Gen Con Official Facebook account for Gen Con: The Home of Tabletop Gaming! August 1-4, 2024 In 2017, we celebrated our 50th convention!

Founded in 1968 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin by Gary Gygax (Co-Creator of Dungeons & Dragons), Gen Con is the longest-running and best-attended convention for tabletop gaming in North America. For five decades, we've been gathering people around tables to play games. Our mission is to create the world's greatest place for tabletop gaming. We believe that tabletop gaming is important, as it brings peo

ple together in an increasingly divided society. Gen Con is the leading destination of tabletop gaming enthusiasts worldwide. In 2018, attendees visited Gen Con from more than 60 countries, every state in the US, and almost every province in Canada! Whether attendees want to participate in RPGs, board games, card games, cosplay, crafting, brewery tours, laser tag, or one of our 17,000 other events, the purpose of Gen Con is to delight gamers with an experience that rewards their loyalty for choosing Gen Con. For more information, or to purchase a badge to Gen Con, please visit www.gencon.com

You and your classmates are sentenced to detention! But things go from bad to MUCH worse when you find yourself trapped ...
07/17/2024

You and your classmates are sentenced to detention! But things go from bad to MUCH worse when you find yourself trapped in a haunted classroom by a tortured spirit. You have one way out: Solve the riddles within 45 minutes to free the ghost from its curse or remain in detention for eternity!

Sign up for an escape room today! https://bit.ly/3zta9j5

Gen Con attendees can be among the first to pre-order the brand-new Warhammer Age of Sigmar starter sets!Visit Booth 241...
07/16/2024

Gen Con attendees can be among the first to pre-order the brand-new Warhammer Age of Sigmar starter sets!

Visit Booth 2411 for a hands-on Warhammer Age of Sigmar painting and playing experience, and pre-order a starter set to receive a free collectible badge.

with Warhammer Age of Sigmar

Gather your gang to commit the heist of the century via the power of cooperative poker! Players must work together to ra...
07/16/2024

Gather your gang to commit the heist of the century via the power of cooperative poker! Players must work together to rank their hands from least to most powerful while having limited communication with each other. Even one incorrect ranking will trigger an alarm! Can you succeed three times and get all the gold?

The Gang will launch internationally at Gen Con. While supplies last, those who buy the game will receive a FREE con-exclusive mini-expansion!

Stop by Kosmos booth 2619 to grab yours!

🔗 https://bit.ly/3XZfokN

with Thames & Kosmos

07/16/2024

We love seeing all the merch in the wild! Have you gotten your Gen Con gear yet?

Shop the entire Gen Con collection here: https://bit.ly/3sRj4DH

We hear you like merch that looks like carpet. How about a classic arcade carpet? Make sure to grab the perfect tote for...
07/15/2024

We hear you like merch that looks like carpet. How about a classic arcade carpet? Make sure to grab the perfect tote for all those Gen Con purchases.

🔗 https://bit.ly/3WfbL91

🎉 Did you know you’ll get a copy of the game at the end of our Learn-to-Plays at Gen Con? We will teach you how to play ...
07/15/2024

🎉 Did you know you’ll get a copy of the game at the end of our Learn-to-Plays at Gen Con? We will teach you how to play some of our newest and exiting games like Oh My Pigeons, Mycelia, and Garden Heist then you'll be able to take home a copy of your own! Don't wait, sign up now for 100+ Ravensburger events including Tournaments, Speed Puzzling and more!

➡️ Click here and browse our events: https://bit.ly/3RYWqqW

🚨This is not a drill! 4-Day and Saturday badges are nearly sold out!There are limited quantities remaining, so if you've...
07/15/2024

🚨This is not a drill! 4-Day and Saturday badges are nearly sold out!

There are limited quantities remaining, so if you've been on the fence about joining us at Gen Con this is your sign! We are anticipating a total sell-out of 4-Day and Saturday badges before August 1. There will be limited sales of Thursday, Friday, and Sunday badges onsite.

Get your Gen Con badges now! https://bit.ly/3wcGqtK

The long-awaited Cthulhu by Gaslight is a stand-alone version of the classic Call of Cthulhu set in the gaslit streets o...
07/15/2024

The long-awaited Cthulhu by Gaslight is a stand-alone version of the classic Call of Cthulhu set in the gaslit streets of 1890s London!

The Cthulhu by Gaslight Investigators' Guide contains everything you need to play and run the game and will be available in exclusive pre-release only at Chaosium Inc. Booth 511!

