Tennessee Game Days XV
Weekend Schedule of Events

Doors Open at 8 am on Friday, March 6th
Main gaming room will stay continuously open until Sunday at 6 pm.
Library will close each evening around midnight, around 4 pm on Sunday.

Our 2020 schedule of events can be found by following this link to our full calendar, and a description of many of those events can be found below. Visit this TGD15 Link for even more detail and to sign up for any of our events!

Tennessee State ChampionshipsThe Envoy Tennessee State Championship are back for 2020!! They will occur front and center in the main ballroom and a friendly representative from Envoy will be on hand to teach you the game and administer the tournament! It will be a fun way to learn and play a new game and you might win!! Read all about the different championships you can compete in at Tennessee Game Days! Sign ups will open shortly, stay tuned!

Tour of Gaming Destinations A new era begins at TGD XV - our new signature program - Tour to Win. This program essentially combines our Tour of Gaming Destinations with our Play to Win program to create more than the sum of its parts. Tour to Win games basically come in two flavors:

  • SELF GUIDED TOUR - like your standard Play to Win, Self Guided Tours are games that are available to play throughout the weekend. Playing one gets you a ticket. You can then put that ticket into the prize bucket of the Tour to Win game of your choice. At the end of the weekend, we will draw winners from that bucket and you will win that game! But remember: you must have played that game during the weekend to win it! Really love a game you played - become it's advocate and earn more chances to win (advocates teach the games to others embarking on their own self guided adventure).

  • GUIDED TOURS - grizzled veterans will be leading you through the Guided Tour Games. Unlike the longer tours from ages past, these adventures focus on just one title, allowing you to choose your own adventure, from different gaming experiences throughout the weekend. Just like with Self Guided Tours, you will get a ticket for playing them and an extra ticket for participating in the guided experience. More ways to win! Great for veteran travelers and new gamers alike!

    Enter to try to win as many different titles as you like, but each visitor is limited to winning one Tour to Win game!

    Prototype Room Get in on the ground floor testing the next Wingspan in the Prototype Gaming Room! Designers will have their games available to play. Sign up for a game that looks interesting, show up at the time and play the game. The designer will be on hand to teach and to answer questions and, most importantly, to accept helpful feedback after the play is over! This type of event is super helpful for new designs. Everyone that helps will get their name enter (for each game they played) into a drawing for a free game of their choice* from Game Point Cafe. You help new designers, designers get helpful feedback, someone wins new game - everyone wins in the prototype room! Here is the link for designers to add their games. If you hit any snags in registering your game, just let us know!
    (* - Free Game limited to games that are readily available from distribution that have a maximum MSRP of $60)

    Crokinole Tournament Warm up that flicking finger for the seventh 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! In order to raise more money for Secong Harvest, there will be a mandatory $5 donation for each selling space. Besides, what would a Saturday in the Spring be without a flea market or yard sale to attend?

    Feld Fest Macao. Bora Bora. Notre Dame. Aqua Sphere, Trajan. Stefan Feld has designed so many great games. This event is more of a drop in event, or come and stay all day. In case you couldn't tell, there will be numerous Stefan Feld designed games set up and ready for you to come play. As you play Feld games you will accumulate points towards being crowned the Feld Fest First Finisher. You will score points for playing games. Score more points for winning those games! Score points for complimenting the host on how fit he looks lately. Score points for taking the least bathroom breaks. Score points for taking the most bathroom breaks. Score points for collecting sets of discarded items around the room. Score points for maintaining eye contact with your opponents. Score points for being silent the longest. Score points for almost everything you do! Most points wins! Feld!

    (Most of those were jokes, Feld games are known for having a number of different ways to score points during the game. Hate to explain jokes, but don't want unreal expectations... +5 points for explaining your joke! Feld!)

    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 all our events - 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.

    Math TradeThe no-ship Math Trade will be back for TGD XV! 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.