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AFK Room | Classic Cardboard | Community Meetups | Crokinole Zone | Expo Hall | First Look | Learn & Play | Omegathon | Panels | PAX Rising Showcase | PAX Together | Pin Trading | Playable Games | Playtesting | RPGS | Special Guests | Storytime Keynote | Tabletop Freeplay | The Workshop | TCGs & CCGs | Tournaments
A whirlwind of tabletop gaming from the ‘90s on back. Classic Cardboard covers everything from family game night nostalgia to that one old CCG you barely remember.
Find folks that are looking to trade board games, meet fellow cosplayers, and make new friends at the show with all the meetups taking place over the weekend!
Our fandom of Crokinole goes back to 2012 when we used the game in the Final Round of our PAX East Omegathon, but we’ve never really had the means to create an entire department dedicated to the quirky Canadian game...UNTIL NOW.
This is the place to be to see the latest tabletop designers and publishers collected for your enjoyment!
Learn, play, and shop for the buzziest games from around the world. Most games in First Look have yet to be released in North America, but are imported fresh for PAX.
LEARN & PLAY
Get your primer on modern board gaming as the hobby’s leading YouTube and podcast personalities teach you their favorite games. Learn how to play, and then enjoy a full session of each game.
A mega-tournament spanning the entire length of PAX, this event features games of all platforms and genres. We start with 20 Omeganauts and eliminate players each round until the last 2 compete in the Final Round.
We strive to elevate all aspects of the culture around gaming, and perhaps nowhere is that more evident than our panels, with the full schedule available about a month prior to each event.
PAX RISING SHOWCASE
The PAX Rising showcase is a curated collection of stand-out indie games selected by the PAX Team and highlighted on the show floor. Be the first to experience them on the rise at PAX!
The gaming community is a wonderfully diverse place and the PAX Together Intersection is meant as a celebration of that. Whether you count yourself among the under-represented, or just want to learn a little more about your friends, the PAX Together Intersection is well worth a visit.
Pinny Arcade is an ecosystem of pins you can collect or trade with attendees, Enforcers, and staff members throughout PAX. Get started with your collection a variety of ways, including at the Official PAX Merch Booth.
There are so many games to be played in the PAX Unplugged expo hall so we tried to sort them on a list to help you find them!
Learn, play, critique, and support upcoming, self-published, and crowdfunded titles, brought to you by the fine folks at UnPub.
Continue epic campaigns or embark on a new one in this quieter area dedicated to RPG play. All players welcome, from beginner to expert. Games range from on-demand indie RPGs to organized play sessions for the most popular RPG systems. PAX’s RPG areas also feature loads of freeplay space for pick-up games, organized LARPs, and even a classic RPG library!
A veritable who's who of personalities from the gaming world can be found at PAX! See them on stage during panels and meet them during scheduled autographing sessions.
The first panel at each PAX has hosted some of the most notable names in gaming!
Open seating across hundreds of tables, and a lending library stocked with thousands (literally!) of games we’ve collected over the years. If the huge variety gives you choice paralysis, just ask any of our Enforcers around the Library for suggestions!
TCGs & CCGs
Some might argue that CCG means the same thing as TCG. Then why did we include both? Can't say for certain, but maybe because we have a LOT of card games. See the full schedule to see all the card events available!
Go hands-on to learn all manner of crafting techniques and level up your skills in the miniatures gaming hobby.
PAX features a full schedule of tournaments highlighting games from all genres and platforms. Expect the full schedule about a month before each event.