It's that time of the year again! The heat is upon us in more ways than one as we slip into steady summer and the countdown to PAX West begins. We've got a couple of dates for you to pencil into your calendars!
Our Next Event
Ready to play more games on the 76th floor?
We're excited to announce our next Night of Gaming for Good on Top of the World, PAX Edition! Tickets will be available soon on Shindigg and we'll let you know when that goes live. (But pssst, word on the street is that you'll be able to purchase super early bird tickets at the next FTW Game Night on July 16)
Support us on Prime Day
July 16-17 is Amazon Prime Day!
FTW Events is now a recognized AmazonSmile non-profit organization! This is a simple way for you to support us every time you shop at Amazon, including on Prime Day. Make purchases through AmazonSmile and a portion of the purchase price will be donated to our cause!
Using your Amazon account, sign into smile.amazon.com and enter FTW Events as your charity of choice. Then just shop as normal!
Be sure to use smile.amazon.com on Prime Day and every time you make an Amazon purchase to ensure that a donation gets made each time.
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 all the way up to 76 floors so you can use all your vouchers to bring home some new treasures. 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!
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!
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!
As a VIP, we try our best to drown you in swag and swank!
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.
Guests of Honor
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."
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.
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!
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!
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!
12 Days (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)
Tsuro of the Seas + Veterans of the Seas Expansion (each x4)
Brawl Complete Set: Bennett, Chris, Darwin, Hale, Morgan, Pearl
Button Men (x2)
Deluxe Pairs (x3)
Doctor Lucky's Mansion that is Haunted
Give Me the Brain
Kill Doctor Lucky
Lord of the Fries
Secret Lair of Doctor Lucky
Stuff & Nonsense
Tak: University Edition (x2)
Heart of Crown + Playmat (x18)
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
Nefarious & Becoming a Monster (x2 each)
Star Trek Panic (x3)
Super Mario Level Up!
Yahtzee: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Edition
Ice Cool (x6)
Steve Jackson Games
Bill & Ted's Excellent Board Game
Munchkin 2: Unnatural Axe
Munchkin 3: Clerical Errors
Munchkin 4: The Need for Steed
Munchkin Monster Box
Munchkin Nightmare Before Christmas
Blue Heron Games
Affectionate: Cats & Cuddles
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)
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.