The annual "Recruits" convention in suburban Kansas City is an event dedicated to preserving board game simulations for younger generations, which is a close match to the PLAAY games mission statement: "Preserving and advancing the grand pastime of table-top sports board games!" This is the 24th year that the convention is being held! Originally, their focus was on war games (hence the name, "recruits"), but in recent years they've expanded to sci-fi, battle and various resource management board games.
This year, we're there to broaden the spectrum to include sports simulation board games, and we hope you'll join us! We'll be running sports game demos Friday, September 28th from 5 to 8PM and Saturday, September 29th from 9AM to 8PM.
Saturday morning starting at 9AM, we'll hold our first-ever Pro Wrestling live event, "The Kansas City Three-For-All Throwdown, Powered by FACE TO THE MAT Pro Wrestling Game!" You'll get to choose three wrestlers and manage them head-to-head against other gamers, until there's just ONE three-some left! The manager of THAT trio gets our grand prize: a briefcase STUFFED with MONEY!*
From 1-4 PM Saturday afternoon we'll hold a HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL trading card tournament, where you'll be given two sealed packs of baseball trading cards and 20 minutes to build a team. Then, play begins, a round-robin tournament that ends with the winner taking home a box of 36 authentic, un-opened wax packs of 1980s baseball cards!
Then, from 5-9PM Saturday, we'll be previewing/demo-ing the "next generation" of PLAAY Games! "Recruits" convention-goers will get a sneak peek at what's in the pipeline for 2019 and beyond!
The event takes place at the spacious Lees Summit High School Fieldhouse, Lees Summit, MO. In fact it's a fund-raiser for the school's board game club. The convention is open to the public, with a minimal admission charge (all proceeds to the high school game club). If you live in the area, hope you'll roll on over and join us!
Questions? We're happy to help, just let us know!
* Also includes Amazon gift card. Money may not be real.