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We're not quite sure what all 2015 will bring, but we're sure of this much....

Tactical Croquet Tournament

"Anyone who plays this must be mad." Schedule your "tea time" at Brass Screw Registration and step on to the green with mallet in hand - then play 8 "octipedal" posts (in honor of our Octopi) of the oddest game of croquet on record. Maneuver ball through a mixed-up world of obstacles and challenges. Imagine all the best portions of miniature golf, croquet, and Alice in Wonderland rolled into a leisurely afternoon pastime. Reserve as a foursome or join in with new-found friends for a game of croquet refereed by the Red Queen with the White Rabbit as timekeeper. Clockwork flamingos watch on as you make for the wickets across an obstacle course of greenery.

Tactical Croquet takes place at the Memorial Athletic Field (550 Washington St).

The Red Queen's Challange

The Red Queen defies you to display a more magnificent mallet than hers! Many have tried but few proven worthy - the field strewn with their spherical heads. Bring your best bodgered, modified, artificed or maker-remade mallet to be judged at the opening of the Croquet Tournament on Sunday at 11:30am. There a panel of judges, led by none other than her most regal majesty The Red Queen, will pronounce their judgement as to who has the finest mallet in the land. Win prizes including passes to Brass Screw Confederacy!

Airship Apprentice

Tournament Details   Location: The Whistle Stop Toy Shop (1005 Water St). You are a young apprentice on the very brink of graduating the Aethric Airship Artificiers' Academy to start your career as a journeyman maker, but there's one last test. You must face your fellows in a battle of automated airships equipped with whatever random pieces the capricious Masters have provided. Participation free with Brass Screw Membership.

Steampunk Selfie Contest

Here's the dealio: you take your picture with any new-fangled gadget and upload it to us to participate in the Brass Screw photo contest. We make you a star (like you weren't already!?) and choose our favorites for bragging rights, prizes, and your place amongst Brass Screw's finest.

The location is in front of the Old Clam Cannery building constructed in 1885. The address is 111 Quincy st Port Townsend. It located next to the Waterfront plaza behind the Cotton Building where the Den of Iniquities is located for the event. Just a short stroll from everything for some fresh air, waterfront views and a chance to show us how creative you can be with your portable camera device of choice.

Below is a little background on the building of useful:

The Cannery has had many uses since being built in 1885. This brick building was once home to the Guilford Packing Company, one of the largest producers of canned clams on the US West Coast. It was left abandoned and home to the local gull population for over four decades before being painstakingly rebuilt.

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Got a score to settle? Past time to show that no-good so-and-so what you're made of? Well here's your chance...

Enter the duelatorium where two walk in and two walk out, one with slightly less dignity. Challenges of honor, trials by combat, petty one-ups-manship settled by our highly honorable and mostly impervious to bribery judge and referee. Just $1 to test your mettle on the field, honorable or otherwise.

Saturday 1:00pm - 3:00pm Pope Marine Park

Cheapass Games at Brass Screw

Brass Screw is proud to once again welcome Cheapass games to Port Townsend. This year, attendees will have the opportunity to experience three amazing games as they are run and taught by the designers themselves! Come and experience these games as never before. Have you ever stared wistfully at the clouds while contemplating the process of designing a game? No...well you should; and on Saturday morning, all questions will be answered as James Ernest discusses the process of game design; from concept, to prototype, to publication. All answers will be revealed!

Play Games with the designers: Friday, 3-5pm

Killl Doctor Lucky

Kill Doctor Lucky is a family board game about what happens before the classic mystery begins. Join designer James Ernest as he playtests the forthcoming 20th anniversary edition of this wonderfully executed tale.

Players: 2-6, Playing Time: 1 Hour

Stuff and Nonsense

Join designer James Earnest as he introduces this witty steampunk adventure. Follow the exploits of these brave London-bound adventurers as they pursue the surprising villain... Professor Elemental!

Players: 2-6, Playing Time: 1 Hour


James Ernest is showing off one of his newest creations, Pairs: A New Classic Pub Game, Pairs is fast, fun, and features lots of variations, so come learn the basic game and all the versions we can get to!

Scavenger Hunt

Another ship has been downed off the shores of Port Townsend! Only this time the culprit of the destruction was a villainous band of air-pirates, scattering critical parts across the grounds of the Pope Marine Building. Scouts located the lost parts, but were then attacked by more pirates before they could retrieve them! Just before being shanghaied, the scouts managed to write down clues to the coordinates for the lost parts on two charts and hide them to prevent the pirates from commandeering the ship. Captain James "Black-dog" Galahad of the Sun-Beam and his First Mate Calyx McVinni are calling all young aeronaughts loyal to the crown to assist in the search for the missing parts! Be on your guard, for the location of the parts is infested with scurvy air-rovers!



Steam Gutters Skeet Shoot

Hurry! Hurry! Step right up!

Try your skills at the most fantastical Airgun Steampunk-shootout of the revived bygone century! Tickle your fledgling senses, delight your young eyes, revel in the adrenaline driven glory that is the Steam Gutter Skeet Shoot! With a menagerie of steamy targets for your amusement and edification, no child walks away without a prize! Do you have the daredo and bravado to avoid the thieving shenanigans of the lurking pirates? Of course you do!

Timeline Inventions

Come to Completely Puzzled in Flagship Landing and play Timeline Inventions card game. Test your knowledge of technological history in this game that pits your wits against the other players