While gamers were having fun down at PAX South, PAX announced a new show and it’s going to be in Philadelphia this November. Trust me, I’m just as excited as you. But before you freak out, I need to let you know that this isn’t the normal PAX format.
In a press release from Penny Arcade and Reed Pop, Philadelphia will be home to the very first PAX Unplugged. This will be a strictly tabletop-gaming focused convention. No screens or controllers to be found.
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.PAX Unplugged will be a destination for attendees to share their common passions and socialize over board, card and other tabletop games, which have experienced a renaissance in recent years. Penny Arcade and ReedPOP are happy to embrace the thriving tabletop scene and provide those around it with a welcoming atmosphere to take this resurgence to even greater heights.