The Tabletop Experience at SXSW Gaming 2018

Star Wars: Destiny Galactic Qualifiers

Tabletop enthusiasts rejoice! Cascade Games has partnered with SXSW Gaming to bring you the ultimate library and lineup of events to enjoy while visiting Austin, Texas this March.

With dozens of listings that include official tournaments, special events, and learn to plays for a wide spectrum of games such as Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon: Trading Card Game, and Star Wars: Destiny, there’s no shortage of things to do at the Tabletop Experience. And, if you’re looking to play your all-time favorites or discover new great games, the library of over 100 board games that you’ll find with Cascade Games has you covered.

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 March 15 – 17 in the Austin Convention Center. Closely follow the official SXSW Gaming Schedule for more information on the latest updates for this year’s festival!

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Star Wars: Destiny Galactic Qualifiers – Photo courtesy of Fantasy Flight Games

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Gaming Festival Programming Specialist

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