Gen Con 50 Breaks Attendance Record

Gen Con 50 Breaks Attendance Record

Aug 21, 2017

    As expected, Gen Con LLC is reporting record attendance for last weekend’s convention. Gen Con says turnstile attendance was nearly 207,979, marking an increase of about 4 percent over 2016. For the first time in its 50-year history, the convention sold out of all attendee badges before the event began. “Our team is thrilled to...

Gen Con Sells Out Historic 50th Convention

Gen Con Sells Out Historic 50th Convention

Aug 14, 2017

    Gen Con, North America’s longest-running and best-attended tabletop game convention, has announced a complete sellout of badges for its 50th convention to be held August 17-20 in the Indiana Convention Center. The convention will not sell badges on-site and attendees, as in prior years, will be asked to display their badges while attending the...

Tips If Your Attending Gen Con 50

Tips If Your Attending Gen Con 50

Aug 14, 2017

    This week marks the 50th annual Gen Con, held in Indianapolis, Indiana. What was a small gathering of friends at Gary Gygax’s house in 1967 has grown to become the biggest tabletop gaming convention in the U.S., attracting more than 60,000 people and hundreds of new games every year. For the uninitiated it can be pretty overwhelming, so here are...

Gen Con 2017 Program Book Now Available In PDF

Gen Con 2017 Program Book Now Available In PDF

Aug 10, 2017

  For those of you that can’t make it to Gen Con this year, you can get a taste of the program book via the Gen Con website.   The PDF clocks in at 308 Pages! Don’t forget out Gen Con Coverage, will start in full on Wednesday, Aug 16th. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Twitter, as my plan is to go LIVE at some point. DDO...

Top 10 Most Anticipated Games Gen Con 2017

Top 10 Most Anticipated Games Gen Con 2017

Aug 3, 2017

  Welcome to August! As of this posting, we have a short 13 days to Gen Con 2017! This is going to be a special year, as it’s the 50th anniversary and Gen Con is on pace to sell out, which is a first in the history. Our coverage of Gen Con will also be increased this year, as I have 10 interviews scheduled with game companies, plus I plan to stop by many...

Thursday Gen Con Badges Now Sold Out

Thursday Gen Con Badges Now Sold Out

Aug 3, 2017

  So, stop me if you have heard this one before. Plan on going to Gen Con 50 on Thursday? Sorry     That’s right, Thursday now joins the list of days that are sold out for Gen Con 50. Still want to go? Hurry right now and pick up a Friday badge, as it’s going fast, as in probbaly by the end of today. This as we said before, will mark...

Mythic Games Bringing Joan Of Arc To Gen Con 50

Mythic Games Bringing Joan Of Arc To Gen Con 50

Jul 31, 2017

  Heading to Gen Con 50? Make sure to check out the brand new upcoming game from Mythic Games. Joan Of Arc     Mythic Games, creators, and co-publishers with Monolith of the Mythic Battles: Pantheon Board Game, announce the studio’s return to Gen Con (August 17 – 20, Indianapolis) to debut their latest creation, the Time of Legends: Joan of Arc...

Gen Con 50 Sunday SOLD OUT

Gen Con 50 Sunday SOLD OUT

Jul 27, 2017

  Family Fun Day badges, the Sunday, August 20 badge, are now sold out.   Sunday joins the 4 Day badges and Saturday badges in selling out as well, for the historic first time in the history of the 50-year conv ention. Don’t have a badge yet for the historic Gen Con 50? You still can attend, however, only limited quantities of Thursday and...

Gen Con 50 Sells Out Of Saturday Badges

Gen Con 50 Sells Out Of Saturday Badges

Jul 18, 2017

  Well, your chances of attending Gen Con 2017 is now down by another day. We all ready told you that the 4 day badges SOLD OUT.  And Saturday was the next to go, well that time is now here.     So that means “The Best Four Days In Gaming” is now down to “The Best 3 Days In Gaming” if you have not bought your badges yet, as the only...

Tunnels & Trolls Adventures to Launch on August 17th

Tunnels & Trolls Adventures to Launch on August 17th

Jul 14, 2017

  MetaArcade will be launching Tunnels & Trolls on August 17th to coincide with its presence at Gen Con 50 in Indianapolis. It will be launched on the App Store and Google Play on the 17th and later for PC / Mac / Steam. Tunnels & Trolls Adventures is a dungeon crawling RPG experience that brings new and classic quests to life from Tunnels &...

