Events & Conventions

Published: September 19, 2022

Jess C.

Noble Knight Games 25th Anniversary Event – October 8

25th Anniversary Party

You’re invited! After twenty-five years of service to the tabletop gaming community, we think it’s high time for a celebration. To commemorate Noble Knight Games’ silver anniversary, we’re hosting a party full of games, $2500+ in prizes, game designers & publishers,  activities, and people who love games!

gaming groups at noble knight games store in fitchburg, minutes from downtown madison wisconsin

Where and When

The party will be right here at our brick-and-mortar store in Fitchburg, WI.

Saturday, October 8  10am – 6pm

Our store and gaming hall will be open until 9pm for those who wish to continue shopping and playing.


We’ve got tons of fun planned! Festivities will include:


Publishers & Special Guests

What’s more fun than meeting the folks behind the games? Playing the games with them, of course! In addition to enjoying the already published and popular games, you’ll even get to see a few prototypes and maybe even a bit of a playtest to inform future game production.

The 25th Anniversary event will include hosted games and demos from a variety of publishers, as well as games hosted by our staff and community pillars.

A few of the folks & games you’ll meet at our event:

… and more!  Noble Knight Games staff will also be running a variety of tabletop games and demos throughout the day.

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person in an elaborate outfit with beads and shiny cloth wearing a white mask with lipstick

Costume Contest

Come in your favorite (family friendly) costume for a chance to win! Any and all genres are welcome, including Medieval/Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Anime, and Historical. After all, Noble Knight Games is home to all kinds of fandoms and games.


Lineup for the contest will take place at 3:00pm. Therefore, you must be present at this time to enter the contest.

Weather permitting, entrants will gather outside under the Water Tower. (A rain-location will be announced if weather turns sour.)

A group photo will be taken in front of the Noble Knight Games castle (weather permitting) and shared on our social media.

Contest Rules

  • Any costume weaponry MUST be peace-tied or left in your vehicle.
  • No hateful imagery or iconography will be permitted, regardless of any historical reference or context.
  • We request that costumes not feature excessively large accessories like giant wings that cannot be easily removed or folded while inside.
  • Be respectful of one another’s costumes, personal space, and the safety of those around you.
  • Kids costume contest is for ages 12 and under.


Adult Category

  • 1st – $60 NKG gift card
  • 2nd – $30 NKG gift card
  • Runner Up – $15 NKG gift card

Kids Category (Ages 12 and under)

  • $25 NKG gift card

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smoked meat sliced on a wooden cutting board

Food & Drink

Would it be a party without food and drinks? We’ll have a ceremonial cake-cutting at 1pm, with complimentary cake & cookies to share. We’ve also booked a food truck to keep everyone fed and fueled for games!

illustrated bull blowing smoke from its nostrils
Blowin’ Smoke Barbecue

Blowin’ Smoke BBQ — award winning Kansas City style BBQ food truck will be open from 11am – 4pm

This hefty food truck will accept both cash and credit cards. Delicious smoked meats will include beef brisket, pulled pork, chicken, Cuban sandwiches, and more. While primarily a meat-based menu, this truck has a variety of options including vegetarian sides such as cornbread, coleslaw, and potato salad.

Beverages – Our vending machine in the gaming hall will be stocked with sodas, waters, and energy drinks. Sodas will also be available at the Blowin’ Smoke BBQ food truck.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at Noble Knight Games.

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Noble Knight Games Warehouse Tours

Man standing next to a full-sized figure of fantasy elf character in adventuring gear and cloak, Drizzt Do'Urden
Scott & Drizzt Do’Urden, two of our best employees

Curious what the dungeons warehouse looks like?

Take a 360 sneak-peak

We’ll be offering regular guided tours to small groups who want to take a peek behind the curtains.

Our good buddy Drizzt Do’Urden will mark the meeting place inside for tours.

Times and tour info will be posted with Drizzt.

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Raffle Prizes

the three base set books for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition
The Vintage D&D Book Set prize bundle

Over $2500 in prizes are up for grabs at this event!

