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Teaching easy / accessible games to people. "Learn to Play" is a PGX initiative to help introduce new games to PGX attendees. Game teachers will teach a single game to groups of people over a two-hour block. Please contact us here if you're interested in volunteering.

No sign up is necessary. Drop in to learn one of these games.

TIME: 9am - 11am

GAME: Santorini
TIME: 10am - 12pm
NOTE: This LTP will be immediately followed by a Santorini Tournament!

TIME: 12pm-2pm
NOTE: This LTP will be immediately followed by a TBA Tournament!

TIME: 12pm-2pm

TIME: 2pm-4pm

TIME: 3pm-5pm

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To help encourage sign up and attendance, we will be giving away free games: TBA  :excited

Rules are easy:
1) You must post on this thread to sign up for a game, run a game, or just let us know you're attending.
2) You must attend the event and sign our log book with your SaskGames I.D.

Bonus entry to draw:
1) Schedule a game on the forum with open spots for sign-up.
2) All Volunteers will get a bonus entry (Table registration, Learn to Play, and event set up). We appreciate all the help!

We will randomly determine all winners after the event and let the winner know they've won. We will announce all winners in this forum.


We will also be giving away TBA.

To win you must be signed into the log book, and have made a post of this thread saying you're coming out, running a game, or signing up for an event! You must write your SaskGames I.D. in the logbook to qualify. All prizes will need to be picked up at ComicReaders by a specific date.

SaskGames and Prairie Game eXpo would like to thank the following groups and businesses that help make the event possible:

Al Ritchie Community Association. Visit them online HERE
The Al Ritchie Community Association (ARCA) has been actively advocating on behalf of the community and helping to serve its social and community needs since 1987.

Priorities, goals and activities are determined through interaction with the community at meetings, established programs, events and direct contact with our staff and board. The association operates with the philosophy that residents know what kind of programming they need and want.


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What: Prairie Game eXpo XIX
Where: Core Ritchie Community Centre
445 14th Avenue
Regina, SK  S4N 3C3
(Corner of 14th and Lindsay Street)
(Use the Prince of Wales library entrance)

When: Saturday, May 16th, 2020. Starts at 9:00 AM.
Who: Anyone interested in playing boardgames & miniature based games.
Why: Life is Short; Play Games!
Cost: This is a FREE event!

Here are some direct links to the game schedule:
Learn To Play
BoardGame Tournaments
Miniature Games
Game Designer's Corner
Role-Playing Games

Kitchen will be run by Al Ritchie Community Association.
CASH ONLY for food and drink. Breakfast, lunch and supper served! No outside food permitted in the venue.

We are looking for volunteers to help us with Learn to Play spots. We are looking for teachers for the following (or similar) games:

Twice As Clever
Silver & Gold
Tiny Towns
Welcome To...
Exploding Kittens

Also, for tournaments:

Prairie Game eXpo is made possible thanks to the help of volunteers. This thread is to help schedule volunteers running the Prairie Game eXpo.

All Volunteers will receive an extra opportunity to win in the game prize draws.

Registration Table Schedule
Role: Welcoming attendees, making sure everyone signs the log book, answering questions.

9am - 10am: trimmer (Darrin)
10am - 11am:
11am - 12pm:  standstrong4u (Rosemarie)
12pm - 1pm:
1pm - 2pm:
2pm - 3pm:
3pm - 4pm:
4pm - 5pm: 
5pm - 9pm: Open doors. We ask that all ambassadors keep watch for people in need.

Learn to Play
Role: Teaching easy / accessible games to people. "Learn to Play" is a PGX initiative to help introduce new games to PGX attendees. We will have three time slots available, with two games offered in each time slot. We would like one, perhaps two volunteers for each game in each time slot. Game teachers will teach a single game to groups of people over a two-hour block. Please contact us here if you're interested.

9-11 - Silver & Gold - Rosemarie
10-12 - Santorini  --followed by tournament at 12
12-2 - TBA  -- followed by tournament after 2
12-2 - Stay Cool - Chad B
2-4 -
3-5 -

Please let us know if you are able to lend a hand at Prairie Game eXpo. Please reply to this forum.

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Thanks to the following people won the door prizes:

Early Bird Draw for Those Pesky Garden Gnomes: Jill Fauth (Jilly)

Attendance / Volunteer Draw for Aura: Daniel Sexton (Dsexton)

All prizes will be available for pick up at the South Albert ComicReaders location after January 20st! Congratulations!

Note: Prizes must be picked up by February 15th. We'll be donating them if not collected.

