Meet people. Play games. Make friends.


Gamerati Game Days are a great way for you to meet other people in your community that like to play games. We provide a variety of games to choose from - board games and miniatures, card games and roleplaying games. Come play your favorite game with friends, or meet new people while learning a new game. You're sure to find something you enjoy.

Event Opens: 9:00 AM
Event Closes: 9:00 PM

Gamerati Memberships are only $10 and include entry for a full day of games. Memberships cost $20 at the door.

Featured Games

There will be 4 tables reserved for PFS
PFS for 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
PFS Quests 1:30pm-4:30pm We'll run 3 tables (each subdivided in stand-alone one-hour blocks)
PFS again from 4:30pm-9:00pm We will organize 4 more tables of PFS. Visit the Warhorn link and sign up to ensure your seat at one or more tables. For more information please see below

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
We'll have 1 table dedicated to PACG throughout the day. The PACG sessions vary in length, and we estimate we'll run at least six! Visit Warhorn to ensure your seat at one or more tables. For more information please see below

A science fiction tactical wargame in which players maneuver giant fighting robots ("BattleMechs," or "'Mechs") against each other (or vehicles and/or infantry). The game system includes details such as varying weapon ranges, heat generation, and discrete hit locations (torso, arms, legs, etc.).
The format will be a grinder, where players get access to increasingly powerful mechs and is great for drop-in, drop-out play. The grinder starts at 10:00 AM and you do not need a reservation to join.

Valor is a tabletop roleplaying game designed to allow players to play whatever character they can dream up. It boasts highly customizable character creation and simple, fun, active gameplay, encouraging players to invest in the characters they create and bring them to life over the course of the game.
Austin MacKenzie and Jenna MacKenzie will be here to teach and run multiple games throughout the day.

Dungeon Crawl Classics
DCC is a classic style RPG that reminds you of the old days when the GM was the players enemy. Join Joe England as he leads you through the Hypercube of Myt. This adventure is tournament style, where you'll be rewarded for surviving, and replaced by another player if you die. No worries: you can always get back in line and try again *evil laughter* (See below for more details)

Evil Dead 2: the Board Game
The officially licensed Evil Dead 2 Board Game is the tabletop experience Evil Dead 2 fans have been dying for--featuring at least 8 custom figures with art depicting the terrifying and iconic characters, monsters, and locales from the cult classic film. 2-6 players will work together in 60–90 minute sessions to gather pages of the Ex-Mortis while trying to survive demon attacks, supernatural events, and avoid turning into evil deadites themselves.
This project funded on Kickstarter on August 9th and is in production now. Come get a chance to play it before it hits shelves!

Go Nuts For Donuts
A massive tray of donuts sits on the table. You and your fellow donut lovers want to eat as many donuts as you can, but there is no sharing with these donuts. If two or more people pick the same donut, nobody gets it! Pick your donuts wisely and see if you can get the most donut points!
This game is not out yet but be sure to look for it on Kicstarter September 20th through 30th. That means you'll have a chance to play before you back!

Slaughterball is a competitive sci-fi board game simulating a brutal future sport where 2-4 teams of genetically-engineered super-athletes clash in a remorseless steel pit. Teams score points by making goals and inflicting carnage.
Frog the What Games will be coming to Demo slaughterball, and they will also have deluxe copies and dice bags to sell!

an RPG of lost science, elemental magic and uncharted skies.
Imagine Bakshi's classic animated film Wizards has a head-on collision with Disney's Treasure Planet and the resulting fire is put out with a whole lot of Studio Ghibli's Castle in the Sky. That, in an unexpected, animated mash-up, is Upwind.
Upwind is a narrative style RPG set in a strange alternate world of floating island nations, flying sailing ships, long lost technology, wild elemental powers, looming war and forgotten legacies.
Upwind is powered by the Q-system, an original stakes-based, playing card-driven mechanic that gives every encounter consequences with meaningful, narrative-building outcomes. With its unique bidding rules, Upwind plays as fast as you can tell your story.
(up to 8 players per session)

Sandy Petersen's Cthulhu Mythos for Pathfinder
Creatures from the Dreamlands that have migrated to the 'real world' are disappearing. The Gnorris have gathered together those they trade with to select bands of 'heroes' to investigate these disappearances. Can the intrepid heroes survive long enough to discover the truth!
Players will have the opportunity to play races unique to Sandy Petersen's Cthulhu Mythos for Pathfinder. See below for more info.

