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Everything Board Game/Tabletop/RPG at and around PAX West 2018 - a Consolidated List

LackeyLackey [E] PAX Tabletop TournamentsRegistered User regular
edited August 2018 in PAX West
Here's my yearly compilation of All Things Tabletop at and around PAX West - 2018 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 activities in the official Tabletop Areas, 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

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://www.ftwevents.com/pax2018

Final Fantasy TCG - North America 2018 Crystal Cup SATURDAY and SUNDAY
Registration Link
Westin Seattle Hotel Pine Ballroom


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) VIEW THE LIBRARY'S TITLES
Freeplay - Rms. 201, 202, 203, 205, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310
Blood on the Clocktower - Rm. 202 (Social bluffing game)
Roxley Games - Rm. 205 (Brass, Santorini, Dice Throne)
Wooded Realms - Rm. 205
Tabletop Co-Op - Rm. 208, including:
- Cardboard Fortress: Lazer Ryderz, Resistor
- CounterClockwork Games: The Last Bastion
- Imbalanced Games: Dwarves
- Foolish Panda Games: Escape the Fest
- Flying Leap Games: Wing It
- Gather Round Games: Someone Has Died
- Junk Spirit Games: Crows, Battle of the Bards, JunKing, By Order of the Queen
- Norwester Games: Stitches
- Offcut Games: Status Report!
Metallic Dice Games - Rm. 209
Asmodee Discovery Zone - Rm. 210
Wyrmwood - Rm. 211
Fantasy Flight Games - Rm. 212
Catalyst Game Labs - Rm. 213 (Dragonfire, Battletech, Shadowrun)
Steve Jackson Games - L2 Corral Under Escalators
Uncle's Games - Rm. 214 - (Vendor, with demo tables inside the room, and game designer signing table just outside the room.)

WSCC 4th Floor
Breaking Games - SKY1
Chessex - SKY7
Flying Frog Productions - 130
Indie Megabooth's Indie Tabletop - 747 - including:
- Akupara Games - UFO a Go-Go (akuparagames.com)
- Blue Fairy Games - New Beeginnings (bluefairygames.com)
- Bravely Told Games - Cult Following: The One True Game (bravelytold.com)
- Emma Larkins - Confabula Rasa (emmalarkins.com)
- Foolish Panda Games - Escape The Fest (escapethefest.com)
- Kerberos Productions - The Pit: The Board Game (kerberos-productions.com)
- Macho Zero Productions - Zer0 Inbox (zer0inbox.com)
- Move38 - BeRrY (move38.com)
- Snap Ships - Snap Ships (snapships.com)
- Weather Gage Workshop - Congress: The Board Game (weathergageworkshop.com)
- Widdershins Games - Dusk: Arena of Shadows (duskarena.com)
Magic: the Gathering - SKY5
North Star Games - 852 (Evolution, Wits & Wagers)
Pathfinder: Kingmaker - 1901
Playfusion - SKY3 - (Lightseekers, Age of Sigmar TCG)
Valve - 1314 (Artifact)
Wishes - SKY2 (Vendor, board games)

WSCC 6th Floor
CritSuccess - 7408 (Dice rings)
Czech Games Edition - 6303 (Codenames)
Foam Brain Games - 6617 (Vendor)
Fowers Games - 7605 (Hardback, Burgle Bros, Fugitive)
Level Up Dice - 7116 (Metal Dice)
Lone Shark Games - 5006 (Ninth Age, Thornwatch, Apocrypha)
Q-Workshop - 7414 (Vendor - Dice)
R&D Hobby & Game - 7501 (Vendor - Board Games)
Skybound Games - 6602 (Superfight, Red Flags, Grimm Forest)
White Wizard Games - 6702 (Star Realms, Hero Realms, EPIC)

Diversity Lounge - 6th Floor
- I Need Diverse Games
- OrcaCon Gaming Convention
- Lady Planeswalker Society
- Planeswalkers For Diversity

Hyatt Olive 8 3rd Floor THIS FLOOR IS OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT
First Look - Ballroom (Play the latest Gen Con releases here - list of titles forthcoming)
Alexandria Classic RPG Library - Cyan Rooms A & B (GMs are on-hand to show you scores of RPGs, from the 1970s to today) VIEW THE LIBRARY'S TITLES
D&D Adventurer's League (Vormestrand's Scroll) - Steel A & B
EPIC Games / Freeplay - Cobalt Room
Tabletop Tournaments - Ballroom - VIEW THE TOURNAMENTS SCHEDULE
Freeplay - Ballroom
Playtest NW - Ballroom - Unpublished/prototype games


