Good luck to all the teams participating in The Gauntlet! by Norma Gallien

Today our friends at Mox Boarding House Bellevue will be throwing down The Gauntlet and pitting 20 teams against each other in a board game battle royale!  Mox Boarding House and Card Kingdom have been our awesome partners during our last few events, bringing their well-stocked pop-up store to our events. Today we're excited and proud to be sponsors of The Gauntlet: Realms, their annual charity tabletop gaming tournament that benefits Wellspring Family Services, a Seattle based non-profit that works to build emotionally healthy, self-sufficient families.  

The prizes in this fundraising tournament include SIX tickets to our Night of Gaming for Good on Top of the World, PAX Edition this August 31, 2018! We're cheering on all the teams and wishing our friends at Mox a fantastic event. If you're local, be sure to head down there to Bellevue and check out the festivities!

They're live streaming the action on their Card Kingdom channel, so be sure to tune in and give them, the players, and the community some support!

It's Over 9000!! by Norma Gallien

We're always on such a high after our events. Our most recent Night of Board Gaming for Good on Top of the World, held on March 2nd, was another one for the books! Thanks to you, our sponsors, volunteers and everyone who helped make it possible, we've managed to break another record!

 FTW Events' officers and volunteers present a check to Danny and Jennifer Kramer from the Imagine Guild.

FTW Events' officers and volunteers present a check to Danny and Jennifer Kramer from the Imagine Guild.

Yesterday at our April Game Night at the Tower some of our officers and volunteers presented this awesome and comically huge check to Danny and Jennifer Kramer, representatives and members of the Imagine Guild, to the tune of $9,900. 100% of the amount will go towards helping kids and their families at Seattle Children's Hospital. This blows away any previous record we've had for our Comic-Con events.

And we couldn't have done it without you. Thank you so much. Let's do it again in the Fall, yes? :) See you there!

Have a Seat at the VIP Table with our Guests of Honor by Norma Gallien

 
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As a VIP, we try our best to drown you in swag and swank! 

 
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First, your VIP Swag bag will be waiting for you when you arrive, stuffed with amazing games and goodies. You'll be seated in a private dining room with gorgeous views of Seattle and served your selections from a three-course dining and drink menu, including many dishes that are exclusively for our VIPs. You'll also be dining with other VIPs that include many luminaries and special guests from the tabletop industry.

 
 
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Guests of Honor

 

Trin Garritano

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Trin is a games industry veteran, presenter, and moderator who loves talking into microphones. Thank goodness, as we've asked her to be our emcee for the evening! Trin has brought you crazy things like the Cards Against Humanity Mass Effect Pack, the 2017 San Antonio NerdWalk, Tabletop Deathmatch, and the Friendshipping podcast. We've asked her to watch her language and not to bring her T-Shirt cannon, so this will probably go fine.

 

"Every week Jenn & Trin answer your questions about friendship! We try to advise on the tricky stuff that's making you feel weird."

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Theresa Duringer

As a designer at Temple Gates Games, Theresa Duringer spends her time adapting board games for digital devices, where she is tasked with clarifying complex designs onto a small device. She and the Temple Gates Games crew recently released Race for the Galaxy on iOS, Android, and Steam.   Prior to Race, she digitized the deckbuilder Ascension for VR, a medium that brings back tabletalk and social interaction to digital games. Up next she’s tackling Roll for the Galaxy, bringing the dice version of Race to PC, phones, and tablets.

Set your phases to fun!  Race for the Galaxy, the classic strategy card game set in space, is now available on phones, tablets and PC. Advance your empire in this engine builder by playing cards to develop technology and settle worlds. Play against the neural net driven AI or join your friends in multiplayer mode to see who can build the most prosperous empire.  

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The VIP experience offers all of this: swag, swank, and a chance to rub elbows with tabletop gaming elite! Secure your
tickets to the event here.
Already have a current general admission ticket?
It's not too late to upgrade to VIP! 

Boost the Signal, Win a Prize! by Norma Gallien

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

Before each event, we put on this promotion by asking you to do some promoting for *us*! We need all the help we can get in boosting the signal and you could win some loot from our gaming prize pool! 

