UC Berkely's first board game convention is just around the corner. Join Board Games at Berkeley April 7th, 2019 for 9 hours of gaming goodness. There's plenty to see!
Play games at our huge board game library, stocked with hundreds of the latest and greatest hits. Gaming gurus will be on hand to teach rules to newcomers. Or maybe instead you'll join a game at our RPG, miniature or trading card games areas? Not a board gamer? Never fear, we have hearty video game and VR sections as well. There's something for everyone!
When you're done playing there's always room to shop. Local businesses, artists and game publishers will all be on hand to dole out some gaming goodness. If you're interested in learning more about game design, join our workshops and design contests. Furthermore, a rotating cast of designer and industry guests will be speaking about their experience and knowledge. Finally, a range of game tournaments, card drafts, trivia contests, and other events are scheduled throughout the day.
We're incredibly excited by this day of gaming. Whether you're a board game geek, a Monopoly masochist, or someone who's never played with cardboard you're welcome! Like us to stay in the know about the latest developments.
See you in April!
Kael Barend Director of BGB Con
What is BGB Con? -UC Berkeley's first board game convention!
How much will it cost? -$10 for Cal Students, $15 for everyone else. To put that into consideration most cons are more than double that price.
Can I eat inside? -We’d ask that you please eat outside of the main hall and game library. This is a campus policy decision.
Can I bring my own games? -Yes, please do. Just remember that we can't be responsible for looking after them.
I don't know many games... is that a problem? -Nope! We'll have a range of games of all different complexity levels. In addition, we'll have several volunteers teaching games.
Do I need to bring friends to play with? -Not necessarily. We'll do our best to create gaming groups, and "looking for players" signs will be available.
I've never been to a convention before what do I do? -Our team will be on hand during the event to help with any questions or give directions.
I get anxiety at large events. -Please send us a message if you need any special assistance.
Is the event disability accessible? -Yes.
Can my group or business be a part of the event? -Yes! Send us a message and we'll give you information.
Can I be a vendor or sell my art? -Yes! Same as above, send us a message for info.
I want to volunteer! -Great, you get a free admission badge! We'll have a signup form coming out as the event nears.