Tennessee Game Days IX
set for March 14-16, 2014!
After a successful venue change in 2013, Tennessee Game Days is returning in 2014 for another fantastic event. After record crowds in 2012, we 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 succeeded in spades and will be returing to the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs again in 2014 for our Ninth Event. Hundreds of gamers from around the southeast (and beyond!) will gather 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). We have again created some early bird specials and have managed to not raise admission prices for the three year running. All this means that TGD is one of the most affordable and fun open gaming conventions around. What's not to like?
TGD's 2014 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 $119 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 managed to bring back the Early Bird Specials that help make TGD a great gaming value.
We will update this page when the specials are full, but don't delay, they will fill up fast!Early Bird #1 - CLOSED
Our first early bird special is fully subscribed. Special #2 is still available.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. Not only will staying at the hotel give you more time to game -- you'll be gaming for free!
Plus, registering early gets everyone a discount on the weekend. 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 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.