Gen Con 50 Sunday SOLD OUT

Gen Con 50 Sunday SOLD OUT

Jul 27, 2017

  Family Fun Day badges, the Sunday, August 20 badge, are now sold out.   Sunday joins the 4 Day badges and Saturday badges in selling out as well, for the historic first time in the history of the 50-year conv ention. Don’t have a badge yet for the historic Gen Con 50? You still can attend, however, only limited quantities of Thursday and...

Gen Con 50 Sells Out Of Saturday Badges

Gen Con 50 Sells Out Of Saturday Badges

Jul 18, 2017

  Well, your chances of attending Gen Con 2017 is now down by another day. We all ready told you that the 4 day badges SOLD OUT.  And Saturday was the next to go, well that time is now here.     So that means “The Best Four Days In Gaming” is now down to “The Best 3 Days In Gaming” if you have not bought your badges yet, as the only...

Tunnels & Trolls Adventures to Launch on August 17th

Tunnels & Trolls Adventures to Launch on August 17th

Jul 14, 2017

  MetaArcade will be launching Tunnels & Trolls on August 17th to coincide with its presence at Gen Con 50 in Indianapolis. It will be launched on the App Store and Google Play on the 17th and later for PC / Mac / Steam. Tunnels & Trolls Adventures is a dungeon crawling RPG experience that brings new and classic quests to life from Tunnels &...

Gen Con 50 Sells Out of 4-Day Badges

Gen Con 50 Sells Out of 4-Day Badges

Jul 6, 2017

  We told you it was going to happen! Today Gen Con sent word that it has officially sold out of 4 day badges for Gen Con 50.     Sales of single-day badges (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Family Fun) will continue at gencon.com, though supplies are limited. The company urges those interested in attending to purchase these badges soon, as...

Gen Con Approaching Badge Sellout for Historic 50th Convention

Gen Con Approaching Badge Sellout for Historic 50th Convention

Jun 23, 2017

  If you have plans to go to Gen Con 50, You might want to get your badge ordered now.     Gen Con, the largest and longest running hobby gaming convention in North America, will begin to cap 2017 badge sales if current trends hold. The company recommends that interested attendees purchase 4-Day and Single Day badges soon to guarantee entry to...

Origins Game Fair Sees Attendance Spike

Origins Game Fair Sees Attendance Spike

Jun 21, 2017

  The numbers are in for the 2017 Origins Game Fair, which was last week.     Unique attendees at this year’s Origins Game Fair totaled 17,001, an increase of 9.8% over last year’s number, according to show organizer The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Turnstile attendance, which is the sum of daily admissions over the event’s five days,...

2017 Origins Awards Winner Announced

2017 Origins Awards Winner Announced

Jun 18, 2017

    The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design presented the Origins Awards Saturday June 17th at the annual awards show held at the 2017 Origins Game Fair in  Columbus, OH. Drum roll please, and the winners are Game of the Year Scythe – Stonemeier Games Board Game of the Year Scythe – Stonemeier Games   Family Game of the Year Happy Salmon...

2017 Diana Jones Award Shortlist

2017 Diana Jones Award Shortlist

Jun 8, 2017

  The Diana Jones Award, is one of the 3 “big” gaming awards along with the Origins Award and Spiel des Jahres.     Six nominees for the 2017 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming have been announced — two board games, a card game, a role-playing game, a LARP, and a convention. The winner will be named August 16, the day before...

Matching Funds For Our Go Fund Me! Donate This Week!

Matching Funds For Our Go Fund Me! Donate This Week!

May 23, 2017

        So you know that we are running a Go Fund Me, to purchase a new video camera for our convention and tabletop play coverage. We are (as of this posting) setting at $175.00 Pineleaf who many of you may know as one of the hosts of the Podcast has graciously put out a challenge!           From NOW through Monday...

Gen Con 50 Event Catalog Now Live!

Gen Con 50 Event Catalog Now Live!

May 14, 2017

  Gen Con attendees can get their first chance to view the initial list of Gen Con 50 events right now, as the Event Catalog is now launched on gencon.com.     With the release of the Event Catalog, attendees can begin building their Wish Lists on gencon.com, preparing for the opening of Event Registration on Sunday, May 28 at noon (Eastern). Gen...

