We are excited to announce that AEG is returning as a sponsor for their seventh year!! Happy to have them again!
There are no more rooms available at the host hotel. We increased the room block 25% this year, and it filled up faster than usual. Sorry for those that weren't able to get a spot - we will be sure to take that into account in 2017 and increase the block further!
Happy New Year! With the calendar turning to 2016, it is hard to believe we are only two short months away from TGD XI! We are excited about the new things we are trying out in 2016 and hope this will be another in what is becoming a good streak of successful TGD events. Since we are creeping closer to the show, expect more news and frequent updates - starting today!
Rooms at the Marriott Hotel
The hotel has consistently sold out during the TGD weekend and this year appears to be no different. As of Thursday morning, our room block is technically full, but we can squeeze in some more gamers if you act now. While the deadline to book is technically in February, that date has been accelerated because once there aren't any more rooms to rent, well there aren't any more rooms. So, if you want to stay on site for the event, now is the time to act. You can find the link to the hotel's site through our website or directly at the hotel's site. If you're having trouble making a reservation, you can email us at email@example.com and we'll take a look but that may mean the ship has sailed.
Call for Volunteers
It's also time for us to start lining up volunteers for the show. We need people to help with the registration desk, library check out and possibly with leading tours. If you have any interest at all, please just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org -- no commitment now, but we'll share the details and benefits with the people on that list. After that, you can make the final call.
Thanks and I hope you are excited as I am for TGD - This one goes to 11!
Extra Gaming for Extra Life is just ONE WEEK AWAY. While the official Extra Life day was this weekend, there's still time to help make a difference as this event is next Saturday, November 14th. We will gather from 9 am to 11 pm at the Theater Room in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. The most important take away from this post - WE NEED YOU. The only way this is a successful event is if people come out and have a great day of gaming - to that end, here are some thoughts.
- The Extra Life site makes you set a minimum goal of $100. We don't expect you to raise that much (but if you can, awesome). Our goal is for you to donate or raise $20 if possible - join our team and maybe make one solicitation FB post. You'd be surprised how easy raising some money to 100% benefit children can be!
- Regardless of your fundraising - come to the event! Games need people so come out and play. Even better tell some friends and bring them along. Even if you can't raise some funds, bringing along people that are able to donate or raise funds themselves helps our efforts.
- Unlock more rewards -- $30 and be entered to win a mystery box; $50 and you can game at TGD Thursday March 3rd for free (currently limited to hotel guests) and for $75 get invited to a unique thank you gaming party thrown by he hospital.
All this and more - make plans to come out on Saturday the 14th - and follow the latest details on our Extra Gaming page!
Registration for Tennessee Game Days XI is officially open. We have brought back all the fun promotions we've had in the past and added one more - Thursday Night Gaming.
That's right! If you stay at the Marriott, you will be able to take advantage of Thursday Night gaming starting at 6 pm on March 3rd. The library will be open, a full ballroom set up, and games will be waiting to be played.
This is a new, limited experiment for us at TGD. Right now this is the only way to take advantage of the early start. We will be adding additional options as we continue and space allows.
Hope you are making plans to attend TGD XI !!!
Early on in our history, the Tennessee Game Players Association (the people that bring you TGD!) decided to make part of our goal to do good through having fun. Community service efforts have been a part of our TGD event for many years. Last year, we joined in with the folks from Extra Life to raise money for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. We are hosting the same event again this year and hoping to raise even more money to help take care of sick children in our community.
Extra Gaming for Extra Life will return again this year on Saturday, November 14th! We will have a full day of gaming on tap, with the TGD gaming library available for people to play. The event will actually be held IN the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt this year -- it will be a great reminder of what our fund efforts are going towards.
Like last year, we will be asking people to raise / donate money for the cause, with a suggested donation of $20 to attend the game day. We're hoping to double attendance from last year and raise even more money for Extra Life! We will also be announcing some fund raising incentives soon, but in the meantime, you can head over to our team page to register, get ready to do some good, and to make plans for the fun!
We are getting more and more excited about Tennessee Game Days 2016. What better way to kick off the celebration than by unveiling the TGD XI Meeple!
We are ready to rock with another great year of games, tours, fun events, games, games, and games! We will definitely be turning it up to 11 with some additional gaming hours! What? That's right - we'll have more details soon!
Hope you're planning to join us at TGD XI!
I hope everyone has enjoyed the "off season." We're about six months away from TGD XI and we are getting excited here at TGD HQ!
Registration is going to open on October 1st. In the lead up to the start of registration, each week we are going to be highlighting new and exciting things coming for TGD XI. As we start on our second decade of gaming together, we can't wait to share a table with each and every one of you - for the eleventh time or for the first.
We hope you're starting to get as excited as we are - spread the word to your gamer friends and we'll see you next week!
Hey TGDers! We've update the library list for TGD X - it is similar to last year's list but with some new additions. There are over 300 titles in the library to choose from - so you should be able to find a fun game to play. You can check out the list on our library page.
That's not to say that you can't bring games along with you - feel free to do so. There will be some unsecure storage in the main room for games that you bring. But space is limited - if every person brings five tubes - well even with just a few dozen people, that gets unwieldy fast. One other suggestion, if you have a valuable title or something that you have done custom work on, I'd suggest maybe leaving that in your room until you are ready to play it. People are careful, but we always find a cup full of pieces when we walk the room at the end of every year. Although we try, they don't always find their way home from there.
All that is to say - there are going to be a lot of games at TGD X - let's get excited to play them!
Thanks for your patience. The TGD 2015 schedule and Tour of Gaming Destination sign ups are now live! It went out soft early this morning, and people are already excited about the offerings and signing up for things that look interesting - which is everything! You can check out the schedule on our details page and sign up for Tours using Boardgamegeek.com by visiting this page.
Next up: Gaming Library!