Are you game for FaTDoG?!

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Are you game for FaTDoG?!

We are a week away from FaTDoG 2017 and I’m excited to report that we have a lot of first-time attendees. It is great that word is getting out and the convention continues to grow. Please help spread the word! We once again were listed in Newsday as one of the top 10 things to do in the month of November.

Any online ticket purchases must be completed by Wednesday, 22 November. So please don’t wait for the last minute to purchase your tickets. Sales are going briskly and we don’t want you to get shut out.

We are at the same hotel as last year but it changed his name from Upsky hotel to the Radisson.  We are now in the grand ballroom which will give us plenty of space. It is best if you park in the rear of the hotel and there is an entrance there to go immediately into a foyer leading to the ballroom.

Remember the following rules.

1. No food or drink may be brought from the outside into the venue. We will be providing a hot lunch and hot dinner as well as soda, coffee and tea throughout the convention. There is a full restaurant in the lobby of the hotel as well as a small bodega for purchases of drinks and snacks.

2. No alcohol or other illegal substances can be consumed at the venue.

3. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. We encourage families to attend but we want to make this a safe and happy convention for them.

4. No pets are allowed.

5. Bring games you want to play and stuff you want to sell in the fleamarket.

6. Bring extra money to purchase from our vendors and support the FaTDoG game raffle.

7. Have fun!!

See you all in one week. Have a great Thanksgiving!

The FaTDoG Game Session Scheduler

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The FaTDoG Game Event Scheduler is up and running. It is easy to use and I ask that everyone planning a game session post it on the Scheduler. We will then be able to post a complete list of games, tournaments and demos at FaTDoG 2017. It is also a great way to let people know what your game interests are and to find players for your game.
Several Tournaments have been posted tournaments on the Game Scheduler. So far we have Twilight Struggle and Axis & Allies to name but a few. Anyone can run a tournament. I have awards and prizes to give out for people that run a tournament and those that win. We just need to know what games you would like to see in tournament format. All tournaments are friendly and we welcome new players so don’t be intimidated.

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New and Exciting for FaTDoG 2017

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FaTDoG 2017 is fast approaching.  Buy your tickets early before we are sold out! Remember that buying your tickets online gets you a discounted entry price, food vouchers for lunch and dinner and the coveted, collectible FaTDoG door prize!  So just click on the “Buy ticket” link in the upper left corner of the sidebar to purchase your tickets now. Ticket prices will be higher at the door and will not include food vouchers which must be purchased separately for $5.

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FaTDoG 2017 Game On!

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Winter is coming! In Westeros you would be filled with dread but not here on Long Island. The coming of Winter also brings the premier board gaming event, the Friday after Thanksgiving Day of Gaming (affectionately known as FaTDoG), and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever!

It will be held on November 24, the Friday after Thanksgiving, at the same venue as last year however the hotel has changed names and is now the Radisson Hotel Long Island. The doors open at 9 AM and gaming will continue until 11 PM. We have a bigger venue space as we have now taken over the grand ballroom so everyone will be in one big room including vendors, historical board gaming, euro games, the game raffle, the fleamarket and the food service.

For those of you who’ve never attended FaTDoG, here is what you get:

  • 15 hours of continuous gaming time with the best group of people anywhere
  • historical board games, historical miniatures, euro games and more
  • if you buy a preregistered ticket online you will get coupons for a hot lunch and hot dinner plus snacks and drinks
  • local game vendors will be selling their products at discounted prices
  • a large fleamarket open to anyone who wants to sell games and game related items including games, books, videos, gaming paraphernalia
  • a huge game raffle
  • hot and cold lunch with soft drinks and snacks
  • door prizes
  • special events

You can purchase your ticket online by clicking the FaTDoG link in the sidebar. Tickets are $20 and include the entry fee plus coupons for lunch and dinner. Tickets purchased at the door will be $25 and will only include your entry fee but will not include coupons for lunch and dinner.

 Take some time to speak to others who have attended FaTDoG in the past and hear what they have to say about this great gaming event. So purchase your tickets early and we hope to see you there.

FaTDoG 2016 Update

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We are less than 6 days away from FaTDoG 2016 and I wanted to keep everybody updated.

It looks like we will have a tremendous turnout this year. If you have not already bought your ticket online, please do so now as preregistration will close on Tuesday night November 22 at midnight. When preregistered, you are guaranteed a coupon for the lunch and dinner meals and will receive one of our “highly collectable” FaTDoG giveaways. You will also be eligible for game drawings and door prizes.

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What Will We be Playing at FaTDoG 2016?

FaTDoG is all about gaming and believe me, there will be plenty of games to play. Historical board games will be in abundance. Euro games will be ubiquitous and we also have historical and some science fiction miniature events.

Everyone is welcome to bring games to play and you can always find opponents  here.  So don’t be shy and bring that game you haven’t had a chance to play yet!

You can find it all at FaTDoG!

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There is no official sign up for these events. We’ve tried that in the past and it just never worked out well.

Games will be listed on the Game Event Board at FaTDoG and also will be announced over the overhead public address system.

Below is a partial list, I repeat partial list of games that are planning to be played at FaTDoG 2016.

 

 Historical Board Games

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The Lamps are Going Out

Old School Tactical

Washington’s War

Fire in the Lake

Russian Civil War

Kasserine Pass

Twilight in the East

Tarleton’s Quarter

 

Axis and Allies Global Addition

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Struggle for Empire

Napoleonic Wars

Dark Horse

Thunder in the Ozarks

1812

1775

Hands in the Sea

Amateur to Arms

Falling Sky

Star Wars Rebellion

Euro and Science-Fiction Games

Small World

Pandemic

Myth

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Tomorrow the World

Stellar Imperium

Cataan Series

Puerto Rico

Grand Prix

Dawn of the Zeds

War of the Ring

Terrsforming Mars

A Feast for Odin

Sea Fall

Mythic Battles Pantheon

Scythe

Arkham Horror

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Fury of Dracula

Junta

Mombasa

 Miniature events will soon be announced

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FatDoG is the Friday After Thanksgiving Day of Gaming!

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FaTDoG is the annual Friday After Thanksgiving Day of Gaming this year being held at the UpSky Hotel in Hauppauge, NY on Long Island.

FaTDoG now draws over 120 gamers for a great day of Historical Boardgaming and Conflict simulation,  Historical Miniatures and Eurogaming.  We provide free food and drinks, a huge game raffle, a flea market to sell your used games and books, and 15 hours of the most fun you will have on any given Friday.

So I hope you will come and check it out this year.  Just click on the EventBrite widget in the left sidebar to purchase your ticket and bring the games you want to play.  You can always find an amicable opponent at FaTDoG.

See you there!!