PAX Unplugged to launch in November in Philadelphia

PAX goes unplugged in a new event that will focus on tabletop gaming. The gathering, called PAX Unplugged, will debut in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Nov. 17-19.

PAX Unplugged will feature many of the same elements that have made the other PAX events so popular. However, Penny Arcade and ReedPOP want to put the focus on the tabletop gaming community.

"With the rise in popularity of board games, we wanted to provide a dedicated space where fans can come together," said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of Penny Arcade. "We will continue to have tabletop games at every PAX, but Unplugged will focus on stepping away from the TV, monitor and phone to foster face-to-face multiplayer experiences."

PAX Unplugged will be a destination for attendees to share their common passions and socialize over board, card and other tabletop games, which have experienced a renaissance in recent years, according to a release from Penny Arcade. Badges for PAX Unplugged will go on sale this spring.