Hosted by Aaron Trammell and Mandi Hutchinson, join us for drinks, snacks, and games. You will have the opportunity to c...
07/15/2024

Hosted by Aaron Trammell and Mandi Hutchinson, join us for drinks, snacks, and games. You will have the opportunity to connect with fellow Gen Con POC attendees and industry folks right in the BIPOC Lounge!

Get your tickets to the social mixer here: https://bit.ly/45Vu8mV

📢 Today (11:59 pm ET) is the last day to get your Trade Day badge!  Trade Day is on Wednesday, July 31, and is focused o...
07/14/2024

📢 Today (11:59 pm ET) is the last day to get your Trade Day badge!

Trade Day is on Wednesday, July 31, and is focused on research, B2B, and networking opportunities. Your Trade Day badge allows you to participate in the Trade Day Marketplace and talk to publishers about their games.

And don't forget, that Trade Day badge also counts as a 4-Day badge!

🔗 https://bit.ly/3Nb9SX4

07/14/2024

What official food are you looking forward to trying out?

This is a friendly reminder that housing registration closes at 11:59 pm ET on July 15. After Registration closes, hotel...
07/13/2024

This is a friendly reminder that housing registration closes at 11:59 pm ET on July 15. After Registration closes, hotels will charge a non-refundable deposit to your credit card and issue reservations confirming the room assignments.

Make sure your rooms are modified or canceled (if not needed) by 11:59 p.m. ET on July 15.

07/13/2024

Use your Golden Rollercoaster Ticket & join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons as our players are mysteriously transported to the Forgotten Realms in 'Isekai Realms,' a thrilling adventure supporting the Extra Life 4 Kids charity!
This new series will start in just one hour! Only on twitch.tv/gencontv.

Don't miss it!

Join Gen Con chairperson Peter Adkison and D&D historian Jon Peterson as they explore the D&D editions with special gues...
07/13/2024

Join Gen Con chairperson Peter Adkison and D&D historian Jon Peterson as they explore the D&D editions with special guests!

⚔️ https://bit.ly/4f7cSiK

The 1st Chaos Agents World Invitational starts this Saturday, July 13 at 4 pm PT on Gen Con TV with a Special Qualifier ...
07/12/2024

The 1st Chaos Agents World Invitational starts this Saturday, July 13 at 4 pm PT on Gen Con TV with a Special Qualifier Tournament featuring the top Chaos Agent playtesters.

And that’s just the start: Special Qualifiers will be held throughout July on Gen Con TV, and the main World Invitational will be held at Gen Con from August 2 to 4.

Chaos Agents is the world’s first autobattler royale, designed by the legendary Richard Garfield. The World Invitational will reveal the First ever Chaos World Champion!

twitch.tv/gencontv

Will you be the first to compile? 🤔Come to Booth 1521 at Gen Con to find out!In the card game Compile, you are competing...
07/12/2024

Will you be the first to compile? 🤔
Come to Booth 1521 at Gen Con to find out!

In the card game Compile, you are competing Artificial Intelligences trying to understand the world around you…

Check out Compile by Greater Than Games courtesy of Flat River Group at Booth 1521! 🥳

2 players | Ages 14+ | 20-30 minutes

Leder Games is bringing Arcs to Gen Con 2024! Find them in room 135 and at Booth 837 for your copy, while supplies last....
07/12/2024

Leder Games is bringing Arcs to Gen Con 2024! Find them in room 135 and at Booth 837 for your copy, while supplies last. Can't make it to Gen Con this year? Too many games on your to-buy list?

Preorder Arcs today, free shipping over $80 in the US! https://bit.ly/PreorderArcs

The countdown continues! Hope your shoes are broken in!
07/12/2024

The countdown continues! Hope your shoes are broken in!

Pin Trading returns, and with an additional time! Get your official Pin Bazaar pins (and other pins) ready for an epic w...
07/11/2024

Pin Trading returns, and with an additional time! Get your official Pin Bazaar pins (and other pins) ready for an epic weekend of trading.

✨Thursday - Saturday at 3:30 pm in Lucas Oil Stadium
✨ Sunday at 2:30 pm in Lucas Oil Stadium
✨ Thursday - Saturday at 6:15 pm near Cardhalla

Tickets are not required but adding them to your badge gives us a good idea about attendance!

07/11/2024
Get the most out of your Gen Con 2024 and experience the Nest! Explore spaces with events, free-play, shopping, and more...
07/11/2024

Get the most out of your Gen Con 2024 and experience the Nest!
Explore spaces with events, free-play, shopping, and more! You can play everything from fast-play Welcome Sessions to Long-Form games that span a whole campaign.