Warmachine and Hordes
Come learn to play Warmachine and Hordes new MK3 rule set. Win cool prizes just for doing a demo.
Iron Arena for Warmachine/Hordes
The aggressive, metal-on-metal WARMACHINE game is set in the Iron Kingdoms, an environment that combines the richness of traditional fantasy with the excitement of steam power and gunpowder. Across the realm, ancient rivalries among nations are exploding into all-out conflict, setting the stage for WARMACHINE and other Iron Kingdom products. Bring your army and battle other foes in the iron arena. You will collect skulls for each game that you can redeem for cool swag from the Privateer Press Booth.

Level 7 [Omega Protocol]
One player takes on the role of the Overseer while two to five other players take on the role of the elite Special Ops team. The Overseer's role in the game is to control all of the alien denizens and challenges the players face throughout the game. The players are trying to achieve specific scenario-based objectives by exploring a map that's laid out at the start and fighting off the hordes of aliens that the Overseer sends their way.

The Undercity: An Iron Kingdoms Adventure Board Game
This board game for two to four players and comes with a seven-adventure campaign. The players play one to four characters from the Iron Kingdoms universe as they try to weed out a nefarious evil that has been lurking in the Undercity of Corvis.
All players will be playing on the same team and the game requires no game master. The players work together defeating enemies, achieving objectives, and gaining experience that can be used to give new skills to their characters that can be used in subsequent adventures in the campaign.

Ultimage Scheme
Welcome to Ultimate Scheme! You are an evil genious with a plan to take over the world! Victory is simple: Complete your Ultimate scheme before your rivals beat you to the prize.

13th Age Roleplaying Game
Living dungeons! Flying cities! An empire at the edge of chaos! Welcome to 13th Age, the d20-rolling fantasy RPG by legendary designers Rob Heinsoo and Jonathan Tweet. 13th Age takes the best parts of traditional fantasy gaming and adds indie game-inspired storytelling mechanics. Create completely unique characters, like a thief-turned-wizard who's the only dwarf in the world that can call on the Elf Queen for help. Run free-form battles that stay exciting from start to finish. And easily customize the rules so you’re playing the game that’s the most fun for your group!
The Wreck of Volund's Glory (13th Age RPG)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A dwarven airship has crashed in the magic-blasted wastelands with a stolen magical artifact on board. Evade, outwit, or out-fight undead goblins, magic abominations, and rival adventurers to reach the prize! No experience necessary, level 2 pre-generated characters provided.

Collectors and Capers
Welcome! You and your fellow collectors decided (independently) to take the treasures of the museum for your own collections. After making it past all of the guards, cameras and traps into the treasure vault of the local museum and now must steal the treasures before the other Collectors can. To do this you must use information, deceit, and clever actions to make off with the treasures you want.

Lamentations of the Flame Princess - Traveller
Carcosa - an alien world filled with strange wonders and eldritch horror. 12 races of men, bred to serve as food and sacrificial chattel by the long departed Snake Men of Carcosa, labor under the withering gaze of the Great Old Ones. Located far from any charted star system, the crew of the Free Trader Beowulf finds themselves stranded on this savage world. Traveller: Carcosa is a seat-of-your-pants hexcrawl using the Traveller rules to run the Carcosa Weird Science Fantasy Horror setting from Lamentations of the Flame Princess. Will the crew of the Beowulf carve out a home in this hostile wilderness, or possibly even escape the clutches of this howling mad wilderness? Or will they fall prey to the many Cthuloid and extraterrestrial terrors that stalk the planet's surface?"
Note: this game is for mature audiences


At the Gamerati Game Days, you can enjoy a 10% discount off MSRP from all the vendors that will be present. That means, not only the featured vendors below, but also the individual game companies selling their game. Now is the time to buy that game you're saving up for! Our featured vendors:

The Game Matrix
The Game Matrix is Tacoma's PREMIER retail store for RPG's, CCG's, Miniature Gaming, Board Games and hobby game supplies. Located on South Tacoma Way.

