Tennessee Game Days XIII
Weekend Schedule of Events

Doors Open at 8 am on Friday, March 9th
Main gaming room will stay continuously open until Sunday at 8 pm.
Library will close each evening around 10:30 pm, around 3 pm on Sunday.

Our detailed schedule of events can be found on our calendar. You can also read about the details of many things that will be happening below.

Math TradeThe no-ship Math Trade is back for TGD XIII! What is a Math Trade? It's a great way to trade games that you might no longer want for something you do want. Here's how it works: first, attendees post games that they want to trade away onto a list on Boardgamegeek. Then, after the deadline for submissions, participants in the trade make a list of all the games up for trade they would be willing to accept for their game. Once those lists are submitted, a computer program analyzes everyone's want lists and creates "trade chains" that allow for the most possible games to be traded. Finally, you bring your games to the event and swap them. The great thing about a math trade is that it allows for trades to be made where a 1 for 1 trade doesn't make sense, but a three way trade makes all the parties happy. You can get more details about the process and post games for trade by visiting the 2018 Math Trade Geeklist on Boardgamegeek.com.

Tour of Gaming Destinations The Tour of Gaming Destinations returns for TGD XIII. Throughout the course of the weekend, attendees can embark on gaming tours. A gaming tour consists of two to four games that share some sort of common theme. For instance, they might all be from the same designer, have a similar mechanic or theme, or have a temporal relation (e.g. recently published games). An experienced gamer, who has played all the titles on the Tour in advance, teaches the games to those who sign up for the adventure. In addition to the enhanced introduction to these games, attendees that go on tours have better odds of winning one of these titles as a prize during the weekend. Those new to modern strategy games will have an easy way to experience some recommended titles. Check out our calendar for more information and sign ups. If you want to check what tours are still open, here's a link to the current rosters. If the Tour you were hoping for fills up, join the waitlist, spots often open at the last minute. Also TGD has so much open gaming and great people, even if you don't go on a single tour, you can still have an incredible, game filled weekend!

Play to WinBack for the first time since TGD IV, Play to Win makes a return to the TGD spotlight. Throughout the course of the weekend, players can select a game from our Play to Win selection provided by our genrous sponsors. After playing the game, you and your fellow players will be eligible for a drawing held toward the end of the weekend -- the prize? Winning the copy of the game you played earlier. Click here to check out all the potential games you could play and win!

Tennessee State ChampionshipsThe Envoy Tennessee State Championship winners will receive a free pass to Atlanta Game Fest 2018 (Atlanta, Georgia - May 17-20, 2018) to compete in the Southeast Regional Championships for the respective game. Winners of the Regional Championships will get a free badge for Gen Con 2018, 1/4 of a free room (with three other winners) for three nights, and a chance to compete in the U.S. National Championships at Gen Con for great prizes! Championships will be held for Diamonds, Nevermore, Neuroshima Hex, Ice Cool, The Game of 49, Skull King, and Dimension. More details about these events can be found here. Sign ups for these tournaments is live, along with the Tour sign ups, which can be accessed via our calendar.

Crokinole Tournament Warm up that flicking finger for the sixth annual TGD Crokinole Tournament. Even if you've never played before, you will learn this game easily and have a fun time - we practically guarantee it. The goal of the game is a combination of flicking your checkers (or discs) into the center hole while, at the same time, trying to blast your opponent's checkers off the board. Once these discs get ricocheting, hilarity ensues. We will be hosting two simulatenous, single elimination tournaments on Saturday night - a singles bracket and a doubles bracket. If you feel you need some tuning up, there will be several Crokinole tables set up for quick play throughout the weekend; plenty of opportunity to hone that perfect 20 point flick. So make sure to grab a partner and set aside some time for the Canadian parlor pastime that has taken the gaming world by storm.

TGD Flea Market Is your game closet overflowing? Do you own a game or two that never sees table time? Have you taken advantage of one too many "great deals" on the internet? Now's your chance to recoup some cash for those games - all without dealing with eBay or shipping. For about an hour, any attendee that wants to offer some games for sale will be given about half a table to display their wares and hopefully sell some games - and other attendees can hopefully find some great deals! Besides, what would a Saturday in the Spring be without a flea market or yard sale to attend?

Wits and Wagers Game Show Grab two other people, come up with a goofy team name, and get ready for the fast and furious Wits and Wagers Game Show! Wits and Wagers is the award winning trivia game from North Star Games. This year's event will feature special TGD related questsions! Teams will compete to score the most points by answering off-beat trivia questions. Not a trivia buff? It doesn't matter! Players can win by making educated guesses or by playing the odds (it's Wits AND WAGERS). The event will last about an hour and the winning triumvirate will be rewarded -- so what are you waiting for? Start lining up some teammates! In the meantime, you can learn more about Wits & Wagers by visiting here.

Take it Easy TournamentTake one part Bingo, one part strategy and a helping of prizes and you have the Annual Tennessee Game Days Take it Easy Tournament. Even if you've never played Take it Easy before, you can join in on the tourney and still do well! We play one round, tally our scores, and award some prizes to the three highest finishers. It's a light, fun game that you can kibitz while playing and still have time to heckle our illustrious caller, who always picks out the tile you want to see the least. We'll have a quick rules rundown before hand, but you can always take a peek at the rules ahead of time by visiting here. We'd like to have room for everyone that wants to join in the tournament to play, so if you have a copy of Take it Easy, please bring it along!

Charity AuctionStarting in 2008, TGD has made it a point to also give back to the community in conjunction with our event - this year will be no different. Since having our annual food drive doesn't work any longer logistically, we now hold an annual TGD Charity Auction. We'll be conducting a silent auction throughout the weekend, with all the proceeds benefiting Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee. So come ready to bid on some great games and do some good at the same time!

Game Library Logo The Tennessee Game Days Game Library houses a large number of gaming titles for attendees to check out over the course of the weekend. In addition to the games donated by game publishers for our con library, most of the library is made up of games loaned to the event by local gamers, so please handle them with care. To check out a title, a guest merely has to go to the library desk, select a game to play, and sign it out with their Gaming Passport. When you're done playing, return the game and check out another, and another, and another - all weekend long. You can check out a list of the library's contents by clicking here. Don't see a game you are interested in? If so, email us and we'll see if we can get a copy for the weekend.