Pre-PAX Board Game Night at the Westin Waterfront Hotel
Post- PAX EDIT: feedback is being collected to pass on for next year's event. If you have comments about what worked, what didn't, or any ideas you have for next year, please post!
This year, for the first time ever, PAX East will have two pre-PAX gaming night events in the Boston Metro area for your gaming pleasure on the Thursday evening before PAX. Attend one or both! See below for details.
A coordinated meetup the night before PAX for anyone with board games, or anyone who wants to play boardgames.
Boston Westin Waterfront Hotel: 425 Summer Street. WE ARE TAKING OVER THE HOTEL LOBBIES. Over 300 Seats in three separate areas with dedicated bars and bartenders. Gaming will be held on the mezzanine, in the Restaurant and on the lower level by the Starbucks. Look below under the COOL SHIT section for amazing details.
Thursday March 21 @ 4:00 PM until late, late, late
ALTERNATE GAME MEETUPS
Shadow Moses Game Night at the Boston Mariott Long Wharf
: 8:00 PM, 50-100 Seats
CANCELLED Rapture Game Night at the Boston Seaport
GOOGLE MAP OF PRE PAX GAME MEETUP LOCATIONS
The Westin is pulling out all the stops this year:
- Sauciety Restaurant: 180 Gaming Seats, Dedicated bar & bartender
- Mezzanine: 80 Gaming Seats, Dedicated bar & bartender
- Cafe (under the mezzanine): 40 Gaming Seats, Hotel Lobby Bar available
- Game and Gamer themed drinx and noshies will be on hand for purchase.
- The Cookie Brigade will be present in Force (well, at a table). Don't forget to Support Child's Play! (Bakers: Cookie Dropoff here)
HOW IT WORKS
On the Thread
1. If you have games to bring, please post what you're bringing.
2. If you're looking to play a specific game, please post your request.
3. Please post your game/requests on the thread for the hotel that you plan to attend.
Once Present at the Hotel
1. Your coordinator for the night is LexiconGrrl. You can find her at the Cookie Brigade Table if you have any questions.
2. If you've got a game and are looking for players, put the box top of the game vertically on your table. This is the universal sign for "I don't care who you are, please join us"
3. If you're looking to join a game, look for vertical box tops.
4. NEW: Use the following twitter hastags to find/advertise games.
#WestinTabletop (remember to include the room you're in)
- Being good guests is critical to this event's welcome at the hotel. Don't be a dick.
- The hotel is giving us amazing space and service for free
. The best way to show your appreciation is to support the hotel bar and restaurant while you're there.
- The hotel will be reserving the Birch Bar Dining Area for non-gaming guests and will have it roped off and staffed with a seating hostess. Please sit in one of the designated gaming areas to game. If you get asked by the hotel staff to move, please be respectful and honor their request.
Agricola (Listed Below)
Arkham Horror (Listed Below)
Ascension (Listed Below)
Carcasonne (Listed Below)1
Cards Against Humanity (Listed Below)
Chaos in the Old World
Dominion with or without Expansions (any) (Listed Below)
El Grande (Listed Below)
Epic Spell Wars of theBattle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre (Listed Below)
Fluxx (Any) (Listed Below)
Game of Thrones LCG (Listed Below)
Gloom (Listed Below)
Ground Floor (Listed Below)
Munchkin (Listed Below)
Pandemic (Listed Below)
Penny Arcade: Paint the Line (Listed Below)
Power Grid (Listed Below)
Race for the Galaxy
Rumble in R'lyeh (Listed Below)
Settlers of Catan (Listed Below)
Shadows over Camelot (Listed Below)
Space Alert (Listed Below)
Super Dungeon Explore (Listed Below)
Tsuro (Listed Below)
Twilight Imperium (Listed Below)
Warmachine (Listed Below)
Marvel or DC Deck Building Games (Listed Below)
Arkham Horror + Expansions
Ascension + Expansions
Aye, Dark Overlord
Back to the Future (themed Chrononauts)
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Burn in Hell
Cards Against Humanity + Expansions
Cash n Guns
City of Horror
Core Worlds + Expansions
DC Comics Deckbuilding Game
D&D Castle Ravenloft
Dominion + Expansions
Epic Spell Wars of theBattle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre (maybe)
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Fluffy Bunny Tea Party
For the Win
Fury of Dracula (maybe)
Game of Thrones Second Edition (maybe)
Game of Thrones (Something or Other)
Gamers vs. Evil
Gauntlet of Fools
Gloom - Cthulu
Halo Wars Risk
Kittens in a Blender
King of Tokyo
Legend of Drizzt (maybe)
Magic: The Gathering
Miskatonic School for Girls
Munchkin + All Expansions
Munchkin Booty + Expansions
Nuns on the Run
Paint the Line
Panic on Wall Street (maybe)
Perplex City: The Board Game
Pokemon: The Drinking Game
Red Dragon Inn
Risk: Godstorm (maybe)
Roll For It
Rumble in R'lyeh
Run For Your Life Candyman
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Settlers of Catan
Shadows Over Camalot + Expansions
Skull and Roses
Space Alert (maybe)
Star Wars X-Wing (Millenium Falcon + Slave)
Super Dungeon Explore + Caverns of Roxor
The Impossible Machine
The Walking Dead (comics version)
Thunderstone Advance + Expansions
Ticket to Ride Europe
Ticket to Ride Classic
The Great Heartland Hauling Co.
Tsuro of the Seas
Twilight Imperium + Shattered Empire (maybe)
Walking Dead Board Game (TV Based) (maybe)
We Didn't Playtest This At All + Expansions
We Didn't Playtest This: Legacies
Zombie Dice + Expansion
Archive Post Data:
Discussions have commenced with the administration at the Westin for the BEST PRE-PAX BOARDGAME MEETUP YET!! Stay tuned for further developments.
Date: Thursday evening before PAX: March 21, 2013
When: 4:00 PM till Late, Late, Late!
Where: at the Westin Hotel Mezzanine ... (or IS it?!) (no, it is.) (really?) (well, we'll see.)
QUESTION FOR YOU (yes, YOU!): The Westin really isn't big enough for the number of people who want to play tabletop games. How do you all feel about dual-hosting at both the Westin and the Seaport? The management at both hotels would be included in the discussions and planning.
(this is just a placeholder. ignore it.)