Don't miss out on the Nest at the Hyatt on the 3rd floor.

with Magpie Games

Little Alchemists brings its family-friendly potion crafting fun to Gen Con 2024!Visit Czech Games Edition room (235-239...
07/11/2024

Little Alchemists brings its family-friendly potion crafting fun to Gen Con 2024!

Visit Czech Games Edition room (235-239, upstairs above the Hall I entrance) to get a copy of the game. Also, bring your little ones to try their hand at crafting potions in our interactive alchemist’s lab for kids.

The Game Manufacturers Association - GAMA opens up applications for 2024 Horizons Fellowship! Read more about the Horizo...
07/11/2024

The Game Manufacturers Association - GAMA opens up applications for 2024 Horizons Fellowship!

Read more about the Horizons Fellowship here: https://bit.ly/4bvD9UV

Marvel Multiverse RPG events are now live! Join Deadpool in an exciting new adventure, X-Men Expansion, and more!🔗 https...
07/10/2024

Marvel Multiverse RPG events are now live! Join Deadpool in an exciting new adventure, X-Men Expansion, and more!

🔗 https://bit.ly/3ztXSej

07/10/2024

Original stained glass artwork and translucent art prints blending traditional methods and motifs with the icons of modern pop culture mythology.

Join Kobold Press for the premiere convention release of the Tales of the Valiant RPG at Gen Con 2024! Visit Booth 121 t...
07/10/2024

Join Kobold Press for the premiere convention release of the Tales of the Valiant RPG at Gen Con 2024! Visit Booth 121 to pick up your copy or grab your ticket and join hundreds of players as they play Tales of the Valiant all weekend.

JOIN A GAME ➡️ https://bit.ly/3WeJHmc

Embrace your inner 90s kid! Play as many video games as you can, but don’t forget to do your homework! Collect controlle...
07/10/2024

Embrace your inner 90s kid! Play as many video games as you can, but don’t forget to do your homework! Collect controller buttons to form combos that will let you beat games and take actions to stay on top of chores, homework, and visits to grandma. Rent games, get cheat codes from magazines, and put your gaming skills to the test, all in an effort to become the Video Game Champion!

Limited copies will be available at the Arcane Wonders Gen Con Booth 629!

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons, we've asked some of our favorite Gen Con TV personalities what ...
07/09/2024

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons, we've asked some of our favorite Gen Con TV personalities what their relationship with D&D is.

Hi, my name is Peter Adkison (he/them), and I have been playing D&D since 1978. D&D has taught me leadership and organizational skills. DMing taught me how to plan, how to prepare, and how to solve interpersonal problems between players. Running a D&D campaign is very similar to running an organization.

My favorite D&D story? Hmm. There was a guy in our gaming group who ran a huge battle every summer where all the local players brought their toughest player characters (PCs) and went to Hell. These "Hell raids" took all summer, and hundreds of miniatures represented a dozen or so PCs. All our henchmen and hirelings fought rows and rows of devils. It was epic!

You can follow Peter's adventures at Chaldea.

07/09/2024

Are you headed to Gen Con and want to GM some of the hottest games out there?

Want a free badge to the event?

We got you!

We just had a bunch of GMs drop and desperately need some help filling some games that need GMs!

Join Team Magpie at Gen Con 2024 (in person) and be part of the best group of GMs at the convention! We're running over 400 events this year and need amazing GMs like you to join us to make this dream a reality!

GMs who join Team Magpie get these amazing benefits:
- Access to a GM exclusive GM lounge to chill out, play games, and charge your devices
- Access to the Magpie Games GM discord to coordinate ride shares, meals, games, hotels, and more!
- A free PDF of any game you volunteer to run
- A GM meet & Greet to talk to the Magpies and each other
- Some great Magpie swag for running 1+ games
- A physical game of choice if you run 2+ games
- A badge if you run 4+ games

To volunteer, go here: https://forms.gle/SBAHzV7CEi79Zj2U9

Help Master Chief organize units and complete missions all around the galaxy as quickly as possible in Halo Mission Comm...
07/09/2024

Help Master Chief organize units and complete missions all around the galaxy as quickly as possible in Halo Mission Command! Utilize iconic weapons, vehicles, and
solders to sabotage your enemies and complete your missions!

Demo this strategic game based on the epic Halo series at Upper Deck Booth 1205!

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