EuroQuest 2012 Announcement
March 18, 2012

The Boardgame Players Association presents

EuroQuest 2012

A European-Style Gaming Conference

Nov. 1-4, 2012
Hilton Pikesville, 1726 Reisterstown Rd., Pikesville, Maryland 21208

Registration | Schedule | Hotel Information

       

What? Euro Quest is a unique blend of tournaments and open gaming.

Why? Euro Quest will provide a competitive forum for the play of popular "European" style boardgamers in a focused, in-depth format not available elsewhere. All tournaments will be run to provide multiple opportunities to compete in the same game with a minimum of three preliminary heats preceding the elimination rounds.

Tournaments: Main event tournaments will run from noon Thurs., Nov. 1, through 3 pm on Sun., Nov. 4. The schedule will be available on the EuroQuest website at a later time. BPA plaques will be awarded for each event and best overall individual performance, providing plenty of laurel opportunities for those who want to improve their standings in BPA's annual Caesar competition.

Wild Card Event: Up to 15 different titles in a unique, free-form format. Games included in 2011 included 7 Wonders, Alhambra, Automobile, Can't Stop, Carcassonne, Endeavor, Lost Cities, Race for the Galaxy, Roll through the Ages, and Vegas Showdown. A Hot New Essen game will be named by Oct. 30, 2012.

Open Gaming: Dedicated open gaming space will be provided in the main gaming hall during the entire duration of  the convention—from 11 am on Thurs., Nov. 1, through 8 pm on Sun., Nov. 4, featuring the Euro Quest Game Library.

Essen Games: There will be gaming space dedicated to demonstrations of several hot new Euro-games directly from the international gaming convention in Essen, Germany. Details on specific games will not be available until a few days before the convention.

Vendors: We expect to have several vendors at Euro Quest 2012.

         

Where? Euro Quest takes place at the Hilton Pikesville, 1726 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208. Phone: 800-283-0333 or 410-653-1100. It is off I-695 Exit 20, Reisterstown Rd. Route 140 East. See map and directions for location details. Accessible to Baltimore Metro Subway, Old Court Station. Hotel shuttle to subway station available. A special rate of $112 per night has been obtained for Euro Quest Attendees. Rates are $122 for triple and quad occupancy. Please mention "Euro Quest" to obtain the special rate and to add to our group's room count. Room options include one king or two double beds. Non Group room rates are $149 or more plus tax. Room reservations must be received by Thurs., Oct. 18, 2012, to be guaranteed the special group rates. After this time, our room block will be released to the general public or sold out.

NEW FOR 2011: Please be advised that all guest room reservations under this year's room block are subject to a 72-hour cancellation notice requirement (i.e., individual reservations must be canceled prior to 72 hours before anticipated arrival date to avoid one nights and tax penalty). All credit card reservations will be charged one night's room rate at the time of reservation. A $100 security deposit will be required of all cash paying guests upon arrival.

Please exercise restraint in reserving guestrooms only to cancel them later. Such practice harms our ability to continue to host Euro Quest at this facility. We ask that you do not reserve a guestroom until you are reasonably sure you will be able to keep that reservation. And if the need to cancel does arise, please cancel as soon as possible, preferably before Oct. 18. If the Hilton is sold out when you attempt to make your reservation, please call back on Oct. 18 before booking elsewhere to check for any cancellations.

When? Open Gaming starts at 11 AM on Thurs., Nov. 1 and runs through 8 pm on Sun., Nov. 4, 2012. Tournaments run from 12 noon on Thurs., Nov. 1 through 3 pm on Sun., Nov. 4.

Concessions:  Free food and beverages (beyond water stations) will not be provided by GCOM. The Hilton will be offering food and beverage concession service during convention hours—details to be posted as they are available. The hotel also provides food and beverages at a restaurant and bar area in the hotel, in addition to a snack bar area in the hotel lobby area. Additionally, there are several low-cost food options available within ten minutes of the convention location.

Pre-Registration? Pre-registration is due by Thurs., Oct. 18, 2012. Cost for four days is $50; for less than four days, the rate is $10 plus $10 per day (specify days). Children 12 and under may play in the open gaming area ONLY for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Admission is not refundable and non-transferrable. Submit the preregistration form and send funds via check to BPA, 1541 Redfield Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015 or via Paypal to paypal@boardgamers.org (in the NOTES section indicate the event, days, and who the pre-registration fee covers).

Refunds: The Euro Quest pre-registration fee is a discounted rate extended in exchange for a guarantee to attend. As such, no refunds are allowed.

Registration at the Door? Price for all four days is $60. For less than four days, the rate is $20 per day. (BPA and GCOM membership discounts do NOT apply.) Children 12 and under may play in the open gaming area ONLY for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For More Information: Visit the Euro Quest website or contact John Weber, Norman Rule, or Don Greenwood.

Euro Quest is a BPA convention managed by Games Club of Maryland.

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