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Game Days 2017

The Twelfth Annual Tennessee Game Days Convention will be March 17-19, 2017.

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Tennessee Game Days XII
set for March 17-19, 2017!

TGD XI was another great year for TGD - more space, more people, and more great board gaming fun! What will TGD XII bring? More of the same!

  • More Space - We have added more space for 2017 - so make plans to come fill it!
  • More Time - Thursday Night gaming was a success; it will return in 2017. TGD 12 will officially kick off on Thursday night for a subset of attendees. Want to start your fun 12 hours earlier? There are two ways to get involved currently (1) stay at the hotel sometime during TGD weekend or (2) be a leader in our fundraising efforts for Extra Life.
  • More Food Options - In additon to the great options available close to our host hotel, this year we are again offering lunches that can be purchased in house on Friday and Saturday. Save time and get back to gaming even faster with this new option!
  • More Hotel Rooms - We have sold out our block in the hotel for the past two years -- we have added more space in 2017 but you'll want to move quickly to stay on site!

All this fun and excitment we will be happening once again at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. And don't worry, our favorite regular events will return (the Tour of Gaming Destinations, Crokinole Tourney, Wits & Wagers Game Show, the annual Take it Easy event, and more). Early Registration is open now. Hope that we'll see you there!

TGD's 2017 Venue

Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
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 plenty of room for gaming, our 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.

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 managed to bring back the Early Bird Specials that help make TGD a great gaming value. And we've kept admission prices at the same low level another year!

We will update this page when the specials are full, but don't delay, they will fill up fast!

Early Bird #1 -

Be one of the first people to register for TGD 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! Check out the Registration page for details.

Early Bird #2 -

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. Staying at the hotel gives you more time to game by eliminating the driving home or to another venue and by letting your event start on Thursday Night! -- if that's not enough, book early and you'll be gaming for free!

Still not convinced staying at the hotel is the way to go? That's okay, if you register early to attend the weekend, we'll still have reduced admission for you. So, what are you waiting for? Register Today.


What is Tennessee Game Days?

Tennessee Game Days is an open gaming convention held annually just south of Nashville, TN. Attendees from all over Tennessee, surrounding states, and from places far and wide, 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.