Game night has reached a new extreme thanks to a convention from the founders of Exploding Kittens — aptly named Burning Cat.

From 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on May 16-17, attendees can explore everything the unusual weekend has to offer. In the colossal Burning Cat Arena, a 20-foot-tall cat sculpture will watch over attendees as they join in on games that take place every hour on the hour. New games from Exploding Kittens and other creators will mix with life-size versions of fan-favorites — count me in for the massive game of freeze tag.

In the Creator’s Alley, artists and game creators can meet, connect, and maybe even conceive the next big game. Discover art, music, books, and more, or show off your work at a free table. Appearances will be made by creators such as Liz Climo, The Oatmeal Comic, and Nick Seluk.

Does anything in the world sound better than a room with hundreds of tabletop games and a concierge to help you sort through them? No? The Burning Cat Game Library is just that — plus all of your new favorite games and people to play them.

Games are around every corner — and so is something strange. Visit the World’s Most Medium-sized Blanket Fort, duel it out at a Throw Throw Burrito Dodgeball Cage, or make a sacrificial offering to the aforementioned 20. Foot. Tall. Cat. Sculpture. Check out the breakdown of the human-filled (yes — you read that correctly) monstrosity below. Did I forget to mention it “burns” at night?

Burning Cat will be $45 per person per day, or $80 for both days. Get ready for a purr-fect weekend at the Oregon Convention Center. Find more info, tickets, and pictures of the wild offerings here.

Photo: Exploding Kittens Inc.

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Nicole Savas

Nicole Savas

As a kid, Nicole either wanted to be a professional toy player-wither or a writer. Somehow, as social media editor for The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, and The Pop Insider, she’s found a career as both. She's grateful to work somewhere that she can fully embrace both her love of teddy bears and her admiration for the Oxford comma. When she's not playing with toys at work, she's playing with her baby girl at home.