August is here and that means it’s time to get ready for back to school! Whether you’re buying school supplies for kids, or getting all your books and classes lined up for college, don’t forget to take some time to de-stress with some great gaming events. Want to reach out to like minded gamers in Oklahoma? Our Facebook group is a great resource!
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Here’s our Oklahoma Monthly Gaming event highlights for August, 2019!
Tabletop – OKTGC Open Board Game Night
PC – Oklahoma LAN Party
Fighting – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Weekly Tournament at Start
OKg’s GAMING CONVENTION UPDATE:
Our layout map has been finalized, and the website is complete!!
We have finalized the layout for the convention! You can get a look at the map here to plan your path
We’re also excited to announce that the website is complete, and you can find all the information your heart desires at nygexpo.com
We’re looking for volunteers to help out with the convention. For information on volunteering, or to sign up visit nygexpo.com/volunteer
NYGExpo will occur Oct. 5-6 at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Broken Arrow – Tulsa, so keep an eye on this page for more updates, including a schedule of events!
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We hope you get to enjoy at least one of these events!
As always, this is just a sampling of the gaming events going on around our great state. Check out our community events calendar to find all the fun and games happening near you:
Get some great board games at prices well below MSRP for the holidays, and help sick kids in Oklahoma at the same time!
On December 13, the Oklahoma Board Game Community is hosting a board game sale benefitting the Children’s Hospital Foundation. With games donated by the board game community, community members, and local store sponsors (see below), we’ll have a wide variety of new and used games in good condition for sale at great prices. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of the board games will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Come by between 6:00 to 9:00 to grab some great new games! Special thanks to our sponsors who are donating games for the cause:
– The Boarding House
– Edmond Unplugged
– Game HQ
– Loot & XP
– Sixth Sense Escape Games
Want to help out? We could really use more game donations from stores or individuals. If you’ve got some games you’d consider donating, send us a message, and we can arrange to pick them up, or you can bring them to any Oklahoma Board Game Community meetup between now and December 13.
If you haven’t left the warm glow of the TV or monitor lately, don’t miss the fall foliage changing right outside your door. We’re having a lovely autumn here in Oklahoma. You my even catch a glimpse of it on your way to these awesome gaming events.
1 – 4 p.m. Saturday, November 11
McClure Park, 7448 E. 7th St., Tulsa
Looking to blow off some steam? Always wanted to fight like your favorite fantasy hero, but maybe less pointy and stabby? Join The Barony of Red Storm for AMTGARD, a live action fantasy combat LARP. Players wear fantasy attire and use padded weapons to immerse in a world of heroic combat, quests, crafts and more. Learn more.
Artemis is a Spaceships bridge simulator (more on my FB event page) This is Part of a Charity Event Game Marathon for Extra Life a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
How is it November already? How has Halloween come and gone? If it’s all too much to bear, do like we do and bury yourself in some games. We’ve got just what you need.
10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, November 4
Immersion House, 3301 W. Main St., Norman
The only thing better than playing games is playing games for a cause. Oklahoma gamers are awesome about getting together to raise money for local charities. This Saturday is no exception. Join Immersion House and the Oklahoma Board Game Community for 12 hours of Extra Life gaming benefiting the Children’s Hospital Foundation. They’ll have virtual reality, console games, board games, raffle drawings and a visit from the Oklahoma City Blazers. Don’t miss it. Learn more.
October is an awesome month for gaming in Oklahoma. Some of your friendly OKgamers staffers have been working very hard to bring you some fantastic events this month, including charity gaming this weekend and not one but two conventions the week after!
8 p.m. Friday, October 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, October 7
Game HQ Inc., 9118 South Western Suite B, Oklahoma City
Gear up for 24 hours of tabletop gaming for kids in need. The fourth annual Extra Life at Game HQ is this Friday through Saturday in Oklahoma City. Gamers will have the opportunity to play Dungeons & Dragons, board games, Heavy Gear Blitz, Pathfinder, Artemis and tournaments while raising money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Most games are free to play with raffle tickets and food available for purchase. Learn more and even if you can’t make it, you can always donate here.
In celebration of Paul Walker’s birthday, his friends and family, ROWW, and Xbox will come together at the Microsoft Lounge to remember him and the charity he founded in a livestreamed event. The livestream will feature over six hours of celebrity guests, games, stunts, comedy, personal stories, live auctions for signed items, one of a kind Xbox items and more – all to raise money for Reach Out World Wide disaster relief. We will have games up to play and will be streaming mixer for every one to see, so come join us here at the store.
Did you hear that eSports are outpacing traditional sports in viewership? We at OKgamers aren’t surprised. Who doesn’t love to watch their favorite PUBG or Dota streamer? Just don’t forget to get out there and play some games yourself.
6 – 9 p.m. Friday, September 29
All Things Entertaining 1901 N.W. Sheridan Rd., Lawton
Are you an Iron Man or a Mega Man? Either way, bring your fighting skills to Lawton where All Things Entertainment is hosting a Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite double elimination tournament. Learn more.
If you’re a gamer you’ve probably heard the name Extra Life, and I’m not talking about a 1-up in Super Mario. Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network charity that makes it easy for gamers of all types to raise money for their local children’s hospitals.
With the motto, “Play Games. Heal Kids.” Extra Life allows gamers to set up their own fundraising page, select their local hospital, set a goal and then take it from there. The challenge is to play games for 24 hours while raising funds through the site.
In 2014, a small group of Oklahoma City Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League members got together for their own Extra Life fundraiser at Game HQ. Started by Anthony Caroselli, they played D&D and other tabletop games for 24 hours with a meager goal of $200 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. They ended up raising $643 that weekend and thought, “this could be bigger.”