Unpub 8 News
Jul08

Unpub 8 News

It is the moment you have been waiting for since St. Patty’s weekend! The details for Unpub 8 are here, and we are so very excited to finally share them with our wonderful community of designers, playtesters, publishers, and vendors. But before we do that, how about a little history lesson? As you may, or may not, be aware, Unpub started out in the humble little town of Woodside, Delaware in the community hall of a church. It then moved to an FOP lodge for a year, and then onto St. Thomas Moore High School’s cafeteria for two years. For Unpub 5, a change in locale and state was necessary to accommodate the growth of the organization and demand for more space to playtest games. It was at this point that we settled on the Baltimore Convention Center, which continued to be Unpub’s home for the last three years. The event has continued to grow in attendance every year. While the BCC has been good to us, we are always looking for what can be better for our designers and playtesters. Due to the high cost of hotels, parking, and food within the Convention Center and the city of Baltimore, the organization began to search for a more fiscally feasible home in 2016.  After a lengthy and careful search, Unpub found a new place for our community and we are beyond excited about the possibilities it has to offer!   We are extremely pleased to announce that Unpub 8 will be hosted at the Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley, formerly the Hunt Valley Inn, in Hunt Valley, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, from March 22-25, 2018. While the convention’s location has changed, our goals haven’t. We still want to ensure that designers have a place for their games to be tested. We fully expect your convention experience will be even better! All the hallmarks of our annual event will still be there. We’ll still have tables for designers, open gaming during off hours, and, of course, we’ll continue to have our fantastic vendors! To cap it all off, Unpub will continue to be accessible by light rail! We’ve just moved up the road a bit. But why the Delta Hotel? The hotel offered the Unpub community a sweet package. How does free parking sound? How does reasonably priced food, or having a hotel room literally attached to the event hall sound? In fact, the hotel is really Unpub’s from the top to the basement. Open gaming will keep going and going! We thought it sounded pretty great too. While Unpub is still paying a similar price to that of...

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Unpub at Origins Game Fair
Jun08

Unpub at Origins Game Fair

Good Morning Fellow Gamers! As many of you are aware, we here at Unpub are busy preparing for our next ProtoAlley at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio! We’ve been a guerrilla feature at this convention for several years, and this year thanks to our awesome sponsor Renegade Games, we’ll be there in an official capacity! Origins will be at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215,) Starting Thursday June 15 through Sunday June 18, 2017. This is 5 full days of gaming and Unpub is proud to be in the heart of it all. Our rooms will be C171 and C172 and we’ll be active for at least 4 days of the Convention starting at 10am each morning. Thursday, Friday and Saturday we’ll play till 5pm. Each of those days consists of two shifts, 10am to 1pm, and 2pm- 5pm. Sunday starts at 10am like the other days, but it will end at 2pm and we only have one shift for designers to demo their games. We might be open for a period of time on Wednesday evening, as well…and we will look for other times to throw open the doors and hoist our noodle, so stay tuned to our social media for extra times! Registration for the event has been going on for a few weeks now, and we are excited about the 64 games currently registered from 41 different designers! As of this writing there is still space in every shift across the event for more designers. We have 28 tables each shift and while it looks like some shifts are full, there is still space due to the way things will adjust.  If you want to get involved Register your game for the event! Get on the waiting list if you have too. How do you Register?  If you’re in the system, hit the registration button to the right. Sign in using your username and password. Hit the event management link to your right. Select the shift you want and show up with your prototypes in hand! If you’re not in the system, the steps are identical…except you have to Sign up for an account and then enter your games into the system. If you have any questions reach out and we’ll do our best to help you. Word of warning: to get the best possible exposure for this event, get registered by midnight Sunday! We’ll be packing up the office and hitting the road, so the more we know before we do that, the better off everyone will be. We are very thankful for the opportunity to be present at a whole...

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Unpub 7
Jan09

Unpub 7

March 17-19, 2017, we will host our seventh annual Unpublished Games Festival (Unpub 7) at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Unpub 7 was attended by over 1,400 people and Unpub 7 is expected to nearly double this number. With over 120 game designers, a special guest (TBA), more vendors, and more play testers we are estimating a public attendance of over 2,000 people. In the past 6 years, Unpub has moved from a small community meeting hall in Dover, Delaware to a 16,000+ sq. ft. space in the Baltimore Convention...

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Unpub returns to BGG Con 2016
Oct28

Unpub returns to BGG Con 2016

    Unpub will be taking over the BGG Con ProtoAlley for the third year! Come join us, in room 1106 on Thursday (November 17), Friday (November 18) and Saturday (November 19) from Noon to 7pm each day, to play test the games of tomorrow. We will have special guests, special games, and a few surprises- so don’t miss out this year!       You MUST have a BGG Con pass to attend this event, as this event is held within BGG Con. Obvious, I know, but needs to be stated. About BGG...

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Hasbro’s Fall 2016 Challenge
Oct17

Hasbro’s Fall 2016 Challenge

Hasbro Gaming Lab’s mission is to discover and develop great new games, connect with the growing gaming community, and bring fresh experiences to gamers everywhere. Hasbro’s Fall 2016 Challenge to find the next great family game is open until October 23rd   2016 at 11:59PM EST. Hasbro will give five finalists $2,000 each to develop their game and run an Indiegogo campaign and one Grand Prize Winner will win $25,000, a trip to Hasbro, and the opportunity to work with Hasbro to make their game a reality. Find full details, terms and conditions here...

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Unpub 5 Numbers
Mar19

Unpub 5 Numbers

http://unpub.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Unpub-5-Numbers-1.m4v A video presentation put together to give the numbers of Unpub 5, as well as some additional new information. Special thanks to AdMagic and Panda Game...

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