Board Game Bash is centered around our large, open gaming space, and this is what most attendees spend the most time doing:  open play with other players.  But in addition to the open games, we also offer some events.

Remember that the convention does not close at night!  We run through the night on Friday and Saturday nights, so there's no pressure to finish games.

Note: Due to an unforeseen issue, the Wings of Glory and Command & Colors demos have had to be cancelled.

Friday, August 12, 2016

5:00 PM: Convention opens.
Play games in the large main gaming room.  The library will be open with games to check out, or feel free to bring your own!

5:00 PMVendor area opens.
Come check out game publishers, stores, and more!  Our vendors are awesome, and they'll have some cool stuff for you to check out.

6:00 PM: Agricola Special Event
Agricola recently got a revised edition that tuned up the rules.  We have a couple copies from Mayfair, so if you're interested in learning the new version, this is the event for you.  Agricola is a bit too long for a standard tournament, so we'll just run a couple concurrent games with some special prizes for people that play.

6:00 PM: Pitchcar Mega Track
This was a pop-up event last year, but it's back this year as an official event!  Several tables will be pushed together to run this special Pitchcar event.  This is a great chance to play on a huge Pitchcar track that's way longer than your standard kitchen table!  Come learn the game, or just play on this mega track.

7:00 PM: Robo Rally LIVE!
The game comes back to life for the fourth year!  In this life-size version of the board game, teams of two will partner up for robo-mayhem.  One player is the programmer, the other the robot.  The robot has to execute the programmer's instructions.  The problem?  There are other teams on the same board who will throw more than just a wrench in your plans.  Costumes not required, but highly encouraged.

8:00 PM: Meuterer (Mutineer) Tournament
Play this quick and strategic card game.  Christopher and Andy will be helping divide the loot as you sail for treasure and fame.  This game is currently out of print, so this is a great chance to try out a fun game you may not be able to otherwise!

8:00 PMVendor room closes.
The vendor room will re-open Saturday at 11 AM.

9:00 PMPitchcar Mega Track
Here's a second chance to play the Pichcar mega track!  Several tables will be pushed together to run this special Pitchcar event.  This is a great chance to play on a huge Pitchcar track that's way longer than your standard kitchen table!  Come learn the game, or just play on this mega track.

11:00 PM: Cash 'n Guns Tournament
Late night heists at Board Game Bash!  Cash 'n Guns got a makeover for a second edition not too long ago, giving players more decisions and adding a couple mechanics to deepen the game.  We'll be running the Cash 'n Guns tournament kit, so everyone will get a promo card, and best players will get a foam Uzi!

Midnight: Library and registration desk close.
Any games checked out at close can be left in the designated late check-in area.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

8:00 AM: Library and registration desk open.
Check in and get your games here.

10:00 AMAndroid: Netrunner Tournament
Protect your secrets, or expose the truth in this deckbuilder.  Set in the world of Android, two players come face to face, with one as a megacorporation trying to complete agendas, and the other as a runner looking to expose them.  
We'll be running with the official FFG Summer 2016 tournament kit, so the prizes include alternate art cards, a playmat, and card boxes.  Note:  Participants in the Netrunner tournament will have to come prepared with both a Corp and Runner deck already built.  Unlike other events, participants have to provide their own decks.

11:00 AMVendor room opens.
Come say hello to the vendors in the vendor room!  Chat about games, play some demos, and maybe pick something up.

11:00 AM: Tsuro LIVE!
The game of the path is no longer just a game.  YOU get to walk the path in this life size edition of Tsuro.  Can you keep yourself in the game the longest as we lay out large tiles on the floor?  You are the pawn in this classic abstract game.

Noon: 7 Wonders Tournament
Build your empire!  In this card-drafting game, you build a tableau of cards representing an ever increasing civilization.  But you have to keep up with the Joneses as your neighbors will be competing for cards, and you have to adjust your strategy on the fly.

1:00 PM: Loot and Money Mini-Tournaments
Financial discretion is the name of the game in these two mini-tournaments happening simultaneously.  Each game is quick, and easy to learn, and winners will get a copy of the game.

1:00 PM: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Scenarios
Learn to play the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game with some unique scenarios not available in any game box!  Tom will be running special scenarios only available to the Pathfinder Society's organized play program!  He'll have class decks you can use, but feel free to bring your own, so you can continue the adventure at game stores running the game!  If you're already a member of the PFS, bring your ID number to get credit for the play!

4:00 PMDominion Tournament
Dominion keeps running wild!  The Board Game Bash Dominion Draft is returning!  We'll have three different Dominion games that everyone will play in, and you'll get points based on your position at the end of the game with the top four advancing to the final table after three games.  But before we start, everyone participating will get to draft or veto cards that will be in the games!

