Tabletop Experience

Whether you’re a tabletop fanatic or just looking for a new game, the Tabletop Experience at the SXSW Gaming Expo will satisfy your need to conquer the board. Here you’ll find the latest arrivals, as well as long-time classics, with our exclusive library of over a hundred unique games.


Tabletop Experience

Tabletop Experience, SXSW Gaming 2017 - Photo by Randy & Jackie Smith

About Tabletop Experience

 

Every gamer has a special place in their heart for a good tabletop game, and we’re no different at SXSW Gaming!

With the golden age of tabletop gaming upon us, we celebrate tabletop gaming the only way we know how: by having hundreds of new and classic games available to play for free in a space where you can meet and mingle with tons of your fellow gamers.

Don’t miss out on your chance to be involved in this one-of-a-kind experience at the SXSW Gaming Expo! Note: Please review each organized play schedule listing for details on how to register for tournaments and participate in special events.

Schedule Overview for the Tabletop Experience

Magic: The Gathering

Standard: Friday, March 16
Draft: Thursday, March 15 – Friday, March 16
Two-Headed Giant Sealed: Friday, March 16
League Open Play: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17
Daily League Tournament: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17
Fast Format 4 Pack Sealed: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17
Fast Format 6 Pack Sealed: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17
Mini Masters: Thursday, March 15 – Friday, March 16

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Star Wars: Destiny

Star Wars: Destiny Galactic Qualifier Standard Format: Saturday, March 17
Star Wars: Destiny Galactic Qualifier Trilogy Format: Friday, March 16
Escape Pods – Rivals Draft: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17
Escape Pods – Constructed: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17

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Pokémon: Trading Card Game

Learn to Play Demos: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17
Daily Gym Challenge: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17
Deck Builder Battle: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17
Mini Deck Builder: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17
Mutant Deck Builder: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17

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Ascension: Deckbuilding Game

Learn to Play Demos: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17
Gauntlet Event: Thursday, March 15 – Friday, March 16
Heads Up Event: Thursday, March 15 – Friday, March 16
Multiplayer Tournament: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17
Promo Event: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17

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Lightseekers

Learn to Play Demos: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17
Starter Event: Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17
Tournament: Friday, March 16 – Saturday, March 17

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Open Play and Fun Times

All day, every day.


SXSW Gaming 2018 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17.

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