Tennessee Game Days VIII
set for March 8-10, 2013!
After a great event in 2012, Tennessee Game Days is gearing up for 2013 and our eighth annual event. After record crowds in 2012, we have scoured the middle Tennessee area to find more space to contain our gaming goodness, while maintaining the high standards that attendees have come to expect. We have succeeded in spades and have secured the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs as the site for our next event. Close to 4,000 sq. ft. will be available for three solid days of open gaming, including the return of last year's fun events (the Tour of Gaming Destinations, Crokinole Tourney, Wits & Wagers Game Show, the annual Take it Easy event, and more). Even with the move, we have managed to keep the same admission prices and are working on even more early bird rewards. All this means that TGD is one of the most affordable and fun open gaming conventions around. What's not to like?
TGD's 2013 Venue
Franklin, TN - just minutes south of Nashville
700 Cool Springs Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067
Hotel Registration Page for TGD
Our event will be held in Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, located just minutes south of Nashville. You'll want to stay to be just seconds away from our 24 hour gaming ballroom. In addition to more room for gaming, our new location has free parking and great amenities on site, including a restaurant and coffee shop. For those looking for more dining variety, the Marriott is located in Cool Springs - a mecca for shopping and restaurants in Middle Tennessee. There are hundreds of dining choices within a mile of the hotel! And, for those bringing families, the Marriott has an indoor salt water pool for guests to enjoy. TGD guests can stay on site for just $115 a night (plus taxes).
Early Bird Specials
We constantly strive to make Tennessee Game Days not only a great event, but a great value as well. To that end, we've added another level of Early Bird Specials this year that we think is very exciting.Early Bird #1
THIS EARLY BIRD OFFER (#1) IS NOW CLOSED! THANKS TO ALL THAT TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IT! Register today and stay at the hotel overnight and you'll receive a $10 credit voucher for our onsite game vendor, Roll the Dice, to be applied to a gaming purchase. A great opportunity to purchase that new gem you just discovered at TGD! Staying more than one night at the hotel? Great -- there will be even more credit coming your way! Check out the Registration page for details.Early Bird #2
THIS EARLY BIRD OFFER (#2) IS NOW CLOSED! THANKS TO ALL THAT TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IT!
If you book now and stay at the hotel, we will give you one complimentary individual admission. Staying two nights? We'll comp two individual admissions or one family admission. Not only will staying at the hotel give you more time to game -- you'll be gaming for free!
What is Tennessee Game Days?
Tennessee Game Days is an open gaming convention held annually in Nashville, TN. Attendees from all over Tennessee and surrounding states gather for three solid days of open gaming. All kinds of board and card games will be available for play and you can find willing opponents for just about any game.
What types of games are played at the event?
As outlined above, the event is focused on open gaming, so the easy answer is anything that you can find an opponent to play. That being said, the attendees of our event typically play family strategy games, or Eurogames. These are games that play in an hour or two, feature decision making throughout the game, and usually focus on player interactions over player elimination. Games like The Settlers of Catan or Power Grid. In addition to these games, modern conflict oriented games are also usually well represented - games like History of the World, Memoir '44, or Twilight Imperium. What you won't see much of are miniatures games, like Warhammer, or collectible card games, like Magic: the Gathering - if your gaming tastes are focused predominately in either of those areas, this probably won't be the most fruitful event to attend. Take a look at our Past Events area to get a more in depth feeling for what a Tennessee Game Days weekend is like, and if you still have questions, let us know!
What is the Tennessee Game Players Association?
The Tennessee Game Players Association ("TGPA") is a non-profit organization formed in 2009 to promote gaming in the mid-south region. With so many cognitive and educational benefits associated with strategy board games, the TGPA hopes to increase their exposure with the general populace. The first step in this effort is our annual gaming weekend that not only serves these purposes but also helps us to raise some funds for additional efforts throughout the year.