Play to Win

How does it work?

Any convention attendee can check out a Play to Win Game for their group. Simply check the game out, play the game, and then return the game. Each checkout allows each person who played the game to receive one entry to win the game at the end of the convention.

Where do the games come from?

All Play to Win games are graciously donated by the individual game publishers through the Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy program. Several of our convention organizers are Envoy Heralds and we are proud to represent these fantastic publishers and titles through our convention's Play to Win offering!

How do I enter?

When you check the game back in after play, the system will stop and ask for all players' badges. Simply allow the library attendant to scan your badge to be entered to win!

How many times can I enter?

You can play as many games as you like, but you only get one entry per checkout. If you play multiple times, you still only get one entry per checkout. The goal is to let as many people as possible play the games and have an opportunity to win, so back-to-back checkouts or hoarding of Play to Win games are not allowed.

What about a game like Spyfall, where you play a dozen times on one checkout?

We assume that all groups will play short games a similar number of times, and so everyone will get one entry per checkout. In cases like this, please keep the game for a reasonable amount of time and then check it back in so others have an opportunity to play it as well.

Can I immediately check a game back out?

No, the game must go back into circulation to let everyone have an opportunity to play. We want as many groups as possible to have the chance to play the most popular games.

Can my group check out a stack of games and then play them all back-to-back and check them in at once?

Please do not do this. This is game hoarding, and we want all games to remain actively in play as much as possible. We may also not allow entries for groups that check out games for significantly longer than it should take to play a learning game. If you plan to hold onto a game for a long time, please utilize our Convention Library instead of Play to Win.

Can I play my personal copy of a game and get an entry into Play to Win? What about the Convention Library copy?

We will not allow personal copies to generate Play to Win entries. Library copies of Play to Win games do not automatically generate Play to Win entries due to the way the system is programmed.

How many Play to Win games can a person win?

Each badged individual can win one game from Play to Win.

What if my name is drawn for multiple games?

We will be using a computer to determine winners. Each Play to Win game will have a random winner chosen. Once chosen, an individual winner will be ineligible for further prizes from Play to Win.

When are Play to Win games given away?

Play to Win games are given away on Sunday, as soon as the logistics of re-packing and choosing the winners for the games have been completed. A list of winners will be posted and you can pick up your game during a reasonable window of time before the convention ends.

What if I can’t be there on Sunday?

You can give your badge to a friend, and they can pick up your game for you. You don’t have to be present to pick up the game, but your badge does.

What about games that are unclaimed?

We will make a valiant effort to give all winners a chance to pick up their games. After game pickup has passed, we will give out the remainder via some method (as determined to be the best method by Convention organizers), depending on how many games there are.

More questions?

Contact us and we'll be happy to help!