For more than 50 years, Gen Con has provided a home for innovative new game companies and a showcase of the best new titles and products in the industry. Entrepreneurs’ Avenue honors that legacy, dedicating space in the Exhibit Hall for companies making their Gen Con debut, from groundbreaking startups promoting their first game to established brands you know and love that have yet to grace The Best Four Days in Gaming!
Gen Con 2023 marks the 14-year anniversary of Entrepreneurs’ Avenue. Demo hot new games, discover up-and-coming publishers, and help us welcome the best and brightest newcomers to the tabletop gaming industry!
Six of the top applicants accepted into Entrepreneurs’ Avenue are awarded Marketing Fellowships, providing them greater exposure through expanded booth space and on-site marketing. Read below to learn about this year's Marketing Fellows!
Paverson Games is an indie board game publisher located in Wisconsin, focusing on rich, thematic, and aesthetic game experiences rooted in medium-weight mechanics and strategy. They will have two games at Gen Con this year: Distilled and Luthier.
In 2021, Distilled raised over half a million dollars on Kickstarter. Just released this past spring, Distilled is a highly thematic, medium-weight euro game about crafting alcoholic spirits in a distillery for 1-5 players. The gameplay takes inspiration from real-world distillery processes with resource management, recipe fulfillment, tableau building, and mitigate-your-luck mechanics.
They will also have their 2024 crowdfunding project, Luthier, available for preview and demos. Using a combination of hidden bidding and worker placement, Luthier transports players to the height of classical music in Europe, when the art of the instrument was upheld equally by skilled craftspeople, noble patrons, virtuoso performers, and famous composers such as Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven.
The Primal Trading Card Game (TCG) is a new fantasy trading card game that captivates players with its diverse range of characters, including fantasy beasts, dragons, beautiful anime girls, plague doctors, symbiotes, and rowdy pirates. Primal TCG combines these fascinating elements with an easy-to-learn turn-based gameplay, making it accessible to both new and experienced players.
At Gen Con, our booth will offer gameplay demos for those looking to learn the game or sharpen their skills, guided by our knowledgeable team members. As the game progresses, players deploy increasingly stronger characters and strategies, adding depth and excitement to each match.
We'll be hosting three exhilarating tournaments throughout the convention, giving players the opportunity to test their skills and compete for exciting prizes. Attendees will have access to special promos and our exclusive 2023 Promo Pack Boxes, as well as a limited number of Uncut Sheets from our Kickstarter print run.
Join us at Gen Con and immerse yourself in the incredible world of Primal TCG!
Bluencore is an indie game studio. Our journey started from a beautiful bungalow in Mumbai where they did experiential workshops around art and culture. The ultimate joy of creating magic led us to the world of board games.
We are going to be showcasing our Kickstarter funded game, 'War of Civilizations' which marks our foray into the world of board games as an indie game studio and it has been designed by a 14-year-old. It is a 4x strategy board game set in the year 2050 on a climate change-affected dystopian earth. It is a layered game with all the elements (viz. Expand, Explore, Exploit, and Exterminate). It is a strategic warfare game, a turn-based combat game with area control, worker placement & resource management for families and adults.
Additionally, we are showcasing a new game called Biomes of Nilgiris, a card game that takes players on a journey to the Nilgiri biosphere, a surreal landscape filled with unique flora and fauna.
We are Future Lore Studios Inc.®, Creator and Publisher of Legions Realms at War® - The Trading Card Game,
a collectible, strategic, fantasy trading card game with a low entry floor, but high skill ceiling.
Legions Realms at War® otherwise known as LRAW® has been designed and tested for more than 11 years and was launched in October of 2021 with the release of our Introductory Two Player Battledecks, and our Alpha Booster Set 'Ravaged Lands'.
March of 2022 saw our 'Bountiful Harvest - Season One' Expansion Set release, and July of 2022 saw our 'Frontiers' Booster Set release.
July of 2023 will release our biggest Booster Set to date, 'Empires On The Rise'
Our Gen Con booth will be powerful and eye-catching, featuring all our products released to date, including interactive, all-inclusive game demos, with promo, booster pack, poster, playmat, T-shirt giveaways, and more!
Taylor Howe, the Creator of LRAW® and his team will be available all day, every day for Gen Con 2023.
Treasure Falls Games is dedicated to making creative, thematic, and high-quality board games that kids love and parents appreciate.
Our first game was The Quest Kids, a critically acclaimed dungeon crawler for kids 5+. In 2021 The Quest Kids received the Dice Tower Seal of Excellence, was named Tom Vasel’s “Best Gaming Experience of 2021” and currently ranks in the Top 50 Children’s Games on BoardGameGeek.
The Quest Kids has two expansions and earlier this year we successfully funded The Quest Kids: Giant Adventure, a life-sized version of The Quest Kids!
At our Gen Con booth we will be demoing and selling all of our Quest Kids games and hosting a fun giveaway in support of our latest game headed to Kickstarter - Super Trains! Super Trains is a pick-up-and-deliver game for ages 7+ featuring a team of superhero trains battling an evil semi-truck in the robot city of Gearland.
Based out of Miami, Florida, Firelock Games is a publisher and producer of some of the most exciting miniature wargames, roleplaying games, and board games. Featuring titles such as Blood & Plunder, a 28mm swashbuckling skirmish game set in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries that includes seamless land and sea combat; Oak & Iron, a 1/600 game of sea battles in the Age of Sail; and War Stories, our WWII RPG that allows players to take the roles of American and British soldiers fighting their way across the battlefields of Europe. We also offer a variety of wargaming rules such as Blood & Valor (WWI) and Blood & Steel (Victorian Era). And last but not least, our pirate themed dice roller, Scurvy Dice.