4:00 PMPathfinder Adventure Card Game Scenarios
It's round two of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game!  Learn to play the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game with some unique scenarios not available in any game box!  Tom will be running special scenarios only available to the Pathfinder Society's organized play program!  He'll have class decks you can use, but feel free to bring your own, so you can continue the adventure at game stores running the game!  If you're already a member of the PFS, bring your ID number to get credit for the play!

5:00 PMThe Guardians Explore Tournament with the Game Designer!
Local game designer Jonathon Ruland has successfully Kickstarted his new game!  Gather spells and fend off monsters in this tournament.  The designer himself will be running this tournament where the winner gets a copy of the game before it hits shelves!

7:00 PMVendor room closes.

7:30 PMScavengers Tournament Sponsored by Bob's Weekend Wonders
You are the hungry animals looking for the food left out by careless campers. If you can collect enough people food to sate your appetite, you win!  Bob from Bob's Weekend Wonders is running this event, and will be giving the winners a special Bob Bundle! 

8:00 PM: Smash Up Touranment, hosted by Childs' Play Games and Geekery
With the new expansions released over the last year, Smash Up will offer even more strategic and humorous combinations than ever.  After seeing our friends at Childs' Play in the vendor room, come check out their Smash Up tournament and see if you can be positively smashing!

Midnight: 1st Ever BOARD RAGE Table Flipping Contest!
We've all wanted to, but decorum usually stays our hand.  NOT TONIGHT.  We'll have a table set up and ready to go, and it's time to unleash years of rage in a single moment.  We'll set up a table with game bits.  You sit behind it.  The audience will watch in awe as you FLIP! THAT!! TABLE!!!  Then the audience will vote on the best table flipper.  Bring your A-game for this one.  Costumes, trash talk, entrance music, it's up to you, but you need to show why you are not to be trifled with.

Midnight: Library and registration desk close.
Any games checked out at close can be left in the designated late check-in area.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

8:00 AM: Library and registration desk open.
Check in and get your games here.

11:00 AMVendor room opens.
Come say hello to the vendors in the vendor room!  Chat about games, play some demos, and maybe pick something up.

11:30 AMMath Trade
Participants in the Math Trade will meet just before the flea market to swap games.  For those that have never participated, a Math Trade is an elegant way to facilitate group trades.  Note that this meetup is to execute trades that have already been done prior to the convention.  We're using a more user-friendly format this year for the Math Trade, so follow the link if you'd like to participate.  The Deadline to submit your offers is July 27th!

Noon: Flea Market
Shop tables of used games in the flea market.  Participants looking to unload games grab a table and lay out their wares.  Shoppers can hit the room looking for good deals.  (Also note that there is currently a Virtual Flea Market open now in conjunction with Austin Game Traders, if you'd like to buy or sell items ahead of the convention.)

1:00 PM: Mystic Vale Tournament, sponsored by AEG
In this innovative new Card Crafting game from AEG, transparent cards are used to create custom cards that will be played through the game.  An official member of the AEG demo team will be on hand running this event, so it's a great way to learn the game!  Winner will receive a copy of the game.

1:00 PMTicket to Ride Tournament
All aboard!  Lay your trains and plan your routes in this modern classic.  Can you maneuver past your opponents to meet your routes?

2:00 PM: Prototyping and Game Design Event
Are you a game designer looking for feedback on your game in development?  Are you a player looking to influence the next wave of games?  Then this event is for you.  Come and show games, discuss design, and solicit feedback in this event put on by the Austin Board Game Designers and Play Testers.

3:00 PM: Cheapass Games Event
Cheapass Games developed a reputation for good games for small prices.  In the years since, their games have gone on stand up for good gameplay.  See what's new from Cheapass in this event.

3:00 PM: Puzzle Hunt
Gather your team and sharpen your brains.  The puzzling geniuses of Wee Baby Seamus are here to put your skills through the ringer.  Solve a series of challenging puzzles with your team and see if you can be the fastest solvers in the room.

5:00 PMThe Guardians Explore Tournament with the Game Designer!
Local game designer Jonathon Ruland has successfully Kickstarted his new game!  Gather spells and fend off monsters in this tournament.  The designer himself will be running this tournament where the winner gets a copy of the game before it hits shelves!

7:00 PMVendor room closes.

8:00 PM: Convention closes.

Remember!  The convention is open the entire weekend through the night on Friday and Saturday.  You can game for 51 hours non-stop if you want, though we highly recommend meals and showers.