Secaucus, NJ
September 23 - 26, 2021

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, Sep 9th 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, Sep 9th 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 as alternate - or not - is your choice.

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Bingo Grande
All ages Walk-Up Thursday 7:00pm   1hr
Host: Todd Webb
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
Ages 10+ 18 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 2:30pm   1hr
Host: Andrew Bulthaupt
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
Ages 10+ 18 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 5:00pm   1hr
Host: vacant
See Blind Build 1 for details.

Cards Against Humanity
Ages 18+ Walk-Up Friday 9:30pm   1hr
Host: Daniel Hoh
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
All ages Walk-Up Sunday 5:00pm   30mins
Host: Todd Webb
Simply attend the Closing Ceremonies - they are extremely brief - which end with more LEGO prizes. Names are drawn from a hat.

Combo-Build
Ages 12+ 16 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 6:00pm   1hr
Host: Charlie Stephens
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
Ages 14+ 6 players
1 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 11:30am   1hr
Host: vacant
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.

Cornhole Tournament 1
Ages 13+ 8 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 1:00pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Dawn Murtha
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!

Cornhole Tournament 2
Ages 13+ 8 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 10:00am   1hr 30mins
Host: Charlie Stephens
Cornhole Tournament 1.
Dirty Brickster $10-$15
Ages 12+ Walk-Up Friday 3:00pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Andrew Bulthaupt
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
Ages 10+ 15 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 12:30pm   1hr
Host: Jon Lazar
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 LEGO set prize, but everyone keeps their baggie of bricks!
GBC Workshop
Ages 7+
Buy-in $31
50 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 1:30pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Stuart Roll
This class will introduce the fun of building Great Ball Contraption modules.  The kit costs $31 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!

You are welcome to download the instructions.  If you weren't selected to play, you can bring your own parts!

Go Fish Tournament 1
All ages 8 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 4:30pm   1hr
Host: Dawn Murtha
This is the classic carnival "gold fish bowl" game. Get your ping pong balls into the bowls, and win some LEGO pieces!

The longer you last in the tournament the more LEGO you win. Open to all ages, all skill levels or no skill, experienced or novice, familiar with the game or not - everyone can win.

Oh, just sign up!

Go Fish Tournament 2
All ages 8 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 7:00pm   1hr
Host: Dawn Murtha
See Go Fish Tournament 1 for details.

Guesstimate
All ages Walk-Up Saturday 1:00pm  
Host: Daniel Hoh
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
Ages 21+ Walk-Up Saturday 8:30pm   2hrs
Host: vacant
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
All ages Walk-Up Thursday 8:00pm   30mins
Host: Todd Webb
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
Ages 13+ 24 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 11:00am   1hr 30mins
Host: Tony Sties
To participate, bring LEGO SET #76385 Hogwarts Charms Class 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!

Game host will have a couple sets on-hand to sell to walk-up players.  BrickFair will contribute a set to pump up the pile.

#76385 Hogwarts Charms Class is currently on Walmart shelves for $24.

Pass The Brick
Ages 16+ 12 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 12:30pm   1hr
Host: Charlie Stephens
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!

Saran Wrap Ball
Ages 8+ 12 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 2:00pm   1hr
Host: Heather Cullin
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 :)

Scavenger Hunt
All ages Walk-Up Friday 3:00pm   4hrs
Host: Jay Jannetto
We're working on the details.  And, being a scavenger hunt, those details will probably remain secret until game time.  But it's open to everyone, sign-up not necessary.  So be on the lookout for updates on this game and the schedule!

Ticket Raffle
All ages Walk-Up Saturday 9:00am  
Host: Nickki Parlet
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.

Tiger Plastics Open 1
All ages 16 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 3:30pm   1hr 30mins
Host: KC Ross
It's mini golf!

See you on the green!

Tiger Plastics Open 2
All ages 16 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 5:30pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Jay Jannetto
Tiger Plastics Open 1.
World Of Lights
All ages Walk-Up Friday 8:30pm   1hr
Host: Todd Webb
Light up your MOC!  For one hour we'll darken the room and enjoy the show by the street lights of LEGOtown.

Warning: The Meadowlands promises, "How dark you want it?"  So we anticipate maximum blackness during this one hour of World Of Lights.

Yard Sale
All ages Walk-Up Saturday 5:30pm   3hrs
Host: Jon Lazar
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.