April showers bring people indoors for more gaming. Let us help you find out what gaming events are happening in your area this April!
Oklahoma eSports Championships 2k18
6 – 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 6
10 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Saturday, April 7
Thunderbird Casino, 15700 OK-9, Norman
There are $12,000 in cash prizes up for grabs at this tournament for Dragonball FighterZ, Smash Bros 4, Madden 2018, CoD WW2 and NBA 2k18! Learn more.
2018 Heartland Gaming Expo
9 – 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7
University of Tulsa Reynolds Center, 800 S. Tucker Dr., Tulsa
This event offers something for everyone, including game development and gallery competitions, keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, tournaments, 3D animation festival, exhibitors and much more. Learn more.
Cactus Jack’s Silverball Showdown 2018
Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15
Cactus Jac1k’s Family Fun Center, 1211 N. Council Rd., Oklahoma City
This three-day pinball match play competition is based on the Pinburgh format, with no players eliminated until Sunday. The tournament is open to players of all skill levels. Learn more.
Halo 5 at Microsoft Oklahoma City
1 – 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15
Microsoft Store Penn Square Mall, 1901 Northwest Expy., Ste. 1037A, Oklahoma City
Join OKgamers.com and Microsoft Store Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City for a free Halo 5 tournament. Refreshments will be provided, while supplies last! Format is 2v2, standard rules, 32 man cap. Learn more.
Games Workshop Hobby Class
5 – 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19
Games Workshop: Quail Spring Village, 13801 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City
New to miniature painting and looking for tips? Games Worshop is kicking off hobby tutorials and open tables on Thursday nights. Learn more.
Zombie Shelter Defense Live Action Game/Zombie Escape Room
6 – 11 p.m. Friday, April 20
Stroud Arts Building, 214 W. Main St., Stroud
Two zombie apocalypse games in one night! A light-contact live action game pits your group of four against the zombie hordes. You have 30 minutes to hold off the horde until the National Guard arrive. But are they really on the way? Also, check out an escape room with a caged zombie. You have 30 minutes to solve the puzzles and leave before the zombie gets out. Both events are $6 per person. Learn more.
Dystopia Uprise 2018
3 p.m. Friday, April 26 – 12 p.m. Sunday, April 29
Camp E-Ko-Wah, E1660 Rd., Marlow
Uprise is the nationally -featured spring event for the Dystopia Rising zombie apocalypse live action role playing network. This year’s event will be hosted by Dystopia Rising Oklahoma. For three days and nights, you will live in the end, fighting the overgrowth, rebuilding the mother road and guiding the economic trade groups that navigate the wastes. Learn more.
Extra Life International Tabletop Day
10 a.m. Saturday, April 28 – 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29
Microsoft Store Woodland Hills, 7021 S. Memorial Dr., Tulsa
All tabletop, all day for the Tulsa Extra Life charity! Learn more.
Have fun out there, gamers! As always, this is just a sampling of the gaming events going on around our great state. Check out our calendar to find all the fun and games happening near you.
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