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Gurnee, Illinois

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Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center

6161 W Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031, USA

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(847) 336-6300

Missed the pre-registration deadline? You can still register on-site at the Gaming Hoopla!

On-Site Registration Pricing

Full Weekend Adult - $45

Full Weekend Child (12 and under) - $30

Friday Only - $20

Saturday Only - $25

Sunday Only - $20

The Gaming Hoopla is an annual gaming convention that is a fund-raiser for cancer related charities. This year the Gaming Hoopla is once again partnering with the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation! To find out more about the Hoopla and why we do it, click here: Gaming Hoopla website

The Gaming Hoopla features tabletop boardgaming, miniatures, role-playing games, and giant & life-size board games, tournaments, play-to-win events, free rental from the MilCoG games library, and much more!

With hundreds of scheduled events, as well as open gaming areas and a large (free!) rental library, Gaming Hoopla is an ideal place for board game hobbyists to play with friends and family, or meet new gaming buddies! We host games of all age levels and skill levels, genres and play types. This year, the Hoopla will be opening the doors one hour before the first event slot begins (reflected in the hours shown to the right), to allow attendees to register and set up games they are judging before the action starts!

Game experts from the MilCOG Games Library can also help guide to a game that matches your experience, interests, available time, number of players etc.

We also feature: The Best Raffle Ever! (No, Really); Exhibitors - featuring a variety of items for sale; a silent auction (In which attendees can buy and sell items); and the Hoopla Math Trade (Get games you want, get rid of those you don't!)

Just an hour north of Chicago center and 1 hour south of Milwaukee center directly off I-94, the Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center offers an on-site restaurant and bar as well as dozens very close dining options from fast food to sit-down restaurants.

The Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center is located at 6161 W. Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031. We have reserved a block of rooms with a reduced rate for Hoopla guests that are staying overnight. To reserve your discounted room, click here: Holiday Inn website or call (847) 336-6300. Be sure to use the code "GAH" to get your discount! Hot breakfast is included with your room reservation (ask for vouchers when you check in).

You can even take a break from gaming and visit the largest outlet mall in the region, Gurnee Mills, right across the street!