If you like games, you probably know PAX. With conventions scattered across the country, PAX celebrates games and their creators. This weekend, PAX will kick off another year of PAX Unplugged. As the name suggests, this convention moves away from the world of video games and celebrates the world of table top!

Geeks, nerds, and game aficionados from all walks of life will descend on the Philadelphia Convention Center (1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107) starting Friday. The convention offers attendees different ways to explore tabletop gaming.

You can hang out on the dealers floor and check out gaming demos and hear what small time game developers have been doing. There’s a whole host of panels and discussions happening throughout the weekend too, that delve deeper into what it means to gather around a table and play.

If you’d rather take part in the action, then you can grab a game and a table and play the day away. There are also going to be tournaments and open play opportunities for anything from Dungeons and Dragons to Guess Who. If there’s a game you want to play, you’ll likely be able to play it.

The convention will run Friday – Sunday at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Programming runs late into the evening with live shows (like Acquisitions Incorporated) taking the stage. Of course, if you grow tired of the convention you can always head out into Philly for a good time and some delicious food.

Three day badges are sold out, but there’s still Friday, Saturday, and Sunday single-day badges available. You can check out the full schedule live on the website so you don’t miss out on anything.

We will be at the convention Friday night until it closes on Sunday bringing you news straight from the convention floor. We’ll be attending game demos, live shows, and panels. Given the holidays are so close, we’ll try to highlight possible gifts you might want to get for the loved ones in your life.

We hope to see you there. You can follow us on Twitter for up-to-date coverage. Don’t forget to also follow PAX on Twitter and refer to their site if you have any questions. 

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