Tennessee Game Days Fall 2021
Extra Gaming for Extra Life
Oct 1-3, 2021!

In 2014, in addition to our annual spring event, we started a one day fall event to coincide with Extra Life - a charity fundraiser that benefits the Children's Miracle Network and furthers the work of local children's hospitals. That event soon grew to a 24 hour gaming marathon and then to a larger, three day event. This year it is growing again as we pivot - moving our traditional spring event to the fall due to the ongoing Covid pandemic.

All proceeds from this weekend will benefit the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University. We are excited to again have the opportunity to do good while having fun!

Read on for all the details about what we'll have in store for the weekend. Hope that we'll see you there!

Covid-19 Updates

August 3, 2021 - Consistent with our plan to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines in planning and executing the Tennessee Game Days Fall 2021 event, details about the weekend are subject to change as those guidelines evolve. On July 27, the CDC added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask indoors in substantial or high transmission areas. Williamson County is currently a high transmission area. Consequently, we will now be requiring ALL ATTENDEES TO REMAIN MASKED while in the common areas of the fall event. We will continue to monitor CDC guidelines and adjust our response accordingly.

TGD Fall's 2021 Venue

Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
Franklin, TN - just minutes south of Nashville

700 Cool Springs Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067
Hotel Registration Page for TGD Fall

Our event will be once again be held in Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, located just minutes south of Nashville. You'll want to stay to be just seconds away from our 24 hour gaming ballroom. In addition to plenty of room for gaming, our location has free parking and great amenities on site, including a restaurant and coffee shop. For those looking for more dining variety, the Marriott is located in Cool Springs - a mecca for shopping and restaurants in Middle Tennessee. There are hundreds of dining choices within a mile of the hotel! And, for those bringing families, the Marriott has an indoor salt water pool for guests to enjoy.

You can book a room now through September 10th at the Marriott website!

What is Tennessee Game Days?

Tennessee Game Days are a series of open gaming conventions held annually around Nashville, TN. Attendees from all over Tennessee, surrounding states, and from places far and wide, gather for three solid days of open gaming. All kinds of board and card games will be available for play and you can find willing opponents for just about any game. During the course of the event, we also try to do some good by raising money for charitable causes - like children's health or helping families with food shortages.

What types of games are played at the event?

As outlined above, the event is focused on open gaming, so the easy answer is anything that you can find an opponent to play. That being said, the attendees of our event typically play family strategy games, or Eurogames. These are games that play in an hour or two, feature decision making throughout the game, and usually focus on player interactions over player elimination - games like The Settlers of Catan or Power Grid. In addition to these games, modern conflict oriented games are also usually well represented - games like History of the World, Memoir '44, or Twilight Imperium. What you won't see much of are miniatures games, like Warhammer, or collectible card games, like Magic: the Gathering - if your gaming tastes are focused predominately in either of those areas, this probably won't be the most fruitful event to attend. Take a look at our Past Events area to get a more in depth feeling for what a Tennessee Game Days weekend is like, and if you still have questions, let us know!

What is the Tennessee Game Players Association?

The Tennessee Game Players Association ("TGPA") is a non-profit organization formed in 2009 to both promote gaming in the mid-south region and to host events that do good while having fun. With so many cognitive and educational benefits associated with strategy board games, the TGPA hopes to increase their exposure with the general populace. The first step in this effort was our annual gaming weekend that not only serves these purposes but also helps us to raise some funds for additional efforts throughout the year. In addition, we've also consciously added components to our events that help raise money for important causes like food shortage and childhood health!