Gaming

Get your dice and character sheets ready — WisCon has gaming! Throughout the convention, WisCon offers role-playing, storytelling, and board gaming.

Run a Game at WisCon

Would you like to host or run a game at WisCon? We welcome RPGs, LARPs, board and other tabletop games, giving preference to games that explore feminism, gender, race, class, disability, identity, and issues of social justice in keeping with WisCon’s ideals.

We’re expanding the times we can offer gaming in order to make games more accessible to all.

Please propose a game for the upcoming convention using our Gaming Proposal Form.

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 games taking place in the dedicated gaming room, refer to the programming grid in the Pocket Program Book for which games are running and where. If you’re planning to participate please arrive on time, and consider reserving a spot by emailing us at the address at the top of the page.

The area outside the Dealers’ Room is also available for drop in gaming in the evening. Please refer to the board in front of the Dealers’ Room each afternoon for a list of proposed featured games for the evening and add games you’re prepared to facilitate. This space lends itself to multiple concurrent board 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 in this space is open to casual drop-ins.

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