SmiteFest 3: The Hallowing!

The greatest game event ever held in a Seattle-area Episcopal church returns! On Saturday, October 17th Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore is proud (we will assume) to host SmiteFest 3: The Hallowing, an all-ages evening of videogames, movies, pizza and awesome.

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SmiteFest 2 Wrap-Up

Any time you run an event for the first time, you’re a little nervous about whether anyone will show, and whether they’ll have fun. And even though we’d done one SmiteFest already, that was centered around video games — would a board game focused SmiteFest succeed?

The answer is YES.

About 20 people showed up for the event at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore, and everyone had a lot of fun. Our co-conspirators Eric and Stephanie came loaded with roughly a gazillion games:

SmiteFest 2

…and most of the people who came brought at least one game of their own. You can find a full list of what we played at BoardGame Geek.

SmiteFest 2

SmiteFest 2

If you run a gaming group and want to play in the Undercroft at Redeemer in Kenmore, just contact me at wade [AT] smitefest [DOT] org. It has lots of space/tables/chairs, a full kitchen and free Wi-Fi, and is available for the use of community groups.

SmiteFest 2: Saturday, May 2nd in Kenmore

On Saturday, May 2nd, the greatest gaming event ever held in a Seattle-area Episcopal church returns!

(It’s also quite likely the only gaming event held in a Seattle-area Episcopal church, but let’s not quibble over details.)

SmiteFest 2 is a free, all-ages day of games and awesomeness taking place in the Undercroft at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Kenmore. This follow-up to last year’s successful event is being organized with the able assistance of Eric Franklin of the Talking Game blog. Donations go to support Child’s Play.

The smiting runs from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m., with pizza served at around 5 or 6. A list of available games is here, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own favorites.

There’s no “churchy” stuff at SmiteFest, but the interested and/or curious are welcome to come upstairs at 7:00 for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a weekly half-hour service of quiet prayer and contemplation.

You can RSVP here, and add the event on Facebook. If you have any questions, email

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