It’s a party, so there have to be gifts, right?  Loads of fantastic prizes, ranging from board games to RPGs, miniatures, war games, collectible card games and more can be yours. May the odds be ever in your favor…

How it works

You’ll earn Raffle tickets at the event. You may enter these tickets into various prize pools, which will be on display in the storefront. Allocate your tickets to whichever prize pools you want to win. Be sure to write your name and contact information clearly on your raffle entry tickets!

How to obtain tickets

  • Attend the event – Guests who arrive between 10am-Noon will get extra raffle tickets!
  • Earn tickets by playing in hosted games and demos.
  • Earn tickets by making store purchases – 1 ticket per $20 spent.
  • Roll for more – When you make a qualifying purchase, you’ll be offered a giant d20 to roll. Roll high, and score bonus tickets!

Drawing: You do not need to be present at the end of the event to win. Our team will draw, announce, and contact all raffle prize winners in the days following the event. In the event that we are unable to contact a winner (due to illegible phone/email, bounced emails, etc.) after a week of reasonable attempts, we will draw another winner.

Prizes packages include:

Click a package to expand!

Return to Dark Tower (Kickstarter Edition Bundle)

game box for the Return to Dark Tower board game

Vintage D&D Book Set

the three base set books for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition

    • Monster Manual—1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
    • Player’s Handbook—1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
    • Dungeon Master’s Guide—1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
Family Games

family board games including Luxantis, Azul, Dinosaur Island, Bears Vs. Babies, and Letter Jam

    • Luxantis
    • Khet: The Laser Game 2.0
    • Level 20
    • Letter Jam
    • Dinosaur Island
    • You Gotta Be Kitten Me!
    • More Dude
    • Get Bit! Deluxe
    • Dice Throne
    • Azul
    • What Do You Meme?
    • Bears vs. Babies
Board Games

Popular board games including Lords of Waterdeep, Gloomhaven, Power Gride, and Betrayal at House on the Hill

    • Power Grid
    • Don’t Blink — Doctor Who
    • Root
    • Gloomhaven
    • Lady Death (Sworn Edition)
    • Lords of Waterdeep
    • Betrayal at House on the Hill
    • Dungeons & Dragons: Assault of the Giants
Roleplaying Games

roleplaying prizes and accessories

    • Kraken Dice Beanie Hat
    • Old School Dice & Accessories t-shirt (2XL)
    • The Witchborn t-shirt (XL)
    • RPG Dice Art t-shirt (XL)
    • Chessex Reversible Battlemat – 1.5″ Squares & Hexes – 23.5″x26″
    • Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook (5th Edition)
    • Rolled & Told Vol. 1 (5e-Compatible Adventures)
    • Harengon Limited Edition Paint Kit (Wizards of the Coast)
    • Hero’s Journals 3-Pack – Green (Dungeon Notes)
    • UltraPro Pad of Perception – Monster Manual Art
    • Old School Dice & Accessories Dice Tray – Green w/Blue
    • Corvus Belli Aristeia! Dice Tray – Red
    • Pathfinder Flip-Mat – Woodlands (Paizo Publishing)
    • Pathfinder Flip-Mat – Cavernous Lair (Paizo Publishing)
    • Seven Tooth Goblin Figure & Accessories (Paizo Publishing)
    • Foldable Terrain Boards
    • Dragon Dice Bag – Blue & White w/Drawstring
    • Foam Brain Games’ Halfling Mystery Loot RPG Dice Set
    • Crystal Maggie Poly Dice Set (7) – Blue/Purple w/Astrology Motif
Fantasy Miniatures

miniature model kits for A Song of Fire & Ice, Dungeons & Dragons, and a railway scenery set

    • A Song of Ice & Fire — Stark Bowmen
    • A Song of Ice & Fire — Bolton Flayed Men
    • Vampire Hunter (Reaper Miniatures)
    • Wild Boar (Wizkids)
    • Bandits (Wizkids)
    • El Alamein Railway Scenery Set (Sarissa Precision)
Historical Scale Models

scale model kits for an Israeli M-51 Super Sherman tank and a German Panzerjager

    • Israeli M-51 Super Sherman Medium Tank (Academy Hobby Model Kits)
    • Panzerjäger “Jagdtiger” Sd. Kfz. 186 Frühe Produktion (Tamiya)
Historical Wargames & Miniatures

