SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturday, April 28 is International Tabletop Day, and Unrivaled World Championship (www.unrivaled.com) is throwing a huge gaming event at the soon-to-be open Tabletop Tap House, a new game-themed restaurant, at the Metreon in San Francisco. Hundreds have already RSVP'd to attend.
WHAT: Tabletop games are booming. Sales of hobby games grew 21% in 2016, topping $1.4 billion, and restaurants dedicated to gaming are popping up all over the country. International Tabletop Day (tabletopday.com), held every April since 2013, is a way for gamers to celebrate their favorite pastime and invite newcomers to the hobby.
Unrivaled World Championship, the world's largest table gaming tournament, is hosting this event to announce their 2018 Season.
The event will also raise awareness for TalkAboutIt.org for the Epilepsy Foundation of America (www.epilepsy.com), and the nonPareil Institute (www.npitx.org), aiding adults with autism, which affects many players in the Unrivaled tournament and in the gaming community at large.
Celebrities slated to appear include:
Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Milana Vayntrub (This is Us, Silicon Valley)
Kelen Coleman (The Newsroom, The Office)
Jorge Garcia (Lost)
Trisha Hershberger (Geek & Sundry)
Nick Murphy of The Brothers Murph
Michael Williams, founder of Unrivaled and CEO of GameWorks