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Everything Board Game/Tabletop/RPG at and around PAX West 2017 - a Consolidated List

LackeyLackey [E] PAX Tabletop TournamentsRegistered User regular
edited September 2017 in PAX West
Here's my yearly compilation of All Things Tabletop at and around PAX West - 2017 Edition. I've scoured the Internet and put the info all in one place, so you don't have to! This includes all of the activites in the official Tabletop Areas, the areas run by Cascade Games, the satellite Hyatt Olive 8 location, and other fan-run/non-official PAX events before and during the show.

Know of anything I've missed? Please add a comment below, or send me a message! I’ll try to keep this list as updated as I can up until showtime.


Community Events (no PAX badge required)

Sheraton 2nd Floor THURSDAY starting at 4:00PM
Pre-PAX Boardgame Night
Willow Ballroom and 2nd Floor Lobby - FREE - All Ages Event

Epic Team Adventures in Belltown THURSDAY starting at 5:00PM
A Taste of Adventure (Puzzle Adventures - Escape Room - Charity Fundraiser)
Tickets available at https://epicteamadventures.com/anniversary

Raygun Lounge FRIDAY & SATURDAY starting at 2:00 PM
Planet of the Apes Miniatures Boardgame Demo

Columbia Tower FRIDAY starting at 6:00PM
Night of Gaming for Good On Top of the World, PAX Edition! tabletop gaming fundraiser for Seattle Children's Hospital - Columbia Tower Club
Advance purchase of tickets required - at http://ftwpax2017.shindigg.com/

Gameworks All weekend, and a VIP party FRIDAY evening
The Unrivaled Tournament Series will be hosting a board game space where games are free to play all weekend, with board game giveaway prizes
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1356430991131483/

WSCC 1st Floor - ACT Theater
Indie Megabooth Tabletop, comprised of:
- Bravely Told Games (Cult Following: The One True Game)
- Fantastic Factories (Fantastic Factories)
- Gather Round Games (Someone Has Died)
- Gut Shot Games (H.E.A.D. Hunters)
- Hikari Games (Phoenix Covenant)
- Junk Spirit Games (By Order of the Queen)
- Lay Waste Games (Human Era)
- Lumo Amuzo (Wisp in the Vale (Larklamp)
- offcut games (Complicated Board Game (The Card Game))
- Orange Machine Games (Abandon Planet)
- Robot High Five (All or One)
- Rock Manor Games (Maximum Apocalypse)
- Starcap Games (Now Everyone Get The F%$# Out!)
- Team Emergence (Emergence)
- Temple Gates Games (Race For The Galaxy app)
- Timber & Bolt (Spaceteam Card Game)
- Wandering Monster Studios (Sarah's Singularity)


Official PAX Events (PAX Badge is required for everything from here on out)

WSCC 2nd & 3rd Floor THESE FLOORS ARE OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT

Tabletop HQ - Rm. 204 (Board Game Lending Library)
Catalyst Game Labs - Rm. 213 (Dragonfire, Battletech, Shadowrun Zero, Master of Orion)
Fantasy Flight Games / Asmodee - Rm. 212
Japanime - Rm. 210
The Maze of Games Escape Room - Next to 208
Metallic Dice Games - Rm. 209
Steve Jackson Games - L2 Corral Under Escalators
Tabletop Co-op - Rm. 208 - w/Tabletop Trivia Contests both Saturday and Sunday evenings at 6:30pm
Co-op participants include:
- Cardboard Fortress (RESISTOR_, Lazer Ryderz, Centipede)
- Counter Clockwork (The Shadow Over Westminster, Alien Labyrinth, Goblins at the Gates)
- Imbalanced Games (Titan Tactics)
- Norwester (Stitches)
Uncle's Games - Rm. 214 - (Vendor, with demo tables inside the room, and game designer signing table just outside the room.)
Wyrmwood - Rm. 211
Indie RPG/Story Games on Demand - Rms. 301, 302, 305, 306
Freeplay - Rms. 201, 202, 203, 205, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310


WSCC 4th Floor

Breaking Games - SKY 1 (Sparkle Kitty, Rise of Tribes, Klask, Exploding Kittens)
Chessex - SKY 7 (Dice)
Final Fantasy TCG - SKY3 (with tournaments - https://m.facebook.com/FinalFantasyTCG/?refid=52&__tn__=C-R)
Flying Frog Productions - 130 (Last Night on Earth, Shadows of Brimstone)
MEGABOOTH Tabletop - 641 (See ACT Theater above for Exhibitors)
MetaArcade - 122 (Tunnels & Trolls Adventures app)
Upper Deck - SKY 5 (Legendary Deckbuiling Games, Legendary DXP app, VS System 2PCG)
Wishes - SKY 2 (Vendor)