Tabletop RPG & Board Game related Panels

FRIDAY

10:00am - 11:00am : Designing Worlds: Experiences Creating Tabletop RPGs - Hydra Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
12:00pm - 1:00pm : Roll for Healing: Therapeutic Game Master Roundtable - Sandworm Theatre - Sheraton L2
12:30pm - 1:30pm : Omegathon Round 1: Taboo - Sasquatch Theatre - Sheraton L2
1:00pm - 2:00pm : Bringing Tabletop to PC: The BATTLETECH Dev Story - Hydra Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
1:30pm - 2:30pm : Release the Minions! Introducing RPGs to Youth - Sandworm Theatre - Sheraton L2
2:30pm - 3:30pm : Collaborative Storytelling from Tabletop to Video Game, and Beyond! - Hydra Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
3:30pm - 4:30pm : Playing to the (Virtual) Crowd: Streaming Tabletop RPGs - Cat Theatre - WSCC L2 Rm. 2A
4:00pm - 5:00pm : Jackbox Party PAX - Hydra Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
8:00pm - 9:00pm : Mike Selinker's Can You Survive This? Panel - Hippogriff Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
9:00pm - 10:00pm : The $64,000 Question: Category Trivia - Sandworm Theatre - Sheraton L2
10:00pm - 11:00pm : The Improv Roleplayers Handbook '2nd Edition' - Hydra Theatre - Grand Hyatt 1

SATURDAY

10:30am - 11:30am : Tabletop Storytelling: Narrative in Card and Board Games - Sphinx Theatre - Sheraton L3
12:00pm - 1:00pm : From Pixels to Pieces: A Digital/Tabletop Game Design Mashup - Sphinx Theatre - Sheraton L3
2:00pm - 3:00pm : Roll for a Sanity Check: Games and Mental Health - Hippogriff Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
5:30pm - 6:30pm : Acquisitions Incorporated: The "C" Team Q&A - Hydra Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
6:30pm - 7:30pm : Indie Game Designers Modify and Play Mafia - Cat Theatre - WSCC L2 Rm. 2A
6:30pm - 7:30pm : Magic: The Gathering Guilds of Ravnica Preview Panel - Sasquatch Theatre - Sheraton L2
6:30pm - 7:30pm : The Last Game I'll Ever Design - Hippogriff Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
8:00pm - 9:00pm : The Joys and Terrors of Writing RPGs - Hippogriff Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
9:30pm - 10:30pm : Queens of Adventure LIVE: PAX West Edition - Hippogriff Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1

SUNDAY

11:00am - 12:00pm : Capturing Physical Games in a Virtual World - Sasquatch Theatre - Sheraton L2
11:30am - 12:30pm : The Art of the Table: GMing Beyond the Basics - Hydra Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
12:30pm - 1:30pm : RollPlay: Meet the Cast - Hippogriff Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
3:00pm - 4:00pm : Game Master Academy: Start Running Tabletop RPGs - Sphynx Theatre - Sheraton L3
3:30pm - 4:30pm : The History of Japanese Board Gaming - Hippogriff Theatre - Grand Hyatt L1
6:30pm - 9:30pm : Acquisitions Incorporated - Main Theatre - Benaroya Hall

MONDAY

10:00am - 11:00am : The 40 Tabletop Games You Must Play - Hydra Theater - Grand Hyatt L1
11:00am - 12:00pm : Am I Playing a Role: Identity Exploration and RPGs - Sasquatch Theatre - Sheraton L2
12:00pm - 1:00pm : Tabletop Game Design: From Idea to Reality - Sandworm Theater - Sheraton L2
12:30pm - 1:30pm : The Couples That Game Together - Cat Theater - WSCC L2 Rm. 2A
1:30pm - 2:30pm : Get Out of Euros: An Intro to Asian Board Gaming - Sandworm Theater - Sheraton L2
2:00pm - 3:00pm : Side Hustle: How to Make Games After Work Hours - Hippogriff Theater - Grand Hyatt L1
3:00pm - 4:00pm : Gaming in the Classroom: How Play Can Improve Our Schools - Sandworm Theatre - Sheraton L2


Questions? Did I miss anything? Please comment below!

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Posts

  • IncreaseBlueIncreaseBlue Registered User regular
    Thanks for this! I'm bummed no Japanime this year but looks like a lot of variety.

    LackeyRhea_starstorm
  • cursecurse Bellevue, WARegistered User regular
    Awesome list again! Thanks for this!

    Lackey
  • LackeyLackey [E] PAX Tabletop Tournaments Registered User regular
  • shoujo206shoujo206 Registered User new member
    Thanks for this list! It’s always very helpful for maximum tabletop planning!

    Lackey
  • kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    edited August 2018
    I'm not sure if Indie Games on Demand are present at this year's PAX West. I've messaged them to see if they are.