Space Goat Publishing
Space Goat Publishing is a comic book studio based in Bellingham. Their most notible comic book is their Evil Dead 2 series. Their comics are featured at many retailers, and for the game day they'll be bringing some product to sell.

NorthWest Gamers Choice

Northwest sportscards Game Center, is a gaming card store located on 6th ave. They carry Magic the Gathering, Yugioh, Pokemon, Cardfight & Force of Will! As well as singles, booster boxes, packs, and supplies. They also have all of our products on our online gaming store at Make sure to check out our calendar for upcoming events and weekly events!

Special Events

Stay Tuned to this section for special events that we'll be adding

The Panda Room
In this room there will be various games to be playtested by you the gamer! Stephen Selego will be on hand to talk about Panda Game Manufacturing and their services. Most of these games are in the early stages, so you can have a hand in shaping their destiny.

Panda Room Games:
Milo Meacham with House of Spies
Jim Pinto with The Carcass: Exodus
Joey Turco with Gun-Fu RPG
Trevor Harron with Affectionate: Cats and Cuddles
Jeff Richardson with Shattered Worlds
Stephen Selego with Moon Miners

Pathfinder Society and Adventure Card Game
Pathfinder Society Quest Honor’s Echo (Beginners)
Scenario #8-01Portent’s Peril (Tiers 1-5)
Scenario #8-02 Ward Asunder (Tiers 3-7)
Scenario #8-03 Captives of Toil (Tiers 5-9)
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game 1-0 Demonic Politics (Demo) and 1-1 Herald's Chosen (Adventure)

Pathfinder Society Quest Honor’s Echo (Beginners)
Pathfinder Society Quest The Silverhex Chronicles (Beginners)
Pathfinder Society Quest Phantom Phenomena (Beginners)
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (Demo and Adventure)

Pathfinder Society Quest Honor’s Echo (Beginners)
Scenario #7-07 Trouble in Tamran (Tiers 1-5)
Scenario #7-25 Orders from the Gate (Tiers 5-9)
Scenario #7-27 Beyond Azlant Ridge (Tiers 3-7)
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Rise of the Runelords

If you would like to ensure a seat at a table, please go to Warhorn and sign up now!

Free Exclusive Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Card!
Previously ONLY available at Gen Con - it's the Goblin Golem of Obsidian and we'll be giving it out to anyone who has downloaded the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game on their iOS or android device. The card is a physical card that is compatible with the physical game, but also comes with a code to unlock it for your digital version. It's free to download on iOS and also free on Android through google play. So all you have to do is show us that you've downloaded it and you get your FREE EXCLUSIVE CARD.

Take the Oath: Mini Masters Challenge
Receive 1 booster pack of Oath of the Gatewatch, add 2 of each basic land and you're good to go! for $10 per person, you can get into a 3 round SWISS tournament with prizes (booster packs) awarded for EVERY MATCH. Come sit down for some light MTG and fun!
Mini Masters Flight 1: 11am Start Time
Mini Masters Flight 2: 1pm Start Time
Mini masters Flight 3: 3pm Start Time

Sandy Petersen's Cthulhu Mythos for Pathfinder
Creatures from the Dreamlands that have migrated to the 'real world' are disappearing. The Gnorris have gathered together those they trade with to select bands of 'heroes' to investigate these disappearances. Can the intrepid heroes survive long enough to discover the truth!
There will be one table, two games. Please email to reserve your seat.
Game 1: 10am-3pm
Game 2: 4pm-9pm
If demand is strong, we may be able to open more tables for this event.