WSCC 6th Floor

Academy of Interactive Entertainment - 7208 (Tic tac toe variant)
CritSuccess - 7408 (Dice rings)
Daily Magic Games - 6917 (Merchants of Araby, Valeria: Card Kingdoms, Go Nuts for Donuts, Sailing Toward Osiris)
Dire Wolf - 7402, 7405 (Clank! In! Space!, Clank!, Lanterns: the Harvest Festival digital version)
Exploding Kittens - 7505
Fantasy Flight Games - 7108
Foam Brain Games - 6617 (Vendor)
God Hates Charades - 7615 (God Hates Charades)
Iron Horde Games - 6015 (Direwild)
Level Up Dice - 6017 (Metal Dice)
Lone Shark Games - 5012 (Thornwatch, Apocrypha)
North Star Games - 7603 (Evolution, Wits & Wagers Vegas)
On Press - 6305 (Scott Pilgrim Card Game - Convention exclusive box art version)
Q-Workshop - 7414 (Vendor - Dice)
R&D Hobby & Game - 7501 (Keyflower, Key to the City - London, Keyper, Inhabit the Earth)
Skybound Games - 6602 (Superfight, Red Flags)
Unnamed Method - 5008 (Japanese: The Game)
White Wizard Games - 6902 (Star Realms, EPIC, Hero Realms)

Diversity Lounge - 6th Floor
- OrcaCon Gaming Convention
- Lady Planeswalker Society
- Planeswalkers For Diversity

WSCC - The Conference Center (a.k.a. The Annex) THIS FLOOR IS OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT

Cascade Games - Annex, Levels 0/1 - Magic: the Gathering, Pokemon TCG, Star Wars: Destiny, X-Wing Miniatures, Android: Netrunner, Ascension
View Cascade's Event Schedule

Hyatt Olive 8 3rd Floor THIS FLOOR IS OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT

Hot Games Room - Azure Room (Find demos of Gen Con releases here)
Classic RPGs - Cyan Rooms A & B (GMs are on hand to teach you how to play scores of RPGs, from the 1970s to 2000)
Thornwatch and Apocrypha demos - Steel A & B
Freeplay - Cobalt Room
Tabletop Tournaments - Ballroom
VIEW THE TOURNAMENTS SCHEDULE

Playtest NW - Ballroom - Unpublished/prototype games, including:
- Alice & Dawson Davis (Build-O-Saurus)
- Benjamin Meader (Aloft)
- Black Fern Studios (Microtopia)
- Blue Heron Games (Eminence Grise)
- Chad Gray & Lillian Gray (Goatfish)
- Daily Magic Games (Crabs!, Corsairs, Horizons)
- Dickie Adams (Emprise)
- Doug Field (Champions of Centerville)
- Eric Portney (Rubicon)
- Eric Wahlquist & Levi Jette (Monster Hockey)
- Fantastic Factories (Fantastic Factories)
- Flatout Games (Dollars to Donuts)
- Graviti Entertainment (YoiShen)
- Greg Farnsworth & Jake Branch (The Fall of Klamathia)
- IDENTECO (IDENTECO RPG)
- Jason Strong (3 Ring Circus)
- Kevin Long (Lost Plateau)
- Luke Turpeinen (Food Truck Rally)
- Luminary Games (Ivion)
- Mark Jindra (Delving!)
- Mark Jindra & David Radzik (Before They Hatch)
- Mark Jindra & Kevin Endo (Alien Overrun)
- Mark Starr (Caprecia)
- Matt Jacobs (Abstract Proto)
- Matt Lloyd (Terminus Breach TD)
- Michael Hawker (TBD)
- Nicole Jekich (Bento Box)
- Phillip Schmitte (Scrapture)
- Thing 12 Games (Dice of Pirates)
- Wandering Monster Studios (Sarah's Singularity)