    I just received a message saying they will not be present this year, ah well :(

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  • vidvid Hot Dog Wizard Registered User regular
    Huh, it's interesting that the Adventurers League content seems to be restricted to Vormestrand's Scroll. I'm surprised that Season 8 modules aren't debuting, since it's the same weekend as the Season 8 launch.

    Let me just get a beep boop on your PAX badge real quick!
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  • LackeyLackey [E] PAX Tabletop Tournaments Registered User regular
    vid wrote: »
    Huh, it's interesting that the Adventurers League content seems to be restricted to Vormestrand's Scroll. I'm surprised that Season 8 modules aren't debuting, since it's the same weekend as the Season 8 launch.

    I could have my info wrong on it. I'll double check with DT and Bill to see if other content will also be offered.

  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Sheraton game night has been confirmed.

    Owner of Seattle's best Scandinavian Bar Old Ballard Liquor Co. and Viking Kitchen Badass at Skål Beer Hall
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  • InitialdorInitialdor Seattle's Carl Registered User regular
    edited August 2018
    I'll be bringing my homemade copy of Trogdor The Board Game to freeplay every now and then, but I don't have a set schedule. I'll be looking for people to play it as I randomly wander PAX.
    (The Homestar guys' kickstarter for this made 20x what they asked for, and they published a DIY prototype! Printables here: https://homestarrunner.com/printandplay/)

    Initialdor on
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  • cursecurse Bellevue, WARegistered User regular
    Lackey wrote: »
    vid wrote: »
    Huh, it's interesting that the Adventurers League content seems to be restricted to Vormestrand's Scroll. I'm surprised that Season 8 modules aren't debuting, since it's the same weekend as the Season 8 launch.

    I could have my info wrong on it. I'll double check with DT and Bill to see if other content will also be offered.

    Wizards of the Coast seems to think the only thing there will be Vormestrand's Scroll, its the only thing listed on their site for D&D happenings at PAX 2018.

    IncreaseBluevid
  • MahnaMahnaMahnaMahna SeattleRegistered User new member
    Great compilation - thanks for pulling this together!

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  • vidvid Hot Dog Wizard Registered User regular
    Of note to any Adventurers League hopefuls, Vormestrand's Scroll is only available to characters of level 1 or 2. My plans to get my level 3 Druid up to level 4 at West aren't panning out well, haha.

    Anyone running some AL games in a hotel lobby during the late hours? :)

    Let me just get a beep boop on your PAX badge real quick!
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  • olanmillsolanmills Registered User regular
    Is Wyrmwood confirmed? They're not showing in the exhibitor list in the PAX app, at least for me.

  • LackeyLackey [E] PAX Tabletop Tournaments Registered User regular
    olanmills wrote: »
    Is Wyrmwood confirmed? They're not showing in the exhibitor list in the PAX app, at least for me.

    Yes, I can confirm Wyrmwood, and the rest of the exhibitors on Level 2 -- none of them made it into the App this year. But the info is accurate.

    olanmills
  • olanmillsolanmills Registered User regular
    Thanks!

    Lackey
  • every day's greatevery day's great Registered User regular
    Is tabletop at PAX (West) shrinking from year to year, or does it just seem smaller?
    (The panel lineup looks good, but the exhibitor lineup looks kind of thin?)
    Is there going to be organized MtG play this year? Pathfinder? Miniatures? Lots of space in the WSCC it looks like.

  • LackeyLackey [E] PAX Tabletop Tournaments Registered User regular
    Is tabletop at PAX (West) shrinking from year to year, or does it just seem smaller?
    (The panel lineup looks good, but the exhibitor lineup looks kind of thin?)
    Is there going to be organized MtG play this year? Pathfinder? Miniatures? Lots of space in the WSCC it looks like.

    The physical space of Tabletop is the same -- with the (very notable) exception that there is no organized Magic this year. The floors where it's been in the past were bought by Fortnite this year. Magic will instead be running events offsite at the nearby Card Kingdom/Mox Boarding House in Ballard.

    Aside from this, Tabletop has exactly the same footprint as last year. But you are correct, no official Paizo/Pathfinder Society/Starfinder Society this year. And no Reaper or Privateer Press for minis. Their spaces are filled with other new exhibitors (like Roxley, an increased Asmodee/FFG presence, Wooded Realms gaming tables, etc.) or increased Freeplay table space.

    Uncle's Games is also bringing in a group of a dozen or more indie game designers - but they were unable to provide me with a list of who (and when) they will be demoing. Please check the tables outside of Rm. 214 for more details.

    For your Pathfinder fix, I HIGHLY recommend checking out the Alexandria RPG library in the Cyan Room at the Olive 8. I know for a fact that they have the Pathfinder 2.0 Beta playtest player's guide available for people to review, or use to run a game.

    IncreaseBlue
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