tabletop historical wargaming miniatures, tap measure, books, and t-shirt

    • Operational Studies Group t-shirt (Large)
    • 25mm Frontiersmen (6) (RAFM Miniatures)
    • Black Powder 28mm French Indian War Iroquois Warriors (Warlord Games)
    • Bolt Action 28mm M1 57mm Anti-Tank Gun (Warlord Games)
    • Vickers Gun + 3 Crew — Great War Miniatures (North Star Figures)
    • 3″ Stokes Mortar & Crew — Great War Miniatures (North Star Figures)
    • Russian Mounted Knights — 1/72 scale (Zvezda)
    • Bolt Action 28mm Blitzkrieg German Infantry (Warlord Games)
    • 28mm Bolt ActionM8 Greyhound US Armored Car (Warlord Games)
    • Bolt Action 28mm Panzer II Ausf A/B/C German Light Tank (Warlord Games)
    • SPQR: A Clash of Heroes Starter Set (Warlord Games)
    • Cruel Seas: WWII Naval Battle Game (Warlord Games)
    • An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms of the American War of Independence 1775-1783 hardcover book
    • Mega Wargames: Big Battles, in Miniature hardcover book
    • Tape Measure (Warlord Games)
Warhammer 40k / Age of Sigmar

Model kits for Warhammer 40k and Age of Sigmar

    • Squig Herd
    • Timeworn Ruins
    • Ophidian Archway
    • Baleful Realmgates
    • Manufactorum Imperialis
Magic: The Gathering

Magic: the Gathering card packs, commander set, card sleeves, d20 dice, and playmats

    • 18″x24″ Holographic Teferi, Time Raveler poster

      Magic the Gathering Holographic poster

    • Dominaria United Legends’ Legacy Commander Deck
    • Dominaria United Collector Booster Pack
    • Kaldheim Collector Booster Pack
    • Spindown Dice Set (5)
    • 7 Pro Matte Deck Protector Sleeves packs (50) (UltraPro)
      • Blue, Green, Lime Green, Orange, Red, White, Black
    • Celeste Light Twin Playmat (Dragon Shield)
    • Racan Dark Twin Playmat (Dragon Shield)
Other Collectible Card Games (Pokémon, Dragon Ball Super, etc.)

Pokemon products, card sleeves, and accessories

    • 24″x17.25″ Holographic Pokémon Poster — Dialga/Palkia

      Pokemon holographic poster

    • Pokémon Sword & Shield Fusion Strike Elite Trainer Box
    • 61x35cm Red Prime Playmat (GameGenic)
    • Pokémon Pikachu V Box (41 cards)
    • 4x 7.375″x5.25″ Holographic Pokémon cards
      • Pikachu, Rapidash, Cramorant, Eldegoss
    • Pokémon Organized Play lanyard
    • Pokémon Go button
    • Mega Tyranitar pin
    • Ultra Pro Deck Box – Clear
    • 7 Pro Matte Deck Protector Sleeves packs (50) (UltraPro)
      • Blue, Green, Bright Pink, Orange, Red, White, Black
    • Ultra Pro Pokémon Deck Protector Sleeves (50)
    • 3 Promo Packs
      • Dragon Ball Super, Star Realms, My Little Pony
    • Pikachu Pokémon Go Promo Card
    • Cardfight! Vanguard G Parallels Critical Trigger Pack Promo Card
    • Digimon Cards
      • 1 Special Release Memorial Pack, 1 Dash Pack v.1.0, 2 Dash Packs v.1.5, 4 Great Dash Packs
    • Dragon Ball Super Cards
      • 1 Revival Pack, 2 Series 5 Super Dash Packs

You can enter as many prize pools as you want, or put all your tickets in one bucket. Choose your own adventure!

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painting miniatures

Free Miniature Paint and Take

Try your hand at miniature figure painting, for free! We’ll provide miniatures, paints, and everything you need. A big thanks to the Madison Miniature Painters Club who will be on site to teach and lend aid.

Location:  Painting will take place in the Private Room at the back of the gaming hall. Come on in! Paint and Take will be running throughout the event.

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We can’t wait to celebrate this historic event with all our friends and neighbors. See you on October 8th!

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