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Nashville Tabletop Day

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Nashville Tabletop Day is a celebration of board gaming in Middle Tennessee. Nashville Tabletop Day brings together people from all over Nashville and the Southeast to game and have fun in a safe, inviting environment.

Meeple Mountain is thrilled to partner with Trevecca Nazarene University to bring Nashville Tabletop Day back for a 4th year. This year promises to be even better this year with new sponsors, and many of your old favorites. Browse our game library or bring yours to share with new friends and old.

Help Support Nashville Tabletop Day!

Nashville Tabletop Day has been 100% free to attendees from day one, and we’re committed to that vision. However running an event of this magnitude takes time and money. If board gaming makes you happy, and you enjoy Nashville Tabletop Day or other events put on by Meeple Mountain, please consider making a donation to help us continue these important events.




You can also support us by purchasing one of the T-shirts we’ll have available at this year’s event. Anyone preordering a shirt is guaranteed to receive one. But only a limited number of additional shirts will be available at the event, so don’t wait.

Nashville Tabletop Day 2019 T-shirts will be two sided and feature a two color front with the following design and a single color back displaying sponsor logos.

This year we’re also selling our brand new, never before seen Tennessee Meeple T-shirt. Show your board gamer Tennessee pride with this one of a kind shirt! These shirts will be available in sizes S through XXXXL.

Register for Nashville Tabletop Day 2019!

Nashville Tabletop Day 2019 registration is officially open! Join us on April 27th from 10am to 10pm for all the gaming your heart desires!

Nashville Tabletop Day was featured on News Channel 5 in 2017!

Check out the pics from Nashville Tabletop Day 2018!

FAQ

Admission – Admission to Nashville Tabletop Day is 100% free. We will selling shirts as an additional ticketed item. Shirts must be purchased in advance, but there may be a small number available for purchase at the event, subject to availability.

Where should I park? – Trevecca Nazarene University has a sizable free parking lot, as well as additional overflow parking.

Will I need my ticket? – Printed or digital tickets must be shown at the door so that we can check attendees in and keep track of head count.

Food / Drinks – Trevecca will be selling food and drinks, there are also a number of nearby options. Attendees may bring in their own food should they choose.

Children – As with all attendees, our goal is that children and their parents have fun while respecting the enjoyment of others. Children under the age of 10 must always be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian; minors age 10-17 must have a responsible guardian present at all times.

Harassment – Don’t harass the other guests. If you’re being harassed by a guest, please let a staff member know immediately and we will handle it. Our full harassment policy can be found below.

Door Prizes / Giveaways – Door prizes will be given away at 1pm, and 5pm. To be eligible you must provide your mobile phone number when registering, or provide it at the door when checking in. At the appointed time we’ll randomly select checked-in attendees and send them a text message to claim their prize.

Play to Win – Nashville Tabletop Day will have a library of games which are eligible for play to win. The full rules will be posted at the event, but anyone checking out a game (including the group they play it with) is eligible for one entry per checkout. Winners for each game will be pulled from all players of that game throughout the day. Winners do NOT need to be present to win, but must be able to meet in Nashville within 2 weeks of the event to claim their prize. The complete list of Play to Win titles can be found below. This list will be updated as new games are added.

Alcohol / Smoking (vaping) – Alcohol or smoking are not allowed on premises.

Sportsmanship – Don’t be a jerk.

Lost Items/Theft – Nashville Tabletop Day, Meeple Mountain, and Trevecca Nazarene University are not responsible for any lost or stolen property.

Can I bring my own games? – Absolutely! Even with our extensive collection, we’ll never have everything people want to play. Bring your own games to share, or put them in the “do not disturb” area and keep them set aside for your own use.

Who is running this event? – Nashville Tabletop Day is managed by Meeple Mountain, a board game news and reviews website based in Nashville.

Can I volunteer for Nashville Tabletop Day? – You sure can! Sign up to be a volunteer now.

Are you looking for sponsors for Nashville Tabletop Day? – Always. You can find information about sponsoring Nashville Tabletop Day below.

Where else can I game in Nashville? – Meeple Mountain hosts Nashville Game Night on the 3rd Wednesday, and 4th Thursday of every month. A number of other groups host board gaming events as well. You can find out more information on the Meeple Mountain Nashville gaming directory page.

Nashville Tabletop Day parking map

Parking

Schedule

Historically Nashville Tabletop Day has been all about open gaming. Come in, grab a game from the shelf, and start playing. That won’t change this year; we’ll still have a library of titles for you to play, along with lots of play to win titles.

But this year we’re also offering a few “one-shot” RPG games, perfect for beginners or experienced players. If you’d like to participate, then sign up via Warhorn to see the times and games and reserve your spot. A small number of slots may also be available the day of the event. You can even sign up as a Game Master and register your own group via the link below.

