Gaming

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

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

Propose a game

We are accepting game proposals! Submit your games here by clicking the link, logging into your WisCon account, and selecting Gaming from the drop down menu. The deadline for proposing games is February 28th.

We’re excited to see your game submissions, be they tabletop roleplaying, larp, board games, or, if you’ve got a way to make it work, video games!

Once you have submitted your game proposal you can expect an email from gaming@wiscon.net within the next couple days confirming that we received your submission and asking any follow up questions. After submissions close on February 28th a schedule will be created and sent out by early March so you will know your commitments when the call for panelists goes out. Thank you!