Tabletop RPG & Board Game related Panels

FRIDAY
12:30pm - 1:30pm : GEEK SHOPKEEP: NERDS IN A PHYSICAL SPACE - Hippogriff Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
2:30pm - 3:30pm : STREAMING YOUR D&D GAME: FROM BASEMENT TO BROADCAST - Wyvern Theatre - Westin L4 [Streamed/archived as VOD on Twitch]
3:00pm - 4:00pm : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A BOARD GAME - Sandworm Theatre - Sheraton L2
5:00pm - 6:00pm : Dungeons & Dragons: Ask the Wafflecrew Anything! - Sasquatch Theater - Sheraton L2
6:30pm - 7:30pm : KNIGHTS & NIGHTMARES: HORROR IN TABLETOP RPGS - Hippogriff Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
8:00pm - 9:00pm : DOUBLE GAME TABLETOP DESIGN HOUR - Hippogriff Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1

SATURDAY
10:30am - 11:30am : THE DATA SCIENCE OF BOARD GAMES - Sandworm Theatre - Sheraton L2
1:30pm - 2:30pm : THE IMPROV ROLE-PLAYER’S HANDBOOK - Sandworm Theatre - Sheraton L2
1:30pm - 2:30pm : EXPLORING IXALAN: MTG Panel - Wyvern Theatre - Westin L4
5:30pm - 6:30pm : ACQUISITIONS INCORPORATED: C TEAM CAST MEETUP AND QUESTIONS SESSION SPEACTACULAR - Hydra Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
8:00pm - 9:00pm : MIKE SELINKER'S CAN YOU SURVIVE THIS PANEL? - Sasquatch - Sheraton L2
9:30pm - 10:30pm : INDIE GAME DESIGNERS MODIFY AND PLAY MAFIA - Hippogryph - Grand Hyatt L1

SUNDAY
11:00am - 12:00pm : DIY: The Intersection Between Crafting and Game Development - Hippogryph Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
12:00pm - 1:00pm : RUNNING THE SHOW: GMING FOR LIVE PERFORMANCE - Sandworm Theatre - Sheraton L2
1:00pm - 2:00pm : THORNWATCH GREETS THE DAWN - Hydra Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
1:30pm - 2:30pm : ASK THE GAME MASTERS - Sphinx Theatre - Sheraton L3
3:30pm - 4:30pm : HOW TO STAND OUT IN TABLETOP - Hippogryph Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
6:30pm - 9:30pm : ACQUISITIONS INCORPORATED - Main Theater - Benaroya Hall [Streamed/archived as VOD on Twitch]

MONDAY
12:00pm - 1:00pm : WELCOMING NEW TABLETOP PLAYERS (WITHOUT SCARING THEM OFF) - Wyvern Theatre - Westin L4 [Streamed/archived as VOD on Twitch]
2:00pm - 3:00pm : ACCESSIBILITY IN TABLETOP GAMES - Cat Theatre - WSCC L2


Questions? Did I miss anything? Please comment below!

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    This is a very good list

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    I love this post, one of the most useful in these forums :)

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  • SolelronSolelron Wandering Gamer Cornelius, ORRegistered User regular
    one of my favorites posts as always. Come see us at SJ Games!

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  • hml151hml151 Registered User regular
    Thank you so much, this is super helpful for my group and I

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  • IncreaseBlueIncreaseBlue Registered User regular
    Does anyone know if Fantasy Flight plans to sell anything there or just demo? Also, I'm stoked to play Clank! In! Space! there.

  • alchahestalchahest Edmonton, CanadaRegistered User regular
    While we're asking questions, does anyone know if Asmodee is going to have a room again?

  • TamwulfTamwulf Registered User regular
    Great post! Thanks!
    Is anyone else a bit disappointed in no 40K or Warmachine/Hordes this year? I know there is PAX:Unplugged in Nov, but that's in Philly.
    Heck, will we even be able to play X-wing this year?

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  • LackeyLackey [E] PAX Tabletop Tournaments Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    Does anyone know if Fantasy Flight plans to sell anything there or just demo? Also, I'm stoked to play Clank! In! Space! there.

    FFG/Asmodee will have a room on the 2nd floor -- no idea what they are bringing to demo, but I'm hoping some of the revealed Gen Con titles will be there to try out *crosses fingers*
    BUT! FFG also has a booth on the 6th Floor. I am guessing (hoping) that they will be selling here, and not just demoing. No clue if that implies if they will have L5R copies or not. If I learn more, I'll update the OP
    Tamwulf wrote: »
    Great post! Thanks!
    Is anyone else a bit disappointed in no 40K or Warmachine/Hordes this year? I know there is PAX:Unplugged in Nov, but that's in Philly.
    Heck, will we even be able to play X-wing this year?

