The Holiday Gaming Thing at UHCL

The Holiday Gaming Thing at UHCL


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Time zone: America/Chicago (UTC {{ '2021-12-17 16:00:00' | timezone_offset: 'America/Chicago' }})


Houston, TX


University of Houston-Clear Lake Bayou Building

2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058, USA

Time zone: America/Chicago (UTC {{ '2021-12-17 16:00:00' | timezone_offset: 'America/Chicago' }})

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Parking is free after noon on Friday and all day on Saturday.


is a gaming event located in the Bayou Building at the University of Houston - Clear Lake that is focused on casual gaming as a break from the rush of the holiday season. It is a joint venture of Game Theory Events and Empire Central held with the support of UHCL.

Convention Hours

  • Friday 10am - midnight
  • Saturday 10am - 8pm


  • Admission:
    • $5 per person per day
    • Free for UHCL faculty, students, and staff with ID
    • Admission is only available at the door (both cash and credit cards will be accepted)
    • Also, because one of our owners is quirky and has 28 versions of Trivial Pursuit, be prepared to answer a trivia question as you pay your admission ;-)
  • Parking:
    • Friday: free after noon. Before noon, the ParkMobile app may be used to pay for parking
    • Saturday: free all day

Campus Policies

The university has asked that all of our attendees abide by the following:

  • Face masks are encouraged for everyone regardless of vaccination status
  • UHCL is a non-smoking campus
  • Alcohol is not permitted at this event

Open Gaming and Game Library

We will have board game libraries provided by Empire Central and Game Theory Events. However, if there is a specific game you are wanting to play, you are welcome to bring your own games.

Rise of the Empire GT

A Warhammer 40,000 Grand Tournament will be held in conjunction with The Holiday Gaming Thing. For details on it (cost, hours, etc), please see their website or Facebook page.