Another year, another Tyler Johnson’s Ultimate Iron Man of Gaming Decathlon + Awesomefest™. For those not in the know, every year Tyler hosts a party at his mother’s home in rural Cincinnati, Ohio. Friends and friends of friends gather for food, drinks, and an eclectic array of games both old new to match wits in.

Since 2013, Brian has been designing posters for Awesomefest. Sadly, we couldn't get any printed this year, but it was still fun to work on and show off

Since 2013, Brian has been designing posters for Awesomefest. Sadly, we couldn’t get any printed this year, but it was still fun to work on and show off

Whether it’s a certain goal (score 500,000 points) or simply defeat a competitor, every activity counts for points. At the end of the night, the highest-scoring players face off in a previously un-played game to determine the champion. All the games are hand-picked and tested by Tyler to ensure a fair and varied set of challenges. Still, there are usually a few surprise delights and frustrations, but it wouldn’t be Awesomefest otherwise.

It’s a night of gaming, forging new friendships, finding new favorite games, and founding new grudges. Rather than bore you with a full account of the festivities (most of us were too busy having fun to write anything down), we’ve decided to present you a little slideshow. If you like what you see and live within a comfortable driving distance, we’d love to have you next year.

I myself designed the poster (which you can see on the right) and DJ’d… my qualifications being that I own a MacBook and nobody else felt like doing it. But hey, Tyler tolerates it, and I have a blast doing it. Oh, and I also made a trophy for the runner up this year, you can see it in the images below.

So without further ado, peruse the slideshow below and let us know what you think. Props to our friend Craig for being the camera man.

 

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