TantrumCon 2023



Participate in the VIRTUAL FLEA MARKET and make your game exchanges at TantrumCon daily in the hotel lobby from 11-11:30am. List your games and search for games to buy on BGG here

Participate in the IN-PERSON FLEA MARKET at the convention and buy or sell used games in the hotel atrium on Saturday of the convention. Want to sell your games? Rent table space for $25 by going to "Get Merch" on this site.


We will have over 80 play-to-win games from our partner Envoy/Double Exposure, who represents many big name publishers in the industry. The list of games will be available the week before the convention! What is play-to-win? Record your play of one of the included games during the convention, and we'll use the checkout book to randomly select one player to go home with that game! The drawing will take place at 2pm on Sunday, with game pick up available after 3pm.


TantrumCon is excited to host State Championship Tournaments for the following games: (GAME NAMES AND SCHEDULE COMING IN NOVEMBER)


$400 in prizes! The miniature painting contest has two categories: Adult and kids (age 12 and under) with four winners in each category: Gold, Silver, and Bronze, plus "crowd favorite" that attendees will vote on at the Tantrum House Facebook page. Voting closes at noon on Sunday, with awards given out at 3 p.m. (do not need to be present to win, but we prefer it!).

Miniatures in contest MUST be painted at and supplied by TantrumCon. Each attendee will receive one free mini, with opportunity to purchase more at Registration.


What Is The CATAN World Championship? Every year, players worldwide compete in local qualifying tournaments, one of which we are holding at TantrumCon. All CATAN events will take place on Friday of the convention (see event schedule). The winners of these qualifier tournaments will win a guaranteed seat at the USA CATAN National Championship where players will face off against all other qualifier winners to become the year’s National Champion. Every two years, the National Champions are sent to the CATAN World Championship. We will have prizes for the semi-finalists and champion of the CATAN tournament at TantrumCon.

How is the Qualifier run? We will have a sequence of three groupings: the preliminaries, the semi-finals, and the finals. The first group in a Qualifier tournament is called the preliminaries. The preliminaries are a series of three separate games of base CATAN. The scores that all players earn from the preliminaries determine who will move to the semi-finals.

After all games in the preliminaries have been completed, players will be ranked based on all scores from all the preliminary rounds. The top 16 players will move to the next level grouping–the Semi-Finals. The Semi-Finalists play a single game; the winner of each Semi-Final table will advance to the Finals. The Finalists play a single game of CATAN, and the winner of that game wins a guaranteed seat at the National Championship. The TantrumCon Champion will be responsible for their own transit, hotel, and badge to the USA National Championship.


The NeighborKidsGaming YouTube channel will be leading Bezier's Werewolf game on Friday and Saturday nights at TantrumCon this year. Spooky decorations, soundtracks, and prizes will take this Werewolf experience to the next level!


This year TantrumCon will spotlight creators and game designers in some brand news ways! We're teaming up with the organizers of ProtoATL and the Game Designers of North Carolina to build an experience that will feature a Pitch Tune-Up Workshop to help designers prepare for pitching their games, give them opportunities to play-test, and then a Proto-Tank event where they can put that practice into action!


Make your plans to attend our Pitch Tune-Up Workshop where you'll learn the core principles of creating a strong pitch, techniques for explaining your game concepts clearly and concisely, and how to create intrigue and genuine interest in your game! Bring your existing prototypes or attend just for the free coaching. The Workshop is FREE but please register in early February when Event Registration opens. Note: Workshop is free with the purchase of a TantrumCon Badge.


The Game Designers of North Carolina are organizing four tables of continuous prototype play where you can get valuable feedback on your game design (MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON)


The Proto-Tank show will give several game designers an opportunity to present their games in front of a live audience. Pitch your game for two minutes, then our hosts (designers, publishers, and media personalities) will ask questions about your game, helping you put your best foot forward. Prototypes of all levels of completion are welcome and big prizes will be awarded!

To learn how to get your prototype into the show, contact monica@tantrumhouse.com


The Table Flipping Tournament at TantrumCon is insane! With special guests, sponsors, and competitors going head-to-head it's sure to be an instagram worthy event! For your chance to be a part of the action visit https://www.tantrumhouse.com/table-flipping.html to learn more.