Edison, NJ
September 21 - 24, 2017

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 7th for best odds of being drawn to play.

Recently added games:

2 Weeks Ago
Guesstimate
Scavenger Hunt Puzzler

Added in the last 5 weeks.

$15 Draft

Thursday 9:00pm
1hr
hosted by Stuart Roll 
Ages 12+.
Will draw 12 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up still open.
Buy-In: $15

All the fun of Parts Draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set. BrickFair provides the set - 1 copy 1 set #10243 Parisian Restaurant - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $15. Twelve players will divide 1 set. That's a total 2,469 parts, or 205 parts (average) per player, for $15.

Like the Parts Draft, this is a great opportunity to acquire a deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.


Bingo Grande

Thursday 7:30pm
45mins
hosted by Todd Webb
All ages.
Open seating game.

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

Friday 12:00pm
1hr
hosted by Alexander O'Mara
Ages 18+.
Will draw 18 players + 2 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 TFOL

Thursday 9:00pm
1hr
hosted by Margaret O'Mara
Ages 10 - 17.
Will draw 18 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up still open.

See Blind Build AFOL for details.


Boat Race - Slalom

Sunday 9:00am
45mins
hosted by Stuart Roll 
All ages.
Open seating game.

UDPATED 9-7-17

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

A sweet Technic set awaits the winner and a smaller Technic set awaits 2nd place :)

This is a Slalom race.  See the rules for complete details.

The race is scheduled for 9:00am sharp on Sunday.  This should give participants enough time to compete in the race before the first hotel swimmers arrive, and get to the exhibition hall before the public visitors arrive.


Added in the last 4 weeks.

Brickmania Open Play

Saturday 10:00am
6hrs
hosted by Greg Garr
All ages.
Open seating game.

Players welcome to join on a first come, first seated basis!

All BrickFair registrants are welcome to join in the fun from 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday.  Available activities include Micro Brick Battle, Bricks of War card game, and perhaps even a game of World War Chess!

These games will be ongoing during public hours.  Games are for registrants only and are closed to the public.  No prizes given for this open play time.


Cards Against Humanity

Friday 11:00pm
1hr 30mins
hosted by Daniel Hoh
Ages 18+.
Open seating game.

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.


Added in the last 5 weeks.

Checkers Tournament

Friday 12:00pm
1hr
hosted by Margaret O'Mara
Ages 13+.
Will draw 16 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up still open.

The classic checkers game.  You know it!  You love it!

Well, okay, so you don't "love" it.  But it's a decent game.  And of course the further you last in this tournament, the bigger the LEGO prize you receive :)


Closing Door Prizes

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

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 Dave Gwon
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 KC Ross
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.


Dirty Brickster $20-$25

Saturday 7:30pm
1hr 30mins
hosted by Allan O'Mara 
Ages 13+.
Open seating game.

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 2:30pm
1hr
hosted by Allan O'Mara
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 5 weeks.

First-Timer Dirty Buildster

Thursday 5:00pm
1hr
hosted by Margaret O'Mara
Ages 8+.
Will draw 15 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up still open.

This game for BrickFair first-timers only.  You know who you are.

Get a free cup of new, clean LEGO parts, build the most creative MOC you can.  Judges pick one MOC which earns a small prize, and all players keep their cup of LEGO parts!  Everyone's a winner!


Added in the last 5 weeks.

Go Fish Tournament

Friday 11:00am
1hr
hosted by Alexander O'Mara
All ages.
Will draw 8 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up still open.

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!


Added in the last 11 days.

Guesstimate

Thursday 6:00pm

hosted by KC Ross
All ages.
Open seating game.

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 Factory Fresh Bulk Bricks
Ages 21+.
Open seating game.

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.


Oh Yeah, I Knew That

Thursday 7:00pm
30mins
hosted by Vyron Wynter
All ages.
Open seating game.

A game show of questions and riddles.  Get the answer right and win a prize.  The questions are not LEGO-centric - but the prizes are!


Opening Door Prizes

Thursday 8:15pm
30mins
hosted by Todd Webb
All ages.
Open seating game.

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

Friday 6:00pm
1hr 30mins
hosted by Jenny Johnson 
Ages 13+.
Will draw 24 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up still open.

To participate, bring LEGO SET #31068 Modular Modern Home 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 30mins
hosted by Dave Gwon 
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 game.

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 4 weeks.

Saran Wrap Ball

Friday 5:00pm
1hr
hosted by Heather Cullin
Ages 12+.
Will draw 12 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up still open.

New to BrickFair

It's called Saran Wrap Ball and it's just that... a massive ball of Saran Wrap with a ton 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 :)


Added in the last 14 days.

Scavenger Hunt Puzzler

Friday 3:00pm
1min
hosted by Abbie Bocan
All ages.
Open seating game.

Locate hidden minifigures around the event hall and solve a riddle for your chance to win a prize!  One winner will be chosen from all correct completed entries.  Pick up a form at the AbbieDabbles vendor booth, and return it there by 6pm Saturday.


Settlers Of Catan

Saturday 7:30pm
1hr 30mins
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 9:00am
30mins
hosted by Chelsea Dain
All ages.
Open seating game.

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.

Presence with ticket stub is required to win.


Added in the last 5 weeks.

Tiger Plastics Open

Friday 3:30pm
1hr 30mins
hosted by Nickki Parlet
All ages.
Will draw 16 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up still open.

NEW!  See you on the green!


Yard Sale

Saturday 6:00pm
2hrs
hosted by Beth Hoffmann
All ages.
Open seating game.

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.


Signing up does not guarantee a seat; it merely indicates your interest in playing the game.  How it works.

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