BackerKit will be at PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia from Friday December 1st through Sunday December 3th. This is simply one of our favorite conventions of the year and 2023 marks the first year we will officially have our own booth. We love scouring the exhibit hall floor, attending panels, checking out all the after-hour mixers, and of course playing and buying every game we can fit in our luggage home.

Be sure to visit the BackerKit team at Booth #3500 this year! We will have dedicated space featuring an impressive lineup of game makers playtesting and demoing their games. This year we’ve got demos from Cephalofair Games, Snowbright Studios, Greater Than Games, Leder Games, Goodman Games, XYZ Game Labs, 9th Level Games, AND even a few games from our very own Cooper Pell (Neon Reef) and Jason Furie (Realm Runners). Hey that last one is me!
Be sure to mark BackerKit Booth #3500 on your map and come say hi. Pick up a crowdfunding passport while you’re at it.Back by popular demand, we’re bringing back the BackerKit Crowdfunding Passport to PAX Unplugged— your guide to 13 amazing booths featuring companies bringing new games to life via Crowdfunding by BackerKit.

How it works: Pick up a BackerKit Crowdfunding Passport at our booth (#3500), or from any of the participating booths mentioned below. Get a unique stamp from each booth you visit, and once you get all 13, return to BackerKit for a limited edition prize! Spoiler alert, it’s a Fairy Dragon enamel pin from artist Kyle Ferrin.This year’s participants include:

Restoration Games | BOOTH #2422
We take out-of-print games from the 60s-90s and bring them back for the modern gamer. Fireball Island, Return to Dark Tower, and Return to Dark Tower Covenant Expansion.

Goodman Games | BOOTH #2547
Publisher of great role playing games since 2001. Best known for the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG, line of adventure modules, and Grimtooth’s Old-School Traps for 5E and DCC.

Greater Than Games | BOOTH #2837
We pride ourselves on publishing engaging, richly-themed and highly replayable tabletop games. Sentinels of the Multiverse, Spirit Island: Nature Encarnate, and License to Grill!

Cephalofair Games | BOOTH #2936
Cephalofair Games is on a quest to make super amazing games that minimize randomness and reward player savvy. Gloomhaven, Frosthaven and Gloomhaven Grand Festival.

IV Studio | BOOTH #2954
A collection of artists and producers working across mediums to tell beautiful stories and create unique experiences. Creators of Veiled Fate, Mythic Mischief and Fractured Sky. Moonrollers + Darkmatter: A Moonrakers Double Feature coming to BackerKit soon!

9th Level Games| BOOTH #3031
Small indie game design & publishing house. Board games, TTRPGs and the POLYMORPH system! Mazes Fantasy RPG, and Kobolds Ate My Baby! Polymorph Edition.

Asmadi Games | BOOTH #3246
We make great games so you don’t have to! One Deck Dungeon, 1001 Odysseys, Aegean Sea, Innovation Ultimate, and the We Didn’t Playtest This at All series!

Weird Giraffe Games | BOOTH #3447
We make games that are just a little bit weird, but that’s ok, as we’re all a little bit weird sometimes. Fire in the Library, Explosion in the Laboratory, and Dreams of Yesterday.

Realm Runners by Jason Furie & Skinner | BOOTH #3500 (BackerKit)
Old school cosmic horror board gaming meets loot-based battle royale meets epic boss battles in Realm Runners coming soon to BackerKit! Survive the realms, destroy the gods, and get back home!

Snowbright Studios | BOOTH #3530
Dedicated to creating heartwarming games that spark imagination and inspire action. Verdant Isles: Teatime Adventures, ink, and coming soon Teatime Adventures: Tea Pets.

Monte Cook Games | BOOTH #3901
We love the power of imagination. We love to build stirring vistas, craft great stories, and inspire dreams of other worlds. Numenera, The Weird, and Adventures in the Cypher System.

XYZ Game Labs | BOOTH #3922
We create games with quirky themes & tricky decisions. Borderlands: Robot Tea Party, BIGFOOT: Roll & Smash, ArchRavels, and its expansion ArchRavels: Magic Socks.

Wehrlegig Games | BOOTH #3936
We strive to publish beautiful games with historical themes that treat their subjects and their players seriously. John Company, Pax Pamir, and Molly House.

Be sure to return completed passports to our booth and claim your Fairy Dragon prize!

Are you attending PAX Unplugged this year? If you want to set up a time to meet please send me an email at: [email protected]

The BackerKit team is excited to hang out with you all and play games!