Passes for the Game Developers Conference 2014 are still available, and today we're excited to announce more details about the 'Doing It On The Table' board game exhibit, which will be open to all GDC passholders (from Expo to All-Access) at various points during the week of the 2014 Game Developers Conference, March 17-21.
The exhibit, curated by NYU Game Center founding faculty member and veteran game designer Eric Zimmerman, will take place in a special lounge on the second floor of Moscone West.
It will offer a comfortable space for GDC 2014 attendees to play card and board games made by notable video game developers, including the creators of games like Ridiculous Fishing and Saints Row, some of whom will be available in the lounge on Tuesday, March 18 at 4 PM to showcase their games personally.
The board game lineup includes Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends, the latest strategy game from Galaxy Trucker and Mage Knight designer Vlaada Chvatil. Also on the table are When Dragons Fight, a classic chit-based wargame from David Wessman, and Paperback, Tim Fowler's mash-up of Dominion and Scrabble. Rounding out the board-based lineup is Quantum, an epic sci-fi strategy game by Zimmerman.
An equal number of innovative card games will be available for play, including Ste Curran's Kickstarter-funded public singing party game Karaokards and Mary Flanagan's rapid-fire name-dropping game Buffalo. Attendees will also be able to play Zach Gage and Jesse Fuchs gastrointestinal card battling game Guts of Glory and a version of Margaret Robertson's Drunk Dungeon, a drinking game dungeon crawl which substitutes beer coasters for dungeon tiles.
Board and card games will also feature prominently in a few notable GDC 2014 sessions -- veteran strategy game maker Soren Johnson will discuss the value of tabletop games in his talk A Study In Transparency: How Board Games Matter, while Abstract Puzzle owner Martin Grider will share what he's learned from bringing board games to mobile platforms in his Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit session Usability Lessons from Mobile Board Game Conversions.
GDC 2014 itself will take place March 17-21, 2014 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. You can register for the event by visiting the info page on the official GDC 2014 website.
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