International Tabletop Day 2014 is Coming!

This coming Saturday, April 5, is the second International Tabletop Day. It’s a day to get together with others and play more games, sharing the love of our hobby, having fun, and hopefully roping in a few new converts ((In a good, non-cultish way.)). I’m a huge fan of Tabletop Day, and am celebrating this year much as I did last year.

That means I’m going to be bringing as many games as I can haul ((And I can haul a lot of games, thanks to some awesome luggage.)) down to Imagine Games and Hobbies, and will be there from opening until they kick me out. During that time, I’ll be setting people up to play games, teaching games to people, demoing games for people, and playing games with people.

How do you get in on the gaming? Simple. Come down to the store and find a game you want to play. If you know how to play and you’ve got a group to play it with, just grab the game and an open table and go to town.

If you need to learn a game ((And it’s one of my games – no promises for other games.)), I can teach you to play, either getting you started or playing it with you, whichever works better given group size and demands on my time.

If you need a group to play it with, I can help put that together.

And if you just want to learn about the games, just ask me what you want to know. I love talking about games.

What kinds of games will be there? Well, I can only speak for myself, but I’ll be bringing a selection from the following list. Some have appeared on Tabletop, some haven’t, but all are cool games. If you see something on the list that you want to guarantee is there, drop me a note in the comments. If you want to book a specific game for a specific time, let me know in the comments, and I’ll see what I can do.

So, come on down to International Tabletop Day at Imagine! Play more games!

Rick’s Master Game List

  • Anima Card Game
  • Arkham Horror
  • Beowulf the Legend
  • Berserker Halflings (B-Movie cards)
  • Betrayal at the House on the Hill
  • Carcassonne
  • Cards Against Humanity
  • Castle Ravenloft
  • Conquest of Nerath
  • Cthulhu Dice
  • Credo
  • Deluxe Illuminati
  • Discworld: Ankh-Morpork
  • Dixit
  • Dominion
  • Dungeon World
  • Elder Sign
  • Eldritch Horror
  • Escape From the Aliens in Outer Space
  • Fiasco
  • Firefly boardgame
  • Forbidden Desert
  • Forbidden Island
  • Fortune and Glory
  • Fury of Dracula
  • The Hills Rise Wild
  • Infiltration
  • King of Tokyo
  • The Legend of Drizzt
  • Letters From Whitechapel
  • Lords of Waterdeep
  • Machine of Death
  • Mansions of Madness
  • Monty Python Fluxx
  • Pandemic
  • Race to Adventure
  • The Resistance
  • Risk Legacy
  • Runebound
  • Sentinels of the Multiverse
  • Shadows over Camelot
  • Skippy’s Revenge (B-Movie cards)
  • Star Fluxx
  • The Stars are Right
  • Talisman
  • tremulus
  • Tsuro
  • Tsuro of the Seas
  • War of the Ring
  • Wrath of Ashardalon
  • X-Wing
  • Zombie Dice


Tabletop Day at Imagine Games

So, you folks may be familiar with Tabletop Day. It’s happening this coming March 30, and celebrates the one-year anniversary of the launch of Geek & Sundry show, Tabletop, starring Wil Wheaton. The whole idea is to celebrate the playing of games by – and this is the clever part – PLAYING MORE GAMES!

In that spirit, I’m going to be at Imagine Games and Hobbies here in Winnipeg from open to close on Saturday, March 30, with a big stack of games. Some of the games have appeared on Tabletop and some have not, but they’ll all be available to try out. If you know the game, you can just grab my copy and play. If you don’t, I’ll run it for you.

Subject, of course, to demand. I’m unlikely to stop running one game for folks in order to run a different one for newcomers. Also subject to time. I’m going to bring games that can be wrapped up in an hour or two, but hitting me up for a game of Fiasco fifteen minutes before closing is unlikely to get a positive response. But you never know.

Anyway. I’m going to be bringing at least the following games:

  • Dixit
  • Tsuro
  • Tsuro of the Seas
  • Pandemic
  • Zombie Dice
  • Fiasco
  • Marvel Heroic Roleplaying
  • Betrayal at the House on the Hill
  • Leverage RPG
  • Dungeon World
  • Fury of Dracula

How do you play one of the games? Come up and ask me to play. If we can put together enough people to play, we play. So, one of the best ways to make sure you get to play a given game is to come down with a group and grab me.

There is one catch – the entry fee is a food item donated to Winnipeg Harvest. One item gets you in for the day; multiple items give you some ways to cheat at the games. And it all goes to a good cause.

So, come on down and play some games on March 30th. Doors open at 11:00, and close at 6:00. I’ll be there the whole time, anxious to play something.

After all, it’s Tabletop Day.