TN Game Days Middle Tennessee's Annual Open Gaming Convention

20Apr/101

Prizes, Prizes, Prizes

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.

Tour Drawings

  • 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.

- Devon

13Mar/101

Take it Easy . . . AND WIN!

"'Cause it's easy . . . easy as Sunday morning."

Ever since TGD was birthed at the YMCA some five short years ago, the one constant to the weekend has been our Annual Take it Easy tournament.  Now, Take it Easy is not top on the "Hotness," so some of you might not be familiar with the game - take one part tile laying game, with one  part Bingo, and add a dash of risk and reward payoff and you have a fun little game.  The goal is to place tiles so that you have complete lines from one side of the board to the other.  For example, in the picture below, the yellow nines in the center are complete (and would score you 45 (9x5) points).  The catch is that you place one tile at a time and which tile you have to place each turn is determined by a caller - BINGO style.  You can check out the full rules and details on Boardgamegeek.

A Finished Take it Easy Board

A Finished Take it Easy Board

So why Take it Easy? First because it handles a lot of players - each game set is identical so our only limit to participants is number of sets.  Thanks to the generous donations of FRED Distribution, we know how four additional sets of the game - meaning at least another 24 people can compete over our roughly 32 in 2010.  Regardless, if you own this game - bring it with you! If we don't have enough seats priority will go to those that brought sets, and then those that preregistered - so preregister today!  The second main reason is that it's quick - the full event takes about 45 minutes and that includes teaching the new players the rules.  Most importantly, it is FUN - heckling the caller about his inopportune tile selections is more fun than you might think in the heat of the moment.  If all this was reason enough, the kind folks at Games Surplus have graciously donated some great prizes for the winners.  Be sure to block out time Sunday morning to  Take it Easy!

10Mar/102

Crokinole Face Off!

We are excited to announce that we've added another great event to Tennessee Game Days V - a Saturday night Crokinole Tournament. The event will feature both singles and doubles categories, so start thinking about a fine finger flicking friend. For those of you that might not be familiar with the game, it is an old Canadian parlor game that is a ton of fun to play - sort of like shuffleboard meets curling meets checkers - check out it's entry on Boardgamegeek for more details.  Plus, the whole thing is being sponsored by Time Well Spent - so there will be neat prizes for the top finishers!  Just a few weeks left to get the early registration discount, so do it today!

Play on the TGD Crokinole board!

Play on the TGD Crokinole board!