Gen Con 50 Sells Out of 4-Day Badges

Gen Con 50 Sells Out of 4-Day Badges

Jul 6, 2017

  We told you it was going to happen! Today Gen Con sent word that it has officially sold out of 4 day badges for Gen Con 50.     Sales of single-day badges (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Family Fun) will continue at gencon.com, though supplies are limited. The company urges those interested in attending to purchase these badges soon, as...

Gen Con Approaching Badge Sellout for Historic 50th Convention

Gen Con Approaching Badge Sellout for Historic 50th Convention

Jun 23, 2017

  If you have plans to go to Gen Con 50, You might want to get your badge ordered now.     Gen Con, the largest and longest running hobby gaming convention in North America, will begin to cap 2017 badge sales if current trends hold. The company recommends that interested attendees purchase 4-Day and Single Day badges soon to guarantee entry to...

2017 Diana Jones Award Shortlist

2017 Diana Jones Award Shortlist

Jun 8, 2017

  The Diana Jones Award, is one of the 3 “big” gaming awards along with the Origins Award and Spiel des Jahres.     Six nominees for the 2017 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming have been announced — two board games, a card game, a role-playing game, a LARP, and a convention. The winner will be named August 16, the day before...

Matching Funds For Our Go Fund Me! Donate This Week!

Matching Funds For Our Go Fund Me! Donate This Week!

May 23, 2017

        So you know that we are running a Go Fund Me, to purchase a new video camera for our convention and tabletop play coverage. We are (as of this posting) setting at $175.00 Pineleaf who many of you may know as one of the hosts of the Podcast has graciously put out a challenge!           From NOW through Monday...

Gen Con 50 Event Catalog Now Live!

Gen Con 50 Event Catalog Now Live!

May 14, 2017

  Gen Con attendees can get their first chance to view the initial list of Gen Con 50 events right now, as the Event Catalog is now launched on gencon.com.     With the release of the Event Catalog, attendees can begin building their Wish Lists on gencon.com, preparing for the opening of Event Registration on Sunday, May 28 at noon (Eastern). Gen...

And The Official Beer Name for Gen Con 50 Is

And The Official Beer Name for Gen Con 50 Is

May 14, 2017

    Thousands voted and the Official Beer name for Gen Con 50 is … Dragon’s Delight! Dragon’s Delight joins former winners 20-Sided Rye (2016), Drink On and Prosper Ale (2015), Froth of Khan (2014), Flagon Slayer (2013), and the Ale of Destiny (2012). A Belgian Golden Ale     Dragon’s Delight will be available...

Vote To Name the Official Gen Con 50 Beer (21+)

Vote To Name the Official Gen Con 50 Beer (21+)

May 6, 2017

  Sun King will craft the official beer for the historic Gen Con 50, Contest participants submitted more than 2,000 names, and the finalists have been chosen for the Official Beer name of Gen Con 50! For Gen Con 50, taking place August 17-20, Sun King will brew a Belgian-Style Golden Ale, available in both cans and drafts at the convention as well as via...

Gen Con 50 Exhibit Hall Map Released

Gen Con 50 Exhibit Hall Map Released

May 5, 2017

More than 500 exhibitors will participate in the historic Gen Con 50! Today, for the first time, you can begin your exploration of the Gen Con 50 Exhibit Hall through official convention maps. There are two ways to delve into the Gen Con 50 Exhibit Hall. The traditional way is to view the downloadable PDF document. Convenient to print and a handy web bookmark,...

Gen Con 50 Expands Onto Lucas Oil Stadium Field

Gen Con 50 Expands Onto Lucas Oil Stadium Field

Apr 14, 2017

  Gen Con, the longest-running game convention in North America, will increase its 2017 presence within Lucas Oil Stadium (LOS), adding exhibition and event space to the same play field used by the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. To commemorate 2017’s historic Gen Con 50, the convention will create a showcase area on the LOS field that honors the first Gen Con,...

Ticket to Ride: Germany Coming From Days Of Wonder

Ticket to Ride: Germany Coming From Days Of Wonder

Apr 14, 2017

  The Ticket To Ride universe is expanding by 1 more country, this time up we head to the rails in Germany!   Turn of the century Germany… Through a fine autumn rain, a plume of smoke announces the arrival of the 4:15 train from Nuremberg in the Munich Central Station. The din of the massive engine grows more intense, culminating with a prolonged hiss...