    The lack of Privateer Press is unusual and weird to me. GW however has never had a formal presence at PAX West to my recollection.
    X-Wing tournaments will be run by Cascade Games, on the 1st floor of the TCC/Annex. Lug your minis, there will be chances to play!

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  • alchahestalchahest Edmonton, CanadaRegistered User regular
    I actually completely forgot that Asmodee and FFG are married now, haha, whoops. I'm hoping they have the two conan expansions that are out available. missed them in the KS

  • lady_lapraslady_lapras Registered User new member
    Hey guys! I think this is the right place to put this information :) My name is Katie, I work for Cascade Games, and I'll be managing all of the Pokemon tcg events in the Annex this year. I'll link to the schedule of events, feel free to ask me questions and to spread the word!!! I'm really excited to be bringing a good mix of event to the Pokemon fans that attend.
    http://www.cascadegames.com/PAX-West-17.html#pkmn_schedule
    Also, Cascade Games is running the Tabletop Annex and will have lots of games from different publishers!

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  • enkoderenkoder Registered User new member
    Any Android: Netrunner tournaments this year?

  • DruidsFlameDruidsFlame Registered User regular
    I completely forgot that there was an area in the Olive 8 when I booked my room there this year!

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  • MahnaMahnaMahnaMahna Head Nerd, Meeple Ministry SeattleRegistered User new member
    Great list - this is my first PAX on the heels of my 5th year @ GenCon. Looking forward to it!

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  • lady_lapraslady_lapras Registered User new member
    MahnaMahna wrote: »
    Great list - this is my first PAX on the heels of my 5th year @ GenCon. Looking forward to it!

    It's gonna be a blast!!! This will be my second year :D

    Lackey
  • RoundtopRoundtop Pathfinder Vancouver, BCRegistered User regular
    Catalyst game labs will be running demos of:

    Dragonfire
    Shadowrun zero
    Master of Orion

    They will have product from all their lines to sell though.

    Lackey
  • alchahestalchahest Edmonton, CanadaRegistered User regular
    oooooh. looking forward to trying some of those catalyst games. I wonder if they'll be selling any of the new battletech minis!

  • RoundtopRoundtop Pathfinder Vancouver, BCRegistered User regular
    alchahest wrote: »
    oooooh. looking forward to trying some of those catalyst games. I wonder if they'll be selling any of the new battletech minis!

    They will not. They will likely have them on display, but the new minis shown at gen-con are the very close to final ones, 3D printed for the con. Expect the new Introductory box (2 mechs) and Battletech Box (8 mechs) for sale in the next 6 months or so.

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  • matthewbaldwinmatthewbaldwin Registered User regular
    Lackey wrote: »

    Prior to 2015, playing the hot new games from the library was one of the biggest attractions of PAX for me. Since then, though, the libraries have carried few brand new or unreleased titles. This list, for instance, lacks Photosynthesis, Wasteland Express, Whistle Stop, etc.

    Does anyone know why that is? Is it logistical (e.g. the owners can't acquire new games in time to incorporate them into the library), or a conscious decision (e.g. to encourage sales)?

  • LackeyLackey [E] PAX Tabletop Tournaments Registered User regular
    edited August 2017
    Lackey wrote: »

    Prior to 2015, playing the hot new games from the library was one of the biggest attractions of PAX for me. Since then, though, the libraries have carried few brand new or unreleased titles. This list, for instance, lacks Photosynthesis, Wasteland Express, Whistle Stop, etc.

    Does anyone know why that is? Is it logistical (e.g. the owners can't acquire new games in time to incorporate them into the library), or a conscious decision (e.g. to encourage sales)?

    Logistics, time, money -- all are potential reasons. Sometimes publishers intend to provide copies to the PAX Library after Gen Con, but with that show being only two weeks prior to PAX, it's sometimes hard to coordinate.

    However! There is the Hot Games room again in the Azure Room in the Olive 8 that specifically showcases Gen Con releases, and may include some of your requested titles. This room is operated by individuals who help run the Sasquatch Board Game Festival, and they will be providing some of their personal copies of games specifically to demo the latest titles from Gen Con, and other not-yet-released in the US games.

    There will also going to be a significant influx of new titles into the library through PAX Unplugged in November, including many Essen Spiel titles. So the PAX Library overall will soon get a major upgrade in quality and relevance of titles.

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