Tonight's the Night we Game for Good! Info on the Evening's Itineraries by Norma Gallien

Tonight's the Night!

In just a few short hours our event kicks off and we'll be playing games to benefit Uncompensated Care at the Seattle Children's Hospital. Tell your friends that there's only a few tickets left to enjoy some swanky tabletop gaming for a great cause. If you've never been to one of our events before, read on for some final updates, guides and general things you can expect tonight.


 
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Check-In

The Check-In table will be up on the 76th floor. VIPs can check-in as early as 5:30PM and General Admission at 6PM. The VIP private dining rooms are the Magnolia and Chairman's Board Rooms on the NE side.

 
 

Dining

VIP dining is served at 6PM. The Columbia Tower will start laying out the buffet for general admission at 7PM and will announce when it is open shortly after. For those that requested, we'll also have special gluten-free desserts set aside for you.

 
 
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Guest of Honor: Leah Hoyer @LeahHoyer

Leah has developed and produced hit television series, video games, and interactive experiences for some of the world’s most successful companies (Disney, Xbox, Telltale Games) for nearly twenty years. She will be dining with our VIP guests and then playing games in the main area afterwards.

 
 

Raffle and Prizes

The raffle happens around 9pm and you must be present to win. It can get loud with the festivities, so please bear with us if you'll still be gaming. Be sure to also peruse the prize list that was generously donated by our amazing sponsors.

 
 

Cosplay Contest

Dress to impress, strut your stuff for your fellow gamers in our Cosplay Contest and you could go home with the Cosplay prize!

This is usually the last major festivity of the evening, thus it happens pretty late (so plan your cosplays accordingly - we want you to be comfortable while you game!).

 
 
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Parking and Transportation

Parking is available at the Columbia Tower for $10 after 5PM. Please note that the garage closes at midnight, any car parked after midnight will also be charged for the next day. Street parking is free after 8:00 PM. The tower is an 8 block walk or $5 Uber/Lyft ride from the Washington State Convention Center. If you will be busing it in, the nearest transit tunnel station is Pioneer Square station.

 
 
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Invite/Share/Tweet and Win

We've still got our Invite/Share/Tweet promotion going on. Even at this eleventh hour, boost the signal and as a thank you, we'll enter you in a separate raffle to win a game!

Get those tickets now! See you tonight!

Buffet Menu for our Night of Gaming for Good by Matt Winberry

Ready to tuck into some tasties? Presenting the food menu for the buffet on Friday!

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Image from 2018 buffet

  • Pasta Station :

  • Handmade gnocchi with arrabiata sauce, pomodoro (Vegetarian, GF)

  • Rigatoni with carmelized onion, applewood smoked bacon, pecorino

  • Butternut squash risotto, black truffle, rosemary (Vegetarian, GF)

    Campanelle with roasted cherry tomato Salsa, basil, chili (Vegetarian)

  • Beef Tenderloin, chef’s choice of prep

  • Seasonal Salad with fresh mozzarella, black olives, tomato and focaccia

  • Assorted miniature desserts

Your stomach rumbling yet? Get it ready and make sure you have your tickets!

Ten Days Away! Are You Ready to Play? by Norma Gallien

It is less than two weeks until our Night of Gaming for Good on Top of the World, PAX Edition and tickets are still available via Shindigg. As usual, it's flurry of activity behind the scenes, but trust that we're working hard to put on a fantastic evening! Here's some updates coming at you.



Make room on your shelves!

If you haven't seen it yet, we've posted a raffle prize list and our current sponsors. This is still far from the final list, though, so be sure to check back often as we confirm more commitments! Between Gen Con and PAX West happening around the same time frame, sponsors are quite busy but still send us games sometimes even up to the day of!

Tickets Going Quickly
There aren't that many Tier 1 general admission tickets left, so if you or any friends have yet to get tickets, do so soon before the price jumps. Tier 2 GA tickets will be $10 more one Tier 1 runs out.

