Second Annual Chattanooga Tabletop Game Fest Takes Place April 28

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The second annual Chattanooga Tabletop Game Fest will be held from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 28 on International Tabletop Day. The event is put on by two local game stores, Infinity Flux and Game On, to serve and grow the gaming community in Chattanooga.

After the "runaway success" of their first event in April of 2017, organizers said they are excited to see what this year holds.

“I think we were all thrilled and honestly a little surprised at the attendance last year. Over 250 people came out to game with us throughout the day. It’s exciting to know there’s a strong community of tabletop gamers in Chattanooga,” said Meagan Frey, event organizer.

The event features 12 hours of non-stop board games, role-playing, war games, card games and every other kind of game you play on a table. Over 100 open game demos will be available. Volunteers will be on hand to help teach games to new players. Guests are also welcome to bring their own games.

One unique aspect of the event is the used game silent auction. Guests may bring their used, unwanted games to put up for auction. The money from this auction will be transferred to store credit that players can use to purchase new games at either local game store.

The event takes place at the historic Ridgedale Masonic Lodge, 1500 Dodds Ave. in downtown Chattanooga. The venue has multiple floors with gaming taking place throughout the building. 

Entry is $5, parking is free and food and drink will be available for purchase.


Alton Park Street Fest & Clean Up Set Up Saturday

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and District 7 Councilman Erskine Oglesby are teaming up with multiple city of Chattanooga departments for the inaugural Alton Park Street Fest & Clean Up on Saturday.  “The purpose of this event is to empower District 7 constituents and the surrounding communities to take part in the revitalization of their neighborhood,” said Councilman ... (click for more)

Figuring It Out Exhibit At Townsend Atelier

Every Thursday evening, since 2009, Townsend Atelier has held an open figure drawing studio its facility in Chattanooga.  Throughout the years, countless artists of all ages and levels have come together to continue this time-honored artistic tradition of studying the figure from life and building a supportive community of artists.  This exhibit features works created ... (click for more)

1 Person Killed In Plane Crash At The Collegedale Airport

A person was killed in a plane crash on the runway of the Collegedale Airport on Friday evening. Charles Swain, who is the director of the airport, said the plane is a total loss. It was a single-occupant plane. He said the plane was taking off when it crashed. He said the person who died frequently had flown out of the Collegedale Airport. The FAA and NTSB are investigating ... (click for more)

$26.2 Million Grant Awarded For Bradley County Veterans Home

A $26.2 million U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs State Veterans Home Grant has been awarded for the construction of the future Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home. “Today is a monumental day for the veterans of East Tennessee, and I am thrilled that they have finally received the long overdue grant funding for the Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home," said ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

All of us who marvel at the sound of bagpipes at a funeral realize the majesty that people like piper Scottie Maclellan can lend to any “homecoming” and for years there has been a wonderful tale out of Nova Scotia that leads this week’s parade of The  Saturday  Funnies. Mind you, I do not write these stories, as many who have followed man’s laughter down through the ... (click for more)