To enter, look for the pinned post on our Facebook Event Page. It'll ask you to invite/share/tweet our event, let us know what you did, and that's it! We'll select one (or more) winner(s) at random the night before the event, and they'll have already won a game before they even walk into the event!

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The Prize List: ECCC 2018 Event Edition! by Matt Winberry

The Prize Table from our PAX event in 2017

The following is an evolving list of the prizes we are giving away on March 2nd! 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

Calliope Games
12 Days (x4)
Ancestree (x4)
Capital City (x4)
Dicey Peaks (x4)
Double Double Dominoes (x4)
Hive Mind (x4)
Menu Masters (x4)
Roll For It! Deluxe Edition (x4)
Roll For It! Purple (x4)
Roll For It! Red (x4)
Running With the Bulls (x4)
Shutterbug (x4)
Thieves! (x4)
Tsuro (x4)
Tsuro of the Seas + Veterans of the Seas Expansion (each x4)
Ugh! (x4)
Wordoku (x4)

Czech Games Edition
Alchemists & The King's Golem
Codenames: Duet (x2)
Dungeon Lords: Happy Anniversary
Pulsar 2849
Tash-Kalar (x30)
That's a Question! (x32)

Gold Sponsors

Art's Ideas / Jenga Giant
Jenga Giant JS7 (x2)
Jenga Premium Hardwood Game (x4)
Jenga Ocean Game (x6)
Jenga Throw 'N Go Hardwood Game (x6)

Cheapass Games
Brawl Complete Set: Bennett, Chris, Darwin, Hale, Morgan, Pearl
Button Men (x2)
Deluxe Pairs (x3)
Doctor Lucky's Mansion that is Haunted
Get Lucky
Give Me the Brain

Kill Doctor Lucky
Lord of the Fries
Secret Lair of Doctor Lucky
Stuff & Nonsense
Tak: University Edition (x2)
Unexploded Cow

Iello Games
Bunny Kingdom (x2)
Decrypto (x4)
King of Tokyo (x4)
Mountains of Madness (x2)
Tem-Purr-A (x3)
Welcome to the Dungeon (x3)

Japanime Games
Heart of Crown + Playmat (x18)

Lone Shark Games
Apocrypha Adventure Card Game: World Base Set (x4)
Maze of Games (x4)

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Clue: The Legend of Zelda Edition
Code Names Marvel
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Gear Up and Rock Out!
Lift It! Deluxe
Monopoly: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Edition
Munchkin Marvel
Nefarious & Becoming a Monster (x2 each)
Rollers Deluxe
Star Trek Panic (x3)
Super Mario Level Up!
Telestrations
Yahtzee: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Edition

Silver Sponsors

Ankama Games
Kingdom Run (x3)
Stellium (x2)

Brain Games
Ice Cool (x6)

Slugfest Games
Red Dragon Inn 2
Red Dragon Inn 3
Red Dragon Inn 4
Red Dragon Inn 6: Villains

Smirk & Dagger
Cutthroat Caverns
Dead Hand Chaos Poker (x30)
Paramedics Clear

Steve Jackson Games
Bill & Ted's Excellent Board Game
Illuminati
Munchkin 2: Unnatural Axe
Munchkin 3: Clerical Errors
Munchkin 4: The Need for Steed
Munchkin GLOOM
Munchkin Monster Box
Munchkin Nightmare Before Christmas
Zombie Dice

Stronghold Games
Animals On Board
Bear Valley
Crazy Creatures of Dr. Gloom (x2)
Diamonds
Five Cucumbers
Get The Cheese
Little Devils (x2)
Pit Crew
Stellar Conflict

Bronze Sponsors

Blue Heron Games
Affectionate: Cats & Cuddles

Fireside Games
Castle Panic!