There are also only 4 VIP tickets left as of this writing! Don’t will forget that VIPs enjoy an upgraded experience that includes a VIP Swag Bag chock full of games and goodies, a served dinner with exclusive options, at a private table with our guest of honor, and an additional $25 gift certificate to our pop-up store.

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Invite/Share/Tweet and Win
Before every event, we have our ever popular Invite/Share/Tweet promotion. You are our best marketers! Let your friends know about the event and we’ll enter you in a drawing to win a game. Thank you for boosting our signal

Leah Hoyer, CEO of Level Headed Games

Leah Hoyer, CEO of Level Headed Games

Welcome Leah

Announcing our Guest of Honor, Leah Hoyer!

Leah has developed and produced hit television series, video games, and interactive experiences for some of the world’s most successful companies (Disney, Xbox, Telltale Games) for nearly twenty years. For the past decade, she has focused on interactive storytelling across various media, including VR, streaming content, live experiences, and games of all types. She has recently founded Level Headed Games, which focuses on mobile games and apps that stretch out of the phone and into our daily lives. Their first game is in production and should be launching by the end of the year. She has also been developing a tabletop RPG that takes place in the world of reality TV dating shows.

Leah will be dining with our VIP guests and then playing games in the main area afterwards. You can follow her @LeahHoyer.

Boost the Signal, Win a Prize! by Norma Gallien

It's back, our ever popular Invite/Share/Tweet Thread! You are our best marketers: with your help, we can sell out the event, thus impressing our sponsors so they keep donating games to the cause, that in tun, you’ll be able to take home!

For each of the below actions you take, you'll be entered to win a game (must be present to win).

Three ways to enter:

1) Invite 10 local (or PAX-attending) Gamer friends to this Facebook event. Invite 50 or more for an extra chance to win!

2) Share this event on your Facebook timeline. Event link to copy/paste is https://www.facebook.com/events/451765855620476/

3) Retweet this tweet: https://twitter.com/FTWEventsSea/status/1142782639113326598…

Once done, reply to the related pinned post on the Facebook Event Page with the actions you took.

Now, these have been our tried and true social routes the past couple of years, but if you're interested in signal boosting for us in other ways, just let us know! Ask us for some event flyers that you can hand out (at your next game night, at work, etc), post on reddit, on BoardGameGeek, so forth, the sky's the limit! Just let us know what you did and we can count them as more entries.

Thank you! You are awesome!

The Prize List: PAX 2019 Edition by Matt Winberry

The following is an ever-evolving list of the prizes we are giving away on August 30th! We'll be adding to this up until the event, so check back often to see what's new. We are literally receiving boxes from our sponsor donors every day! Be sure to check our sponsors page often, too, as sometimes, even though they've committed, we don't know what they're sending us (it's like Christmas when we get them)!

Also, we're more than excited to have a few new names joining us! We welcome them and can't wait to see what they send us. 

Don't have tickets yet? If you like games and helping kids to boot, you definitely don't want to miss this one!

Here's the Prize List!

Platinum Sponsors

Check out this year’s donation from Calliope Games!

Check out this year’s donation from Calliope Games!

Calliope Games
12 Days (x6)
Ancestree (x6)
Capital City (x6)
Dicey Peaks (x6)
Double Double Dominoes (x6)
Everyone Loves a Parade (x6)
Hive Mind (x6)
The Mansky Caper (x6)
Menu Masters (x6)
Roll For It! Deluxe Edition (x6)
Roll For It! Purple (x6)
Roll For It! Red (x6)
Running With the Bulls (x6)
ShipShape (x6)
Shutterbug (x6)
Spymaster (x6)
Thieves! (x6)
Tsuro (x6)
Tsuro of the Seas (x6)
Wordoku (x6)

Gold Sponsors

Art's Ideas / Jenga Giant
Jenga Giant (x6)

Daily Magic Games
Chocolatiers
Crabs (x7)
Food Truck Champion (x6)
Go Nuts for Donuts
Horizons
Merchants of Araby
Sailing Toward Osiris
Songbirds (x6)
Thieves Den + Fortune Favors the Bold
VCK Flames + Frost Dice (x30)
Villages of Valeria + Landmarks & Architects

