Gaming

  • contact: gaming@wiscon.net
  • WisCon 41 deadline:  April 1, 2017

Get your dice and character sheets ready — WisCon has gaming! On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, WisCon offers role-playing, storytelling, and board gaming.

Board games are hosted each evening from 8pm to 12am in the second floor lobby in front of the Dealers’ Room doors. We teach and play a variety of modern board games open to casual drop-in players. Most games are suitable in theme and content for players of a variety of ages from teens and up, although they may not hold the attention of those 12 and younger. New players are welcome!

We announce our gaming line-up in April prior to the con.  Watch the blog for details!

Reserving seats

Reserve a seat to ensure a spot in one of our games! Reservations are not required, but they are recommended, especially for role-playing and storytelling games. A board outside of the Dealers’ Room will feature that evening’s featured board games, along with board game sign-up space.

For role-playing and storytelling games, please sign up by contacting us at the email address at the top of this page, or visit the Gaming table at the Gathering on Friday. We advertise games that are looking for players throughout the con, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for posters, tweets, and whispers.

Game scheduling

For board games, please refer to the board in front of the Dealers’ Room each afternoon for a list of proposed featured games for the evening. If you would like to add a game you’re prepared to facilitate, please contact us at the email address at the top of the page. Our board gaming space lends itself to multiple concurrent games, so the more, the merrier! Please stop by any time between 8pm and 12am to see if new games are starting up soon, or start one yourself; board gaming is open to casual drop-ins.

For role-playing and storytelling games, please refer to the programming grid in the Pocket Program Book for which games are running each evening and where. If you’re planning to participate in a role-playing or storytelling game, please arrive on time, and consider reserving a spot by emailing us at the address at the top of the page.

Board games available at-con (an incomplete list)

  • Table Top Games 7-in-1 Game Set: Chess, Checkers, Dominoes, Cribbage, Poker Dice, Backgammon, and Playing Cards
  • Telestrations 12-Player Party Pack
  • Standard Size Jumbo Face Playing Cards (4 decks)
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Settlers of Catan, Portable Edition