The TableTop Freeplay and Tournaments areas in the Big Top are going to be buzzing.
We have HEAPS of great games in the freeplay library for PAX Australia - at last count, around 348 games with over 300 unique titles. I'm pretty confident that there will be something for everyone, but that's not necessarily a challenge.You do not have to come to an event or play in tournaments; the Freeplay library will be available all weekend.
But if you do want to come to an event, here's the overview.TALKS
Sat 6:30PM - "Indie Board Games: Making your own Tabletop Games" - in Skippy. After the panel, the designers will lead you BACK to the Big Top to try their games.
Sat 10PM - "Going Cardboard" board game documentary
Sun 3:30Pm - "The Playful Library" - panel discussing boardgames in librariesTOURNAMENTSTournament times are:Puerto Rico:
Qualifiers Friday 11am, 4pm; Saturday 12pm, 6pm; FINAL Sunday 4pm (Note that this overlaps with the Agricola final; you will not be able to play in both)Agricola:
Qualifiers Friday 2pm, 8pm; Saturday 11am, 6pm; FINAL Sunday 2pm (Note that this is wrongly in the Guidebook as running for 1 hour)Dominion:
Qualifiers Friday 12pm, 6pm; Saturday 2pm, 8pm; FINAL Sunday 11amRobo Rally
(1 session): Saturday, 7-10pmX-wing
(1 session): Saturday 8-10pm; Sunday 11-1pm (please BYO games).
We're also running "A Game of Games" all weekend - earn points by playing pretty much anything from the Tabletop library. (It was going to be "anything" but then I bought Finger Twister ...). See the registration desk for information about how this works.EVENTS
Come along to play, learn or teach. You do not need to have tried a game before to play it here.Friday
4-6 The Very Big Small World Event
6-8 Turn out the lights! It's Power Grid time!
8-10 Munchkin Munchkin Munchkin!Saturday
11-1 Family Game time!
2-4 Waterdeep just got deeper – Lords of Waterdeep AND preview the new Scoundrels of Skullport Expansion
4-6 Catan Mania!
8-10 Party Game-a-paloozaSunday
11-1 Tickets across the World – Ticket to Ride event
2-4 An Epidemic of Pandemic!
4-6 Bring your braaaainsssssssss: Play Zombie games!
MASSIVE THANKS to LXG in Queensland, CGS in Canberra, Boardgames Australia and Eurogamesfest in Melbourne, who have lent us games from their libraries, as well as several Enforcers who have done likewise.
And other MASSIVE THANKS to these companies who have donated games to help us build our OWN library:
Days of Wonder
Fantasy Flight Games
North Star Games
Plaid Hat Games
Treefrog (Martin Wallace)
Something I'm curious about: What happens to the donated games after PAX?
@tokyodove and @Kaneski ... I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you spoil the suspense. (Hint: The events are clues to at least some of them). Are there any specific games you are hoping for?
Looking at things I have already Tweeted ... we have
and those are just SOME of the games we have!
- Wits and Wagers (Regular, Party and Family editions)
- Say Anything
- Crappy Birthday
- Small World
- Cargo Noir
- Ticket to Ride
- Ticket to Ride: Europe
- Shadows over Camelot
- Shadows over Camelot cardgame
- Desert Bazaar
- Sour Apples to Apples
- Parrot Pile-up
- Pictionary Man
- Uno Attack
- Pictionary cardgame
- Phase 10
- Greedy Gator
- Fruit Ninja cardgame
- Apples to Apples dice game
- Uno dice game
- Skip-bo dice game
- Fluxx varieties: Oz, Monty Python, Zombie, eco, Cthulhu and others
- Fluxx board game
- Are you a werewolf?
- Are you the traitor?
- Seven Dragons
- Various Treehouse games (pink, red, green, blue?)
- Elder Sign
- Arkham Horror
- A Game of Thrones: The Card game
- Battlestar Galactica
- Mansions of Madness
- Channel A
- We didn't playtest this (x3 versions)
- Win, lose, or banana!
- Finger Twister
- Bowling zombies
- Clue: Dungeons and Dragons
- Risk: Legacy
- Munchkin, 5 assorted
- Zombie dice
- Martian dice
- Dr Who: The Card Game
- A Study in Emerald (pre-production copy)
I hope something there sounds good - if not, let me know what you are hoping to see.
Are we able to make a booking on a game? Is that a thing?
Do you have a group to play with or are you looking for extras? Our "need more players" hashtag is #ttlfg (Tiny Tyrannosaurs Like Flying Gerbils) - remember it well!
Thanks for the info.
Also, will you have Dixit or Tsuro in the collection?
@exis the TT events are not generally listed on the website, only in the Guidebook app. I gather it's because we have so much going on - even the ones I listed above are only the ones running out of the library area If you're coming to a specific session, try to be a bit early - and if you're feeling lost, come to TableTop HQ and we'll help you find the 40k sessions.
@troubleshooter I've got a couple of players for your Eclipse plans. They won't be in on Thursday, but I will - will say hi, will moan about Eclipse a little and we can figure out how to put you and my friends in touch on PAX day. BTW, this made me giggle, so you might enjoy it too. Go to 28:50 To head off any argument - it's entertaining, nothing more.