May 31

Just a quick public service announcement:
Today, May 31, is the last day to order t-shirts for pickup at GPNW 2010.

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May 30

Some important upcoming dates for registration and refunds:

  • May 31: Last day to order or refund t-shirts
  • June 8: Last day to sign-up for or refund the Friday Night Feast
  • June 15: Last day to register online (walk-ins allowed if there are still remaining tickets which is looking less and less likely)

We’re sorry, but we can’t refund t-shirts or the Friday Night Feast after their respective cut-off dates because we’re placing the orders with the vendors immediately.

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May 26

We only have 20 registrations left for GPNW 2010. Get yours here.
As we posted earlier, we’re well past 2009’s attendance that for those of you keeping track was 75. Hugo House is bigger than Freehold (just look at the pictures), so there is room for more attendees than last year, but registrations are going fast. As with every year, the rate of registration increases the closer we get to the event. At this point, it’s on track to sell out.
Just about everyone has signed up for dinner which is pretty exciting. I know it’s the lure of game-inspired desserts.

May 26

Monday was supposed to be the day the Early Bird registration period ended and the ticket price went up.
But we were sitting around talking about how money’s tight for a lot of folks “in these troubling economic times,” and the Early Bird discount started to sound like a catch-22: people who were tight on cash might not have the money on hand to buy a ticket early, but if they were forced to wait the price would go up. Ouch.
So we made a command decision: this year we’re keeping the price where it is all the way up to the event. Just a little gift, from us to you.
Fair warning though: if you want to come, buy a ticket as soon as you can. We already have more registrations than the entire attendance of GPNW 2009, and it’s still three weeks away. It’s going to sell out.

Tony Tony
May 21

Were you at Go Play NW in 2007? If so, you can help us out! Way back in 2007 we didn’t use nifty tools like online forums for scheduling. As a result, we don’t really know what games were played. We’re reconstructing events on the Go Play NW forum for historical purposes. Please come and tell us what you played in 2007!
And while you’re at it, let us know about pickup games you played in which may not be recorded in the archives for other years. We’ve all had some great times at Go Play NW and it would be really great to have a complete archive to reminisce, ruminate, and boast over.

admin admin
May 18

We’ve got a consensus on where and when there will be beer and chatting: Big Time Brewery in the U District, Sunday May 23rd, 7:30 pm and onward.
Come hang out, and talk about all the cool games you’re going to play at Go Play NW…

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May 14

We’ve extended the closing date of our room block at the Silver Cloud Hotel. You now have until May 24 to book rooms at our discounted event rate.

Silver Cloud Hotel – Broadway
1100 Broadway Avenue
Standard Single King: $159.00
Standard Double Queen: $159.00
Call Reservations (800.590.1801) or use the online reservation system with our Group ID:
Password: GOPLAYNW

See Getting There & Lodging for more information and other lodging options.

admin admin
May 12

We’re putting together a social meetup before GPNW so that people can socialize, catch up, kick around ideas for games, and maybe meet some people they haven’t met yet. Yes, and drink beer. Think of it as a pre-Go Play warmup.
Sunday May 23rd is looking like the date, and venues are being kicked around right now. You got fingers, you can type, so you can vote too y’know.

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May 10

Archives are cool, and we have a lot of archives. It’s just plain fun to peruse the pictures and all the games that people played. I didn’t know John ran a version of Danger Patrol in 2007. I didn’t know Chris Bennett has podcasted about every GPNW.
But by no means are the archives complete. There’s got to be more out there, especially all the pick-up games. We purposely put the archives in the forums so everyone can add whatever they want. I’m already enjoying the cascading effect: Johnzo remembered a missing In a Wicked Age game from GPNW 2008 which in turn jogged my memory of another missing IAWA game from the same year.

Go Play NW 2009 Poster

I don’t need the archives all the time, but when I want them, I’m glad we have them. Especially right now only a few weeks before the next GPNW, it’s a way to look back at the old games and old GPNWs in between thinking about the games and fun for the next one.
Oh, and in the course of writing this post (I kid you not), I found some pictures of the GPNW 2007 Danger Patrol game. How’s that for kismet?

Sasquatch Sasquatch
May 07

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Grough! Grrrrrrr.

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