Monday, March 30, 2015

Game of the Day: Dead of Winter

Happy Con Withdrawal Day, everyone! Going back to the real world is scary, so let's journey to someplace much less horrifying: A post-apocalyptic zombie world. Today's game, Dead of Winter from Plaid Hat Games, is a collaborative game where the players must overcome hurdles that the dystopian game-verse throws at them. Furthermore, there's a very good chance that one of the players is a dirty, dirty traitor. Yes, there are zombies, because zombies. (Side note: Wil GOES OFF on zombies in pop culture at the beginning of this video. It's an epic rant.)

Hopefully this helps you forget the scary real world you're living in for a few minutes. Enjoy Dead of Winter!



Tomorrow, we're going to start offering free games for people who help us to promote our event. Stay tuned for this and another Game of the Day.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Game of the Day: Cards Against Humanity

"You don't want to watch this episode of TableTop. This episode of TableTop will be offensive to everyone. It will be rude. It will be in exceedingly poor taste, and it will be outrageously profane." -Wil Wheaton

Yup, it's time to showcase the game that sends you outrageous holiday gifts in the mail every December: Cards Against Humanity. Here's the thing about CAH: If you are with a group of people that you don't know very well, just play this game for one hour and you'll come out of it knowing them better than you probably ever would have liked to.

This one's definitely not suitable for playing out loud at work, and you'll want to make sure that the kiddos are in bed before watching. Enjoy!



Gag reel:


Emerald City Comicon is this weekend! Therefore, we won't be putting up any new Game of the Day posts until Monday. Enjoy the con, everyone! Stop by the gaming area and play some games with us!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Videos of Meow Cat Rescue kitties!

We're working on a video for the "What's Your Game Plan" contest being put on by Geek & Sundry. Today, we went on location at Meow Cat Rescue to get some footage of kitties. The finished product won't be ready for a week or so, but we have some raw footage that is highly entertaining. Here's 4 of our favorites from today.

Video 1: 3 gray kittens playing




Video 2: The Creamsicles! These kitties will feature prominently in our montage of games.




Video 3: Your move, Mr. Wheaton!




Video 4: The star of the show! This kitty has had a bit of a rough life, having been permanently injured by being hit by a car. You'd never know it, though, with the way she can JUMP!


Game of the Day: Tokaido

Today, we travel to the Far East to travel the ancient Japanese traveling road known as Tokaido. The game, from Passport Game Studios, is a set building game taking place in ancient times. The competition is fierce in this game, so sit back, relax and enjoy the season premiere episode of TableTop for season 3, Tokaido.


We'll soon have some raw footage up from our filming session at Meow Cat Rescue earlier today. We can't wait for the finished product--It's doing to be adorkable!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Game of the Day: Forbidden Desert

International TableTop Day exists largely due to the success Wil Wheaton's YouTube series TableTop. Now in its 3rd season, this series is single-handedly responsible for bringing awareness to and launching the success of many fantastic games that otherwise might not have received the exposure they richly deserved.

Today, we are bringing back our "Game of the Day" feature, where we will present an episode of Season 3 of TableTop each day up until TableTop Day. Our first feature is Matt Leacock's cooperative masterpiece Forbidden Desert from Gamewright. In this game, the players collaborate to repair their airship and escape the desert before the shifting sands seal their doom. Matt Leacock's other 2 collaborative games that have been featured on TableTop, Pandemic and Forbidden Island, proved too much for Wil and his cohorts to handle. Is the 3rd time the charm? Find out as Wil and the gang play Forbidden Desert!


We'll have new episodes pretty much each day from now until TableTop Day, so check back often! In the meantime, to quote Mr. Wheaton, "Play More Games!"

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Seeking a video editor for a TableTop Day contest!

TableTop Day is only 23 days away! We're getting excited, but in the meantime, we would like to enter a video contest to win some SWAG that we can pass along to you. To help us to do so, we are seeking someone who has a clue when it comes to video editing.

This is the contest we want to enter: http://www.tabletopday.com/contest (Note that the graphic says that the deadline is March 21, but if you read the fine print, you'll see that it's been extended to April 4.)

If you can help us win this contest, you'll get your pick of 3 things from the SWAG box that we will get for winning. Whether or not we win, we'll still comp you 2 tickets to the main session just for helping. Production will probably involve going to Meow Cat Rescue to film some adorable kitties, as well as some footage from the Columbia Tower. Your job would just be to edit it so that it comes out awesome.
Contact Matt at dawgsledevents@gmail.com if interested in helping!

Friday, March 13, 2015

All About Meow Cat Rescue -- and SPOKESKITTIES!!

First of all, it is confirmed that we will have adorable spokeskitties at our event once again! Last year, we had 4 of the cutest kittens ever come visit us.

Now, here is some information about Meow Cat Rescue, the provider of said spokeskitties and the charity we are raising money for at this event.


Our Mission         
With respect and compassion for all animal life, MEOW promotes lifelong relationships between people and companion animals, providing shelter and care for each precious life until adopted into a forever home.


Our Vision         
MEOW envisions a day when society will be free from the dangers and nuisances of irresponsible pet ownership, when every pet born will be assured loving care all of its natural life and will never suffer due to abuse, neglect or ignorance.


Our History         
In the early 1990s, a small group of animal-loving friends made a commitment to create a better life for homeless animals. With little more than determination, they started Mercer Island Eastside Orphans & Waifs, now commonly known as MEOW Cat Rescue & Adoption, a non-profit organization with a no-holds-barred no-kill philosophy. MEOW continues to be staffed almost entirely by volunteers.


Our Goal         
MEOW 's goal is to help create a "no-kill nation", where people are responsible for their pets, where there are no helpless creatures abandoned in boxes or left to fend for themselves in parking lots, where there is no longer a need for any healthy companion animal to be euthanized.


Today         
MEOW places approximately 1000 animals into permanent homes each year. Our application process ensures that every adopted animal is placed in an environment where there is appropriate space, human contact, and a commitment to safeguard and care for the animal for its entire lifetime.  Newborn or senior, healthy, ill or injured, all are valued at MEOW. Each year MEOW is faced with the impossible and each and every day we recommit ourselves to something we truly believe in, the motto we adopted at our inception,”all nine lives are precious”.