To celebrate the opening of Meeples Games in West Seattle in May 2014, we have some special events planned for August to get you ready for PAX Prime, Aug 29-Sep 1 at the Washington State Convention Center. And we’re giving a way a pair of tickets! If you don’t know what PAX is check out What Is Pax?
Meeples’ Path to PAX Prime
Win a pair of tickets to PAX Prime for Monday Sept 1, 2014
Participate in any or all of the Meeples Games events leading up to PAX and you’ll receive at least one raffle ticket for the drawing which will take place on August 27th. You don’t have to be present to win and you don’t have to buy anything. You do have to be 18 years old. Just come in, have a good time and maybe you’ll get some tickets to PAX!
To help get you game on, your strategies tuned, and your game face prepared, come on over to Meeples for these special events each of which will result in a raffle ticket for you!:
- Netrunner: Mondays at 7:00 PM (August 4, 11, 18, 25)
- Star Wars: the Card Game: Mondays at 7:30 PM (August 4, 11, 18, 25)
- Warmachine / Hordes: Mondays at 6:30 PM (August 4, 11, 18, 25)
- Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures: Wednesdays at 6:30 PM (August 6, 13, 20, 27)
- Magic The Gathering: Friday Night Magic at 6:30 PM (August 1, 8, 15, 22); Casual Play Sundays 2:00 PM (August 3, 10, 17 and 24) and Tuesdays 6:00 PM (August 5, 12, 19, and 25)
- Out of Print Games: Let’s get together and play all those games you love, but no one can buy anymore! Got a copy of Atlantic Storm? The Queen’s Gambit? Bring it in! Check out the Event Page for details. Friday August 8 6:00 PM to close.
- Settlers of Catan Championship: $5 entry fee. Must be 18 to play. Register in person or on the Event Page by August 14. Round 1 Saturday 8/16 1:00 PM. Round 2 Saturday 8/16 5:00 PM, Round 3 depending on number of players Sunday 8/17 1:00 PM. Prizes awarded. See the Event Page for more details.
- Cards against Humanity Night: We are reserving the Thunderdome for this 18+ event on Saturday August 9th from 7:00 pm to close. Check out the Event Page.
- Civilization Day: a day dedicated to civilization games, bring your favorite and have the run of the Thunderdome as you take over the world, on Sunday August 10th starting at 1:00 PM. Check out the Event Page for details.
- Meeples’ Board Game Olympics: $10 per team entry fee. Must be 18 to play. Register in-person or on the Event Page by August 21. This is a two-person team event where each teammate plays three games (Ticket to Ride, Takenoko and Smash Up). Points are awarded for placement in each game. The team with the highest combined score wins! Prizes awarded. Saturday August 23rd starting at 1:00.
- Are You Faster than a Meeple?: $2 entry fee. Must be 18 to play. Register in person or on the Event Page by August 23. This individual event requires superior speed and excellent pattern recognition! Play Spot-it!, Pick a Dog, and Slamwich to see just how fast you are! Points are awarded for place and the most points wins. Prizes awarded. Sunday August 24th at 1:00 PM.
The Raffle – Win Tickets to PAX !!!!!
To top it all off, between August 15 and August 27, everyone who makes a game or accessory purchase (café purchases excluded) of $10 or more gets a raffle ticket. At 7:00 PM on August 27 a lucky winner will be chosen to receive a PAIR OF PAX PRIME TICKETS for SEPTEMBER 1. Remember, you also get raffle tickets for event participation this month!
Tabletop at PAX
From the PAX website:
Ranging from as hardcore as D&D to as casual as Bananagrams, the PAX Tabletop area has games for all gamer types and skill levels. With hundreds of freeplay tables and the ability to checkout games like you would books at a library, this area could easily keep you occupied for the entire weekend. Forget all those digital beep boops – rolling a twenty and looking your opponent in the eye is where it’s at!
Fantasy Flight Games will be running a 64-person X-Wing tournament Friday, August 29th, starting at 11 am, and running a 128-person Android: Netrunner tournament on Saturday, August 30th, starting at 11 am. Signups for both tournaments start at 10 am the day of the tournament at PAX Tabletop Tournaments HQ, in the Emerald Ballroom on the 3rd floor of the Motif Seattle Hotel (formerly known as the Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Ave).
Wizards of the Coast hasn’t announced their PAX Prime plans yet, but if you were there last year you know it’s gonna be great. Last year featured huge MtG tournaments and D&D Live Podcasts. We will update you as soon as we know more!