Iello Games
8 bit box (x2)
Biblios (x2)
Bunny Kingdom (x2)
Fairy Tile (x2)
Kanagawa (x2)
King of Tokyo (x2)
King of Tokyo Monster Pack 3: Anubis (x3)
Legend of the Cherry Tree (x2)
Raids
Zombie Kidz Evolution (x2)

Mox Boarding House
TBA

Ravensburger Games
Catlantis
Disney Villainous: The Worst Takes It All
Disney Villainous: Wicked to the Core (x2)
Disney Villainous: Evil Comes Prepared
Horrified
JAWS
King Me!
Push! (x15)

Renegade Games
Altiplano + Altiplano: The Traveler
Ex Libris
Gunkimono
Passing Through Petra
Reykholt
Sentient
Trajan

Slugfest Games
Red Dragon Inn 6: Villains (x2)
Red Dragon Inn 7: The Tavern Crew (x2)
Red Dragon Inn Battle for Grayport (x2)
+ Ohava vs. Murgath Expansion (x2)
+ Pirates Expansion (x2)
Red Dragon Inn Smorgasbox (x2)

Tasty Minstrel Games (TMG)
Chimera Station: Deluxe Edition (x4)
Downfall Deluxified
Flow of History - Deluxe Game (x4)


Silver Sponsors

Asmodee
Guardians
House of Danger
Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth
One Key
Naga Raja
Noctiluca
Pandemic Rapid Response
Starship Samurai

Bezier Games
New York Slice
One Night Ultimate Alien
One Night Ultimate Vampire
One Night Ultimate Super Villains
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak
Ultimate Werewolf Deluxe
Werewords Deluxe

Czech Games Edition
TBA

Grey Fox Games
Bushido + Rising Rage Expansion
City of Gears
Gem Hens
Run, Fight or Die: Reloaded + 5-6 Player Expansion

Greater Than Games
Brew Crafters
The Island of Doctor Lucky
Kill Doctor Lucky
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Spirit Island
Tak

Lone Shark Games
Apocrypha Bundle: The World, The Flesh, The Devil
Maze of Games Bundle: The Maze of Games, Keymaster’s Tome and Theseus Guide
The Ninth World
Puzzlecraft: How to Make Every Kind of Puzzle
Thornwatch + Dark of the Wood

North Star Games
Evolution
Evolution Digital Steam Keys (x30)
Evolution: Climate Stand-Alone


Bronze Sponsors

Brotherwise Games
Boss Monster Prize Pack:
Boss Monster, Rise of the Mini-Bosses, Implements of Destruction, Crash Landing, Tools of Hero Kind
Unearth

Indie Boards & Cards
Aeon’s End: Legacy
Among Thieves
Conflicting Legends
Finger Guns at High Noon

Monocle Society
Weave

Orange Nebula
Vindication

Paizo
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Core Set
Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Starfinder Beginner Box

Sphere Games
Mini DiverCity

Tickets Go Live Soon and an Invitation to Build Your Army in Shards of Infinity by Norma Gallien

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Tickets for our next Night of Gaming for Good on Top of the World, PAX Edition will be going live on June 17th during our monthly FTW Events Game Night. The ticket page will be announced that evening to those in attendance and then later that night, we'll send out the link into the multiverse here, via email and on social, so mark your calendar and be on the lookout for it especially if there are any early bird tickets to snatch up.

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That night we will also be presenting a check to the Imagine Guild with the funds raised from our successful Night of Gaming for Good on Top of the World Comic Con Edition, so if you are in Seattle, you should totally come


Build Your Armies

From our friends at Temple Gates Games comes Shards of Infinity, a new card game for iOSAndroid, and PC available now! We are still confirming details but they'll once again be in attendance at our Night of Gaming for Good.

