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11/5-7 2021; Fri 6p-12a, Sat 10a-8p, Sun 10a-5p

November 5 - 7, 2021 • Friday: 6p-12a, Saturday: 10a-8p, Sunday: 10a-5p

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4/29-5/1/22; Fri 6p-12a, Sat 10a-8p, Sun 10a-5p

April 29 - May 1, 2022 • Fri: 6p-12a, Saturday: 10a-8p, Sunday: 10a-5p

COMPETE

The Midwest Gaming Classic hosts tons of fun tournaments, including all of these that will be held at our upcoming show!

 
(Bang!) Dice Edition – The Wild West!

(Bang!) Dice Edition – The Wild West!

(Bang!) Dice Edition – The Wild West!

(Bang!) Dice Edition – The Wild West!

BANG! The Dice Game keeps the core of the Bang! card game in place. In the U.S. wild west, the eternal battle between the law and the outlaws keeps heating up. Suddenly, a rain of arrows darken the sky: It’s an Indian attack! Are you bold enough to keep up with the Indians? Do you have the courage to challenge your fate? Can you expose and defeat the ruthless gunmen around you?

Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 7:00pm until 7:30pm

Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 7:30pm until 8:00pm

Amateur Air Hockey Tournament

Amateur Air Hockey Tournament

Amateur Air Hockey Tournament

Amateur Air Hockey Tournament

Compete against others in the amateur air hockey tournament! Don’t worry, the best in the world will be helping to run the tournament, not play in it!

Beat the Air Hockey Pro

Beat the Air Hockey Pro

Beat the Air Hockey Pro

Beat the Air Hockey Pro

Think you’re good at air hockey? We’ll have a number of pro players on hand that you can challenge on Saturday!

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Clock Chaos

Clock Chaos

Clock Chaos

Clock Chaos

Clock Chaos pinball tournament returns with more chaos! You have 3 hours to put your best score up on 20 games… as 99 others try to do the same thing! At the end of qualifying, the chaos stops and the top 16 points earners duke it out in a traditional playoff round – four players play three games with the bottom two eliminated each round! All players earn IFPA points and the top four players win custom trophies courtesy of Madison Pinball! You MUST be signed up to enter, entry is limited to 100 players!

Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 6:30pm until 9:30pm

Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 9:30pm until 11:00pm

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Cosmotrons Cosmolypics

Cosmotrons Cosmolypics

Cosmotrons Cosmolypics

Cosmotrons Cosmolypics

Are you ready for some intense, four-player arcade action? Cosmotrons is a great independent arcade game that came into existence after being received positively at prior Midwest Gaming Classics! Stop by their booth, meet the creators, and take to the skies as you pilot your ship to victory! Participate in a HUGE Cosmotrons tournament on Saturday where over $3,000 of Cosmotrons game kits are up for prizes! WOW!

Guilty Gear Strive

Guilty Gear Strive

Guilty Gear Strive

Guilty Gear Strive

Compete in Guilty Gear Strive; top score wins a free Block House sweatshirt

Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 6:00pm until 11:59pm

King of Tokyo

King of Tokyo

King of Tokyo

King of Tokyo

Do you have what it takes to be the King of Tokyo?!  You play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens—all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo.

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 from 12:00pm until 1:00pm

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 from 1:00pm until 1:30pm

Magic: Booster Draft

Magic: Booster Draft

Magic: Booster Draft

Magic: Booster Draft

If you’re a fan of Magic, what better way to spend a Friday night than playing a major Friday Night Magic Draft… included with your ticket! For every 8 players, we’re providing TWO boxes of Magic Draft Boosters! Players get 3 Draft Boosters for the Draft, and each group of 8 will get 48 packs for prize support! Special thanks to Faklandia Gaming and Slypatch Gaming for hosting this event! Games will be played using the standard Magic Draft format, with three game rounds, and three rounds of play. Limit of one draft per attendee for free.

Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Magic: Booster Fast Draft

Magic: Booster Fast Draft

Magic: Booster Fast Draft

Magic: Booster Fast Draft

Want to play some Friday Night Magic while still enjoying the rest of preview night? Stop by with others and start a “Fast Draft” at any time! What’s a Fast Draft? It’s a draft where after you construct your 40 card deck, you play only a single game against the others to see who wins! Drafts start whenever 8 people are ready to play, and will use a full box for both the Draft cards and prize support! No entry fee for your first play! Special thanks to Faklandia Gaming and Slypatch Gaming for hosting this event!

Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm

Magic: Commander Battle for the Wheel

Magic: Commander Battle for the Wheel

Magic: Commander Battle for the Wheel

Magic: Commander Battle for the Wheel

Play for an incredibly powerful Wheel of Fortune card! Bring your Commander deck and face off against others to see you has the fortune on November 6th! Better yet, for every player beyond 10, we’ll be adding $15 of in-store credit to either Faklandia Gaming or Slypatch Gaming to the prize pool!

