Frequently Asked Questions

Following are the general FAQs about Whose Turn.

Invitees of the event will be interested in this more detailed FAQ.

  • Whose Turn Is It Anyway? (Whose Turn for short) is a four day gathering of friends playing board games. While board games are the shared interest, the friendships that are built at the event are a focus as well. Whose Turn is an invitational event that requires pre-registration. (There are no “at the door” ticket sales. You must be pre-registered to attend.)

  • Not exactly. The games played at Whose Turn tend to have less luck and more strategy and player interaction. Commonly referred to as “Euro”,”Designer”, or “Strategy” games, some of most well known include Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, and Dominion. Board Game Geek is a great resource for reading about the games we play, as is Wil Wheaton’s show, TableTop

  • Yes, and we don’t strictly play only board games. Many card games are played as well and, like the board games, they tend to involve strategy and player interaction. 

  • The amount of fun in a game is often directly related to the people you play it with. While many of the games we play require thought and strategy, we have a lot of fun playing them because of the great folks we play them with. That said, plenty of lighter games break out and the evenings are often filled with the raucous laughter of party games.

  • In order to attend Whose Turn, you must be on the invitation list (i.e. have an account on this site). Once invited, you remain on the list for future years. Invitations are extended by those who have already attended this, or one of the other Unplugged Gaming events. Chances are, especially if you are a local, that you know someone who has attended. Our invitees include people from all over the Triangle who frequent all of the local game stores and gaming groups. The best way to receive an invitation is to attend local board gaming events/meetups throughout the year.

    Even if you aren’t local, there’s a chance you know someone that’s attended. We’ve had people attend Unplugged Gaming events from as far away as Los Angeles and even other countries.

  • At the time there is not. However, we encourage you to attend local board gaming events at stores and in local gaming Meetup groups. There you will most assuredly meet some of our invitees who may be willing to extend an invitation. If you need help finding some local opportunities to meet board gamers, feel free to contact us. We’re happy to help!
  • While Whose Turn has volunteer organizers who pull things together, the event is mostly created and supported by feedback from the attendees.  After every event, we survey attendees to gauge what they do and don’t like about the event, and what they’d like to change. We regularly ask about the invitational status of the event and the attendees have consistently and overwhelmingly responded to keep it an invitational. The reasons for this vary, but it’s important to note that Whose Turn, as an event, does not restrict who invitees can invite.  We simply suggest that people invite those they are willing to invite to a game day at their home.

    At Whose Turn, it is important to us to promote an inclusive atmosphere for all attendees and we prohibit discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or affiliation. We may, however, look at you a bit funny if you suggest we play Uno.