Tennessee Game Days Fall 2021
October 1 - 3, 2021
Weekend Admission Price
Everyone must register online before the event

Registration is completely subscribed.

We are completely sold out. Just to make clear - we will not have any tickets available at the door.
Please make plans to attend TGD Spring 2022, registration for which will likely begin in December.

In light of the ongoing public health challenges presented by Covid-19, we are going to have some extra requirements for the Fall 2021 event.

We plan to conservatively follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines around mitiating the community spread of Covid-19. As those guidlines evolve, expect our response to possibly change in concert with new recommendations. As of today, August 4th, our plan for the October event includes the following:

  • We are asking that only vaccinated gamers attend TGD Fall.  Upon arrival, every attendee will be asked to sign a two part document asserting
    (1) that you have been vaccinated against Covid-19, or you have a medical condition or strongly held religious belief that prevents you from getting the vaccine, and that
    (2) you realize that all public gatherings have inherent risk and hold TGPA harmless if you were to contract Covid during TGD Fall.

    You can read the current language of this document here. There is a possibility that it could be amended due to evolving guidelines. If any such change makes it impossible for you to attend the event, a refund of your admission fee will be given. As gamers, we know how to follow the rules so we are relying on your honesty in registering, we will not be checking vaccination cards at the door.

  • Based on updated guidlines, we are now requiring all attendees to wear masks in all common areas throughout the duration of the event.

  • Due to reduced space and attendance capacity, we are requiring that all attendees be at least 12 years old and up for the Fall event. Our hope is to return to our family friendly policies and discounted family admissions for the March 2022 event.

  • There will be no eating in the gaming spaces this year. Please don't order take out to eat in the hall or bring your food back with you.

  • Our current space projections will allow us to have about 200 people at the event. In addition, we will be only doing registration in advance for the event - we will not be selling tickets at the door, nor will there be single day passes. In order to plan properly, we'll need to have a little more certainty.

  • Due to the need to register early and the fact that conditions are variable, we will refund any registrations up to one week before the event if you become uncomfortable with the public health landscape. We will also provide a Covid-19 symptom checklist and will ask everyone to perform a self screening before attending each day - please don't attend if you have symptoms, we will refund your admission rather than have you attend ill.

We are going to do our best to have a fun and safe event in October!

If you have any problems or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Tennessee Game Days Policies

Tennessee Game Days weekends are always a fun way to relax with friends and enjoy some great board and card games. We just have a few guidelines we ask all our attendees to abide by to make the weekend run smoothly.

Have fun - Most importantly have fun - meet some new people, try a new game, play something you haven't had a chance to in a while. Whatever you do, have fun doing it!

Conflict Resolution – The goal of Tennessee Game Days is for people to have fun playing games. To that end, please treat others the way that you would want to be treated. Respect the wishes of those around you – stop means stop, go away means go away. If a conversation does not resolve the situation, or you need help, please let our volunteer at the library know and they will contact someone to assist. If an attendee cannot abide by these guidelines or the instructions of TGD staff, they may be asked to leave the event, or have the authorities called, if necessary.

Food / Drink - If you go out for food, please bring a minimal amount of food or drink into the event. A soda from your meal is fine, twenty pizzas for a pizza buffet will cause problems. Also, please be careful around the gaming tables. Nothing kills a great game quicker than being flooded with cola. Please keep drinks away from games or use a container with a cap or lid.

Smoking / Alcohol - Our event is smoke free (and drug free as well if anyone needs that spelled out). Smoking can be done outside the building, but under state law (TCA Section 39-17-1804), you need to be far enough away from the building that smoke doesn't waft back into the facility. Attendees that purchase an alcoholic beverage at the hotel bar are welcome to enjoy them while gaming but no outside alcohol can be brought into the venue. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Costumes / Cosplay - There are no formal cosplay events at Tennessee Game Days, nor is it a part of our program. We have had people wear a funny hat or a fancy outfit, but not anything that would be defined as cosplay in the traditional sense. In addition, our event insurance requires that we not allow mock weapons. If you are looking for an event that has a cosplay element, this isn't it.

Photos - Throughout the weekend, we will be taking photographs to use on this site as promotion or to share with our sponsors so they can see their donations in action. Attending the event is consent to your image being used in this manner.

Games - In addition to our Gaming Library, attendees usually bring along games to share with fellow gamers. Please be respectful of any games that you play and treat them with care. As we grow larger game storage space is becoming harder and harder to guarantee. Our suggestion is to limit games that you bring with you to TGD and to keep those games in our car or hotel room as much as possible. There will be the traditional tables in the main hall but much less of those tables than usual.

Kids - Our usual and entiry kids policty follows, but please remember the Fall 2021 event is 12 years and older. Anyone 18 years old or under must be accompanied by an adult to attend the event. Any gamer that has the attention span and ability to understand the objectives of the game is definitely welcome. You know your child and his or her abilities and limitations best. That being said, Tennessee Game Days weekend is probably not the best place to break in toddlers and young gamers on Gulo, Gulo and other great kids games. While I'm sure my four year old will stop by for a brief visit to see "all the gamers", he is still five or six years away from being a regular attendee. We've had babies in attendance before and it hasn't been a problem, but again you know your child best - if they don't like loud, noisy places, then you might want to consider inviting the in-laws over or hiring a sitter.

To further help facilitate younger gamers, we also have a "Kid's Corner." It is an area with a couple tables for younger gamers (6-10 year olds) to play games that are freely available for them to use and return. If you child, under age 14, wants to play a game from the main gaming library, we are going to ask that (1) you check that game out for them and (2) play that game with your child or have them play at the table next to you. We think these few simple guidelines will make things go smoothly for all.

Can I Demo My Game (Game Related Thing) at TGD? - TGD policy is that anyone can use a 2' tall x 3' wide table sign (not a tall vertical banner) to advertise their gaming thing in the main ballroom, as long as people are actively playing games at the table. If there is no gaming happening at the table, and the ballroom fills up, you may be asked to make room for active gaming (this hasn't ever happened yet). Passive flier distribution to gamers at your table is fine, but don't be actively stopping passersby to hand out your advertisements.

And finally, we don't require this, but as we are letting you advertise your gaming thing to over 800 captive members of your target audience, it would be awesome to see a little reciprocal advertisement about TGD through your gaming thing's media outlets around 4 weeks prior to TGD. If it's already inside that 4 week window, no worries; just remember us next year.

Soliciting / Sales - Please do not sell any merchandise in the ballroom or on site at TGD, nor should anyone be soliciting donations or other monetary contributions. We hopefully will have a flea market during the event, usually on Saturday. During that time, you are welcome to sell games and other items.