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!


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


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


Struggle for Empire

Napoleonic Wars

Dark Horse

Thunder in the Ozarks



Hands in the Sea

Amateur to Arms

Falling Sky

Star Wars Rebellion

Euro and Science-Fiction Games

Small World




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


Arkham Horror


Fury of Dracula



 Miniature events will soon be announced



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!!

Announcing FaTDoG West!

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 I am pleased to announce that FaTDoG will have another dog in its litter with the establishment of FaTDoG West to be held on the Friday after Thanksgiving at Pair a Dice Games in San Diego County. Hosted by Alan Emrich of Victory Point Games, this puppy will start out small but hopefully grow to a full-blown FaTDoG convention for those of you on the West Coast. We are excited to welcome this new pup and we hope Southern California gamers are going to love FATDOG West. We will provide people with more details as they come in.

FaT DoG 2016 Game Pre Sale is back!


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Once again we are fortunate enough to have many game publishers support FaTDoG by allowing us to buy games at incredible discounts for FaTDoG attendees. This is known as the fabulous FaTDoG Presale!  These game publishers have been extremely generous throughout the years so let’s try to support them! The FaTDoG presale is a wonderful opportunity to buy games you have always wanted but were hesitating to urchase or games you thought you would like to try but the price just seemed a little bit out of reach. Now Withthe discounts, you can get them inexpensively. It’s a wonderful way to add to your game library.

Here are the rules for the FaTDoG 2016 presale:

1. You must be preregistered and bought a preregistered ticket in order to take advantage of the presale. You can purchase your tickets by clicking on the “Buy tickets” button on the upper left column.
2. You must email me your order no later than midnight October 21.
3. You can only order games that are currently in print. You cannot order any games still on preorder on the publishers website. I want to emphasize this as every year we get people ordering games that are still on preorder.
4. Once you send me your order I will send you an email invoice. Payment is due at the time of receipt of this invoice. You can pay by mailing a personal check or via PayPal, or Venmo.
5. Your games will be available for pickup at FaTDoG 2016. If you would like to pick them up any earlier, you can make special arrangements with me.

The following companies are participating this year and their discounts are below:

Flying Pig                                        10% off
Tiny Battles                                    10% off
Columbia Games                          30% off
Legion Games                               40% off
Compass Games                           35% off
GMT Games                                    40% off
Revolution Games                       30% off
Victory Point Games                   15% off
Academy Games                           35% off with special pricing on Mare Nostrum -empires bundle at $85
Operational Studies Group      30% off
Decision Games                           10% off if the collective order is $100-$200,
                                                          20% off of the collective order is $201-$300
                                                          30% off of the collective order is $301 or greater
This year we are happy to welcome Against the Odds magazine, Clash of Arms and Highflying Dice games who will be represented at the FaTDoG convention as vendors so their games will be available for direct purchase at FaTDoG.
In later postings I will be recommending some of my favorite games from these companies.
Let’s try to support our publishers who have so generously supported us. Please give me your orders as soon as possible so that we can start processing them. It is a complex process to collate, invoice, order and receive shipment of these games. So please take mercy our FaTDoG staff and get your orders and as soon as you can.

FaTDoG 2016 is moving to a new location!


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That’s right, FatDoG 2016, New York’s premier gaming convention, will be in a new location! It will be held at the Upsky Hotel 110 Motor Pkwy. in Hauppauge, New York On November 25, 2016 from 9 AM until midnight.

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Why the change?

 We are victim of our own success. FaTDoG 2016 has outgrown our old venue. We need more room, more tables for gaming and more space for vendors. So we had to think big!


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FaTDoG 2016 promises to be bigger and better than ever. We will have more vendors and more space. We will have a free lunch and dinner buffet with hot food, drinks and snacks. The Upsky Hotel is a slightly more upscale venue. There is a full restaurant in the lobby as well as a snack shop that will have coffee snacks and drinks.

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