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.

Recently added games:

This Week!
Cornhole Tournament 2
Tiger Plastics Open 2
4 Weeks Ago
Saran Wrap Ball

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 1

Thursday 9:00pm
1hr
hosted by Charlie Stephens
Ages 10+.
Will draw 18 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up still open.

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 2

Thursday 8:00pm
1hr
hosted by Charlie Stephens
Ages 10+.
Will draw 18 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up still open.

See Blind Build 1.


Brick-or-Treat!

Friday 3:00pm
2hrs
hosted by Heather Cullin 
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 :)


Cards Against Humanity

Friday 10:00pm
1hr
hosted by Jay Jannetto
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 Andrew Bulthaupt
Ages 12+.
Will draw 16 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up still open.

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 Charlie Stephens
Ages 14+.
Will draw 6 players + 1 alternate
Sign-up still open.

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.


Added in the last 5 weeks.

Cornhole Tournament 1

Thursday 4:00pm
1hr
hosted by Charlie Stephens
Ages 13+.
Will draw 8 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up still open.

The classic cornhole game ("made of LEGO").  Individuals compete, eliminating each other until only two are left.  Top placers win LEGO prizes.

A fun, relaxing game!


Added in the last 2 days.

Cornhole Tournament 2

Thursday 5:00pm
1hr
hosted by Charlie Stephens
Ages 13+.
Will draw 8 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up still open.
See Cornhole Tournament 1.

Dirty Brickster $20-$25

Saturday 8:30pm
1hr 30mins
hosted by Benjamin Paczak
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 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 Larry Pieniazek
Ages 10+.
Will draw 15 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up still open.

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!

Added in the last 6 weeks.

GBC Workshop

Friday 8:00pm
1hr 30mins
hosted by Stuart Roll 
Ages 7+.
Will draw 50 players + 4 alternates
Sign-up still open.
Buy-In: $25

Buy-In: $25

This workshop will introduce the fun of building Great Ball Contraption modules.  The kit costs $31, -$6 Bill Bourn credit, so $25, and is limited to 50 units.  Buying the kit is not required; exhibitors may audit the workshop.  Of course the kit is required for hands-on learning.

Limit one kit per person.

Upon completion each student will have a working GBC module which can be linked together with other students' modules.  Everyone who wishes to participate can include their module in the full GBC display for the public to see all weekend; simply collect your module Sunday evening.

Join us!

Here's the instructions and parts list!  If you weren't selected to play, you can bring your own parts!

The kit cost us $31 to pack; the estate of Bill Bourn sponsors the extra $6 for you.  Bill wanted to keep the GBC thriving, and so do we.  Join us!


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 Brian Lucy
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.


Opening Door Prizes

Thursday 8:00pm
1hr
hosted by Todd Webb
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 Tony Sties 
Ages 13+.
Will draw 24 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up still open.

To participate, bring LEGO SET #31093 Riverside Houseboat with you to the game.

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


Pass The Brick

Friday 1:00pm
1hr
hosted by Larry Pieniazek
Ages 16+.
Will draw 12 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up still open.

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 :\


Added in the last 22 days.

Saran Wrap Ball

Friday 2:00pm
1hr
hosted by Heather Cullin
Ages 8+.
Will draw 12 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up still open.

It's called Saran Wrap Ball and it's just that... a massive ball of Saran Wrap with a bunch of goodies layered throughout.

Each player takes a turn unwrapping the ball, revealing LEGO prizes within. Unwrap fast!  As soon as the player to your right rolls doubles, your turn is over and you pass the ball!

When the ball is completely unraveled, the game is over.  Everyone keeps the prizes they collected :)


Settlers Of Catan

Saturday 3:00pm
2hrs
hosted by Andrew Bulthaupt
Ages 16+.
Will draw 6 players + 1 alternate
Sign-up still open.

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.


Added in the last 5 weeks.

Tiger Plastics Open 1

Saturday 8:30pm
1hr 30mins
hosted by Jay Jannetto
All ages.
Will draw 16 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up still open.

It's mini golf!

See you on the green!


Added in the last 2 days.

Tiger Plastics Open 2

Saturday 10:00pm
1hr 30mins
hosted by Jay Jannetto
All ages.
Will draw 16 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up still open.
See Tiger Plastics Open 1.

Yard Sale

Saturday 5:00pm
2hrs
hosted by Beth Hoffmann 
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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