Featured post

Plan your life with our Calendar

A new page has been set up where we’ll post game-related events with a focus on ones in the DFW area (both digital and tabletop), but some events further out in Texas or even nationally will make the list too sometimes. If you think we are missing anything, feel free to submit an event for consideration. Click 2015 Game Events in the top menu bar to see what we have so far.

Global Game Jam This Weekend

It’s that time again. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to register for the site you wish to participate at. globalgamejam.org

That’s right folks, a whole weekend to make a game with people you just met. What could be better? Digital or tabletop, it’s your call. No experience necessary. The action kicks off at 5pm on Friday in your timezone. I’ll see all you DFW people at Collin County Community College.

Upcoming Tabletop Events for DFW

Here are a few beauties to get on your calendar:

TBDcon: NOV 17-18 at Dallas Games Marathon in Plano

A card and board game design and prototype convention for Gamers, Designers, Publishers, Artists, and Manufacturers.

BoardGameGeek.con: NOV 19-23 at Hyatt Regency DFW Airport

A giant cluster of tabletop craziness with open gaming, flea market, vendors, demos, special guests, etc. The biggest tabletop event on our area.

Get Your GameDallas 2014 Shirt!

confShirt2014_front2 We are open for business!

Swing by http://www.cafepress.com/GameDallas and order your very own Conference Shirt. Unfortunately, you will probably not be able to get it in time to wear to the event, but you can wear it forever after.

Anyone is free to buy a shirt, even if they did not attend GameDallas (it will be our little secret). Men’s, ladies’, and kids’ sizes available. Plus, each purchase helps us a little bit as far as funding next year’s conference. How can you resist?confShirt2014_back

Poker Tournament to Raise Funds for Child’s Play

DIGDAlogoIGDA Dallas has organized a charity poker tournament at QuakeCon for the last few years, but in a change of venue, has moved the event to GameDallas this year. If you’re familiar with the QuakeCon version, you know the big beneficiary is Child’s Play and all the hospitalized kids, but it’s also OK if you have fun, too. You can buy in as often as you like until the tournament begins, then it’s eliminations until last player standing. But don’t worry, if you go out too fast we’ll still have some casino games to keep you occupied. There will also be raffles throughout the night for game industry swag and other goodies. You can pay at the door or buy in early with our Eventbrite link. The tournament is open to the public. You don’t have to be registered at the conference to play. The whole thing runs 7p-10p, on September 5, in the Crowne Plaza’s Atrium Bar area.