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)