If you can't wait until 8/30/2019, the game is available now but you can also sign up for the  TempleGatesGames.com/newsletter between now and 6/21/19 for your chance to win a copy of Shards of Infinity for your phone or PC! Three lucky winners will be selected to win this sequel app to Ascension. 

From the creators of the renowned Ascension deck-building game, Shards of Infinity combines an unprecedented level of strategy and customization into one speedy app. Win by either mastering the power of the Infinity Shard or by destroying all who oppose you.

One-hundred years ago, The Infinity Engine was shattered and its reality-bending shards have destroyed most of the world. Now, it falls upon you to gather your forces, defeat your adversaries, and rebuild the Infinity Engine! Will you survive?

Build your armies by recruiting allies and champions from four unique factions. Launch surprise attacks on your foes by instantly deploying mercenaries. Unlock limitless power by mastering the Shard of Infinity.

Shards of Infinity is the follow-up to the award winning deckbuilding game, Ascension.  

Game Features

  • 128 Cards

  • For 2-4 Players

  • Local pass and play

  • 30 minute playing time

  • Cross platform network multiplayer

  • Designed by Gary Arant and Justin Gary

  • Neural network AI based on Keldon Jones' research

  • App by Temple Gates Games, developer of Race for the Galaxy

Get it on iOS          Get it on Android          Get it on PC

Temple Gates Games has a history developing mobile boardgames.  Before digitizing Race for the Galaxy, they brought Ascension into VR. With a custom boardgame app engine and triple A background, they’re committed to bringing tabletop favorites to more players.  Accessibility features, like Jumbo Mode let mobile board game players crank up the text size for easier reading on small mobile devices.  No friends online?  No problem, players can play against AI opponents, powered by neural networks to offer a heightened challenge. 

Looking Back and Looking Forward! A midyear recap write-up. by Norma Gallien

Ahoy gamers! Happy first week of June. We’re almost to the middle of 2019 (already?!) and before you know it the summer sun will soon be rolling into town. When that happens, we know it’s time to start getting into the swing of prepping for our second event of the year: A Night of Gaming for Good on Top of the World, PAX 2019 edition, happening on August 30, 2019!

As we approach the midpoint of 2019 we thought we'd take a recap of the year so far. We're proud to continue on our mission of "gaming for good" with efforts like these.

Gaming for Good

Click on the image to see more pictures from the evening!

Click on the image to see more pictures from the evening!

On March 14, 2019 we hosted our first event of the year: A Night of Gaming for Good on Top of the World, ECCC Edition, and it was a wonderful evening of gaming and giving. For a mix of personal reasons (including but not limited to moving, new jobs, family illness and travel) the FTW team made the difficult but necessary decision to scale down this event. Though the evening was more intimate than our previous shindigs, your generosity was as stalwart and steadfast as ever and we still raised an incredible amount for the Seattle Children’s Hospital. We will be having the check presentation ceremony at our FTW Events Game Night next week on June 17th, so you should come! Without you, there wouldn’t be this awesome comically huge check to present, so as always, thank you for making it possible.

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Partners in Good

On May 19, we were excited to once again be a sponsor of Mox Boarding House’s Gauntlet, a six-week fundraising gaming marathon that ultimately pitted teams of gamers against one another in heated tabletop tournaments and other showstopping Cirque-themed festivities. We were honored to support their cause by donating four tickets to our upcoming Night of Gaming for Good on Top of the World in August.

This was all in the name of raising funds for their beneficiary, El Centro De La Raza, an organization aimed at creating a more unified community in some of Seattle’s most marginalized and underrepresented populations since 1972, helping countless lives with a range of services such as child-care, job training and cultural exchanges.

We share the belief with Mox’s Engage Committee that tabletop gaming has a unique and potent ability to bring people together and be used as a force for good.

 Looking forward

The year sped along and almost half of it is behind us but we still have our biggest even of the year to look forward to! Our focus will soon be on our Night of Gaming for Good on Top of the World, PAX West Edition on August 30, 2019. Stay tuned for more details, including when those tickets will go live (hint: very soon). Cheers!