Atlanta Game Fest 28
October 27-30, 2016
Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center
246 Perimeter Center Parkway NE ยท Atlanta, Georgia 30346

The Atlanta Game Fest is a chance for boardgame fans from across the Southeast to gather for four days of fun and games. There will be hundreds of the world's best boardgames available for play, as well as friendly folks who can help with the rules.

Memberships for all four days are $50 each, $90 per couple, and $100 per family. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You can also pay for your membership at the door -- please email Ward your name for a badge.

Please note that parking for the event is free for all Game Fest attendees! You can get a sticker at the front desk so you won't be charged when you exit.

"Thanks so much for a great weekend! This was my first game fest of any type like this, and it certainly exceeded my expectations -- especially going in knowing few games & virtually no people beforehand. I met many helpful and patient people (some local), and learned about some new games that would have been difficult to try out otherwise without purchasing & hoping." --Johnathan

Single-day memberships are not available!

We have secured a great room rate from the Marriott. Single or double rooms are $78. Why fight Atlanta traffic when you can stay and play? See hotel info for more details. I recommend you make your reservations early: You can cancel up to 72 hours in advance with no charge.

In the spirit of Halloween, we are adding in some things from Game-o-Rama. Folks will be playing all weekend, but David Satterfield is scheduling a big Werewolf session for 10 pm Saturday. Plus, Frank Branham and Sandi West are creating a special Escape Room for the event!

Musee de Chateau Chat Toy and Game Museum
Escape Room 4-8 players. 1 hour

Come see the special Dia die Los Muertos special collection at the Musee de Chateau Chat. This event will feature a guided tour of our usual collection of retro toys and games as well as a new collection of Day of the Dead-themed items. The tour takes 45-60 minutes.

Note: There is no truth to the rumors being spread that the collection is haunted. No ghosts, strange secret messages, inexplicable locked boxes. None at all. Nope. Nada.

Confessions: This time we wrote our own escape room. It is harder, creepier, and a little more mathy; it contains a whiff of story and has a lot more puzzles which can be solved in parallel.

Schedule and a sign-up sheet will be available at registration.

Codenames Tournament

If you love Codenames and are interested in winning a copy of Codenames: Pictures, join us for the first Atlanta Game Fest Codenames tournament!

Schedule of Events
10am game room opens

The meeting rooms are just off the main lobby. There will be shelves, so we can have the big wall o' games for play. The gaming room is open nonstop from Thursday morning until Sunday night.

6pm Codenames Tournament

The tournament will be played in eight rounds, ending with the finals on Sunday at noon. All matches except for the final will be a best-of-3 format. Teams will consist of two players only.

Sign-up opens Thursday morning and will be open until we have 16 teams or the tournament opens at 6 pm on Friday.

All teams must be present or have a representative at the start of orientation at 6 pm on Friday. During this session, we will go over the rules and slot teams into the brackets. Teams will then coordinate the best time and place to play their matches in a 2- to 4-hour window per round.

Finals are at noon on Sunday. The initial match will be a best-of-3 format similar to previous rounds. However, in the event the loser's bracket champion hands the winner's bracket champion their first defeat, there will be a sudden-death one-game playoff to determine the champion. The winning team will each get a copy of Codename: Pictures. Thanks to David Dyer and David Satterfield for running this.

1:45pm set-up for Flea Market
2-3pm Flea Market

The flea market is a great chance for folks to clear out some shelf space and get those unplayed games back into circulation. Remember, an unplayed game is an unhappy game. The flea market is free for all members; however, dealers may not sell new games at the flea market. Having a room that we could allow only sellers into before the start time worked great at Game-o-Rama, and I'm going to figure out a way to set space aside so we can do this at the Game Fests as well.

Noon: Codenames tournament finals.
11 pm main room closes.

A list of past Game Fests is here.

Game-o-Rama is February 2-5, 2017, at the Marriott Atlanta Perimeter Center.

Atlanta Game Fest 29 is May 25-29, 2017, at the Marriott Atlanta Perimeter Center.

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