Passport Game Studios
CV Pocket
Tokaido

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

Other Miscellaneous Donations

Incredible Expeditions: Quest for Atlantis Grand Tour Edition (x2, donated by Liz Spain)
The Mazing Game (x2, donated by designer Clint Amstrup)

The Party's Just Getting Started: Featuring Gambling, Brawling, and Drinking! by Norma Gallien

We’re excited to have SlugFest Games joining us once again! At our Night of Board Gaming for Good on Top of the World, you can gamble, brawl and drink the night away as you prove you have what it takes to keep up with the heroes. 

Join the Party! 

SlugFest Games has donated their awesome games time and time again to our events, and so, you can look forward to seeing their Red Dragon Inn series yet again gracing our prize tables in all their inebriated glory!  In Red Dragon Inn, all the heroes have (finally) turned in for the night, so it’s time to kick back with a mug of ale, a fist of dice and pouches lined with adventurers’ gold!

 
 
 

SlugFest will undoubtedly be bringing choice copies of this beloved lighthearted and fast-paced card game, but they also wanted us to let you know of their upcoming Red Dragon Inn 7!

The Wench joins the party and she’s bringing the rest of the tavern crew with her. The Red Dragon Inn 7 is a new standalone expansion to the series. In this game, you and up to three of your friends will play as the staff of our beloved tavern, enjoying the night after all the adventuring patrons have passed out in their rooms (or stables). 


Last Chance to be a Slack Backer!

The Kickstarter has ended for Red Dragon Inn 7 but during this “Slack Backer” period you can get the exact same rewards made available during the campaign on Kickstarter. This is your last opportunity to get  exclusive perks, so be sure to check it out
 

We can't wait to out-drink you on March 2nd
In the game, of course. Mostly.

An Exclusive Preview of The Mansky Caper from Calliope Games by Norma Gallien

Calliope Games has been a steadfast partner since we first started hosting events three years ago, bringing us their awesome games to play and fattening our prize list. They're joining us once again at our Third Annual Night of Board Gaming for Good on Top of the World, ComiCon Edition, but this time they are bringing another treat: the opportunity to be among the first to play The Mansky Caper!

 
 

Set to release to Kickstarter backers in May and then worldwide in summer 2018, guests who join us at our event on March 2 will have an exclusive chance to preview and play this thrilling Prohibition-era adventure heist!

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Work together to help yourself... just don’t get blown up!

Take on the roles of colorful “Associates” robbing lavish rooms in Big Al’s mansion, cracking safes to reveal valuables, explosives, and thrilling plot twists.

An Offer You Can't Defuse

In this explosive press-your-luck game, you'll be robbing rooms and dodging booby traps that go boom! Big Al Mansky, the most ruthless and illustrious Mob Boss ever, has never shown your Family the respect it deserves. It’s time to even the score by breaking into his mansion and absconding with all his loot!

 
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Share your loot with others in the same room, call in favors to perform skillful actions, and above all, decide when to stash your share at the getaway car before you hear a BOOM! It's a sensational game, full of explosive surprises and continuous player interaction. 

Stick it to Big Al by stealing the most loot and become the new head of the Family in The Mansky Caper, playable early with us on March 2, 2018 at our Night of Board Gaming for Good on Top of the World, ComiCon Edition!

 

Final days on Kickstarter!

Can't wait till March 2 to find out more about The Mansky Caper? Visit the Kickstarter campaign, currently in its final week! Be sure to check it out and watch a gameplay video from designer Ken Franklin! The game ships to backers in May 2018, followed by a Summer 2018 worldwide release.

 
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See you there for fun, food, and festivities! Get your tickets here!

Our next event! Here we come, Emerald City Comic Con! by Norma Gallien

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FTW Events is proud to present the Third Annual Night of Board Gaming for Good on Top of the World, benefiting The Imagine Guild for Seattle Children's Hospital! We're in our third year, already, guys! Woot woot! 

GET TICKETS!

Join us for an evening with the gaming community celebrating and playing games we love, partaking in fine dining, enjoying Top of the World views, and winning gaming prizes while giving generously to a great cause. Our beneficiary, the Imagine Guild, supports the Seattle Children’s Hospital, Uncompensated Care program. Taking place on the top floor of Seattle's iconic and exclusive Columbia Tower, it's an event you won't want to miss.