Giveaways

Thanks to our numerous sponsors Nashville Tabletop Day will have a number of door prizes that will given away throughout the day. To reduce downtimes experienced in past years we’ll be using an SMS based system to notify winners.

Anyone who wishes to be eligible to win a door prize must provide a cell phone number. This number will only be used for the duration of the event and will be deleted from our records once the event is over.

Door prize giveaways will occur at 1pm, 5pm. Play to Win winners will be announced at 9pm.

Play to Win!

In addition to the other games available to attendees, we have a large number of Play to Win games. Each person who plays one of these games will receive one chance to win that game. Only attendees who play that game will be eligible to win that game.

Winners will be notified via SMS at 9pm.

Show me the Play to Win Games

Show me the Play to Win Rules

Game Library

Attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring their own games to play with friends (both new and old). However Nashville Tabletop Day will also have a large selection of some of the newest and hottest games, alongside classic games.

Attendees will be required to provide a drivers license when checking a game out of the library. The drivers license will be returned when the game is brought back to the library table.

Volunteers

Interested in volunteering for Nashville Tabletop Day? An event of this size needs volunteers to make it successful and ours is no different. If you’re interested in working with us to make this event a smash hit, please let us know! We’re specifically looking for people to help us fill these roles.

Marketing / Sales
We’re looking for someone with experience in local fundraising. Are you willing to reach out to local businesses to help sponsor this event? We’ll be looking for sponsors for the venue and of course giveaways.

Librarians / Greeters / Day of Event
All the marketing and word of mouth will do no good if people arrive at the event and can’t find games to play, or have a poor experience. We’re looking for people who are willing to run games, greet people, assist people with learning games, and more.

All volunteers will receive a custom Nashville Tabletop Day t-shirt. If you’re interested in helping in one of these capacities, please sign up to be a volunteer now

Sponsors

Are you interesting in contributing to a growing and vibrant gaming community here in Nashville? Meeple Mountain is looking for local and national businesses who would be interested in donating in one of the following ways:

Giveaway donations
Nashville Tabletop Day is a board gaming event, and we expect to have a large number of games to give away. We’d also love to spread the word about local businesses by giving away coupons, gift certificates, or other items promoting your business.

Tables & chairs, A/V equipment, and more
We’re expecting over 400 people this year which means lots of tables and chairs. Is your business interested in providing these items, or contributing towards their rental?

Any business who sponsors Nashville Tabletop Day will receive mention in all of our promotional materials based on retail value: (t-shirts, programs, this website, etc.), and will receive at callouts on our social media stream. We are also open to other creative sponsorship ideas, so send us your ideas!

Contact us at nashvilletabletopday@meeplemountain.com for more information about our remaining sponsorship availabilities. Don’t wait, slots are filling up fast.

2019 Sponsors

Host Sponsor

Trevecca Nazarene University logo

Silver Sponsors

Blue Orange Games logo Breaking Games logo Smirk & Dagger logo Renegade Game Studios logo
Van Ryder Games logo

Bronze Sponsors

Bananagrams logo Bezier Games logo Brotherwise Games Czech Games logo
Cool Mini or Not logo Deep Water Games logo Geeky Goodies logo Grey Fox Games logo
Iello logo KOSMOS Games logo Pencil First Games logo Quick Simple Fun Games logo
Restoration Games logo Roxley Game Laboratory logo Stonemaier Games logo Top Shelf Fun logo

Play to Win Sponsors

AEG logo Gamewright Games logo Goatfish Games logo Gridopolis Games logo Kayenta Games logo
Leder Games logo Plan B Games logo Nauvoo Games logo R & D Games logo Runaway Parade Games logo

Privacy Policy

Meeple Mountain is the sole owner of the information we collect. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about other events.

Harassment Policy

Meeple Mountain is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, gender identity or religion. Therefore, we do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Please familiarize yourself with our definition of harassment, and what we expect of attendees.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If you, as an attendee, feel harassed, you may inform the offender that you would like the harassing behavior to stop immediately. If you are not comfortable doing this, you may contact a staff member who will address the concern.

If you, as an attendee, are asked to stop behaving in a way that is interpreted as harassment, you are expected to stop, immediately. Arguing about the situation or trying to convince someone that your behavior is not harassment will not get you anywhere. Just stop. If you disagree that your behavior is harassment, that is fine, but the behavior should stop anyway.

If anyone engages in harassing behavior, organizers may take any action they, in their sole discretion, deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion.

Staff will be happy to provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

Staff members will be posted at the library and play to win tables, as well as the registration desk, and can be identified by their shirt color (exact color to be defined before each event).


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Looking to run a Tabletop Day Event of your own? Read our 3 part “after the event” series to find out how we made Nashville Tabletop Day 2016 a smash!