FIRST LOOK

The PAX First Look area is where you can play the latest “Hot Games”. Located in Hall C and open to everyone during the show. With titles direct from Essen, unreleased editions, or games that haven’t had a US distribution, you’re sure to find something new to check out!

Our team of First Look Enforcers will be present at all times to facilitate play. We cannot guarantee every game will have a dedicated teacher, but we will do our best! The area is enormous and we're excited to see you all playing your new favorite games.

Games that will be playable: 

  • 1923 Cotton Club  
  • 2Can 
  • Alluvium 
  • Apogee 
  • Azul: Queen's Garden 
  • Bios:Mesofauna 
  • Bitoku - 
  • Boonlake 
  • Buurn 
  • Canopéa 
  • Cape May 
  • Corrosion 
  • Dinosaur Island: Rawr 'n Write 
  • Dinosaur World 
  • Doodle Dash 
  • Dune: House Secrets 
  • Flower Pit 
  • Furnace 
  • Galenus 
  • Golem 
  • Hippocrates 
  • Imperial Steam 
  • It's a Wonderful Kingdom 
  • Jiangnan: Life of Gentry 
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth 
  • Lisbon Tram 28 
  • Living Forest 
  • ラムラムパーティー (Lum Lum Party) 
  • LUNA Capital 
  • Magellan: Elcano 
  • MAST BUY 
  • MicroMacro: Crime City – Full House 
  • Mobile Markets: A Smartphone Inc. Game 
  • Moon Adventure 
  • Mortum: Medieval Detective 
  • Murano: Light Masters 
  • My Gold Mine 
  • Neko Harbour: The Card Game 
  • Neos 
  • Origins: First Builders 
  • Outside the Scope of BGG 
  • ぺたぺた (Petapeta) 
  • Prosperitea 
  • Riverside 
  • Rocketmen 
  • Salvage 
  • SCOUT 
  • Shinkansen: Zero Kei 
  • Stationfall 
  • Stella: Dixit Universe 
  • Stroganov 
  • Tabannusi: Builders of Ur 
  • Tales From the Loop: The Board Game 
  • The Crew: Mission Deep Sea 
  • The LOOP 
  • The Night Cage 
  • The Siege of Runedar 
  • The Spill 
  • Timeland: A Taluva adventure 
  • Tulpenfieber 
  • Welcome to the Moon 
  • Witchstone 
  • Zapotec 
  • Rise of the Metro 
  • 四畳半ペーパー賽系 (Yojōhan Pēpā Saikei) 
  • YOMEN 

Also note that this year's First Look selections may change a bit more frequently than your standard PAX, where they are relatively locked in at this point. We're doing all we can to obtain some of the latest and greatest titles from all corners of this Earth, and won't hesitate to make a late addition when something becomes available. We've also mixed in a few of our more recently-published and widely available favorites. 

You can see individual game information at the official Board Game Geek page.