Cardboard Caucus 2023

Cardboard Caucus 2023


Badges Closed Tickets Closed

Merch Sales



{{ | amDateFormat:'ddd, MMM D YYYY, h:mma'}} - {{ | amDateFormat:'h:mma'}}

Time zone: America/Chicago (UTC {{ '2023-10-27 17:00:00' | timezone_offset: 'America/Chicago' }})


West Des Moines, IA


Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines

205 S 64th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266, USA

Time zone: America/Chicago (UTC {{ '2023-10-27 17:00:00' | timezone_offset: 'America/Chicago' }})

  Driving Directions

  Web Site

  (515) 223-0571

Discounted Rooms

Welcome to Cardboard Caucus!

*Badge Sales are currently paused to allow us time to print and prepare. Badges will be available to purchase at the door. See you soon!

Cardboard Caucus is the Des Moines area board gaming convention. Our name is in tribute to Iowa's historical notoriety as the 1st state to hold a caucus each election cycle. However, we are no politics, just games! We believe in bringing people together (no matter their affiliations) through board games.



Badges go on sale May 1st! Full weekend and single day badges are available by clicking the "Buy Badges" button to the right. Once again, to honor our loyal attendees, we will be offering a discounted Early Bird Badge. We will offer these for a limited time before badges will return to full price on July 1st. Badge sales will pause a week before the convention to allow us time to prepare and print. Badges will be available for purchase at the door.

Game Library, Play-to-Win, and Prizes

Your badge includes all these benefits!

We are excited to bring back Board Game Wagon to provide our game library. They will have a selection of more than 1500 games for you to choose from!

We will also have play-to-win games (play a designated game and be entered into a drawing to win a copy of that game), tournaments with prizes, and prizes for helpers!


Children ages 5-10 can register for a $5 kids badge or get a regular badge. Kids badges cannot be used to checkout games or be entered into the Play-to-Win drawing. Children 11+ will need a full badge.


The best place to park is on the north end of the building, where there is a separate entrance for our convention!


COVID-19 – We do not anticipate having to implement any additional mitigation strategies.

To see the rest of our attendee policies, click [here]