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Buckeye Game Fest 2019 will be held September 5-8, 2019.
The War Room at Buckeye Game Fest will be held September 2-8, 2019.

Located at the Hyatt Regency at 350 North High Street connected to the Convention Center in downtown Columbus.

We are happy to announce our Guest of Honor: Rodney Smith from Watch It Played!  He will be teaching & running events to help raise funds for Extra Life.

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This week's poll focuses on some of the best party games out there. Vote for you favorite party game and plan on partying with us at BGF.

Buckeye Game Fest is central Ohio’s premier board gaming convention.  Best known 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 5th:  9 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday        September 6th:  9 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Saturday   September 7th:  9 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Sunday      September 8th:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

*Must have BGF 2019 badge & valid government issued ID to check out a game.

In addition to the open gaming, our show also offers:

  • Hosts over 100 events, including Artemis ship bridge simulator, Elder Entertainment role-playing events, brand new playtests, and more!
  • Annual consignment store: You can sell and purchase games.
  • Annual Raffle: Chance to win great prizes like badges to Origins Game Fair, Weekend stay at Ravenwood, games and more.
    50% of the proceeds will be donated to The Extra Life Campaign.
  • Play To Win:  Play newly sealed games for a chance to win them. Each play = One Entry
  • Vendor Hall

Don’t miss out on the fun with friends old and new.
Check out our 2018 Program Book

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