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We will have a wide array of tournaments just as we have every year! You can see the tournament schedule online in the posted Programs At A Glance (PAAG) and get more information in the Program Book (when it becomes available). Get details for some by clicking/tapping on the provided links, and, for the rest, when required, the signup sheets are near registration and the info is usually posted in the room. Tournaments are offered in separate room(s) from the Open Gaming room. This year, once again, the tournament Amazing Race: WeeM Style is back by popular demand — based upon the popular reality show. And so are WeeM Pub Trivia and the Social Deduction Games! The Name That Movie, and Drunkards & Flagons are new this year. A small prize will be offered at some of the tournaments. The following list of tournaments shows the ones that are scheduled for WeeM 44 which include all the new ones for this year as well as some from the last year that may repeated:


The game room will be available around the clock, with Chicago Area Mensa’s collection of (at last count) over 380 games. We’re sometimes asked what games we have, by people who carry games to RGs and don’t want to bring anything that will already be on hand. This year, we’ve got you covered! Over on Board Game Geek, you can find the list of our entire collection (minus a couple of oldies for which the Geek has no entry). Check it out! And, if we’re missing a game that is one of your favorites, contact our Game Warden../images/email-regular.s.gif to tell us what you’d like to see added to our collection.


There are also contests at WeeM, many of which have been featured in years past. Although it hasn’t been decided which contest will be offered, here’s a list of some that were offered in the recently.

  • Build your own Scarecrow - Bring some old clothes from home; get creative and build a traditional or unusual scarecrow! There will also be some stuff supplied but you may have some better garb to give your scarecrow’s “personality.”
  • Costume Contest - Friday night’s costume parade is legendary. There are winners in multiple categories: best pun, worst pun, best traditional and best based on the WeeM theme -- so this year, go wild.
  • Volunteer Raffle - Although not a contest, the more hours you volunteer, the more chances you get to win prizes — and, although being kind, generous and thoughtful is its own reward, who doesn’t need a few extra bucks! smiley


A Gathering of Gamers

Do you like games? Do you spend the entire WeeM weekend in the games room? Would you like to do again? No, we’re not asking you to wait an entire year until WeeM 2019. Instead, we’re saying you can do it again in January!! Every winter, Chicago puts on AGOG — or, A Gathering of Gamers (this year, the 24th – 26th). It’s a weekend-long gathering of just games. All the games we have at WeeM and more, because folks like you can bring your own to share. We provide food, non-alcoholic beverages and all the games you want for a reasonable price. AGOG starts on Friday evening and ends Sunday afternoon.

Register by Sunday, December 15th for the discounted rate of $55 ($20 less for those under 18 on Friday, January 24th and free for anyone under 8). Details are posted on our website. Alternatively, check out the printed materials available at WeeM. Questions? E‑mail the AGOG chairs../images/email-regular.s.gif Casey C., Jon & Karen G., and Oriel M.


  • Registration - Discounts for advanced registration are available through October 18th. (Note: Full payment is required by the appropriate deadline to qualify for the discount for which you registered. And full payment must be received by October 18th or you will be required to register at the door.)
  • Excursions - Sign up for any of the Excursions by October 25th. Since space is limited, the deadline may move up depending upon demand.
  • Vendor space - Please complete and submit a Vendor Application by October 20th. If you have any questions after reviewing the Vendor Flyer containing all the details, contact the WeeM Vendor Liaison../images/email-regular.s.gif .
  • Lodging - The hotel extended our deadline! The hotel is offering a WeeM rate of $117 through October 17th, subject to availability. If the hotel block is full, please contact our WeeM Chair../images/email-regular.s.gif who will try to expand the block.
  • Volunteer Now! Get involved and become a star. We have a great WeeM every year due to the many of you who sign up to help out for a few hours or more.

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