Warmachine/Hordes 50 point scramble
The WARMACHINE/HORDES 50 point SR tests your skills with your chosen faction. Single List, Time Turns, Single scenario all 3 rounds.

Prizes: Cool prizes provided by Privateer Press

Dungeon Crawl Classics Tournament
From Joe England (GM): As soon as somebody dies we replace them at the table with a new player. That player that just died can get back in line and try again. Every encounter a player survives I stamp the sheet with "I Survived" stamp and when they die I stamp with my "I died" and collect to count up winners at the end.
Time: 2 pm to 8 pm
Prizes: TBD
About the Adventure
Dungeon Crawl Classic 0 Level Tournament Funnel:
Hypercube of Myt
The keep of the legendary wizard Mytus the Mad was razed, looted, and ransacked generations before your oldest ancestor was born. The only reason the chaotic sorcerer’s name is still whispered millennia after his death is because of what lies half-buried amid the scattered flagstones of his long-vanished keep: The Hypercube of Myt. Each year on the vernal equinox, the southern entrance unlocks itself from sundown to sunrise. And this is precisely why you are here now, at the annual Festival of the Fatted Calf. The festival is famous for drawing the curious, the foolhardy, and the uncautious from far and wide to ponder the mysteries of the Cube. After the more sensible denizens of your village begin to stagger home, you and your friends continue drinking grog-laced ale and speculating on the nature and contents of the immutable Cube. Is it a treasure vault guarded by extra-planar forces, or perhaps a gateway to another time and place?

Ultimate Scheme Ultimate play and win!
Richard Baker and the folks at will be showing off their new game: Ultimate Scheme. They'll be running TWO games and the winner of each game gets to keep the copy of Ultimate Scheme they provide for that game!
Game 1: 10 am
Game 2: 11 am
Games should take about 60 to 90 minutes. This is an amateur competition on a game that is BRAND new, so each player will likely need to learn the rules before participating. There is no entry fee. You can visit Sasquatch Game Studio for more info.

Grit City HEMA
Grit City HEMA Will be coming to demonstrate and talk about their martial art school at the Game Day. They are an Historical European Martial Arts club located in Downtown Tacoma and serving greater Tacoma. Classes are Mon & Wed 8:30-10:30 PM. Club dues are $40/month or $10 for drop-in sessions. For new students the 1st class is FREE. AND Gamerati members will still recieve 10% off!

Games on Demand

The following games will be in our library, with people on site willing and able to teach you how to play. If you'd like to reserve a spot at any given game, please e-mail - otherwise, just come and join a game as soon as we have enough players...

Industry Attendees

The following people write games, produce gaming podcasts or draw great art for games. They make a living at gaming! Say hi or ask them a question. We'll add more as people RSVP.

Brandon Anderson from NW Gamers Choice Richard Baker from Sasquatch Game Studio Jeff Barber from Biohazard Games JD Boucher from Space Goat Productions Josh Dignam form NW Gamers Choice Zach Eagle from Daily Magic Games Chris Ewick from The Game Matrix Eric Fell from Critical Hit Show Derek Guder from Gen Con Trevor Harron from Blue Heron Games Ed Healy from Gamerati Erik Kjerland from Frog The What Games Austin MacKenzie from Valorous Games Jenna MacKenzie from Valorous Games Alex Mayo Milo Meacham Jim Pinto from Postworld Games Wade Rockett from Pelgrane Press Stan! Taylor Smith from Space Goat Productions Stephen Selego from Panda Game Manufacturing Ian Starcher from Petersen Games Joey Turco from Gamerati

Buy Tickets

Online presale: $10 with PayPal or Credit Card
At the door: $20

Game Day Admission Includes a Gamerati Membership: In addition to the Game Day, you will receive Gamerati Membership cards for July and August 2015. Your Membership Card allows you to get a 10% discount at several local hot spots, including The Game Matrix and NorthWest Gamers Choice in Tacoma - good through the month of September. Maintain your membership and you'll be able to take advantage of the discount into the future!


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