PAX Aus 2017 Highlights

And that’s a wrap on another incredible weekend at PAX Aus. We had a chance to check out some great tech, play some fantastic games and meet some incredible people. Here are just a few of the weekends highlights!

There were some fantastic games in this years PAX Rising showcase, but the one that truly captured my heart was Grabity. It’s a physics-based, arena brawler where 2-4 players wield grab guns that turn objects into lethal projectiles or makeshift shields. It was pure chaos and incredibly fun. Every time I walked past the booth the game was packed. Check out Grabity on Steam HERE. Releasing Q1 2018.

Another fantastic multiplayer game we played was Hunt n Sneak. You are either trying to hunt your opponents or hide from the grabber by navigating your way through dark mazes. The problem is that the only person that has any light is the hunter and every time you light up your location to see where you are, and what’s around you, you let everyone else know as well. Prepare to be on the edge of your seats screaming as you try to escape the hunter! No word yet on a release date, but you can follow the game’s progress HERE.

If you are looking for a brilliant, simple party game you can whip out at your next games night look no further than Quick and Dirty. You draw a category card, then a letter card. The first person to answer the category with a word starting with that letter wins. It’s super simple and a lot of fun. They even have rules to make it a drinking game and a Flirty Fun Pack expansion if you’re looking to spice things up. Definitely worth a look if your keen to laugh. Check out the game HERE.

If you’re a tabletop RPG fan like myself you’ll probably have come across a simple question at one time or another. To mini or not to mini? Using miniatures can really help to elevate a game, or even just help players and GM’s to keep track of the action as it unfolds, but often times this can be very expensive and lugging around mountains of minis can be difficult. If this sounds familiar then you’ll definitely want to check out Tabletop Tokens. With a smooth metal base and a scratch-proof glass dome, these beautifully illustrated tokens look gorgeous. They currently come in three different sizes and can be used for characters, enemies or even status tokens. And if you can’t find what you are after you can even supply your own artwork for the tokens. They really have to be seen to be believed so check them out HERE. They are fantastic and I will definitely be getting some made for my next campaign!

There were so many other great experiences we had over the PAX weekend (like getting hands on experience with Sea of Thieves!) so I’m sure you’ll hear more from us throughout the week. For now, however, I am going to collapse into the deep sleep of the exhausted.

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