The AFK Room is a place to regain your calm and take a break from the hustle of the show. Brought to you by our friends at TakeThis.org
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.
The gaming community is a wonderfully diverse place and the Diversity Lounge 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 Diversity Lounge is well worth a visit.
DUNGEON & DRAGONS
The Role Initiative brings Adventurers League to the show!
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.
MAGIC: THE GATHERING
Pastimes Events brings your favorite formats to PAX Unplugged!
There’s nothing diminutive about the Miniatures Area, where our terrain tables are ready to host your army for pick-up matches and tournaments for most popular games. Let your artistic side shine in our free Paint & Take Zone, or try your hand at a painting contest.
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.
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.
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!
PAX features a full schedule of tournaments highlighting games from all genres and platforms. Expect the full schedule about a month before each event.
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!
Go hands-on to learn all manner of crafting techniques and level up your skills in the miniatures gaming hobby.