Oh, What a Night! by Norma Gallien

Photo by Missing Link Studios, taken that evening during a Night of Gaming for Good on Top of the World, PAX Edition.

Photo by Missing Link Studios, taken that evening during a Night of Gaming for Good on Top of the World, PAX Edition.

As the proverbial dust settles from the mad exciting rush that is PAX weekend and life transitions from that strange post PAX lull into relative normalcy, we can't help but reflect on that fantastic evening On Top of the World

We came together to play, feast, and fund raise for the Seattle Children's Hospital. Driven by your support, we get better and better with every event. There's a couple loose strings and some accounting to do, but it's safe to say that we broke some records that evening! 

And we couldn't have done it without you. 

We'll be back soon with updates and photos, but for now, from the bottom of our geeky awkward hearts:

The Prize List: The Gaming Industry is Awesome Edition! by Matt Winberry

These were just SOME of the prizes from our last event! And we've got even more this time around!

The following is an up-to-date list of the prizes we are giving away! We'll be adding to this up until the event, so check back often to see what's new. We will be giving away more games than ever this time, and if you've seen our previous prize tables, you know that this is a bold claim.

Don't have tickets yet? If you like games, you definitely don't want to miss out!

Here's the list!

Art's Ideas / Jenga Giant (Platinum Sponsor)
Jenga Giant JS7 (x6)
Jenga Premium Hardwood Game (x8)
Jenga Ocean Game (x12)
Jenga Throw 'N Go Hardwood Game (x12)

Calliope Games (Platinum Sponsor)
Double Double Dominoes (x2)
Hive Mind (x2)
Menu Masters (x2)
Roll For It! (Deluxe Edition) (x2)
Roll For It! (Purple Edition) (x2)
Roll For It! (Red Edition) (x2)
Running With the Bulls (x2)
Thieves! (x2)
Tsuro (x2)
Tsuro of the Seas + Veterans of the Seas (x2)
Ugh! (x2)
Wordoku (x2)

Cheapass Games (Gold Sponsor)
Before I Kill You, Mister Spy
Brawl (Bennett, Chris Darwin, Hale, Morgan, Pearl)
Get Lucky (x10)
Give Me the Brain
Kill Doctor Lucky (Anniversary Edition)
Lord of the Fries
Stuff and Nonsense
Tak (x2)
Unexploded Cow (x2)

Czech Games Edition (Platinum Sponsor)
Adrenaline (x15)
Codenames - Pictures (x12)
Dungeon Lords (x2)
Dungeon Petz (x2)
Shipyard (x3)
Tash-Kalar (x3)
Through the Ages - A New Story of Civilization (x15)
Tzolk'in - The Mayan Calendar (x2)

Daily Magic Games (Gold Sponsor)
Go Nuts For Donuts (x2)
Quests of Valeria (x2)
Sunrise City (x2)
Valeria: Card Kingdoms (x6)
Villages of Valeria (x2, Deluxe Kickstarter Edition)

Fizzy Fairy Apothecary
Nerdy Gift Basket including d20 Bath Bombs and other wonderfully fragrant and aromatic stuff!

Lone Shark Games (Gold Sponsor)
Apocrypha Adventure Card Game: World Base Set (x4)
Maze of Games and Theseus Guide (x4)

R&R Games (Gold Sponsor)
Caffeine Rush (x12)
Face Chase (x6)
Flipping Flags (x12)
Get a Life (x12)
Slideways (x6)
Unnatural Selection (x12)

Secret Hitler (AKA Goat Wolf and Cabbage, Gold Sponsor)
Cards Against Humanity base game + several expansions (x5)
Secret Hitler (x5)

Slugfest Games
Battle for Greyport (x2)
The Red Dragon Inn 1 (x2)
The Red Dragon Inn 4 (x2)
The Red Dragon Inn 5: The character Trove

Top Shelf Fun
Red Meepillow
Orange Meepillow
Green Meepillow
Blue Meepillow
Purple Meepillow

USAOpoly (Gold Sponsor)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Gear Up and Rock Out! An Awesome Mix Card Game (x30)
HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS BATTLE A Cooperative Deck-Building Game
Nefarious: The Mad Scientist Game! and Nefarious Becoming a Monster Expansion
MUNCHKIN: Marvel Edition
MUNCHKIN: X-Men Edition
Star Trek Panic
Super Mario Level Up! Board Game
Telestrations 8 Player: The Original

Zagar Games
BetaBotz (x2)

Boost the Signal, Win a Prize! by Norma Gallien

It's our popular Invite/Share/Tweet Thread!

