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Penny Arcade Announce New Tabletop PAX

PAX Unplugged will take place in Philadelphia this November and will be completely tabletop centered.

Penny Arcade announced that they will be working together with ReedPOP to make the first PAX Unplugged happen on November 14-19 this year. It’ll be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia and tickets go on sale in Spring – we’ll let you know when sale dates are confirmed.

“PAX Unplugged will take all the elements that have drawn millions of gamers to PAX – the chance to play and see the reveal of highly-anticipated upcoming games, attend game-inspired music concerts, participate in tournaments and watch panels with industry leaders – but with a renewed focus on fostering the best event for the burgeoning tabletop gaming community,” said Penny Arcade in a press release.

“With the rise of popularity of board games, we wanted to provide a dedicated space where fans can come together,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of Penny Arcade. “We will continue to have tabletop games at every PAX, but Unplugged will focus on stepping away from the TV, monitor and phone to foster face-to-face multiplayer experiences.”

No details of events, tournaments, guests or panels were made at the initial announcement, but if PAX Unplugged is going to be as good as other PAX events, this is definitely one for your diary.

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As one of the resident board gamers at n3rdabl3, Alex rolls several tonnes of dice each year. In the remaining six hours of the day Alex reads enough comics to wallpaper a small hotel and plays several miniature war games quite badly.