With less than a week until International TableTop Day, the biggest board game event of the year, we thought we'd run through the full programme of awesome stuff we'll be bringing you! We've anticipated all the questions you may be wondering about and answered them all.
Not bought your tickets yet? Don't worry - get yours here. Now, sit back, relax, and feel the excitement build...
What is it?
International TableTop Day, initially created by Geek & Sundry, is tabletop's biggest day of the year. Last year, we celebrated at Chapter and The Gate, for families and over 18s respectively. This year, we're hosting an all-day gaming extravaganza!
When is it?
On Saturday April 30th, from 10am - 10pm.
Where is it?
The Angel Hotel in Cardiff (on the corner opposite Cardiff Castle's grounds, and near the Principality stadium).
Do I need to bring anything?
Only your sense of fun! And also the Paypal receipt from your online ticket purchase - this is your ticket.
Feel free to bring any demo games you have. The more games, the merrier! We'll also be serving food and drinks at the bar all day, and there'll be a Rules of Play games stall where you can purchase your new faves, so don't forget your spendies.
What does my ticket buy me?
Your ticket buys you entry to the whole event. Keep hold of it in case you leave and then come back later.
Who's going to be there?
Hundreds of gamers from Wales and wider! There'll also be plenty of game publishers and creators on hand to show you how to play their games. You'll be able to get your games signed by the inventors and publishers of your favourite games and playtest some of their brand new creations!
2) Bez, the twisted mind behind 'In a Bind' and 'Wibble++'
7) Librium Games, that pub-game-friendly bunch, will be previewing 'Detour'
9) Cubicle 7 will be bringing along a selection of role-play systems
10) Penarth & District Wargaming Society will be running ‘learn-to-play’ Dungeons & Dragons sessions
11) Artemis the Star Trek Bridge Simulator, will be making an appearance
13) Chris Brett, a rep for Arcane Wonders, will be demo-ing Mage Wars Academy!
I'm not that great at playing board games... What should I do?
No problem! Our expert staff will be on hand to help you choose and learn games. There'll also be dedicated learn-to-play events with publishers.
You don't have to be good at games to come along - you can learn on the day and just have fun!
What about my kids? Where will they go?!
Bring them along, silly! Tabletop games are a brilliant family activity, so this event is perfect for the whole family. There'll be a dedicated Kids Zone where you can play games together.
When I play games, I like to feel like royalty. Will you be accommodating that?
Oddly enough, yes! Geek n Son are bringing along hand-crafted and totally unique gaming tables, created specifically for gaming! You can come along to our VIP area on the day and put your name down for an exclusive session playing games at one of these totally gorgeous and monarch-approved tables.
I'm a competitive person. I want to crush my opponents in tournaments. Can I do that?
Of course! There'll be game tournaments throughout the day, for games like Pitchcar, Tenzi, Rollet and more. There will also mini-events held on the side, like the Magic the Gathering Grand Prix Trial Manchester 2016 and Netrunner's 'The Red Wyrm' tournament.
I haven't bought my ticket yet. Can I pay on the day?
You can, but please be aware it will be £6 on the door. Tickets online or in store are currently £5.
Will the Rules of Play shop still be open on Saturday April 30th?
Of course! We'll still be there, selling games to anyone who can't make it to the event.
Is it okay if I cry myself to sleep until the event is finally here because I simply can't wait?
Why not? We are!
If you've got any burning questions about #InternationalTableTopDay, feel free to head over to the official Facebook event and ask.
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