PAX Unplugged Bringing Board Games to Philadelphia!

Hey Philadelphia! Hold on to your meeples! Penny Arcade and ReedPOP have announced PAX Unplugged, PAX’s first event focused entirely on tabletop gaming!

The convention will run November 17 – 19, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Jess: We’ve been fans of Penny Arcade for a long time and last your was our first time attending Pax East. It was an awesome experience and having been to a bunch of other conventions over the years, PAX is pretty well run. There’s a ton of stuff to do, the aisles are nice and wide, and we had a great time. My one complaint was there weren’t enough board games, but with this announcement it looks like that’s no longer a concern!

“With the rise of popularity of board games, we wanted to provide a dedicated space where fans can come together,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder, Penny Arcade. “We will continue to have tabletop games at every PAX, but Unplugged will focus on stepping away from the TV, monitor and phone to foster face-to-face multiplayer experiences.”

This is really exciting news for gamers on the East Coast, as many of the larger tabletop gaming events like BGG Con and Gen Con are a long trip and often quickly sold out. Having more events will allow more people to experience the fun of attending a large scale convention dedicated to the activity they love.

PAX Unplugged will give gamers a chance to check out new and upcoming games, attend concerts, participate in tournaments, and check out panels hosted by leaders in the board game industry.

Badges for the convention will go on sale this Spring. So keep an eye on the  PAX Unplugged site  or follow PAX for updates via Twitter for your chance to attend the first ever PAX Unplugged!


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