Secaucus, NJ
October 31 - Nov 3, 2019

Games & Events

Exhibitors welcome to play; these are typically not public events.  Rules and eligibility are determined by each game's host.  Sign-up for games by Thursday, Oct 17th for best odds of being drawn to play.  Signing up does not guarantee a seat; it merely indicates your interest in playing the game.  How it works.

Typically, more people sign-up than there are seats.  The computer will attempt to shuffle players into their preferred games; you are more likely to be seated at your #1 pick than your #2.  Sign up for all games in which you are interested, then ensure your selections are properly sorted (at your games page).  Sign up for as many games as you wish; there is no benefit to limiting your sign-ups.

Everyone onboard by Thursday, Oct 17th has the same chance of being drawn.  After the drawing, if seats remain available, sign-up for that game will remain open.

You may be drawn for multiple games, but you will not be drawn for overlapping games.  You may be drawn as alternate in multiple, overlapping games; showing up for these - or not - is your choice.

Bingo Grande

Thursday 7:00pm
1hr
hosted by Todd Webb
All ages.
Open seating.

We save many of the biggest and best prizes for our own private Bingo Grande held Thursday evening just before opening ceremonies.  Open only to registered exhibitors.


Blind Build (AFOL)

Thursday 9:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 18+.
Will draw 18 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up by Thursday, Oct 17th

Players all receive the same small set to build (set not revealed until the game). Players may read their instructions, but cannot see the parts they are assembling!

Points are deducted for parts in the wrong places, and for missing parts.

The winner gets an awesome prize, and everyone has a great time (and keeps their small set).


Blind Build (TFOL)

Thursday 8:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 10 - 17.
Will draw 18 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up by Thursday, Oct 17th

See AFOL build.


Boat Race

Saturday 9:00am
45mins
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating.

Build a boat (using only LEGO parts, of course) and race against other boats for speed in the hotel swimming pool. Use Technic motors (or MINDSTORMS if you dare). Race for first! Race for fun! A Technic set awaits the winner.

All boats must be self-propelled and move without external assistance, use of tether lines, etc., although remote controls are allowed. Unless otherwise specified here in the rules, the race course is in a straight line against the clock.

Some races (notably BF/VA) take place outdoors and do not let you walk closely to your boat so take that into consideration in your design (e.g., when using IR receivers). For this reason, sBrick is permitted to drive your boat.

The race is scheduled for 10:00am sharp on Saturday, at the moment the pool opens. This should give participants enough time to compete in the race before the first hotel swimmers arrive, and get back to the Expo before the first wave of public visitors hits.


Brick-or-Treat!

Friday 3:00pm
2hrs
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating.

You know how this goes!  Friday afternoon we'll carve out a 2-hour time period where some playful vendors will participate in Brick-Or-Treat for us FOLs.  We'll have bags for you, and candy, and perhaps a few LEGO pieces.

This is the reward for arriving early enough to hang out and play with the rest of us :)

Note the public version of Brick-Or-Treat has been discontinued.


Cards Against Humanity

Friday 10:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 18+.
Open seating.

A party game for horrible people.  Unlike most of the party games you may have played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.  For this modified version you will receive bricks for good answers, and you will need to build something rude with your bricks for the win.

If you are easily offended, do not play this game.


Closing Door Prizes

Sunday 6:00pm
30mins
hosted by Todd Webb
All ages.
Open seating.

Simply attend the Closing Ceremonies - they are extremely brief - which end with more LEGO prizes. Names are drawn from a hat.


Combo-Build

Thursday 6:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 12+.
Will draw 16 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up by Thursday, Oct 17th

Each player is given the same 2 sets to start. Each player combines the sets to build an entirely original creation. The MOC deemed the most unique and creative wins a prize. All players keep their 2 sets :)


Constructionary

Saturday 3:30pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 14+.
Will draw 6 players + 1 alternate
Sign-up by Thursday, Oct 17th

The LEGO game of charades. A fun game produced by RoseArt in 2003 where players use LEGO parts to create an item listed on a card, and the other players guess what it is.

The rules have been altered a bit to make it more fun for all ages. Instead of moving around the board, you get small LEGO bricks for each correct guess, and you get to keep the bricks! KC has even put together a similar set of Duplo.


Dirty Brickster $20-$25

Saturday 8:30pm
1hr 30mins
hosted by VACANT
Ages 13+.
Open seating.

Simply show up at the designated time and place with a wrapped gift in hand. Any number of people can play!

How To Play:

Dirty Brickster is better known (in the USA) as "White Elephant Gift Exchange," "Yankee Swap," or "Dirty Santa." Players each contribute one gift to the game, and ultimately each player walks away with one different gift (NEW DATA COMING SOON) of similar value.

  1. All gifts should be valued the same. Use your imagination to make it fun. Out-of-production sets or some classic parts from your own collection are far more interesting that something off the Toys R Us shelf yesterday. But please make it worth the appropriate amount!
  2. Players bring their gifts wrapped or sealed in a gift bag, careful to conceal the contents.
  3. Players gather in a circle and gifts are placed in the center.
  4. Names are drawn to see who picks first.
  5. The picked player chooses a gift from the pile and opens it, holds it up for all to see, and keeps it (for the time being).
  6. Another name is drawn.
  7. The next player can either choose to take an unopened gift from the pile or to steal a gift from any previous gift-holder.
  8. If someone's gift is stolen, that person can immediately unwrap a new gift or steal another gift.

Dirty Buildster

Friday 2:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 10+.
Will draw 15 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up by Thursday, Oct 17th

Players are provided with random baggies of bricks. When the host says, "Go," players start building!

