Friday, 21 March 2014

Big Game Hunting Live presents TableTop Day 2014

by Rae

Our monthly board game event, Big Game Hunting Live, will be taking a break in April. Wait, come back – there's a great reason for it, I promise! Instead we will be hosting our own all-day event for the second International TableTop Day!

Mark your calendars for Saturday 5th April, when we will be showcasing different games all day long, from 10:30 right up until 5pm! Each game will have a number of player slots up for grabs, and playing games will earn you free entries into the TableTop Day Raffle. Even better, our final game of the day will be a mini-tournament, where you have the opportunity to win a unique addition to the game!

What is TableTop Day?

TableTop Day is an annual, international event dreamed up by the Geek and Sundry team who helped to create Wil Wheaton's board game webshow, TableTop. For a review of TableTop, click here.

How does it work?

Throughout the day, we will be demonstrating a selection of board and card games to anyone who wants to give it a go. Don't worry if you've never played before, as we will happily teach those who want to learn! Experienced players are also welcome, of course! Most games are family-friendly, and are suitable for ages 8 and up.

As you can see, most of the games scheduled have a certain number of slots available. These slots are the maximum number of players per game. If there are certain games you absolutely want to play, don't wait until the day! You can reserve a slot for a maximum of two games by emailing with your game choices. Any slots not claimed before the day will be open to players on a first-come, first-served basis. If time is available, additional games may be played.

What about the raffle?

Play games, win prizes! A TableTop Day Raffle will be held on the day to win some great prizes. You can get up to two free entries by playing games on the day, one per game. Entries can also be purchased for £1 each, for those who aren't playing or would like more than two entries. Further details about the prizes available will be revealed soon.

What games will you be playing?

While this is subject to change, here is our current running schedule:
    10:00 – 11:00: assorted small games (no slots for this one, just turn up and play!)

    11:00 – 12:00: Netrunner (slots TBC) *

    12:00 – 13:30: Forbidden Island / Forbidden Desert (8 slots, 4 per game)

    13:30 – 14:30: Castle Panic (6 slots)

    14:30 – 15:30: Smash Up (4 slots)

    15:30 – 17:00: King of Tokyo Tournament (slots TBC) 
* Please note that Netrunner is not suitable for children.

Did you say something about a tournament?

I did! Our final game of the day, King of Tokyo, will also be a mini-tournament. Both new and experienced players are welcome to join in! More details about this will be available soon.

What else do I need to know?

More details about the games will be posted soon, including a list of what small games will be available.

Rae finished decorating some excellent Legend Of Zelda cookies this week.

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