Regional Gathering Gaming

Traditionally gaming at a regional gathering opens when the event opens and closes at the very end of the weekend; our Emerald City RG is inline with that tradition.

The game room will have a host available to help you find something interesting or provide you with an escape room packet to try with a team. Looking for players? Show up and see who else has similar interestes to yours. Have a game you’ve been wanting to try out, bring it with you, many Mensans are enthusastic about trying new games (even ones not quite published yet).

RG Tours

The tours offered at our RG are located in the Westfield Southcenter Mall area. Our hotel participates in a free shuttle to the mall, so if you’re up for some walking, you will be able to join even if you didn’t bring a car to the hotel. Advanced registration required. More information about the shuttle here. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more complete travel directions.

Seattle Chocolate Factory

For just $12 you get to taste your way through their flagship store. We’re offering this tour at 2pm on Friday before the RG officially starts. The factory is located at 1180 Andover Park West, 1.2 miles south of the mall shuttle drop off. (24 minute walk or 11 minutes by metro bus). The tour does involve stairs, and attendees must be at least six years old to participate. NOTE: due to lack of interest the charter bus option has been cancelled.

pink trays on a wite table being filled with chololate by a person wearing a white coat and blue latex gloves

Mead Tour ~ two venues for the price of transportation

Friday, March 17, 3:30 pm

Oppegaard Meadery/Bloodmoon Meadworks

Viking Mead with a modern twist. Oppegaard Meadery creates an amazing variety of Mead using a wide range of both common and rare ingredients. Honey is always the main ingredient, but also expect to find fruit, spices, hops, herbs, and even tea leaves in the unique Meads they craft. Their tasting room, which is kid and dog friendly, is located within a mile of the Westfield Southcenter Mall.

Contrivance Wine & Meadery

Small batch hand-crafted mead and premium wines are available for tasting at their steampunk-themed tasting room. This venue, which can accommodate 20 people, is kid and dog friendly and within a mile of the Westfield Southcenter mall.

Tickets for the Mead Tour are free but limited to 50 people. Charter bus transportation has been cancelled due to lack of interest.

Transportation options by tour:

Seattle Chocolate Factory, March 17

1. Uber, taxi or rideshare

2. Take the free 1:05 hotel shuttle to Southcenter. From there take #150 bus to Andover Park W & Midland Dr. Walk south on Andover Park W towards Midland to 1180 Andover Park W.

3. Take the free 1:05 hotel shuttle to Southcenter.  Walk or uber, taxi or rideshare 1.2 miles from Southcenter to 1180 Andover Park W.

Return option is reverse instructions. Catch the 2:20 or 3:20 shuttle back from Southcenter between JOEY Southcenter and Duke’s Seafood.

Mead Tour

1. Uber, taxi or rideshare

2. Take the free 3:05 hotel shuttle to Southcenter. From there take the F Line bus to Strander Blvd and Andover Park E. Walk W on Strander to Andover E. Turn left on Andover Park E. Turn left. Arrive 600 Industry Drive.

3. Take the free 3:05 shuttle. Walk (~15 min) or uber or taxi or rideshare from Southcenter.

Return option is reverse instructions. Catch the 6:20 (last) shuttle back from Southcenter between JOEY Southcenter and Duke’s Seafood. Sometimes leaves as late as 6:30.

RG Tickets 2023

Tickets include Friday reception, Saturday lunch, Saturday reception, and six beverage tickets. Minors must be accompanied by a paying adult. $10 surcharge for non-members. By purchasing a ticket you agree to abide by the policies for the event. Online ticket purchases will be available until March 15th.

Online ticket sales have ended. Limited tickets available at the door.

Tour tickets can still be purchased through noon Friday.

  • Supporter Ticket – Glinda the Good. This VIP level ticket includes the beverage add-on package and hotel parking. $220.00
  • Adult Ticket, online purchase available until 03/15/2023. $155.00
  • Youth Ticket, age 10 – 17 $65.00
  • Child Ticket, age 9 and younger FREE
  • Add-on drink package. Purchase additional drink tickets for use at the bar. $50.00
  • Saturday Only, if you are unable to attend for all three days. Includes Saturday lunch, reception, and four drink tickets. $130.00

Non-member surcharge. If you are not a current Mensa member there is an additional $10.00 fee.

Meal Tickets

Gala Dinner; Saturday, March 18, 7 – 9pm, $65

Dinner is a plated meal that includes a choice of: Tomato Bisque, Grilled Chicken Breast w black garlic cream. Vegan soup and entree provided when ordered in advance. All meals include Ancient Grains Pilaf (V), Roasted baby carrots (V), and Garlic Broccolini (V). Dessert is New York Cheesecake. Also provided, Starbucks coffee and TEALEAVES tea.

The dinner keynote speaker is Charlie Steinhice, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Mensa member for more than 20 years, was appointed AMC Director of Science & Education in 2020. He joined the Mensa Foundation Board of Trustees in 2016 and currently serves as President.

Volunteer Brunch From Wall Street to Fourth Street; Sunday, March 19, 9am, $35

Brunch includes a choice of: applewood smoked bacon, sausage link, turkey sausage patty, scrambled cage free eggs, seasoned red potatoes with peppers & onions, family style pastry basket, butter & jam, fresh chilled orange juice, Starbucks coffee and TEALEAVES tea.

The brunch keynote speaker is Tracey Guice, Vice Chair, Region 8, American Mensa.

As of 2/12/2023 there will be a 10% fee charged on all cancellations. After 2/28/2023 no refunds will be granted.

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