Players have limited time to build the most creative MOC they can muster. The objective is to be more creative than your competition and you must do it with your limited bricks and limited time.

  • Baggies of bricks are provided for you.
  • Baggies are the luck of the draw. You may find your bricks difficult to work with, but we'll try to keep all bags equal and fair.
  • You are not required to use every brick in the bag -- simply be as creative as you can with what you have.
  • The final MOCs are judged.
  • Only one winner (between the two games) gets a special Dirty Buildster Brickee and a LEGO set. But every player gets to keep their baggie of bricks!

GBC Beginner Challenge

Monday 10:00am
15mins
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating.

Ever consider building a GBC module?  Now is the perfect time.  Build well and we'll give you an NXT sensor kit!  Bring a new GBC module to the event, add it to the GBC table, and you're automatically entered!  Our GBC Theme Leaders will judge their favorites.

One GBC module = 1 entry.  Entries must be new to BrickFair.  Entries must be functional, but Tom and Stuart will spend a few minutes with you, if needed, to share their knowledge and tweak your creation.  Winners will be based first on reliability, then appearance and style.

We're giving away three NXT 1.0 sensor and motor kits to 3 lucky winners!  And you know what, there will probably be only 3 new modules entered.  So your odds are really good.

GBC is the most popular display of any LEGO show.  But amazingly it's built and operated by very few.  The GBC is recruiting, and we'll give you a chance to win those NXT sensors and motors to get you to give it a try.  Get building now!  Here's the GBC standard which must be followed.


Guesstimate

Saturday 1:00pm

hosted by Payam Mosalee
All ages.
Open seating.

A jar of LEGO pieces is the prize - and the challenge.

Just guess how many pieces are in the jar (or at least be the closest guess) and win the jar. Simple!

This game actually is open to the public.


Hold'em

Saturday 9:00pm
2hrs
hosted by VACANT
Ages 21+.
Open seating.

This is your standard Texas Hold'em poker tournament, played with LEGO cards and top 5 placers take home a LEGO prize.

Poker knowledge required, obviously.


MINDSTORMS: Sumo

Sunday 12:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating.

The classic game of MINDSTORMS Sumo. Players bring their computerized LEGO robots to compete and push each other out of the ring. This is a great game to watch!

This one competition session will host both Unlimited and Stock Sumo heats.

Held during public hours so the public may observe. Here are the rules.


MINDSTORMS: Tug-of-War

Sunday 2:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating.

Tug-of-War is a contest that tests the strength of your robot or Technic vehicle.  Much like the human version of the game, two robots compete to see which of them can pull the other one across the center of the table.

Here's the Rules.

Held during public hours so the public can cheer you on!


Opening Door Prizes

Thursday 8:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating.

Simply attend the Opening Ceremonies which end with some awesome prizes! Names are drawn from a hat.

The Opening Ceremonies is also where first-timers to BrickFair can learn some basics of what to expect during the weekend.


Parts Draft

Saturday 2:00pm
1hr 30mins
hosted by VACANT
Ages 13+.
Will draw 24 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up by Thursday, Oct 17th

To participate, bring (NEW DATA COMING SOON) LEGO SET #31010 (Creator Treehouse) with you to the game.

All participants bring the same LEGO set to the event. All sets are opened and parts grouped together, then divied up among the participants. Everyone's a winner!


Pass The Brick

Friday 1:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 16+.
Will draw 12 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up by Thursday, Oct 17th

Build the best MOC you can with the parts provided.  But don't get too attached; anything can happen during the frenzy of building!

Final creations are judged and a winner gets a LEGO prize.  All players keep their MOCs and parts!


Riddle

Thursday 11:59am

hosted by Todd Webb
All ages.
Open seating.

Inside your program guide you will find a Word Search game with a riddle. Find all the hidden words, discover the hidden message, and solve the riddle for a LEGO prize! All exhibitors are welcome to solve the riddle after checking-in.

First place prize is awesome! Runner-up prizes (limited quantity) are tiny and sad :\


Settlers Of Catan

Saturday 3:00pm
2hrs
hosted by Andrew Bulthaupt
Ages 16+.
Will draw 6 players + 1 alternate
Sign-up by Thursday, Oct 17th

Experience with Settlers is required.

We'll follow the official game "large island" rules for 6 players.

And of course the winner gets a prize!


Ticket Raffle

Saturday 10:00am

hosted by Andrew Bulthaupt
All ages.
Open seating.

Prizes are on display during AFOL check-in.  Each prize has its own bucket.

Exhibitors find four raffle tickets in their goodie bags.  Drop the tickets into whichever bucket(s) you wish.  Be sure to keep your stub of each ticket!  This game uses numbered tickets, not names.

A random ticket is drawn as the winner for each prize, Saturday morning before the doors open to the public.


Yard Sale

Saturday 5:00pm
2hrs
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating.

This 2-hour event is your chance to sell your leftover LEGO items without being a vendor.

Outside the vendor area, this is the only time registrants are invited to openly advertise items for sale (the MOC area is a no-sale-sign zone).

Pre-price your items, find a spot in the Yard Sale area, and collect some quick cash for your unwanted LEGO pieces!

RULE #1: All items on Yard Sale tables must be available for purchase.

Tip #1: Basing prices on Bricklink is good, but if an AFOL can get it on Bricklink later, why should s/he buy it from you now? Give others a reason to shop at your table rather than someone else's.

Tip #2: TLG sells 32x32 plain baseplates for $4.99. You're not likely to sell a used one for $10.

Tip #3: Don't just dump brick on the table and expect it to sell. Baggies are cheap, and there are a lot of other sellers competing for attention.


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