Hey early birds - if you're coming in from out of town and are going to be there Thursday night, be sure to give the TGD hotline a call (615-624-GAME) as there may be some impromptu gaming happening somewhere in the Opryland Thursday evening.
Also the mostly final schedule of events is up on the site.
Are you ready?!?
With a little over 80 hours until Tennessee Game Days V will be in full swing, I thought I'd share some last minute information.
First off, if you need to get a hold of someone at TGD anytime this weekend, the best bet is to call our TGD hotline:
Someone from TGD will either answer that line or get back in touch with you quickly - so if you get lost, have a question, or need to get a hold of someone - call the hotline.
Speaking of getting lost, I also wanted to post information about our location so that everyone knows where they are headed. As we pointed out on the registration page, the Opryland Resort and Convention Center charges $18 to self park in their lot and more for valet parking. If you'd rather avoid those fees, you can park in the Oprymills Mall lot and have a short stroll to the hotel. Here's an aerial view of that location (click for full size):
Once you make it into the hotel, you should navigate your way to Washington B, which you can see on this map is on the second floor of the Presidential Section (click for full size):
Once you get there - play some games!!! Can't wait to see you at TGD.
We're giving away a lot of prizes this year at TGD V! For those of you, like me, who like to know the nitty gritty of how the prizes will be awarded, I've prepared this summary of how the prizes will be awarded.
Tour and Door Prize Drawing Rules
- Drawings will be held on Friday and Saturday night at approximately 9:30 pm, and at approximately 6:00 pm on Sunday evening.
- All drawings require the recipient to be present to win.
- Each night, drawings for Tour participants will be held first. The Tour drawings will be immediately followed by the Door Prize drawings.
- There will be separate prize tables for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In the order in which they were drawn, winners may choose any prize remaining on that day's prize table.
- A person may not be chosen for more than 1 prize from these drawings on a given day. For example, if you are chosen to win a tour prize, then you are not eligible to win a door prize that evening. You may, however, win another tour prize or door prize the next evening.
- The board members of the Tennessee Game Players Association and their immediate families are excluded from prize drawings at Tennessee Game Days V.
- Each stamp represents a chance to win. A computer will randomly select a stamp from among all stamps awarded over the entire weekend.
- On Friday night, 3 winners will be chosen from among Tour participants. On Saturday night, 4 prizes will be awarded to Tour participants. And Sunday evening's drawing will award 3 prizes to Tour participants.
Door Prize Drawings
- Door prize winners will be randomly selected by a computer from among all registered Tennessee Game Days attenders.
Night Cap Drawings
- A person is eligible to win one hat per weekend.
- Hat drawings are separate from the Tour and Door Prize drawings. For example, a person is eligible to win a hat on the same day as winning a Tour or Door Prize.
Other Tournament Prizes
- Prizes awarded for competitive tournaments such as Wits & Wagers, Crokinole, PK Cards and Take It Easy are separate from the Prize Drawings. Winning a tournament prize does not disqualify you from winning a Prize Drawing prize.
I just wanted to highlight a couple of events connected with the weekend that would / could require you to do something before you leave home.
- MATH TRADE - The most pressing is the Math Trade - you have to act by MONDAY Afternoon. A math trade is basically a big computer controlled swap meet for games. You list the games you would be willing to trade away and then choose games you would be willing to receive for each game you list. A computer program creates as many trades as it can, making sure you only get a game you said you'd be willing to receive. It's easy to do (trust me, we'll help you through it) but works best when lots of games are up for grabs. Submissions for the trade are open until Monday afternoon, so you need to act soon. Post games to this list on Boardgamegeek.com; if you're not a member, it's easy to register. If you have any questions, e-mail Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org and he'll help you - don't let a question stop you from trading some games!
- CHARITY GAME AUCTION - we are having a game auction to benefit Feeding America. For every $1 we raise, Feeding America can provide a meal to seven hungry people. So be sure to bring cash for buying these games to the event! You can view the games donated to date at this list on Boardgamegeek. If you want to do even more and donate a new or gently used game for the auction, e-mail us and we'll add it to the list and get the auction materials ready to sell it that weekend. Remember games donated are tax deductible.
- FLEA MARKET - Saturday morning we'll be having a gaming flea market. So be sure to bring spending cash for that too! If you want to sell some games at the flea market, in addition to bringing them along, drop a line to email@example.com so we can plan for space.
- TOUR OF GAMING DESTINATIONS - learn about this event happening all weekend and sign up to participate at this list. Win games!
- WITS AND WAGERS TOURNEY FRIDAY NIGHT - if you want to start thinking about some partners for the Wits and Wagers tournament - form those groups of three! (Technically, you can have more than three people, but we only have three prizes for the winners.)
- TAKE IT EASY TOURNAMENT- if you have a copy of Take it Easy, please bring it with you for the Tournament (and let us know you have one when you register at the event so we can accurately gauge space for that event)!