PAX East 2016 Has Begun!

If you’re at PAX East this weekend, stop by the Games on Demand area in the Tabletop Hall and play some games with us! Here are a few of the games we’ll have on offer:

  • Apocalypse World
  • Atomic Robo
  • Blades in the Dark
  • Dungeon World
  • Durance
  • Fate Accelerated
  • Fiasco
  • Firebrands
  • Hollowpoint
  • Inspectres
  • Kingdom
  • Lady Blackbird
  • Monsterhearts
  • Playing Nature’s Year
  • Shab al-Hiri Roach
  • Ten Candles
  • The Quiet Year
  • The Skeletons
  • The Ward
  • To Serve Her Wintry Hunger
  • World Wide Wrestling

While you’re in the area, be sure to check out the booths nearby that are be selling these great games, including Modern Myths, the Indie Bazaar, and Burning Wheel!

PAX East 2015 – Games on Demand


PAX East is this weekend (March 6-8) and Games on Demand will be returning with a crew of enthusiastic volunteers and a ton of great games on offer! Check out the list below to see what we’ll be running.

We’ll be starting new games every two hours or so from 12pm-10pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.

Will you be at the show? Come play a game with us!
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PAX East 2013 – Games We Played

Somewhat belatedly, here are the stats we gathered during the Games on Demand event at PAX East 2013. Overall it was a very popular event and we stayed busy most of the time. We started each day a little later than last year (around 2pm) and ran until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

In that time, we ran roughly 99 games for 443 players over the 26 hours or so that we were open. We had 21 official volunteers, but we were joined on the ground by other great, enthusiastic friends who helped us hold down the host table and fill in the gaps in our schedule.

Here are the games run over the whole event, ordered by frequency:
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PAX East 2013 – Games on Demand

Planning has begun for Games on Demand at PAX East 2013 in Boston (March 22-24). The event will take place in the Tabletop hall again this year, and we’re working with organizers to secure space on the main aisle across from all the vendor booths.  Complimentary guest badges will be available to volunteers, giving you access to the show for the whole weekend. Volunteering involves a combination of hosting and running games you love for enthusiastic strangers, for a total of 12 hours over the course of the show. Everyone who volunteered last year said that it was a lot of fun. If you’re interested in joining us, just send us a message and let us know!

PAX East 2012 – What Games Did We Play?

The following is a report of the games that were run at Games on Demand at PAX East this year. In each case, the game title is listed with (roughly) the number of players at the table.


  • 10am: Fiasco (4), Bulldogs (4), Marvel (4)
  • 2pm: Fiasco (4), Marvel (5), Marvel (5)
  • 4pm: Burning Wheel (5), Marvel (5), Fiasco (2), Marvel (3)
  • 6pm: Fiasco (6), Dungeon World (5), Fiasco (3), Slay With Me (2)
  • 8pm: Fiasco (5), Burning Wheel (5), Fiasco (3), Marvel (5), CthulhuTech (4), Fiasco (2)
  • 10pm: Fiasco (5), 1001 Nights (4), CthulhuTech (5), Marvel (4)


  • 10am: Eclipse Phase (4), Marvel (7), Marvel (6)
  • 12pm: Bulldogs (4), Trail of Cthulhu (4), Fiasco (4), Marvel (4)
  • 2pm: The Play’s The Thing (3), Inspectres (4), Fiasco (4), Microscope (4), Fiasco (5), Fiasco (4), Fiasco (5), Marvel (6), Burning Wheel (3)
  • 4pm: Houses of the Blooded (4), Always Never Now (5), Psi*Run (4), Burning Wheel (4), Fiasco (4), Marvel (5), Leverage (4), Fiasco (4), Dread (5)
  • 6pm: Apocalypse World (5), Fiasco (4), Marvel (6), Marvel (4), Action Castle (3), Zombie Cinema (3), Eclipse Phase (5), Marvel (5)
  • 8pm: Fiasco (4), Marvel (5), Dresden Files (3), Action Castle (3), Fiasco (6), Mouse Guard (5), Technoir (4)
  • 10pm: Fiasco (4), Fiasco (4), Fiasco (4), Psi*Run (4), Eternity (4)


  • 10am: FreeMarket (4), Game Design (3)
  • 12pm: PsiRun (5), Marvel (5), Lady BlackBird (4), Eclipse Phase (5), Apocalypse World (4), Burning Wheel (4), Marvel (6)
  • 2pm: PsiRun (4), Fiasco (4), Fiasco (4), Dread (4)
  • 3pm: Mouse Guard (5), Fiasco (4), Fiasco (4), Fiasco (4), The Play’s The Thing (4), 3:16 (4)

A few notes about these numbers:

  • This information is a best guess, and our records are sketchy. The number of players are definitely  wrong in places and we probably missed a few games.
  • Similarly, many of these times are not accurate. It may say 2pm but the game may have actually started at 1:30 or 3pm.
  • We had 6 tables but at some point we borrowed 3 more and had 9 games going on at the same time.
  • A significant portion of the GMs were people who had played games with us, loved GoD, and came back to run games for us!
  • Several games had audience members just watching.
  • We had a significant number of people who had never roleplayed before but we didn’t track those details.
  • We didn’t record how long games ran. They ranged from 30 minutes to 1hr, 2hrs, 4hrs, and 5hrs.

PAX East 2012 – Games on Demand Photos

Here are a few snapshots from Games on Demand at PAX East. The event, like the rest of the Tabletop hall, was packed most of the weekend. Here are some of our awesome GMs running games for enthusiastic attendees.

Notably absent from these pictures is Terry Romero, who really held down the fort the whole show. I think she talked to almost every player who sat at one of our tables!

PAX East 2012 – Games on Demand

Are you coming to PAX East? Do you like fun? come play some tabletop games!

Games on Demand is coming to PAX East this year (April 6-8), and we’d like you to join us. The event will be happening in the tabletop gaming area near the exhibitor booths, and we’ll be running games from 10am to 10pm or later on Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 6pm on Sunday.

We’ll have a great selection of indie and small press games running in 2 to 4 hour blocks, with GMs offering up a selection of their favorites for you to choose from. And if you’re interested in running games yourself, we’re always looking for more GMs. All you need to do is contact us and let us know when you’ll be available.

In addition, we have a limited number of special badges for GMs who commit to running games on the schedule. If you don’t already have a badge and would like one, let us know as soon as possible and we’ll get you set up!

Do you need GMs to volunteer ahead of time?

It’s always helpful to know when GMs are going to be there so we can make sure the tables are covered. If you want to commit to some 2-hour slots, that would be great! Just drop us a line and we’ll add your name to our schedule.

I should be clear that we prefer it if GMs come prepared with a couple of game options in hand. It just makes it easier to meet the demand for a game everyone wants to play.

How much notice do you need for people playing?

Players don’t need to give notice- just drop by (ideally around even-numbered hours, starting at 10am) and ask the host what games are starting. We’ll pitch the games and do our best to find you an open spot in a game that sounds good to you.

And how will people find you in the tabletop area?

The Games on Demand tables should be located next to the Compleat Strategist booth in areas D1 and D2, just past the WOTC block and behind the Tabletop HQ booth and lending library. We’re very close to the Pandemonium Books and Games booth as well, who will be carrying many of the games. We’ll try to have signs up as well, but if you can’t find us, ask the Tabletop information booth or HQ for directions. In a pinch, you should be able to get updates on Twitter from @games_on_demand