The numerous PAXen have always been a delight for gamers everywhere, at least those who have the ninja like reflexes to score passes before they end up in the hands of unscrupulous eBay scalpers. Traditionally (at least the South, East, and
Prime West ones I have been to) the main focus has been on video games with a smaller area designated for the games that can be enjoyed sans electricity. PAX Unplugged will be making its debut this November in Philadelphia, and will be focused entirely on board, tabletop, and card games. Information from Penny Arcade and links to purchase tickets follows below.
“Tickets for PAX Unplugged 2017, the inaugural tabletop-focused addition to the international line-up of PAX events, taking place Nov. 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 familiar experience that has entertained millions of PAX attendees for more than a decade, PAX Unplugged will give tabletop, card and board game enthusiasts a dedicated event to celebrate their rich and thriving culture. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness developers reveal new and exciting titles, play highly anticipated unreleased games, participate in tournaments and observe panels headed by industry luminaries.
Although PAX Unplugged will focus on tabletop gaming, video games featuring tabletop game elements will also be present at the expo.
“Tabletop gaming can mean a lot of different things, but whatever it means to you, I want PAX Unplugged to be a home for it,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder, Penny Arcade. “There’s a renaissance right now in the space, and I can’t wait to see what’s next.”
Game developers and publishers interested in exhibiting at PAX Unplugged 2017 can contact the PAX Unplugged team
. Working journalists and content creators on YouTube and Twitch interested in attending PAX Unplugged to produce coverage of the event can apply for a media badge here