ishtar tasks you with rejuvenating the desert into the Lost Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Crack the code.
The Shovel Knight game is based on the popular Indie video game.