Game Demos

Tired of reading rules.  Curious to try the latest game.  Well sit back and have a favorite came taught to you by a CastleCon team member.  Each year we provide demos of some of the latest and greatest games available, through the support of our many amazing supporters.  For each game demo, a CastleCon representative will sit at the table and teach you the game.  In many cases, that same representative will play the game with you for a few reasons; to be available to answer questions during the game, to enjoy the con by playing games, and to get to know each of our attendees on a personal level.

A Song of Ice and Fire

CastleCon has picked up a copy of A Song of Ice and Fire, the miniatures board game based on the Game of Throne Books.

A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game lets players take control of their favorite Houses from the novels — represented by trays of high-quality, pre-assembled miniatures — and lead them into battle against their opponents. Players can recreate their favorite moments from the series or create their own stories. What if the Red Wedding never happened, and Robb Stark assaulted King’s Landing? Now fans can find out!

Battles can range from large-scale wars with hundreds of miniatures to simple skirmishes between a few units without complicating the elegantly designed rules. The game features several unique systems, including alternating activations that keep the players engaged; a Rank System that changes a unit’s capabilities as the battle rages on; a Tactics System that provides strategic powers fueled by a finite resource each round; and, most importantly, the iconic Heroes, such as Robb Stark and Jaime Lannister, that can change the course of war both on and off the battlefield.

The Stark vs Lannister Starter Set has everything needed for two players to fight epic battles. Containing forces for both House Stark and House Lannister, players build their armies, select leaders, construct their tactics deck, and engage in one of five different game modes.

So don your armour and join us for a demo at CastleCon.



CastleCon is pleased to announce that Catalyst Games will be assisting with demos of the classic game Battletech. Strap into your mech and prepare for battle.

It is the dawn of the thirty-first century. You are a MechWarrior: master of a multi-ton, towering avatar of destruction that is the culmination of more than 3,000 years of battlefield technology development. A precious heirloom passed from parent to child across centuries, an unassailable mark of your station. Whether a soldier-of-fortune or a true-blue patriot, you drop into hot zones across a thousand worlds to expand the star-spanning empire of one of the noble Great Houses.

BattleTech is the world’s greatest armored combat game. Inside this box you’ll discover epic clashes, dynamic characters, and a myriad of gaming experiences for any type of player: miniatures to RPG play, hobby painting to fiction, and beyond.

Dungeons and Dragons 5e

Another long day of travel draws to a close with the setting of the sun. The wagons have circled for the evening in a grassy clearing – just off the side of the trail.

Camp has been set up, the horses unhitched, and the wagons opened up to air out in the cool evening air. In the middle of the camp a cook fire has been lit – drawing together the hungry travelers. A hearty stew bubbles away, filling the air with its mouth-watering aroma. The caravan master clangs his ladle on the side of the pot, puts a hand to his mouth to call dinner, and is cut off. The chilling howl of a wolf pack- long, low, and nearby- cuts through the air. What do you do?

Welcome to a Dungeons and Dragons 5e demo scenario for 1-4 characters of 1st level. This is an ideal scenario for people keen to learn what the game is all about, of for seasons players looking to whet their appetite for some role playing.

Mutant Year 0

She had wandered too far into the Zone. Tula had walked through the dark forest, followed the old rail tracks between crumbling ruins and rusting train wrecks, towards the glimmering silver disks by the horizon. She wanted to reach them so bad. Become a hero of the Ark. A famous stalker. Now, she would be a dead stalker. If the thirst didn’t kill her, zone ghouls or the rot would. That’s when she saw them. Scattered across the ground like metallic rag dolls. Machine beings. Dead for decades. Tula had heard stories of them. What had happened here? Suddenly she heard a noise. Growls. Voices. Tula drew her scrap pistol and got ready to fight for her life.
Mutant: Year Zero, the award-winning RPG by Free League Publishing and Modiphius Entertainment. Mutant: Year Zero takes you to a world after the great apocalypse, inhabited by mutants, robots and mutant animals. We will be running a demo of this game at CastleCon. The game is open to beginners and experienced players alike.

Star Trek Adventures: The Role Playing Game

Star Trek Adventures is a 2d20 system role playing game from Modiphius. Unlike other game system the 2d20 system focuses more on storytelling and character development, truly a perfect fit the the Star Trek Universe.
The following Module will include everything you need to get acquainted with the mechanics of Starship operations along with the mechanics to manage social conflict ( a staple of Star Trek storytelling). Everything you need to play will be provided.
You will play as the crew of the USS Venture NCC-71853, a Galaxy Class vessel. Currently en route back to Federation core systems after a long routine patrol assignment, the ship intercepts a distress call and immediately alters course to offer assistance.
Captain’s Log, Stardate 48214.85. We have received a distress call and are currently travelling at maximum warp to
investigate. The signal appears to have originated from a transport vessel called the S.S. Eye of Malornia, travelling near an expansive ring of asteroids known as the Pinicon Cluster. The message, a garbled voice recording from the transport’s captain, sounded panicked and made it clear the vessel was under attack. Sensors indicate the discharge of energy weapons and explosions, and a radiation signature consistent with a heavily damaged warp core. Our ETA puts us in the center of the Pinicon Belt in ten minutes.

Advanced Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons (commonly abbreviated as D&D or DnD) is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.
D&D departs from traditional wargaming by allowing each player to create their own character to play instead of a military formation. These characters embark upon imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting. A Dungeon Master (DM) serves as the game’s referee and storyteller, while maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur, and playing the role of the inhabitants of the game world. The characters form a party and they interact with the setting’s inhabitants and each other. Together they solve dilemmas, engage in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge. In the process, the characters earn experience points (XP) in order to rise in levels, and become increasingly powerful over a series of separate gaming sessions.
AD&D1st. “Secrets In the Dark” – A cult has been terrorizing the surrounding communities. It is time for heroes to emerge to set the situation right. …….Try learning and experiencing the game in classic old school style. Can you survive and succeed?
{ ~7 players ~2-4hr game, ~No experience is necessary, rules will be taught, ~Materials to play will be provided }.

Mindwalkers Playtest Demo

We have a great looking game being playtested at CastleCon called Mindwalkers. Check out the stat sheet and give the game a try. You can also communicate with the designers on our forum.

Looking forward to seeing how this one plays. The demo copy is fantastic.

Convention Date

October 18–20, 2019

Important News

-Play to Win titles have been added to the site.
-The Virtual Flea Market is now open until October 15.
-We have added 7 Wonders and Rock Paper Wizard Tournaments to our roster.
-We are proud to announce the booking of CastleCon IX from October 18-20, 2019.
-CastleCon IX 3 day passes are now available for $65.00.

Hotel Information

Best Western Plus
559 Bloor Street West,
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, L1J 5Y6

Comfort Inn
605 Bloor Street West
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, L1J 5Y6

Go the hotel page for more information about CastleCon special hotel rates.

Hours of Operation

Friday 10 am - Sunday 5pm
Games should start wrapping up at 4pm Sunday.
The rooms have to be completely empty by 6pm.

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