July 30, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Here at Ground Kontrol, we're obviously big fans of making gaming a social experience. Even if you've got your eyes solely on the Ms. Pac-Man high score or you prefer to play pinball solo, being around other fans of arcade gaming is essential to the experience. To that end, we try to feature some games that you can absolutely play at home, but are more fun with friends and a few drinks! This month, Indie Game Night focuses on two recent releases: The fast-paced feather-flying Duck Game, and the Minesweeper-inspired puzzle battle ManaCollect! Duck Game (Landon Podbielski / Adult Swim Games) Enter the futuristic year of 1984, an age where ducks run wild in a frantic battle for glory. Blast your friends with Shotguns, Net Guns, Mind Control Rays, Saxophones, Magnet Guns, and much, much more. Think Adult Swim does Smash Bros.! ManaCollect (Tagizen Clock / Fruitbat Factory) ManaCollect is an action packed take on the classic Minesweeper as an action/puzzle game. Two contestants compete on a grid based arena to collect hidden mana by following numbered hints and unleash special attacks to drain their opponents mana. Join us in our lounge as we explore the often retro-inspired world of independent games with your host Rich Lau! As always, it's totally free to play - you might just find a new favorite game, and make a few friends while you're at it! WHAT: Indie Game Night - Duck, Duck, Minesweeper Edition WHEN: Thursday July 30, 7pm-late. COVER: No cost to play! 21+ only.
July 31, 2015 - 9:00 pm
DJ EPOR dropping the best in electronic jams for you to boogie down while you Pac out! $2
August 1, 2015 - 9:00 pm
Swing through the arcade for the most awesome power jams of all time! DJ Alan Hart holds it down with video game tunes, classic 80's, and super smooth deep cuts! $2 Cover
August 2, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Our monthly Killer Queen Arcade League Night has evolved! We're now hosting casual "mixer" tournaments that are a great opportunity for new players to learn the game and seasoned veterans to mix it up with new teams Randomly drawn teams of five will compete in best-of-three matches. With five teams or fewer, the tournament will be run Round Robin style. With six or more, it will be Double Elimination. All matches start on day map, but the losing team of the last game can pick the level in the next game. Registration is from 7pm to 8pm SHARP. The tournament organizer, Dylan, will not take any names after 8pm. Once the list is full, we'll start drawing colors. Please return to the table at 8pm to draw your color and meet your teammates. We will allow ~15 minutes for everyone to get situated and organized before the first game will start. One card of each color will have a Q on it. This means that player is the team's designated queen. If you draw a Q and DO NOT WANT to play queen for ANY REASON, you can put it back and draw a new card. This tournament is designed for people to make new friends in the KQ community! Competition is certainly encouraged, but this is a bit more of a social event. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged! Best of all, playing is completely free. Don't forget, Ground Kontrol serves draft beer, draft cider, PBR, Tecate, Coors Light and well cocktails at happy hour prices from 5pm-midnight every Sunday! Be sure to join Killer Queen Mercury Squad Portland to keep up with fellow players, special events and bee puns! WHAT: Killer Queen Monthly Mixer Tournament WHEN:Every First Sunday. Registration opens at 7pm, first match begins at 8pm. COVER: Free! 21+ only w/ ID.
August 2, 2015 - 9:00 pm
Definitive metal expert Nate C has got the knowledge, the records and the experience to truly rock your soul! You'll hear everything from Iron Maiden to Slayer while you game away, sip libations and chow down dogs!
August 4, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams gets street cred, bar credit and other prizes! Bonus Questions for more prizes are sprinkled throughout the quiz. You don’t have to be a trivia God to enjoy the quiz. Since you’re playing on a team, the collective knowledge base makes for more fun, less pressure. It’s not final friggin' Jeopardy! http://www.geekswhodrink.com/
August 5, 2015 - 4:30 pm
Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade will be closed during the following period for a private event: * Wednesday 8/05, 4:30pm-8:15pm We'll re-open at 8:15pm. Ground Kontrol is a fantastic place to bring your company for a holiday party, to celebrate a milestone birthday, or throw your wedding reception. If you are interested in renting Ground Kontrol for an event, get more info at: http://groundkontrol.com/events/rent-ground-kontrol/
August 5, 2015 - 10:00 pm
DJ Metronome provides a techno-oriented machine-driven soundtrack for your gaming pleasure.