And The Official Beer Name for Gen Con 50 Is

And The Official Beer Name for Gen Con 50 Is

May 14, 2017

    Thousands voted and the Official Beer name for Gen Con 50 is … Dragon’s Delight! Dragon’s Delight joins former winners 20-Sided Rye (2016), Drink On and Prosper Ale (2015), Froth of Khan (2014), Flagon Slayer (2013), and the Ale of Destiny (2012). A Belgian Golden Ale     Dragon’s Delight will be available...

2017 Origins Awards Nominees Announced

2017 Origins Awards Nominees Announced

May 12, 2017

  The annual Origins Game Fair is on the horizon and this year’s nominees for the Origins Awards have been announced. Inaugurated in 1980, the Calliope (or “Callie” for short) is one of a handful of awards aimed at recognizing excellence in table top gaming. The Columbus Ohio based convention runs from June 14th through the 18th with the award presentation...

Vote To Name the Official Gen Con 50 Beer (21+)

Vote To Name the Official Gen Con 50 Beer (21+)

May 6, 2017

  Sun King will craft the official beer for the historic Gen Con 50, Contest participants submitted more than 2,000 names, and the finalists have been chosen for the Official Beer name of Gen Con 50! For Gen Con 50, taking place August 17-20, Sun King will brew a Belgian-Style Golden Ale, available in both cans and drafts at the convention as well as via...

Gen Con 50 Exhibit Hall Map Released

Gen Con 50 Exhibit Hall Map Released

May 5, 2017

More than 500 exhibitors will participate in the historic Gen Con 50! Today, for the first time, you can begin your exploration of the Gen Con 50 Exhibit Hall through official convention maps. There are two ways to delve into the Gen Con 50 Exhibit Hall. The traditional way is to view the downloadable PDF document. Convenient to print and a handy web bookmark,...

PAX Unplugged Tickets Now on Sale

PAX Unplugged Tickets Now on Sale

May 4, 2017

  Tickets for PAX Unplugged 2017, the inaugural tabletop-focused addition to the international line-up of PAX events, taking place November 17-19, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, are now on sale. Single day badges cost $25, 3-Day badges are $60 and Sunday Kids badges (for 6-12 year-olds) are available for $10. Providing a...

Gen Con 50 Expands Onto Lucas Oil Stadium Field

Gen Con 50 Expands Onto Lucas Oil Stadium Field

Apr 14, 2017

  Gen Con, the longest-running game convention in North America, will increase its 2017 presence within Lucas Oil Stadium (LOS), adding exhibition and event space to the same play field used by the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. To commemorate 2017’s historic Gen Con 50, the convention will create a showcase area on the LOS field that honors the first Gen Con,...

Ticket to Ride: Germany Coming From Days Of Wonder

Ticket to Ride: Germany Coming From Days Of Wonder

Apr 14, 2017

  The Ticket To Ride universe is expanding by 1 more country, this time up we head to the rails in Germany!   Turn of the century Germany… Through a fine autumn rain, a plume of smoke announces the arrival of the 4:15 train from Nuremberg in the Munich Central Station. The din of the massive engine grows more intense, culminating with a prolonged hiss...

Help Us Provide Better Coverage On DDO Players!

Help Us Provide Better Coverage On DDO Players!

Apr 14, 2017

  As you know, we talk about more than just DDO here at DDO Players, we have branched out into Tabletop gaming in a big way. We get the privilege of covering conventions such as Gen Con each year as press. We are in desperate need of upgrading our video camera that we use for this. With that being said we are looking for you the loyal reader/listener to...

True Dungeon Comes To Origins Game Fair 2017

True Dungeon Comes To Origins Game Fair 2017

Apr 13, 2017

  Many people attend Gen Con just for True Dungeon. Well now if your are attending Origins, you can experience the real life dungeon as well.     Origins is proud to announce True Dungeon will be bringing its immersive experience to Origins Game Fair. The 2017 Origins Game Fair is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center June 14-18 and is...

They Might Be Giants To Perform At Gen Con 50

They Might Be Giants To Perform At Gen Con 50

Mar 31, 2017

    Gen Con, “The Best Four Days in Gaming,” is proud to announce that Grammy Award winning recording artists They Might Be Giants will play an exclusive concert to celebrate Gen Con 50 on the evening of Thursday, August 17 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. More concert details will finalize in the coming weeks, but Gen Con attendees will be able to...