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 12:00pm until 1:45pm

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 2:00pm until 5:00pm

Magic: Legacy Tournament

Magic: Legacy Tournament

Magic: Legacy Tournament

Magic: Legacy Tournament

You asked for it, we’re doing it! We’re at the physical location where Magic: The Gathering was first unveiled, so it only makes sense to use some of the most powerful cards in the history of Magic for a Legacy tournament! Up to 10 proxies are allowed per deck. The top four players will get their choice of a playset of Modern Horizons 2 Fetchlands, with the top player getting two sets of Fetchlands! Additionally, for every player beyond 10 that signs up, we’re going to add $15 of in-store credit for either Faklandia Gaming or Slypatch Gaming at the event!

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 10:00am until 11:45am

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 12:00pm until 3:00pm

Magic: Modern Face Off

Magic: Modern Face Off

Magic: Modern Face Off

Magic: Modern Face Off

It’s MODERN SUNDAY at the MGC! Bring your Modern decks and face off against other players for some awesome prizes! We’re putting up a booster box for every 8 players who participate, with a guarantee of at least TWO booster boxes no matter what, so grab your Izzet Spells and get ready to Burn your GW Company before you get hit by Death and Taxes!

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 from 10:00am until 10:45am

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 from 11:00am until 2:00pm

MGC Cosplay Championship

MGC Cosplay Championship

MGC Cosplay Championship

MGC Cosplay Championship

Come see one of the most fun Cosplay contests around on Saturday night at 7 pm at the main stage! Bright Eyes Cosplay hosts this fun event! With prizes for the best male, female, and group costumes, this is a fun event to watch or participate in! Entry for main categories is free. All participants need to register as contestants during the day. Click more information below for full Cosplay Contest Rules.

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 10:00am until 6:00pm

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 7:00pm until 8:00pm

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Midwest Pinball Championship

Midwest Pinball Championship

Midwest Pinball Championship

Midwest Pinball Championship

One of the largest IFPA sanctioned tournaments by player count in the world returns to the Midwest Gaming Classic! We’ve tweaked the format to give players so they choose which of six machines to play, with their five best counting toward qualifying position! The top 44 players are invited back on Sunday to compete in a fun playoff format to determine who is the Midwest Pinball Champion! As always, there is no cost to play in the tournament, and we highly encourage you to give it a shot!

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 10:00am until 8:00pm

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 from 12:00pm until 5:00pm

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Midwest Tetris Championship

Midwest Tetris Championship

Midwest Tetris Championship

Midwest Tetris Championship

The Midwest Tetris Championship is the longest tenured large-scale Tetris tournament in the WORLD! Play NES Tetris and score points to qualify as one of the top 8 players in the Midwest, and then face off to determine who is the best player in the Midwest!

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Mini Golf Hole-In-One Contest

Mini Golf Hole-In-One Contest

Mini Golf Hole-In-One Contest

Mini Golf Hole-In-One Contest

Jack-Putt and is bringing the first traveling mini-golf hole-in-one contest to the MGC this year! Tee off and see if you can get a hole-in-one to win a cash prize up to $500! Entry fee required.

Mortal Kombat 11 Tournament

Mortal Kombat 11 Tournament

Mortal Kombat 11 Tournament

Mortal Kombat 11 Tournament

Welcome to Shao Khan’s Showdown!  In this Epic single-elimination, tournament opponents will face off in head to head on Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4).  PS4 Controller Pads will be provided but personal controllers are allowed as long they are approved by an I Play Games! Tournament Moderator

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 10:00am until 11:30am

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 12:00pm until 3:00pm

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 from 10:00am until 11:00am

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 from 11:30am until 2:00pm

NES NWC 30+1

NES NWC 30+1

NES NWC 30+1

NES NWC 30+1

At the 2021 Midwest Gaming Classic, Block House will be “remastering” one of the greatest esports competitions of all time: the 1990 Nintendo World Championship. This legendary event challenged players through levels of Super Mario Bros, Rad Racer, and Tetris. It has since been prized by cartridge collectors and players around the world. This year, in honor of its 30th Anniversary (+1), Block House will be relaunching the event, welcoming attendees of the Midwest Gaming Classic to take the stage, flex their retro abilities, and compete for glory in this mythic title. With shoutcasters, live leaderboards, and a broadcast following the action throughout the day, this event is not to be missed.

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 10:00am until 12:00pm

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm

PinGolf

PinGolf

PinGolf

PinGolf

Golf… with pinball machines? It’s a fun way to play! Each game has a goal, and you get one “stroke” for each ball you play on your way to get that goal. You may have to play two games to score high enough, or you may get it on your first ball! You will get to pick which half of the field you are going to play on, so choose wisely! As always, play as many times as you want, as long as time allows! All entries must be COMPLETED by 11:30pm. In the case of a tie for first, those players will move to a single ball play-off at that time, with the winner placing top! Winners receive a certificate for their play!

Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 6:00pm until 11:30pm

Robo Rally

Robo Rally

Robo Rally

Robo Rally

The race is on for the robots of the Robo Rally automobile factory who work long, hard days at the assembly line building high‐speed supercars, but never get to see them in action! Players control their robot with game cards which reveal directions on how the robots can move through the hectic Robo Rally automobile factory.

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm

Settlers of Catan

Settlers of Catan

Settlers of Catan

Settlers of Catan

Can you be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads? Then this game is for you! Build up your resources and dominate the island!

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 3:00pm until 4:30pm

Sonic 2 Speed Run (Genesis)

Sonic 2 Speed Run (Genesis)

Sonic 2 Speed Run (Genesis)

Sonic 2 Speed Run (Genesis)

How fast are you? Get through the first level of Sonic 2 while collecting a certain number of rings, and you’ll get the prize! The winner is the fastest blue blur at the end of the competition time. If there is a tie, the number of rings total will be the determining factor, followed by points. Winner gets a certificate.

Sonic 2 Speed Run Kids: If you are 9 or under, participate in our special kids bracket! Top time at the end of the open competition is the winner!

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 from 10:00am until 4:00pm

Spot It!

Spot It!

Spot It!

Spot It!

Are you good at recognizing patterns? Whoever spots the symbol in common on both cards claims the first card, then another card is revealed for players to search, and so on. Whoever has collected the most cards when the 55-card deck runs out wins!

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 3:00pm until 4:30pm

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Speedrun

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Speedrun

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Speedrun

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Speedrun

Think you’ve got the hops to make it to the end of one of the most iconic stages in all of video game history? Come prove it Saturday Nov 6th– completing Super Mario Bros. level 1-1 big with Firepower in the fastest time will put you in the top spot! Winner for each division get a certificate!

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 Main: Top time at the end of the open competition is the winner! In the case of a tie, it shall be broken by player with the most coins. If a tie remains, it shall be broken by player with the most points.

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 10:00am until 7:00pm

Tsuro

Tsuro

Tsuro

Tsuro

Do you think you can keep a token on the board longer than anyone else?  If so then this board game is for you!  Show players that you are going to dominate the board at all costs!

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 11:30am until 12:00pm

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 12:00pm until 12:30pm

WWE 2K19 30-man Royal Rumble

WWE 2K19 30-man Royal Rumble

WWE 2K19 30-man Royal Rumble

WWE 2K19 30-man Royal Rumble

The first 5 people to start and win the Royal Rumble win a Block House t-shirt

Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 6:00pm until 11:59pm

Yu-Gi-Oh: GOAT Format

Yu-Gi-Oh: GOAT Format

Yu-Gi-Oh: GOAT Format

Yu-Gi-Oh: GOAT Format

Miss the old era of Yu-gi-oh!? GOAT format will take you back to the days where only fusion monsters were in the extra deck and powerful cards were legal! Since you are interested in playing in a classic format, you only have to abide by the ban list that was in state at the time (April 2005 No Cybernetic Revolution or Exarion Universe) and you are ready to go! A foil Winged Dragon of Ra will be the main prize, and for every 8 players, we will ALSO add a box of Yu-Gi-Ohm with ALL players getting packs for playing from the prize pool!

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh: Rogue Format

Yu-Gi-Oh: Rogue Format

Yu-Gi-Oh: Rogue Format

Yu-Gi-Oh: Rogue Format

Interested in a format other than standard? Well, the rogue tournament format is just for you! The rogue tournament format is a fanmade format created to make the game a little more exciting! by banning or limiting a good portion of the highest seen competitive cards! This is done by creating an unofficial ban list (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CvJhjPMB8gLrCBYbf6o4Ujp0-2NlttoLlSkCquP06Jc/edit?usp=sharing) in addition to Konami’s Forbidden and Limited list where the hoster deems what cards are too powerful and players must abide by those rules. Test your skills and see what is the most fun deck you can make!

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh: Standard Format

Yu-Gi-Oh: Standard Format

Yu-Gi-Oh: Standard Format

Yu-Gi-Oh: Standard Format

Do you think you have what it takes to become the king of games? Playing along with the standard format means you can use cards from as early as the very first set of Yu-Gi-Oh!,  In addition, you must also abide by Konami’s Forbidden and Limited List (https://www.yugioh-card.com/uk/limited/). There you will see what cars you can and cannot use.  Test your skills with this format! For every 8 players, a box of product will be added to the prizes, with a 2 box guarantee.

Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm

Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm

Zero Wing Score Challenge

Zero Wing Score Challenge

Zero Wing Score Challenge

Zero Wing Score Challenge

All your base are belong to us! Take to your starship and take on the shoot-’em-up that spawned this classic meme!

Zero Wing Main: Get the highest score after one credit of Zero Wing for the Mega Drive during the competition time to take the top spot and a certificate!

Zero Wing One-Handed: Think it’s so easy you could do it with one hand behind your back? Prove it! We’ll be hosting a separate tournament for anyone who can get the highest score with one credit playing Zero Wing one-handed. Behind your back optional.

Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 10:00am until 7:00pm

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