The path to the 2014 World Championship for two of the most popular boardgames of this century goes through Atlanta. Ticket to Ride and Settlers of Catan have sold millions of copies, making them two of the most popular boardgames of the 21st century. The Ticket to Ride World Championship will be held in Paris, and the Catan World Championship will be in Berlin this fall. At Game-o-Rama, southeastern board game players will have a chance to win a trip to compete at the National Championship games. The winners of the National Championships win an all-expense-
Game-o-Rama, a five-day event held at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center May 22-26, 2014, will feature boardgames, card games, roleplaying games, and tabletop miniature games as well as special events. There will be hundreds of games for play with folks to teach the rules, game demonstrations by the designers, and a flea market with boardgames from around the world for sale.
"This is the first time that Ticket to Ride and Settlers of Catan Qualifiers have been held in Atlanta," says organizer Ward Batty. "Game-o-Rama aims to bring an all-encompassing gaming experience to Atlanta. Atlanta has a great and diverse gaming community, and this will be an opportunity for folks to play their favorites, try a variety of new games, and meet fellow players from the region."
There will be vendors with new games, game demonstrations, a group trivia game, Artemis (a Spaceship Bridge Simulator), Werewolf, the chance to play Arkham Horror and other games by Richard Launius with the designer, a Steampunk Jewelry class, and the Game Designer Prototype Show & Tell.
Memberships are $50 until May 20 and $60 after and at the door. The event is limited to 450, so the organizers recommend registering in advance. More details are at http://game-