Welcome to the Friendliest Boardgame Convention In Ohio

Buckeye Game Fest 2018 is taking place September 13-16, 2018 (War Room starts September 10). BGF moves downtown to the Hyatt Regency at the convention center.

Show opens Thursday September 13th at 9 a.m. and closes Sunday September 16th at 5 p.m.

Buckeye Game Fest is central Ohio’s premiere board gaming convention.  Best know for our open board gaming space,  and featuring the Columbus Area Boardgaming Society‘s extensive game library, this convention has been a local favorite for over two decades.  Check out a game you’ve been dying to play or bring your own. Our main gaming hall doors and tables stay open the whole convention.

Library Hours:
Thursday  September 13th:  9 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday         September 14th:  9 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Saturday  September 15th:  9 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Sunday     September 16th:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

*Must have BGF 2018 badge & valid government issued ID to check out a game.

In addition to the open gaming BGF typically hosts over 100 events, including: Artemis ship bridge simulator, Elder Entertainment role-playing events, brand new play tests, and more!  We are excited to welcome back Trapped Columbus who is providing an on-site escape room on Saturday.  New this year we have a Game Design Competition sponsored by Pledgemanager.

Don’t miss out on the fun with friends old and new.

Check out our 2018 Program Book

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