Prairie Game Expo Recap


BOARD GAMES PLAYED: Wingspan, Just One, Through the Desert, Alien Frontiers, Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North, Star Realms, Manhattan Project, Santorini, Fabled Fruit, Unstable Unicorns, Dune, Pipeline, ICECOOL, Lord of Hellas, Champions of Midgard, Guillotine, Cursed Court, Barenpark, Horrified, Blue Lagoon, Downforce, Battle Line, Century: Golem, Inis, Silver & Gold, Grand Austria Hotel, Gans Schon Clever, Istanbul: Dice Game, Reef, Fallout, Terraforming Mars, Catan, Azul: Summer Pavilion, Sagrada, Hive, Kingdomino, Animal Upon Animal, Clank!, Ticket to Ride, Cockroach Poker, Azul, Forbidden Island, Istanbul, Hanabi, Hamsterolle, Dominion, Villa Paletti, Tsuro, Photosynthesis & more! (Please let us know what you played that I missed recording!)

CCGS PLAYED: Trasformers TCG, & Pokemon!

LOCALLY DESIGNED GAMES PLAYED: Ultimate 4 Square, Deck of Many Dungeons, Food and Energy Stategy Game, & Crimewave

RPGS PLAYED: Pathfinder, Starfinder, Dungeons, Shadowrun, & Dragons 5th Edition

MINIATURE GAMES PLAYED: Warhammer 40K, Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: Armada, 40K Kill Team, & Blood Bowl!

(1) 140 attendees.
(2) Big thanks to anyone who taught games at Prairie Game Expo-- whether you were an official Prairie Game Expo Ambassador or an attendee kind enough to invite people to your table.
(3) It was good to see so many people out on a miserable, cold
January Sunday.

(4) Special thanks to SaskGames, Al Ritchie Community Centre, & Core Ritchie Community Centre.

Also, if you have any thoughts or feedback about these events, send an email to

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A big thanks to everyone who attended our 18th PGX and those who chipped in to make PGX a success!

Special thanks to the following volunteers: John W, Lori, Jason V, Gary, Christine, Jesse, Chris S, Tamara, & Rosemarie. And everyone who helped with teardown!

A big thank you to Al Ritchie Association for running the canteen!

PGX wouldn't have been possible without the hard work of the PGX planning committee and SaskGames executive: Brad, Chad, & Mike. Thanks guys!

4 people played, Chad Boudreau conquered! His second mug  :giving-up:

There is an error on the posters. PGX will run from 9am-6pm (not 7pm!)

The Core Ritchie has another booking at 6pm, so clean up will start after 5. We need to be out by no later than 6!


Santorini Tournament

WHEN: Sunday January 19, 2020
WHERE: Prairie Game eXpo
DURATION: 120 minutes

There are 3 rounds to the tournament. They consist of:
- 1 Preliminary Round (4 tables of 4 people)
- 1 Semi-Final Round (2 tables of 4 people)
- 1 Championship Round (1 table of 4 people)

Tournament Format

The Preliminary Round will consist of 4 boards with 4 players. Players will play best of 3 games. The winner of the games will qualify for the Semi-Final Round. In the Semi-Final Round, there will be 2 boards with 4 players. The team winners of only one game will move to the Championship Round. The two final teams will play one game, winners take all.

If the tournament does not have 4 tables (8 teams), we will only play 2 tables (4 teams). The winners of each table will play best of 3 games at the Championship Round.

PRIZES: Tournament winners receives a PGX prize mug

Time limit: The first round will go no longer than 60 minutes. The Semi-Final & Championship Round will go no longer then 30 minutes.

Other notes:
-Players will be randomly seated.
-Teams of 2 will be randomly selected.
-Players will receive a random god card for each game. We will only be playing gods #1-8.

Santorini is an accessible strategy game, simple enough for an elementary school classroom while aiming to provide gameplay depth and content for hardcore gamers to explore, The rules are simple. Each turn consists of 2 steps:

1. Move - move one of your builders into a neighboring space. You may move your Builder Pawn on the same level, step-up one level, or step down any number of levels.

2. Build - Then construct a building level adjacent to the builder you moved. When building on top of the third level, place a dome instead, removing that space from play.

Winning the game - If either of your builders reaches the third level, you win.

Variable player powers - Santorini features variable player powers layered over an otherwise abstract game, with 40 thematic god and hero powers that fundamentally change the way the game is played.


I have a copy of santorini I can bring and if there is a need for LTP before the tournament I could help with that.

Thanks for offering to teach Santorini. I've added you to the Santorini LTP.

Do you still want me to teach Santorini, as I see it removed from Tournaments.  Im happy to still do LTP, but if you need me doing something else I can :)

It hasn't been removed. I will be adding the tournament to the main thread today. I was having issues with the format.

I would appreciate you running the LTP still. And having your copy available would be much appreciated.

New addition:

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