2024 Gaming Hoopla

2024 Gaming Hoopla


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Time zone: America/Chicago (UTC {{ '2024-05-03 15:00:00' | timezone_offset: 'America/Chicago' }})


Mundelein, Illinois


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville - Mundelein

510 IL-83, Mundelein, IL 60060, USA

Time zone: America/Chicago (UTC {{ '2024-05-03 15:00:00' | timezone_offset: 'America/Chicago' }})

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  (847) 949-5100

Important Dates:

  • Attendance Registration Opens: Sunday, January 21st - 2:00 pm
  • Attendance Pre-Registration Closes: Friday, April 19th, 11:59 pm
  • Hotel Room Block Reservations Open: Sunday, January 21st
  • Hoopla T-shirt Sales Begin: Sunday, January 21st
  • Hoopla T-shirt Pre-Sales End: Friday, April 19th, 11:59 pm
  • Event Submission Opens: Sunday, January 21st
  • Event Submission Ends: Friday, April 26th, 11:59 pm
  • VIG Early Bird Event Sign-Up Begins: Friday, February 9th, 4:00 pm
  • Event Sign-Up (non-VIG) Begins: Sunday, February 11th, 6:00 pm
  • Auction Submission Opens: Sunday, February 4th
  • Math Trade Submission Opens: March 24th, 10:00 pm
  • Math Trade Submission Ends: April 14th, 10:00 pm
  • Math Trade Want List Submission Opens: April 14th, 10:00 pm
  • Hotel Room Block Reservations Closes: Thursday, April 11th
  • Math Trade Results Posted: April 28th, 10:00 pm
  • Auction Submission Ends*: Saturday, May 4th, 12:00 pm
  • Event Sign-Up - runs through Hoopla weekend**

*If you submit auction lots after April 30th at 9:00 pm, you must print your own bid sheets.

**You will be able to sign up for events throughout the weekend using your TTE account.


The Gaming Hoopla is a gaming convention that is a fund-raiser for cancer related charities. This year the Gaming Hoopla is happy to again partner with Aurora Cancer Care! To find out more about the Hoopla and why we do it, click HERE.

The Gaming Hoopla features tabletop board gaming, miniatures, RPG's, giant board games, tournaments, free game rental from the Gaming Hoopla games library, the Best Raffle Ever, a silent auction, a game store exhibitor, and more!

With hundreds of scheduled events, as well as open gaming areas and a well-curated games library, Gaming Hoopla is an ideal place for board game hobbyists to play with friends and family, or to meet new gaming buddies!



The DoubleTree is located at 510 IL-83, Mundelein, IL 60060. Less than an hour north of Chicago center and 1 hour south of Milwaukee center, 15 minutes off I-94, the DoubleTree by Hilton offers comfortable rooms, the Karma Pub for evening libations, and dozens of very close dining options from fast food to sit-down restaurants.

The hotel is offering a reduced rate room for Hoopla attendees, but you must reserve your room by April 11th! Each room reservation includes breakfast for 2 people per day.

You can book your room using any of these methods:

Phone: 800-222-TREE or 847-949-5100
Or click here: Hoopla Room Block Reservations


Don't forget to use the room block code "CDT91O" (that's the letter "O", not a zero) to get the discounted room rate - the link above should have this code entered already


Masks OPTIONAL After careful consideration for the health of our attendees and the public alike, we have made the decision that Covid vaccination and masking will not be required to attend the 2024 Gaming Hoopla. Masks are still optional at your discretion.

We expect that our rules of respect be observed - this means a zero tolerance policy of harassment for either wearing (or not wearing) a mask. Please bring any concerns about harassment to an available staff member.

The Gaming Hoopla staff still strongly encourages attendees to follow current CDC guidelines for vaccination and booster shots of the COVID vaccine.


If you can't attend this year, you can still support the Hoopla by buying 2024 Gaming Hoopla merchandise instead!

If you really want to support the Hoopla in a big way, buy a VIG badge instead and get:

  • Weekend Badge
  • A VIG exclusive backpack game bag gift (replaces the usual T-shirt)
  • Early Bird Registration for events
  • Invitation to the exclusive Friday night VIG Reception - pick one of two time slots
  • VIG Badge Ribbon
  • Additional VIG only swag