We do this before every event we put on: help us boost the signal on Facebook and you could win some loot from our gaming prizes pool! 

Invite/share/tweet our event and let us know what you did by replying to the thread on Facebook. One entry per social media channel, up to a maximum of 3. Here's what to do:

1) Invite at least 10 gamer friends who will be in Seattle during PAX weekend to this Facebook event. If you invite significantly more than 10, let us know and we may just throw an extra entry (or three) into the pot for you.

2) Share the event on Facebook and/or post to your Facebook page with ftwevents.com somewhere in the post (it should automatically pick up the correct picture if you do this).

3) Tweet that you're going to the event, making sure to include ftwevents.com and/or @ftweventssea (our twitter handle) somewhere in the Tweet.

That's it! Good luck. Winner(s) to be announced on the night of the event. The more people who participate, the more stuff will be diverted to this prize pool. Also, if you have other preferred ways of spreading the word (Instagram? etc.) let us know and we'll give you credit.

Top of the World Update for August 9th! by Matt Winberry

Hello gaming community! It's Matt at FTW Events here with a quick update.

First of all, ticket sales: Today, with over 3 weeks to go, we surpassed our headcount for last year's PAX event. The non-procrastinator tier of General Admission tickets is over 50% sold out, and there are only 3 of the original 15 non-procrastinator VIP tickets left. Don't have yours yet? Get them now!

Procurement: We have pledges from the following publishers already: Calliope Games, Cheapass Games, Lone Shark Games, Passport Game Studios, R&R Games, Slugfest Games and USAOpoly. Most of the publishers are in Gen Con scramble mode right now, so I expect that some of our stalwarts will get on board once this weekend's Con is behind them.

We hope you're enjoying your summer, and we look forward to seeing you on the 1st!

Early Bird Special for our next event! by Norma Gallien

We're excited to say that ticket sales just went live for our next event, a Night of Gaming for Good on Top of the World, PAX Edition! More formal announcements will be coming in the next couple of days, including on our Facebook and tomorrow at our Monthly Game Night, but for now all you early birds can take advantage of the Early Bird price! These tickets are limited, so snatch them up now! 

We're working hard to make this event our best yet. Look for more details soon on raffle prizes, our pop up game store and something special in celebration of PAX weekend!

Happy International Tabletop Day! by Norma Gallien

Happy International Tabletop Day!

ITTD is hosted by the fine folks at Geek & Sundry, be sure to support them as they and Extra Life play to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, which includes our very own beneficiary of late: the Seattle Children’s Hospital.

This year’s theme is “How Did Board Games Change Your Life.” Did you know that International Tabletop day inspired the creation of FTW Events? The very first event put on by FTW Events (then known as Dawgsled Events) was on International Tabletop day in 2013. We’ve grown so much since then: with larger and multiple events throughout the year, we remain ever committed to using the power of board gaming for good!

We’ll be joining everyone today in rolling dice, placing tiles, moving minis, choosing cards, and everything else in between, as we reflect on this crazy and wonderful hobby.

How did board games change your life?

Giving to the Imagine Guild and Seattle Children's Hospital by Norma Gallien

Jennifer Kramer receiving a check donation on behalf of the Imagine Guild and Seattle Children's Hospital, from FTW Events president, Matt Winberry.

Jennifer Kramer receiving a check donation on behalf of the Imagine Guild and Seattle Children's Hospital, from FTW Events president, Matt Winberry.

Last month, we had our first event of the year: a Night of Board Gaming for Good on Top of the World, ComiCon Edition. Last week, we were honored to present a check donation to the Imagine Guild and to the Seattle Children's Hospital. Receiving the check was Jennifer Kramer, a representative from the Imagine Guild and Seattle Children's Hospital, during our monthly Monday game night at the Columbia Tower.

The amount was nothing to sneeze at and it will all go to the hospital's Uncompensated Care program, towards helping kids and their families at Seattle Children's.

You did this! We know we've said it before, but we can't say it enough: thank you for making it possible.

Ready to do it again in September? We are.